Sue provides a cornucopia of inspiration, advice, and information that can transform your life and your health.
— Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D. - OB/GYN and author of the New York Times best sellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
Sue’s ability to lead is remarkable. She gracefully and intentionally adapts to the needs of the group and is able to dig in to get to the heart of the matter in a tender and loving way. Her wisdom and thoughtfulness is evident in everything we did. She is a wonderful yoga teacher and remarkable workshop leader. Her heart-centered approach allows woman the safe container to be vulnerable and open up in ways that can accelerate growth. All of our needs are met so we can focus on our intentions and relax into the experience. Sue’s retreats are always life-changing for me. I am a more balanced and thoughtful person because of her.
— Ani (2016 Bali Retreat)
Over the course of our week together, I learned how to drop into myself, become more aware and in the moment and how to have more authentic relationships with women. I had time to take for me as well as time for rejuvenation, rest and relaxation. Sue’s retreat provided an amazing experience of deep connection with myself and the other beautiful women.
— November 2011 Retreat Participant
I am blown away by this retreat. The facilitator brought a really unique flavor, and it created a really juicy retreat. Spending time with a small group of women was magic. I feel deeply connected to this group, after only 6 days. I’m reminded of the beauty of connecting and spending time with just women. I was blow away by the meals! I am leaving feeling grounded, nourished and full of joy. The balance between connection and me time was fabulous, and I will carry the feeling of this onward with me. Thank you thank you to each of you! I feel like I’m surfing the wave of bliss right into my next adventure. With love and gratitude.
— Chloe (2013 Retreat Participant)
Thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful retreat! This has been an amazing week for me filled with great memories and exciting adventures!
— Ashley (2013 and 2014 Retreat Participant
I would recommend this retreat for anyone who wants to experience a loving, healthy, contemplative environment to strengthen or even begin a yoga practice. It has been a once in a lifetime adventure that I will never forget. And the retreat facilitators and participants are an extraordinary group of beings.
— Eron (2011 Retreat Participant)
Sue Van Raes has taken on a beautiful mission - to help heal the feminine when it comes to food, body, and soul. Sue provides a wonderful gathering of resources, information, wisdom and story that touches the heart and reminds us that the journey of the feminine is unique, special and powerful. The simple and practical insights that Sue offers are a great distillation of some of the more useful health principles of our time. This work is honest, heartfelt, and much needed.
— Marc David - author and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating
Sue truly knows how to host a first-class retreat. I’ve been on many retreats, and none of them come close to the level of service, kindness, caring and compassion these beautiful professionals have for their guests. Every detail is taken care of. All you need to do is show up, physically, spiritually and mentally.
— Iffer (2011, 2012, 2013 Retreat Participant)
We all need an owner’s manual to our own bodies. Sue Van Raes offers us just that. It is as though Van Raes is a trusted girlfriend, sharing secrets to health over a cup of comforting herbal tea, Sue offers what many of us have been looking for to provide the suggestions to reboot our own lives. As a twenty-year practitioner of holistic disciplines including Yoga and Ayurveda, I learned many key lessons from this work and look forward to sharing it with my students and clients.
— Felicia Tomaskso - Editor in Chief, LA Yoga and Find Bliss magazines
Sue Van Raes deepens our conversation on women’s health and happiness, leaving us more empowered and spiritually connected in our daily lives. Sue offers a dynamic approach to healing the feminine through food, mind-body connection and intuition. This is an important work for women of our time!
— Sara Avant Stover - author and founder of The Way of the Happy Woman.
I have known Sue since she first began her education in nutrition. We shared an office for several years and I have watched her grow into an ever more wise, kind human being, practitioner and teacher. She understands the causes of illness and suffering and is skilled in guiding women back to Health. Sue’s ways of living, her work and her book are one. That is about as good a compliment as I can pay anyone.
— Charley Cropley, N.D.
I have been working with Sue in her program, experiencing a new refreshing way of looking at my diet. For the first time ever, I did a cleanse with her guidance that helped me get my mind and body back into balance. I have learned more ways to provide protein into my vegetarian meals and I have worked with her guidance on making changes to my peripheral behaviors, allowing me to feel supported in my emotional well being and making it more possible to choose healthy eating habits over emotional eating habits.
— Mariposa Linden
I began working with Sue in her program, and she taught me balance and pleasure. Now I eat what my body needs as well as what I want. I continue to exercise, but only doing the activities I truly love and that make me feel good. Life is no longer a disciplined obligation
— Hope
Over the course of our time together, I learned how to drop into myself, become more aware and in the moment and how to have more authentic relationships with women. I had time to take time for me as well as time for rejuvenation, rest and relaxation. Costa Rica was an amazing opportunity to connect with myself and the other beautiful women.
— Jessica
I have been very happy working with Sue. We just went over my test scores and she is very knowledgeable. I also love the fact that Sue is realistic in helping her clients - she doesn’t use absolutes - she really tries to help you with what will work for you - not what will work for everyone/anyone. Sue emphasizes personalized consulting. I also went on the 2013 Bali Retreat and couldn’t recommend a trip more than this one.
— Patti Gilbert
Working with the Sue has allowed me to make shifts in my life and open up to insights I didn’t realize were waiting for me. I have run up against the same walls time and time again in my life, but throughout time I slowly saw the bricks crumble down to reveal clarity to what it is I truly desire in all areas of my life.
— Holly
I am feeling much better. After Sue tested my food allergies, the gluten free, dairy free, egg free diet has helped me tremendously. My digestion and energy are so much better. Thanks Sue for all of you help and support.
— Shirley
I am very pleased about my work with Sue. She is an excellent listener and we were able to get started right away with a sense of direction. I am very much appreciate working with Sue on a better health plan for myself and feel a lovely sense of care, support, and confidence from her.
— Jennifer Martin
I am usually one to shy away from the group thing, but something drew me in to this program, and I became very trusting of the environment and coaching. This program empowered a safe place for me to explore, become vulnerable, be challenged, and grow. This year I made life- changing moves that I may have never made by myself, or with a single coach or counselor. I highly recommend it for any woman who wants to enable her most powerful self.
— Jennifer
For 27 years I did not eat meat other than fish and seafood for altruistic reasons. The guidance I found with Sue has changed my view to eat right for my body type and health concerns. Being on the road of better health has energized me and showed me that altruism can still exist as a meat eater.
— Lise
The past year has been the craziest and most intense part of my life. Without the guidance and support from Sue I don’t know how I could have not just survived this time, but really grown as a person and come out feeling the closest thing to transformed that I have ever experienced. Not only is Sue incredibly supportive and knowledgeable in what she does, her insight and inspiring energy during our sessions is what makes such a difference for me.
— Mollie White