How are you really? Yoga retreats helps you explore every aspect of yoga on and off the mat with chakras & Ayurveda, also helping to better understand yourself.

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Sarah Mckenzie-Thane

Reviews (53)

Anonymous

from Germany, November 2019

"Wonderful Retreat"

Everything was great :)

Maria Twarkowska

from Vietnam, October 2019

I loved lectures, yoga classes, atmosphere, little celebrations. It was much better than I would expect and I wish I could stay a month here

Anonymous

from Vietnam, September 2019

Everything! The retreat was absolutely great from start to finish. Excellent hosts, great location and fab food. The yoga was so good and varied. I also learned about chakras and ayurveda. I booked a session of reiki and sound bowls and both were great. The yogabarn has sheep and chickens and are a welcome addition to pet or simply watch. I left feeling refreshed and ready for the next chapter in my life. Thoroughly recommend!

Brit Stiles

from Cambodia, August 2019

"Yoga barn kampot - must do! "

This little gem of a yoga retreat is nestled next to the mountains in kampot, with your daily dose of cows grazing by while doing yoga. Sarah and Lisa are incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and kind. They made a beginner like my self feel every bit of comfortable but also challenged me when I needed it! If you are looking for a place to grow in your meditation and yoga practice, while also being able to refuel and relax, this is the place to do it. Forever grateful to Sarah, Lisa, and Larry for their teachings and hospitality!

Verena Aldrian

from Indonesia, September 2019

"Great experience "

Everything, it was an amazing week.

Sarah and Larry are so wonderful and I‘m really happy that I joined the retreat.

Ariff Aris

from Malaysia, August 2019

"A Great 7 Day Yoga Retreat"

The private room was clean and spacious, the vegetarian meals were always on time and cooked well. Sarah is a great instructor, learnt a lot from her. I haven't done Yoga before, but Sarah made it easy to understand and I did not feel intimidated in her sessions (although i am not very flexible at all). The classes and discussions were laid out perfectly and there wasn't a boring moment. Larry & Sarah are friendly, accommodative and very nice to be around. They make you feel very welcomed and part of the family at the Yoga Barn. Sound Healing session was good. Truly enjoyed the experience.

Lorri Gibson

from Cambodia, July 2019

"My first yoga retreat experience "

The hosts were amazing. Very welcoming and very encouraging with out putting the pressure on

Cerys Anning

from United Kingdom, June 2019

"Unforgettable experience "

We had such an amazing time at the retreat, the entire experience was a great combination of fun and reflective. From the very start everyone was very welcoming and kind. The yoga session were really great as you could push yourself physically and sink into a restorative mindset.

The activities in the middle of the day were great as we got a chance to learn about the history of yoga and why it’s important today.

I would say one of my favourite times of the day apart from doing to the yoga was sitting down for dinner as it felt like a family dinner with everyone chatting and then at the end we would play uno which was a good laugh.

Overall we could not have asked for a better experience.

Sagar Memon

from Vietnam, May 2019

"An Amazing Experience!"

Sarah and Larry have built a very welcoming and peaceful yoga retreat. They treat their guests with great respect, really get to know you, provide you with awesome food, teach a lot about yoga and provide very unique yoga classes.

Claudia Melpignano

from United Kingdom, May 2019

"Balm to the soul, body and mind"

Sarah and Larry's retreat at Yoga Barn is a beautiful gift everyone should give himself as an act of self-love. Everything (setting, facilities, food and programme) gives you the chance to spend some quality time with yourself, whilst benefiting from the support of 2 beautiful souls. Sarah's varied and patient approach to teaching enables you to achieve a holistic knowledge of what yoga and meditation practices are and entail; whilst Larry's humour and caring attitude contribute to make of the retreat the most intense and and the same time lighthearted week you may hope for. Discussions on yoga, chakra and ayurveda were a valuable and unmissable add-on. The trips were also super fun. Sarah and Larry are able to share their lights both on and off the matt. You step in at Yoga Barn as a guest, and you feel like stepping out as a family member.

Jessica Connell

from Cambodia, May 2019

"Jess Connell"

From start to finish i had a truely wonderful time at the Yoga Barn. Larry was so cheery when he picked my up to kindly take me to their place and Sarah greeted me with open arms on arrival. I was seeking a balance between finding calm and pushing my practise further and I certainly found that, and more.

