Date(s) - 17th July 2021 - 23rd July 2021
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After a long pause, I lovingly invite you to join me on retreat this summer, in Dartmoor, Devon
The retreat is a sanctuary space, a sacred journey into Nature, a deep dive into the great mystery, to emerge out of the chrysalis; rebirthing and renewing ourselves.
I open an invitation to gather together, as children of the Earth, to attune with Mother Earth, our bodies and temples of our soul; the elements, cycles & rhythms of Nature.
We will be focusing on cleansing – spiritually, mentally and physically; to shift our frequency, listen in stillness, attune with the heart of the Earth, our resonance and inner wisdom
The retreat is being held in a beautiful venue, on the western side of Dartmoor – where luscious waterfalls, woodlands and standing stones are all around. Set within a nest of cottages which are spacious and deeply relaxing.
The retreat is an immersion into Nature, sacred sites, ancient ways and new earth frequencies.
The journey is a spiral through inner and outer landscapes; peeling back the layers, so that that we may listen and attune with the wisdom within, and the wisdom within the earth.
You are invited into the chrysalis of the retreat, to cocoon and immerse in the healing energies of nature; connecting with ancient wisdom, the spirits of the land, shedding the old skins and metamorphosing through the ethereal temples of light. The journey cycles with the medicine wheel, accompanied by inner work, walks in the wild, attuning with ancient sacred sites, yoga & natural movement, sound healing, ceremony, organic nutrition, juices and healing plants
During the retreat we will be fasting/cleansing with fresh vegetable juices and herbal drinks throughout the day. There is also an option of a nourishing salad lunch for those who are wishing for a gentler cleanse. This retreat will have a special focus on cleansing, renewal and strengthening the immune system. Massage & healing sessions are available throughout the week with our skilled practitioners, and full support through your journey.
“Healing of the physical without the change in the mental and spiritual aspects brings little real help to the individual in the end. How true, because the mind and the body imprint and imitate each other. What we think, we become. What we become, we think. It’s an insidious process that can predispose us to illness or it can lead us to health.” ~ Edgar Cayce
RECONNECTING WITH OUR LIVING EARTH:
“We can’t talk about our own health without understanding our place in our environment, because in order to fulfil our potential we have to live in the context of our surroundings. We have to know our place in the ecosystem of which we are a part, and this means living ‘consciously’: being aware of nature and how it affects us and how we, in turn, affect nature.” ~
Mother Earth is re-birthing. We are moving through a shift of the ages, a Great Awakening, and call to return to natural law, to remember our original essence and relationship with the Earth as the Mother from which all life is born.
We are a part of this Earth and we are all connected. We have as humanity, collectively co-created our world, and if we recognise the world as a mirror, we come to see that there is much work for us each to do to restore the beauty and harmony of life.
My intention in offering these retreats is to create a space of deep renewal; an immersion into Nature and process of re-attuning with the natural rhythms, your purpose and authenticity.
During the week, we will journey with the energies and wisdom of the elements, the sun and moon, the seasons and cycles of life. We will delve into practices and processes to help you identify and dissolve disharmonious patterns and tendencies, understand how we cause imbalance, dis-ease and disharmony in our lives (and how to change), and experience ways of living that elevate your mind, open your heart, and create a vibratory field of resonance from within.
This is an intensive & transformational retreat. It is the intent that each day, you will deepen in your practice and internal awareness, learning to listen, feel and connect with the light within, and the living light of the Earth.
CLEANSING, DETOX & SELF~HEALING
“Healing works through a kind of detox: things have got to come up in order to be released. That is true of our personal issues, and also our collective issues. We can’t just push the darkness down, pour pink paint over it and then pretend it’s not there. We have to look at it, accept that it exists and then release it for healing.” ~ Marianne Williamson
Health is living in harmony with Nature, and with our original essence
Our wisdom keepers tell us that all toxicity begins in thought, word and action, and that it is through the incongruity of our actions with the laws of nature that we have created the toxicity in all its manifestations in the world.
Dr Edward Bach said: “Disease of the body itself is nothing but the result of the disharmony between soul and mind. Remove the disharmony, and we regain harmony between soul and mind, and the body is once more perfect in all its parts.”
Healing, health and wellness is a journey and a way of life. The retreat is a week long program, designed to support and inspire you in ways to release and purify – to reset and re-tune. We cleanse the body and we cleanse the mind. You will be fully supported in this journey through the week, cleansing with juices, smoothies, healing herbs, water therapy, breathing, castor oil packs, river bathing, forest walks, meditation, sound, prayer and vibrational medicine. As we release the layers of toxicity and disharmony, our body and soul re-align and work to self-heal.
