June 27, 2017

Student Feedback & Gallery

Check out Positive Balance yoga students practising below in our beautiful Northcote Point studio:

Read recent comments from Positive Balance Yoga students below…

  • Felt sooo much better ‘during & after’ – didn’t really want the class to end! Just wanted to let you know how much I loved class last night. Felt sooo much better ‘during & after’ – didn’t really want the class to end!  The asanas we did were really good – plus love the way we move from one to another more or less effortlessly. Thanks! C
  • I can’t tell you how fantastic it was knowing that the little relaxation tip Last night I was lying in bed thinking “got to get to sleep, have an early gym start in the morning”….. but would sleep come – not on your life, so your little voice jumped into my head and said “my ankles are sleepy,  my toes are sleepy, my calves are sleepy and so on….. until ...
  • I no longer feel like the overweight unfit girl in the class I am so grateful to you for introducing me to Yoga. I had almost given up on any form of exercise class as you’re pushed to unrealistic limits, however with your class I am pushed to MY limit. I no longer feel like the overweight unfit girl in the class, I feel accepted and encouraged. ...
  • I love the classes! I love the classes – once the rush of getting there is over and class begins It’s wonderful just to shut out everything else and just be in the present moment, concentrating on doing the exercises correctly and nothing else. I also feel that the yoga is helping me maintain a good level of flexibility ...
  • Two terms of yoga and am loving it! No questions from me today, however I would just like to express my gratitude to you. I have now completed two terms of yoga and am loving it! I am relatively new to my profession and being a health practitioner I have noticed that if I get run down it really can sap my energy ...
  • Can’t wait to get home … to my mat I just want to share with you how much I enjoy your yoga class, I even started to practice Yoga at home. In fact I can’t wait to get home today and onto my green mat or come to your class during the week. I wake up in the morning and I am like “Oh ...
  • Missed a term of class, big mistake I was so excited today driving to yoga. Seriously. I have missed it, especially as I chose instead to try the gym thing last term. Big mistake. I have been telling everyone how much I was missing it. I‘ve mentioned to several people over the last week that I was going back to yoga and ...
  • It’s about taking time for yourself We all take risks in this life, some work out & some don’t; maybe it’s karma, maybe it’s just luck but finding the right connection is what makes life worth living. I believe we are all here to help each other through this journey but finding Louise at Positive Balance was truly ‘life saving’ for ...
  • The Positive Balance Beginning Yoga Course is unlike any other The Positive Balance Beginning Yoga Course is unlike any other. I have practiced Yoga on and off through the ages. For the first time I was taken through my paces from scratch and given a true understanding of where the poses start and go to and the answers to the big question why? Louise is ...
  • A place to go just for ME to relax and zone out What a breath of fresh air, a place to go just for ME to relax and zone out to a wonderful bliss of magical-ness. Louise is a great, awesome, yoga instructor and I highly recommended her to all if you need a some magical “ME TIME” Google User Rated 3/3
  • It wipes out the tension of the whole week The best! I thought of taking up yoga for about 5 years and finally took the plunge on Positive Balance. Love it, been going to classes for more than 2 years now. I love the energy of the class, the way Louise conducts the sessions. It’s such a nice way of stretching and relaxing your muscles that ...
  • Perfect for any experience level Excellent yoga class. Perfect for any experience level. Friendly instruction. Look forward to my class every week. Cameron Milne Rated 3/3
  • These classes have got me through some pretty stressful times Wow!! Positive Balance Yoga Classes are fabulous!!! Worth every moment – I love the classes and so does my body and being in a non-competitive environment where you are encouraged to work at a pace that suits your body is a dream. Louise of course is pretty special – and all the effort in class ...
  • Attending Positive Balance is almost as good as chocolate How to find the right words to describe how you feel after a session at Positive Balance? Relaxed – tick, Revitalized - tick, At peace – tick, Pleased with oneself – tick, Pleased its over – sometimes (don’t tell Louise). Attending Positive Balance is almost as good as chocolate. Dale Gamble Rated 3/3
  • For anyone who is curious about yoga – this is the place to come I have been a student of Positive Balance for over 3 years and love it! For anyone who is curious about yoga – this is the place to come. The beginners class is a great way to start out your yoga journey. Louise honestly loves what she does and the passion for what she is ...
  • I am so glad I found Louise and Positive Balance I simply love Positive Balance Yoga. A different yoga class is included free with my gym membership but I still join Positive Balance each term because no one else compares. When I started I felt old and crusty. Within a short time, I was more flexible, I was more relaxed and the mental well-being from ...
