Read some of the Testimonials from participants in Michelle’s Retreats and Courses below.
Introduction to Mindfulness Course with Mindfulness Works, Geelong and Bendigo, Australia, October 2018
“Michelle was amazing and would and will recommend to others”
“Michelle has an incredible story to tell and uses her personal experience really effectively. I could have heard more about her insights.
Michelle was the key factor. Enjoyed structure of the course.”
Michael J Watson
“Michelle was amazing would and will recommend to others”
“Instructor was very personable, and shared her vulnerabilities. Very knowledgable. Went the extra mile and wrote key messages on the whiteboard. Encouraged the sharing of experience. Meditation sessions were very relaxing.”
“Exceptionally effective – I thought Michelle’s delivery of the material and her sharing of experience were wonderfully real, relatable and insightful.”
Georgia C Wills
“Michelle was excellent”
“She was very knowledgeable and calming…”
“Michelle is great. I enjoyed doing two small meditations a class.”
“Michelle Taffe is a wonderful presenter, genuine, open, honest, caring and immersed in what she is teaching and very engaging.”
“Michelle tuned into the group and gently built trust and connections over the time with us She was very effective.”
Radical Self Love Retreats, Australia and Bali
Attending Michelle’s Radical Self Love Retreat in Bali was an amazing experience, perfectly timed, and delivered all I was seeking and more. The location was perfect and I felt warmly welcomed and deeply nurtured from the moment I arrived until the moment I left.
Michelle created a beautiful, open, loving, safe space for me to connect with myself in ways I hadn’t realised that I could or even needed.
I very much enjoyed the daily yoga and meditation practices which served to help connect with my mind and body in ways I hadn’t before and by the end of the 6 days had me feeling very pleased with my achievements and confident to continue my practice once back home.
I absolutely loved the daily self-love workshops and gained so much from them. Michelle covered so many meaningful topics which guided me to some powerful realisations and an overall deepening love and appreciation for myself.
Michelle is a lovely being and an amazing facilitator who is so clearly living and growing in self-love and who is also deeply drawn to helping others to dive deeper into themselves and deeper into their own self-loving journeys.
I would absolutely join another of Michelle’s retreats, and for anyone seeking a safe, loving space to connect with oneself on a deeper level, I’d highly recommend attending.
Marianne Xola Galvan, Radical Self Love Retreat, Bali April 2019
“I joined Michelle for her Radical Self Love yoga and meditation retreat, and I am so glad I did.
The weekend consisted of meditation, workshops and yoga – all of which were challenging, and subsequently more rewarding. Michelle created a programme that fostered deep reflection and subsequently garnered profound personal insights.
As a very private person I thought I would be uncomfortable given the personal nature of the workshops, but Michelle created a warm, non judgemental, accepting space in which I felt comfortable sharing, and getting deep into the heart of things.
The time I spent with Michelle was really valuable, and many changes have come about in my life as a result.”
Thanks Michelle! X”
Annette Carling, Radical Self Love Retreat, Victoria, June 2018
“I found the overall RSL retreat to be so inspiring and it has assisted me to become more grounded and connected with myself. My teacher, Michelle Taffe, was excellent at bringing people together in a workshop environment, in terms of connecting both with themselves and with each other as a group.
I felt a strong bond develop as the retreat progressed, within the group, that enabled us all to relax more, to open up as a group on emotional and personal, even in a sense spiritual, levels.
Michelle is also a great yoga and meditation teacher; she is patient, communicates very well, and demonstrates yoga practice and meditation on both spiritual and physical platforms, in a connected, calming, supportive and inspiring way. I would really encourage individuals who wish to explore and develop self love , as well as to enhance their yoga and meditation techniques, to attend one of Michelle’s RSL retreats. Apart from the fact that she chooses great locations in which to open up an ambient space for RSL exploration!”
Kim Boursfield, Radical Self Love Retreat, Bali, April 2019
Michelle’s Radical Self Love retreat in Bali (August 2019) was perfectly timed. Physically and mentally drained, it was time to put myself first, but how? We are so conditioned to go, go, go. Mother, wife, employee. We do what we need to do. But what about us? How do we take care of ourselves? The retreat gave me the opportunity to reset and begin the rest of my life.
Commencing the day with meditation is amazing. So calming. Let everything go and start each day fresh. Follow up meditation with yoga to get your mind and body feeling strong and refreshed. Complete focus on yourself.
The self love classes caused me to really dig deep and be honest with myself. It is time to accept who I am, flaws and all. Be proud of who I am and where I am at in my life. Hold my head up high and live life to the fullest. Create the life for myself that I deserve. Deal with that ‘negative voice’ in my head rationally and importantly, don’t take life too seriously; roll with the punches. Be present each day, stop planning for 2, 5, 15 years time. Enjoy each day, relax, take time to just be. Give myself permission to enjoy life and do the things that I love to do.
The venue is really comfortable and relaxing. Up at sunrise, bed at sunset, so natural. Spend free time relaxing in a hammock, going for a walk, snorkelling in search of fish, or having a massage.
I came home very relaxed and determined to continue my new way of life. I can thoroughly recommend attending. I can’t wait for Michelle to schedule a retreat in India.”
Jenny Daborn, Radical Self Love Retreat, Bali, August 2019
“Sometimes i think that you are an angel from somewhere….just this morning i have been debating with myself whether i had done something wrong with a friend whom all of a sudden doesn’t reply to my messages…knowing her i thought that she maybe wasn’t happy with something i had said and thats why the odd behaviour…anyway this issue has been borhering me since yesterday when i noticed she wasnt getting back to me anymore…and then here i saw your message asking: Are you a people pleaser?…and there i found the answer to my internal debate…and the answer was…I have done nothing wrong…i have just been myself and if she got upset with anything i may have said it would be nice if she let me know…like a true friend would do. My happiness will not depend on whether or not she gets back to me. Its time for me to let go of this person if thats what she wants…i will always love her and i will be here and welcome her in my life any time if she wants to get in touch with me.”
Adriana Castaldo, Mailing List Subscriber, June 2018
“Beautiful Bali Sandat was a Tranquil Hideaway from the maddening hustle and bustle of work life to hold a yoga self-love retreat. Located near a local village on a quiet beach and surrounded by tranquil spacious gardens, the location was ideal for massage, meditation and yoga. The local Balinese staff were so happy and friendly and always willing to help whenever they could. Michelle is passionate and committed to her belief in yoga and self-love. She is extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and supportive. It was a truly inclusive and intimate environment where we all felt comfortable to share and grow together.
Six days of early morning meditation and yoga, self-love exploration, massages by the beach, great food, in a tranquil environment for relaxation and contemplation to the sounds of local birdlife and the calming hush of the ocean was just what the doctor ordered. The beach house where I stayed was lovely and relaxing, and outside of class I enjoyed many sedate hours on the day bed and hammock contemplating what we had learned in class.
I also indulged in many, many delicious massages down by the beach that I highly recommend. As a person with disability, Michell went out of her way to ensure I was supported and totally included in activities in the retreat and at the beach house. The only problem I had with the retreat was that it was not long enough, and I had to come back to work. However, I was so much better for my Bali yoga self-love experience and had developed tools that prepared me to return. I can highly recommend going on a retreat with Michelle, and would happily go again.”
Steven Cuthbert, Radical Self Love Retreat, Bali, August 2019.
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