Painted thank you card from Beth, one of the Deep Foundation Course members <3 

Painted thank you card from Beth, one of the Deep Foundation Course members <3 

13 November 2017

Yoga Retreat with Debbie Farrar

'I came to a retreat you did ... a few years ago & having been to lots of yoga classes & practised with several teachers over the years, you always stood out to me as being the most authentic & your passion & integrity shines through all you do.

I also recall my practise really advancing just within that weekend & you helped me ... further than I thought possible so I am beyond excited to embark on this journey with you & know I am in good, safe & experienced hands.'

AC

12 November 2017

Sensible Yoga Teacher Training Course

'I really feel that your teaching, collaboration and course is at the forefront of a paradigm shift in yoga and teacher training, alleluia :)'

SW

12 November 2017

Sensible Yoga Teacher Training Course

'Thanks so much, Debbie. Another great weekend as always with so much to absorb. ... I also want to say thank you to every one of you for creating such a beautifully safe and open space that it meant that I didn't have to wear a mask this weekend when I wasn't feeling 100%. You're all amazing and I feel truly blessed to be on this journey with you xxx'

CT

 

09 November 2017

Sensible Yoga Teacher Training Course

'Thanks for all patience and support and for putting up with my shenanigans. Can’t put it into words really and I’m getting teary eyed during my work lunch break so I won’t go on. Thanks for being a great teacher.'

RI

03 November 2017

Sensible Yoga Teacher Training Course

"I recommended your TT to *** after observing *****'s and *****'s teaching. I'm so excited and inspired by our conversations, when *** shares your perspective and how you are waking them up as yoga practitioners and right from the get go, encouraging them to ask why! It sounds marvellous, I'm tempted to do your course too, but I think I would be evicted from home if I committed to another lengthy training programme!"

SW

26 September 2017

Private Yoga Tuition with Debbie Farrar

"I'm really glad I had a session with you today, it was very helpful. It was lovely to see you at your home and have some individual tuition. I know what I'm focusing on with asana and feel very motivated. My physio has signed me off and I've explained yoga bum! "

RG

 

22 September 2017

Sensible Yoga Teacher Training Course

"I'm just referencing some course notes and came across this quote from you “our projections are our unrealised shadows”. Ooh, I do miss you on a regular basis!

Hope the new teaching course goes well. Thank you for your continuing insights!"

LB

07 July 2017

Deep Yoga Foundation Course

"thank you Debbie, for your wise and patient teaching.  It has been a privilege."

BL

21 June 2017

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training

"What a wonderful beautiful group of teachers. The future of yoga in their hands is bright."

Note from one of the external assessors.

11 June 2017

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training

"Well we've done it! My second yoga teacher qualification passed. Today is the end of 18 months of full weekends of training and 10 months on the foundation course before that! Wow what a journey in so many ways I barely recognise my self, my practice and my teaching from before this time but also have a deep feeling that I've also come home through it, to authenticity, sensitivity and a much deeper awareness and appreciation of just about everything. Jaspers been along for the ride to and has attended every weekend since his arrival and all the weekends before that in utero! Thank you so much to you all, you know who are are and a huge thank you to my teacher Debbie Farrar who has shown so much kindness, compassion, strength and courage as she has shared her knowledge with us, what a well put together concise course jam packed with facinating content but also open to everyone's individual interpretation...I don't know how you do it !! Feeling very proud, mixed emotions and also a bit knackered and overwhelmed......Namaste!! xxx"

RW

01 June 2017

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training

Had a great practice today I think looking back I used to beast myself into doing a really strong practice regardless of how I felt. Now I know it’s all about how I feel. Some days it feels great to roll around on my mat thinking and resting and other days it feels great to have a challenge. Just like life! If we are stuck in one or the other its no good for us. We need our own balance between the two. Learning the postures are nothing to do with body really and how much they relate to life. How clever is that!!! ☺

My last entry on this part of my journey!!!! I feel sad in a way this diary has felt like my friend it has listened and helped me speak my truth.

It has been amazing and I am so glad I made myself do this course! I have learnt so much about myself, my life and the people around me. Some parts painful and tough to deal with. They haven’t gone away but I can see them more clearly now, see myself more clearly. How sad would it have been to live a life and never know or see this stuff! It has changed me and I have got something I have always wanted and realise I had it all along (confidence to be myself). I never dreamt I would be able to stand up in front of people and share myself/my yoga and I am DOING IT!!!!  I love it my dream come true.

I just don’t want this course to end it has been fantastic and the most amazing experience for me. I want to thank you very much Debbie you are a fantastic teacher I have learnt so much from you. You made me realise and see things about myself and that those things don’t matter they are part of who I am.  ME!!!!☺☺ 

SA - Thanks for letting me share the last entry in your diary from the YTT Course

22 May 2017

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training

"It was a pleasure to do the observations, a really positive experience for all of us.  It was fantastic to see such well rounded, emerging teachers who teach sensitively and skillfully, but still from the heart, and who were so open to my comments and suggestions for exploring ways in which they could develop their teaching.  You will certainly get my recommendation for students who are looking for a Teacher training course :)" (Email from an external assessor after observing 2 of our trainees classes.)

SW

12 May 2017

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

"She really is going to be a fantastic teacher. And, her ability and skill is a testament to how great, in-depth and real your course and training is." (Facebook comment from an external assessor after observing one of our trainees classes.)

LJ

30 March 2017

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Hi Debbie. Thanks for another lovely weekend. So much different content and practice. I have enjoyed every minute of it. I am going to try to incorporate as much as I can into my own practice and teaching as always.  

I am absolutely shattered and looking forward to hitting my pillow tonight.

I recognise how much work and effort goes into these weekends. It's very much appreciated and most definitely worthwhile.

JB

27 March 2017

Deep Yoga Foundation Course

You have really made me think quite differently about yoga, and question things which I had accepted before without thinking.  You have also answered a lot of the questions which were in my mind before the course
started.

