My awareness in postures has improved massively – not only being able to feel when a posture is ‘correct’ but also spinal alignment and energy flow. Concentration has improved and my understanding of what yoga is and the part it has to play in my life has changed very much for the better.Tania, (Yoga)
Thanks so very much for sharing the practice of yoga nidra. It's been a really wonderful technique for me -- both to get more sleep throughout the winter :), as well as to encourage connection with my many emotional layers without conscious over-ride.Viv, (Yoga)
I worked with Carol during my teacher training on a 2-1 basis with a friend. We had monthly sessions and these were an enormous benefit as I learnt not only from Carol in her guidance and teaching of me, but also my friend. I was keen to access 1-1 style teaching as I had a strong practice but knew I had specific challenges such as tight hips and shoulders and wanted to focus on these areas. I also thought it would be beneficial to have 1-1 teaching to help me develop as a yoga teacher.
When we started working together, Carol took me right back to the basics which helped me enormously to understand what I needed to concentrate on whilst practicing to open up particular parts of the body. My yoga asana came on leaps and bounds through practicing the specific asana sequences Carol suggested. Carol also stripped the core postures back to basics and I started practicing them as if they were new asana and I found that I opened up and developed strength and flexibility where I had struggled before. I also found the teaching style helped in my own teaching and I reflect back on the 2-1 sessions when lesson planning and finding solutions when working with students.
Prior to my sessions with a Carol I had been quite competitive with myself and had not been so kind to my body. Carol's approach helped me see this and enabled me to practice yoga asana in a different way where I was kinder and more gentle with myself. This helped not only my own journey with yoga but has also helped me in my approach to teaching.Vicki, (Yoga)
I started 1 to 1 sessions with Carol to support my own yoga teacher training and to learn more about my own practice. I particularly liked Carol's calm and peaceful approach but also her knowledge, understanding and explanations. It helped me understand particular asanas better, what was happening anatomically, how my body should be aligned and how my muscles should be working. Carol was fantastic at challenging me when appropriate but also advising when to take a step back, for example, if I could get my body into a pose without any trouble as I am naturally quite flexible, but my muscles weren't supporting me properly. It has certainly enabled me to practice with more awareness, stability and strength, and in a way that is right for my body type.Hannah, (Yoga)