  • It’s all about you and your goals Positive Balance Yoga classes are just amazing. I first joined up because I had terrible Achilles tendon pain, it was so bad I could hardly walk after sitting down for a few minutes. I went to a sports specialist and they gave me exercises to do, unfortunately it did nothing. So after 6 months I ...
  • Very helpful to keeping our bodies flexible and our spirit relaxed I didn’t really know much about yoga except it was an option on my nintendo wii-fit game. I’m a yoga noob!! I’ve been attending Positive Balance yoga for 1 1/2 years now and I love it!!! The owner and yoga instructor, Louise Thompson is delightful! I’m a plus sized woman and sometimes it’s not easy ...
  • Louise brings great energy to the class Fantastic yoga class! Louise brings great energy to the class. She explains all the moves very thoroughly, and when everyone knows what they are doing the class sort of moves along with it’s own peaceful rhythm. It’s a lovely feeling of togetherness even within your own individual practice. Beautiful space too! Georgia Deschamps Rated 3/3
  • I get to zone out everything and everyone and just focus on ME! I have a wonderful but stressful job looking after the Director, so I often feel exhausted by the end of the day! Its fantastic to join one maybe even two yoga classes a week that Louise has to offer at Positive Balance. I get to zone out everything and everyone and just focus on ME! ...
  • I love the health benefits I am enjoying I have been enjoying the benefits of Positive Balance Yoga for the past three years. Louise is an extremely competent teacher, who paces classes to meet the differing needs and capabilities of her students. She has a warm and caring personality and is a wonderful role model to us all. I love the health benefits ...
  • If I miss a class, I really miss it and can’t wait to go back I’ve been going to Positive Balance for 2 years now. I started with one class per week, but I found that I was enjoying the classes so much that I changed my membership to unlimited attendance. The thing I like the most about yoga at Positive Balance is the yoga instructor’s style – she’s not ...
  • I would highly recommend Positive Balance’s wonderful learning envirnment I have been attending yoga classes at Positive Balance for more than three years now. I had lower back problems and felt this may help, and it certainly has made a huge difference. Louise has a wonderful approach with her students, challenging them yet also letting them know that it’s their body and they know ...
  • All the remnants of my sports injuries have disappeared To be honest with you I don’t do reviews – if there good they get exaggerated, if there poor they get put in the bin, but Louise has asked for my support to attempt to realign the internet search engines and being such a neat lady she get’s it; so this is like an advertorial. ...
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities I discovered Louise’s fabulous Positive Balance yoga classes nearly 3 years ago, and got hooked in pretty much straight away. As well as feeling stronger and more flexible than I have done in years, I’ve really noticed a difference in my ability to relax and unwind after a hectic day and am sleeping much better ...
  • Wonderfully welcoming environment for students of all ages and genders Taking up yoga through Positive Balance has been one of the best things I have ever done for my well-being. I was expecting the benefits the improved flexibility would have on my recurring back and neck problems, but had no idea that the yoga session would provide such a great all-round workout for the body. Probably ...
  • Good all round workout of the body and mind I have been to several yoga classes over the years, and this one really rates! It is a good all round workout of the body and mind. Consistently. The advantage of this one over many others is that most muscles in the body are used in every class, whereas in other yoga schools you might ...
  • Louise is very approachable Beginners class great – technique well taught.  Louise is very approachable.  Doing 2nd intermediate term, going well! Hall is good – free yoga mat with beginners class Jill Grabner Rated 3 / 3  
  • So much more than just the physical yoga practice Learning yoga with Louise has been so much more than just the physical yoga practice, it has lightened a real passion for it and how we should just take life as it comes and make the most out of it at every moment:) Christine Duthil Rated 3 / 3
  • Nurturing and non-competitive environment Positive Balance Yoga classes are wonderful. Louise provides a nurturing and non-competitive environment in which to learn yoga. Her classes are a real mixture of men and women, old and young, so you never feel intimidated or that you’re holding the class back because you are at a different level to everyone else. Louise has ...
  • Enjoying the additional advanced poses in Intermediate class Once again order has restored, I am back into my yoga term and feel a sense of calm knowing I can look forward to “me” time not just once a week, but several now. Even my husband can see the benefits of my new yoga routine on the happiness front and actively encouraged me to join the ...
  • I found the progression of your beginners classes ideal Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for beginners yoga course I completed last term.  I have ‘dabbled’ in yoga classes for the last couple of years but never really understood what I was doing and mostly was unsure if I was doing it right. I found the progression of your beginners classes ...
