Live, Love, Yoga Gozo offers a free-spirited, light-natured approach to yoga and its teaching.
Yoga Retreats (2)
Lisa Pisani DeBono
Lisa has practiced yoga and found in it a support through an emotional roller coaster. Through yoga, Lisa also found an extremely intimate journey to find her true self, her calling. Yoga gave her inner peace and she learned to surrender, to be patient with herself. It was then that she started to see everything from a different perspective. The more she practiced yoga, the more she fell in love with it and felt the need to explore it even further. Teaching yoga is a blessing for Lisa since she gets to spread love and light to all the people she encounters.
from Australia, January 2020
"Just do it!"
Thank you Lisa and Kevin, an amazing life changing week! Two insightful, caring and clever souls who live on the most stunning island. The morning yoga outside on incredulous limestone features followed by great hiking all around the coastline. As I am no spring chicken Lisa was amazing in guiding me through the Yin poses. Am sorry it has ended. Onward and upward for me with the assistance of the Power of Meow 😘
Anne Mc Kay
from United States, October 2018
"Fantastic trip away with my son."
I went to Gozo with my son and we had a fantastic time. Nothing was too much trouble for Lisa, who went above and beyond , besides the hikes and yoga , bringing us to lots of other places that we would never have known about if on our own. My son severed some ligments in his shoulder just before we came, and this was not a problem to Lisa, who adapted the yoga poses to suit him. It was such a fantastic mix of hikes yoga and pure luxury in the hotel! I would highly recommend this retreat and will definitely be back.
from Switzerland, October 2018
"Wellness retreat in Gozo "
The professional and friendly manner that Lisa organized the whole trip. We could switch of and relax the moment we landed in Malta. If we had any questions they were answered immediately, the hotel was in an excellent location and owners of hotel couldn’t be more helpful. The yoga was tailored to our individual levels and needs which was greatly appreciated and we could experience the beauty of Gozo whilst practicing Yin yoga.
from Great Britain, May 2018
Big thumbs up for Gozo and Lisa’s retreat. The hotel was excellent; good beds and tasty breakfasts - we can recommend the jacuzzi rooms!
The morning hikes with Lee were easy-going with fantastic scenery and good chat, a great way to discover the island whilst leaving the afternoon free for relaxing down time.
Lisa was a brilliant host, tailoring the trip to our tastes each day. The yoga was a highlight blending active and restorative sessions in beautiful locations, she clearly knows her stuff. My partner was new to yoga and she may well have converted him to deepen his practice! Another plus was getting to spend time with gozitanos to find out about the local culture with many recommendations. The electric bikes rented from Kevin are a must do.
Many thanks to all involved for an unforgettable stay, we’ll be back!
from Germany, November 2018
"Unforgettable experience in relaxing little paradise"
I booked my yoga retreat without any expectations, as it had been a last-minute decision to escape the cold and pre-winter rush. I could not have guessed how perfectly it would fall into place.
I was accommodated in a 3-star hotel in a gorgeous and luxurious room. The amazing breakfast buffet included warm breakfast, fresh fruit and temptingly yummy pastries – highly addictive! ;)
The retreat was organised by the outstanding yoga and meditation teacher Lisa with the motivation to teach genuine yoga (or to deepen the knowledge of those who already practice) within an authentic environment. The classes were tailored to my level and needs and were inspiring, challenging and fun!
Every morning, I was picked up for daily guided outings by an experienced guide, Leigh, who took me on some adventurous hikes. Besides, I enjoyed his company with deep conversations and great laughs. Such a blast sitting on e-bikes singing our favourite songs to each other.
The magical island of Gozo has to be seen to be believed. You have to see its wild flowers and experience the silence in order to fully appreciate the beneficial effects this special place has on you.
Although my stay is unfortunately over, I am carrying the follow-up with me into the future. I am fully recharged and my heart is filled with gratitude to have got to know such beautiful souls which I am allowed to call my friends
So, be aware of the high risk of falling in love with the place and its people! :)
from Great Britain, November 2019
The hotel and service in the hotel ( Duke) was the best. Friendly and efficient, nothing too much trouble.
Lisa was great, kind and understanding yet also ambitious for me to do a little more and learn more
from Ireland, October 2019
Lisa is one of the most special teachers I have ever had. The whole course was perfectly catered to the needs of the group (3 people was a lovely number).
