As a long time friend and follower of Amanda and Sebastian’s lives, I had to experience this first retreat for myself. I expected beautiful vistas, I expected empowering and challenging yoga and making my own art, I expected a really great time. And of course I experienced all of this. What wasn’t foreseen was how sharing this experience in paradise with all these people could change my perception of how I want to live the rest of my life. The food I consume, how I take care of my body, how I treat my friends, family and every stranger that passes by my path…There are experiences that can transform your way of thinking and open you up to the possibilities of this life... And it can be nonstop fun too.
- Mike R.
- Mieko Y.
I had a truly transformative and rejuvenating week at The Wellness Retreat! Thank you, Amanda and Sebastian, for creating a supportive and fun environment in which we could grow and challenge ourselves. This retreat was top notch, from the love and care that went into the planning, to the other retreat attendees who were so genuine, open and all-around awesome, and to Eric and his superb staff. at Prana del Mar. It was a perfect mix of yoga, art and adventure! I can't recommend this retreat enough!
I feel so fortunate to have attended The Wellness Retreat-Baja in October 2015! Originally I was not planning on going because the timing didn't feel right, but my friend convinced me to go with her, and I'm so glad she did! I can attest that it not only was a life altering experience, I also made lifelong connections on the trip. If you want to experience challenging and uplifting yoga, experience fun art activities and adventures, this is the right retreat for you. Amanda and Sebastian planned the perfect combination of yoga, art, activities and free time. Not only did I feel refreshed and rested after the retreat, I left with a new perspective on my yoga practice having conquered many of my self doubts and fears.
- Miriam K.
Being part of this retreat was truly amazing. I didn't have any expectations as I had never been on a yoga retreat. My intial thoughts were that, if nothing else, it would be an opportunity to visit a place where I had never gone before.
To say that it was an incredible experience would truly be an understatement. Amanda and Sebastian's planning was impeccable. Every detail was chosen to make all the attendees feel extra special and so loved. From the wonderful food offerings, awesome and challenging yoga practices, and creative art lessons, our days were filled with health, joy and peace. Our group was a very special mix of individuals who immediately bonded. We found ourselves hanging out together even when we weren't practicing yoga or creating art. The serenity pool became our "family room" and many hours were spent having wonderful discussions, swimming laps, or just being silly kids having a ball! There is nothing I would have changed nor could I have asked for more!
- Linda W.
I am hardly a yogi yet I still found Amanda and Sebastian's retreat to be an incredible experience. They make you feel welcome and at ease no matter what yoga skill level you are at. The yoga was challenging but very rewarding, the art classes were fun and creative, and there was a good amount of down time to get to know an amazing group of people. Amanda and Sebastian put so much effort into planning: the gifts were perfect, the daily getaways were unbelievable, and the time they take to make the trip personal for every attendee is remarkable. I recommend this trip for anyone who wants to advance their yoga practice as well learn yoga in a beautiful environment, unplug from the world for a week and learn a lot about yourself.
- Adam K.
I experienced an extraordinary magic on the retreat that opened my eyes to the ordinary magic that happens every day. Not only did the people on the retreat help me to break down my barriers, they made me feel comfortable dreaming again. Each of us deserves this experience at least once; as for me, I’m booked for life.