"Faith's teaching style is gentle and welcoming. Her voice is soothing and comforting. I have healed a pinched nerve in my back, which caused sciatic problems, by following her guidance with yoga stretches and poses. At the end of each class, I feel centered, balanced and relaxed. Faith's class is one of the best hours I spend all week!" Martha S.
"I have benefited from yoga through the stress release and relaxation as well as working on my flexibility and strength. I find attending a yoga class with my fellow KRMS teachers and colleagues to be encouraging and supportive. I would strongly recommend yoga classes held in schools for teacher wellness. I find myself stretching and breathing when I am doing exercises by myself due to Yoga influence. I have osteoarthritis in both of my hips and am scheduled to have hip replacement surgery this year. Yoga has helped manage the discomfort of severe osteoarthritis. I am looking forward to continuing yoga class with my new hips. After my surgery I will be going through extensive rehabilitation and I am confident that Yoga will be part of the process." Thanks, Rob O.
"Faith's soothing voice and gentle yoga style encourages everyone -- from those just starting yoga to the experienced yoga student -- to relax, listen to the body and feel at peace with oneself." Lucia
"As I mentioned before, my only regret about yoga is not starting way sooner in life. I’ve been doing yoga since January, 2010 and my back hasn’t felt this good in 20 years. I love the stretching. I love the flexibility. I love the challenge. I love Yoga." Carol
"I think Yoga encourages one to be more aware of how their body is feeling. This is more important in today's busy world than ever before. Being mindful enables one to be 'at the top of their game', so to speak. You're a nicer, more gentle person and that shines on those around you." Sarah K.
"At 77 I never had tried yoga, didn't think I could ever do it. After 8 classes I'm feeling so much better -- all over-- and am finding I can move so much easier with each class. I'm amazing myself! Now I'm telling friends you really should come to Faith's class, she teaches very gently and will offer help very easily and quietly. She's a great yoga teacher." Jane C.
“Benefits I notice from yoga include the following: I am more aware of my body in a positive way-I breathe more deeply and freely, my posture is more upright, I have better balance and strength, and I pay attention to what is going on with my body. I have also noticed something perhaps strange, perhaps not, it's a subtle thing: people respond differently to me, even including my husband. It's almost as if I am radiating some energy having to do with love and acceptance, and that is reflected back to me. I am amazed by this and quite enjoy it! Thanks to you and your classes, dear Faith. “I would absolutely encourage others to try yoga for the reasons mentioned above, and in addition, I think it will help all of us to age well, with strength and grace.” Woman in late 60’s who wishes to remain anonymous.
Hi Faith - I'm happy to provide a comment... "I had been suffering from hip pain for 6 months. Nothing seemed to help, and I couldn't do any exercise without discomfort...it was even affecting my sleep. One yoga class completely fixed the problem and i continue to be pain free!" Wendy
Yoga classes have made such a positive difference in my life. Thanks! Kathy (retired teacher) “I have been taking Yoga classes from Faith for a long time (my guess is about 10 years). I have derived so many benefits from Faith’s classes. I feel more relaxed and focused on my daily tasks and long-range goals. I really notice when I miss a week of yoga! Yoga has helped to improve my joints. I experience less arthritis pain when I regularly participate in yoga. I like the way Faith is able to modify the yoga poses to individual needs and/or limitations. The most important thing that I have learned is how to BREATHE. I have suffered many years from allergies and asthma. Since I have been regularly practicing yoga with Faith, I have learned breathing techniques that I bring into my daily life. As a result, I feel more energetic and my asthma seems better controlled. I would definitely encourage others to join this class. I have taken classes with other yoga instructors, but I feel that I must credit Faith’s ability to adjust and modify for each participant as the reason I feel so successful with the practice of Yoga.” Kathy M.
I am 74 years old. I have been to Faith's class once a week for about 3 years. Before that I went to yoga class in Warner and Bradford, whenever they were available. I feel that yoga keeps me from stiffening up with minor arthritis. I had chronic bursitis of the hips. Yoga has cured that. Faith is the best instructor I have ever had, because she doesn't push students to do more than they are able. She is reassuring, and finds different ways of stretching to help each individual. A. B.
Yoga was a very positive experience for me. Faith's style, as a teacher was so effective. She was helpful in trying to aid and guide those of us in the class who were not able to do the positions in the usual way. This made it so much more enjoyable and kept me interested. I certainly would continue classes with Faith. For peace, quiet, relaxation and fulfillment - it was the best. R. D.
