Testimonials

“Ruth is an exceptional teacher, who is able to both teach a room full of students, while at the same time, provide each individual with personal attention.  She takes the time to understand the unique challenges of each student to ensure they get the very best out of the classes. Ruth’s classes are well-paced, informative and instructive. I have no hesitation in recommending Ruth and her Iyengar Yoga school to anyone who is interested in yoga, no matter what level of experience they bring.”
Jenny Morris, student for almost 20 years

“Ruth is a wonderful, experienced teacher who is attuned to the abilities of individual students and will accommodate specific needs. The school is warm and inclusive and I look forward to every class!”
Cindy Chen, 29, student since last May

“I took up yoga recently and I was quite worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up. Ruth welcomed me into the class and she has always made me feel completely at ease. I participate as far as I am able and Ruth’s natural beautiful manner and encouragement has enabled me to build my skills. I thoroughly enjoy the classes and I really feel the benefit of attending.”
Alison, 47, began attending classes last year.

“My husband and I have participated quite regularly in Ruth’s classes during the past few years. We love her personality and her vast knowledge of the asanas. Her instructions are clear, well-structured and unambiguous. Ruth attends quietly to all students, making suggestions and corrections of our posture, so that we can get the full benefit of each pose. She inspires us to keep practising, to find out and understand more about yoga. Most impressive is her unwavering energy which she must be getting from practising yoga. Last but not least, Ruth always has a smile on her face. Her warm and caring attitude creates a unique atmosphere in her classes.”
Franziska (teacher) and Falko Thiele

“I had been doing yoga for the best part of the last 40 years, but when I moved to Sydney it was very hard to find a good yoga instructor.  My luck changed when I took a chance and found the Iyengar Yoga School in the Yellow Pages.  It turned out to be one of the best decisions yet! Ruth is an extremely talented teacher and her classes are never boring or repetitive.  She has her eye on every participant and constantly corrects, advises or encourages us.  I cannot recommend her enough, and as long as I can stay on my feet I will be attending her classes!”
Marina Erens, 72, student for 4 years.

“I’ve been attending Ruth’s yoga classes for 18 years – since I was a teenager. Ruth is an extremely knowledgeable, skilled and kind teacher. She adjusts every exercise to meet the participants’ skill level so the exercises are never too hard or too easy. Her classes are enjoyable and interesting, and the other students are friendly. Ruth’s yoga classes have made a big difference to my health – I feel stronger, more flexible and relaxed. I highly recommend Ruth as a yoga teacher and IYSK as a yoga school.”
Sandra Louw, 32

“I am a beginner/intermediate yoga student and have been attending Ruth’s classes on and off for several years, and most recently with my wife. Ruth’s classes are excellent. Her teaching and instruction is very clear and friendly and I always feel welcome and refreshed after a class. I highly recommend Ruth as a Yoga teacher.”
Peter Collins, 57

“Ruth is a wonderful yoga teacher – hugely experienced, rigorous but extremely attentive to individual needs and levels of experience, and always encouraging you to extend yourself just that little bit more to get the most out of your practice. She’s also a real sweetie with a warm sense of humour, and her classes are a relaxed, happy and nurturing place to be.”
Charis Perkins, 47, student for 3 years

“Iyengar Yoga is a discipline I have been practicing regularly with instructor Ruth Willetts for over eight years now. I have enjoyed Ruth’s classes because of her professionalism, attention to detail, experience and knowledge about the discipline, ability to demonstrate poses, and ability to fine tune changes required to correct poses and achieve a pose as perfect as the imperfect body can achieve. One thing I have learnt with yoga is that you can direct your energy strongly to achieve a perfect pose however there is always something to learn to improve the pose. The Yoga journey never ends…… My own observation as a female at the age of 60 years, is that I have become stronger not weaker over the last eight years and hope to continue this trend for as long as I am able. I hope I can continue to enjoy the practice of Iyengar Yoga with Ruth for many years to come.”
Kathryn Watts, 61

“I took up Iyengar Yoga while I was pregnant and all these years later still look forward to every class. I have been attending Ruth’s classes for over 10 years. It’s amazing to feel stronger and more flexible the older you get!”
Barbara Koeppel, 54

“I have been attending Iyengar Yoga classes with Ruth Willetts for two and a half years.  I started when I saw how beneficial yoga had been to a friend with chronic back problems.  I certainly haven’t regretted my decision.  The exercises are not easy, but Ruth and her teachers are professional and compassionate and I have made steady progress.  The other students are of all ages and genders, friendly and supportive.  Come along and try it – you will feel much better for it!”
Tony Mitchell