As a Yoga Ayurveda therapist I have had the honour to work with many people fantastic people over the last 30 years. I have learnt so much from my students from each and everyone of them. Below is a selection of reviews for my Bondi Yoga Therapy service.
Ayurveda provides an insight into each persons personality, as to whether they will be able to motivate themselves to continue with a regular practice. Not everyone has the self discipline and willingness to do a yoga practice every day or even once a week. People will often come to yoga as a last resort. Or they may have contorted ideas of past yoga they may have experienced. This is very sad as Yoga Ayurveda Therapy fits into and works with each individual. The students do not have to fit into a set class the class is designed around them.
Maintaining a regular Yoga practice
I have seen students who do maintain a regular yoga practice, live with excellent health and vitality. Their energy levels are high and their life is full, they are not constrained by ill health and live their visions and goals. Those who can’t sustain a short practice will really benefit from simply lying on the floor each morning and night. This is best done before the beginning and after the end of each day. By showing yourself this love and respect their body will respond and show them what they need. . All too often we see people as they age, not using their bodies and they become stiff and glued to one spot.
Working in offices in front of computer screens under artificial lighting and air conditioning is damaging to peoples health. Sitting for prolonged periods using technology is addictive and people often go from the computer at work, to the phone on the way home and then the entertainment screen to relax.
Below is a series of reviews from clients I have worked with and their thoughts and experiences of working with me.
Patsy gives a Yoga Therapy review
Patsy will be 90 in March 2020. I first met her in 1999 teaching Yoga at Five Star Fitness gym in Port Macquarie. Patsy is an excellent example of health and vitality. You can see this in her face, the brightness of her eyes and her ability to get up off the floor. I have often caught up with Patsy over the years and I am inspired and enthused to just be in her presence. She has an open heart and gives service willingly to people in need. She is a true yogi in every way. In this video you can hear her speak of her life journey and how Yoga has held her through.
Jane came to stay at Bondi Yoga Therapy for 2 nights and 3 days. Here she shares her experience of the weekend and how the weekend helped her.
Amanda gives a Yoga therapy review to share how Yoga has helped her to forget she even had a frozen shoulder.
Jacinta – Mother of 2. Grandmother, Artist and Business owner from Melbourne, 2018
The weekend stay was exactly what I needed. I had my own time to reflect and walk around the area and much needed time, learning about what foods suit my body type and more importantly my condition – acid reflux. I have been on medications for some years and I was still waking up choking on acid after going to sleep. This was after my doctor’s suggestion of raising the bed and not eating after a certain time. Zoe suggested taking one of my medications at a different time in place of another one which my doctor supported after the weekend. I now only take that other medication if needed and have reduced it by half. I have not woken up with a choking since the weekend with Zoe. I was also experiencing a raw feeling in my stomach which as reduced as a result of the stay. I learnt from Zoe what foods to eat and why in a completely flexible way which may involve trial and error. She cooked meals for me explaining the properties of each ingredient and how it will help. I have taken on the yoga practice which was a goal of mine with a further benefit for my condition as tailored by Zoe. The consultation, meals and yoga were delivered in a flexible fun and easy way. It is obvious that Zoe has many years of experience and knowledge as her work seemed effortless and very professional. She is extremely earnest, helpful and genuine. The house is cute and the location needs to be experienced to be believed.
Karen Financial Controller IT Professional mother of two gives a yoga therapy review
Celia mother of two, Indigenous holistic healer – suffering from an old whiplash injury shares how her personalised Yoga Therapy program helped her.
Joanne parental childcare manager gives a yoga therapy review on how Yoga Therapy has helped her with the symptoms of Parkinson’s condition, breast cancer and her coeliac condition.
Patsy yogi, a retired mother of four, has been practising yoga for many years and knows that Yoga has helped her with the many challenges she has had to face.
