This was my first yoga retreat and it was an incredible experience I’ll never forget. The weekend was filled with practicing yoga outside in the fresh mountain air with spectacular views, eating wonderfully prepared delicious meals, learning more about yoga beyond the physical posture, laughter, and great conversation. I was impressed by how smoothly everything went; you could tell a lot of thought, time and work went into planning and during the retreat. Thank you Diala, Lauren, Dina, Dalhya, and Brittany!
— Scott, Boone 2019
I recently attended a yoga retreat hosted by Brianna and Diala in Costa Rica and highly recommend the experience. They did a fantastic job organizing logistics, communicating important details, and choosing a lovely venue. The balance between structured yoga and meditation classes and free time was perfect, and they built a warm and welcoming community from a group of strangers. I learned a ton that I can now incorporate into my regular practice. I was super impressed with these two talented, gracious, and generous women and would definitely sign up for future opportunities to learn more from them.
— Lauren, Costa Rica 2019
Our retreat to Costa Rica was so organized, thoughtful, and well-planned. Communication leading up to the retreat was frequent and very clear. We didn’t have to worry about a thing! All logistics were handled for us. We had an absolute blast! I am looking forward to more trips with Nova Yoga Retreats.
— Laura, Costa Rica 2019
Had an amazing time in Costa Rica with Diala and Briana. I would highly recommend a retreat with Nova - it was laid back, relaxing, but also full of insightful discussions, fun activities, meditation, yoga, and everything in between. The communication and logistics were wonderful. And our hosts were fantastic! Thank you!
— Jessica, Costa Rica 2019
This retreat was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time. I was nervous about how the dynamic would be with a group of 15 strangers in such a small amount of time, but the experience created by Diala and Nova retreats was incredibly welcoming and everyone was very open. The food was healthy and delicious. I am gluten free and vegetarian, so I don’t usually expect to be accommodated so well. I was full the entire weekend. The yoga classes were well tailored to the group’s mood and dynamic, and Diala made a point of delving into the deeper side of a yoga practice, not just focusing on the asana. The excursions took full advantage of our surroundings and the location was beautiful. This was my first retreat and I have to say, the bar is set incredibly high. I had such an amazing experience with Nova Retreats and all the lovely people I met. I can’t wait to do another!
— Boone Retreat
Retreat was as advertised and much more. Our generous hosts provided space for activity, reflection, relaxation, and connection. A generous bargain with lasting benefits sure to transform your practice, your social connection, and your way of life.
— Boone Retreat
I would do it over, again and again.
— Dina, Boone Retreat
I can’t even find the words to express how amazing this retreat was. A yoga retreat was always something I wanted to do....I’m just sad I waited this long to do it. The beauty that I was surrounded by in both humans and nature is something I’ll never forget. It felt so good to truly get off the grid and to just focus on being in the moment, taking everything in and letting go. I laughed, I cried, I conquered my fears and something happened to me there that I can’t even explain. From the amazing food, daily yoga and meditation outside on a mountain top, beautiful scenery, perfect weather, bonding with beautiful souls, hanging with goats, paddleboarding on Lake Watauga to compression falls. Every single experience was new and amazing. Thank you Diala Hamed, you and the girls couldn’t have taken better care of us. Not having to lift a finger was just the icing on the cake. You definitely set the bar high on retreat life and it couldn’t have come at a better time
— Boone Retreat

This was the absolute best experience!
— -Boone Retreat

This retreat was beyond my expectations. Housing was comfortable, the location and views were incredible. The food was delicious, and accommodating to various diet restrictions, and everything was freshly made. The yoga class levels were done based on the activity levels of the day. Also, the directions and information leading up to the event were informative. For someone who isn’t always immediately comfortable among strangers, I felt welcomed, included, and at ease with the hosts and attendees. This retreat was also fun, as everyone got along and was respectful - something that all the hosts led with examples.
— Boone Retreat

You guys did a great job planning and executing the retreat. I had a blast and wasn’t entirely sure I would like it! Thank you for a wonderful time and making me want to attend more of these!
— Boone Retreat

Yoga Retreat to Vida Asana in PLaya Hermosa/Jaco area of Costa Rica was exceptionally well planned by Briana and Diahla. Great yoga, amazing excursions, delicious, fresh food, plus an amazing host and staff. Would definitey travel again to another Nova Yoga Retreat!
— Patti, Costa Rica 2019