Testimonials

A collection of reviews over the years from our from Google, Trip Advisor, Yoga Alliance, Facebook, BookYogaRetreats and our little guest book. 

“Yoga Beach House is a beautiful location to study yoga teacher training. The course provides a great practical approach to becoming a yoga teacher, as well as the more classical elements of yoga study. As the course size is small, it makes it easy to learn and feel relaxed really quickly, connecting to Rachel and your fellow teammates.”
— Laura, UK

"Yoga Beach House is the most perfect place you can get your 200 hr yoga teacher certificate. Rachel, James and Jessie lovingly welcomed us at their home and treated us like family. I enjoyed every second there and will never forget!" - Caroline, Germany

"All this knowledge I will share with my future student, but even I am a teacher today, I will always be a student because yoga is an inexhaustible source of learning. Namaste" - Anne Lahaye, France

"Exceptional experience. I did my yoga teacher training at Yoga Beach House with Rachel, and it was an extraordinary experience, rich and intense. Rachel is warm, smiling, listening and understanding. Yoga in the Beach House, you feel like home. James, the little Jessie, Harry's adorable dog, Luna and the mysterious cat, you are also feeling like family. The house and studio are a reassuring cocoon, all wood, the stove and the southern sun that add even more heat to the soothing atmosphere of the place. I can not wait to go back, and highly recommend going! The evenings are cool, take your sweater but also your swimsuit, even the October baths are delicious!" - Aurelie, France

"Its an amazing experience (Yoga Teacher Training), life changing, proud of being part of the Yoga Beach House family." - Paulina, Mexico

"Rachel distributes a rich and complete teaching of Yoga that she transmits with great love. With her husband James, they welcomed, me and six other participants (and not 100), at Yoga Beach House in Biscarosse in their big house near the ocean with the adjoining studio for a complete immersion in the respect of the mode of Yogic. To summarize, I am a yoga teacher in a privileged setting where love is solidarity and respect for the key words and where the teaching is as intense as effective. I learned a lot more than I could have imagined and feel like part of their community. A community in which I put my lessons into practice and who I was able to teach during the training. I would be eternally grateful to them. Rachel, James thank you. Namasté" - Gwendoline, France

“Highly recommend, perfect place to learn in small groups. Quality and reliability.”
— Hélène, France

"The weeks I spent at Yoga Beach House for yoga teacher training were some of the best and most transformative of my life, albeit challenging. I felt safe there during the emotional times of our training. Rachel was supportive and understanding while maintaining discipline and providing confident guidance. We became close with her family and the community members who attended classes at the beach house as well. Doing our training at an active yoga studio helped to build our confidence. Yoga Beach House became a second home and the people I met there become family. Upon leaving we knew that we continue to have support even though our 200hr training was finished." - Lily, USA

"Yoga Beach House is the ideal place to make a yoga teacher training. You live in a beautiful and save environment and learn everything on how to live a proper yogic life. It has changed my life completely in the most powerful and positive way." - Cindy, Germany

"Yoga Beach House is a soothing, caring place. Studying yoga teacher training in a place like this is a chance! Rachel and James give us all the keys to becoming good yoga teachers and give us the urge to continue learning I had one of the best moments of my life at Yoga Beach House." - Clemence, France

"The small group environment, the family home, the charming wooden studio and practicing with regular community members was unique and special. Upon completing I had confidence to start my yoga teaching straightaway. A great experience and memory to begin my yoga journey." - James, UK

“I stayed at this house for a few weeks during my teacher training and loved every single day. Could not be more lovely and accommodating. A gorgeous house in a stunning location. So good for the soul. Without a doubt the best weeks of my life. I had no idea how transformative the yoga teacher training would be. Rachel was an incredible teacher and mentor. Everything about the immersion training was wonderful. Beautiful people, food, house, vibes and location. I encourage anyone who is thinking about doing their Yoga Teacher Training to take the plunge and do it! You will be so glad that you did! Cannot wait to visit agin soon.”
— Ruth, Australia

