Testimonials For Spirit Yoga

 
I was introduced to Martine through mutual sporting friends, one a Masseuse and they spoke highly of their personal benefits of Power Yoga.

My observation and knowledge of Martine in this time, has shown Martine to be of excellent character, with a caring nature and undoubtedly one with the highest knowledge of Yoga generally and associated benefits to the welfare of one’s Mind & Spirit.

In the time that I have been a member, I have always been impressed with the personal care and attitude of Martine towards all participants whether they be newcomers or regulars. It is obvious also that these regulars have no doubt benefitted by their participation in Martine’s Power Yoga classes.

I, as a Male newcomer in a predominantly Female Sport, was immediately made feel at ease by Martine and her regular clientele and this welcome has continued for myself and all newcomers in the ensuing time.

This overall attention to detail has set a benchmark in the industry which others try to emulate.

Personally, my flexibility and agility have improved immeasurably, along with my deep breathing and general overall strength, together with a more relaxed calming attitude towards life.

Knowing Martine and her business background as I do, I have the utmost confidence in forwarding this Testimonial for inclusion in the new Spirit Yoga Website.

This Testimonial can be confirmed verbally by contacting the undersigned.

Sincerely yours

Warren Turner J.P.
Port Macquarie
0407 001 765

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I have known Martine for a couple of years and she is always a person who uplifts your spirit. She has a zest for life and if her demeanour is any advertising sign for yoga, she is it.

Martine is an active member of Hot Women (Business Womens Networking Group) and I like the way she shares her skills and knowledge with adults as well as children. She is proactive in her delivery of her craft using a mix of styles of delivery from classes to workshops or tailored sessions depending on her customer’s requirements. Martine is an inspiration to all business women as she brings a sense of fun for this ancient spiritual discipline - yoga.

Sue Faulkner
Hot Women 
Port Macquarie

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I have had a bad back and neck for years and feel that yoga has really helped my flexibility, strength and pain. My headaches have really reduced. I think the combination of the physical and mental aspects of yoga have really helped me feel very relaxed and less stiff after a class. My balance is improving week by week. I’m loving yoga so much. So glad my friend Trudy kept asking me to come and try it.

Dee Trutwein

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Hi Martine,
 
I didn't have time to catch you tonight. ...but thanks for ANOTHER wonderful class. Your words last week...Accept, surrender and patience...got me through a very tricky week. So THANK YOU!!
 
A friend introduced me to the five tibeten rites.. I've been doing that every morning. ...gets me thru the gaps between your classes. I reckon if you did a class every night I would be there.
 
You have healed me more than any doctor or medication....and I bet u didn't even know you were doing it..
 
Bless you xxxooo
Phillipa Martin

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 Thank you for the extra effort you put into your classes that add not only to the physical benefits of yoga but also the thought processes you speak of that spark positive and uplifting messages to help with life's challenges.

Yoga is a life journey and the benefits are endless, the more you practise the deeper the journey. I love your caring and nurturing style of yoga not withstanding the physical challenges it presents!!
 
Thanks Martine.
 
Robyn Gleeson
Managing Director
Elders Real Estate
Port Macquarie
 
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I attend class twice a week and I enjoy it immensely as I have scoliosis on my spine and the only comfort for my condition is Martine’s yoga class. I have woken with severe migraines and neck pain for the last 10 years and no form of chiro will fix it. I used to take up to 8 Nurofen per day every day and now that I do Yoga I have no pain whatsoever. It has changed my life and would not know what to do if I had to stop attending class. Spirit Yoga is the best in Port Macquarie and I will not attend any other yoga class. I run my own business and it’s very stressful so Yoga gets me away from the stress and helps me throughout my week and day, it’s something I look forward to every week.

Regards,
Raffaella

Raffealla Galli-Hurdwell
Business Owner
Port Macquarie

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Before I started doing yoga I was tired all the time and got a sore back regularly. Since doing yoga I have had more energy, but have become calmer in general.
Spirit Yoga has really helped with my final year of high school (HSC) as it has kept me focused and calm. If I take even a few weeks off yoga I can really feel the difference when I come back for the first lesson: I feel better about my life, I am less stressed and my insomnia is minimised. Martine’s instructions are clear and concise and make a lot of sense. The structure of the class is great as she finds the best balance between fun and serious. You never do the same class twice; there is always a different class with a different and relevant theme. I recommend Spirit Yoga to all my friends and have brought several of my friends to the class, who now regularly attend.

Ebony Opie
Full Time Student
Port Macquarie

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Just a little update to let you know I gave birth to a beautiful little girl Elloise Rose, she weighed 8 pound 5 and has a full head of hair.
She is very placid and the birth was a great experience of which I utilized some techniques that you taught me in yoga. THANK YOU.....
..... I believe what you have taught me made me mentally more focused and a lot stronger. On top of that, your yoga classes have minimized substantially my neck and shoulder pain that has bothered me for years.
On a whole I feel stronger and more balanced.
I can’t wait to return back to your class.

