This restorative 6 day retreat will begin with your arrival into Santo Domingo. Here you will be met at the airport by the trip facilitators and you will then travel as a group to the resort in Barahona. The first few days of the retreat will give you the opportunity to get to know the local community and environment.
Our journey will round out with a two-day retreat programme facilitated by JenTex Training & Consulting in various areas of self-care and wellness. Yoga, meditation, creativity, energy healing and more holistic health care will be on the menu. This retreat is deigned to send you home refreshed and diving into your life with new energy and passion.
Dates: 3-8 September 2017
What’s GOOD about this trip is that it has been designed to ensure that the local community, economy and environment benefit from your visit. From accommodations, meals and excursions to $100 of your trip fee, our focus is always on sustainable and ethical travel.
What’s WELL about this journey is that it concludes with a retreat that allows you to rest, relax and rejuvenate. This retreat combines down time and other activities to stimulate and nurture your mind, body and spirit. With a particular focus on sustainable living, this retreat will inspire and recharge you before you go home.
The trip will be led by Caitie Goddard from GOOD Travel and Dawn Shedrick from JenTex Training and Consulting. In addition, a number of local guides will be involved in various aspects of the trip.
Dawn Shedrick is the Founder and Chief Learning Officer of JenTex Training & Consulting. She specialises in providing experiences where social workers, addictions counselors and human services professionals develop new skills and enhance existing ones; connect with new colleagues AND connect with the passion that fuels their noble work. Dawn first joined a GOOD Travel trip to Fiji in 2015 and has since partnered with GOOD Travel to develop the unique concept of GOOD & Well Retreats.
Caitie Goddard is GOOD Travel’s Co-Founder and Director of Communications. Originally from Michigan, she currently lives in Washington D.C. where she also works for an organisation focused on addressing some of the world’s toughest challenges through collaborative innovation in science and technology. Caitie has lived and worked on four continents and uses her background in social entrepreneurship and leadership development to facilitate GOOD Travel trips around the world.
Earlybird Cost: US$2,699 including all accommodation, meals and activities.
This 6-day journey to the Dominican Republic offers you:
Please note that the following are not included and are your responsibility to arrange:
The earlybird price for our trip to the Dominican Republic is US$2,699.
The non-refundable deposit of US$750 will confirm your spot on the trip. The deadline for deposits to secure the earlybird price is Friday 26 August 2016. Note that this trip is limited to 12 participants so spaces will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis. If your deposit is received once the trip is already full, you will be provided with a full refund and given priority on our next GOOD & Well Retreat.
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