Testimonials

“I’ve been attending a weekly class with Olive for over a year and I can’t believe the difference it’s made on my body and my mind! Obviously my flexibility has improved dramatically but my sporting and gym performance has improved, and I’ve also been able to shorten my recovery times. What I perhaps underestimated was the impact yoga would have on my mental wellbeing too. If I miss a class, the difference on my mood is telling! Olive is an awesome teacher and having never done yoga before and despite being a total beginner, she made me feel completely at ease!” – Duncan Copeland

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“I have been practicing yoga for more than 7 years in studios around Spain, London and now in Brighton and Olive is one of my favourite yoga teachers! When I first went to a class with Olive, I realised that yoga is not only a way of keeping your kind and body balanced, but also a way of accepting how we are. Her classes are challenging, yet uplifting and friendly. Flows are fun and she uses creative cues to help bring students into a deeper sense of body awareness. Her contagious enthusiasm for her practice makes you leave with a big smile on your face. Olive has a great spirit of vigour and energy – thank you Olive, you are amazing x.” – Sara Castillo 

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“Olive’s classes are just pure joy! A mix of peace, authenticity and fun, with every class being different and always interesting. As an example, Olive will give interesting options to come out of a pose such as rolling out of a shoulder stand. My attempts are always met with varying degrees of success! Olive is such an inspiration and is so giving with her time and knowledge. Olive is an advocate of “your practice being your own” and encourages individual goals and not checking or judging against anyone else in the class. If something isn’t right, don’t force…as Olive feels it more important to enjoy the class… a very refreshing style! Olive’s classes have given me the time and space to help me through a difficult period and have helped me crystalise the most important goals for me. Thank you Olive.” – Carolyn Bishop

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“Yoga with Olive…is my favourite yoga. The way that Olive holds a space for exploration and acceptance of our bodies each time we come to class, with her incredibly kind nature, makes it fun and easy to have a really focused and strong practice. Her classes are always perfectly balanced with challenging, rewarding and restorative postures and her guidance and assistance is so helpful. I always feel so looked after from the moment I enter the room, especially during the super yummy savasana assists” – Jessica Baccus

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“I first started attending Olive’s classes near the very beginning of my yoga journey. I was trying to find a way to heal myself from years of mental health issues and more recently post natal anxiety. I felt like I’d found a friend as soon as I met Olive and knew I could trust her and be open with her. Olive inspires me and is an amazing teacher with incredible intuition into what you need from your yoga practice. The little extras she bring to her classes like essential oils and head massage makes her classes even more relaxing.” – Lara Tozer 

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“I had the great pleasure of discovering yoga with Olive on my 2 month stay in Brighton this Spring. Olive is a modern day spirited yogi who manages to make practice the perfect balance of challenging yet whimsical. She’s nurturing, intuitive and makes everyone in class feel at ease, regardless of skill level or age. She continually shakes things up in class which keeps you on your toes and makes you want to come back for more. Her yoga style is truly a breath of fresh air. I already miss her class!” – Meredith Maldonado

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“Have you ever felt completely calm, clear and composed? Imagine a clear, relaxing summer’s day, on the beach, on the grass. This is when and how I first found Yoga with Olive. Since then I have been to quite a few classes. Her style of teaching is the best I have found. Her calm flow and clear teaching method has relaxed me into states I have never felt before. If you haven’t been to Yoga with Olive, I highly recommend that you go.” – Stuart Grace

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“I love Olives classes! She has allowed me to take my practice forward in a way I didn’t think possible (inversions!). Her intuitive methods of teaching allowed me to explore postures in a safe secure manner. She embodies the joy of yoga and this joy remains long after the class is over.” – Geraldine O’Sullivan

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“I’ve been going to Olive’s classes for just under a year now. She’s a fab instructor and it’s the only class I’ve stuck at…and at 7:30am! She’s always offering great advice and I feel like I’m constantly learning and developing. Not only is she a great instructor but a great yogi inspiration…her handstands are still better than mine!” – John

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“Olive’s classes have a wonderful relaxed vibe, so when you’re finished you feel reinvigorated and ready to face the world. She is so warm and encouraging as a teacher, and she always makes practice playful and varied. I feel like I’ve learned so much since I started coming to her classes over a year ago.” – Alex Fry

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“I’ve been coming to Olive’s classes for over a year. From class one I felt super at ease with her fun, chilled but challenging approach. No class is the same and I love the fluidity between postures. After every class I feel super relaxed and happy with my achievements.” – Denisa Jackson Sponarova

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“I love Olive’s classes. She’s that great mix of a really thoughtful teacher, informative and knowledgeable. With fun and helpful insights delivered in a delightful friendly way. You’ve got to try her class at least once!” – Maurice Markham

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“I’ve been going to Olive’s yoga classes for nearly a year, and every class is different and fun, while still being structured. She creates a welcoming and motivating environment. I’ve learned so much in her classes, and her enthusiasm and creativity has given me the confidence to try new things and to develop a more substantial home practice. I look forward to each and every class with Olive. Thanks for being the best yoga teacher!” – Lara Esery 

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“I started attending Olive’s evening class at Salt Water studios in April. I’d been looking for a yoga class for sometime and as a complete newbie to yoga I was nervous about my lack of flexibility, despite working in the fitness industry for 15 years I’d never actually tried yoga! Olive’s passion for what she does combined with her fun and relaxed approached to the practice made me feel completely at ease from day one. I’ve been amazed at what I have been physically able to achieve under Olive’s tuition, my mobility and mindset have both been challenged for the better! I’ve already seen improvements in strength, balance, flexibility, muscle definition and most importantly for me, relaxation and sleep. Thank you Olive!” – Ruth Stevens 

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“Olive is such an amazing yoga teacher – I’ve been coming to her Wednesday lunchtime class for about a year now because it’s a little pause in my working week. When we start I sometimes can’t sit still and feel very uptight from working and then after 45 minutes I feel like a new person!! She manages to make every class different and has such a calm and beautiful manner. The little essential oils pressure point massage at the end to help guide savasana is always so lovely as well!” – Camilla Harding

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“I love Olive’s classes, she is such an intuitive teacher and offers variations on all postures and sequences so that you can have a gentle yoga flow or really deepen your practice. Can’t recommend her classes enough!” – Rachel Dalgarno

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“Quite simply, Olive is AMAZING!! She made me feel so at ease as a beginner and even just taking her classes for a few months I’ve learned and developed so much. Olive is always encouraging us as a group and helping us to improve every week. No question is ever too silly for her to answer. The classes are shaped around us as a group and what we want to achieve, and I always leave feeling super relaxed and happy 🙂If one day I’m even a tenth (maybe a twentieth!!) as good as her that’ll be good enough for me! Thanks Olive for all your encouragement and support, and for being SO lovely! xx” – Nicky Moody

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“…what a fantastic experience! Yoga with Olive, good pace with great flow to the session. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Olive, such a lovely spirit, friendly and good professional manner. If you’re looking for a start in Yoga or just looking for a class I highly recommend coming along to a session and see for yourself.” – Stuart Grace

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“heavenly. very peaceful and restorative as well as a perfect workout.” – Wendy Bond