Testimonials

Briefly... I felt like a new person yesterday when I emerged from your studio. I am amazed at how I had been transformed into a whole person: open, light, energized, and able to breathe. I didn't feel "sick" for the first time in weeks. Your varied stations, meditations, visualizations, warm guiding touch, and aromas all took me to a new healing place...I can't say enough. You are a healer.... you focus and "give" with all your power." - Louise Read

"This is Jerry from the Club Getaway... I just wanted to say that you were wonderful and even though I have not regularly practiced yoga at this current time, I am more self-aware of what my body is doing and making adjustments as I notice them. You have been very helpful and for folks going to Club Getaway in the future, I will definitely recommend taking your class at least once." - Jerry Rothschild

Alina,
just wanted to tell you that I went for my bone density test today and I have improved and gone up in density since my baseline in 2004.  I am actually above average in the bone density department for women of my age group.  No osteoporosis!  I think I am proof positive of how yoga strengthens the bones, that and my running, what else could it be? Thank you thank you.  I owe it all to your wonderful classes which keep getting better and better.  I feel like I am a foot taller and lighter when I leave your class!
Love,
Lisa

Hi Alina,

Your class was very inspiring, and you do a great job of encouraging everyone in such a nice, gentle way!

 Sybil

Alina,  Just want to thank you for a great class on Sat.  You are an amazing teacher.  I thought that after taking yoga classes for so many years I knew a lot.  You have taught me so much, and I feel so much stronger all the time.  I try to do some yoga every day at home, and I always hear your voice directing me.  So, again, thank-you so much! Namaste,
Pam

HI, I am totally amazed at how my body has felt this entire day. I feel like a ton of bricks has been lifted off of me. Thank you so much for this morning's class.
Ellen

Dear Alina-
Briefly.... I felt like a new person yesterday when I emerged from your studio. I am amazed at how I had been transformed into a whole person: open, light, energized, and able to breathe. I didn't feel "sick" for the first time in weeks. Both nausea and the breath were so much better. Your varied stations, meditations, visualizations, warm guiding touch, and aromas all took me to a new healing place. I felt positive like I was doing something GOOD for myself, and able to commit to your work and thoughtful knowledge. I can't say enough. You are a healer.... you focus and "give" with all your power.
I am so grateful to my generous friends for thinking of giving such a gift, and I am so grateful to have you in my life, who has these gifts to give.
Thank you. Thank you. I am planning to come Saturday unless something goes kablooey.
xoxo
Louisa

From my point of view, and others tell me pretty much the same thing when I talk about your classes......Your methodology and teaching approach combined with your knowledge base about what the body should look like in various poses AND taking into consideration our individual strengths and weaknesses....and willingness to constantly coach and encourage us puts you in an extremely small world of yoga instructors.....From the 3 other teachers that I have tried, I was given absolutely ZERO feedback and, nobody else was in any of the classes as well....Everybody was simply in their own world doing their best at whatever they thought the pose should look like and staring into mirrors.....I HATED it...

Combine all of that with what you can only call "chemistry" with the people in your classes and you have something pretty special.  Keep up the good work and you will find that people will continue to seek you out.
Best,
S.A.M. 

I just read this email...days late...sorry for the delay and again
thanks for the attention of the other night.  When I got home, I told
Bruce that for the first time in a long time, I felt remarkably free
from physical "discomfort"...I felt great.  The next morning Thurs felt good
again.
deb

 

"I feel I'm in a safe place when I'm in your class. It's obvious that a lot of people feel that way. You make each and every one of us feel cared for."
Marica Soloff

"Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You gave me SO much time.. and more than time, you gave me REAL info, thoughtful caring lessons... and inspired me..I look forward to next Sat!"
Debbie Bennett

"From my point of view, and others tell me pretty much the same thing when I talk about your classes...... Your methodology and teaching approach combined with your knowledge base about what the body should look like in various poses AND taking into consideration our individual strengths and weaknesses....and willingness to constantly coach and encourage us puts you in an extremely small world of yoga instructors.....Combine all of that with what you can only call "chemistry" with the people in your classes and you have something pretty special."
Stephen Morocco

You are a miracle-worker!  The pain dissipated that night and none last night but I feel that it will take some time to completely heal.  Will continue with my exercises and have become a yoga fan forever.
Peter Kukresh

I have been gone all day and just returned, but I wanted to tell you that last night's class was the perfect tonic for all of us who were confused and totally stressed out. The power of Yoga to cleanse and renew was never more evident. I felt like a completely different person when I left.
Sam Calloway

Dear Alina,
I hope you know how special you are as a teacher and also how important your class is. I can walk in there with five tons of bricks trying to push me into the ground with my mouth open, and you help me focus and float and happily stand (literally) on my own two feet. Every class is a revelation- sometimes I'm missing the full concept,(not your fault) but never ever have I left without feeling balanced. My knees are more flexible, my feet are now my roots and not a problem, and my whole posture helps me greet the world with ease and hopefully some grace.
Thank you, truly.
Patricia

Thank you for such great yoga this week - has been a highlight of my vacation and end of pregnancy for sure.
Elizabeth

I'm glad I started your Melt Class. I think it took a little of the edge off my chest pain.  Also, after the class, I got a little bout of the weepies. I am not sure if it was the reduced pain or your supportive guidance; actually, I think it was a bit of both. Warm regards,
Daryl

Thanks, Alina.  I did the exercises you showed me Monday night.  Woke up Tuesday all popped back in and no pain!! You are also a voodoo guru!
Jody

Hi Alina
Just wanted to give you a special thanks for the class yesterday. I feel perfect today, and really appreciate your special attention to my needs!!!!
Have a great rest of the weekend.
Warmly,
Laurie

Dear Alina and Debora,
Thank you both so much for the most wonderful workshop which literally left me in tears!
Your knowledge is so impressive and your delivery, perfection, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to participate.
Have a beautiful day, as I know I will.
Namaste,
Sherry,
in a continued pursuit, to let it be!

Hey Alina--today was incredible.  Thanks.  Can't begin to tell you how moved I am by your dedication, candor, skill, and humility.  brava.
S.

Dear Alina,
You are wonderful......talented, professional, and oh so knowledgeable about the body and what it needs.  Thank you so very much for today's session and what I look upon as the beginning of a voyage for me.
Hoping you'll have a lovely weekend in NYC,
with a hug,
Julia