Yoga & Holistic Retreats - Testimonials
Yoga & Holistic Retreats - Yoga & Detox Holistic Retreats in Connection with Nature


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"This retreat was above and beyond my expectations, Alicia and Didier are one of the most inspiring people I have ever met! Their knowledge and wisdom has opened up my eyes to a different way of thinking. I feel very fortunate to have experienced this week with them and it’s something that will cherish forever.
I would highly recommend this retreat and I wish there could be a follow up / chapter 2 of this course for me to attend in the future ;)"
Angie Sylvia, London


I highly recommend Alicia and Didier’s retreats. I did the Chakra Retreat in Oct 2017, after doing a previous retreat in Portugal which was also amazing. Alicia is an excellent teacher, she is full of passion and and energy for her work. No matter how long you’ve been doing Yoga you will still learn a lot from this beautiful lady. The Chakra teaching was above and beyond my expectations, coming away with lots of information and learning to put it into my own life. Both of them put so much love/care and understanding into there teaching... for each and everyone of their students. What an amazing couple they are!
Hopefully I will be doing another retreat with them in 2018 Thank you so much!
Marjorie Price, UK 


"I have been on 3 retreats with Alicia and Didier and they have all been incredible experiences! Thank you"
Rob Firth, London


"The retreat was above and beyond my expectation.
Alicia is one of the best yoga teachers I ever came across.
She is trained, competent, compassioned and still ambitious to transport her knowledge to her students...
The chakra retreat covered great psychological aspects., which help you to reflect on your current chapter in life. the authenticity, love, passion, honesty and enthusiasm which both Didier and Alicia represent is inspiring and deserves my deepest respect. Small gestures and creative presents warmed our hearts and made the retreat as personal as it could be.
Can only highly recommend this week and would always do it again"
Elisabeth Henning, Germany 


“Alicia and Didier are a magical couple that fill the retreat with so much love and passion. They connect with everyone and create a very comfortable environment that motivates people to share with each other. They make a point that everyone is a valuable component of the retreat and we can learn from each other a lot. I really enjoyed morning meditations during the sunrise, sunset offerings on the beach, and other various surprises that Alicia and Didier prepare for this retreat. This experience ignited a sparkle in me to learn more about the energy field and how we can use it to heal ourselves as well as people around us. This experience has a special place in my heart :) I hope to see you guys again next year."
Stanislav Arsonov, Ukraine 


"I don’t believe you could have done it any better.  It was informative and fun, and the ceremonies and gifts really thoughtful and special. You both have so much to offer and complement each other so well.
Alicia, the information and knowledge you shared was always great and made sense, so please don’t doubt yourself in that regard. A special thank you to you both for supporting me."
Lisa, New Zeland


"I feel so blessed to have been a participant of Alicia and Didier's Exploring the Chakra System retreat in November 2016. I joined the retreat because I considered Alicia an excellent yoga teacher and yoga therapist and therefore, by extension, I was confident Didier would also be in this category. Alicia's morning yoga practices and their combined afternoon discussions were the mainstays of the retreat and were always enjoyable and fulfilling. It was evident that they taught from the heart after many hours of dedicated research into the Chakra system. Their caring attitude and attention to detail was present in every class. They entertained us and delighted us with surprises, taking us through the chakra system in a logical and thorough way without losing sight of the beauty and spirituality this knowledge also imparted.  At the end of the retreat, apart from my newly learnt knowledge of the Chakra system, I came away with a loving and practical application that I know will help me on my journey. If you are wondering whether to go on this retreat, do it. It's a journey you won't be disappointed in.
Written with love and gratitude in my heart for the beautiful souls, Alicia and Didier."
Yolanda Carter, Australia 


"The chakras retreat with Alicia and Didier has been one of the best experiences of my life. They can not be better prepared and  they take such good  care of the group. For me it was a magnificent emotional, physical, and spiritual journey. Their teachings will accompany me for the rest of this life and the ones to come. Many many thanks!!"
Fernanda Kalb, Mexico


" Dear Alicia, dear Didier, Thank you thousand times for the great "Chakra" journey in October in Goa. When I left the place and had to travel home, my body, my soul and my mind were smiling into the world altogether. I thank you for the dedication and love and energy to care so greatly for all of us in the group. I have been overwhelmed by all the teachings, the help, the openness and even a lot of humour that you offered to us in order to have a good time in Goa and - even more important - to improve our lifes in general. I will be back to one of your next retreats.  Love"
Karin, Germany  


"Thank you both again for this week with all of your engagement, sharing, love and warmth. Something in me really changed and I will keep it forever on my path. Thank you so much!Namaste, and big hugs"
Birgit Eichweder, Germany


