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TESTIMONIALS

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Sally C

"I’ve been lucky enough to have Simon as a yoga teacher for nearly two years, and I really miss the weeks when I can’t make his lesson. He’s calm, encouraging and supportive, knowing where each student’s edge is. His classes are well thought out, challenging, never boring and always fun - you never fail to leave a session without a smile on your face and a spring in your step. I can’t recommend Simon’s classes highly enough!"

Naveen P 

"Simon has a wonderful ability to teach 1-2-1 yoga with real kindness, acknowledging the effort you are putting into your practice at every opportunity, even if to an external observer this might not seem like much effort at all. He has a wide knowledge base to answer any questions you might have and skilfully breaks down the key principles into accessible nuggets, expanding on areas that you might find difficult. The result of this is that anyone of any ability would feel safe and encouraged, but most importantly challenged to improve by Simon's style of teaching. When I recall how inflexible I was and how difficult I found postures that I now find far easier, I am struck at how patient, encouraging and supportive Simon was. He did not collude with my inexperience so that I did not improve, but crucially he never made me feel inadequate or lacking in any way, but rather took the time to discover my potential and bring it to the surface so that I could see what I was capable of. As a result I have found the benefit to be both physcial and psychological to me, and without exaggeration I can say I am a better person for having undertaken the practice of yoga with him" 

 

Richard

"I recently went to Simon’s lovely home studio for a private yoga session. Simon is very supportive, non judgemental, reassuring and i felt that i could really trust him as a teacher. We had a really great yoga session and i am keen to book more, to help my yoga practise develop further”   

Anna D

"I have taken Simon's classes since 2010 and enjoy the focus that Simon gives on strength, flexibility, balance and focus. His classes are planned and help you focus on your intention for the hour, giving yourself space and clarity to practise.Simon in his teaching makes time in the class some how to focus on every students needs so that you feel prioritised and know that when your not doing something right Simon will adjust your position so you know that you are learning to do the position correctly and that your not just a number in the room.... also there is always time for a little fun along the way in the class as well as learning!"

 

Clare H-B

"Simon's classes are thoughtfully planned and always have great focus. I have found this weekly practice has benefitted me in many ways, including visible improvement in my running, my posture and my sleep."

Jo

"Simon's classes are brilliant. I find that they are a great way to feel revitalised and ready for the week ahead! Simon is a great encouragement helping you focus each week and as a beginner I feel I have really developed with Simon's support. Each class is interesting, challenging and has variety and Simon is great at explaining the different poses as well as what part of the body they are concentrating on so you can really understand the benefits of each position. I come away from each class feeling like I have achieved something and as well as learning we always have fun along the way!"

Amber A

"I particularly like the pace of Simon's yoga classes. He is an especially supportive leader which creates a very nurturing environment suitable for beginners like me, but also allows for those with more experience to practice at a higher level alongside each other"

LH

"I like the fact that Simon's classes almost feel like a one-to-one class. We are all encouraged to push our bodies as far as we feel capable, and I like the science behind things, i.e. the benefit of particular postures."

Gyöngyi M

"Simon's yoga classes are some of the best ones that I have ever attended. I think that besides Simon's teaching style, the location also contributes in enabling me to relax and focus on the given postures. Personally I do not like yoga studios and gyms, so I was very happy when I discovered yoga360 at West Hampstead Community Centre. This place has a special atmosphere and what could be even better on a lazy Sunday evening than dropping in to a yoga class and closing the week with a little bit of perfection in harmony and peace? The classes are very well organised, equipped and every class is built around a key focus e.g. hip openers, backbends. I very much like the fact that the classes are a little different every week, so that I never get bored of them. Simon gives adjustments where required and also gives different options for a posture, so that everyone can choose the one which suits their body that day. My personal achievement was that finally after a long time, I have found the way back to myself and can feel the energy flow again thanks to Simon's yoga classes"

Jonathan T

"Practising has been one of those things that I have done behind closed doors with an iPhone app after being far too self conscious to join a class for fear of ridiculing myself. However after biting the bullet and joining Simon's classes nothing beats going to an actual class with an actual teacher! I am finding myself looking forward to classes each week which are so focused on different areas and are definitely challenging! What is very encouraging is how Simon is very patient and supportive especially when each individual has a different level to work with. I leave classes feeling completely at peace, sturdy and that I have had a good session. So if you are one of those people that is still thinking about doing it, I cannot recommend Simon's classes enough, so do yourself a favour!"

