Dominica retreat

Devotion in Dominica: A Jivamukti Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Soufriere, Dominica with Jennifer Lenhart


Step away from the busyness of daily life to reconnect with nature and ourselves, to fill the cup of our spiritual heart, to build community and friendships with like-minded seekers, and to work on our spiritual practice in an immersive and intentional way. Retreat with Jennifer Lenhart to the unique and inspiring island of Soufriere, Dominica in the Summer of 2024.

Our retreat to the Caribbean “Nature Island” of Dominica will include twice daily breath-centered and mindful Jivamukti yoga asana practices; guided and silent seated meditation; walking meditation; pranayama (breathing exercises); chanting mantras; and talks, discussions, and study focusing on yoga philosophy. We will enjoy a compassionate diet of nourishing plant-based meals. We will also have the opportunity to participate in a service (Seva) project. 

There will be plenty of free time each day (as well as an optional excursion day during the week) to enjoy the breathtaking natural splendor that this hidden gem of the Caribbean has to offer. Enjoy gourmet cuisine and local culture, hike to waterfalls, snorkel in Champagne Reef, or indulge in spa treatments. With a gorgeous 180-degree view of the ocean as our backdrop, you may just want to kick back in the infinity pool and immerse yourself in the view. All retreat activities with Jennifer will be “ala-carte,” meaning that you can customize your retreat experience by choosing your level of participation.

Dominica (Dom-min-EEKA) is often confused with the Dominican Republic, is its own island in the Caribbean and a part of the Lesser Antilles.

  • 6 nights accommodations 
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from DOM – Douglas-Charles Airport to Retreat Center
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

Accommodations

This eco-lodge is a Caribbean gem on the Island of Dominica offers a dynamic collection of retreat, adventure, spa treatments, wellness, yoga, gourmet cuisine, local culture, and history. With the deep energy of this special center and the crystal blue ocean surrounding, immerse your senses in all this escape has to offer. It’s the perfect spot to unplug from everything as you reconnect to yourself and the Nature Island of the Caribbean. The rooms are on a hill separated by nature.

Jennifer Lenhart

Jennifer Lenhart is the owner of Satsang Yoga Studio in Berea, Ohio. She is a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and is recognized by Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She began practicing yoga in the mid-1990s and has been teaching yoga since 2009. She is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP); a certified Thai Yoga Massage practitioner; has led residential yoga & meditation retreats locally, nationally, and internationally; is a certified Y12SR: Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leader; holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature; and is a student of Sanskrit. In her classes, expect to hear eclectic music, practice devotional chanting, consider how the teachings and philosophy of yoga can be applied to modern life, be asked to bring awareness to the breath, be encouraged to find optimal alignment in the asanas, and experience skillful hands-on assists. And probably enjoy some laughter, too.

TESTIMONIALS:

“Jennifer is open and friendly and has a light-hearted feel to her classes. She is not the ‘practice at the front of the room and everyone else should follow’ teacher–she is the teacher who explains, very specifically, what the class is to do and demos only as needed (e.g. for newer students or complicated poses). She is all over the room doing hands-on adjustments and her savasana massages are divine. Sequencing is clearly planned for best practice, and students are often challenged (but never forced) to try new or more complicated poses. Spiritually founded classes that are not too heavy on the spiritual stuff but remind the student that it’s there–as it should be–check her out.”

“Jennifer helped me understand mindfulness when I started practicing yoga years ago. She is such a warm, wise, and loving woman, and she is an excellent yoga instructor. She lives a true yogi life. I completely trust and honor Jennifer.”

“Jennifer is a wonderful teacher that guides students through a slow engaging flow. She provides plenty of options for all levels, and her classes are welcoming to a beginner yet provide a challenge to an experienced yogi. 

She teaches mindful awareness to the core and helps students to build core strength in any pose. She brings laughter to the practice and the joy of being human on our mats. I highly recommend Jennifer to people new to the mat, and long-time yogis as well.”

  • Hike to thermal heated waterfalls, 
  • soak in mineral hot springs,
  • indulge in spa treatments, and 
  • discover Caribbean cuisine 
  • Ocean adventures including (kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching)
  • Rich community service education programs

Please be sure to review Our Policies.

Registration

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Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Dominica (Dom-min-EEKA) is often confused with the Dominican Republic, is its own island in the Caribbean and a part of the Lesser Antilles.

Getting There 

You will be booking your flights for the  DOM – Douglas-Charles Airport. Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 2 hours.

Travel Insurance

We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. 

Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at info@truenaturetravels.com and let us know how we can help!

Shared Accommodations – $3295 USD

Single Accommodations – $3995 USD

A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Cancellation

  • Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before a retreat excluding the initial deposit and the $35 registration fee.
  • 89 days prior to a retreat, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable.
  • True Nature Travels is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates.
  • Full tuition is refunded* if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment.

*Refundable amounts do not include applied credits.

If you wish to cancel your spot on a trip you must submit your cancellation by email to info@truenaturetravels.com.

Dominica retreat

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