Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there?

The area of the retreat is served by Puerto Plata International Gregorio Luperon Airport (POP) (1hr 45min drive) and the new Samana International Airport (AZS) (1hr 5min drive).

Other airports available are Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) (2h 30min drive) near the capital city Santo Domingo and Santiago (STI) (2h 45min drive).

You can find daily direct flights from Miami and New York.

Airport transfers will be provided – we will just need to know your itinerary upon booking!

What should I pack?

Bring a bathing suit, workout clothes, casual/lounging clothes, and a couple of outfits that make you feel great for some seated dinners we will have with the group. Bring all of your toiletries that you want there.

How many other couples will be on the retreat?

The retreat is for seven (7) couples total.

Do we have to share our relationship issues with the group?

The group work will encourage everyone to share openly. Part of what makes groups so special is the growth and learning that comes from other couples. Of course, you get to decide what it is you share and don’t share, but the more open you are to the process the better the experience will be!

What does the cost cover?

The cost covers EVERYTHING except your flights. All food, drink, airport transfer/transportation, spa services, yoga sessions, activities, luxury accommodations, and group work are included in the cost of the retreat.

I want to come but my partner doesn't. What can I do?

Direct them to this site and have them get familiar with Vienna & Connor’s work to see if they feel aligned. Vienna’s instagram is @mindfulmft and Connor’s is @mantalks, and check out a couple of podcasts they are on together, you can listen here and here.

If they still have hesitations, please feel free to reach out to us directly so we can answer any questions or concerns that might arise.

How can we pay for the retreat?

We will accept personal checks and money orders. If you desire to pay by credit card, a 3% processing fee will apply. A $3000 deposit will be due within two weeks of your acceptance to the retreat.

What happens if we need to cancel?

The $3000 deposit is nonrefundable. However, if you cancel before September 1, all additional payments will be refunded to you in full.

Will we have time to spend alone with our partner?

Yes! We know how important it is to reconnect 1 on 1 with your partner. Retreats are often overbooked with activities and group work. Our goals it to create a beautiful experience that strengthens you as a couple but also gives you the relaxation and rejuvenation we all need. You’ll have plenty of alone time worked into it.

What makes this different than regular therapy sessions?

Group work is some of the most special work that we can do as humans. Traditional therapy is phenomenal, but doing a retreat with other couples who can learn from you, and from whom you can learn, is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lives. Being fully immersed in the work over a 5 day period can create deep shifts in a relationship that meeting once a week for an hour might not make.