"I arrived with a break in mind, a chance to cut loose and ponder some of life's challenges. I returned recharged and clearer after being carried by the warmth of the AYR team. The immersion into yoga and meditation provided a one stop shop for healing. All of this while being rocked in the song of the ocean nearby. A breath-taking location bathed in friendship that also puts nourishing, healthy food on the table - what more does your soul need?"
~ G. Tourelle
Niagra Falls, Canada
"A retreat that is as flexible as the staff - awesome! I really feel like it will have a big impact on me when I return home."
~ J. Beck
New York, NY
"As soon as you arrive at the retreat you can feel the energy and calmness enter your body. The retreat experience is an elixir not only for your body through the daily yoga sessions and nourishing food, but also for your mind, as the learning experiences can be applied to everyday life."
~ C. Morris
San Francisco, CA
"On the first day of my retreat I was apprehensive as to who I would meet, what I would eat, where I would sleep and how many yoga sessions I would participate in. It did not take long before my anxiety turned to a peaceful calm and to be honest, a feeling as if I had found home. I can honestly say that I met the most amazing, inspiring and genuine mix of ecectic people, ate like an organic vegetarian queen, slept the most restful nights sleep and took great joy in participating in each and every one of the 3 yoga practices per day, for the week of my retreat. You have blessed me with an experience that I will sincerely cherish forever and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there at a time when I needed you the most. See you again soon!"
~ K. Lucas
"This was the retreat I'd been waiting for...and now must do again. Me before my AYR Costa Rica retreat: a stressed, multi-tasking, out of shape, distracted working mom. Me during my retreat: well-exercised, surfing, meditative, suntanned...and so happy to be in the company of other cool adults. Me after my retreat: physically and emotionally renewed, with a new focus on self-care, fitness, and finding a new balance. Can't wait to get back!"
~ J. Romney
San Francisco, CA
"I needed a vacation desperately, but wanted something for myself. This was my first vacation on my own and it exceeded all my expectations. It was a wonderful escape in every way. Thank You!"
~ J. Pigot
"The whole trip was incredible and inspiring. Before the retreat life was just too much. Now I feel like I'm strong and can handle anything life throws my way. I tell people who ask about American Yoga Retreats, GO IMMEDIATELY!"
~ J. Gearhard
"One of my best vacations ever. Met great people, challenged myself every day and was pleased at what I accomplished. The yoga instructors were outstanding. I can't wait to apply the things I learned from them into my practice at home. I feel rested, recharged and inspired!"
~ P. Chin