Thanks so much everyone for the amazing reviews so far – all of you give so much back to us and you are the reason why we do this – we are so happy that we can share these experiences with people from all over the world and learn from each other:
Review by Zachary from Washington, USA – Austria
Atmosphere, lots of yoga and activities with like minded people. Flexible approach.
Die herzliche und sympathische Art der Gastgeber, die wunderschöne Landschaft, die gemütliche und sehr gepflegte Unterkunft, die abwechslungsreichen Aktivitäten, das leckere und gesunde Essen und nicht zuletzt die fantastische Gruppenatmosphäre haben diese Woche zu einer unvergleichlichen Erfahrung gemacht.
Review by Julie from Germany – Austria
Globeseekers truly bring body, mind and soul together!
The week in the lovely cottage was enriching and very inspiring to me.
I loved the concept of mixed mountain activities combined with healthy food and getting to know different styles of Yoga.
It was both fun and encouraging to exchange precious thoughts with people who share the same principles yet from so different backgrounds.
But caution: spending time withe Denise & Chris can make you want to quit your job 🙂
Keep it up guys, you rock(et yoga)!
Hope to see you soon
Review by Geoffrey from UK and Iris from Hong Kong
This is the first yoga retreat my husband and I have ever joined! We weren’t sure what kind of yoga retreat we’d like but when we found globeseekers, we knew that’s how we wanted to spend our time! We love the combination of yoga, outdoor activities (climbing, hiking, running), and health/wellbeing activities (Thai massage, sauna, yoga philosophy etc.), which offered us the opportunities to learn new things every day. The breathtaking scenery of Tyrol and the delicious food Chris and Denise prepared made the whole trip even better. If you are still looking for retreat options, I honestly don’t think you need to look any further, because in globeseekers, you will have lots of yoga practices and outdoor experiences, find peace for your mind and soul, and meet wonderful people from all around the world. When you leave, you will leave with an energized body, a grateful heart, and most importantly, priceless friendships. Thank you Denise and Chris! We really appreciate everything you’ve done. Just want to let you know you will always have two friends in the UK/HK/ wherever we will be. Hope to see you again soon :).
Review by Timo from Germany
The globeseekers yoga retreat was a really nice holiday in a stunning and unique landscape. Our accommodation was a cosy farmhouse which I loved. Denise and Chris are super friendly and welcoming and took good care of us all the time. They also granted extra wishes and tried to make everything possible. Many different activities were offered, such as climbing, yoga, hiking and even a sauna and spa. Denise and Chris made the best out of each situation, even when we had rain once they took us swimming in a swimming pool instead of the lake. They even covered the fees for that. I can well and truly say that they were fabulous hosts and organizers. Our group was also awesome and I enjoyed meeting new people from different countries. Usually I am a little bit shy so I was worried that I wouldn’t fit in, but all my concerns vanished on the first day after meeting everyone. The week past by so quickly, and I returned home in the most relaxed state. I learned a lot during the week and I took home lots of food for thoughts. I can wholeheartedly recommend the globeseekers Outdoor & Yoga Retreat with Denise and Chris.
Review by Julien & Melie from France – Sri Lanka, 2017
Mélie and me are a young and connected couple.
November 2016 we decided to make a trip. She’s a yogi girl and practices surf (not me… not so far…)
What a better place than Sri Lanka she said !?
It was the first time we were going as far together.
We’ve met very nice people in a wonderful country. What a lovely melting pot (Katherine ??, Greta ??, Kay & Mitchel ??, Sarah ??, Sheldon ??, Ana ??, Chris & Denise ??…)
Like a cook recipe, all the ingredients have been gathered to bake an amazing meal :
Sun, beach, warm water, surf, turtles, whales, tea, coconut, ayurvedic massage, yoga set (please fiiiiiiive more deeeeep breeeeeeeaaaathe).
Such a pleasant and peaceful retreat !!!
Denise & Chris welcomed us in an Eden like place but not only. They opened up their hearts to us, that gives an awesome other dimension.
It wouldn’t have been more perfect than we would have expected. They (and all participants) made a dream come true.
And by the way, sometimes I dream…
I dream to be gathered again with each other.
