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Dominican Republic
Week 1 : January 27 - February 2

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: Week 1 : January 27 - February 2, 2019
Led by Taryn Toomey & Jaycee Gossett

LOCATION : Playa Grande Beach Club


  • 6 nights of beautiful lodging in the Dominican Republic

  • Morning meditation led by Jaycee Gossett

  • 2 hour long classes of The Class by Taryn Toomey daily

  • Restorative gentle yoga every afternoon led by Jaycee

  • All farm to table meals

NOT INCLUDED :  airfare / alcohol; any travel expenses or meals that you might purchase during your free time

The Retreatment Dominican Republic
Week 1 : January 27 - February 2


Taryn Toomey

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Motivated by the deep release the mind receives from pushing the body to its limit, Taryn Toomey applies her in-depth understanding of proper body alignment and physical training to a new fitness approach that changes the body and clears the mind.

Throughout her fast-paced workouts, Taryn teaches students to focus on the sensations in the body: address the feeling, breathe deeply, allowing the change to happen and actively calm the mind’s response to intensity. In addition to building physical strength, this approach transforms one’s overall inner conversation. students build their mind-body connection and find strength they did not think possible.

Taryn draws inspiration from the energy her students create. she has been leading group exercise classes since she was 18, fusing her passion for movement and music along with her ability to motivate students to push past self doubt and achieve strength.

A devoted yoga students, Taryn trained at Yoga Union and taught classes for almost a
decade in New York and Boston. after a career at Ralph Lauren and having two children,
she craved a new, challenging and intense workout and created The Class.

Jaycee Gossett

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Jaycee has traveled the world studying movement. She believes the way we move is the mirror for how we live. A life-long dancer, movement has always been the answer for Jaycee. But growing up in a small New Jersey town, she struggled to find deeper meaning, expression and connection. Jaycee found her way through movement and went on to become an International, award-winning competitive Latin Ballroom dancer. This experience led to a dancing and acting career in commercials, TV, film and theater, including a series on Travel Channel titled “Dance the World.”

As an extension of her practice, Jaycee embarked on a spiritual pilgrimage traveling to Peru, India, Africa, Brazil, Cuba and others where she studied the roots of movement with seers, masters and healers who helped her help others find healing through movement.

Upon her arrival back to the country, Jaycee immersed herself in movement therapy modalities such as 5R and yoga trance dance, with teachers Gabrielle Roth, Shiva Rea and a 200-hour yoga teacher training with Alison Sinatra. She serendipitously reconnected with Taryn Toomey and found her home at The Class. Jaycee’s classes are empowering, expressive and freeing. She challenges her students to move beyond the surface and moves them forward towards Freedom. She simply asks that her students move in a way that matters.


Playa Grande Beach Club


We are taking over The Playa Grande Beach Club to create our winter retreat getaway. This luxury boutique resort designed by Celerie Kemble is located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic sitting on a one-mile long expanse of wild, virgin beach on the Atlantic Ocean against a backdrop of lush low mountain forests.

The Beach Club is a collection of buildings and bungalows nestled on the beach, informed by traditional Dominican colonial architecture and filled with Palm Beach and colorful vintage elements. The Beach Club is comprised of a Great Room with a dining area, lounge, and bar. There is also a library and adjoining upstairs evening bar as well as a lap pool at the edge of the beach with adjacent cabanas. The guest rooms, or bungalows, are nine separate buildings: six onebedroom bungalows and three three-bedroom homes.

Class will be held in the compound’s clubhouse with lofted 22-foothigh pale aqua ceilings and a handmade tile floor. In between our morning class with TT and beachside afternoon yoga with Jaycee, you’re more than welcome to explore the adjacent forests with a guided hike, swim in the pristine waters just steps away from your room, or fall asleep poolside. The amount of adventure and rest you need is up to you. This retreat has it all at your fingertips.


Wake up to a cup of coffee and a light breakfast with your toes in the sand.

Morning meditation with Jaycee will be followed by 2 hours of The Class by Taryn Toomey led by Taryn.

A beautiful family-style brunch will be served by Playa Grande Beach Club’s finest chefs who focus on local ingredients.

In the free afternoon hours, you can take a dip in the lap pool, lay out on the beach, surf the pristine waters, go on a guided hike or horseback ride on one of the many easily accessible trails, or simply relax and take a nap.

In the late afternoon, we join together again for a cooling restorative yoga class on the lawn overlooking the ocean led by Jaycee Gossett.

Dinner will feature healthy Caribbean cuisine in the Beach Club’s main clubhouse, where everyone will congregate for sunset cocktails and a long lazy family-style meal.

In the evening, gather around a bonfire on the beach, enjoy a book in the Beach Club’s library, or retreat to your bedroom for a soak in your luxurious copper tub.



The retreat menu has been carefully co-designed by the Playa Grande Beach Club chefs and Taryn to highlight the Dominican’s freshest produce and Caribbean flavors.

All meals will be gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. Ingredients will be locally sourced at the market in nearby Cabrera. Fresh vegetables and fruit are also brought in from local farmers who deliver directly to the beach club weekly.

Brunches and dinners will be a selection of beautiful salads, vegetable dishes, grains, and an abundance of locally caught fish from the area.

Of course, if you have any dietary restrictions, just let us know when you book and we can absolutely accommodate.


Playa Grande Beach Club is comprised of nine separate structures: one-bedroom bungalows and three-bedroom houses. All are open and airy; designed to take advantage of the prevailing winds and light in typical Dominican fashion. They are filled with antiques, original art, vintage pieces & custom-made furniture. Each is designed differently with charm and comfort as the primary goal.

The one-bedroom bungalows are triple occupancy with a shared king bed and a twin bed in the large ante-room. This option is best suited for friends or family traveling together. The three-bedroom homes have a larger capacity with a queen bed in the downstairs master bedroom, a queen bed in the second room, and two twin beds in the third. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom with copper tubs for soaking and showers clad in unique Dominican hand made tile with large copper rain showers.

All the bungalows have full kitchens (ovens, fridge, freezer, coffee makers and toasters), A/C, high-speed internet, telephones and TVs (upon request). The wrap around balconies equipped with a hammock and porch living rooms are a perfect place to nap or get a massage.*


One-Bedroom Bungalows

Triple occupancy only
Shared king bed: $5000 per person
Twin bed in connected side room: $5000

Three-Bedroom House

First Master Bedroom, Single Occupancy:
Private king bed, private bathroom : $6,000

Bedroom 2 Shared, Double Occupancy:
Queen bed : $5,400
Twin bed : $5,000
Shared, private bathroom

Bedroom 3 Shared, Double Occupancy:
Twin bed : $5,000
Twin bed : $5,000
Shared, private bathroom

What is included?

6 nights at our private luxury resort
Morning meditation
2 Classes daily
Sunset boat excursion
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Daily group transportation to & from Puerto Plata Airport

What is not included?

Optional excursions
Any travel expenses or meals that you might purchase during your free time


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