Anything i wanted was catered for from future travel and yoga questions to having my shoes fixed was no problem. I learnt so much from Sarah both on and off the matt and I have no doubt that I will be returning to their lovely place. It was a laugh a minute with the cutest sheep and chickens running around too, joined by some lovely like-minded ladies on the retreat.

The dorm is not like any other dorm i’ve Stayed in, its not really fair to call it a dorm at all. It is SO spacious, the bed so comfy and beautifully decorated. Each morning we ate fresh fruit, much of high was picked by Sarah in the garden that morning - amazing!

Thank you Sarah and Larry for a wonderful few days. I initially booked two nights but had to extend for another as I was not ready to leave!

Danielle Cox

from United Kingdom, January 2019

"The best experience of my life "

I enjoyed every aspect of the retreat it was a perfect way to come into the new year.

I enjoyed the structure of each day, I also learnt Reiki level 1 and 2 whilst i was out in Bali!

I also enjoyed the amazing vegan food, beautiful setting and amazing tutors. Sarah and Larry are so lovely and I instantly felt at home and comfortable with them. I cannot thank them enough for an amazing opportunity ⭐️

Anonymous

from United States, January 2019

"Cant wait to do it again!"

The balance of yoga and other activities both culturally and spiritually were wonderful! We learned a lot and still had time to explore, all while sleeping to the sounds of the ocean waves. Absolutely beautiful location! Sarah and Larry did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

fiona casey

from Australia, December 2018

"So much more than I ever expected "

Everything, I enjoyed every moment and have come home with a whole new outlook. I’m so positive and have had my eyes opened to so many new experiences. I’ve come home refreshed and enthused and ready for new life adventures. Thanks Sarah for putting together such an amazing retreat. I will definitely be signing up again next year.

Anonymous

from Australia, December 2018

"An enjoyable experience just for me. "

The whole experience. Something that I wouldn’t of done for myself as I was going along with my sister. So I got to enjoy the destination being Bali, the food, having a holiday, and doing something new for myself which was yoga.

Laura Weston

from United States, November 2018

"The most wonderful by the sea yoga retreat experience ever!"

I loved everything about the amazing 'How are you Really? yoga and meditation retreat! It was such a happy life-enhancing experience from start to finish (didn't want it to end ;)) with memories to treasure and shared with such special people. Sarah and Larry have created something very special - and to be able to share their wisdom, knowledge, expertise, love and zest for life truly is a gift to all who attend their retreats!

Anonymous

from Hong Kong, October 2018

"My amazing chapter "

It was an amazing trip for me , I found love n laugh with my group and release my negative engry n return with a big smile !!! Very lovely food and perfect arrangement for everything ! I am so thankful for this

Anonymous

from New Zealand, September 2018

"Had a fantastic time at the howareyoureally retreat"

Sarah in great and genuine. Loved the healing bowl session. Great variety.

Catherine Lampi

from United States, September 2018

When I booked the retreat I expected that the biggest impact it would have would be on my performance on the mat- boy was I wrong. Sarah has created a truly unique experience that captivates mind, body and spirit. "How Are You Really?" allows you to reconnect with yourself, explore meditation practices, get out of your comfort zone and leaves you with an understanding of what works for you and why. There are a healthy offering of *optional* add ons and the yoga classes are the perfect blend of beginner and more advanced poses. I couldn't recommend booking yourself a week in this yogi's paradise enough- trust me you won't regret it!

Thank you Sarah and Larry - it was truly a pleasure!

Christine Bone

from Philippines, August 2018

"Wonderful Oasis"

I joined Sarah for a wonderful retreat in August. The setting was just perfect- right on the beach in a relaxing part of Bali, quiet but not isolated, and the schedule was great and very well planned! Plenty to keep us busy with a great balance of yoga, meditation, pranayama and theory, plus two fabulous excursions :) also leaving us enough free time to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings! I completed my Reiki level 1 and 2 training during the week with Sarah and I’m so glad I did, the course was wonderful and fit nicely with everything else I learned during the retreat!

If you’re considering visiting- do it- you won’t regret it!!

Thank you so very much Sarah- it was just what I needed!

Keep doing what you’re doing- it’s perfect.

