8 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Bali, Indonesia

  • Bali, Indonesia

Yoga and Meditation Holiday in Bali

Our little yoga oasis on the island of Gods as Balinese lovingly refer to their home, is a place we have been coming back to for years. It has something extremely special about it, something that needs to be experienced to be comprehended. It is easy to feel truly blessed and cared for in this simple and beautiful place. Let yourself rest and immerse into the sweet essence and healing energy of the island, nourish yourself with sun ripened fruits, delicious spa treatments, the ocean and the mountains, as you deepen your yoga and meditation practice. We can’t wait to welcome you here.

Highlights

  • All yoga and meditation classes
  • Myofascial release and pranayama sessions
  • Various yoga styles including nidra, vinyasa flow, restorative yoga, yin yoga
  • 7 nights accommodation at a mountain retreat
  • Organic fruits, cake, and teas available daily
  • Full board buffet style vegetarian meals
  • 1 spa treatment / massage
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be accommodated in beautiful rooms in the guesthouse and 6 Balinese style bungalows that are located throughout the mountain retreat. The rooms and the bungalows are lovingly furnished and surrounded by blossoming gardens. The water at the centre is untreated, and comes from a natural spring. The swimming pool is a saltwater pool. The organic gardens produce delicious vegetables and a variety of fruits.

Dining terrace

You can spend many hours on our dining terrace reading, relaxing or having their meals. The terrace has an open view over the valley and the ocean and is shaded by fruit trees and bamboo. At the terrace, you can freely help themselves to mineral water, green and herbal teas throughout the day. Friendly staff are available should you wish to order fresh pressed fruit- and vegetable juices, lassies, and healing herbal drinks.

Salt water pool

Salt water pool is built on a mountain terrace, with beautiful uninterrupted views across the orchards to where the distant ocean meets the sky. Play or just relax on the wide stone terrace.

Walking trails

There are many walking trails starting from our retreat centre that range from gentle strolls to more strenuous full-day treks. Explore the jungle, hike along the ridge dropping down to the river, discover the traditional villages, temples, orchards and jungle gorges.

Yoga room

Our yoga room is overlooking the jungle and you'll be enjoying gentle rays of sun on your skin in the morning classes and birdsong and crickets as a lovely background sound for evening sessions.

This yoga retreat is an invitation to deepen your understanding of yoga and meditation, whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner. Yoga retreat is a holiday that nourishes you on many different levels - physical, mental and emotional, recharging you and helping to attune to the vibration of radiant health. Daily yoga and meditation classes during the retreat create a great foundation for consistent and joyful practice and help you feel more open, strong and balanced.

This yoga retreat will offer a variety of yoga practices: asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, kriyas (cleansing practices) as well as myofascial release sessions and yoga nidra deep relaxation. The classes will be offered in a variety of styles from deep yin yoga, classic hatha to more dynamic and challenging vinyasa flow.

This retreat is suitable for all levels of practitioners from beginner to experienced, however it is essential that in the months leading up to the retreat, you have a regular yoga (asana) and meditation practice at least 2x per week to be able to follow the classes and get the most out of the retreat.

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Morning yoga and meditation practice
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:30 Time for rest, walks, pool, spa treatments, snorkeling
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Guided meditation or pranayama
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Time for rest, walks, pool, spa treatments, snorkeling
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yoga and meditation class or 17.00-19.00 Evening yoga and meditation class
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 - 22:00 Optional meditation self-practice

On one of the days, we only have the morning practice and an optional day trip afterwards.

  • Elena Mironov

    Elena Mironov is a Zürich-based international yoga and meditation teacher, author, and composer. Over the past 16 years, she has led over 55 yoga and meditation retreats in Europe, Africa, Asia, Iceland, and Central America. She released a yoga DVD that has received brilliant reviews by leading yoga publications like Yoga Journal Deutschland, OM Yoga Magazine UK, Wellbeing, and Australian Yoga Life. Her classes are characterized by playfulness, uplifting, and warmth and are focused on safe alignment, breath initiated movement, and the experience of flow.

Bali an island in Indonesia, an exceptional place on Earth that is full of prana, vitality, abundant with sun soaked fresh fruits and rich in spiritual tradition. You will be amazed how many shades of green exist on the island. In this yoga retreat we will be staying in a beautiful retreat centre on a mountain overlooking the ocean, surrounded by a huge organic garden which provides most of the ingredients for our meals and for a little spa at the centre.

Distances

  • Ngurah Rai International Airport, 3 hours
Activities
  • Mountain biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Services
  • Tour assistance

Most of the ingredients are from the centre’s organic gardens, the freshest sun ripened fruits and vegetables rich in prana. We will be served a delicious vegetarian menu and on the last evening we will have a festive dinner together.