“Anywhere but in between”
Thank you so much for sharing and entering our lives.
Now we know what the peace is !
FROM BORDEAUX WITH LOVE ❤
Mélie & Julien
Review by Sarah from Dubai – Sri Lanka, 2017
This was my second retreat with globeseekers and it simple felt like I was coming home Denise and Chris create such a positive atmosphere you can’t not enjoy yourself. Again with such a mix of beautiful souls from around the world it seems Denise and Chris attract all the best energies by putting they’re all into these retreats. Sri Lanka was the stuff of dreams: surfing, blue whales, swimming with turtles, baby elephants and wild peacocks.. not too mention the Yoga and wellness added too it with Yin yoga, ashtanga, cooking classes, meditation health coaching and much more! It really was a perfect mix to paradise! The retreat once again gave me so much clarity, focus and drive in my life I carried with me when I left. And I can’t thank my now little globeseekers family enough. Definitely will not be my last x
Review by Anna from Spain – Sri Lanka, 2017
The retreat in Sri Lanka was my second retreat with Globeseekers. The guesthouse in Mirissa was a lovely spot right in front of the beach, and I loved how we could do so many different activities with no need to move around too much: From snorkeling, to safaris, to whale and dolphin watching and surfing! We had enough free time to do a bit of sightseeing and discovering the town or spending a lazy afternoon on a hammock. And of course, our daily yoga classes at sunset. This time Chris and Denise tough us a mix of yoga disciplines, and I got to practice Yin yoga and Rocket yoga in addition to Ashtanga, so it was nice to experience something new. They also took the time to explain the philosophy behind each discipline.
I liked the mixed group of participants from all parts of the world, and how easy it felt to connect with them and to share stories, as well as with Denise and Chris. The week went by so fast, and I came home happy for the experience, with new energy and inspiration! Can’t wait to join them again 🙂
Review by Laura from Germany – Austria
The globeseekers retreat in Austria was just an amazing experience fulfilled with so much love from Denise and Chris! The place in Austria is a charming hut with a nice view on the mountains and a great playground to try slacklining and bouldering, relax in the sauna, hot tub and all the little corners in the garden. But more important was meeting so many great people from all over the world and connect to like-minded who just love the nature, be active and heaving lovely and deep conversations. Denise and Chris organized everything very well and we did so many great things like amazing hikes, climbing and yoga classes where I could really improve my yoga practice and also try and learn new things. It was just an inspiring retreat where people connect to each other and I just went home with a lot of positive energy and motivation for new things to come in life. I am even sure now that I also want to do a yoga teaching! Thank you for everything and I will definitely come back to Austria or maybe to Sri Lanka!
Review by Sophie from New Zealand – Austria
Wow, where to start?! I was a little bit nervous coming into the retreat in Austria, because although I had heard from a friend that attended an earlier retreat that it was amazing, I was unsure I would have enough experience. However, from my very first meeting with Chris at the train station all my fears were dispelled. I felt so welcomed and accepted by everyone . The Diggl is the perfect location for the retreat – cosy & set in beautiful countryside. I couldn’t stop looking at the surrounding mountains and the view helped to inspire me throughout the week. I really loved the mix of yoga, outdoor activities (hiking, climbing, slack-lining), yoga philosophy and relaxation time (spa and sauna). These activities compliment and balance each other so well and enable you to get the most out of the retreat. Denise & Chris are such wonderful people and a great team. I learnt a lot from them and they went above and beyond to make my experience so special. The food on the retreat is excellent – tasty and healthy.
I met so many fantastic people during my retreat & although the my retreat was less than a month ago, I have travelled with and visited 3 of the people from the retreat already. It’s great to make connections and have fun with supportive, like-minded people.
Overall, the retreat exceeded my expectations & really inspired me to make some positive and exciting changes in my life. I cannot recommend Globeseekers enough – attending a retreat is one of the best gifts you can give yourself (or someonelse!). Thanks for everything Denise, Chris & all my wonderful ‘retreat-mates’.