Yesterday was the best day yet, it was very revealing and thought-provoking.

CT

19 March 2017

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Thanks Debbie. And thanks for yet another thought provoking and interesting couple of days. I loved all the practice too. It's been so helpful. See you next time. Love

JB

22 February 2017

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Thanks Debbie!! I really enjoyed this wkend  (as always) it was so good to be a part of everyone's teaching practice. I felt pretty apprehensive, teaching your peers is nerve wracking...  It really does feel like we are all like a big supportive family to me, I'm so glad I'm a part of it. 

Big love xxx

LW

19 February 2017

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Absolutely exhausted after today, but great to experience so many teaching styles and ideas. Everybody's confidence is evidently growing. I love love love being a part of this learning, growing and emerging experience with such great people! X

Hi Debbie, I just wanted to message to say thank you for all your positive words and encouragement this weekend. I started off Sat morning feeling like I could have had a mini meltdown and have come away from it feeling positive and very well supported. Thank you!!! xx

SB

16 January 2017

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

We are very lucky to have you as a teacher, my mind expands every time we meet & everything really does slot into place, even my presentation that was meant to be in October last year!!! Magic indeed.

LM

03 January 2017

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

I am loving the course it is the best decision I have ever made and you are a fantastic teacher I am learning so much from you. I don't want the course to end ever!! It has completely changed my yoga and my life so thank you.

SA

25 October 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Dear Debbie, as ever an amazing weekend, laughed, learnt, discussed, mind got blown, felt supported, enjoyed every minute.....usual yoga weekend :) Think this course is one of the best things I have ever done. Lots of love xxxx

JC

23 October 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

After this weekends discussions my mind has been well and truly blown away! On my journey home I was trying to put it all together to make sense of it and thought I would share what I came up with. I appreciate that everyone's interpretation of the discussion will be different, but thought it may help someone:

When we practice self enquiry and have inner self awareness, we are able to understand how our lives/ samskaras influence our psyche and our thoughts and behaviours. Having this understanding allows us to accept that the behaviours of others towards themselves, others and us are influenced by their own samskaras. Having this understanding and acceptance can enable us to change how the actions of others affect us. If we can view their behaviours/ actions objectively (with a witness awareness/view), then we can prevent them having an impact on ourselves (negative or positive), and can also prevent us from 'acting out' our samskaras on others, and thus act and respond appropriately. All of this results in ahimsa, satya, and brahmacarya.

Woah, my head hurts! And that's before I even start thinking about atoms, energy, matter, space, auras, prickles or goo! And tantra or dicks wrapped around sticks!  Thanks for a great weekend, see you in 2 weeks for the next one!

LD

15 August 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Thanks for being patient and light hearted with me, for the amazing classes, your passion, knowledge and your genuineness. 

RI

20 July 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training: Peter Blackaby's Module

Thank you for the recordings – to everyone involved – a superb weekend all round!  So inspirational….

JP

27 June 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

This course is life changing for everyone, love it!!!

LM

14 June 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

if I hadn't met you and come on this journey with you all I wouldn't be anywhere near where I am in body and mind as I am now, thank you for opening my mind and leading me towards freedom :)

LM

11 June 2016

IYN Regional Yoga Day with Debbie

I ended up taking a class instead of teaching one at the IYN yoga day! What a treat to listen to Debbie Farrar talk about healing the body and mind, the simplest practices are often the best. Learning to listen and pay attention to your body is not always easy, actually a traditional "hard" physical practice is easier. If we take the time to slow down and notice our breath and the feelings that arise physically and emotionally the movement we take can become much more than exercise.
Thanks Debbie xx

AR

24 May 2016

Sensible Yoga Teacher Training with Debbie

All I can say is wow what a completely amazing weekend... So happy to be sharing my yoga journey with you all and it was particularly good to get to know everyone a bit better, nothing like a bit of 'stress' to bring out all those anxiety gremlins which we could share. I think its so important to be building this camaraderie, it's especially needed in any work place where you work on your own. To have the back up of a supportive and honest network, constructive criticism (if that's the right term) really helps us to develop having that time and space to talk to others really can be make or break. Oceans of love

AW

16 May 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Thank you for this weekend, you and Ross make an exceptional team. As the course progresses it is obvious to me how much thought and planning has gone into it on your part. The jigsaw is coming together nicely for me. I’m glad I was chosen for the course on its virgin voyage and can feel things shifting and changing in me on a much deeper level. It also helps that we have such exceptional individuals along for the ride! I’m not usually a gushy lovey so when I admire people it is with genuine affection but don’t tell anyone ; )

Feel like my whole muscular ‘girdle’ is gripping me tightly today in what is not a totally unpleasant ache – can your psoas be sore?...

KN

 

13 May 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

the practices are really helping me and doing the course has helped me focus more on practicing yoga. The diary has been useful also for me to reflect and notice the powerful healing processes. I do feel I am getting a lot of benefits physically, but emotionally very powerful also. I am really enjoying it all.

DS

10 May 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Thanks Debbie can't believe how quick the first term as gone!! its been brilliant. Looking forward to the next part of the journey!!

SA

03 May 2016

Yoga for the Profoundly Disabled with Debbie

At Dalesview Partnership, we specialise in providing care and support for individuals with severe learning disabilities and other complex needs. Debbie has given our clients another facet to their lives with her yoga sessions. She enables each of them to use their bodies in whatever way they can; this in itself is very empowering for individuals with physical disabilities. The atmosphere she creates within her yoga sessions is incredibly relaxing and very therapeutic. Many of our clients have autism as well as a severe learning disability and having a set time in their week where they follow a yoga programme in a familiar, tranquil setting has been really beneficial.

GD

02 May 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Thanks for another fab weekend.  It's feels good to get the teaching practice out of the way.  I was really nervous for the first session - my heart was pumping out of my chest. I was definitely aware of that!! ... this weekend was invaluable - thank you so much for the guidance and support.  In fact the whole bunch of you are amazing. I feel very lucky.

