yoga detox retreats - testimonials
A few weeks further, I wanted to show that the retreat is still having its effects in my life...;-)
- still doing more yoga then before the retreat
- changed my diet, with a lot more ayurvedic (for me warm, natural sweet foods) which really makes me feel better
- use the song of the river is flowing as a lullaby for my daughter when she can not sleep :-)!
And by talking/thinking more about the principles of yoga I act differently!
Thanks again so much for everything! Hopefully we will meet again some day!
Hester, August 2015
Your yoga is still influencing my life. I start every day with lemon water and a shorter version of breathing exercises and meditation. Going to class almost every week and sometimes doing some yoga myself at home.
I felt very energetic coming home, almost not able to sleep. Trying to convince myself going to bed early, not using up the bank of energy I build up in Portugal....
Catrin, August 2015
I just wanted to say a big thank your for a great week. It really was special.
You are truly inspirational Lauren. Spending the week with you restored my love of yoga... just what I needed. It also made me realise I have a bit of work to do in some other areas. I am sure we will meet again as I intend to join you in another retreat at some point.
Mhairi, April, 2015
This week was wonderful: the way you brought me back to my inner silence, my self-love, at least being in contact with me, myself…
Your professional sensitive powerful guidance, your inner wisdom, your beauty in every single moment coming through your eyes while looking at us and at the world, your mouth while you were saying something that was never judging, never negative, all your movements, your justbeingtherewithusandbeingyou, I appreciated it so much and still do in my inner. I thank you „aus ganzem Herzen“, we say here, from the bottom of my heart, and I am looking forward to seeing you again :)))
Petra, April, 2015
Thank you so, so much for a wonderful week. Thank you for taking me - us - on such a nourishing, beautiful journey. I'm so glad I came back a second time. Faralya truly is a special place (which makes it all the harder to adjust to normal life back in a flat, a city, a slightly grey country!) but also I really love the way the retreat focuses on diet, yoga, breathing, spirituality, inside and outside and bonding within the group. I've done pretty well so far in terms of maintaining good habits so far. There are so many temptations when you're back in (un)civilisation! It requires real power of mind. Its an interesting challenge. Thank you for giving me the inspiration and strength to meet that challenge.
Joel, Aug 2012, 2013
I just want to thank you from my heart for the most wonderful week, Lauren. It has done me the world of good on so many levels. You are an Angel and a true inspiration and I feel blessed to have spent a week with you. I feel a new inner strength and peace. I now really feel everything I need is here. I am more mindful of living in the moment and enjoying it. Not wasting time and energy on worrying about things in the past or future. The whole experience was really quite spiritual for me too.
Alison, August 2013, 2015
Just wanted to let you know how much I'm still loving my yoga. I've been nearly every day since I came home! I know at the start of the retreat you said that you loved doing these retreats because you wanted to show people how special yoga was and help enrich their lives... So wanted to give you feedback and let you know how much it's changed my world. I'm so much more in balance and loving my new outlook. So from the bottom of my heart I thank you. All in all the retreat was one of the best things I've done and you were a massive part of that. Thanks!
Debs, June 2013
It was such a wonderful week and a pleasure to meet you all I had such a fantastic time :-) Lauren it was a really wonderful programme and everyone has commented about how well I look. Oh and yesterday and this morning I was up early and did yoga before work...me getting up early is unheard of so a very positive change.
Emily, April 2013
I really want to thank you for one of the best experiences I have had to date.
I wasn't sure what to expect as I was apprehensive at the start if the week but it has dramatically changed the way I view my food and the impact it has on my well being.
Phi, April 2013, 2014
Thank you Lauren so much for a terrific week. You worked so hard all week to help each and every one of us, while remaining supremely calm and focused and a lot of that has passed on. I sat and meditated this morning while my son got himself up and out of bed and downstairs, so -YES a result!! It's all passing over my head nicely. I really do feel great after the week and want so much to keep the practice up.
Jeny, May 2013
I wanted to thank you for an intense and inspiring week. It was great meeting you and in my opinion we could not have wished for a better teacher! You ooze such tranquility its unreal. I have cancelled my gym membership and joined a yoga studio. The one recommended to me has a branch close to me. Still getting up before my husband for my self-practice and scrapped the coffees in the morning:) Lemon water into my coffee mug and onto the tube.
