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Had an awesome time in Sayulita with Christie and the group!
This was my first yoga retreat and the bar was set high! It truly was a magical time...the hotel was superb and very clean with great friendly service. The daily vegetarian breakfast was amazing...something for everyone. Christie added a lot of nice touches. She's a highly skilled yoga teacher and was able to teach to many levels from beginner to more advanced with clear alignment based instruction. I like the combination of vinyasa/restorative styles of yoga as well as yoga nidra and meditation. I highly recommend this retreat to everyone!
I had a great time. The hotel was wonderful- I loved the city. The yoga instruction was expert and fun!
My first and hopefully not final Yoga/Meditation retreat with Christie was awesome! Of course it didn’t disappoint that the location was at one of my most favourite places on Earth! But Christie’s teaching skills were great. She was patient and respectful of her multi leveled students in attendance, and guided us all equally, consciously, & compassionately through each movement and flow, making the classes, (however challenging), a wonderful journey of personal strength and achievement. I hope I get to experience another class guided by Christie. Maybe a visit to S.F. is in order?! Namaste
Christie is an excellent teacher. She has the ability to make it challenging for advanced students, and appropriate for beginners. Sierra hot springs is rustic but comfortable. The food was great.
I had a fantastic time! This was my first experience doing yoga, and Christie Pitko was a fantastic teacher. Having the hot springs to soak after every class was amazing. Everyone in the class was very nice and welcoming. Over all a great weekend and great retreat!
The solitude & the Beauty of the surroundings here at Land Of Medicine Buddha was beyond breathtaking. This is a must see place for anyone traveling near the SF Bay Area. It’s worth the trip. You can stop in for the day or stay the weekend. I Highly recommend.
Christie hosts wonderful yoga retreats! This is my second "Christie" retreat and it was more of everything in every way than I expected -- great location and venue, delicious food and a wide variety of meditation and yoga practices rounded out the great weekend. I plan to attend future retreats with Christie and you should, too!
What an amazing weekend! First, Christie was super as both a yoga instructor and meditation guide. We we comfortable in our rooms, the food was delicious and healthy and the surrounding area was a perfect setting to decompress from the rat race. Highly recommended for those curious (or serious) about meditation and yoga.
The yoga/meditation combination was fantastic for this retreat. I loved Christie's gentle guidance in leading the group through the yoga poses regardless of their level making it easier to accomplish even the difficult poses with confidence. The venue was the best and most perfect I've ever been for a yoga retreat and in a addition the rooming quarters roomy and comfy. The vegetarian meals were a plus and I when I returned home I continued to make veggie meals at home even though I am not a total vegetarian - so healthy! I would definitely return to this venue for another one of Christie's yoga retreats. I left the retreat feeling restored, energized and reflective of my practice.
Christie hosted the most beautiful retreat. The location, the amenities & the food were all beyond my expectations but the true gift was having Christie thoughtfully guide us through yoga (therapeutic, vinyasa, & yoga nidra) & meditation. Her teaching style was comforting, welcoming & accessible to all levels. She was careful to make sure she spent time having genuine conversations will all attendees. I look forward to retreating with her again!
This trip was amazing. The Land of Medicine Buddha retreat center is beautiful. The forest, temple and trails far exceeded anything I could have imagined. The food was simple and delicious. The staff was so gracious and accommodating to all our needs. Christie is an amazing host and teacher. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for a retreat in the Santa Cruz area. Thank you Christie for hosting this retreat. I met some amazing people that I will keep in contact with until my next retreat with you. I look forward to many more. Thank you and Namaste, Cindy
I had an amazing time With Christie! The location was perfect to get away and relax. My meditation and yoga practice benefited from her experience and energy. As a yoga instructor, I am always looking to gain different perspective and insights. She opened my eyes to help me see deeper into my practice.
What an awesome location at the beautiful green rolling hills at IONS in Petaluma, and the yoga and meditation retreat was a deeply, enriching experience filled with many insights and healing on many levels. I highly recommend attending, and Christie was a fabulous facilitator. I hope to attend more in the future!
Great experience overall. Lovely people, amazing food and mindfulness. I came back from the retreat rested. Thank you for arranging the trip!
Christie's yoga classes, meditation and mala making was awesome! This venue was the perfect space for the workshop and the grounds were absolutely spectacular. I'm so glad that Christie chose this venue to host her yoga workshop. It was fairly easy to find the center and was simply relaxing. Also the food was so delicious and healthy! The rooms were comfy and clean. I'd definitely go back to the retreat center for a yoga workshop with Christie. She is an awesome yoga instructor, great classes, gentle and mindful of the type of asanas the class should engage in especially after meals. The inclusion of meditation was a bonus and helped re-boost my daily practice.
Fun get away if you're local.