Testimonials from Visitors to Yoga Sanctuary
"Thank you so much for EVERYTHING yesterday.I kid you not, I have not woken up with this little pain in over 2 weeks! Thanks so much seems like not enough to say, but truly, I so appreciate your healing touch, words, presence and spirit!"
~ Shannon Sprague, M.S.P.T., CYT, Wellness Coach
"I felt really good after our (Thai Yoga Bodywork) session and slept well Thursday night.
I felt the energy and calmness all weekend. I think it wore off on my husband, he was in a calmer state of mind!! I'm looking forward to our next session."
~ Maureen Sullivan
Priscilla's programs help us to awaken and change our bodies and souls - to grow, discover new friends and appreciate each day we are alive. Priscilla masterfully blends a wonderful sense of real life humor with sage Yoga wisdom to impart unexpected, heart-felt gifts to her students.
~ Kathryn E. Shipman, Founder Breath of Sun, LLC
"I tell everyone about your studio.Your space is total bliss as soon as you walk in the room.
You have this combo of gentle and bubbly energy which is very appealing, so I'm totally confident
in your instructors. Thank you so much.Keep doing what you do best.Love your newsletters and
share of wisdom!"
~ Cindy Maloof
I had trouble sleeping, even on retreat. But every night I got into bed, ipod next to my pillow, and listened to your iRest cd. Literally this: I cannot sleep without it. Period. I am so grateful to you! I just wanted you to know you that your generous act of sharing your iRest cd with me has made an incredible difference in my nights, and thus, life and my spirit.
~ Lori Ahrenstein
“Thank you so much for the restorative yoga class. It was such a surprise how powerful rest can be! I felt more energized than I have in a very long time. My body wanted to stretch and move in ways that it hasn’t moved in ages! I am still feeling the benefits.”
~ Melanie Holden
"I have now officially experienced ALL of Yoga Sanctuary's yoga teachers!! I feel so lucky and grateful that there are so many amazing teachers all under one roof, each of them with their own different style and practice. I learn something new each time I participate. It's like a wonderful buffet to which I can return any time depending on what I'm in the mood for! Thank you for creating such a beautiful space!!"
~ Inge Blythe
"Natalie is my favorite Yoga instructor ever and I look forward to working with her again."
~ Ann Bastille
Priscilla, since having bunion surgery over a year ago, I've had
ongoing pain in my big toe. Visits to two chiropractors, a podiatrist, and my massage therapist did nothing to alleviate it. The concensus was that arthritis was the culprit. But today, after my first Thai Yoga Bodywork session, the joint at the base of that toe finally started to move again. My shopping these past this last six hours has been virtually pain free! Thanks so much, you miracle worker, you!
~ Marcia Herson
Thank you for your thoughtful and helpful newsletters. I always like to read them for new events and words of wisdom. I love the the quote you found....Thank you for sending this out at the right time! I will be thinking more courageously today affirming the good, then noticing how much good there is in those around me.
You write great newsletters that are quick and easy to absorb and inspire with a golden nugget at the end!
I just want to take a minute to tell you how much Ken and I enjoyed yoga class with you. It was an eye opening experience for us. You are an incredible (and patient) teacher and I have recommended Yoga Sanctuary to others. Our purpose for taking yoga was so that we could participate in a class and learn something together. Thanks again for enlightening us at Yoga Sanctuary.
~ Ken and Wendy Henderson
As this session and the year draw to a close, I want
you to be aware of how much I love my Gentle Yoga Class with Joy. ..
She is so upbeat and such an inspiration. I leave her class feeling so positive
and pampered. I feel so ..... tucked in for the evening. It is a great way to end the day.
