“I’m one of those people who doesn’t know how to sit still and chill out. I do zumba to relax! I also run but am not good at doing the stretching bit, so I thought I’d give yoga a go to make me stretch out, and it does. What I didn’t anticipate though was just how much I’d enjoy Ann-See’s classes – she is a caring teacher who gently encourages us through a sequence of movements. I love taking time out to focus on not rushing around; calming my thoughts and my breathing, and going with the flow. Try My Kind Of Yoga, if you haven’t already – you might enjoy it! I know I do!”-Claire Newell
“Before I started yoga I was failing to get to the gym. Having really enjoyed the gym for some time I felt I’d lost my mojo! I was looking for something new, different and more beneficial to my all round well being. I’d never had the opportunity to try yoga and was obviously worried about not being flexible enough and looking a bit foolish. Ann-See is a fab yoga instructor, I haven’t once felt like a fool!! She has a lovely aura and is patient and fun. Learning yoga with Ann-See has benefited me in more ways than one but the over riding one is to have gotten rid of a niggling shoulder/neck pain for which I was previously consulting a chiropractor.”– Leslie Jackson
“I had been doing some yoga before but competing demands meant the time did not work, so I was thrilled to discover s local class at a convenient time. I was a bit worried the class might be too demanding for me. I have loved the classes- Ann-See varies the routine at regular intervals which is great, and there are options to do less challenging moves without any fear of feeling you are not fully participating. I feel I have started to re-discovery muscles I had forgotten I had and have hardly used since childhood! And it has been fantastic for becoming aware of posture and improving the way one stands and sits. Absolutely brilliant- thank you Ann-See!”– Selena Gray
“For about a year before starting Yoga with Ann-See I suffered with aching, sore muscles and was struggling to do the simplest of things like dressing. Doctors put it down to a virus. I did Pilates once a week which I enjoyed but it didn’t help with flexibility and the aching. I attended a session with Ann-See in Cheddar and really enjoyed the practice. Ann-See showed the class each pose and explained the different levels and which muscles in the body the pose was working. Doing Yoga with Ann-See is great fun and the atmosphere is relaxed and happy. Ann-See is funny, friendly, encouraging and very knowledgeable. The best results for me are the fact that my flexibility is much better, my strength is returning and I now only have a slight aching in my right arm and shoulder.”– Louise Brooks
“I wanted to say a huge thank you for all the yoga you taught me and most importantly for helping me appreciate just how wonderful and life changing yoga really is.
“Having been a horse rider all my life and with my 60th birthday looming, I was beginning to worry as my body was welded into “a sitting on horse position” and my legs, hips, and back were very stiff and occasionally painful. As I have no intention of hanging up my boots I knew something had to be done !!! I need not have worried about being a clueless, totally inflexible, older student. Ann-See obviously knows her subject in great depth and teaches in a way that enables all abilities to learn and improve. Although I still have a long way to go I am already feeling the benefit of My Kind of Yoga as my balance and flexibility are starting to improve. Ann-See teaches with skill and humour, she pushes your boundaries but ensures the class is fun. I find her an inspiration.”– Patsy George (YCV Winford)
“Dear Ann-See. Thank you for bringing me back to my mat with such flow, grace and lightness. x”- Carolyn Savidge
“Kinesthetics are us. Am suffused with breath. My five year old keeps telling me must of I had a lovely time at the yoga day and asking me what I did. Feels yum.”- Louise Somerville Williams
“Thank you, Ann-See. Sometimes I forget to listen to my body but actually taking the time to listen has made me feel even more connected to me.”- Gabby James
“Thank you for a lovely day. As always, I’ve learnt so much that I can take away with me. I always leave your yoga days feeling wonderful, uplifted with much to ponder x”- Gayle Robins
“I had heard of Ann-See long before I met her, through the Les Mills family and more specifically the BODYBALANCE® programme. She is obviously well loved and respected in the Fitness Industry, which only peaked my curiosity to meet her and take her class.As a professional Dancer I come from a background that has involved periods of intense training, whether working towards exams, or rehearsals for a show. I wanted to find something that would keep me moving, whilst being a little kinder to my body. LES MILLS BODYBALANCE® fulfilled this criteria for me and as a predominantly Yoga based program, so my love for Yoga has grown out of it.I had tried Yoga previously with some varying degrees of success, but having enjoyed Ann-See’s teaching technique within the confines of Body Balance, I was excited to see where her Yoga might take me.It did not disappoint. Ann-See gives you space to play on your mat and explore what works for you best on a personal level. She offers plenty of options to push yourself to your own personal best, in a supported environment, with no judgment.Inspiring, intelligent movement, which flows beautifully…”- Helen Peirce (Dip LCD; A.I.S.T.D)
“Before I started doing yoga with Ann-See I has never been to a yoga class before. I had been doing LES MILLS BODYBALANCE® classes as a participant for a while so had a vague idea of yoga poses but that was about it. I had no reservations at all about doing yoga with Ann-See.I had first hand experience of how she taught LES MILLS BODYBALANCE® from a superquarterly workshop prior to attending her yoga day. Her teaching style was great, she was easy to understand and concise about what to do to get the best out of the poses and how to correct it if necessary.The process of doing yoga with Ann-See has been very pleasurable. The best thing about it is that it is FUN and not overly serious. It has been and still is a wonderful journey of exploration of my self, my body and what it is capable of right now and what it may be capable of in the future. It has made me want to find out more about yoga and its principles.The best result I have had is greater contentment and self awareness, realising when it is okay to accept a challenge and when it is okay to pull back or to let go.I am very happy to say that yoga has now become part of my daily routine.”- Kath Burrows
“I did a lot of running and cycling before I started Yoga with Ann See but I had recently been told that I had to give up all impact sport as I had arthritis in my knee which was a bit of a shock and un welcomed news. I had tried some yoga sessions but I hadn’t found the class that was quite right for me.
Ann See is a real inspiration she is supportive and was kind about my needs with my knee and gave me advice and support. Ann See gives very clear instructions and direction during the classes which makes them easy to follow. Ann See is genuine, kind and professional yet she is warm, friendly and has a style that encourages you to try things and be playful … she also has a streak of endearing mischief which makes classes good fun and a great atmosphere. I enjoy the feeling of getting stronger, fitter more relaxed and calmer. This is far removed from any other type of exercise that I have done before and I have tried many things. I look forward to the session every time. I have learned techniques for breathing that also help in challenging work situations and I think I am calmer in many aspects of my life. I have been attending My Kind of Yoga for 7 months and my knee is much stronger and my physio is really pleased with the results. Secondly I have never been able to do press ups despite focussing on weights and upper body exercise previously . Last week I tried to do a press up and I surprised the life out of myself when I did 10! -Ticki Toogood
“I have been ‘meaning to’ do something about improving work/ life balance for a long time! Body balance is new to me but even from my limited experience so far I leave the class both energised and relaxed. Ann See is welcoming engaging and professional. Thank you Ann-See.” – Sarah Price
“I thought yoga would be too slow and ‘alternative’ and not sweaty enough! Ann-See has totally changed my mind about the importance of finding a window of calm and quiet in a very busy life. I’ve also had less running injuries because, although I must be the most unstretchy yoga student ever, I now realise my tired muscles need stretching. Learning to breath and to just concentrate on the exercises has allowed me to be ‘mindless’ on the mat and that’s a very new experience. I’ve also met some lovely, lovely people. I also get to take a class with my husband, who introduced me to Ann-See’s yoga class – in return, he’s started running!” – Jeanne Fairs