Lenka, Freelance Translator, Czech Republic
Recently I left a review on youtube under one of your exercise class (for sciatica relief). I wanted to thank you for putting this video together because it really helps. I have been spreading the word about it ever since. And just yesterday, a Swedish girl I know got this problem. I sent her url of your video and she got much better. Here is what she has written (it is in Swedish but you can google translate ;)): https://jessicarafiki.myshowroom.se/no-pain-no-gain-sa-han/.
It is really amazing what you have done. Your instructions are detailed and clear so it is easy to follow. I also like when you remind to pay attention to something (watch your lower back, etc) because it comes right in the moment I need to watch for it :)
The sciatica issues made me to do some lifestyle changes. Just a few months ago I arrived to Ubud in Bali. Since then, I became very sedentary as I work online and wherever you go here you just go on scooter. Nevertheless, since the pain appeared, I started to walk almost everywhere. Taking my son to kindergarten, going shopping or to co-working space. I used to walk a lot when I lived in Prague and so coming to Bali was a huge change for me and I even felt how that sitting is just not doing good to me, like my energy is still.
I was just thinking to say big THANK YOU! Maybe it might not come to your mind but what you have done really helps people and improves their life (at least mine ;)). And I wanted you to know that.
Lots of hugs,
Julie, Student, Southern USA
I just wanted to thank everyone at DoYogaWithMe. I able to run and play with my dogs again thanks to your instructors and videos. I am stronger now and do not live with pain anymore.
Thank you all so much. Your videos are wonderful and so enjoyable!
Britanny, Social Worker, Saskatoon, Canada
I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for all of the videos you make! I discovered yoga almost 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my first son. Since then I've had 2 more babies and your prenatal and postnatal videos were an amazing resource. I often don't get the chance to go to a studio (what with having 3 kids under 5 and all!) so Doyogawithme has been a life- and sanity - savior.
When I was new to yoga my husband and I would celebrate when I came upstairs saying "I finished a Fiji!" Finishing one of your classes was a benchmark for me. As time went on I could gauge my strength by how well I performed in the class. Instead of collapsing afterwards, I was finishing with ease, feeling strong and empowered.
There are still many classes I am working on. Arm balances and inversions are new territory I'm exploring. I love how I leave your classes feeling challenged but not defeated. I have a long way to go but you inspire me to continue on this path! Thank you so much for doing what you do. Know that you are truly making a difference.
Judy, Montessori Teacher, Ohio, USA
I just wanted to extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation for what you have provided - and for so many people! I have been on a path of personal discovery and it all began with your website and the (free) videos that you provided.
An initial interest in learning yoga-and finding all of your inspirational teachers - planted the seeds of finding a local studio, taking yoga teacher training and now bringing yoga to not only the peers that I work with but to the young adolescents that I teach and who carry such incredible stresses in today's world. I wanted you to know that your work has touched so many lives. It is my hope that these young people will carry the benefits
not just temporarily off their mats, but throughout their lives.
Thank you for the incredible gift you have given to so many!
Leah, Athletic Trainer, Vermont, USA
I just completed DYWM’s 6 week intermediate to advanced strength program, and I just wanted to thank you for your work putting it together! I loved having a set of classes to follow each week that built on the previous week, and the option of two classes for each day. I feel that I am stronger and more able than when I began (I was able to do a headstand for the very first time at week 4), and more importantly my yoga practice as a whole has grown in understanding and endurance. Thank you for your dedication to home practice yogis and teaching strong foundations. It is so very appreciated!
Fiji is an incredible teacher and by far my favorite – because of her I have started measuring an online yoga teacher’s ability to teach by how often I have to look up. Her verbal cues are just so clear.
Thanks again, and keep doing what you are doing!
Eric, Yogi, Philadelphia, USA
Thanks again for Doyogawithme. If not for your generous site and support, I would not have had the courage nor the strength to sign up for teacher training as I just did.
Thanks very much to you and your wonderful crew of instructors, I am beginning a very exciting new volume of my life. I'd say chapter, but this is too monumental for such a small unit of measure. The last few years have brought to me a great deal of insight, awareness, and levels of growth I once thought impossible. Your site had a major role in bringing these things forth.
So thank you again and again for offering such an open, giving, inviting, and unifying site / practice.