~ Donna MacDonald
I just wanted to thank you for all that you do personally to bring new practices to us. This session in particular was so diversified, challenging and enjoyable. The new practice you introduced us to these last two weeks is amazing—I love it. It's a great thing when one's tears and emotions come from joy and contentment, rather than pain and sorrow, and that has been my "ah ha" moment as a result of these past 8 weeks. Sometimes you say things and I think to myself "How does she know that we're feeling that way?" and it blows me away! I'm in awe of your gift. I finally get it, and recognize that it is an essential part of my life and my being, and I'm so grateful to you."
~ Susan Riach
Thank you so much for helping me to get through a difficult time in my life. I know that it will not be the last but you have given me the strength to help myself live a healthier life in '08."
"There is such joy in moving without any effort on my part! I have never been so aware of my body as when I don't have to do anything, anything at all, and yet I'm moving into positions I didn't know I could do."
~ Debby Monk, Dance Instructor
"Somehow in ways that are ineffable and unexplainable, I have always felt that I would be at your Yoga Sanctuary some day. The right timing revealed itself. You, my dear lady, are truly a refreshing and spontaneous Spirit to be present with. To feel the unity with your wisdom and be able to express it in ways I never could ....Yesterday was comforting and opening and good and true.Being "out here" in your peaceful Yoga Sanctuary is just what I needed at this time in my life. I do believe it is my time to "commune" and I am blessed that exactly what was supposed to happen unfolded with you.... I truly appreciate your warm knowledgement."
~ Beverly Rosen
"You are a very loving and wise teacher, Priscilla. I felt completely at ease and it made me want to learn more. (Very different experience compared to this yoga class I took at the gym.) "
~ Nat Couropmitree
"I’ve been going to physical therapy twice a week, Priscilla. I really feel that I’m getting more relief for my shoulder and hip from the Thai Yoga Bodywork than I’m getting from the physical therapy and would like to schedule more sessions with you."
~ Phyllis Curtis
"I felt sooo good after the Thai Massage - emotionally as well as physically. Thank you!!!"
~ Judy Pelrine Gallagher
I’ve been meaning to tell you just how much I’m enjoying this session with you. I was a bit concerned that the All Levels Yoga was a bit more advanced for me, but haven’t found that at all—in fact, it’s most challenging and quite stimulating—it is a “joy” to be in your class once again, and I’m loving this!
~ Susan Riach
The Yogini and I
By John Edmonson
Two or three weeks ago, my wife, Betty, and I had a conversation that went something like this:
"Hey, John, I signed us up for a Thai Yoga [Bodywork] class."
"It's on a Saturday, between 1:00 and 4:00."
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Amy has the intuitive knowledge of a true yogi, and this shows in her teaching and her relationship to everyone around her. She is not complacent to teach based only on the basic foundations of the art, but constantly and consistently builds on that foundation, so that her teaching is like a many-roomed house with new understandings in each room. She brings more than just understanding to the student, but a sense of true yearning for the fruits of the practice.
~ John Lachapelle
Just to let you know (although I don't need to tell
you how important yoga is) my yoga practice helped immensely through all the stress, anxiety and
frustrations I had finishing my M Ed. course. Thank
~ Ina O'Reilly
I just wanted to let you know I’ve enjoyed my first experience with yoga this past session. It is definitely keeping me in shape with the baby on the way. I am now at the beginning of my 6th month and feel great. I’ve learned so much that will help me through the pregnancy already thanks to you, Priscilla, and Pat.
~ Lori Silverwatch
(After Her Thai Yoga Massage)
Just want to say thank you once again, Priscilla. There is a very noticeable difference in my hips and legs and lower back. I forgot they could feel that way!! Also, thank you for the words. You always seem to say exactly what I need to hear. I felt so much better when I left! It's amazing!!! Thank you.
~ Inge Blythe
Recently, while enjoying my other love, rock climbing, I found myself in a
particularly difficult spot with the next rock quite far away from me. In my
head, I knew I could make the move to the next rock, but I was fearful
because it was a new challenge for me. As I clung to the rock, I remembered
what I've learned in yoga - how deep breathing, relaxing, and letting go of
fear always helps me to stretch into a posture much farther than I think I
am able. Sure enough, when I deepened my breath, relaxed, and let go of my
fear, I reached that seemingly faraway rock with ease! What I've learned at
Yoga Sanctuary has given me invaluable insight into yoga on and off the mat.
