Testimonials

  • Carina Bjurklint, Sweden

    This was Rachel’s 50th retreat and it was my second retreat week with her. A week filled with yoga (a lot of variation again), meditation, breathing exercises and 3 Days of Silence. Rachel’s guidance is gentle. A couple of excursions to amazing beaches and small villages, a guided walk to experience the wonderful environment, to touch and taste. The food was so good that it can’t even be described, it needs to be experienced. All in all a lovely location in a beautiful country.

    I got a week of stillness, peace of mind and loads of new energy, in a great group of people. What more can I wish for?
    Portugal, June 2017

  • Matthew Allen, USA

    A thoroughly rewarding experience. Rachel is a rare and wonderful teacher, intuitive, imaginative and caring. With skill she creates a relaxed and secure environment that inspires growth and experimentation.
    Mallorca, April 2017

  • Julia K, Switzerland

    Going on a retreat with Rachel was one of the best last minute decisions I made. It’s perfect for having well deserved ‘me time’ and at the same time meeting so many like minded people. This holiday had a perfect balance of yoga, meditation, great food and interesting conversations. Looking forward to my next retreat with Rachel already!
    Mallorca, April 2017

  • Vanessa Pitrik, UK

    Don’t waste your time and hard earned cash on anything but the best! You deserve to experience this amazing retreat. Rachel is a warm, kind and wonderful person and spending time with her on this luxurious retreat in Mallorca, taking time out to learn and grow, will stay with me forever.
    Mallorca, April 2017

  • Remko Wouters, the Netherlands

    I was one of the two guys joining this retreat. It felt very nice to be surrounded by all those women. Mostly because the openness and honesty takes over and this was very helpful to really enjoy the power of this retreat. I had a splendid time and learned a lot. I fully recommend it!
    Mallorca, April 2017

  • Eunah Schittekat, Belgium

    This yoga holiday was simply fantastic and magic. The yoga classes, breathing and meditation techniques were all so well explained in a varied and sometimes very amusing way. Taking into account every single person in class.
    The programme was excellent as you get to explore Marrakech, see the Atlas Mountains, have a hammam, a massage and even more.
    The venue that Rachel picked out is wonderful, in the middle of nature with a view on the mountains and a lovely caring staff.
    And, what made this week exceptional is Rachel’s magic. Her warmth and well being just radiate to every single person in the group. She has this unique blend of experience, a genuine openness to all people and cultures and a beautiful soul. Which makes these yoga holidays so unique and so wonderful to look back to.
    Morocco, March 2017

  • Ingrid Valks, the Netherlands

    I have enjoyed every minute of my annual retreat with Revealing Vajra. The combination of unique locations, great healthy food and Rachel’s meditation and yoga classes are just perfect for me. The three days of silence really helped me to turn down the volume in my head. I go home rebalanced and rejuvenated. Thank you Rachel!
    Morocco, November, 2016

  • Jonas, Germany

    This was my very first retreat and it was definitely worth doing it. Everyone who is insecure if this is something you want to do, I can only recommend to do so. Take this step out of your comfort zone, it is so worth it. And you will not regret it!
    Morocco, November, 2016

  • Sharon Ackroyd, UK

    If you consider a retreat, then I just have to recommend Rachel. Whatever your level of experience. We had yoga teachers in the group, people with injuries and people who had never done yoga before and it all worked beautifully.
    Mallorca, April 2017

  • Katie DB, Bath, UK

    As someone new to yoga retreats, this was the perfect holiday for me. Rachel had thought of everything and I didn’t have to do anything except relax and enjoy it. After a week, I feel more knowledgeable about different yoga styles and much healthier both physically and mentally. I would definitely recommend Revealing Vajra Yoga Holidays.
    Ibiza, September, 2016

  • Kim Schroeder, NYC, USA

    The energy of Morocco is amazing.
    Rachel had every detail covered. The meals, the yoga, visiting the market, off site lunch, massages. Really everything was perfectly timed, despite ‘Moroccan time’.
    Also, Rachel’s personal travels and her retreat hosting experience positively influence her retreats.
    Morocco, July, 2016

  • Charlotte Allen, Sweden

    Are you looking for the perfect retreat with the perfect teacher? Stop looking! Revealing Vajra and Rachel is exactly what you’re looking for. I have been on several retreats already and have had a lot of different yoga teachers but Rachel is something else. She is passionate, generous, unpretentious and simply a joy to have around. Her retreats are balanced in so many ways. Great yoga classes, hikes, meditation, ancient yoga philosophy workshops, awesome food and all this is the most fantastic environments.
    Mallorca, April 2017

