Swami is a very lovely older lady who was once great and this "once" would have been a terrific yoga experience. But now without any staff except her middle-aged son to help out this is not the spa package deal that we expected. For the foot reflexology day we were literally taken into the pebble covered parking lot and told to take off our shoes and walk around. We couldnt get a massage, don't even know if there was any staff that could have done that. The cooking was done by Swami, and was healthy plain indian food, but not organic, and we were wondering about some of the ingredients used. The yoga was simple and helpfull for beginers and the swami is still very talented but we did have to listen to alot of stories about India whilst we were supposed to be meditating. All in all the location was very lovely and if you only go there expecting to stay in a comfortable hotel with a clean bed and go for a nice bushwalk, then this is for you. Otherwise if you are looking for a "Spa", go somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swami's Yoga Retreat is located in North West Sydney in the Hills area. We offer yoga, meditation and relaxation classes, massages & treatments, full board accommodation with healthy vegetarian cuisine. ... more less