JB

01 May 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Wow!  What a fantastic weekend.

I had so many doubts and anxiety's about the teaching practice this weekend but it was amazing. Debbie and Ross you created such a warm inviting environment for everyone to teach in today, thank you. The preparation you gave us yesterday stood everyone in good stead to feel more comfortable to give it a go. 

I am so thankful for being part of this amazing journey, with so many incredible people, learning so much from everyone every time we meet and getting over so many personal hurdles, one step at a time.

Thank you thank you thank you! Xxxx

I'm going to start with friends and family who have asked. I'm not sure if I'm ready for 'real people' yet but I'll work up to that as I learn more and gain more confidence. I've learnt and changed so much already and that's down to you, thank you for being an amazing inspiring teacher. Xxx

LM

What was at first a bit terrifying: the teaching, turned out to be ok - You made it a lot easier.  Thank you Debbie and Ross

RI

06 April 2016

Satsang & Meditation Group with Debbie

Hi Debbie

I just wanted to say thank you for running/hosting/facilitating (?!) the satsang and meditation sessions. As a teacher I know how infrequently we get heart warming feedback and so I wanted to give you some!

It’s wonderful to be able to think out loud, explore ideas and know that you won’t be judged if next week you completely contradict yourself! Excellent discussion, sometimes profound, often funny and always guided by your self-effacing style of wisdom. There seems to be a bit of magic in this particular group – and it’s thanks to you for bringing us together!

BL

05 April 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

I absolutely love this course, the opportunity to discuss great ideas and look deeper into the mind and explore the body, it is all I'd hoped it would be and  more. Thankyou xxxx

JC

26 March 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

I found the softness yesterday!! Yay !! Think I'd been trying to hard to find it.

RP

24 March 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training & Dynamic Yoga Classes with Debbie

Great class last night, thank you. Someone at work was telling me they'd been to a yoga class the other night and it hurt - agh!! I love that the yoga I've found with you this last year doesn't hurt a bit and is so brilliant - can't wait to share it with others when I've got to grips with it some more.

SC

13 March 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Thanks so much Debbie, feel totally invigorated by the weekend. Will ground, lengthen, broaden and soften in all I do till next time :) xxx

JC

Thank you so much for a really lovely weekend. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed it.  I was singing on the way home.....always a good sign. Looking forward to next time.

JB

01 March 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

I am enjoying the course, challenging but very worthwhile and you are just so good at what you do (oh no am i putting you on a pedestal??)

JG

what a fantastic weekend really enjoying my yoga journey.

SA

20 February 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Really lovely day Thank you, inspiring and just what I've been looking for. So glad I'm doing this. See you tomorrow xxx

JC

19 February 2016

Yoga: The World Over Editor

Dear Debbie

We haven't met but I just wanted to say a big thank you for the dedication and joy you have brought to so many people over the years as Editor of Yoga TWO. You have demonstrated a true life example of karma yoga. As teachers, Yoga TWO was at one time the only way to get our names out to a wider audience.  A vital link to promote ourselves and the messages of yoga. 

As an ex ad agency person I know that dealing with deadlines can be challenging to say the least.  But in every issue your sunny personality shone through.

So I wish you well Debbie with the life ahead of you. 

Namaste

BA

08 February 2016

Private Yoga Tuition with Debbie

Thanks Debbie, I'm just glad I'm finally beginning to understand the body, and what's good and bad for it. It's only taken me 34 years! Ha :)

AC

01 February 2016

Yoga for the Profoundly Disabled with Debbie

Many, many thanks for your fantastic service for us.

GD

31 January 2016

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Debbie: thank you for the classes this weekend and for answering my questions about the spine and pelvis. The course is solid, so much thought and knowledge has been put into it. I love how this course journey begins with the feet. Beginnings are very important (Dune).

Everyone: thank you too, the observations and comments created more understanding.

There's a lot to think about. 

RI

20 December 2015

Winter Solstice Workshop with Debbie, Ross & Ryan

I just wanted to say thank you for the brilliant winter solstice yoga class. All the things you said about this time of year rang really true. On the one hand theres the over doing in rushing and cramming to do lists and then on the other hand nature is letting go, is forever present and so chilled out although there are blossoms blooming on the odd tree here and there! What you also said about it being a time of equilibrium was really nice. The sky seems more smoother and etherial right now, its really magical.

RI

28 November 2015

Peter Blackaby Workshop

Thanks Devi for organising such an inspirational weekend. The principles and ideas will keep me going for some time, in both practice and teaching.

GW

27 October 2015

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Fear is something I have had to face a lot of but also listen to it sometimes it is there for a very good reason not all the time but sometimes... Like trusting our own intuition.  Discernment, rationalisation, inquiry, self love, ahimsa, Stira and Sukha, pratchyahara  are the tools that Devi and the foundation course  brought to us I know I am keen to learn more am I ready to dive deep I don't know ??... But using vinyasa Krama approach of baby steps I am happy to bumble along onto the TT course  :) 

CT

21 September 2015

BWY 50th Anniversary Celebrations with Debbie & others

Just wanted to say a big thank-you for hosting yesterday's free BWY 50th birthday celebration and a big thank-you to all of those who led workshops yesterday in beautiful Trafford Hall.  Truly enjoyable day.  Bliss. xx

AD

17 September 2015

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

so glad i shared on saturday - it was huge progress for me and something i've wanted to do all along really; the timing was perfect.I rejected one foundation course just before yours as i just didn't feel a connection with the teacher and as you know that is so important. I felt an immediate connection with you so thank you so much.

