A yoga wellness retreat for the spiritually-minded eco-adventurer

November 7-12, Cabarete, Dominican Republic

About the Retreat

Join your hosts, Pia and Victor as they share their passion for travel, nature, and yoga with this 6-day, 5-night wellness retreat to Cabarete, Dominican Republic from November 7th to 12th. 

Enjoy practicing twice-daily yoga classes with two 500hr RYT instructors in an artfully designed seaside yoga shala, surrounded by lush tropical beauty. 

Afternoons are free to spend indulging at the on-site spa, taking, surf or paddle board lessons at the local beaches, breaking away for a waterfall excursion, or simply napping in the salty ocean breeze.

Your on-site culinary team will prepare a health-conscious daily breakfast, with a “fusion” inspired dinner at what Forbes rates as one of the best restaurants found on the island.

Expect each day to be filled with vibrance, positive energy, yoga highs (and lows 😊), friendship and an overall experience to be savored.

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About the destination

Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa.

A family vision turned reality, this beachfront ecocentric hideaway now hosts some of the most sought after amenities in the area. Tucked away along the north coast of the island, and just 5km from the heart of action-packed Cabarete, Natura Cabana hosts 12 individualistic bungalows, designed to merge architecture into nature, using the guidelines of Feng Shui, achieving balance in the energy.

Visitors can enjoy a boutique spa with dozens of available treatments, two restaurants, Yoga Temple, hidden beach, swimming pool, and a “jungle gym”.   

Across the town of Cabarete, an endless array of activities can be found, from art galleries, dining, and shopping to cave exploration, paddle boarding, and horseback riding. The eco-adventurous can enjoy waterfall tours, kitesurfing, and surfing. 

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About your hosts

skanda yoga retreat with victor and pia yoga natura cabana

The retreat will be hosted by Claudia (Pia) and Victor who are both 500hr certified Skanda Yoga instructors and registered through Yoga Alliance.

Our mission is to provide an eco-conscious experience to the Yogi adventurer.  We will break from the routines of daily life to recharge with nature, while nourishing  our bodies and spirit.

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Victor Zuclich / @Vizionyoga

Victor is a certified yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance (RYT500) and has been a yoga practitioner for almost two decades. He first discovered yoga after a debilitating cancer surgery at the age of 20 and credits his recovery, in part, to the cumulative benefits of a quality yoga practice. 

Over the last two decades, Victor has worked full-time with State government in the environmental conservation sector. He has been employed as a Park Biologist, Wildland Firefighter, and is currently a Pesticide Regulation Specialist.

In essence, he has dedicated his career to environmental activism and protecting OUR earth’s natural resources. Nothing suits him more than being beach-side, surrounded by nature, story-telling about Spanish treasure fleets, and practicing Skanda Yoga.  

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Claudia López "Pía" / @Pia_yoga

Pia earned her 500hr certification with Skanda Yoga and is registered with the Yoga Alliance  (E-RYT200, RYT500 and YACEP). She also has certifications in Pre-natal and Yin-Yoga.

Having spent many years working  in marketing, it only took a few years of practicing yoga to decide this was her life path. Within four years of her introduction to this ancient knowledge she committed to her first teacher training. It was then she embraced a new path from marketing to a career of spreading love for yoga to others.

While Pia was born in Colombia, she has been living in Miami for the last 7 years.

The program

This is an idea of how each day will look: we’ll start each day with a sunrise meditation practice followed by an empowering Skanda Yoga practice*. We’ll get invigorated by a delicious breakfast and, in the afternoon, we will do a restorative or gentle yoga practice and finish the day with the delicious food from one of the restaurants.

During the day you will enjoy some free time to spend time at the beach, spa, outdoor gym, or any other of the beautiful spaces and amenities that the hotel offers, have a walk, do some surfing, eat lunch at a local restaurant, or do any other activity you wish. We’ll also enjoy of a full free-day after the yoga practice if anyone would like to purchase an optional excursion to the area’s jewel attraction: 27 Charcos of Damajagua waterfalls 

There will also be a special off-site dinner and a closing ceremony led by the Taíno Indigenous.

* Power Vinyasa Yoga. Learn more About Skanda Yoga here.  All levels are welcome! If you are new to yoga please contact us.

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* We can accommodate specific dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, food allergies)

** We want to give freedom for people to try different places with local food. 

*** Taino are the indigenous people of the region

**** If arriving the 7th and leaving on the 12th

***** Price of the optional excursion not included

What's included in the retreat?

What's NOT included in the retreat?​

Bookings and Information

Although we are not offering Early Bird pricing, we STRONGLY suggest booking in advance due to limited availability. A non-refundable deposit of $500 USD is required to secure your spot.

Refer a friend and earn $100 USD off your retreat price 

Do you want to bring your loved one but he/she is not into yoga? Contact us!


Each cabana 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.

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  • The hotel is beach-front so the rooms are fresh and have fans. There are only 2 rooms available with AC, for an extra cost.
  • If you come alone we will accommodate you depending on your room selection
  • You can pay through Zelle or direct deposit. An extra 3% will be charged if paying with Credit Card, Venmo, or PayPal.
  • 500USD — Non-refundable deposit due at booking
  • Final payment due September 30th

Frequently asked questions

It would be in English. However, you don’t have to be fully fluent in English. Pia is a native Spanish speaker who can interpret cues as needed.

You don’t need to be an expert or have been practicing for a long time to join the retreat. If you are new to yoga or a beginner you are more than welcome to join us, however, please contact us so that we can give you some material to practice before joining the retreat.

It would be $500 USD non-refundables.