Isabella is a teacher I feel I can really trust and rely upon. Besides her great practical and theoretical knowledge, I find her very observant, honest and straight-forward. She really inspires her students, no sugar needed! Isabella has not only given me a deeper understanding of Ashtanga yoga and the asanas, but she has also helped me encounter life with more patience and less worry.
A couple of years ago I started practising yoga on my own with the help of a book and its DVD knowing that I’d eventually need the guidance of an experienced instructor. A few weeks later I read the references of several teachers nearby and found Isabella, who did not bat an eye at taking on a 72-year-old neophyte! Since then I have consulted her several times and am always impressed by her know-how and attentiveness. She always takes time to thoroughly explain and adapt the asanas to my ability. In doing so, she continues to inspire and encourage me to deepen my practice.
Isabella opened my eyes to new levels in my yoga practice. She understands that students have different needs and she offers support and help in a very professional way. She has a good knowledge of body structure and yoga philosophy. I am grateful to have met her and to have the opportunity to have her as a teacher. I feel that I have gained both physically and spiritually from practising with her.
Had I been fortunate enough to meet Isabella earlier in my Ashtanga career I could possibly have avoided some pitfalls and subsequent injuries. Unlike some of the Mysore style practices I have attended that sometimes had the characteristic of a conveyor belt, Isabella's classes always leave space for each practitioner. She is very attentive and can spot what the individual student needs to improve his or her practice. In short she is one of the best and most observant teacher I’ve met during my eleven years of Ashtanga practice.
It was obvious to me when I attended Isabella’s class that I had stumbled upon a very accomplished teacher of yoga. I have not previously had the pleasure of being taught by such an experienced, well-rounded, and professional teacher. My ability and enjoyment of yoga has never been greater; neither have I learnt so much about yoga in such a short period of time.