"I had a great week, Sunnah is a great yoga teacher and has helped me rediscover some of my ability, I will be trying to get to her classes in London now that I’m home. I fell in love with Mani Greece and I had a fantastic time exploring the local villages and going to the beach with the other lovely people I met on the retreat. Absolute recommendation!" Cya
"In a world where there is constant pressure to perform, to compete, to rush, to cram, it is almost a shock to discover somewhere to completely relax, and not only slow down but stop, and consequently gain so much. Set in the beautiful hillside above Agios Nikolaos is the Spirit of Life. A fully equipped yoga studio with wonderful sea views, and sunsets, fantastic freshly cooked food and inspirational teaching. Jonathon Cooksey, one of the guest teachers, is in a league of his own."
Kate Davies. Neck & Spinal rehab specialist & personal trainer.
“ Jonathan’s relaxed and humorous but wise yoga teaching resulted in my feeling surprisingly stronger, fitter and more supple by the end of the week. Surprising because it was gentle and seemingly effortless yet quite profound. This mind and body tonic coupled with Kerry and Wendy’s wonderful hospitality and great food make a Spirit of Life yoga holiday deeply restful. I came back home feeling refreshed, invigorated and ready to face the world.”
"The course at the retreat was beyond my wildest dreams. Everything about it was wonderful. Kerry is am amazing teacher, very thorough and sensitively in tune with each individuals journey. The treatments were also top notch. The Shiatzu/Reiki with Kerry and Aromatherapy massage with Alison were transformative and sublime. The centre itself is beautiful, in beautiful grounds with stunning views and wonderful home cooked food by Kerry and Wendy". SM
“I must just let you know again, I did have an absolutely peaceful and and beneficial time at your wonderful place.I haven't stop going on about it to people I meet and giving them the details of your website link.” SK
“I would like to say ‘Thank you’ for such a fantastic yoga holiday. It was better than i had imagined and the area was so beautiful we both fell in love with it. What made it so special was the personal attention and kindness showed by you and of course kerry's cooking". P. & A.
“Just a swift email to send a heartfelt "thank you" for a truly wonderful experience. It's a bit corny, but I really do feel I've come back a different person. Now just have to find the right words to express that to the outside world!” JA
"Thank you so much for a wonderful week. We felt completely relaxed by the end after our wonderful yoga sessions, swims from the jetty, lovely meals on the terrace and generally being very lazy. you made us feel so welcome and at home". D. & A.
"Thank you for a wonderful week." D.
“The whole group was wonderful - I felt we all grew so close. I shall miss them all...... (I already have a pass for next year!)
The food - words can't describe the joy of A)not cooking, shopping or washing up for week!!! B) the utter deliciousness of everything we ate at your table. Thank you.” KB
“Thank you - all of you, for a very nourishing week -full of insights. It has been a very, very special week for me. I appreciate all the kindness you have shown me.” J
“Many thanks for the wonderful, inspiring yoga experience. Cheers! ” L
“The cocktail of warm companionship, beautiful scenery, fresh air, gentle exercise, and delicious food made it a very special week. I wish you both much love, peace and fulfillment in the wonderful job that you are doing, and hope that you can enjoy the magic you create, as well as bringing it to others”.
“thanks very much for a perfect holiday”. G & C
“Thank you, Kerry, for the Yoga, Shiatsu and some amazing food (my mouth still waters when I remember your beautiful lunches!), and you, Wendy, for the delicious home-made bread”.
"Just a quick note to say thank you for a lovely week. The walks were gorgeous and the daily yoga was simply bliss". S.
"Thanks again for the most wonderful week. I felt a million dollars leaving there". AB
"Just to say thanks again for a good week...it was a real treat. you were generous in your time and hospitality and I felt really cared for! I love your studio and the setting is idyllic. Very calming, perfect for a restful week away. The yoga was great and I am pleased to say I have been doing some each morning since I got home". JR
"The stay with you at the retreat has become a wonderful memory to treasure for ever". AS
"I am still enjoying the after effects of my great week in your centre". EM
What the press say
Dream Healing Kindred Spirit
"Change is not the answer - simply add JOY"
"Spirit of Life is doing a valuable job in resurrecting it [Dream Healing] in a form which is perfectly relevant to today's needs."
"...It's an astonishing experience, difficult to describe, impossible to forget"
Spirit Of Life Centre, Harpers and Queen, spa edition
"They really do care here, and psychological change can be deep and possibly life changing. The food is divine - so fresh it's almost still growing."
"Whatever you choose, a course here will make your holiday a more intimate experience, leaving you relaxed enlightened and able to deal with everyday stresses."
The centre has several cosy apartments clustered around an elegant stone villa, with an outside kitchen where you can enjoy healthy breakfasts and dinners cooked by ex-chef Kerry as you watch wild tortoises meandering through the olive groves.
What's so good about it? Kerry and Wendy's unfailing, but never intrusive, attention, combined with excellent teachers and ex-restaurateur Kerry's healthy, flavour-packed cooking, mean you may never want to leave.
Heidi Fuller-love (freelance travel writer)
Verdict? After a week of hiking, swimming, yoga, meditation, stuffing ex-restaurant owner Kerry's succulent cooking and talking to the tortoises, I was so laidback they had to force me to leave. (They can't stop me coming back tho'..heheh)
Jane Alexander (Author)
...Dreaming of a yoga and meditation break at the Spirit of Life in the beautiful Mani.