From Amy, a prenatal Yoga client.
"I did thoroughly enjoy your prenatal yoga classes--the physical
activity was wonderful. Also, I truly enjoyed the community of pregnant
women in tune with our bodies and so positive and hopeful about
the tiny bodies, minds and spirits of the babies in our tummies.
I think attending your classes made the L&D (Labor and Delivery)
of my second baby even easier and smoother than that of our first
baby." March 2006
- From Patsy, a 65 year old Gentle Beginning Yoga student.
I'd never taken a yoga class before a friend insisted I "at least
try" Gail"s Beginning Yoga class. I found it to be a wonderful
experience for my out-of-shape condition! I couldn't do everything
the rest of the class did, but Gail set a level of comfort in every
class, where I felt comfortable in making whatever accomodations necessary
for my particular problems. She assisted and made suggestions, but
I was free to make whatever adaptations were comfortable for me. After
foot surgery, I wore a walking orthopedic boot to class, and gradually
began working back up to where I'd been before I missed a few weeks.
After Gail moved, I tried two other classes, same title, but the instructors
really didn't "get" what beginning means. The last time
I went, I really hurt my knee. My fault for not accepting my limitations,
but the comfort zone was just not the same. If you don't get to go
to every class, you will lose continuity in some classes by having
to look at the instructor continually because they abbreviate instructions.
Not with Gail! She has a wonderful smooth flowing rhythm of speaking
that allows you to totally focus on your own movements. Really miss
the comfortable, friendly atmosphere of Gail's class! Always very
professional, Gail makes it fun, relaxing, and rewarding, and always
has a smile that says, "I love teaching yoga!" Always made
me leave with a smile too, thinking, "I love Gail's class!"
- From Jane, a Beginning Yoga client. "feeling
very relaxed after a session and my pain in my back has eased up considerably.
I sleep better at night. I feel energized. Fall 2005
From Judy, A Gentle Beginning Yoga class participant
and a fibromyalgia sufferer
. "I always enjoyed your
Gentle Yoga class because it was excellent for a beginning class
and after it I always felt so much better after all the stretching.
As a teacher you were so good about offering modifications for difficult
poses and with all your class you were so concise about the directions
part of the effects of feeling so good at the end was being so relaxed
I could always keep my eyes closed and with your instruction still
be certain I was able to follow the moves. Spring 2007
- From Linda, a Beginning and Intermediate Yoga class student.
"I need your class to help my legs and my back feel better and
when I don't come to class, my stress levels become very high."
From Brenda, a fibromyalgia sufferer and Gentle
Beginning Yoga student. "In taking Gail's class, I
don't miss my Vioxx as much. I'm not having any spasms in my left
leg. I can manage my stress better." Summer 2005
- From Lucy, an Intermediate Yoga participant. "I
really enjoyed all your classes, the beginning, intermediate, and
the Yoga with weights. You were very professional, caring, and knowledgable
of all aspects of yoga. I wish you were still here." Spring 2007
- From Helen, a Free Will Yoga participant. "After
my first yoga session, I was able to go to sleep without my sleep
aid medication." Spring 2007
- From Phyllis, a Fat Burning Yoga participant. "I
just feel like purring, after your class!" January 2008