7 Days » Yoga & Whale Watching Retreat with Carina Bogner, Dominican Republic

7 days / 6 nights

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We believe that life is what you make of it! Paradise is calling.

Do you love adventure and nature? Then this retreat is for YOU!

Let us invite you to the stunning nature reserve of Samaná, where turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and coconut palm trees make up the landscape and humpback whales peacefully roam in the ocean.

Imagine yourself waking up in your private eco bungalow. The first glance whilst still in bed goes out to the ocean and jungle. You feast daily on the juiciest and tastiest mangoes, pineapples, coconuts and papayas you have ever tried and you get in shape in heated vinyasa yoga classes and finding your zen in some deliciously restful evening sessions and meditation.

And it doesn't end there! Experience the beauty of Samaná in the Dominican Republic by hiking through the lush jungle, soaking up the sun at a secret paradise beach only reached by boat and as a highlight get close up to the gentle giants of the sea..... the amazing and peaceful humpback whales!

What is the intention of this retreat? In this week you will go on a quest towards finding the 'zest' or joy in life and what might be standing in the way before you can fully embrace it (and how to work through that). Through powerful practices you will re-encounter your most radiant self!

If you have been feeling a little low or confused, missing your spark or just looking for fresh inspiration for 2021, this retreat is for you!


This week will make you feel alive, connected and filled with joy! And also keep in mind it will also be a week full of cultural experience, you will go back home knowing a lot more about Dominicans, their way of living and their culture.

Our menu is lovingly crafted to provide our guests with a unique culinary experience. You’ll enjoy nutritionally-dense, cleansing, and delicious meals that are original, tasty, and energizing.

Everything is cooked from scratch with the highest quality ingredients, many of which are homemade.

Meals are served in our open-living dining room with stunning views of the Sierra Madre jungle and the Pacific.

The included excursions are designed to give you an overview of Dominican landscapes, nature and culture, Beautifully arranged to enhance your experience and fill your soul with enlightening adventures.

By the end of this retreat, you will have a solid understanding of how you can love, value and care for yourself more and knowledge of the tools you can use throughout your life to stand in your full power and confidence to create the life experience you want. Take a time-out and enjoy and enrich your life.

General information Review Like

Yoga Styles

  • Hatha Yoga

  • Yin Yoga

  • Power Yoga

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Candlelight Yoga

  • Laughter Yoga

Natural & Holistic Therapies

  • Massage

  • Meditation


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

Difficulty Level

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


    Daily Program Review Like

    Day 1
    Transfers from the airport or your lodge to CaribeYoga Ocean View Eco Lodge. It takes three hours by road.
    Welcome fruit drink
    Opening circle and grounding yoga
    Bungalows assignations, resting time, getting ready for the next day

    Day 2
    08:00 Tea and fruit
    09:00 Meditation and Vinyasa yoga
    11:30 Brunch delights
    12:30 Welcome massage, relax, pool, read, sunbathe
    15:00 Afternoon tea and snack
    18:00 Restorative/Yin yoga and mantras
    19:30 Dinner and sweet dreams

    Day 3
    08:00 Tea and fruit
    09:00 Meditation and Vinyasa yoga
    11:30 Brunch
    12:30 Adventure hike through the jungle to a secret paradise beach with packed snack and fresh coconuts on arrival
    19:30 Dinner and sweet dreams

    Day 4
    08:00 Tea and fruit
    09:00 Meditation and Vinyasa yoga
    11:30 Brunch
    12:30 Relax, pool, you time, read, sunbathe
    15:00 Horseback ride to “El Limon” waterfall and swimming in sweet water
    18:30 Yin yoga and mantras
    19:30 Dinner and sweet dreams

    Day 5
    08:00 Tea and fruit
    09:00 Meditation and Vinyasa yoga
    11:30 Brunch
    12:30 Relax, pool, beach, you time, optional massage
    15:00 Afternoon tea and snack
    18:00 Reflexology workshop
    19:30 Dinner and sweet dreams

    Day 6
    08:00 Tea and fruit
    09:00 Meditation and Vinyasa yoga
    11:30 Brunch
    12:30 Depart for boats tour to watch humpback whales in the bay
    16:30 Return for tea and snack
    18:00 Pranayama, soft stretches, and mantras
    19:30 Dinner and sweet dreams

    Day 7
    08:00 Tea and fruit
    09:00 Meditation and Vinyasa yoga
    11:00 Brunch
    12:00 Check out and depart for Santa Domingo/airport

    Accommodation Review Like

    During this holiday, you will stay in the Samaná Ocean View Eco-Lodge in a private bungalow. Away from the crowds of tourists and surrounded by marvelous nature, you can find the Samaná Ocean View Eco-Lodge. Here is a perfect retreat for dreamers, people seeking peace and quite, yogis and mediators from all kind of all methods and schools.

    There are 14 private bungalows at the Samaná Ocean View Resort. Each is equipped with a queen size bed, bed linen and towels, night table, reading lamp, table and chairs, safe, ceiling fan and closet. Each one also has a bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet. Most important is the cozy balcony (in six of the bungalows) or the fully-openable picture window (in the other seven of the bungalows) facing the ocean and with breathtaking views on the Samaná peninsula. The room will be cleaned daily.

    The main building includes a large open living space and seating area, a bar, a barbecue grill, a sound system, free Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchen. The swimming pool measures more than 1200 square feet. It can be used 24 hours a day and is attractively illuminated at night. At its longest point the pool measures 45 feet, and is between 4.6 and 5.3 feet deep. There is no lifeguard on duty or any special safety devices for children, so it is recommended that only adults and children who know how to swim make use of the pool. Use at your own risk.

