San Flaviano Monastery, Perugia, Italy

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  • Ami Mehta   September 11, 2018

      Misadvertised and Lack of Integrity

    I would like to ask people considering a yoga retreat to read all the negative reviews. I recently lost my father and came her to grieve and recover. Very scary how the owner Tess Honeybell treats her customers. The majority of the group was deeply disappointed. Please make a better choice then we did. I have been to over 20 yoga retreats in my life and have never written a negative review before. It takes time out of our life to do this and would have no reason to write negative things unless true. The retreat was presented as a week of rest, healing, peace and energy alignment. Unfortunately I was not able to find these things at the San Flaviano Retreat. 1. The energy felt loud, tense, and uncomfortable and filled with a self-centered attitude as opposed to creating a comfortable group connection. 2. The room was also not as expected with little to no privacy, unpredictable water temperature in tub/shower and inconsistent electricity and 3. The church felt unsafe with many noises and it felt like people might have been walking downstairs in the middle of the night and periodic door rattling. All in all, I had several sleepless nights and felt my already high stress level increasing day by day and leaving me upon my departure feeling more depressed, shaken and exhausted. Myself and two others on the retreat left halfway through with a guaranteed refund. We just found out Tess, the owner and the one running the retreat, has decided not to follow thru with her word. This shows a huge lack of integrity. I would rate this experience a zero if I could.

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