I really enjoyed Saturday’s Psoas Release session. You are a very skillful facilitator – your cueing and language helped me to have a very interoceptive experience, sensing into areas and tension that I wasn’t aware of. It was both physically and emotionally freeing, and I left feeling very aligned and grounded.
Katya’s Psoas Release workshop was great. She is a thorough and knowledgeable teacher. Her introductory talk was very informative and clearly expressed.
It gave us a great ground of understanding upon which to build the following movements and poses. She paced the flow of exercises beautifully and gave us plenty of time to really settle into the depth of the work of releasing & nourishing the psoas, leading us at every step with her words to more fully use the power of our attention
For a long time now I felt pain in my hip, particularly noticeable when getting out of the car. After the session I noticed an immediate relief as well as a sense of standing straighter, walking with freedom and lightness and feeling a deep sense of overall relief from tension. I don’t remember the last time I felt so peaceful! Thank you so much for a wonderful Psoas Release session!
“Thank you so much Katya for offering Mindful Backbends workshop, it was fantastic. I’ve never felt so free in my shoulders and supported in my back bends! You’re an absolute wealth of knowledge and your teaching style makes this information so accessible and easily digestible. I’ve taken away loads of gems for my personal yoga practice and am feeling full of ideas and fresh alignment cues to use in my teaching so thank you!”
“I have practised yoga (primarily Iyengar) for over 15 years, and have also explored Tai Chi. Over the 12 months that I have been doing Calligraphy Yoga I have noticed big changes in my daily breath, my energy levels and spinal flexibility. Perhaps the most unexpected benefit has been the strengthening of my core. No sit ups required! I am a big fan and strongly recommend Calligraphy Yoga to you.“
“Thanks so much for offering your Vinyasa Fundamentals Course. It was hugely helpful for breaking down and giving instruction on going through the sun salutation. Despite attending yoga classes regularly since 1995 I found that I had much to learn, in all asanas and transitions. It was an informative experience for me and I felt your precise instruction and clear explanations were very helpful.“
“I found the “Free Up Your Spine, Fire Up Your Core” Workshop to be really valuable in terms of helping me to relax into my breath as a way of connecting to my core which became the generating source for the movement into the yoga postures. This was a very new and exciting discovery for me and one which will, as with most things that are worthwhile, require practice! Katya and Susan are excellent teachers and explained all of the principles clearly while giving us plenty of hands-on support throughout. Thank you – this has made such a positive change to the way I approach my yoga.“
“Bravo, Wonderful, Most Excellent! The Studio Management wants to thank you for putting on such a great, informative and professional “Core Matters” Workshop. The feedback has been so positive and encouraging and we look forward to having the opportunity to host more of the same or similar workshops. I personally found the course content so valuable as a teacher and practitioner and you both compliment each other as a team.”
“A very informative, detailed Pelvic Power Workshop. So much core activation occurred for me as I moved my pelvis through various movements.
I was totally encouraged by your obvious knowledge and felt completely safe. Thank you!“
“Arriving with some aches and pains I was hesitant but curious attending the Calligraphy Yoga Immersion. The way Katya introduced Calligraphy Yoga and then had us moving in our own flow in just over an hour was amazing.
I will definitely follow this through as it identified game-changing physical focus and fluidity. My previous aches and pains are a distant memory.“
“Before I started Calligraphy Yoga I was finding that I was mentally exhausted and drained of energy by the end of a working day, which was hard as I love my work. The practice has really helped me ground myself and massively increase my energy levels making me feel more peaceful and vital at the same time.
Over time I found myself using the breathing techniques naturally throughout the day. It made me aware of how easy it can be to let go of stress if you know how to breathe. I have also found that even knowing just a few techniques and doing a little everyday really helps to maintain mental acuity and be more aware of my own body and its movements.
Knowing how to breathe and move well are invaluable to your physical and mental health.”
“The Vinyasa Masterclass today was AWESOME! I was quite apprehensive about coming, as I’m relatively new to Vinyasa, but know I should never have doubted Katya’s teaching!
Katya was such a fab teacher as always – she is inspirational, ego-less, calm, entrancing, and has a fabulous ability to help you feel what you could do differently to enhance postures.
Thank you Katya, as someone who is relatively new to Vinyasa, I love learning from you.“
“The Pelvic Power Workshop was a highly informative and very useful session – a good mix of science and yoga, easy to understand and apply. I was able to incorporate the tips and adjustments into my practice immediately. At the time and in the days since I have been marvelling at how different the postures feel without inadvertently straining my back! I would thoroughly recommend it.“
“The Pelvic Power Workshop on Saturday was excellent. Susan and Katya were outstanding and I was really impressed how much I learned. They are both so knowledgeable and professional. Really worthwhile for anyone interested in getting more from their yoga practice!“
“I have attended a number of workshops with Katya and Susan and it is every time a life changer! These workshops bring new discoveries to light that support and inspire deeper connection to your body.”
“Really great session on Hips, Knees and Ankles. It helped me to get so many movements clear in my mind and I can’t believe how fast the time passed! I will definitely do another one of these workshops!”
“A very informative, useful and well paced workshop on Glutes – Great Shape, Flawless Function! Very helpful for improving my yoga practice. I had not realised how important engaging the glutes was for my practice nor did I know the techniques to help you do it properly.”
“As someone with tight hips, slight knee and ankle issues and a recently ruptured achilles, I found the “Happy Hips, Knees and Ankles” Workshop be an inspiring and eye-opening session for how to approach my yoga practice mindfully.”
“I would recommend the Pelvic Power Workshop to everyone – to beginners and advanced yoga practitioners alike. Having a greater understanding of your body and how your pelvis moves will change how your body feels on daily basis.”
“I am enjoying practising Calligraphy Yoga with Katya immensely. I have found the sessions to be not only enjoyable, but well planned and executed, with clear instruction on each movement, coupled with explanations about the objective of each move. The sessions do not over exert me at all, yet at the same time they also make you feel like you have done a workout. The sensations I am experiencing throughout my body during the practices are remarkable, ranging from physical sensations to mental relaxation during the meditation period at the end of each session.
After each session I feel very loose and relaxed. I feel that this is very beneficial to my muscle tension and flexibility and overall well-being. I intend to continue my training in Calligraphy Yoga, and would highly recommend it to anyone considering trying it.”