The experiences of our life are all stored within our luminous energy body and our cells. As the physical body begins to purify and heal itself, layers of toxicity that have been stored within the muscles, tissues, bones and cells are brought to the surface to be cleared. During this process of cleansing and detoxification some people may experience ‘detox symptoms’ as toxins and dense energy are released and the old skins are shed. As the body purifies, and waves of new energy flow, it is natural to experience new clarity of mind and inspiration to walk forwards in your life.
Everything in the universe is made of vibration, and vibrant, organic foods, Nature, creativity, prayer, purity of thought, beautiful music – for example – all help to lift and sustain our vibration in a state of health and resonance. As you detox your system and bring in pure foods, living water, light, purity and life force energy, your vibration is lifted and you will begin to resonate at clearer, more refined frequencies, allowing more light to flow through you and be held within your cells.
Detoxification helps the body to heal itself; to restore health, a sense of wellness and the natural radiance of your inner being.
YOGA AND NATURAL MOVEMENT:
Each morning there is a class of yoga and natural movement. The practices are for awakening the energy, physical body and breath; cultivating sensitivity, stillness and self awareness; releasing wounding, tension and pain. We journey with breath, asana (postures), natural movement, the fluid body, stillness, earth, sky, spine and opening into space
This yoga practice is suitable for anyone, as all practices are adjustable to meet all bodies. Yoga is not about what you can or can’t ‘do’.. but about meeting yourself as you are.
“Silence is essential for deep transformation. It allows the practice of conscious breathing to become deep and effective. Like still water that reflects things as they are, the calming silence helps us to see things more clearly, and therefore, to be in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
The retreats are a space for inner healing and sacred re-connection. To support this, we request that participants unplug from the outside world and detractions (turn off or leave at home your phone & devices), come with an open heart and mind, refrain from judgement, noisiness and chatter; co-creating a calming, nurturing, retreat space. Our elders say “to think is to listen”, and we invite this deep listening through presence and quietness, so that we may attune with Nature and the stillness within
“Together…we reconcile with the light, with the universe, with life to start the journey towards the new dawn, carrying in our hearts the seed
of love and hope. At the end of this period of social isolation, we will wake up to that new dawn together with the sunlight, in the encounter with Mother Earth to allow the emergence of life through the balance between the positive and the negative, the masculine and the feminine, in spirit and in matter.” ~ Aruacho mamos of the Heart of the World
6am – Morning Cleansing (optional)
7.30am – Oil Pulling & lemon water (optional)
8am – Morning group practice of connecting with Nature and greeting the day
8.30am – 9.30am – Yoga & Natural Movement
9.45am – Breakfast smoothie
10.00am – 1.30pm – Morning Class Followed by Free time / Rest / Cleansing Practices / Journaling / One to one massage or healing sessions
1.30pm – 2pm – Lunch Juice
2.30pm – 6pm – Afternoon Walk and/or Nature Connection Practice
6pm – 7.00pm – Free time / Rest / Cleansing Practices / Journaling /
7.15 – 7.30pm – Dinner Juice
7.30pm – 9.00pm – Meditation / Breathwork / Sound Healing / Evening Sharing Circle / Film
This retreat is a liquid fast of fresh smoothies, vegetable juices and healing teas. Option of a gourmet salad lunch for those who are wishing for a gentler cleanse.
All ingredients are organic, local grown where possible, vegan and gluten free.
Purified alkaline water
You will be guided and supported during this cleanse, and with any processes or detox symptoms you may experience.
Retreat Healers & Treatments:
Altai Massage Therapy
Altai Massage is shamanic bodywork; a deep tissue, healing massage, given with hands, elbows and forearms in a dynamic, flowing form. During a session, you will be taken on a healing journey, working with your muscles, joints, structure, energy body and emotional release of stresses to help your body rediscover the space within. We will focus on blockages within the physical & energetic body, using warm essential oils, breath, movement & dialogue. This work helps to release and clear toxicity and tension, allowing the life force energy to flow, returning to its natural state of harmony.
