Retreats Testimonials

“First time on a ‘retreat’. No particular expectations but have had the most brilliant and sometimes unexpected time. Please can I book next year now!”

IONA WALLACE
GP, Attended Detox Yoga Retreat 20-22 Jan 2017

“A cocoon of calm, relaxed and cheerful company. I loved the yoga itself, which was a lovely mix of dynamism and more meditative kinds. The surroundings were tranquil, the massage wonderful and the compassionate, warm guidance and expertise from Suzanne truly inspiring. Thank you!”

JO CHRISTIE
34, Attended Detox Yoga Retreat 20-22 Jan 2017

“Thank you for the most fabulous weekend! It has been the perfect mix of yoga, relaxation, good food and great company. Would definitely recommend and come back. You were the perfect teacher, especially for a beginner like me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

NAOMI SIMPSON
LAWYER, Attended Detox Yoga Retreat 20-22 Jan 2017

“This weekend has run so smoothly. You have an amazing ability to read us all and adapt your sessions to complement how we are feeling. It was fantastic to experience the many different sides of yoga from the meditation to the powerful vinyasa flow poses… The group was so special and I feel we all really bonded and supported each other.”

HARRIET PLEYDELL-BOUVERIE
35, Attended Detox Yoga Retreat 20-22 Jan 2017

“Quite simply one of the best weekends of my life. Spent with a group of wonderful and strong women. Suzanne, you have treated us all to the most wonderful, powerful and empowering weekend. Hugely thought provoking and beneficial. Will be returning ASAP!”

KATIE WEBSTER
Founder, MIMOSA BABY, Attended Detox Yoga Retreat 20-22 Jan 2017

“I had the best weekend. I feel so relaxed and peaceful (something that is not normally my usual state!) – exactly what I had hoped for and so much more. I felt like we were all on a weekend away with old friends.”

TARA BENJAMIN
CONSULTANT, Attended Detox Yoga Retreat Weekend 20-22 Jan 2017

” I ALWAYS LEFT WITH A WONDERFUL CONFIDENCE THAT I COULD DO, OR COOK, ANYTHING!”

“Not only is Suzanne an amazing cook/nutritionist with great ideas who I continue to learn SO much from, but my one-on-one consultations with her where we would just ‘chat over (herbal) tea’ were always so inspirational. I always left with a wonderful confidence that I could do, or cook, anything!”

RASHA
37, Marketing Manager

“REFRESHED, RE-FOCUSSED AND LIKE A NEW PERSON”

“I arrived at Suzanne’s weekend detox retreat at Hatta Fort feeling exhausted and stressed and left feeling totally refreshed, focussed and like a new person. I loved the fact it was so convenient to get to being only an hour’s drive from Downtown Dubai. Suzanne was also a fantastic instructor – very knowledgeable. I will definitely be attending her next retreat!”

VICTORIA HONEY KACHEL
32, Corporate Lawyer

“WOULDN’T HESITATE RECOMMENDING FOR A SECOND”

“Throw in mountain landscapes, marvellous meditations, sunrise and sundown yoga sessions on the beautiful hotel lawns, delicious healthy food and wonderful company – too fabulous a weekend to miss! I really wouldn’t hesitate recommending it for a second.”

TORI LECKIE
Founder, Fit Chicks & Fast Women

Health Coaching Testimonials

“I NOW SLEEP BETTER, I HAVE MORE ENERGY AND I AM FAR LESS STRESSED!”

“As someone with an ever changing and busy schedule, I have found Suzanne’s health coaching program invaluable for managing my health and my stress levels. I went to her initially as I was recommended by a friend who had worked with her previously and I was keen to shift a few stubborn pounds. All I can say is that Suzanne opened up a whole new world of health and wellness to me that I never knew existed and I am more motivated than ever. Yes the weight came off but it was everything else that came with it that really did it for me – I now sleep better, I have more energy and I am far less stressed! Suzanne is very committed to her clients and her guidance was always spot-on. I extended my program with her well beyond the initial 6 months and the only regret I have is I did not find her sooner!”

MARY CUNNINGHAM
38, Wealth Manager

“I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND SUZANNE’S WORKSHOPS”

“Attending Suzanne’s chocolate workshop was a real treat! Suzanne was lovely and I really enjoyed learning a bit of history about the cocoa bean and where all the products like cacao powder and cacao butter actually come from. I loved going through the different ingredients that you can use to make raw chocolate and the tasting session was great fun too. Suzanne is clearly passionate about nutrition and teaching people how to enjoy food in a healthy way and that really came across in the workshop. Ending the workshop with dinner was a great way to socialise and meet like-minded people and of course, getting to taste the chocolate we made was the highlight! I would definitely recommend Suzanne’s workshops and I look forward to attending others in future.”

NINA HEWITT
40, General Manager

Yoga Sessions Testimonials

“SUZANNE HAS AN EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE”

“Alpha males that are obsessed with high intensity endurance and strength training cannot but feel sceptical about “thinking” picking up Yoga as a discipline… Due to several injuries, lack of proper stretching and bad breathing technique I had to consider it and went into it with a doubt.
Suzanne has an extensive knowledge, positive energy and spiritual presence made things easier for me to adopt yoga and be a firm believer of the practice… irrespective if you are an athlete or simply looking for a better way to live.”

