Review by Alexandra Coutts, Australia
To have my soul ignited from simply being in the presence of two yogis (and a family of incredible retreaters) is not something I thought was possible.
I thought it took a cocktail of deep work and self reflection, bit by bit, over time. And if I stuck with that, then my body, heart, mind & soul would feel balanced and alive. Sure, this work is absolutely part of the journey, but to my wonder, after less than a week with Rosie & Tash I noticed big changes… I felt as though I literally had my soul slapped back to life! These beautiful humans exude life, love & fun. They led me back to playfulness.
I think if I were to share all of what I was nourished with during the Whole & Happy Retreat you might question my authenticity. And I might struggle to find the words for the feeling I’ve embodied ever since.
There is truly so much on offer, it’s all available to you just by being there. So I will keep it simple and have you know that these two girls have a zest for life, an openness, an unrelenting love for the humans they cross paths with… It’s something I suggest you get a taste of. Their joy is contagious. Take some magic home from the retreat & share it with those you love. I did… And I’ve already been told 3 times (in 3 days, that’s pretty impressive!) that I’m “lighter” and “more alive”. Isn’t that what we all want? THANKS GIRLS, I LOVE YOU xx
Review by Meg Bligh, Australia
Well there aren’t really enough words in the English dictionary to describe how truly wonderful Rosie and Natasha are at what they do. Whole and Happy is everything and more when it comes to a yoga retreat. They’re the most vibrant, loving, genuine individuals I have ever come across. The yoga is only a part of what these girls have created. Their energy is so infectious and everything they do comes from a total place of love ❤ Ladies I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve given me. Love always and forever Meg xxxx ❤
Review by Tais Lima, UK
I first met Natasha at a retreat in Cambodia in 2016 and I was straight away completely charmed by her teaching, personality and glittering soul and now I had the honour to take part at Happy and Whole Retreat this time in Portugal and also had the pleasure to meet the lovely Rosie. I have no words to describe how happy and complete these two human beings have made me feel after this retreat in Portugal. Thank you very much and see you girls soon!
Review by Kimmie, CA
I joined Natasha and Rosie on their Portugal retreat. I have to say, it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Keep in mind that I am not a yogi…..in fact, this was my first yoga experience. The morning and evening practises were easy to follow and the girls were both so helpful. The retreat itself was amazing. I met some incredible women and lifetime friendships were formed. We shared laughs, tears, wine, experiences, dance circles, and delicious vegetarian food. I would recommend this retreat to anyone….. even first time yogis! Join Natasha and Rosie at any of their retreats….. you won’t be disappointed
Review by Kathryn McIntosh, Scotland
Thank you Rosie and Natasha for sharing your gentle, fun, therapeutic retreat with me! I have just returned home from the beautiful Arrifana Pines feeling relaxed and revived to take on life.
Highly recommend to anyone that loves yoga, nature, good food, wine and morning dance offs. (And don’t forget to get a Thai Massage from Rosie )
Review by Naomi Jane, UK
Can’t recommend this retreat enough! Rosie and Natasha are such wonderful teachers and their love and passion for yoga and life is totally infectious! A really well designed retreat with a great balance of yoga, self enquiry and local experiences. Thank you ladies for a wonderful and transformative experience!
Review by Jan Kochan, CA
Wow! What an amazing 5 days! Natasha and Rosie are exceptional humans!
I had the honour of meeting such amazing people from all over the world to join in and become a family in 5 days. We had so many laughs and tears and more laughs bringing people together spiritually & emotionally. I would recommend this retreat to anyone who wants to learn more about themselves or maybe just get away from the everyday hustle and bustle and have “me ” time!
Food was all vegetarian and was so amazing and filling . Got some great recipe ideas to try now There was a structure but still had time to do nothing or something . Hiking/ surfing/ beaching/ reading a book ( first time ever!!) and chatting with amazing people from so many parts of the world. Rosie and Natasha have planned this retreat so well!
And did I mention we did yoga! Great yoga! Felt wonderful. Sunrise yoga , yin yoga , yoga Nidra. Would recommend this retreat to anyone, any age! Love you girls! You rocked it!
Review by Cathy Barber, CA
I had the pleasure of attending Natasha and Rosie’s retreat in Portugual. What an honour it was to spend a week with these two beautiful young ladies. I have not done much Yoga in my life but they have changed my life. It was an incredible experience that I will remember of the rest of my life. It was such a beautiful experience that I will plan to do another one. My next one will be in Thailand, just not this year. Love you Rosie and Natasha!
