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The retreat was incredibly special. The location was breath taking, falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and starting the days with meditation on the beach made my entire being feel at peace. Aneta's cooking was beyond words. The food was fresh, full of flavor, wholesome and was presented so beautifully. Teresa is an incredible teacher and her passion for yoga shines through her classes. She holds beautiful space for healing, nurturing and challenging the body, mind and spirit. I cannot thank these ladies enough for an incredible week of pure bliss! Their love for what they do is prevalent in every aspect of the retreat. Big love! Caity xx
Aneta and Theresa are just amazing!! The food was out of this world, never though that vegetarian food could be so tasty! Going to this retreat was the best thing I could ever done ! Highly recommend it... the downside.. it's hard to come back to reality after this!
Indeed, this trip was delicious and nutritious and holistic in every way! Perfect trip if you want to unwind, destress, and kick start your life towards a healthier lifestyle. With yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices, whole plant based foods made into delicious meals, nutrition counselling, fun in the sun and so much more! I was more than satisfied, and it far exceeded my expectations!
I have never written a review before, but I feel compelled to do so because of my experience. I did not know what to expect before I arrived, but I was quickly blown away at the level of expertise, knowledge, and spirit from these two women! I, not only, had some of the best yoga I've ever encountered, but the vegetarian/vegan food at this retreat was just exceptionally delicious! As a meat eater, I am almost convinced that if Aneta and Teresa can feed me this all the time, I can actually become vegetarian! I can't wait for their recipe e-book! Everyday, they exposed me to something new, either with yoga, meditation, nutrition, aromatherapy, or even something as simple (or complicated) as inner peace. Plus, the location was magical with options for surfing and strolling thru this small yoga/surfing community. I feel more spiritual and happier...and changed by this experience. I hope to follow Teresa and Aneta around the world as they bring happiness and peace to many more yogis!
This yoga retreat exceeded all my expectations from the get go. The villa where the retreat is hosted is absolutely stunning. It is situated right on the beach with amazing views and sounds of the ocean. The villa accommodates up to 8 yogis, so this creates an intimate and personalized kind of retreat. Our hosts Aneta and Teresa are absolutely delightful and adventurous young women. They continually impressed and amazed me with their warmth, enthusiasm, energy and resourcefulness. Aneta is the main "chef" and concocts the most delectable vegan/vegetarian brunches, snacks and dinners, all made fresh, from scratch and beautifully presented. Teresa is a graceful yogi who leads the twice daily yoga sessions and the morning meditation on the beach. The morning yoga sessions energetic, the afternoon session restorative. On top of that these ladies gave a couple of informative presentations on nutrition plus a couple of inspiring cooking lessons and a hands on session on essential oils. Throughout the week we became like a family, bonding over our joined interests in yoga and nutritious and delicious food. I attended this retreat with my daughter and we both came away feeling pampered, relaxed, inspired, strong, healthy and warm. A perfect get away from a long Canadian Winter. Thank you Aneta and Teresa for making it so special. Namaste, Petra
My time with Blue Pina retreats was beyond amazing!! It was the first time I went on a yogaretreat so therefore I did not know what to expect. However, I couldn’t have asked for a more lovely experience. Aneta and Teresa are such lovely people, warm and kind really making my experience the best possible. The yoga classes were amazing, for me as a beginner I really felt that I developed my practice as well as learned a lot about yoga in general. Teresa always made sure everyone felt comfortable and followed during class. The food during this week (mostly vegan) was totally out of this world!! I have a great passion for food and so for me this was really amazing. So much love put into every meal, the flavours and food combinations were soo yum! The holistic nutrition and cooking wokshops were also very rewarding. Thank you Aneta and Teresa for making this experience the best. I miss you and will defenetely try to come back soon. Love
This was an amazing experience all around. Our hosts, Aneta and Teresa, were wonderful. Aneta is a chef by trade and prepared the most exquisite and delicious vegan and vegetarian meals every day. You won't starve there and you will come back home healthy! A typical day in this paradise included: Wake up, look at the ocean, sip tea or coffee with a light breakfast. Meditate on the beach for a few minutes and head out to the yoga class. Teresa is an accomplished yogi and loves Ashtanga yoga (which we did most classes) but we also had a couple of Vinyasa flow and power yoga classes. An outstanding brunch awaited for us when back from our yoga classes then we were free for the afternoon. Sometimes the hosts held cooking and essential oil classes; which were fun and also delicious. Many activities were offered in the area so some of us tried paddle boarding, surfing, horseback riding, or just swimming. We went on a memorable sunset hike to Monkey Mountain. Each day ended with a restorative yoga class that was so relaxing it felt like receiving a massage! And of course dinner, which was always so delicious and beautiful we all took a zillion pictures of our meals. Eight people attended and we all got along very well, bonding almost right away. I highly recommend this retreat!
This retreat truly exceeded my expectations. Really some of the most delicious food I've ever had and all healthy mostly vegan otherwise vegetarian. Loved the yoga classes and the cooking classes and the essential oils workshop. We had so much fun. The location was amazing. Would highly recommend.
This was such a memorable trip! Exceeded all of my expectations!! Aneta and Teresa were super responsive and made getting to the villa really easy and even helped me set up transportation to and from the airport. The food was so fresh and healthy and the classes were really informative. I went solo and met a lot of great friends. Sayulita is a really laid back place and I felt really welcomed. Highly recommend this retreat - it will change your life!
The big smiles and warm hugs from Aneta and Teresa, as they greeted us at the gates of the charming beachfront villa, was our first clue that this was going to be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. These two lovely young hostesses never ran out of energy, passion or smiles as they continually catered to our every need, from morning coffee on the patio, to meditation by the waves, a variety of yoga practices, educational workshops, and...the unbelievably delicious and picturesque meals that were so lovingly prepared and proudly presented. Every time we sat down to eat ...and this happened more than just 3 hearty meals a day! ...the freshly prepared food selections were as tasty as they were healthy as they were pleasing to look at! As the group become well acquainted with one another, and as we familiarized with the quaint town of Sayulita and beautiful surroundings, our hostesses were very flexible in our schedule and happy to accommodate additional experiences we endeavoured to squeeze in...such as massages, reflexology, shopping trips, jungle trek...and even the release of baby turtles at sunset. A big hug to Aneta and Teresa for a wonderfully relaxing, healthy, fun and truly transformative week!!! Namaste, Linda
RB
This was my first Yoga Retreat ever and Teresa and Aneta and my fellow yogis made the trip amazing. Sayulita was a cute little city and the villa where we stayed was great with an awesome view of the ocean and right on the beachfront. The yoga was great, the workshops were great (loved the Acro-yoga), the meditation on the beach was great, and of course the 3 amazing healthy meals a day were mouth-watering. I was a little nervous about going somewhere by myself to do something like this and after this experience being so positive, I am already looking at booking other similar retreats and might even do this one again at one point. Highly recommended.