A LiveYinsa Experience


August 20-27, 2023

Optional 3 Day add-on until August 30th

Spend a week in an unadulterated tropical paradise in
Boca de Chavon, Dominican Republic and Las Terrenas, Samana.

About the Retreat
Join Daniele Gates and guest teachers for an invigorating experience designed to help you cultivate joy and bliss in your life.

This seven day, six night retreat with an optional three day extension will guide you through a transformational journey from going through the motions of every day life to finding joy in small moments.

We will experience daily yoga practice, meditation, bodywork, breathwork, ceremony, excursions, and unique exercises designed to help us cultivate joy and find peace, or Samadhi, in our lives. Each guest will receive transportation to and from the airport, all meals, excursions, and daily activities included in the retreat price.

You will have an option to add on services like reflexology and Ayurvedic consultations. You’ll receive a retreat workbook with a full itinerary that will include everything you need for practice and our journey together, as well as a swag bag full of sponsored items for retreat guests.
This Retreat will be hosted in two different locations. The first location will be at the Yoga Life Villa in Las Terrenas and the second location will be at Ki- Ra Holistic Living in Boca de Chavon

Ki- Ra Holistic Living Is Right On The Edge Of The Caribbean Sea; 25 Acres Of Semi-Tropical Woodlands, Brimming With Unadulterated Nature And Surrounded By 6,000 Acres Of The Same. You Will Find Many Of The Island’s Birds And Butterflies Here, Along With Countless Plants, Many With Healing Properties. Blessed With A Constant Breeze, The Peace, And Energy Of The Place Provide The Ideal Platform For The LiveYinsa Experience. We Will Have Direct, Private Access To The Sea, A Beautiful Seawater Pool And Workshops And Classes In A Covered “Palapa” That Is 1,000 Ft2. There Is A Holistic Spa On The Premises That Offers Naturopathic & Ayurvedic Treatments And The Kitchen Serves Delicious Vegetarian And Ayurvedic Dishes. Each Guest Room Will Be Stocked With Yinsa Ayurvedic Products, Custom-Created For Each Participant, According To Their Dosha.

Yoga Life Villa is 2 acre modern and luxurious retreat center is nestled on top of a private mountain, with 360° panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and mountain range. The Yoga Life Villa is carefully and meticulously engineered to work with the elements of earth, water, fire, air and space. The villa grounds and interior design flow creates a sense of balance and grace. Connect to the energy of nature through our coral stone walls, real wood floors and cooling ocean breezes with hints of lavender and lemongrass.
Each of the excursions is specifically created to help participants learn how to cultivate joy in any part of their day.

When you first wake up in the morning, when you're doing something difficult, when you're taking a risk, or when you're feeling sad or lonely. The workshops, yoga, mediations, and excursions are thoughtfully curated to complement and support each other.

This retreat has been carefully curated with 20+ years of curriculum-writing experience. Everything is optional, nothing is forced, but everything is fun and appropriate for all skill levels.

Sample Itinery

  • Arrival in Samana
  • Elixir mixology class
  • Lunch
  • Workshop
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Ziplining
  • Lunch
  • Free Time
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • El Limon
  • Lunch
  • Workshop
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Scooter Tour on the beach
  • Lunch
  • Workshop
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Travel to Ki-Ra, Boca De Chavon
  • Lunch
  • Saona Island
  • Dinner
  • Evening out in Bayahibe (Optional).
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Lunch
  • ATV Tour
  • Reflexology/Massages/Ayurvedic consultations
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Lunch
  • Optional Misa Espiritual
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Departure
  • Plant Medicine* (Optional)
  • Lunch*
  • Free Time*
  • Dinner*


Rooming Options

Ki-Ra Holistic Living Rooms

Yoga Life Villa Rooms

Availability and Prices

Single Room


Paid in Full: $4800
Payment Plan: $5100

Paid in Full: $5500
Payment Plan: $5800

Double Room


Paid in Full: $3800
Payment Plan: $4100

Paid in Full: $4500
Payment Plan: $4800

Triple Room


Paid in Full: $2800
Payment Plan: $3100

Paid in Full: $3500
Payment Plan: $3800

We have 2 rooms in our beautiful tower, both with access to our 3rd floor Terrace and its spectacular views of 50 square meters.

Tower Rooms

Rooms Available: SOLD OUT!

2 Queen Beds (Double)

$3800 paid in full
$4200 for the payment plan

Woodland Cabins

These tucked-away cabins nestled amongst the trees are peaceful and secluded. Each cabin has its own terrace and one has a spacious second-floor sitting room 45 square meters.

