|YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS
Since commencing Yoga for Scoliosis with Gill
and practising it daily - my daughter has less back pain.
She is more mobile and her stamina is better. She is able to
walk for longer periods. She is less self conscious, as there
is less rotation of her shoulder blade.
|YOGA FOR HEALTHY LOWER BACKS (BACK PAIN)
.As someone who suffers from long-term back pain
(both upper and lower), and keen to source other treatment
methods other than medication, I was very excited when I was
told about this specific yoga course. From the beginning the
classes had a very relaxed atmosphere, as you would expect.
The instructor, Gill, was very forthcoming to all in the class
and she took specific care to identify everyone's concerns,
injuries, limits and motivations to provide as much of a
personal experience as possible. Each class progressively
increased with intensity and skill, but Gill was always
reassuring to myself and others, to take it at your own pace,
as well as pointing out and suggesting adjustments when needed
to improve stances and positioning. Continuing practice at home
was not always easy, especially with a busy schedule, however,
Gill enthusiastically encouraged everyone at each class the
importance of doing so. When I found the time to perform the
practices at home, I found it very beneficial for my back pain.
I would remind everyone that there is no quick fix for back
pain, the simple practices I learned in this course I have tried
to incorporate into my everyday routine, whether it be 5 minutes
or a full practice session with relaxation. The most rewarding
aspects from the class which I now try to act on every day,
are the breathing techniques and simply having more awareness of
my body. If you are suffering from back pain, I would thoroughly
recommend this course.
Rónán - 2018
Pregnancy Yoga with Gill and Postnatal Baby yoga is
I first attended pregnancy yoga with Gill with my first baby
I honestly believe that Gill's classes equipped me with
the knowledge and tools to have a healthy and calm pregnancy and
birth. So much so that I am back with Gill in 2016 with baby
Gill's pregnancy classes provided me with an opportunity
to have some time out from my hectic day-to-day life, to focus
on myself and connect with my unborn baby. The postures,
relaxation techniques and breathing exercises ensured that I
felt physically strong to carry and birth my babies. Knowledge
on which techniques to employ for each stage of labour meant
that I felt calm, confident and in control. This was put into
action with Baby no5 who was 14 days late and weighed 10lb 4oz!
Gills teaching helped me to have natural, calm and positive
I also attended Postnatal and Baby yoga with my 5 children.
My babies loved the classes - interacting with the other babies,
singing and massage. The class also allowed me to make a gentle
step towards reclaiming my pre-pregnancy body.
Thank you Gill for all your support and knowledge!
You are an angel!
||'I've really enjoyed your
yoga sessions - they've
added a new dimension to
my life. Thanks again.'
Gill I cannot thank you enough for all of your
never-ending support, guidance & abundance of positive energy!
Attending Gill's pregnancy yoga classes have been a
wonderful & positive experience. I truly believe they are
the best preparation that you can have for pregnancy, birth
& motherhood. I have benefited from the classes so much so that
I am back again in preparation for baby number 3!
In particular my first delivery was not without
complications. However with my golden thread & coffee pot
breathing methods & the relaxation practices that I had gained
from Gill's classes I was able to have an extremely positive
Gill's pregnancy yoga classes provided me with invaluable
tools & techniques that guided me through my pregnancies &
subsequent deliveries. They also provided me with the confidence
& self-belief that I needed. Pregnancy yoga ensures that you do
invest that precious time with your unborn baby. In particular
it gives you the opportunity to completely focus on yourself &
your baby for at least an hour & a half each week. This is
particularly important when it comes to baby number 2 or 3! It
is a total escapism from your busy hectic day-to-day life. I
always come away from the class feeling completely energised &
full of calmness & excitement over my impending arrival.
There is also the great social side to the classes. The
classes are great fun. It is lovely to have the opportunity to
meet other ladies going through a similar journey as yourself &
share experiences, worries or pregnancy niggles! Gill always has
a tried & tested solution for every possible compliant!
I also attended Gill's post natal & baby yoga classes.
These classes are fantastic. A great way to ease your body back
into to gentle exercise routine. More importantly my babies
really enjoyed them too. It is a wonderful opportunity for the
babies to interact, they recognise the songs & love the message!
Four years on, our baby yoga songs are still an important part
of our bedtime routine. I learnt some great tools for baby
calming & relaxation that really helped during times of
teething. Songs & massage also helped to ensure a good nights'
Gill also encourages all the mums & babies to meet up
for lunch after the class & this is where I was fortunate to
make some wonderful friends. Four years on we are still in
touch & meeting up on a regular basis!
Gill's classes have been such an important part of my
journey into motherhood.
Thank you Gill for everything x
'Pregnancy yoga with Gill was fantastic. All the postures
helped throughout my pregnancy. The breath work was really useful
during labor. I recommend her to all the pregnant mums I meet.'
'So all in all I had a relatively short labour in which I
felt pretty much in control and didn't need any stitches or
anything. So thank you very much for teaching me those very useful
yoga techniques and helping me to gain confidence in the
capabilities of my own body.'
