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Instructors (2)

Juan Carlos Martinez Velasquez

Clara Lucía Hernández H.

Reviews (43)

Carol Korade

from United States, July 2019

"THE BEST TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE"

This experience exceeded my expectations. And it was even beyond my hopes and dreams. Addressing all of the needs. Health, spiritual, yoga, meditation, ecotourism. An amazing and highly recommended retreat

Jane Ngugi

from United States, July 2019

"A beautiful and serene environment with outstanding hosts."

This place is breathtaking, surrounded with trees, and a view of the lagoon. It is also serene and isolated, a perfect place for introspection and reflection, plus reading and writing.

There are many tourist attractions around, make sure you visit Guatavita town, Lake Guatavita, Nimocon town and salt mines, etc.

Clara Lou and Juan Carlo are amazing hosts, hospitable and accommodating. The food was nutritious and delicious.

I would definitely love to visit again.

Eve Arce-erickson

from United States, September 2018

"Amazing experience!"

This was the trip of a lifetime! The most beautiful views, great and powerful yoga and meditation instruction, healthy and delicious food, so much ecological beauty, the list goes on for such a affordable price. Juan Carlos sings like a Angel, I felt God and cried each time. Clara provided two emotional therapy sessions that have transformed me. I truly felt supported in this retreat and was able to dive even deeper spiritually. Thank you and I will be back for more!!!!

Grettel Diaz Ramon

from United States, November 2019

"Un retiro para vivirlo a plenitud"

El Retiro fue una experiencia maravillosa, todo estuvo excelente, agradecer a Clara y Juan Carlos por su hospitalidad, yo me senti como en familia, el lugar es precioso. Ellos adaptan el programa a las necesidades individuales de cada uno y te ayudan en todo momento a alcanzar las espectativas. Las excursiones fueron muy interesantes a lugares muy importantes de la zona. Yo quede encantada con este retiro, lo recomiendo mucho, ha sido una experiencia de encuentro conmigo, con la naturaleza y la cultura colombiana.

Melanie Deckers

from Belgium, July 2019

"Going to this retreat was the best decision i’ve made this y"

The instructors are wonderful and very patient. It was the first time i’ve ever tried meditation and after only one week i can really feel some progress. They are very understanding of individual issues and work with you to overcome them.

The cultural excursions and informative video’s a very nice add on and i enjoyed all of them.

The food is excellent! La señora should open her own restaurant and i would come back to Colombia just to be able to eat there.

Anonymous

from Germany, June 2019

"Eine wunderschöne Zeit"

Clara und Juan Carlos waren großartige Gastgeber und Lehrer. Ich konnte viele neue Erfahrungen machen und habe sehr freundliche und offene Menschen während des Retreats getroffen.

Bryndís Einarsdóttir

from Colombia, November 2019

"Didn’t want to leave"

This retreat was so good due to a lot of things.

First of all, Clara Lucía and Juan Carlos. Beautiful, genuinely good and warm hearted people. You can tell they are doing this from the bottom of their hearts. And so nice to be around them, they are such good hosts in a very relaxed way.

Juan Carlos had very good yoga classes since they were balanced and diverse.

Clara Lucía has a great voice for guided meditation and in one of the sessions with I had the greatest experience ever of a meditation.

The environment is amazing!

The food was really good and really filling! Later I found out that’s all traditional Colombian food.

The meditation temple was one of my favorites spots, along with the tiled terrace you can see on the photos.

I had been struggling a bit with stress in the months before the retreat and even though we only spent 3 whole days there it helped me a lot.

Overall such a good place, people and experience.

Thanks again Juan and Clara.

Michelle Carneiro

from Brazil, November 2019

"Amazing experience"

Absolutely everything! The place has a breathtaking view which is an amazing meditation experience itself. The food is delicious and with good variety, accommodation very cozy and the instructors very gentle and professional. I definitely want to come back!

