Yoga Retreat Participants 2016 share all so far! More to come....

Happy Memories, images and comments from our travels in Turkey, Andalucia, Spain, and UK

I Am still feeling ‘chilled’ after our gorgeous holiday in Turkey and keen to go again. Anne said the return trip half sold out the day you posted it which is testament to how fab it was and of course your wonderful yoga tuition is at the heart of the experience

I am hanging onto the memories of calm and well being but a crazy week back at the coal face has already taken it’s toll. Still, the rewards of hard graft pay for the antidote so I must not complain just be thankful.

We are so lucky to have these opportunities. I enjoyed meeting the old yoga friends but also loved what the new people brought to the table.

It was a very special week and I look forward to a return visit.

All the very best, my dear

Rhona, Scotland

Thanks for this and the wonderful pictures. I have been rather slow getting back into ‘normal’ life after such a fantastic week.

Also wanted to say thanks once again for reminding me about what’s important in life (nature, silence, beauty and good friends) and reminding my body of some of the yoga postures it used to be able to do!  I had a wonderful time, so thank you for that.

Anne UK

I can still feel the positive effects, even if already in the middle of stressful days again… I hope it will last for a while 🙂

All the best,

Krisztina, Bulgaria

Dear James, dear all! Thanks again for a lovely week, this morning I could really feel how much my body had changed. And that means the spirit too in the long run. So thanks again James for that, priceless. And thank you for a lovely e-mail. Well and beautifully put.

Big Hugs to everyone!

Elisabeth. Sweden

James thank you so much for a fantastic week of love happiness thoughtfulness which happens during the yoga meditation and within the group.

Lots of love

Wendy  UK xx

I still feel the benefits of the increased physical strength I garnered during our week, and I have no doubt that the peace and tranquillity of lovely Molino has contributed to me remaining steady.

Anne-Louise and I are so looking forwards to working with you again – at Oxford.  That weekend will be upon us in the blink of an eye. It will be lovely to be back on the mat in one of your classes.

Such a special place.  Such great yoga.

All thanks James – and all – for making it such a great trip.


Pamela xx UK

Thanks a lot for the most fantastic week.

Both of us would very much like to be included in the group e-mail.

Best regards

Susanne. Denmark

Good Morning James,

I was just looking at your website and your e-mail popped up, so you must be telepathic as well as such a charismatic guy!
All safely back home but wishing we could have stayed longer.
You gave us so much for the week and your amazing teaching will carry me through for many months to come. I feel a different person and determined to try and use my feminine side more so I am more balanced!.
We all arrived with different needs and agendas and you managed to give us a week of wonderful fulfilment and ways of coping with our various difficulties.
Thank you for being such a generous and thoughtful person and hope to join you next year on another retreat… I have recommended you to all my fellow yogis!
If there is a cancellation for the weekend retreat in December, please let me know as would love to join in.
Have sent a few photos just to show you how much we enjoyed ourselves!
Wishing you and your family a restful and restorative time.
Love Sally. UK  x

Hej James!

You are so kind and considerate and I always feel like we’re in good hands. Thank you so much for a lovely week. More and more comes to me as an afterthought. I had an awesome time.

I didn’t realize how much I took home with me until I was back to the same old routine again. As luck would have it, I just got word that they’re opening a “Mind Center” next week  in my little town with meditation and different yoga classes. I’m so happy because I really couldn’t work out how I could continue doing yoga until now. I intend on making it a part of my life rather than a tool I use when I’m feeling close to burn out. =)

Take care of yourself. Hope to see you again soon! It will likely happen if Sylvie and Bunty have anything to do with it. They’re adamant about finding a retreat with you again. I’m game!


Lisa Sweden/ California

I just want to say thank you again for such a wonderful yoga retreat. You have been so inspiring as a teacher and have opened up my mind further to both yoga and meditation. I am excited to continue and keep up these routines when I go back home.

Best regards

Cecilie. Denmark

Thanks again for a wonderful week – Claire said she hasn’t seen me looking so well for a long time!

Carole UK

Hello all!

I hope that you are all well & that your coats are still bright & shiny! What a lovely week we had!

