6 Day Yoga & Dog Shelter Volunteer Retreats,Netherlands Antilles

  • Organizer: 109 World
  • Type: Yoga Retreat
  • Starting From: 16-April-2020
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Area: Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
  • Food: Vegetarian,Vegan,Gluten Free,Pescetarian,Include Meat,Dairy Free,Nut Free
  • Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Close To Nature

Overview

At 109 we believe in the power of being of service to both yourself and others. We encourage people to find the balance between making yourself a priority and giving yourself what you need in a world that constantly breaks us down, while also turning that care into something positive that contributes to the world around you.

Not only will we enjoy the incredible landscape of the beach and get in tune with our minds and bodies through fitness and yoga, but a portion of your ticket will also fund our volunteer work with the Curacao Animal Rights Foundation! By joining this retreat, you will both be funding and working to support the oldest no-kill shelter on the island.

Along with a great group of likeminded people, various excursions, yoga, and beach workouts, this retreat is one you won't want to miss. Magic will happen here, and we cannot wait for you to join us!

Reviews

109 World is the most amazing and special Team. Leticia/Savannah/Linus and Rebecca just awesome people.

I can’t wait to volunteer and plan another trip with them. Very organize planned trip and retreat and you will have a life changing impact trip and you will also grow a passion to help people in need or even a community.

Thank You so much guys for all you do and for allowing me to have this experience with all of you You Rock 109 World.

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This trip was amazing! If anyone is curious about what a trip with 109 is like, you won’t be disappointed trying it out.

They make service accessible for everyone and you will have a great community with you every step of the way.


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Teachers

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    Yulady Saluti

    Core Subject: Yoga Instructor

    Yulady Saluti never stops moving. She is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor who has appeared in DVDs with Tara Stiles and Deepak Chopra. She has rocked her yoga on television with Sadie Nardini. Ever graceful and full of life, Yulady continues to inspire with her indomitable will to heal herself and teach her students how to persevere through any situation.

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    Gerald Saluti

    Core Subject: Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer

    Gerald is known for his classes that focus on linking breath to movement with a heavy emphasis on core engagement and the interplay between the recruitment of different muscle groups. Gerald’s classes are designed to challenge you but also leave you peaceful and serene. By moving the body towards physical limits in asana, and connecting movement with breathe, his students learn how to unlock a new mental clarity and overall sense of wellbeing. He is the father of six beautiful children and the devoted husband of Yulady Saluti. If you want to be challenged, nurtured, and uplifted, Gerald has what you need!

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    Laura Lochmann

    Core Subject: Yoga Instructor

    Laura grew up in Northern Wisconsin, as a coach and leader, Laura wants to make sure that every person who walks in to class feels welcome and knows that no matter what the work out is they will get better that day. She feels that the best part about being a CrossFit coach is helping individuals achieve goals that they never thought possible.

Location

Curaçao is a Dutch Caribbean island – sister of the islands of Aruba & Bonaire  and is known for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs rich with marine life. The capital, Willemstad, is famous for its pastel-colored colonial architecture, the floating Queen Emma Bridge and the sand-floored, 17th-century Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. In short, Curaçao feels like a little piece of Europe on the edge of the Caribbean, with glorious hidden beaches, amazing onshore snorkeling and diving, and a wild undeveloped windward coast.

Escape with 109 World to the beautiful island of Curaçao for a truly unique experience with daily yoga and beach workouts, as well as volunteer work with a local dog shelter. We will be practicing our daily yoga, meditation sessions and beach workouts at the beautiful Jan Thiel beach.

Get ready to get sandy and surrounded by the Caribbean vibes and gorgeous view of the Caribbean Ocean – a lot of magic will happen on this beach!

Not only will we enjoy the incredible landscape of the beach and get in tune with our minds and bodies - a portion of your ticket will also fund our volunteer work with the Curacao Animal Rights Foundation! By joining this retreat, you will be both funding and working to support the oldest no-kill shelter on the island.

