BLISS AND BLOOM  YOGA & MEDITATION  CARIBBEAN RETREAT Oct 7-13 2019

BLISS AND BLOOM  YOGA & MEDITATION  CARIBBEAN RETREAT  Oct 7-13 2019

About this trip

We’ll start from the ground up- working on a new chakra each day in the classes and excursions, alike. Together, we’ll enjoy a balanced retreat that weaves the introspective & energetic practices of yoga with travel, adventure, and cultural experience.

El Valle Lodge

We’ll be staying in luxury accommodation at El valle Lodge. Direct beach access and total privacy. El Valle Lodge is beautiful, exotic setting immersed in nature, ideal for a quintessential beach holiday.

Rooms at El Valle Lodge

-All rooms are equally priced even if they vary slightly.
-All rooms are shared.
-There are 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.
-All rooms have a garden & river view

The Beach

Location: El Valle beach, Samana

What’s included

6 nights, 7 days

Luxury lodge (El Valle Lodge)

Daily Yoga

Variety of styles with @smyliej

Daily Meditation

Variety of techniques with @smyliej

Specialty ceremonie

Healing Drums  & Fire with @conexion.natura  and @ayalaetxebarri

Transportation

Trips to excursions – 2 trips to and from airport

Food

Power Breakfast ,Pic nic  lunches  & gourmet  dinners (vegetarian option)

Waterfall Excursion

Includes nature walk and entrance fees

Fronton Beach excursion – A day in Las Terrenas town

Includes transport and boat to beach

Cooking Class

Learn local dishes with fresh ingredients

Professional Photos

From all classes and excursions

Airfare

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Traveler’s Insurance

Highly recommended!

Airport Pick Up

We include 2 pick ups to & from Santo Domingo airport , if you have different travel schedules we can arrange your private transportation

Lunches

6 lunches are included, if you choose to attend the excursion “ a day in Las Terrenas” lunch is not included

Independent Transport

We can arrange for scooters, bicycles and cars

Additional Excursions

We have plenty of recommendations in surrounding areas!

Drinks

Morning smoothies, coffee, tea. Alcohol is not included

AGENDA

Day 1 

Arrivals (Welcome to Dominican Republic!  Bliss & Bloom will arrange airport  transportation and  will greet you at   El Valle Lodge. For those who arrive early, join Jen for a yoga practice at 5pm. The group will meet for a welcome dinner  at 8pm.

After dinner group meditation & mindfullness  exercise

*The included airport transfer will make 2 pickups at Las Americas airport.

 Arrive by 1pm to join the Yoga or by 4pm to enjoy a welcome dinner with the group at 8pm!

*Private transportation can be arranged

*Please note that there are 6 lunches  included, you can choose to have it on arrival or departure day

Day 2 

8 am –  Yoga Practice. Morning classes are generally a combination of Soft Vinyasa flow with a foundation in Hatha yoga where proper alignment and synchronizing breath with postures are fundamental to the practice.

9:14 –  Enjoy a  detox breakfast, with power smoothies and fresh tropical fruits at the hotel

Free time, walk to El Valle Beach and explore the secluded stretchy local beach.

1 pm – We meet again for lunch  at the beach.  Taste a typical  Dominican meal made with local ingredients and fresh fish

5 pm – Healing Drums 

Join the experienced Daniel Abreu, an international facilitator of the Work that Reconnects & percussionist of sacred drum circles  and Ayala Etxebarri, reiki master and singer of medicine music for a one in a lifetime experience. We leave the property in silence , guided by torches for a 5 minute walk to the beach where a bonfire and instruments await us.

8 pm – Gourmet Dinner at the Hotel

Day 3

8 am – Yoga practice 

             The morning practice goal is to increase energy but also align the mind and spirit for the day ahead.

9:14 – Enjoy detox breakfast, with power smoothies and fresh tropical fruits at the hotel

11 am – Fronton excursion. Depart  the Lodge on our private transportation for a 40  minute ride to the small town of Las Galeras . From Las Galeras we board a fisherman’s boat that takes us to the pristine beach of Fronton, one of the most secluded and beautiful of the province. Enjoy time at the beach, snorkeling and a pic nic lunch.

Lunch – picnic at Fronton

5 pm – Evening meditation

8 pm – Gourmet dinner at the hotel

Day 4 

8 am – Yoga practice. Two mornings we will learn and practice a yin/yang class.  It begins with a sequence of Thai Chi and yoga movements repeated over and over to increase chi/prana/energy and focuses on the large muscles of the body followed by a slow deep stretch yin practice where we hold postures in resting positions on our mats and focus on the small connective tissue of the body.    This class is special and often unique to our guests at El Valle Lodge.

9:14 – Enjoy detox breakfast, with power smoothies and fresh tropical fruits at the hotel

11 am – Trekking to hidden Cataño waterfall. Explore the surrounding tropical jungle following a lazy river , to  reach the hidden waterfall and natural pool of El cataño. 

1:30 pm – Lunch at the Lodge & free time

6 pm – depart  the Lodge to hacienda Cocuyo for sunset drinks & dinner with the best views in samana. 

Dinner  At Hacienda  Cocuyo

Day 5 

8 am – Yoga Practice . A combination of different techniques.

 

9:14 am –  Enjoy detox breakfast, with power smoothies and fresh tropical fruits at the hotel

11 am – A day at the charming town of Las Terrenas. Enjoy the beautiful beaches and town life of the small European settlement of las Terrenas, wander around its pinturesque streets or indulge with a lunch in one of the front water restaurants.

* lunch not included

4 pm – Return to El Valle Lodge 

6 pm – Evening meditation . Transcendental is the most used by our instructor where the  goal is to transcend or rise above a persons current state of being with the help of a mantra.   We will also practice loving kindness mediation and mindful meditation both are guided mediations.

8pm – Gourmet dinner at the hotel 

Day 6 

8 am – Yoga practice at the beach

9:14 –  Enjoy detox breakfast, with power smoothies and fresh tropical fruits at the hotel

Ermitaño Excursion. A 15  minute boat ride will take you to El Ermitaño beach, an unspoiled jewel for you to discover.

Pic nic lunch at Ermitaño

6 pm  – Evening meditation

8pm  – Cooking class ( spices & seasonings) & gourmet dinner at the Lodge

Day 7 

8 am – Yoga practice

9:15  – Enjoy detox breakfast, with power smoothies and fresh tropical fruits at the hotel

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L *Please note that there are 6 lunches included, you can choose to have it on arrival or departure day 

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