Thank you so much for all your positive energy last weekend, it was amazing and genuine experience which also make me feel more powerful. The level and amount of exercise was great too. -Sabina
I want to say that the retreat has done wonders for me, no back pains since that weekend. Thank-you Yazdan for sharing the information and for such a rich experience this past weekend. Cheers! -Anh
I had such a wonderful time at the retreat. I was really needing a holistic reset! Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and I found that under your gentle, loving guidance last weekend. I am so full of gratitude for having met you, and for such a heart warming and soul uplifting experience. So thank you. Thanks for putting a drum in my lap, including me in the final circle ceremony, and for your warm and loving energy. Be well. -Terri
Thanks for a wonderful weekend. I felt so blissful! -Kirsten
It was a wonderful experience, a great bunch .. the food, people .. nice to meet all & Yazdan you were inspiring & I learned so much! Truly a great time .. will definitely do it again. Many blessings! Thank you. -Anna
Thanks again for organizing such a wonderful retreat for us, I loved it! -Julie
Life changing. This retreat kicked off a huge leap forward in my spiritual and personal development ... a must to attend!!! I missed being in a learning environment. And it was so nice being able to talk to like minded people too. I really enjoyed swimming during silence by myself. Hope everyone is surviving life back in reality!! Missing my heart-mind fam. -Lauren
Had one of the most amazing times of my life and was in complete state of Nirvana big thanks to our instructor Yazdan. Thank you so much Yazdan you taught me so much. I feel blessed and very grateful. The lessons continue to be with me and I am practicing all that you have taught me. -Carla
Thank you so much for a wonderful retreat! It is something I will carry with me for a long time. You are a special person - and your light shines brightly!! -Cindy
Thank you so much for the wonderful retreat, I'm so happy you share your wisdom with others. It truly was a life-changing experience. Please thank your mom again for all the work she and her friend did this weekend in providing our amazing meals :)
Hope to see you again soon. -Antonette
Thank you very much for your time, your kindness and your wisdom. It was truly my pleasure to meet you. I have been going through a lot of emotional battles with my marriage and this retreat was truly needed. Along with working on my marriage, I really really need to learn to love myself - which has never been easy for me. I look forward to keeping in contact with you. Your messages of love are truly accepted. Please thank your mom and her friend again for feeding our bodies with the most delicious meals and for their kind and loving souls. -Alison
Thank you for the amazing retreat!! I so enjoyed every moment :) It was truly magical and uplifting. It was nourishment for the soul. You have given us such great teachings. Thank you for giving us so much. Much love and blessings, -Kristiina
I had the most wonderful time. It was truly inspiring and a blessing. Maybe one day we will cross paths again, perhaps at another retreat! Thank you Yazdan for all your efforts and sharing your knowledge, and thank you to your family for the most delicious meals. Love, -Kateryna
Thank you for guiding me out of my comfort zone and opening my heart. Blessed to spend such an experience with so many lovely beings. My heart is full, my muscles are sore, all is well. :) Nature, sharing, fire, drumming, connection, yoga/silence, exercise(!) ... meditating on how all of this can be a constant in life! Inspired by the retreat. Thank you Yazdan, your mom & her friend for nourishing our body, mind, & spirit!. Blessed <3 -Jen
It was such an amazing experience. I have taken so much of this experience back home with me. Thank you Yazden and your family for all the good food and knowledge. I will definitely be incorporating more meditation and changes to diet. -Leah
It was such an amazing experience, learned a lot of things and will definitely incorporate them in my life. I truly feel rejuvenate and really thankful of Yazden to make this happen. Special thanks to his family for great food as well. Hope to see you in the near future and wish you best of luck. Peace, -Zohreh
"Yazdan is a great spiritual teacher." The knowledge i gain i will treasure and continue to practice. I loved everything. The food, facility, the environment. I recommend this retreat to 6 of my co-works. I want to thank Yazdan for all his wisdom he has teach us. I thank you also for all the advise you have given me and i will continue to practice my meditation. I also like to thank Yazdan family for the wonderful meals that was provided for us. I really appreciate all the special meal that was provided for me. -Neila
"Must do!" It was a life changing experience. It was a wonderful time away with like minded people who wanted to reset and recharge. It changes your outlook on life and helps you to change and become a kinder, more grounded being. The Instructor was fabulous. He was encouraging, uplifting and very knowledgeable. I had a very eye opening experience. I came back feeling calm and at peace after a long dark year. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a life changing experience that I hope to continue and pass on to others. -Laura
It was an amazing experience indeed. Thank you Yazdan and your family. I was blessed to be in a company of beautiful like minded individuals. Sending out blessings to all you! -Albert
Bliss, Openings, Forgiveness, Meditations, Emotions, Realizations, Tears, Laughter, Sweat, Re-Connecting with Mother Nature ... I Hope to continue this ripple effect of compassion, forgiveness, unconditional love, understanding, fueling your body, your mind and soul. Thank you x Godzillion Yazdan Raees, my dear friend (who led as our friend), thank you for sharing your wisdom, your incredible vibration & energy, your compassion and love and that addictive laugh and voice, which carried on through us all. Our flames have been eternally lit. Never stop beating that drum my friend! “Sacred human I am...”. Very motivational and uplifting to share the vibration with you. I'm grateful for your kindness, open heart and mind. To all my brothers and Sistah’s, that shared their energy and space with us, I sincerely thank you for being that change in this world. Very appreciative - I miss it all tremendously! I would highly recommend for everyone to experience something like this in their lifetime, at least once.️ Lots of love! -Natasha
Thank you Yazdan for a life changing retreat. -Ramsey