JG

I've just sat at my desk with tears rolling down my face at your email.  It has been a hell of a journey and I think ill actually remember it forever!  It's been truly an honour to meet you all and to share what we have, which I can't really explain but I know it's massive and I look forward to the TT (Yoga Teacher Training) course to continue this with some of you, totally wish it was our group carrying on!  All of you have contributed something so special and this course and you lot have massively affected my life in such a positive way.  It's all just come up at the perfect time. Starting to write about my feelings has helped me get to the root of so many things, as you say *** things from years ago that I thought I was over and this was something passed to me by ***** and I will be forever grateful (I think of you as my big yoga sister protector person now :-)  I will also book on the December yoga and look forward to seeing you then but will keep in touch in the meantime also.  Lots of love everyone and speak soon

RW

15 September 2015

Last Weekend of Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie @ Brantwood

Could you forward me a copy of your teacher training course prospectus? I've had a look online but wanted to have a proper weigh up of costs and time. After the FC course and the weekend especially I feel inspired to apply......it has been great, I find the messages and approach you take refreshing and genuinely kind. I want to incorporate more sensitive yoga in my life! 

MC

Thank you so much for this past year. I really enjoyed the Coniston weekend, you made it so special and who knew what would come pouring out of those goddess cards! I had a few realisations and a very intense psychic experience at the lakeside that I’ve shared with my Mum today (she is my teacher of all things curious and unexplainable). I look forward to seeing you soon and hope to keep in touch with a few kindred souls from our course. love to you x

Thank you so much for an amazing experience this past year. I've really enjoyed sharing with you and getting to know you as the unique and special individuals that you all are. There's been a lot of unexpected sharing, discomfort, laughs and tears along the way and I'm so glad I haven't missed a single minute of it. This last weekend in Coniston has been the best. The time we've all spent together has been so special to me that I wanted to let you all know. There have been a few candid moments when I looked around the room at Brantwood and knew that I had met some truly special people.

I had a realisation during this weekend and that was that I've been rather shut off and withdrawn for a very long time and I felt very light and 'awake' this weekend as I drove home. I've been so focused on being a Mum that I've forgotten what *** felt like. Before being a stay at home Mum and Wife I lived on my own for a long time, I had a great job in the city, my own home, paid my own mortgage and was incredibly independent. So I've realised there is a balance needed in my life as I've gone from one extreme to the other. I also realised that there are a few old wounds still lurking in these cells that come up from time to time. I was talking to Debbie about these over breakfast and was a bit shocked to be honest that some of those memories still hurt me very deeply. But I'm learning to live with these scars rather than pushing them away so as not to get upset. Maybe it's better to get upset and have a shout or lose a tear and then move on from it. Maybe eventually those feelings will dwindle naturally instead of overwhelming me when they reappear unexpectedly. Just as physical scars fade so too I guess do emotional ones. 

So, to the class of 2015 and to our most knowledgeable teacher, I say thank you for the therapy, friendship and warmth. Not forgetting the excellent buffets and yoga. I would also like to add my favourite moment of the course and that is the look on all your little faces when I delicately explained where to find your perineum! Enjoy your journey my friends wherever it takes you. It's not the peeling back of the layers that's scary, it's the exposure that leaves us feeling vulnerable. But we are not vulnerable we are free. Have you ever seen a happy baggage handler? No, because they're so knackered carrying everyone else's shit.

KB

I think the weekend brought us all closer together so although it was lovely, the parting is harder in a way! however, I think we have all got alot from the course in our own personal way that might not even be obvious to ourselves yet if that makes sense. i started off the weekend thinking I wouldn't do the teaching course but I kind of feel there's no going back now and I want to do it with devi and the people i have got to know and vice versa. I think the timing is right for me, more or less. But yes, I am sure we will cross yoga paths again....

JG

Great photos, great weekend. Highlight was chanting on jetty!  I am seriously thinking of going on to next course, I do want to keep peeling those pompadoms layers off and thanks to the person who reminded me to keep doing this!

JG

It was a lovely weekend, the location really made it!

MC

I’ve been looking at the Facebook updates with very mixed emotions.  The weekend looked like it was fantastic and after getting to know you all over the last year I know I’ve missed something very special, not just Devi’s great teaching but some very special people.  I knew from first talking to Devi about the course that I wouldn’t be able to make the Coniston weekend because of the New York trip, at times I seriously thought about not going!  

I’m going too miss you all, so if you’ve talked about meeting up in the future DON’T forget me, be it for yoga, films or food.  Those of you going on to the teacher training course I’m sure that will be even better and I wish you all the best, sadly I won’t be joining you as I don’t see myself taking that route.  If you're not doing Devi’s teaching course and wherever your yoga journey takes you the knowledge and experiences we’ve shared over the last months will have prepared you more than any of us would have expected.  I’m now looking forward to getting back to my weekly class and going over the latest notes.  I’m going to repeat myself now but I’ll miss you all.  Please keep in touch.  Love to you all

JC

09 September 2015

Tuesday Therapeutic Yoga

Hi Debbie, I really enjoyed the class, at the end that was the first time I have been able to lie in Savasana with legs extended for about three years. Thank you again, see you next week,

DS

04 September 2015

Dynamic Yoga with Debbie

Some feedback on the dynamic yoga class - love it. Individual, enquiring, accessible and a much less competitive feel to it than some other styles/classes (whether that's their intention or not). Obviously the asanas are familiar but I really like that the emphasis isn't on what should be where and more about listening to your own body. So glad I've found you and your classes! It feels absolutely right - and just what I need at this point in time. Looking forward to learning more, and will get my application in for the teacher training course over the weekend.

SC

30 August 2015

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training Course

Hi Lovely Hope you both have had an amazing holiday. I'm still in Crete doing the***** yoga holiday and it's made me even more convinced that I would love to learn to teach from you so where/how do I Sign up?!! I keep having your teaching voice override a lot of the teaching here. I can't practice the ***** yoga style with the same respect since experiencing your classes. This is a really rushed email because everyone is waiting to go out for dinner, but I had to email you. Much love

LB

09 August 2015

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Thank all for an amazing day yesterday, as always. Im really going to miss our group when the course ends :-(  the river yesterday was really special and something I think I will remember for the rest of my days.  It was lovely.