BASHAR ABDULKARIM
39, Senior Professional & Athlete

“I WOULD RECOMMEND WORKING WITH SUZANNE TO ANYONE”

“I decided to come back to yoga after a few years from my last regular practice and I was a little uncertain about my ability to cope with the rhythm of the exercise and the refinement of the poses. I felt that Suzanne’s coaching was so refreshingly tailor-made and well-paced that I found myself enjoying our sessions from the very first one. I felt that Suzanne’s ability to talk me through the poses – with her very conducive tone of voice and attentive look – quickly enhanced my focus and results. I would recommend working with Suzanne to anyone interested in starting as well as perfecting yoga with a reliable and sound practitioner in the Dubai area.”

41, International Consultant

“SUZANNE MANAGED TO MAKE YOGA ACCESSIBLE, ENJOYABLE & CHALLENGING”

“I wish I had not resisted practicing yoga for so long. Finally, at 38 years old yoga has become an essential part of my health routine. It is because Suzanne is an intelligent and capable instructor that she managed to get me hooked to yoga beyond just using it to help with some back problems. By tailoring our one to one sessions to my level when we started and then adapting the sessions over time to meet my advancing ability, Suzanne managed to make yoga accessible, enjoyable and challenging – enough to make me want to wake up at 6 am to do this twice a week and then to go on her 3 day yoga retreat. Thanks to Suzanne I now have an appreciation for the power and health benefits of yoga on the mind, body and soul and I am better for it.”

OSMAN ABOUBAKR
38, Legal Counsel and Yoga Beginner

“ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS I EVER MADE”

“Deciding to start yoga lessons with Suzanne was one of the best decisions I ever made! For the last few months, the improvements I’ve experienced in terms of strength, flexibility, and muscle tone have been incredible! There’s not a single class with Suzanne that hasn’t taught me something new. She is a wonderful instructor who ensures that I’m both learning while still having a lot of fun. Both highly trained and extremely personable, Suzanne makes every yoga lesson an experience to look forward to!”

NAYLA HAMADI
31, Commercial Service Manager

“HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL NEW MUMS”

“I started sessions with Suzanne after I had my first baby and I was suffering from lower back pain. Amazingly the pain got better after just a few sessions and – as an added bonus – my body bounced back to pre-pregnancy! I felt so much more energised. I would highly recommend Suzanne to all new mums as a way of getting back into shape and a much needed dose of meditation and relaxation amongst the mayhem of a newborn.”

JESS HUDSON
Founder, Hudson Travel

“I HATE TO GIVE OUT THE SECRET”

“Increasing my performance and reducing my injuries was exactly why I started yoga with Suzanne, after explaining my fitness goals and sport performance requirements, I was impressed with how Suzanne researched and personalized my yoga workout session it was very structured and complimented my other sports interests, reducing my injuries and substantially improving my isometric strength and flexibility. I hate to give out the secret but she is a rare find.”

ELIAS AZZAM
30, Strategic Planner and Jiujitsu Practitioner

“I HAVE JUST PLAYED MY BEST ROUND OF GOLF”

“My wife and I are avid fitness fanatics. We train, substantially hard, 3-4 times a week in the gym and run/interval training at least once a week. One of the things that we both started to realize was that with all the weights etc we were losing our flexibility. My shoulders were tightening and the muscles were generally shortening. This was badly affecting my golf game. I am an avid/addicted golfer. Our life style is hectic, tense and demanding. My colleague and a gym friend, who has been having regular yoga sessions with Suzanne, recommended her. We have seen instant benefits. Our breathing has improved, I am calmer, we are more flexible; I have just played my best round of golf and my posture is improving. We also like her studio settings, overlooking the water, which is very soothing. The surroundings are serene. Suzanne has a tranquil persona, a steady mind and a balanced personality.”

ZAHID NOORANI
Member of Board of Directors, Ten Sports

“MEETING SUZANNE OPENED A BRIGHT NEW CHAPTER OF MY LIFE”

“I have always enjoyed practising yoga, but through Suzanne’s inspiring advices and thoughts, I found myself more deeply involved with everything that revolves around yoga: nutrition, power of self healing, joy of giving. Suzanne is a really inspiring figure and her classes leave me feeling good, rejuvenated, empowered with a beautifully sense of being centered and happy. Meeting Suzanne opened a bright new chapter of my life.”

ROBERTA GARGANO
35, Sales Manager

“DEEP AND A WIDE HOLISTIC KNOWLEDGE”

“I went to Suzanne originally to help fix a bad case of tendinitis in the shoulder. It was not just her technical yoga skills that helped fix the problem but also her understanding and knowledge of the holistic nature of the injury (posture, anatomy etc). Suzanne has both a deep and a wide holistic knowledge including the different styles of yoga and we have always customized our classes to what I felt like doing on each particular day”

TARESH DHAWAN
30, Manager

“I FEEL ENERGETIC AND SO MUCH STRONGER”

“My first ever yoga session was with Suzanne 7 months ago and since then she has been my private instructor. I loved yoga through our sessions and I always feel “like new” after we finish. Suzanne is very intelligent as an instructor, she adapts every session according to my level of energy on the day. This makes every session different and interesting –I never get bored and most of all I am enjoying my progress 🙂 ! I no longer have back and joint pains, I feel energetic and so much stronger. I truly thank Suzanne after each of our sessions, she opened the doors to the world of yoga for me, in the most creative and caring way.”

TINA KALABALIKI
Manager, HSE

“TRULY INSPIRATIONAL”

“I have been practising yoga in Dubai for over six years and can hand-on-heart say that I have not come across any other teacher like her. I achieve the most out of yoga when I practice with Suzanne as classes are fun and challenging in exactly the right proportions. I love the tailored-made, motivational soundtracks which she prepares for her flow classes! Suzanne’s is truly inspirational”

SAARAH BADR
31, Media Lawyer
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