'You have been an inspiration! Thanks for all the calm and
all the energy! Looking forward to baby yoga'.
'Gill- thanks to a lovely teacher...Thank you. I loved the
Prenatal yoga, it was a lovely chance to actually enjoy being
pregnant and made me feel a lot more confident about giving birth.
Mimi and I also loved the Mum and Baby yoga and Mimi is enjoying it
when we sing the songs. So we are very grateful for those
experiences you gave us.'
'Just to thank you for all your help and relaxing yoga
during my pregnancy and for the baby yoga afterwards. We have
thoroughly enjoyed both classes and I will most definitely
recommend you to everyone. You are so good at what you do and you
can tell that you love it - it really shows. Thank you again'. Lots
Emma and Henry
|'Gill thank you for all the wonderful things I learnt in your
Yoga class! The labour and birth of Ben and Alexander was a very
positive experience and I have no doubt that it was due to your
'Gill thanks for everything. Mollie and I have really
enjoyed our Yoga classes. I definitely think your teaching and
advice resulted in my positive birth experience.'
Naomi and Mollie
||'Thank you for helping us
achieve a perfect birth!'
Susan and Mollie,
James and Aoife
|'Ante natal yoga was of great benefit throughout all of my 3
pregnancies. I felt relaxed and prepared for the birth and the
breathing techniques were invaluable to aid sleep especially in the
My labour with my first child was very long and difficult and
the breathing techniques helped greatly, although my son had to be
delivered by emergency Caeasarian. My other 2 children were
delivered by planned Caeasarians and the golden thread breathing
was invaluable as it helped me stay calm before and during surgery
and also enabled me to remain still while the doctor inserted the
spinal needle. I am also convinced that my babies were more chilled
out as a result of ante natal yoga!
Baby yoga has been a wonderful experience and a special time
for me to bond with my babies. I have brought all 3 of my children
to baby yoga classes and I try to practice with them everyday. I
find the songs and routines really useful as they help both me and
my baby relax espcially if the baby is fretful. My children
recognise all the songs and want to join in with the baby and I!
The class is also a great way to meet other mums. The babies are so
tired they usually sleep all afternoon which gives the mums a
chance to catch up over lunch!
I reccommend Gill's ante natal and baby yoga to all my
friends and I have yet to find anyone that has not enjoyed the
|POSTNATAL AND BABY YOGA
'I really enjoyed the baby yoga classes with Gill and my
baby enjoyed the social aspect of mixing with other babies. It was
great to get back into some gentle exercises shortly after giving
birth and help tone up my figure. The relaxation also helped me to
deal with sleepless nights and whenever my baby was crying. I would
recommend it to every new mum.'
'Lilly and I just wanted to say thank you for all the
yoga, it has been so good for us both. The pregnancy yoga got me
through the last few weeks when I was big and uncomfortable and I
couldn't have got through labour without the breathing techniques.
Lilly has just loved the Baby yoga and it has been such a great way
to meet other mums and babies. We have made lots of friends'.
Emma and Lilly
'Just a quick note now that I am back at work to let you
know how much Meg and I enjoyed our Wednesday morning sessions with
you - certainly you brought a little calmness into our lives! Hope
to pick up one of your evening classes very soon'.
'I just want to take time to tell you how much Naomi and I
have got from your Baby yoga class. It has been our favourite
group. I think Naomi is very flexible (I'm sure all the mothers say
that). She has loved all the postures and songs and we now practice
regularly. Lots of love'
Julia and Naomi
'Thank you for everything, through the last months of my
pregnancy and first six months of Connor's life - we will always
enjoy singing and doing the exercises together. Love and God
Carol and baby Connor
'We have enjoyed your baby yoga classes so much. All the
great songs and moves are used on a daily basis in our house! Thank
you so much for everything. We will really miss our daily
Love Alyson, Ben and Alexander
'I have attended antenatal yoga with Gill when pregnant
with each of my 3 children. I found the breathing, the stretching
and the relaxation invaluable. Another bonus is the preparation
for birth. We learnt different labouring positions as well golden
thread breathing which from all the practice at classes, became
second nature to me during labour, insomnia and even the painful
early days of breastfeeding!
I thoroughly enjoyed my weekly postnatal yoga classes.
Especially with more than one baby in the house it offers quality
time with your baby. The stretching exercises are great for the
stiffness and tension that all the feeding, lifting and changing
I also attended Gill's birth preparation workshop with my
husband, which we both enjoyed. It gave my husband some tips for
how to help out during labour as well as breathing techniques that
help him get back to sleep when woken by a little one at night!
Gill is a great teacher and very passionate about what she
does. She has natural methods for curing all sorts of aches pains
and niggles and I have certainly learnt a great deal from all her
classes. Another huge reward is that I made very close friends at
my first antenatal yoga classes with Gill and it has been fantastic
to share the journey of parenthood with these other mums.