I thought there was a perfect flow to the days themselves and the week as a whole. The sight tour on the first full day was a great introduction to the space. The Thai market visit also helped to orient us within the town as a larger community and potentially something that most people wouldn’t experience on a quick thai vacation. All the chances we had to watch the sunrise and sunset together was magical. Bike rides to beaches, ahhhhh. The spring roll cooking class was sweet especially because it gave us more of a chance to interact with the Thai staff.. beach picnic was so amazing… afternoon smoothies.. okay okay now I’m naming everything.. I had such a great time!
To sum up this retreat in three words: blissful, dreamy, playful.
Review by Bronwen Evans, Owner of FaaSai Resort & Spa, Thailand
Natasha and Rosie and the lovely guests they attract produce a special kind of magic that makes the place sparkle.
Review by Gracie Grant, UK
This retreat showed me there is more to yoga than just physical practice. Over the course of the retreat Rosie and Natasha opened my eyes to the power of meditation, self awareness and self love. The retreat brings together amazing people (of all abilities yoga-wise) who continually inspire and assist you in reaching your personal goals. The location was beautiful with the kindest staff you’ll ever meet! If you are ever thinking about going on a yoga retreat with incredible teachers and people, make sure it is this one – I’m sure this retreat wont be my last with Whole and Happy.
Review by Sheena Williams, USA
The retreat, from start to finish, was amazing and Natasha and Rosie are extremely wonderful instructors. I learned new ways of practicing yoga and how to improve my own practice, enjoyed so many delicious Thai dishes and connected with some of the most marvelous souls I’ve ever met. The staff at Faasai are lovely and welcoming and the culture, food and overall environment of the resort, the retreat and Thailand made it even harder to leave. I already can not wait to have my next Whole and Happy Retreat experience.
Review by Jesika Lennox, CA
I had the honour of joining Natasha and Rosie in Thailand this June at Eco-Logic Resort.
These two wonderful ladies were a pleasure to be around. Making me feel accepted and appreciated for my unique qualities/strengths. Their knowledge in yoga, meditation and self love, allowed me to reach the next level in my practice. They exude confidence in their humble manner, which allowed me to break down some mental barriers of my own. The resort was exceptional as well. I got to meet great people, and experience a few excursions. Getting to experience more of Thailand; seeing beautiful waterfalls and temples, as well as trying new foods and looking around the markets.
At the resort itself, the food was fantastic and the accommodations were clean and cosy.
Review by Jeff Schu, USA
I feel much more whole and wholly more happy after attending the Whole & Happy Yoga Retreat at the FaaSai Resort in Chanthaburi, Thailand. I found Natasha and Rosie’s instruction very easy to follow. Rather than being intimidated by these yoga masters, I felt safe moving from an awkward first-timer to one who found the strength to complete 108 sun-salutations on the fourth morning. That practice will stick with me. I am definitely looking to continue yoga in my private life. The lessons I learned will greatly benefit my future journey in yoga. Keep breathing. As long as you try you are doing it right.
Review by Leo Schu, USA
Rosie and Natasha create such a supportive and welcoming atmosphere that it’s just natural to feel like family. Thanks for helping me get back into yoga again.
Review by Kelly Offner, USA
I can’t say enough good things about the Whole & Happy Retreat, Faasai Resort and Spa, and fearless leaders Rosie and Tasha! I signed on for the retreat without having much yoga experience, but in great need of mental clarity, a physical challenge and true relaxation. Whole and Happy delivered all of that and more! I went to bed each night of the retreat with a calm and centered mind, belly full of delicious food and a heart brimming with love and joy. Oh…and the occasional sore muscle Rosie and Tasha are compassionate and thoughtful teachers who will help you advance your practice and find peace in every moment. The staff at Faasai are delightful and attentive, and the resort grounds are impeccably kept! The surrounding town and beaches are perfect in every way. I’ll be returning as soon as I can!
“Natasha and Rosie are wonderful teachers. You can feel that they do everything with love and passion. I enjoyed a lot spending a week in a beautiful resort with these beautiful people, thank you! “
“I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural Whole and Happy Retreat in November 2016. Overall I thought the retreat was excellent. The location and accommodation were perfect, the food was fantastic and the yoga was great. I felt that even though I hadn’t done much yoga it was still very accessible. However without a doubt the people on the retreat were the highlight. It was a really good group and some of them have become life long friends. I also really liked how it was not too hardcore healthy and we could still relax with some beers. Rosie and Natasha – these guys are a great team: enthusiastic, professional, excellent yoga teachers and very friendly. Thank you!”
