Be ready to dig deep into Mother Nature and immerse in its powerful healing effects. Barahona is a region located in the Southwest of Dominican Republic. It is the most biodiverse reserve in the island. A place where fresh water cascades turn into natural pools and birding heavens are tucked amid mountain ranges. This hidden gem is an area declared by the UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve.
Join Shayne Cohen in collaboration with ‘Rising Sol Collective’ on this 5-days, 4 nights voyage filled with yoga, sacred rituals and adventures. Open to all levels of yoga practitioners.
Through the practice of self-love, yoga, breath work, meditation, sound baths, kirtan, temazcal, organic food, daily nature excursions, and wellness treatments we will open our Anahata Chakra and find spiritual grounding through holistic healing methods.
Barahona province is in the south of the Dominican Republic. This stunning area reveals multiple ecosystems that range from dry forests to cloud–rising over 2,000 meters (7,500 feet) where unique species make their home. These include at least 180 species of orchids, of which 32 are endemic, rhinoceros iguanas, and over 100 species of birds along marked trails. Complementing this wilderness are rivers cascading down to meet the Caribbean Ocean. Caves tucked in thick fern forests leading you towards refreshing blue sinkholes natural pools.
Our home, Casa Bonita is the former Schiffino family summer home. Today, it is a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The site offers the most unforgettable views of the Caribbean Sea, mixed with a tropical jungle of The Sierra Barahuco Mountains where its rivers meet the ocean. A magical place to experience wellbeing and enjoy the biodiversity of this unique region. Casa Bonita is a hidden gem.
The property has 12 Deluxe rooms, each featuring a private balcony overlooking the tropical jungle and partial sea view out to the Caribbean. Deluxe King rooms are outfitted with a king bed. Deluxe Double rooms have 2 queen size beds.
There are 5 River Suites, each its own private villa. This area of the hotel is settled inside the forest overlooking Rio Sito. The Villas include a large terrace with view of the river, private outdoor bathroom with jacuzzi.
Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Shayne Cohen grew up as a competitive gymnast, developing strength and flexibility at a very young age. During her college years in New York City, she was initiated into yoga by Sri Dharma Mitra and for the last 29 years she has remained fully committed to her yoga path.
Adriana was born and raised in Bogota Colombia and moved to Miami in 2000. Immediately she became engraved in the arts and culture scene of the city, becoming involved with many local and national art institutions. She’s currently a contemporary art consultant.
Samantha grew up in a small town in New Hampshire surrounded by nature and the mountains. She was raised learning about acceptance, openness and understanding of all walks of life.
“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.”
Vinyasa Yoga is an energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while synchronizing their breath to their movements. Shayne’s classes integrate a dynamic flow with the application of precise alignment, meditation, visualization, intention and chanting to create an inner journey towards healing and empowerment.
Classes begin with chanting to prepare the mind for a deeper state of consciousness and meditation during asanas (physical practice.) Shayne likes her students to recognize yoga as a sacred practice, she believes if it’s not devotional then it’s not yoga. Each class is designed to systematically stimulate the organs, glands, nervous system and move freshly oxygenated blood to the entire body as you release tension and simultaneously develop faith and intuition.
Bahia de las Aguilas is an 8 km long beach along the southwestern coast of the Dominican Republic near the southernmost part of the border with Haiti. The bay is part of the Jaragua National Park, and it is considered by many Dominicans as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Designed for all levels. It can be described as a Ying Yang Yoga class with a mix of Hatha. You will experience a beautiful combination of stress relief and deep stretching engaging not just your body but your mind and spirit as well. Class will finish with a sound bath awakening a sense of love and devotion.
Kirtan is a sing along of mantras, through which we find our way back to our core, our heart and our relationships with each other.
Chanting mantras connect us with the spiritual wisdom. These ancient chants contain a transformative power and healing energy. We will sing, drum and dance to express our love and devotion.
We recommend you schedule with us any of the treatments below before we travel. Limited slots will be available so that treatments do not interfere with our busy daily schedule.