"You will come out of Samantha’s class feeling like you’ve just visited a temple, a gym, a meditation cave and a personal life coach, all at once. She is one of those special teachers who take what they do very seriously, yet keep a relaxing atmosphere in the classroom. You will never worry about how perfect your yoga poses are—her teaching style does not insist you copy her perfect ones.
There is no place for vanity in the room, even though she is an unusually attractive person. Samantha creates an atmosphere devoid of competition and criticism, in sync with yogi values. She never tires of reminding us to use our breath in support of movement. To capitalise on the meditative state created by mindful breathing, she invites the students to work through their life issues, if they wish to, by using visualisations and positive affirmation. This is the most complete yoga class I’ve ever been to."
Muswell Hill, London
"Having practiced Yoga with different teachers and appreciating each of them with their own unique skills and technique, I can say Samantha is one of the best teachers I've come across.
I discovered Yoga at a time when my life became stagnant and Samantha's class has become a purpose in my life.
After each class I feel rejuvenated and stronger. I also feel that I have now become calmer since I started practicing Yoga.
Samantha ensures to give undivided attention to all students.
When she assisted me further into the posture I felt a transmission of positive energy within me.
I just see her as a very special Yoga teacher and my heart tells me that being consistent and regular to her class will help me to discover a new me.
Her classes are simply special as she incorporates asana, meditation, music and brings her own element of positivity in addition to giving an outline to the practice at some point. Since attending her class, I quickly became fond of it and now, make sure to never miss a class."
Muswell Hill, London
"I've been doing yoga with Samantha for about 3 months now; i enjoy her classes because whilst they’re dynamic and progressively challenging there’s also a sense of fun and lightness to them - twist it, bind it, give it a go, just don't forget to breathe!
I find that Samantha's classes are helping to ground me so that i can see my life with a clearer perspective which is incredibly liberating; ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’.
It’s also teaching me to conquer fear; some of the balances and postures look crazy impossible, but Samantha encourages to let go of my ego and work with my body instead of against it i find that i can do more than i think and after my sessions I feel 6 feet tall and as light as a feather (I’m neither, but I feel it…)"
Brondesbury Park, London
"I Samantha’s classes are both physically challenging, dynamic and also connect with the spiritual aspect of Yoga. She has a caring, attentive style. She varies the asanas each class so it never becomes repetitive. Each class leaves me feeling stretched, cleansed and relaxed in body and mind."
Muswell Hill, London
I love Samantha's classes, they are a wonderful mix of the physical, mental and spiritual sides of yoga.
Samantha gives a proper workout but always helps to deepen my awareness and understanding of the breath and to help find inner balance. The spiritual side is my favourite, the way she drops those little gems of wisdom that get you thinking, searching inside yourself and opening your mind.
My first class was on a Friday evening in late November, it was a powerful class - she set an ambiance by dimming the lights, you felt as if you were the only one in the room. We were reminded, as it often happens, to set an intention and to go back to it throughout the practice.
The focus though was so high, so was that lovely feeling of peace and serenity throughout that it stayed with me for the whole weekend. And that's quite unique!"
Muswell Hill, London
Like most people I’m living a very active – and probably overly stressful – life. I have an intense and demanding job and was diagnosed with a slipped disc last winter, and to handle that as well as possible I’m making conscious efforts to stay healthy both physically and mentally. While the physical piece has been quite easy to manage by getting some regular exercise, I found it a lot more difficult to find peace of mind. Even though my body was exhausted, my mind was still active, and I continued to struggle with insomnia. Since I was already doing several high intensity classes a week at My Fitness Boutique in West Hampstead, I decided to try out the Saturday morning Yoga class, thinking it potentially could be the missing piece in my health puzzle.There were a few different teachers covering the class initially, and while I thought it was time well spent, I wasn’t feeling overly attached or mentally engaged. At that point in time it was in a way just another class.
A couple of months in Sam started teaching the class regularly, and I quickly felt that she made me feel more connected, dedicated and loyal in terms of attending the class, and I started understanding how important it is to have a teacher that talks and acts in a way that makes you feel engaged and truly present.Something that Sam has massively helped me with is to connect mind and body, and I have really started to benefit from the focus that she enables me to find.How her classes differ.
At the beginning of each class she is encouraging us to concentrate on what we would like to work on during the class, and how we ideally would like to feel when we’re coming out of it. How I feel after classI have never really thought that meditation has worked for me, but to focus on a goal like we’re doing in Sam’s class is definitely to mentally train yourself to feel stronger in every aspect.
Regardless of how I feel when I am waking up on a Saturday morning, I know that I will have myself sorted out by 10.15 when we’re finishing the practice. Integrating Samantha's class in my day to day. I have actually started using the same thought patterns that Sam is encouraging in other situations; tricky situations at work, conflict management in my personal life or when I’m doing a really tough class in the gym and want to keep myself from giving up.I don’t think I’m the only one who has dreamt of finding more peace on the inside, and for anyone who does I would definitely recommend Sam’s class. It’s one of my favourite hours of the week, and I wish I could start every day like I start my Saturdays"
West Hampstead, London
"Samantha was an absolute star in introducing me to Yoga. I am a beginner and found Samantha's Yoga to be everything I believed it would be - physically challenging, dynamic, spiritual and balanced.
I am a bit of a "workaholic" and own my own business. I am not very good at relaxation and "shuting off". How Samantha managed to allow me to reach that degree of calm - I do not know."