From ITALY 2014:
"Cosetta choreographed a gorgeous retreat that was nourishing on every level…deep and profound yoga and ritual, delicious fresh food, unforgettable scenery and accommodations, all embraced by everlasting soul connections with new friends. Cosetta invited us all to step onto the stage of our lives and be our most authentic beautiful selves in every moment. Truly a life-changing experience."
~Meg Haggerty, Intuitive Healer

"Cosetta’s passion for yoga, life, nature and love filled our days in her Italy retreat at the Casa Garuda. I have gained renewed energy towards my yoga practice and appreciation for life’s opportunities. I am truly blessed to have been a part of the adventure and grateful to have made such wonderful friends!"
~Patty Bishara

"The group experience; the beautifully presented, beyond delicious, soul- and body-nourishing food; the painting-worthy sunsets; the hot springs; Assisi—my favorite of the villages, although I loved them all; the night sounds at Casa Garuda—crickets, frogs, breeze, laughter, and the occasional barks of foxes; the sun at last!; practicing in the sacred space of the meditation room; practicing on the platform outside; my walk through the countryside accompanied by birdsong, butterflies, breeze, fresh green scents: In some ways the experience feels like a lovely dream, but I also feel it was a solidifying of purpose and commitment and truly invaluable. A highlight of my life so far, for sure."
~Deborah M. Woolston

"I am a better human for sharing in this experience with a wonderful teacher, amazing people and a beautiful landscape. Italy and Cosetta ROCK!"
~D.H.

"Having never been to Europe before, I didn't quite know what to expect. I had practiced with Cosetta before, but not on an extended retreat. Needless to say, I was blown away by the experience!
     The yoga and meditation offered just enough variety and new techniques for beginner and experienced practitioners alike. For newcomers to yoga on the trip, Cosetta always offered support and guidance on poses that were right for them. The meals were fantastic, the scenery around the retreat center looked like paintings in every direction, and the staff were skilled but grounded and humble in helping us enjoy our stay. All of this and I haven't even mentioned the amazing excursions yet, which were such a great way to experience life with the locals.
     I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this retreat to anyone with an interest in yoga, meditation, and a curiosity to explore a new culture!
~Horus A.


"Cosetta is a gifted teacher in so many ways. She creates beautiful sacred space with lovely altars, shamanic rituals, and sets the tone for each unique experience. She is an intuitive, compassionate, loving, beautiful individual. These gifts of hers helped us to feel safe in share ourselves fully. Our women's retreat was an amazing experience; so difficult to put it all into words. We shared love, joy, tears. I was able to process with the loving support of the group and experienced some wonderful personal growth and good lessons (as did many of the women who shared with me). Thank you, Cosetta, for sharing your gifts with us." 

~Susan Morehouse


"The retreat gently pushed me on a multitude of levels...physical, emotional and spiritual. Cosetta created a safe container amid an intuitive and flowing unfolding from which she kept checking in. No two retreats could be the same, as she honors the uniqueness of the individuals and the spirit of the group." 
~Nancy Crowell 


"A magical and nourishing weekend in conscious community. Prana flow yoga, healing ritual, feminine forms of meditation, dance, silence, animal oracles, nature, altars, symbolism, and sisterhood. This retreat opened my heart, inspired my mind and fed my soul. And it facilitated healing on multiple levels. Thank you Cosetta, for your radiance, your beauty and your living embodiment of the divine feminine. I will be reaping the benefits of this weekend for many weeks to come."
~Laurie T. Rosenfeld, JD, MA, Coaching for Transformative Change


“I've now been on two yoga retreats with Cosetta, each one has been completely different from the next  Both have been an amazing, restorative, and joyful experience that bring me closer to myself, the surrounding community, and nature. The Yoga Lodge on Whidbey is a perfect place to getaway. It feels far out without taking too long to get there. Cosetta creates an amazing program that includes, yoga, great discussions, restorative healing, sauna time, creativity, nature, dance, and much much more.  I've left the retreats feeling renewed, reinvigorated, motived and connected to new friends. All of it is such good medicine- body, mind, and soul. The fall retreat helped me get through the winter and the spring retreat will help me through summer. I'm excited for the next one! “

