Summary: As a first-timer at a yoga retreat, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience. Sagrada Wellness has set the bar so very high! Culture/Feel: Eva, owner, greeted us so warmly and made us feel at home immediately. The location, grounds, common areas, our private double room, yoga room...everything had a warmth and cleanliness that was so serene and grounding. I felt safe, calm and happy at Sagrada. Food: I'm going to be real here: I am not a vegetarian and worried that I might feel hungry and not like the food. I walked away from the experience with such a respect for the food that Sagrada fed us....Lourdes is a fantastic chef. It's changed my perspective on plant-based diets and I've incorporated things I learned. Yoga: Leslie St. John, our yoga instructor and retreat facilitator was the perfect blend of being inspiring, organized, mindful, vulnerable, strong and fun. I felt comfortable sharing very personal things in the safe space she created for us. I learned so much from Leslie...not just about yoga, but about going deeper in asking myself emotional and difficult life questions. She was so supportive and encouraging - yet also pushed me to places I didn't think I could go with my yoga practice! I've also incorporated so many things she taught me. Accomodations: We chose a private double room with a shared bathroom and felt so spoiled. The bed, bed linens, bathroom linens, view from our room and overall stay was so comfortable and calming. Schedule: Eva and Leslie worked together on a great schedule for us and each weekend is a little different depending on the amount of participants. One morning, Eva taught us a Qi Gong: Beautification Techniques session that I found so enjoyable and fun. There was also a morning nature walk and other ceremonial rituals throughout the weekend that I found so uplifting. I am definitely a fan of yoga retreats now!!