July 2011: Pak from Northampton says, “This is a great class for anyone new to yoga or for those who have practised for years. I really enjoy Sam's yoga class - there is a focus on calming the mind and breathing. A really refreshing style of teaching yoga compared to the military boot camp classes which you can find in gyms. Sam also helps each student one to one to improve. This class is a great way to spend a Sunday evening!”
April 2012: Claire from Northampton says, “I joined Sam's Sunday night yoga class this week in Wootton as a complete novice, certain that I would end up either embarrassed or hospitalised or both. Thankfully I can report that thanks to clear instructions, a very warm, friendly and supportive attitude especially from Sam herself, and plenty of encouragement, all I was left with was regret that I didn't take up Yoga years ago. The workout is tough in places but very relaxing and I had a brilliant night's sleep after it. I can't wait to go back Sunday. Well done Sam!”
October 2012: Brian from Northampton says, “As a beginner, I have been enjoying Sam's yoga classes on Sunday Evening in Wootton and also on a Thursday evening at the Connaught Street studio for about 3 months. The classes are fun, stimulating, challenging and above all energising. Sam is a brilliant teacher who is enthusiastic about helping her students benefit from the practice of yoga and the development of strength and self awareness. If all this sounds a bit new age, you don't have to worry. The classes are very friendly and down to earth. At the end of every lesson I always feel nice and stretchy and a little bit more confident and self-aware. Thank you Sam :-)”
I wanted to put all my training to the test, so in September 2011, Yoga Tigers for children aged 2-5 years old arrived in Northampton. This Monday morning yoga class for children is a lot more lively than than the adult's yoga class, but the benefits are the same.
March 2012: Ruth from Northampton says, “I want to write some feedback on both the fab Yoga Tigers class you run and the adult yoga class on at the Yeoman pub as I think both classes are fantastic. Yoga Tigers has helped my son to calm down and think more and the adult class has helped me to become calmer and more focused. I am much more aware of my body and am able to calm my mind which prior to coming to your class I found difficult.”
September 2012: Rachael from Northampton says, “My 3 year old daughter and I really enjoy taking part in the Yoga Tigers sessions. She really enjoys the dance and movement element and it's a great way to meet new people too. It has really built her confidence in group activities and has also taught her to listen and take instruction from other adults. I hadn't any previous experience of yoga, but it is a very welcoming group and Sam is a brilliant teacher who is very good at making the children (and mums!) feel at ease. Each lesson is loads of fun and good value and I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a high energy and relaxing (in equal measure!) way to brighten up their Monday mornings!”
May 2013: Roanne from Northampton says, “After difficult births resulting in intervention with my first two children I was naturally concerned when I fell pregnant with my third, and was keen to avoid the same again. I booked a series of pre natal yoga sessions with Samantha, focusing on relaxation and breathing techniques to allow me to cope better with labour and delivery, and to help me feel more positive about the whole birthing process. These sessions were relaxed and friendly and Samantha herself was incredibly patient and really put me at ease, and I approached the birth with a totally different, more positive mindset this time. The techniques I learnt from Samantha allowed me to stay at home for the majority of my labour. I felt that I controlled the pain rather than the other way round, and no intervention was necessary this time. The whole labour and birth was a totally different, more positive experience, and I honestly believe that this was down to the pre natal yoga sessions with Samantha.”
October 2016: Tina from Northampton says, “Just been to Sam's weekly yoga class at Fitness4Less and as usual now feel totally stretched and relaxed.”