Infinity Alignment Healing
Infinity alignment is a multi-dimensional healing technique which aims to find the root cause of imbalances and restore natural harmony and alignment with the universe. It uses a combination of intuitive energy healing and magnetic healing cards which are tailored to address the individual’s specific needs and conditions holistically. Infinity Alignment honours the individual as a part of the whole environment, considering; health, nutrition, ancestors, energetic structures, relationships, electromagnetic and geopathic stress effect as well as personal choices in development.
There are a limited number of massage/healing sessions available and so please let us know in advance if you would like to book a session. You may book sessions with more than one practitioner, space allowing.
All sessions are 60 mins and £50.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM THIS RETREAT:
• A nourishing and heart-felt sanctuary space to gather with like-minded souls for a week
• A living experience that will inspire and sow seeds of transformation within you
• A juice and smoothie fast or gentle cleanse with full support, guidance and options for extra detoxification therapies
• Practices to awaken a deeper connection with Nature and spirit
• Guided journeys within Dartmoor’s sacred sites, stone circles, ancient landscapes, waterfalls and forests
• Wild river bathing (optional)
• Inner journeying with sound & breath work
• Daily yoga & natural movement
• A deeper connection with ancient wisdom, natural rhythms, healing herbs & foods and how to apply this in your life
• Organic juices, smoothies and healing herbal teas
• Personal guidance and mentoring
• 6 nights accommodation in beautiful Dartmoor cottages
The retreat is being held in a stunning set of cottages near Tavistock in Dartmoor National Park in Devon.
The cottages are set in 75 acres of farmland with beautiful walks along the River Burn which borders one side of a large meadow and a secret pool for bathing on summer days. Vast landscapes, changing skies and an abundance of wildlife. Beautiful scenery abounds and every season brings its own delights and colours.
Situated in the south west of England, right in the very heart of Devon, Dartmoor is a landscape of stunning views, awe inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers, and rugged, wide open spaces, covering 368 sq miles.
The cottages are within spacious and peaceful grounds and have been lovingly furbished, whilst retaining a homely, relaxed atmosphere. Accommodation is in beautiful spacious twin or double rooms, and all rooms are en-suite.
The retreat begins at 6pm on Saturday 17th and completes at 12pm on Friday 23rd July 2021
The house is situated near Tavistock in Dartmoor National park, and is 50 mins from Exeter.
There are regular trains from London / North England to Exeter, and you can then take a taxi (or rideshare) from Exeter.
Per person, including accommodation for 6 nights, all meals, classes and guidance:
£920 for shared twin room
£920 for shared double room
£1200 for private room (a double bedded room for single occupancy)
Please get in touch if you feel called to come, and due to financial hardship, can not meet these prices
• Cleansing basket with healing herbs, clays, oil pulling, enema kit (included)
• Herbal detox kit for cleansing the liver and gallbladder – £30
• Massage / shamanic bodywork – £50 for 60 mins
• Energy Healing & rebalancing – £50 for 60 mins
• Skin Brush – £10
For more information and to register your interest for a space, please contact Daniela –
Signal / Telegram / WhatsApp: 07475 749 967
This is a small group retreat (max 9 participants), and as spaces are limited it is advised to get in touch soon.
Daniela Lanaia is a healing arts practitioner, yoga teacher and musician, known for her sound healing and music work with Anima. From a young age she has been immersed on a journey into ancient wisdom, healing paths and the yoga tradition; and offers a sensitive, profound and unique space dedicated to the awakening of the heart and loving stewardship of our living Earth. She lives in the Scottish Highlands and offers one-to-one sessions, workshops, concerts and retreats in the UK and internationally.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS RETREATS:
How people have described Aluna Healing retreats:
“Healing, Connected (to nature), Extraordinary” – Amelia
“Restful, Rewarding, Intense” – Alexia
“Touching, Profound, Inspiring” – Michela
“Gentle, Deep, Transformative” – Nicole
“Deep, Enriching, Insightful” – Meriel
“Care, Space and Connection” – Wendy
“Profound, Healing, Gifted” – Veerle
“Detoxifying, Grounding, Energizing”
“Expansion, Connection, Love” – Ingrid
What has been your favourite part of the retreat and why?
“Your unfailing non-judgemental support, your wisdom and your kindness, all of which fill me with confidence and a sense of the possibilities before me.” – Ingrid
“A space filled with love that allows you to connect back with where you are from, creating time and room for reconnecting with your body, heart and nature, realizing what stops you from doing this more often so you can go back to the “real world” feeling a bit stronger and equipped to live a more fulfilling life more in tune with Mother Earth” – Wendy
“It is almost impossible to separate a ‘favorite part’ as the beauty of the retreat was its weave into an integrated whole; the magnificent land that held us; the deep gentle physical work with our bodies; the cleansing nourishment; the reflections within our circle of women; the prayer and remembering of the sacredness of life.