Luci Colla

from Australia, April 2018

Sarah and Larry, meeting beautiful people and the experience

Sharon Chan

from Singapore, April 2018

"Beachfront Paradise In the Land of the Gods"

The sprawling beachfront location was a highlight in itself. The 10 of us were housed in several bungalows connected by a huge garden. There were 2 sundecks and stairs provided direct access to the beach. We could swim in the sea, brood on the beach, enjoy the swing and seesaw, sunbathe or gather in the dining room to chat. The view from my upstairs room looked straight out to sea, and I fell asleep listening to the crash of the waves every night. The setting also provided our retreat leader with inspiring ways to deepen our experience, eg, the closing ceremony was done knee high in water, and another activity was conducted right on the beach . I requested my massage on the deck at night under the starry skies and also had a singing bowl treatment on the sundeck, with the sea breeze, sunshine and sloshing water in the background making it a very soothing and unforgettable experience.

The retreat program was carefully balanced between structured and free time. We had for self-exploration, to reflect, do optional workshops/treatments, or just chill. Two included day trips gave the group a chance to explore the area and learn something about the local culture. I also liked the fact that the program incorporated many styles of yoga (including Fly High) and different meditation techniques. At the end, the instructor gifted us with a set of mala beads each, and a handy sum up of tools, tips and techniques for us to continue our practice after the program. It was so thoughtful!

Laura Puchtler

from United States, April 2018

"More than I would have hoped for!"

The location right at the beach, the beautiful shala overlooking the ocean, the participants from all over the world, the amazing classes led by Sarah and the relaxed atmosphere she created were fabulous! Suitable for beginners as well as advanced yoga practicioners, this retreat had it all: different yoga styles, discussions about the philosophy behind it, meditation, trips to explore the area, great vegetarian food and tons of fun! Sarah is an amazing teacher, I loved every second of her classes!!

Samantha Coates

from Australia, March 2018

"I was blown away with the whole experience. "

The accommodation was a Bohemian paradise with private beach and perfectly manicured garden. The yoga was well structured to both beginner and challenging enough for more advanced.

Nicole Tyson

from Australia, March 2018

"Wow, what an incredible experience & totally lovely people!"

I chose this retreat for the combination of yoga, learning workshops, plus a couple of cultural/sightseeing trips too. And, I wanted to be close to the ocean. The view from the open air studio is incredible, straight out across the water to watch the fishing boats in the mornings and the most beautiful sunsets in the evening, all while yoga-ing.

From the moment I met Sarah and Larry, I immediately felt comfortable and with friends. Sarah is a warm, practical and passionate teacher, able to easily adapt to the different levels of experience, personality and language effortlessly and with some great British humour too which I really enjoyed. As the least mobile of our group, I never found myself feeling out of my depth. Larry does a wonderful job making sure everything runs smoothly, he is very thoughtful and works hard to make sure we all have everything we could possibly need to get the most from the week. There is a genuine feeling of support and care for each other which was beautiful.

The food was delicious, healthy and plenty of choice (Nuts for Cacao smoothie bowl, absolutely delicious!) The massage was fantastic and I took advantage of Sarah's reiki magic at the beginning of the week to really set myself up.The program is busy, but this is what I really wanted, to focus on me. There is time each day to relax by the pool or take a massage. A wonderful, thoughtful and comfortable place to learn, reflect and reset. Thank you Sarah, Larry and HAYR Feb18 Alumni

Cas Woinarski

from New Zealand, March 2018

"Wow"

I cannot recommend this experience more highly.

I'm a 29M and work in a professional environment. I did a 4 day private retreat with Sarah as it was all that would fit with my dates.

From start to finish the experience was far greater than I expected.

I have practicing for about 3 years, and so was ready to move beyond just the Asanas, and be exposed to Pranayama and a few other things. (If these words put you off, don't let them. Sarah has a great way of teaching all of this to beginners).

1) The hotel - Puri Oka. Is all you could need. Working air con, comfortable bed. Literally on the beach front. It's not fancy, but spot on. The restaurant is amazing. The best smoothie bowls I had on Bali (including Canggu).

2) The studio. The best place to ever practice yoga. Either just after sunrise looking over the water, or as the sun sets in the other direction. Amazing colours to come out of chivasana to. Open air, could hear the waves which helped with some of the meditation.

3) The yoga. I had private instruction, so we got to pick out what I wanted to focus on. But also experienced things that I never would have known existed (and probably avoided). But the mix of vinyasa in the AM, then aerial/high fly or yin in the evenings was great.

4) The spiritual stuff. I'm not big on this, but I was in a place where I was open to it. And as a result I found i got a lot out of these sessions, a lot more than I would have anticipated.

Overall - you will not regret this :-)

Zinna Aylward

from Australia, January 2018

"Excellent retreat, highly recommended"

The layout and content of the retreat was well thought out and exactly what l was looking for.