The peace of Gozo was something you cannot get in a normal yoga classroom. Being able to practice outside on some of the most beautiful spots was a treat for the senses!
Lisa is human sunshine and I couldn't recommend her course highly enough. Not only is she a wonderful yoga teacher, but she is also a brilliant tour guide and a wealth of information. Please go, you absolutely will not regret it.
from Ireland, October 2019
"Lisa is the epitome of the Light and Love she sends"
For my first yoga retreat, Lisa was truly amazing - from the organisation and booking, through to guiding us through amazing practices in amazing Gozitan locations. The weather wasn't in our favour the first week in October, but Lisa worked around it and brought us to natural outdoor spots away from some crazy elements on some days, and some of which I'm sure only the locals know about. Doing yoga in the rain one day, on an old fishing pier another, on a limestone plateau beside stunning steep cliffs another, and in a cave overlooking beautiful blue water on another just made my whole experience incredible. And my heartfelt thanks and love to Lisa for making it happen. She's a pretty good tour guide too. Loving Gozo all the more now. Thank you so much Lisa. From my heart to yours. Namaste.
from Germany, October 2019
"A wonderful experience"
It's hard to find words that describe how wonderful this retreat was. I can only agree with the previous reviews. Lisa is such a wonderful personality who has managed to make a yoga week with her warmth and positive and happy way, which I will not forget soon. She was always trying to show us places that an average tourist would not easily find, always eager to bring us closer to HER Gozo and show us things that can not be found in any travel guide. We practiced yoga in such wonderful places. The yoga sessions were a wonderful mix of Vinyasa Yoga in the morning and Yin Yoga in the evening. Lisa has always helped us to improve our yoga practice and found alternatives should exercise not be possible due to physical limitations. Because of Lisa and her positive attitude towards life, I would book this retreat anytime. Finally, a few words about the hotel: It was just as wonderful as anything else. Beautiful room, delicious breakfast and always friendly and helpful staff. I can only recommend everyone to book this retreat. Thanks Lisa!
from Germany, October 2019
"Live, Love, Yoga Gozo Retreats"
Lisa is the most lovely person giving all her passion for yoga and Gozo to her guests. Always thinking about what her guests have to see, to know and might like. Constantly available with support and ideas.
The places she took us for the yoga sessions were absolutely stunning, beautiful, full of different powers,energies and amazing views And there was always an extra with it, either jumping into the sea after practice or having a yummie picnique at a beach and so much more I do not want to spoil everything.
But not to forget Lisa‘s wonderful sense of humour, we were laughing so much.
I cannot thank enough for this wonderful experience.
from Great Britain, July 2019
"Best and most private and personalised retreat ever"
Really grateful to have chosen this retreat. Lisa really knows how to create and curate an experience. The yoga was very personalised, depending on her students’ requirements and needs. She was so openminded, thoughtful and kind about the practice and shared a lot of personal insight as well. I’ll always appreciate all the conversations we had, her calm and positive energy and her attention to detail when it came to planning every day and making it special. She knows all the best secluded locations to practice yoga in as well as the non-touristy yet mind-blowingly beautiful sights to visit and is happy to share her knowledge as well as explore some of them together. The hotel was clean, the rooms very on point and elegant and the staff fantastic. They made me a personalised vegan breakfast every morning and it was truly a highlight. This is not your typical large group yoga retreat, this is one for the ones who want to feel connected to nature, enjoy calmness and reconnect with themselves. You really get a chance to see how uniquely beautiful and preserved Gozo is, which for someone that usually has a busy, fast paced urban lifestyle is a breath of fresh air and a true luxury. Thank you for all you have done, Lisa. I will never forget this trip and will eternally appreciate your kindness. You really had such a positive impact on my life. xx N
from United States, June 2019
"Amazing yoga retreat/holiday on Gozo"
My friend and I loved everything about our week on Gozo. Lisa was an amazing teacher. She adapted her session to suit everyone and answered individual questions we had. We were driven to some amazing locations all over the island for the yoga sessions and we are pretty sure we would not have found some of these by ourselves. You can tell how much Lisa loves Gozo and she seems to enjoy sharing this beautiful island with visitors. The hotel was amazing too - very comfortable beds and excellent breakfast.
