A while back we sent round a Survey Monkey asking Stretching the City students what they thought of their drop-in Stretching Angel classes. Here's a few things they had to say:
"Sally! I've never found a better teacher - I like the pace, the poses. As well as logistical things like cost, location and time."
"The atmosphere of the classes is spot-on. It really feels like time out from day-to-day stresses. I guess this is a combination of Sally's encouraging but not pressurising teaching style, as well as the music, low lighting etc."
"The classes are challenging, but not depleting"
"I did not realise how good it would make me feel... or how hard it is! (But in a good way!)"
"Friendly, well priced classes in a convenient location and at a good time of day. I find the class to be interesting, challenging and enjoy that we do something a little different every class."
"I just wanted to thank you for a fabulous weekend in Sussex. I thoroughly enjoyed everything, but Polly’s yoga and Ceri’s food made it super special! I’m super fussy about my yoga, so it’s always a bit of a risk trying out a new teacher, but Polly was amazing - such a joy to find someone who knows what they’re doing and can teach it really well. The food was superb, as I knew it would be! I haven’t eaten so well for a long time (says the nutritionist!)." Nicki
"Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend! The retreat was beautifully organised and I returned to 'real life' feeling refreshed and relaxed." Kieran
"I expected just to improve my yoga a bit, but I have learnt so much more…. The weekend was incredibly enjoyable and I feel that I have learned methods of meditation that I can take and more importantly maintain in my everyday life." Dana
"The yoga was incredibly nourishing spiritually and physically." Taryn
"We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the weekend ( stimulating yoga, conversations, food and friends as well
as the gorgeous environment)” Cathy
"I just wanted to say a personal thank you for such an amazing weekend. It was so deeply restorative and nourishing
and it was lovely coming back to London completely un-frazzled after such a short amount of time." Eleanor
"10/10! The food was delicious, plentiful & wholesome. Ceri was really open to talking about how each dish was made & I left feeling inspired to think more about what I cook & eat." Natasha
"Thank you so much for the recipes and for an amazing weekend!! My mum has found a beginner's course in Kent that she's started and I've been having loads of classes and some 121 sessions, plus I'm going to Spain in November to do some more yoga - you really inspired both of us!" Liz
"Thanks for a truly inspiring and invigorating weekend! I hope to come along again very soon so please keep me posted." Pandita
"One of the main things I learned about the weekend was that there are so may food options for leading a dairy and wheat free life style - it seemed quite easy in fact and the food was just delicious." Sofia
"Thanks again for an amazing retreat! I've ordered all my raw chocolate making ingredients and moulds and am all set to have a go on Sunday - very excited about this ; )" Emma
"I had such an amazing time! I definitely pushed myself on the yoga front, I ate new foods, made new friends and enjoyed the blissful moments to life in the sun that was streaming through the window. I felt completely relaxed - it was heavenly." EL
"STC have been stretching the yogis at VoucherCodes for nearly two years, the classes are always unique and always a wonderful way to wind down after a hard day at work. The effects from each session last for days and you can really tell when you miss one, luring you back to class every week! Ella Norman, Voucher Codes
"On behalf of the business and myself, I just wanted to say a heartfelt thanks to you and your Stretching in the City wonder-team! The feedback has been brilliant, so we’ll definitely be in touch next year when we (hopefully) do our Wellbeing Week again." Desiree Wagner, WH Smith
"By the end of the session I had lots of tips, tools, apps, and ways to make sure I control my phone, time and life and not the other way around! I would highly recommend this to anyone with a smartphone!" Workshop Participant, Three Mobile
"The trainer was fantastic and taught us some simple and effective meditations techniques. I felt really relaxed and revived afterwards. All the sessions I have attended have been fantastic."
Laura Valler, Nursing Midwifery Council
"Friday yoga classes have taken the Sue Ryder offices by storm. What started off as a tentative trial run has tuned into a regular fixture here, and I don't know how we ever got through the week without them." Ann Gordon, Sue Ryder
"We left Pilates feeling relaxed but vitalised and ready for the week ahead. A first for 2pm on a Monday.”
“The lunch time meditation sessions was the only peace I had all day! It was really good." Nicola Porter, Fred Perry
"Stretching the City have been helping staff run Yoga and Pilates classes here for over 2 years now – everyone loves the classes, the teachers are professional, responsive to requests from the class members, and inclusive of all abilities. Sally’s help with the admin and logistics has been clear and professional and extremely supportive. We’re happy stretchy people through and through!" Rebecca Vick, Dentsu Aegis Network
"Thank you so much for last night’s 'Sleep to Achieve, Succeed & Thrive' session – I thought it was great and the feedback I received was extremely positive. " Sara Kutner, Credit Suisse
"Thank you so much for yesterday. It was really well received and I have already had people coming back to me to say that they are interested in taking up yoga! I will definitely be recommending your session to anyone that is organising similar events." Fiona Russell, Accenture
"Stretching the city provides Nabarro staff with an extensive range of fun and exciting wellbeing classes from meditation over lunch to Pilates/Yoga classes in the evening. Sally has been excellent at tailoring a wellbeing timetable for us over a 12 week period and keeping us fully informed of the logistics. Stretching the City teachers are very experienced and friendly an our employees are always keen to know when we will be running more classes."
Bryony Gordon, HR Manager for Nabarro LLP