I started doing yoga with you after I retired at the end of 2007. Initially I thought that one class a week would be all that I wanted to do. How wrong I was! Soon I was practicing at home and attending classes and workshops run by other teachers. This has made me realise how much I value learning with you. One of the things I value most is the professional position you maintain. In other classes it is quite common for everyone, including the teacher, to moan and groan about their daily lives! Of course we all have problems – some big, some small but what I like is that you provide a quiet place where we have the opportunity to focus and travel inwards to find physical, mental and spiritual balance. You challenge us physically but not so much that it feels like an ‘exercise class’. By encouraging us to develop greater awareness of our bodies the experience of yoga becomes one of personal development rather than the attainment of fitness. I have found yoga profoundly rewarding and it has given me a new understanding of the relationship between mind and body.