Wild Yoga Testimonial
A most magical day - hiking to a secret, blissful place buried in the forest for yoga, followed by a picnic next the Santa Fe River, and then the joy of expressing yourself through art in ways you would not have thought possible - definitely a 'Magical Mystery Tour' with the exceptional guidance of Barbara and Lauren - don't miss this experience! --Kitty B.
I am writing today to share with you the experience I had with Barbara Powell of Wild Yoga when I was in Santa Fe for Spanish Market in July. When I lived in Santa Fe I practiced yoga with Barbara several days a week. I was so thrilled to find that she is still teaching and has created this wonderful experience called Wild Yoga. I have not practiced in a long time and was thrilled to have this awesome outdoor experience with her. She worked with me at my pace and the space she has created is remarkable. The space she has created is up by the St. John's College; it is shaded, padded, peaceful and simply wonderful. I would recommend that you try and schedule a time with her so you can share this remarkable experience with your guests. Before I left Las Palomas I left several of her cards at the front desk. Barbara can be reached at 505-577-6206. Thank you and have a great day!
"Yoga in the wild" included a woodland walk in the hills of Santa Fe. It's a fun and relaxing getaway in your own back yard! Grab your friends, family or colleagues for a short retreat - tailored to your specifications. Enjoy the peace of the breeze in the pines, the sun on your back and total silence. Experiencing yoga outside is such a treat - a comfortable open area with overhead protection. Barbara's gentle nature puts one at ease and sets the tone for relaxation. Donna, Santa Fe
As a yoga tourist to Santa Fe, the highlight by far was Barbara's Wild Yoga, a perfect trifecta of yoga, meditation, and hiking in the gorgeous hills around Santa Fe. The experience was seamlessly woven together. . . I couldn't wait to do it again! And when I did, it was a different experience, but equally as enchanting! I so enjoyed meeting and practicing with you! Don't know if I'll see you here in Guatemala or in Santa Fe, but I am sure we will meet again!Love and best wishes, Rae"
Personal Retreat Testimonial
Hi Barbara... It took about a week for me to reintegrate after the retreat. What an opportunity to immerse myself with processing. I'm so grateful for your generosity with your unique & freeing space. I felt very held there while in a vulnerable emotional place. Ohhhh and the fragrance of the pines soothed me so! --Beth
Mexico Retreats Testimonials
"The rooms, staff, classes, participants and thunder of the ocean were fantastic. Thanks for this amazing experience."--TRUSTING THE MYSTERY
"My sisters and I couldn't have had a more blessed encounter! I asked for a mind calming experience and got even more….a quiet hike in the beautiful forest outside Santa Fe and meditation in a very special serene space
. We were all seeking guidance to calm our lives and minds and you showed us the way with your comforting voice and loving words. You ended the occasion with slow, calming yoga to relax our bodies. You have a wonderful gift Barbara and it’s obvious you take it seriously and work hard to perfect it. But you make it look so effortless! Thank you so much for sharing that gift with me and my sisters." Feedback from Yoga Ma's MAGICAL MYSTERY TOURS
Balance of meditation and yoga
"I loved the balance of meditation and yoga and the clarity and honesty of your shared thoughts and focus. You did a terrific job of meeting all different student levels of yoga practice. Really this entire experience has been more than I'd dreamed. The energy you create is so lovely, delicious -- makes one want to continue the journey into the now
As a beginner, this retreat exceeded my expectations for a positive experience
. It has encouraged me to make yoga an important part of my life from now on, to share with my wife and new yoga partner!"--Forrest R
An intelligence and depth that goes beyond words
"I’ve taken a gazillion yoga classes and I was so touched by Barbara’s presence and style. Her class helped me move something deep inside of me that I really needed support in and I actually experienced a profound healing and upliftment. She has an intelligence and depth that goes beyond words. You will experience such wonderful level of grace and support when you come to her retreats that will nourish your whole being and help you in every aspect of your life whether its physical health, mental, spiritual emotional and help you with achieving the harmony in your life that you desire!! She’s a real Yogi in the best and most authentic sense of the word."
"The yoga sessions were more than I could ever have hoped for -- fit
my every mood. Loved the free periods and the small group sessions.
I will NEVER forget this week. I look forward to not only next year,
but to every morning from here on. I can't wait for the rest of my life
. You are a remarkable woman. A true inspiration."
"Thank you again for your wonderful way of being. You are a guiding
Thank you for all the energy you put into the handouts and into
the sense of loving support that you emanate. The yoga sessions were
all excellent. Barbara, you have a great gift in the words of inspiration
you use as well as naming the phases of each evolving pose. Being with
you was all and more than I had imagined."
"The yoga was wonderful as it always is. I appreciate your starting
more gently and increasing in intensity as the week progressed. I know
that these things don't just come together without a good deal of work
and care, and I appreciate your efforts. The thoughts and questions
generated by the exercises will stay with me long after we have left
Sayulita. Your care and thoughtfulness in all aspects of the retreat
made for a wonderful experience."
A deep love and knowingness that permeates the whole space to allow healing and renewal of one’s consciousness
And as a healer and facilitator myself, it is especially meaningful to find a teacher where I feel such integrity and knowledge that transcends just the physical awareness of yoga. She transmits a deep love and knowingness that permeates the whole space to allow healing and renewal of one’s consciousness.
" Sarah West
"I hope you will continue to show the world your beautiful and positive
presence. Thank you so much for this unforgettable week of self-growth
for me. The sessions had great fluidity and variety. The pace was great
and everything transitioned so smoothly. Always a welcoming and caring
atmosphere. 'A mind stretched by a new experience can never go back
to its old dimensions.'
"Really, I would like to write you a love letter! With this retreat
you have created a beautiful environment, safe and open, as well as
, contained setting in which practicing with spirituality
becomes an accessible undertaking. Your yoga classes are rich in variations
while consistent in structure
. I am ever so grateful for your wonderful
example, because it is so amazing to witness how you actually live what