Mirella Saraswati

Mirella is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher, chef, and food coach. She organizes worldwide yoga and health food retreats with her retreat partner, Andrea.

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Based on 8 reviews

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from US$1,170

Great 9.8/10

Based on 8 reviews
from US$1,170
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7 days / 6 nights

Great 9.8/10

Based on 8 reviews

Mirella Saraswati

Mirella is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher who studied with the Sivananda ashram yoga retreat in the Bahamas and has served as staff at this institution to deepen her practice and continue education in yoga and meditation. She is also a health chef and food coach with a background in Ayurvedic nutrition. She combines the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern nutrition and practical lifestyle tips to help people realign to their true nature. Together with Andrea, she has been teaching in yoga detox retreats all over the globe for the last two years.

Sandra

Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)

Sandra is a RYT 500 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher from the Netherlands. Her classes consist of both strenuous and relaxing postures, in which the focus is on the awareness of the here and now, structured to go through concentration or breathing, dynamic flow range, asanas (postures), and relaxation. Beginners as well as experienced yogis are welcome.

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  • Review by Greet from Belgium
    9 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the yoga retreat tremendously. I experienced Mirella as a pure soul and a cooking Goddess! Andrea's wisdom and the practices that she shared with us made a difference in my life and in the world around me. Lots of gratitude to both! "

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  • Review by Sandra from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "I have had many enriching, stunning, moving and valuable moments during the week we have spent together. The yoga detox retreat offered by Andrea and Mirella unfolds its potential to the fullest if you are willing to give and share something yourself. This way, true magic may manifest itself... Thank you again. Warm regards and lots of light"

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  • Review by Cheryl from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I had a lovely relaxing peaceful time with like minded people. I learnt a lot through the meditation sessions and I will definitely be coming on another yoga retreat. Thank you."

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  • Review by Elisabeth from United States
    10 out of 10

    "My trip to Iceland on the retreat organized by Mirella was an experience that I will never forgot. Not only did we have an opportunity to participate in relaxing and rejuvenating yoga classes, but we got to see so many incredible parts of a beautiful country. This journey was unlike any other and I would definitely do it all over again. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves nature, as you will see some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world."

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  • Review by Anya from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so so much for a wonderful week. I really miss my morning meditation sessions and green drink. And of course the view... I think the highlight for me was the yoga nidra. That was truly special! Also the food was INSANE. I know I probably said it a million times, but I could eat like that forever.. I can still taste those truffles and the carrot pad Thai."

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  • Review by Ellie from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I absolutely loved my Ibizan retreat with Andrea and Mirella. The yoga was just wonderful with Andreas fantastic all round wealth of knowledge. It was great for me to really get into the other areas of yoga that I am not so familiar with and it gave me plenty to contemplate and learn, so thank you! Mirella, your food was just wonderful it was exactly what I needed to get me inspired to be super healthy again. I cant wait to come on my next Mirella / Andrea collaboration in more beautiful sunny locations!"

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  • Review by Holly from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for such a wonderful week, both yourself and Mirella were a delight all week and very inspiring. Your wealth of knowledge was a talking point through the week and you defiantly left a lasting impression on us all, helping us to live and breathe yoga on and off the mat. I was in need of a reminder of why I once fell in love with yoga, youve truly taken me back to the roots and I can now keep focused and positive, thank you."

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  • Review by Ken from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Just want to thank you for an amazing time in Ibiza. I think we all learned a lot and have some tools we can take away and bring into our daily life to help us thrive in our personal and business lives together. The gang was all very nice and it was great to know everyone and learn from them too. The food and yoga was first-class and we enjoyed every minute of it."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Emma from United Kingdom

    "Come with an open heart and a willingness to share, grow and be inspired on your yoga path. Whether you're a yoga novice or have a regular daily practice there is something for everyone. Find your stillness, your fire or discover something new about yourself. "

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  • Review by Anastasiya from United Kingdom

    "This was an excellent yoga retreat. Andrea and Mirella are an awesome tandem with great energy and vision. The combination of the fresh and delicious detox diet, variety of yoga styles, meditation and all the other activities led to impressive results: my chronic fatigue disappeared, I felt lighter, stronger and aligned. This was a powerful experience thanks to the impressive devotion of Mirella and Andrea who shared all their passion and knowledge with us. I would highly recommend this yoga retreat."

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  • Review by Bianca from Australia

    "I had an absolutely amazing week in Ibiza on the beginners Yoga Retreat and Detox. Thank you girls!"

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  • Review by Eveline from Netherlands

    "My mum and I attended a must needed Yoga Retreat and Raw Food on the beautiful island of Ibiza. We both felt Andrea inspired us so much on not only the yoga field but as well as other areas of life. Mirella has prepared the most wonderful food and gave us many tips of cooking healthily in an easy way. We loved the experience and would highly recommend to others!"