Review by Tobias from Germany – Austria
A retreat in a small village in the Austrian Alps that combines Yoga with other outdoor activities? Me as a mountain lover I was sold immediately. I truly enjoyed the week with Denise, Chris and an amazing group of inspiring people. The positive energy and the relaxing mountain environment allowed me to disconnect from the daily stress, to reflect and to recharge. I especially liked the introduction to acro-yoga, I really have to try this again! And the yoga sessions in an old barn to the gentle murmur of a stream were the best that I’ve experienced so far.
Thank you so much Denise and Chris for this unique time that felt like a vacation with old friends!
Review by Anna from Spain – Austria
Ahhhh! ? Wish I could do it all again!
Review by Sarah from England – Austria
If there is one thing I can say about my time at Globeseekers yoga retreat is that it was simply too short. Nestled within a small village surrounded by the Austrian Alps Denise and Chris create a simple paradise where you immediately switch off and relax. With healthy home cooked meals, yoga and health coaching you cannot help but find whatever you were seeking when booking this retreat. Sharing life’s journeys and experiences with people from all across the globe you not only learn so much from the people around; you and also learn so much about yourself. The best thing about the retreat is the flexibility of the week, there is no strict schedule, Denise and Chris try to plan each day tailored to the needs and wants of everyone in the group. With added extras available such as paragliding, rock climbing and cannoning there is always something to do and hikes too explore. However, if there is a day you wish to be alone then what better place to do it than down by the river or in the yoga barn that’s decorated with hammocks and swings. The bonfire marking the end of your time there feels much more of a gathering of friends and I cannot thank Denise and Chris very much for sharing their home with us, it was truly an amazing experience with no pressures- your stay can whatever you wish to make it! Globeseekers retreats really are – Anywhere but in between.
Review by Francesca & Carlo from Italy – Austria
The time we spent with the globeseekers was simply perfect. Globeseekers’ retreat is great for those who want to switch off the mind, to deeply relax, to stay fit and healthy, to be in close contact with the amazing nature of Austria in Tyrol and Zillertal.
We were Yogi Beginners but we loved the daily yoga sessions in the wooden barn with the sound of the river near the house. Acro Yoga was a fun experience too, very nice to perform for us two as a couple.
Denise and Chris are great yoga teachers, a beautiful team and two people with lot of positive energy to share!
There were many outdoor activities every day: Bouldering in the natural paradise of the valley, rock climbing the perfect spots, hiking to an amazing hut with a great view on the mountain lake below and have a swim or sun bathe in the lakes.
We found the house very cozy and perfect either if we simply wanted to chill out and read a book in the garden or go climbing and doing physical exercise in the boulder room indoors.
We were more than ten people of different countries and cooking and eating healthy food all together, playing guitar, singing and sharing our thoughts in this week of mental and physical restoration was something we really loved.
We hope to See you again soon… Maybe for a winter retreat!
Review by Anne from Germany – Austria
Have you ever come to a place where you really felt welcome and you met people with whom you felt connected even if you had never seen them before?”
I was attracted by the fantastic setting of the place that Denise and Chris have chosen for the globeseekers retreat, Diggl Climbers and Freeride Farm. This soulful place with its hot tub under the Alpine stars and steep mountains in its backyard it is made for a peaceful and fun retreat. It is the perfect setting for energizing Ashtanga yoga and boulder sessions.
I enjoyed that Denise and Chris took care of me from the very beginning to the very end, checking in how and when I would arrive and helping other participants with transportation.
It was inspiring to be exposed to their never-ending positive energy and I enjoyed a lot that I was able to combine my passion for climbing in a great spot with yoga. The place and also the group inspired reflective and deep conversations. Thank you, Chris and Denise, for your work and care to make this happen. The retreat broadened my horizon with the introductions to AcroYoga and Thai massage.
I highly recommend the yoga and outdoor retreat for others that love nature and waking up to the sound of a wild mountain river. It was not the last time for me to come to Zillertal.
Review by Evelyn from Munich – Austria
Globeseekers was my first yoga retreat and it was great! With the beautiful location, healthy food, people from different nations, and hiking it was a wonderful experience.
I really enjoyed the yoga class every day. I had done yoga only a few times and so it was not easy for me, but Chris and Denise are great teachers!
