I did the 3 day retreat at the end of August with Denisa and Sarah and, truly, it changed my life. I'm writing this review 2 months after I left, because while the retreat itself was absolutely wonderful, it's the effects on my life that came back with me that I have found most remarkable.
First, the retreat was so relaxing and restorative. Between the treatments, the meditation, the yoga, and the excursions, every detail was handled for us and felt like a real treat for myself. 3 days felt too short! The food was so good, the conversation was engaging, and I felt like I learned a ton both about myself and about the other women I experienced the retreat with.
When I came home though, that's where the magic happened. I was expecting some kind of renewed sense of vigor, like having the power to take on anything. But that wasn't what happened. I came home grounded, more stable, more calm, and returned to the exact same problems I had left behind. But something about that experience made me a more objective observer of my life. I started journaling at the retreat and have kept it up since, because I started seeing so many simple solutions to the areas of my life that needed change, areas that I knew were problematic before I left but I could never quite figure out how to make it better. This focused state has helped me take actions that have made profound changes in my day to day life. Now, when things get stressed, I can remember some of the lessons I learned in finding peace and stillness when focusing on breath, and that helps me get out of my own anxiety and see what needs to be done to make things better.
I feel like what I just said doesn't sound like that big of a deal on paper, but really it has had a profound impact. My relationships are better. My stress levels are better. I'm accomplishing more in less time. I could go on forever, but really, if you're considering a retreat (or even just a class), DO IT. These ladies are absolutely wonderful and I hope I can come back next year and do it again :)