Reviews

Here are some of the lovely reviews left for me on my Facebook page:

“GREAT FOR ALL THE FAMILY! I struggled for a while to find a yoga class in my local area that I really enjoyed, but since I found Emma’s I’ve not looked back. I really look forward to my weekly dose of yoga with Emma – I’d go crazy without it.

I love her classes so much that when she said she was starting a yoga class just for kids, I knew I’d have to sign my 8-year-old son up for it. He’d attended some of her fantastically fun family workshops and he was keen to do more yoga. He’s recently been diagnosed as autistic and he struggles with this impulses and anger sometimes. I’ve definitely noticed a difference since attending Emma’s class and as he says, he’s ‘much more bendy now’ – as am I! 

Whether you’re nervous about yoga or a pro, Emma covers all bases. You can also have a laugh at her classes, which when you see some of the positions you’re getting into, is a really good thing. It’s such an uplifting class that I always feel on top of the world when I leave!” ~ Jayne-Cherrington Cook

“I started Yoga with Emma around 4 months ago and her class is one of the highlights of my week – she’s a fantastic teacher and lovely person to boot; helpful, understanding and patient. Emma offers levels within poses to cater to all ability levels and shows a lot of care for her students who may be suffering ongoing aches-and-pains (such as my knees!).

Emma also covers the mindful side of yoga as much as the physical practice, and her class sometimes feels like the hour in the week I allow myself to not worry or dwell on things and to look after myself in mind and body – something I didn’t realise I wasn’t doing before starting the classes! The classes are themed and never feel like they haven’t been thought out well in advance!” ~ James M.

“My daughter has completed 3 of the Kids Yoga courses so far and she loves it. Emma makes it interesting with different themes each week. I recently took my niece and nephew along and they loved it too. Would highly recommend.” ~ Michelle Risley

“I’ve been going to Emma’s class for a few years now and it’s great – the right mix of balances, breathing and some moving around to get nicely warmed up! The Friday class is a good way to end the working week, and chill out for the weekend!

Emma’s lessons were also lovely whilst I was pregnant and she made special adjustments. I was even able to attend right up to a few days before giving birth, and I now have a yoga baby who enjoys doing his downward dogs!” 

“I can’t recommend Emma’s classes highly enough!!!!! I was looking for a local class for a long time and found the few classes around tended to focus on the physical aspects of yoga (stretching etc) but Emma’s classes are holistic and look at all elements of yoga – I’ve learnt so much and have fallen in love with yoga all over again, finding I can go deeper into my practice than ever before.

Emma is passionate about yoga and this is infectious – her friendly, caring and fun approach is reflected in the fun, supportive and encouraging vibe of the classes.
All levels of interest and ability are catered for in an enjoyable and non competitive atmosphere with lovely people.

Each class is thoughtfully and creatively put together with great care, each has different themes and influences so one class is never the same as another. If trying yoga for the first time I would really recommend trying a few classes as each offers something new.

Emma always advises on practice, offers levels of progression and takes care to cater for any individual needs. She advises on suitable modifications to ensure that each class is an offering that is suitable for all, enabling everyone to progress on their own journey, at their own pace, as suits them at that time.

The classes are always evolving too – for those who wish to take things a little further… Emma has offered retreat days and extended sessions usually aligned with the Lunar cycle which are incredible. The first time I went along to Emma’s 2 hour Autumn Rejuvenation morning I was worried I wouldn’t have the stamina to last however the session seemed to finish too soon and I felt I could do another 2 hours!! That encouraged me to try the retreat day which was blissful!!! Again, it flew by but gave us the chance to experience yin yoga and an amazing sound bath with Emma’s new moon gong and singing bowls. Not to mention the chance to really relax into extended savasna!! It was amazing to take time out to enjoy this in such a friendly and ‘safe’ environment.

Emma is always consciously developing and considering feedback from her students and looking to add popular elements into our practice so that everyone benefits from this whether we choose to attend a weekly class or delve a little deeper.