Another part which I really appreciated was the beautiful landscape of the Zillertal. During beautiful mountains and blue lakes, I could feel the nature and concentrate on myself.
Review by Birgit from Berlin – Austria
I cannot add much to the great and true reviews already given. But I would like to repeat that you are a great team and both of you made the week at the diggl a wonderful experience. Your positive life approach, your ideas, your energy etc.!!! I am thankful that you gave me the possibility to know you and I am sure that we will meet again, hopefully sooner that later!
Review by Oxana from Russia – Austria
A wonderful experience that filled me with positive vibes, introduced me to beautiful people and made me reflect on the important things in life! The stunning location, Chris and Denise are absolutely delicious!!!
Definitely to be redone maybe in some other corner of the world !!!
Review by Annika from Germany – Austria
“As a person living in the flat north of Germany near to the sea, I knew the Austrian mountains only in winter and being snow-capped. The retreat showed me that it is very worthwhile spending the summer time there as well. Zillertal is an amazing region and the globeseeker’s house is perfectly situated in the middle of the beautiful nature. Globeseekers offered several activities in such nature. My highlights were definitely our hike to the top of a mountain with an amazing view over the lake and my first climbing experience in the so-called, Ewige Jagdgründe.”
“At home, I loved watching from the valley up to the mountain top in the morning, the best meditation, making first experience and progress in bouldering, relaxing either in the sun or later in the sauna and the outdoor hot tub.”
“The last evening, we had a great farewell together with a yummy vegetarian barbecue with lots of laughter, singing, and playing the guitar at the bonfire. Above all, I liked the spirit of our group and hope to see some of you guys again!”
Review by Michael from London, UK (again) – Ecuador
As I mentioned in my previous review, (globeseekers Outdoor & Yoga Retreat Austria in Winter) I was already looking forward to doing another retreat with globeseekers. Where else to do it than Ecuador!
Denise and Chris had mentioned the beautiful location they planned to host the retreat from, and their globeseekers Surf & Yoga Retreat lived up to its reputation. A hostel on the coast, the location for doing yoga overlooked the ocean, with a perfect view of the sunset and a breeze that cooled the limbs when you are holding your ‘Downward Dog’. Nearby an Island is teeming with Pelicans and other wildlife, that you can watch from the hammock. Perhaps it was just the weather & atmosphere, but I felt my yoga improved faster here than at home – as did my focus. A short walk to the beach was perfect for resting & recuperating; a short drive to a larger beach meant surfing and fresh juices on the sea front; a short boat ride to the island meant snorkeling and yoga on an empty beach. We experienced local culture with a trip to Ague Blanca, a traditional community set a midst natural mud baths – great for the skin after being battered by the surf.
Patricia deserves a mention, our chef and salsa teacher. She provided beautiful, healthy meals each day – especially the plantain. At night, it was a challenge to move my feet as quickly as hers. Her husband, Carlos, prepared a fantastic BBQ with fresh Tuna & Dorado. With the diverse people joining the retreats, we learned from others life-experience, including an Ayurveda teacher and Colombian Spanish teacher, again the people made the retreat what it was.
Review by Sheldon from Saskatchewan, Canada – Ecuador
If you aren’t interested in finding yourself with a wonderful mix of people, in an absolutely stunning location, with soul expanding activities which will change the rest of your life…. don’t join a globeseekers retreat. They’ll just end up teaching you to do yoga at your own pace in a stress free, happy environment, and feeding you healthy, yummy food. Too, after life/diet coaching they’ll leave you to your own space to relax and ponder the world and potentially a new outlook on a better life. If you aren’t the type of person to seek a better future for yourself, have deep connections with amazing people from all over the world, and make new friends in a random destination, you probably need to stay far away from this. If you aren’t really into being somewhere you are completely accepted for who you are, and loved by strangers, who will inevitably share some of the greatest memories you will ever have, and want to be your friends for life, don’t do it…
On the other hand, what have you got to lose? … addiction to social media? TV? Just another staycation, wishing you were in paradise doing something meaningful, and possibly discovering who you were really meant to be?