All in all yoga with Gill has played a big part in my life in
the last 4 1/2 years, the benefits are many and I would thoroughly
recommend all the classes to any mum-to-be or new mum.
Keep up the good work Gill! '
|'I began antenatal yoga with Gill at 16 weeks and ended at 38
weeks. I loved going on a Monday night because, amidst the rush of
the rest of life, I was able to focus on the pregnancy and the life
growing inside of me. The breathing techniques helped me the most,
and the stretches made the aches and pains of pregnancy more
tolerable. When my baby turned breech, Gill taught me maneuvers to
try to turn the baby, and I found her to be a great support up
until the week before the delivery. I can still hear Gill's voice
leading us through the relaxation at the end of the class, and it
helps to calm me even now. Meeting other mums-to-be and sharing the
process was also really important.
||'Thank you for all the fun
we had at Baby yoga. Hope
to see you again soon.'
Diane and Robert
|As soon as I could, I signed up for baby yoga, and remained in
it until my daughter was 6 months. I knew that I liked Gill's
classes, but I didn't know my baby would as well! It was great for
her socialization, and she and all the other babies seem to love
the songs and rhymes combined with stretches and exercises. It was
also a wonderful way for us mums to meet each other and compare
notes on how things were going with our new babies. The mums get
their stretch and exercise time as well, and each class ends with a
lovely relaxation for both mum and baby. Both classes have been
great, and I highly recommend them. I'm sorry to see them come to
Kiran, mother of Eva
'Ross and I started Baby Massage with Gill when
he was only 6 weeks old. I found it great at settling him
in the early days which really helped with my confidence as
well. I also learnt some great techniques for dealing with
all the little tummy and digestive problems babies under 3
months seem to suffer from. It was also great to meet other
new Mums. We still do the massage at home and now Ross is
older it has become more of a fun activity that he really
enjoys. The facial massage has proved invaluable as well in
helping to get him over to sleep when he goes down in his cot
at night. Baby massage has proved to be a great experience for
both me and Ross!'
|'I attended the baby massage classes when James was
about three months old which I thought was great. This
class showed me how to instantly relax James with massage
techniques where he would sleep for 5-6 hours after each class.
This in itself was great as James would usually only sleep for
30-45 mins at a time.
I started baby yoga with my son James when he was almost
six weeks old and we have completed 3 eight week baby yoga
courses. I benefited from the range of post natal exercises
which Gill showed and also the opportunity to meet other new
mums. The classes have been great for James as he really
enjoyed the baby yoga and many of the nursery rhymes / songs
used throughout the classes. In addition it gave James the
opportunity to interact with other babies and most importantly
he was always very relaxed for a good sleep by the end of
the class!!. Gill also show mums walks / drops to relax a
baby which I say are guaranteed to work.'
Mary and James
'Gill, many thanks for all the years of yoga. With
your help I got into some positions I didn't think my body could
'Gill thanks for all your wit and wisdom - yoga and
'Gill's yoga classes are the best I've been to because she
is such an experienced teacher. I have been going to her for over
three years and have noticed that my body is more toned and I am
'I was fortunate enough to have a friend persuade me that
I needed yoga in my life. My first class with Gill was over 5
years ago and I haven't looked back. Gill's friendly and sparkling
personality makes yoga accessible to all. Her attention to detail
in postures for each individual means that group classes have an
almost one-to-one approach. This holistic approach to yoga ensures
that a wide range of abilities can be catered for in one class
situation - perfect if you're a beginner or coming back to yoga
after an injury or an absence.
Each Wednesday class is my own self-indulgence and results
in the best night's sleep of the week for me. All of this is set
against an excellent soundtrack chosen by Gill which varies every
week providing a focus to quieten the mind and at times great
entertainment. I've found that yoga with Gill has provided me with
the ideal antidote to all that modern life throws my way. I came
to yoga wanting to make changes to my body and in doing so have
made changes to my way of thinking and have experienced greater
mental and physical well-being.'
Practising yoga with Gill every Wednesday since January 2004
'Thanks for all the great Yoga and relaxation...
Every time I do downward facing dog I think of you.'
'Flexibility, strength, fun, calming, energising........
these would be just a few key words that come to mind when I think
of Gills yoga classes.
I have been doing yoga with Gill for almost 7 years, from the
earlier days of hatha yoga through to the addition of yoga beats
Gill is a great teacher who is hugely passionate about yoga and
this is evident in the way that she teaches and accommodates the
individual needs of her students. She is easy to understand and is
extremely well practised in her own right. Gill has a vast
knowledge of yoga and anything associated with it.
Her classes are a great way of keeping in shape, relaxing,
revitalising yourself and understanding your body both physically
She is able to strike a balance between fun and composed and
can even determine how her students are feeling at the start of a
Gill is always interested in her students and is a pleasure to
be with. I enjoy all of her classes and each time leave them
I gain so many benefits out of Gills classes that I cannot
recommend her highly enough. She truly is a yoga star!'