Anonymous

from Switzerland, January 2018

"This is so much more than just asanas!"

From beginning to the end the retreat was exactly what I was looking for and so much more than that! A driver picked me up from the airport and brought me to this this green, lush land at the ocean. We were accommodated in revamped, but still typical local bungalows, the main building had the kitchen and eating/lounge area on the ground floor and the big, open but covered yoga space on the upper floor. The (vegetarian) food was freshly prepared for us by local women and I can honestly say it was the best I had during my time in Bali! While there is no sand beach, there is a direct access to the water and plenty of decking and green area to sit by the ocean and relax.

The main activity were the yoga classes. Sarah made sure that the schedule changed daily, so we would e.g. have a slow vinyasa flow and yoga nidra in the morning and yin yoga or fly high in the evening. Before the evening classes Sarah would introduce and discuss with us various other yoga and meditation techniques or healing methods.

I really loved the included activities, such as the visit to a local healer, the reiki and healing bowl treatments and the massages.

This is the place to go to relax and do some yoga, but especially also if you want to understand yourself better and start to heal.

Susan Lindberg

from Australia, October 2017

"Fabulous energy, very giving couple, best week ever "

Sarah was a great instructor, with fabulous energy and insight. She was patient with beginners ( me) and the yoga changed every day. I loved the discussions on the three days we did them.

The food was amazing and plentiful.

Fabulous outlook over the ocean gave great energy to the room.

Roxanne Iwinski

from Australia, October 2017

"Beautiful location"

The yoga Shala was lovely and picturesque. Beautiful sea breezes and outlook.

Anonymous

from Sweden, July 2017

"Dissapointed"

The location, the yogastudio, the views and some of the yogasessions and the fact that the yogateacher was kindhearted, the trip to the wateroalace was ok but the lunch should ofcourse been included concerning the price of the retreat.

Natalie Stuart

from Australia, June 2017

"Perfect retreat"

Loved Sarah and Larry. The yoga was great and not to complicated for beginners. Lots of laughter, great food and friends I hope I'll have for life. it was perfect I came back so relaxed and feel I have a different attitude

Anonymous

from Armenia, June 2017

"Very creative and rich programme"

The programme was full with all kinds of yoga, talks about chakras, ayurveda, and much else, and sightseeing in the area, especially the tour to water palaces exceeded my expectations. I also had a private reiki training. The view from the hotel and yoga shala was amazing.

Barbara Montagut

from France, July 2019

"Everything u need !!! "

I m usually not a big fan of comments and i ll try to do my best to translate in english So most of u can understand. This is exactly what i was looking for and more. The place is perfect for a retreat, outside of town but just 10min by tuktuk. The planning we had is great : two yoga classes every day, a meditation time every day, some really insteresting discussions about yoga and more, nice time to rest. The area is quiet so u can focus on your Practise. Two visits in town so u can still be connected with the moderne world. And amazing people and animals : Sarah and Larry are so warming that u feel home. Always available for a talk about life, yoga, travel, food... everything. Always smily. Tkx u so much both of u, made my retreat wonderful !!!!

Nina Koch

from Vietnam, June 2019

"So much love"

Everything at the Yoga Barn Kampot was very very beautiful. Not only the accommodation (which is spacious, nice and new) but also the food and the location.

The best thing about my retreat were the people - I had such great company and even better teachers. Sarah and Larry are an amazing, generous couple who managed to create a yoga place of love. I felt good and learnt a lot of things. I was able to try new things without any pressure and had the time and space to find answers about my life/self.

Thank you so much!

Eduardo Del Olmo

from Vietnam, May 2019

"Dreamy amazing retreat"

Sarah and Larry and pure Love and Dedication. The place is perfect and the practice fulfilling! Sarah is a true expert and super down to earth. Larry takes care of the logistics and Caroline is a superb cook Spending time with them during excursions and meals was a lot of fun. You really work on your body and soul . Cozy , simple, super friendly, laid back and in the nature. Honorable mention to the cutest sheep ever Lola and Luke .

Joelle Latour Larrea

from Cambodia, May 2019

"Lovely yoga retreat in Kampot"

It was a lovely stay at Yoga Barn! Sarah and Larry are so nice and helpful and drove us to town a couple of times. The food is good and Sarah ordered more western food when we told her we had a lot of fried rice during our trip. Yoga classes were really good and we even tried fly high yoga, which was so much fun! There is a nice balance between activities and free time. The dorm is huge and comfortable and the bathrooms are big and clean. I would definitely go back!