from Great Britain, June 2019
My partner and myself had a wonderful time on this retreat. Lisa took us to some spectacular locations for the yoga everyday and it was a good mix of relaxing and challenging. The hotel was lovely, breakfast every morning was always the best meal of the day and there was an amazing grocery store attached to the hotel to grab things for the day ahead. It was a great experience and well worth the money. I would highly recommend it.
from Great Britain, June 2019
"An excellent break from real life"
The yoga and hotel were great. But the best things about the holiday were Lisa and the island of Gozo itself. Lisa is such a caring host. She takes the time to showcase the very best of her home Gozo to every guest. She knows everything about Gozo and all the good places to go and people to see. Gozo has the most amazing landscapes and I did some of the best hiking in my life. There are some incredibly natural spots and you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere - but best of all you are never too far away to walk back into town if you need to. I felt great after the retreat and have been doing yoga everyday. Gozo also has some really great food - be sure to try the local cheese and sun dried tomatoes.
from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, June 2019
Everything was great from beginning till end. Lisa chose the best locations for yoga and meditation and also showed us around the island and introduced the culture. I definitely recommend this experience.
from Canada, May 2019
"An amazing experience!"
The whole yoga and wellness experience was more than I expected. Lisa, was amazing and the personal touch she added to the week was very special. I loved the one-on-one yoga sessions. I really needed to de-compress this week and Lisa made this happen. Thank you!
I also loved Lisa taking me to different parts of the island to both practice yoga as well as take photos (given I told her I loved photography). Thanks again Lisa for making this a great week. I would do again and highly recommend!
from Great Britain, March 2019
"Just what I needed, a perfect break! "
I had a wonderful time, start to finish, and could not have asked for more. Both Lisa (instructor) and The Duke Hotel staff did everything they could to ensure I had an amazing experience.
I was lucky to have Lisa to myself seeing as nobody else was booked on that week, and it meant Lisa tailored all lessons to my personal needs. She is generous with her time and experience, and is keen to show off her gorgeous little island. She is passionate about what she does, and that passion shines through.
The hotel was spot-on too. - big comfy beds, massive baths, clean, friendly staff, and amazing breakasts. I love a good breakfast, and was excited to discover what ever-changing delights were available each morning - among the best I've had anywhere.
Good itself is well worth exploring and I will definitely be back again!
from Netherlands, December 2018
There's a lot of things I really liked, but for me the feeling I had during and after this retreat is the most valuable to me. Slowed down, so much more relaxed and living in the here and now. I can still recall this feeling and do this by continuing my practice.
I really want to thank Lisa for that, every day she picked me up twice and brought me to the most beautiful places on the island of Gozo. She was not only my yoga teacher, but also a personal guide! She gave her all to make every day another beautiful one and helped me understand my body more through the practice. She gave me useful tips which I still incorporate in my practice at home. Her warmth and openness made me feel at home. Aside from showing me the island's hotspots, she also suggested doing some more adventurous things which resulted in me doing a try dive!
The hotel was beautiful, super clean, amazing staff and had a varied breakfast. The city of Victoria is also really nice and has a lot of restaurants/cafes. Enough to see, enough to do and enough time to relax and just be. :) Experience for yourself! You won't regret it.
from United States, November 2018
"One of the best holidays I’ve had!"
From the point of booking this retreat to after returning home, communication with Lisa was excellent as she truly cares about you having a great experience.
I felt completely safe going on this retreat alone and Lisa was a brilliant guide for sharing her insider hints and tips on seeing the very best Gozo has to offer - it’s such a beautiful island.
For me, there was the perfect blend of vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, guided meditation and practising breathing techniques, all in the most stunning locations.
The hotel was excellent, in the ideal location to explore Gozo and the staff were extremely helpful. I can definitely recommend the jacuzzi terrace room - the perfect way to relax at the end of the day!
Thank you for making my trip so memorable and special Lisa. It was great to meet you and I look forward to seeing you on another yoga retreat in the future :-)
from Great Britain, October 2018
Lisa has an amazing spirit. Her knowledge and passion for Gozo is first class. She took us to the most beautiful off track locations where we practiced our yoga in stunning surroundings. We feel very blessed to of met her and shared some delightful memories. Every day Lisa went that extra mile to make our holiday experience special.
