love notes

 

 


This was my first experience at Yogaville.  Becky's high level of expertise and compassion shone through every moment.  The supporting staff took good care of me and the food and environment were beautiful.  I am deeply grateful for the weekend.

- Nayantara, 50s, Student and Retreat Participant


This workshop was a profoundly spiritual and transformative experience.  Becky integrated lecture, discussion, asana practice, music, and meditation in a perfect proportion.  I highly recommend this program to anyone seeking to deepen their yoga Practice.

- Sarah, 30s, Student and Retreat Participant


I started Becky's mentoring program with the hopes of furthering myself both personally and professionally but not having clear goals for either. In our very first session, Becky guided me through exercises to help me discover my true goals and passions- never telling me the answers but helping guide me toward realizations. She created a safe space where no thought was considered wrong and every idea could be explored. From there, we were able to develop clear goals and a plan with attainable steps for achieving those goals. The way she broke down the plan made each goal seem excitingly achievable, not exhaustingly daunting. She was able to draw from her own vast experiences while still specifically tailoring the plan to my goals and my life. Becky has a unique gift of empowering those she is around, and our mentoring sessions together continue to give me the confidence to create and achieve goals that I once didn't think were possible.

Kathryn, 20's, Student and Mentoring Participant


I enjoyed the opportunity to reflect and journal with my dear Yoginis.  That we are so safe and loving and supportive of each other is a constant gift I am so grateful to have.  This retreat was very cleansing and healing for me.

Maureen, 50's, Student and Retreat Participant


Becky will accept you where you are physically, emotionally and mentally and encourage you to grow within yourself to be your best while enjoying the journey along the way.

Lisa, 50's, Student and Retreat Participant


"I've had the pleasure of being a student in many of Becky's classes and workshops, and what sets her apart is the way her teaching spans far beyond the actual instruction. She has a true gift for empowering her students; she encourages you to listen to your body, never failing to remind you that who you are on the mat that day is more than enough. She creates a positive, nurturing, uplifting atmosphere in which you immediately become comfortable exploring the depths of your practice and trying new things. Becky serves as a guide during class, encouraging you to stray from her cues if there is something different that will better serve your body. It is so evident through her energy that she pours her heart and soul into each class, and that energy is matched by the genuine care she takes for each and every one of her students. Thanks to Becky's teaching, inspiration, and support, I have grown in my own practice in ways I never imagined. Simply put, it continues to be such an honor to be able to learn from her."

Katy, 20s, Student


"Becky has a gift for listening to her clients and tailoring the sessions to meet their needs. She meets my body where it is on that day, without judgement. Becky radiates positivity, which stays with me even after the conclusion of our practice. I feel the physical, mental, and spiritual growth from our sessions. I always look forward to our "yoga date night"! I would absolutely recommend Great Abiding Yoga to my friends, encouraging them to consider it an investment in self, rather than a luxury that's out of reach."

Stacey, Home Private Client & Corporate Student


"Becky Eschenroeder is an amazing yoga instructor and one of the sweetest people I know.  She teaches private sessions for either an individual, a couple, or several friends.  I've been doing yoga w/her at a friend's house for some time and it's been a wonderful treat! I highly recommend her. You'll feel amazing afterwards."

Maribel, 40s, Home Private Client


"I enjoyed observing Becky and would gladly serve and support any event she is hosting. Becky's teaching style was clear, innovative and engaging.  As she taught I observed the young people enjoying positive energy radiate throughout each asana. Her sanskrit of yoga terminology imprinted in my memory as she creatively used analogies and catchy ways to remember each asana. Most importantly, I am grateful that Becky agreed to mentor me with her already busy schedule."

Virginia Wallingford, MSW, RYT 200


"Recently our employees expressed an interest in having yoga classes at lunchtime, both for improved fitness, but also to help ease the stress of getting through one of our busiest times of year.  Our request was a bit unusual because we wanted someone who could come onsite and work with us during our employees' lunch break.  We were introduced to the wonderful Becky Eschenroeder, who calmly and patiently guided our mixed group of beginners, and some more experienced participants, each week towards better health and relaxation.  We had individuals at all levels, including two pregnant woman, and Becky was incredible at helping everyone find a level of difficulty that worked well for each individual.  

I would strongly recommend Becky to anyone looking for a personal training or fitness support.  Becky couldn't have been nicer to work with, and clearly has a deep knowledge and passion for yoga that makes her an amazing instructor.  All in all a wonderful experience!"

Cari, 30s, Corporate Private Client


"I love that I am exercising and stretching but without really realizing it.  Yoga is the first exercise I have ever enjoyed.  I feel so much better after I leave a session both physically and emotionally.  [Becky’s] positive and loving spirit is a huge positive for the emotional support of the class.  It lifts me up whenever I come to class. Emotionally and physically [I have benefited from the sessions].  I only wish we could have the class twice a week. [Becky’s] positive, loving spirit and the easy way [she] helps us grow from where we are to someone more are all traits that I recommend [her] for.  I don’t want to take from anyone else."

