Inspirational Yoga & Pilates Classes, Workshops & Retreats
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Yoga & Pilates Spa Retreat in Sweden
Yoga on the Water - Yoga & Meditation Retreat, Fiskebackskil, Sweden, July 2012
Lovely! Thank you!
Coming all the way from New York was and adventure and a challenge. My time in Sweden will remain very memorable. I will tell many, many, many people about everything!!!
You have given me a gift in many degrees….focus, energy, relaxation, senses, my body, my mind, my spirit and more.
Thank you very much, Rose-Marie!
Sweden – your country – is delicate and sensitive. I will remember the yoga, the water and the seemingly endless sunlight forever!
Robin, New York
Thank you Rose-Marie for a 5 day TREAT! (not just a retreat but an amazing treat for body and soul!).
Gentle Yoga & Pilates Classes well planned and spaced out over the days to create the perfect combination of ‘physical/mental’ workout, ample time to relax and explore the beautiful surroundings of Fiskebäckskil. I have reached a point of ‘internal space’ come Friday! The classes built up to a beautiful flow towards the end of the week. The same with the breathing and meditation classes – gently building up as we deepen the knowledge and experience throughout the days.
The hotel accommodation and breakfast are excellent and the environment has been a splendid backdrop to the retreat!
A real treat for body, mind and soul – Sun, Sea & Yoga = life doesn’t get better than this!!!
Thank you. Love Ucci, UK
Although I was slightly apprehensive about my lack of yoga experience I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. The planning of the sessions was considered very thoughtfully by Rose-Marie – she appreciated that many of us would be stiff from the journey and our lifestyles and gently eased us into the retreat by starting with plenty of stretches and introductory poses.
The views from the yoga studio were beautiful – looking directly over the fjord. The inclusion of the Pilates sessions I greatly appreciated and I would like to thank Rose-Marie for considering my needs.
Despite having had a bad slipped disc a year ago I was able to partake in the whole retreat and Rose-Marie I could tell was mindful of my situation.
The hotel was fantastic and the sea view was really worth it. The food and the company of the other retreat guests were also very good. have a smile on my face as I walk around the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the sun and the beach.
The relaxation sessions were spine tingingly amazing, the music was excellent in providing the right atmosphere and very helpful in making the most of the sessions.
I have had a fantastic time!
Having attended a second of Rose-Marie’s retreats I can only reiterate what I said about the first – that everyone should do it!
This week has been a fabulous experience from the organisation, and information provided before attending to the location and scenery during attendance and that was before I even began talking about the yoga, Pilates and meditation. If only I could bottle this feeling and apply it whenever I need it!
I cannot recommend it highly enough and am already planning for the next one.
I loved it all! The hotel was really nice and relaxing and the bed was the most comfortable in the world!
Rose-Marie is a great and friendly teacher and the yoga, pilates and meditation sessions were perfect for me – I managed to do more than I thought I would be able to and felt so much better. My body actually looked forward to the next session, despite my inclination!
The whole experience confirmed my love for Sweden and I shall be back – for a 5th time! Soon!
Thank you so much for your style of teaching yoga. I loved it! It felt just really good – calm and easy – and a sense that the mind could surrender.
I found it very easy to follow as you are very good at explaining and just say the right things.
The structure during the week occurred to me to be just perfect! I really felt my body change and was happy to be able to do a ‘normal’ practice as I can often experience dizziness and light-headedness in some postures, so the pace was just perfect! Or even better…I just allowed myself to dive in and accept and surrender…and I really do thank you for letting me experience that! I would now like to do yoga at home in the morning. The joy of yoga has really returned!
The hotel and surroundings were beautiful – loved it, thanks so much again!
I thoroughly enjoyed my yoga week away! The venue was beautiful and the location was ideal for completely relaxing. The yoga timetable worked very well and I felt myself improving with every class. I would not hesitate in recommending this retreat to anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing week.
Rose-Marie tailored the class to suit all levels and worked patiently and calmly with us so that we could get the most out of the movements and postures.
The venue was spectacular and the Swedish breakfasts were out of his world.
Asia Spa, Varberg Sweden - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
‘Rose-Marie is a wonderful Yoga/Pilates teacher and when you spend a week with her you realise just how good she is!
The Asia Spa in a fabulous setting with a magical Yoga Studio and Meditation Room added to the quality of Rose-Marie’s teaching.
