8 Days » Prana in Paradise: Yoga Retreat, Dominican Republic

8 days / 7 nights

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with Mary Dimeglio and Ruchama Bilenky

Through yoga and complementary practices, discover balance, strength, and flexibility in your body, mind, and spirit. Over the course of the week, you will tap into the power of your main energy centers, or chakras, using active yoga, yin/restorative yoga, conscious dance, meditation, mantra and more.

You will uncover and explore your natural ability to:

  • Ground, and be present
  • Access your creativity
  • Translate your personal power into confidence and action
  • Open to giving and receiving unconditional love, and nurture your self love
  • Speak your truth
  • Connect with your intuition, inspiration, and highest guidance
  • Transcend perceived limitations, and become your best self

Beginners and all bodies are welcome. Come with an open mind and an open heart, and let these transformative practices take care of the rest. We are honored to be a part of your wellness journey.

Beat the end of winter blues! Relax and rejuvenate in the sun!

All Levels Yoga classes taught by Ruchama Bilenky & Mary "Mare bear" Dimeglio! Beginners welcome!

Yoga is a practice that will adapt to you – not the other way around. This retreat is especially created to convey the fact that yoga is so much more than just a posture. Everybody is welcome regardless of skill level, even if they have never done yoga before. Anyone who would like to have a personal practice, customized to their preferences, will benefit greatly from this experience. Even those who are already on an advanced level (that would like something more challenging than a normal yoga class) can benefit from learning how to live the philosophy of yoga in their daily life.
During this retreat, you will live an experience to harmonize your body and soul. Totally unwind, let your mind go, and relax while your body immersed in the perfect combination of restfulness and motion-free from external influences. This retreat offers daily yoga practices and interaction with the yoga instructors and like-minded fellow travelers in the incredible picture landscapes.

Yoga is rather a way of life which is about compassion, mindfulness, and truthfulness. The atmosphere on this retreat is quiet and, except for the daily yoga hours, your time is your own to read, swim, sleep, and enjoy. Much emphasis is placed on healthy, diverse, and fresh food to accompany the experience.
The yoga classes will be suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced learners.

General information Review Like

Yoga Styles

  • Hatha Yoga

  • Yin Yoga

  • Power Yoga

  • Restorative Yoga

Natural & Holistic Therapies

  • Massage

  • Sound Therapies

  • Meditation


7 / 8 days with instruction
English Instruction language
English, Spanish, German Spoken language(s)

Difficulty Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Minimum age allowed is 18 years
  • The maximum participants in the group is 12 person
  • Seasonality


    Daily Program Review Like

    Day 1 

    • Welcome to  Santo Domingo.
    • Transfers: Airport-Lodge to Caribe Yoga Ocean View Eco Lodge. (3 hrs road trip).
    • Welcome/Meet & Greet
    • 6:45pm Dinner
    • 8:00pm Meditation & Opening Circle

    Day 2 

    • 8:00am - 9:00am: Morning Yoga Practice.
    • 9:15am Breakfast.
    • 1:00pm Lunch
    • 5:30pm-6:30pm Yin/Restorative
    • 6:45pm Dinner

    Day 3 

    • 8:00am - 9:00am: Morning Yoga Practice.
    • 9:15am Breakfast.
    • 11:30am. Day Trip to the most fascinating caribbean beach “Playa Fronton”. Start at the beach Las Galeras town by boat (30 minutes), whale watching, untouched nature, impressive panorama, lunch and and a hike through the gentle hills of Samaná. 
    • 5:00pm Going back to the Lodge by bus.
    • 6:45pm Dinner.
    • 8:00pm Meditation/Restorative

    Day 4 

    • 8:00am - 9:00am: Morning Yoga Practice.
    • 9:15am Breakfast.
    • 1:00pm Lunch
    • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Day at the wonderful beach Playita, Natural swimming pool
    • 6:45pm. Dinner
    • 8:00pm Meditation/Restorative

    Day 5 

    • 8:00am - 9:00am: Morning Yoga Practice.
    • 9:15am Breakfast.
    • 1:00pm Lunch
    • 5:30pm-6:30pm Developing a Personal Practice Workshop
    • 6:45pm. Dinner

    Day 6

    • 7:00am Breakfast
    • 8:00am Trip To El Limon Waterfall and horseback riding, swimming in the sweet water of the waterfall.
    • 2:00pm Lunch
    • 5:30pm-6:30pm Yin/Restorative 
    • 6:45pm. Dinner
    • 8:00pm Meditation

    Day 7

    • 8:00am-9:00am: Morning Yoga Practice.
    • 9:15am Breakfast.
    • 1:00pm Lunch
    • 5:30pm-6:30pm Yin/Restorative
    • 6:45pm Dinner

    Day 8

    • Brunch and Departures

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    Single accommodation

    Single accommodation in a small private bungalow with your own bathroom. Queen size bed. All bungalows with breathtaking view of the sea.

    Double accommodation

    Double accommodation in a small private bungalow with your own bathroom. Twin size bed. All bungalows with breathtaking view of the sea.

    Food Review Like

    Included Meals

    Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner , Drinks

    Food Types Supported

    Vegan, Vegetarian

    Staff Review Like

    Mary Dimeglio
    A lifelong dancer, yogini and global explorer, sharing yoga, dance, goal guidance, and reiki in Philadelphia. During backpacking adventures in South America and Asia, I discovered the healing power of music and dance.

    Ruchama Bilenky
    Ruchama is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Instructor who specializes in bringing the spiritual and physical benefits of Yoga to diverse individuals and populations.

