What people say about us

" I attended a week long retreat in Bali with The Sumati Concept and could never have anticipated what I would leave with-- new friends, confidence, desire, and to my disbelief, CALMNESS! 

Lisen is a patient and attentive instructor who takes care with her participants and makes sure to gently correct and assist when needed. I've often felt underwhelmed with instructors but Lisen has a very rooted practice that's challenging but very rewarding. I remember feeling so tired the first day of the retreat-- so much so I didn't want to get out of bed but after her sequence, I felt renewed and filled with energy! I have never left a yoga session wishing it were longer but in this case, I was disappointed it was over! 


The retreat was hosted in a beautiful villa in the jungles of Bali, a perfectly safe and tranquil paradise to relax and relieve any stress and worry (which I had much of!) You'll sleep like a queen!

The small group atmosphere creates incredible bonds and I can say that I am so grateful for all of the wonderful ladies I met! I am very introverted and felt nervous to be in a group dynamic but the closeness of the group broke all of that fear down and replaced it with a loving family feel. 


I recommend the Sumati Concept and I know that you'll love Lisen just as much as I have come to! She's a dedicated and passionate teacher and she will make you work for your pose in the best way!


Thank you for the great retreat! XO "

Cece (Canada)

" Struggling to find my work-life balance, I have been looking to be able to take a break. The Sumati Concept Yoga Retreat was my escape from the busy life I have. With ZERO yoga experience, little to no-good flexibility, I have all the hesitation not to do this retreat but Lisen was kind enough to assure me that I will do fine. The retreat gave me the much-needed break, let me explore and fall in love with Bali, let me open myself for new people, and fed me the healthiest food I ever had in my life (for a week). Lisen also made sure that we are staying in the villa with the best people ever! They all made sure that our needs and concerns are well taken care of. 


I would forever consider that going to this retreat is one of the best things I ever did for myself. I went home with a little bit of yoga skill, having few more friends and went back feeling better and refreshed! "

Lyra (Philippenes)

" The Sumati Concept yoga retreat in Bali was the most holistic and beautiful experience. Lisen carefully plans the agenda with plenty of yoga and meditation but plenty of free time, as well. There is always nourishing soul food to eat and she puts together amazing outings to local places throughout the retreat, too. I have so much to say but so little space to do it! I'll end with saying, if you can, definitely go and experience a retreat. It'll be rewarding! "

Neha (New Delhi, India)