Testimonials.

Welcoming & friendly

Tring Yoga Studio is welcoming and friendly and offers a varied choice of classes, including aerial yoga. During my membership, aerial yoga, in particular, has considerably helped my upper body strength and increased my love of practising yoga. As lockdown restrictions are lifting, Pauline set a 5 minute plank challenge in readiness for return to the studio. I enthusiastically took on this challenge and found I enjoyed building up the strength over 5 days to hold a 5 minute plank. I did much better than I thought I would! I have since enjoyed a Core Strength and More class and enjoyed that too. These have given me exactly the boost I needed to build up my strength again.

Suzanne

Helped me keep mind, body and spirit together!

“Having the online yoga classes during lockdown, really helped me keep mind, body and spirit together! It has literally been a life saver, when all else was in chaos, the oasis of calm kept the isolation and panic at bay! As desperate as I am to return to the studio for classes, my hubby is scheduled for a hip replacement on 19th September, meaning we have to keep him as isolated as possible until after surgery. Once that is done I will be back to join the wonderful yoga community at Tring yoga studio, a unique and eclectic group of folks, thankfully utterly inclusive of all, no fancy gear or cliques here!”
Carole Warren

Tremendously grateful

I am tremendously grateful for the way you took on the challenge of lockdown and got set up, really quickly, to do on-line classes. Being able to do yoga with you and other HOTYs definitely helped with my well-being during the most worrisome and lonely times.  It spurred me on to tidy and decorate an unused attic room and create a yoga ’studio’ of my own – which is now a pretty and very peaceful place. I’ve had ups and downs during this time, but having the option to join an on-line class has remained a motivator to nudge me into a more positive frame of mind. I briefly tried yoga videos, but just couldn’t connect – it is so much better to work with instructors, and be in a class with people, that I know. It feels like I’m still part of something, even though I have continued to isolate. I have a new grand-daughter and an elderly/frail mother-in-law, and if we are to be able to support them, when they need us, my husband and I are minimising our risks of infection, by being hermits! It’s a difficult compromise, as I love spending time with people. But as I said, your on-line classes definitely help me keep some kind of social connection. Big THANKS to you and the other instructors.
Kate Farley

Well organised and definitely working

1. How have our Online classes helped you during the lockdown?
The online classes have been brilliant and I’ve really enjoyed the flexibility and being able to manage more classes
2. Did you have any reservations about coming back to “In Studio” classes?
No, not at all
3. How has it felt coming back to “In Studio” classes?
Well organised and definitely working harder
4. What does being part of the TYS community mean to you?
I always feel there is plenty of choices, you can pick and choose a more relaxing class for a more challenging class, the staff are all great and very friendly, there is always a nice atmosphere!
Bernadette

TYS is very good

1, Online classes are very good and are a great help to try to keep reasonably fit.
2, I do have reservations going back to class but as you know I have booked in for the sound bath. I will attend complete with mask 😷
3, Not attended any in studio classes at the moment .
4, TYS is very good to support the local community to help keep it a lovely place to live.
I have not attended any studio classes as I am still wary of contracting COVID-19. It may be fine at the moment while doors and windows can possibly be left open but as the season goes on that will change . As long as entry and exit can be reduced in volume as we all know people do like to chat and they get blocked .
Anne Noel

Something to look forward to

1. How have our Online classes helped you during lockdown?   It was brilliant to be able to continue practising yoga during lockdown, to maintain physical and mental health and to give some structure to the day.  It was something to look forward to.  I can’t begin to think what life would have been like without Zoom!
2. Did you have any reservations about coming back to “In Studio” classes?  Not at all.  I saw that you had taken the necessary steps in line with COVID guidelines. and it was good to feel that I had got back to some form of n
3. How has it felt coming back to “In Studio” classes?  Great.  It was good to see people face to face and I feel that I probably push myself harder in the studio than at home. It also feels that I’ve got a bit of normality and routine back.
4. What does being part of the TYS community mean to you?  I like being part of the community although I do feel a bit of an outsider as I only attend 1 or 2 classes per week so I haven’t really got to know too many people.
Sue Roper

