What people who have worked with me have to say…

“Tanya Carr-Smith is an incredible well-being retreat creator. The professional work that she did behind the scenes made for a seamless experience that was calming and welcoming.  The yoga and workshops were thoughtfully tailor-made for our group and suited all ranges of yoga ability and expertise.  The hospitality of Lochmara was first class, and they met every need, and nothing was too much trouble. Lochmara Lodge nestles in an extraordinary part of the world, and its stunning vistas added to the peace that it brought into our yoga practice and free time. There was plenty to do at Lochmara if you wanted your retreat to be more active or places where you could curl up with a book to be slower.  If you decide to attend a retreat with Tanya, you will not be disappointed, and it quite possibly could be the best decision you have made in a very long time.”

-Ani (2021)

“I’m lying in bed the day after getting home from Nature and Nurture retreat processing all the beautiful memories that I have collected through the retreat. 
The venue was amazing when we pulled up I actually got emotional! The food and service we received was 5 star! Plus all the nature activities available just added to the whole experience.
The yoga and workshops were just good for the soul! Challenging yet not confronting as you made such a safe place for us Tanya to share our hurts, hopes and dreams.
I would thoroughly recommend Tanya’s retreats to any woman who needs space to think, breathe and reconnect with herself. Thank you so much Tanya for the beautiful memories and helping me to breathe and relax.”

-Megan (2021)


Tanya is one of those natural talents. She was born for this role and does it with ease and grace. Tanya is kind, compassionate, and wonderfully intuitive about how to help people no matter what their situation. I highly recommend her services – great for accountability, gaining focus on personal goals, and finding clarity about the important things in life. 🌿 Be open to the growth and she will help with the tools and support.

– Jennifer (2019)


I had the privilege of attending Tanya’s Nature and Nurture Yoga Retreat. It was the whole package, from adventure to yoga to relaxation to delicious food and many laughs and tears. The whole time Tanya never put pressure on us to be anything but ourselves or to speak if it didn’t feel right, instead she created an environment where we felt comfortable in sharing our thoughts, happy or sad. Thank you once again Tanya, you have a gift xxxx

– Anna (2018)


Really enjoyed the Assisted Yin workshop … supportive teaching style and very knowledgeable about her area of practice. Many thanks! “

– Penny(2018)


” I had the pleasure of undertaking three small business coaching sessions with Tanya. I found that the sessions were a unique combination of Tanya making sense of my ramblings, providing insights and information based on her knowledge and driving agreement on targeted actions to achievable time-frames.

Tanya’s style is nurturing and straight forward. She made me aware of what what was achievable in a no nonsense and supportive way. I definitely recommend her coaching services. “

– Lorraine (2019)


Tanya was so welcoming to my daughter and I when we attended her yoga class as newbies together. I was so impressed with how Tanya combined the flow of the sessions for experienced and newer attendees alike. We really appreciated how Tanya adapts yoga for all attendees as and when required.

-Jo (2020)

You don’t have to be ultra-spiritual, have all the ‘right’ gear, or be anything other than your true self when you join Tanya at a Nature and Nurture Retreat. 

It took me a day or two to get really comfortable with that idea, and when I did it was a life changing experience, leaving me feeling relaxed, confident, and reenergized.

If you think you can’t afford it – think again!

-Caroline (2020)

Five Stars! Tanya is a great listener and helped me feel like I wasn’t a total weirdo for being able to do somethings really well and others not at all!! She helped me figure out some great workarounds so that when I’m at yoga classes now I don’t have to opt out of certain poses. She also helped me feel okay about being where I’m at now and that it’s okay if you’re still working towards your goals! She’s got great knowledge about how the body works and I really appreciated the one on one call in the privacy of my own home through video call. Thanks

-Sarah(2019)

I have recently attended a few of Tanya’s yoga workshops and look forward to attending more. Tanya created a friendly, soothing atmosphere for the participants and welcomed our questions & comments. She shared her amazing knowledge in an easy to understand way and created a beautiful experience for all of us. A real treat. Thank you, Tanya!

-Julie (2018)