started to attend King Kings Yoga Classes a couple
of months ago, I had never been to Yoga before and knew
nothing about it, so I kept an open mind. I have found
her classes to be extremely beneficial and enjoyable
to obtain a better balance of mind and body, also in
helping to strengthen and build the body muscles.
King is a wonderful teacher, she helps everyone in the
class, we are all at different levels, but there is
never too much pressure on us to do anything we feel
we are not capable of. She is also very patient and
goes round to us all individually to help us with the
various positions, posture etc. The most beneficial
part for me is the meditation and relaxation part at
the end of the class.
I signed up for my first Restorative Yoga class I wasn't
sure what to expect. I thought somehow it might be the
opposite of my regular stretching and twisting class,
and in a way it was, but really it was more of a complementary
class - it took a different pathway. I really liked
the calm environment - warm ad quiet, not too brightly
When a pose was suggested, KK demonstrated it, and showed
how to use the wide range of props so that everyone
could achieve the pose even if they had injuries or
tight muscles. Once we had settled into our poses KK
checked individually that we had the support we needed.
Then we relaxed into the pose - and that was very interesting;
any time I thought I was relaxed KK made a quiet remark
and I could relax even more!
usually sleep 6-7 hours a night, with several periods
when I'm awake, and my watch tells me I achieve about
a 75% sleep score according to its criteria. The night
after my Restorative class I achieved 86% and only had
1 short spell awake. Of course there may have been other
factors, but I really found the class helped me!
a 50 year-old man with plentiful home and professional
responsibilities and an increasingly creaky body, not
helped by a severe bout of food poisoning some years
ago which somehow dried me out. My sleep
is generally sub-optimal. My mind can be unhelpfully
yoga with a sympathetic, skilled practitioner has helped
me to re-centre myself. Combining meditative quiet,
separation from normal daily anxieties, darkness, gentle
breathing and ingenious use of the bolster as a back
support has almost miraculous effects on my sleep, joints,
muscle tension and my general sense of well-being. Its
helpful that my teacher King King can also identify
where the main stress points on the body are: sometimes
a slight twist to left or right; a different angle of
supta baddha konasana; or a little pressure between
the shoulder blades makes a big difference. Im
grateful to have discovered restorative yoga and am
looking forward to maintaining my practice.
restorative class run by king king is truly an experience
I would recommend to anyone. It helps me to refocus
my energy and relax. The use of the props really help
to support this. The duration of the session goes far
too quickly and I could quite happily stay in the poses
for hours. Thanks king king!
has been such an absolute pleasure to attend King Kings
yoga retreat. King King is a very knowledgeable teacher
and her love for yoga shines through in her teaching.
Her teachings are creative, precise, and drawn from
her extensive training and deep grounding of her own
personal practice. She integrates different yogic methods
such as yoga posture, breathing practices, cleansing
technique and meditation as a holistic health approach.
King is very attentive and in tune with the needs of
all the attendees.
Modifications were provided throughout, making the sessions
accessible to everyone. She also offered just the right
amount of support and suggestion to encourage you to
work to your potential.
were different sessions of yoga on offer, from the more
active yoga practices to the passive restorative and
yin style. There was also time for lovely walks, massage
or simply just chill. We were also treated to a blissful
gong bath meditation, a unique sound practice that brings
about healing and relaxation!
house itself was incredibly comfortable, warm and cosy.
We were very well looked after. The meals were delicious
and there was also tea and cake!
was such a wonderful time to deepen my practice, nourish
the body and mind, relax and enjoy good food and company.
I left the retreat feeling rejuvenated and recharged
ready for the week ahead. I am already looking forward
to my next yoga retreat with King King!
