Testimonials

“Edgar and Lydia are absolutely the BEST teachers. Calm, clear and very knowledgeable. They really look after their students and are a true inspiration. I would highly recommend them to anyone, all abilities are in extremely safe and nurturing hands. Online lessons are very professional and the Yogatree Studio is wonderful and has such a great vibe. Phenomenal service all round.”- Josephine Baker 

 

“Both Edgar's & Lydia's teaching is refreshing and inspiring. Their knowledge and practice are exceptional. No class leaves you without something new to explore. Bravissimi!”- Laura Ruffoni

“Lydia and Edgar are both absolutely brilliant yoga teachers! I can't recommend them more highly. Corsham is lucky to have the Yoga Tree growing here.”- Sue Lock

“Excellent teachers with years of knowledge. Enjoyable mindful classes which stay with you for the rest of the week. Definitely recommended.”- Anna Gidman

I love Yogatree classes. Excellent teaching, friendly and experienced teachers, in a beautiful and well-equipped Corsham studio or via Zoom. The classes are the highlight of my week and have helped keep me sane during lockdown. - Caroline Holden

“Lydia and Edgar are among the best yoga teachers in the country. I have been going to their classes weekly for over 5 years and I still learn loads of new things in every single class. Their depth of understanding and their ability to transfer their knowledge and illuminate the practice of yoga is incredible.”- Sarah Dietz 

“Lydia and Edgar have taught me yoga for 22 years. Unfailingly charming and professional, absolutely dedicated to Iyengar yoga, excellent clear teaching both in person and on Zoom. Beautiful new studio. Highly recommended.”- Pip Parker

“Great practice every time. Safe and professional guidance in studio and online alike. Accurate instructions, honest feedback to students. Highly recommended.”- Edith Bagley 

 

“I have been doing Yoga with Yogatree for over 12 years, in classes and workshops. I have also had 1:1s for an injury and got full recovery. It would be hard to find better teachers.”- Sharon Turnbull 

 

“I’ve been going to Lydia and Edgar’s classes for over 10 years now & love it each time I go... I get so much out of it.... I am more flexible & my muscles are more toned.... & I’m so relaxed after classes... Their superb Corsham studio or zoom classes just add to their great teaching! Thank you both.”- Paul Tuffs 

 

“Both Lydia and Edgar are superb yoga teachers. I have more experience of Lydia’s classes though and I love her calm and flexible approach, informed by the precise expertise she has gained over twenty years of involvement with and teaching of yoga. I cannot recommend Yogatree too highly.” – Diana Hayns

 

“Superb Iyengar Yoga teachers. Highly trained and gifted at passing on their knowledge to students. Classes are well structured, enjoyable and both rewarding and relaxing. If you are thinking about starting yoga, then do not hesitate. Sign up as soon as you can. Cant wait for face to face classes to recommence.”- Sarah Watts 

 

“Superb teaching from extremely knowledgable teachers. We are often asked to look, listen and feel within to help with a deeper understanding of ourselves. This I enjoy aspect learning very much. Thanks Edgar and Lydia”- Hilary Hannken

 

“Edgar and Lydia give really excellent Iyengar classes, paying great attention to our poses and our own individual needs and constraints. We work hard in a friendly environment and feel the benefits.”- Gail Needham
 

“I only started yoga a few years ago but I look forward to my session each week knowing that I’ll be guided safely, with excellent clear instructions, into the now familiar positions.”- Franscesca Newman

 

“Edgar and Lydia are amazing yoga teachers, with flawless attention to detail in each yoga class, and with a fair amount of humour mixed in!”- Kenneth Burke

 

“I consider myself privileged to be taught by two such experienced and knowledgable teachers”- Sue Dunne

“Fantastic Zoom yoga classes which have been the highlight of lockdown. Edgar and Lydia explain and demonstrate the asanas in such an interesting and clear way. The classes are a joy!”- Tamsin Watts

 

“I highly recommend Yogatree classes. Excellent teaching, friendly and experienced teachers, in a beautiful and well-equipped Corsham studio or via Zoom. The classes are the highlight of my week and have helped keep me sane during lockdown”- Caroline Holden

“I have been taught yoga by Lydia for over ten years now. She is a fantastic teacher who conscientiously recommends yoga practice to suit her students' individual needs. Her's and Edgar's studio in Corsham is a well equipped, relaxing space with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. I can highly recommend Yoga Tree for everyone from complete beginners to more experienced yoga practitioners.”- Sarah Stone

 

“Quite simply, one of the best Iyengar offers in the country, with a lovely studio in Corsham for classes. Recommended for developing wellbeing of mind and body, and improving physical capability. Lydia and Edgar are attuned to supporting a variety of different needs and levels, with aim to foster self-led practice.”- Jamie Eastman 

 

“Extraordinarily experienced & knowledgeable yoga teachers who nurture, challenge & enlighten any students lucky enough to be in their classes. The studio in Corsham is beautiful & the perfect place to develop your yoga practice.”- Alice Barclay 

 

“When two very experienced, generous and skilled yoga teachers decide to create a yoga studio, the result is an idyllic place to learn and practice in Corsham.”- Pete Fullard

 

The online classes have been a life saver for me. Edgar's Thursday morning experienced class is pitched at a variety of abilities ranging from super flexible to someone like me. I have a lot of experience but lately am somewhat restricted by an arthritic hip. Edgar is very attentive to all students in the class, even in the online setting. His explanations are really clear which is so crucial when we're not able to be in the studio together. Thank you!  - Julia O'Hara

I attended Edgar and Lydia's advanced classes in person for a year, and since lockdown I have attended online classes with Edgar. Having studied with a range of other Iyengar yoga teachers before, what I particularly appreciate the precision of the feedback that I receive in my poses, which always helps me to deepen my practice. I also really appreciate the care and detail with which lessons are structured, which helps me to get the most out of even the more advanced poses. Thank you Edgar and thank you Lydia! I will be back for more in person!  - Victoria Psalmon

I've been attending Yoga Tree classes for over 8 years and had some personal sessions to help with various ailments over the years. I would thoroughly recommend both Edgar and Lydia and their classes.

Varsha Rickett Patel

Edgar is excellent at teaching a class of mixed ability, he spends a lot of time and thought ensuring we understand a pose and get the desired effect. As a physiotherapist myself I have been extremely impressed by his understanding of the joints and muscles and common movement faults we develop as life goes on. I would thoroughly recommend his class.  - Genevieve Simpson, Bradford on Avon

I wanted to tell you how much your yoga classes have helped me over the last 2 years. As someone who has suffered many injuries from multiple fractures, dislocated joints, two concussions and a suspected broken back, I had begun to have problems with my mobility. There were days when I would struggle to put my socks on in the morning and resigned myself to the fact that this was going to be my life from now on and I would probably have to change my job. The way you explained how leveling the hips, engaging the knees or a slight rotation will give a different stretch was a revelation. I immediately felt the benefits and could access tight muscles that I struggled with before. As a result I no longer wake up in the middle of the night with cramp, I'm able to stretch properly before and after exercise and I managed to shave 7 minutes off of my half marathon PB. I now do several poses every day at home and at work (much to the amusement of my customers) and I've never felt better. I know I still have a long way to go but yoga is now a part of my life and my regular routine.Thank you for all you have done and I look forward to the live classes resuming in May. - Dan Geoghegan