Yoga 121 Sports Coach - Alexandra, South Island
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Shelley is an incredible yoga teacher with great vibes! Her amazing personality coupled with her yoga expertise creates a fun, healthy and comfortable atmosphere. She was an absolute godsend when I met her in Tahiti! After 14 hours of travel, my muscles were sore and contracted. Her class released all my tension and I felt so relaxed and revived. If you are new to yoga or have been taking it for some time, Shelley provides a perfect combination of stretches/asanas. Trust me, you will feel good!!!
Katie Tarlin, US
"I still do Yoga with Shelley!"
I love and miss Shelley as she is the one instructor that I still upload in my home and also when I travel. She doesn't push in order to teach and I tell all my friends about her. She is a treasure of a yoga teacher!
Charla Miller, US
I had the opportunity to experience Shelley's yoga on the beach and found the class to be fun, upbeat and a great way to start my day.
Linda Elie, US
Shelley is an expert in what she does, and very meticulous in her studies. She also seems to have an intuition for finding the right approach and the perfect solution every time.
Jon Stone, US
Never tried yoga before but was recommended by a friend to give it a try. Found the experience amazing, in fact, had back issues and after a couple of classes, back has massively improved. Would highly recommend it to anyone. Also, Shelley is amazing to deal with.
Jason Brown, NZ
When Shelley first suggested that I should come along to one of her classes, I must admit I like to run and go to circuit training, work out with a bag, Yoga, me, are you serious! When I did go it was because she is my friend and I wanted to support her, but it only took one session and I was hooked. What can I say; balance, flexibility, core strength all improved and the effect on my stress levels fantastic. I even talked some colleagues into going along. It became part of my training regime and I miss it now Shelley has moved on.
Rich Brown, RNZAF
I love Shelley's yoga classes. her directions are calm and clear, and the class flows, giving a great stretch and workout. You're left feeling taller, stronger and refreshed - ready to take on the day.
Susan Hubbard, CANADA
I am new to Yoga, having dabbled unsuccessfully with large Pilates classes in the past. Last year I had a spinal fusion operation so I was keen to get fitter, but without risking my back. I was recommended to Shelley and she has given me exactly what I need, with one-to-one tuition. She is at all times conscious of the need to avoid any exercise or pose that would cause damage. Shelley is very friendly and constructive; she acknowledges improvements and knows when to push a little harder. We spend half the year in NZ and half in the UK, traveling north this weekend, so I just hope I can find someone with the same approach as Shelley to continue the good work back in England.
Malcolm Garrett, UK
As a newbie to I have found Shelley to be a great instructor. I thoroughly enjoy her approach. The yoga on the beach was a great introduction and a great way to start the day in summer. I've followed on to her regular class and have noticed the improvement. She always has ideas for staging development through the various poses so that as a beginner you don't feel overwhelmed. The classes are consistent but varied to keep things interesting.
Trevor Wilson, NZ
I have been doing yoga with Shelley for four years. I have and keep enjoying my yoga time with her as she always makes it an enjoyable yet challenging experience.
Ralph Duggan, NZ
Is she the best?
I think so... Shelley takes a fitness conditioning approach to yoga with the aim of increasing flexibility, agility and strength. It is not a spiritual style but she does insist on a good relaxation session at the end which lets the body and the mind wind down. This can actually be the hardest part at first but, when you get it, the technique comes in very handy in other spheres of life! While it is a sports style it suits everyone - old and young - fit and not so fit. Shelley tailors the sessions to suit the people she has. Her Free Yoga on the Beach sessions in Summer attract people from all walks of life and all ages - and everyone loves it. Her studio classes are small and you get personal attention - every time. I am relatively new to yoga but I really do recommend it. It has done wonders for my back and knees and I am sure it has made me 10 years younger!!
Barry Newport, NZ
Shelley is a fantastic yoga instructor. I've done yoga on and off in many countries for years now, and some of the instructors I've had have pushed me into positions, and even insulted members of the class if they couldn't do it, but Shelley has infinite patience, and rather tells you how to alter a position yourself, so you know how it feels, and can go to your own limits. She's friendly, knowledgeable, and has made a huge difference in my body strength and flexibility. I never feel overstretched or sore, and always feel relaxed and energised after her sessions. Highly recommended indeed!
Debbie Bate, NZ
Shelley is a great yoga teacher. I always feel good after her class. She is very experienced and highly qualified. I have been overseas for a few weeks and miss her yoga classes a lot. I am looking forward to resuming again on my return. Shelley is very caring of our local community and even offers free yoga on the beach in summer.
Sheila Hussona, NZ
Shelley is a highly experienced and qualified instructor who not only demonstrates inclusion for all levels within her classes but also shows great community awareness through her actions; an example of which is Free Yoga on the beach over summer. I would highly recommend Shelley to anyone seeking the best in class instruction physically and spiritually.
Mark Broome, NZ
I never wanted to do yoga or meditation BUT 6 of us were assigned to Shelley as our much loved Pilates instructor went away for a couple of months. 5 weeks later we are hooked on Yoga and really enjoy our sessions with Shelley. She has guided us through the stages and we all feel marvelous.
Mary Greig-Clayton, NZ