~ Michelle
 

“My inner voice said, ‘Go! Go! Go!’  I was looking for a place to connect with other like-minded women, a place to get my body moving again, a place to soothe my weary city mind, a place to nourish my body with delicious colorful organic meals, a place to connect with Mother Earth, trees, birds, water, stars. I found all of that, and much much more, with Cosetta at the Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island. Gathering with a circle of women in ceremony with Spirit opened my heart and awakened me to become the observer of my soul. Cosetta generously shares vast love and knowledge in her unique way that cannot be put into words but just has to be experienced. We laughed! We cried! We hugged! We danced! We left forever changed. Go! Go! Go! “
~ Linda
 

“Beauty, unity, nature, luxury, exertion, expression, mindfulness, healing, PURE BLISS….now that’s a YOGA RETREAT! I came to Tulum with a heavy heart and blurred vision. We sang, swam, danced, and sweated our prayers. I returned home with an open, radiant spirit and clarity of self and confidence that had eluded me for so long. Priceless.”
~Betsy Shilling


"Warmth of the sun at Tulum began a process of letting go, purification, rebirth, enlightenment and gratitude. Cosetta's creative and spontaneous ledearship awakened the child to play, splash, dare, seek and marvel".
~Judy Maleng


"The retreat was a physically and emotionally intense quest. It took me to a magical places (literally and metaphorically). The multitude of rituals, devoted chanting and "physical" discipline made me better understand YOGA."
~Anna Kolousek
 

"Cosetta, I would love so much to convey to everyone who considers a retreat with you how incredibly thoughtful you are about planning and executing our time together. Right now, I am reflecting so much about the way you organized our days in awareness of the spiritual celebrations going on at the same time in India, while turning us on to the mirroring ways of Maya/Mexican/Yucatan culture (for example time of Durga and Temazcal). I’m still without good words to fully thank you for everything you did to make this such an incredible experience for us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! "
~Duana K.

"Freedom, the kind that comes from being so totally wrapped in love, safety, and grace that your body feels permission to do exactly what it wants; to move in a way it never has but always wanted. This is the kind of movement that I found myself in, completely unrestricted, completely open. The past few years have been a journey of reconnecting to my body and more specifically reconnecting to the joy of being in my body without substances to alter the experience. At the end of the Yoga Dance Trance ceremony (this is not an event, it is a ritual process) my mind couldn't believe what happened. I'm so grateful for the powerful healing this ceremony facilitated."
~Scott


"The experience I had at Trance Dance was nothing short of magical.  At first it was Cosetta's soothing but powerful voice.  It pulled at the loose string that wrapped up all the things that I "should" be doing and unraveled me into deep connection, relaxation and trust.  Then it was the music and the sensation of truly feeling my body that swept me up like the oceans sweet and undulating embrace.  Then it was the power of feeling the community of people dancing with wild abandon around me all for a common goal, tapping their truth and sending love back out into the universe.  I reached the rawness of my being in that room and it felt amazing."

~ Kari

 
"Trance Dance is the one time every month when I can completely let go, rejuvenate, restore and surrender to my body in a way no other class, or event, or gathering of friends will allow. I have been dancing with Cosetta for many years and still nothing feeds my soul this way. Cosetta's energy, grace and spoken word heals my deepest wounds, which is the beauty behind this gathering of friends, new and old each week, who are all there for a soul retrieval."
~ Emily


"Trance Dance moves me every time!  Cosetta creates a safe magical sacred space for full self-expression through the movement of our bodies.  Stomp, reach, twirl, crawl, growl, shake, do whatever your body asks of you in that moment to the most moving music compilations I have ever heard.  We enter as strangers and leave better connected to ourselves and to each other."
~ Linda

 
Un-self-conscious body awareness.  
Contemplative meditation.  
Joyful community joining.  
Soul stirring music.  
Heart thumping movement.  
Sacred laughter.  
Trance dance.
~ Stacey