Mandy Gleeson
Massage Therapist
Port Macquarie

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E-Book Reviews

Reviews for Breathing (Pranayama) Booklet

4 Stars! Excellent book!August 9, 2013
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This review is from: Breathing (Pranayama) Booklet (Kindle Edition)

I have been doing Pranayamic breathing for about 15 years now, though having learned only the Kundalini style.

This book was like opening up a window that I didn't realize was there!

Being in the middle of Texas, I think my favorite one was the Cooling Breath but I really loved discovering new styles.

4 Stars! Breathing (Ramayana) June 13, 2013
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Any yoga that I have practiced over a long period has had truly relaxing effects. This has mostly included some form of breath control.

I have always been completely unable to do this is due to asthma and I think this book may have too many hard exercises for those with breathing problems.
There are a couple that can be done when there are no difficulties in breathing and the relaxation poses I am sure will be beneficial. It is always helpful to have quiet and slow time, this can only be healthy.
There are some health benefits cited and these relate to physical and spiritual beliefs. I am not sure and maybe this is part of the clash between western and eastern medicine. I do know that those yogis that are steeped in the practice are capable of extraordinary feats and do appear to have longevity coupled with good health.
This is an interesting book with some practices clearly explained and shown in photographs and it clearly states which are easier poses and should be possible to try out without distress or medical worries.
I think I prefer to do this sort of practice at a class with a trained instructor. For those without breathing problems this may be the ideal booklet to use at home.
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An Email Received

"Have just finished your pranayama booklet an idea suggested by my physiotherapist who treats me for chronic pain due to hypermobility syndrome, as ever his guidance was spot on thank you for the clarity and concise nature."

Kindest regards Diane.
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Yoga for the Lower Back

4 stars - After 2 back surgeries I love it! October 6, 2013
By Jeni Amazon Verified Purchase

I had 2 back surgeries and just before the 2nd one I came across this book as a daily deal for free. Figured why not. I knew many of the stretches but the new ones did help me after surgery. I think if you do your research and talk to your MD/physical therapist, it may help you. I am not saying this will help everyone, but for me it really did.

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5 stars - reliefApril 3, 2013
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This review is from: Yoga for the Lower Back (The Spirit Yoga Health Series) (Kindle Edition)

Good workouts for the back, short but effective routine for those moments of relaxation is good for your back include.

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5 stars - very useful bookMarch 31, 2013

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This review is from: Yoga for the Lower Back (The Spirit Yoga Health Series) (Kindle Edition)

I never imagine that following this postures will help so much to relieve my back pain.
I am practising everyday and really helped me.
Very clear explained.

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5 stars - yoga for the lower backMarch 31, 2013

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Candygirl5506 (west chester ohio) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Yoga for the Lower Back (The Spirit Yoga Health Series) (Kindle Edition)

its a good book on how to do yoga to ease lower back pain but you have to do it in order to get benefits from it,

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Tina Milledge _ March 14th 2013 on goodreads, rated it 5 of 5 stars
Lots of help with poses that crop up in Body Balance class, like when to breathe :) Really useful, it's going in my 'keepsies' Kindle collection.
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Yoga for the Seasons Series
 
Hello, I am in England and found your booklets on Amazon. Thank you!  
They are so clear. I am a self taught student of yoga (never been to a class,  
but have taught myself at home from books and intuition). I run women's  
workshops on seasonal awareness and self empowerment. I have always felt that there was a seasonal aspect to yoga and your seasonal yoga books explain this beautifully. Thank you very much.
 

 

Warm wishes and Love, Hana Joy.
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Spring Yoga: 20 Poses for the Liver and Gallbladder Meridians

5 stars - great advice to keep healthy! April 11, 2013
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sounded like just the advice I was looking for to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Easy to follow and clearly explained to maximise the advantages to be gained for my health, both physical and mental.

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Autumn Yoga: 20 Poses for the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians
5 stars -  Wonderful Yoga book November 5, 2012
By Grace
Format:Kindle Edition
This book has interesting information on the Chinese Medicine Theory and meridian lines which helps to explain why the poses were used.
The fact that every pose has a photo and instructions is really beneficial and helps you align your body correctly in each pose.
The book has video clips linked throughout, so you can actually practice some sequences along with the author, which I would recommend!

A great yoga class for Autumn!

 
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This series is quick, simple, and to the point. Perfect for exploring deeper knowledge in your own practice or shareing in a workshop type setting.
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Summer Yoga: 20 Poses for the Heart and Small Intestine Meridians
4 Stars - Yoga for Heart and Small Intestines January 7, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I found this a quick and easy guide for explanations and the poses that will relieve problems with the small intestines. Have referred to the book on 9 occasions.
 
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