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  • Review by Cara from United Kingdom

    "What an amazing week. Meditation, yoga, healthy eating and workshops... Thank you for all your hard work. My yoga practice has stepped up a notch and my mediation has improved immensely. The mind mapping workshop has opened my mind to my future dreams and aspirations. How very lucky was I to experience it all with you. The food was so dreamy without the guilt.. please do a cookbook Mirella. Until next time x Namaste x"

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  • Review by Sarah from United Kingdom

    "Following a truly inspirational week expertly guided by Andrea and Mirella I returned home feeling rested, fit and well with abundant positive energy. It has kick-started a new and healthy approach to life supporting my body with balanced clean nutrition, yoga exercises and relaxing meditation. I cannot recommend Andrea and Mirella highly enough and thank them for a wonderful experience in Morocco."

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  • Review by Gemma from United Kingdom

    "Nectar Yoga and Mirella Saraswati created a retreat that allowed for complete relaxation and peace whilst inspiring the possibility for change and development in a fun, informative and supportive way. I came away with a calm and spacious mind, a rejuvenated body and soul and a refreshed drive for adventure and exploration in both my outlook on life and the what I eat and cook. With both of their attention and clear passion in their individual areas of teaching, they made me feel like adding meditation to my weekly routine and cooking cleaner in the kitchen is not only possible but do'able on a daily basis and the benefits have been clear to see. The daily schedule was creative and substantial so that the new experiences and practises have been easy to take home as they were taught in an informative manner that fully explained the why and the how and were demonstrated physically so that they have been remembered and have become a joy to continue with. The trips out were so much fun and it really felt like I visited a true"

    " Morocco as we met some wonderful people along the way and through the experiences - I feel I have made a group of great buddies from all different walks of life that are incredibly fun, adventurous and strong women who shared a like minded outlook on life and a love of laughing through it all. Thank you very much - I'm not sure that the pair of you realise what a gift you have and how much the personal touches that you added and shared have made this an experience that will never be forgotten. Until the next one!"

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  • Review by Olivia from United Kingdom

    "The Morocco retreat was set in a stunning and tranquil location. Our hosts put a huge amount of thought and care into every aspect of the week from the exceptional food, through to the cultural excursions and inspiring yoga classes."

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  • Review by Melaine from Switzerland

    "This yoga retreat in Reykjavik was awesome! Andreas teaching was really inspiring and Mirellas food was delicious. Even as a beginner I could follow and I never felt overstrained. I would highly recommend this retreat in Iceland to everyone who loves to connect with nature, mind and body."

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  • Review by Greet from Netherlands

    "I had a fantastic week with very nice people. Andrea is a very good and lovely teacher. Mirella cooks the best vegetarian food you ever tasted. The location was great, and the excursions were amazing, Iceland is such a beautiful country."

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  • Review by Br. Shankar

    "During the past 5 years I had the privilege to work with Mirella in the kitchen of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, Bahamas, and we turned into good friends. Besides being an amazing and beautiful woman Mirella is also a very skilled and talented cook. Her capacity to produce delicious food and to come up with new ideas every time, coupled with her good nature made me appointed her as the head of the evening shift in the kitchen as soon as I could. With all my cooking experience I still hope Ill have the chance to attend Mirellas workshop one day.."

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  • Review by Jennifer

    "Mirella is an excellent and very skilled yoga instructor; she is a kind and friendly person who makes you feel very much at ease in her classes. She is very patient, positive and very motivating when it comes to her instruction, which as a beginner made all the difference to me when learning the poses and techniques in the sessions. I had one on one sessions with Mirella and she was very good about structuring the classes to meet my personal needs, her guidance with regards to adjusting poses to make sure I understood how to maximise each one in order to get the full benefits. I never thought I would be able to do yoga or be able to enjoy it but under Mirellas guidance I was able to become more and more motivated, I have improved my strength, flexibility, balance, in-fact my fitness as a whole has improved in every aspect. I thoroughly enjoy my classes with Mirella and would not hesitate to recommend her to beginners but also to advanced students as she can cater to all levels of skills."

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  • Review by Jennifer

    "I met Mirella on a surf/yoga retreat in Nicaragua that she was co-hosting. She was instantly warm, friendly & funny. This never changed throughout the entirety of the trip. She was unflappable, hilarious, easy to love. Her Ayurvedic knowledge was presented clearly, she gave us a nice overview of the practice. She also led yoga daily & her morning sessions were a great start to each day. They were somehow both calming & invigorating. One of the things I most enjoyed doing with her (besides traveling around cracking jokes) was creating my own mala bracelet that I still wear daily. She makes beautiful, inspired yogic jewelry & shared this talent with all of us on the retreat. We got to experience the joy of creation along with getting a lesson in deepening our practice using the mala beads for meditation. I look forward to crossing your path again one day my vata amiga!"

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