In the miasma of forgetting, they are deeply precious reminders of who we are on this earth, what is our calling, our work, our joy.” – Nicole
“I feel that this way of teaching and understanding myself and my place in the world is deeply wise. I would lie to learn more. Life is short and these opportunities to grow and heal are precious.” – Amelia
“I finally understand the correlation between a healthy, clean body and a clear spiritual life. My connection with the Great Mother is much stronger since the retreat. I practise the Great Thanks meditation throughout the day. The brightness surrounding me has diminished, but I can access the light more readily.
The retreat reignited my love of yoga. I have become more flexible, stronger and quieter with daily practice, which is helped by fewer toxins in my body. I don’t go a day without yoga now. My diet remains light and focused on fresh fruit and vegetables and more or less wheat and dairy free. I like the way I feel and I want to stay elevated.
I have set myself higher standards in so many ways. More and more often I stop myself from thinking badly about someone or gossiping. I recognise when I want to eat out of boredom, stress or because I’m thirsty. I recognise when I’m being lazy instead of tired.
I am both softer and stronger today. My heart has expanded beyond the universe, while my thoughts are clearer and more grounded. Although no outward circumstances have changed, I am the happiest I have ever been. I am undaunted by thoughts of the big change that will happen soon; I know I will be supported. I know I am on a good path. Thank you so much, Daniela” – Ingrid
What have been some new learnings you have gained from this retreat?
“To find stillness and peace in order move on in unbalanced times. To be grateful and give back more. There is no limit to giving love and thanks.” ~ Michela
“This retreat was a jewel in the thread in a journey of returning to sanity and sacredness. Held in an awesome landscape of mountains, lakes, rocks and forests, we are held and guided as we cleanse ourselves with deeply nourishing food; stretch into and release the blockages held in body through deep and gentle yoga; receive reflections on our patterns and pains as we sit in circle; learn to give thanks and revere and honour the life we hold and the life that surrounds us. In great gratitude!” – Nicole Freris
“The indigenous messages and the connection with Mother Earth came to me with a very strong awakening call. The Mother Spirit who is sustaining us here for millions of life and who is in danger. Of course this message isn’t new for me, but the practices to connect and listen to Mother Earth opened to me, like I heard a new message, got access to a higher wisdom that need to be spread in to the world. I come from the Yoga, Buddhism tradition where the teachings are merely focussed on training of the mind and connecting with the Higher Divine, whereas with the message from the indigenous elder brothers, I felt a new dimension of connecting with the real earth and nature around us, outside the mind and the Higher Divine, but beneath us and around us. A more spiritual ecological insight, and a call to action with it.” – Veerle
“Thank you Daniela for this beautiful retreat. Thank you for all these aspects lovingly interwoven. It inspires me how you integrate that which you have passion for, teaching and being in service to others and the Earth. Thank you for your gentle encouragement, your total trust, your deep wisdom, your composure, your clarity, and your peaceful and loving nature. With much love, light and gratitude” ~ Anja
“I felt that Daniela and the group we made were incredibly in tune with what we were there for and with higher spirits. The land, the location, the teachings of Daniela and wisdom of all the other students created a retreat with such a profound healing power, both physically, as emotionally, spiritually and karmic. I gained access to insights I wasn’t able to get on my own and learned so much more about my own karmic circles and experiences in this and past lives, how they are all inter-connected and how I am part and responsible in it. I felt a rebirth/opening happening into another dimension or spiritual realm, something I am deeply grateful for.” – Veerle Geuens – www.namoyoga.co.uk
“I was looking for a retreat that would shift and move things for me, energetically and spiritually as well as one that would take me away from the tug of daily commitments and life. I wanted to retreat from my normal life and have some space to learn.
During the week I had a profound experience of dropping into my heart. This is Daniela’s gift – she held the space most eloquently. I felt that Daniela held the Space throughout the week in Yoga, throughout meals, during walks and circle with a gentle and profound dedication that allowed me and others to open up to a new possibility of living. One that is connected to nature and to our own hearts. She also offered us teachings in Shamanism that felt accessible and “do-able”. Mid-retreat I was shown an aspect of myself that is darker and needs much practice to fully disengage from. This was a shocking and ultimately illuminating experience.
