“The benefits to me of Doreen’s yoga class are that I learn how to listen to my body, how to feel I am at that moment and how not to strain my body. Also, I am in remission from Lymphoma and my lifestyle and Dance Movement Therapy are a part which has helped to keep me well. It has kept me flexible and helped to cope with life better. This means I can still climb hills, dance and help with our property. I love Doreen’s classes.”

Margaret GlentmeyerDance Movement Therapy & Yoga

“I very much look forward to my weekly class with Doreen. She is a kind and insightful teacher and has developed my ability to connect with myself at all levels. I enjoy her holistic approach and admire her desire to continue to evolve as a teacher.”

ColleenYoga

“Doreen came to my home on a weekly basis and did lessen the effects of my Parkinson disease. I am 91 years old and have some issue with balance so she adapted the exercises so the I could do them while sitting. She used music, imaginative storytelling and humour as we worked our way through a wider range of movements. It was fun and I enjoyed it and always felt better afterwards.”

VirginiaDance Movement Therapy

“For me, Authentic Movement sessions with Doreen are a blend of highly talented and in-tune practitioner and very unique technique. Doreen guided me from being kinda sceptical and self-conscious to feeling comfortable and safe. Encouraged me to be brave to revisit places long forgotten, which is part of the uniqueness of Authentic Movement. It completely bypasses our minds, beliefs, thoughts and takes us where the truths are hidden, so we can heal and be whole again…

With deep gratitude, Marcela.”

MarcelaAuthentic Movement Therapy

“Doreen has been taking our yoga classes for quite a few years now, and I still look forward to it each week. The classes are always different so this keeps us challenged. One of our exercises is with a balloon and I find this very enjoyable at home and keeps me fit. We sometimes exercise to music so a very varied programme. We also enjoy fellowship together while we exercise so all good!”

GlenysYoga

“In our 1.5 hours of hatha yoga, Doreen guides each of us at our own level through the strengthening, weight-bearing and deep breathing with patience and gentle humour. We all rise from the final relaxation smiling as if waking from a pleasant dream.”

JuneYoga

“I am a 74-year-old who has been practising yoga since I was 18. Having experienced many yoga teachers over the years, I have no hesitation in highly recommending Doreen’s ability as a well-grounded, experienced, excellent yoga teacher. We love her classes which she leads with great intuition, sensitivity and clear instructions, leaving us feeling relaxed, recharged and generally so much better than when we arrived!”

LyndaYoga

“I have been doing AMT with Doreen for 5 months and have found our sessions to be insightful & beneficial. Doreen works intuitively & creates a warm trusting atmosphere allowing for an intimate interplay between mover and watcher. I genuinely enjoy these sessions & appreciate the depth & wisdom Doreen brings to them. The guided sessions are like going on an adventure; you are not sure where you will go or what will come up, only by allowing yourself to be completely open to the moment. Relating this to day-to-day life, AMT has provided a strong avenue for self-expression as well as bringing more space into my life.”

SarahAuthentic Movement Therapy

“Recently, I was diagnosed with a serious and life-shortening illness and have been having additional one-on-one classes with Doreen. These have been a combination of Dance Movement Therapy and Authentic Movement. Here especially Doreen has been able to tune into my needs and sometimes we do Dance Movement Therapy, sometimes Authentic Movement – and sometimes a combination of both. In DMT she uses movement to help my body and mind get in tune with each other and to help me focus on particular parts of my body that need love and attention, encouraging balance and release. She has also enabled me to find some tools to get through some really difficult and challenging times.

In Authentic Movement she encourages, and gives me time, to allow my body to do the movements it feels it needs right then – whilst she observes. At first, this was a bit scary but I soon discovered that, if I let it, my body really did know what I needed and the movements enabled me to express not only what was going on for my body but within my mind too. Doreen, as “observer” invariably correctly translates these movements in the discussion and drawing session we have afterwards. I never leave her studio without feeling better, happier with myself and with a lovely balance between body and mind.”

EleanorDance Movement Therapy &Authentic Movement Therapy

“Doreen brings a natural gentleness to our yoga class and you can’t help but feel serene. Any stresses or negativity is wiped by the gentle massage and stretch that your body is given during the class. I feel Doreen is an expert in this field because of the calmness and the knowledge she passes to us through her teachings and her being.”

Janet LintonYoga