What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying About Working with Danielle Ryan & Samana Wellness

Going to your yoga retreat was one of the best gifts I ever gave myself, I love the recipes you shared with us, it made a big difference in my life.
– Judy Christen

I have been doing the retreats with Danielle for many years, and by now when I come back it feels like coming home. Coming home to my body and my health. I know it is a treat and I will feel better in many ways after the mini retreat. Each time I learn something new and I go deeper into self-knowledge. The format of the retreat is light and easy to follow. I intend to keep doing it.
– Joelle C. Perz

Danielle you should write a cook book!  I have made the asparagus & pine nuts dish that you made in our private cooking class two days in a row as well as kale with ginger & ghee. Yummy!
– Shawn Sands

WOW! What can I say? I have been a student of human development for more than 40 years. “The Seven Day Mental Diet” by Emmet Fox that you shared is the most clear and concise statement of one of the most profound laws of the Universe. Mahalo sooooo much for sharing this gem, this gold with me and others through your newsletter. You are a healer and a guide and teacher. I am honored to know you. – Harry Mason

I arrived home in Switerland this morning and I cannot stop thinking of all the good things that happened to me last week at your retreat…It has been wonderful how my tastebuds can explore new tastes out of simple things. I feel so blessed I got to spend that time with you in Olinda.
– Astrid Weber

I want to give you a follow up to my personal cleanse with you, as a thank you, and to underline how vital what you are creating is to the community…I am deeply grateful for you, and the work that you do. Thank you for living your dream. It is so needed in this world.
– Elizabeth Anderson

The pranayama practice had results that were unexpected and amazing for me!  In the retreat I had time to reflect on my life, let go, and digest in a nice protected area with great support both during and afterwards.  It was perfect!
– Rahel Holliger


Danielle delivers a well structured and easy to follow cleanse program that is gentle enough for beginners and robust enough for more experienced people. Her attention to detail with the food speaks to her immense knowledge, energy, and devotion to her teachings. – Amrita Grace

As a visitor to the island this mini-retreat was a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of being a tourist and spend some time taking care of myself. Danielle is a caring, loving, humble and knowledgeable instructor.  She did an excellent job of showing us yoga poses and alternatives, allowing each of us to work at our own level. She was also accepting of and interested in where each of us were in our life’s journeys. I definitely recommend this retreat. – Jane Bissonnette

Danielle is amazing.  She has an incredible talent for balancing the needs of a group while offering guidance specifically to each individual.  I GREATLY benefitted from an ayurvedic consultation session with her.  I felt like I was talking to an old and dear friend who understood where I was coming from, what I needed, and was there to support me to find my truths and best self.  I literally felt completely different by the end of the program aware of the signs of what my body needed and the difference between those needs and impulses, cravings, and addictions.   – Rebecca Frye

This whole retreat experience was in a word….AMAZING!!  I had a private consultation with Danielle before the retreat which I highly recommend!  Because of Danielle and her gentle guidance, I was able to see that I was the one who held the key to my healing!  I am forever grateful! Her demeanor is so peaceful and nurturing which make me feel very safe and capable of doing the transitional work I needed/wanted to do. – Brynne Heustis

In the retreat, I regained confidence in my ability to practice yoga and pranayama and enjoyed the food so much that I made kitchari from the recipes the very next week. My digestion has improved, my skin is clear, and my vitality and energy level have increased significantly. – Marie-Jeanne Girin


This retreat creates the climate, through the combination of yoga, pranayama, meditation, and Ayurvedic wisdom that allows you to connect/reconnect with the universal energy that resides within.  It is so hard to ‘light this flame’ (especially if one is out of practice, like myself) without all of these elements being in place.  This program not only creates the climate to begin the transformative experience, but also gives you the tools to take home and integrate into your daily life.  – Roopa Akkineni