WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
The depth of Margherita’s knowledge with yoga, Ayurveda and specifically meditation for me have helped break through blocks I’ve had for years with taking my practice to the next level. This has significantly impacted the way I deal with stress and go about my day. No matter what the circumstances beforehand, I always feel a positive shift in perspective after I speak with her and always come away feeling like I have the tools I need to live my life with health, ease, and sustainability for the future. Thanks so much Margherita for doing this work – you are a gift!
Dearest Margue, you really have some kind of magic. My word for the week was ”Renew” and I have come back from the lovely, outstanding retreat in Puglia with a new clarity of thought and determination to change things for the better. I always learn from you. You always give so much and we are lucky that you are such a dedicated teacher giving more than just repeating a series of Asanas. I loved the movement. The little bit of boxing and the continuation of more understanding about our bodies mentally and physically. Thank-you for the people, the divine location and food and mostly for your continuing inspiration. There is just one more Hindu Goddess to add to the list. Marguerita, divine Goddess, fruity and spicy and possessing the juiciest mangos of all the deity. Love and great thanks from Lorna xxx
Dear Margherita, I am so happy to have come to another retreat, it has done the world of good for me! I liked the diversity between the days and how you draw on each day to build blocks for the next. You are incredibly patient and loving and it has been instrumental in creating a healing environment. Thank you so much.
Dear Margherita, as you know I have been coming to your Saturday class for a couple of years now. I always leave feeling SO much better than when I walked in; stretched, toned, strengthened and relaxed. This past Saturday, however, I don’t know what you did that was different, but it was like a visit to the best osteopath/chiropractor! I felt every vertebrae from my neck down go click click click like a railroad track. Then my hips, shoulders and elbows! By the end of the class I could literally feel a surge of “chi” coursing throughout me. In addition to the usual benefits, I felt more energised than ever with an overwhelming sense of wellness and spiritual and physical balance. Thank you SO much!
Yet another beautiful chosen space in the hills of Umbria … the energy Margherita dearest that you manage to create in each place and in each heart is just magical! Fun and love is just what I felt in each class, time to reflect during the week, all has given me such an inspiration! I really hope I will be able to practice with you more often. Thank you so much for making me part of your family … I love you!
It was such a treat to be able to be with you in India- I think it was a really special week and I’m so glad I was a part of it. … Please keep me informed of any classes and special events you have going on- it would be a pleasure to continue learning with you if possible. Thank you for all your wisdom and inspiration.
Hello Margherita, thank you for taking me on this wonderful journey through elements: earth/water/fire/air&space- it was amazing and what’s most important it will resonate for long, forever. I admire the way you work with and sense the energy. Classes were very well balanced; we were strengthening, stretching in all directions and dimensions. I am particularly grateful for the pranayama practice, which I’ve always found quite difficult to do on my own. I’m mesmerised – truly, deeply- by the way you teach and practise. Thank you so much for sharing tips on teaching, for being so approachable, warm and kind.
Dear Margherita, I am back in London safely and happy but cannot stop thinking of the amazing week I had with you and the rest of the group in Ashiyana-Goa. It makes me smile and I know I will always remember this week as one of the best in my life. It gave me so much energy and life and it was not only the sun which was constantly shining for us and I needed lots. It was the lovely venue, the people who run it, the amazing group you once again managed to pull together and above all it was YOU. I know you for almost a decade now and I see you every week. I have been to a handful of your retreats but every time my experience is better than the last one! Not sure how you can top this one but I am sure you will. You surprise me every time and I know you can do it again. You are not only an amazing teacher I never get bored off, but above all I think the reason I am so fond of you is that you are real and a normal person. A teacher who can play with us, have a laugh, be silly with us. Someone who can understand the energy of the group and is flexible enough to adjust your teaching to this. I know you plan a lot for these retreats but you are able to change and still surprise us. Every time a class was finished we were all smiling, and did not want to leave the ‘room’. But we were then rewarded with another amazing class and something new from you. So as I am back in London and look back I smile and my heart melts. I want everyone to be able to experience a week like the one I had in Ashiyana one day and I want everyone to experience you as a friend and as a teacher. I am happy, fulfilled and with a bunch of new amazing friends (a legendary group of people) and not even the grey and cold London weather can get me down this time. Thank you for everything!
I learnt so much from your class, but the best part was that I realised that it is possible to improve the flexibility of my hips, which I had always thought wasn’t possible given the problems I’ve had with them. I just have to try other ways!
Margherita’s course far surpassed anything I could have expected. I joined this course because my energy levels were low and I felt sluggish, but the course fixed that AND also gave me so much more. By taking Margherita’s advice and making the changes she suggested, I have completely changed my lifestyle and am now feeling more joy, have more energy, am more purposeful, take better care of myself and am feeling more centred.