Every day you have a chance to book a treatment from the spa menu of the spa that is located at the centre. The treatments are inspired by the local environment and living traditions of Bali. Using touch, healing herbs and plants gathered from the organic garden, the body therapists will be there for you to help release stress and enjoy the retreat even more.

  • 1 spa treatment or massage
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All yoga and meditation classes including yoga nidra, vinyasa flow, restorative yoga, yin yoga, myofascial release and pranayama, 2-3 classes or 3+ hours of yoga on most days
  • All vegetarian meals (3x daily served buffet style)
  • Gift bag
  • Organic fruits, cake, and teas available daily
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional spa treatment
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

You are responsible for organizing your own transport to Bali. It’s recommended to book the flights to Denpasar airport Ngurah Rai (DPS). The centre is about 2.5-3 hours drive from the airport. Transfers can be organised beforehand and the retreat centre will assist you in that. You will receive all the information and contact details when you register.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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    Review by Anonymous
    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

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  • Review by Sylvia from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I have only positive things to say about Elena and the retreat. Everything was lovely. The location/setting, her lovely way of teaching/guiding the yoga and meditation practice, the food, etc were all top rate. I'm already planning my next retreat with Elena. "

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  • Review by Tim Atkins
    10 out of 10

    "This experience exceeded my expectations by a long way. I booked it thinking I just wanted a different setting to challenge my body in, in a focused week of yoga. Firstly, the location is like a dreamland or a model toy town, especially when you get up in the mountains either side of the Engadin Valley and take a look at your surroundings. It is simply breathtaking. The people are friendly and the Hotel Arnica was fantastic, with incredible views (make sure you ask for the side that you can see the mountains out of your room from, as the other does not have windows). The staff at the hotel was extremely sweet, and one of the staff, Martina, drove back to one of the yoga studios for me to get a water bottle I had left behind after a session. "

    "The people in our yoga group also hiked around the valley in smaller groups and ate at the local restaurants together (not cheap, but lovely), which created a nice bond and conversation between us. The other ingredient that pulled the class together was the instructor, Elena. She is a delight and a skilled teacher and practitioner. Group dynamics can be difficult to manage sometimes, but her non-judgmental approach and warm demeanor made the class feel relaxed and I believe we all benefited from her style. At times, the physicality and postures were really tough for me, but that is what I was looking for, to step out of my comfort zone and stretch my body and begin to understand yoga from a different level (I had about nine months under my belt by this time). "

    "Since the retreat, I have taken the practice and lessons into my day and week, rising earlier and doing an (almost daily!) 45-minute routine before work. I do not think I would have had the motivation to do it without attending the retreat. I will certainly be back to Switzerland again and most certainly, I will be attending another location with Sparkling Yoga. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had and I cannot recommend it enough."

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  • Review by Line Fjord from Copenhagen, Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful yoga retreat with Elena and Sparkling Yoga in Morocco. Surrounded by a calm Berber village and a blue sky, the Tigmi resort is the perfect spot for yoga. Elena is a professional yoga teacher, always ready to guide and answer our questions. She is present, interested, and a very nice person to be around. I look forward to taking another retreat with her in the near future."

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  • Review by Bobby from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Elena cultivated a beautiful mix of people in a stunningly beautiful countryside forest. The practice sessions were challenging while accommodating many different levels of ability, from beginners to fellow teachers. The retreat center was charming, accommodating, and respectful of our collective mindfulness. Elena's ability to connect individually with each participant made this unlike any retreat to which I have ever been. I would go back in a heartbeat!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "Enjoyable, inspiring, and relaxing retreats in a beautiful surrounding!"

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  • Review by Mungo from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "We had the most enjoyable weekend yoga retreat in Iceland with Sparkling Yoga. Elena is a wonderful teacher and has a gentle and playful approach to her classes. The classes combined with the thermal pools at the blue lagoon made it a memorable experience. I would definitely go on another of Elena's retreats."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Malene from Denmark

    "​Elena has a very intuitive approach towards her students, individually and as a group. "

    "Her unique way of integrating a range of yoga elements into morning and evening practices brings me back to her retreats again and again. "

    "It was a very good - perfect! - combination of classes. Very good mix in every session. I have stopped bringing my expectations to the retreats, instead I enjoy leaning into your guidance and practice. "

    "The place was amazing!"

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  • Review by Katherine from UK

    "​Uplifting, open-hearted, grounding, holistic approach. "

    "Elena conveyed a spirit of wellbeing though manner, words + actions, which has bearing on students. "

    "The retreat has encouraged me to practice more consistently + to allow it to be integrated into my lifestyle."

