Testimonials

What people say about my retreats, yoga classes, and coaching.

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This retreat was just what I needed. Renee was an amazing instructor and kept good energy throughout the retreat. There was a nice balance of yoga, meditation, personal growth and play. The activities she planned away from the property allowed us to experience Tulum but still keep our zen. The trip to the lagoon was breathtaking, definitely a unique experience that you can't do anywhere. I was lucky to join a group of strangers that were all incredibly welcoming and genuinely supported each other's growth... making the trip extra special. Creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. As a foodie, I was a bit concerned about having one chef for the week as I figured the food would be healthy and boring. I was wrong, Sofia exceeded my expectations! She created dishes from scratch and continued to surprise us with unique pairings ... like shredded zucchini mole and fresh celery soup! I look forward to experiencing another retreat with Renee soon. I even built it in as a reward in my goal setting to help keep me motivated. Thank you Renee and Sofia for sharing your energy with us, it was truly amazing.

Toni Larson

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What’s unique about this retreat is the personal growth element. For me that was the most important, it’s really special. The best candidate for this retreat is someone that longs for personal growth.  You bring people here and say “come and think over your life, let me help you if you don’t have time to think about this in detail”.


There were many great moments, but my favorite was the second day during the morning meditation before yoga. Something just touched me. I kind of sobbed silently uncontrollably, the tears just streaming down my face. That was a very profound moment. When you meditate and you can get into that. Obviously I was connected to something, my higher self or something. The meditation set the tone very very right.


The other part that I really enjoy is when you took us to the lagoon. To practice yoga in that open space and in that environment, that was a very very nice experience. You are showing those interested in yoga different styles to look at. You take people to acro yoga and otherwise they would have never tried. You incorporate sound healing, live music, the singing bowls. That alone I think it’s worth the trip.


I think your retreat really sort of opened my eyes. This is not like other retreats. It’s for people who are ready to get into that personal growth realm. Yoga is just icing on the cake.

Daniella H

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"Review of back to back retreats"

I went back to back weeks at this retreat and was so happy I did! Renee has a great personality and a light friendly energy about her, makes you feel at ease right away. The food is amazing and plentiful. I'm not vegetarian, but that week, I didn't care that I ate no meat. The yoga helped heal my injured shoulder. Renee was able to give me modifications to use. My personal favourite was spending quality time with like minded yoga travelers from around the world. It brought me new friendships that maintained even after the yoga retreat! I got to see what life would be like living in tuluum as a yoga traveler. We got to go into town many times and go into the yoga studios in tuluum. Now that I'm back home I feel rejuvenated and recharged!

Jordan Cairns

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"Pure joy and happiness!"

I had the most amazing time! Renee is the best host and is interested in providing participants with a great experience in Tulum as well as helping with their personal growth. The food was truly the best vegetarian food I have tasted so far and prepared with so much love! Thank you Renee and Sofia for the most wonderful time! I enjoyed my stay sooo much and can only recommend everyone to book this retreat. You will return home full of love and happiness. Thank you for everything!!! :)

Sarah

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What a wonderful personal learning experience in a well-appointed villa at beautiful Riviera Maya / Tulum! We had a small retreat group (4 people, all solo travelers) and I felt right at home with Renée’s radiance, contagious laugh, positivity, calming presence and compassion. We were also pampered with Sophia’s delicious vegetarian meals that were made fresh with local, colorful, ingredients. 

This is a great retreat for “soul-searchers” who just need that little extra nudge to clear the mind & embrace next steps. I found it to be a unique combination of yoga (including acroyoga!), journaling / life coaching, and new experiences that reflect local community culture & natural environment. From the ancestral sound healing, live music, cenote swims, beach yoga and exploring downtown – the retreat was thoughtfully curated with fun things to do in addition to the personal reflections. The yoga instruction by Renée and other guest instructors were very accessible, with helpful cues and adjustments. For me, I wish there was more meditation as it really helped with the journaling! 

I walked away from the retreat feeling more relaxed, and open to future possibilities & next steps – thank you for an amazing experience, Renée! :)

Maggie

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"Experience full of love and joy".

The retreat was amazing! Renée is a lovely and smiling person. She showed us the beautiful surroundings. The daily journaling helped me to realize a lot of things. The food was delicious !!! It was a beautiful experience meeting wonderful people. Thank you.

