BY POPULAR DEMAND, YANASISTERS IS GOING BACK TO PUNTA CANA THIS FALL!
This retreat is open to all women, and offers a special treat for those with an interest in writing and/or journaling.
There’ll be plenty of free time to enjoy the beautiful 4.5 star all-inclusive resort, to be pampered by the incredible Excellence staff, and to get lost in scenic views of the breathtaking Punta Cana beach.
Those who choose will also have access to creative sessions on the beach that combine writing, journaling, storytelling, poetry, dreamwork, and meditation. And, we'll hold space to discuss individual creative projects, answer questions on the writing and publishing processes, and have laser coaching to remove any blocks.
Best of all, you’ll return home refreshed and recharged, with access to a positive accountability group that can support you on the next steps of your journey.
So, if the thought of enjoying fruity umbrella drinks, taking dips in the beach/pool, laughing with old and new sisters, and indulging at one of the resort's 9 restaurants sounds like a good time -- and the option to "take a journey in" through your writing/journaling takes it a notch even higher -- join us! We only have 10 rooms, and they will not last!
The dates are Friday, September 23 to Tuesday, September 27, and the place is the Excellence Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. . . The all-inclusive registration fee for double rooms (junior suite garden view) is $699 per person and single rooms (junior suite garden view) is $949 per person. (Note this includes everything except airfare.) A non-refundable deposit (half of total) will hold your spot, with the balance due on July 25. Or, you may pay the full balance in one payment. Note that balances not paid in full by August 1 may be released by the hotel, and payments previously made are not refundable.
Do I have to be a writer to attend? Do I have to attend the writing sessions?
Absolutely not. Our number one rule at a YANASISTERS retreat is to follow your spirit. If Spirit leads you to take a horseback ride or journal on your own instead of attending one of our creative sessions on the beach, we say GO FOR IT! Our only request is that you attend the opening and closing sessions so that we have an opportunity to connect, and that you let someone know if you're venturing offsite. Otherwise, we give you the schedule for our optional group meals and sessions, and you decide what works for you.
What are details of the resort?
We will be staying at the fabulous Excellence Punta Cana Resort where you will have a choice of nine international restaurants, unlimited alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, 24-hour room service, pool and beach waiter service, fully equipped fitness center, daily activities, snorkel gear and scuba lessons, and nightly entertainment. More details can be found at http://www.excellenceresorts.com/resorts/excellence-punta-cana/.
What does my fee include?
Your registration includes everything except airfare to Punta Cana. More specifically, the writing sessions and laser coaching, as well as transfer from/to the airport to hotel, and of course your hotel (with lodging, food, beverages, non-motorized activities as described above, and all taxes and gratuities).
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Your registration cost is not refundable, but should your plans change, you are welcome to transfer the registration to another woman. In this event, please notify us immediately at email@example.com.
Can I come alone?
Absolutely!!! Most of our participants come solo and have an incredible time. We spend most of our time enjoying the resort, relaxing by the beach and pool, or taking an excursion into town. But, you're sure to also be comfortable in your room, if you opt to share with another YANASISTER.
What are my transportation options for getting to Punta Cana?
Transportation to Punta Cana must be booked on your own. To the extent able, please attempt to schedule your flight with the following transfer times in mind:
(1) Friday September 23: Transportation from Punta Cana airport to the hotel is tentatively scheduled for 2:30 p.m. (Note the host is traveling from Atlanta to Punta Cana on Delta 0543, departing Atlanta at 9:45 a.m. and arriving at 1:10 p.m.)
(2) Tuesday September 27: Transportation from the hotel to Punta Cana airport is tentatively scheduled for 12 p.m. (Note noon is the hotel checkout time, and the host will be traveling back to Atlanta at 3:24 p.m. on Delta 0562. Also note the hotel is about 45 minutes from the hotel, and officials recommend checking in about 2 hours before your flight.)
Should you choose to travel outside the above times, you may be responsible for your own transfer to/from the hotel. Please check with the host with any questions.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org,