It’s not just me either – my partner & one of our friends, both of whom had never experienced yoga before and were looking for different things from the class, decided to try out the men only class on a Monday evening and are both now hooked and are continuing their practice too. I really would encourage anyone and everyone to come along and try a few classes- there is always a warm welcome !!”  Natasha Pullin

“I love Emma’s yoga, I have been going to the Europa Gym drop in classes for three years now. There are all ages there and all abilities too. There is no pressure to perform, Emma mixes basic and challenging poses to create classes that are both comfortable and exciting. My mind and body love it. I feel so much better after every session.

Emma is a shining light, she is kind, caring and genuine and is truly dedicated to sharing her love for yoga. I really enjoy the classes and look forward to them every week.” Brenda Shelley

“I have been going to Emma’s yoga classes for a few years now, both at Beckets and Europa gym. I enjoy every minute of them. Every class is different with a lot of thought put into each session. Emma is an excellent teacher and has a lovely personality which adds to the enjoyment of the class. Would highly recommend.” Julie Snelgrove

“I have usually had to travel a fair distance to find a good yoga practice, but was very fortunate to find Emma’s web site whilst searching for local classes.
Emma’s notes and observations on the web site immediately interested me, and I have now been attending regularly for 3 – 4 years (where has the time gone?)
From the first class Emma was approachable, listened to what I had to say, and has an uncanny knack of introducing the right postures to a class to assist my mind, body, and spirit.
I try to attend classes twice a week, and no two classes are repetitive, even if following a theme , of which there are many. I particularly like the way classes are structured around the seasons, cycles, and chakras.
Classes are as challenging as you want to make them, with Emma offering layers and variations on to postures for yogis to try. The class caters for all levels of experience, and there is no pressure within a class to compete. Classes are also friendly and welcoming, and I feel blessed to have made some good friends within the class. You can also ask questions and Emma has taken time out of her own busy schedule to research my queries and comes back with balanced and insightful feedback.
Thank you, Emma. ” John Holland

“I’m trying hard to think of something else to say following the previous reviews but all I can think of is to endorse what previous reviewers have said. Myself and my husband have been going to Emma’s classes for a few years now and we’re so pleased we found them when we moved to Crayford and didn’t know much about the area. We are both in our mid-sixties and believe Emma has been instrumental is keeping us supple and fit in both mind and body. She makes everyone welcome with her friendly smiles and infectious giggles and her inclusive teaching ensures everyone enjoys the best practice they can.” ~ Susan Millard

Other feedback from my classes:

I really enjoyed last night’s yoga class…It’s your enthusiasm and format of teaching that make your yoga class so successful.” C.H.

Just wanted to say thank you for class tonight. I didn’t realise how much tension I was holding in my back and shoulders until I started stretching!!” H.B.

I enjoyed being back at yoga again and really enjoyed the class this morning.” B.S.

“I just wanted to say thank you for encouraging me to come along to your class – I’m really enjoying it and wish I’d come sooner. I feel so much better during/after a class.” G.B.

Thanks again Emma it was fab can’t wait for next one xxx” S.D.

Thank you so much for teaching me yoga, I never ever thought id be able to do half the things I managed to.” L.R.

Thanks Emma – really enjoyed it again. I am definitely aching in a good way xx” R.B.

It was great to get back into it Emma so thanks for your inspiration & I look forward to more classes” A.I.

I really enjoyed last week’s class…and will be back next week!” S.E.

Emma – Gary and I smashed our PBs today [at running]- so yoga is definitely doing something. xx” R.B

I really appreciate having a yoga class that I can easily get to & such an inspiring teacher. ” A.R.

I have been sleeping better Emma. A new sleep pattern has kicked in.” B.P.

Loved ur class Emma and looking forward to getting back into Yoga. X” L.H.

I will definitely come next week, even if I can’t do everything, I really enjoy the class!” B.S.

Loved it, can’t wait until next week x” L.D.

I just wanted to say thanks for your classes, I really enjoyed them and it definitely helped me and found a love of yoga.” C.W.

Today was amazing. Thank you Emma.” E.PS.

The classes have been lovely lately, I really enjoy them and don’t like having to miss one!” B.S.