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  • Review by Gemma from UK

    "​I really got a lot out of the retreat, so I just wanted to say thank you again. "

    "I was so happy that as a beginner, I was able to follow Elena's instructions. Also she is very intuitive and so I felt comfortable to trust in starting to practise and being able to ask for help if I had needed - or she was able to see immediately if anyone needed guidance. "

    "I was very happy with the mix and amount of classes. "

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    "I was still able to participate fully as a beginner - but also challenged so I felt an achievement at the end. I will now seek to practise yoga as part of my life - am very grateful for this introduction. "

    "The hotel was beautiful, comfortable, fantastic. "

    "The mix of meditation, restorative and active yoga at the retreat was perfect for me as I have long been wanting to become more in the habit of meditating - and also it was great for my body to have some physical challenge and to start to build some all over strength. I really appreciated your method of teaching as I could always follow your guidance clearly and you seem to have a great intuition, for example reminding us to take away our expectations on ourselves and not to allow our practice to be affected by a busy mind. I will definitely continue in the practice of yoga and am really grateful for having the best introduction possible! "

    "Thanks again and hope to see you on another retreat. "

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  • Review by Snjolaug from Iceland

    "​The teachers were very good. The good things were many, I loved all the classes and the teachers were always there if you had questions. They worked well together. Elena for me is more calm and her classes evolve around strength while Lauren was more upbeat with intense flow. "

    "The retreat inspired me to keep up a regular practice at home. It also taught me a lot about the foundations which makes me more confident in my self practice. "

    "Everything was perfect. The food, the service and facilities were amazing. The staff is super friendly and accommodating."

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  • Review by Steinunn from Iceland

    "​Teachers: inspiring, open and giving; a good balance between them. They were great. "

    "I had a great time with a wonderful group of people and teachers. Would definitely do it again and hope Elena and Lauren do another retreat together at an exotic location!"

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  • Review by Mette from Denmark

    "​It was a really nice retreat. I was traveling alone and still met open and happy people. "

    "The programme was perfect - a good combo of yoga, a trip to Marrakech and the trekking opportunity. "

    "A very pleasant atmosphere and a lot of hard work, good food and laughs. Would go again for sure!"

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  • Review by Stefanie from Germany

    "It was a wonderful week, one of the best vacations I ever spent! The people were extremely friendly, the mix of people was great. I enjoyed the variety and diversity of people's backgrounds. "

    "I felt immediately welcome and a part of the group. "

    "The teaching styles were complimentary, 2 teachers with very different teaching styles and temperaments. It was a good balance of restorative and powerful classes + meditations at noon. "

    "The location chosen was the perfect spot to find strength and relaxation at the same time. Even though it was only a week, I felt de-connected from my own context and immediately dived into the yoga spirit and the dynamics of the group. I take home new friends, new ideas and new impetus for my yoga practice. "

    "The excellency of food and the friendliness of Moroccan staff topped it all up. "

    "Thank you very much! See you in very soon in the next retreat!"

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  • Review by Sabrina from US

    "​This experience exceeded any and all expectations. The mental clarity, energy, friendships, and strength I'm taking home with me are beyond words. Thank you for enriching my life and the lives of so many wonderful individuals."

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  • Review by Susanne from Denmark

    "​The retreat gave me inspiration for my own teaching and my own practice. I was reminded of how amazing yoga is to guide your way in life and to inspire to reflect. "

    "The location was perfect - nice service-minded staff, nice rooms and wonderful hammam and massage, beautiful surroundings."

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  • Review by Trisha from US

    "​This was am amazing experience for me. It was my first yoga retreat and I didn't know what to expect. It turned out to be one of the best weeks of my life - beautiful, challenging and so memorable. "

    "The combo of Elena and Lauren was perfect - different styles but very complimentary. I'm taking home confidence that I can keep up my practice. "

    "The location was wonderful - staff was great and food was amazing. The yoga room was beautiful! "

    "The people participating in the retreat and the teachers are such wonderful people and I feel very grateful to have been able to meet them. "

    "Thank you Elena for all your hard work to make this such an incredible experience!"

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  • Review by Sylvia from US

    "​Thank you for an incredible four days, I couldn't have asked for anything better. "

    "I have only positive things to say about Elena and the retreat. Everything was lovely. The location/setting, her lovely way of teaching/guiding the yoga and meditation practice, the food, etc were all top rate. I'm already planning my next retreat with Elena."