 

Nick P

"Simon's yoga classes have been a fantastic introduction and a great way to relax after work and prepare myself mentally for the week ahead. I had never tried yoga at all before attending, but after a few weeks i'm fully converted, and want to do more and more. At the end of each class I feel physically tired, like I have had a full workout, but also completely relaxed and refreshed mentally "

Alison W

"I come out of your yoga classes feeling completely revitalised and refreshed - I'ts a great pick-me-up. All the postures are completely explained and I don't ever feel like I am over straining/exerting etc so this improves confidence in the class."

Hicran K

"I particularly like your clear explanations and adjustments of the postures in the class and also making the experience an ever changing one. In addition to the physicality of the classes, they are quite spiritual from the very beginning, bringing in the intention before the class, your insightful opening from which the class flows. I have also never experienced receiving such lovely email follow ups and such practical information. They are very poetic and beautiful in some way too. All this make your work quite unique and very enjoyable."

Eve Ostrovskaya, HR Partner at QVC:

"Simon has been running his yoga class at QVC London since 2010 and has had a steady regular weekly class. Simon has supported a number of QVC employees throughout the years and the feedback from people who attend the class is great! Would highly recommend Simon as a reliable and knowledgeable teacher that people will connect and build a long term rapport with.'' 

Una Sapietis Social Events Co-ordinator at ScotsCare

"Simon ran an iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and relaxation class for our charity for three terms. The sessions provided valuable opportunities for our clients and volunteers to experience deep relaxation in a safe space and to be guided through setting individual intentions and visualisations. Participants reported they felt less anxious and more calm and felt refreshed and revived by the classes."

Reviews about Learn to Meditate workshops

"Simon's " Learn to meditate workshop" was enlightening and, for me, a smooth introduction to the practise of meditating. Even though I had made a few failed attempts to get into it via a very popular phone app, the techniques that i learnt, really made it accessible to me and spurred me on. I have been trying it everyday since - for  a short time, but Simon was very reassuring about modest starts - one step at a time. The welcome was wonderful - considerate and comfortable - Simon really makes you feel at ease" - Sophie J

"I was looking for a short introduction on how to meditate and Simon's " Learn to meditate workshop" was wonderful. I learned a lot with 6 other lovely people. The location was lovely. Simon was very thorough in his approach. I'd highly recommend the workshop to anyone starting out on their meditation journey" Gerard D

"How can something be deeply calming and massively exhilirating at the same time. I don't know but somehow Simon's inspirational, pragmatic and nurturing "Learn to meditate workshop" does it all" Sara D

"I enjoyed the "Learn to Meditate workshop" very much and retained most of what was taught. It was delivered at a very good pace and was easy to understand the explanations. The room was comfortable and equipment readily available. I would like to get some friends interested" - Pam F

Reviews about the 6 week yoga iRest course

"Simon ... you are a special being. You have a wonderful, calming manner. Each week I have felt that I was receiving a wonderful gift. I have booked onto your next iRest course too and i am looking forward to another 6 weeks of bliss!" Nicki C

"The 6 week iRest / guided meditation course was excellent. Very much recommend. One can see the benefits after even after the first session. My personal aim was to achieve deep relaxation, which this course helped me to achieve" N.J.

"The 6 week course was my first time of experiencing iRest and I really enjoyed it! The sessions were very relaxed and the information shared quite informative. I will definately continue with this practise as it has helped me to reflect in ways that I have never done before" Patricia F

"Simon has an amazing way of talking you into a very relaxed and safe place during his iRest / yoga nidra sessions. Highly recommended" Chris A

" It is a great course and a great introduction to iRest / yoga nidra in a relaxed and informal atmosphere" Andrea R

" The 6 week iRest / yoga nidra course was practical and meaningful which gives you the tools to remain both calm and focused in response to life's challenges. I particularly liked the insights I gained into the connections between my physical and emotional responses and how being aware of this can be helpful" Sara D

I really enjoyed the whole course. Simon is a great teacher gives the student time to discuss what they experienced He always listens and help students in any way to solve the problems they encountered during the course. He is a great listener and teacher who is very calm.Thank you I have been given tools to deal with life in a better way" Margaret A

"Simon's iRest course will provide you with a concise introduction, delivered with clarity" Alan R

"The 6 week iRest / yoga nidra course was a very accessible grounding in yoga nidra that I hope I will continue to build on through regular practice" C Thomas

"The iRest / guided meditation course has been wonderful. I have found myself a very warm and welcoming place, where i developed my ability to concentrate and focus. We shared some very good discussions within the group. I would definitely recommend it" Maria J

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