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Crescent Moon Cabins, Dominica

Winter Yoga Utopia in Dominica

Enrollment limited to 9 participants
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Island: Dominica

Dates: January 24 - 31, 2009

Accommodations: Crescent Moon Cabins
Retreat Vision: Come renew your spirit and find a little more space for love! Join us on our yoga journey in a peaceful, natural, loving environment in order to discover wholeness and grace. Allow yourself to let go of expectations and dive into this utopia, your yoga practice and your soul.
Yoga: Vinyasa Flow & Restorative
Jenn Pici's classes infuse a strong, empowering, loving vinyasa flow that focuses on: breath, safety & awareness in your own body; awakening your emotions & spirit; and most of all inviting in love. Music is the largest inspiration in Jenn's artistic expression, and she brings a wide variety of musical styles to her classes making it a unique experience where students can get out of their heads and work on themselves (both inside and out) on their mats…in order to bring love off the mat.
Jenn got her RYT-Yoga Alliance certification in Vinyasa Yoga from the Baptiste-affiliated Power Yoga Works in Philadelphia , PA. She's taken a variety of different style classes and workshops, and continues to learn from the amazing yogis that are all around Boston and beyond. After Trish, Tropical Escapes director, attended one of Jenn's classes in Cambridge, Jenn knew that she just had to work with her and organize this beautiful trip!

Nazarene has an undergraduate degree in Horticulture and a masters degree in Ethnobotany. During her college years she had the opportunity to study in Dominica and she is thrilled to have this unique opportunity to return to share her knowledge of plants, herbs and the island.

Now a curatorial assistant doing botanical work at the Harvard University Herbaria, Nazarene has also been studying Reiki since moving back to Boston 2 ½ years ago. She has taken numerous herbal classes in Cambridge and is currently enrolled in an herbal correspondence course with one of New England's most respected herbalists. As a dedicated yoga student, she will be participating in the yoga on this retreat and will also be offering individual Reiki sessions.

***Jenn and Nazarene met when they were 11 years old. They watched their first Rodney Yee yoga video together as teenagers and now, 16 years later, they are kindred spirits, best friends, roommates and soul sisters. They are both on a path to bring their verve for life, their healing love, and their adventurous, creative hearts to others. They hope to keep traveling, learning, growing, and giving***

Daily Schedule:

7:00am Coffee, tea, juice and tropical fruit
7:30-9:00am Yoga
9:30am Breakfast
1:00pm Lunch
5:00-6:30pm Sunset Yoga
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Individual Reiki sessions, holistic living presentations, discussions, games and more!

Adventures & Activities:

In addition to daily yoga classes, individual Reiki Sessions and holistic presentaions we will have the opportunity to experience and explore Dominica, The Nature Island of the Caribbean.
We'll walk from Crescent Moon down the mountain, through the rainforest and to the coast where we'll relax on the beach, enjoy lunch and visit the Layou river for a fresh river bath before a taxi takes us back to our retreat center
Wednesday: We'll hike to a pristine waterfall for a dip in the cool waters and visit Springfield Estate, where Steph was based when she studied on the island
Friday We'll head to Roseau,the capital, where we can check out the french/creole arcitecture and browse the craft market for souveniors before heading to Champagne beach for some world class snorkeling and a picnic. We'll then have the opportunity to soak in the healing waters at one of the many natural hot springs on the island.

Our retreat coordinator will be available to arrange additional excursions for those interested or you may choose to relax in Crescent Moon's pool, enjoy the hamock, stroll through the gardens or explore the surrounding nature trails. Massages can also be arranged for those interested.
Package Price: $1595 per person

Shared occupancy only

Package Inclusions: 
  • Round trip airport transfers on the retreat start and end dates
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Fresh, organic, home cooked meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) provided by Crescent Moon beginning with dinner on January 24 and ending with breakfast on January 31
  • Twice daily yoga, an individual Reiki session & the Adventures and Activities listed above
Package Exclusions:
  • Airfare and travel to Dominica
  • Gratuities including tips for taxis, tour guides, maid service etc. are at your discretion
  • Personal expenses including souvenirs, massages, incidentals, extra excursions, alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Travel Insurance - We recommend that you verify your health insurance coverage and purchase travel insurance
Registration Instructions:
Click the buttons below to submit a registration form and $500 deposit to reserve your place. Full payment is due 45 days prior to departure.

Visit our Travel Tips page to see our packing list, other recommendations about preparing for your trip and answers to frequently asked questions.
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