Week 2 : March 3 - 9
DATES : Week 2 : March 3 - March 9, 2019
Led by Taryn Toomey & Kevin Courtney
LOCATION : Playa Grande Beach Club
6 nights of beautiful lodging in the Dominican Republic
Morning meditation led by Kevin Courtney
2 hour long classes of The Class by Taryn Toomey daily
Restorative gentle yoga every afternoon led by Kevin
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 2 : March 3 - March 9
THE HOSTS :
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.
Kevin Courtney has dedicated the last two decades to the pursuit of awakening consciousness by focusing on awareness, energy cultivatation, strength, and mental clarity. He continues his study through the mentorship and guidance of Nikki Costello, Rod Stryker and his daily personal practice.
Internationally acclaimed as both a teacher and teacher trainer, Kevin has contributed his knowledge, energy, and passion to events like Bonnaroo, Wanderlust, Envision and the Burning Man Arts Festival. His work has been featured in Well + Good, VOGUE, the New York Times, VICE and most recently in Francesco Mastalia’s photography book - YOGA The Secret of Life.
In 2013, Kevin founded INSIGHT - a program which awakens the consciousness of business leaders using the art and science of meditation. He offers workshops,
classes and retreats worldwide and is a featured teacher on GAIA online.
To practice with Kevin online visit gaia.com/kevin.
THE LOCATION :
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.
THE PROGRAM :
Wake up to a cup of coffee and a light breakfast with your toes in the sand.
Morning meditation with Kevin 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 Kevin Courtney.
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 MENU :
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.
THE ACCOMMODATIONS :
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 range from double occupancy with a shared king bed, to triple occupancy with a shared king and a twin bed in the large ante-room. 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.*
Triple occupancy only
Shared king bed: $5000 per person
Twin bed in connected side room: $5000
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
2 Classes daily
Sunset boat excursion
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Daily group transportation to & from Puerto Plata Airport
What is not included?
Any travel expenses or meals that you might purchase during your free time
Questions? Email email@example.com.