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Bhakti Awakening Yoga & Kirtan Retreat
Bhakti Awakening Yoga & Kirtan Retreat
Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
21 Apr, 19

Reviews

KH
This was one of the best experiences I've had in my life! Everything about this yoga retreat was so wonderful. Gitana del Mar was absolutely beautiful being right on the water and the staff was super accommodating that entire week. My private bungalow was super spacious and comfortable. All of the meals were incredible. What Loren put together with the yoga sessions, workshops, volunteering with a local elementary school, and all of the additional excursions were just unforgettable and such amazing experiences. It was also just so wonderful to meet so many incredible people. I highly recommend a going on a Lotus Retreat and I definitely hope to go on another one in the future! ~Kristin H.
There's nothing negative I could possibly say about this retreat experience!! This was my second time around with Loren & Lotus Retreats, and I definitely plan on coming back for more. Loren is an incredible retreat host and yoga instructor. After my first Lotus retreat to Cuba - and now to Colombia, I came back completely invigorated and inspired to further deepen my own yoga practice. Loren’s retreats are the perfect mix of yoga, meditation, dharma, relaxation, and cultural excursions. She provides a wide variety of activities, but there is never any pressure to do them all. Her retreat itineraries are designed in a way that allows for plenty of flexibility for whatever you’re hoping to get out of the experience. Also, the accommodations at Gitana del Mar are exceptional! From the food, to the service, to the private ocean views! I seriously have nothing negative to say at all! Much love, Jenn M
MD
I had the most beautiful, empowering, uplifting and nourishing experience. I did not practice yoga more than once a month before this trip but I was drawn to the other elements of the trip and I am so glad I came. Lotus retreats put together an amazing experience for ALL. I loved the daily yoga sessions two times a day, although I am a beginner the instructors, Loren and Maria made everything newbie-friendly. I loved that I had the option to skip sessions and enjoy the stunning property without it being an issue, hello freedom. The retreat center was absolute paradise, it felt like I was in the jungle with a oceanfront and INCREDIBLE FOOD to meet everyone's diverse diets. I loved all the excursions, the cultural immersion mural painting was my favorite but the other excursions were equally awesome. The workshops throughout the week allowed us all to open up and truly get to know each other, I am so grateful for the community we cultivated and an incredible experience. I'll be attending the next one :)
Where to begin! What a lovely, nurturing and full of Love and Laughter experience. The group of people gathered together for the 2/2020 Cuban Retreat became my forever friends and Family. The Retreat center run by Coco was so comfortable and the food was extraordinary prepared by a caring and fun staff. Music always going and dancing while they cooked. The excursions were very interesting. Loren and Maria, the Yoga Maidens, were exceptional. I never thought I would do two yoga classes a day..no way and I did all but one morning. I cannot recommend more highly this experience. Loved it. Just what the Doc( inside of me) ordered. And Cuba and her people are Beautiful! Elizabeth George
Wow - what an experience! The food was so clean and beautiful. Any allergy or diet restriction followed precisely. The leaders Loren and Maria were so friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend to anyone Thanks again I’m sure I’ll be seeing you soon
Villa Sumaya is a yoga paradise! Everything was perfect....from the stunning yoga shala to the helpful staff to the delicious and healthy food (even the coffee was great). And have I mentioned the scenery? Just wow. Great excursion opportunities off the property, as well, for those interested. Lotus Retreats saw to every detail of our group experience; Loren and Ryann led us through a week's worth of physical and spiritual growth and opened my eyes to a whole new world. Cannot WAIT to go back.
I had a great time! I met some amazing & beautiful people, did some great yoga & got a great glimpse of the Balinese culture in the week I spent there.
Great trip! The food was amazing and seemed like there was something for everyone! The people were incredibly friendly and helpful and Lotus Retreats staff (Loren and Ryann) did a fantastic job coordinating the details of this yoga retreat.
My 1st time to do yoga 🧘‍♀️ retreat & it was the best. The people, the place the activities were all entirely beautiful. The instructors Loren & Ryann Tillman were the best guide we’ve had both so inspiring that I will do yoga 🧘‍♀️ again with them. Good relationships don’t just happen, they take time, patience & two people who truly want to be together ... Loren & Ryan mabuhay ! L o v e ❤️💕 Evangeline Lara
I enjoyed the experience of being disciplined to wake up early every morning and evening to practice alignment/yoga as for the healthy treats. Definitely will recommend. Thank you!
nm
Amazing experience. Will definitely do more with Lotus!
Trip well organized, instructors fantastic accommodation great. Opportunities to support Cuban citizens and cultural immersion provided an authentic experience Would highly recommend!!!
DB
Lotus Retreats delivered yet another life-changing retreat, this time to the beautiful island of Cuba!! Loren and Ivanna led a spiritual and adventurous journey through old Havana & the beautiful Valle de Viñales. Yoga, salsa lessons, horseback riding, sunrise hikes, and sunset vintage car cruises from Havana back to our home at Mhai Yoga, this retreat has it all. The hospitality, healthy meals, and friendships made in Cuba will never be forgotten !
Amazing experience. Gitana del Mar is paradise! The grounds were beautiful, staff was attentive yet gave you space, property dogs were adorable and friendly. Loren and Maria were terrific instructors who varied the classes throughout the week to ensure a good balance of different yoga practices (yin, vinyasa, restorative, etc.) to make sure we were stimulated mentally and physically. Can't recommend working with Gitana del Mar or Lotus Retreats enough! Thank you for an amazing week in the heart of the world!
KO
I had such a wonderful time! Gitana Del Mar was beautiful. I could not have asked for more! The excursions were memorable and exciting. And the food was amazing! The yoga classes were great and I liked the schedule as well.
It was an amazing experience, from the yoga instruction to the food provided by a very creative cooking staff. We did a number of fun field trips, including a day trip to Havana via 1950s convertibles, and a hike into the mountains above Vinales for a sunrise yoga session. The vibes in the group were very warm despite the fact that none of us had met each other beforehand; And the Cubans are fun loving, open and eager to talk to foreigners. All in all, it was eye-opening and inspiring.
We had a fabulous experience with Lotus Retreats at Gitana Del Mar. The food, activities and accommodations were spectacular! I would not hesitate to book this retreat a second time around. My only advice would be to bring copious amounts of bug spray and sunblock to prevent skin ailments. I really enjoyed my entire time at the retreat.
The most incredible thing I've ever been a part of! Not only was the glamping cute and comfy, the staff was amazing and the food was so so delicious, but the yoga was the best! Morning and night. The workshops were enlightening and the excursions were a blast! I can't recommend Lotus Retreats enough! Can't wait to do it again.

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Loren's yoga retreats are one of my favorite ways to replenish my soul and body with fresh new prana energy, inspiration, beautiful scenery, amazingly tasty food, and like-minded new friends from all over the world. Loren, you can count me in every time!!! :-) Pascal
By Pascal Nicolas on 18 Jul, 18
TP
I had the opportunity to deepen my practice / experience the beauty of Tulum Mexico with Lotus Retreats and would do it again in a heartbeat! The Lotus Retreats crew quickly created a space of loving community, increased awareness, and intentional practice within the first few hours of our retreat and it only got better from there! These retreats are special. Humanity in raw form. I'll be back for more, no doubt!
By Travis Perkins on 2 Oct, 18