Retreat Testimonials


“The Azores yoga retreat led by Anne and Jen was a magical experience.  Anne and Jen are both gifted teachers each with her own voice and teaching style.  Our group was made up of women who ranged in age from 20s to 60s.  I'm so grateful to have met these women who all inspired me in one way or another.  We had women in our group who forged careers in professions at a time when women were perhaps expected to take on a more traditional role.  We spent the week doing yoga, hiking, exploring, eating, and laughing together, finding connections in unexpected ways.  The Azores itself is absolutely beautiful and if you like cheese, you're in luck.  Rimi, Joao, and their staff took wonderful care of us and always made us feel welcome.  You could see the love and care that Rimi and Joao have put into Minuvida.  The meals are prepared with ingredients grown on the property and one of the many highlights was our final meal cooked in a volcano.  Of course, no review is complete without a mention of Moo and his mischievous brother Biscuit.  These two pups were the center of attention.  And if you don't like dogs (is that even possible) don't worry because the pups stay out of the main property.  Thanks Anne and Jen for taking us on this adventure!”

“Thank you for sharing your love of nature and desire to share your experiences and skills with other people. It was nice sharing the activities with all the women and I look forward to attending again. Thank you again for a great weekend!” 

“It was one of the best things I've ever done for myself! I loved the sisterhood. Thank you for bringing us all together, to remind us of our spirituality and mindfulness. <3”

“I already have someone in mind I'd like to bring next year! And many people I have told this about have expressed interest. I would definitely recommend it!”

“I was in a dream state when I got home. I loved every aspect. I really can't think of anything that could have made it any better. While it was a short time, two days seemed like four. Jenn and Ellie compliment each other so well and in turn, made great leaders.”