Testimonials

Testimonials2018-06-28T09:15:51+00:00

What people say about Emily, her classes and the Retreats:

“I’m not sure where to start really… my cup of gratitude is overflowing. Firstly for guiding me to be more “conscious” and make better decisions that support my overall health and well being and second of all for holding the space for me (and all of us) during this retreat. It has been the most humbling and revealing experience I have ever had. Thank you for your steadfast guidance, thoughtful self inquiry, rituals and wicked sense of humour! The fact that you’ve been here making our well being a priority has been such a medicine in itself. I arrived for this retreat 10 days ago- feeling overworked and unwell on all fronts. I leave tomorrow feeling calm, well and so very happy. I really feel I have done some very necessary clearing and pressed the re-set button. I also feel I am aligning myself to an intention for 2018, that is –  to re-establish a healthier, more sustainable relationships with my body and mind through work, daily routine, food, relationships with loved ones and with myself”.

(Charlotte, London)

“I’ve known Emily since 2012 when I first went to her Yoga and meditation class-from then onwards was hooked. Her authentic teaching comes from her personal belief, passion to support others in finding their own rhythm for better health and wellbeing on all levels. Her wisdom and knowledge shines through her. I now go to retreats where she holds the space for her groups to heal, recharge and feel whole through offering ancient wisdoms for every day well being and modern day lifestyles.These are always set in the back drop of peaceful, natural spaces.”

(Sue, London)

“I had never been on a retreat longer then a weekend before, so didn’t really know what to expect. Everything about the experience was exactly what I needed. The yoga was not just about being on the mat, it was about the whole experience. Community, connection and plenty of space to be with yourself and allow the tensions of day to day life to release…

(Danielle, London)

 

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a glorious weekend! It’s been an incredible experience to share and connect with such radiant beings but to also to reconnect to myself and welcome the dawn of a new Spring. I cannot wait for the next edition.”
– Verity, London
“It was so wonderful to…reconnect with myself after a very frantic week. This week has been as busy as ever for me but, it’s been easier to manage after the weekend of self care. Thank you for welcoming us into your home and for pouring out so much love, care, and kindness. We were truly spoilt 🙂 If only EVERY weekend could be spent this way……”
– Katie, London
“It totally exceeded my expectations and I’ve come away feeling alive. I have slept so unbelievably well this week it’s made me realise how little sleep I was surviving on and how awful I felt with constant anxiety and insomnia. It’s made me realise that I don’t just want Yoga in my life but I NEED yoga in my life and all the wonderful meditations and relaxations we practiced too. I slept 7 hours straight last night which I haven’t done for years! I just wish I was closer to your classes Emily.”
– Davina, Surrey

“Emily’s warmth and presence alone are enough to make you slow down, unwind, and embrace just ‘being’. It was a perfect combination of yoga, meditation, delicious food, down time on the couch, and embracing beautiful fresh country air. I’d recommend anyone take the time out of their day to day to ‘escape’ for a few days and reap the rejuvenating benefits in the days and weeks to come!”

– Danielle, London

“Living in the environment of a family home, where every room has its history, but also every room has been made available for the yoga retreat was a wonderful feeling. The meditation, yoga, restorative and more active, the chanting, fire ceremony, little touches like hot drinks ready outside the Shala, and books available to be read by the open fire in the drawing room, all contributed beautifully to a magnificent feeling of being welcome and being well. The practice was great, and being guided through the practice with generosity and competence was a pleasure. The retreat and the hosts all fitted in beautifully to make this a very special week-end. Emily, this is a very special way to run a retreat, and I say that with the confidence of someone who knows about running retreats! Thank you very much.”

– Marina, London

 

“A deeply soothing, relaxing break where yogis of all levels can meet like minded people and practice lots of meditation, pranayama and yoga. No expectations are placed on you and you can do as little or as much as you want, which is a lovely thing. Emily is a fabulously intuitive teacher who is able to gear her practices and cater for all levels. This is a restorative retreat that really helps those who need some time out!”

– Beth, London

 

“I loved it. It was a present to myself to unwind and stop and give some nourishment to myself. It really helped me connect with me again. I feel stronger.”