Lots of inspired Yoga, an amazing “Creative Flow Yoga” class and on top of that as much time in the Spa as you would desire – what a fabulous combination! I have booked my space for next year!
Thank you Rose-Marie for a truly wonderful time. The food, the place, the people, I had a ball.’ Love from Aly Harrold, Kent.
‘Dearest Rose-Marie, I feel I need to write to you to express my gratitude for giving me such a lovely Yoga/Pilates Holiday, with emphasis on your Creative Dance Yoga which was absolutely fantastic! After having a very sad time with a great loss in my family before my holiday I was very worried how I would be, but you were very supportive and the meditation classes helped me to come to terms. I know that I can now face the world with a more positive outlook.’ Love from Myra Webb, Kent.
‘If you need to ease the stress and strain of modern living, then Rose-Marie’s Spa Break in Sweden is just the antidote. A luxurious few days in a wonderful, top class Spa Hotel (with Jacuzzi, Vitality Pool, several Saunas, Japanese Wash Room and Meditation Room) was enjoyed by a group of 14 in the charming town of Varberg. The well planned and varied programme prepared by Rose-Marie was excellent and allowed time for wonderful treatments, as well as a walk in a lovely nature reserve.
Rose-Marie’s classes of Yoga and Pilate were great, as usual, and there were also some wonderful meditation and deep relaxation sessions when all our cares and worries just drifted away.
I would strongly recommend the break to anyone – young or old- who wants to re-energise themselves in the calm and friendly atmosphere of a top quality Spa Hotel.’ Anita Brunger, Kent
‘Dear Rose-Marie, my time in Sweden has been fantastic! The programme of Yoga, Dance, Meditation was perfect. Your excellent skills in finding the Spa, walk, restaurants and general help is so appreciated.
The friendships formed have me looking forward to returning here or to your other retreats. I have had such a fun and fabulous time.
I will recommend your courses and retreats to everyone.
(I am told I now look 10 year younger!!) God bless. Maureen Scholtka, Surrey.
‘What a perfect venue for such a wonderful retreat. Everything was lovely and I would not have liked to change anything! And now I feel so relaxed, calm, flexible and oh, my skin feels divine! Thank you!! Briony Wentworth-Ping, France.
Yoga & Pilates Holiday in Turkey
‘Thank you Rose-Marie for contributing to make the week so very special. It all seems like a dream now, a very enjoyable dream!’. Jade Cutler, Surrey.
‘Rose-Marie, thank you so much for all your fantastic teachings in Turkey - I was truly inspired!’ Tabitha Roberts, London
Hi Rose-Marie. The week in Turkey was just fantastic! Thanks so much for the wonderful time & all the great classes! Sharon, London
Yoga & Pilates Holiday in Spain
‘Just want to thank you for your company on the journey to Spain and especially for the great classes which you made so enjoyable and such fun. It was a super week and I hope that I will be able to join you on another holiday in the future. Margaret Gilbert, Kent
‘It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and I can honestly say I enjoyed every single minute of it - I'm working on holding on to the feel good feeling for as long as I possibly can. Please do include me on your emailing list for events, etc as I'd love to take the opportunity to join you on further retreats, events, etc as and when possible.’ Donna Lewis, London
‘Than you for a wonderful week in Spain! I very much enjoyed it and hope to meet you again on another retreat!’ Pirjo Helppikangas, Lapland/Finland
‘Thank you for a most delightful weekend. I am still so amazed at your truly wonderful choice of guest teachers and therapists. I enclose my deposit for the next weekend!’ M Scholtka, Surrey
‘ I just wanted to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for all the time and effort you put into organizing the yoga weekend at The Friars. It was a wonderful and rewarding experience. Without a doubt most sessions surpassed my expectations. The accommodation and services by The Friars also surpassed expectations.’ L Tisdall, Kent
‘Just a note to congratulate you and Tim on your superb organization and in creating such a wonderful healing, relaxing ambiance. This was quite evident in the faces of the lovely people I met – everyone had left their stresses behind and I too felt very ‘uplifted’ and relaxed at the end of the weekend. M Barclay, Kent
‘I just wanted to write and thank you for organizing a fantastic weekend – I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t remember feeling so fit, relaxed AND well on a Monday morning for a long time. R Bond, Cambridge