Rustic Retreats yoga retreat reviews

We’ve had so many lovely reviews of our yoga retreats from guests after they’ve spent the week with us! Here’s a small handful of people who’ve said why they love Bagend.


'An off-grid, back to basics, soul-healing experience'

"A real oasis of calm"

“A wonderful yoga retreat - being outside just enhanced the marvellous practice of the teacher. The food was served with love, the accommodation was comfortable. Bagend was so peaceful and relaxing - a real oasis of calm in this mad world.” Jacky, 2016,

"My first yoga retreat"


“This was my first yoga and meditation retreat, and it was a very, very nice experience. Bagend is a wonderful place where you feel at home straight away. The yoga lessons were wonderful, the food is really tasty, it was a real treat every time! A well planned programme, with nice flow and always something different to do. Elliot is a wonderful host - so warm and welcoming. Thank you so much” Yvette, 2016

"Bagend is heaven"

“Amazing yoga, with wonderfully prepared, tasty and healthy food, and cosy and perfectly equipped accommodation. Bagend is heaven. Elliot does an outstanding job, this week has been truly magical and I will be back for more.” Gemma, 2016

"Absolutely magical"

"Rustic retreats was absolutely magical. The place, the host, the yoga teachers and the ethos of the place. The accommodation was excellent, sleeping in huge bell tents, and the yoga platform was in a beautiful spot overlooking the mountains. The swimming pool and hammocks were an amazing addition. Elliot made everyone feel so welcome and his dedication to running an off-grid sustainable yoga retreat was inspiring.” Kate, 2015

"I was a complete beginner to yoga"

“As a complete beginner to yoga, I had no idea what to expect. But I was taken care of from my first email enquiry. It was my first time travelling alone too, but at the retreat I met people of all ages from all walks of life. I thought off-grid living would be hard but I had every comfort I needed and the food was beyond amazing. Elliot is gorgeous, mind, body and soul. I couldn't recommend Bagend enough, it has been perfection, absolute heaven!” Lucy, 2016

"It makes 'being' the easiest thing in the world"


"Bagend has some magical quality that makes just ‘being’ the easiest thing in the world. Elliot Walters is a wonderful host and an all-round amazing guy - wait till you try his watermelon curry. We went on a cave walk, an over-the mountain walk for Tapas and to Totana Market, led by Elliot and Stick.

"I slept like a baby"

"I slept like a baby in my tent, by the pool, in a hammock, so relaxed that I didn't even care/notice the bugs. I met a amazing, diverse bunch of individuals including the people who came for the retreat. I felt spoilt, loved and cherished all week, with not a luxury item in sight. I left revitalised, relaxed and grounded with a handful of new friends and a renewed respect for our planet and resources.


If you're looking for an off-grid, back to basics, soul-healing experience then I would highly recommend Rustic Retreats. I am definitely going back" Maggie, 2016

"A beautiful paradise where you can forget the world"

“Loved the yoga variation. Amazing food, wouldn't change anything. Accommodation was great with comfortable beds, slept so well. Lovely pool, hammocks to chill out, Bagend is a beautiful paradise where you can forget the world, a perfect week.” Tom, 2016

"The best vegetarian food I've ever had"


“This week has gone beyond my expectations, a perfect teacher with many different types of meditation and yoga. Amazing food – best vegetarian food I've ever had! Very cosy tents. Bagend is beyond beautiful, I will see you again!” Debbie, 2016

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