Nova Milesko SYT500 offers bespoke yoga retreats and chooses only the best eco venues that match style with substance.

Reviews (49)

Mireille Hartley

from Great Britain, February 2020

"Awesome Experience "

The location was beautiful, set on a tranquil farm where we could collect our own eggs and veg! Nova was super friendly and so knowledgable, she made us all so welcome and made it feel like home. The yoga was varied and even though I’ve practiced for years, found new poses and new techniques which Nova guided us through seamlessly. We also did plenty of meditation, my favourite was the candle lit one at night, just beautiful. We even managed a trip to the coast and were treated to freshly made pancakes by the sea! Nova went over and above all expectations to make us welcome and all our group discussions were fascinating, hilarious, deep and out there in equal measures. Will definitely be booking with Nova again, we all felt we didn’t want to leave! Thank you Nova. Xx

Mandy Maciver

from Canada, February 2020

"Wonderful and relaxing"

The beautiful accommodation, the peace and tranquility, Nova's teaching, Nova's cooking, delicious food! Highly recommended!


from Great Britain, February 2020

"Not enough meditation "

Yoga too challenging. Groups booked together in advance and were cliquey and bullying. There was pretty much no meditation and nova went with what the nasty girls wanted to do, ignoring the 4 or 5 of us who didn't want acro yoga, we wanted relaxation techniques or a guided nidra..... But nova said that takes too long.....a nidra or meditation can take any amount of time you want.

Kathryn Ashby

from Great Britain, December 2019

"Peace and transquility"

I booked this yoga retreat on a whim for a birthday treat for myself. I do some yoga but I'm certainly not an expert so as the time got nearer I got a little anxious that everyone else would be fully fledged yogis. But not the case we varied in our abilities and everyone was so lovely and encouraging. Nova excelled herself she made the whole experience fun and was quickly able to know exactly what everyone could do.

Nova is an excellent teacher and pushed me gently to my limits which felt wonderful.

There is plenty of time to relax I chose to go off and explore the beautiful new forest. I had a fantastic massage and there was plenty of time to read and chill out in the evening. I sat by the fire on Saturday evening half listening to a few fellow retreaters sitting chatting after dinner; you do what you want when you want without anyone judging you.

Nova cooks all the food helped by anyone who likes cooking was all delicious and you can help yourself to drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Would highly recommend this retreat. It was lovely meeting other people from all walks of life.

Ian Bennett

from Great Britain, November 2019

"A truly amazing experience "

The whole experience, Nova is a very chilled and loving person, who made me and every one else very welcome from the second we arrived. I am new to yoga and this was my first retreat but what an excellent experience. Don't know words to explain how I feel today. Also nova arranged a massue for the weekend Caileigh which is a separate cost but well well well worth it for a small young lady she had the strength of a gorilla and really got stuck in for the hour, iam a big bloke carrying a bit of weight but felt like a million dollars after. I have not been able to been able to get any way near how great the whole experience was, l just really recommend it 🙏


from Great Britain, October 2019

"Yoga retreat with Nova "

A friend and I booked this retreat 3 months beforehand and were so looking forward to it ..... and it didn't disappoint at all. Some people arrived on their own or with friends but Nova made sure that the group integrated well from the start. She cooked all the food and it was really delicious. There was a good mix of relaxation, meditation and yoga. Nova had arranged for 2 masseuses on Saturday afternoon who were amazing. A fabulous, brilliant weekend and we are definitely going to go again. I cannot recommend Nova highly enough.

Sue Edwards

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Excellent weekend ,good balance of exercise and relaxation "

Every part of the weekend was excellent, good tutor ,good mix of yoga and meditation ,nova was very knowledgable and very tasty food ,I have never eaten vegetarian and was surprised how good the meals were ,lucky to have a group of people who got on so well and a farmer who allowed us to go wherever we wanted and brought fresh eggs home to finish off a perfect weekend,cannot wait to do it all again ,Thankyou Nova xxx

Jackie Beckford

from Great Britain, September 2019

Every thing was wonderful from the instructions to the people and a message that was excellent

Olivia Marocco

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Wonderful Feel Good Retreat"

I booked this retreat as my birthday getaway weekend treat and I was delighted with it.

Swapping the hustle and bustle of daily life for a few days of relaxation, massages, nature, wildlife, yoga and meditation was really worth it.

The Eco Farm Lodge is really stunning. Beautifully decorated - a mix of modern & rustic. The beds were comfortable and I had to admit it was fun sharing a dorm - brought me back to my youth.

It was so nice to be able to go and get your eggs in the morning for breakfast, to feed the pigs, say hello to the horses and play with the goat and its babies.

The group I was with was a pure delight. Everyone was so friendly, open and kind. They all made my birthday day quite special. Lots of conversations, laughter, sharing experiences and giggles.

Being a Yoga and Meditation novice, I was a little apprehensive that I would not be able to follow the classes but on the contrary, I was made to feel welcome and not judged at all. I let all my pre-conceived ideas go and just let myself follow the flow of the classes.