    This private estate which covers more than 18000 square feet, surrounded by tropical vegetation with plenty of space to relax. You will get ocean view from anywhere from the eco-lodge. There are 14 private bungalows each with a queen size bed. The total capacity is 28 persons (for yoga retreats normally a maximum of 14 guests). There is a bathroom, fan, safe, shower, toilet in each bungalow. The main building of the lodge has a terrace, barbecue, bar, pool, 2 bathrooms and a sun deck with an outdoor shower. In addition, there is a spacious and fully equipped kitchen with fridge in the main building.

    You can use the washing machine and dryer for an additional fee. Irons are available (in the main building), hair dryers are not available, personal laptops and other devices can be used with power adapter, daily cleaning service of bungalows and main building, one-time room cleaning during weekend retreats. There is 24 hours electricity, water and Wi-Fi. The property manager lives on the estate and provides assistance of any kind.

    Food Review Like

    Included Meals

    Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner , Drinks

    Food Types Supported

    Other Dietary Requirements, Pescatarian (You take fish but not meat), Regular (Meat, Poultry, Fish), Seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food

    Staff Review Like

    Carina Bogner
    Austrian-born Carina had her first yoga experience at the age 16. She started practicing Hatha yoga before going on extended trips to Asia, which inspired her to take yoga to new and dynamic levels. Through her unique training, Carina’s classes are taking a very somatic approach, connecting the mind to the body and unraveling and unfolding all the layers of your being. You will practice flowing sequences with a strong focus on the breath and the dynamics in the body. You will chant, practice pranayama (br

    Additional Things to do Review Like

    • Beach Day at 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.

    • River Tubing

    Lazy river tubing through beautifull landscape
    Included in the price!

    Meditate while going down the river thru Dominican nature. You will be able to relax and clear your mind while enjoying the beautiful Mangrove Forest.

    The mangrove is an endemic specie of the island used in many ways by the natives before the colonial times.

    At the end, you will arrive at Playa Rincon, which is a three-mile long, white sandy beach; one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic.

    In this beach you will have the perfect spot to finish this adventure.

    • Whale watching

    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.

    • Massage

    45 Min. Massage
    Included in the price!

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

    The 45 minutes massage will help you relax and recharge your energys.

    What is included Review Like

    • 8 days/7 nights

    8 days, 7 nights accommodation in a private bungalow with seaview

    • Healthy Breakfast

    We use fresh products bought daily in our local market, our Chef has international experience and can cook delightful healthy meals.

    • Healthy Lunch

    We use fresh products bought daily in our local market, our Chef has international experience and can cook delightful healthy meals.

    • Healthy dinner

    We use fresh products bought daily in our local market, our Chef has international experience and can cook delightful healthy meals.

    • Tea & Coffee

    We provide fresh tea from nature, from our garden to your table.

    • Yoga Classes

    Daily yoga classes and daily meditation classes

    • Water & Natural Juice

    Water, tea, coffee and natural juices are served throughout the day

    • Group Airport Transfers

    Airport pick-up and drop-off

    • Group Transportation

    Transfer to included activities

    • Safe

    Safe In every room

    • Group excursions

    Discover the nature and the culture of the dominican republic.

    • Support of our team

    Pre and post retreat support from our team

    • Surprise gift

    Special surprise gifts that are personal and cultural.

    • Welcome drink

    What is not included Review Like

    • Flight Ticket
    • Individual Transfers
    • Extra Drinks

    Know before you go Review Like

    This holiday will take place in Samana Bay, Dominican Republic. It is located on top of a hill near the village of La Guázama and the idyllic fishing town Las Galeras on the Samaná peninsula. This spot is widely recognized as the most beautiful region of the Dominican Republic, primarily due to the thousands of coconut trees and the many pristine beaches.

    The closest beaches are Playa Grande (the main beach in Las Galeras) and the especially beautiful beach, Playita. Both can be reached within 15 minutes by car or motorbike. Also closeby is the beach Playa Rincon, a three-mile long, white sandy beach; one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. From Las Galeras you can reach it within 25 minutes by car or within 15 minutes by boat.

    There is also Playa Fronton, a perfect snorkeling spot. This Robinson Crusoe beach with its impressive panorama can be reached with a 30 minute hike, or by boat, or horse (not accessible by car). The small romantic bay with its natural beach Playa Madame is also within reach either by boat or by horse. Las Galeras, with its small supermarkets, restaurants and beach huts can be reached within 15 minutes by car. Here you can drink Dominican rum together with the locals, or book a boat trip with the local fishermen.

    The comfortable bungalow complex offers an unforgettable and relaxing stay. The tropical vegetation in and around the area, the tranquility of the site, and the stunning views make you feel as if you are visiting paradise. This area is one of the most beautiful and originally native places that the Dominican Republic has to offer. Experience the genuine Caribbean and pure relaxation.

    Every year more than 1000 humpback whales migrate from the polar regions into the Bay of Samaná for mating season. From mid-December to end of March you can observe this great spectacle directly from the Samaná Ocean View Eco-Lodge. There are also regular boat excursions from Las Galeras if you prefer a closer look.

    During this holiday, you will be provided with six hearty breakfast buffets, healthy lunches and sumptuous dinners. The meals are a combination of Caribbean and international cuisines which are prepared to be like you prefer, also vegetarian or vegan. Tea and water are available free of charge throughout the duration of your stay. If you have any food allergies or special dietary needs, please inform CaribeYoga upon registration.

    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

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    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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      My Caribeyoga experience was transformative.
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      Jorge and Larissa are incredible, they made sure that all our needs were taken care of. The activities arranged were spiritually uplifting, from walking in the jungle to swimming in the breathtaking Limón waterfall! I connected with beautiful people, with my soul and deepened my mindful practices. Silence, love, laughter and friendship radiated. I have a new happy place to return to in my mindful practices! Namaste

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