Review by Diana from England
“Anahat is a very gifted and giving teacher. The daily yoga/meditation classes and healing treatment took me on a journey that was both cleansing and uplifting! By the end of the week I felt energised and much lighter. The retreat itself is a magical place, set against a backdrop of mountains and brimming with character. The classes, setting, lovely people I met and trips to so many beautiful places were all better than I could have ever expected. So much care and effort was put into making this a gorgeous and exceptional week! Thank you.”
Review by Carla from Belgium
“This yoga retreat has been an absolutely wonderful experience! I left Hacienda Cristoforo re-energised, full of positive vibes and feeling extremely blessed. Anahat teaches truly from the heart, has so much knowledge he wants to share and gives a lot of himself to the group. There is a broad diversity in his teachings as in the activities. We have visited magnificent places and settings. Not to forget the amazing location where we stayed, Cristoforo, of course. There are so many beautiful things that I took home with me, but what touched me deeply is to go back with ‘brightness in the eyes’! (dixit Anahat) I am grateful that I have been part of a wonderful group of people and hope to go back again soon!”
Review by Christian from Switzerland
“I spent a very peaceful and relaxing week organized from Anahat. As a yoga beginner I felt very thoughtful introduced into the variety of yoga and meditation practice. It gave me an wonderful body and mental feeling. The location where we stayed and practiced, Hazienda Cristóforo, is a jewel of creative design and buildings, simple but clean and convenient, very idyllic and the perfect place to relax. The food, three daily vegetarian meals, was just excellent! The program during the day offered and organized from Anahat was absolutely great! He brought us to hidden and very powerful places in the gorgeous nature of Tenerife, to beaches, fantastic forests and onto nearly secret paths in the mountains and on vulcano El Teide. I highly recommend to join Anahat for this week, which will give you pleasure, inner freedom and a balanced body feeling.”
Review by Carolina from Belgium
“The accommodation is lovely, rustic, beautiful. The grounds are extremely peaceful with little, interesting nooks and crannies where you find turtles, buddhas, goats and little waterfalls. Our room was nice, spacious, the beds vary from soft to very hard and we had a little visitor of a mouse on a couple of nights when we left food out.”
“Inside the resort is really idyllic, outside is quite stereotypical Tenerife, a bit run down, a 20 minute walk to the beach but many beautiful places are within driving distance.”
“The food was an absolute highlight. Compliments to the chef, Federico who went out of his way to accommodate my vegan diet and my son’s particular tastes. He made sometimes simple, sometimes adventurous, always delicious, vegetarian food.”
“Our lunches were provided by a catering couple, Josue and Simona who made very delicious vegetarian food full of love, grown in their garden. We had the pleasure of meeting them and visiting their permaculture garden which was a real treat.”
“Anahat was our yoga instructor and tour guide throughout. He provided a very full service, picking us up at the airport with food and drink, being our yoga teacher morning and evening as well as instructing us on yoga theory, driving us to all our hikes, beaches, extra destinations etc. At first, I thought the yoga was slightly unstructured but, I was looking it as each individual session rather than as a whole week. In the week, we covered so much and managed to go really in depth. Anahat is a master chakra opener and meditation guru.”
“This was another exceptional part of the holiday. We did an ecstatic dance workshop one evening that was mind blowing, we went on really beautiful hikes to El Teide and Vera de Erques. One day was a beach day, the other we went to the depths of a hippy beach after a small hike. On the last day we boarded a catamaran and got to see wild dolphins and swim in the ocean. Another night we went to a permaculture farm and did a sweat-lodge there. Truly moving. Another evening, we did mantra chanting and spiritual spinal realignment. Anahat knows a lot of great people who come to give workshops and seem to be part of his extended “family.””
“Overall, this was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I recommend it to someone travelling on their own, a couple or a family. Really nourishing, relaxing, purifying and healing. “
Review by Yvonne from Germany
“Thank you for this wonderful yoga retreat with very interesting yoga and meditation classes at this lovely hacienda with very good and healthy food.”
“I enjoyed a lot the excursions and the feeling being in a big family with very nice sisters and brothers.”
“I would recommend it to everybody!”
Review by Susan from England
“Thank you again Aday for such an amazing life-changing experience and guiding me along the path from the darkness into the light. I feel very blessed to have met you and it will be my pleasure to spread the word, sharing the details of your Yoga Holidays although it is so much more than that. I hope to send as many of my friends to you as possible so that they too can be embraced by the love and light you so gracefully share with everyone, so that they too are able to blossom.”
Shirley from Ireland
“I returned from this fabulous retreat refreshed and re-energised. Taking time out to enjoy the beauty of Tenerife, explore its mountains, and practicing yoga was a wonderful way to begin 2017. Anahata created a fun and interesting schedule of activities, no two days were the same! The vegetarian menu prepared by Frederick and Rosanna was delicious, making every mealtime special. It was great to meet the other participants, a group of like-minded people up for having a laugh as well as deep conversations. Thank you Anahata and Cristoforo for creating such a joyful retreat!”
Marieke from Holland
My Tenerife Yoga retreat with Anahat was a wonderful experience, filled with a lovely mix of yoga practice, lovingly prepared delicious vegetarian food, a beautiful ecological finca out of a fairytale to stay at in the amazing nature of this surprisingly serene island.
