A few of my clients have been kind enough to share some words about their experience with Oaks Yoga and how their practice has helped to enrich their lives.
For me yoga is more than just exercise, it has helped me manage stress, anxiety and has also taught me a little bit of self-love. I am a much happier, calmer, more confident person. I also think it’s helped me gain perspective and a bit more gratitude. I always wanted to be the kind of girl who got up on a Saturday morning and went to an exercise class but my bed always won. But no longer! I look forward to my Saturday morning classes with Katie all week and I now practice yoga most days. The virtual classes we have been doing during lockdown have been a huge comfort and I would not like to be dealing with this crisis without the help of yoga and Katie. From the physical side of things I’m fitter, more flexible and stronger – I’ve actually got muscles in my arms now!! I also suffer from lower back pain and yoga has made it so much better.
Personally I have found the breathing we have done hugely beneficial – it’s obviously something I have done all my life (!) but just not in the way that you have described. I have felt it’s helped in other sports/activities I have been doing like at the gym and out cycling. Or even just standing on the platform waiting for the train.
I have also felt the benefits with my flexibility having had a couple of cortisone injections in my hip I now feel I have a greater range of movement and generally move more freely without the usual aches and pains associated with getting older!
As I enter my 60’s, yoga, under Katie’s expert guidance, helps me with developing flexibility and muscle strength in a safe and enjoyable way. But it is much more than the poses. Learning to breathe deeper has made a huge difference to my posture and also to keep me relaxed. The meditation elements of yoga help me to slow the world down, to focus and ultimately to sleep better. Especially in the current environment my time on the mat has become a vital part of my life.
I have found these yoga sessions invaluable especially at the times when I have suffered with unimaginable stress due to Covid. I am usually unflappable but Covid has revealed a component of my personality which I didn’t know existed. Katie’s sessions have really helped me to cope with those stresses and find a way to relax. I cannot thank her enough.
Dr Navjot Panesar
Katie’s classes are a lifesaver! My overall fitness, strength and ability to cope during this extraordinary time have been greatly improved by regularly following her classes online. I can’t recommend her enough!
Since starting yoga with Katie my flexibility, calmness and awareness of how my body is feeling greatly improved and it helps alleviate my menopause symptoms. Katie is extremely passionate about yoga and that transfers to me in making me so relaxed with life.
My wife and I have spent every Thursday for several months so far in Katie’s yoga class, absolutely amazing. I decided to set aside the time and not have ANYTHING disrupt the Thursday sessions. Katie is confident, provides clear instruction and guidance. It’s easy to see why Katie has started teaching, she’s super passionate about yoga, mindfulness, health and it shows. I leave the classes feeling refreshed, relaxed, healthier and more supple. I’d highly recommend Katie’s class as it’s customised to your ability, needs and overall goals. Oh, when you arrive, switch your phone to silent and pretend time doesn’t exist, you’ll enjoy it more that way!
Thank you for last nights flow and restore class, it was just what my body needed and I woke this morning feeling fantastic and my sore lower back I get most mornings is not there this morning so it’s really helped. I can’t thank you enough, I’m so glad I have found you!
I love my sessions with Katie – perfect balance of breathing, time to focus and improving strength and control. Katie is attentive and kind and generally BRILLIANT! Thanks, Katie! x
Your yoga lessons are having the biggest effect on me that they’ve ever had. I felt like I was having palpitations at the start of the session and by the end, I was literally floating, thank you! x
I love participating in your yoga classes as they make me feel calm and relaxed. You have a wonderful aura surrounding you which is engaging and encouraging xx
KT is a born yoga teacher – patient, non-judging, intuitive, encouraging and knowledgeable. I love her classes and feel serene and refreshed after every one. I’ve benefitted especially from KT’s Flow and Restore class which is exceptional and helps me completely de-stress and sleep deeply.
I’m very grateful for these kind words which inspire me every day. Thank you! KT x