Charity Joy and Mountain Cappi Cottage Retreats invites you to a one-of-a-kind, 4-DAY Voluntourism Yoga Retreat on the amazing and beautiful island of Dominica. This is an opportunity for you to visit the Nature Island, which in September 2017 was hit by category-5 Hurricane Maria. Just a few months later, Nature is well on her way to recovering and many business places and tourist sites have reopened. But there is still a very long way to go. The resilience of nature and the people here is extraordinary, and yet they need the energy from conscious visitors to keep the vibes up and the optimism strong.
We invite you to volunteer within the communities and nurture yourself by giving back, as well as gifting yourself the nature paradise that will surround you. Unwind and let go of barriers. Here in the magically resilient island of Dominica anything is possible, as long as you are willing to be strong, flexible and ask questions to allow the universe to show you the way!
Body Movement Facilitator and conscious creator, Charity JOY Robinson, with over a decade of experience will guide you through yoga, mindful movement and meditation sessions twice daily to keep your body nurtured and revitalized. Also a short introduction to thai yoga massage will take place on one afternoon. Charity encourages you to listen and commune with your body through tools and techniques that will bring more joy to your world.
Mountain Caapi Cottage is a secluded retreat, on the edge of the Rainforest and just 20 minutes from the capital of Roseau. This lush, 3-acre property has a large Pool, Hot Tub, River, Waterfall, extensive Fruit Gardens, and Ethnobotanical Gardens, and jaw-dropping mountain views of the Caribbean Sea. Caapi Cottage was spared from the worst impacts of the hurricane and has been receiving rave reviews since it re-opened in December 2017. The property is off-grid, powered by micro-hydro and solar energy. Unique "glamping-style" tent cabins on spacious wood decks overlooking the river or waterfall create a unique and protected immersive experience. All cabins have Queen beds, electricity and private decks with amazing views. Hot water showers. Cell service throughout the property. Common spaces also include a covered yoga shala with an ocean view, and covered stone veranda for outdoor dinning.
Move with Yoga and mindful movement, mediation. Explore and Lend a Hand: Planting and composting, and other gardening activities with the farmers in the community. Celebrate the Full Moon with a bonfire and intention setting. Dance, Walk, Swim, Snorkel, Hike, Laugh, Soak in Sulphur Hot water Pools, Massage, Assist in community projects: beach clean up, and discover the gems the Nature Island has to offer, alongside the people of Dominica.
Sample Day (Itinerary will vary day to day)
7:30am- 8:00am: Warm drinks, teas, juice, light breakfast
8:00am -8:30am: Morning Meditation
9:00am-10:30am: Mindful Movement (Yoga, Shake down, Awaken the body to the day)
1:00pm-4:00pm: Volunteering in the Community, alongside farmers; planting, composting, clearing and other gardening activities
4:30pm - 6:00pm: Short excursion to the Beach for a swim and to watch the Sunset
6:30pm - 8:30pm: Hearty Dinner - local fresh vegetables and fruits, featuring favourite dishes prepared by a local chef
8:30pm-9:30pm: Bonfire on Property at the Full Moon
Daily option: Thai Massage treatment by Charity
Topics will include:
Discussion on accessing more Consciousness and more of You.
The art of asking questions to the universe to receive more of what you desire and what are you willing to let go of?
Workshops: Intro to Thai Yoga Massage, Plant Medicine
• 4 Nights Accommodation
- Yoga + Movement + Meditation instruction twice Daily
- Daily Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner (vegetarian and local food). We'll begin with lunch on March 30, and end with Dinner on April 2, 2018
- Round trip transfers from Airport or Roseau ferry terminal to Mountain Caapi Cottage on the retreat start and end dates
• At least two Excursions out, including a Rainforest hike, sulphur hot pools and Beach time
Total investment for the Retreat: US $656 ALL-Inclusive (Space is limited!!)
Deposit of $250 Due by FEBRUARY 23, 2018 to secure your place.
(does not include international travel or travel insurance)
Extended Experience: You can stay in Dominica for an additional 3 days, to make it a 7-Day Experience.
For extended Lodging and breakfast there is nominal fee of US $58 per per/day