Nova is a really good teacher - kind, fun, welcoming...a little wild and quirky too which make it even more interesting.

I was touched that she made me a birthday cake and cupcakes which was a very sweet thought and greatly enjoyed by the group.

All in all a wonderful weekend - great food, great group, great location, great yoga and mediation.

Thank you Nova!

Caragh Neale

from Great Britain, March 2019

"Lovely weekend break "

The farm and accommodation were great. Beautifully kept and presented and the family that own the farm were also really friendly and hospitable. We got to see some new born lambs and the farmer was happy to answer questions and explain things. Nova was a great instructor and hostess, very relaxed and chilled. She was able to adapt any yoga to suit my being 33 weeks pregnant. I am also coeliac and she catered for a gluten free diet well.

Judith Frankl

from Great Britain, February 2019

"A perfect getaway"

The surroundings, accommodation and food, the yoga and meditation, the teacher, the atmosphere, and the other guests were all I hoped for and more. A great way to switch off from my busy city life. Thanks


from Great Britain, February 2019

Delicious food. Very comfortable beds. Yin classes were really good apart from the room for yoga was far too cold.

Amy Sinclair

from United States, December 2018

"Wonderful escape "

My mum and I booked on to the retreat as a treat for us both to escape our busy lives and to spend some quality time together. We had both in abundance and were so impressed by the wonderful accommodation, food, yoga and group of people. It would have been very difficult not to switch off and the combination of yoga, thai massage and meditation struck a really good chord for us. Recommend paying extra for a private room - the bunks are in the hallway so pretty exposed and the hayloft would only really work for a group of 4.


from Great Britain, December 2018

Beautiful location. Lovely people. Peaceful break.

Ashleigh Gillan

from Great Britain, November 2018

"Welcoming retreat"

I really liked the fact that Nova was so welcoming, she made everyone feel at home. Food was abundant, fresh and tasty. The yoga classes were fun and catered to everyone's level.

I just had a really relaxing time, was able to sit on my own and read, but there was also opportunity to chat with people in communal spaces.

Dawn Hopkins

from Great Britain, October 2018

"A lovely weekend"

Nova is just lovely, gently encouraging to try new things and experiment with both food and yoga

Lois Orr

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Fantastic weekend"

Great host, lovely guests, marvellous accommodation, very good food and some useful cooking tips!

Lucie Cohen

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Got a lot from the retreat"

The yoga was challenging and relaxing - sometimes both at the same time. Nova clearly knows what she's doing and was able to give postures that sorted out problems I thought were unsortable. The venue is lovely - both where we practiced the yoga and the eco farm.

On the farm you can visit the animals, and pick your own veg. There are bikes to borrow and walks nearby. I did none of this, but just napped. And that was fine with everyone. In the nicest possible way, no one cares what you do.

Overall, the break had just the right balance of healthy without being puritanical: no sense of being deprived or punitive detoxing. It was vegan but there were coffee and brownies.


from Great Britain, October 2018

"A great experience"

The location, the relaxed schedule and, most of all, the people made this a really fantastic experience. Nova is a great practitioner and instructor and made each session fun as well as keeping us very well fed!

Sally Clark

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Hampshire yoga weekend with Nova"

The yoga and meditation sessions were challenging but fun. The group were lovely and everyone was friendly and respectful of each other. Fantastic accomodation and Nova’s cooking was amazing. This was the first time I ‘d been on a yoga weekend and am hoping to go again with my daughters. Beautiful area for cycling in between yoga. Take a bike with you.

Nirmal Panesar

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Yoga Retreat"

It was my first experience on a yoga retreat and I went with an open mind. I found the whole experience just simply bliss...what a wonderful way to recharge and relax.

Julie Handford

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Wonderful retreat in a great location!"

Beautiful accommodation in an idyllic setting, very friendly group and Nova did a lovely job of getting us to mix. The vegan food (I’m a carnivore) was so much better than I’d hoped for - very creative and tasty. Loved the interesting mix of yoga sessions and mediation. A fantastic massage therapist proved excellent treatments in the accommodation and was in high demand! Wonderful weekend that I’ll remember for a long time.

Stephanie Pritchard

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Delight and Surprise"

The location was Amazing (the best converted barn i’ve Seen so much detail)

The food Nova made the best Vegan food i’ve Ever tasted

The Yoga was fun,different, educational and possible for all levels

The massage and facial best i’ve Ever had Caleigh has magic firm hands

Om Shanti x

Surekha Kaveeshwar

from Great Britain, May 2018

"An experience one should never miss out"

The place was quiet and peaceful, something I like on my relaxing holiday, also not too far from London. Nova touches all aspects of life and how yoga connects each of them. She is equally good with food and makes the most undesirable food look and taste yummy ;)!

It was natural to connect with all mates on the retreat and all were wonderful people.

Would certainly come back for more!