 
"How do I find the words to explain trance dance? It's something I look forward to all month long and every month it's a different and timely lesson. It's a process. A journey. A path to enlightenment. It's a stress relief and a dance party that spans 2 hours.  It's a workout and a restorative process. Dance is a healing tradition and it feels so enriching to connect with this ancient ritual. AND It's just plain FUN, FUN, FUN!" 
~ Michelle

“Cosetta, I wanted to tell you how much joy, reflection, and positive energy your classes have brought into my life. I leave every class with you feeling nourished and seeing the world through more caring and compassionate eyes (and feeling more compassionate and caring toward myself). It seems as if every time the reading you select, or the wisdom and life lessons you share, or your humor, is exactly what I needed that day. I am so grateful to be practicing again with you, I just wanted you to know how much it means to me and what an amazing light you are in the world, you are truly a healer.”
~Suzanne H. 


"For many years I was aware of the physical benefits of yoga and on several occasions had attended classes at yoga studios. Being an old, stiff ex-athlete, the classes were too difficult for me and I would quit after one or two lessons. I learned from a friend that his instructor Cosetta Romani gave private lessons just a few blocks from my own home. Consequently I began to work with Cosetta about 2-3 years ago. They were no less difficult, but were geared to my level of ability and I received individual attention and above all encouragement from Cosetta. Now I am much more supple, have fewer muscle aches and pains and can work in the garden for hours without becoming stiff. An unexpected benefit which I had not anticipated was learning how to breathe and how to meditate. I realized that I am a shallow mouth-breathing, a personality competitive and up-tight. There has been a slow gradual change, but after working with Cosetta, I feel much more relaxed, content, and tranquil.

Cosetta has taught me that yoga is much more than touching one's toes, it also includes getting in touch with one's inner spirituality, evaluating and improving one's state of mind and outlook on life. I have learned so much more from Cosetta than I had initially anticipated and am a better person for it."
~Terrence H. Gleason, M.D.


"Cosetta Romani is the most complete yoga teacher that I have ever worked with. She is passionate about every student's journey and her beauty shines from within as she patiently turns her students into stronger more aware beings. A true jewel in the Seattle yoga scene."

~James Weimann 


"Cosetta's unbridled passion for yoga fills the studio, contagiously enlivening, empowering, challenging, and enlightening her students. With Cosetta as my guide and inspiration on a path toward self-discovery and renewal, I am cultivating a deeper connection and appreciation to myself and to our mother earth. Thank you for helping me to connect with my breath, my inner teacher, and my voice!"
~Betsy Shilling 


"When I arrive at Cosetta's classes, she greets me with a smile and warm welcome. Every class is unique and always challenges me physically and spiritually. Wheather we are in a mindful flow or moving freely to tribal music, I always leave the class feeling joyful and rejuvenated."
~Sarah DeFreitas 


"I have been a student of Cosetta for several years. She has created a path for me to integrate yoga into all aspects of my life in a supportive, more aware and open manner. My continual work with her, is showing me ways to be true to who I am."
~Duana Kolous'kova'  


"Cosetta is a positive force in my life today. She is my yoga teacher, from Italy: tall, dark and beautiful. I came from a health club that had several instructors and many classes per day so when I joined the Denali club, I was disappointed to learn there were only 4 classes per week. I was going to the other instructors class and it was just fine. I decided to try Cosetta's class and it was love at first sight. Cosetta's teaching style is organic. It has a mixture of challenge and healing. After class I feel as if I have had an internal, external and mental massage. Week by week more students get pulled into the positive force of Cosetta's class. I feel so blessed the universe led me to her."
~Candace Rogers 


"When I first walked into the Yoga Studio, Magnolia, I was very nervous. I am not in the least bit flexible, and had been away from exercise, and am a practicing Catholic. I didn't know what to expect at all! Cosetta was just completing her training classes with Lee. She made me feel so welcome, like I had come home. She helped me feel comfortable with the various asanas; she knew when to push me forward so that I would feel a great sense of accomplishment. She also knew when to pull back so as not to scare me away. Her classes are always magical. Cosetta's classes are well planned and structured, and yet, she reads the mood and energy of her students. It is like being in a beautiful dance. She is extremely creative in her classes, but never makes you feel like you are at risk of making a fool of yourself. You simply are never bored; she is so fascinating that you stay present for the whole class.