Extremely happy

Having missed out on aerial yoga classes due to the COVID-19 lockdown situation, you can imagine my sheer delight and excitement at being able to return to the studio once more – aerial yoga is my way of de-stressing whilst building strength and stamina and in case you haven’t realised it yet – I love aerial yoga by the bucket load. I missed it, 24 weeks in total (yes I counted). Going back to the studio was an interesting experience as I’ve not been out much and I have to say that I was a bit reticent about returning however it was such a positive experience. From having a one way system in place, hand sanitiser on entry and exit, temperature checks before you can enter the studio (gotta keep each other safe), a sanitised box to keep your belongings safe, measured out areas for both aerial and mat yoga plus it’s up to you whether to keep your masks on or not (always wear it going to/from classes though) – I couldn’t feel safer if I tried. It has made returning much easier than I thought it would. Pauline Gibbons has done a wonderful job in creating a safe space for everyone in these crazy times and kudos to her for the effort and lengths she’s gone to. If you haven’t been back to the studio yet as you’re wary of mixing or being around other people, don’t be. There aren’t many places as safe with such good measures in place as Tring Yoga Studio. I for one am extremely happy to be back plus I feel safe there which is so important right now.
Jacqueline

Totally reassured

I was completely distraught when it became clear that TYS would have to close in March, as the prospect of months without yoga classes was an almost unbearable prospect for me. When zoom classes were introduced I was initially very reluctant to try them out as it just didn’t seem like it could possibly provide the same experience. However, since there was no alternative at the time, I knew I had to give it a go & I was really surprised at how well it worked! Even though we were all in our own homes, there was still a sense of “gathering together” at the beginning of each class with the added advantage of not having to travel home at the end!

I was quite concerned about taking part in live “In Studio” classes again after lockdown as I had spent several months completely alone & all the news about coronavirus seemed extremely negative so going to public places felt very weird to begin with.

Coming back to “In Studio” classes has felt wonderful – a little bit of normality in a strange & unsettling world! I felt totally reassured from the first class after lockdown with everyone using their own mat & props, very comfortable social distancing, a one-way system through the studio, temperature testing of everyone present & hand sanitisers on entry & exit – super well organised!

In a recent online guided meditation, I was asked to think of a place where I feel safe & supported – TYS in Albert Street immediately came to mind. That says it all :o)
Alison

Really good studio

Pauline and all the other instructors are excellent, combining great technique with a sense of humour. While they teach the same postures, they all have a slightly different approach which makes all the lessons valuable. The fixed monthly fee for unlimited use means that high quality yoga is very reasonably priced. When lockdown happened, Pauline immediately created a very successful live online alternative. I strongly recommend!
David

Brilliant team of instructors

I’ve been a member of Tring Yoga Studio for a couple of years now & I absolutely love it there- as soon as I step into the studio (or get into my hammock for Aerial), I instantly feel more relaxed & calm. I’ve noticed a huge difference to how I feel physically too- much stronger & much more flexible- I noticed this even more after having my second child. Many thanks to Pauline and her brilliant team of instructors!
Emma Talbot

Wonderful, bespoke studio to practise yoga

A wonderful, bespoke studio to practise yoga. Led by Pauline who creates a welcoming environment and positive culture where members can share and support each other. There’s a wide range of classes every day, and always something new and different to keep us interested and challenged.
Kate Farley

A treasure

So pleased to have discovered the warm welcoming calm of Pauline’s no-frills Nirvana. Simple, social, spiritual and reassuringly ego free.
Terry Schofield

Excellent for keeping me healthy and staying positive

During lockdown, the Zoom Tring Yoga Studio classes have been excellent for keeping me healthy and staying positive. I now do twice as many classes as I did before!
Janet Reeve

Warm, welcoming and supportive yoga studio

I joined Tring Yoga Studio a couple of months ago following a post I’d made on Facebook asking for recommendations. Despite being spoilt for choice in our area, I decided to give TYS a try because of its flexibility of payments, range and timing of classes, and the ability to book classes via an app.

And what a great decision I had made. From a tranquil beginners class to an ab-burning strength, core & more class – there is a class to accommodate whatever your mind and body are feeling, in an environment that embraces all strengths and abilities.

It really is a lovely place to practice yoga. I always feel calm and levelled after a class. I especially enjoy Pauline’s variety of music – it makes her classes more unique than those I’ve tried before.

So, thank you to Pauline and those at TYS. I’ve recently been loving the zoom classes that have kept many of us sane during lockdown! I would certainly recommend TYS to anyone seeking a warm, welcoming and supportive yoga studio.
Betsy Ashburner

A yoga haven

Pauline has created a yoga haven, great teachers, amazing classes and varied routines. Would also highly recommend the children’s yoga!
The Fountains

Absolutely brilliant studio

Excellent variety of classes and lovely instructors. Having done yoga full-time for fitness in the past, I have always felt disappointed that Tring and surrounds didn’t have an affordable option to be able to continue to do so. Aerial classes are a very welcome added bonus!
Carly Vaughan

The best

Just had the best Ashtanga class there! Finally found the one!
Davina Durward-Brown