  • Charlotte Hocking, UK

    On going to the Revealing Vajra retreat in Mallorca, I was relatively new to yoga. I had been going to classes once or twice a week for a few months. I was concerned that my lack of experience, knowledge and ability would be a disadvantage. That was not the case. Rachel takes into account all levels of flexibility and mobility and makes the whole experience an enjoyable, positive and calming one. An awesome week with awesome people in a very beautiful location.
    Mallorca, April 2017

  • Stijn Wielemans, Belgium

  • Kat Mereigh, USA

  • Joke Diepvens, Belgium

    January 1st, 2016. Writing a testimonial in the sun, having a soft gaze over the Ocean, right after a delicious lunch, still enjoying the wonderful vibes from this morning’s yoga class at the Beach, being surrounded with really cool people from all over the world…. This sounds like pretty Perfect to me !!!!
    Welcome to a day on Rachel’s retreats. This retreat in Morocco was my third Revealing Vajra Yoga Retreat and for sure not my last. 3 very different menus but they all had the same ingredients: Fun, Holiday, Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga, Me time, Inspiration, Healthy Food, Rejuvenation, Awesome groups, beautiful Locations and soooo much more. It simply brings out the best in you.
    If you are still doubting if you should join, if it’s worth the money, if you will be able to follow the classes, if Rachel is cool? Don’t, this is by far the best and most valuable present you can give to yourself. And Rachel, no worries, she ‘s an Awesome teacher! Enjoy!
    Morocco, January 2016

  • Nenita Torres, TX, USA

    This is my fourth retreat with Rachel. As usual, she delivered!!!
    Better each time and providing each participant with the best retreat experience.

    Distance for someone travelling from another continent becomes irrelevant. Thanks Rachel!

    Portugal, June 2017 (previously Costa Rica, Ibiza and Morocco)

  • Pati Nunez, Spain

    Rachel took care of us in all senses and I admire her genuine humbleness.
    I loved the yoga classes, ALL of them, but also the rest of the program. I came back for a third time on a Revealing Vajra Yoga Retreat so that should say enough!

    Everyone takes care of you and that is a wonderful feeling to have!
    Italy 2012 and 2014 and Morocco, December 2016

  • Charlene Mc Koin, USA

    This Revealing Vajra yoga retreat was more than I expected. Peace, companionship, good food, but most important, an overall sense of reaching a new plateau in re-starting a flexible yoga practise (as we learned different yoga styles) and time to quiet the chatter in the mind. I will return!

    Morocco, June 2016

  • Karin Ehrlich, UK

    I made the right decision when I decided to come to this retreat. It was my first yoga retreat experience. To have the opportunity to take time for myself, to not have tight schedules and to just be in the moment was everything I needed to recharge myself. Rachel is a great host and the way the program is organized was really perfect for an active person like me. I had the chance to relax but also be entertained with the different activities. I couldn’t have gifted me with something better!
    Morocco, September 2017

  • Elena, Russia

    I have been to two retreats in Morocco with Rachel, which were completely different yet equally wonderful. I will be coming back to lots more in the future!
    Morocco, October 2017

     

  • Ynte, Belgium

    This holiday was a true experience. Rachel has a lot of experience and knowledge and is willing to share it in her yoga lessons. I appreciate her down to earth mentality. Essaouira is a cosy little town and we really got to know because of the well thought of program and activities. I would definitely recommend this yoga holiday if you need a break from it all!!!
    Morocco, October 2017

  • Anneli Edvardsson, Sweden

    Highly recommended yoga holiday! Rachel is just very professional. Both in her teachings of yoga as in organising the retreat. An amazing programme that gives you so much experiences in one week. The retreat is very well planned and the staff is lovely. Great food. Simply great value for money!
    Morocco, October 2017

  • Lotte Jörgensen, Denmark

    I came to this yoga retreat to get away from the daily stress, to relax and to be me. I liked the description of the retreat, and it gave me exactly what I needed. The right balance between relaxation and challenges. I learned a lot of new things about yoga, but also about myself. The food, the location, the yoga, the people, the weather: all of it made it a great retreat!
    Morocco, September 2017

  • Dev Parmar, UK

    Thank you Rachel for a most perfect week. The moment we drove through the Quaryati front gate, I entered an oasis. Your relaxed and fun attitude instantly relaxed me and I knew we made the right choice in coming to your retreat. I loved your instruction style, clear and easy to follow. I loved the balance of yoga and free time and the day trips to the Mountains and Marrakech. The highlight was being able to practise outdoor in these beautiful surroundings. A wonderful group of people, and the resident peacocks, cats, frogs and tortoise. The hotel staff were super accommodating and always willing to help out. Great!

