Paradise Found Retreat: General Info

A 7-day immersive journey into our natural state of tranquility
March 3-10, 2023 | Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Does the thought of the cold winter already have you craving warmth and sunshine?

Are you yearning for a respite from the hustle and bustle of life?

Do you wish there was a beautiful, relaxing place you could escape to, filled with luxury where everything was done and planned for you?

Are you aching to reconnect with yourself and with other women who are seeking tranquility as well?

Most importantly, are you ready to find your inner peace and experience a transformation so powerful that this peace spills over into every part of your life?

If you answered any of these questions with a resounding “YES!”... You are ready for paradise!

Paradise can be defined as an ideal or idyllic place or state. And in March 2023, I’m inviting you to embrace an idyllic paradise both internally and externally!

As we finally say farewell to the darkness of winter, I’d love for you to join me and other like-minded women to soak up some much-needed Vitamin Sea in the breathtaking Dominican Republic.

Imagine going through the hecticness of the holidays and the harsh, cold months ahead knowing you have something to look forward to that’s just for YOU — a time and place reserved that’s all about returning to yourself and finding your inner paradise.

Now, imagine only having to pack your bag for such an amazing escape...because everything else is taken care of for you!

In this carefully curated retreat, you’ll have time to relax and unplug as you enjoy a week of resting, connecting, and playing in the presence of natural beauty.

During your stay at a luxurious beachfront villa in the sunny and warm Dominican Republic, you will experience gorgeous white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise water as far as the eye can see. 

And as you soak in this outer paradise, you will journey to find and embrace your inner paradise as well.

The Paradise Found Retreat will be held from Friday, March 3 - Friday, March 10, 2023, at a spectacular 6-bedroom beachfront estate in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

What’s included:


The gorgeous home...

This stunning seaside villa features:


Our amazing excursions will include...

Snorkeling

Transparent kayaking

Sunset catamaran sailing


 

These are just some of the stories of transformation women have experienced at my past retreats:

 

 Check out the video below to hear how the retreat experience can transform you.



Here are more details of what you expect each day of the retreat*:

Friday, March 3rd (Arrival Day!)

  • 1:30pm: Group transfer from the Puerto Plata Airport in the Dominican Republic
  • 2pm: Check into the villa
  • 2pm - 5pm: Relax, Unpack, Light Refreshments, Experience the Beach + Pool, Nap in Your Room, Massages by the Pool
  • 6pm: Dinner from our private chef
  • 7:30pm: Opening Circle: Set Sacred Space of Retreat, Introductions and Intention Setting

Saturday, March 4th

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am: Journey to Your Paradise Found - Part 1: Our morning practice combines yoga, pranayama (breath work), inquiry work, guided meditation, & hands-on healing to reveal your inner paradise. You will connect more deeply to yourself and the group. There will be a break built into the morning session.
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm: Lounge on our Private Beach, Relax in the Hot Tub, Curl Up with a Book, Nap in Your Room, Massages by the Pool
  • 3pm: Snacks & Fruit
  • 4pm: Hands- On Guided Healing Meditation to Deepen Your Relaxation
  • 7pm: Dinner
  • 9pm: Healing Ritual Under The Stars

Sunday, March 5th

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am: Journey to Your Paradise Found - Part 2: Our morning practice combines yoga, pranayama (breath work), inquiry work, guided meditation, & hands-on healing to reveal your inner paradise. You will connect more deeply to yourself and the group. There will be a break built into the morning session.
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm: Leave for Playa Sosua
  • 2pm: Transparent Kayaking in Crystalline Waters of Sosua Bay 
  • 4pm: Snacks & fruit/Lounge on our Private Beach, Relax in the Hot Tub, Curl Up with a Book, Nap in Your Room, Massages by the Pool, Oracle Cards
  • 7pm: Dinner

Monday, March 6th

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 10am: Guest Yoga Instructor
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Sound Healing at the Villa 
  • 4pm: Snacks & fruit/Lounge on our Private Beach, Relax in the Hot Tub, Curl Up with a Book, Nap in Your Room, Massages by the Pool, Oracle Cards
  • 7pm: Dinner
  • 8:30pm: Dance Party at the Villa

