YOGA TEACHING TESTIMONIALS
"Adrienne is a very knowledgeable teacher and explains poses in exact detail but without over-complicating. She really takes time to understand the limitations of each student and adapts each pose with blocks and other props to maximise benefit and minimise risk of injury. Overall, her dedication and passion shine through!”
"Adrienne is one of the best Iyengar yoga instructors I have had over my many years of yoga practice. She is a skilled, accomplished, and enthusiastic teacher who takes extra care to look after her students and their individual needs. She is particularly careful about postural alignment always giving detailed and clear instructions and demonstrations tailored for students whether advanced or beginners. Personally, I have advanced in my practice with her and have enjoyed every one of her classes. Her classes are welcoming, friendly and fun!I highly recommend Adrienne’s classes which epitomise all yoga should be: a discipline that takes the mind, body and spirit to a higher level."
"I have practised yoga with Adrienne for more than five years – in studio groups, workshops and online sessions. I really enjoy her classes and I think I have benefited greatly from her teaching. Adrienne appears to know her subject intimately and extensively and is able to demonstrate and explain poses clearly and effectively – not only an outstanding practitioner but also a very capable and engaged teacher. She always takes time to look at a student’s pose and to give individual advice, which is technically exacting and hugely helpful in personal development. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Adrienne and her classes."
"I always find Adrienne’s classes so rewarding. They are creative and challenging and she is very adept at making practices inclusive to everyone using props and variations. As a senior teacher, Adrienne manages to convey the deep actions and directionality of poses, there is always something to learn! Her experience, knowledge and passion for yoga has helped me with my hip problems over the years and I always leave her classes feeling so much better, physically and emotionally."
"I have been a student with Adrienne for over four years and really can't speak highly enough of her. Adrienne is a very attentive and considerate teacher who caters for individual needs and abilities in a very holistic way,
Her knowledge and sensitivity means that she always has a suggestion or technique to help you maximise your potential in any given pose giving you a real sense of achievement in class regardless of your ability.
Adrienne has continued to support her students during lock down with regular and dynamic online zoom classes which I have found an invaluable support. Practicing yoga with Adrienne has made a huge impact on my life and has had such a positive effect on my mental and physical well being. Thank you, Adrienne, for providing such fabulous classes."
"Highlighting yoga's transformative power, BKS Iyengar is quoted as having said that ‘yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured’. Welcoming, kind, inspiring and highly capable, Mrs. Adrienne Bagnall is a superb teacher of this fantastic practice."
"Adrienne’s yoga classes are incredibly empathetic...everyone works within their own limits; instructions are clear; suggestions for improvements are gentle and helpful; and a natural link between breath work and physical movement explored. I joined several years ago, hoping to stretch a few muscles, less used with age. But the classes have become much more - an essential grounding and revitalising part of the week."
"After being a YouTube yoga practitioner I felt the need to go beyond in my practise and joined Adrienne’s classes 2 years ago. I immediately felt welcome. Her non judgmental approach, the care she took in showing me how to work with my body’s capabilities and limits and her true passion for yoga have been most refreshing. No class with her has ever been the same, and I discover something new to bring to my practise every time.
Moreover, Adrienne’s pregnancy classes have been a solid anchor through the last 8 months of pregnancy. Her deep knowledgeable teaching, and her skill in adapting her teachings to the individual, as well as her interest in me as a person have guided me to connect with my ever changing body and my baby. I even felt that first kick during her class!"
"Adrienne has completely changed my life for the better. I have dipped in out of Yoga over the years, but when I attended a Yoga workshop with Adrienne, it was inspiring to be educated in the history of Iyengar and its spiritual purpose. Adrienne's teachinga are in-depth with clear instructions, and her genuine commitment to developing the practice of yoga is inspiring. Adrienne's transformation of taking classes from 'Live' to via Zoom have been excellent. All much needed in these uncertain and difficult times. Every class is a Masterclass recognising each persons individual needs." Anne LaForce
"I have been practicing yoga with Adrienne for about 5 years. I had no experience of yoga when I started but Adrienne's enthusiasm and knowledge combined with her inclusive teaching style have always helped me to feel confident. When I became pregnant Adrienne was keen to adapt her regular classes so they were suitable for pregnancy. Being able to keep up with my usual yoga class during pregnancy has helped me cope with my changing shape and made me feel strong and relaxed. After 5 years I still love the feeling at the end of a yoga class!"
I have been practicing yoga with Adrienne for some time, originally face to face and over Zoom. The Zoom classes during the pandemic have helped me mentally to feel that I am continuing to make progress with my yoga practice and therefore with my physical health. As a slightly creaky 58-year-old, it has been so much more than just a good stretch for me- I has also been about the discipline of joining an activity and enjoying it, when every other group activity I do had been cancelled due to the pandemic. Yoga energizes me, it sets me up for the day, but also calms me – Adrienne’s voice is very soothing. Adrienne gives the instructions very clearly and calmly, never makes me feel inadequate if something is challenging but offers alternative personal adjustments and use of props. She obviously has a great deal of yoga knowledge and is an accomplished, compassionate, supportive teacher whose aim is always for us to achieve our personal best. Under her guidance I feel supported and noticed in a very positive way.
Adrienne has the detailed verbal visualisation skills to helps us to get into the correct positions, as well as demonstrating physically, giving lots of detail. Adrienne is such a lovely Yoga teacher, possessing all the YOGIC qualities you would expect (and More) of a Top notch Yoga teacher.
PAIN MANAGEMENT TESTIMONIALS
"Thank you for what you are doing to help people in pain. I was told by a leading pain management consultant once that unless you are dealing with someone that is qualified to deal with chronic pain then there was no point discussing your condition or situation with them as they would never understand it. I have spent so many years dealing with a most demoralising approach through so many medical appointments.
Thank you for doing what you do & just the understanding you give to those suffering from chronic pain is priceless".
"Thank you again for my 4 weeks of pain management. It has woken up things I had put to sleep unsorted and undervalued and I am excited by this and grateful. Returning to the mindful aspect of "Letting be" has helped me so much to think more happily about my family relationships. This brings me some comfort"