“I had the pleasure of spending 2 weeks at a retreat center being taught by both Natasha and Rosie. They are not only incredible teachers but they both have beautiful souls. I loved the bits of inspiration and poetry they mixed into their class, I kept wanting to preserve those words as they resonated so much with me and my practice. The energy of these two women is incredible. Natasha is truly one of the smiliest person I have ever met. I instantly knew that the retreat would be amazing knowing someone with that energy was present. Rosie is wise beyond her years and was always keeping us laughing. Thank you both for helping improve my practice, bringing me deeper into this beautiful world of mindfulness, and providing memories that I cherish. I would highly recommend any retreat with these two ladies, I wish I could make it out to this one! Lots of love and light to you all!”
“Natasha and Rosie are the most amazing yoga teachers I have ever met, and I have met a lot, travelling Asia. They both have a refreshing way of instructing a class that is both well explained and fun! They are a joy to be around and you feel there contagious love and energy as soon as you meet them! I wish I could put you both in my pockets and take you everywhere with me. I would highly recommend any retreat that these two have put together. Peace & love to you all!”
“Rosie is the best instructor I have had and I have been travelling for almost 8 months now. Rest assured if you are a beginner or experienced yogi, Rosie will be able to enhance your postures really bring out the best from you. Natasha also a great teacher brings with her a great energy and love to the spiritual side of the retreat making this retreat an epic and amazing combination. I recommend these two teachers emphatically and wish them the very best!”
“Rosie teaches from the heart with a wonderful freshness. She connects with her students in a way that keeps her yoga real and relevant. Rosie is entirely present with us, her students, and teaches us with conscientious attention and loving kindness. Rosie’s classes are enjoyable but challenging enough to leave us feeling like we’ve had a top to toe stretch, and the savasana is awesome. Our time with Rosie at Hariharalaya, Cambodia was really special and I look forward to going on another retreat with her.”
“If you are looking for a yoga retreat that will help you to connect to yourself and others in a meaningful and loving way, then you would really appreciate learning and practicing yoga and meditation under the guidance of Rosie. Rosie is a lovely, experienced and skilled yoga teacher and retreat leader. She has a graceful way of authentically connecting with students on and off the mat to make you feel comfortable, relaxed and open. Naturally, her warmth and genuinity in caring for others brings forth a sense of community. Rosie is able to provide inspirational yoga classes, educational workshops, and community-building activities in a fun and playful way that will surely make you feel alive and free!”
“A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of joining a retreat where Rosie and Natasha were sharing their love for yoga. This week was the perfect way for me to learn a lot more about yoga and how to make it a way of life. Rosie and Natasha have this passion and knowledge of yoga that makes you love it even more. Besides the fact that I enjoyed their way of teaching, these two girls are a great time outside of the yoga studio as well. We had so much fun! I would definitely join a retreat with them again!”
“I had the pleasure of attending an outstanding yoga and meditation retreat in Cambodia with Rosie and Natasha. This team is truly magical. The space they hold is clear, positive, friendly yet sacred and educational all at the same time. I would highly encourage signing up for any offering that they put their love and intention into.”
“I was Rosie’s student at a retreat in Cambodia that I went to early this year. I had a few different classes with Rosie but my favourite was her yin/restorative class! It was what first got me into slower, longer holding and stretching yoga. I had never done this style before and I love it. The few basic poses we did are poses that I still do daily. As I’ve only being doing yoga for a year now Rosie’s teaching was clear and her adjustments were accurate! Great teacher loved her classes!”
“I have experienced Natasha and Rosie on separate occasions for class. They are both caring and loving souls that create a safe space for union between mind and body. The kindness and thought put into their instruction is clear with good intent. I thoroughly enjoyed their classes and would love to spend more time with them on the mat.”
“I cannot afford Rosie higher praise and will forever recommend her teachings. Rosie was one of my teachers in Cambodia who introduced me to yoga and meditation. As a rookie to both of these things I was very nervous that I would not be able to do ‘the moves’ or flexible enough to participate in the class. Instantaneously I could relate to Rosie- she is warm, accommodating, encouraging, inspiring and pushes you to be the best version of you. Rosie teaches you not to compare yourself to others, but grow and learn for yourself and for your own practice. Rosie made me feel comfortable and confident. She is a truly magnificent teacher, made an effort to befriend me and I will forever be following her around Asia to experience a little more of the Rosie magic.”