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Latest testimonials

I often refer my patients to Pilates and Yoga and Azulfit is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in both.

I spent a week at Azulfit’s Yoga and Pilates retreat in March. This is the first time I’ve ever been on a retreat and it was such a restorative experience I’m going to make it a regular part of my year.

I was interested mainly in the Pilates which was amazing. The instruction throughout the week was clear and informed and tailored perfectly to the very mixed ability within the group. I was amazed at the progression I made through the moves from beginner to intermediate in just a week, and can really feel and see the difference in my core strength.

This coupled with the varied range of yoga classes allowing me to experience different types of yoga and teaching and make a decision as to the type that suits me best, the teachers are so skilled and experienced you come away feeling a real benefit on so many levels.

The environment is calm and meditative with the most amazing food and staff, all combining to really set me up for a very busy year. I often refer my patients to Pilates and Yoga and Azulfit is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in both.
Teresa Harvey Bsc Hons (Ost) RGN Neuro

Teresa Harvey, UK

Filled with great laughter & fun

Dear Azulfit Team,
Just a quick note, that I had a fab time on Santorini. Having the energetic trio of  Frauke, Jo and Valentina around with us filled with great laughter, fun and of course fantastic courses made this holiday very special.
Many thanks and I hope to return soon again.
best wishes
Nina

Time to reflect and heal

Heida Reed Testimonial‘I went to Azulfit at a time in my life where I needed time to myself to reflect and heal. Their place was the perfect place to do that. It’s beautiful, peaceful and the combination of Yoga, Pilates, Reiki, massage, great company and delicious vegetarian food was just what I needed. I can’t wait to go back!’

– Heida Reed (Star of BBC’s Poldark)

I feel so well rested

Thank you for an amazing week, time has definitely slowed down and every moment has been a delight. From the warm hug on arrival we have been made very welcome by every member of the team, I feel so well rested.

Thank you for providing a place to just “Be”

Thank you for providing a place to just “Be” a time for reflection, for growth, for self care, loving each moment and healing every moment. Thank you to Valentina for sincerity and passion for yoga and for sharing this with us this week, a living expression of kindness what a wonderful group of people. So happy to have met you all.

There is something very special about this place and most of all the people.

To come full of promise and to find a way to live well and leave feeling confident and happy to make a new life of wellbeing, surpassed my optimism for what would I would get out of the week at Azul. There is something very special about this place and most of all the people. Amazing practices while full of humor and being down to earth,  Thank you so much to everyone who makes the Azul team and to the other participants who created such wonderful memories.

learning more how to let go, how to be grateful for the little things in life

Turning back the pages and looking back at who I was when I last came here for the first time, I am surprised at how much I’ve grown again , on how many things have changed,  how my attitude has changed, how I have grown.  True for each New Year, true for each year spent at Azul, every time I am learning more how to let go, how to be grateful for the little things in life… how to take care of myself a little better. I truly enjoyed every minute in this special place, soaked in positive energy, thank you to each and every one of the team for giving their best to make our stay as memorable as possible, i can’t wait to come back…

I feel alive

A place to breathe, the time to pause, a healing hug, a community of love, the wisdom of teachers, the courage of students, the joyous vibe, I feel alive.

Awakening

Awakening

Zen

Uplifting

Letting Go

Foodilic

Inspired

Transformation

Tended, and mended and bended.

A limerick

Pilates and yoga are splendid,

They leave your arms and legs and mind all extended

So come to Azul

Where the staff are so cool

And leave tended, and mended and bended.

To the Azul team, a huge thank you for the wonderful teaching and delicious food and the company of such a lovely group of likeminded people   (from Mr and Mrs Morocco)

Teaching passionate and attentive

To the Azul team

You put so much love into what you do, and that’s what makes it such a special experience.  The Venue is beautiful, so many careful and pretty details.  The teaching is passionate and attentive, the food is divine so colorful and so many flavors, nourishing and as a vegan I felt catered for and will recommend to many of my vegan friends and family, we will definitely want to return.

