When I joined the ‘Couch to 5K’ local group at the beginning of January they all told me you're never too old to run (I'm nearly 63!!). They appear to be right, although at week 5 my lower back and knees were really beginning to feel the pain. Someone in the running group recommended Gregory Angell and so I managed to make my first yoga class last Tuesday morning. I cannot believe it's taken me so long to find yoga again!
Over the years I've done many yoga classes, some ok, some rushed, some too crowded. Gregory's class was something else – a yoga class like no other I have ever experienced! Committing to just one of his sessions will have you hooked. My lower back pain has gone and I'm confident that the strengthening effects of yoga will help not only my knees but probably every muscle in my body. It might even be good for my mind!!
I've already recommended you to everyone else in the running group as they will need this at some stage. There is only one thing to say – thank you.
I don’t know whether I’m walking on air or completely knackered! A bit of both I think. So, Yin Yoga was a revelation! I never expected something so still, so non dynamic, would appeal to me, or challenge me, so much! I am constantly having to reassess my misconceptions. Just wanted to say thank you for such a great class.
The energy of yesterday’s class was so intense I felt as if it touched my soul. It was THE best yoga experience I have ever had, very hard for me to put into words. Today, I feel as light as a feather, I can't tell you how amazing I feel. What a travesty it would be if you were sat behind a desk in an office, thank goodness you are sharing your light with the world - it's such a privilege to be on this yoga journey with you. Your yoga rocks!!
Hello Greg, After one class I have instant relieve from my shoulder tension, amazing! I was surprised by how hard it was and how much energy was required but thoroughly enjoyed it.
A huge thank you for the yoga classes over the years. Your classes and you have been the inspiration for me to do Yoga Teacher Training in Goa.
Dear Gregory, Throughout the years I’ve been practicing yoga never have I come across a teacher like you. Your powerful presence coupled with the way you guide and suggest, rather than push and judge until I get it right, has been refreshing. It has enabled me to go deeper into my practice, far beyond merely executing a sequence of postures. I feel you embody the truth of your practice in a way that enables you to transmit deep wisdom and energy. Your classes make me laugh, cry, burst with energy, and always provide food for thought. I have experienced an opening in my body, mind, heart, and soul. Thank you for all the beautiful classes and inspiring me in so many ways (and your choice of music rocks!).
I have been coming to your yoga classes for a year now, I love yoga and it has made such a huge difference to my life. It has helped me in so many ways. I am a survivor of severe trauma and yoga has helped me connect and get back in my body. It has also helped me to live much more of my life in the wonderful present moment, rather than getting lost in memories and flashbacks from the past. This is something I have been trying to do for a long time, but yoga has really helped me put it into practise. I have tried other yoga classes in the past, but they have been just exercise classes really and your classes I feel offer so much more. Your classes work so well for me given my history and yoga has become a really important part of my healing so thank you.
The physical benefits alone have been astounding.
Thank you for your wonderful classes. What you give is most definitely beyond words.
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed last nights yang yoga. I can't come to your classes nearly as much as I'd like to but I love every minute of them.
In life we occasionally come across little gems that touch our souls beyond understanding. Your Yoga classes in my World, reaches, releases, and relaxes my mind, body, and soul. Thank you.
Can't recommend Gregory Angell's Classes enough. His professionalism, knowledge, compassion, and deep practise is evident the minute you meet him. His classes are everything you'll ever need!
Dear Greg, Thank you for the wonderful and, at times, excruciating yoga sessions. Thank you for being there as I have been moving into a new phase in my life. I don’t know what the new phase is, but I feel it. I feel more myself somehow. Thank you for being a significant person in my transition. I can’t put into words why, but I feel it in my heart. Every time I catch myself thinking, ‘oh, I am going to miss Greg’s Yoga', I remind myself that things have a way of working out. I will go with the flow. Anyway keep in touch and keep me on your email list.
First and foremost I want to say that I thoroughly enjoy your class and look forward to it every week. I applause your inspirational approach. I am a neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapist and have been for over 25 years. I have also been practicing acupuncture for 20 years and teach Pilates.
I am not knowledgeable in yoga but I do know about bodies, especially my own. Due to you, your attitude, your knowledge and experience you have managed to inspire me to continue along my yoga journey for which I am very grateful.
Hi Greg, I keep meaning to email you and now I have completed 12 classes with you it feels like the right time. I LOVE YOGA! After 12 classes I can see an improvement in my flexibility, strength and confidence. I don't mind admitting that I was a little daunted after my first class but urge new comers to relax and come back the following week! It is all about the personal journey, in friendly and non intimidating surroundings. I love the stories you tell.
Thank you for making it so enjoyable.
I've been doing Yoga for probably 4 or 5 years on and off but I have never ever enjoyed it like I do in your classes, and have never felt so content in a class. I feel like I have finally started to understand Yoga for what it is and it has become a very important part of my life.
