have been studying yoga on and off for approximately 15 years,
never able to stick to the practice simply because I never
was able to find an instructor who was able to captivate me
and introduce me to the true art that is yoga. Claudia deHaven
Biddle, however, through one lesson, was able to show me this
art, and I now practice yoga on a daily basis for a minimum
of 1 hour. If
I could frequent all the classes she teaches around the Boston
area, I would simply because her style of
yoga, the Snow Lion method, is what works best with my mind
and body. Furthermore, Claudia has been the only instructor
I have had who has taken the time to help me perfect the
the postures. I did not realise that, for example, I was not
in trikonasana for years until Claudia stood next to me and
adjusted my position. Another example is that my wrists are
not as strong as they should be, so Claudia showed
me different techniques that does not require as much pressure on the wrists.
Instructors I have had in the past never took the time to do this for whatever
reason. I feel stronger in my poses and get more out of them than before,
both physically and mentally.
Finally, during shivasana, Claudia uses thai massage to make sure that our
bodies are perfectly aligned. I have never felt any sort of soreness after
Claudia is truly the best instructor I have ever had.
learned so much from our short time together, and your spirit
contagious. You are a wonderful teacher and guide, and I know the group
that came was very glad that they did- They had nothing but praise for
I also spoke with my supervising MD
and she is very interested in the idea of having you come to the group
then doing a series of classes for the patients. We are also waiting
to get the joint group with NEMC and Children's together
you again Claudia- the pleasure was all mine!
-Mary McQueen RN
Coordinator Mitochondrial and Energy Metabolism MGH
Thank you so much for introducing me to Yoga.
After only 3 sessions, I am off Advil, the sciatic
pain in my leg is gone, and I can once again
sit in a chair. Wow! I can't believe it took me
this long to discover Yoga. Thanks again, Claudia.
Biddle is certainly my favorite yoga teacher. Her classes
are at once the most challenging and the
most relaxing I’ve
even taken. Through her constant encouragement to use the
bandas and deep breathing, each pose becomes more intense.
Later, in shivasina,
the intensity of the poses is matched by a deep, complete
relaxation, aided by Claudia’s gentle thai-massage.
I always look forward to her class each week, and when
I leave, my neck and shoulders
feel released in a way that rarely happens. I go to bed
at peace and sleep very well. It’s a great way
to let go of the stresses of the week.
As a teacher, Claudia is also well aware of safety and individual
concerns. At the start of each class, she is careful to meet each
student, find out his or her experience with yoga, and ask about
how each person is doing that day. This attention is essential
to building trust with students, which allows them to fully experience
all that yoga has to offer.
I just wanted to thank you again for
wonderful yoga classes. I feel so much better after only 3
your class! Even as I sit here at the computer, I am thinking
sitting up tall and keeping my shoulders relaxed.
If you are ever in the Michigan
area, I would love to see you!
All the best,
Are you going to be teaching tomorrow (Sat, Sept 11) at
11? If you're going to be there, I'll try to be there
I'd rather not go to the class of a substitute. You know
what I mean..
most amazing think happened this past Sunday. I NEVER thought
I would be able to kneel in church again. At 60, I
have not been able to pray with my 85 year old mother until
your workshop...truly a miracle!
really enjoyed my past two classes with you. I
like the style of the Wellbridge classes; I feel great
when I leave and I sleep so well afterwards!
are an amazing and beautiful light! I have been taking what I
thought was yoga since my college days in the late 60's, and
I would try to take some classes after years with back problems,
2 c-sections and a very difficult personal loss. Since I started
my yoga-therapy with you every aspect of my life has been better,
and healthier. You have taken so much extra care and time, helped
me with everything from my diet to my breathing and gone above
and beyond in so many ways. Now I can say.."I practice yoga". I wanted
to thank you for all your support. You are always giving, and
an AWESOME class! I think that was one of my
favorites so far. I didn't want to leave! Thank
- Molly Blaauw Gillis