I have just come back from a Margherita’s retreat in Almeria and have only praise. The place was exceptional and the group – totally amazing. I arrived feeling closed, tight, tired and in a low state of mind. With Margherita’s practice, teachings and nurture, I now feel revived, strong, inspired and positive! She starts with the foundations of yoga slowly building up to more complex flows and restorative class – which worked tremendously. As well as the yoga, she provides advice on wellbeing and nutrition, leaving me with true intentions to take much better care of myself. It’s been a transformative experience and I can’t thank her enough for giving me a wonderful feeling. Thank you Margherita! x
I had the great privilege of sharing an amazing week with Margherita at LA Rosa dei 4 Venti . The retreat was as close to perfection as one can hope for. Marghe is a very dedicated, caring, loving and inspirational teacher . The location is serene and peaceful, the food is plentiful, healthy and delicious. Giulia has created un paradiso in true Italian style with attention to every detail. I am an experienced yoga ‘retreater” and this venue combined with Margherita’s expertise and loveliness has “raised the barre” at every level. Namaste
…At every class that I attend with Margherita, her classes are always well planned, well explained and well demonstrated, and taught very well. With each muscle group or internal muscle group that we are working explained well. Which I feel gives me more control over my movements, breathing and balance. But tonight I cannot express myself enough, to be rid of the pain that has hindered me all through my day, and just to be able to sleep in peace tonight. Thank you Margherita I’m so glad that I had stayed at tonight’s class. Namaste.
Margherita muchissimas gracias por este fantastico yoga retreat. One of the nicest experiences in my life. I feel my family has extended and you are part of it! I am very happy to have met you… and I know this is just the beginning…of something even greater. Lots of love
Lovely Marghe, I can’t express fully how lovely this week at the Locanda was for me. To think that just a year ago I turned up at In Sabina without knowing any of you is crazy. I feel so cosmically aligned with this group and this week and the space and the community that you created; I feel truly blessed to have been here and I know this is just the beginning of a new chapter in my yoga and my dharma … inshallah .. you are a wonderful and luminous teacher and friend. Mille grazie.
Margherita Dal Pra teaches an intermediate class on Tues 7.30-9.00pm. Her style is “a synthesis of Anusara bio-mechanical principles of alignment, heart-centered themes and the lineage and depth of knowledge of Tantric Hatha energetics in the Para Yoga® style”. I loved the more detailed technical breakdown of the postures and the blend of different influences. It’s a challenging session but the hour and half flew past, leaving much smoother movement and clearer minds. Her regulars were huge fans.
Dear Margherita, thank you for the most important week of my life so far at your retreat in Goa! Something deep inside me has been changed and I came back to London a better person! With still so much more to learn, I look forward to continue learning with you. You are an incredible teacher and an inspiration and I felt a deep connection with you and our amazing yoga group, we were blessed and I love you! Thank you
I first met Margherita when my teacher Zephyr Wildman recommended her retreats to me. I was champing at the bit to get out of London for a week and realign my body and spirit in every way possible – and impossible – so without too much thought or research I took her word, booked my place and headed to Italy not knowing where I was going or anyone who would be joining me. It was a truly magical week and the best selfish thing I have ever done, and Margherita has since become a true friend and a deeply inspiring teacher. She taught me the ways of Anusara and I have never looked back.
Margherita is an open, inquisitive and fun teacher who is always learning, and as her student you embark upon new journeys alongside her. This makes for very intimate classes and it is almost impossible not to make a new friend under her instruction. She lives in North London and runs wonderful day retreats at her home, where her sometime-yogi and running-crazy partner Chris has been known to cook some superb vegan and gluten-free lunches. In fact it is worth it for them alone.
Her summer retreats are magical and always include insanely delicious healthy food. I have been twice and left with truly wonderful new friends and a wealth of knowledge and recipe ideas.
Margherita, once again you did not disappoint! Our week in Goa at Ashiyana still resonates with a deep love, belly laugh, and amazing changes. You have such a knack for putting together an incredible group of Yogis. I feel so blessed to have so many new Londoners in my life! How you manage to get 2 Greeks, 1 Russian, 1 Brazilian, 1 Turk, 1 South African, 1 Irish, 2 Polish, 1 Italian, 3 British, and 1 Canadian in one group that respects, enjoys and loves each moment is pretty extraordinary! Santa Maria del Sole was an incredible experience three years ago – loved it all – but your teaching here in Mandrem Beach, Goa seemed to take on a life of it’s own. Your breakdown of Asanas will be with us forever – and I can’t think of where or whom one could go to get such thorough in-depth training. You are truly an artists in your craft and still, able to send each and every subtle move to a higher depth in each of our bodies. Thank you Margherita – for choosing a striking beachfront India-light venue with meticulous rooms and bountiful buffets, and especially for giving us a week of your love and support.
I felt positively radiant after such a wonderful retreat. Great yoga, food, people and surroundings. Thank you!