"In amongst the craziness of the lockdown trilogy of the past 18 months, there have also been some glimmers of joy. Katy has definitely been that for me! I've been practicing yoga at yogahaven for some time now in Richmond, but had never had the joy of one of Katy's classes as she's Birmingham based. As everything moved online, Katy's Tuesday night hatha yoga practice became one of my absolute staples. Katy's teaching is something I aspire to [as a newly qualified yoga teacher]. She is calming, well paced and gives REALLY great cues that actually match up to how a pose feels - something that sounds simple but doesn't happen as often as you'd think! In amongst all of that calm, Katy's classes also helped my develop my own practice - she offers varying levels for many poses which is great for when I wanted to go that bit further. Her encouragement both on and off the mat is something I'm incredible grateful for. Thank you Katy!"
Sarah Chapman, Head of Commercial, online yoga student
"Katy ran virtual desk yoga sessions for our team and clients over a three month period during the second national lockdown. Organising the sessions with Katy was very easy and if I had any questions she always came back to me within a couple of hours. Katy's sessions were perfect for beginners and those with limited space/resources. We had so much positive feedback from clients from all walks of life. I'd highly recommend Katy for private or corporate sessions. Thanks again Katy!"
Rebecca Davis, Marketing Manager, corporate yoga client/student
"The best thing we did in lockdown was start yoga with Katy. We have been doing it every week for nearly a year now with (by necessity) only two of the sessions having been in person. Katy is professional, knowledgeable, experienced and very personable. She has made learning yoga a very rewarding experience. The journey continues..."
Richard & Deanna Haywood, private yoga students
"We have had the pleasure of Katy running company yoga sessions now for the last six weeks and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Varying the sequence and challenge level has kept everyone well engaged"
Josh Symons, Executive Director, corporate yoga client/student
"Katy is a fantastic yoga teacher whose classes are well taught and a pleasure to be a part of. I highly recommend Katy for group or one-to-one classes. Katy's style also fits perfectly into the corporate environment and her classes would be an excellent addition to any organisation's wellness programme. Katy engenders confidence in her students and her sessions have always been the perfect foil after a stressful work week. Do reach out to Katy; if she can teach me yoga she can teach anybody!"
Adam Pipe, Immigration Barrister, studio and online student
"Katy is an exceptional yoga teacher, her classes are awesome! You can expect "real world" yoga with her, delivered positively and with understanding that we all move very differently in our bodies! I love being part of her classes and wholeheartedly recommend her yoga teaching"
Dani Grieveson, Executive Coach, studio yoga student
"Colmore BID has been working with Katy to deliver online yoga sessions. Katy has been an incredibly valuable addition to our offer as the benefits of yoga have never been more relevant in these challenging times. Katy is clearly very passionate about yoga and delivers the sessions with real warmth and energy which makes it easy to engage with her irrespective of your ability. Whether in person or virtually, I would have no hesitation in recommending Katy for all things yoga related."
Alex Tross, Commercial Director, online yoga student
"Katy is an incredible yoga teacher, whether at present you are doing yoga online via Zoom or attending her classes [in person], her yoga sessions are well paced and balanced. She is very intuitive and has an informative, encouraging style to ensure you are doing the postures correctly. From her classes I have been able to gain confidence in practicing yoga, increase my core strength and my flexibility. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, Katy has something to offer and I would highly recommend her."
Farah Baksh, online yoga student
"Katy hosted a [yoga] session during Mental Health Awareness Week. It was a fantastic session filled with lots of gentle stretches to help everyone relax and unwind during what was a particularly stressful time. The members' feedback was that the session was "just what they needed" ... [and] because Katy facilitated the session online, fundraisers from all across the UK were able to join. I would recommend Katy for any mindful yoga sessions you are planning."
Nikki Wrench, Founder of Furloughed Fundraisers
"I've been practicing yoga with Katy for 10 weeks now, and every one [of her classes] has been fantastic. I run a lot of miles, and the sessions have massively helped my strength and recovery rate. Each week we try something different and it's always highly enjoyable. Couldn't be running marathons without her!"
Jo Payne, Business Partner, workplace yoga student.
"Katy is a consummate professional. As a newbie to yoga (and old!) she has been incredibly supportive; her knowledge and expertise is obvious and her style has converted me. I'm now a yoga convert!"
Tony Gleeson, Director, workplace yoga student
"Katy’s Yoga classes deliver a valuable chance for our staff (myself included) to take a short time out from a busy office environment and focus attentions on our inner well being. Katy really knows her stuff and delivers the classes in a really inclusive way that welcomes all levels. Book her up... you won’t regret it."
Jason Grainger, Director, workplace yoga student.
"Katy is a fabulous Yoga teacher. She is really encouraging and her 1-1 classes are the perfect mix of being physically challenging and mentally restoring! She plays a big part in my well-being and I’d highly recommend her."
Hannah Pearsall, Director, one-to-one and online yoga student
"A great way to clear the mind and refocus - Katy is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend her to others."
Arshi Thind, Manager, workplace yoga student
"Katy started teaching me over a year ago now, I was a complete novice to Yoga. I can’t speak highly enough of Katy and her teaching style, I certainly would not have come this far if it weren’t for Katy. It’s also completely taken me by surprise at how much I enjoy it, thank you."
Rebecca Joesbury, Director, one-to-one student
"You can not be good or bad at yoga - just clear your mind and breathe. Katy is a great instructor, tailoring and delivering her practice to suit all levels. She talks you through every step, inhale & exhale. She has a very calming & positive energy. I thoroughly enjoy practicing yoga with her and would highly recommend her to any business that cares about their employees well being."
Maria McElvenney, Business Partner, workplace yoga student
"A truly wonderful yoga teacher. Love a Wednesday at Gleeson knowing we have an hour to unwind and relax doing yoga with Katy. Highly recommend."
Emma Wright, Director, workplace yoga student
"Katy is an amazing yoga teacher. As a complete beginner she has made me feel at ease and I have learnt a lot in the few weeks that I have been doing classes with her. I would highly recommend her!"
Michelle Perkins, Business Partner, workplace yoga student