"Exceptional experience. I did my yoga teacher training at Yoga Beach House with Rachel, and it was an extraordinary experience, rich and intense. Rachel is warm, smiling, listening and understanding. Yoga in the Beach House, you feel like home. James, the little Jessie, Harry's adorable dog, Luna and the mysterious cat, you are also feeling like family. The house and studio are a reassuring cocoon, all wood, the stove and the southern sun that add even more heat to the soothing atmosphere of the place. I can not wait to go back, and highly recommend going! The evenings are cool, take your sweater but also your swimsuit, even the October baths are delicious!" - Auerelie, France

"I've visited Yoga Beach House two times now and cannot wait to go back in the future. The house is very comfortable, clean, and full of good energy. It is close to the beach and shops  but is situated such that the street is not very busy or loud - ideal! The owners are fun, kind, knowledgeable, and caring - providing yoga classes that are challenging and exciting (Vinyasa core) as well as relaxing and contemplative (yin). I've felt welcomed and safe each time I've been at the house. A wonderful place to spend a yoga retreat or teacher training." - Lily, USA

"Yoga Beach House is the ideal place for a retreat, some great yoga classes or to do a 200h yoga teacher training as I did last June. The English owners, who also  speak French, offered us a beautiful and save environment and I learnt everything on how to live a proper yogic life. It has changed me in the most powerful and positive way. Thank you!" - Cindy, Germany

“James and Rachel are perfect hosts and yoga instructors. They created a oasis of well being in Biscarosse. James is an amazing cook!!! The food was absolutely delicious. We had a perfect activities-rest and group-time alone balance. Biscarosse Yoga Beach House is the “must go” retreat. Biscarosse plage can be a bit crowded and commercial like, but if you take the time to discover it, you can find nice and quiet spots.”
— Martina, Germany

"Thank you Yoga Beach House for the Soul nourishing experience, for your shared knowledge and warmth, and for the fun! You have created a little piece of paradise that is a gift for those who arrive on your doorstep ... I'll definitely be back" - Nadage, S. Africa

"Having tested the yoga classes on the beach last summer, I finally tested a studio yoga class and I'm not disappointed. Good atmosphere, very nice teacher, warm, pleasant setting, see you again very soon!" - Cécile, France

"A very warm and Rachel and James, always smiling and attentive. Various courses (with sessions dedicated to detailed work postures, and Yin Yoga) and suitable for all levels with explanations in English and French. Courses on the beach in summer, or in the studio entirely of wood (heated with in the fireplace in winter!). I was hooked and highly recommend!" - David, France

"THE" relaxing time at the end of my week - valuable advice in the practice of yoga from Rachel, not to mention the friendly after yoga tea from James" - Katia, France

“Great stay at Yoga Retreat - A very warm welcome from all the family during my stay at the retreat. Nothing was too much trouble if you had any requests. I found that the balance was just right between yoga, other activities and time off. I was inspired by the teaching at the retreat and has definitely helped my yoga practice. The food prepared was healthy, fresh and delicious. Came away from the week feeling refreshed and relaxed. Thanks for the great hospitality all!”
— Jen, UK

"Thank you to Rachel and James for welcoming us so kindly to each course ... It's a pleasure to come to share these moments with you! Namaste" - Loic, France

"An impeccable and warm studio, positive teacher and listens to yogis, a real moment of sharing for all lovers of yoga and wellness! Thank you!" - Gaelle, France

"Superb place in which I have had the chance to make my first hours of yoga. It was a long time that I wanted to start. My meeting with Rachel on the beach was great, and when I found the home of James and Rachel it became obvious! It was with them and here in Biscarrosse I had started my yoga journey! Thank you for all you do for us!" - Cassandre- France

"Thanks to Rachel & James and their way of being and teaching.  Our lives are transformed positively. Simply, THANK YOU." - Philippe & Anne, France

“My stay at Yoga Beach House was definitely a 10 !!! It was one of the best vacations I’ve ever had — the ambiance in the beach house was fantastic, the other guests were terrific and Rachel and James are the most amazing hosts. Plus, Rachel is a super yoga instructor who could handle the different levels in the class (I’m just a yoga novice) as well as bounce between English and French as required to make sure everyone was following correctly. Plus, Biscarrosse is lovely and has a great chill, beach vibe that is just ideal.”
— Jennifer, USA

"I had a great stay with Rachel and James. Everything was perfect, good veggiefood, good accommodation and very peaceful place. I truly recommend." - vdag1412

