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Testimonials of Walk your Talk Retreats

Video testimonials

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    Margaret's Experience
    March 14, 2016
    It's been an amazing week, I've thoroughly enjoyed it, I've learned a lot about myself. Hopefully it's been a life changing experience for me.
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    Kayleigh's Experience
    March 11, 2016
    This has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life, I've learnt to love myself and care for myself...
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    Patricia's Experience
    January 26, 2016
    I'm really impressed with the course it has been much more involved and interesting than I thought it would be, I've learnt a lot. Mano and Vanessa are really knowledgable and they look after you...
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    Graham's Third Experience
    January 22, 2016
    There is no one here, it's like our own desert island.
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    Naomi's Experience
    January 22, 2016
    The people here at the retreat are amazing, the food is amazing, the weather is amazing.
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    Caroline's Experience
    March 2, 2015
    It's a safe and happy port to anchor your boat, to get it checked over and to sail on and achieve your dreams of the future...
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    Louise's Experience
    March 1, 2015
    I wanted some kind of spiritual experience, I wanted to be enlightened, I wanted to love myself, and I got all of that and more...
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    Craig's Second Experience
    February 2, 2015
    I'm just an ordinary guy that works hard and sometimes a helping hand is just what you need to overcome your obstacles. And Walk Your Talk Retreats has done just that for me...
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    Pat's Experience
    February 2, 2015
    I came here on holiday with no real issues and Mano and Vanessa made me think about myself and it's been an amazing experience. I recommend this experience to absolutely anyone...
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    Craig's Experience
    June 19, 2014
    You read about magical people, magical places but you don’t think they exist, I never thought something like that existed, or people like these existed, but they do.
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    Joe's Experience
    June 10, 2014
    I am very moved by just being present to the love one wonderful flowering process everybody including myself has gone through and experienced.
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    Sue's Experience
    June 9, 2014
    I have never felt more at home, energised and generally at ease with my surroundings as I do here.
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    Pauline's Experience
    June 7, 2014
    I needed that and I needed to find where I need to go next. It was amazing.
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    Graham's Experience
    February 28, 2014
    Every single moment has been just the most wonderful experience, and I guess life is never gonna be the same again.
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    Mark's Experience
    February 28, 2014
    I've laughed, I've played, I've been on this incredible sensual week and it's been amazing for me on so many levels.
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    Craig's Experience
    February 24, 2014
    I've never meditated before, I've never done yoga before, I've never done Qigong, and as the week's gone on I've discovered that I love all of it...
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    Nic's Experience
    January 26, 2014
    I’ve learned meditation who would have thought of that, stretched myself into some yoga positions I would never have thought possible.
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    Laura's Experience
    January 26, 2014
    I would like to just thank you for an amazing week, it surpassed all my expectations, I’m definitely coming back again next year.

Written testimonials

“My experience of the Walk your Talk retreat has been fantastic. When I first saw the title of the course I knew that it would be my launch point for changing my life to be and do everything I dream of, and I haven’t been disappointed. Getting up to do yoga before breakfast was a real eye opener and I hope I will carry on with this. This retreat has shown me ‘everything’ is possible. My crystal healing one to one sessions were fantastic and it has definitely moved things in my body. I have experienced many different things and emotions and the people are so warm and generous. The Qi Gong was my favourite. I connected with it straight away and will continue with this. I will take this Walk your Talk Experience away with me and remember it forever. I expected nothing and received everything in this rustic paradise.
Thank you.”
Testimonial by Pauline, Wiltshire
women beach retreat
walk your talk retreat beachIf I remember correctly, in my first email exchange with Vanessa I said I wanted to learn how to ‘re-evaluate and re-appreciate’ my life, and this is exactly what taking part in a Walk your Talk retreat has enabled me to do. I was exhausted, confused and felt I was sleep walking through life – now I am far more content and appreciative and I have a spring in my step; I know who I am, what I am, and what I would like to achieve. It’s given me a renewed sense of proportion, and the energy to make changes to my life.
I was drawn to Walk your Talk by the smorgasbord of Yoga/Qi Gong/Reiki/meditation/therapies (none of which I had done before) and by the realism of it all – I had been quite daunted by other retreats I looked at which all seemed to entail self-denial and intensive introspection. I knew I wanted to take a good look at myself and try various methods of relaxation and self-discovery, but I was nervous of entering an environment where others appeared to have already found all the answers!
Vanessa, Mano and all the staff at Chera Rocks couldn’t have been more easy-going and relaxed; they are open, caring and welcoming, and there are no expectations.
The location is stunning, the food is superb, the rooms are clean and spacious, and the Chera Rocks beach house is a safe haven.
All you need to do is relax and let them guide you – take part in the Walk your Talk programme and re-learn who you really are, what is important to you, and how to really live your life rather than just exist.
From my experience I can assure you that you will return feeling like you’ve had a make-over… no need for Gok Wan or cosmetic surgery, your spirit will feel 10 years younger! I’ve lost track of the number of people who have told me I look amazing at the moment, it’s nothing to do with the already faded tan, it’s entirely down to inner peace – it works wonders!
I’ve already booked my place for next year!
Jennie, Devon


“The retreat was an absolutely wonderful experience. I have carried the Walk your Talk spirit and some beautiful memories back home with me, thank you.
What a fantastic yoga experience! I really feel that I understand the principles now and also that I can work to improve slowly but surely.
You have inspired me to find a good yoga teacher when I return to the UK and also practise at home every day.
Thank you all for your knowledge, wisdom, human kindness and magical spirit.”
Jackie, Cornwall
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walk your talk retreat beach“I arrived and was taken back with the beauty of this paradise. The service has been exceptional nothing has been too much trouble for anyone here, to give us what we needed. Everyone has been so kind, welcoming and generous to me with everything. I have learnt a lot of new things and I have been inspired to carry on all that I have learnt. Vanessa has taught me a lot, thank you for all you have done.”
Sue, Hampshire

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