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  • Review by Eva from Denmark

    "​4 amazing days! "

    "I can't think of anything which could or should have been better or different. "

    "The daily practices in combination with the beautiful surroundings and lovely group has been truly heart-lifting. "

    "Elena, you are an amazing yoga teacher and not least, a very inspiring person! Beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. "

    "Thank you so much!"

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  • Review by Mette from UK

    "I very much enjoyed the diversity of the practice and the way you framed each session. It gave everything a very immersive feel and made me feel focused and energized. I also really liked using the massage balls. You did an amazing job teaching and I think it was great that one of the two practices of the day had a more restorative character. Personally, I would be intrigued to try one of your Move retreats as well, as I do like an even more vigorous practice from time to time. Very high service level. Super friendly staff. Lovely room. "

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  • Review by Grith from Denmark

    "This retreat takes place in a magical corner of Switzerland, at a hotel that breathes through raw natural wood. It will leave you 100% refreshed and full of energy powered by great yoga and pure nature."

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  • Review by Maria from Switzerland

    "I would like to thank Elena for the great time and training at the retreat. The place is chosen perfectly to spend time for your body, mind, and soul. There are so many things you can do around this place. The weather and nature were amazing. The hotel is breathtaking. I also liked people and communication a lot, with freedom to talk and also with some privacy and calm time if you want. Yoga hours were sometimes challenging, but we could choose how far we could go. As a quite new mom, that was a great time to feel myself and a woman again, not only mom, and spend time just for me and feel my body again, although I returned already to yoga before the retreat. I will definitely return, maybe for longer just to have also more time for hiking. Thank you, Elena!"

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  • Review by Angie from US

    "Thanks so much for such a wonderful retreat! This was truly one of the best experiences I have had, having not only the opportunity to meet such wonderful people in a beautiful setting but also to be truly inspired to re-commit to my practice. I just found a studio close to my apartment and am heading to my first class this week. I hope all is well back at home and definitely hope to see you at another retreat soon!"

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  • Review by Marlene from Denmark

    "I enjoyed the yoga session, the nature, and the location, as well as Elena's unique way of tapping into the needs of the group and adapting sessions efficiently. Totally dynamic approach! Even as an experienced traveller, I cannot thing of anything that could be improved."

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  • Review by Maija from Sweden

    "I enjoyed the location and the complete set up of the classes. All parts of the retreat felt to fulfill a purpose. The teacher was as always professional and with good energy. All was very nicely organized!"

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  • Review by Hanna from Sweden

    "I enjoyed the practice, location, breakfast, and myofascial release exercises. Really, really good! Super relaxing location, perfect for a retreat."

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  • Review by Myrtille from France

    "I enjoyed peace, time, your way of teaching, your way to give energy and confidence. It was amazing! I hope to come back with my family. Thank you for everything."

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  • Review by Line from Denmark

    "I enjoyed the holistic approach to yoga. The teacher was very attentive in yoga lessons, very good planning on focus in yoga classes. The location is a very good spot to do yoga and to relax."

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  • Review by Tuula and Andrea from Switzerland

    "Very powerful teacher. Your teaching is very generous, professional, well structured, and interactive. Every student, no matter the level, is considered by you in a very intelligent way to give confidence and courage. You give lots of elements to the home practice as well, which is absolutely great. You are able to boost the students in all possible ways; in a physical, as well as a spiritual way. This has been a surprising retreat, the third for me. Your knowledge of yoga and your capacity to integrate harmoniously important elements from other sciences (fascial therapy, connective tissue, lymphatic system, Ayurveda, marma point massage) is amazing. You are a big gift to all your students, Elena. Thank you."

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  • Review by Andreas from Denmark

    "I enjoyed everything!"

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  • Review by Cally from Switzerland

    "Just wanted to say thank you very much for what was a wonderful first yoga retreat for me. Everything was just perfect, I feel grounded and rejuvenated and I have been inspired to practice yoga and meditation more regularly back home in London. I hope to attend another retreat next year!"

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  • Review by Karen

    "Dear ever sparkling Elena, thank you so much for the fantastic retreats. I feel so lucky to be able to join you in Sweden, Italy, and Iceland twice. Whether it was shooting stars or glow bugs or ice swimming , they have been sparkling in every way."

    "Thank you, Elena, also for the retreats that are sure to come. Love, hugs, and sparkles."

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  • Review by Cally from UK

    "Just wanted to say thank you very much for what was a wonderful first yoga retreat for me. Everything was just perfect, I feel grounded and rejuvenated and I have been inspired to practice yoga and meditation more regularly back home in London. I hope to attend another retreat next year!"

