Nordic Pole Walking Testimonials "I have been taking pole walking classes with Eileen for over a year and can honestly say that they are the highlight of my week. Whatever the season or the weather, the classes offer a great workout, a fun outing, and a wonderful get-together with like-minded people. Eileen is an upbeat, caring and inspiring teacher. She pays attention to each and every one of her students, provides excellent instructions and celebrates even the smallest of achievements. I have become stronger and more fit since starting pole walking, and am looking forward to classes starting again this spring!" -Anna Kemeny, Ottawa
For me, pole walking with Eileen in the Arboretum is an incredible experience that invigorates my mind, body and soul. Eileen brings so much knowledge and enthusiasm to each class, and she always makes it a point to get to know you and your body individually, thereby ensuring you get the optimum benefit from the class. Ending the workout with a yoga practice is an added bonus that my body adores! I have gained a newfound love and respect for my body and its vast abilities, all thanks to Eileen. She is a gifted teacher and a deeply caring person. I am grateful for her in my life. - N.H, Ottawa
"What can I say? I've had an unlucky few years of sports injuries. The past 6 years I've gone through surgeries and physiotherapy for a variety of sports injuries. My lifestyle had to go through a substantial change in response. Needless to say I had come out the other side not feeling like myself and being quite guarded about movements. Being in Eileen's prenatal yoga class gave me confidence to explore my limits and knowledgeable about safely doing so. With so many past injuries I was quite rattled about the prospect of expecting my body to perform as it should on THE BIG DAY – my baby's birth day! I can say that I am much better prepared and looking forward to taking the next class in January to learn even more! The class seems to be suitable for any woman in any point of their pregnancy at any fitness level. I benefited from it on multi levels; learning to calm myself (meditation), stretching, strengthening, confidence and support from being around other mommies to be. I left feeling relaxed and accomplished each week! Hope to see you there!" -anonymous
"My Reiki session with Eileen was fabulous. She is very professional with a calm presence and warm vibe. Her space is tidy, clean and has a relaxing feel. My session was calming and I could feel the warm energy she infused within me through the power of her hands. After my session, I was more calm, relaxed and ready to go about my day in a balanced and joyful way." erika
Yoga Testimonial "I have been practicing yoga with Eileen since 1998 and I am humbly grateful to have found her classes. When I began yoga in 1998 I was searching for something to help me to relax and slow down my over active mind and body. Through my journey with Eileen's gentle guidance I have discovered more than I could have ever anticipated ranging from peace to awareness to self care. Eileen's teachings of loving compassion and joyous gratitude brought me to a new spiritual path and have inspired me so much that I am now training to become a yoga teacher. My hope is that one day I will inspire others as much as she inspires me. Thank you Eileen for all your support on my journey. Namaste".
Yoga Testimonial "I have never done yoga before. Since working with Eileen I have found my flexibility increasing for every day activities. My chronic pain has drastically decreased. And my core is stronger making many of my daily activities easier to engage in. As a teacher/leader Eileen has the wonderful ability to focus on the individuals, respecting peoples abilities. This makes it like having private yoga lessons enabling you to move and grow into things at your own pace".
"I have been going for Thai massage with Eileen for about one and a half years now. I also go to Eileen�s yoga classes. For Eileen, her sessions about practice, hers and her �client�s� � this brings a different level of energy into the room � a more engaged presence. Eileen guides you through the physical experience and at the same time allows you to go deep and connect with your inner. Eileen�s sessions are physically relaxing and at the same time deeply spiritual". .
Yoga Testimonial "I love going to Eileen�s yoga classes because each class is always different and I always learn something new. It�s very obvious that Eileen puts a lot of work and planning before each class to make it a personal and healthy experience for each one of us. The warmth that radiates from her make it a pleasure to be one of her students".
Yoga Testimonial "I ventured into yoga out of curiosity following my 75th birthday. Eileen was my first and only teacher. After ten years of instruction, meditation, and a commitment to the discipline of practice, I have gained enormous benefit. With Eileen�s help, I learned to live in the moment, to cope with stress, and to increase strength and flexibility - a model of transformation through yoga! Eileen inspires confidence in her students whom she respects, she welcomes questions and gives clear answers. Her support and interest go well beyond the classroom and she is always willing to help. I shall always value her friendship".
Partner Yoga Testimonials "My experience of partner yoga with Ed & Eileen was one of experiencing both the challenges AND the positive aspects of my relationship with my partner on a physical level & having the opportunity to shift into more harmony".
