Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” ~ B.K. S Iyengar
"My one hour private yoga session with Iona is the highlight of my week and something always look forward to. My practice has come on leaps and bounds with Iona's supportive and encouraging guidance and my confidence has grown as she helps me to practice poses I once didn't think would be possible."
Corporate yoga for Amazon, London.
“Iona is a kind, attentive and talented teacher. Her humor and grace in teaching make even the most challenging poses possible!"
Chloe Porter, Yoga Teacher & co-founder of Retreat organization www.yogahealingnature.com
Iona is a fantastic teacher and an inspiring yogi! Her caring nature and fantastic energy permeate her classes. She gives encouragement, adjustments and insights that can be rare to find in ashtanga teachers. Catering for beginners to more advanced practitioners with ease and grace...
Iona's teaching is like a ray of sunshine with a warmth and brightness that can guide any yogi along their ashtanga journey!'
Janette Mac Donald. Yoga student, Third Space gym, London.
I have been taking Ashtanga yoga classes with Iona for the last 6 months both at Third Space Tower Bridge and privately. Iona is patient, warm and thoughtful. She is not only excellent as demonstrating and teaching both simple and complex yoga poses; she also genuinely cares about her students. She manages to be encouraging so that you try more complex positions and lets you know it is okay to fall as long as you try.
Iona has given me the confidence to try different things, be kind to myself and to smile through the most difficult poses. I have seen a marked improvement in my practice which has brought me back to my mat more than ever! I am very lucky to call her my teacher, but also my friend.
Hridi Chowdhury, Norton Rose. Private client.
"Iona is an incredible yoga teacher. She always pushes me hard to progress and tailors every class to my needs and how I'm feeling. I feel amazing after every session!"
Maria Lopez Pozuelo, Aldi. Private client.
Iona's approach immediately “went under my skin” once Iona confidently started, my interest was spiked. Her assertive yet nurturing way hit just the right balance between challenge and relaxation for body and mind. She knew how to push just that little more for effectiveness, & yet not too much or beyond my capabilities. I arrived to the session tired after a busy day, “trying to do the right thing for me to get some exercise”. Without noticing, I felt more and more energised and though challenged and sweating, relaxed and revived by the end of the session. I could face the rest of the day. Iona's approach was so noticeable to some of the other classes, that I had to tell her. I’d happily recommend Iona’s classes to any of my friends, family and clients. Thank you Iona!”
Lara Just, Psychotherapist and Director of: www.adadsu.com
"Fun, instructive, and effective. Carefully crafted and engaging from the beginning to the end, her classes capture the imagination of the students. One can always expect a symphony of moves and poses that will serenade your senses & muscles into a gentle trance. New or old to yoga, with every touch her classes guarantees progression, there is always a new twist to her repertoire of mind and body bending moves. Her witty sense of humour, softly spoken voice, and incredible demonstrations, motivates the students to push themselves to the limit, and we do so wholeheartedly with trust and admiration....I highly recommend her classes, as she is a gift to all those who practice yoga under her wing."
Personal Trainer at Third Space gym, London.
"I was completely new to yoga. Iona's clear instruction, gentle but consistent corrections and ways of putting things that enable me to remember how the poses should be when I'm practising by myself, not to mention her wry sense of humour throughout, has got me converted. I'm much bendier than I thought I could be, my back and neck issues have disappeared, and it's very motivating seeing my own progress. I really look forward to her classes."
Kate Owen. Dgital Element. Private client
"I have seen a spark in Iona’s personality to excel as a complete Yoga teacher, not only as an asana teacher.
Sunil Sharman, Yoga teacher “Tattva yoga shalla", Rishikesh, India”.
"I found Iona to be a caring, humble and patient teacher who intuitively understands what you want from your practice and guides you on this journey. If in doubt, give her class a go, you'll be happy you went"
Clare Preston yoga student at Third Space, London.
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