Just a note to thank you for your help in transforming my life.
I am 62 years old with numerous sports injuries. I played Squash, Cricket and ran Marathons. With a broken knee cap from a cricket injury, I found myself ever increasingly dependent on a regular basis on Medical experts with numerous scans, X-rays and injections, duly followed by physio therapy. On the Golf Course the ever increasing reliance on buggies to move around the course was self-defeating and frustrating.
After months of “Gentle reminders” from my wife who attends your classes regularly; I yielded and attended your Saturday Class. The first one was challenging in terms of self-doubt but after the 2nd, I could immediately feel some confidence coupled with the inevitably benefits that ensued.
It was easier to walk on cobblestones in Venice, downhill and of course general movements to bend down and turn. The most important and noticeable changes is the pain free and positive attitude to this new life. Life with constant pain is debilitating.
But the most shocking and enthralling improvement was in the Golf Course. My friends commented on my increased turning circle in swings, the distance that the ball travelled and the confident approach in the overall game. It is joyous and it has infused hope in my life. I am sure it has effected in other areas too. It is infectious in a positive way. But it’s not only confined to the physical aspects; mentally I am increasingly positive and hopefully. In these interesting times that we are confronting it is invaluable.
Your balance of physical and philosophical input; together with carefully researched items, underpinned with your vast knowledge is impressive. Your relaxed approach with motivation and input to self-belief and self-love is awesome and a breath of fresh air. “I am strong and I am peaceful” is one of your mantras that is worth remebering
You have made a huge difference to my life and enjoyment of it and I shall remember you forever – so much so that I have promoted you to a place next to God.
Regina is a truly inspiring yoga teacher. All of her classes and workshops are magical. Leave your drama at the door and immerse yourself in your practise. I have learnt so much from her and would not hesitate to recommend her classes and work shops. She is a true Yogi in every sense.
I really love my yoga classes with Regi. The work seems subtle, yet it transforms my body, my emotions and even my thoughts. Regi is insightful and pragmatic. With her, the journey is about you, the individual, getting the very best out of this present stretch for you, not in comparison with some fancy yoga picture. I have noticed my strength, tone, posture, flexibility and health improve on this course. I sincerely recommend her.
I have been going to Regi’s Yin Yoga class for about 3 years now. She is a fantastic teacher with an incredible in-depth knowledge of the anatomy which she instinctively shares with her students. This is so helpful as it explains why you are stretching a particular area and in doing so the benefits you gain. Her teaching style is very unique, often including interesting anecdotes and quotes on yoga and life in general which gives interest during a long-held pose. The use of various styles of music gently playing in the background to accompany her direction is very relaxing as are the fairy lights! A really beneficial style of yoga for all ages and abilities shared by a warm and experienced, patient teacher. Would highly recommend.
“I wanted to write to express my profound gratitude for your course. I can’t tell how much I appreciate your class or how much my body absolutely loves your class. You are so living your calling – thank you so so so much”
“Heart warming text from a student: “Good morning Regi. I have had a very stressful couple of years. A messy divorce, selling the house I built that I thought we could live in forever. Spending a year trying to buy a home. As well as all the little things but, I have walked the path and I know you have played a massive very positive part of my journey and wellbeing; spiritually mentally and physically. Thank you so much. Have a lovely day. Namaste.”
“Four years ago I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis particularly badly in one knee. It seemed to daily get worse, becoming painful in more joints. Visiting the Doctors I was given painkillers and told to wait until it was very painful and then undergo joint replacements. It was even getting difficult to get in and out of the car. I joined Regi’s yoga class with a view to strengthening my muscles and bending the joints. Nearly 4 years on I certainly do not need painkillers or joint replacements at this time. I feel stronger, healthier and mentally clearer than I did. I feel I owe Regi’s yoga classes a huge thank you. I can also leap out of the car!”
“Regina’s classes have helped to change my life. I often travel and have to use other yoga teachers. I always seek to find a class just like Regina’s. The atmosphere she creates with music, light and philosophical thoughts/sharing/teachings, is how I think yoga should be. At some point I will probably write a book on the benefits of yoga. To sum up in short fashion. If you are thinking of joining a yoga class, I would highly recommend trying Regina’s class. Some of the benefits I have seen are, increased energy, greater clarity of thought leading to being far more productive with work, less worrying and negative thinking, greater empathy – which has helped me to connect with other people and the natural world, a marvellous feeling of deep inner serenity and peace – which i’m sure is helping my nervous system to relax on a very profound level. Of course, there are also the physical benefits, increased muscle tone, my posture has improved – I no longer slump forwards and have a much straighter back. Give Regina’s class a try, like me, you might find it’s the answer you have been looking for.”
“Email from retired golfer: Your class against as this is my first set of classes at Yoga. Since I have been attending your yoga group I have lost 5 kilos in weight (I have not been dieting). Got my golf handicap down by 3 shots, Increased my flexibility so as I can almost touch my toes and practically stopped snoring.”
‘My hips feel as if they got a new life!’ (1 to 1 Assisted Yin Yoga Therapy Client)
“Doing yoga for twenty years: having suffered mental illness after three miscarriages – yoga put me back on track to balance and to make sense of my life. Yoga gives me the opportunity to exercise and gives me peace of mind. I thank Regi for the opportunity to spend time by myself during the quite of the Yin poses. Yoga helped me to cope with the menopause – it has improved my health. I now have a better understanding of the wholeness of my body, mind and soul and, I am able to give 100% to my family, my work, home and friends.”
“When I started yoga 2 years ago, my knee and hip joints were painful and stiff and I had little flexibility. The stretching has removed the pain and stiffness from my joints and I have my flexibility back and can now sit crossed legged on the floor.”