RW

I absolutely loved Saturday. We should have got photos by the lake. I'm going to be sad when this course is all over, I feel like going on it again. 

AM

Thanks Devi. It was a such fantastic day and experience by the river yesterday. I can't believe the course is almost over :( it makes me sad. Still, we have coniston to look forward to next month :) Enjoy the rest of your summer too! 

LM

27 July 2015

Dynamic Yoga Weekend with Jose Luis

Thank you that has helped, I could have listened to Jose all day long, I could interpret what he was saying into my own understanding and he was very patient even when I was getting it wrong in practise.   I liked a lot of things he was saying about being comfortable with not knowing, trying not to impose or restrain the mind, being comfortable and having trust in yourself and then the world. Be good to get a whole tape recording to listen to every day ha ha, **** would love to come along next time.  I like the way he says ‘softly’ at the end of every sentence too!

CT

Thank you so much for yesterday and thank you to Jose too.  I had a lovely time and got a lot out of it.  I hope to see you again soon.

AW

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

I was fearful last time when I was meditating with the stone because just felt this amount of heat being generated and also the unknowing about dharana, dyana and Samadhi  I don’t know what enlightenment means and because I don’t know this bothers me therefore I am worried about practising pranayama or meditation, however in class yesterday I felt wonderfully relaxed and enjoyed the practise.  I’ve come to conclusion is to think less and feel more does it feel good or bad and also If I don’t want to meditate or do pranayama in class, I don’t have to and not force it. Thank you.

CT

26 July 2015

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

I am loving this practice, purely because it's the first time the technique Devi gave for getting into head stand works amazingly and doesn't hurt my head! Thanks Devi! 

LM

28 June 2015

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Thanks Devi, your classes are a joy! so much great stuff from you and everyone else... I must say I really enjoyed yesterday

JG

An amazing day as usual, I am always blown away by your knowledge...

LM

22 June 2015

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

I have just reread your email and it's totally blew my mind away. At the time I did not understand, now, however I can sort of grasp it.   Thank you for helping me to understand.  Just when you thought you could run and hide away in the comfort of yoga you meet a teacher like  Devi :) 

AM

7 June 2015

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Thanks again for such a brilliant and thought provoking day... I am loving learning from you and from our group.  I don't want it to ever end, I am getting attached to this now! ha ha  Crazy to look round at everyone else and see that they are just as bewildered and trying to figure things out too... no ones in control anyway.  I needed to hear that today.  Thanks again and see you soon

RW

19 May 2015

Dynamic Yoga Classes & Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Just wanted to let you know that I have not dropped of the face of the earth.  Life has been a little hectic at present, and I'm just completing the final elements of my teacher training course.  I'm teaching Monday and Wednesday evenings, as well as a seniors class on Tuesday mornings.  I really miss attending class, your teaching is inspiring,  Thank you does express anywhere near my appreciation of your support.  Thank you so very very much.

KS

18 May 2015

Coniston Yoga Weekend with Debbie & Ross

Last night my body was buzzing and restless, while my mind was reflecting or was it tired. Today I'm feeling great and getting on with ease. So much compressed into three sessions, so much progression gained compared to the weekly dip. Can't wait for the next one, with hugs xx

SM

Count me in (for the next weekend) please. I've felt naturally drugged all day today. I slept wonderfully, and couldn't wake up. Once again, a grand weekend. Xx

AC

17 May 2015

Yoga Workshop in Manchester & Coniston Yoga Weekend with Debbie & Ross

Over the past few months my life has undergone a massive change and I thought I had lost everything. A couple of workshops with Feel Now Yoga and not only do I realise the value of my health, which is number one, but I also found out that I can move like a gorilla!

SMc

14 May 2015

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Another great day on Saturday, don't know what I did without coming over to your classes, I am so ready for it you wouldn't believe - it's changing the whole way I think about and do yoga.  Loving it.  Thank you xxx

RW

Tuesday Therapeutic Yoga with Debbie

Thank you for your wonderful classes, your yoga knowledge and practice is such that I feel privileged to be learning yoga from you.

CA

9 May 2015

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Thank you for today. The stuff I'm learning from you, both practically and theoretically, are blowing my mind right now.   Do you already run a teacher training course or is it something you're about to launch? 

KB

21 April 2015

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

I absolutely loved Saturday once again. I always leave on a high with lots to think about.  Thanks again everyone. 

AM

18 April 2015

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Thanks Devi.  Today was brilliant, so much amazing/interesting  stuff to think about, digest and practice! 

LM

Hi Devi, Thanks for today. I'm really enjoying the course and already know I don't want it to end. With each session you lift more of the fog surrounding yoga. Love it! 

KB

28 March 2015

Wednesday Dynamic Yoga with Debbie

I am an osteopath of 20 years who injured his back 32 years ago.
I have been doing yoga a year and was recommended Devi by my partner Allison who had just qualified as a yoga teacher. we travelled from Liverpool and believe me it was worth the journey.
last week in Devi's class I realised that I cannot actually bend forward with a restriction in my left sacro-iliac joint.
the class was very controlled and relaxed and you are always made aware of your body movements.
I have no idea what happened but since that class something major has happened to my body and well being.
I have experienced amazing sensations that as a novice I cannot explain. I cannot recommend Devi enough and as a muscular skeletal specialist this is obviously the only way forward.
from myself and Allison thank you for helping me discover feelings and sensations that I have never experienced before.

MM

22 March 2015

Inversions Workshop with Debbie

Thanks Devi.  Really enjoyed the workshop, those abs will be getting more focus as will upper arm strength. Thanks so much for your guidance.