Sheila Bussey

from United States, October 2019

"Superb Service with a Generosity of Spirit "

This was my first meditation yoga retreat experience. I love love love Clara and Juan they are authentic kind souls who are truly servants, helping people better their life. I am truly grateful I decided to attend this retreat, it was such a beautiful experience that took place in the mountains. The retreat has helped me with clarity and direction while transitioning on my journey. I have gained knowledge on how to apply the tools to my life daily.

Thank you for opening your beautiful home. Staff cooking is very delicious. The farmland is such a beautiful sight to view with plenty of places to sit and relax. Also, the animals are sweet and friendly with enjoyment and love for people. I truly enjoyed the hiking experience and fellowship. I will be back to visit; by the way, I am loving my coffee and sugar cane. Thank you:)

Stephanie Liu

from Denmark, August 2019

"Truly an unforgettable experience! "

I've practiced Vinyasa yoga for 7 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, but this was my 1st time at a multi-day yoga retreat, as well as my 1st time practicing meditation. I spent 5 days at Retiro de la Montaña & cannot wait to find an opportunity to return.

It's hard to capture the beauty of the retreat house through photos; it's the type of place that you need to see for yourself to take it in all at once. The retreat house is located on top of a mountain overlooking Tominé Reservoir. It has a gorgeous garden, swings, volleyball court, & even a lovely farm with dogs, goats, & geese, which truly add to the charm of the place. You can also find benches sprinkled throughout the garden for leisurely reading and lounging.

My favorite place on the property was the meditation temple, where many of the lessons were held. Juan & Clara would warm the room with space heaters and dimly light the room with candles -- the temple was perfectly conducive to the type of relaxed environment needed to practice meditation.

However, what makes this retreat truly memorable are the hosts. Juan & Clara are not only phenomenal instructors who carefully customized yoga & meditation sessions, but they are also attentive & gracious retreat hosts, property managers, chefs, tour guides, & so much more! It was such a joy to spend time with & learn from the kind and talented couple.

Finally, I must commend the fantastic home-cooked vegetarian meals, made from flavorful local produce. So delicious.

Alejandro Sanchez

from Colombia, July 2019

"meditation for dummies"

the place was amazing as well as the intruduction in meditation during the retreat. Juan Carlos and Clara Lucia are very complementing..it was a great experience!

Fanny Moron

from Colombia, June 2019

"A gem for silent meditation near Bogota. "

Juan and Clara are a very friendly and caring couple. I very much appreciated they accommodated me in the middle of the week and were open to suggestions. I was able to practice outdoors meditation facing the gorgeous panorama of the lake and mountains while listening to the birds and the wind; a truly beautiful and peaceful experience! Will definitively go back.

Ayesha Engelbrecht

from Aruba, April 2019

"MEDITATION RETREAT COLOMBIA"

I loved eveything and I am planning on repeating this with friends and families.

David Frayer

from United States, March 2019

"Great Experience "

I like that Clara and Juan make learning meditation and yoga very simple to learn.. they are wonderful people and will take very good care of you while you are in their home.. their home is in the mountains over looking a lake and the views are breathtaking.. they will also take you for an amazing hike that you will really enjoy with all the incredible views! This is a very relaxing retreat!!

Bruce Robertson

from Colombia, March 2019

"First retreat, first class!"

This was our first retreat and definitely won’t be our last! Clara was very helpful with all of my questions before the retreat and during our stay we were made to feel like family. The property, schedule, food, information and guidance were all of the highest quality and don’t even get me started on the dogs and open fire! A blissful experience for the both of us, we honestly could not have imagined our first retreat would be so good! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts Clara and Juan Carlos!

Conor Flavin

from Ireland, January 2019

"Perfect refresher or introduction to meditation and yoga"

Retiros de la montaña is located within 90 minutes of Bogota. The ethos is centred on meditation and is perfect for people seeking to return or start with the practice of meditation using yoga in its original form. The centre is open to all different teachings and religious or non-religious perspectives. Clara and Juan Carlos run a retreat geared toward individuals or small groups and mostly in silence.

Ana Diaz

from Colombia, November 2018

"Amazing experience!"

What I like most was how nice and caring the instructors were with me, the view is beautiful and the Food is one of the best Vegetarian food I ever had.

