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Feedback after your Yoga Retreat

Feedback after your Yoga Retreat

How To Plan a Yoga Retreat People Will Love Part 10

Feedback after your Yoga Retreat

Your retreat was amazing! So what happens now?

After your retreat has ended, there are a few more things left to do.

Get feedback from your students

Getting feedback from your students is extremely valuable because it will help you improve for next time. It’s also an excellent opportunity to grab some testimonials you can use for planning and marketing your next retreat.

Asking for feedback can be either formal or informal. You can have some personal conversations about the experience, and you can also send out an anonymous short survey. Survey Monkey is a free way to collect their feedback so that your next retreat is even better. See negative feedback as constructive feedback, which will help you grow, both as a teacher and as a person.

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Retreat Ideas to Consider

Retreat Ideas to Consider

How To Plan a Yoga Retreat People Will Love Part 9

Retreat Ideas to Consider

When the time for your retreat finally arrives, it's essential to keep a few things in mind that will help you keep you sane and probably elevate the whole experience for your students and yourself.

Don’t over-plan everything

All the serious planning is now behind you, and it is time to enjoy the time with your students. Stick to your schedule with your Yoga classes, meals, and main components of the retreat but beyond that, remember to stay flexible and be spontaneous.

Some adjustments to your original schedule will be inevitable, and that’s OK. Allow room for changes to your classes according to the atmosphere in the group, and any physical or other limitations. It’s nice to offer additional activities, but keep them optional. Excellent choices you could offer with your retreat are Surfing, Aerials, or even Flying Trapeze, which are all available at the Yoga Loft. Remember that relaxation and fun are just as important.

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Dominican Artists: what you need to know

Dominican Artists: what you need to know

Dominican Artists: what you need to know

Did you know that Santo Domingo is the hub of Dominican art? Our unique art has attracted the attention of art lovers from far and wide. On your next vacation, be sure to tour this city and visit art galleries, so that you don’t miss out on the chance to buy authentic, original art. But first, get to know some Dominican artists who have been instrumental in shaping our culture.

Dominican Artists, past and present

Clara Ledesma

In 1948, Clara Ledesma was one of the first women artists to graduate from the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo in 1948. Three years after that, she opened a gallery that showcased her artwork and those of fellow artists. Her solo exhibition in 1952 was such a hit that she used the proceeds to travel to Europe to learn more so that she could expand her skills.

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Merengue and Bachata: Traditional Dominican music and dance

Merengue and Bachata: Traditional Dominican music and dance

Merengue and Bachata: Traditional Dominican music and dance

Music and dance is like the lifeblood of Dominican culture. Before your first day in the DR is over, you’ll realize that Dominicans are passionate about their music and dancing. Just take a moto, and you’ll see. Or, head on over to a beach in Cabarete. Your blood will pump along with the rhythm of the local music booming from the speakers at a club there. If you’re a first-time visitor to the DR, and really want to get to the heart of our culture, one way is to get to know more about our music and dancing. The first thing you need to know is that there are two main styles: merengue and bachata.

The History of Merengue and Bachata

Merengue

Merengue has its roots in the DR. The dance form spread to the rest of the Caribbean, as well as in Hispanic communities outside of the region. In fact, there’s a sister style in Haiti, called ‘Meringue’ or ‘Mereng’.

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Why the Dominican Republic is a Coffee Drinker’s Dream

Why the Dominican Republic is a Coffee Drinker’s Dream

Why the Dominican Republic is a Coffee Drinker’s Dream

If you're a coffee drinker, you’re in luck as a visitor to the Dominican Republic. The coffee here is some of the highest quality in the Caribbean, and locals of every social status begin the day with a cup. In areas where coffee is grown, they may even roast, grind, brew, and drink it all in one sitting. So you’ll be right at home here.

About 90% of all coffee grown locally is arabica, a type of coffee plant that grows well in tropical regions. In the Dominican Republic, the resulting coffee beans produce a less bitter and even slightly sweet and citrusy flavour. The majority of the coffee is organically grown—no harmful chemicals—and coffee trees are grown between shade trees and other crops, including cacao, maintaining rich soils and creating a great environment for animal life.

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