LG

16 March 2015

Tue Therapeutic Yoga with Debbie

Thankyou for keeping the yoga varied and interesting. See you tomorrowx

TC

9 March 2015

Tue Therapeutic Yoga with Debbie

Thanks, I was so pleased that I was able to do the “on the head” move, last Tuesday, it really gave me confidence.  Thank you so much, see you Tuesday,

CA

7 March 2015

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Thank you. I really enjoyed today after feeling a little nervous. I am so excited to see where this journey takes us.  See you in 3 weeks.

ET

4 March 2015

Wed Dynamic Yoga with Debbie

Today I have felt the best I have in years!!!!!

PH

24 February 2015

Valentine Partner Yoga with Debbie & Ross

Hi Devi, Looking forward to tonight's class. We just wanted to thank you and Ross for such an enjoyable couples yoga session. We both thought it was great and appreciate the thought an preparation you put into it. See you later,

RW&MW

5 February 2015

Yoga Classes with Ross & Debbie

Hi Ross, I really enjoyed it, thank you. Debbie was lovely and I know I can learn a lot from her (as you did). Debbie commented that you have taught me well! I went with backache and returned with none! As a therapist (physiotherapist) I'm so busy looking after everyone else that I neglect myself. Please be assured that you have made a significant difference to my quality of life. So that is a big thank you! I look forward to continuing my yoga journey with you both.

PH

27 January 2015

Tuesday Yoga at Euxton with Debbie

Hi, I had to email to really tell you how much attending your session meant to me today. Your initial reply to me gave me the courage to try. Your calm way gave me more courage to stay in the room when anxiety came in the first 10 minutes.  Once again . Thank You and see you next week. 

FB

Monday Yoga at Clayton Green with Ross

Thanks Ross, your enthusiasm and expert knowledge really shine through in your teaching and its a joy to listen to someone who has that understanding and importance reflect through in the class.

PH

15 January 2015

Tuesday Yoga at Whittle with Debbie

Just wanted to say thanks for last nights yoga.

Hadn't realized how I had been holding myself after accident, probably natural reaction protecting body. But the exercises we did last night so helped, I came out body really buzzing ( even at my age !!!!!!) I cannot explain but just felt alive, muscles calmed down, relaxing. Even had good nights sleep which lately has been awful. So thanks again Debbie you are such a star. 

Sure next week will also continue the good work. Just what I needed.

JP

13 January 2015

Monday Yoga at Darwen Leisure Centre with Debbie

Thanks for a great class last night, it has helped my back and I slept like a baby, gosh I missed my yoga class throughout the xmas holidays - thanks so much you are such an inspiration xxxx

CC

31 December 2014

Free Christmas Yoga with Debbie & Ross

I wanted to say thank you for Monday's class, it did me the world of good and reminded me just how much I've been missing coming to class. 

CE

15 December 2014

Monday Yoga at Darwen Leisure Centre with Debbie

Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying your Yoga class on a Monday night at Darwen Leisure Centre. I am suffering from Depression and your class has helped enormously in teaching me how to relax and unwind which in turn is helping me to overcome some of the symptoms of Depression. 

I also very much appreciate that the class is designed to encourage people to do what is comfortable and is not all about achieving a 'correct position', this enables everyone to do what they can and not feel like a failure.

Thank you very much.

HJ

2 December 2014

Meditation Group with Debbie

Namaste Devi, I just wanted to thank you for sharing on your birthday. It was a wonderful day for me as I really felt a strong connection. Your opening was a really powerful opening for us to share.  The meditation really hit home and I saw what was going wrong with me and amazingly I have turned a corner and life is much more positive.  Your fiery spirit is inspiring and your knowledge seems vast to me, you have used your years well.  See you Tuesday, Love S xx

SM

23 November 2014

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole of the course, especially your personal teachings and being part of a group, sharing ideas and thoughts. Would have loved to do it again.

RN

13 November 2014

Leisure Centre Yoga Class with Debbie

I just wanted to tell you that I have been doing yoga since 1998, and I have never been taught that way before.  I wish I'd been taught like that all the time.  All those warriors and all those shapes I pushed myself into have just made me unstable.

WV (said with tears in her eyes)

10 November 2014

Meditation Group with Debbie

Really looking forwards to tomorrow – such interesting sessions as well as relaxing!  Thank you as always

BL

8 November 2014

Yoga Class with Debbie

Thanks for last two weeks especially, you have a knack of making it feel like you're talking directly to our minds, if that makes sense.  The 'spooky' meditation at the end of Oct led me to have a chat with my lovely brother who I lost 5 years ago, and this week you explained some meanings of 'soma' which was the name of the band he was in,  double spooky.

JH

7 November 2014

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

You're a sweetheart! Thank you. I've been struggling to decide on which teacher training course to apply for, I think practicality is dictating the ...... And I'll continue to come to your classes so that will probably be the overriding influence to my practice..... I 'dunno', it's a bloody minefield out there in the yoga world!! This would all be solved if you ran a teacher training course y'know!!!

LB

Debbie's Home Practice MP3

it worked straight away no problems. I have it on my phone -  was listening to some of it in car on way home last night! also on my work computer, though cant really start a yoga session in my office, but was checking it out when everyone had gone, it was good. the quality is very good so far. will use it at weekend when I get some space & time. have been thinking about a mini Devi session in between Mondays at Darwen for ages, so glad I tried this!!

MN

6 November 2014

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie (2008)

I just wanted to contact you with a big thank you.  I recently successfully passed my ... teaching diploma.  It was a fantastic course.  I wanted to thank you for such an inspiring and informative foundation course which gave me a great 'foundation' knowledge especially for the essays regarding the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita.  I'm loving teaching my classes.

JL

3 November 2014

Pete Blackaby Workshop

Saturday was really great btw - he is fab.  really love the way that yoga seems to be going, more towards natural movement think it brings it closer to meditation than some of the more classic styles.