Sure it might happen “next time”, and as long as you have breath left, it’s never too late, but I’m glad I didn’t wait. A life of saying ‘what if’, and looking at other people having what seems to be the time of their life, wondering if it’s really as great as it looks in pictures on their Facebook walls, and in how they tell the story.
For the first time in my life, I found out what it is to step away from a mundane life , outside of my comfort zone. Years of saying what if, and most of me thinking I was never going to discover a path that led to everything… everything I’ve always thought would make for the greatest journey, and I found it all in one place… Yoga taught to me in a comfortable, friendly environment; Healthy, local cuisine, and education on the importance of balancing diet; activities such as surfing and hiking, and various outings to the beach, villages and nature; meeting people for the first time who oddly never felt like strangers; A place so beautiful and off the beaten path, with hosts so accommodating that you have no choice but to feel safe, and at home, that I never wanted to leave. As always, the trip will end, and time will pass, but the memories will last forever.
Denise and Chris have truly captured the essence of inspiring change and personal growth, and created a setting through globeseekers to share their creation with the world.
Thank you to everyone who shared in the beginning of the rest of my life, and a future of friends, adventure, and personal growth in health, fitness, and spirituality.
And an extra special thank you to Denise and Chris!! Without globeseekers I would’ve never discovered many things, most importantly myself.
Review by Chiara from Munich (again) – Ecuador
I enjoyed my second retreat with globeseekers this time for Surf & Yoga in Ecuador to the fullest and met so many incredibly amazing people. The stay inspired me and i had lots of great talks. Chris and Denise organized everything perfectly. The location was breathtaking and the mix of great excursions like learning to surf, the boat trip with snorkeling or a jungle hike with mud bathing made the retreat a unique life experience. My personal highlight was Yoga during the sunsets. The Yoga classes were in general a fantastic experience and Yoga Philosophy & Health Coaching gave me a lot that i can think about more intensely now. You can feel how you improve day by day and in general i enjoyed the retreat to the fullest. Thank you so much Chris & Denise for this amazing adventure and for an amazing time with such lovely people.
Review by Carla from Bogota, Colombia – Ecuador
For the first time in my 20 years I decided to dedicate a holiday purely to my mind and body. Everything came in harmony, healthy food, sea side yoga, sun kissed skin, late night salsa dancing, surf adventures, and mud baths. At first it was hard to concentrate, however focusing on the waves and the singing of the birds sure helped to fully concentrate. We were accompanied by beautiful people from all over the world. Thanks for the wonderful experience.
Review by Katerina from Munich, Germany – Ecuador
After two Outdoor and Yoga retreats with globeseekers in Zillertal which I both enjoyed very much, I decided to join them for the Surf, Outdoor & Yoga retreat in Ecuador. So, after my first experiences with them I expected already to have a fun time. But I didn’t expect to experience one of the best holidays of my live.
Denise and Chris chose a comfy accommodation. The location on top of a hill had breathtaking views over the ocean. We enjoyed the different views over the ocean while eating the delicious and healthy food, during the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga classes or the relaxation time in the hammock. Right from the beginning there was an easy and relaxed atmosphere among this fun group of people from different countries. So, our tummy muscles where not only trained during Acro Yoga or surfing lessons, but mostly because of lot’s of laughter.
As surf experts Denise and Chris chose the best surf spots at the beach or tide times for every surf level. After the first try, surfing in the warm water at a beautiful, nearly empty beach I managed to stand up on the board, I was very proud :-).
They offered lots of things to do every day, but there was still enough time for relaxation. If someone is looking for a great holiday with a healthy lifestyle, inspiration ( with Health Coaching), outdoor activities and meeting people with a relaxed attitude I can totally recommend globeseekers!
Review by Pilar from Bogota, Colombia – Ecuador
I just want to thank you for this wonderful yoga retreat. My daughter and I have learned a lot and have shared some invaluable and precious moments together. I must add that I’m leaving with a completely different state of mind than when i arrived ten days ago. Thanks again and best wishes to your future endeavors in this little piece of paradise in the Ecuadorian pacific.