"Memorable and gracious. I will recharge my batteries here again." - Isabelle, France

"I spent a lovely week and the Yoga Beach House. I needed a relaxing break on my own by the ocean and it's exactly what I got, in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, with, as well as 2 hours of yoga per day (some on the beach, amazing), great healthy food, good laughs, music, and lots of extra activities either relaxing or fun (paddle yoga, surfing, massages, energy healing). Note that, as it is said on their website, courses are part of pre-existing 1-hour classes with external members at different times of the day, so it creates a different experience from a quiet retreat per se in a closed group with daily routines. But if you are looking for a place to practice yoga and have fun at the same time, this is perfect and the quality of the yoga teaching is excellent. Rachel and James are inspiring in their way of life that they invite you to share with them for the week, and will give you lots of positive energy to take home with. Thank you to them! - Sophie." - SophiejI3161DT,

"Soothing retreat with sweet Rachel teaching yoga. I recommend it to all who seek to disconnect from hectic day to day obligations. Organic food made me feel great and I realized how much so when I went back to my old habits once home! The room was bright and friendly decorated like the rest of the house. The yogi group was very friendly. All in all great holiday with the proximity of the sea and shops. I can only recommend it to my friends. By the way, I went to Biscarosse retreat an absolute beginner in yoga and I am now practicing once a week. :=)" - Nicole, Switzerland

"Yoga Beach House is a pearl, a branch of the paradise on earth. Rachel and James are struggling to make you live a dream week with new activities every day. Rachel and James are bilingual and are courses in English and French if necessary. James is excellent cook everyone was thrilled with every meal. Possible activities in bulk: yoga on the beach, bike to the dune surfing Pylat, paddle on the, water skiing or simply take to be on the boat on Lake Sanguinet. Thanks again!" - Nicky, France

“A place where life is good. Quiet for a good practice of yoga with a warm welcome. A program well in place for you to enjoy the best of yoga and the beach. James and Rachel do their best to make you feel better. I highly recommend this place”
— Gaelle, France

"Wonderful stay, relax, zen, cheerful Lovely concept, home, yoga, food, activities .... thank you for opening your home and to share your life philosophy." - Catherine, France

"Fantastic. It was my first "yoga retreat" and I was a bit afraid it will be boring. To my surprise, the whole experience was more than great. Rachel and James are perfect hosts and attentive teachers, the food was amazing, the lodge was a calm oasis. We had a perfect balance of group size, yoga classes, time alone, group activities, optional activities (surfing, paddling, biking, etc.). I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a yoga retreat."  - Ioana, France

"I practice yoga ones a year and it it at yoga beach house. I love the yoga itself but also thé atmosphere and Rachel and James who are, for me, representing well what there is behind yoga (peace and love, well being, look at life from the positive side." - Celine, France

"Wonderful meeting with Rachel in a place of serenity soothed by the waves and wind" - Emma, France

"Excellent performance: warm and always smiling Rachel and James courses to suit all levels. The Yoga studio Framework also helps to disconnect sensation entirely of wood, fireplace, sun dipping during the morning sessions, background music in perfect harmony ... All this at 5 minutes from the beach! Namaste!" - David, France

"Addictive! The house is in the image of Rachel and James. Warm and welcoming. Rachel assures its course with smile, kindness and a little British accent exotic. The place smells good, the stove crackles in winter and the playlist is always well chosen. The course is never the same, Rachel is constantly renewing itself. One spring with a real and deep energy. And one desire: to start again." - Caroline, France

"Great! I do yoga at Rachel and James in August 2015 and it's really great. Lovely atmosphere in a nice and warm, summer and winter, attentive teacher who regularly renews its exercises option to do yoga at the beach in summer ... I highly recommend!"- Joanne, France

“Cosy & Delicicous - daily yoga sessions in beautiful room. Very delicious food in accommodation in cosy family house. Surfing and cycling too”
— Mette Kia, Denmark

"Exceptional. The location of the Beach House Yoga is ideal: the city center and close to the ocean. It is a place of relaxation and reflection ideal for recharging batteries" - Laurent, France