Kaye, 40s, Home Private Client


[My favorite feature was the] personal, one on one time to work on adjustments which I have never been able to experience. I love the space and the personal attention tailored to my needs. I also love that we get to chat more than just a quick hi, bye:) 

Ginny, 30s, Home Private Client


Steadiness, Comfort, and Joy was one of the greatest experiences of my life. As someone who has been practicing yoga for only a few months, this retreat solidified my love for the practice and showed me how dedicated Becky is as an instructor, mentor, and friend. The retreat brought me to a pseudo-simple life where I didn’t have to worry about anything except the thoughts in my head, and the week made me a stronger person physically and mentally.

Jessica, 20's, Student and Retreat Participant


This was a life changing retreat for me. I went into it a little nervous, because I didn't know exactly what to expect but I went with an open and ready heart. I wasn't completely sure what I was seeking when I went, but what I found was more than I could have ever imagined. Upon arrival, my heart was immediately filled with a magical location of amazing individuals from whom I learned so much from, even on the very first day. All the adventures and the conversations that were had on this trip opened up my mind to so many possibilities I never realized were available to me. This retreat made me feel like I could accomplish anything. I felt invincible. Even today, I look back at videos and pictures and it gives me just as much inspiration, if not more than what I was experiencing while I was there. There was a perfect balance of yoga and meditation and adventure and excitement. The staff at Palmar was exceptional, everyone was willing to offer their services with glowing and fun attitudes. I would absolutely go on another retreat for another experience like this, whether it be back to Bocas del Toro or somewhere new. Thank you for this life changing opportunity. It meant the absolute world to me.

Lilli, 30's, Student and Retreat Participant 


Magical!  Words cannot express how much I loved this retreat.  Becky did a phenomenal job providing us with a perfect balance of fun, freedom, connection and spirituality.  I left feeling happy, rested, rejuvenated, and in tune with myself.  I highly recommend attending any retreat, workshop,  private, that Becky Eschenroeder provides. She has positively impacted my life in indescribable ways. She has an incredible gift that I feel so blessed to be able to experience alongside her.

Julia, 30's,  Student and Retreat Participant 


I would whole hardly recommend this retreat, The location was beautiful, the teachers treated us like guests. The classes and practice were just what the Doctor ordered. I liked the individual attention that [Becky and J]  gave us at the end of your class, working on poses. I find that your cuing and directions are really helpful.  I  would love to go on another retreat with [J and  Becky]. I appreciated the fact that the location made it affordable enough for me to attend. As far as further retreats, anywhere that is affordable and driving distance.  I had a very relaxing weekend and met lots of kind people, I have run into a few around town and it has been a very pleasant surprise.

Lynn, 40's, Student and Retreat Participant


I loved my time with Becky and J. at Yogaville. They put on an amazing retreat and I benefited greatly from it! 

Katherine, 40's, Student and Retreat Participant


I didn’t know what exactly to expect from this retreat - I was just looking forward to spending time learning from 2 of my favorite yoga instructors! I arrived to the destination a little early and spent some time walking through the Ashram and it was such an incredibly spiritual experience that I believe set the tone for the rest of the weekend for me. I was able to (almost) completely unplug from the outside world and technology and just enjoy the nature and community that surrounded me. I felt a little selfish soaking up so much joy and positive energy, but like to believe that I brought all that positivity home to share with others. I definitely want to go back to Yogaville, whether on another retreat like this, or by myself, and would love to eventually get more involved in the mission of Integral Yoga. All around an absolutely wonderful, memorable experience.

Rebekah, 30's, Student and Retreat Participant


It was a beautiful setting with talented and caring instructors.  The meditation and yoga sessions created the conditions for new personal discoveries and greater inner peace.

Frankie, 40's, Student and Retreat Participant


The energy and Vibes were amazing.  Even when there were some sad, heartbreaking moments we were still able to rise above and grow together as the sister tribe that we were. I am leaving here with my heart pouring with love and grace. I can't wait to go back and Implement everything that I learned. This has definitely grown me as a person, woman, hairdresser, teacher, sister, and daughter.

Tiffany, 30's, Student and Retreat Participant


This experience goes beyond words. It started in my mind as a "yoga" retreat. It ended up being so much more. It was self opening, self-awing, and challenging. I appreciated every minute of it. It was not a retreat from life but a retreat into oneself to bring to Everyday Life.

Hattie, 30's, Retreat Participant


 

I had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica with Tara (Becky) and Eden (Betty) to participate in their Invoking The Elements retreat.  I cannot say enough positive things about this experience.  I came to Costa Rica six months post-chemotherapy and very much struggling with resulting body images issues and questions regarding who I am after such an ordeal.  Tara and Eden created a safe and sacred space for retreat participants to explore deeply personal issues such as these.  The combination of structured and free time allowed for both structured exploration of an individual's internal landscape and independent time to integrate the teachings presented.
 

I would recommended this retreat, or any other retreat facilitated by Tara and Eden, for women looking for a safe space in which to further evolve into the human she was created to be.  She will certainly find the necessary support, love, and resources to make such an exploration and transformation and there are no two healers better equipped to walk alongside individuals making such a journey.   

Kaity, 30's, Student and Retreat Participant


I have taken a lot of yoga classes over the years; private and group, and [Becky is] in my top 3.  I like teachers who laugh during instruction, who give good tips and corrections for alignment, and when they make the time challenging mentally and physically.

Stephanie, 40's, Student