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Jo Mansfield-MinhinnickDue to the weather I missed out while visiting this April. I made of point of going out myself on my last morning.....A truly unforgettable moment! I look forward to doing it with everyone on my next visit16 hours ago

Sorrentina SistiI would not like I would Love to do this one day15 hours ago

Tessa MaddisonYes love - I was lucky enough to do every morning with not a soul around 🙏🏻15 hours ago

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Ayelet AfarsemonOf course 🙂 Hope to come again soon, with the grace of God... ♡3 days ago

Tara Rachel JonesYes- many great lesson plans for Family Yoga Vacation have arisen at these tables!3 days ago

Joanne RossiI get my best reading and writing there. And my most peaceful sleeps listening to the ocean in a beachfront hut.3 days ago

Vinoth KumarFor sure And the writing course helped as well1   ·  3 days ago

Lille MorUniverse: please send some money- I HAVE to go to this place soooooon!1   ·  3 days ago

Beckie ZimmermanMy first colored pencil art. Of a palm, of course.3 days ago

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Anifer PitaCan't wait!! Will be there in November <33 days ago

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Maie P Jyotilooking forward to my 9th visit in February! Om Namah Shivaya2   ·  4 days ago

Suzie SwaggahMy outdoor shower between my karma yoga->ocean->class is still standing! Amazing!1   ·  4 days ago

Vianka WongGlad everything is back to beautiful and everyone is safe! 🙏🏽4 days ago

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