THE TRAVEL YOGI
"Rocabella Santorini- words can’t express how AMAZING the staff is at this hotel. They were friendly, helpful and so sweet! Everyone was amazing, from the van driver who taught us about the area, to the bartender to the restaurant staff to the sweet ladies at the front desk. Everyone was fantastic. The view from the hotel was the best and it’s central location was prime for exploring!"
"The sailing excursion was the best. The staff at Santorini Sailing were so wonderful. They definitely showed us a good time, fed us well and made sure we were comfortable and safe. It was so great."
"Elizabeth’s attention to your needs and concerns about your yoga practice is a 10 on a scale of 1-10. She is open to teaching you new things and is very helpful for helping you at whatever yoga practice level you are on. She is fantastic!"
"I enjoyed the whole experience. With this being my first trip internationally and my first yoga retreat, I was so blown away by Elizabeth and her knowledge, the amazing ladies on the trip and how easy Jen and Courtney made everything!"
"Please keep being your amazing, wonderful selves! If I can ever help out or volunteer to assist with making The Travel Yogi experience as wonderful for others, as it was for me, I would love to!"
"There was nothing about this trip that I can say was a negative. It was the very best!"
I enjoyed the relaxation, yoga, and meeting new people."
The 2nd cenote which was about 30-40 minutes away with the cliff jumping was amazing. Our guides and drivers were amazing. They really went out of their way to be customer service oriented."
Would recommend using the same guide as he was able to organize some pretty cool stuff for us outside the itinerary. He was also knowledgeable and approachable. The driver was friendly and informative too."
In general, accommodations better than expected in this LDC, and the service was awesome — friendly, attentive and accommodating without fail.
It was a packed program, allowing for virtually no down time, but I would not have wanted it any other way as there is so much to see and experience in breathtaking Bhutan. And you absolutely MUST retain Tashi Phuntsho as a The Travel Yogi guide — he is not only extremely knowledgeable about his country (history, traditions, culture, politics, trends, etc.), but also a compassionate, generous person who never hesitated to fill all of our random requests and meet all of our needs, and always with his huge, heartwarming smile!
So very many aspects of it were life-affirming and awe-inspiring. I’m really very grateful that it was so much more than a yoga retreat as the Himalayan culture and hiking cannot be missed!"
The food was really awesome! I was a little hesitant about the vegetarian fare and no alcohol policy. I honestly didn’t miss it (meat/alcohol) much and there were plenty of bars within walking distance. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and I enjoyed them. Marcela and Andres were really personable and accommodating."
Casa Om was SO AMAZING! The managers were so helpful always, and the rooms were great! The chef staff was seriously the best. I loved everything about it!! Our tour guide, Marcella, could not have been better. She was so energetic and personable…and you could tell she really loved what she does! She was so involved.. the excursions were awesome~!~
Every time I had a question about anything, it was either already listed, or it was SO fast to get a response via email. I loved that!! I felt so great and confident in everything leading into the retreat. Thank you for being so great on that!
The group was truly amazing. Everyone was so nice, relaxed, friendly…just glad to be there! The location, resort…staff…amazing. I loved every second!"
Marcella, our Eco Tours guide, is the best guide I have come across in my tours all over the world – very knowledgeable, passionate about her country and the Mayan people (especially with her work with the villages all over). Overall, everything (including Andres the driver) was amazing and thought through.
The response time was super fast and Courtney answered all my questions beyond the usual yoga retreat Qs – and was super pleasant, knowledgeable and all her answers were considered based on what she’d learned about me and what I would most like/need. Something I’m not at all used to (maybe an Australian thing!) but it made all the difference.
Everything was set up so well that it encouraged great practice and then lots of opportunities to get to know the group beyond the usual small talk – JL’s influence was a huge factor in that of course, plus the organized tours and the regular times to eat together and hang out.
I feel very lucky that I stumbled upon The Travel Yogi – I got a personal recommendation to check out the online videos on Gaiam and from there stumbled on the retreats page! This was a perfect coincidence of the location I wanted, at the time I wanted (my birthday!). The written testimonials and professionalism of the Travel Yogi site pushed me to book (and the motivating notice that there weren’t many spaces left!) I’ll be sure to recommend to friends in Australia and the U.K. – as it was the absolute perfect way to turn 30!"
