Testimonials from Students


Below is feedback from some of my students about how yoga has benefited them.  If you have  any questions please do contact me. For private one-to-one and family yoga class testimonials, please see the page One-to-one and small group yoga classes .

Just wanted to say I’m really enjoying coming to your classes. I find it really relaxing and something to look forward to on a Monday!

Paul, March 2018

Thank you for the video and for all the classes this year.  I just thought I would let you know the positive impact it has had.  I now get out of bed and walk without hobbling downstairs.  I haven’t used any ice/heat packs as my back has been pain free therefore no visits to the chiropractor either.  My legs don’t ache either like they used to.

I can’t believe the impact that a few hours a week has made. I have also found the class friendly and chilled, which reflects your calm and open personality.

Your classes have transformed my wellbeing and for this I thank you.

Sue, December 2017

Following surgery which led to weight gain due to being unable to exercise, I didn’t feel confident enough to go to the gym.  By going to yoga with Clair I began to feel more confident about my body as well as stronger.  Not only did this help my mood it also meant I felt more able to be active in my daily life, take better care of myself and therefore the benefits were even greater. 

Marilyn, August 2017

Clair’s yoga class provides a great workout for the body and mind. I love the variety of poses that are taught each week and over the two years I have been attending I have increased my flexibility, strengthened my core and learnt some great meditation practises. Clair is a brilliant teacher, enthusiastic, encouraging and really knowledgeable about her craft – she is always on hand to offer alternative poses for those with ailments or during pregnancy.  Quite simply, Clair’s class is the perfect way to spend an hour. I always feel the benefits – both physically and mentally – it’s one of the few things in my diary I refuse to miss!!

Kristy, December 2016

Would just like to say how much I enjoy the yoga lessons and every time come away feeling so much better and relaxed for attending – even on the less energetic days – its
like the body has been refuelled and ready to go !
I do enjoy the variety, each week something different so it will never become boring/repetitive.
I also appreciate the exercises that strengthen the spine, aid posture and keep me supple, which is so important as we age.
Many thanks for the great classes – long may they continue.

Carole, November 2015

I have been coming to Clair’s Friday morning yoga class for just under a year.  Last week at my well woman check up I was very pleased to be told “EVA YOU MUST BE DOING YOGA AS YOUR HEIGHT HAS INCREASED SINCE YOUR LAST ‘WELL WOMAN CHECK UP’”.  The nurse explained that Yoga is good for older women to prevent or reverse height loss and I am very happy that for me this has been the case and I am now taller!

Eva, May 2015

I started my classes with Clair in September 2013. It has been a really joyful experience. She is a truly delightful teacher and spends time making sure everyone feels relaxed and confident, whatever their level of ability. All instructions are clear, making sure that postures are built up gradually.
Thank you Clair – I feel renewed.

Stephanie, February 2014

From the start of attending Clair’s classes you are made to feel welcome, the people are warm and friendly. There are a selection of all ages and abilities in a small group. Clair helps you with the correct way of breathing and the alignment of the poses. I have been going to Clair’s classes for six weeks, it has help me with my back problem and makes me feel relaxed, flexible and healthier in general. Clair takes the time to make sure you are comfortable with the poses and does not make you do anything more then your body can do. The relaxation at the end of the class is so relaxing, with the help of Clair’s lavender bags on my eyes. I would defiantly recommend Clair’s classes to everyone.

Heather, November 2013

I have been going to Claire’s classes for a few weeks now and absolutely love it! The classes are small and welcoming and individual attention is given to each member. Claire is very encouraging for us to try different poses and push ourselves but to always listen to our bodies. There is no pressure! I always come away feeling energised and with an inner calmness. I am already feeling the benefit of yoga, which has to be the best form of exercise ever. Thank you Clair!

