Testimonials

“We recently participated in the Bali Retreat 2017 – with a group of 8 other yogi’s Australia wide. It was a brilliant experience that welcomed a balance of yoga, exercise, meditation, exploring, dinner parties, cooking classes and relaxing beach days. These retreats are perfect if you are looking for a contemporary approach to practicing yoga/meditation. It was just what we needed – a relaxing, quality time away where we didn’t have to think about a single thing. Patti has a unique ability to bring strangers together who leave as friends (and teach some yoga along the way). Suitable for any level of yoga practice or (adult) age. All dietary requirements managed well. Location of accommodation was perfect – central Seminyak – walking distance from shops, cafes, restaurants and beaches if you want time to yourself. Accommodation choice was well researched: Air-conditioned, quality bedding, peaceful atmosphere (outdoor shower amongst the palms), private and secure.”
Kristen, Doctor

“Fantastic weekend.  Well organised and catering for all tastes, abilities ages and sexes. Many thanks Patty.”
Katherine, Import Business

“Patty’s retreat was the perfect size to immediately feel comfortable and relax amongst new friends. There was a beautiful balance between yoga flows, deeper yoga knowledge and activities around the lodging allowing it feel like the retreat it was meant to be.”
Ash, Restaurant Owner

“My daughter and I both feel we left the retreat with a really solid base-level feeling of tranquility – sounds like a cliche but it was remarkably true. We put it down to Patty’s creative planning (there was just the right balance of power, restorative, hiking, relaxation and meditation), but more importantly we think it was Patty’s special skill at making it all seem effortless – she is is a very calm host. The weekend had the perfect mix of independent and group activity – Patty was very cool with things evolving a little bit organically. Congratulations Patty, it was a wrinkle-free and very happy time for us, and yes, your beautiful yoga classes are the icing on the cake.”
Shay & Eugenie

“I’m not a big yogi, and the Byron Bay Mana Yoga retreat was my first ever retreat experience.  I thought going into it that I would need to sit out on some of the moves, or that there would be too many classes for my enjoyment.  I stand corrected.  Our Byron Bay experience can’t even be labeled as a yoga retreat because it was so much more.  It was like taking a holiday and having private tour guide, chef and teachers to show you new experiences!  We learned so much about the area, stayed in the most beautiful place which felt like we were in Bali.  The intro to meditation was one of my favorites because of the teacher, we ate such delicious local food and hiked around, even went to a cool local bar.  I will definitely be going again and highly recommend Mana Yoga retreats.  For the money we spent it, my husband and I gained so much.”
Boyana, Interior Architect

“My husband and I loved every second of our Snow Retreat in Queenstown. Patty is a wonderful host, the location was stunning, all the meals were beautiful and the yoga everyday made it feel like you had fresh legs on the snow. Patty is not only an amazing yoga teacher, van driver, cook, and host in general she is also very talented on the slopes and her Apres Ski skills are pretty incredible- think wine and cheese after a long day of skiing! From the organisation, payment and experience everything was smooth, nothing was too much trouble and Patty provides a welcoming, refreshing experience. You won’t regret a second of your trip…except how quickly it’s all over.”
Sharmani, Doctor

“Mana Yoga Retreats are an extraordinary experience for ordinary people.”
Marcus, Finance

“I have taken multiple retreats with Mana and they are always in idyllic locations, with fantastic food and great learnings. I have always come away from them feeling completely light, mind clear and full of good energy. Great for groups or personal development.”
Warren, Developer

“I attended the Mana Yoga Queenstown Yoga Snow retreat last year and had an excellent time. Being a busy corporate, I don’t easily pass on an opportunity to escape the four walls of my office – especially when it involves combining yoga, snowboarding and good food/wine! Patty’s retreats are well organised yet balanced in every sense of the word, so are suitable for all levels of practice.”
Ben, Lawyer

“Brilliant yoga classes in a gorgeous setting. Easy to get to – close to Brisbane. Awe inspiring, delicious food. Small, intimate number of retreaters, not too busy or crowded. Patty’s attention to detail, care and organisation is second to none. Highly recommend it – was the perfect gift to myself. Namaste.”
Britt, Office Manager

“What’s not to love about Mana’s yoga / ski retreat!? Patty made the entire trip run smoothly and organised everything (including driving us around to researching which ski hire shop gave us more bang for our buck) so that once we landed we didn’t have to worry about a thing. With 9 retreaters in our group to consider, Patty did a fantastic job at keeping the itinerary fluid enough to accommodate everybody’s requests. My husband and I met some fantastic people on this trip and would definitely do another one of Mana’s retreats.”
Karen, Medical Rep

“I personally have attended 3 Mana Yoga Retreats in Byron Bay, simply because the location within Belongil is amazing and the retreat value for money. I have absolutely loved each retreat. Patty brings a unique relaxed atmosphere to the retreat. The ability to switch off is fantastic. I have no hesitation in recommend this retreat. The food is absolutely divine. Patty’s skills as a yoga teacher is truly premium.”
Wesley, Director

“My Mana Yoga Retreat… calming, invigorating, relaxing, delectable, challenging, satisfying… so many positive experiences all rolled into one very enjoyable event… conducted in a luxurious environment & an atmosphere of relaxed fun. I didn’t want my retreat to end… highly recommended.”
Kylie, Mom

“I started yoga for the very first time three years ago, Patty was my first teacher. I was impressed with her depth of knowledge  and the philosophy of yoga. Then I began attending the retreats, I was amazed at the accommodation, food, level of organisation and as always Patty’s teaching.  On each retreat there has been different activities and I always leave with a sense of calmness, a greater knowledge of yoga and meditation and new friends.”
Andy, Surgical Rep

“What an amazing experience. Gorgeous location, delicious food, lovely company and of course the Yoga. Patty is so experienced, understanding what your body can do and what your body needs. This retreat allows you to relax and re-energise, food for the soul! We will be back.”
Lesha, Podiatrist 

“Mana Yoga Retreats are like no other, they are much more than yoga, they are an experience! The locations are 5 star and beautiful, the programs are fascinating and fun and the yoga is out of this world!”
Danielle Gigante, Workshop Leader + Guide

“Absolutely fabulous retreat something happening constantly throughout the day, Yoga and bar Pilates both morning and night. Patty’s attention to detail ensuring we saw and experienced a lot of what bali has to offer while lounging in our resort right in the heart of Seminyak. Great food – great people – great Yoga”
Vicki, Artist

“I recently went on a Mana Yoga Retreat to Bali. I travelled on my own and left with 7 new mates. Not only is Patty a kind, beautiful soul – she is a kick ass yoga teacher! I am a beginner yogi and can now do headstands unassisted! Absolutely everything is taken care of on these retreats – you just need to show up and you’ll have a fantastic time! Can’t recommend Mana Yoga enough.”
Chloe, Converted Yogi

“I did the Mana Yoga Retreat in Byron Bay. The accommodation was perfect – a rainforest by the beach. The whole experience with Patty as our yoga instructor was magical. I would definitely recommend doing the retreat whenever you can!”
Christy, Bikram Yoga Teacher