Caroline, May 2013
Lauren, you were simply an inspiration - the love that you have inside you and care for other people is just amazing. You are a very special lady and I think you allowed us to connect even deeper as a group through the meditation. Whilst I know it was out of my comfort zone in the beginning, by the end I really saw the value in it and how it can make you appreciate every day and start loving yourself again (I needed that), it's amazing.
Nicky, Sept 2013
Lauren, your guidance throughout the week has been very very special to me and of great inspiration. You supported me to go to my inner self and find the start of a peace journey.
Margot, Sept 2013
I just wanted to pass on my gratitude for making the detox journey an amazing experience. Your calm, grounded and supportive energy was perfect and I feel I have grown as a person, appreciating everything a little more now I’m getting a chance to reflect. You’ll be happy to know I did the breathing exercises this morning, silent meditation and self-practice yoga! Thank you for allowing us to do a self-practice afternoon as I feel confident doing my own little yoga session now.
I’ve been keeping with the detox menu and really listening to my body let me know when I’m actually hungry and full. I am filling up very quickly and even with eating whole food have lost a pound a day which is great.
All up a brilliant experience, a gorgeous venue and lovely group.
- Kate, April 2012
Thanks for listening, encouraging and chatting. I feel very lucky to have been a part of 'our group' and to have had you as my teacher. You have a very special gift - thank you for giving so much of yourself
- Cathie, August 2011-2014
Thank you Lauren, I'm doing great after the detox, I haven't had any wheat, meat, fish, dairy, sugar, caffeine or alcohol, and am very happy for it. Your detox retreat was the best thing that has happened to me for a very long time. Thank you
- Anthony, Aug 2011
Thank you so much for an amazing week - I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. I feel a different man, I really do. Incidentally, I have lost 13lbs (6kg). I knew I'd shed a few pounds but I wasn't expecting to lose THAT much...I cant believe it! Almost a stone in a week!!! I was feeling great from the retreat anyway but this just rounded it all off nicely. I have made a promise to myself to live, eat and exercise differently as a result of the retreat and some of the great conversations we all had so the last week has been an instrumental part of my journey and personal development. Thank you again for leading the retreat so sincerely and for your amazing loving energy, fabulous yoga and healing treatments
- Stuart, 2011
Just want to thank everyone for making my turkey detox experience so wonderful and uplifting. I am on the train into work now but full of energy and positivity after my lemon water and fruit breakfast!
- Jaqui, 2011
Wow I feel like superwoman am I the only one?!! I have in the main been good, I have sprouted some green lentils are you proud!! and I even made some red lentil Dahl I feel very homely! Had such an amazing week and feel extremely lucky that I got to share that with all you special ladies - thank you so much!
And Lauren thanks again for everything, I hope that I shall see you again next year.
- Zee, 2011
Back at the grindstone but still feeling great – the inner calm is still with me. Still no ciggies, but then not much temptation yet as I haven’t been around them at all – we’ll see how I do when they’re “in my face”. Doing well on the food etc., but back on the tea....Thanks so much to all of you for being such fun on the fast, much less po-faced than some other retreats. Thanks especially to Lauren for being special and a fantastic yoga teacher.
- Hettie, 2011
Thanks so much Lauren. I feel fantastic and, so far, been good since I got back. Funny the only thing tempting me is coffee and I'm not much of a coffee drinker usually. I'll treat myself Monday I've decided. Carrying on with the yoga and meditation too and I just feel more balanced and able to get on with stuff I've been procrastinating about for ages
- Lorna, 2011
Blissful! What a special place - the area is outstandingly beautiful and Lauren's yoga classes are the perfect solace of space and time for body and mind. I am so sad to leave but I feel wonderfully calm, healthy and re-energised. Thank you!
- Rebecca, 2011
A wonderful and inspiring place and teacher
- Mike, 2003-2009
We come for the uplifted spirit that Lauren's healing Yoga provides and the beautiful environment that feeds our soul - everytime.
- Ru and Dean, New Zealand, 2003-2009
For me, Lauren is the closest I have ever come across to someone who is a living breathing epitome of all she teaches - her path and her are one; she radiates a Buddha like gentle warmth through her enigmatic smile bursting with compassion and love. After her yoga detox retreats is the only time in my life I ran up a mountain side and loved it, feeling full of energy and not dragging myself up with huge resistance! I was bursting with energy and it's the best I ever felt in my life!
- Tiffany, Cornwall UK, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015