Anna Harris

from Great Britain, March 2018

"A wonderful weekend"

Everything. Nova is fantastic. Kind, an exceptional yoga teacher. She made us all feel welcome & made sure we were always happy.

Danielle Travis

from United States, March 2018

"Relaxation and rejuvenation"

What a fantastic time! The food was healthy and delicious; the people were friendly and fun; the philosophy was inspiring and Nova's humour and honest approach made everyone feel at home. Oh, and the yoga was pretty good too!

Gareth Bidder

from Great Britain, February 2018


A wonderful peaceful time to find yourself and connect with yourself and others.

Samantha Whittingham

from Great Britain, February 2018

"Great experience"

The venue was lovely, the food was great, the people were fun, and the yoga was challenging and relaxing. It was good to try some meditation and a great experience overall. I would definitely go again.


from Great Britain, February 2018

Great people, easy going relaxed approach by nova, beautiful place. Not cliquey or up tight in anyway.

Kate Shurety

from Great Britain, February 2018

"My 1st time yoga retreat - certainly not the last"

Absolutely loved the retreat in all aspects, including the amazingly unseasonable February weather. The farm is beautiful and cosy, company was relaxed and comradely, and the food was tasty and plentiful. Best of all the yoga was challenging in ways you don't usually get to explore in a standard class and much more useful for me in my home practise. Nova also got us to try out partner yoga and Thai massage - which was both hilarious and rewarding in equal measure

Richard Davidson

from Great Britain, February 2018

"Wonderfully accommodating "

I liked the vegan food ..range and quality ..the accommodation and farm setting . most of all I liked Nova's approach to teaching and free spirited nurture .

Sophie Coltburn

from Great Britain, February 2018

"An eco-friendly escape to make friends and detox from tech"

I loved the location, the converted barns and the animals. The relaxed pace of the day was just right with enough time inbetween yoga sessions and food without it feeling too long or short.

Nova cooked us all delicious vegan food all weekend!

Morning meditations were a lovely way to start the day too.

Amazing value for money!

Rachel Jones

from Great Britain, February 2018

"Nova retreat awesome"

Nova's professional but fun approach to yoga and mediation. The relaxed program and atmosphere from outset.

Hephzi Pemberton

from Great Britain, January 2018

"Amazing yoga retreat with Nova "

Wonderful relaxing time with active yoga sessions and deeply soothing meditations. Staying in the New Forest was also wonderful

Gerry Conlon

from Great Britain, January 2018

"Fabulously chilled out weekend"

Nova is an engaging teacher and I got my yoga mojo back! Thanks Nova

Dawn Raffield

from Great Britain, January 2018

Nova is an experienced Yoga Teacher with enthusiasm and humour rolled into one.

Her constant guidance was invaluable for an inexperienced learner of Yoga


from Great Britain, January 2018


Warm and inclusive atmosphere, enhanced by the open fires burning; great location with wonderful grounds to walk in. Good stretching and extending challenging yoga; lovely people who were easy to spend time with; switching off because it was almost impossible to get the internet and phone connection was very poor.

Rachael Moss

from Great Britain, January 2018

"New Forest retreat"

The classes were playful, challenging; the location was great, and Nova made sure everyone was happy and was a great teacher and very open and fantastic person


from Great Britain, January 2018

Accommodation, big open fires, different practices exposed to.

Carol Chamberlain

from Great Britain, January 2018

"New Year retreat"

A nourishing weekend with like minded people.

Loved the creative and off piste flow classes.

Roaring fires.

Yin classes and meditation went beautifully deep.

Maria Hutchings

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Great yoga retreat"

I loved the venue in the New Forest. The yoga classes were held in lovely old rooms, and as it was Winter we had roaring fires in the room which was so fitting. The bedrooms simple but adequate for your needs. Opportunity to walk in the New Forest directly from the venue.

We were provided with plentiful wholesome meals and scrummy cakes and snacks.

Nova is an approachable teacher with a great sense of fun and her own style. I loved the Yin Yoga classes especially. All round a great retreat with lovely people and good value.

Sue Jackson

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Recharge your batteries"

A wonderful weekend.

TT,s willing to share there skills and joy for yoga.

A lovely mix of ages, abilities, nationalities and life experiences.

Made new friends and bonds with everyone thanks to Nova.



from United Kingdom,

My retreat with Nova was absolutely fantastic. It was a nice break away in the countryside in a great location. The food we had was filling, so tasty and vegan which is a plus. There was a great variety of classes with enough break time to relax in between if needed. Nova is a great teacher and I would recommend her retreat/teaching.

Dawn Raffield

from United Kingdom,

I’d never been on a retreat before, let alone done Yoga, so I was anxious but motivated. Nova is an amazing character and very knowledgeable and experienced in her field. Her guidance, enthusiasm and humor married well during the weekend encouraging a delightful few days with some like-minded people. I can’t wait to do my next Yoga Retreat! Thank you Nova, your homemade vegan cakes and carrot balls were inspirational.