When I first attended the class you ran for the Cancer Council, I was searching for a way back into some kind of activity after the physical and mental scars of breast cancer and subsequent treatment were fairly well healed. I was finding it hard to get back to the level of exercise and fitness I had enjoyed; the swimming squad I had attended for more than 25 years had become unavailable around the same time as my diagnosis and I had let lapse the walking regime I had developed. I felt a bit stuck.
I found the yoga class very enjoyable and it put me back in touch with who I was and gave me back my confidence. I never have been, or will be, any talented athlete, but I do like the feeling of being fit and healthy. Since I joined your Yin Yoga class, I have often felt physically challenged, but mentally at peace. Your ingenious ways of making poses accessible to everyone, irrespective of age and agility, together with the relaxed and peaceful atmosphere you create make for a most enjoyable experience. You have a singular talent for making everyone feel valued and competent. I also enjoy the brief social interaction at the beginning and end of classes and the solitude and lovely music during the hour.