Healing in the Willows

In a 1000 year-old hamlet surrounded by ancient wild forests in Tuscany, Healing in the Willows will take you on unparalleled journeys of self-revelation.

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Reviews 8

Una Mangus

from United States, May 2018

"Magical Refreshing Experience"

I understand why so many people return to this retreat over and over again. It was an incredible experience from end to end: delicious vegan food( even for a non-veggie), a very safe, warm and welcoming environment (so important for single women travellers) all set in a jaw droppingly gorgeous location.

Kim and Ben(Boonath) both went above and beyond to deliver the best experience for everyone. I found both to be incredibly warm, kind and honest individuals with a real power and energy to them.

I loved my experience and feel lighter and happier as a person as a result of the retreat. I encourage anyone looking for something special and different to look into their work. I live in London where there are all manner of practices and I have also practiced around the world and what Healing in the Willows is doing is really special.

Sarah Albert

from Canada, May 2018

"A once in a lifetime experience!"

This retreat will open your heart and mind in ways that you did not know were possible. It will challenge you...scare you a bit...make you feel uncomfortable. Trust the journey, lean into it. The truth of our human experience is really about connection. Connection with ourselves and others. Heart work is hard work and this place may not be for everyone, but if you are looking to expand your mind and your heart this kind of hard word is so worth it.

Anna Lewis

from Great Britain, April 2018

My partner and I joined this retreat, however we left after the first day.

We write this review with the view to be accurate and for you to make the best decision. The retreat is most likely beneficial for some people, however it wasn't for us.

It is set in a beautiful, quaint town with breathtaking views, peace and quiet, and great facilities. The lodging is simple yet seemed to work well.

The first day of arrival, we were told not to eat a few hours before it started (at 5pm) and would eat around 10 pm.

Long story short, later that evening at 2 AM in the middle of a confusing practice, having not eaten yet, in a freezing cold yoga room with no light, tired, confused, massively hungry, and with no communication on when we will end, we left.

We did get a heads up that this is a retreat we would do deep work on, and we were prepared to be vulnerable and look inwards; though we didn't want physical hardships like this. And we didn't want to go through the next four days like this. We won't go into details of the practice out of respect for their prospect.

Also, we were not keen on doing deep work with the yoga retreat leader Boonath. We found him hard to connect to; didn't make eye contact, seemed to talk down to everyone, and lacked any sense of joy and empathy.

While I believe the people running the event mean well, it was a string of broken promises; including the last communication from the retreat leader that Boonath would write us a note.

Ginger Zalaba

from Switzerland, August 2017

"A beautiful journey of clearness and self impowerment "

Doing yoga and meditation in the dark helped me to get deeper in to my mind and body. Letting go of fear and an issue I was struggling for ages. I feel detoxed and balance. Full of love and energy. I loved the shamanic rituals like dancing and singing to get in to a trance state of mind.

Haakon Steen

from Norway, July 2017

"Healing in the willows"

Uniq experience.

Testimonials 3

Mary United States

Healing in the Willows website

I cannot thank you enough for the retreat. I felt like I healed and progressed in leaps and bounds in the few days that we were all together. The honesty and the sharing that were brought to the table inspired and encouraged me. I came with an open mind and I left with an open heart. After nearly a lifetime of constriction and restriction, I’ve found my voice again, and with it, that wonderful aliveness in the center of my chest.

Julia Switzerland

Healing in the Willows website

The yoga Retreat showed me again what had been hidden inside me and I am very thankful for it. Kim and Boonath provided extensive support practically, spiritually as well as intellectually as they disposed over a range of strategies and seemed to complement each other in an almost poetical way which reminding me of the famous friends Narcissus and Goldmund in the book by Hermann Hesse. The retreat was very recreational, the food and surrounding nature absolutely fantastic, and I can recommend the retreat to anyone who wants to explore the playful and at the same time powerful side of human existence.

Ajit India

Healing in the Willows website

On the first day, I was a little intimidated with the system as I didn’t expect this line of healing. It was quite an experience. Frankly, I thought it was a scene from some kind of horror movie with the chantings in the dark and the way the words like “witch” were used quite so informally. I only got over it the 3rd day, when the momentum got the better of me. And then it was smooth sailing. I got to understand Boonath and his mystical moves and the group gave me a lot of encouragement. The way people talked to each other and interacted was for me an eye-opener. Organizing and getting everyone on board and keep them happy was a formidable task. Big thank you!

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