~ Susan Gimilaro
I have been trying to formulate some kind of email to thank you for
Wednesday morning's class. I had been in so much pain and had been wearing
a back brace right up until I walked into class. The pain was gripping and
took my breath away at times. For 3 weeks I have been taking care of
myself, but tending to others and just not thinking about doing for myself.
Your class put things into perspective for me and now I am getting up to do
yoga in the morning. I am eating less, walking for an hour and doing a
small series of postures before bed. I really thought I would have to leave
class since I was in so much pain but since that class, I have not had any
of the problems I came in with. I know you really did a whole lower back
series for me and I do appreciate it. My back thanks you too! You are
truly a gem.
~ Jan Rokel
The yoga class last Thursday was great. I got so emotional when we began the centering. The last time I did a centering with your class I remembered
being depressed and thinking that I would never be pregnant. And this time I
began the centering with the gratitude of knowing that I have been blessed
with two beautiful little souls who were at home waiting for me. I am so
thankful. This is the first time that I can remember feeling at peace with
where I am in my life. It just finally feels "right". And I could never have
gotten through the labor and delivery without my experience with yoga and
meditative breathing techniques. I felt so empowered throughout the whole
birthing experience, which was wonderful.
Your Monday evening class is like breathing for me. A week without it feels slightly 'out of balance'.
~ Linda Roberts
"I have practiced in Yoga studios around the world - in Europe, Mexico, other places in the States, and I've never found a place as warm and welcoming as Yoga Sanctuary."
~ John Dulmage
"You have been an inspiration to so many through your love of yoga and ability to bring people together for the opportunity to experience all that the Divine has to offer (and postures too!).
I myself have been deeply grateful for all of your guidance and the opportunities that you have afforded me to develop my physical and spiritual strength.
It is pure LIGHT."
~ Caren L.
"I truly enjoy every Yoga class I have taken at Yoga Sanctuary. Everyone is so nice there and anyone who enters the doors has been too. I know it is sometimes hard to do a 'job' for many years and wonder if you are still being effective. Well, from my standpoint you are! You bring so much insight to life and appreciation for life.
Thank you for helping me to focus on life tonight and always!"
~ Sandy Pothier
"Last year I had the opportunity to experience my first Thai Massage session with Priscilla. I found her Thai Massage to be energetic, relaxing and joyful. It made me feel GREAT! I began to realize after the first session that I had increased flexibility in the least flexible parts of my physical body. I’m not a person who exercises as frequently as I should, so I made it a point to visit her as often as my schedule would allow for more sessions.
This past December and January I traveled to Thailand with Priscilla, as we had volunteered to act as mentors, to a large group of high school students. While traveling all over Thailand I had the opportunity to receive many Thai Massages. I expected the familiar wonderful gentle flow of energy, the relaxation and joy that I was accustomed to with Priscilla. Instead what I found was that session after session was a very painful experience and almost too much to physically endure. After trying fou r different sessions as we traveled all around Thailand I gave up. I did not find it relaxing as it was so painful.
Priscilla has created a level of Thai Massage that can’t even compare to what is available in Thailand. I believe the reason her Thai Massage is so extraordinary is due to her background as a Yoga professional, her awareness of the client’s energetic and physical needs and desires, in combination with her deep caring for each person that she works with. Working with her you can feel that it is her desire that the client receives the greatest experience possible from every level with her work. It is my belief that she exceeds that goal with every session. To me having a Thai Massage with Priscilla is like going on a wonderful vacation. It allows me to totally relax my mind, body and spirit."
~ Alan Powell - "The Everyday Mystic"