Marlene Neufeld, Ottawa
"Partner yoga is a whole body experience of what happens in relationships on an emotional spiritual and intellectual level, and moving to the essentials of a balanced and harmonious relationship. Eileen and Ed are masters at taking couples through this".
Bob Neufeld, Ottawa
Impact on our Relationship One gift (of many) we took away with us from your Couples Playshop is the Responsibility Factor (as we call it). Our ABILITY to RESPOND and that we are 100% accountable for what we create in our relationships with others. Having the words to clearly express what we had been feeling spiritually has given us a nice framework and the ability to to explain it to others, most importantly, our children!! Some other gifts included taking the time to BE with each other and funny enough a lesson that shone through the class but was not part of the direct teachings, was to savor the beauty in the other person. Both sets of Instructors were doing that with each other and it spread outwards into the class. That energy is so beautiful and it reminded us to recall and to re-new our appreciation for one another. We wish you a wonderful playshop. We are grateful to the four of you. Frankly, you guys make a great team and your energies are harmonious and loving. One other things that merits mentioning- the environment that was created for the class was safe and compassionate. It allowed us at least to feel free to express ourselves without judgment.
Many Blessings, Andrea & Nikolaos
My introduction to Yoga followed my 75th birthday and Eileen Scully was my first teacher. I have since gained enormous benefit, mental and physical, from her instruction. Eileen has a genuine interest in people. She is extremely well liked by her students for whom she shows respect at all times. She is kind and caring, welcomes questions and gives clear answers. Eileen is always ready to provide individual attention and feedback. The general atmosphere of her classes is convivial, she inspires confidence in her students and makes them feel at ease. She is an excellent teacher and the consummate professional.
Merci beaucoup d'avoir fait renaitre le gout et l'interet pour le yoga,que j'avais deja dans le passe.Lorsque je fais les exercises tot le matin, j'apprecie chaque souffle,chaque moment ou mes yeux exaltes contemplent la beaute de la creation,la beaute des gens et amis qui m'entourent et surtout d'avoir la sante et de savourer en " paix" tout ce qui ce passe autour de moi.... you are a wonderful teacher, I am fortunate that our path connected.....Namaste
I consider when I started taking yoga one of the defining moments of my life. I remember the first night , you asked me to fill out a form, and one of the questions was " what do you hope to gain from your yoga experience" or something like that. I wrote down the usual replies of wanting greater strength , flexibility, stress reduction etc. You read my form and kind of laughed and made the comment that people usually end up continuing with yoga for none the reasons that they originally intended. I remembered that comment in the weeks and months to come as I would eagerly await each yoga class. I was getting stronger and more flexible, but there was also something else .I was feeling a lot more calmer and found myself approaching the day and all of the various situations that would arise in a different way. As my body was getting more flexible, so was my mind.....I wasn't so rigid and one dimensional in my thinking, I was a lot more empathetic in dealing with the people in my life.
I was most definitely not looking for any kind of "spiritual" enlightenment when I started taking yoga, in fact I was very closed to that idea all together. But something was taking place in my head that was far more important than what was happening with my body. That was the gift that yoga gave me that I received from you, Eileen. You have been a wonderful role model for everyone who wants to see real yoga in action. You thoughtfulness and concern for everyone in your classes is amazing.Your enthusiasm is an inspiration to us all.
Physically, I no longer deal with back and neck pain like I used to, and I have made a joke of my physiotherapists claim that I would never increase my range of mobility in those areas. And most importantly, I don't feel like anger is my defining emotion, which is how I used to think of myself. I used to laugh at people who used words like "journey" to describe their life, but that is probably the only word which sums up how I feel now about my life. I've taken one little baby step with thousands of miles ahead of me, but now I'm looking forward to seeing where I end up!
Thank you so much, Eileen, and Namaste!!!
L.B., Aylmer, Quebec
Eileen's method of teaching yoga is highly respectful of the body. She approaches this practice with reverence and patience, prompting her students to fully experience each movement-be it ever so subtle-and its effects on their mind-soul.
S.R., Hull, Quebec
Eileen teaches the path of peace and harmony through awareness of the body and does so with great love and generosity.
A.V., Ottawa, Ontario
I have been an ongoing student of Eileen's since a year and a half. I realized I needed something in my life that would help me relax and refocus on myself and this is what lead me to Yoga. I was very fortunate to discover Eileen as her loving and caring manner is always one of support and understanding. Through her Yoga classes I have learned to take better care of myself, accept and value all of my being and to begin to appreciate the moment. Eileen's classes are a real blessing in my life and I know that many of her students feel the same way.