Johanna & Sisky & Chakra crew!

You have a great place here. Fun times & great food! I can’t wait to come back!! Also, Sisk, thanks for taking us to Lobitos and letting me try stand up paddle surf, kite flying lessons, and letting me get hooked on a true fish! It’s a little bit of paradise here. Thank you for the hospitality, the wonderful yoga, and of course the food! We felt so welcome and pampered. Much love to all the crew of Samana Chakra!
Love Dave and Andrea San Fransisco, CA

Thanks you so much for inviting us into your life…Your creations are very inspiring as everything you touch is beauty. You are the meaning of Samana Chakra. I wish you the best with all that the future holds for you and the light you bring to others. You live the dream. We will see you again…
Much love to you, Theresa USA

The paradise your family has created here has been a blessing to us and everyone that visits this South American “Shangri-La”. We have met so many wonderful people here that we consider family. The last week of our trip here in Mancora is what we both needed very much. Your place is the peace and tranquility we’ve both been searching. God bless and love for your majestic place and very warm hearts and hospitality.
Love John and Christy

Staying at Samana Chakra has been the time of our lives! From delicious food, beautiful and peaceful atmospheres, to the wonderful hospitality you as a family give. Thank you so much! Our memory of this time will stay warm in our hearts. Hopefully to return again someday. You will always have friends in Lake Tahoe, California, so if you ever head our way—Come see us! May life for you all continue to be fulfilling & amazing. Keep having fun times, play haard, & love much! Hope we see you again! Love you guys!
Natalie and Greg Lake Tahoe USA

Thank you so much for such an awesome experience. We truly enjoyed ourselves and look forward to having an opportunity to come back. Will recommend to anyone and everyone who mentions Peru! Thanks for the yoga- Riley + I will continue to practice.
Riley and Theresa

Thank you so much for making our stay in Mancora so amazing. Everything from the staff to the food has been exceptional not to mention the most comfy bed!! You are a beautiful, welcoming family and we wish you every success with Samana Chakra.
Craig and Stacey
PS- Next time your in Western Australia your more than welcome to come stay with us.

Aloha Samana Chakra,
Thanks for the best stay in Peru. The waves and wind were the best ever, just like the rooms and food here! Hope to be back soon!!
Mauricio Abrio

Thank you so much for a spot of luxury in Peru. Who would have thought we would come in search of yoga and find such a beautiful + tranquil place….with such wonderful people!! But I guess that’s what travelling is all about…the unexpected. Thank you for kindness in times of need and letting us share a slice of your dream. We wish you luck in the future and will spread the Samana Chakra word. Peace and Love.
Kat and Vanessa UK

Johanna and Gary,
This is trul ythe epic vacation destination. Such a comfortable atmosphere, it’s like a home away from home, except better. The layout and thought put into the building of this place was done so thoroughly I have been amazed. As always, hanging around you guys and all your family is a real treat. I will most definitely be coming out again as soon as possible.
Thanks again,
Timothy Wallace Santa Cruz, California

Our time in Mancora was only the first leg of our two month trip, but if we had to go home tomorrow, we’d be completely fulfilled. We have needed an escape for a while now and this week was far more than we had dreamed of. The simplicity and tranquility here is such a blessing far from the buzz of internet and TV.
For us, the highlight was your graciousness in sharing your time, your space…even your toys. This space has so much character and is a beautiful reflection of your family. The staff is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing a rave review in a cuisine magazine someday!
We wish you all success, peace, and fulfillment as you continue to foster your dream. Diego asked today if we could come back soon—I’m sure he’ll be talking about Sky and Sasha for a while. We truly hope our paths cross again soon!
Jami, Marco and Diego Nunuz

Dearest Johanna and Gary, et al…
I wish you the best of luck in this most beautiful (and needed) endeavor. I have truly had the best vacation of my life here in Peru! Keep in touch and I will do the same. You have a beautiful family.
Much love, Evan Bender

Thank you for the most beautiful oasis. You have made our holiday. Your down to earth friendliness and hospitality was amazing.
Cheers for everything,
C_t_a + Sen__ from New Zealand

Dear Samana Chakra,
Thank you very much for this wonderful days we had here in your little paradise! Not only the beautiful peace here by the sea makes these days unforgettable, also your hospitality was amazing. Thank you all for this peaceful time!
Alexandra 5-3-07

Thank you very much for an incredible stay at your getaway…The homely feeling and atmosphere makes this place a true place for relaxation- combined with the yoga- an active for relaxation. We wish you all the best in the future with Samana Chakra and can’t wait to see it again sometime in the future…
Best Regards,
Louise + Thomas
Copenhagen, Denmark

Dearest Johanna, Gary + Family,
Thanks for a wonderful time! I’m so relaxed and the sunshine and surf was perfect for the soul. Your living the Dream, and your courage is to be admired. Thanks for the inspiration for the energy.
Big Love,

Sniff!, how can we thank you for the great hospitality. I hate to go but hope our paths cross soon.
Seth Whitesell USA

Muchas Gracias! Best barrels, yoga, brews & food- you guys are the best! Thank you for sharing this great Peruvian beach spot with your friends. You really make this experience the best it can be. We wish you much more health, happiness, travel, and fun along the way…See you soon!
Eric & Domonique California USA

Thank you so much for providing this piece of heaven on earth! One time here has filled our hearts with peace and love, and our bellies with delicious food. Your warmth and kindness has made our time here feel like home (well, a very much nicer version of home…)
Sarah and Cole

This place ROCKS!!!! You have such an awesome setup and such an awesome crew. We had a blast staying and playing with you guys. Can’t wait to get back and chow some shrimp towers and score some more perfect lefts and cheese sandwiches. We’ll make sure to bring plenty of Trader Joe’s for the Skymaster next time. Sorry we missed Johanna and Sasha…Good excuse to get back down. Thanks again, you guys rule…
Kelly, Russ, and Hall (Santa Cruz)

Hi Johanna,

Wow, I have just got back from the South America trip, and just wanted to drop you a note to say how much we enjoyed Peru and Samana Chakra! Wow we had an AMAZING time, we just loved resting at your beautiful place, perfect way to end the trip. We had a great time doing yoga (breath taking views of the sea) and leart to surf with some of the locals as the wind had not yet started. I feel like a surfer now.

We reveived such good hospitaltity there and with Ferruco too in Lima, he took us surfing and was just so great to us! Thanks to you and everyone for helping us with the arrangements and looking after us when we were there! Mish stayed on there you may know as she had more leave, lucky her! Sure she is having a blast.
Sorry we missed you, all the best though for your time in America.
Otherwise keep well, all the best and thanks again!


Natalie (and Mish) South Africa

Dear Johanna and Gary,
we would like to thank you for our stay at samana chakra.
unfortunately, we have had no chance to meet each other! we had a wonderful stay at your hotel and we felt like being in an oasis of silence with high comfort and privacy. Throughout our stay, all the people were very helpful and friendly.

we enjoyed living at “anjas chakra” and the beautiful oceanview during the day and especially during sunset! lying in bed at night and listening to the waves on the beach and awaken with that sound in the morning was an amazing experience.
after a week in new york, it was wonderful to swim in the pool and just relax from all the stress at home. usually, when we are on holidays, we always want to do something, but at samana chakra, it was just nice to forget about everything and simply enjoy the atmosphere.
your cook john always presented us delecious meals in his friendly way. one day, gerhard had problems with his stomage and john prepared a special drink for him, so the next day, he felt a lot better. all the time, it was an excellent service.
we wish you, that the vision of samana chakra will be successful. all the best for you and your family.
take care and god bless you…

Renate und Gerhard Knoop Germany