The following testimonials are from students that have attended one of our retreats or teacher trainings in the past.

all testimonials are anonymous

This (Galapagos Retreat) was advertised as a once in a lifetime experience and it certainly was! I loved every aspect of the trip and would recommend both Monte Mar and SUP YO to anyone that would listen. If you ever get the chance to love this experience, grab it!!! 
Love Jana’s energy and thorough planning! She makes everyone feel welcome…as if you are part of a little family for the weekend.
Incredible retreat leaders, amazing location, and just an all around awesome (Back to Earth) weekend!

Acadia National Park, Maine

Being in the mountains, yoga and outdoor activities are three of my favorite things! Add in a friendly and enthusiastic group of individuals and you have the makings for the perfect weekend retreat!
We couldn’t have asked for better weather! Spectacular! All in all, practically perfect in every way! Jana was accommodating, helpful and is a wonderful yoga instructor!
I would love to go on a another retreat with SUP YO! It was an amazing experience that pushed me out of my comfort zone!
Between the location, excursions, hosts and the villa, the Galapagos retreat exceeded my expectations. We were well taken care of and the trip was planned perfectly!
This (Sailing the Adriatic Adventure Retreat) was my first adventure retreat ever and it won’t be my last! This was by far the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. This was definitely out of my comfort zone with traveling out of the country for the 1st time and with strangers but I’m so glad I did this. I came back with a new view on life & I met some really great people who I now consider my friends. My heart is so full from this adventure! Thank you Jana & Mark for this amazing experience.
The amazing Africa, it was full of wonder and joy!! Everything we did was planned perfectly!! The hike to Kilimanjaro, the safari drives, the hot air ballon, and the incredible bush dinner, hearing lions in the background! This was truly an amazing once in a lifetime trip!!!
This (EPIC Patagonia Backcountry Adventure Retreat) is my second adventure with Yolo Adventure Retreats and they keep getting better!
Lonesome Lake had amazing views with plenty to do for all levels whether it was hiking, paddleboarding or relaxing! Perfect for setting your own goals and challenges based on individual needs or intentions.


I truly love the adventurous spirit that Jana brings to every event. She stays positive even when unplanned or unpleasant things pop up. I have done her SUP yoga, hikes, weekend retreats and am off to Croatia with SUP Yo in Sept. Cannot wait!!!
The weekend getaway was very well planned out, especially with a great plan B in place for when the weather didn’t cooperate! The location was central to all activities and the yoga classes were a great way to start and end the day!
Great SNOWGA retreat with Sup-Yo and Jana!!
Wonderful way to get outside and enjoy Nature in the winter when usually I would just stay indoors and hibernate for the winter.


Everything (on the Galapagos Retreat) was so well planned, the excursion, the food and the accommodations were impeccable!!! Jana and Leslie’s yoga classes were great. I loved Monte Mar Villa! Our hosts were so gracious!
I can’t wait for the next retreat!!!
This retreat exceeded my Icelandic dreams and expectations. The adventures were made that much more enjoyable by the congenial and generous group of women.
The energy of this group was so open and so welcoming! Snow-shoeing was full of laughter and beautiful views, even if there wasn’t all that much snow!
It is difficult to pick just one thing as the “most” enjoyable! The location, the group of individuals participating in the retreat, the food, the instruction — all of these aspects culminated in a spectacular weekend!


I love the idea of studying, practicing SUP YOGA in nature, meeting new friends, exchanging experiences, spending time together, learning with fun…and Jana is amazing teacher. You can always ask question, she delivered what she promised…
Everything about this retreat was perfection!! Sure, its easy because Croatia is an AMAZING country but Jana organized the retreat so well, allowing retreaters who love adventure to get in tons of awesome activities in one week! I am 100% planning on going back to this amazing country and would even do every single one of the activities again!! SO FUN!!
Love Jana’s energy and thorough planning! She makes everyone feel welcome…as if you are part of a little family for the weekend.