  • You have many lucky students! I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I still enjoy receiving your emails. I took your beginners class during fall/winter of last year and not only loved learning the practice but was truly inspired by it. Working a stressful marketing finance role in Auckland made me an ideal candidate for the benefits ...
  • Fabulous teaching style! I just wanted to send you a note to say how much I loved the eight week beginner course. I have attended quite a few yoga classes over the last few years (both in Sydney and Auckland), but  the time you took explaining how to practise the Asana’s taught me so much and has really sparked ...
  • Yogic breathing has been invaluable to me for reducing stress The thing that I find I use most outside of my yoga class is the breathing technique. It really helps to bring my heart rate down plus I find it relaxes me in stressful situations.
  • Yoga has given me a more relaxed state of mind The thing that has struck me most about taking up yoga with Positive Balance is that I now have a more relaxed state of mind. I love the way that Louise has given me the ability to reduce my stress through breathing. Fabulous!
  • Yoga is mentally rewarding I didn’t expect my Beginners Yoga Course to have such a significant mental aspect to it, I’ve really found that I’ve got more peace since starting yoga. I’m sure its going to be a long and rewarding journey for me. Thanks!
  • Yoga is great for all-over ‘feel-good’! I find the Positive Balance yoga classes are great for all-over feel-good: mind and body. It’s way more physically and mentally challenging than you think it is going to be, but although it’s physically challenging, it’s not harsh or aggressive or competitive – it’s powerful but calming.
  • Yoga is an investment in your wellbeing and personal happiness Positive Balance yoga will do wonders for your flexibility, strength and sporting performance, and ensure you stay fit and strong for life. But it is much more than great physical exercise, it is an investment in your wellbeing and personal happiness. The impact of our fast-paced world on our breathing and stress levels makes yoga ...
  • Weekly yoga classes with improve your flexibility no end! Even if you only go to class once a week and never get around to doing some practice at home, you will still notice a big difference in your flexibility and feel that you are doing something very beneficial. Louise is a great teacher and I look forward to her calm voice on Tuesdays!
  • Yoga is for everybody… I always kept away from yoga thinking it was something that only very fit people did; I never expected it to be the right thing for ‘me’ to do. Also I have found the quiet communication the women have in your class beneficial; it’s nice when you’re all at ...
  • Being ‘Senior’ has not held me back! The best part of  my weekly yoga classes with Positive Balance for me is that it helps with my flexibility. As I am one of your ‘senior’ customers, I find it really important to keep my flexibility.
  • My flexibility has improved since I started yoga… Yoga is essential for me as I like to garden and have definitely noticed that it helps with the flexibility there – no more lower back pain after some time out weeding! I also love the relaxation at the end and the time to just switch off from everyday things. Thank you!
  • My weight-loss has improved doing yoga… My metabolism has improved with doing yoga and watching my diet, more so than if I was just watching my diet and running.
  • Really enjoying the Beginners Yoga Course at Northcote Point I just wanted to say that I am really enjoying the beginners class of Yoga.  I must admit, initially I was a bit apprehensive about coming along as I have done Pilates before and really didn’t enjoy it and made the ignorant assumption they were the same. I knew in the first week though that it ...
  • Final Relaxation is the bomb!…Beginners Yoga Monday night I am about halfway through my first term of yoga ever and love the way I feel following class. The relaxation at the end is the bomb! Thanks! Kim T
  • I’ve found exercise I like!…Monday night beginners yoga Well, where do I begin? I am loving Yoga so much I wish I’d found you years ago! But I feel like sometimes things have to happen in life to push you into these things. In my case it was breaking my arm. I knew that eventually some sort of rehabilitation exercise would be necessary ...
  • Glad I signed up!….Beginners Yoga Hi Louise When I look back to the email I sent to you 6 weeks ago when I was humming and haaing about signing up for a class I have a big smile on my face becuase it was the best decision I almost didnt make! As you know a head injury does complicate things but since ...
  • More relaxed! (New Beginner) Louise, I can’t believe the difference after just 3 classes – my balance has improved in leaps and bounds, and the stretches are getting better too. I’m finding myself so much more relaxed after the class and am really enjoying it. It’s starting to feel like a great workout as well. It’s definitely something I ...
  • Helps Fibromyalgia ”Reduced all over body pain (fibromyalgia). Yoga helped me to get back into other exercise, and I have also lost 17kg since starting.”
  • Get Flexible Even if you only go to class once a week and never get around to doing some practice at home, you will still notice a big difference in your flexibility and feel that you are doing something very beneficial. Louise is a great teacher and I look forward to her calm voice on Mondays!

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