Review by Mareike from Munich, Germany – Ecuador
I arrived after a long flight from Munich to Guayaquil very tired in Puerto Lopez. After a wet winter in Munich it felt so nice to soak up the sun and get the warm welcome from Denise and Chris. The first question was: Are you hungry? Yes! Absolutely! And then one of the best weeks and holidays in my life got started. We enjoyed the fresh and healthy food from Patricia, our lovely host. Our startup was a fresh and funny bath in the pacific, and in the evening I enjoyed my first yoga lesson. I never did Yoga before, but is there anywhere a better place to jump into a new hobby? Definitely not! With the sun in my face, two warm-hearted teachers (Denise and Chris) and a stunning outlook to the pacific I started to try my first “Sun-Salutations”.
The whole week was full of fun, relaxing Yoga, healthy food and wonderful people and after 7 days a new Yogi was born.:-) Thank you so much Denise and Chris for this perfectly organized, warm and friendly, sunny and sporty week in Ecuador.
Review by Ellen from Berlin, Germany – Austria
Thanks Denise & Chris for the passion with which you created the globeseekers Outdoor & Yoga Retreat in Austria. It was a very valuable & enriching time with you and the wonderful group. It felt so good – every day Yoga together, the fresh air, the amazing surrounding, the Outdoor excursions and the delicious, healthy food. Thanks for being so open-minded & your caring support. You gave us room & tranquility, that are needed to listen deeply into your self, to deal with things coming up in your mind while breathing deeply. The retreat brought a lot into motion for me – today i think back at it very often. And when i close my eyes, I am sitting with you guys at the bonfire, laughing & talking about life or we get into the hot tub, looking into the stars 🙂 What else could you want? You guys – keep doing exactly what you do and your uniqueness that’s inside you.
Review by Michael from London, UK – Austria
“I was looking for something different as a Yoga retreat, and when I found the Winter retreat in Zillertal I was sure it was the one for me. Denise & Chris created a busy, active and exciting retreat – and they ensure there is the flexibility to make the retreat our own. They are also more accommodating and helpful before the retreat than any company I had been speaking with. I have practised Yoga for some time before joining the retreat, but never Ashtanga which was a fantastic experience and something I continue to practise at home. Chris and Denise are able to teach and develop anyone from beginners to advanced ‘yogi’s’ – and you are always in control of the intensity of your practise. Acro Yoga was a new concept to me, a practise based on trust, working with others and some interesting positions…
Yoga might be the main reason I was looking for a retreat, but I was definitely attracted to the breadth of activity that Denise & Chris had planned. This was a lifestyle retreat to experience new things and take in a full yogi experience. We spent some time discussing the yoga philosophy, with health/mind coaching that will help you to open your mind, think about yourself and plan your future to live a happier, healthier life. I am just starting this journey, but globeseekers has given me a head-start! Each day was packed with new experiences whether we were snowboarding, tobogganing, or simply taking in the breathtaking views of a beautiful, quiet Austrian village – from the hot tub of course. Home cooking as a group led to surprising combinations, and competitions, but some of the best food I have tasted. A day felt like a week, but in the best way possible.
Easily what I enjoyed the most during my stay has to be the people, globeseekers attract people with a positive, embracing mind-set and I am thankful to have shared this experience with them. Quickly we became friends and it didn’t take long before we were talking about a reunion at another retreat in the new year.
Review by Daniel from Germany – Austria
Denise und Chris created something great with globeseekers. The atmosphere was unique. Imagine you are sitting with great people at a bonfire next to your mountain hut in a dreamlike valley called Zillertal and the stars are shining.
Well, this kind of great atmosphere surrounded us the whole stay.
After a day with a bunch of activities, like skiing, sledding, yoga and much more, we cooked together, talked, laughed and relaxed in the sauna and the hot tub.
I enjoyed the Yoga. It was the first time for me, so i didn’t know what to expected and I thought i would act like a donkey, but Chris and Denise are great teachers and showed me how to do it and i made some progress quite fast.
All in all it was a amazing experience and a great time.
