HEAL: Transmute Trauma Through the Chakras Retreat

A LiveYinsa Experience

Spend a week in an unadulterated tropical paradise in Boca de Chavon, Dominican Republic

February 18th – 26th, 2023

ABOUT THE RETREAT

Join Daniele Gates, Kyra Montagu, Laura Lopez, and other guest teachers for a transformational experience designed to help you heal from the ground up.  This 9-day, 8 night retreat will lead you through each of the Chakras from the root to the crown, and inspire you to take your healing into your own hands.  We will experience daily yoga practice, meditation, bodywork, breathwork, ceremony, excursions, and unique exercises designed to release trauma, move energy, and help you learn how to HEAL.  You will receive a retreat workbook that will include everything you need for practice, including text excerpts used in practice and journal prompts.  This retreat will supplement the content in the HEAL course, and all retreat participants should have taken the HEAL course prior to attending the retreat…

Ki-Ra 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.

My main takeaway from the retreat is that everyone who is brought into this planet is special and have their own powers. It’s about empowering everyone to bring out their best nature. Loved the workshop with affirmations, toolbox, and letting go of.

V.L.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Arrival – We will begin this retreat focusing on connecting with nature, journaling, meditation, and an aura cleansing bath.  There will be room for massages, reflexology, and consultations on this day.  We will break our silence in the evening with a bonfire and an introduction to the 7 chakras.

Today we will focus on the Root Chakra – With a grounding yoga practice, hiking, and mud cleansing, with journaling and time for reflection on our family ties, ancestors, and “roots”.

Today we will focus on the Sacral chakra – May include a sensual dance class, a visit to a local river, and a womb healing ceremony.

With our attention on the Solar Plexus Chakra, we will begin the day with an energizing morning practice, and spend a full day of surfing and hanging on the beach in Macao.  Optional personal photo shoot on this day.

Focus on the Heart chakra – Heart opening yoga practice, cacao ceremony, breathwork practice, skin care and body work including abhyanga massage.

Focus on the Throat Chakra – Chanting, sound bath/sound healing, study of Bhakti yoga, an ayurvedic cooking class

Focus on the Third Eye Chakra – Meditation, yoga Nidra practice, and tarot/pendulum class/workshop with Laura Lopez of House of Clovers.  A separate workbook will be provided.

Focus on the Crown Chakra –  Optional tarot readings with laura, crystal workshop, stargazing, plant medicine workshop (optional add-on for materials), and abundance bath. 

Departure – Farewell breakfast, private transportation to Punta Cana airport.

I learned on this journey that I have to let go of what others are thinking of me. There was a time where someone was saying something unkind at me. It hurt my feelings but as I reflected on it, I realized that it was their issue and I was their scapegoat.

M.S.

OUR EXCURSIONS

Each of the excursions off the premises will include transportation to and from the location, and all things necessary to engage, including towels. All you need is yourself!

Each of the excursions is planned to complement the chakra work we are doing for that day.  For example, a grounding practice for the root chakra includes a hiking trip – engaging with the earth.  Surfing asks us to use our core – a solar plexus exercise.  Curriculum for the week is aligned with the energetic work we are doing in our yoga and meditation practices, so everything makes sense, yet everything is completely optional.

ROOMING OPTIONS

Tower Rooms

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

Blue Room

  • 1 King Bed (Single)
    • $4200 paid in full
    • $4600 for the payment plan
  • 1 King Bed (Couples)
    • $3600 each paid in full
    • $4000 each for the payment plan

Pink Room

  • 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.

  • Cabin (Single)
    • $3800 paid in full
    • $4200 for the payment plan
  • Cabin (Double)
    • $3400 paid in full
    • $4000 for the payment plan
  • Cabin (Main House)
    • $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.

  • Single
    • $3000 paid in full
    • $3400 for the payment plan

DISCOUNTS AVAILIABLE

$500 OFF for past retreat participants

$500 OFF for graduates of the HEAL course

$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)

Daniele is an amazing teacher and person. She made the whole experience magical!

L.B.

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Daniele Gates

Founder & Creative Director of LiveYinsa

Daniele Gates started taking Bikram yoga classes 14 years ago when she was looking for something to help balance her life as a single parent and a teacher for NYC public schools. She quickly fell in love with that practice, and moved on to Vinyasa and Hatha practices, eventually deciding she wanted to be a yoga teacher. In 2014, she received her 200-hour certification from Pure Yoga, ultimately committing to share the yoga lifestyle with the world. In 2017, she began to focus her work on yoga therapy through two different lenses – Ayurveda and the Chakra system. Then entered her love of potion-making, and in 2018 she began to develop a number of Ayurvedic skincare products for both herself and her clients. Today, you can find Daniele spending quality time with her family and friends, preferably in the ocean, in between leading trainings and retreats virtually and around the Globe.

FAQs

Yes, you have a number of payment plan options – all payments must be completed by January 1st, 2023.

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

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.

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