I go to other classes sometimes and they are fine, but they are never anywhere near as satisfying and relaxing (whilst being challenging) as your classes. I have told so many people how happy I am that I have finally found someone who can guide me in the ways of this magical practice and who I resonate with so much.
Thank you so much for guiding us so well and for being such an inspiration. I will find you wherever you are!
After 3 pregnancies (and bad posture) my back gave in. One day I (feeling sore) decided to take Gregory's class at my gym in February 2016 and after a year my life has changed. I no longer have the ongoing pain that I learned to live with. I have forgotten how it feels not to have pain on my lower back. Greg said, 'it's just the beginning' and yes every time I attend his class I feel that I am healing my back. One day after class I was in pain as I had pushed myself. I was doing so well, anyway the very next day my back felt amazing I do not know what happened. I must have unlocked something.
Gregory's classes are AMAZING, I love hearing the whispering of the new class participants saying of what amazing class Greg delivers. I think Greg's is a unique teacher and his classes are on another level to anything else I've encountered.
I really struggle with my mind wandering and not being able to stop thinking (in yoga and life in general!) and Greg's class last week totally changed that. The Sun Salutations took me into a semi-trance where my mind was totally in sync with my body. It wasn't at all a conscious process, I only realised afterwards that I had been in the most meditative place I've ever been, ever. My mind was totally clear and calm and I know because I didn't even realise it!
The other thing I felt after the class was total ‘openness’. It’s the best way I can describe it. It was both a physical and mental sensation as though my chest and heart were uplifted and open. I didn’t realise how ‘closed’ I must have been (stooped, shrunken etc – carrying all my stress in my shoulders, neck and chest) until the incredible openness I felt after Greg’s class. I felt 100 times lighter. Had no idea you could experience this sort of transformation after one class. Thank you Greg.
I have been attending your classes for a couple of months at Pulse 8. I can't even explain to you the effect that it has on me (mind more than body as complete novice although I have over the years done a number of yoga classes). However, it's a class that I just won't miss whatever happens as the emotional impact and the way it makes me think is transformative. Thank you for that.
Slept like a baby last night. Jumped out of bed like a kid this morning too!
Woke up this morning feeling like a million dollars. Thanks Greg, brilliant class.
Greg’s yoga classes are the perfect answer to active meditation, I love his strong flow, the Yin is always the perfect aid to a good night’s sleep and he always educates the class about the body whilst we rest in the poses. I have learnt a lot from him from the importance of a healthy body and mind set and how to strive to achieve it.
Elliot loved it. He said on Thursday it was the most calm he had felt in a long time! The effects lasted all night and all day!
I started your yoga classes nearly 2 months ago at Sindlesham (tall guy, age 53) as a way of recovering from a shoulder injury. My shoulder is now fine. I absolutely love your classes and have recently started to practice at home. Thank you so much for everything both body and mind!
Dear Greg, Thank you for another magical class last night. My life has taken such a positive turn over the last 6 months and it's partly because I've been coming to your classes.
Hi Greg, Hope you are well. Just to let you know my hip is back to normal. It's crazy but those few stretches you gave me to do keep it pain free. Many thanks again.
To enjoy the benefits of a steady, strong and consistent hatha yoga practice is INEVITABLE. To find a steady, strong and consistent hatha yoga teacher – is ESSENTIAL. A good teacher of hatha yoga breathes life into this ancient practice, and inspires the yoga practitioner along the way. Gregory Angell is one of those exceptional teachers of hatha yoga.
I came to your weekend beginner session on Saturday and thought it was amazing. Thankyou!
I'm so lucky to ever have discovered your sessions!
Fab class again at Pulse 8 today – I am loving your class and have changed my working pattern so I can make it each week.
I grew up in Punjab, India. On a clear day, I could see the snow-filled Himalayas. In the winter time, when there was too much snow on the mountains, some sadhus/yogis used come to the warmer weather in Punjab. My dad used to provide shelter, normally a flimsy looking handmade hut under a tree, for them and spend a lot of time with them. My dad used to say to me 'as you grow up find time to talk with these guys. Through Yoga they can teach you how to look after your body and mind'. I was young and did not take any note of what my dad said.
Now I am 68 years old and was hit with depression a few months back. My doctor advised me to seek ways to relax my mind and body. I decided to join Yoga and Tai Chi class. Gregory taught Yoga in one of the classes. I had practised Yoga before at home using a DVD and the teacher in the DVD says 'a DVD is not a replacement for Yoga teacher. You must seek one out'. At the end of my 1st Yoga class with Gregory I felt that I have found my teacher. Now, I look forward to Gregory’s Yoga class every Thursday morning.
Gregory is the best Yoga teacher that I have come across. Not only is he humble, sincere, generous and kind .... he knows what he is doing. He has changed my life through Yoga. I have got my life back. I wish I had acted upon my dad’s advice earlier in my life and started practicing Yoga. Anyway, it's never too late.
Gregory’s classes full every week. Everybody I speak to, they all 'love it'.