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  • Review by Sylvester from Denmark

    "The synergy of everything being amazing: nature, food, yoga, meditation, sauna, treatments, people. I appreciated the personal connection that was present with both you and Ben. I felt safe and respected at my level of practice. I felt that your classes worked well as supplements to each other, e.g. after a very physical class with you, we had a very relaxing class with Ben. This was great and you could probably do even more like this. You radiate a lot of positivity, which really gives an uplifting energy to your yoga classes. Keep doing that! "

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  • Review by Trine from Denmark

    "It was a great chance to get into a slower pace of life, to have time to just be me. The combination of yoga, meditation, pranayama, and time in between put me in a good place to think about my life while also enjoying the bodily efforts and the beautiful scenery. And to slow down the pace in between. I both enjoyed the time to really breathe and the fun and difficult classes you put us through."

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  • Review by Helena from Holland

    "The structure, the quiet, the surroundings, the food, the company. Fabulous."

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  • Review by Rune from Denmark

    "The retreat in Morocco with Sparkling Yoga was my first ever experience with yoga. I had worked a lot for a long period of time and felt like relaxing and getting a bit out of my comfort zone. The experience was extremely positive. Elena created a warm and relaxing atmosphere, where both beginners and more experienced practitioners felt welcome, and she was really good at adjusting the training to the group's different levels and the mood of the day. Overall, I can say without a doubt that it was the most relaxing holiday of my life and I came back after a week feeling happy and full of energy. Thanks for a great time, I will definitely come back another time."

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  • Review by Anja from Denmark

    "I enjoyed everything. It has been a great experience. I really liked the slow yoga practices. The teacher is very competent and challenging. Giving different options is a good idea to meet all levels. Great location for a yoga retreat. Loved it! "

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  • Review by Anette from Denmark

    "So well organized and it could not be better! "

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  • Review by Hanne from Denmark

    "I loved everything!! Perfect amount of yoga and free time. Perfect surroundings, very relaxing and restoring. Very good yoga and you explained the postures very well. Good music! "

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  • Review by Pernille from Denmark

    "Yoga, the peaceful place, the food, and the possibilities for hiking complemented each other. The best thing about the teacher is Elena's sweetness when she is correcting the poses by hands. Very good instructions. Lovely place! Fantastic that we had it almost to ourselves. Very kind and helpful staff. "

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  • Review by Julie from UK

    "I am back home safe and still smiling after the wonderful experience. I just wanted to thank you for such a great retreat and all the dedicated work you put in to make it so enjoyable for everyone. I loved the yoga sessions, they were exactly the right combination of challenging, new, fulfilling, and relaxing. I just do not know how you do it! Wonderful teacher, Elena; enthusiasm, knowledge, calmness, balance. The flow classes are new to me and very interesting but hard! The location and the hotel were amazing too; I am completely refreshed by the mountain air, the scenery, and the company of such lovely and interesting people. Also, I have found some of your recordings on Spotify and I am planning to relax after work this evening with a yoga Nidra. Your voice is so calm and soothing! Thanks too for the CD of your music. It is beautiful. Just beautiful. "

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  • Review by Ann Britt from Switzerland

    "Very professional teaching and the teacher. Loved your guided meditations. A beautiful hotel! "

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  • Review by a traveler from UK

    "I enjoyed the attention to detail: Balinese spirit, flowers, and food! The staff is lovely and the food is excellent!"

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  • Review by Eva from Belgium

    "I enjoyed Vinyasa yoga, which was new for me, meeting so many nice people, taking time for me, and the food! Elena provided great explanations and vibe; she is great at interacting with the students and she took into consideration how we felt for choosing classes. The participants were just very sweet! I hope that I will maintain this spirit at home. Thanks so much for everything!"

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  • Review by Marlene from Denmark

    "I enjoyed this amazing week with my friend and a great variety of yoga, activities, and meals; Elena's calm, presence, and ability to scan the group for moods and adapt the practice accordingly. I enjoyed every bit of the ride!"

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  • Review by Ninett from Denmark

    "I have tried lots of new yoga. It was nice with the variation. The good thing about the teacher was Elena's great knowledge, the possibility to teach different kinds of yoga and with awareness of how we are feeling. Fantastic and very kind staff. I am so happy to have had this experience."

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  • Review by Lone from Denmark

    "I enjoyed Elena's yoga, the hike to the waterfalls, the food, the staff, the group. A very good combination of different yoga sessions, Elena sensed the group's needs. It was such a nice package. Everything combined made a lovely retreat!"

