More than a teacher, Zoya is a healer of mind, body and spirit. She brings awareness of, and opens the pathways between them. Zoya taught me how to discover who I am and who I want to be, to find calm and seek fulfillment.
Peter Scott, UK
I am now fitter, stronger and more supple, not only in body but in mind and spirit. Zoya is an inspirational and gifted teacher who every moment is willing to pass on her vast knowledge and to help all her students be the best they can, she is encouraging, supportive and full of love. Malta is very lucky to have such a fantastic teacher and person living there. Thank you Zoya for changing my life.
In the last few months yoga has strengthened me on so many levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. Zoya, thank you for your guidance. I appreciate YOU and your classes so much. And thank you for giving me the tools to practice on my own. I haven't been able to continue with your classes, but I value everything you have taught me. I continue to practice at home, and my lessons with you were invaluable. You will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you for everything.
Jenny, a yoga teacher-to-be
I believe it has helped my condition improve, especially while I was relapsing, but most importantly it has helped me personally, even after my relapse now that I am better. With Zoya’s careful coaching and kind words of encouragement I believe that my body can only improve as the months go by. I have also attended the group-yoga foundation course and even though the sessions are brilliant, they cannot compare to the personal sessions. There is an atmosphere which simply cannot be recreated with a group. Zoya dedicates herself solely to your body, I found that I could concentrate more and relax more and that’s exactly what I need. I have also encouraged a good friend of mine to start the individual sessions and after her first 5 sessions, she too agreed that the hour and a half we spend with yoga gives a different start to the week and we can no longer go without it. Its true that the individual sessions aren’t cheap but we spend so much money on futile things that even though its just an hour and a half weekly its worth every penny.
I wanted to thank you for providing me with the highlight of my week for the past couple of months! I never thought I was the "yoga" type (excuse the classification... ;)) as my normal forms of exercise would be brisk walking, jogging or spinning, however, I like trying new things and thought why not? After these 10 classes I can definitely say that I will continue with yoga for many years to come....
My job is highly stressful and takes up a lot of my time, energy and mind and I can honestly say that your yoga class made me forget about the outside world and helped me to completely dedicate one hour a week to me, myself and I. I have found the exercises very beneficial to my overall well-being during the pregnancy and am sure that I would have had many more aches and pains without these sessions - I have used a couple of the exercises during sleepless nights and when e.g. my back will be sore from sitting at my computer for long etc and have really found them to help! I have already recommended you to a number of my friends and will definitely be back for more myself!
Gabby Grech Larsson
I have found the prenatal yoga classes to be therapeutic on a physical level - after each class my back pain miraculously disappears. They also have a comforting feel to them as you are in a group of women who are going through the same emotions and inhibitions as you. It is a good playing field to make friends with future mum's-to-be!
Last Thursday I gave birth to a lovely baby boy. I had a completely natural birth with practically no painkillers. Tried various postures to give birth such as all fours, squatting and others. Yoga definitely helped during birth. The breathing techniques and the various postures I learned through yoga and practiced while pregnant helped me during delivery.
Yoga has always helped me get in touch with my inner self and during my pregnancy, it helped me all the more. I found the exercises very useful and very practical to carry out not necessarily during a yoga class but also at home. The breathing exercises together with the concentration exercises were and are very helpful. The stretches performed to strengthen the muscles used mostly during pregnancy could be performed any time during the day especially when one feels some of the discomforts that result from the weight gained during pregnancy. The classes also help you to build stamina, needed during the contractions whilst toning the parts of your body that will play an important part during labour, like the pelvic floor muscles.
I highly recommend prenatal yoga to all mothers to-be to help them throughout the 9 months, on the delivery day and for a fast recovery afterwards.
I am very happy to inform you that I have found several of the exercises we used during the yoga classes very useful during my delivery. Between one contraction and another I was resting in child pose and I also had the opportunity to use the cat swing and all the breathing exercises. Thanks for everything Zoya. The classes were especially helpful for me during the pregnancy - they were a great relaxation and I was always looking forward to them. They also helped me to focus my attention towards my baby in the womb. Thanks for everything. I will surely recommend it to any pregnant woman.