I am usually a ‘difficult’ eater but during that week I actually did eat everything you made for us and I really liked it as well! 😉
We really hope you will make your own cooking book!
Jorie & Dorien
Everyone always likes her food
Everyone always likes her food; it’s healthy and has a good taste. Many people don’t know vegetarian food and are surprised at how delicious it is. She doesn’t just cook but cooks in a professional way with appreciation, affection, and joy. Some times she gives vegetarian food workshops. She knows how to cook many different dishes like European, Asian, etc. I’m always happy with her food. Thanks, keep it up and keep inspiring people with healthy food.
Beautiful, something really special!
What I did know is that I needed to distance myself from the daily obligations and that I really had to boost my energy level.
This goal is fully achieved !! It was a beautiful learning experience and I came home with many tips that I can apply at home. The amazing surroundings (mountains) and the stay in the old "finca" have something magical and immediately bring you at peace. The program is very varied and well balanced between activities and 'free time', although you are obliged to nothing.
All this can only come about with the right people, certainly a double big thank you for Ilse and Tiziana !! We were constantly pampered by these beautiful ladies, they were always available for all kinds of practical matters but also for a good chat.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Yoga sessions and it will not be easy to find a Yoga Teacher here that s as good and passionate as Ilse.
She has attention for everyone. Tiziana has spoiled us with her creative, delicious cooking skills and her beautiful personality. We also enjoyed her rich knowledge about Buddhist practices. I could easily stay a few days longer.
This is highly recommended !! The atmosphere in the group was also very good, very nice people. Each with her/his own story and background, occasionally a tear (emotions) but especially a lot of laughter.
It is amazing how we have opened up to each other in such a short time, very beautiful.
Tiziana cooked the most fantastic dishes
For a long time I was looking for a destination with a combination of tranquility and activities that would make me forget all my daily worries and at the same time give me a boost in my recovery process after a car accident.
All compliments to Ilse because it brought me all of that and more!
In a beautiful setting in Andalusia, Ilse knows how to create the peace and relaxation you need.
The program is very varied and the yoga and meditation sessions are given in beautiful places such as on the beach and in the mountains.
And then the food …. Tiziana cooked the most fantastic dishes every day with love. Particular to have such a nice time with, for me, 8 unknown ladies.
This retreat gave me many useful tips for daily practice.
I can wholeheartedly recommend the retreat at Ilse and hope to be able to experience it myself.
Great cooking by Tiziana
I was lucky to have spent a few months with Jane as my yoga teacher on Bonaire AND to have attended the Yin Yang Yoga Retreat in the mountains near Málaga in October that she organised together with Viva La Vida.
The whole retreat was organised so well. We enjoyed great cooking by Tiziana and stayed in a beautiful, traditional, Spanish 'cortijo'. Jane welcomed us all with open arms and an open heart. She made us feel comfortable during the yoga classes and beyond. Her teaching is professional, I love how she could easily adapt to the group and the location. The group was in harmony and Jane knew exactly what type of yoga classes we needed each day. I was moved by her Yoga Nidra session; she is an incredible 'narrator' with a calming and suiting voice for meditations.
This retreat week meant so much to me. Thank you for this wonderful experience dear Jane You are beautiful, loving and inspirational! Until we meet again, which is soon hopefully
Daphne Nossels - Netherlands - Oktober 2018
Oh and the food … for that reason alone you have to go.
I wanted to go away alone for a bit, but not eat and do yoga alone. I found Viva la Vida, Ilse, via Google. Her retreat was full, but we got Jane. What a fantastic lady. She put everyone at ease. Beautiful lessons, meditations and the silent walk she called rebellious because she made this very special. What a week with a super group.
Oh and the food … for that reason alone you have to go.
Anita Bos Lammers - Netherlands - October 2018
A small attempt: the delicious food, the lovely yoga, a teacher, Jane, who has an eye for everyone, an environment where you secretly want to open your eyes during a meditation to see if you really sitting on such a beautiful mountain and a very sweet group of unique people.
And I almost forgot the special sound journey with top chef Tiziana. In summary: a magical week!
Ingrid Deelstra - oktober 2018
A special group and an even more special week. Fantastic food and balance in every day. This week has given me peace and helped me to open my heart to all love. I received so much strength from the group, from Jane and from Tiziana. This week felt like: "Together we are one."
Suzanne van der Veer - October 2018
I have been impressed by your cooking skills
Thank you so much for bringing food back to my life
I want to thank you so much for bringing food back to my life.
I am blessed to have met you. You are such a joy in life. I will miss you.
Thank you for being you.
love from Andy
Amazing good food
Thank you so much for your hospitality, passion and your amazing good food. I thoroughly enjoyed all of it.
Made my stay even more special
One of the most inspiring people
Everything tasted amazing
Tiziana is a wonderful cook!
Margreet Teelken, Groningen, The Netherlands