I'm so grateful for the gift of The Yoga of Stillness. I feel like I've really settled into a rhythm with the classes now, and I've been able to surrender and let go much more deeply during the sessions. I am learning to just 'be' with my body and lovingly accept 'what is' and what is coming up to be felt, without reacting to it.
The Yoga of Stillness has given me the tools to be able to deeply surrender my body and to come back to this anytime in my day, and is teaching me that I can be my own practitioner. I feel I'm starting to integrate the essence of the practice into my everyday living now, and I am wondering how I managed before The Yoga of Stillness. The benefits have been truly inspiring.
I am loving being able to do Esoteric Yoga online. I have missed so many yoga classes due to not being well enough to drive myself or the times were not suitable whilst I have my chemo schedule currently taking priority. BUT, online yoga I've not missed one class even when I was feeling quite unwell and certainly unable to get out of bed to travel to a class.
Thank you for your super loving and professional care during this past year whilst I underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The loving, deep and restorative online esoteric yoga sessions remained ever present during my hospital treatments. They fully supported me to rest deeply; from home, no need to travel when unwell, therefore never needed to miss a class!
I absolutely loved the yoga course. First of all your voice is wonderful...very loving and full of depth. I also loved the phrase you used - 'the body is the boss', this is my new slogan!
I could really feel how I took the yoga course with me during my day - more stillness and less need to talk to fill quiet moments.
Thank you so much for the course, it was and still is a gift.
I have just completed Marika’s 6week yoga course and I have thoroughly enjoyed everything that was presented in each session and the unfolding awareness that came thereafter. I find The Yoga of Stillness classes provide the space for me to connect to my body and be able to let go of tension and unwind. I feel the difference in my body after every class especially how rejuvenating and restored I feel.
Marika has a wonderful understanding of Yoga – she presents from her solidness, her presence and the wisdom that she lives. Each class inspires me to bring focus to certain areas in my life. Her guidance and support throughout the 6week course was really beautiful and I highly recommend her course to anyone who wants to re-connect to themselves on a deeper level.
Leonne, Admin Officer
I have attended Yoga of Stillness classes for over a year now and continue to do so as I have felt the profound effect that these sessions have had on my life. When I do a Yoga of Stillness class I am supported to connect with myself very deeply. Often at the beginning of a session I will be suddenly become aware of many aches and pains within my body that I don't usually let myself feel. I can feel how driven or rushed I have been and it can be downright uncomfortable.
Without exception at the end of every session I find that the pain I felt in my body at the beginning of the session is gone once the session is over. When I pay attention to my body, stay present and allow myself to feel what is there to be felt it feels like my body is able to let go of the aches and pains it holds on to.
When the session is over I am left with an amazing marker of presence and a feeling of ease in my body that I can come back to at any time throughout my day or week to support myself.
Thank you for such an amazing experience. The deeper connection and awareness with myself has been very powerful, profound and enjoyable. Your soothing and steady voice and the manner in which you share in your classes has been very inspiring to me.