Cathy Saraiva

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"Amazing Experience "

This retreat was more than just a yoga getaway. Renee put together a very transformative experience from two daily yoga sessions, to entertainment the first night we arrived, to sound healing sessions, various types of yoga (yin, vinyasa, acro) not to mention beautiful vegetarian meals that were so very delicious. What makes this retreat different from others is it also has a personal growth and coaching aspect. Anyone can get away for a few days, but to bring the transformative experience home with you and integrate it into your life at home is the goal. The friends and connections I made were very special. I can’t wait to go back!

Erin Mosher

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"Serendipitous "
This retreat came at the perfect time. Renee is a gem. Sophia cooked amazing vegetarian meals. The excursions were beautiful and healing. 
Nothing to not like.

Jennifer Enriquez

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"Amazing retreat for beginners!"

Fantastic retreat. Very detailed in experiences between yoga, meditation, food, workshops and local trips.

Catherine Breslin

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I felt much more grounded and peaceful after the retreat. Many people told me they noticed an increase in my frequency after I returned from Tulum.


I’ve learned that I was storing emotions in the hips! Hence, me crying a lot after performing some hip openers in yin yoga! Since the retreat I’m more mindful that the hips are a delicate area that need regular care. I also use the self-reflection techniques and the visualization exercises in my day-to-day life.


I got interested in the retreat because of the program - yoga and also activities outside of the retreat in nature. My favorite parts of the week were the sound healing and diving in a beautiful cenote.


This retreat is perfect for a person that is interested in yoga and self-reflection, and wants some guidelines towards building a bright future. Also a person that has not had in depth coaching before, then the coaching in the retreat will really add value and extraordinary aha moments.


Renée is an amazing person to guide this retreat. She is passionate, calm, sweet and open minded. She makes you feel very much at home and is open to discuss anything. Lastly, she is a great yoga teacher and her energy is amazing.

Mehrnaz

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Renée is such a wonderful women. She knows exactly what she is doing and always got a plan. She is very patience and always friendly. She makes sure everyone feels welcome and gives the group room to grow. At anytime she made sure everyone is involved by the activities or ceremonies.

Natascha Schlesinger

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I was looking for a retreat that went beyond just physical yoga and dug deeper into creating true connections with other participants.  Knowing we would be focusing on how to apply what we got from the retreat into our everyday lives.


What I enjoyed most were the conversations we had at the table when we were having our delicious vegetarian meals. Also the blend of time to ourselves, activities that pushed us out of our comfort zone, and doing yoga in the lagoon, and the diving option!


After this week I felt like I was able to access a deeper side of myself and to also connect with others who may have been different but seeing the connection that spirituality and yoga can bring.


This retreat is perfect for someone who is looking to explore their own spirituality and wants an instructor who truly cares about the participants.  

Marissa Boyer

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“I never thought I’d be a yoga kind of guy until I met Renée. Now when I do my yoga routines nearly a year later it’s her voice I hear in my head telling me I’m not allowed to do Savasana pose for a whole lesson!

Renée’s enthusiasm for yoga is infectious and inspiring and she gives her all in each lesson to engage with everyone. In particular, I like that she always adjusts to the energy and mood of the class so they’re never exactly the same. An absolute pleasure to learn from!!!!!”

Peter Carey

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Renée is such a sweet soul. She is one of the most heart-warming people and yoga teachers I know. She easily creates a sacred and peaceful space in her classes and guides you safely through the yoga class. Additionally she is super into backbends, so if you are seeking for increasing your confidence, embracing yourself, and to experience life on the bright side go ahead and spent some time with her.

Nela Tesch

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I had a great private yoga class with Renée! She made sure the class was at a pace that was right for me. The yoga practice was strengthening and we ended it with some relaxing poses followed by meditation. Renée is an amazing teacher!

Zerya Shakely

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Renée is a great yoga teacher! She'll take you through the class always checking that everyone is feeling well and adapting the practice according to everyone possibilities!
On top of that she's a great person full of positive energy!
I warmly recommend her!

Garance Klauss

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I met Renée, this caring and loving human being while I was volunteering at the hostel in Sri Lanka, She was the onsite yoga teacher.
Sunset yoga class would be hold everyday, and oh my, It was the event I look forward to every day.
A perfect balance would be how I describe her class, It's amazing how Renée is able to create this calm ambience in the space, a safe zone where I can explore yoga for the first time without any concern as she guided.
While we are on the different side of the planet now, I carry her inspiration with me as I look forward to see her and be in her class again.

Jess Huang