" Huma's 8 day immersive yoga retreat in Costa Rica was a life-changing experience. The location, training, content, cadence and balance of the retreat were exceptional. It was clear Huma had done her homework. She guided us each day as we built on the foundation and concepts we were given in the first few days, and progressed through a very accessible and competent program, that was neither too rigid, nor too unstructured. In Huma's retreat, there was always room for personal space, each attendee did exactly as much or as little as they were prepared for, and Huma graciously accommodated every level and adjusted when needed. The retreat center, food and phenomenally beautiful yoga studio made for an incredibly comfortable, relaxing and inspiring experience. I recommend Huma's yoga retreat, her instruction, planning and execution, unequivocally. She has the capacity to accommodate every type of person, and create synergy and love in a group of strangers, who become family after a few short days. "
Anella Rangel, Newport Beach, CA
" Huma is an incredibly wise and genuine yoga teacher, leader and guru. Her knowledge about the connections between the mind, body and spirit are influential and deeply transformative. Attending her yoga retreat was the best decision I’ve made for my health and well-being! Huma’s wisdom and teachings have profoundly impacted my yoga practice on and off the mat. I highly recommend booking a class and/or a yoga retreat with Huma as she will always leave your soul feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to embrace life to its fullest potential.” Madisyn Taute, San Diego, CA
"I discovered Huma after a lot of trial and error, having recently moved to Newport Beach from New York and searching desperately for a new studio. It took me 8 months but so happy i finally found her at Ekam Yoga. I take her 90-minute vinyasa flow every Sunday morning and it adds some sanity back to my weekend. I also take her 60-minute hot vinyasa on Wednesday mornings. Her classes are challenging enough that I get a nice workout but also allow for me to relax and focus on my practice. She is incredibly patient, intelligent, and inspirational. - I even followed her to Costa Rica on a yoga retreat this spring that was phenomenally led and incredibly rejuvenating for both mind & body. So lucky to have her nearby. Cannot recommend her enough!
Erin S., Newport Beach, CA
“I had the pleasure to attend Huma Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica. It was a fantastic experience. The setting was unbeatable, beach, ocean breeze, and sound when practicing and great sunsets for meditation. There were 2 practices a day, the morning vinyasa and evening restorative. Huma was a wonderful teacher, giving tons of adjustments and help you make the most of your practice. Her voice and guidance was fantastic. I am not experienced yogi, and she made sure that I made the most out of my practice. In addition to being a great yoga coach, she is such a kind and wonderful human. I very much recommend any class or retreat she organizes. I am sad i cannot practice more often with her as we live in different cities, but follow her current on-line classes on Instagram. Thank you Huma!" Natalia F., San Francisco, CA
"I did a 1 week yoga retreat in Costa Rica (Bleu Osa) in 2022. It was amazing! Débutante, Huma m'a progressivement fait découvrir le yoga et sa philosophie. Je ne me suis jamais sentie aussi bien qu'après cette semaine. C'est professeur d'une bienveillance incroyable, elle m'a donné envie de continuer le yoga et la méditation en France. Un grand merci Huma, j'espère te retrouver pour une autre semaine de yoga quelque part dans le monde :)" Camille Oms, France (Translated by Google) "I did a 1 week yoga retreat in Costa Rica (Bleu Osa) in 2022. It was amazing! A beginner, Huma gradually introduced me to yoga and its philosophy. I have never felt better than after this week. She is an incredibly caring teacher, she made me want to continue yoga and meditation in France. A big thank you Huma, I hope to see you again for another week of yoga somewhere in the world :) " Camille Oms, France
“I would highly recommend Huma as a yoga and meditation teacher and specifically her retreats. In March 2020, I attended a 6-day yoga and meditation retreat led by Huma in Costa Rica. This experience was restorative, enlightening and lots of fun. Our group was a mix of people from all over the world and all different ages and skill levels. Huma created a friendly and inclusive environment which made everyone feel comfortable, whether they had come solo or with a friend or family member. In terms of actual yoga, I have been practicing for over a decade and felt the quality of instruction was extremely high. Huma cares deeply about her students and really pays attention to their individual abilities and needs. In terms of the retreat more generally, Huma clearly put a lot of care into choosing the location. The resort, Pranamar Villas, was absolutely stunning, its employees were awesome and the food and refreshments were incredible. Huma also organized an optional excursion day to a waterfall, zip-lining and a nearby town which was beautiful and a ton of fun. Again, I would highly recommend Huma and her retreats. I definitely hope to attend another retreat in the future and look forward to continuing to practice and learn from Huma through her virtual classes until then. Rebecca H., Toronto, Canada
“I have been going to Huma's classes at our local yoga studio and find her sequence really wonderful and liberating. Her "flow and chill" class is one i never try to miss. If you're a fan of yin yoga, you will love her yin sequence as it really opens you up!