from Netherlands, June 2018
"A relaxing and enlightening experience "
I joined the yoga retreat in June and it was an experience that had a huge impact on me physically and spiritually. The retreat was planned perfectly, allowing you to not only practice yoga in amazing spots on the beautiful island of Gozo but also enough free time to explore the island on your own. Lisa is a gem of a person with a heart of gold and a true yoga professional. Yoga with her is not only about physical connection but also spiritual awareness. The hotel for stay is another plus, even better than the pictures and very comfortable. Thank you Lisa for a truly enlightening and transforming experience and I am sure I will be back soon!
from Great Britain, June 2018
"Gozo review "
I stayed at the Duke hotel which was excellent, centrally located and very helpful and friendly staff. I had twice daily sessions with Lisa in a variety of beautiful locations around the island. Wonderful tuition and meditating to sunsets and tranquility .
from United States, February 2018
First of, Gozo is a such magical place! The energy in this place is amazing! Locals are friendly and helpful. Lisa was very generous with her time. She went above and beyond in making this experience memorable. I came back home recharged and with a heart full of gratitude and joy.
from Spain, February 2018
The morning exploratory walks to incredible Gozo locations seemed like the highlight of the day until we practiced yoga in the coolest places imaginable. Don’t want to give details and spoil the surprise for future participants.
from Great Britain, November 2017
"Life changing experience"
Lisa went above and beyond what was expected during my stay. I booked this Retreat having received a terminal diagnosis - a heavy load to carry. I was aware a lifestyle change was needed to improve my mental well-being, my fitness and help me lose weight. I came to Gozo with the intention of learning meditation and basic yoga. What I actually experienced was life-changing. During my stay I learnt to meditate, use Yin Yoga to strengthen my body and eat well.
Robert ensured we had a clean, nutritious and healthy menu throughout our stay which showed us the best of the Gozitan cuisine whilst using fresh local produce from Lisa's family home. The food was plentiful and delicious, Robert even included a fresh organic healthy juice every morning. The segway tour of the island was one of the highlights of the trip. A full day exploring the island in an invigorating and fun manner was a talking point for us Yogi's for many days to follow.
Gozo offers beautiful and tranquil scenery and Lisa made sure that we explored it fully, showing us the special places undiscovered by tourists. Several of these places proved to be the perfect location to meditate. Having tried many times before, with no success, I was amazed at how quickly I saw success with Lisa guiding me. Even more surprisingly I discovered a love for Yin yoga. Lisa was patient, fun and professional throughout and I feel I have made a true friends in Lisa and Robert. I wish I could stay longer!
from Germany, June 2019
"Incredible - we would do it again!"
This retreat was incredibly great, much beyond our expectations. I only had a few yoga classes before and my husband had never practiced at all. Lisa taught us all the basics, but also adapted the classes completely individually to the needs of our bodies. She also gave us great individual advices for the future. We got the practice in the most beautiful spots, which made the yoga even better. Lisa is a local and, additionally to the yoga, she showed us around, was always ready to support for anything, and gave us the best advices to enjoy her island. She also has such a friendly and giving personality...Thank you so much Lisa, hope to see you again !
from France, April 2019
"Positive and soft yoga"
Wonderful practise right in union with Nature in beautiful landscapes
from United States, January 2019
"Lisa excellente professeur "
Lisa est absolument géniale !
Elle nous a fait les sessions de yoga dans des endroits magiques de son île à chaque fois différents,
Elle s’est adaptée à notre niveau et mon mari qui a débuté adore maintenant le yoga :))) grâce à Lisa.
On va revenir
from France, November 2017
excuse me for my broken english.
it was absolutely fantastic, i enjoy so much this retreat, i'm a very stressful guy and it's very complicated for me to be calm and relax, i didn't expect this at all, when i came back from this retreat i felt reinvigorate.
Don't laugh but i could and still can go faster jump higher , see better.
I'm an artist, a fashion creator, just started and i have so much idea now.
Now talk about the peoples and the place, beautiful house, and we eat very well, her husband Robert was very kind and polite, a great chef.
Her daughters are full of positive energy.
Gozo is just the place to do that kind of retreat wonderful environment.
to conclude and be precise , i liked the peoples , the place , the island and the +, what is the + ? it's ................... oh sorry i was under a tunnel, do the retreat you'll see by yourself .
PS: thanks to my sister and Dawn it was great to do this with you
from France, November 2017
"A Wonderful time"
Lisa is a great teacher : really nice, fun, careful and ready to help.
We tasted a lot a different food from Malta always fresh and nicely prepared.
The farmhouse was beautiful and calm.
We had a wonderful time, I would recommend it without hesitation!