Joanne, Parkinson’s survivor – If I hadn’t experienced for myself what you have written so beautifully about I probably would be sceptical. But my experience of using the yoga postures and breathing has been sooooooooooo good for me. I promised I would do my practice every day which I did for 2 weeks, and not for a week, due to a change in routine and not taking my yoga mat with me. Not doing it for a week has clearly shown me how much I need the practice for my physical and emotional wellbeing. I am forever humbled by Zoe’s skill and care in guiding me in my practice and am on my mat again! But really I will breathe well wherever I go now I am becoming more aware.
Child Care Coordinator
Zoe is a friendly, helpful and skilled person in many fields.
I very much enjoyed her restorative and rejuvenating yoga sessions followed by excellent food combined with knowledgeable yoga philosophy.
In regards to her other activities, Zoe was very helpful with continuing my outpatient acupuncture clinic there in many ways. Firstly by facilitating the space in a friendly and professional manner and secondly by assisting with the design, promotion and dissemination of promotional materials on the internet and in physical form.
I have always found Zoe to be a friendly, supportive, professional and helpful. I respect her knowledge of Eastern philosophy and admire her many talents with computers and the internet.
Furthermore, Zoe is a delight to be around and I enjoy working with her. I would not hesitate to recommend her abilities and skills and please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information
B. Hlth Sc Traditional Chinese Medicine (UTS)
Certificate in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Beijing)
Dip. Natural Health, Yoga (NCC)
Founder and Co-ordinator: The Bondi Beach Affordable Acupuncture Clinic
I have known Zoe Campbell both personally and professionally for the past 35 years.
Personally, she has been a loyal, supportive and spiritual friend in times of need.
Professionally we have worked together on various projects from computer training, health and well-being involving meditation, yoga and remedial massage. She has a wealth of knowledge combined with formal qualifications in various modalities including education as you may well know and respect.
Her assistance in providing me and my staff with administration and service user issues in the past was priceless.
Zoe has a very strong work ethic and excellent communication skills. I would not hesitate in recommending her both personally and professionally.
(Dip. Event Management)
Zoe has bought so many people together through her exhaustive networking and generosity of time, expertise and, of course, big heart. I have personally seen Zoe with members of the community, helping with marketing, designing and working with them to get an event up and running, as well as greeting them as they came by the op shop, it didn’t matter if they were business people or those a bit down on their luck – Zoe didn’t judge them, she just offered friendly and genuine support. I have seen Zoe work with the disabled and with members of the public, helping with any IT issues they had. Zoe has been of great assistance to me personally, from counselling to mentoring and advising me re: computer and health-related issues.
Natural Therapist/Business Owner
I feel Zoe Campbell’s teaching experience is varied and practically based. It’s not a “chalk and talk” style but a “watch first and practise” approach.
I teach as well and I see Zoe has compassion for the learner and a feel for how to make the study applicable and useful to each of her students.
She focuses on them, not on her personal needs and achieves outcomes through their energy and motivation.
Basically, it is refined teaching with kindness and attention to the learner’s style of taking new things in.
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
I have known Zoe for many years and have always greatly enjoyed being in her
company. She is a warm, interested and friendly being. She is energetic,
enquiring and always ready to help. As a friend, she has my trust, respect
On the 30th December 2013 I sustained a very serious injury to my foot and
when I finally returned home after a long stay in the hospital, Zoe offered to
come by my home and help me with some remedial yoga. I already have an
exercise routine that I do daily but she showed me some yoga moves that
really complimented what I was doing. What I found particularly useful was
Zoe’s combining of Ayurveda yoga with Buddhist meditation. She emphasized
the importance of the breath in my movements and different postures. i.e. when
to exhale and inhale and the duration of breaths for different postures. She
also reminded me of calming my mind. She took a holistic approach to what
I could do to help my body recover from the trauma of the accident and for
that I am very grateful.
I am very happy to be contacted as a personal reference for Zoe and wish her
every success. She has a wonderful mix of personal warmth with high levels
of professional achievement and versatility in her chosen areas of interest
within the world of yoga and computer-related sciences and arts.
Company Director and Investor