7 Day Retreat with Isabella Carmen Johansson

Mindful Summer Retreat

25th June – 1st July 2018

Deep Dive Yoga means – a journey into yourself. Connect with your heart, nature, breathe and ENJOY!
I combine  the three – My  passion Animals (connect with your heart)- Nature (intuition- getting back to the roots) – Yoga (mind, body and our natural breath).

Dive into yourself on a journey of transformation
Dive into the water  – the deep ocean and breathe.
Dive in – and explore new ways of being in your body and mind

Deep is long slow stretches – releasing the breath and relaxing your cells in your body.
Deep is to go with the flow in your body, in the yoga positions, in the water.
Deep – notice your inner and outer journey of your mind and body – connect with your intuition and breath.

I will guide you to listen and get in tune with your body’s inner voice. To trust and explore what your body needs to adjust and breathe. With a background in dancing, and as a movement therapist and yoga teacher I will introduce you to connecting your mind and body, releasing blocks, stress and pain. I will combine my unique mix of my own personal experience, with my professional background to help you on your journey back to connect with your heart, intuition and breath again.

All classes will be adjusted to the individual person and the energy of the day.

Deep Dive Yoga is especially designed for people with pain, stress, beginners and intermediate, but everyone is welcome. I’m looking forward to guide you through a revitalising journey into yourself 🙂

Un unforgetable retreat with Isabella

Isabella is originally from Denmark, but travels the world, living her passion, teaching her concept Deep Dive Yoga and working as an animal communicator. She’s got her online business Animal & Bodysense helping people to connect with their hearts through nature and animals. Her heart is with all animals, but especially with the cetaceans after having a life-changing experience with the humpback whales in Panama.

She suffered from chronic pain throughout 20 years of her life, until she met the whales, that healed her and gave her a new life without chronic pain, through their healing sound and energetic systems.

Isabella has a background in theater and flamenco dance. She is an examined Danish Yoga teacher (800 hrs certified yoga alliance training), Bachelors degree in movement and body-training, reiki-healer, animal communicator.

This retreat will change your life forever

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.

Yoga paradise

Highlight inclusive

Full-Day Hike through the gentle hills of Samaná

Explore the undiscovered treasures of the Samaná peninsula. The plan is to go on a full-day hike with visiting Boca del Diablo, Playa Frontón and the rural area around Las Galeras. Starting with a boat in Las Galeras we will arrive Playa Fronton after 30 minutes. There we will stay for 2 hours, enjoying the beach and the sea. Drinking fresh coconut water. Then we will walk along the unspoiled coastline, discover different fruits and vegetables while hiking along the cultivable land and get to know the village life in La Guázuma. You will feel all the efforts by experiencing the natural way of the Dominican Republic.

Trip to the waterfall El Limon including horseriding

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.

Beach day at Playa Playita

Beautiful beach to spend a moment of tranquility and enjoy nature, with a spectacular view.

1 hour massage

Program:

Arrival day:
Transfers: Airport-Lodge to Caribe Yoga Ocean View Eco Lodge. ( 3 hrs  road trip).
Welcome- Fruitdrink
Dinner
Optional 30 min. yoga/meditation class.
Bungalows assignations, resting time, getting ready for the next day.

Day 2 
8:00 – 9:30 am Restorative yoga to rejuvenate the body and mind.
9:30 Breakfast
Free Time at the Eco-Lodge: Pool area, taking time to yourself.
1:00 pm: Lunch
Free Time at the Eco-Lodge: Pool area, taking time to yourself.
5:00 – 6:30 pm:  Easy hatha flow yoga class – to get the energetic system going.
7:00 pm: Dinner

Day 3:
7:30 – 9:00 am: Easy hatha flow Yoga class- waking up the body.
9:30 am: breakfast
11:00 am : Excursion to El Limon Waterfall
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm : Soft hatha yoga class – stretching and relaxing the body
7:00 pm : Dinner

Day 4
7:30 am- 9.00 am. Easy hatha flow Yoga class- waking up the body
9:30 am: Breakfast
11:00 am – 5.00 pm:. Excursion to the beach Playa Playita including fresh Coconut
7:00 pm: Dinner
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm: meditation (optional)

DAY 5
7:00 – 7:30 am: Ocean meditation –  (optional)
7:30 – 9:00 am: Easy hatha flow Yoga class- waking up the body.
9:30 am: Breakfast.
Free Time at the Eco-Lodge: Pool area, taking time to yourself.
1:00 pm: Lunch
Free Time at the Eco-Lodge: Pool area, taking time to yourself.
5:00 – 6:30 pm: Soft hatha yoga class – stretching and relaxing the body
7:00 pm: Dinner

DAY 6
7:00 – 7:30 am: Ocean meditation  (optional)
7:30 – 9:00 am: Easy hatha flow Yoga class- waking up the body.
9:30 am: Breakfast
11:15 am – 4:00 pm: Excursion to playa Fronton (boat trip and hike through the jungle)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm : Soft hatha yoga class – stretching and relaxing the body
7:00 pm : Dinner

DAY 7
7:00 – 8:30: Hatha yoga + meditation – preparing the body for travelling
Brunch and Departure.

Food:

During your retreat, 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.

The following meals are included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Water and tee

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:
Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
Vegan
Vegetarian

Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Instructor:

Isabella Carmen Johannson

Languages Known
English, Danish

Information:

The Yoga classes are suitable for beginners and advanced learners alike. Each participant will be supported to perform the exercises accurately, receiving the full attention of the yoga instructor, which is why classes are limited.

Please inform us prior to arrival of any injuries, surgeries in the past 6 months, chronic diseases, food allergies or pregnancy.

Electricity information
We have 24 hours electricity because the company of Las Galeras is a private electricity company. So you will have no problems like in many other parts of the dominican republic with the electricity.

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. Be sure to also bring your yoga attire and swimwear.

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 if you prefer.

Passport / visa
Bring a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining before expiry date.

Additional information
For more information ask your questions directly to caribeyoga who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message.

Booking conditions
For information about the booking conditions, please ask your instructor or send  caribeyoga an inquiry.

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