"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your effort and support during that week. It surpassed all my expectations and it has definitely had a positive impact on my overall state of mind. I am at ease and feel significantly less anxious. The fact I am sleeping better is proof that the retreat really benefitted me...
I have even managed to get a few pranayama sessions in. It is such a simple yet effective session for me. Helps me to clear my mind and regain focus.
Anne-Lauren, Alicia - you guys were awesome during the retreat. You worked in tandem so well. The energy and the vibe you created during the week was the perfect setting for reaching harmony. Beyond the physical I felt each session you ran helped my mind to unwind and focus on the positives / disregard the negatives. Keep it going!!!"
Pritesh Nathwani, London


"Alicia doing yoga with you has changed how I do yoga and my practise and understanding of not just the asana practise but also how to truly be a yogi in my daily life. Your kind soul and loving energy along with the wisdom you hold and always so keenly share have been absolutely healing in a time where I needed it the most and I am so grateful to you for that. Not just as a teacher but your friendship has meant the world to me and I will always look forward to seeing you again and doing the most beautiful yoga with you again."
Kanishtha Dhankhar, Mumbai 


"I feel very blessed to have been part of this special "Exploring the Chakras" Retreat. Alicia and Didier shared their knowledge and insights in a beautiful, warm, open and encouraging way and guided us on a journey through the chakra system. There was the perfect balance of yoga, meditation, theory around the chakras and I really felt supported throughout the journey of self-discovery. I have returned home feeling empowered to make some positive changes in my life. I recommend the retreat to anyone seeking to learn more about themselves and looking for inspiration to bring about a positive shift in their lives. Thank you so much for guiding us through this beautiful experience, Alicia and Didier."
Domini Stone, London


"Alicia, Anne Lauren, I didn’t found you the last day, to say thank you so much I enjoyed every minute of the retreat . LOVE YOU TWO  See you somewhere in the world ….. for sure".
Cindy Andries, Belgium


"Totally by coincident I came across the Yoga & Holistic Retreat by Alicia and Didier. And: I am so glad and thankful that I did, both are amazing and very special people.
The retreat made a big impact on myself – I finally started to understand the meaning of yoga and experiencing Alicia and Didier guiding us through and supporting us in such a warm, respectful and profound way, truly means to me entering a new path. I am really grateful that I had the chance to be a part of this. Thank you both, Alicia and Didier."
Angelika, Germany



"This was a wonderful retreat. The Ashiyana centre in Goa is a beautiful place, filled with tranquillity and warmth, and Alicia and Didier are warm, loving people with a deep commitment to their practice. Expect to be challenged, pushed and enlightened by your time with them."
Ed, London


"I highly recommend Didier and Alicia's retreats to anyone with an interest in yoga, self development and healthy living. They have the amazing ability to understand the issues that any student may be experiencing and the wisdom to help them shift their perspective and energy in a more positive direction, if or when required. If you just want to practice yoga and relax, without any soul searching that's fine too. The trip to the river with picnic was magical, as was the trip to Ronda. One thoughtful and delightful example of Alicia and Didier's style were the crystals provided to each student, with healing properties detailed. Another, is a selection of fantastic books made available to anyone that would like to read them. A warm, loving and supportive team of two, who people can't help to be drawn to."
Juliette Rayne, London


"Thank you for a truly wonderful yoga retreat. It was a pleasure to spend summer solstice with you - a very special time to come together, practise yoga, eat and drink healthily and connect back with nature. The environment around us was breath-taking and it was a joy to watch the sun rise and set every day and give offerings. You two were just as special offering 4 hours of yoga a day, one-to-one sessions, holistic therapy, massage, meditation and those very eye-opening documentaries about the world around us. 
I for one have felt the benefits having returned home to London. I feel lifted, energised, calm and more at peace with myself. I’ve also started my morning yoga practise and have renewed intentions to change those patterns that are not supporting me. So thank you once again – it was brilliant and so are the both of you! Love" 
Steve Quirke, New Zeland


"Alicia is a very spiritual and inspiring yoga teacher, who was able on each day of the retreat to assess the mood of the group and tailor her classes accordingly. She also pushed each one of us individually in the right amount helping us to challenge ourselves without excessively straining our bodies and minds. She also has a very soothing voice! 
Didier combines great massages with holistic practices, that make his treatments both physically and mentally relaxing. He is attentive, a great listener and a spiritually inspiring person."
Sara Fantoni, Italy

"Thanks for a wonderful retreat it was a beautiful experience and I cherished every moment. It really helped me relax, heal and get further onsite into myself! 
Alicia your yoga was fantastic and Didier you have really sorted out my back with the work you did, incredible. I am now trying to do yoga every morning to keep it in good shape.
Your chill out relax vibe was the best ever and I loved the sound bath, really a wonderful retreat thanks for all the hard work. 
I really look forward to seeing you both again, retreat or other.
Take care and lots of love."
Gary Thornhill, London

