Testimonials

David

Back Care Course – Leader: Chris Owen 

I attended the virtual 6-week “Back Care Course” led by Chris Owen between 9th May  and 13th June 2020.  

Over several years now I have attended the weekly “Yoga for Fitness” sessions led  by Chris Owen. These initially took place at the Angel Leisure Centre in Tonbridge,  then at the Methodist Church Hall, Higham Lane and more recently, during the  Covid-19 lockdown, on-line via Zoom. I have also recently been participating in the  weekly “Body Conditioning” sessions, also by Chris Owen via Zoom. 

I have therefore come to appreciate Chris Owen’s courses and to recognise her  abilities and knowledge of the subjects she teaches. Her style of leadership is  excellent, which is at all times friendly, understanding of individual needs, patient and  with a good “yoga mat-side manner”. I fully appreciate her ability to successfully plan  and manage the training sessions and to engage the various participants.  

I enrolled on the “Back Care Course” because I have had a long-term sore lower right  back and hoped that I might be able to be able to manage it better and even to  achieve some effective improvement. Each of the six sessions was different from the  previous and involved mindful breathing and loosening up exercises followed by  relatively slow movements aimed at achieving hydration of the back and to soften  any tensed muscles. Each session contained opportunities for discussions with Chris  and the other participants. In addition, we were encouraged to practice the exercises  at home between sessions, which was facilitated by Chris who provided videos of the  key exercises.  

At the end of the course, my back was definitely less sore, but more importantly I had  a better understanding of how to better care for my back in the future, whether by  doing the exercises taught or by standing/walking in a more appropriate manner. I  would recommend this course to anyone wishing to look after their backs and bodies. 

David Carden 16th June 2020

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Back Care Course – Leader: Chris Owen 

I attended the virtual 6-week “Back Care Course” led by Chris Owen between 9th May  and 13th June 2020.  

Over several years now I have attended the weekly “Yoga for Fitness” sessions led  by Chris Owen. These initially took place at the Angel Leisure Centre in Tonbridge,  then at the Methodist Church Hall, Higham Lane and more recently, during the  Covid-19 lockdown, on-line via Zoom. I have also recently been participating in the  weekly “Body Conditioning” sessions, also by Chris Owen via Zoom. 

I have therefore come to appreciate Chris Owen’s courses and to recognise her  abilities and knowledge of the subjects she teaches. Her style of leadership is  excellent, which is at all times friendly, understanding of individual needs, patient and  with a good “yoga mat-side manner”. I fully appreciate her ability to successfully plan  and manage the training sessions and to engage the various participants.  

I enrolled on the “Back Care Course” because I have had a long-term sore lower right  back and hoped that I might be able to be able to manage it better and even to  achieve some effective improvement. Each of the six sessions was different from the  previous and involved mindful breathing and loosening up exercises followed by  relatively slow movements aimed at achieving hydration of the back and to soften  any tensed muscles. Each session contained opportunities for discussions with Chris  and the other participants. In addition, we were encouraged to practice the exercises  at home between sessions, which was facilitated by Chris who provided videos of the  key exercises.  

At the end of the course, my back was definitely less sore, but more importantly I had  a better understanding of how to better care for my back in the future, whether by  doing the exercises taught or by standing/walking in a more appropriate manner. I  would recommend this course to anyone wishing to look after their backs and bodies. 

David Carden 16th June 2020