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  • Review by Kimberlee Erlen from Switzerland

    "I recently participated in Sparkling Yoga's Switzerland retreat in the gorgeous Swiss Alps. This was my first retreat and although I did not have any expectations nor comparisons, everything was more than I had wished for. The location was breathtaking, the hotel and its facilities were perfect. Elena put a lot of effort into making this retreat wonderful. Her classes were challenging yet she provided an atmosphere where I felt safe to make and play with my own physical and mental boundaries. I am already recommending Elena and Sparkling Yoga's future retreats to friends."

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  • Review by Celine from Germany

    "Thank you very much, Elena, for my first retreat with you. You are a very nice, patient, and passionate person. I learned a lot in this short time (both in yoga asanas and overall yoga philosophy). I will be returning to Munich very balanced and relaxed. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Gitte from Denmark

    "I enjoyed the lovely, sweaty, and sweet yoga classes. Perfect blend of physical challenge and restorative and insightful guidance, in addition to the absolutely stunning location. The blend of styles, the receptive energy in the room, the care you put into everything, the selection of location, the classes... just continue doing what you do. You have a real talent in teaching and guiding and your music is absolutely beautiful. One of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in; a real feeling of secludedness and a great room. The staff was very friendly."

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  • Review by Andrea and Tuula from Switzerland

    "Dear Elena, we would like to thank you once again with the heart for a marvelous yoga weekend that you have organized. We really enjoyed it. We were impressed with your talent in yoga, music, teaching, and organizational skills. The location was a real fairytale with powerful energy. We are full of gratitude."

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  • Review by Jill from UK

    "Elena, I am just home and wanted to thank you so much for an amazing yogi break! I have put your music on and it is outstanding and reminds me of Ludovico Einaudi - Islands! Truly beautiful, you should be very proud! What a talented person you are!"

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  • Review by Sofie from Denmark

    "I enjoyed the yoga sessions, the sun, being in Morocco, so basically everything! The great classes and Elena's great knowledge about yoga. I learned a lot, thank you! Beautiful place and very nice, helpful staff. Thank you, Elena, for the wonderful experience."

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  • Review by Helle from Denmark

    "I enjoy the diversity very much. You are very good at building up the difficulty. I also liked that we were supposed to read a book on yoga. Your instructions were clear and easy to follow. I like your retreats very much and I hope you continue to organize them."

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  • Review by Charlotte from Denmark

    "Very well planned and organized throughout. Extremely well taught. Elena's knowledge, passion, caring, and lots of attention; she is very personal, nice, and caring. Completely excellent! I would love to come back, 10 days would be perfect."

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  • Review by Dorthe from Denmark

    "I enjoyed the diversity of the classes, the breathing techniques, and explanations regarding inner organs. Elena's instructions, kindness, voice, music. Always well prepared! Excellent!"

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  • Review by Nikita from South Africa

    "I enjoyed the peace and quiet. The yoga led by Elena was amazing. The best experience of my life. The good thing about the teacher was patience, motivation, willingness to explain and properly show how the postures are achieved. The planning and dedication are absolutely perfect. I could not fault it. The staff was amazing. The retreat was perfectly located. The food was nutritious and wholesome. The room was simple and perfect. Everything was perfect. I loved it so much that I will be back next year and I will even bring my friends. Elena is an angel; calming and wonderful."

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  • Review by Manuela from Switzerland

    "The location offers great space for yoga and I enjoyed the way you teach yoga a lot. I think the amount of yoga and time off is just right. I like the structure of the classes and the mixture of intense yoga and relaxing parts. Beautiful place and very nice staff. I felt very welcome and well treated. Thank you for the beautiful time."

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  • Review by Tine from Denmark

    "The beautiful surroundings, the relaxing atmosphere, the energizing and challenging yoga practices. Elena, your voice and instructions are so assuring and calming - my body just contorted in all sorts of poses without thinking about it! I also enjoyed the variety and diversity of the types of yoga as well as the poses. An option for two weeks retreat would be nice!"

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  • Review by Kristina from Denmark

    "Thank you for an absolutely great retreat. Loved it! Elena, you are a good presenter, very skilled, lovable, kind, and empathetic. I liked everything about it: the kindness and helpfulness of the staff, having a "personal" driver, the view, the surroundings, and the food."

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  • Review by Thea from US

    "Elena taught me so much, I feel like I have come so far! Staff was wonderful, prompt, and thorough. The building here is absolutely beautiful and amazing. So peaceful. I loved this retreat. I overcome my chronic insomnia. It was lovely and well needed."

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  • Review by Michaela from Denmark

    "I absolutely love Elena's teaching, beautiful soul and peaceful spirit! Lovely also to try Ben's teaching - you complement one another wonderfully! You have to do it again! The sauna and lake evening was amazing! Beautiful retreat centre, loved the calmness and simplicity of the place that holds you but yet gives you freedom to explore. Gorgeous food and staff."

