After a week of glorious spring weather, The Body Toolkit April retreat came to a close on Friday morning. Waving goodbye to each of the wonderful women that I'd been lucky enough to share the retreat with, I was so struck by the difference that the six nights had made. They all looked noticeably lighter, so much calmer, their posture was 'happier', straighter and their smiles were just about as wide as they could possibly be. It was pretty darn special, actually.
But when I opened the 'Comments Book' to find their heartfelt testimonials about their experience at the retreat, it really hit home just how much they had benefited from the week. I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a wee tear in my eye. I felt I had to share some of the testimonials - you just never know who these words might inspire to take the first step in changing themselves or their health.
"Thank you, Katrina, for a truly life changing week. You've been a TOTAL INSPIRATION. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE what you're doing here and it has been 10,000,000% EXACTLY what I needed this week. Thanks for giving me the 'tools' to get back to being me - I feel like I'm finally on the way out of a very dark place and on a shiny, golden path to somewhere new and amazing." Anna, Glasgow
"I can't begin to tell you what a difference the retreat has made to me - I have had the best time ever, made lots of new friends, lost 8lbs and I feel great. Apart from losing 8lbs, it's my whole outlook that has changed - I just feel so positive and I have totally changed my morning routine. Everything about the retreat is awesome and inspiring. How could you fail to benefit from spending time here? You are the most compassionate, patient, kind and knowledgeable teacher and an inspiration to us all! Thank you again for making it all such a wonderful experience. You are truly awesome! Ps My husband is well impressed with the Goddess who has returned in place of the old me!" Janice, Glasgow
"Thanks for a greatly relaxing week, Katrina, it's been fab. I haven't been hungry throughout the week at all and feel totally nourished in body, mind and soul. I have been impressed at how calm and kind you are to all of us in the group and I feel very cared for." Laura, Glasgow
"After five days of detoxing, I am hooked on the benefits of fresh organic raw juices and food. What a thoroughly enjoyable time I have had in the company of some amazing ladies and in charge of us all a very talented and compassionate lady, Katrina Mather. Thank you so much for giving us such an enjoyable retreat, and with results I must say. If you're interested in giving your body a healthy shake-up, then give the Body Toolkit a try." Joke, Ardnamurchan
"What a week - thank you, thank you, thank you. You are knowledgeable and wise beyond your years and I have learnt so much from you. The atmosphere that you create here is calming, nurturing, supporting and inspiring. You have nourished us with delicious juices and tasty soups, and I thoroughly enjoyed the mindfulness and EFT techniques you taught us. You have helped me start to clear blockages both mentally and physically. Keep following your dream and getting the message out there. You are kind, gentle and a great teacher." Michelle, North Uist