Anahata’s presence makes you feel very welcome and cared for, he is a very skillful yogi and a lot of fun on the side. His guided mindful walking tours into the beautiful nature of Tenerife and out on the sea (with singing bowls and hangdrum!) to be with the dolphins and whales were such a treat…
I can recommend this retreat with all of my heart to anyone who wishes to charge their batteries through yoga, meditation, healthy food, sunshine and exploring glorious nature: “Me-time” with a capital M!
Om Namah Shivaya!
Review by Valérie, France
“I’m well coming back home and I already dream to go back again in Tenerife, it was a very nice week. The people I’ve met there are all very beautiful persons. The place at Cristoforo was like at home. The different things you teach us, Yoga class, and meditation were very interesting, I’ve learned a lot of it and some practices were really beneficial. I’m happy to have met all the members of our group and also your friend Ricardo, the champagne for the sweat lodge, Simona and Juan in their fabulous garden which inspire me a lot, and the captain of the boat.”
“I’m happy of this delicious vegetarian week too which invites me to continue.”
It was an amazing privilege to spend a few days among people who enrich you so much.
I take with me pure life. A beautiful place, peace, tranquility, nature, asanas with the first morning sun, food, exercise at sea, mantras with the sunset, practices in the forest, release the body, first experiences with my mind, share , positive energy, serenity, beauty everywhere, much learning and much more. Ahh I forgot, the moon and the donkey, have also contributed to my enrichment and happiness.
I felt very comfortable! As a beginner, now that there is nothing and there is an incredible world to learn I definitely want to keep experimenting. I know this is just the beginning and come back for more!
Alicia G. Tenerife
Needed help to pull ahead with my social phobia, and thanks to Aday has helped me to realize that I am able to propose me .. although I only saw fear all that were beyond my comfort zone.
I like the way it conducts therapy. It is not based on listening and speaking .. and then you do one or two things and everything arranged. He goes beyond that .. I can not explain, but I like how it carries out the process of therapy.
The treatment I received was very good, and always ended each session as if I had taken a huge weight off.
So if something you worried and do not know what to do with it .. Aday is a very good option to learn to see things clearly without staining with our concerns.
The Good Life Very nice people, bonísima food and time to what is often no time in daily life.. The physical, emotional, spiritual well I liked everything so much great yoga, which is not a yoga of those. “competition” but a real connection with the body and Aday gives some explanations that help a lot. I also loved the exercises group dynamics and connection with people and discussions on the table. A simple live with real people.
E. M. Madrid, Spain
The year-end retreat has been a wonderful and unique experience. A time to find oneself and to share with others. A space to connect with peace, love and forgiveness. The best way to get rid of everything that weighs us down and start a new year with clearer ideas and lightweight luggage. All seasoned with a rich organic food and good company. Aday and Monica thank you very much for making this possible:-)
Nuria L. – Spain, Basque Country
I have been fortunate to receive two types of massage of the hands of Aday … you thailandes with which he managed to magically open my hip and with it I can go further in exercises with my body and another full with oils you comforting the body and hooking up soul and raising you … thanks again … alchemist Aday body … in their yoga classes can not say less always different working hard and very assorted manages all aspects … get you into yourself and go a little further.
L. W. – Leeds, Inglaterra
I had a number of tantric healing and massage sessions with Aday Garcia during the winter of 2013-2014. Aday is a very sensitive and caring person, who has good skill and ability in massage and tantra. He has worked to improve himself over many years and his yogic and other physical, mental and spiritual training has meant that he has developed into a mature man who has an understanding of other people. He has also a lot of compassion and a calm, centred approach. This means that the client is helped to come to a state of peace and tranquillity during the session. Although he is talented and skilful, Aday has a nice humility, and this means that he is very present, has no intention to achieve a certain outcome, but is with you fully in the moment. I very much enjoyed the sessions and I look forward to meeting Aday again on my next trip to Costa Adeje. I would recommend him to anyone.
He asistido a Clase de Yoga el 10 de Julio de 2014 en Playa El Veril: Una hermosa clase, me sentí muy a gusto, fue suave, divertida, amorosa, llena de sutileza y Magia, me aportó equilibrio, foco y me activó!, mucha energía que canalizar luego de la clase y hasta el siguiente día, sintonía y preparación para la Gran Luna Llena del Sábado. Gracias… In lak’ech…
Susa. -Berlin, Germany
Im very happy that I met Aday. My foot hurt for months because a heavy shelf fell on it. Aday offered me a footmassage but it was a healing. The pain has gone. The next day I felt also a difference at my hip. I had an accident when I was a child and since then my hip was out of balance. I suddenly could sit much better on the floor. I am very amazed and thankful for that experience.
Saggar M. England
When I met Aday I was nervous as I’d never had a healing before. He immediately put my mind at rest with his calm, and caring manner. He emanates a very positive and warm energy that is very reassuring. The healing itself is an experience I will never forget. There was such a strong sense of energy flowing through my body, and a feeling of peace and bliss, it was absolutely incredible and left me with a real feeling of calm and tranquillity. It was truly a blessing and I genuinely feel that Aday has magic in his hands. I hope that he never stop using his talent to help people and I look forward to meeting with him again.