  • Ellen Boman, Sweden

    Everything you could want in a yoga retreat. A beautiful location, mixed with an incredible view and amazing food,and on top of that, top class yoga! You will not want to leave. But when you do, you will feel rested, calm and at peace with your mind and body. Rachel is a great teacher so it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi, she will adapt the class to everyone. I will definitely go again!
    Morocco, December 2016

  • Rachel Haller, Canada

    I came to the Revealing Vajra retreat with an overwhelming amount of stress and anxiety. As the days unfolded and Rachel guided us through the meditations and yoga classes, it all shifted. The retreat gave me such inspiration to make some necessary changes in my life. It was also fun and completely relaxed. I can’t recommend this retreat enough! Thank you Rachel for an incredible journey. I will be back 🙂
    Morocco, November 2016

  • Lotte T, Belgium

    Beautiful locations, breathtaking views, healthy and delicious food, relaxing massages, nice people around, all included on a Revealing Vajra yoga retreat 🙂 I have done two now, so I know!
    Rachel builds up her yoga lessons, ideal for experienced yogis and people with less experience on the mat. You get to taste different yoga styles and some of those can be pretty far out of the comfort zone…
    Rachel ‘listens’ to her groups and she knows exactly what everyone needs.
    She openly shares her knowledge on the yoga philosophy, meditation and healthy food. And I simply love listening and learning from her. Incredibly inspiring!
    In the bubble of the retreat, you can forget all your worries and simply relax and enjoy the peace and me time, just because you can and because it’s all good. Wonderful!

    Italy, June 2016 (previously Costa Rica)

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  • Meena Julien, UK

    I had the best time ever! Met wonderful people, got into my yoga practise and laughed a lot. A thouroughly holistic trip. Certainly go on a yoga retreat with Rachel, she is kind, considerate and made us all feel special. I am already planning my next retreat with her!
    Morocco, May 2015

  • Ratnesh Bagdai, the UK

    Before we left, I was not sure if I would last the whole week. I am strong minded so I would not have stayed if I didn’t like it BUT I loved it!
    The yoga and teaching was A1. Fantastic. Rachel is to the point, yet very comfortable to be taught by. Each and every session was rewarding.
    I was worried that it might all be too spiritual but it was perfectly balanced.
    I will book again!
    Morocco, October 2017

  • Roos Taillieu, Belgium

    image0071Second time on a retreat with Rachel and for sure, it will not be the last time! I thought I knew what was coming but no, it was different and still the same. No pressure, just a friendly invitation to join. No contact, just being present in the ‘now’. No questions, no expectations, just being myself. Morocco, May 2015

  • Silke Wettach, Germany

    image023In Sabina is the perfect place to get away from it all in very good company.
    I’m leaving feeling nourished, in every possible sense of the word.

  • Annemarie Lobo, London, UK

    So much more than a holiday…
    If what you desire is a pause to contemplate the quality of your life, then revealing vajra provides the sanctuary to do just that. Rachel’s natural and curious temperament provides a harmonious balance of physical tenacity and developing strength of mind, revealing the yogi in each of us.
    Morocco 2016

  • Lida Wit, the Netherlands

    Rachel has a specific way of teaching yoga. It’s because of her style that I got all the space I needed to look for and experience my boundaries and limits in yoga. This is one of the key things I will take home with me. Explore, do and experience. I learned many more things and got introduced to interesting theories and tools that I can put into practise. I return home with a sense of having unlimited possibilities and a strong confidence in myself.
    Morocco, October 2017

  • Sandra Bakkum, the Netherlands

    This yoga retreat really met all my expectations. I felt taken care of by Rachel and all of the staff members at Quaryati. The yoga classes inspired me to continue the yoga journey. Rachel has a very comfortable way of teaching which was really suiting me and my need for relaxation. The retreat was very well organised with amazing local food (I’m vegan), activities and relaxation.