Kelly, October 2013

I really thought my active days were behind me mainly because of lower back pain inflicted on me by my job.  I had read a lot about Yoga and it’s benefits but typically thought it was a girl thing, never convinced I carried on in agony I sometimes could not stand up straight or walk on the bad days.
After trying chiropractors, physiotherapy, acupuncture etc I thought I would try Yoga.
I joined Clair’s sessions hoping I wouldn’t be the only bloke there and I wasn’t and I felt part of the group immediately, everyone is friendly.
Clair is an excellent teacher and makes it fun and enjoyable I love her enthusiasm and her complete belief in Yoga and it’s benefits. Except for the odd twinge my back problems have  gone in the year I have been going to Yoga.
In January I joined a local running club I could hardly run a few hundred meters 7 months later I am running 10K continuously, I do stamina training (hill running) and average 20k running weekly.
I work harder, play harder, sleep better and at 57 feel fit and strong I put this down to Yoga and Clair giving me the confidence to practice on my own.
Would I say Yoga changed my life, No I wouldn’t. But I would say Clair and Yoga changed my life.  Thank you Clair.

Tim, July 2013

I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed last weeks yoga session.  I really appreciated the music that Geeta sent to you  and the poem you read to us.  How lucky are we  to have you as our instructor/tutor and the extras.  Pure bliss for me, I was on a high all day.  So thank you very much.

Maureen, July 2013

I started yoga for the first time late 2012 and I couldn’t have found a better class or instructor. I had just been discharged from physiotherapy after suffering from a dislocated ball and socket joint with a torn rotor cuff resulting in a completely frozen shoulder. After 18 months of excruciating physio I was released with a good result of 90% movement again, but was told that would be as good as it would ever get. Then I started yoga with Clair and my arm has unexpectedly improved to at least 98% movement now and I am hopeful that it may improve further.

How ever many students Clair has in her class, it always feels like a one to one. She pays attention to everyone individually, correcting or helping each one of us and adapts moves to individual needs. Above all her yoga classes are always so enjoyable, uplifting and fantastically calming, all at the same time. Thank you Clair.

Denise, July 2013.

Thanks for another great class this week.  As always you provided the opportunity for a really good, all over body stretch, combining posture with breath control which meant all thoughts of the busy day were completely forgotten during the session AND I ended up a couple of inches taller …….. thanks for a wonderful year of yoga.

Jane, June 2013.

Yoga has significantly helped  me.  I  play a lot of golf and for the past 18 months have been struggling with playing to my handicap.  After coming  off the course one day I realised how stiff I had been. I then started attending  Yoga classes and doing stretches. Within 6 weeks I am now reaping the benefits – I can now play to my handicap.

I also do a stressful job where I have also felt a major improvement, I now attend a class once a week  and do stretches at home on alternate days. I wish I had found this 5 years ago.

Chris, November 2011.

I have been attending Clair’s yoga class for 18 months.  I have never really exercised much before and when I did I normally gave up after a few weeks.  Since I have been doing yoga with Clair I have noticed a great difference in myself.  I am more flexible and stronger.  In the beginning I was sure I wouldn’t be able to do many of the positions as I wasn’t very flexible but I am amazed what I can now do.  At the end of her class we do a relaxation which is wonderful especially with the lavender eye bags.

Clair is a great teacher and demonstrates and talks through all the positions that we do.  I really enjoy Clair’s class and look forward to going every week.

Karen, August 2011.

Clair has been teaching me yoga for just over 18 months.  In that time I have noticed a real increase in my flexibility.  At the beginning I couldn’t get past my ankles but now I can reach the floor in a forward bend!

I really enjoy Clair’s relaxation with the lavender eye bags at the end of the class.  It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to relax and forget the stresses of the day.  And it helps me sleep better too.

Georgia, July 2011.

Attending Clair’s yoga classes has been a revelation. Having suffered with painful hips when walking for the past 7 years, I now find that the pain in my left hip has gone and the pain in the other is much reduced.  I can only think that the stretching and relaxing exercises have done the trick !!

Bryan, June 2011.

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