an ALTAR state of mind


A residency retreat for you, your organization, your collective or tribe


A self-healing sabbatical, wellness getaway, escape 


Executive Retreat - an exclusive one on one personally curated retreat with Dr. Dee

 Bring yourself to The altar and find the sacred, the sovereign and the sanctuary in you!"


Sanctuary Reteats

Sanctuary welcomes individuals and groups for a personally curated experience combining  our self-healing modalities with your health & wellness and self-care needs. Our healing center is ideal for sabbaticals, executive retreats, personal and staff development, writing & creative art residencies, collective healing and cultural/spiritual practices. Within a private community,  4 balconies, and a large wrap around garden, you will feel like you are in your very own sanctuary.  Dr. Dee works with you to create an exclusive retreat that meets your unique needs. Sanctuary quickly becomes a sacred space for the soul  of our guests, and we invite all parts of your humanity to bring your heartbreaks and celebrations to the altar.

Dr. Dayanara Marte

Welcome to my sanctuary and latest retreat project, nestled right on the majestic northern Atlantic shoreline. This healing center is a space to come to for much needed respite and exhale where you can become your own social justice.

Here you can breathe, create, heal, and dream.  This sanctuary hosts activists, organizers, teachers, social workers, entrepreneurs, creatives, executive directors, healers, artists, and writers from around the world — those who are on the frontlines working and fighting for systemic change.

You only need to take one look at this place to know that it’s pretty special. The center is the legacy home of Dr. Dees 84 year old mother, Andrea Marte, who bought her dream home 20+ years ago after being on her own healing journey-in the same town she was born in. 

The roof top of the house looks out to the ocean on the left and the mountain Isabel de Torres on the right. It was here that she dreamed of doing a healing circle with her eight sisters who shortly after started to pass away- she never did it. In her mothers name Dr. Dee has transformed the home into a Sanctuary to do what her mother never got a chance to do — support young and adult women heal.



Costambar beach is nearby and only a 15-minute bicycle ride from the resort. Bicycles are provided for our guests. We’re in the gated community of Hacienda Pinilla and downtown Tamarindo is a 10 minute cab ride.

Fly into Liberia airport (airport code LIR). There are direct flights from a number of major cities in the U.S., such as Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). The resort is a 1.5 hour ride from the airport and shuttle rides are available.

Within the stunning landscape of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic you will find this breathtaking retreat center for healing, wellness, peace and ease. Have a dip in the pool, walk on the beach, nourish your body with fresh fruit or just take some time to explore yourself in this beautiful countryside and let go of interpersonal and intergenerational violence, historical oppression, organizational trauma, social political pandemics, manmade disasters and crises.

Jenny Martins

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Personal Yoga Retreats & Wellness Packages


Enjoy the peace, healing and tranquility of the ocean breeze. Offering a unique retreat space within a tropical atmosphere, amazing views, comfortable amenities, delicious meals, yoga and meditation and private spaces. 


Our Personal Retreats offer various accommodation options and offerings for you to dive into your own organizational or personal retreat experience. Enjoy this ocean environment while taking the time to replenish and reconnect to yourself. Choose if you wish to keep it simple with a Personal Retreat  or dive deeper into a Guided Personal Retreat choosing the wellness services that resonate for you to create you own unique retreat experience.

Our Wellness Packages are for travelers seeking a wide variety of retreat choices that are customizable to their preferences. 

Retreat for Writers

Create in Comfort: Your Writing Retreat Awaits

Welcome to our retreat space, a serene and supportive environment designed to help you recharge and rejuvenate. Our beautiful setting is the perfect place to escape the stresses of daily life and focus on your personal growth and development.

Now, we are excited to offer a new option for healers, speakers, executives, and anyone in need of a peaceful space to complete their writing work. Our writing residency program provides a unique opportunity to focus on your writing and creative projects while surrounded by natural beauty and tranquility.

Our retreat space offers everything you need to support your writing process, including private rooms, dedicated workspaces, high-speed internet, and access to a supportive community of fellow writers. Whether you need to finish a book, write a keynote speech, or create new content for your business, our writing residency program is designed to help you accomplish your writing goals.

Writing Oasis: Join Us for a Writing Residency

In addition to a dedicated workspace, our retreat space offers a range of amenities to help you relax and recharge, including nourishing meals, yoga and meditation classes, and access to hiking trails and other outdoor activities. Our writing residency program provides the perfect balance of productivity and rejuvenation, allowing you to focus on your writing while also taking care of your mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

At our retreat space, we are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive community where writers from all backgrounds can feel supported and empowered. Our writing residency program is open to writers of all levels and backgrounds, and we strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.


If you are a healer, speaker, executive, or anyone in need of a peaceful space to complete your writing work, we invite you to join us for our writing residency program. Contact us today to learn more about this unique opportunity and to book your stay at our retreat space.

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