Testimonials from Retreat Clients, Students and Retreat Participants
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.
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!
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. She is timely, organized, and communicated clearly and effectively. She covered absolutely every detail (many of which I would not have considered myself) of the retreat from the marketing to the transportation arrangements, Annabelle went above and beyond what was expected and contractual in many ways. She made sure each guest was well taken care of and she even hooked me up with a wonderful private tour guide so that our group could do excursions away from the crowds. Annabelle is experienced and has a broad scope of knowledge about what does and does not work for yoga retreats. I have already recommended her to numerous friends and have already rebooked with her for my next retreat. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Annabelle and feel so fortunate to have her as a resource and now, as a friend. If you are considering offering a yoga retreat of any kind, Satya Retreats is definitely your ally, collaborator, and support.
“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 have taken groups on retreat in the past and know how many details there are to manage. Annabelle took care of everything for me from our accomodations, menu selections, ground transportation, excursions, restaurants and so much more. Her local knowledge made a huge difference in the choices I made and in the end the trip was a success. I will be returning next year and with Annabelle’s help I know that we will have another wonderful experience. Not only have i found a fantastic consultant but I have also made a friend for life…. Thank you, Annabelle!”
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. This was evidenced by the exceptionally friendly and competent transportation and hotel staff, that went above and beyond to ensure that I had a pleasurable experience. I know from experience that this is due to Annabelle painstakingly cultivating the longstanding relationships that are necessary to obtain that objective. I would without hesitation recommend Satya Retreats for your upcoming 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 while the logistical details of contracts and dealings with the resort were handled. Thanks to Annabelle, I was able to feel the excitement leading up to the retreat vs. being stressed out about all the details she handled for me. I highly recommend her services for anyone leading a retreat for the first time or simply not wanting to be bogged down with everything that goes into planning a retreat. Because of Annabelle, I will definitely be leading many more retreats in the years to come.”
“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. My clients all found her very approachable and accommodating and she finessed the vendor relationships beautifully. Her professionalism and vision were invaluable… I will continue to hire Annabelle to ensure my retreat offerings go smoothly.”
“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. Her support and detail orientation eased my students concerns and made everything flow more smoothly then I knew it could. There’s no way I ever want to do another retreat without her support! Satya Retreats was the best investment I made this year.”
“This Satya yoga retreat is magical! Thank you, thank you for an extra special treat to pamper my soul… Annabelle is such a gifted yoga instructor! And what could be better than 3 hours of daily yoga in a beautiful palapa with fresh island breezes and the melodic sounds of tropical birds? A true paradise Caribbean location with an attention to detail that was wonderful. The timing for taking this retreat came at a perfect time to mark some big life transitions. Thank you for this gift!!!”
“Satya Retreats: spectacular, amazing, therapeutic, yearn for more, and the best vacation i’ve had in 10 years! The week on Isla Mujeres with Satya Retreats was transformational, a true vacation, where you can relax and rejuvenate, focus on self and spirit, and not worry about any details since everything is taken care of by the amazing wonderful retreat planner! I can’t recommend this retreat enough, I will return, again and again, it can’t be beat!”
“This retreat was an amazing experience for me… to stop and get away from the computer and all of the busy-ness of life. If an island in the Mexican Caribbean isn’t enough to ‘take you away’ just imagine adding to that – three hours of yoga everyday with some of the most purposeful, mindful guidance I have ever experienced. There is no question that with the combination of this magical place and Annabelle’s gentle lead, anyone attending the Satya yoga retreat is in for major healing and transformation – and a whole lot of fun! I would return a million times! If you get a chance to go, I highly recommend: a bike ride, the sunrise, a massage on the beach, and a reading with Sabina.”
“Annabelle’s Yoga retreat to Isla Mujeres in April 2012 was far beyond my expectations. The daily yoga practice, beachside accommodations, incredible food, the beautiful and quaint Mexican island, the warm crystal clear ocean water and the impeccable attention to all the details made this the most nurturing, inspirational, growthful and relaxing ‘vacation’ I’ve ever had. I definitely felt renewed in every way. Thank you Annabelle for this amazing experience. I can’t wait to go back!”