“Regi is a wonderful yoga teacher. My health has improved hugely in the 2 years that I have been coming to her classes. I am 66 and wish I had met Regi sooner. I never thought I will be able to do handstands at this age…!”
A lovely week that delivers on so many elements; physical and mental wellbeing, pleasure and fun in the most superb natural location.
A week with Regi in Goa, was a week of sharing experience and knowledge of an intuitive teacher not only of yoga but also of viewing valuable perspectives in life, and thought. Washed down with a lot of laughter, a great bunch of people, not excluding a bit of shopping! – all in all delivering one of the best tonics in the world!
I’ve been practicing yoga with Regi for about a year and a half now and really enjoy the relaxing element of her classes. She teaches Yin which involves holding long poses and for me, is extremely beneficial as I do a lot of gym work. I’m also a woman of ‘a certain age (!)’ and find it helpful to stretch. I like the way Regi explains each movement so we get it right, without being too hands on and intrusive.
I was a complete novice when I began yoga so when I signed up for Regi’s retreat in Tarifa last summer, I was a bit concerned about being able to keep up with some of the others who I knew, had been practicing yoga for much longer. I need not have worried, for as Regi always says, ‘Don’t look at your neighbour, just concentrate on your own practice. Mind your own business!’ All her sessions are for all levels from beginners to expert, and there’s absolutely no pressure to compete. We can all do what we can do and there’s no need to worry that the person on the mat next to you can do something you can’t – it really doesn’t matter.
The Tarifa retreat was a lovely experience. I met women (and in this case we were all women) from all over, each with their own story and each with a love of yoga. We stayed in a picturesque villa about 15 minutes’ walk from the beach and enjoyed delicious home-cooked brunches and dinners. There were two long yoga sessions a day – morning and late afternoon – and still plenty of opportunity to explore, chill and drink wine!
I would definitely recommend Regi’s retreats and in fact have already booked to go to Lesbos in Greece, in September 2019.
Fantastic teacher! You have to try these classes, there is no other teacher who gives so much to her planning, explanations and support to students. After doing yoga for about 10 years I have learned so much from these classes and retreats and I even learn more and am able to do more, every time I go to a class. Great mix of professionalism and genuine care and attention for students.
I am aware that for a teacher to take a group of yogis away for retreat/holiday is a huge responsibility. Regi holds (and hosts) the gathering well, with everyone being fully included in both the programme and between classes. She makes a lot of effort to share her knowledge, and because she has continuously invested in her training and development, her students are perhaps more fortunate for that. She has an open and warm style of teaching and her work is built around teaching yoga for every-body.
“Going on a yoga retreat with Regina is an amazing experience! I have been on four retreats and I can’t recommend it enough. You will come away feeling revived, both spiritual and physical. Regina’s yoga class is a special experience. She is generous in sharing her vast knowledge and experience. Her depth of knowledge of the science and art of yoga guides you to discover the secrets of your own body. She goes the extra mile to capture your attention with music and readings and I’m always amazed when a three hour session does not feel long enough! I have made so many like minded friends on her retreats and I always look forward to be re united with them all! Discovering Regina was a blessing and have changed my life in so many different ways.”
“I just wanted to let you know that I think your yoga classes are truly amazing. A workout for both body and mind. I come to class feeling tired and stressed and leave feeling happy, joyful and refreshed. The class is quite unique – a style of yoga that I’ve never experienced before and it is just brilliant. The two yoga holidays I have been on were fantastic – 2 yoga classes a day and in the fresh air and sunshine. Yoga on the beach at Molyvos was certainly something very special. You are great teacher Regi – Thank You. Namaste”
“I have gained so much from Regina’s retreats. I always leave with a deep sense of relaxation and a refreshed insights into my own yoga practice. I love the sense of community and inclusiveness of a whole week of gentle postures and stretches mixed up with fun energising flows – and there are always a few surprises and something new to learn. It took me a lot of courage to go on my first a yoga holiday – and now I go every year!”
“Thank you again for the wonderfully relaxing yoga holiday. I had a really amazing experience, and you and your students are friendly and hopefully we will remain friends.”
“I just wanted to say thank you again for a fabulous week. You have opened up something in me which I knew was important to discover and understand, but I hadn’t been able to access it. What made the difference? Your style of teaching, and sharing – I loved it.”
“Memories of the yoga holiday in Morocco is like a jewel in the mind!”
My second workshop with Regi. I was more prepared today – open, accepting and receptive. The long held Yin poses together with the gentle wisdom and instruction delivered whilst eyes shut results in perfect harmony between body and mind by the end of the class. This is different to the yoga I know but it is healing, safe, effective – you rely on intuition to feed your body with what you need and only get adjusted to be safe and comfortable. Can’t say enough – wish I knew of this practice very many years ago. A wonderful class and teacher.
“Thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday in Ireland. It was truly delightful – still reaping the benefits! Please come again soon!”
Viva (Yoga Teacher)
“I feel, light, spacious, longer and looser, like a car that had a full body service.”
“Your Cape Town workshop was phenomenal.”
Regina is amazing. She is a highly trained and passionate teacher who has a wealth of knowledge. She is also a lovely person who represents the true ethos of a Yogi. Her classes are very popular due to her phenomenal teaching skills. Under her guidance I have become a passionate yin yoga student and this has transformed all aspects of my life. If you are thinking of attending classes or a training course with Regi, do it! You will not regret the decision.
What can I say! What an amazing workshop. Reggie is a dedicated professional and although the workshop was full, she gave one to one attention to everyone along with many spiritual fables. Encouraging everybody to work at their own pace. Very relaxing and uplifting. We will be back for more! Thank you Reggie.