  • Sona Oganisyan, Italy

    image021I found this retreat by chance. I was looking for a place where I could simply relax and forget about existing problems. It seems that I found the perfect place to do just that. The location, the food andfriendly people all around, made this experience unexpectedly amazing. Thank you, Rachel!

  • Joke, Belgium

    Rachel promises a lot on her website and … it is ALL true! Even better!
    Morocco, April 2016

  • Gwenda, Belgium

    This yoga retreat was wonderful. It gave me plenty of me time, made me discover different kinds of yoga and I got some relaxing massages. All in a magnificent setting so that I could fully recharge. Thank you Rachel for this exceptional week!
    Morocco, October 2017

  • Sylvia Lim, USA

    One of the best yoga retreats I ever participated in- and I have done quite a few! From the arrival to the daily activities, it all went so smooth and without any pressure whatsoever. There is plenty of time for self reflection, to unwind and to just simply BE. I truly come out feeling rested and I really enjoyed the yoga programme. It inspired me to look into different styles of yoga. Namaste!
    Morocco, May 2015

  • Lucy Anwyl, UK

    My week in Quaryati was a fantastic way to relax, practise yoga, see Morocco and meet some great people. Rachel is a fantastic teacher and manages to run classes to all abilities in the same session and keep them a new experience to all.
    She is clearly passionate about what she teaches which rubs off on everyone. I would definitely recommend her yoga holidays!
    Morocco, October 2017

  • Jonne Paardenkooper, the Netherlands

    I had a wonderful time in Morocco! The group was very well balanced in terms of personalities, yoga experience and nationalities. There was a lot of laughter! The yoga sessions were very good and varied. Rachel is a lovely and easy going woman. I certainly learned a lot and I really enjoyed the morning classes on the rooftop. Sunrise and sunset, ever so beautiful. A big thanks to everyone who joined me on this great trip!
    Morocco, September 2017

  • Juste, Denmark

    I booked this retreat to carve some time and space out for myself and to relax fully. I am leaving fully rejuvenated, both emotionally and physically. The silence days were a new experience to me, and unexpectedly, I learned a lot about myself in those days. Rachel was a great teacher, coach and support to go through this little journey on building up my connection with my body, mind and spirit. This retreat is the best present you can give to yourself!
    Morocco, November 2016

  • Kathryn Blakemore, UK

    Very grateful to have stumbled on this yoga retreat. It’s the third time that I have been on a yoga holiday but without a doubt, this was the best experience.

    Rachel was so welcoming from day 1. It’s relaxing and Zen to just be around her.
    She was able to allow me to relax, despite experiencing two traumatic events during the retreat.

    I got so much out of the experience and I felt at home. It was, for me, life changing I would say, and I wouldn’t hesitate to do more of Rachel’s retreats!
    Ibiza, June 2015

  • Marie-Pierre Zanusso, Paris, France

    This second yoga retreat with Rachel was even better than the first time. First of all, I did not have the slight anxiety that I felt as novice. I sort of knew what to expect. Although it was exactly the same location, this week was different. I have met people that I had never seen before, but still, after just a couple of days, I shared some of my most intimate stories with them. And it was all just fine and felt good. For me, Rachel’s retreat is like a soft power medecine, a chemical that will release it’s curative benefits in you over months to come.
    Morocco, March 2017

  • Nicole Meijer, Belgium

    This retreat was exactly what I needed and it was the perfect fit to my needs. Rachel very professionally builds up her classes. From fairly ‘easy’ to moderate and challenging. She has a good eye for what the group can handle and needs. There is never any kind of stress to perform. Hayley is like a 3 star Michelin Holistic Food Chef. The food that she serves is extremely original in taste and a perfect blend of ingredients. Quaryati as such is perfect as a retreat location! Breathtaking views, wonderful rooms, it’s like a little paradise.
    Morocco, December 2016 and Italy 2015

  • Karfee Lye, NYC, USA

    This was my very first yoga retreat! Rachel had everything so well organised and made sure everyone was comfortable being around the place and with each other. I have learned a lot over the course of 7 days and Rachel is very experienced in guiding all the different yoga lessons. After the retreat, I feel rested and the experience I gained makes me more connected to the inner self and changed the way I look at things and will deal with daily life in the future.
    Morocco, December 2016