– Chantal, Hertfordshire

 

“I had a very positive experience. You really inspired me to get out there and put into practise all that I have learned.”

– Carole, Midlands

 

“Thanks for looking after me so well… it was like going home, so relaxed and loving with fab food.”
– Amber V, Bucks

 7 day retreat in Greece:

“I had never been on a 7-day retreat before, so didn’t really know what to expect. Everything about the experience was exactly what I needed. It’s amazing how just creating the space to put your own needs first can unravel so much. The yoga was not just about being on the mat, it was about the whole experience. Community, connection and plenty of space to be with yourself and allow the tensions of day to day life to release. Greece itself is idyllic and it was an absolute lifetime treasure to have this experience.”

– Dani, London


Weekend Conscious Living retreat, Sussex:

“There’s a reason why I now prioritise the Sussex retreats in my diary each year, even if I don’t feel I quite ‘need’ it as the date approaches. The space Emily holds for everyone to feel safe, nurtured and nourished is simply beautiful. I walk in feeling like two nights couldn’t possibly be enough and walk away feeling like I’ve been away for weeks, feeling fully restored and recharged. I always leave Sussex feeling I have more clarity and certainty about my own life.”

– Danielle, London


The India Ayurveda Retreats:

“I’m not sure where to start really… my cup of gratitude is overflowing. Firstly for guiding me to be more “conscious” and make better decisions that support my overall health and well being and second of all for holding the space for me (and all of us) during this retreat. It has been the most humbling and revealing experience I have ever had. Thank you for your steadfast guidance, thoughtful self inquiry, rituals and wicked sense of humour! The fact that you’ve been here making our well being a priority has been such a medicine in itself. I arrived for this retreat 10 days ago- feeling overworked and unwell on all fronts. I leave tomorrow feeling calm, well and so very happy. I really feel I have done some very necessary clearing and pressed the re-set button. I also feel I am aligning myself to an intention for 2018, that is –  to re-establish a healthier, more sustainable relationships with my body and mind through work, daily routine, food, relationships with loved ones and with myself.”

– Charlotte, London

 

“The experience of travelling to Vaidyagrama with Emily was literally life changing! It is a unique opportunity to stay in an authentic Ayurvedic healing village built according to directions in the ancient Vedic texts, learn first hand about the ‘science of life’ from the amazing doctors (Vaidyas) who practice there and hold daily talks whilst undergoing the rigorous pancha-karma treatment itself. The experience works wonders on the level of personal health and understanding of our own body-system but also on so many others. Emily facilitates a deeper understanding of the processes at work with accessible group talks which demonstrate her thorough knowledge of the science. She offers easy and innovative ways of incorporating Ayurveda into the diet and lifestyle of busy Western urbanites! Alongside supporting us through the Pancha-karma process, Emily guided us expertly and seemingly effortlessly through daily yoga, chanting and meditation walks in the lush palm groves and farmland surrounding the village. Several months later, I still maintain a daily Abyanga (oil cleansing) practice and eat (most of the time!) according to Sattvic principles learnt on the retreat. The positive changes to what was a definitively unbalanced physical and emotional state are enormous and I cannot recommend this multi-dimensional experience more highly.” 

– Beatrice V, London

A poem from a very gifted being who joined the India Ayurveda Retreat in January 2017

A poem for Emily, by Natalie R, London

I’d had a few weeks out of balance
Arriving late, I ran to your classroom
Within minutes I knew I was in the right place
Your spiritual glow could save anyone from gloom

And then you mentioned Ayurveda
It was like the universe had led me to you
I’d been desperate to find a yogi
Who taught the ancient wisdom as you do

And then you talked about an Indian trip
And I couldn’t believe my ears
An Ayurvedic retreat in this country
Had been my wish for the last two years

Now we’re here, and I can’t thankyou enough
For all that you’ve done for me
Guiding us to be more Sattvic
Teaching us Vedic philosophies

Vaidyagrama has been a life highlight
I’m so grateful for your efforts to make it so
Thankyou for teaching us from the heart
You’ve shared so much light to help us grow

Our group meetings have been so inspiring
And we have so much admiration for you
I couldn’t have asked for anything better
You’ve made all my Ayurvedic retreat dreams come true.