Very effective for stress management. I can tell when I miss a week and my friends at work have all noticed an improvement in my energy and outlook. In fact they are all joining classes in their towns. Faith is a terrific instructor. She encourages comfort and offers optional positions if one is too hard. Faith's gentle yet professional approach to yoga makes her classes informative, individualized and very relaxing. Well done! M. S. New London, NH
"Each week I set aside a special time to "honor myself" physically, mentally and spiritually - it's yoga class with Faith. The class is well prepared, never static or rigid. Faith is always open to the individual needs of her students on that particular day. She provides by her example a professional, safe, calming and fulfilling time for me to take care of myself and live in the moment. I find I'm more limber, calm and respectful of my needs as well as more able to step back from everyday stress and put it into a better perspective. I find the class a time of relaxation, laughter and growth with likeminded friends. Thanks." G.M, New London, NH
"Thank you for bringing yoga to Warner and to my life. Faith Minton is an open-hearted human being who embodies what she teaches. She has always been an advocate for wellness and through her life example and her yoga classes, she offers tools to cultivate wellness in ourselves. I have always enjoyed Faith's accepting, gentle teaching style. Faith has a good understanding of anatomy and clearly explains the yoga postures, offering variations to make each more or less challenging. When I was pregnant I discovered yoga breathing techniques would make my headaches disappear. After doing some yoga postures my lower back pain was gone! Now that my children are six and two yoga is a gift I give myself. The breathing and postures calm my body and rejuvenate my spirit. Recently I began jogging without hip or knee pain which I had in the past. I attributed this improved body alignment to yoga. Implementing knowledge I have gained about breathing fully has me feeling more energetic. I continue discovering how yoga improves the quality of my life. Thank you for your dedicated, compassionate teaching, Faith." Sincerely, Marcia D.
"In the past I have been blessed to have Faith Minton in my life for a weekly yoga class. As a busy lawyer, mother, wife, daughter and community volunteer, I often experience the stress and strain of a very full life juggling all my various commitments and responsibilities. My most important solace is yoga and the peaceful sense of relaxation and inner strength that I always feel whenever I practice yoga with Faith Minton. Every week a group of us gather with Faith to explore our "inner wisdom" through the practice of yoga. Practicing the poses with Faith's calm presence and soulful music brings peace to our lives that lasts throughout the following week until we meet again. Faith always closes our time together with the words "let there be peace in your hearts and bring that peace out into the world." I often remind myself that I am blessed to have "Faith in my heart and Faith in the world." A. M. K. Hopkinton, NH
"Yoga was a very positive experience for me. Faith's style, as a teacher was so effective. She was helpful in trying to aid and guide those of us in the class who were not able to do the positions in the usual way. This made it so much more enjoyable and kept me interested. I certainly would continue classes with Faith. For peace, quiet, relaxation and fulfillment - it was the best. R.D. Very effective for stress management. I can tell when I miss a week and my friends at work have all noticed an improvement in my energy and outlook. In fact they are all joining classes in their towns. Faith is a terrific instructor. She encourages comfort and offers optional positions if one is too hard. Faith's gentle yet professional approach to yoga makes her classes informative, individualized and very relaxing. Well done!" M.S. New London, NH
"I particularly enjoy Faith's classes in that she urges us to modify our yoga moves for our level of comfort. She always explains the movements well - the class is a great place to go for yoga and relaxation. M. M. Hopkinton, NH"
“Faith’s gentle yoga class combines stretching exercises and traditional yoga poses in a variety of approaches. Students have access to yoga mats, balls, blocks, straps and a cozy blanket for relaxation. The class offers a practice that can be incorporated into everyday life for increased flexibility and improved posture. Faith’s class is a nurturing experience as each student is encouraged to work at her or his own level of ability. I have attended her class on and off for 20 years and she brings her experience and life lessons to each class. Highly recommended!” S.R.
"Faith's teaching style is gentle and welcoming. Her voice is soothing and comforting. I have healed a pinched nerve in my back, which caused sciatic problems, by following her guidance with yoga stretches and poses. At the end of each class, I feel centered, balanced and relaxed. Faith's class is one of the best hours I spend all week!" M. Stephens
"I've enjoyed your yoga classes tremendously, and find that having the DVD too, lets me enjoy "class" whenever I feel the need. The feeling of vigor and relaxation, both at the same time, is something I don't get from any other form of activity. And having all my muscles and joints loose and comfortably stretched makes it so much easier for me to do everything else I need to do during the day. I think your approach to yoga is simply outstanding. You've removed all the barriers that would stop someone from enjoying the gentle stretching and relaxation. I fully expect to be doing these simple exercises for the rest of my life, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone at any age. It's easy, it's gentle, it's about doing what you can do comfortably and no more, and it feels so good! Thanks very much for all the love and care you put into your teaching!" C. D. Andover
"Faith's soothing voice and gentle yoga style encourages everyone - from those just starting yoga to the experienced yoga student - to relax, listen to the body and feel at peace with oneself." L. K.