I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to reply to James’ email…but hopefully this will catch you at a time when our week in Turkey is perhaps beginning to feel a little distant & this will serve to remind you what a lovely, relaxing & stretchy time we had!

James, that’s lovely news that you’ve booked Suleyman’s Garden for May next year…Andy has said he’d be happy for me to come again next year…yippee!

Bye for now!

Love to you all!

Amanda  UK

Thank you for your lovely email. I had the most amazing time and much needed rest. I miss it already! I can’t get over how beautiful the place and setting is. The Yoga was fantastic and I like your style.

My husband and I hope to one day live in France and offer cycling and yoga holidays so I have gathered lots of ideas from this magical retreat.

Ellie UK

Hello lovely yoga teacher!

Thank you for the wonderful week. I feel refreshed and invigorated which given the mess I was in when I arrived is quite miraculous!

Wendy, Jersey

Just a quick note to tell you how the week was relaxing and rewarding warm thoughts to all.

I wish you a sweet return to your daily life after this beautiful parenthesis out of temps .

I wish you the best ,thank you so much

i share with you one of wonderful song of Sheila Chandra


from Anduze,  France

Hey James

Thanks for our email and the contacts, tried a local yoga class this week and it felt like everybody was on speed! A real shocker!

Missing the pace and rhythm of your classes.

Am feeling more alive and connected to myself after Molino Del Rey and more in my heart, thanks to your loving yoga, Anandas great massage and the lovingly made food from Gloria & Simone.

All the best for you and your family.

Big Hug

Zoe  Scotland, Barcelona


Thank you so much for a truly amazing week – we all loved it.  As I said, I was really looking forward to it, but the whole experience certainly exceeded all expectations!  I loved your teaching style and hope to be able to come on one of your courses again, so do please keep me up to date with all your events.

With best wishes

Louise. UK

What a great week! Thanx again😊

Unfortunately your may/ june week for next year is not a school holiday in the Netherlands, but for sure i’ll join again somewhere!




Thank you again for the loveliest time last week :).  Although I am now missing the blues, greens, the sea and the blissful silence …

Lorraine UK

Mary Oliver asks what will you do with your one wild and precious life?  Well, it would be lovely if it could be filled with yoga, warm log fires, tasty food, companionship, joy and love …… all the ingredients of last weekend with you in Sutton Courtenay!  Thank you for organising and leading the weekend, and for your gentle encouragement and wise teaching.

I hope you’re enjoying a happy family Easter weekend.


Steve and Jane xx

Many thanks for yet another great week at Molino del Rey! As ever I had  a wonderful time ….

Anne-louise UK

Thank you so much James for that lovely e-mail!  I’m only reading now as back behind the desk today! Yuk!!!

It was a unique and unforgettable experience for me that I will treasure and smile often as the memories creep in over the years.  I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say it was and will be a life changing experience and a catalyst for a new way of thinking about life and how I will approach it in the future.   The combination of environment, new people, Yoga and you have all combined to make me reassess what I want and how I may achieve the changes I need to implement to live a more calm and fulfilling life.

Big hug right back at you big guy.

Best wishes

Joan   Ireland

Dear James, dear Molino yogis and yoginis,

sweet memories…

of lemons, cascades and pines,

of hammocks, caves and chants,

of mornings on the deck and evening walks,

Over a month ago, we shared space and our practice in lovely Molino del Rey.


thank you for your kindness and guidance to a nurturing yoga practice,


I hope to see you again on the mat or on the road 🙂

So grateful, for the lovely evening chats and walks, for the hot lemon teas, for your presence as I opened a new page in my life,


Christine, France

Home now and a big thank you to you James!

Your retreats are wonderful and you are an inspiration. You are warm and giving, and this shines through in your teaching. Very nice for those of us on the receiving end 😊

I have just tried to write a paragraph about the quality of the whole experience. My words are not enough and don’t cover the breadth and depth of it. So will say instead that we’re looking forward to the next one with you. I hope that goes a little way towards some expression.

It was quality time with you all at the smoothie/cake shop too. I’ve never seen a more friendly impression of a dinosaur 😉

Until next time …….

Love Jo xxxx

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