Brenda Schutten

from Netherlands, November 2018

"Een ervaring om nooit te vergeten!"

De retreat was heel goed georganiseerd met een goede balans tussen de verschillende soorten yoga, meditatie, gesprekken en eigen tijd.

Sarah is een hele bekwame instructeur met humor en perfecte kennis van zaken. Ze stond samen met haar man Larry altijd voor ons klaar.

Claudia Widow

from Germany, October 2018

"Amazing Holiday/retreat"

Yoga courses were great, each class was different from the ones before. Especially Fligh-high Yoga was an unique experience which I would have never expected myself I could do, but Sarah teached us so well and so I was able to “go over my limits”.

Everything was very good organized and we didn’t have to take care about anything by our own- we could just concentrate on yoga and relaxing -GREAT!

Food was excellent (staff who cooked and served the meals were so nice and friendly) and I loved to stay with the group every night.

Thank you Larry for being the best driver and helping with everything.

Would totally recommend this retreat and I will definitely come back!

Everything exceeded my expectations (although my expectations were high).

You made my holiday😄

Sophie Weigelt

from Germany, February 2018

"'How are you really?' describes the retreat perfect"

The week in candidasar was perfect! everything was planned and managed for us and so I could really go into the work of yoga, meditation and breathwork.

but thats not all! we had amazing ceremonies and visited the bat cave, the water temple and a traditional healer!

perfect retreat for those, who are searching for a long lasting experience!

Melody Feron

from Indonesia, February 2018

Tout était vraiment super et de qualité ! J'ai aimé la diversité des sujets parcourus, ils étaient pertinents et maîtrisés. Un superbe équilibre d'activités, d'apprentissages et de pratiques !

Une semaine magique et authentique !

Iris Ackerman

from Netherlands, September 2017

The diversity of the yoga classes. Since we did not do only Hatha, but also Yin, Nidra and Fly yoga!

Anonymous

from France, June 2017

"Inoubliable"

Que vous soyez débutant ou confirmé, Sarah est la personne idéale pour une retraite de yoga. À l'écoute, disponible, sensible et très technique, tous les éléments sont là pour progresser rapidement. Les groupes de petites taille sont aussi parfait pour créer des liens ce qui rends ce moment de partage encore plus agréable. Le lieu est agréable avec la salle de yoga à l'étage et ouverte sur la mer, pour une totale déconnexion.

Grâce à cette retraite, le yoga fait désormais parti de ma vie, merci Sarah et Larry.

Un bon anglais est toutefois utile pour vraiment profiter de l'expérience.

Dr Louise Johns

This retreat was incredible

It exceeded by expectations

I felt changed by the experience

The location was amazing

The atmosphere/ interaction with other retreatees was terrific

The Yoga space was heaven with ocean noise & vista

Sarah is a calm capable & skilled teacher

It was well organised

The Puri Oka was modest but suitable accom, with beautiful outlook & interior garden

I would attend another retreat with Sarah & Larry

Monica Penrose

from CA, USA,

Great Yoga Retreat

Sarah is a phenomenal yoga teacher and just a beautiful person inside and out.

The theme "How are you Really" was spot on. Sarah and Larry made sure that you had time for introspection pondering that question.

The retreat schedule was great. We learned a lot about yoga, chakra's, auyervdic practices, yin yoga and yoga nidra. The excursions to the water palace and mountain Shaman were interesting and informative about the local Balinese culture.

The class participants were literally from around the globe. We bonded and shared a lot of laughs and even a few tears as we learned about ourselves and each other.

Kelly

from United Kingdom,

The 'How are you really?' Yoga retreat was one of the best holidays I've ever had. It was the perfect combination of yoga, meditation, sightseeing and relaxation. The hotel was great, with wonderful food and a great location, along with an onsite Shala with panoramic sea views to die for; perfect for yoga practice. The excursions were lovely too, especially the water palace.

Sarah was a great instructor who pushed your boundaries but never pushed you over the edge. As a result, I felt my practice really improved and it has encouraged me to find a better instructor at home. The retreat also introduced me to meditation and pranayama, something which is hard to find in yoga classes in my area. However, I do try and practice them at home.

Most importantly, I felt that I came away from the retreat a better person with more appreciation for the good things in life, and that is thanks to Sarah (and Larry too!) I hope to see them again on another retreat in the future.