The retreat & teacher training experience was incredible! I really loved all that I learned and all of the people I had the opportunity to meet! Friendships have been made that will last a life time no doubt!
Such an amazing experience with great people! Jana really knows how to provide a total experience. Whether you are a new yogi, a dabbler or a pro, I highly recommend you attend one of her retreats. -Traci
Best vacation ever! I’m so glad I did this! Everyone should experience a vacation like this at least one in their lifetime! #beherenow❤️
A new adventure awaits you! SUP YO in the most intriguing locations like islands in the Mediterranean or in one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Discover pushing your limits on adventures in exotic locales around the world.   -K.H.

Galapagos Islands

INTO THE WILD was such an amazing trip, while at first I didn’t know what to expect, never having traveled to that part of Africa and being slightly anxious as to what to expect, I was blown away by the awesomeness of Africa, the people, the animals and the country!!! Just amazing!!! It was so incredible to be so up close on the game drives, to meet so many local people that were kind, happy and beautiful in and out!! This trip will forever be one of my favorites!! Just remembering how happy and amazed I was by every step we took!!! Thanks for the memories!! SUP YO, well played !!!!❤️
I am already eager for next year’s retreat!! Isla Mujeres is an amazing place and Na Balam is spectacular! Jana and Emilie did such a great job organizing this retreat and made it very fun for me while I was there! Jana’s instruction throughout SUP Yo training was very organized and thorough and she made it very exciting and fun for me and the other trainees. The yoga classes offered at Na Balam through the Vastu School of Yoga gave me amazing and unforgettable yoga experiences and I know I have to go back for more! This retreat really was top notch and I have so many wonderful memories of the views, the island, the food, the retreat leaders and participants and so much more!! 10 out of 10 stars, would TOTALLY recommend!


I attended this (Nature, Harmony & Horses) retreat without ever having personally met any of the teachers. I was blown away.  Jana and Gail are remarkably skilled professional yoga instructors, but so accessible and relatable.  Their company is comfort personified.  They created an atmosphere that was intimate yet not overreaching, poignant yet fun, energetic yet relaxing.  Gerry (the ranch owner) and his horses are likewise incredible teachers.  In their collective hands, yoga on boards, and horses (wow!), and the deck of that beautiful ranch (that turned out amazing food!), is some kind of next-level, unforgettable wonderful. -Julie
This (Adventures of Croatia Retreat) was one of my favorite retreats, having been on several other retreats, well organized and all of the excursions were amazing, complete with great transfers to each one great guides and great locations!! This was overall a very memorable trip filled with lots of activities, great country, amazing food and a fabulous leader, Jana!!! Thanks for all your planning and time you put into making this adventure so awesome!!!!!
I love traveling with SUP YO! It never disappoints. Aside from the amazing sites we visit, I always leave with new connections and friendships. So grateful I found y’all 😊
Leslie is a great leader and kept things moving and on track. She was great at allowing me to push past my comfort zone and experience hiking for the first time. I felt like I conquered something pretty incredible while at the same time having a great time.
Back to Earth was one of the best experiences I’ve had. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to get away from the craziness of everyday life. And although having a friend to partner with might be nice, doing it alone allowed me to set my pace and push past my comfort zone and focus on what I need (for a change). Being part of a group of people I’ve never met added to the experience. The setting was amazing and found myself just taking in everything that was around me when I needed to take a moment. The hike the second day is a must for anyone looking to take the trip to the next level and challenge yourself. For those that just want a quiet relaxing time and not join the hike, there is plenty of that too.
This was a a week of overcoming some limitations of things I didn’t think I could do I pushed and accomplished all that I attempted. Making this a epic week filled with amazing people and adventures.
As a busy mom and business owner I don’t often get the chance to take time to myself. The value of time away is priceless. I can’t imagine spending my time any other way now! This (Acadia National Park Retreat) was truly one of the best “recharges” I have had the pleasure to experience. I had so many moments to reflect on my inner thoughts while being out in nature. Meeting new people who may be so different from myself however we connect through similar goals. A must for a more peaceful life!