I have also experienced Cosetta as a healer. There are some people who are simply born with a healing touch-but not all people know how to develop that talent. Cosetta is a born healer, and has worked very diligently at perfecting her gift. Many times during the relaxation part of the class, she will tune into people's painful spots. She puts her healing hands on those areas (for me it is usually my hips). She puts all of her energy and prayers into that area to relieve her student's pain. You really feel that she sending all of her positive energy towards you.

As a healer, she is extremely alert to other people's needs and pain. In addition to being a stellar teacher, she is also a giving member of her community. She shares so much of herself. One of her student's husband died suddenly; the woman was beside herself with grief as it reminded her of when she and her husband lost their young daughter. She asked for Cosetta. Cosetta dropped all of her plans and ran to the woman's aid. It was so touching to witness her as a teacher inside and outside the classroom. On a more joyous note, she made me the most beautiful tiramisu cake for my birthday, and adorned it with red candle hearts. It was such a generous and delicious gesture. She also makes sure to attend her student's events. She has come to several of our children's play productions and stays afterwards to praise and encourage the young actors. They just love her even though they don't know who she is!

She is a gift to everyone she meets. She is a fabulous teacher, friend, citizen and artist and I am proud to be her student!"
~Jeannie O. Polich 


"I was repulsed by yoga until I met Cosetta and took her class. Her class was my last effort to try and like yoga. In 4 of her classes I felt a strength I didn\'t know I had and am looking forward to becoming stronger mentally and physically with Cosetta as my teacher. As someone who doesn\'t do well with routine, I love that her classes are always different and I never know what to expect. I am always open to what she has to share with us in each class and always leave feeling and looking better than when I came in. I am also a chronic migraine sufferer and since I began taking Cosetta\'s classes I have noticed I have had fewer headaches and for that I am grateful!"
~Rachel G. 


"Yoga with Cosetta is exceptional. I stumbled upon her classes at Denali Fitness a few years ago and was instantly hooked to her compassionate yoga practice. Cosetta challenges your body while also imparting compassion, knowledge, warmth, and hope to her students. She uplifted my spirits every Tues/Thursday and kindled a love of yoga in me that remains today. If you’re in Seattle- try and make it to a class Cosetta teaches. I am still searching for yoga classes of Cosetta’s caliber in my new town."
~Jessie Dunn, Anchorage, AK 

Ode to Cosetta
Long, intentional gaze sent to greet my whole being
Wisdom beyond this life
She looks in
I bow a thousand times longer and longer still

 

We meet in the place where I stand
And not a moment before
That is where we begin
As she gently takes my hand without my knowing

 

Rocking in the waves of energy swelling from within
Swaying in the breeze of content
I grip tightly as my magic carpet flys redefining earthly limits
Just as I tease the idea of surpassing my boundaries

 

And not a moment before
She gently takes my hand without my knowing
And brings me back to the place where I stand

 

But this time when I open my eyes
I am alive
I am alive
I am ALIVE
~Nichole Doane 

 

"I came to see Cosetta when I was hurting emotionally. She explained why without me saying a word. She is intuitive, warm, healing and can connect with your soul. In the hour I spent with her, I made more progress emotionally and understood so much more about myself than in months of therapy. I came confused and left with more clarity. I came hurting and felt lighter and better when I left. 
Grazie Cosetta for your caring work. I am so glad I have found you!"
~Stella

"A friend of mine recommended Cosetta to me as I had been looking for a Shamanic teacher who does Soul Retrievals. I moved to Seattle about 5 years ago and started my personal journey of healing my soul last year. When I met Cosetta for the first time, I was so impressed with the beautiful location of her house and its surroundings. She truly has transformed her space where she lives and works to a "Sacred" location and one can feel this energy the moment one walks through her beautiful wooden gate. Since I started working with Cosetta, I have learned a lot of new and wonderful rituals. I have become more appreciative and grateful for everything I have. I have developed a routine of walking barefoot in the grass first thing in the morning. After that I go and do my meditation. I learned about cleansing my house with Sage and love it. Those spiritual routines have helped me to better connect to my inner spirit. I also joined a restorative yoga class she offers and the peace and harmony that I felt after the class was beyond what words can express. Cosetta is a gifted healer and teacher. She is very disciplined and determined to help her students grow and discover the love and light within themselves. She speaks the truth and shares her insights to the best and highest good of her student. Thank you, Cosetta, for sharing your gifts and helping me connect to new ways of thinking, feeling and seeing things from a different perspective." 

