My retreat with Nanda and Elisa was one of the best I had ever attended. We practiced several kinds of yoga, did breath work and meditation as well as took several amazing hikes around the island. I loved the energy and personalities both ladies brought to the experience. Their teaching, story-telling, guidance and welcoming smiles made us all feel right at home and certainly like we were in good hands. We had booked a few massages throughout our stay, which were all wonderful. The food planned and designed for the retreat was delicious and beautiful - as were the fresh pressed juices. I highly recommend Body and Soul to any client looking for a wellness experience while on the island. Thank you Elisa and Nanda for a great week!
~ Marta - Naples, Florida
Nanda and Elisa don't simply set the bar in yoga, hiking, and retreat standards, but rather they raise it. Their services redefine and reimagine what each activity can be on a personal level. Each is blessed with that rare, sought-after talent of knowing how to intuitively nourish your heart, mind, body, and soul. Together, they're an engaging team whose custom-designed experiences inspire and restore. Even after hiking and practicing yoga around the world, I learned valuable new information (i.e. regarding gear, topography, history, yoga poses) no one else has ever shared with me. Fortunately for us, we can experience Body + Soul's unparalleled services on both St. Barth's and Mallorca
~ Kimberly - Austin, TX
Elisa met me at my hotel and we set off for a hiking location nearby, a gorgeous coastal hike along the ocean to a set of stunning Natural Pools. Right away, she put me at ease with her smile and enthusiastic attitude. Elisa has an easy going personality, chatted about her time living in New York, Majorca and her many years in St. Barts. Elisa's knowledge of the island is extensive and I had a wonderful history lesson along the way. Next time we are in St Barts, I will absolutely book her for more than one day of hiking. All in all a truly memorable experience!
~ Betsy - Concord, Mass
When my wife and I and our extended family come to St Barths the first thing we do each and every time is go on a hike with Elisa. Her passion for nature and the island makes us feel like locals and sets us up for the rest of our holiday. She has an extensive knowledge of the island and it's ever changing winds, and knows exactly how to keep you and your party safe all while taking you to some of the most beautiful and remote parts of St Barths.
~ Steven & Shirley - Brooklyn, NY
I loved waking in the morning with a private hike with the best guide on the island, Elisa White. We hiked to nearby Colombier Bay, spotting enormous turtles along the way, returning for fresh juices and yoga in the Maison’s tropical pavilion. The perfect way to ready yourself for a day of sunbathing on the Cheval Blanc’s glorious beach.
~ "Best of St Barths" - Forbes - Dec 2019
Thank you for doing such a great job with the guests who were onboard M.Y. – They have been going to St. Barths for years and years, and this is the first time they did a hike with you. They could not say enough good things about their time with you, the hike was the highlight of their charter. They especially appreciated the kind attention you gave to their 82 year Mom, she could never had made the journey without your guidance and constant encouragement.
And I want to thank you as well for taking such fantastic care of all the clients I send you way – truly appreciated!
~ L.J. - Yacht Broker - Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Many thanks for getting me through the wind and rain to Colombier – I absolutely enjoyed the hike and our time together. I was great to discover you and your hiking opportunities both here on St Barths and Mallorca. Next time I'm over I'd love to do the Ridge walk, and if you have any good ideas for a Mallorca Hiking story feel free to share and perhaps we could collaborate together in the summer? Best wishes,
~ Nigel - Travel Writer & Photographer - UK
What an amazing day - you are a gem Elisa. The hike was beyond amazing and your company was even better, it totally exceeded our expectations. We all remarked on how lucky we were to have found you! Without a doubt you are our “go to” for all our future hikes in St Barth’s.
~ Jack & Co. - Baltimore, Maryland
Extraordinary really is born from being you best best possible in any given moment. Elisa is just this – extraordinary! She brings a passion, a vibrancy and a delightful positive energy to her Hikes. She makes her world and your time within it magical!
~ Olivier and Claire - London, UK
We all loved being with you, especially me! Thank you for everything. We returned to beautiful weather on NYC and I am enjoying my “normal day” thanks to you! xo,
~ Leslie J. – Feb. 2016
Nanda Thank you so much for your generosity and gift. Your class and spirit are such a blessing ✨We really hope to be back and would definitely love to connect with you again ❤️ Much love and gratitude,
Anu and her tribe 💕
~ Anu A. - NYC Jan. 2019
I met Nanda Mortier many years ago on a trip to St. Barth, and have practiced yoga with her on all my return trips. Even though I only get to see her about once a year, Nanda is my favorite yoga teacher because she is authentic and caring, and has truly inspired me in my daily living. Nanda has creatively customized sessions for our family to include our three kids, and recently did a yoga session for two friends and I, each of us with different injuries. One of my goals is to take a trip with her to continue to learn and grow from this amazing person. If you are lucky enough to visit this magical island, I encourage you to include time with Nanda.
~ Molly H. Jan. 2019
Just a quick note to say merci beaucoup for the most wonderful yoga class ever! You are so perfect at what you do and I will cherish the experience forever. I just loved everything about St. Barth's, especially our time with you… All the best to you and your family for a lifetime of health and happiness. Breathing through my toes (as much as I can)
~ Liz B.
Monday was a bit of a groggy am. We had a yoga instructor come to the villa at 11 am. Her name is Nanda, she is fabulous, really set a relaxing and inspiring tone for a week away. We quoted her all week, it was a really special experience.