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.

Vikki Management the yoga loft at eXtreme Hotel Cabarete


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.

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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.


Growing up, playing basketball and swimming, I always had an interest in fitness and health. I loved the feeling of being connected and at ease with my body. In 2015, I underwent open-heart surgery and found myself longing for a way to reconnect with all parts of my being. Yoga has helped me heal and helped me find inner strength. I completed my 200 Hour Teacher Training at the Goodyoga yoga school in Brooklyn, NY, with a focus on Alignment and Anatomy. followed by a 300HR advanced teaching mentorship.
I strive to encourage my students to listen to their bodies as they move towards growth and understanding. 
P.S. I am a proud Dominican-American y hablo Español


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…”

Ella Yoga Teacher at The Yoga Loft Cabarete

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 Organic Farm permaculture aquaponic

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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