  • Roona Javeed, the Netherlands

    This was my first yoga holiday and it was far more than I expected. The venue was simply amazing, so peaceful and beautiful. The schedule had the perfect combination of yoga, self time and sightseeing. Rachel makes sure that everyone feels comfortable in class, also if you’re completely new to yoga. I came to destress and clear my mind and I now feel relaxed and I got some really good tools to take back home. It was worth every penny!
    Morocco, September 2017

  • Judith Nievelstein, the Netherlands

    This week had all the ingredients for me to completely relax, have a peaceful mind and get some new energy flowing.
    Rachel is a wonderful person and a great yoga teacher.
    Her style is a combination of passion, wisdom, humor and ‘both feet on the ground’ :)
    Italy, July 2015

  • Maarten Janssens, Belgium

    In Sabina is the perfect refuge and at the same time a perfect place to feel right at home.
    Wonderful people: participants from all over the world, the chef, the owner of In Sabina, Rachel; they all touched my heart and I could really be myself during this week.
    It was great to see, feel and experience it all. Thank you!
    Italy, October 2013 and Morocco, May 2015

  • Maria Martin, Guatemala

    image019This retreat was fabulous! I had not practiced any yoga for decades and had many physical limitations, still, the teachers made me feel at home and guided me through their sessions. The In Sabina location is magical, the food natural and exceptional. All together, a totally worthwhile experience. I’m going home happier and healthier, with lovely memories of the past 7 days.

  • Cornelia van Tuil, Germany

    Great location, excellent food and nice people around. For me, it was my very first experience with yoga and this retreat was perfect to have an entrance in the world of yoga. Thank you so much for all the care, your kindness,  …. for everything.
    Italy, August 2015

  • Marie-Louise Kok, the Netherlands

    Rachel is a very professional yoga teacher who has attention for everybody and corrects your yoga position when it needs to be corrected. I have been doing yoga for a while and the personal attention she gives to everybody is very pleasant. Rachel creates a relaxing atmosphere during the week. She knows what to do and say to make everybody at ease. Waking up early in the morning is nice experience in the way Rachel is waking up everybody. Your day starts and ends great with various kinds of yoga during the week. During yoga you have a beautiful view over the valley!
    In Sabina is a beautiful and quiet location. It has plenty of spots were you can separate yourself from the group whenever you need ‘me-time’. The rooms have everything you need during your stay, a good bed and shower among other things.
    The staf is very friendly and capable, willing to help out whenever you need something. At the pool they place fruit and cucumber juice and there’s even a refrigerator at the pool!
    The vegetarian meals are delicious so you don’t even miss the meat! I was very surprised that I didn’t miss it!
    Rachel organises several excursions, which are great, even with city guides, own transportation, etc etc and it’s nice to visit other towns during your stay although the pool was ‘calling’ many times,  “lay down and enjoy the sun and the cool water”.
    Overall, this yoga retreat with Rachel was a great experience where I could just be myself, think some things over and enjoy wonderful yoga classes.
    Italy, July 2015 (also joined in Morocco in april 2016)

  • Kat Mereigh, USA

    image015I came upon Revealing Vajra after a pretty tough year. My dad’s death sent me into an emotional freefall… I wasn’t taking care of me and I was seeing the results. I took the two weeks option and it was the best thing I could do to get myself back ‘to me’. The yoga classes were the perfect balance of energy and healing. I learned so much about myself during this retreat and I will definitely come back to another Revealing Vajra retreat. I recommend it to everyone!
    Kat joined in Costa Rica for two weeks, in Italy in August 2014 and in Ibiza in September 2016

  • Stefanie Geerinck, Belgium

    So glad that I booked this trip as a ‘personal gift’.
    What I really liked was the combination of different yoga styles, the delicious food and having like minded people around, all at a great location!
    If you are looking for me-time in a quiet and relaxing environment to come closer to yourself, then this is a highly recommended trip.
    Ibiza, June 2015

  • Trish Smith, NYC, USA

    I came to this yoga retreat with my 21 year old daughter. We only have wonderful things to say. We met fabulous people from all over the world, and some fellow Americans as well. Ages ranged from 21 to 60 and we laughed together every single day.

    Coming from NYC to Ibiza is a journey worth travelling. Rachel makes sure all your needs are met above expectations. I loved the variety of the classes and the knowledge shared. The location is beyond amazing. I would not change a thing and I plan to follow Rachel to another fabulous location sometime very soon! The food was magically prepared by Beth, I wish I could take her home with us!
    Ibiza, June 2015