Ron Mohl Sr

from United States, August 2018

"Retreat in the Mountains of Sesquilé Colombia"

All aspects of the retreat. The housing was supreme, the totally vegetarian meals were the best I've had (possibly the Colombian type of foods). And the classes were slighlty modified due to a knee injury. I received additional exercises to strengthen my knee and I am very pleased with the extra attention given, due to this challenge I have.

I plan on returning in a few months for a week's retreat!!!

Kathryn Sullivan

from Colombia, July 2018

"Relaxing and rejuvenating retreat!"

Clara and Juan Carlos were wonderful hosts, welcoming us to their slice of paradise outside Bogota. We spent three days practicing yoga and meditation with plenty of alone time to read, think, nap, write or hang out with their sweet animals. I left with a new appreciation for meditation and a renewed source of energy! The hosts were very accommodating, the rooms were well appointed and the food was fantastic.

Susan Brouwer

from Netherlands, October 2019

"Fantastische retraite "

Clara en Carlos zijn fantastisch en je voelt je direct thuis. Ik was er helaas maar 3 nachtjes wat van mij wel wat langer had mogen duren, maar ze zaten helaas vol. De locatie is prachtig en rustgevend. De lessen van Carlos zijn goed en hebben mij erg geholpen. Hij heeft veel kennis en legt alles in het Engels en Spaans uit. De privé sessie met Clara was bijzonder en zal je emotioneel verder helpen. Het eten is gezond/vega en ontzettend lekker. Wil je tot rust komen en meer leren over mediteren en yoga, Carlos en Clara gaan je zeker een stap verder helpen. Ik kom graag nog eens terug naar deze lieve mensen!

Anonymous

from Aruba, September 2019

"Recomendado para un relax"

Bonita Finca con un bello paisaje .

Muy buena la atencion de Clara y Juan Carlos y Linda.

Leida se encargo de la comida vegetariana y estuvo muy buena.

Marie-anne Lestavel

from United States, August 2019

"I highly recommend you to spend few days in this paradise"

I practice yoga and meditation since about 1 year and a half. This yoga and meditation retreat was my first one and I really loved EVERYTHING. Don't worry if you have never tried yoga or meditation before. This retreat is really for everyone : the level is adapted to all and you get to learn a lot, regardless your level. The place is really beautiful and peaceful. The teachers are really nice and welcoming.

You are encourage to maintain silence and it is actually a really good experience that you should not fear. You'll adapt quickly to it.

You have different activities so your day is full but you can also have free time to rest.

The food is vegetarian and vegan-friendly and it is delicious and you have more than enough food to feel full.

Don't ask yourself more questions and book this yoga retreat if you're looking for few relaxing days finding inner peace :)

Mario Salazar

from Colombia, July 2019

"Exclente lugar, mentores y experiencia, ¡volveré!"

Disposición para enseñar de los mentores, humildad para transmitir el conocimiento, hospitalidad, planificación de las sesiones, comida deliciosa, ambiente de tranquilidad y los animales del lugar

Mabel Zurbaran

from Colombia, June 2019

"Una gran experiencia"

Poder compenetrarse con la yoga y la meditación gracias a la guía de los maestros y al ambiente

Stephanie Daniels

from United States, May 2019

"A jewel in the mountains"

Clara and Juan were so welcoming, and attentive to my particular needs. The location is absolutely gorgeous with several peaceful, private spots to meditate, read or just contemplate the lake. The retreat is a combination of comfort and peace, with effective gentle instruction and flexibility to shape the kind of retreat I wanted. I highly recommend this.

Johanna Cortez

from Guatemala, May 2019

"Una experiencia inolvidable!"

Este retiro fue una experiencia no solo inolvidable sino que te deja con las ganas de repetirla. Las instalaciones y el lugar son preciosos, los instructores son gente amable, cálida y con muchas ganas de servirte.

Anonymous

from Colombia, April 2019

"Hubo más meditación que yoga "

Todo fue increíble, crearon un espacio realmente para encontrarse uno mismo y para evolucionar

Clara y Juan son muy atentos y serviciales, me sentí como en casa.

