About Satya Retreats

We serve many communities: yoga teachers, therapists, healing communities, creative organizations, corporate groups, couples planning their special wedding day… Anyone seeking to provide their students, clients, staff and selves and with the most rewarding, relaxing and invigorating retreat & event experience possible!

At Satya Retreats, we appreciate and understand the needs of our clients because we too, regularly host our own retreats. We are both the Retreat Coordinator and the Client. This business was born out of years of experience in working in Event Planning, Hotel Management, Travel Consulting, and leading our own yoga retreats as teachers.

Satya Retreats understands the work involved in planning and organizing a retreat or event of any size. We are familiar with handling the logistical details that must be addressed on every level, in order to ensure a flawless event for your group. We offer suggestions, advice and ideas in order to support you through the planning process from start to finish. We have spent years cultivating relationships with selected venues, and are equipped to help build and create a retreat experience that is everything you’ve envisioned and more!

I could not imagine hosting a retreat without the guidance and support of Annabelle Teleki and Satya Retreats. They are impeccable with their professionalism, gracious to work with and create a high quality and stress-free experience for their clients. I completely left the logistics in their hands, freeing me up to do my work without distraction. I will use them again and look forward to many years of partnership. Read More

Seane CornSeaneCorn.com

Annabelle has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She is an exceptional communicator, smart business woman, and supportive friend. She understands the ins and outs of booking and running retreats, this makes it easy for me to do my job because I can relax knowing I’m in good hands, and so are my students! Read More

Hala KhouriHala Khouri, M.A.

“I cannot say enough great things about working with Annabelle and Satya Retreats. She is a true yogi: she is honest, conscious, present, and kind. She treated the experience that I hoped to offer for my participants with genuine care. In all of the ways that she interacted with me, the retreat hotel staff, and each of my students, I felt carefully held by her warmth and her kindness. Perhaps even more importantly, Annabelle is a professional…” Read More

Dr. Melody Moore, Ph.D., RYTDrMelodyMoore.com

“It was truly a pleasure working with Satya Retreats. I was completely satisfied with Annabelle’s services. She made planning my retreat in Mexico so much easier for me. I will be returning next year and with Annabelle’s help I know that we will have another wonderful experience…” Read More

Leslie GlickmanYoga Journey

Satya Retreats has provided me with one of the most exceptional yoga retreats that I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. The attention to detail is second to none. When traveling to a foreign country I always am somewhat a little uncomfortable going into unfamiliar territory. Annabelle had everything so impeccably planned, and provided such precise information, that the transition was virtually seamless… Read More

NadineParticipant on Hala Khouri’s Transformational Yoga Retreat

“Annabelle with Satya Retreats is one of the most professional, thoughtful and knowledgeable people I have been blessed to work with during my time as a teacher! Her attention to detail and level of commitment allowed me to concentrate on the details of my yoga retreat… ” Read More

Cristin Shea Ahimsa Yoga Weekend Retreat ~ Yosemite, CaAhimsa Yoga

“When I had my vision of my women’s retreat in mind, I knew it was going to be tough to be really present for my clients as well as take care of the many logistical details that would come up. Annabelle Teleki was the ideal solution! She had the foresight to problem solve and was pro-active in anticipation of potential glitches…” Read More

Julie Lopez, PhD.Viva Women’s Retreat FacilitatorViva Experience

“Annabelle exceeded my expectations! Not only did she make my retreat practically stress free, she was a delight to work with. Annabelle was timely in communication, efficient in coordinating a great deal of loose information, easily accessible and always professional…” Read More

Darcy LyonYoga teacher, Therapist, Heartfire Healing ArtsHeartfire Healing Arts

Annabelle Teleki

Annabelle Teleki Satya RetreatsAnnabelle Teleki, E-RYT 200, RYT-500, founder of Satya Retreats has had several career paths in her life. Raised bilingually and biculturally, she has traveled for much of her life. This experience has enriched her understanding and respect for other cultures. Her passion for this work combines her love of travel, nature, yoga and the excitement and satisfaction she feels when co-creating incredible events for others!

Annabelle also brings years of experience within the hospitality industry to the table ~ she has worked in Event Planning, Hotel Management, Travel Consulting and Tour directing to name a few. In addition to this, Annabelle has worked as a Spanish Teacher and a Social Worker, serving diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Annabelle is also a certified yoga teacher and is Yoga Alliance registered (CYT, E-RYT-200, RYT-500).

She weaves the yogic principles of balance, groundedness and truth (Satya) into her work with retreats. Annabelle teaches both private and public Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga classes and workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and leads her own Yoga Retreats, giving her a unique perspective on her clients’ needs.

Click here for more information about Annabelle, her class schedule and upcoming workshops.

Philosophy

Annabelle Teleki - Satya RetreatsAnnabelle believes whole-heartedly in providing the highest quality of service & support to her clients, and truly enjoys being able to help create an unforgettable experience for them through her hard work. She holds herself to a high standard of ethics, truthfulness (Satya), and is responsible, reliable and resourceful in all that she does.

Annabelle enjoys cultivating solid relationships with her clients, built on commitment & trust. This has resulted in many repeat clients over the years.

Marianne Teleki

Onsite Manager for Satya Yoga Retreats, led by Annabelle Teleki, E-RYT 200, RYT-500
Annabelle, our brother Max and I were raised by parents from two different countries (Hungary and Argentina) and we grew up in three different countries (Mexico, Brazil and The States). So there were always 3-4 cultures in our home. I like to say that this experience made me see people and things that were different with intrigue and curiosity, and not discomfort or separateness. It was these experiences that have also kept me traveling and seeking adventure all the while with a profound respect for all cultures and languages. This upbringing led me to working with languages, art and documentary film making, and to working today in providing cultural respectful care and language access in healthcare. From the first Satya research trip on which I accompanied Annabelle back in 2010 to Mexico, I knew Annabelle’s idea for Satya was special. I also knew she had the perfect background, experience and heart to make this happen. I have loved being a part of Satya over these past 6 years (7 retreats), and supporting Annabelle in both the preparation and onsite management of her unique and transformational retreats.

Jill Engvaldsen

Operations Support
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, adventure found it’s way in my heart as a young girl. College brought me to California where travel expanded my awareness of the world. I traveled and lived a time in Mexico and as well a stint in Peru! I have found my way back to the hills of Northern California where my heart is most content. Serving people has been my greatest desire for as long as I can remember. The journey has spanned from therapist for folks with disabilities, therapeutic horse back riding, camping/hiking adventures, to guiding those on vacation in the Caribbean to the most spectacular sights for historical education, natural wonders, as well as unique ceremonies and rituals which tend to matters of the heart and spirit. It is such an honor and a treasure to be on the team of Satya Retreats to take each one of you to places you have dreamed of, self care you desire to shower yourself with, and a connection to a world beyond your present imagination!

Thaddea Pojanowska

Bookkeeping & Finances
Good Fortune Finances, Inc. is owned and operated by Thaddea Pojanowska, who has had a bookkeeping and accounting practice in the Bay Area for over 30 years.  She delights in working with small businesses, partnerships, sole proprietors, and individuals to set up and maintain their financial records.  She also has practiced meditation for over 35 years, and has extensive training in various modalities of Somatic Education.