"Perfect. I recommend this place to have a great time, you can do yoga with Rachel who is a fabulous teacher, surf, paddle, you can eat very good and healthy food. Don't hesitate!" - Anne, France

"Dynamic Yoga classes at Yoga Beach House Biscarrosse. If you want to practice yoga in ideal conditions and are addicts Biscarrosse then go ahead go ahead! I loved!" - Anne, France

"Great stay. A very warm welcome from all the family during my stay at the retreat. Nothing was too much trouble if you had any requests. I found that the balance was just right between yoga, other activities and time off. I was inspired by the teaching at the retreat and has definitely helped my yoga practice. The food prepared was healthy, fresh and delicious. Came away from the week feeling refreshed and relaxed. Thanks for the great hospitality all!" - Daniel, UK

"Peace and love atmosphere just steps from ocean. A beautiful house run by a lovely family and super friendly with great good vibes. Ideal for recharging ... and surf as close to the beach of Biscarosse. Yoga classes are for all levels." - Celia, Switzerland

"Perfect week of yoga bliss. Yoga Beach House provided a blissful, relaxed, fun and sociable week. I enjoyed every moment of it. Rachel is a wonderful, humble and caring yoga instructor - capable of providing instructions in English or French. She and her family set a perfect atmosphere in the house which makes everyone feel at home and relaxed. The decor and vibes in the house are ideal - simple, clean and welcoming. The food is gorgeous - organic, vegetarian, home-made and very generous! As well as the beautiful yoga classes (usually twice a day) I also had a powerful Reiki experience, a fabulous Korean massage and a private surf lesson. It's also an enjoyable cycle to the Dune of Pyla. I plan to return again next summer. I would highly recommend a week at the Yoga Beach House." - Christine, France

“Brilliant! I had a fantastic time with Rachel & James at Yoga Beach House. The classes were amazing, the house is so welcoming and the food was beautiful. I would highly recommend a trip there you will feel a million dollars after it!”
— Gemma, Ireland

"Awesome for yoga retreat or just as an awesome location with great amenities. Yoga Beach House is incredible and I would recommend it to anyone for a retreat! Rachel is a fabulous instructor! She adapts and customizes as needed to different levels and helps you progress in whatever you are working on. The accommodations are wonderful. Rachel, James and their daughter (plus cat and dog) live on the main level and then there are four bedrooms and a bathroom with shared kitchen, living space and huge deck one floor up. The building used to be the railway station in Biscarrosse and they recognize the heritage of their location and honour their little town. Literally 2.5 blocks from the beach, it is perfect access for sunrise and sunset strolls on the incredible sand beach – watch the surfers enjoy the waves. There were options to add on to the set yoga classes with Stand Up Paddle board Yoga (SUP) on a nearby lake, intensive one-on-one yoga classes, guided meditations etc. Rachel and James provide delicious meals as part of the retreat. The energy of this retreat house is fabulous and you can tell that Rachel and James have created a great yoga community in this fabulous tourist destination." - Davina, Canada

“Great yoga in a very relaxing space. Rachel and James are extremely welcoming and warm to all student....they also make a delicious tea!! Very worth while for body and mind whether it be a few sessions while on holiday or a weekly practice.”
— Hope Maine, Australia

"Rachel and her family welcome you in a relaxing environment where the harmony of the body is reflected in the balance of decorations. The ocean rocks the course, both relaxing and invigorating ... In short, a compendium of well-being that is found both in the smiling in the always benevolent exchanges. To consume without moderation!" - Mary, France

"A wonder and a great service. A very warm welcome with good humour and smile." - Celine, France

"If Rachel's yoga class is warm is not just thanks to the stove crackles deliciously in the studio in the winter, but also / especially thanks to Rachel's smile that knows how to create this sweet atmosphere, harmonious and at the same time motivating for progress in the practice of yoga, each according to his pace. Replenishing!" - Lori, France

"Must do! What to say ….just awesome, lots of love, sincerity, appeasement. Remarkable courses with Rachel and great teammate. You can come as you are. No righteous judgments just sincerity. And good physical and mental performance from Rachel." - Padja, France

“Great! Had a brilliant week, fun, friendly , relaxed :-) James and Rachel both so welcoming , yoga was great, yoga paddle boarding fun!! Would definitely recommend!”
— Kate, UK