Please find below testimonials written by some of Yoga Arts’ past Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Holiday Retreat participants.
“The Yoga Arts’ Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training, in Sri Lanka 2012, was life changing and has totally redefined yoga for me as a student and as an instructor. I absolutely loved it, the course content, instructors (top notch), and presentation. I am so very grateful I was able to attend.”
“Our first introduction to yoga a few years ago was Louisa’s beginners yoga video. We were hooked immediately! To deepen our yoga practice we attended a couple of yoga retreats with teachers who had taken the Yoga Arts teacher training. Each retreat had something different to offer and suited us at that time.
Finally last year we attended Louisa’s Byron Bay retreat. It was everything we hoped it would be thanks to Louisa, Lucy and Rose’s wealth of knowledge and passion for yoga. So naturally our next retreat has been the recent Bingin Beach Bali retreat! A perfect location for a week-long immersion into yoga. Louisa and Lucy are both so inspirational and their classes were wonderful, with great sequences, ideal intensity and thoughtful adjustments. We feel privileged to have them as teachers.
We are looking forward to our next Bali yoga retreat with Yoga Arts!”
Chris & Julie Stansfield
Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
“I just wanted to write & thank you for another amazing Yoga Arts’ Bingin Beach Yoga Holiday Retreat.
I would not have thought it possible but I enjoyed my second retreat even more than the first! I have never felt so wholly supported, encouraged and nurtured in my yoga practice. I was utterly astonished at the change in my yoga practice after only eight days. The retreat manages to create a perfect mix of yoga & relaxation. The amazing scenery, delicious food, massages & beautiful Bali magic all combined with brilliant yoga classes made it an incredibly special time. I have come home relaxed and with a totally refreshed & committed approach to my ongoing practice and I can’t wait to join you again next year!!”
Self discovery in a tropical paradise:
“My two retreats with with Louisa and Lucy, in Bali, have been steps on a prolonged journey of self discovery. Yoga Arts bring together the elements and, in my experience, you take from these elements what you are ready to receive. For me, the key elements have been:
Yoga – Louise and Lucy are a truly dynamic duo. They are gurus who have helped me to overcome my fears and “unlock”. As a direct result of the duo’s intervention, lessons taken to heart have helped me continue to develop my personal practice year on year.
Setting – Bingin, Bali is a paradise steeped in traditions. Eight days of peace gives you the personal space to sit quietly and absorb, with reverence, the it’s majesty. Surf, birds, stunning sunsets and the quiet peace and spirit of the island itself.
Spirituality – The depth of practice, Bali, and the holistic nature of the eight day program taps something inside of my spirit. I return home with a new sense of perspective, inner peace, and the contentment to face life’s daily challenges with a smile creasing the edge of my soul.
I will return as many times as possible.”
“It gives me considerable pleasure to furnish this testimonial relating to my experiences with, and knowledge gained, over some 10 years involvement with Yoga Arts. In that time, I have had ample opportunity to assess and to support what I believe to be the most valuable and significant Yoga teaching organization in Australia.
I am 57 years of age and live in an isolated community. My experiences involve frequent visits to Norfolk Island by their highly competent and caring instructors and staff and intensive retreat and teaching courses, held by them, in and outside Australia which I have attended. I have undergone 2 month and a 1 month teacher training courses, and high powered retreats, in Bali and Australia. It is my intention to attend such further retreats as I can.
At all times I have been deeply impressed by the dedication, commitment and high skill levels available to me. I strongly urge all those who seek to establish a firm base, and thereafter constant and special growth opportunities, in Yoga, to become involved with the expert guidance and tuition of Yoga Arts.”
Lynn Quintal – Norfolk Island
“Back in 2002, I found a little ad in the back pages of Yoga Journal. I was immediately intrigued and booked my trip to Bali to participate in the Level 1 Teacher Training with Yoga Arts. Little did I know that this trip would turn into a phenomenal and continuous adventure, change my entire life and become a life long journey I could never turn away from.
Returning for a second round, an advanced teacher training with Yoga Arts in 2009, I knew one thing for certain. Namely that the teaching team would be experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled not only as instructors, bu as yogis living true to this path. Indeed my expectations were far exceeded and my own knowledge and practice was thoroughly boosted through their inspiration and dedication to yoga.
The strong emphasis on Tantric philosophy and ritual spoke directly to my heart and soul. I was also impressed with the material we were presented with and how I could immediately apply the practical aspects of yoga therapy and anatomy to my own yoga students. I had fun with the advanced asana classes, but all the more enjoyed the intensive exploration of meditation and pranayama.
I trust fully in Louisa’s vision, the program she creates and her ability to gather extraordinary teachers and yogi/nis such as Rose Baudin, Emil Wendel, Chris Kummer, Lucy Roberts, Flo Fenton and many others. I feel honored to be a part of this lineage”.
Simone Mackay, Canada