Participant testimonials for our workshops

We love running these workshops, and people love participating!

Our workshops are a fantastic way to dip your toe into Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, to understand some simple techniques that you can use on friends and family, and experience the benefits of AYM first hand, without having to do a full therapist training. 

See some of our participants’ feedback below!

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What our clients say

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Doctor Yogi

Despina is the real deal when it comes to ayurvedic yoga massage. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the body and is a natural teacher. I have no doubt that you will love these workshops and will carry the skills you learn with you through the rest of your life. Read More
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Yasmine Khan, Yoga Teacher

The 4 hour Back and Shoulder Ayurvedic Yoga Massage that I attended at ‘The Shala’ far exceeded my expectations. The atmosphere, intimate group size and the attention to detail combined with the warmth of delivery was superb. Despina is a skilled and knowledgable practitioner and this is totally embodied in… Read More
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Jaroslava Tomanova, University Student 

Great experience! I attended the Head, neck and face workshop and definitely would recommend it. It made me very excited to give more massages to my friends and family and learn more. I have no previous experience with learning massage technique (apart from nice looking youtube videos). I think Despina… Read More
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Laura Kay

I recently attended an Ayurvedic Yoga Massage workshop with Despina. It was great! We covered neck and head massage. She demonsrated the techniques very well, so it was easy to understand and remember. She is a great teacher and I look forward to learning more from her.” Laura Kay,… Read More
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Alison Grace, Choreographer

Despina’s AYM teaching has given me the skills to practice on different bodies in a safe and sensitive way. I always come away from her classes feeling good in my own body too!  … Read More
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Amanda Crossfield

I really enjoyed learning AYM with Despina, she is extremely knowledgeable and has a wealth of experience that she is able to pass on. The courses are informative, and practical with loads of hand-on practice. I learnt so much! And I thoroughly enjoyed them!  … Read More
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Gerry Turvey, Yoga Teacher and Choreographer

I recently attended one of Despina’s 4 hour massage workshops. She created a warm welcoming atmosphere and made everyone feel comfortable as soon as we arrived. Her explanations, insights and demonstrations were all clearly put across and everyone had enough time to practice. She was encouraging and helped everyone to… Read More
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Nawal Careem, Level 4 Therapist

Over the past two years, I have attended a weekend intro course, several 4-hour workshops and L1-2 courses with Despina. It has been just been amazing! Her teaching technique which is very hands-on combined with her knowledge and reassurance has given me confidence in my new found skill. I was… Read More
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Sandra Batista

For quite some time I had a little inner voice telling me to experience an Ayurvedic Yoga Massage session or workshop. I believe that everything is incredibly aligned and I finally got the chance to do a back and shoulders workshop with Despina. She is an incredible and passionate teacher… Read More