Tuesday, March 7th

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am: Journey to Your Paradise Found - Part 3: Our morning practice combines yoga, pranayama (breath work), inquiry work, guided meditation, & hands-on healing to reveal your inner paradise. You will connect more deeply to yourself and the group. There will be a break built into the morning session.
  • 11:30am: Lunch
  • 12:15pm: Leave for Sosua Bay 
  • 1:00 pm − 3:00 pm: Tropical Snorkeling Excursion in Coral Reefs in the Crystalline Water of Sosua Bay
  • 3:30pm: Depart to Villa 
  • 4pm: Snacks & fruit/Lounge on our Private Beach, Relax in the Hot Tub, Curl Up with a Book, Nap in Your Room, Massages by the Pool, Oracle Cards
  • 7pm: Dinner
  • 9pm: Healing Ritual Under the Stars

Wednesday, March 8th

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am: Journey to Your Paradise Found - Part 4: Our morning practice combines yoga, pranayama (breath work), inquiry work, guided meditation, & hands-on healing to reveal your inner paradise. You will connect more deeply to yourself and the group. There will be a break built into the morning session.
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Paint & play at the Villa: Make a beautiful piece of art and embrace your creativity!
  • 3pm: Healthy snacks & fruit
  • 4:30pm: Leave for Sosua Bay
  • 5pm: Private Sunset Catamaran Sail Excursion
  • 7:30pm: Depart to Villa
  • 8pm: Dinner

Thursday, March 9th

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 10am: Guest Yoga Teacher
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Lounge on our Private Beach, Relax in the Hot Tub, Curl Up with a Book, Nap in Your Room, Massages by the Pool, Oracle Cards
  • 3pm: Healthy snacks & fruit
  • 4pm: Lounge on our Private Beach, Relax in the Hot Tub, Curl Up with a Book, Nap in Your Room, Massages by the Pool, Oracle Cards
  • 7pm: Dinner
  • 8:30pm: Closing Ceremony:  We will join in sacred circle to connect, expand, and synthesize all we experienced so that you can bring it home and create lasting transformation in your day-to-day life.

Friday, March 10th (Departure Day)

  • 7am: Breakfast
  • 9am: Ground transportation leaves for Puerto Plata International Airport

*Itinerary subject to change.

Still have more questions? Let me help!

Click the plus sign to view FAQs. When is this retreat?
This retreat is from Friday, March 3rd through Friday, March 10th, 2023. It is seven days and six nights.

Where is this retreat?

This retreat is in Cabarete, Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic at a luxurious and private beachfront villa where only our retreat members will be staying. The exact location, as well as a packing list and other details, will be sent to you in a welcome email approximately six weeks before our trip.

Do I need a passport to go on this retreat?

Yes, you need a valid passport to go on this retreat, as we are traveling internationally.

What does this retreat cost include?
Luxury accommodations, all meals & snacks made by our in-house chef, all healing/group excursions (contained within the itinerary), ground transportation to and from the airport, transportation to excursions, private 24 hour security, and daily housekeeping service. 

What is not included in the cost of the retreat?

Airfare and souvenirs/food/items bought during the excursions and at the airport are not included. 

What airport should I fly into?

You can fly into Puerto Plata International Airport, where ground transportation will be provided to the retreat house. If you fly into any other airport, you need to secure your own transportation to the house.

Tell me about the ground transportation from the Puerto Plata airport!

We will meet at a time & specific location at the airport, where we will board our van to the retreat house. The trip in the van is approximately thirty minutes. We will have room for one suitcase and one carry-on bag. 

What time will the ground transportation leave the airport?

As of now, I am gathering the information for the flights. It will most likely leave around 1:30pm so that everyone can arrive. We can check into our villa at 2pm. 

How long is the ride from Puerto Plata airport to the villa?

The ride is just thirty minutes!

Please tell me about the meals provided.

For the retreat, our own private chef will be cooking all of our meals in our villa. Snacks and delicious water infused with fruit/herbs/cucumber are also included.  Our chef and her team will clean up after each meal too! 

What if I have a food allergy?

Please let me know if you have a food allergy/intolerance. 

Will alcohol be served on this retreat?