 

Amazing Pilates week and vacation

My time at Azul was perfect and I can’t wait to go back again. I attended the Pilates week. From the twice daily Pilates classes with Jamie, to the villa (inside and out), delicious food and amazing staff, I can’t say more great things! From the moment I walked in the door the staff made me feel like I was at home- a very beautiful, relaxing, energizing and comfy home.  Highly recommend. There was plenty of time during the day in between classes with Jamie to enjoy the island of Fuerteventura. Staff organized transfers to local beaches and a walk/hike around a volcano. Lisa and Karissa were also so great in helping to set me up with a snorkeling trip one afternoon (the ocean is beautiful there so make sure to get in it!). Food prepared by Jo was healthy, vegetarian and yummy! I still miss the daily homemade bread but bought a copy of Jo’s cookbook so have been working on attempting to replicate some of the dishes. Lastly, the Pilates. Jamie is a terrific knowledgeable instructor and I can’t wait to learn from him again somewhere in the world. I’ve been keeping up with his DVD and youtube videos. We had a fairly large group of 16 and Jamie was able to get to know everyone’s skills and areas to work on very quickly in order to provide us with individualized attention, even in a class of 8 or 16. I came home feeling stronger and fitter.

Overall, the trip was an absolutely amazing experience for me. Traveling as single woman from New York, I was hesitant as to what the to expect and how it would be, but honestly the week at Azul exceeded my expectations. I met amazing people from all over Europe and came home feeling relaxed and content (and yes, I was the only American and would very much recommend for more to make the journey over! Over night flight to Madrid and then transfer flight to Fuerteventura- very doable.)

Marisa, New York

Absolutely gorgeous!

I really can’t think of anything to say about Azul – except how wonderful it was.

I travelled alone and was slightly apprehensive at how the week would be, but it completely exceeded my expectations. The staff are wonderfully helpful and friendly, my room was great and I made some great friends over the week.

Our group ranged in yogic abilities, but the teachers catered to all levels and felt really stretched over the course of the week.

I miss my beach yoga – I’ll definitely be back. Thank you so much.

Kirsty, UK

Perfect getaway for a solo traveller who is feeling a little frazzled

Last time I went to AzulFit was 2011, and I loved it so much I knew I’d go back! This is the perfect getaway for a solo traveller who is feeling a little frazzled and needs a week of rest and relaxation. The truly amazing thing for me is the other guests. They are always the most awesome people, and if you have any concerns about travelling alone and what type of people will be there then don’t. Even in just a week you’ll make the kind of friends that will last a lifetime.
Also, if you’re not sure you are “yoga” enough, don’t worry. There are people at all levels including complete beginners and I think I may have actually flunked the meditation session (how did that make you feel? well my legs were sore and I opened my eyes and wondered if anyone else needed to pee or if it was just me).
All in all Azul Fit is the perfect place to relax, unwind, sunbathe, kick start a healthier diet or yoga practice, inspire you to living a healthier life back home, make friends… if you’re not sure…just book! You won’t regret it 🙂

Ruth, Chester, UK

The kundalini teacher is out of this world.

This is a professional outfit. The yoga and meditation instruction was first class with a range of approaches and styles. The teaching was demanding yet tailored to individual need and the group sizes enabled the teachers to give some help. The kundalini teacher is out of this world.
The (Lotus Retreat) is new and whilst I didn’t stay there, I ate breakfast every morning there and dinner (twice)… Unbelievably gorgeous home made vegan food, sumptuous breakfasts and dinners, beautifully and loving prepared and presented. The staff are all really right on and helpful.
The massage therapist deserves a Nobel prize.
This was my first yoga retreat, it won’t be my last and Azulfit will be top of my search list.
Om mani padme hum.

Martin, UK

Another heavenly week at Azul

It just gets better and better! Our fourth visit and the fifth booked already. What I appreciated more than ever this time is the amount of sheer love that goes into Azul. They are such a dedicated team who really think about what they are offering at the deepest level.
Marilyn M., London

Azul is a little bit of paradise

Hi all at Azul, Been back a few days now and just wanted to send a message of thanks to everyone for an amazing week! I knew I needed this break, but I don’t think I realised how much until being able to reflect on how much better I feel having returned. I was tired, stressed, stiff and injured … I now feel refreshed, relaxed, supple and healed :). Azul is a little bit of paradise… I loved the classes and the food was incredible!

Liz H, London

It was honestly the perfect introduction

What a fantastic holiday! Never having done any yoga before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It has to be said that yoga on the beach has spoilt me a little, but it was honestly the perfect introduction. Liz and Julie were wonderful hosts and provided fabulous breakfasts every day. I’m sure I’ll be back.

Jenny, Surrey

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