Testimonials – Yoga

Yesterday I attended my first ever yoga workshop, run by Helen.  I had only ever done ‘yoga at home’ before and had been following various you-tubers throughout lock-down.

Helen’s workshop was a total eye-opener for me.  Focussing more on small (and very effective) movements and body awareness, I was able to tune totally into my body; feeling the beneficial differences as the workshop progressed.  The use of various essential oils through the practice was an additional bonus.  The session ended with me being guided through my first Yoga Nidra. I was amazed at how I felt after this; my mind was calm, quiet and still, my body relaxed and refreshed.  I will definitely be attending another workshop with Helen!

Anna

Today I attended a wonderful 3 hour workshop with Helen Davis of One Step Forward, and I feel fantastic!

Helen teaches the most incredibly restorative form of yoga, perfect for anyone who needs time out from their stressful life or to ease painful limbs gently. She structures the time beautifully with the most gentle of yoga stretches, mindful breathing and meditative practices, which prepare you for the final ‘yoga nidra’ relaxation.

These workshops are great for anyone but especially good for those who want to explore the healing side of yoga. I would definitely recommend them for people with long term autoimmune conditions, or those who find so-called ‘normal’ yoga practices too demanding but who still want the long term benefits.

Helen Cooper, My Wellness Connected

I have been suffering from a bad back for several years, it’s intermittent in terms of pain but always bothers me. I hoped that yoga would help with overall flexibility and maybe even improve my back. I have been truly surprised that even after the first session there was a definite improvement, I did think it was maybe coincidence, but now after 3 sessions, there is a definite improvement. I really hope this continues. I feel that by actually attending a class on a regular basis, I will feel more in control and am actually making a difference myself to my wellbeing. I live a fairly hectic and stressful life, however I have been very surprised at how relaxed and calm I feel after each session. Helen is a wonderful teacher and makes me feel as though I am at the beginning of a journey. I’m so looking forward to seeing where it takes me.

Susan

Helen’s yoga classes are wonderful – friendly, informative and great for re-connecting with your body.

Catherine

Had a fab 1:1 yoga session with Helen this morning. As it’s school holidays my usual class doesn’t meet so I took the opportunity for some special 1:1 ‘me time’. I arrived tired, emotional, lacking in energy and even motivation, but, as I’d booked it I wasn’t going to back out. By the time I left I felt bright eyed, motivated, relaxed, enthusiastic and so much calmer than when I arrived.

Helen

I just wanted to say thank you for today’s session, I feel very confident that I am going to benefit from your classes and really like the way that you teach giving food for the body and the soul! Look forward to seeing you next week and learning more!

Gillian

Helen is a brilliant therapist and a fantastic yoga teacher. My 1:1 yoga sessions with her have been incredibly effective, and her passion and knowledge are a source of continuous inspiration!

Stefania

I attended Helen’s workshop on Saturday morning … and what a treat it was for my mind, body and spirit. Helen’s attention to care is obvious throughout the morning as she gently guides you through movement and stillness. I can’t recommend Helen enough.

Katy

A wonderful few hours to escape and reconnect. Helen’s yoga workshop was perhaps the most relaxing thing I have ever done! She immediately puts you at ease. A wonderful session no matter your yoga experience. I am fairly inexperienced with yoga and I found it extremely gentle and wholly relaxing. You leave with a wonderful feeling that lasts for a few days at the very least. Can not recommend enough. Thank you Helen.

Alex

The yoga workshop was an absolutely wonderful experience and I would like to thank you very much. I really loved the session, you are an excellent teacher and explain things so well , it was so gentle and relaxing , I felt like I was floating the rest of the afternoon. I’m sorry I was yawning so much but I think that was stress release, and I felt deeply tired later in the day and slept like a log!

Nicky

Excellent, relaxed and approachable yoga tuition.

Tracy

I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Your workshop was a brilliant way of making me stop and think about each posture and the way my body wants to move. Rather than just moving from one posture to the next, your unique way of taking each posture a step at a time helped me to almost fall effortlessly, easily and thoughtfully into the posture and really experience what that feels like. Moving into Tree pose was a lightbulb moment as I actually felt what it should feel like to find my balance one one leg!

Daphne

Fabulous workshop today, thank you Helen! What an amazing combination of practices… grounding, breathing, meditation, yoga, etc. Everything I love about your Make Space ethos.

Helen

I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful workshop on Saturday. I had arrived with quite a painful niggling neck which I had had for three days. Very soon into the yoga practice I felt very deeply connected to my body and during your guiding and curious questioning and inviting me to ‘notice’, I felt permission to ‘let go’ and this evoked a release which bubbled all through my core and emerged as a surge of emotion, something I think I had been holding onto. Your gentle voice was soothing and I soon realised my body was aware but not tense and my neck pain was gone!

Throughout the workshop I felt that I was invited to move consciously with kindness, you provided an environment and platform for peace and tranquility and because of this I was able to totally relax and feel attuned to myself. Lastly and most importantly for me was the sense of being held and nurtured and nourished, a true gift!

Sheryl