María Cristina Pereira Páez

from Colombia, April 2019

Es una experiencia muy buena con una relación beneficio- costo excelente. Los instructores son excelentes personas y el ambiente del sitio es muy acogedor. Super recomendado.

Catherine Gomez

from Colombia, March 2019

"Perfecta estadía en lugar tranquilo "

Clara y Juan Carlos son excelentes personas, realmente me acogieron como familia, están muy pendientes siempre para que uno se sienta cómodo. El lugar es genial, la vista es preciosa, los animalitos encantadores y la paz y la tranquilidad del sitio, hacen que sea un lugar maravilloso.

Realmente vale la pena para escaparse unos días, meditar y hacer yoga con la instrucción y guía de Juan y Clara.

Jessica Steinmetz

from Colombia, March 2019

"wonderful meditation-focused retreat!"

We could really deepen our meditation practise here. Beautiful sorroundings, quiet. We enjoyed the free-time-hours in silence and generally, that there was time to digest, read, observe the mind. Food was excellent, always fresh, vegan and enough. We felt very much at home and welcome.

Tielke Pollux

from Colombia, February 2019

"Perfect place for a city escape! "

I came here for a litlle escape from backpackers life and I stayed 3 nights. If you need some me-time, this is your place and it is just one hour out of Bogota.

Carlos and Clara will welcome you in there home and treat you as their family. Taking really good care of you!

The place is so beautiful and quite, really big garden with some animals and a nice tempel where you can enjoy some good yoga and meditation sessions. Also the food is delicious and fresh. (ask them to make you the oatmeal pancakes for breakfast!)

Everything is really easy going and you have a lot of time for yourself to read a book or chill in the garden.

Lotte Abeling

from United States, January 2019

"Great experience!"

The retreat at Juan Carlos and Clara's was fantastic. The environment and view were lovely and the classes very good. The hosts really try to make it an unforgettable experience and adapt to your wishes through a very personal approach. As said in other reviews the food was delicious. I highly recommend this retreat if you look for silence, relaxation and developing your meditation skills. Kind regards Lotte

Leonardo Lopez

from Colombia, January 2019

"Un destino y una experiencia para repetir"

Una combinación de todo. Los integrantes, los instructores, el lugar y sin duda alguna, ¡la comida! El espacio es perfecto para la práctica, hay muchas opciones para explorar y caminar adicionalmente. Las herramientas que Clara y Juan Carlos proporcionan durante la meditación y el yoga son muy útiles. El armonio es una gran adición a la meditación.

Angelica Torres

from Colombia, January 2019

"Un viaje al interior"

Agradezco inmensamente el haberme recibido en tan maravilloso lugar, el compartir tu experiencia y el guiarme en un viaje a mi interior. Gracias por otorgarme las herramientas para construir ese puente. Namaste.

Anonymous

from Colombia, December 2018

"Maravillosa experiencia, única. Para repetir y recomendar"

El conocimiento de los instructores, lo acogedor de los espacios, el ambiente.

Anais Lanza

from France, December 2018

"El paraiso"

Todo es genial. La bienvenida, Clara Lucía y Carlos son ángeles, la comida es deliciosa, el lugar es tranquilo. Es perfecto cuando quieres volver a conectarte contigo. Yo recomiendo.

Raul Santacruz

from Colombia, October 2018

"Magnífica jornada de meditación"

El contacto con la naturaleza y la excelente atención de los anfitriones.

Paola Cardona

from Colombia, October 2018

"Fue una muy buena experiencia!!"

El lugar me encantó, desde el inicio sentí mucha paz, y la calidez de Juan Carlos y Clara Lucia. De verdad, muchas gracias!, fue un buen inicio para mí, en este tema de la meditación.

Luz Ángela Cubillos Olarte

from Colombia, October 2018

"Excelente experiencia."

El retiro nos brindo herramientas básicas para realizar practicas de meditación y yoga en casa. Comida excelente atención súper especial.

Anonymous

from Colombia, October 2018

Es una espacio super lindo para descansar, relajarse, tiene una hermosa vista. Ideal si te quieres desconectar del ruido de la ciudad.