Rooms Available: SOLD OUT!

Rooms Available:

7 Days:

  • $3800 paid in full
  • $4100 payment plan

10 Days:

  • $4500 paid in full
  • $4800 payment plan

$3000 paid in full
$3400 for the payment plan

Ocean Front Tents​

These Raj Tents come straight from India and it is glamping at its finest, complete with a bathroom inside! Placed right on the edge of the sea, fall asleep sleep to the sounds of the waves.

Combination of 1 or 2 Queen Beds. 45 m2 floorplan.

Rooms Available:

7 Days:

  • $4800 paid in full
  • $5100 payment plan

10 Days:

  • $5500 paid in full
  • $5800 payment plan

$1000 OFF for past retreat participants​

$1000 Flight Credit until June 30th, 2023

$500 OFF for paid LiveYinsa collective members

(must have been a paid member
for at least 6 months)

*Payment Plan deposit is $500.  Once your deposit is made, you will receive an email from honeybook that includes a contract and payment options.  We offer flexible payment plans to make it easier for you to commit to the investment in yourself.

We can pair you with an appropriate roommate if you are interested in paying for a double rather than a single but do not know who you might room with. If you sign up with a partner, you will each get $100 off (not applicable with the collective discount)

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Daniele Gates

Founder & Creative Director of LiveYinsa

Hi! I’m Daniele! I’m an educator and mentor to students around the world, using the ancient traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda as my lens. Over the last 15 years, I’ve studied Spiritual traditions including Yoga, Ayurveda, Reiki, Herbalism, ATRs and Astrology with Pure Yoga, Prema Yoga Institute, Pranamaya, Jai Dev, Adriana Ayales, Brandon Ruiz, Kate Kuss, Marc Nelles, Dr. Vani Gandhi, Jessica Baptiste, and a number of other teachers and mentors. With over 1,000 hours of study, my friends call me the yoga fairy – I bring yoga and ayurvedic wellness to communities across various digital and real-life, in-person platforms through workshops, classes, trainings and retreats. I’m passionate about making Ayurveda as mainstream as astrology. I work with clients who are struggling with doing inner work, healing from trauma, making major life changes, and sometimes feel like a “hot mess.” My clients leave me with an understanding of how their lifestyle choices can help them feel safe and grounded, with lasting relationships and an abundant life. They have learned how to say either “hell no”, (or “hell yes”), and they are confident, driven, and can execute their creative ideas. Students who work with me appreciate the brave spaces I create where no one is judged, and everyone finds the space they need to heal. When I’m not working with students in group or 1:1 settings, you can find me dancing with my husband, Yohan, and my Pekingese, Gizmo on various beaches in the Dominican Republic.


Yes, you have a number of payment plan options.

No, your flight is not included in the retreat price. 

You can fly into Santo Domingo or Punta Cana airports.

All meals and transportation, as well as all activities on the itinerary, are included. This includes all ceremonies, workshops, surfing, and other excursions, and anything else listed on the sample itinerary.

Weather may impact which days we do which things, (surfing, for example, may happen on a different day because of waves), but otherwise all the things are included.  

No, you will be provided with a yoga mat and props including blocks and bolsters.

We highly recommend you obtain private travelers insurance. We have obtained our own insurance incase of some catastrophic global event – there have been a few these last few years – that will cover ourcost of renting the retreat space. We highly recommend participants do the same so that if there is a cancellation for ANY REASON you are able to get your money back.

If we can replace your seat before December 1st, 2022, you will receive a refund. If not, we cannot guarantee any refunds. This is why we highly recommend travel insurance.

Yes, we will have transportation on site at all times and can transport you to a medical facility if necessary.

Click HERE to leave a deposit for the single or double option.  Once you fill out that form, a member of the LiveYinsa team will contact you and sent you a contract and payment link via HoneyBook. If you are paying in full, you will receive all bonuses via email.

You will receive the HEAL and Flourish courses (a brand new winter offering) for free! As well as access to the LiveYinsa collective for free until March 1st, 2023.

There will be a private group created on MightyNetworks to help us connect and prepare for thisretreat experience – all updates will be shared on that retreat portal.

Daniele Gates, founder of Yinsa, Kyra, owner of the retreat space, Laura Lopez, Linel Hernandez, and we will have other guest teachers as needed for excursions. Bios of the practioners will be shared shortly. 

We currently have space for 15 people.

Join us in the Dominican Republic