King is such a knowledgeable, generous teacher and in
her practice ensures everyone, no matter what ability,
feels looked after and is encouraged to stretch oneself
-within their own limitations. On the Yoga Rretreat,
I enjoyed all the practices, Hatha , Yin, Yang and Restorative
Yoga, each one offering different benefits. I can highly
recommend King King, she teaches from the heart, once
again I have come away feeling enriched and will definitely
be returning again next year (for the third time). Thanks
for the wonderful experience.'
Thank you for a wonderful weekend. You really are a
special person and instructor and give everything -
from the heart. The weekend was very poignant for me,
last year's retreat, served me as the beginning of my
recovery from a very difficult 3 years and you and the
yoga practice during the retreat has meant so much.
you for another wonderful restorative retreat. I have
come home feeling calm and strong and with a sense of
well being. You are such a generous and knowledgeable
teacher and you have time for everyone. Your caring
attitude makes one feel cherished. It was a pleasure
to spend the weekend with a lovely interesting group
of people in a comfortable, calm and relaxed atmosphere
in a great location. I am very much looking forward
to the Retreat next November.
many thanks to both you and Kin who made it such a special
again for the wonderful weekend. It was just what I
needed and I really enjoy everything - the great yoga,
the friendship over great food and drinks, lovely walks
in beautiful surroundings - really very special.
just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed my time at
the retreat. The people were so nice, the place so homely,
the food was plentiful and good, but most of all, I
loved all the yoga and the meditation. I truely enjoyed
all of it and didn't want the yoga weekend to end. A
fantastic inspiring weekend. I am already looking forward
to the next one. Thank you.
is a deeply personal thing - you can approach it as
a form of stretch based exercise, mindful exercise,
mediative exercise or a mix of both. This is where King
King is brilliant, she can guide and support you on
path you wish to take, her knowledge is amazing both
of yoga and the body - i am yet to find a muscle or
bone she can't locate and name. Her approach is kind,
measured and supportive, its very rare that I write
a testimonial however its a pleasure to do it for King
King, if you are unsure if Yoga is for you then give
King King a try.
attended my first yoga retreat organised by King King
recently I was apprehensive, being not sure what it
was going to be like. In fact I had a marvellous experience
and returned from the weekend full of beans and positivity.
Unusual for me in gloomy November! We had five yoga
sessions with the opportunity to having try different
types of yoga. All held in lovely surroundings with
delicious veggie food. King King worked hard taking
such good care of us all, ensuring that we all had a
I can warmly recommend King Kings yoga retreat. It's
a wonderful, healthy and peaceful treat to your body
and mind. Go for it!""
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Yoga Retreat
this weekend, it was extremely relaxing, easing away
the stress of everyday life. I am definitely going to
continue but I think it will be hard to find such a
fantastic teacher as you. I hope to have the opportunity
of coming on another of your Retreats in future - perhaps
one in Devon sometime!
It was lovely to meet everyone else on the Retreat and
I hope you all feel as chilled as I do after it!
With very best wishes,
My journey back took 2 hours and 15 minutes and I managed
to meet up with my colleagues in good time. I must say
I had a great time and feel rejuvenated for the next half
of the year. It was nice meeting and getting to know all
you wonderful people and we should arrange to meet very
Thanks King King for arranging this and no doubt you have
me on your books for next time.
Have a great week.
King King, and everyone
Just like to echo Evelyn and Sara's thoughts too - your
an excellent yoga teacher King King. Clear instructions
and demonstrations, but more than that, you really explained
well the basis and background to each posture which I
found so useful i.e. to know why we were doing what we
were "trying" to do!
My tummy was a bit achy on Monday - or should I say, my
"core" was achy - all those muscles that I'm
not used to using. Recovered now, and trying to do some
Evelyn - you missed the highlight session at the end!
Deep relaxing meditation for 30 mins! - I think I must
have missed most of it too, as I fell into such a deep
I've managed to make Clare's Vegan Chocolate Cake - delicious,
but not quite as light and moist as hers!
Looking forward to a meal at Chim's restaurant too - what's
the proposed date/s?
All the best,