Jesse Cassady (The Grateful Yoga) is not only a master yogi, but an incredible teacher, leader, and friend. He has an incredible presence, and his ability to orchestrate an immersive experience for mind, body, and soul is second to none. Throughout my life, I have only practiced yoga sporadically, so I was far behind other retreat participants in terms of skill level. Recognizing this, Jesse offered his guidance during every session, and went out of his way to ensure that I was getting everything I possibly could out of the experience. He wholeheartedly invests in the environments and practices that he creates and the ultimate results are phenomenal.
By Frank M for A Grateful Yoga & Meditation Retreat @ Mountain Valley Retreat Center on 22 Jan, 2022
This was a magical retreat in every way. Accommodations are so cozy and well appointed. The food is delicious and well prepared. And the yoga!!! As always Jesse led challenging yet beautiful classes set to powerful music. This is his gift. This time we had two live music performers who left us in tears of gratitude. Truly life affirming Laura H
By Laura H for A Grateful Yoga & Meditation Retreat @ Mountain Valley Retreat Center on 19 Jan, 2022
I always dreamt of going to a yoga retreat and this by far exceeded my expectations! It was one of the best weeks of my life. From the yoga, to the service, food and amenities at Amansala, to the extra activities offered that allowed us to explore the Mayan culture, to the sheer beauty of Tulum, the beach and the property, everything was perfect. Jesse’s yoga classes were unreal and the group of people he brought together for this retreat were some of the most genuine people I’ve met. I’ve never felt as relaxed and rejuvenated than I did after this retreat. Highly recommend.
By Rebecca D for The Grateful Yoga Retreat - Amansala Eco Chic Resort on 02 Jan, 2022