JT

2 November 2014

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbbie

I just want to thank you again for your guidance, support and love throughout the Foundation Course.  I have learnt so much from you, and your yoga knowledge and experiences are incredible.  I love your teaching style and methods. If I can be just half the teacher you are I will be more than happy! I feel like I have gained a friend, not just the Foundation qualification through this course. THANK YOU!

LW

30 October 2014

Dynamic Yoga Class with Debbie

Last night at the session in one of the last postures something popped in my back, it was amazing!!  I assumed I was just one of those people with a stiff sacrum but now i feel like I could challenge the best snake hips dancer!  Just wanted to let you know.  

Thank you so much!

JW

25 October 2014

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Hi Devi, thank you so much for passing on your knowledge and experience during the foundation course. It has certainly made me see things differently and opened up possibilities for me. Thanks also for the rose, joss stick, candle, chocolate and rose quartz, what a lovely way to end the day. xx

JN

24 October 2014

Meditation Group with Debbie

I am going to sign up for the next course now but I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying the sessions on Tuesday. Many many thanks.

BL

22 October 2014

Swami Krishnapremananda Workshop & Hatha Yoga with Debbie

Thanks for organising a brilliant day on Saturday, and last Thursday yoga class was truly beautiful.  Lots of Love to you. xxx

GW

Yoga Class at Darwen Leisure Centre with Debbie

I totally loved the class it was more than I expected, and I felt really good after as well, I get that it will get easier with time and the more weight I lose the easier it will get, I had an accident in May and slipped my disc and then in July broke my ankle so things are a little weak still, but I am going to keep working on it... So I look forward to seeing you again on Monday.

CC  

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

I feel the need to write to you as I need to share with you my feelings about my yoga journey and how things have unfolded for me during the foundation course. I have absolutely loved the course and I've found your teachings so insightful, soothing, levelling and challenging. When we first met I explained that I had always thought that I'd study to be a counsellor should I ever get a career break and yet when that opportunity arose, it didn't feel right.  I completely embraced the notion of moving away from goals during the course and so i find myself in a small quandary, because I would very much like to become a yoga teacher, and if I say this with the most gentlest intent, does that make it ok?!! 

I'd like to be as open as possible with you, so what I really want to say is that I can't imagine doing anything else, other than making yoga a bigger part of my life. I see how it heals, how it helps people develop, how it nurtures and guides, and all without having to pour out our most vulnerable demons in a therapists chair. I cant think of anything more worthwhile than being able to facilitate that on some level, one day.  I lost a lot of confidence and ability in my body following pregnancy and I still, as you know, struggle at times, although I am rebuilding my strength and stamina slowly, with an increasing flexibility but my understanding and awareness is growing in ways I never thought possible and for the first time, i feel truly reconciled with some tragic events from my past. I thank your teaching for guiding me with that.  Would you consider me suitable to go on to teacher training? I hope we get to chat on Saturday about this.

LB

16 October 2014

Yoga Class at Waves with Debbie

Thanks Yoga yesterday was great. I've never done Yoga before so I'm not very flexible or steady. I chose Yoga because I struggle to unwind from work and would like to be more flexible and erm put my feet on my thighs haha I've always wanted to do that but they aren't for getting up there. Anyways thanks for your patience see you next week.

AI

5 October 2014

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Thanks for a wonderful day yesterday and for your kindness. It did me a world of good as always :-)

BQ

17 September 2014

Everything!

Yes, as I said last night I have managed to book on all of the events on your website:)

Thanks for a lovely class last night. See you next week.

SF

13 September 2014

BWY NW Mini Congress with Debbie

Dear Devi,

It was wonderful to meet you today I really enjoyed learning from you and finding that goldilocks moment ;) Thank you.  It's was really lovely to have lunch with you also, thanks for listening and sharing.  Had a quick look at the website nice :)  I look forward to us meeting again soon.  Have a lovely week-end. Keep smiling

TK

28 July 2014

Private Yoga Tuition with Debbie

Thank you so much for your insights, it was exactly what I needed.

I have been practicing the postures that we went through a little bit each day.  I am finding it a very fun exploration process and am feeling the benefit already- reaching a new level of inner peace.

I really enjoyed the class, I think it did help consolidate what we had talked about. So if it's OK I would like to continue to attend? 

I had a look at Godfrey Devereux's website, he has written some really interesting articles. I feel like I have found a missing piece in a  jigsaw so am very excited about further exploring this!

GS

7 July 2014

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Did this course meet your expectations: Yes

Comments: This was an absolutely brilliant course. Devi is amazingly knowledgeable on all aspects of yoga, and has a really good manner of communication and delivery. I would (and in fact have) recommended Devi's courses to anyone looking to take a Foundation Course. 

Progression to Foundation Course 2: No 

Are you considering going to qualify as a BWY teacher now or sometime in future: Yes

What could have been done to make the course more effective for you: I honestly don't think anything could. Every day was full of challenging practice and interesting information. 

What did you like most about the course: Devi's broad and deep knowledge, particularly of the yoga philosophy. 

Feedback submitted on the BWY website

25 June 2014

Therapeutic Yoga Class with Debbie

I just want to say thank you for all you have done for me. I was feeling very low last October when I joined the class. I had a shoulder arthroscopy on my right shoulder in June 2011 and the same on my left shoulder in October 2011, and I really struggled to improve the strength in them. I know that they are still not perfect but I can really feel the difference in them since I joined the class. I so enjoy the Tuesday night yoga. So thank you once again. 

AF

21 June 2014

Summer Solstice Celebration with Debbie, Ross Dixon, Anne Nicholson & Ryan Dixon

Thank you Yoga Devi and Ross for organising such a beautiful evening and all the Strength Courage and Wisdom shared with love <3 Namaste xx

JG

I really enjoyed the solstice gathering, I was buzzing for days afterwards.

