Into the Light Retreat - February 2017

In the city fields
Contemplating cherry-trees...
Strangers are like friends

– Kobayashi Issa

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Latest Community Reviews

  • Review for Samara Zelniker

    Sylvia   July 26, 2016

      Amazing experience at Yoga Teacher Training!

    We were a small group of excited women stepping to the path of becoming yoga teachers. Samara led us through thoughtfully, kind yet challenging through this 4 months of training. The guidance coming from her made me become and open vessel to feedback, thoughts and feelings. "Being in service for others" grew to another meaning for me, and this whole journey of becoming a yoga teacher is a pure bliss. Thank you for all your great support, Samara! Hope to see you somewhere in the globe again.

  • Review for Meriana Dinkova

    Angeline Marsland   July 26, 2016

      Meriana's retreat

    This retreat was absolutely life changing to say the least. I found so much love and gratitude and understanding of myself. It was truly transformative and I felt so safe with the expert care of so many facilitators and incredible shamans/curanderas. I was extremely impressed with the way the ceremonies were led and the dedication of the healers. Not only that, but the food, sharing circles, and workshops were a beautiful addition in a gorgeous part of the amazon. I am so grateful, especially for the workshops Meriana facilitated. As someone who had never taken ayahuasca before, it was very helpful to have these workshops to give some idea of what to expect and how to navigate the medicine. This includes mental tools, emotional tools, and even some physical movements that can almost instantaneously shift yourself so that you can get as much as you can from this experience. Gracias, much as gracias for this!!

  • Review for Samara Zelniker

    Golnar Soraya   July 25, 2016

      Thief with little talent and even less motivation to teach

    This individual moved (followed her boyfriend) to Budapest, Hungary. She was offering yoga classes in English and, being friends with her boyfriend and wanting to be supportive, I signed up and paid for 10 classes in advance. The classes themselves were mediocre, more Pilates then yoga, and she would rush through each position as if she was trying to finish the class as soon as possible. Anyway, Samara's relationship ended, and she left Budapest... With my deposit. I contacted her asking for it back and the response was essentially "too bad". Amazing customer service right? I would not recommend her classes to anyone. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Response from Samara: Hi Golnar, I am sorry that you had bad experience in my class. You are absolutely entitled to that. I would like to clear a couple of things up. It was stated in the waiver that you signed that the studio existed as a pop-up studio closing June 1st and that all passes that were purchased were non-refundable. I was and will continue to be completely up front with all payment information. The class description available to you online is described as a 'power yoga class' and openly states the class is fast-paced and high energy with lots of movement, for the duration of an hour - I like to deliver a consistent product and manage expectations as well respect people's time and start and finish classes on time. I also personally reached out to you several times throughout the eight months for the opportunity to use your classpass and be a part of our growing community, which I would have love to have you participate in. Wishing you the best of luck. Warmly, Samara Zelniker 300 RYT Founder Mindfulness Matters www.mindfulnessmatters.ca

  • Review for Peaceful Mountain Way Holistic Healing - Ayahuasca in America

    Ramani Ramalingam   July 25, 2016

      My First experience with AYA @ KY PMW

    I had my recent 2 days back to back ceremony at PMW and it was the most amazing experience ever. I felt the Demian Gover as a guide and a healer with great intentions. I felt I found the meaning and purpose that I was looking for thru reading and doing Kriya meditation for the past several years . I hope this understanding gets strengthened and stays with me with the blessings from aya. I felt tremendous connection with almost all the participants and grateful for being alive. I need to grow more compassion , will recommend this journey for anyone seeking truth and need to shed some emotional baggage. It is a powerful stuff and hope it is treated with respect. went in with some perception and came out with such clarity , it is the best for my personal growth.A note , P.s: I felt nothing on the day 1, I was bit led down and got all the magic on the day 2. Strongly recommend!!

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