Thank you so much, see you at the next retreat 🙂
Review by Miriam from Germany – Austria
Thanks again to Chris & Denise for the wonderful days during the globeseekers Outdoor and Yoga Retreat in Ginzling, Austria beginning of January. Although not much snow around we had many great activities on the agenda: Daily yoga, Acro yoga sessions, hiking in the snow, tobogganing, skiing/ snowboarding, short intro into avalanche safety, health coaching, healthy home cooking sessions, bouldering, bonfire with guitare music……and not to forget the sauna time in the evenings and sitting in the hot tub while watching the stars. I can highly recommend it to anyone who is searching for a break with yoga and outdoor activities and meeting like-minded people!
Review by Chiara from Germany – Austria
I found the retreat through globeseekers Facebook and at that time i really needed a time-off. I was not sure if i should do something like that in the beginning but looking back it was the best decision ever. It was the right mix of fun, sports and time for yourself. Since i am still pretty young i always enjoy it when i can learn something. From Denise & Chris i learned how important it is to take time for yourself and your mind and to let go. The retreat and the great talks we had inspired me and i think it is easier for me now to look into myself and to reflect on things more intensely. Yoga helped me a lot as well. I had much fun and at least twice as much i could feel my muscles 🙂 The Acro Yoga was a fun experience as well and you learn to trust others and Denise & Chris are amazing at explaining and showing. I had never done Yoga before but it was no problem – everything was explained understandable for all levels and you can see your own improvement very fast. The schedule is well balanced with activities and also time for yourself and feeling into yourself. The location was absolutely stunning with a great mix of outdoor activities like Äsmo Powsurfing, Avalanche safety course, tobogganing or the bonfire under the stars with guitar music – it is a super experience for everyone no matter what life situation or age.
Review by Uwe from Germany – Austria
After a relaxed drive i arrived in Zillertal and after a fun round of introductions we had a delicious dinner. The next morning we went up the mountain. After a beautiful hike, we got to practice Yoga on this amazing platform, with an impressing and breathtaking view. Back from the mountain we went into a typical austrian hut the “Hirschbichlalm” with yummy food and some of us even got to try out the local music instruments there – good fun for everyone. Another highlight was the hike to the lake “Achensee”, we practiced Yoga on the pier of the crystal clear lake, surrounded by mountains, fresh air & the sounds of the waves while you were breathing in and breathing out – fantastic. For breakfast we also always had delicious food. Especially the self made whole grain bread that Denise & Chris made for us and the fresh fruit salads with nuts, chia and flaxseeds. The visit on the organic farm and tasting of different veggies and herbs right there was interesting and funny for an “almost city person” like me 😉 Another excursion was hiking up to a summit cross. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Acro Yoga were a great training and experience. To sum it up the days during the globeseekers retreat with Denise and Chris were a wonderful time-off of the daily life. Amazing Yoga and fantastic hikes in beautiful nature. Thankful for the group and the globeseekers i started my way back home. I will be very happy to come back for another journey with them.
Review by Rudi from Austria – Austria
“Denise & Chris organized a bombastic globeseekers Outdoor & Yoga Retreat in the beautiful Zillertal, Austria. The feeling of letting go and forgetting about everyday worries was as if i had spend a much longer time there. We did long sessions of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, followed by sessions of Acro Yoga and wrapped it up with relaxing Thai Massage introductions. Denise and Chris are superior Yoga instructors who managed to impart their Yoga knowledge in a playful mixture of exercises, group talks and common activities like cooking together or Outdoor activities over the course of the entire retreat. So pushing yourself to extend your physical and mental boundaries did not feel like pushing at all. A little extra on the Saturday night was the bonfire in the canyon, surrounded by high cliffs and a sea of stars. A magical atmosphere. The next day started with a two hours session of Ashtanga Vinyasa followed by a rich breakfast on the sunny deck. So all in all a very relaxing time in a group of very interesting people and a lot of positive energy to fuel your body and mind.”
Review by K.B. from Germany – Austria
“I enjoyed the yoga retreat with globeseekers in Zillertal very much and would give the retreat 10 points of 10. It was a great atmosphere in the group of people and it felt as visiting friends. There was lot of fun cooking together. We prepared healthy and yummy food. The yoga lessons where asthanga yoga and physical chalenging. A big event was the bonfire in a canyon.”