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  • Review by Karen from Europe

    "This place is amazing and I feel truly blessed to have been able to experience this retreat here, I have loved every minute if it, it was exactly what I needed and I have enjoyed doing (and remembering) exactly what I need to do to stay grounded and content. Thank you for this fabulous retreat and all your sparkles, it was everything that I could have wished and dreamed of 1000 times. Lots of love!"

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  • Review by Mira from Europe

    "What I enjoyed most is the location and asana practice. And that we were able to do hikes in between! I enjoyed the calmness, softness, and down-to-the-point of the teacher. Clear instructions, easy to follow. Warm and welcoming, including. Knowledgeable! Thank you so much for this truly amazing weekend, it was such a treat and I feel really blessed and filled with sunshine from inside out and outside. I hope to be able to part take again and would be very pleased to join you with music at any time!"

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  • Review by Christina from Europe

    "I enjoyed the integrated wholesomeness. Amazing location, themes of classes, sauna, massage balls, core, and hips classes. Teacher: your calmness, combined with both deep and broad knowledge, manifested in exquisite threads. The ability to adjust to the present moment at any moment. You are a true inspiration. The retreat made me find home and freedom. Thank you! Namaste."

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  • Review by Bastiaan from Europe

    "I enjoyed yoga Nidra meditation with live music, it was the best experience of this weekend. I would like to thank you for the incredible energy you brought to the group. It is always a good thing to meet someone who can teach a personal style of yoga. I hope this weekend will open new doors and opportunities in my life."

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  • Review by Anna-Carina from Europe

    "Thank you for inspiring me to continue with my newly found yoga practice. It has moved me and I have felt quite fearful at times! Compassion, patience, a genuine interest in the students. And so much warmth! Thanks so much, Elena and Ben. What a lovely place Mundekulla is. Warm staff, lovely food, and a sweet little room. The sauna really provided my body the chance to charge itself after all the yoga."

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  • Review by Lisa from Europe

    "Both Elena and Ben are happy and humble and nice to be with. And teaching in a way that is easy to understand even when English is not my first language."

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  • Review by Minna from Europe

    "Elena, you are a joy to have as a teacher. I love the combination of yoga and your music. I liked that Ben was so attentive to everyones need, adjusting our postures along the way. Very friendly staff. Amazing food! Almost makes me want to become a vegetarian. I loved the meditation sancturary."

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  • Review by Katarina from Europe

    "Thank you, Elena and Ben, for a lovely retreat and for everything. You are two different beautiful persons who guided me through yoga positions in two different ways. I really liked that there was an opportunity to that. I learned how to used different positions in different parts of life. You have been guided with love, joy, and simplicity. All good to you."

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  • Review by Minna from Europe

    "You both have such a great calmness, I enjoyed that a lot. I hope I can bring just a little bit from your practice back home. Combining the different yoga styles worked really well. I could do a lot more yoga with both of you. So inspiring to have the time to focus so much on the different poses. Thank you for an amazing and mind opening experience! This is not my last retreat."

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  • Review by Mona Bchi from Switzerland

    "I had the pleasure of spending a long weekend with Elena in beautiful Engadine. As I arrived, I was taken aback by the stunning winter landscape. Elena greeted me warmly as I arrived at the Hotel Arnica, where the yogis stay during this particular retreat. The hotel staff was courteous and welcoming. The hotel itself is lovely. My room had a stunning view of snow-capped mountains. The yoga was so, so good. Elena is a wonderful teacher: knowledgeable, present, gentle while knowing how to challenge her students further. Every single yoga session was planned effectively to enable us to feel good by the end. And that is precisely how I felt at the end of this retreat. I would highly recommend this retreat."

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  • Review by Anna from Denmark

    "The location is very nice and a nice distance from Marrakech. I liked the possibility for day trips. I liked the yoga room and the food was very good. The teacher was as always very nice, smiling, and made it easy to understand the poses. I also liked the music at the yoga classes and the schedule (yoga starts at 08:00 and then again at 17:00), plenty of time to relax and also time to get enough sleep, which is very important to me! I also really enjoyed swimming in the pool every day! Thanks for a lovely retreat!"

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  • Review by Guillaume

    "I loved the location, nice rooms, and atmosphere that totally immerse you in the local culture (the type of building, furniture, food, staff, and more). The teacher is great as usual, very calming person with a lot of positive energy."

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  • Review by Karen

    "This scenery is amazing and I truly felt so far away from home that I could let go of it all. The team here made us feel so at home. Please pass on my deepest thankfulness. Elena, you put together a really varied schedule and met almost everyone's requests, although we are a very different group."