Returning home I have continued with my gratitude practice and feel a deeper connection to Nature, enjoying my walks in the woods with my Dog in a deeper, happier Way. I have become softer with myself and my family. I have continued to have morning smoothie and mostly Vegetarian (not strict) and no grains. It feels great – i’m lighter and need less sleep. I have embraced some of the Yoga Practices and incorporated them into my Practice and Teaching.
I am grateful for the work that Daniela put into serving us on the retreat. I feel this is a connection I want to maintain and strengthen. With love and gratitude for your presence in my life. Thank You” – Amelia
“For me the retreat started the week before as I connected to my intention and what I wanted to clear and be shown during the retreat. On retreat I received so much clarity and wisdom, from Daniela, the land and the other retreatees. It was challenging at times as the cleanse really allowed me to see what needed to be looked at and how much I was choosing not to “See” in my daily life. I received so much support and guidance that has carried me into a place of deep surrender when I came home and has allowed me to start working on myself in a way that I would not have been able to unless I had attended this retreat. It has been truly life changing for me and has directed me into a more aligned lighter way of looking at myself and the use of my energy in daily life.” ~ Mez Ainscow www.mezholistics.com
“I simply love the yoga – it is intense in a way that I have not found anywhere else. The time in nature was very special as well.” – Wendy
“I love yoga but don’t practice often, so it was rewarding to feel my body and mind opening as the days progressed. It taught me how to breathe through tension, how to release into the practice and how to focus my mind on the present while doing so. It was a wonderful reminder of how to meditate. I loved your guidance through the poses, your explanations of how fresh blood was flowing through the muscles and I did achieve a meditative state in one particular session which hasn’t happened in ages!
I also enjoyed the nutritional aspect, eating clean vegan foods. Learning about your recipes (I’m a tiger nut milk convert, it’s the most delicious thing ever and yes, I also use a stocking) and our lovely walks through the stunning countryside. The medicine walk was a special day I’ve talked a lot about since I’ve been back. I still get tense when I think about how slowly I had to walk but am grateful for the lessons it taught me.” – Alexia
“Dear Daniela, I want to really thank you for all of your kindness and teachings at the retreat, I am extremely grateful. The week was really special, as you know, and powerful for me – I so enjoyed learning from you and I feel like it has helped me to put together the missing piece of the jigsaw.” ~Katrina
“I found Aluna Healing at a very difficult time and I feel with all my heart that without it I would not be in the place that I am today. It has helped me re-connect to myself and to the Earth through many beautiful yoga classes as well as healing retreats and weekends which have never failed to inspire me and transform me into the best version of myself that I can be. I owe an awful lot of gratitude for the soul work I have received from Aluna Healing and it will always remain a big part of me.” ~Bethany
“As part of the experience I came to realise what I connected to the most, and that was the yoga, meditation and any discussions we had about nutrition and mental outlook. You’re one of the best yoga teachers I have ever had and it’s usually when I felt the most connected to you and the group.
I am as a person interested in spiritual practices and feel I have retained a deeper sense of spirituality and appreciation for Nature on the back of my experience, just need to carve out my own means of practicing it.
I’m thankful for the experience, for meeting you and all the wonderful people in our group. It has benefited me on so many levels and taught me many lessons. The card I got on the last day in particular has stuck with me, that change comes about slowly and I need to be patient. So I’ve decided to focus on food first before moving onto yoga as part of my daily practice. Thanks Daniela for all of the lessons, but mostly for the one of patience.” – Alexia
“I loved the silent walks, because it was practice as well as deep relaxation at the same time.” – Michela
“I found it very hard at times, and wanted to give up near the beginning as it really challenged me in ways I did not expect but the effects after the 6 days were so wonderful that it was worth it.” – Sarah
“I arrived at ‘Replenishing the soul’ retreat at a very difficult time of my life – I had just completed a year of breast cancer treatment; then my partner left me. I felt rather emotionally broken and was in desperate need of a reflective sanctuary. As Daniella opened the door to a beautiful cottage in Dartmoor I was greeted by her immediate warmth. I went into what I would later refer to as the ‘womb room’ to find a group of women lying on yoga mats, wrapped in blankets, by candle light with soothing Amina music playing – then Daniela led us in meditation. My tears began to fall in that room as I felt myself begin to be held by the nurturing calm I had been craving.
