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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!
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.
I would do it over, again and again.
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
This was the absolute best experience!
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.
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!