~Lisa Jacobi-Baqai
 

"Cosetta Romani has helped improve my quality of life, Her incredible knowledge of Yoga is only second to her compassion "
~Colin Baxter


"Cosetta Romani was my neighbor for 3+ years before I understood who she was. As we worked together I had a profound sense of being with someone who was alive like I had never experienced before. This way of living has a timeless value I could not describe. She is so vibrant a life force that her light-filled energy naturally spilled over washing me with the realization of my own possibilities, gifts, abilities & blessings. She altered my life; I was not breathing and now I am. The physical discipline became a spiritual dimension of the daily practice opening me to further exploration of my mind, heart & body. Cosetta has the ability to see what you need even if you don’t. She lovingly encourages you to be open to changes necessary to help you embody the best you can be."
~Phyllis L. Haaland

"Beyond learning about rattling and feather dusting, drum journeying, altar making, the four directions and so much more, my experience in Regine della Luna pushsed me to go through the fire of transformation and form a deep bond with my sisters. However, most meaningful to me was witnessing Cosetta's personal and energetic growth and transformation in each and every moment. I developed a deep respect and admiration for Cosetta during our three-month journey and was amazed at how quickly she was able to integrate learnings and to use those learnings to inform how she showed up in the group. It was incredible for me to share space with someone who is in communion with the Divine, with Spirit, someone who has the capacity, in the moment, to shape the experiences of the group based on that communion. I am so grateful to Cosetta for modeling a way of being in the world, for the many beautiful things she shared with our circle, and for the inspiration."
~Bobbi E.



“My experience in the Women's Circle changed my life. It opened my eyes and heart to the Divine through practical daily actions. My perspective of myself has expanded in that I have a stronger sense of who I am, and a deepened connection to the natural and spirit world. I also made lifelong friendships with women who are walking their unique, sacred paths! I recommend this Circle for women who are very ready to be accountable for their own growth, and want to experience the magic that can happen with authentic connections and a teacher who holds the space with grace and dignity!”
~Allison L. 


“I have never been part of a Women's Circle, and when I joined I barely knew Cosetta at all. I was in a challenging place in my life having been diagnosed with an incurable (but manageable) autoimmune disease and coming off a divorce. This experience has changed me profoundly. It has set me on a path of self-discovery and truth that, while incredibly difficult at times, is so incredibly liberating and nurturing. I have broken some old unhealthy patterns that I, frankly, thought I was stuck with for the rest of my life. Go into these Circles with the intention of just being open to the experience; that's all it requires of you. The take-away is much, much more than you can imagine. Its effect is like a drop of colored ink in a huge body of water...it just keeps spreading slowly and evenly over your life until you are a different person.”
~Katrina Schoenberg


“The Women's Circle is a sacred place that fluidly connects each and every sister as we share our journeys; break patterns; practice authenticity; speak the truth; discover, step in to and own our power; be accountable and honest; trust; extend compassion; give and receive love; share tears; and show up for ourselves and for one another extending the five arms of love. This women's circle magically weaves the ‘three minds’ and the ‘four chambers of the heart’ into tangible results as we commit to be on this spiritual path together. We do our work independently while simultaneously supporting one another. As healers, warriors and teachers we play our individual roles but when we come together we are truly one, completing the circle. AHO!”