Review by Nataly from Scotland – Austria
“When I started doing yoga with Denise and Chris this summer, it was to begin with a way to help rehabilitate my injured knee which had lost its flexibility and strength. Little did I know it would have such a big impact on my life. Sure it builds strength and flexibility and you keep wanting to progress to the harder manoeuvres but with regular practice you realise that the strength and will to do all that comes from something much deeper. You begin to become more in tune with your body and mind than ever before and could ever have envisioned.I have had a really tough summer through working in a stressful environment and then more recently personal matters that left me feeling dead inside it affected me so bad more than words can explain. What saved me and helped me sort through all those thoughts running through my head was yoga and being around the good vibes of those I practice yoga with in class. It makes you dig down deep so deep that I even cried on more than one occasion during the talks in yoga philosophy but I guess it was just a way of my inner self highlighting to me I was not okay and that I needed to come face to face with my demons or else I would never start the healing process.Through this, you come out a much stronger and wiser person more so than anyone because you have been true to yourself and if you are not happy in your own body/ skin and mind then you will never be truly happy in life and you will make decisions that in the long run will have a negative effect on you.I have always seen the world and life differently to many but even more so now, I appreciate what good health and looking after yourself brings to you and how I enjoy and feel stronger, more balanced also in the sports I do like skateboarding and snowboarding. Its a growing process really, as you progress with the yoga itself you are constantly growing and evolving into a more confident person who then wants to help others but they have to be open to help for this to work. Many of your friends may not get why yoga has become a big part of you but thats because they know no better and its their loss if they dont want to try it.Strength, passion, love, peace, happiness, understanding, patience, kindness, these are just some of the things that emanate from you more through regular yoga practice and that can only be a good thing. Just as you have your ups and downs in life the same will happen in yoga but you persevere, work through it and come out better for it in the end, we live, learn and grow and we would have a lot more happier people in this world all doing what they are truly passionate about if they all do yoga, sure its not as easy as that but its nice to think that sometimes.Thank you Denise and Chris, you are an awesome couple and have helped me more than you realise this summer. Peace.”
Review by Michaela from Austria – Austria
“I am very glad to have met Denise and Chris, they showed me how much you can do for yourself with very little. Through their extreme empathy and loving way, it feels like I’ve known them for a long time. Afterwards I always feel like a new person. If you think about your live and maybe you will change something, yoga is a good beginning.I have learned a lot during the yoga retreat. I liked the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, yoga philosophy and health coaching. The globeseekers team also gave us an insight into Acro yoga and Thai massage. During those days we had great conversations and really delicious, healthy snacks.I realized that the globeseekers team are presence with their heart and soul and you will never get bored of them. Yoga with Denise and Chris is like a short holiday.”
Review by Ines from Germany – Austria
“I had a great time with Denise, Giggi and all the nice people in Zillertal. We cooked together, ate together and shared some really heart warming moments, especially at the bonfire. I felt welcomed from the very first second. It’s a idyllic spot between the mountains. The accomondation was clean and also very comfortable. We did some Ashtanga Yoga, which was demanding, what I liked sooo much. The healthy dips and the bread, they baked on their own, made these days special for me.”
Review by Jasmin Gapp from Austria – Austria
“The time during the retreat I got to spend with Denise and Christian was amazing! The location in Zillertal is stunning and the house4elements, where we stayed, offered cosiness and a beautiful view over the whole valley. They work together with such an enthusiasm, which brings a really good dynamic into the group. During the workshop on saturday with a diverse group of people, we not only experienced a powerful Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga class, but also had an inspiring discussion within the yoga philosophy lesson. Also we had great fun learning the basics of AcroYoga and enjoyed a short introduction into Thai Massage. On top of all that we spent the evening with a warming bonfire in a little canyon with good talks, fantastic food and chanting to nice guitarre sounds.I’m really glad that I had the possibility to meet all these amazing people, to share thoughts with them and just to enjoy life!”
Review by Andrijana from Zagreb, Croatia – Austria
“I had very nice time with the globeseekers; it was a very pleasant and inspiring yoga retreat. Hosts were great as well as the program. I came back home feeling refreshed and energised.”