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  • Review by Hanne

    "The retreat was held in a nice location in the countryside. Very peaceful and quiet and still close to the big city with a possibility for daily shuttles. The staff is very friendly and service minded and doing their best to fulfill requests regarding food. I did not know Elena and her style before coming to the retreat and was a bit anxious and full of high expectations. Elena has delivered everything I expected and lots more. She is a wonderful teacher and her style appeals to me and my regular classes so I have been in the flow and also challenged and able to grow and develop my practice. Besides Elena being a great teacher, she is also a very lovely and caring person who interacted with all participants, answered lots of questions, gave advice, and offered personal assistance and support. All in all, she went out of her way to ensure everybody had a good time."

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  • Review by Malene from Denmark

    "Beautiful location, love all the little corners and the relaxed atmosphere among staff and everybody. All the yoga, the beautiful themes, and development through the week."

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  • Review by Hans Peter

    "Your timeless approach to yoga. The set and setting were amazing. I am so lucky that I had an opportunity to meet you. Your openness and spirit bring light into everything you see and touch. This is the beginning of a new life. I learned so much about my body, mind, and spirit."

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  • Review by Mona from Sweden

    "The place is situated away from the city, in a calm and beautiful place. Elena helped develop my yoga skills progressively during this week and I feel strong, balanced, and smooth."

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  • Review by Claire from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Peaceful location. Elena has a beautiful way of teaching yoga. She is clear, safe, and inspiring. I love the way we worked up to certain poses that I would usually feel were out of my scope. Loved the yoga classes and yoga Nidra. I am going home inspired and excited with where I need to develop my personal yoga practice and as a yoga teacher. I have now experienced the inner strength that I have been searching for a long time! Thank you for all your teaching this week. You are a kind, patient, inspiring, considerate, and caring. I look forward to learning with you again in the future. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Grith from Denmark

    "Far away feeling yet close to Marrakech. The place, the location, the decor, the food, the program, and the training and practice. I enjoyed the yoga and meditation classes very much. I love your teaching and your music!"

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  • Review by Anne-Mette from Denmark

    "To get in depth with yoga - have time for details! Love your sweet nature - your yoga is elegant and combines restoration and fire beautifully! Thank you for this beautiful retreat!"

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  • Review by Ilo from Denmark

    "Easy to follow; I loved the detail and the explanations and when you brought in the anatomy. I loved the lavender oil and the push down on the shoulders. I loved the yoga and Iceland and the springs, combined - floating, meditation and yoga, absolutely amazing. Beautiful space, very nice and spacious rooms."

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  • Review by Malene from Denmark

    "The beautiful setting - really Icelandic Magic - and wonderful yoga gave me a feeling of being present that I have not enjoyed for a long time, so this inner peace is definitely a memory I will take with me to Copenhagen. I think you made a great mix of things I could follow and poses that challenged me! You are extremely good to integrate the elements in the yoga practice and being here in Iceland, it really helped to slow down and just enjoy being. Somehow, I felt that the peace of the nature went into the yoga room and grounded me from the busy life at home. Wonderful experience! I would love to join you on some other retreat. Thank you so much! It has been amazing. Challenging, wonderful, peaceful, happy to be here with all of you."

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  • Review by Mia from Sweden

    "Lovely people; thus, great energy and positive vibes. Beautiful location, great yoga room, and my first meditation. I like Elena's approach to life, giving her energy to inspire each and every one of us. Everything was stunning."

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  • Review by Christina from Sweden

    "The beautiful peaceful surroundings, the sauna, you as a teacher! The extra treats of raw cakes, smoothies, and mini workshop about superfood. The yummy nutritious food! I liked your soothing voice, your easy-to-follow guidance, all your tips, and knowledge about so many interesting things that you so happily share! The program was perfect; enough time to for yoga, eating, exploring... I love this place and everything that we are blessed with here. I would love a longer retreat here. Also, I love the goodie bags. They are a very sweet and thoughtful treat. Thank you, Elena!"

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  • Review by Shauna from Sweden

    "All was perfect and beyond expectation. I think it could have been longer. Good mix of free time to enjoy the space and the yoga and meditation. All wonderful; I want to come back!"

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  • Review by Pernille

    "Dear Elena, thank you once again! It was my first yoga retreat (but absolutely not the last) and what a magical experience! I feel energized and much clearer about how to handle my job and my living situation, thanks to you. I also want to thank you for the lovely little goodie-bag. My memories will be renewed when drinking the herbal tea and my pace will be slowed down when listening to your relaxing and beautiful voice on the CD. Thank you, Elena!"

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Zurich, Switzerland

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