"I have been taking Jilly's classes for more than 5 years now- weekly ones and half-day/whole day stand alone ones, and have loved them all. Jilly has an excellent approach- encouraging you all the time to work at your own pace, whilst giving excellent instructions and keeping you motivated. This might seem easy, but my experience of other teachers showed me it is not! The blend of more vigorous work with gentler work is great, and mindfulness and meditation are done with an open mind and never forced. Do try them!" Lottie "Jilly has an engaging style and she attends to group processes in a manner that creates a safe and enjoyable space for yoga practitioners. She is a very experienced yoga teacher and enables her class to experiment and extend their yoga practice in a manner that suits each individual. I really enjoy my classes with Jilly and appreciate the benefits that yoga brings to my quality of life." Gill
"I only started yoga with Jilly two terms ago and I was pretty nervous about how I would get on. I needn't have worried. Jilly is a great teacher. Each session is carefully planned and taught so that you feel supported throughout. Each lesson builds on the previous one so that you find yourself learning and improving steadily. Jilly's approach means that there is a warm and friendly atmosphere in class and I have found my classmates all very welcoming and helpful. In addition, Jilly provides hand-outs and emails us yoga and meditation exercises with links to her website. As a result, I am fitter, calmer and, as a regular commuter, find some poses and the meditations we practise very useful when the trains are late!" Richard
"I would recommend Yoga with Jilly Shipway to everyone; any age, male or female. I have been coming to yoga classes with Jilly for over fifteen years: obviously that shows I do enjoy it. My quality of life, mainly because of yoga, has improved over the years. I have learnt a lot about how the body works and how to improve ones movements, breathing, and well-being. The consistency of good yoga lessons, learning movements, sequences, and breathing exercises has many benefits. During these years, like most people, I have through work and outdoor pleasure activities, managed to injure my back and wear out my shoulder. Yoga is the only thing that keeps me supple and mobile (i.e. if I miss a few lessons my body will let me know- ouch!). I owe Jilly a big Thank You for my quality of life and being able to do all the activities I would ever wish to do; and these are many. THANK YOU JILLY." Barbara Corbett
"The class is a friendly class. Lessons are accessible to all levels and add a challenge to your practice. Jilly is a great teacher!" KH
"I love Jilly's classes, been coming for nearly 2 years, and even got my daughter hooked now. Great variety and suitable for all levels. The meditation brings it to a new level so more a mindfulness yoga class." Geri Cloak
"The mixture of yoga with some meditation is great for de-stressing." Sarah
"This is a great class for relaxing at the end of the day and gaining more energy for the week ahead. I never feel reluctant to attend as I always feel so much better afterwards." L.N.
"Yoga helps to strengthen muscles and the relaxation calms the mind. The yoga exercises always help towards a restful nights sleep." M.C.
"Jilly's a really good teacher & the classes have a nice flow to them- gentle start, sometimes with a meditation, a more energetic middle, and a very relaxing end. She always gives several options for a move, depending on your abilities, so there is something for everyone. I come out of class feeling challenged and relaxed." Natalie
"Great for learning breathing and relaxing techniques. Good mix of strengthening routine and new ideas." S.D.
"I have been attending Jilly's Yoga class for more than 15 years. I am now retired, but thanks to Jilly's class I am still fit and able to keep gardening, and keep active without back or joint pain." J.L.
"Jilly has a very calming manner & by the end of the class I am feeling both relaxed and re-energised. She is obviously doing something right as I have continued to attend the class each term for the past 7 years! She explains moves very clearly and suggests adjustments if strenuous. Very well researched and planned." Fiona
Jilly Shipway is a very experienced yoga teacher, offering a wide variety of knowledge and experience. Do join a class; you'll never look back and you'll wish you joined years ago." R.
"I first did a beginners class with Jilly and was hooked- I knew straight away that this was the right teacher and the right activity for me. Jilly teaches options; you can be kind to your knees/ back etc., or take the more challenging option, and the great thing about yoga is that no one is watching you! My real fascination is the philosophy of yoga and Jilly will point you in the right direction for further study if you want it; books, DVDs, websites, extra classes." Linda
"I've been going to Jilly's class for over 14 years and I LOVE them. They're my kind of exercise class- you get to lie down at the end- what's not to like about that? I've lost count of the number of times I've arrived feeling under the weather- either my shoulder is stiff and aching, or I'm feeling really tired- and I've left feeling as though my joints have been oiled and I'm relaxed, energised and ready for anything. These classes not only keep my joints well oiled, they keep me (relatively) sane! Jilly has the gift of creating a calm, peaceful haven where you can stretch, and, best of all, really relax." L.G.
"Jilly's classes are an excellent blend of yoga and mindfulness. After the well planned yoga session you feel totally ready to relax and soak up all the benefits of the session. I would recommend the classes to anyone." Jeannie Beard
"I have been attending Jilly's yoga classes for 7 years- very apprehensive at first, but I have enjoyed every session- some poses are easy and very therapeutic, others a little more taxing and need more concentration which can only be good- why not give it a try!" Doreen
"Thoughtful and sensitive teaching with a good balance of postures and relaxation." Kathryn
"A nice friendly class. Each are able to work within their individual capabilities. Bright and warm room with excellent facilities." Anon
"I am pleased that I changed to this class. Everyone is very friendly. The programme I've really enjoyed; you can work at your own level; no pressure to try what you're not comfortable with." Anon
"You can work at your own level to develop your own skills; supported and encouraged by an experienced teacher." Joanna Dean
"Whatever your level or ability Jilly's classes would suit all." Trish
"I tried yoga because I had a back problem. My condition improved and I also found that I enjoyed the postures. Simply just doing exercise (other than yoga) can be monotonous; whereas within yoga I am combining physical and mental processes. After nearly 20 years later I am still committed to doing yoga in classes and also at home where no special equipment is required." Peter
"Jilly always approaches the class with new ideas and enthusiasm." T.S.
"The best thing about the class for me is that there is no pressure to perform. You can work at your own pace, so there is no need to feel daunted by it." Anon
"Jilly is always creative in her yoga teaching. I've enjoyed her incorporation of some ballet yoga sequences into our yoga recently."
"Jilly is an excellent teacher in every respect. Her classes offer a whole range of experiences...always fulfilling and innovative! Relaxation, mindfulness, lovely poses...etc. All in a friendly atmosphere." A.M. Corsini