“Loved it, could have done another hour! thank you for another lovely class xx” L.D.

“Thank you, Emma, that was a very special class, we thoroughly loved it xx” A.T.

Hi Emma. Really enjoyed yoga last Wednesday.” T.MC.

Posted on twitter: “Excited for @samadhiyogauk tomorrow, missed it last week. Will be great after a stressful week at uni  & finishing my dissertation- yay!” L.R.

Feedback from my yoga workshops and day retreats:

(Kelly Hart) Thank you for a lovely day. I really enjoyed myself and will definitely be back. Thank you xx

(Annie Turner) What a fantastic day, enjoyed every moment of it especially the sound bath!

(Janette Topliffe) A lovely day. Learnt lots of new things. Thank you.

(Louise Topliffe) It was a great day. Thank you for organising it. Looking forward to the next one.

(Aurelija) Thank you for a wonderful day!

(John Holland) What a great day, Em. Thank you. I feel great today, so everything worked. That was the best gong and sound bath I have experienced (although it only seemed to last ten minutes!) , and followed by a nice walk round the grounds with lovely yogis. A blissful day. Namaste x 

(Hilary Jones) Great way to spend a Sunday! Looking forward to the next one already. Hx

(Natasha Pullin) Thank you so much for such a blissful day Emma! It just flew by, it was so well structured. I am still amazed by the musicality and power of the gong and singing bowls sound bath. It was great to get deeper into postures and the meditation. Thank you for organising such a great day for us all and for sharing your knowledge and experience!! What a great way to spend the day and with such a lovely group of people in such beautiful surroundings too. Thank you! Namaste xxx

(Nicki Hodges) It was a perfect day. Thank you x

(Daniella Costanza) Had a lovely day thank you Emma xx

(Julie Snelgrove) Enjoyed it, thank you x

Thank you so much for a lovely introduction to yoga! I will definitely continue my practice.” M.K.

Thank you so much for such a great workshop. Best way to start Sunday.” P.P.

Wonderful 3 hours of om-fabulous yoga! Thanks.” H.H.

A wonderful introduction into relaxation and yoga! Well done Emma. I enjoyed it all!” A.V.

Thoroughly enjoyed my very first yoga workshop. Don’t really want it to end. Thank you.” A.T.

A fantastic 3 hours of yoga stretches, poses, breathing and relaxation. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole workshop Emma and am leaving feeling well ‘chilled’. Namaste.” S.A.

A lovely morning’s yoga, great for all abilities. Really enjoyed it. Thanks Emma.” B.S.

Fabulous way to spend a Sunday morning. Loved it. Well done Emma.” L.D.

I really enjoyed the mix of asanas, meditation, etc. The lavender pillows were amazing. Thank you.” Nikki.

Thanks Emma, really enjoyed today. Can’t wait for the next one. Thanks.” S.D.

Great workshop. Loved the pranayama bit.” M.G.

Thank you Emma for organising such a great workshop.” P.G.

A wonderful 3 hours spent. Well balanced and enjoyable. Thank you very much.” M.N.

Some feedback from my family yoga workshops:

It was the first time for yoga for 3 (out of 4) of us and I have to say…we all thoroughly enjoyed it! A really good idea and the jungle theme was perfect for keeping the kids interested. Thank you, Emma. We can’t wait until the next one!” J.W.

It was such a fab morning Emma, thank you again ! Me and Ellie loved it.” L.R.

Milo and I had such fun! As we left he said he wants to come to mummy’s yoga more! And I will always want to do the wagging during the downward dog.” J.CC.

Jaya and I really enjoyed it – thank you!” B.LW.

I think the Rock and Lizard is going to be mine and Ria’s party piece from now on thanks so much Emma, it was a great morning with lots of fun and Max says he wants to come to the next one!” H.J.

Emma! Thank you for today! Your workshop was fab and enjoyed by all the family! Feeling relaxed and positive! X” V.PG.

Really enjoyed Jungle Adventure yesterday, Amie was full of it and talked all about it when we got home and told her Mum and Dad all about the positions. She is going to tell them all at school about it today!” B.S.