I had an amazing time and feel fantastic. It was so nice to meet you and your mother. What beautiful people you are. Barb and I both thoroughly enjoyed our time. I look foreword to meeting with you again for another retreat. -Kristina
Thank you Yazdan for bringing us all together and nourishing our souls. Blessed to have met all. ️This retreat was an eye opening experience and it really confirmed many things I've always known deep inside. Hope to cross paths with everyone again. From my heart to yours ️please thank your mom for bringing you into this world and raising such a beautiful soul; also for nourishing our bodies with such amazing food. -Maja
I liked that everyone had an opportunity to introduce themselves and share. The exercises were powerful and facilitated an indescribably profound release. They broke through very deep levels of physical, mental and emotional blocks. The information was very good and useful. The food was the most delicious. It was an honor to sit with you. I loved the meditations very much. Facility was great. All of the retreat was wonderful. Meditations and loving-kindness were my favorite. You are wonderful and we are so blessed to have you on our planet. Thank you. -Tijana
What a blessing to have met you Yazdan and been taught and educated by you! I learned and grew so much in those days! Grateful for meeting all the beautiful souls! Thank you everyone for sharing your love and kindness! What an amazing experience and growth for all of us! So much release! So much love! Thank you. -Tanja
Thanks so much for the wonderful weekend. I really enjoyed all that we did and everything you taught. Food and accommodations were nice and I hope to come to another one soon :) My biggest takeaway - "awareness of the breathe" :D ! I hear your voice in my head when i go for my run or when I'm feeling challenged In the moment. Thank you for this piece of gold I will treasure on this journey. -Ainsley
Lovely. I enjoyed the introduction and closing circle very much. Yazdan was an amazing teacher. He knew just when to push a little in such an encouraging way. He made it easy to believe I could do more, and I did. He made this retreat so valuable. The workshops were great. I absolutely LOVED the periods of silence. Gave me time to reflect, and sit quietly and enjoy nature without all the chatter. The meals were so great. The breakfasts left me so energized for the day. Beautiful meditations. Especially the morning one, before yoga. Well done. The facility and accommodations were just splendid. My favorite part of the retreat.. tough call, as it was all so enjoyable: The workshops being held outdoors, and the running on the cool grass in the morning was fabulous. The balance was perfect. There was enough time after lunch to rest and regenerate for the afternoon's activities. I will come again next year. I wrote lovely reviews everywhere I could. I can’t wait until next year. Thank you, truly, for everyone’s hard work for making this so amazing. Thank you Yazdan, he made this retreat just incredible.
I swam in a pond, hiked in a forest, finally learned how to meditate properly, did yoga every morning, participated in Ayurveda and yogic philosophy workshops, painted, played the drums and didgeridoo, and ate amazing raw plant-based meals from a gourmet chef. I highly recommend these retreats! You should go!! I'm feeling really calm, clear, and restored.
The atmosphere that Yaz has created is great. He was able to control the atmosphere of being silent, generate discussions, and introduce jokes and laughter during the retreat. The location was beautiful. The food was spectacular, the chef put a lot of heart to creating each dish. -Rachel
An awesome experience!
The exercise was great. I enjoyed the workshops and info provided. The silence was a great experience for me. It was a great way to connect with your own self. The meals were amazing! ! Every single meal and items were so flavorful. I do eat a lot of vegetables and fruits but they never tested like the meals we had. I didn't even miss dairy and cooked food. I ate enough for 1 week in 3 days! I am a vegetarian but now I am inspired to be a vegan and eat more raw meals. The meditation was so wonderful part of the retreat. It was so peaceful for the mind and soul. I was amazed by my progress in meditation each time. Drumming by the fire was a great relaxing time and chanting mantra that I was very familiar with. Great atmosphere, clean and peaceful. Overall, it was a great experience.
I loved both opening and closing circles. I felt a great sense of honesty and open-mindedness in the opening circle and a great connection and well being in the closing circle. I loved the exercises outside. The workshops were interesting, inspiring and very well explained. I absolutely loved the food, the amount of care and craftsmanship put into the preparation of the meals was astounding. Meditations very well guided and timely. The workshop of direct knowledge and meditation outside, swimming in the pond and the silence period were my favorites. It was perfectly balanced. Thank you for the incredible experience, It has planted a seed that I’m determined to grow more. I feel profoundly inspired by your willingness to share your knowledge and consciousness to other people.
Here I am under the stars,
Away from the city with the noisy cars,
Observing the Motherland.
Hello God, are you out there?
Over that hill, or behind me, where?
I feel you close at hand.
Neither here nor there, but everywhere
My mind is roiling like the air,
As God inhales my soul.
Now inside an omnipotent being,
a what, A What? What am I seeing?
Mysteries of ages old.
The stars descend as night unfolds,
This infinite knowledge I now behold,
Too much for me to bear.
Please stop the searing pain,
My knees will buckle under the strain,
I am breathing here in Gods lair.
Now I sit in the eye of the storm,
I feel as though I am newly born,
The pain has cleared my mind.
I reach out a hand to another,
Mystified, we'll share together
The answers which we shall find.
Words of wisdom have failed me now
All coherent thought has left me
An omnipotent power envelopes my being
A power so great
It comforts the weak,
Not only the strong
My mind and body,
My heart and soul
Are all in harmony
In the Presence of Love
If you are happy
If you are joyus
If you are blissfull
Celebrate with me
In the presence of love
If you are hurt
If you are sad
If you are alone
I will stand by your side
If you will stand by mine
In the Presence of Love
If you are thankful
If you are grateful
If you are humble
The world is yours
In the Presence of Love
If you are sick
If you are ill
If your time has come
And Yamaraja arrives at your door
Memories of you shall live on
In the Presence of Love
Cry with me
Weep with me
Mourn with me
Smile with me
Laugh with me
Rejoice with me
In the presence of Love
Join me in the presence of Love