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These real and authentic testimonials are to inspire you to vision what is possible for your healing transformative journey with Gentle Heart Yoga and Wellness.

Great mix of excursions, sessions, and free time.

“It exceeded all of my expectations. You both did a fantastic job putting this together. Great mix of excursions, sessions, and free time. I learned so much thanks to you both! You are amazing, caring, beautiful women.”

Testimonial by – Janet Buchignani

Love the spiritual connection, the sisterhood, the immersion into Balinese culture.

“This experience was so much more than I could have expected. I did not imagine I could feel so open, so happy, and peaceful and content. Love the spiritual connection, the sisterhood, the immersion into Balinese culture. This retreat was a gift to myself and an important time to reconnect with who I am through your guidance.”

Testimonial by – Elaine Maguire Cody

This experience cracked me open and put me back together again.

“AMAZING! This experience cracked me open and put me back together again. I feel closer to Spirit and feel that I can get deeper into my practice because of this. We had the most wonderful, brave women as our leaders on this journey!”

Testimonial by – Taegan Anthony

Wonderful, nourishing, educational, inspiring, moving, and deep.

“Wonderful, nourishing, educational, inspiring, moving, and deep. I knew that this retreat would be perfect and extraordinary, located in this very spiritual place with the amazing Balinese culture and the break from the norm. You are a perfect pair, weaving your teachings, love, leadership, and gorgeous goddess energy.”

Testimonial by – Susan Watkins

There are moments in your life that change you.

“There are moments in your life that change you. This is one of those experiences where I will mark before and after. You have created such a joyous, sacred journey into our hearts, into sisterhood, and into the beauty of Bali and its people. I have felt so loved, safe, and supported as we shared, explored, and learned.”

The training gave me the confidence to share with others the wonderful practice of Yoga Nidra.

The first time I experienced Yoga Nidra, I was going through a divorce and was very emotionally unstable. I lacked confidence and clarity of my life’s purpose and was trying to just make it through the divorce. After that first session, I felt a sense of calm and healing. It helped me shift my outlook from just surviving the divorce, to thriving in spite of it. The change was noticeable to those around me. My continued practice of Yoga Nidra has enhanced my regular meditation practice and continues to help me release trapped emotions and remove my self-limiting beliefs.

Before working with Yulia individually, I was struggling to discover who I was and my work with her gave me clarity of my life’s purpose and a direction in which to move forward. The journey has been difficult, but I always felt a tremendous amount of love and support from her both in and out of our sessions and it has definitely been worth it.

I chose to do the Basic Yoga Nidra training with Yulia and it gave me an even deeper understanding of this beautiful practice. Yulia’s knowledge and experience with Yoga Nidra was very evident throughout the training and she was very supportive after the training was complete. The training gave me the confidence to share with others the wonderful practice of Yoga Nidra.

Testimonial by – Sharon McGuire Yoga Teacher and Yoga Nidra Facilitator Bloomington, IN

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The way I live and experience life has been wonderfully transformed into something quite amazing.

I can't put into words the transformation I've experienced through my work with Yulia. She is so wonderful - a beautiful spirit who has created a safe place for me to get in touch with my True Self, while releasing the things which have held me back from living the life I was meant to live.

When I signed up for classes with Yulia, I didn't even know what Yoga Nidra was! I had been diagnosed with an illness which greatly limits energy. I had loved doing yoga before, but I was suddenly unable to do even restorative yoga. When I read something describing Yoga Nidra as being almost like taking an amazing nap, I thought "Hey! I can do that!!"

What I didn't know is how powerful Yoga Nidra actually is! It's hard to explain, really. To me, it is like meditation multiplied by 100 (and I had always found meditation to be difficult).

But, the greatest thing is that Yulia has an amazing awareness regarding what a person needs individually. My sessions with Yulia are completely tailored to my life and what I need in order to evolve and heal and shine. Hers is definitely not a "one size fits all" approach.

There is no way to put into words how my work with Yulia has helped me. The best I can do is to say that the way I live and experience life has been wonderfully transformed into something quite amazing.

It has definitely been much more than a nap. In fact, it is more like waking up.

Testimonial by – Rhonda Robinson Motivational Speaker Bloomington, IN

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I feel empowered with tools to enhance my experience of life.

After this Yoga Nidra training, I have an increased awareness of how I’m contributing to my own stress and anxiety and how I can decrease these levels and be more relaxed in my life. I learned so much and feel empowered with tools to enhance my experience of life. I enjoyed learning about health benefits of Yoga Nidra and enjoyed an opportunity for multiple practice sessions.

I received clarity, a sense of a calm and quiet nervous system and mind.

I rarely give myself this opportunity to let go of life. I received clarity, a sense of a calm and quiet nervous system and mind. I see that this training will help me improve my sleep, make clearer/better decisions and choices, improve physical health (blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol), improve relationships and interactions.

Testimonial by – Tanja Bisesi Chief Wellness Officer and Assisted Professor at University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, Mississippi

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After the weekend, I feel bright, renewed and truly fueled with love.

Before coming to this training, I was seeking a retreat, a time to restore and be energized with growth and gentleness of care in my body. After the weekend, I feel bright, renewed and truly fueled with love. I feel the calming presence and tranquility and true authenticity of Yulia’s spirit. Thank you!

Testimonial by – Christin Turnmail Yoga Teacher at Know Yoga Know Peace Bloomington, IN

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