No, alcohol will not be served. Alcohol numbs and actually inhibits the ability to have breakthroughs and transformation on retreat. We will get high off of our own supply through breath work, movement, and connection with nature and sisterhood. After hosting many retreats, many women feel less of a desire to drink and numb after leaving, which they report as a good thing. We will have mocktails so we can toast each other and celebrate in our beautiful setting!

Tell me about the yoga on the retreat!

If you are looking for a hardcore yoga retreat, this is not that! We will be doing gentle yoga and movement each day so that we can get into our bodies. Light breathing exercises as well as fluid movement will be practiced. We will also have a guest yoga teacher come to our villa twice during the week!

Will yoga mats/blankets be provided?

Brand new yoga mats will be provided. Bring a blanket if you like to be covered!

Tell me about the massages by the pool!

Each guest will receive a 60-minute massage by the pool! This is an opportunity to receive pampering and deepen your relaxation in paradise. The best part is, you can float back to your room! Your appointment time will be given to you upon arrival. 

Tell me about the Transparent Kayaking in Sosua Bay excursion!

Ground transportation will be provided to take us to Sosua Bay for a Transparent Kayaking excursion just 15 minutes away!  The beautiful beach of Sosua offers clear turquoise, crystalline, and calm waters for us to kayak on. We will be met by Henry, our guide, who will give us brief instructions, and then we will set out in transparent kayaks made for two. Our kayaking excursion is approximately 2 hours, including travel time.

Tell me about the Tropical Snorkeling in Sosua Bay excursion!

Ground transportation will be provided to take us to Sosua Bay for a Tropical Snorkeling Excursion just 15 minutes away. We will be met by Lotte, our guide, who will lead us on this magical experience. We will be exploring two reefs, with plenty of tropical fish, in warm, turquoise waters. Our snorkeling excursion is approximately 3 hours, including travel time.

Tell me about the Private Sunset Sail Excursion!

Ground transportation will be provided to take us just 20 minutes to Sosua Bay where our private catamaran sailboat will be waiting for us. Our captain will greet us as we board our boat. As we sail over the turquoise sea, we will enjoy a beautiful sunset together.

What are the healing rituals under the stars?

We will be doing healing activation rituals under the stars, at our retreat house, either on our patio or on the white sand of our private beach. Specifics of these rituals will be crafted as soon as they download for the intention and energy of the group. 

What is the average temperature in Cabarete in March?

The average temperature in Cabarete in March is a high of 86 degrees and a low of 67 degrees with sunny skies! 

How do I sign up?

You need to select your lodging and purchase from there. You can either pay in full or just put a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot. If you select the $500 deposit, reach out to me to make a payment plan.

Are there payment plans?

Yes! It takes just $500 to secure your spot. Reach out to me for payment plan options. Payment plans have just a little bit of interest. As anyone who has gone on retreats with me in the past knows, I am very flexible and understanding. If this is something you want to experience, I will work with you to do a payment plan that works for us both!

Is this retreat right for me?

If you are a woman who wants to connect to her inner paradise, in a luxurious and safe setting, with like-minded women, then this retreat is for you. Every detail is planned for your expansion in the most incredible setting! Feel into your body… she will know! 

 

If you have any other questions, reach out to me. We can plan a time to chat over the phone too!

If you’re ready to find your inner paradise while also soaking in the natural beauty of an outer paradise, this retreat is meant for you!

I invite you to join us to experience the tranquility and peace of this retreat filled with connection, sisterhood, and transformation.

I promise that the tranquility you find during this week away will stay with you long after you return home.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions about registering.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If reservation is cancelled with at least 30 days notice, a 50% refund will be applied.  If you need to cancel, at any time before the retreat, and you or Marci can find a replacement, a 100% refund will be applied minus $500 deposit. If Marci needs to cancel the retreat for any reason, you will be given a 100% refund.

COVID POLICY: I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the Paradise Found Retreat and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the Paradise Found Retreat may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Marci Baron (o/b/o Marci Baron Harris, Inc.) and other participants. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with my attendance at the Paradise Found Retreat.

On my behalf I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Marci Baron Harris, Inc., the company's employees, teachers, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Marci Baron Harris, Inc., the company's employees, teachers, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any event or class held at the Paradise Found Retreat.

By purchasing/registering, I acknowledge my understanding of this statement and consent to its terms and conditions.