"My Holiday at Monte Vista was amazing! Great place, amazing people and much more! I couldn't have chosen better and I for sure will be back. Thank you all for your love and
"Thanks for sharing your wisdom. It has definitely made a difference to how I see things. You have a fantastic place here and what makes it better is the people. Love your work."
"Monte Vista set on a hill
With a view that the Gods ordained
Drink your water, don't take that pill
Thus is good health obtained
Monte Vista set on a hill
With an energy thought-transcending
All that's needed is love and goodwill
Ad peace that is never ending
Monte Vista set on a hill
With its winds and lightening and rain
Where the storms of the heart at last fall still
And the freedom - is freedom from pain
Monte Vista set on a hill
Where the birds and the souls fly free
Where the struggles of life are put through the mill
And the lesson is learned just to BE"
Suzanne and Ian (England)
"Thank you for a really special time. This place is magic. I'm surprised at some of the things that have happened here, all so real, but hard to get your head around. See you again."
"Thank you for a very good time here. We came here for a Detox, but it was much more than that. We learned a lot about our bodies and had lots of love from very nice people. Difficult saying good bye, maybe wewill see each other next time."
Edith and Kees (Holland)
"I came here looking for a week of detoxing and loosing weight not realizing this retreat offers a lot more. It is a retreat in the best sense of the word. A place to recuperate while in harmonious surroundings. Great people, great view, great place."
"Did a five day detox and I feel great. What a difference, enjoyed my stay here thanks to the wonderful staff, esp. Dave and the superb Yoga lessons."
"The Magic is back! Thank you."
"There are no words that can truely describe how very grateful I am to you. As individuals you are wonderful people, together you are extraordinary. This shows itself shamelessly and briliantly in the haven you have created that is Monte Vista. I arrived prepared to enlighten my body to healthy living ... I am leaving with enlightened body, mind, heart and soul. How did you do that? You're clever, you're skillful, you're highly effective at what you do. your ability to selflessly support, nurture and love, I am sure is not limited to those people fortunate enough to cross the path of Monte Vista ... It is wholly inspiring and I am full fo admiration for you."
"A very rewarding 3 day detox. I'm several pounds lighter, invigorated and rejuvenated - I shall be talking much about you. Thank you everyone."
"I sit and struggle to find the exact words that will allow me to express how I feel about Monte Vista - and what Norman and Mohini and everyone have given me. When I arrived I knew I felt "something was missing" ... but as I leave, I know a part of me will always remain, and a part of here will be forever in my heart. To be so privileged to have spend time here, I will be forever grateful - and go with hope, intent and love towards the next challenge I face. The tools I have gathered will help pave my way; the knowledge and insights will enlighten my path; the love and faith given to me will lead the way so that I will come to my home of peace, happiness and the realization of my truest and fullest potential. Words simply cannot describe what a feeling I have, knowing this now, and in now having the "something" that was "missing' inside. So thank you for all of this and for what is yet to come."
Melissa (New Zealand)
"What can I say! This place has done wonders for me. I am so much lighter and happier and you are quite right Mohini, a completely different person. Thank you so much to all of you at Monte Vista. It has been a pleasant and enlightening experience."
"Well, I thought maybe I wouldn't write anything, but then decided to do so anyway. I never imagined that the same help that went to everyone else, would come to me too, but now I feel more open and relaxed. I know I will be back as soon as I can. Thanks so much for stepping out of the parents' role and talking to me as Norman and Mohini and then switching back to my parents again when it was needed. I am glad I did this month. Your daughter Amber"
"In my seven days of detoxing I really learned a few important things that I will be able to take home with me and incorporate into my daily life. The relaxed methods of meditating make it easier to continue regularly. Will miss the kichari, I am sure we will continue eating it at home. I loved the pampering massages from Kate's magical hands. Thank you all."
"Take out some much needed time for yourself by escaping away from life’s distractions to enter paradise. Monte Vista retreat centre yields the perfect environment for relaxation and helps provide each individual with the tools and resources needed for reducing stress and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Many services are offered here encouraging positive change such as detoxes, cleanses, and counseling.With one of the best views of the remote island Koh Phangan, Monte Vista is located amidst the top of the mountains overlooking the amazingly beautiful Gulf of Thailand. Sunsets are quite the spectacle at Monte Vista, which can be viewed while relaxing as the breeze rocks you softly on the hammock of your bungalow’s porch.While overlooking the breathtaking view on the main deck’s balcony, one can join for not only yoga and meditation, but also to enjoy deliciously home cooked authentic Thai food. Monte Vista’s staff goes above and beyond, providing a homely feel and centering their attention to each person’s individual needs."
"When I came up your drive, I had no idea what was in store. Leafing through the options thinking I wanted so much more. It took 2 days to come to a self agreement. I hindsight, I was sent by the universe. A little sceptical in the first days, as my Being was clearing the thick haze. With each veggie meal, tea and cleanse I began to see more through my clearing lense. After the Sacred Breath I was left with with a burning desire to re-light my fire. A Chakra massage and Reiki, some Yoga Nidra and a Chronic Release. That's all it took for me to feel at ease. Wow. On my day of departure, I feel strength in my heart. I am grateful for your direction and appreciate the loving affection. I will praise Monte Vista Retreat. Now it's time for me to stand, balance and walk on my own two feet."
"Thank you so much for this wonderful experience. You both have taught me some very great and simple tools. My biggest moment was the Sacred Breath. I never knew that I had potential like this and that it could be reached that easily. Thank you for caring and your time and for building this place. I would very much like to come back soon."
"These 3 days cleansing were nice and calm. Preferably I need more time, maybe 2 weeks next time. This is really a nice, calm place where I had a moment of total peace and harmony within myself. Lots of love."
"Words cannot express how grateful I am for you letting me be here and spend some time with you. A time with lots of attention, love and true caring for me. It made me feel very special. Right now the seeds are planted and shooting roots, the process is finally started. I will maintain the plants and develop hopefully beautiful flowers in the (near) future. The most improtant thing for me was the understanding of my behaviour, right now I don't need to close the "little drawers" inside my head/brain, but I can leave them open and deal with it. These 5 days are sealed in my heart forever and I'll never forget you all. Intense hug, Renske."
"Wow!What an amazing experience. Monte Vista is a very special place with extremely talented, caring and friendly people. The time that I have spent here has given me many opportunities to experience new things. I have learnt a great deal about myself and can honestly say I feel as though I have had a life changing experience. Thank you!"
"Thank you so much for creating such a perfect, welcoming and healing place in such a beautiful location. The perfect inspiration for our entire trip. You changed my life for the better and I will never forget this experience."
"A peaceful retreat from the hassles and stresses of the real world. When the whole world is going mad around you, it's the perfect place to retreat, lick your wounds and prepare for round two."
"Little did I know where I would end up on the little time that I had here. Destiny brought me to these quiet hills on Koh Phangan. I was not sure what I needed, but you guys helped me realize more of myself. You're both living the dream that was made for both of you and setting a great example to all the many people you are helping. Thank you once again. Your friend Mikkeline."
"I was looking for a place where I could find a peaceful way to rest, an unknown serene calming environment to find myself and catch my breath and to learn. I found all of this and more at your Retreat Center. How fortunate for me to have found you - there is simply no other Retreat Center in the world that could have pulled this off. Better than the Beatles."