Paul Nankivell

  -  Paul Nankivell

Paul Nankivell

I have been practicing yoga with Supriya for over a year now since April 2012 and have admired her qualities as a yoga teacher from the beginning. From her first lesson she struck me as being a very confident teacher. She told us, her students to turn our mats to face her, the teacher. She told those “shy” students at the back of the room to move down to the front where space was available and she could instruct them much better. These simple but effective changes made me smile from ear to ear for the rest of the lesson. She gives very precise instructions for every asana. Her training at Indian yoga schools has given her a depth of knowledge that is apparent as she takes her class through a journey of warm-up, sun salutes, standing and sitting asanas and warm-down. Her clear, concise instruction goes on for an entire 90 minute lesson on Sunday mornings. Her stamina always surprises me as a normal lesson is only 75 minutes. She begins each class with a lesson dedication and invocation to Patanjali which I enjoy even though I don’t know the Hindi words. She ends the lesson with Savasana, an Om and prayer that rounds out the lesson nicely and leaves me feeling good physically and spiritually. In summary, Supriya is a class act