“Dear Nicky. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, your heart and your passion. This has been a remarkable journey and I will hold these memories close to my heart forever. You are a yoga master with a true heart and working with you is like taking a master class with a maestro. Never would you hear a maestro tell his students “It doesn’t matter if you don’t quite hit that note” or “that phrase isn’t important.” Each not, each phrase, each movement has to come together to fully appreciate the whole symphony, and so it is with your details to yoga. Henry Ford said “if you think you can, or if you thin you can’t, you’re probably right.” However, when we tell you “we can’t” you make sure we prove ourselves wrong! Thank you for having the energy to keep caring. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Thank you for making a difference. Both you and James really make me feel that I too can do great things.”
“The teacher training has transformed my teaching and my own practise. My sister who is a regular in my classes had some time off to have her second baby and when she returned to the classes she said I sounded much more confident and the instruction had quality and experience. Other comments have been that the classes are “more challenging” and “have a good variation of poses.
What does speak volumes is my class numbers. Before I went to Cairns I would have at least one class a week where I only had one student or no-one turn up. Directly after my return from Cairns my classes grew to about 7 or 8 per class. Since the new year I consistently have 10 – 15 students per class. I also have students coming 2 or 3 times a week which I never had before. What has to be noted is the number of students attending my classes is directly proportional to the quality of my own practise! So it’s out there somewhere that people can pick up that I’m really doing yoga! So all I do now is focus on my own daily practice and the world seems to fall into place. : )) I feel more confident teaching, more organised, I do way less demonstrating so I’m not worn out and I am enjoying teaching more.
I feel right at this moment that I am experiencing a real shift in my life. In my mind I always thought that when I came to Cairns for a month any shift would happen then. I now realise that the practise that I learned in Cairns gave me the tools to progress or shift, but it is only in the consistent application of those tools that any shift will occur.”