from Spain, June 2018
"There are no words to describe"
This was an unforgettable experience (at risk of using clichés) - Rose and Ian gave themselves completely to ensure that we had the most peaceful and heartwarmingly enjoyable time in their beautiful Secret Garden.
The teachings are invaluable. Rose has so much relatable life experience of having followed her own path to awakening and finding her true self, and it shines in her guidance. She is unconditionally compassionate and helpful - importantly, in that she gives you the tools and courage to explore yourself through meditation and inner reflection via your own very personal path. Not to mention, she puts her heart and soul into the most delicious and fresh food that is packed with flavour and life.
Ian is a huge-hearted and caring, special person. Its clear that nothing makes him happier than to aid people and watch their growth. He is intelligent and has excellent knowledge about a range of practices involving Yoga, body awareness and massage. Together as a team, they complement each other's knowledge in teaching you to listen to your body, mind and soul.
The place itself is situated by the most precious and pure river, Rio Genal, which makes for the perfect backdrop to spiritual discovery.
from Netherlands, May 2018
"Ik vond het een geweldige retreat"
Vooral de persoonlijke coaching vond ik enorm fijn. Rose en Ian zijn hele warme, fijne, betrokken mensen. En een geweldig mooie locatie.
from Germany, May 2018
"Yoga und Meditation im Garten Eden"
Das Yoga und die Mediattion, die Hängematte unter den Orangenbäumen, das köstliche und gesunde Essen von Rose, der sehr persönliche Unterricht, die Liebe mit der dieser Ort gestaltet wurde, der Fluss vor dem Garten Eden in dem man wunderbar baden kann, die Wanderwege rundherum, die Ruhe, das Vogelgezwitscher, das köstliche Wasser aus eigener Quelle - also mir gefiel einfach alles und zwar weit besser als erwartet!
from Germany, November 2017
"Eine perfekte Woche"
Der Aufenthalt im Secret Garden hat unsere Erwartungen absolut übertroffen. Die Atmosphäre war sehr persönlich, warm und fürsorglich, der Tagesablauf individuell auf die Wünsche der kleinen Gruppe abgestimmt. Sowohl Yoga als auch Meditation waren keine vorgefertigten Programme, sondern wurden perfekt auf unsere Bedürfnisse angepasst. Das Essen von Rose war ein Traum - die Massagen von Ian waren außergewöhnlich und intensiv. Absolut empfehlenswert.
from Germany, September 2017
"The place to find inner peace"
I didn't investigate much before I came here, had booked quite spontaneously, and was grateful to find exactly what I needed: Silence in a beautiful setting far away from my usual everyday routine in the crazy city, the total opposite of what I had been used to. I learned how to meditate without having too many expectations before. The atmosphere was ideal for being open to it. So meditation "worked" for me right from the start and I was thrilled. I managed to let go of a couple of issues... I could feel that things were moving and that it did me good.
At night I sat on a sofa outside watching the stars - I had never seen that many at a time before!
Thank you so much, Rose and Ian, for this wonderful experience! Your Secret Garden is just a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing, caring, tasty meals, good conversations, good stretches, relaxing massages and your warmth!
from Netherlands, June 2017
"Unique location to get away from distractions and focus on yourself"
I was amazed when I arrived at the Secret Garden, the beautiful nature, stillness and calm energy are just breathtaking. The accommodation (I stayed in the orange yurt) is just gorgeous, a very special combination of luxury and pure, untouched, nature. To shower outside for me was the icing on the cake, I loved being so close to lush nature.
The river is close by and great for a refreshing swim or river-walk and staring into the stream :). Very calming and helps to connect to yourself again, without the distractions which are so normal to us these days, like traffic, social media and TV... Ian and Rose offer a very flowing program, with yoga, massage and meditations that will further relax and strengthen your body and mind and allowed me to catalyse the transformations I am going through. Finally, the food is just amazing, every plate was like a piece of art, super healthy AND very delicious! All in all, this week is a great treat, for me it was pure wellness for both the body and soul.
Secret Garden Retreats website
The Secret Garden Retreat with Rose and Ian was an experience I will never forget. Everything was organised perfectly - the delicious home made food, the morning yoga sessions, and amazing massages. Rose and Ian were the perfect hosts, and my yurt was just beautiful. The walks and the bathing in the river are very special. It's definitely a place to recharge and regenerate. I will certainly be back!