"Irina is a wonderful teacher who creates a peaceful and warm environment while sharing her skills and knowledge. The classes are challenging but very rewarding (at least for a beginner like me); being a small class allows her to give us attention 1:1 being always very careful about correct postural alignment and giving us lots of support and encouragement. The class leaves me relaxed and energised and I'm always looking forward for my next lesson."
"Irina is a wonderful yoga teacher. She is skilled, calm, committed and caring and clearly has a deep understanding of yoga principles and practice. As someone who has early arthritis in numerous joints, I feel lucky and so happy to have found someone who takes such good care to ensure that I can safely improve and add to my yoga practice. Her classes help me push myself to become stronger and more flexible and leave me feeling invigorated and relaxed at the same time."
"Irina’s class epitomises all that Yoga should be - a discipline that takes the mind, body and spirit to a higher level.
I have been attending class for the past 7 months, during which time I have observed greater understanding of my body and its capabilities and a feeling of strength and calmness of the mind.
Irina teaches the Iyengar form of yoga which has it's roots in Hatha yoga but incorporates the use of props - belts, blocks, blankets etc to aid the student to achieve the postures or asanas as I now know them to be.
I find the asanas challenging but never feel my safety is compromised.
Irina’s guidance and expertise is reassuring. She demonstrates each asana with precision, it's a total consumption of mind and body increasing the awareness of every part involved.
This practice requires time and understanding to achieve the optimum results but I’m enjoying the journey immensely.
The space (St Pauls Church) is an oasis of calm and I leave class feeling I’m ready to take on life and be just that little bit more at peace with it."
"Irina is a brilliant teacher. She does a great job of sharing her knowledge with clear, detailed instructions, giving everyone personal attention. Irina is also very good at giving constructive feedback and encouragement making me want to improve with every class. I leave each session feeling relaxed and happy and looking forward to the next one."
"Irina is an accomplished Iyengar yoga teacher. She's very encouraging, committed and conscientious. All her students receive personalised support and attention, whether beginners or at a more advanced level. We very much enjoy Irina's classes, and are pleased with the progress we've made."
Sue and Paul