"Doing the master cleanse was one of the hardest challenges of my life. It took willpower, discipline and the support of my amazing teacher to complete. When I struggled with my fast, knowing Sharon was on the end of the phone kept me going. Even the encouragement on the day of the master cleanse made me believe in myself.
Now it's all over, the energy I have to run around with my children is exciting, I'm keeing them on their toes.
My skin is radiant and my insides feel brand spanking new, it's almost the feeling of what I'd expect from a tummy tuck!
Putting the natural foods in my body makes me never want to abuse it again with junk food and sugars. Knowing I'm allowed everything in moderation will help me to stay on the right track. My mind is clear, it's a fresh new start inside and out and I'm going to hold on to this feeling as long as I can.
I AM A CHANGED WOMAN! I am ecstatic that I lost a whopping 7lb and 7 inches in 7 days of cleansing! I couldn't believe my eyes! There are so many benefits to doing the Master Cleanse it really is incredible! I am so ready to get into a bikini. Thank you Sharon xx"
Alison Saunders, 30
"I started yoga therapy with sharon because I had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I had suffered with depression for years. I had tried numerous antidepressants and been to lots of counselling sessions, and was starting to feel like I'd never get better.yoga therapy seemed like my last chance to sort my life out. Sharon was lovely, she made me feel comfortable despite my apprehension at the thought of doing something new and 'scary'. I've learnt breathing techniques which help me to relax when I feel stressed or upset, postures to help stimulate my thyroid and have learnt to look at myself and my life from a new perspective. I can't thank sharon enough for this as I really don't think I'd be here if it wasn't for her yoga therapy. I feel confident in myself and ready to change my life so that it exactly how I want it to be. I would recommend anyone who is feeling down, depressed or lacking direction in their lives, or anyone who needs to learn to relax, to give yoga therapy with sharon a go. It really is amazing xx"
Vicky Jackson, 26
"I wasnt sure yoga would be for me as i do a lot of competitive sport but I really look forward to Sharon's classes. There is a great mix of challenging and relaxing postures and every class is different. I try to go twice a week and practice some of the postures at home when i get time.
My flexibility has definitely improved and i seem to stay injury free. I am sure it has helped my cycling and running too, improving both my core strength and my ability to stay in the moment and focus during a race. This type of yoga is a great contrast to the more intense training i do and i feel healthier and more relaxed for it.
A MISSION TO LOSE WEIGHT LED ME TO FINDING A MORE CONTENTED WAY OF LIVING!
I have been on a quest to lose weight for more years than I can remember and spent many an hour pounding the treadmill and cross trainers but not seeing that much benefit.
I always liked the idea of yoga and after being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis I was beginning to look at my whole lifestyle, my diet, exercise and a way to reduce stress as this seemed to be the main trigger for my illness.
I was pretty nervous on the first yoga session but as I sat down with my mat I saw Sharon’s friendly face and relaxed. I remember being very inflexible and balancing was almost impossible but the non-judgmental ambience of the class made me feel relaxed and everyone was just having fun.
The idea that people sit and meditate in the lotus position is so far removed from our classes. Yes you are meant to breathe and relax into the asanas but they can be demanding poses and flows and you can feel your body shaking as you build up core and body strength. I have sweated buckets at times in these sessions especially when Sharon interacts with her pupils helping them to move their bodies into the right postures. Sometimes you feel like your whole body is burning as you are holding a pose and you are thinking hurry up Sharon! Ha ha
Sharon is always there to help and is very approachable often given advice after class too.
I have definitely noticed a change in both my body and mind. I am beginning to feel much stronger and positive. It is such a buzz when you can hold poses with a little more ease week on week. Life can often cause a lot of stress and when I have had a really upsetting day and dragged myself to yoga, within minutes I feel calmer and happier. Leaving my worries behind for an hour focusing on such poses as Chaturangas (crocodiles) really helps you become more positive and fresher to deal with the outside world afterwards.
I have noticed that my colitis is much more manageable and without even seeing it happen I lost weight too! The classes have inspired me to do my own home practice something I wouldn’t have attempted before for fear of hurting myself. I am reading blogs and websites and wanting to become more knowledgeable about the practice and getting to know my own mind and body and what makes me feel better. I feel more confident in my mind, body and soul and I am living a much healthier lifestyle because of Sharon and yoga.
Thanks Sharon xXx Namaste xXx
Sarah Preston, 38
"I'm almost 34 and have 5 kids to run round after during the week, that can get very hectic and stressful when I work part time as well. After losing 2 stone through a local slimming group I realised I needed a bit of exercise to tone up. I started doing yoga a few months ago with Sharon and I found the classes to be very helpful and very calming. I do enjoy it very much and I find it really improves my mood. I am also finding that a lot of my old aches and pains are starting to slowly disappear! I feel healthier now than I did 10 years ago!
Thank you Sharon, you really are an inspiration and you can tell how much you love teaching yoga, you put your heart and soul into it and it is so lovely to see each week xx Namaste xx"
Emma Jickell, 33
"I started taking part in yoga classes around May this year after briefly dabbling in it several years ago. I took the class because I found it affordable and wanted to be taught by an actual yoga instructor rather than someone who was not fully trained and was just teaching the basics.
Since starting the classes I have learnt about improving my posture, various breathing techniques and have noticed a marked improvement in my flexibility. I enjoy the classes as there are various levels of intensity for each pose which means that I can choose how much effort to put in, depending on my general condition and how much I wish to push myself. I have noticed that I am less stressed, more able to relax and sleep better, since taking sessions. Also, an injury to my shoulder now gives me much less pain and is barely noticeable.
I hope to continue the classes to keep my fitness up and progress to a more advanced level. Furthermore, I want to see how far I can advance and would like to try out different styles of yoga.
Sharon is an excellent yoga instructor who was nurtured my burgeoning interest in yoga and is helping me to achieve my full potential."
"I have been practicing yoga at Sharon's class at Pure gym for about 10 months now and I loved it. Sharon is a brilliant teacher and always makes sure that we are doing the poses correctly and that there are different options available if a certain move is too difficult. I have found that yoga has helped to increase my fitness and flexibility, and no matter how stressed out I might be I always feel completely chilled out after a class! Thanks Sharon."
"Before I started yoga with Sharon I was all stiff snd tight now after doing it for nearly a year I can see a big difference. I feel loose and a lot more flexibale and its helped me move a lot better in my martial arts sessions.
What ever your sport is you should do yoga im sure it wil help you like its helped me. Sharon is a great yoga teacher and always there to help, gives lots of support and makes it fun to do.
So what you waiting for join today!"
Lee Cropper, 23