Along with a great group of likeminded people, various excursions, yoga, and beach workouts, this retreat is one you won't want to miss. 

Daily Schedule Sample: 

  • 07:00 - 9:00 AM: Beach Workout + Yoga Session 
  • 09:00 - 09:40 AM: Breakfast 
  • 9:40 - 10:00 AM: Transportation to CARF Animal Shelter for Volunteer Work 
  • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM: Volunteer Work at CARF 
  • 1:30 - 2:00 PM: Transportation to Hotel 
  • 2:00 - 3:00 PM: Lunch 
  • 3:00 - 6:00 PM: Open Time + Excursions 
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Restorative Practice 
  • 7:00 - 9:00 PM: Dinner Open Time 

For this retreat there are three types of accommodations at different costs for you to choose from, but no matter what you choose, all of the Chogogo options are beautiful, extremely comfortable, and immersed in the Curaçao nature. You can read about the accommodations below and decide which will be the perfect fit for you!

Option 1: Bungalow 2 twins shared room. The bungalows have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (with shower and toilet), a spacious living room with sitting area, dining table, TV, safe, open kitchen, dishwasher and a large furnished terrace. This Option 1 is for the room with 2 twin beds, so you will have one roommate. The second bedroom is a private one. This option costs US$2,500 per person.

Option 2: Bungalow private room. The bungalows have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (with shower and toilet), a spacious living room with sitting area, dining table, TV, safe, open kitchen, dishwasher and a large furnished terrace. This Option 2 is for the private room in the bungalow, so no roommates but you will share the bungalow with 2 other participants. This option costs US$2,800 per person.

Option 3: Private Studio. This is a completely private studio with spacious living/bedroom with two double beds, air conditioning, table and chairs, dining table, TV, safe, kitchenette, furnished terrace and a bathroom with shower and toilet. There are studios with sea view or to the nature reserve behind the hotel. This option costs US$3,100 per person. If you would like to share this option with a friend,  please email us at info@109world.com

This retreat is special becuase not only will you nourish your mind and body withdaily yoga, meditation and beach workouts, but you will also be volunteering with a local dog shelter. The Curaçao Animal Rights Foundation (CARF) rescues and re-homes abandoned, stray and neglected dogs and is the oldest hands-on no-kill animal rescue on the island of Curaçao. We will be volunteering with their team to create an inviting space for the dogs they take in and also helping to raise awareness of their dogs to increase adoption rates!

  • 5 Nights lodging at Chogogo
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
  • Transportation to and from the airport ( you will fly to Curaçao Hato International Airport – the airport code is CUR)
  • Daily yoga & wellness with Yulady Saluti & Gerald Saluti
  • Daily beach workouts with Laura Lochmann
  • Closing ceremony
  • All materials and supplies for volunteer work with CARF

Chogogo Beach Resort

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For the duration of this retreat, we will be staying at the beautiful and Caribbean style Chogogo hotel. Situated on the island’s south coast, between the hills of the Jan Thiel Bay, all the good things the island has to offer will be at our fingertips: sun, sea, amazing food, daily yoga, beach workouts and of course, daily volunteer work helping the stray animal population on the island of Curaçao.

 

  • We collect a USD$650 deposit to reserve your spot. This deposit is non-refundable or transferable. Participants can be refunded (minus the deposit) if participant cancels more than 60 days prior to the start date of the trip. After that, the payment cannot be refunded or transferred.
  • For the early bird and other discounted tickets, we also collect the USD$650 deposit to reserve your spot. This deposit is non-refundable or transferable. Participants can be refunded (minus the deposit) if participant cancels more than 60 days prior to the start date of the trip. Full amount payment for early birds and discounted tickets is due november 16th, 2019.
  • Full payment for regular price ticket is due January 16th, 2019. 
  • After January 16th, 2020 tickets must be purchased in full.