The only criticism I could aim at Tonic Retreats is that Pip and Naz have set the standard so high than no future retreat will compare. The accommodation in the New Forrest was stunning. The house was beautifully decorated and had plenty of communal space. Also having the forrest on your doorstep along with a luxurious bedroom means there's also plenty of space just to chill and relax on your own if need be. The food was gorgeous and plentiful and the yoga was the right mixture of challenging and recharging. The extra workshops we're also really informative and interesting.
John S, London
I just wanted to say thank-you to the both of you from the bottom of my heart. I've had such an incredible weekend and have felt so welcomed by you both! I've come away feeling so inspired with not only by the yoga, but also to continue with my Buddhist practices and to be far more adventurous with my cooking. I had allowed myself to get so tunnel visioned in life through stress that the chance to completely relax and do something new has breathed some life back into me and opened my eyes again. I feel as though I can go home and start making some really positive changes in my life.
Pip - your yoga has been absolutely brilliant! Loved every second of the morning primary series, even though I'm knackered today. You have such a warm and welcoming vibe with your teaching that I felt so relaxed when practicing where I would normally feel quite anxious!
Naz - bloody hell, you're an amazing cook! Haven't tasted food that delicious in ages and totally puts my usual butternut squash and coconut curry to shame! I will openly admit I had my hands in the jar of granola most of the way back to Bournemouth...
Once again, thank you! Really hope to join you both on another retreat in the future :)
Totally recommend Tonic Retreats! Naz and Pip, are the perfect hosts! Both make you feel welcome and comfortable from day one. Pip is a wonderful Yoga teacher for all levels and Naz surprises you every day with freshly prepared, delicious vegetarian food; I loved the attention to every detail, and the beautiful and peaceful riad! Yoga on a rooftop terrace and yummy food every day - what else can you ask for? THANK YOU!
Had a great weekend in Marrakech with Naz and Pip. Wonderful yoga at both ends of the day, really really delicious food, and the extra activities that had been laid on were great, leaving lots of time to do my own thing, or do nothing... Can't wait for my next Tonic Retreat!
A fantastic combination of great yoga lessons, delicious food, great company and the perfect location of peace and quiet inside the riad and the bustling Medina right outside.
Tonic Retreats is exactly what it says, a tonic to a better fitter healthier life!
Practising yoga on the rooftop of a Riad in Marrakech is a truly magical experience. Combined with healthy, delicious food and the backdrop
of this vibrant city, this type of yoga retreat is rare and unmissable
This was my first retreat and so I wasn’t sure what to expect but what
a wonderful experience this was. The weather was perfect, the food
was delicious, the yoga professional and inspiring and the company
fabulous. Just what I needed to relax, unwind and recharge.
Thank you Pip and Naz, I’d love to return!
Stella - London
Pip and Naz form a perfect team to offer a great retreat.
While Pip takes you through a whole lot of yoga exercise variations suitable
for all levels, Naz spoils you with some divine light, healthy and tasty food.
With 2 daily yoga practises including explanations we got a lot of insight
into Ashtanga and plenty of inspiration for the practise at home. And all of
it left enough time to go out and explore the exiting city of Marrakech.
Thank you, ladies! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
P. Meyer, Bournemouth
My 2015 yoga retreat with Naz and Pip.... one of those rare finds in life,
for those four days I wanted to be exactly there doing what I was doing, eating what I was eating and spending time with incredible inspirational women... simply sensational and a memory I will never forget and hope to repeat.
Naz and Pip are amazing, and their skill in what they do, and warmth and care with which they do it, shine through. Every moment of the weekend was designed to nurture and nourish. The yoga teaching was to an incredible standard, and food and hosting throughout was amazing. Thank you for all that you gave us xx
Kate F, London
Thank you again for the amazing experience: this was my first retreat, so I have no other experiences to compare it to, but it was beyond my expectations. Workshops and teachings very inspiring. Loved it ! Group size perfect. Beautiful space, it was amazing to be on the terrace in the morning for the meditation, and practice while the sun was rising. Also the indoor space is beautiful,and a bit warmer (the temperature there was more what i am used to during practice). The food has been amazing , everything super good, I loved the cakes :-))))).
I loved the riad, I loved my room , the building, the view...I would definitely go back there if in Marrakech.
I totally loved the experience, I would repeat it!
Tonic Retreats is an amazing organisation. Their Marrakesh yoga retreat was incredible: plenty of yoga; freshly prepared, wonderfully seasoned, vegetarian food; and a beautiful, calm riad in which to stay. They pay attention to every detail, so that what you see and taste adds to the sense of well-being you get from your yoga practice and meditation. We stayed in a riad the heart of the medina in Marrakesh. Yoga took place in a lovely garden on the roof, overlooking the city.
Pip and Naz, Thank you so much for a fabulous day yesterday. I am aching all over but I feel wonderful. I really enjoyed every minute of the day. It was a wonderful space to be, with great people. Pip, I enjoyed your yoga, meditation and breathing and found your voice very calming. I loved connecting with myself and my environment on the beach and the deep relaxation at the end of the day. You both have a light, fun energy and were very warm and welcoming. The food was absolutely delicious and I just loved the individual little lunch boxes. I feel like I've been spoilt and taken care of, which is exactly what I needed. Thank you both so much,
Another wonderful experience with Pip and Naz. You are both so warm and open :). I felt very nurtured and looked after by you both. Thank you Pip for the one to one at the start of the retreat, its so nice to have time with a teacher who can think with you about your practice. Naz, I miss your vibrant creations and bursts of yumminess.
Thank you Pip and Naz for a wonderful 4 days in beautiful Marrakech. Amazing food and fantastic company. The yoga was spot on, an invigorating morning practice and more restful when we needed it. You thought of everything ladies! Ester, Chamonix
I would thoroughly recommend this retreat - as I have done already to my friends - but now I'm worried it will fill up too quickly and I won't be able to get in next time! Pip and Naz are a superb team combining wonderful yoga with absolutely delicious and healthy food - I went home nourished and happy and the effects really did last!
An utterly fabulous stay. Pip’s yoga on the terrace was just the right level
of challenging and Naz’s food was mouthwateringly delicious
(oh the gluten free afternoon cakes!)
This retreat was an amazing introduction to Yoga, Pip is a talented and
generous teacher who has given me the confidence to continue with my practice. I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to be part of such a memorable experience. Naz is an incredible and creative chef who provided a stunning variety of meals during this retreat. I have now been inspired to add more vegetarian meals to my weekly menu, especially the Bircher Muesli which I now have for breakfast!!
Lynn H, Kent