~Jennifer Olson


"Cosetta's Women's Circle has drastically changed my life in the last six months. I have learned so much about myself and the world around me. I feel better equipped to manage the stress and changes life brings. I feel more open and connected to my life than I ever have. Cosetta is an amazing teacher and healer that I am grateful to work with."
~Ashely Newman 


"The day I saw Cosetta's announcement of her first Women's Circle, I knew I had to be part of it. I had a need for more women in my life, more feminine energy, for unconditional support and a pair of nonjudgmental ears. Being a student of Cosetta's yoga classes and her Yoga Trance Dances I knew she is not only trustworthy, but also talented, wise, and compassionate. I walked into a circle of strangers and walked out of a circle of sisters. We shared our stories, our frustrations and our dreams. I resonated with so many of their experiences, which served as insights and messages from the divine. We meditated, read Tarot cards, had energy clearings and nature walks, built routines of self-care and awareness, and built strong friendships. I learned we were all powerful women, but we were not aware of it. I learned to trust. Something magical happened in that circle that will stick with me forever. We all saw a strong transformation in each other through subtleties. A spark was lit forever and even after I moved out of town, we keep in touch in solidarity and support. I'm forever grateful for this experience."
~Laura Aquino Gonzales


"It is said when you are ready the teacher will appear. I have done inner work for years. Through Cosetta showing up in my life and lovingly gathering this circle of women, I am finally and firmly connected to Spirit and forever connected to my beautiful new sisters."
~Linda Downing


"I am so grateful for the sacred container Cosetta provides that allows for a deep shift in my soul. She has weaved together teachings that pushed and opened me up in unexpected ways. Being surrounded and supported by other women on their own parallel journeys at the same time has been a surprising gift and a powerful component of my expansion into ‘me’."
~Tricia Leech


"Our Women's Circle came into my life shortly after I had ‘asked’ for a teacher to guide my interests in shamanic healing. Sitting in circle and practicing rituals has touched my soul tremendously. Our circle has deepened my respect for life and for all my brothers and sisters who walk the earth. My own cultural background of honoring my ancestors and their ancient wisdom has been refreshed and reignited. My spiritual path is much more clear, thanks to Cosetta's guiding light. I am honored to be a Regine Della Luna. Aho!"
~Shaina Sarono


"I am honored and grateful to have participated in Cosetta's Women's Circle. To be cradled by such support, love and sisterhood on my path is vital and deeply touching. To have someone who is the living embodiment of the sacred teachings, gracefully guiding you on your individual way is truly special. To be held accountable for my self-care and heart path by my sisters is joyful and enlightening. Love is the answer."
~Kristine Thalen (Kika)


"Being a part of the Regina della Luna was truly a gift. It not only acted as a beautiful support to my life and daily practices but connected me to an amazing group of women."
~Caroline Corcoran


“Cosetta is a shining light! This circle has helped me rediscover my inner light and has provided me with practical tools to sustain and nurture that light. Cosetta shares her incredible wisdom and amazing intuitive spirit that helps guide all of us on our journeys. She and the Circle have helped me connect to the deeper meaning of things—of all things and their sacredness. Aho!”
~Sarah Hermanson


“The women's circle has been a life-saver in keeping me accountable to my heart and my soul. The community, the work and the practice have opened my heart and mind in ways I never knew existed. I feel more compelled than ever to live the life I create for myself.”
~Michelle Vela-Murphy


“The safety, trust and support of a tribe of women is just as potent and valuable now as ever. The greatest gift I received from the circle was empowerment in my own feminine gifts and talents.” 
~Kim Hamlet


"The women's circle provided a safe container for me to express my innermost self, see it, own it and let that which no longer served me go. The tools that I received, the community of support and the unconditional love has given me the strength and motivation to stay present while moving forward and not focusing on the past. Standing in my power and my favorite teaching—"no complaining and no explaining"—are comforting and empowering.
~Shelley Clapp  


"I came to the circle out of a desire to deeply connect with other women and to learn to deeply connect with myself. The circle has by far exceeded my expectations. Led by Cosetta, who is a shining example of what a life looks like where everything is sacred, the circle turned out to be an unforgettable and transformational experience. She has been holding a beautiful and safe space for us to open up and speak our truths. The connections and learnings I've made reach far beyond the time spent in the circle."
~Brigitte Gleissner 

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