Geared towards Clinicians and Healthcare Educators

a beautiful, Tropical learning environment that facilitates relaxation
and therefore lucid understanding of ideas and stronger Connections
between participants and the teacher. 

We provide two overall designs - Open Retreats and Closed Retreats:


Open Retreat

Open Retreats have the following:

  • Active marketing by Metro Collaborative that involves the general public

    • Marketing to Villia Serena's following in Europe

    • Facebook, Social media - digital flyers, etc

    • All Metro Collaborative's resources - a long list of physicians

  • In the Open Retreat we provide you a market pool of the US, Europe, and South America


Closed Retreat

Our Closed Retreat is exclusive.

It is not marketed to anyone outside of the leader's circle.

The leader has those who he wants and now just needs the hotel and its infrastructure. 


A Malleable Process


Optional Marketing Campaign

For Open Retreats, we do the work for you - and connect you with new, interesting professionals for you to connect with, share ideas, and learn from.



High quality cuisine from professionally trained chef and kitchen


Optional Activities

Auxiliary services like yoga, zumba, massage, horseback riding, kayaks, bicycles and swimming - excursions to remote beaches


Relaxed Learning

Discuss and share ideas about personal and practice functionality. 
The way we learn best is when we're relaxed and small stressors and pressures of normal life have receded. 


Spread the Word

The ideas and experiences gained from the Retreat will impact you and everyone who attended. Those who you all communicate with back home will also be impacted.  Along with the spread of great ideas, word of you and your practice will spread - creating a rewarding and practical experience all at once. 


Better Function

Take your experience home with you and apply the ideas and insights gained. Those who came will be encouraged to do the same. 


Reflect, Relax, Renew

Our Latest Workshop for Physicians, Dentists, Therapists, Teachers and Healers


April 25 – 30, 2019
May 2 – 5, 2019
July 25-30, 2019

Hotel Villa Serena Las Galeras
Samaná, Dominican Republic

Spouses/partners/family welcome.


Retreat Leaders


Bill Dennis, M. Ed.


Bill Dennis facilitates Interdisciplinary Groups of independent clinics wanting to form Collaborative teams.   He founded Metro Collaborative and Practice Success after many major projects in integrative healthcare as well as intensive internships.   He practiced psychotherapy at The Center for Holistic Medicine in NYC and has facilitated and taught collaborative healthcare to dentists, physicians, and therapists in his private practice.  Click here for his publications, honors, projects, charities, positions, endorsements and testimonials from clients.


Natasha Despotovic, CCH


Natasha Despotovic is an executive director of an NGO in DC and New York and a successful homeopath.  She built Villa Serena 26 years ago.   She balances these three major, successful projects with grace and skill.   In her work, she integrates all classical and contemporary methods and approaches that have been proven successful and beneficial.   As a certified yoga teacher and a homeopath, she treats acute and chronic ailments, physical issues as well as mental challenges and emotional trauma: from injuries, aches, and pains, inflammatory and infectious diseases, to chronic conditions, addictions, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.


Heidi Lyndaker


Heidi Lyndaker has over 20 years of experience working with clients in the health and wellness industry – making a difference in the lives of hundreds of individuals.

Heidi founded Synergy Health and Wellness with the intention of transforming personal healthcare by creating a deeply customized and individualized patient care experience aimed at addressing the root causes of wellness issues holistically and with natural treatments.

Read more about Heidi here


Support Yourself with Practical Tools and Completely Decompress.

Work on Yourself and/or Your Work with an Experience of Community, Nature and Physical Connection.

Take Time to Let Go of Old Patterns of Reacting to Stress and Digital Stuff

Meditate, Walk, Write, Contemplate, Move; then be Still.

Share, or Not.

Be in Nature

Rest, Relax, Renew and See Differently

Focus on You, All of You.

Dare to Lead, Effectively and Strategically

Envision a Fresh Model

Interdisciplinary Approaches

Work/Life Balance as a Natural & Continuous State

Complementary and Strategic Partnerships

Enjoy Water Yoga, Meditation and Kayaking

Those in the Helping Professions Can be Very Prone to ‘Compassion Fatigue’ because

They are Trained in the use of Empathy and Compassion and Focus on Other's Needs First. It is Essential to

Take Time and Take Care of Yourself, more than Once a Year.


Let Go, Unwind & Meet Likeminded Peers