Come Home to Your Body

February 25- March 1, 2023

I am… Willing. Curious. Ready!

Join us for a 5-day health reset in the lush, tropical landscape of the north coast, Dominican Republic.  As the famous title of the book describes, “The Body Keeps the Score” .. this retreat is about that score and doing what we can to remove that emotional burden from our bodies. If you are ready to remove the stress, angst and unnecessary weight, and live lighter, then this retreat is right for you!

What to expect

This is an Intensive in somatic healing. You will be doing physical reset exercises, animal movement workouts, breathwork, ice bathing, and more to remove, release, and rebalance your body.

Imagine having a practical toolkit of physical and mental exercises for greater resilience. Imagine knowing how to remove trauma from the body before it accumulates. Imagine having FUN while removing pain! (yes, oxymoronic and paradoxical—but it is possible!)

Get ready for learning, get ready for sweating, get ready for a reset!

Everything you need to reset

  • $300+  value in Movement Goodie Bag products from our partners (i.e., a curated list of companies that we use and trust)
  • 10+ hours of workshops on movement, flow, breathwork, meditation, resilience and more
  • 12+ hours of experiential modalities (e.g., resistance stretching, yoga, beach walks, red light therapy, ice baths, free time to try biohacking tools, horseback riding, waterfall hikes and more)
  • Access to international experts focused on movement, trauma, and resilience
  • 1 group coaching session with the cohosts post retreat
  • Access to WhealthCo group online platform for 2 months post retreat
And more!

Experience the best health modalities

Movement

Learn how to incorporate the most effective movement practices into your busy day to use all aspects of your body and remove stiffness.

Yoga

Morning beach yoga sessions with Gabi. Her classes will make you feel every inch of your body and luxuriate in all that it is able to do.

Dancing

Master the art of play, fun, carefreeness that comes with dancing. Be it to start or end the day, or as a Salsa class, or night out!

Ice Bathing

The cold heals inflammation, trauma, and forces you to get out of your head and into your body. Relax into it as we guide you through it!

Waterfall Hike

Escape to a waterfall like no other. No people, no lines, no social media. Just you, our group, and a barefooted hiking guide.

Sunset Bonfire & Cacao Ceremony

Yes. These two things. Together. They go together oh so perfectly. So, we decided to include both.

Health experts guide you

Lauren Sambataro

Lauren Sambataro

Lauren entered the health and wellness industry in 2006, after graduating from Fordham University with a degree in Dance Performance.  She began personal training at NYSC and soon discovered the teachings of Paul Chek, leading her down a path of corrective exercise, and addressing the mental, emotional and spiritual effects on functional movement and overall wellness.  Following her own battle with HPA-axis dysfunction, Lauren began incorporating Diagnostic Lab Testing, assessing clients for underlying issues and the effects of the chronic stress response.  As she navigated two careers, performing on Broadway and running her own coaching business, she narrowed her focus to getting clients out of pain and optimizing health through simple biohacking techniques.

Lauren offers virtual health coaching across the country. Certifications include: CHEK Institute Exercise Coach and Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, Pre-Post/Natal Training, and Institute for Functional Health Coaching.

Dasha Maximov

Dasha Maximov

Dasha worked 9 years in the cut-throat business of mergers and acquisitions, suffered and healed herself from 6 concussions and hormonal imbalance, cofounded Europe’s largest health conference, and moved to a new country during this pandemic. She is the definition of resilience!  After witnessing the impact of her brain injury on her physical and emotional body—she became fascinated with electromagnetism, light, sound, and vibration as healers. On this retreat, Dasha will teach you the tools of resilience, including - ice bathing, breathwork, and tangible tools and foods for stress management, and much more.

Incredible 5 days await

Day 1

Saturday, February 25

  • Arrival
  • Relaxation by the beach  
  • Breathwork & ice bathing
  • Opening circle
  • Community dinner

Day 2

Sunday, February 26

  • Morning yoga / sunrise beach walk
  • Workshop 1: Getting into Your Body
  • Biohacking time*
  • Workshop 2: Exploring Physical Connection & Boundaries
  • Community dinner

Day 3

Monday, February 27

  • Morning Yoga / sunrise beach walk
  • Dominican Countryside adventure
  • Workshop 3: Mobilization, Chakra & Zone Exercises
  • Community dinner
  • Bonfire on beach

Day 4

Tuesday, February 28

  • Morning Yoga / sunrise beach walk
  • Workshop 4: Animal Flow & Infant Development Stretches
  • Workshop 5: Meditation, Breathwork & Trauma Release
  • Community dinner
  • Salsa Dancing Experience

Day 5

Wednesday, March 1

  • Morning Yoga / sunrise beach walk
  • Closing Circle
  • Integration
  • Gratitude
  • Departure at 12:00 p.m.
Back of a woman wearing a hat looking out at the ocean on a bright day

*Biohacking Time is time that we have set aside for you to have an individual session with a massage therapist, a specialist in resistance stretching, or time for you to try out the various biohacking tools that we have available at the house.

Accommodations

This is going to be a different type of accommodations.

Each house is shared by 2 people with each individual receiving their own room. If you’d like to lower your costs and book 2 people per room, let us know and we can see what we can do. In this case, you may have a maximum of 3 people staying in your house.

Garden view

$3250 USD

Quiet, secluded, and just what you need to recharge. Your home for the week will be a duplex house right on the beach that you share with another guest who will have the beach view. Your room is equipped with blackout curtains and AC to ensure you have a lulling rest. Each home has a kitchen, living room, 1.5 baths, outdoor shower and upstairs deck for morning yoga and sunbathing.

Join with a friend and book a house for the 2 of you with a discount!

Please note, the images here are a representation of your potential bedroom.

On the water

Listen to the lapping ocean waves as you fall asleep. Your home for the week will be a duplex house right on the beach that you share with another guest who will have the garden view. Your room is equipped with blackout curtains and AC to ensure you have a lulling rest. Each home has a kitchen, living room, 1.5 baths, outdoor shower and upstairs deck for morning yoga and sunbathing.

Join with a friend and book a house for the 2 of you with a discount!

$3500 USD

Please note, the images here are a representation of your potential bedroom.

For your stay,  you get your choice of either having a water view or the garden view side of a magical two story house right on the beach. In the morning, roll out of bed to the lapping of the waves; in the evening, stare at the night sky and shooting stars. If you are coming with a friend, book an entire house for, and enjoy a discount!

Movement is Medicine goodie bag

An incredible biohacking goodie bag coming your way. Think a wearable (yep…), think supplements, think things that will make you feel gooooood! These are all products that we love, we use, and suggest to our clients. Valued at $300+.

Let's get started

This retreat is truly an intensive. You will be moving multiple times a day, walking for an hour in the morning and hiking, and being coached by a professional who has been dancing and moving on Broadway for years!

To join this retreat, you must be:

  • Willing to explore your body, get on the floor, crawl, dance, get silly, shake, and squat
  • Curious for nature hikes and getting a little dirty ;)
  • Ready to get a little uncomfortable in order to expand and THRIVE!

Physical intensity:

Schedule a 15-minute discovery call
Lauren Sambataro coaching a woman