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Finding Serenity: A Journey Through A Yoga Retreat Experience

Updated: 7 days ago

Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation, attendees at yoga retreats often find themselves transformed by the experience. Today, I am thrilled to share insights from one such guest, a beautiful shining soul, who has immersed herself more than once in the tranquil haven of Yogaion retreats. Join us as we delve into her personal journey, uncovering the profound impact of mindfulness, movement, and serenity amidst the retreat's tranquil setting. Get ready to be inspired by her reflections and revelations from this transformative escape into wellness.

Could you please share a bit about yourself and where you are from?

"My name is Tamara and I am from Basel, Switzerland. I have been living here for 12 years. I like the city but also nature and the countryside. I am always very happy to go into nature. I am a therapist in kinesiology, a vinyasa slow flow yoga teacher, foot reflexologist and I also work with crystal bowls. I love to bring people close to their hearts & healing. I run a practice with 4 other people in Basel. It is called Kuna which means well-being in Buddhism."

"I also work in a school where I help children with autism integrate into the 'normal' school system. My heart wish is to work more in Kuna being self-employed."

"In my free time, I like to go on retreats, and be in nature: lakes, the Swiss forests & rivers. I like to do this with my family and friends. I also enjoy women's circles and gong baths."

Do you remember your first time coming to Yogaion retreats?

"I came for the first time in 2022 and it felt like I had already been coming for 10 years. I came after Covid and after not being able to travel for 3 years."

What attracted you to Yogaion?

"I really wanted to go to Portugal, to the west coast, to experience nature there. Some retreats were fully booked. I kept looking but other retreats had only surfing and no yoga and yoga was definitely my priority. Then I came to your homepage through an online agency. The combination of relaxation, massage, yoga, surfing and healthy food was exactly what I was looking for and then also in the region where I wanted to be. When I then went to your homepage with all the colours, I felt: "This is so good is it real?" It looked perfect!"

What is the thing you like most about the retreats?

"What I like most is that everyone is welcome exactly as they are, be real, be you. You are welcome no matter what. It was like a family. The whole team was like a family, very welcoming.

After Covid, feeling alone, this welcoming feeling felt very nice. It was absolutely the key reason why I came back again so many times, one time even twice the same year :-) You can just trust and feel safe. There is also a lot of fun and different characters at the retreat. There is a peaceful, loving vibe. When I talk about Yogaion I am there again. You created a retreat that gives a positive and calm feeling with trust and love. Life is so fast but then you come to Yogaion and everything slows down. You can really connect with your inner resource."

"I also like the combination of more active yoga in the morning and then Yin and more restorative yoga in the evening. The last time I also really enjoyed singing mantras with Cata.

It was a very nice way to connect with the group."

"I like the yoga retreat, the food, the area, and the yoga lesson they are very deep. For me, it was like a workshop not just a yoga lesson. It was also like a teaching. Very inspiring."

And which do you like least?

"I don't really know? I really don't know? It is good sign, as I really do not know what I do not like?"

What was your main reason to come back?

"The feeling of coming back to family, nature and the heartwarming space that you created. To really relax, to connect. If you feel like it, you can also go surfing. I come back so often because of the connection with you, but mostly with myself, with my inner peace. I really enjoy this time with you and by you. There is so much love, you have time and you have space. Really this feeling of freedom and being ok with who you are. I am so so happy to know you and to be part of the Yogaion journey. It is such a good place to be and to nourish. After this yoga retreat, I always feel so calm inside and trusting in my ways. I am so relaxed afterwards and very happy with a shining soul. When I think of Yogaion retreats, or see pictures or when you post something on Instagram the smile comes right back. Always like a smiling feeling and a very happy place. So thank you, thank you for creating this place with all these wonderful women. With Ana & Xana in the kitchen, with Liz, you and Cata. Sara from Aura reading and the amazing massages by Ivana and her colleagues. You are all very inspiring women."

Do you have any tips or details?

"I really appreciate it that you give a 10% discount to returning guests. It is amazing that you give this discount, it is very nice. Also, the normal price is a good price anyway and also the extras like the massage and the aura reading are all very good prices. I am very happy to know you and the connection with you. Hopefully I will back very soon!"

Thanks so much Tamara it means a lot that you took the time to do this yoga retreat interview and it is wonderful to read about your experience and even more wonderful to know you!

With love,


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