I stayed at Carolyn's beautiful retreat cottage last October and whilst there I had a private yoga lesson with her. I found Carolyn to be very inspirational and motivating, friendly, very knowledgeable and really easy to work with. I really didn't think I was at all suitable to do yoga or be any good at it as I wasn't very bendy, I didn't think it would be one of my "things", but she persuaded me that yoga is for everyone. I had a great one-to-one session with her and proved myself wrong! She has inspired me to believe. I've since had the confidence to take up yoga twice a week and Qi Gong/Shibashi once a week. It is all having a wonderful effect on and for me. I am now actually thinking I may like to go on a yoga retreat holiday somewhere warm and sunny.! Thank you Carolyn.
Carolyn is a fabulous yoga teacher. She has empathy and understanding alongside her in-depth knowledge of yoga practice. Her classes are inclusive, she has a gentle, supportive approach but her sessions are as challenging as you want them to be. I would not hesitate to give Carolyn 5 stars!
I suffer from Parkinson's Disease and also have a spinal condition. On a recommendation we contacted Carolyn and arranged one on one lessons for me. After an initial chat to establish my needs, it was clear to me that Carolyn was very caring and understanding of my situation. She got me doing some simple exercises to start with and my husband was amazed at just what she had coaxed me to do.
Carolyn has taken the trouble to find out every thing she can about Parkinsons and where necessary modified various exercises to make it easier for me. We feel that Carolyn has helped me a lot and we would certainly recommend her to anyone thinking of practicing Yoga. Definitely five stars from us. Apart from that she is a lovely lady.
Carolyn Thomas has been teaching yoga for nine years in the Forest Of Dean. Her training is with the British Wheel of Yoga. When I lived in the Forest of Dean I enrolled in her yoga class in Lydney. I have been practising yoga for over seven years. Carolyn is a very responsible and very aware teacher who moves around the class supporting students who need extra help. She has very good knowledge of anatomy and how the different postures are beneficial. She is very well prepared for her classes She is very special because she understands and is able to teach the correct breathing methods for the postures. For me the class was like an extended meditation and relaxation. She has deepened my understanding of Yoga and thus gets a 5 star rating from me.
Having experienced other yoga classes, I chose to sign up to Carolyn’s classes.
I chose Carolyn because she genuinely cares for her clients, meticulously plans and teaches each session, with the needs of each of us in mind. She encourages us to look after ourselves and provides us with guidance on how best to do that in each session. I love that we do different progressive postures each week and I get to challenge my flexibility and strength. If you want a teacher who looks after her students and understands their needs, Carolyn is your lady.