About the Yoga Loft

The Yoga Loft at eXtreme Hotel is a beautiful open-layout yoga deck on Kite Beach in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. The space features a natural cana roof, gorgeous ocean views, lots of light and cool Caribbean breezes.

We offer beachfront yoga classes daily for travelers and the local community, but our specialty are yoga retreats, active holidays and sustainable tourism.

We host our own yoga retreats, and we also love it when teachers and studios bring their own groups. Come and share our slice of paradise.

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Chrissy manages and teaches at the Yoga Loft. She blesses us with her positive energy and leads as well our amazing Yoga Teacher Trainings. Almost six years ago she started practicing Ashtanga yoga daily. Since then she has dabbled in kid’s yoga, SUP yoga, yoga with horses, restorative yoga, acro-yoga, aerial yoga and handstanding on the beach.

Yoga Loft Manager Vikki


Vikki manages eXtreme Hotel and The Yoga Loft. She already takes care of you although you haven’t arrived yet as Vikki answers as well guest emails and is your point of contact during your retreat vacation. Together with our friendly reception staff her goal is to provide you with the best Yoga Retreat experience.

Ella Yoga Teacher at The Yoga Loft Cabarete


Ella Gjerdrum is originally from Norway and lives in Cabarete since 9 years. She practices Ashtanga yoga since 5 years. She did her 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training with the Yoga Loft in April 2018 and has been teaching Ashtanga yoga since then. This is what Ella loves about teaching: “I love sharing the energy and I love seeing the progress of dedicated yogis! I love sharing the benefits and clarity of mind and body. I feel grateful and humbled for the journey to discovering yoga! And there so much no to learn…”


Emily’s mission is to create a space for exploration of exercise that challenges and enhances both physical and mental health (while keeping things fun). Emily has been a lifelong student of movement arts and knows that finding the “right fit” can change exercise from a chore into a joy.  Emily has her Master’s in Public Health with a focus on Global Health, women’s health, and nutrition. Emily is trained in: Pilates/Reformer pilates, Aerial conditioning, Suspension training systems,  Elder Fall prevention, Home Fall prevention evaluation, pre and post natal nutrition, and has been teaching vinyasa yoga in since 2007. She has been an ACE personal trainer and nutrition coach since 2017. Emily’s background in public health and women’s health have focused her passions to incorporate safe body dynamics, core health and toning, and healthy body image, while still delighting in movement for movement’s sake.

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Yoga Teacher Melanie Kiss


I don’t remember a time in my life where I wasn’t active. This is not a hobby of mine, it is a lifestyle. I encourage and motivate my clients to live a fullfilled life, where age is simply a number. I fully believe that by focusing on the physical body, mind and spirit as a whole, one will live a balanced and healthy life. Credentials:

  • Transformation Meditation Teacher Certification
  • Certified Yoga Instructor CYA-E-RYT400 (Bali)
  • Chit Shakti Prakrya Teacher’s Training Certification (India)
  • Ashtanga 100 Hour Teacher training (India)
  • Personal Trainer Certification ISSA
  • Plant-Based Sports Nutrition Certification- Matthew Kenny
  • SUP Yoga Teacher Training Certification

Our Partners

The eXtreme Hotel Collective

eXtreme Hotel

The Yoga Loft is situated on the property of eXtreme Hotel Cabarete, one of the leading ecologically sustainable small hotels in the Caribbean. Extreme is more than just an adventure sports and fitness hotel – it is a place where the values of sustainable and ecological tourism are forefront, the community is thriving and the key words are evolution and fun.

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Taino Farm

Taino Farm is a permaculture inspired, agro-tourism demonstration and education farm hidden away on a tropical river outside the surf town of Cabarete. It is cutting edge for the region, with modern aquaponics and water management systems, vermiculture, animal husbandry practices, as well as apiculture and aquaculture. Taino Organic Farm also supplies about half of the ingredients for our beachfront farm-to-table restaurant La Mesa Taina. Many of the organic veggies, eggs and Tilapia fish find their way onto your plate during your stay with us.

eXtreme Circus

eXtreme Circus is run by Gregory Tiwald. Gregory began his circus journey as a Club Med G.O 8 years ago. His early days in the circus were spent teaching and performing in the Caribbean, throughout Asia, and across the US. Eventually, an idea began to form – elevate the circus arts from a niche activity to a full blown mainstream sport.  Through partnerships and bonds made with circus instructors from around the globe, he now has the ability to share this wonderful sport with YOU!

eXtreme Yoga Circus Retreat Cabarete

eXtreme Fitness Camps

eXtreme Fitness Camps is located in the Caribbean’s most beautiful autonomous, beachfront gym. eXtreme Fitness trainers believe that Yoga principles are a pivotal part of fitness and incorporate yogic philosophies into fitness camps and classes, making this unique gym the perfect compliment to a transformative yoga retreat experience.

The Kite Lounge

The Kite Lounge offers amazing kite boarding programs geared towards any skill level – whether you’re a total beginner, getting comfortable with the sport or a well tested kiter looking to hone your skills in the home of world champions. The Kite Lounge provides top level of service, high quality equipment and over 10 years of experience on Kite Beach. The Kite Lounge, like all of our partners, supports and empowers local Dominicans to train to be instructors, and is proud to announce that 99% of it’s staff is Dominican born and bread. Support sustainable tourism, get fit and have an amazing adventure in the knowledgeable hands of the Kite Lounge crew.

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The Yoga Loft in the Media

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