What Students Are Saying...

I've had many opportunities to apply my yoga "off the mat" as much as "on the mat". Yoga has helped me to stay grounded, focused, flexible and able when taking on tasks like winterizing our lakeside cabin and climbing into a really small crawl space! Yoga has also helped me in situations where I've faced fears and stress. I have a continued respect for my teacher, Sharoni and all the other teachers who I have had the opportunity of knowing. Sharoni in particular has provided me guidance and direction on how to best continue my yoga practice, even through some very physically challenging times I've had over the past three years. I have received many benefits through learning Iyengar yoga and I'm sure there will be more as I continue to play, strengthen, stretch, breathe and sometimes groan while performing yoga poses on my mat. ~Kelly Kemick

Sharoni, thank you for an amazing workshop on neck and shoulders!  Since I started coming to the Calgary Iyengar Yoga Studio 3 years ago, I have found my strength, balance, flexibility and endurance continually improving. There is so much truth to the words...."Today's maximum is tomorrow's minimum". I love the fact that the Studio is 100% Iyengar; the classes are drop in; the instructors are very well trained and knowledgeable and assist students in proper form.  A testament to the positive benefits of Iyengar yoga is that we still have a number of senior Iyengar teachers in their 70's and 80's that teach weekend workshops around the country! I find taking these workshops catapults my yoga practice to a new level. ~Louise Fernandes

After years of running, I developed pain in my back and hip. I decided to give yoga a try and after one session, I was hooked. I've been practicing for 18 months and since then my back and hip are feeling better and my body awareness has improved. I have also experienced tremendous emotional benefits as a result of my yoga practice. My 15 year old daughter has a chronic illness and our family has gone through very stressful times. Yoga helped me heal emotionally, which in turn, helped my daughter. This is the reason I continue to practice yoga. ~Brenda Cameron

My friends practice yoga and I always wanted to try it. I just wasn't sure if I could. At first I was nervous and didn't know what to expect. I was surprised how easy yoga could be and how quickly my body adapted. I do exercise but I've never found anything that helps me stretch in the way that yoga does. ~Antonia Kakouros

I was in a motorcycle accident 2006, and injured my knees. Years later, I would get out of bed with pain and stiffness. After a few weeks of yoga with Sharoni, my knees are no longer swollen and I get out of bed pain-free. Yoga has done wonders for my knees. Now I frequently take long walks, enjoying better mobility and balance. ~Jerry Bayer