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Yoga Retreats (11)
Danielle Baker aka Dani, is a qualified nurse, yoga teacher, massage therapist, and life coach. She has used her experience to create and transform her yoga classes to create space for people to express and explore themselves. She has a strong passion to bring awareness to the divine energies within you and the healing properties all around you by sharing different techniques and methods she has collected on her spiritual journey. Her company Santé Yoga was founded through a calling to share tools which can transform and expand your consciousness.
Leah Lipson began her yoga journey when she was 22 years old by way of practicing Power Flow. Upon finding herself more and more intrigued by the spiritual aspect of the yoga practice, and how she felt after class was over Leah decided to take her practice to a deeper level and enrolled in the 200-hour YTT at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona. Shortly after graduating from Yoga Teacher training and subbing a few classes here and there, Leah took off to travel Central and South America. After returning and then moving to San Diego, Leah started working in the Corporate
My name is Nicholas and for the last 20yrs I have been a ‘non-charging medium’. I believed I could not, in all faith, charge for something I was naturally able to do. I don’t ‘disagree’ with others who charge for their time but it’s a matter of choice for me. For most of those years also, I conducted what we called ‘Psychic development classes’ as well as conducting closed and open circle meetings. What you see in the course itinerary is exactly how, after spending most of my life ‘not understanding what I was seeing and feeling’ was the way I came to take control of my abilities.
About 7 years ago, Lisa discovered her love and passion for the spiritual path through her Yoga teacher training. This turned out to be an intense and profound experience, by which she found her true purpose and heartfelt mission in life. The ancient philosophies of yoga, the merging of the spiritual and physical practice provide a continuous source of inspiration and reflect back in her classes. Transmitting her passion and letting others get acquainted with the healing and connecting effects of practicing yoga on the body mind and soul is what she loves doing most.
Richard has cycled from London to Marrakesh in Morocco, completed the famous John O' Groats to Lands End, and has cycled unsupported across China. Richard also has experience riding camels across Mongolia and the Gobi Desert and completed a solo walk of Sri Lanka. He has trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp, reached the summit of Mount Pisco in Peru, Scuba Dived through Asia and gained his Sky Diving A license. He was also awarded the Neville Shulman Expedition Award from the Royal Geographic Society in 2014.
Kiwi-born Lucy has traveled the world. She has experience scuba diving in Bali, swimming with humpback whales in Tonga, skiing in Austria and Germany, and has completed a half Ironman in New Zealand and Lanzarote (in 2019). Lucy is a physiotherapist who cycles and has just finished a solo cycle from Portsmouth to Galway. She also successfully rehabilitated herself to full strength after a skiing mishap by cycling in the outback of Australia. Her focus is now to showcase the wonders of Europe and Africa through cycling.
Ema De Tout Coeur
Ema is a registered Usui Reiki Master-Teacher and also achieved a MA in group and intercultural therapy (Goldsmiths, University of London) where she was able to continue her studies and interest in therapies and healing methods across cultures. She also holds certificates for teaching meditation techniques and Indian head massage. Reiki Lineage: Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata, Phyllis Lei Furumoto, Ka'aren Clarke, Lisa Magdalena.
from United States, January 2020
"Retreat title serves its purpose"
Lake Atitlan was such a mystical place. If you live in a city, which most of us do, coming here will help you get back to nature and back to yourself. Danielle, Leah and Yana did such a wonderful job of guiding us through this mystical retreat and teaching us ways to add mysticism into our own personal practices. Nothing was forced on us, only showed to us to help us on our own personal journeys. Not everything will resonate with everyone, but you will take something home from this retreat and leave a better more spiritual version of yourself. All three leaders were very passionate and knowledgeable about all aspects of the retreat, it was not commercial feeling at all, very authentic and genuine. If you have even the slightest thought to do this retreat, I urge you to take the leap of faith. Not to mention the food was amazing, all prepared with love by Yana everyday. The views alone will move you to tears and the lake still speaks to me even though I’m back home now. I will be forever changed from this trip and am very grateful for that.
from Iceland, September 2019
I loved everything about it.
The teachers are very experienced, very professional and beautiful people.
The content of the training was excellent as well as the way it was delivered.
Everything was done in a spirit of respect and care. The teachers are genuine yoginis and it was an honour to learn from them. These girls are making the world a better place and they are devoting themselves entirely to do it.
Getting healing work from Nick was one of the highlights for me, an experience I will never forget. I am eternally grateful.
The setting is idyllic, in nature with animals and a forest just next to the shala.
Food is yummy, vegetarian and healthy.
I could not recommend this teacher training more. I will be back!
from United Kingdom, August 2019
The retreat is a great place for tranquility and relaxing. It was organised well so that there were 2 yoga sessions per day and there were 3 delicious meals supplied throughout the day. Danielle and Janette really look after you and make you feel really welcome. I took advantage of two of the therapy sessions which were lovely, luxury additions. The surrounding area is peaceful countryside, villages and woods and is great to discover on foot. The village of Sussac has a lovely sandy lake that is great for a lovely cool swim. There are plenty of other things happening at Sante so you will meet local people who have come to the yoga, french classes or just socialising at the setting’s cafe. Travelling in a group or on your own, as I did, Sante yoga is definitely worth a visit.
from France, July 2019
"A very enriching experience"
Daniele is the best instructor I’ve ever had. She is not only a very competent teacher but she is also a very generous and kind person.
The atmosphere was fantastic and the food delicious( thank you Jeannette!).
I hope to go back there some day.
from France, July 2019
"Amazing life-changing retreat"
I did the Lone Wolf & Santé Yoga retreat and it was amazing. Yoga classes teaught by Danielle and Stephen had the right balance, it was both physical and spiritual and made us go out of our comfort zone. The rest was perfect too : the place Moulin de Sussac is simple and warm, there is plenty of animals to cuddle. The region is stunning, outdoor walks and swin in the surrounding lakes are memorable (sunrise yoga on a small moutain is unforgettable). And I don't even talk of Jeanette's food (Danielle's mother) that was just WOW. 100% recommended, you won't just go to a retreat, you will learn what love means ! Cheers
from France, June 2019
"Très compétente et à l’écoute "
Disponible pour chacun
S’adapte à chaque personne
Très calme et souriante
Empathie très satisfaisante et généreuse