"It has surpassed all my expectations! Alicia & Didier make a great team;they made me feel very comfortable but also managed to find that balance to push and challenge me, and encourage me to question myself. It was very interesting to learn about the philosophy behind Yoga. You definitely don't get this depth of knowledge or insight in yoga classes or London. I felt that I improved in my Yoga practice and that I have been given the tools to improve myself as a person. The Acro Yoga and Restorative Yoga worked really well and it was good fun to explore different types of Yoga. I also really enjoyed the more spiritual side of the retreat such as exploring my power animal and the lantern lighting on the beach. I had an incredible week. Thank you both very much!" 
Rob Firth, London


"I feel so lucky of having spent a week of yoga practice with Didier and Alicia that I can only recommend it to everybody around me! On top of helping me discover a few muscles I did not know I had, it's been an enlightening experience of self-discovery, detox and learning of stress relief techniques. I particularly enjoyed the combination of theory, introspection, group discussion and dynamic yoga practice since showed me a more holistic, authentic and interesting approach to yoga.  Alicia and Didier took great care of the group, making us feel comfortable enough to speak freely and get to know each other."
Lidia Santos Rico, Switzerland


"I've been to many Yoga retreats over the years but I have to say that Alicia's was one of my favourite. Not just because of the fabulous Eco apartments we rented. Not even because the staff were so friendly and helpful or because of the fabulous weather food beaches and exciting shopping. Mainly it was because of Alicia's warm accommodating and friendly nature. Alicia is such a people person and made each and every one of us feel at home relaxed and part of something much bigger!Alicia has a dynamic, fun and sensitive approach to teaching yoga which gave me the confidence to experiment and push myself further and further in my practice.I really love Alicia's whole approach to yoga and I cannot wait until the next trip :) Go Alicia xx"
Noreen Stewar, London

Yoga with Alicia is great! I had the chance to join a few of her classes on a retreat in Portugal and really liked the way she guided us on this painfull, for me at least, path. I don't have much experience with yoga so I'm not the most flexible type and mostly end up with all the supporting cushions available next to me, but the excercices Alicia gave us were doable and encouraging. It made me consider practicing yoga more frequently since it really supports the meditational path and helps us clear blockages in our body and mind that simply sitting on a cushion will never bring us. The variation in exercises  for beginners and pro's, is vast and well adapted to the needs and skills of the persons attending the classes. Even for boards like me... I'm suffering from chronical backproblems and she professionally supported me on what I could do or not. Her soft, soothing way is calming and challenging at the same time, gently inviting you to find your limits and not overexerting yourself. And all this is done in the background and wisdom of Universal Truth, the yoga of Life, supporting us to find our inner peace and greater freedom. Thank you Alicia! With love and flexibility,"
Bert Van der Klugt, Belgium

"Alicia is inspiring, supporting and encouraging. She always introduces new exercises and challenges making every practice a unique and rewarding experience. She creates a relaxed and enjoyable environment in which to learn. She is very passionate about yoga and is fully dedicated to each class she runs. Taking her classes is now an integral part of my life. I feel lucky to have found such a talented and generous teacher."
Inma Samper Domenech, Spain

"Having never done yoga before, I joined Alicia’s class at the local gym out of curiosity and  loved it!  She’s incredibly passionate about what she does, and she shares her passion in such a way that you want to continue. Her classes are challenging, but not impossible and she always makes you feel that you can and you will be able to do it all. Always cheerful and supportive, she helps you improve at your own pace. I cannot recommend her enough!"
Mary Anne Nelson, London


"Having attended yoga classes led by Alicia I can say that she teaches with honesty and integrity and a true appreciation of the practice of Yoga. Her classes lead you into an exploration of the body, guiding you with compassionate instruction and allowing for a sacred space on the mat. She embodies the mind, body and spirit in her teaching and I highly recommend you experience Alicia for yourself. She is an amazing teacher." 
Mez Ainscow, Essex

"Alicia’s cleasses are fun, energising and good for everyone! Her sweet and encouraging personality made me love this discipline every class more and now me and my friend are looking forward to our weekly yoga break. At her classes I met some complete beginners, busy people looking for an hour of peace but also long life yogis seeking new challenges. Her brilliant teaching skills make her classes available to anyone. She offers good technics, a friendly and calm environment and always manage to relieve any stress."
Daniela Pinetti, Italy

"For all the people out there I can say out of experience: Just do it! If you want to treat yourself, book a yogaretreat with Alicia. Beautiful beaches, sunshine all day, friendly people and very good yoga."
Lara Van der Krift, Amsterdam

"Yoga with Alicia is a wonderful experience. I’ve been taking part in Alicia’s classes for over 4 years and every class is absolutely amazing. Her approach to teaching is always fresh, inspiring and positive. Whilst challenging the regular participants, she also looks after the beginners very well. I can highly recommend taking part in her classes and will get addicted to her yoga practice in no time."
Ramona Adam, London
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