yoga. surf. adventure



    MAY 26-31, 2019





    Led by LA's top yogi

    Dan Ward

    and trip hosts

    Shira Shane

    & Franca Garimani






  • Refresh yourself with a life changing experience in the exotic Dominican Republic! Whether you are a beginner or intermediate yogi, this 6 day 5 night retreat will relax your body, clear your mind and challenge your practice. Customize your experience with surf trips and lessons, excursions such as beach horseback riding, snorkeling, chocolate and rum tours, or kick it on the beach and relax!




    a sneak peek at paradise...


    Wake up to a beautiful yoga practice on the beach in the morning, and close out the day with a yoga session in the evening led by expert yoga teacher Dan Ward. While Dan is dedicated to taking your practice to the next level, Franca and Shira are dedicated to making sure you have a most memorable experience: arranging all in country travel, booking your excursions, teaching you Spanish and showing you all the local hot spots.



    Dan fell in love with yoga at Bryan Kest’s class 20 years ago. "Yoga cut the noise in my head and gave me a way to develop a balanced relationship in both mind & body."








    Franca was born in Chile but raised in the Dominican Republic. She studied Hospitality and Hotel Management and has spent the past 10+ years organizing countless events such as yoga & surf retreats and weddings.








    Shira lives in Encinitas and has spent the past several years coordinating events and photoshoots in the Dominican Republic, and bringing people to the magical island to show them a good time.








    Wake up to a magnificent view of the Caribbean ocean. Go to sleep under a canopy of palm trees and a sky full of stars. Along with 2 yoga sessions daily, enjoy the pool, zen garden, and strolls on the beach. Feast on 3 Caribbean flavored, gourmet meals, cooked by the Dominican's top chefs, crafted with love.

    Transportation to and from Puerto Plata Airport included.


    Explore Natura at: http://www.naturacabana.com/

    The Vibes

    Right on the shore of a hidden beach, where you can sleep to the calming sound of the sea, is Natura's 12-cabana boutique hotel & spa. Nature is the essence of the architectural concept, co-existing with Caribbean lush surroundings to form the perfect ecological paradise. Guests like to think of Natura Cabana as a spiritual renewal center in which to relax and re-energize, a romantic getaway, or just a place to meet up with close friends and loved ones

    The Rooms

    Each of the twelve cabanas is designed within the guidelines of Feng Shui, achieving balance in the energy. And each room stands out for its individualistic architecture and décor, giving a unique experience to every guest. Designs include traditional palm thatched roofs and richly decorated interiors using wood, shells, and different stones. All cabanas have terraces, comfortable couches, and/or hammocks, where you can disconnect to reconnect.

    The Food

    Feast on 3 healthy meals crafted with love to fuel your day. Enjoy caribbean fruit, tropical juices, fresh fish. The menu will feature a fusion of fresh tropical local ingredients combined with Indian, Mediterranean, and Asian flavors. Each plate is designed to create an exciting explosion of flavor for your taste buds!

    Gluten free and vegan options available for every course.

    The Amenities

    Enjoy a beautiful pool and lounge chairs on the beach. Take a stroll and clear your mind through the zen garden down The Buddha Path, amidst banana trees, almond trees, peppers, lettuces, tomatoes, and many more fruits and veggies.

    The Yoga

    Two yoga sessions will be held daily. Some days will include meditation as well. Classes will be held at Natura's yoga temple, and several other special locations around town.

    The Experience

    Enjoy a curated, local experience that most tourists never get! We have hand selected the best activities, locations to take you and nights out so that you get a true taste of Dominican culture, including a special visit to Blue Moon, an exotic Caribbean Indian fusion dinner with a magical jungle view.




    The Dominican is full of incredible ways to experience the country and culture.

    The following activities will be available to book upon request for a minimal additional fee.


    Beach Horseback Riding

    Waterfall Hikes

    Snorkeling & SUPing

    Chocolala Chocolate Tour

    Cigar Tour & Rolling

    Playa Grande & Preciosa

    Monkey Jungle & Ziplining




  • Enjoy an Early Bird Special!

    $1550 shared room, shared bathroom

    $1650 single room, shared bathroom

    $1750 private bungalow


    Payment plans available


    Book now using the contact form below as spots are limited!