I recently attended her yoga retreat in Costa Rica and gauined a lot out of the experience. As a long-time yoag practitioner, this experience was incredibly powerful for my yoga practice both physically and mentally - and i made a lot of friends along the way.
Her retreat attracted a diverse crowd from across the globe and of all age groups. The practice is inclusive to all experience-levels and she is present with her students and pace. Overall, the retreat served as a wonderful respite from the business of everyday life and opened my eyes up to new wonders. Huma is a dedicated yoga teacher and does a lot for her students. He online yoga as been a savior to my practice amidst the pandemic & I'm lucky to have her as a yoga teacher! Melody P. Glendale, CA
“Huma is a wonderful yoga instructor. I joiner her one week retreat in Costa Rica i n early March. This was my 4th time in Costa Rica. I was so pleasantly surprised about the amazing place she chose for her retreat. It was a total heaven from the yoga platform we practiced under trees with birds to the 1-minute walk to the beach.
She was very attentive to every detail from our arrivals to all the delicious food which were offered to us at the beach every night. We had two yoga classes every day. She was able to customize her class to participants' different levels of yoga level. She is a very experienced yoga instructor. This was easily seen from her classes. She took every extra step to make us comfortable and advance our yoga practice. For example, she made time to meet before classes to show several of us how to modify poses for our levels. Our morning classes were intense flow classes, and the night classes were restorative yoga. I loved both classes and restorative classes were just perfect for the beginning of the nights. After a week of yoga, I felt like my body was totally relaxed and i had an extra inch of height! She was also very relaxing and accommodating. We were getting news about Covid-19 cases in the US while we were there and things were changing quickly. She was an amazing support during that time. I can't imagine a better yoga teacher! When we returned to our homes in different countries, she began offering free yoga classes twice a day via her instagram account. My work moved to online with "stay at home" order immediately after I came to US. Her online classes were a big help (and still they are) to reduce stress and remind me to take deep breaths after I returned. Thank you Huma! Me M. Londonderry, NH
“Huma’s teaching is meticulous and thoughtful while her passion for yoga is contagious. What makes Huma so unique is not just the magic with which she teaches, but primarily her world-class passion and dedication” Nina A.
“I love every minute of Huma’s classes. New moves and ideas are incorporated. After taking gentle beginner and therapeutic yoga classes for 10 years, I found Huma’s classes. She puts all the elements into the most enjoyable classes. Professionalism, music, flow, strength, meditation and relaxation, positive and welcoming vibe, thorough understanding of form and options, reading us excerpts – wisdom approach. She ties it all and is taking us to another level” Sheela Duesler
“Huma’s classes have given me the strength and the poise to get through the day. I could not be happier with a yoga class” Vicki Hernandez
“Run and take Huma’s classes….We are so blessed to have her as our teacher” Melissa Zier
“I love Huma’s classes and very much look forward to coming to her class. She is very knowledgeable about yoga and its benefits. I also appreciate the spirituality she brings to us.” Linda Elder
“Huma’s classes are excellent to refresh and rejuvenate” Eva Sloan
“I find Huma to be healing, affirming, wise, and a gentle teacher. Therapy for the mind and the body” Rebecca Prichard
“Huma’s classes are wonderful.. Mindful of different levels.”Lisa Laubhan
"I had the pleasure of attending Huma's Pranamar Retreat in Cost Rica! it was the best thing that I could have done for myself! I was scared because of atrophied muscles, but Huma assured me. I could stay in child's pose as much as I needed and there would be no judgement. I was very pleased to remember through Huma's very excellent Vinyasa and restorative practices, guided by her kind focused voice and explicit detailed explanations for breath and micro adjustments, that my body is strong and healthy. I was confronted by the bridging of her spiritual and physically therapeutic knowledge of yoga. The group contemplated her offerings of inspirational readings and fortified ourselves completely in the most gorgeous, lush environment imaginable. In particular to this retreat I will also mention she has raised an incredible son, Jonathan. With their giant hearts, he assisted Huma in making sure that every participant had everything they needed. :) I look forward to attending Huma's classes regularly in person and am extremely grateful for her free offerings online during this crazy shift (Covid-19). Her live videos are keeping me on the ground through sweaty yogalates, vinyasa, and gentle/yin practices 2 or 3 times a day while in quarantine!
I have much gratitude that I connected with #humayogaandart! B.D. San Francisco, CA