Refresh, Relax, Restore – Body Balance Retreat at Villa Taina

Refresh Relax Restore

Body Balance Retreat at Villa Taina

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At Villa Taina we understand the importance of looking after your mind, body and soul and offer a tranquil location next to the ocean, fresh local food, a range of outdoors activities and now a refresh, relax, restore wellness retreat hosted by our friends at Body Balance Retreats.

Taking place May 27th – June 3rd 2017, this retreat offers a mix of activities to help you escape from the everyday hustle and bring your focus back onto yourself. Relaxation, yoga and meditation have all been proven to reduce the risk and symptoms and many illnesses, diseases and disorders including depression, anxiety, arthritis, stroke, heart attacks and many more. In addition, this level of relaxation can even affect your genes! Studies form Harvard Medical School’s study show that yoga and meditation affect genes that control stress and the immunity of the body. Not only will this retreat leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, but you will also go home with the tools to create the life you desire.

6:30am – Sunrise Meditation & Group Reflections – Journaling
7:30am – Tea & Juice Break
8:00am – Yoga Flow
9:30am – BREAKFAST
11:00am – Nutrition Discussion & Strategy
1:00pm – LUNCH & Free Chill Time
4:30pm – Afternoon Movement Session & Handstands
6:30pm – Community DINNER
8:30pm – Optional Group Activities: Sunset SUP, Bachata, Thai Massage

Included in the retreat is your beachside accommodation with us, 3 scrumptiously fresh meals a day at our Serenade Restaurant, daily sunrise meditation & Dharma talks, morning yoga flow class, group nutrition discussions and individual health planning, explorative body aware movement, handstand classes, Thai massage, slack lining, acro-yoga, core conditioning, bachata lessons, Spanish classes, beach volleyball and transfers to and from Puerto Plata International Airport (POP) *that arrive and depart on the retreat dates only*. The 3 main airlines flying into Puerto Plata Airport are American Airlines that connects in Miami, Florida, United Airlines that connects in Newmark, New Jersey and Jet Blue Airlines that connects in JFK, New York.

The price for the retreat varies on which of our cozy, clean and comfortable rooms you would like. All of our rooms come fully equipped with air conditioning, telephone, flat screen TV with cable, DVD player, free Wi-Fi, and a fridge. Our Comfort Room has it’s own balcony and has either 2 queen size beds for double occupancy which costs $1395, or 1 queen size bed for single occupancy for $1795. Our relaxing Comfort Oceanside Room is beautifully decorated with 2 queen size beds and it’s own balcony just a few steps from the ocean for $1595. Saving the best until last, our Comfort Oceanside Premium room comes with its own stunning views of the ocean, coffee machine and private sun terrace for $2195.

If you are already in town and don’t require flights or accommodation, you can still get involved throughout the week with yoga classes from 8am – 9:15am and headstand classes from 4:30pm – 6pm. The cost is 500 pesos per class and is free for local Dominicans! All of these classes take place in our yoga loft above the Serenade Restaurant and you do not have to be a guest of the retreat or hotel to participate.

Body Balance Retreats is made up of 3 incredibly talented chicas, Kathy Gade experienced in Thai massage and nutrition education and discussion, Rachel in explorative body aware movement and headstands, and Crystal in yoga flow and massage. You can find out more about the ladies on their website. We’re so excited to host this retreat and can’t wait to see you all there!