AR

5 June 2014

New Yoga Classes with Ross at Witton Park Arena

Ross's classes were really enjoyable. He's a natural! Devi. This is not intended as a compliment, more an expression of our true feelings. ;) xx

DJ&A J

1 June 2014

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Thanks for... another very interesting and well taught day :-) I enjoyed the meditation immensely and I actually had a bit of strange experience... As soon as we started I had a very strong image of yellow, followed by the colour green. Then I experienced swirling and such an intense feeling of peace. I could have sat there all day and I actually found it quite hard to come out of it. This calmness has clung to me all day and I feel really quite different - long may it last! 

BQ

30 May 2014

Hatha Yoga Class with Debbie

Thank you Yoga Devi for a lovely Yoga class this morning at Cat&Cow Studio. I feel so wonderful after such a mindful connected class. I just want to smile at everything I see around me.

JD

30 April 2014

Yoga For Footballers at Blackburn Rovers with Debbie

Thanks for all your help over the season. We like to place a large emphasis on prehabilitation at the club and yoga has become an essential part of the package. I know the lads really feel the benefits of the sessions and this will be something that will be emphasised at the end of season meeting.

D Fevre (Head Physio)

Therapeutic Yoga Class with Debbie

I walked out of last night's class feeling lighter and smiley, thank you!

CE

15 April 2014

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

I just wanted to drop you an email to say thanks so much for such an interesting and informative day on Saturday. I enjoyed it immensely and learnt so much, not just about yoga but also about myself. I really feel that I'm on the right path, which is a good feeling after all these years of wandering!

BQ

7 April 2014

Deep Foundations Course with Debbie

An amazing experience that's hard to begin to describe. Life changing, difficult, joyful, beautiful. Grateful to have the opportunity to share it with people with whom my path may never have crossed otherwise, and an honour to be under the tutelage of such a wonderful guide in Debbie.

LM

1 April 2014

Yoga Weekend in Coniston with Debbie & Ross

Thanks for a lovely weekend Devi,  I enjoyed practising with you again.

CH

Thanks again for a wonderful day on Saturday - I hope the retreat and the weather were just as good for you all on Sunday :-) I came home feeling relaxed and calm and the feeling continues today.
 
You did a chant by the lake before we all threw our pebbles in and I wondered if you could please translate it? I woke up at 3am this morning and I just couldn't shake it out of my head! I would love to use it in my personal practice.
 
Thanks Devi, 

BQ

It was lovely seeing you today - I really enjoyed the afternoon and the lift back with J.

Thank you for your super teaching.

JR

1 April 2014

Dynamic Yoga Class with Debbie

I actually love you! My shoulder is soooo much better, I slept and everything! xxxxxxxx

RS

20 March 2014

Yoga Class with Debbie

I always leave your class feeling so quiet I don't want to start talking to you, but then I get home feeling as if I owe you at least a big thank you for your brilliant patient and informative sessions.   During the class I want to ask so many questions, but you seem to pre-empt them by answering without the need for me to ask!  If you know what I mean....

Anyway, just thanks - I think you're ace!  

JH

27 February 2014

Yoga Class with Debbie

In the Svetasvatara Upanishad there is a paragraph that says "The first fruits of the practice of yoga are, health, little waste matter, clear complexion and lightness of body, a pleasant scent and a sweet voice and an absence of greedy desires."  This to me describes you.

GW

26 February 2014

Therapeutic Yoga Class with Debbie

Couldn't manage without your brilliant class now! Completely hooked!

CK

25 February 2014

Hatha Yoga Class with Debbie

(My daughter) loved the yoga and wants me to sign her up for the next course!  She said she felt great afterwards and thinks it will help her relax and stay centred as she prepares for her GCSE's which are coming up soon...  I will book T and myself on to the next course starting on 6th March via the website.  See you on Thursday

KR

7 February 2014

Yoga Classes with Debbie

Dear Devi,

I just wanted to say thank you for your tuition over the past year at Darwen Leisure Centre. I moved house just before Christmas and quite suddenly too, so I didn't get to thank you in person. You have made a great difference to my strength, posture, flexibility and attitude. Of course, you know this already but I just wanted to let you know that I noticed and appreciate it. I am worried about finding a new teacher because you've set a high standard and I couldn't imagine being taught yoga by someone without a science degree. Please keep me on your mailing list as I would like to make it to one of your events. 

Best wishes and peace be with you,

CS 

6 January 2014

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

"I totally loved your course. I am so glad i did it. It improved my yoga and further increased my motivation and love for yoga xx"

FD

5 January 2014

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

"Yeah was a brilliant course - really glad I did it. Will always remember it. Would recommend it to anyone with an interest in yoga. The course and your teaching gave me some much needed guidance in cultivating a regular self practice."

RD

"I took this course with Devi a couple of years ago, its an excellent course for anyone wanting to develop their own personal practice and to further your understanding of yoga . Devi is an excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable in both the practice and theory of yoga."

AMB

8th December 2013

Christmas Chill Out: Exploring Aparigraha with Debbie

"I came in feeling all 'poor me' and I'm going home feeling 'strong me'."

SH

Deep Yoga Foundation Course with Debbie

Yesterday was the last day of the Yoga Foundation course run by Devi. If any one is ever thinking about this course, you should definitely try to get on Debbie's, no matter where you are. So many people teaching yoga are doing it just to make a living, with no appreciation of what yoga REALLY is. Devi, on the other hand is living and breathing it, and being taught by her is a real privilege. Thanks debs.

PL

21 June 2013

Yoga at Fulwood Leisure Centre with Debbie

That's the most relaxed I've ever been in my life.  I feel like I've just had a good night's sleep.

FLC

19 April 2013

Experience India Retreat with Debbie & Ross

just wanted to say thank you again for organising retreat so well, it was honestly such an amazing experience. And wanted to tell you... (Funny actually) how when i came back i just cried so much, cleansing and letting all the emotions out like my mum did, except back home. It was such a strange thing but i feel really good. And just thank you for inspiring me! Hope you are well, enjoy your weekend and take care xx

AF