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                                                                                 Recent Guest Reviews 

Retreat Guest, Kalpana

I would offer the nickname of “Paradise in Pittsboro” for this amazing experience. Words cannot do justice to explain how our spirits were nurtured by our lovely host and awe inspiring surroundings. My sister and I came for a weekend retreat, and it was far more than we hoped for. We were welcomed and pampered by our host yet also had space to ourselves when we wanted. We had yoga once or twice a day on site, a massage on site one day (extra fee), and were given great tips on where to go for a taste of the local culture! Now let me tell you about the food...each snack and meal were works of culinary art prepared by the owner you know how hard it is to make a fresh hearty vegetarian meal? Well our host did it! I’m so grateful to her for how she took care of us. The grounds were spectacular and the house was filled with ambiance and was very clean. The yoga studio was serene and restorative even upon entering...I wished I lived closer so I could stay here more. I loved every minute of this stay and would give it the highest recommendation possible.


Carol K.

I loved the whole experience of the day long retreat. I thought the whole day had a very nice flow and I enjoyed every "activity" offered. The lunch was beautiful and delicious - it delighted all my senses! It was wonderful to start the day with a fresh juice. The whole experience made me feel so pampered. Finally, the closing was so nice and getting a gift was such a nice surprise and so generous!


Christy W.

Absolutely AMAZING experience! I stayed for 3 nights last weekend, and felt so taken care of and supported in multiple ways... the food was EXCELLENT *and* healthy, the yoga and other activities were perfect for healing, and Jodi (Jai) is really one of the most wonderful, generous persons you will ever meet. Thank you, Jodi! p.s. the house and the surrounding nature are so so so relaxing.

Pamela K.

I stayed last weekend Friday night and Saturday til noon. Great quiet place tucked in the woods. Yoga relaxing class Friday night and Saturday Morning. Great meal Friday night all fresh vegetables with grilled salmon. Clean eating !  Bed was so comfortable and quiet for a good night sleep. Breakfast omelette with fresh vegetables served on the screened in porch to hear the birds sounds.  Highly recommend the space.


Andrea C. 

I had a magical time at The Golden Present Studio!!!! It was my birthday and I got to enjoy laughter yoga and dinner with incredible people!!!! I appreciate the serenity of the surroundings and the cohesiveness of our group :) This is definitely a place I would recommend to regroup and be more attuned to you along with nature!!!!

Ellen M.

I did a day long, Sat workshop last weekend and LOVED it! Yoga, healing meditations , sound bath, massage, art project, NIA dancing, wonderful lunch and feeling like a queen for the day. Highly recommend this beautiful Retreat Center as a nourishing, wonderful get-away for yourself!


Steve O.

Great place....great atmosphere...very comfortable environment where you are made to feel special. Already been back five times and will continue to take more sessions. Highly recommend the Golden Present, first class!!


Michele D.

Love this Yoga studio and classes! Atmosphere is peaceful and elegant. Teachers are wonderful. You will feel relaxed and invigorated! Namaste.


Liza W.

Beautiful studio with talented instructors. A bonus with the class I took is that it included delicious snacks and juice!


Emily M.

What a beautiful and peaceful space to do yoga. I attended an incredible sound healing restorative yoga class and look forward to returning for more the studio has to offer.

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