    Additional Things to do Review Like

    Waterfall El Limon

    Horse riding to the waterfall El Limon and swimming in sweet water
    Included in the price! Trip to the waterfall El Limon including horse riding
    The waterfall “Salto El Limon” is located amidst a lush tropical landscape on the peninsula of Samaná, approximately an hour away from Las Galeras. This spectacular waterfall drops 150 feet into a natural, beautiful pool filled with fresh, crystal clear water.
    You can reach the top of the waterfall on horseback, then hike downwards through tropical jungle until you reach the bottom of this roaring cascade, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the big natural pool.


    The bay of Samana is visited every year by the humpback whales.
    Included in the price! Whale watching in the Bay of Samaná and Half-Day Hike through the gentle hills of Samaná The bay of Samana is visited every year by the humpback whales that migrate from cold waters, to warm waters for their breeding season. Go on a guided excursion by boat and watch those giants in their natural environment. After whale-watching, the trip continues by boat to Playa Fronton, one pristine beach, where we will have time to relax, and have something to eat. At Playa Fronton we start the hike, we will explore the undiscovered treasures of the Samaná peninsula. The hike which we will take for approximately 2 hours to Boca del Diablo, will give you the opportunity to walk along the unspoiled coastline, discover different fruits and vegetables while hiking along the cultivable land. At this point, you can take a taxi back to the resort, or continue with an uphill hike which will give you a glimpse of the life at the village La Guazuma.

    And for the end we will pass by a Marmol Mine.

    Beach Day Playita

    Beautiful beach to spend a moment of tranquility and enjoy nature.
    Included in the price! Beautiful beach to spend a moment of tranquility and enjoy nature.

    Fresh coconut and pineapple.
    One of the nicest beach in the world. Quiet waters, very low key, This is the dream beach you are looking for !

    A perfect day in a CLEAN PLACE far from the piles of trash you see everywhere.

    Dominican Larimar Shop

    Mobile Dominican Jewellery Shop
    Larimar: It was discovered less than three decades ago, it’s fame was instant and you can only find it in Dominican Republic, this makes the stone something rare and enchanting.

    It’s associated with love, those who don’t have it will find it, and if you have it you will keep it.


    60 Min. Massage
    You will recieve one full body relaxing massage by hands of a proffesional masseuse.

    The 60 minutes massage will help you relax and recharge your energys.

    What is included Review Like

    • Accommodation
    • Healthy breakfast Vegetarian/ vegan
    • Healthy lunch Vegetarian/ vegan
    • Healthy dinner Vegetarian/ vegan
    • Yoga classes
    • Meditation
    • Group Airport Shuttle
    • WorkshopCreating a personal yoga practice
    • WorkshopYoga and Acupressure for self care
    • Tea, coffee and water
    • Excursion to a waterfall See itinerary
    • WalewatchingSee itinerary
    • Hike through the jungle See itinerary
    • Beach daySee itinerary
    • 1 hour MassageFull body relaxing massage
    • Larimar ShopMobile Dominican Jewellery Shop. The jewelry you want to buy is not included in the price.
    • Taxes + Excursion Fees

    What is not included Review Like


    Flights are not included in the price. If you need assistance booking a flight, please let us know.

    Individual Transfers

    We include and organize a group airport pickup and transfers to included excursions. If you arrive at a different time from the rest of the group we can schedule your pick up for an additional cost.

    Extra Drinks

    Extra Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages are not included

    Know before you go Review Like


    To minimize any loss and to protect yourself during the trip, we highly recommend taking out a comprehensive insurance policy that covers cancellation. You can book travel insurance at great rates from our Partner Travelex here.

    Electricity information

    We have 24 hours electricity because the company of Las Galeras is a private electricity company. We dont deal with black outs like most parts of Dominican Republic.

    Dressing information

    Las Galeras is a beach town where everyone generally wears beach attire. You are recommended to bring shorts, short sleeve shirts, tank tops, and sandals.

    Outfits we advise to bring:

    • Yoga clothes
    • Hike clothes (comfortable sneakers)
    • Horse Riding clothes (long pants recommended)
    • Beach clothes
    • Anything you feel comfortable wearing.

    What to bring

    • Flashlight, sunscreen,, sunglasses, hat, camera, toiletries, any required medications.
    • caribeyoga will provide yoga mats, but please feel free to bring your own blanket if you prefer.
    • Passport / visa
    • Bring a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining before expiry date.
    • There are some countries that can enter Dominican Republic without a visa.

    How to get there Review Like

    The closest airports are the “El Catey International Airport” of Samaná (about one hour drive) and the “International Airport Las Americas” of Santo Domingo (about two and half hours drive). 

    Nearby places
    Las Galeras - 25 minutes' drive
    El Catey International Airport - 1 hour's drive
    International Airport Las Americas - 2.5 hours' drive

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    Cancellation Policy

    Non Refundable

    Deposit Percentage


    The rest of the payment should be made 60 days before arrival

    Features Review Like

    • Boating

    • Hiking

    • Horse Riding

    • Massage

    • Swimming

    • Swimming Pool

    • Whale Watching

    • Balcony

    • Bar

    • Beach

    • Café

    • Dining area

    • Eco-Friendly

    • Garden

    • In-Room Safe

    • Kitchen

    • Lobby

    • Multilingual Staff

    • Poolside Bar

    • Restaurant

    • Special Menu Request

    • Terrace

    • Yoga Deck

    • Yoga Shala

    • Pet Friendly

    • Waterfall

    • Free Drinkable Water

    • Free Wi-Fi

    • Ironing / Ironing Board

    • Laundry

    • Tour Assistance

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      I have hosted a retreat there this January and it was the most beautiful place in nature I have ever experience. And they go whale watching

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