It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since I began teaching yoga. I’ve been reflecting on my different classes and students over the years by reading through some of my testimonials – it’s literally brought a tear to my eye!
I’ve selected one message from each year for this post.
To all of my lovely students over the years – wherever you are and what ever you’re doing – I send my gratitude and love. You cannot be a good teacher without good students.
Thank you for turning up and supporting me xxx
I meant to say to you that I think that the gradual way that you have built up the classes has been fantastic. Over the years, I’ve done quite a few yoga classes and sometimes they just race ahead too much and you can end up feeling stiff for days. Your tuition has been really clear and precise and that’s so important. You’re doing a great job!
Yours, Margaret, 18.10.12
I can’t tell you how happy I am to have joined your yoga classes. I have thoroughly enjoyed them and look forward to it every week. I am reading books recommended by you and they have really opened my eyes to many things. It has made me look at life differently and encouraged me to seek more knowledge of yoga.
Thank you again, Marianne, 15/1/13
Hi Debs, just wanted to thank you for all the work & wisdom over the last six week’s in the class, it was good and went very fast.
Just to let you know the relaxation work in the last session seemed very much to help the healing of that muscle tear from the Great Eastern (which is still healing) and that’s the positive thing. John, 16/10/14
Taking up yoga, having suffered greatly from stress in my mid fifties was a big step. However I have thoroughly enjoyed gently easing my body back into fitness and a new feeling of wholeness through my breathing and movement.Debbie very carefully takes students through asanas (movements) and if someone is new to yoga she explains how the body is working through diagrams and explanation. The meditation is wonderful and encourages relaxation, clarity of mind and peaceful sleeping patterns.The classes are friendly and everyone is helped as an individual. I would just like to thank Debbie and everyone I have worked alongside with for an inspiring start to yoga. I just wouldn’t want to be without my yoga practice now.
Yoga can be life changing .Thankyou. Hazel. 04/09/2015
Just a note to say – I love your class! I had the best night’s sleep in ages after last weeks! Thank you so much.
Caroline, September 2016
I just wanted to say a big thank you for your help and teaching over the last year or two. I suffer quite badly at times with depression, and despite originally being a bit sceptical about how yoga could help, it has made a huge different to my mental health and I am so very grateful for your help with that. Best wishes, DS, Dec 2017
I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I enjoy your classes. Your experience and passion for practicing and teaching yoga shines through; and the serene location of Preston Village Hall is perfect. I am relatively new to Rutland and joining your yoga class has helped me feel at home.
Thanks Deb (from Shazza) July 2018
Thank you for being such an amazing instructor, I very much appreciate the practice you teach & your lovely way & style of teaching. CB, April 2019
“Loads of yoga on YouTube of course but it lacks the personal touch and, for the most part, aimed at high performers, leaving folk like me feeling quite inadequate. Keep up the good work. You’re most appreciated.” Tony, July 2020
Thank you so much for your help over the past few years – I’ve just been measured and have regained 1” in height! I’m so thrilled I had to write and let you know…This is entirely down to exercise, mostly yoga with the stretching it involves.
Even though I have only done class sessions, the improvement has built up slowly over 2 years, which shows the value of keeping at it. Yoga has also helped me to maintain good posture and to improve my balance.
Yoga is fantastic! Sue, December 2021