I really enjoyed being able to step out of my comfort zone and dare to do more things. This was an amazing adventure and Alison seriously was such a huge part in that. She is amazing!! Everything was super thorough and I am so pleased with how organized everything was. Perfect location and staff at Sansara. I want to go back every year."
The instructor, those who made up our group, the hotel, the activities included (especially the BLUE LAGOON – OMG!), the location and the people of Iceland – all magical! LOVED all activities included – and ALL the guides were simply wonderful. The activity schedule was nicely paced. It was a great location with accessibility to all areas of the city. I would recommend it to friends thinking of traveling to Iceland. Oh yes, I would do it all again!"
The group vibe was wonderful, Sansara is an amazing and incredibly special place and Panama is one of the coolest countries I’ve ever visited. This was another amazing experience from The Travel Yogi!"
Mark is extremely knowledgeable and imparting information during his classes was very detailed and easy to follow. Working with our breath, bodies and voice was more impactful than any yoga class I’ve ever taken. The integration and changes that happened as we learned to add specific sounds to our practice was so exciting. Everyone in the class evolved in some way as the week progressed. His way of teaching is fun, very informative, interactive, peaceful and strengthening and for me personally, an awakening.
Mark was available for any questions or just feedback. He is wonderful. His program is very unique. I loved every minute of it. Prana del Mar did everything above and beyond excellent. There is not one thing that I feel they need to improve upon.
One day for an excursion, we went for lunch at an amazing place for a farm-to-table experience. The Flora Farms trip is not to be missed. I would have done it more than once if there was time. Beautiful experience."
We watched whales tail slap, breech, and spout while doing yoga. There were many kinds of birds and wild life to constantly observe. The Masseuse was a lifesaver–intuitive, kind and talented. Saved me from getting sore muscles. Everything was meticulously clean, which I so appreciated. I’ve never stayed at a place kept so pristine. So great that snorkeling and sea kayaking were included as part of the trip. It was amazing and the guides were wonderful. Learned a lot in the cooking class–so glad that was offered. So many choices of things to do –could not do it all, so will have to return every year for years to come! This location was a fabulous choice. Thanks for choosing it for us.
The staff were very helpful and friendly–made me feel excited about the experience, gave positive energy through their interactions. Thanks so much! The cost was very reasonable for what was provided and I am grateful for that. Please continue to promote Yoga Voice and offer it for years to come. I am coming back and will invite my friends and family. You’re all very awesome! Thank you again!!!"
My room was beautiful. Bed was super comfy! Bathroom was luxurious. Loved my shower! Loved the yoga palapa! I love practicing by the beach! Layout of the rest of the retreat was so comfortable and intuitive. Loved it. Jen – you do an amazing job!!! So smart, and you always go above and beyond! Really appreciate all of your support while I was struggling to figure out my flights. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Great job by the TravelYogi for putting this all together so that all we had to do was show up and play. Thank you, TravelYogi, Thank you Alexa Silvaggio ! Okay, i’m ready for my next adventure with you now. Where are we going next?"
Regarded very highly by the locals, the Blue Osa resort facilities were an ideal match for the retreat. The lush and well-laid out grounds were beautifully kept, the accommodations far exceeded my expectations, the food was phenomenal, and the staff on-hand at Blue Osa were all at once impeccably professional and very personable. The excursions offered were all very interesting and exciting, and affordable. The locale, in concert with the wonderfully talented, comprehensive and good-humored yoga instruction provided by Elizabeth Rowan made for a truly unforgettable week…
I am truly grateful for the retreat that The Travel Yogi brought in to my life, and highly recommend both Elizabeth Rowan and Costa Rica for future retreats. I cannot overstate how wonderful and unforgettable the experience was."
I had the best experience working with her and am looking forward to working with her again in the future! If you ever need to book a yoga travel trip you MUST use The Travel Yogi! Efficient, professional and passionate about bringing their clients the best experience possible. Thank you!!!!"
Being able to travel without worrying about any details because someone else has taken care of everything (thank you Jen Hoddevik!) is incomparable. Being able to participate in the wonder of a Manifestation Retreat amongst glorious sunrises over the rice paddies (thank you Jen Pastiloff and Soulshine!) is miraculous. Being able to share the entire experience with my 20 new lifelong friends is priceless. I can think of no better way to travel than with The Travel Yogi!!!"