The sharing circles with the other women, each who were exploring the juncture of their lives that had brought them there, were deeply transformative for me. I feel so privileged to have been able to share my story there which helped me reflect on unhelpful ingrained patterns of behaviour. Daniella’s unflinching gaze saw into each of us and reflected back what we needed to see inside ourselves through our discussions. The writing tasks exploring what was causing disharmony in our lives were also very powerful.
The detox food was delicious consisting of a smoothie for breakfast, soup & salad for lunch, then a juice for dinner which left me feeling cleansed and filled with nutrition. Sharing meals together felt very uniting. Doing yoga every morning felt like I was infusing life back into my body that had gone through so many medical procedures that year. As a beginner in yoga I was led and helped by Daniela who was sensitive and gentle in her teaching. The exercise took me into my body, away from my repetitive thoughts which was very much needed.
The walks through Dartmoor, especially the silent ‘medicine walk’ where we saw the stone circles enabled a deep connection with nature. Daniella taught me to see nature in a new way which felt deeply healing and grounding. I feel connection still to the women and that time at the retreat when I look up at the sun.
I smile to myself remembering as we all stood together, each morning, looking up at the sky or walking down to the little stream to welcome the new day in together. The retreat was life changing – I am still moved by it and all that I learnt there. I am so grateful that at such a challenging time of my life I found such a healing sanctuary with such caring women.” ~ Catherine
“Again, thank you so much for letting me join the retreat and I cannot emphasize enough at how a profound effect your work has had on me. Thank you for being there, for answering my questions and for letting me learn from you. I feel so many positive effects, and have so much more clarity (which I so craved), that I can hardly believe that it is happening and on an occasion worry that I’ll wake up one day and will feel like I used to. A friend of mine is saying that I have inspired her to try out going living raw too and told her family about it and her family is also on board. This is how your beautiful work is flowing through the world! Please do not ever stop” ~ Neyla
“I have recently returned from a week’s retreat in the Scottish Highlands with Daniela and eight other wonderful women. The experience was a challenge for me on many levels, but the beauty and peace of the place and the strong, wise and heartfelt guidance from Daniela combined to provide a fertile space for such deep work to be done. Daniela is deeply insightful, sensitive and strong and her connection to Love, God, the Mother (however we choose to name It) means that she held the space that was needed; such a precious gift for which I’m truly grateful.” ~ Karen
“Daniela works deeply on many levels beyond the physical, and although this can sometimes be quite painful for me – where I hold a lot of tension, Daniela’s insights into my emotional blocks – stored in the body – have challenged and encouraged me to look deeper and more clearly at myself in a way that is completely loving and non-judgmental, allowing me to move on gracefully into my peace, truth, whatever is going on around me in this life journey.” ~ Katy
“I cannot thank you enough for yet another rewarding, thought-proving weekend. Your wisdom and knowledge challenges and guides in a way that gives me an opportunity to get back in touch with my inner self.
With every day life and world troubles it is necessary to be trusting and understanding rather than judgmental and cynical. Your unique, quiet approach creates a safe environment that nurtures inner growth and self-belief, gently taking me by the hand and leading me back on my pathway again. Thank you.” ~ Lizzie
“So grateful for our magical retreat that has redirected me on my path . I feel renewed, Happy and hopeful. Thank you.”
“I must say the retreat has changed my life. I have been practicing yoga every day since the Easter retreat. It is like a new-born mind. The weekend was really amazing! Your yoga techniques are very good and how you teach and correct positions for us were very helpful and useful. But what I was most inspired from you was the spiritual aspect. I kept thinking who I am and what I would want to achieve in my life during the weekend. I have very busy life style so I didn’t really think about it so instead I was just working and working like a machine for money.
After a terrible breakup with my ex, I decided come to the retreat but probably that was the best thing that has happened to me. I remember lots of things you said but one of my favourite was- strong body makes strong mind. It’s very true but I didn’t realize until you said it. I understand now I don’t need expensive shoes, bags, clothes and jewellery. I should be confident without those because those are just materials which can’t belong to me forever. All I want to have now is strong body and mind therefore I am practicing every day. I absolutely loved your cooking, especially salads all were amazing. Thank you so much” ~ Motoko
“Thank you Daniela, for another profound and life transforming week. Each time I work with you, there is a deepening and revealing of more and more intricate layers of myself that you always seem to find a way to lovingly (but unwaveringly) confront and challenge me with. I am finding more and more that I can witness myself in an honest and humble way, and am feeling a strength and connection with the great mother growing day by day. Thank you for being such an inspiration.” ~ Mark