”As a beginner Bowspring Practitioner, Saskia has been the most amazing teacher and mentor. She brings joy to the practice, and such deep knowledge of the body, mind and soul. As a result, my posture has improved, and my body mechanics enhanced. I also noticed that my body has become more sculpted. Bowspring is so much more than a physical workout. For example, my throat and neck opened up while doing bowspring, unleashing emotions I wasn’t aware I was carrying. I’ve been fortunate to join the bowspring global movement, which is dedicated to making this world a better place for all.Yona Backer New York, United States
”Saskia is a fantastic teacher of the incredible Bowspring method. I was recently able to benefit from a whole week's retreat with Saskia during which we practiced Bowspring and meditation. This retreat really provided me with the chance to nourish body, mind and soul and brought me a great amount of physical healing and a vast amount of peace to me. I could practically feel my body rearranging itself in response to Saskia's teachings and manipulations of my body! The benefits were immediate and so far are lasting, which is a spectacular success! I came to the retreat with a bad hip (I had corrective surgery which went terribly wrong and I didn't and do not expect this to be healed!) and a stiff lower back, a head full of worries and a lot of fear of not being able to practice Bowspring to its fullest - Saskia showed me ways of doing this and I got everything out of the retreat that I had hoped for or could have wished for.
Saskia has a huge amount of wisdom, knowledge and insight and teaches and shares this with profound compassion, sensitivity, love, care and enormous passion. I was and still am a beginner but I can already feel how this method and Saskia's teaching are transformational. I have a lot more mobility in my hip and less pain, my back feels less seized-up and all my other little aches and pains (shoulders, neck, the usual) were gone. I also noticed this when practicing my other sports, mainly road-cycling and swimming upon my return home. Prior to this wonderful, refreshing and mind-opening retreat I had the privilege to have Saskia teach me the basics online via Skype for 10 sessions. I could already then not believe how insightful Saskia is and how observant and analytical of posture and movement, even remotely! This encouraged me to do the retreat and my mind was then fully blown! I treated myself to an individual session with Saskia addressing my specific difficulties and pains and she also gave me a massage and moulding/manipulation, which was amazing too.
Throughout the event Saskia teaches a wonderful and liberating philosophy with thoughts that help free the mind and heart and teaches participants to assume responsibility for their lives, thoughts, bodies and minds. Her teaching, both physical and mental, is empowering, liberating, compassionate and her words are beautiful and come from the (radiant) heart. She lives what she preaches and that is evident in every moment, as she practically glows with beauty, inspiration, wisdom, passion and strength. It was a privilege to be there with her for the week and if I can repeat this wonderful experience, I will do my very best to do so!
The organisation of the event was faultless. The setup is fabulous, the location splendid, beautiful and peaceful, the food wonderful - nourishing, plentiful, wholesome and cleansing (thanks Devii!). The talks (formal and informal) were enlightening and Saskia's patience has no equal! The passion, joy, belief and love Saskia brings to her teaching, the Bowspring method and the associated therapeutic belief system are inspiring. I had an amazing time at the retreat, I learnt lots and came back full of motivation and inspiration, new-found flexibility and in general the aspiration to be a better person for myself and everyone around me.
Thank-you, Saskia, keep on shining the light for us all!Martine KeyteUnited Kingdom
”I had the honor and privilege of being the recipient of Saskia's teaching of the Bowspring and Saskia's magical touch with her massages. I miss Saskia's always gentle alignment reminders and adjustments. I always felt safe that I wasn't going to tweak my body in way that would cause pain later. When I got my first fascia massage from Saskia, I had been experiencing knee pain on and off for a year or so but after her massage the pain was gone! Anyone experiencing Saskia's teaching or touch will be forever changed.Julia GibsonColorado, United States
”If you are considering private instruction, I cannot recommend Saskia highly enough - as a new practitioner with physical injuries - she took the time to understand my current state and limitations, and helped me with a tailored approach that allowed me to begin the practice without causing injury. She always seems to know how to explain both the poses and the underlying principles to help me really "feel" when I was properly aligned and when I was not, when to push a little harder, and when to soften! During private lessons, you really get a chance to discover the depth of her knowledge of the bowspring practice as well as how she has integrated her vast experience with breathing techniques, massage, and other meditative practices into a well-rounded instructional offering. Be careful though - her enthusiasm is infectious! 😉
As a class instructor, Saskia manages to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive, blending focused instruction with laughter and sillyness. She is consistent while still allowing for flexibility to adapt to any specific needs that arise in a given class, and she has a clear depth of knowledge of the practice. She always seems to know when to cue additional reminders, and how to maintain a positive energy throughout the class. Her authenticity, love of the practice, and desire to help others along on their own personal improvement journey are obvious to all who are lucky enough to experience one of her classes.Cori McDermottColorado, United States
”If I could, I would come back immediately. You impressed me by your large knowledge about different yoga styles and techniques. The most impressive was probably the pranayama we did in the morning session. You prepared every lesson so well for us and were so consistent and conceptional. The days were perfectly framed. Thank you very much for sharing your food knowledge with us. I appreciated also the noble silence in the mornings and the peace it brought.Franziska BoshardSwitzerland
”The most amazing experience of my life. Bar my son. Saskia you are truly awesome! I cannot put into words how I feel as a result of my 5 days with you. All I can say... is that I love you! Especially for enlightening me in a way I didn't believe possible, yet I achieved it. Your retreat is second to none. You have given me peace, I felt I was there already but I was wrong until today. Your god given gift is your vocation.Barbara HodgeMallorca
”We were so excited but I don't think any of us expected just how perfectly blissful it was going to be.You managed to negotiate the logistics of such a diverse bunch of people coming from all over to this retreat all for very different reasons without missing a beat. The yoga on the pool deck was wonderful, the food fresh and delicious. We loved our free time to explore the island and in fact the only change I would make in future is to come a day earlier and stay a day later to truly experience its magic. I love that you are fantastically human and life's pleasures are not only allowed but to be enjoyed! We are all constantly trying so hard to find a balance in life and I think you teach that best of all.Toni SavageMallorca
”My first yoga class ever was with you and my first series of classes afterwards. After every class I felt stronger, calmer, had more balance in life and not simply physical ability. Even as an athlete, I found a new appreciation for movement and have continued my practice ever since.Stefan GrecuCanada
”I feel very lucky that I got the chance to work with Saskia and I have made improvements in my flexibility that I didn't think were possible. I believe that one of the reasons I can train so hard and remain injury free is down to the regular yoga practice I have been doing with Saskia.Rob MartinOwner/Head Coach CrossFit Mallorca, 2012 Spanish CrossFit Champion
”I have been going to Saskia for private practice for 1 year now, and I find myself constantly inspired by her teachings. Saskia combines body and mind beautifully, adapting practice to ones needs and always brings positive energy to share with her students. Saskia continuously opens the doors for learning and improvement practice and understanding, and I feel my own practice has grown a great deal in light of this.Laura CubieYoga teacher, Mallorca
”Thank you so much for all the help you've given me over the last weeks to overcome migraine and sleep problems. You're yoga therapy is fantastic, I am already seeing results! The integration of all your learning has combined to create a very special and unique form of treatment. Having searched for over 25 years for help to overcome migraine I can only express my deepest gratitude to you. What's more, you are a gorgeous, warm hearted and powerful young woman with so much to share.Lynne CharltonPsychotherapist, Cardiff
”Saskia'a love and belief in what she is teaching shines in all her classes. With her guidance and compassion you can breathe your way through the most challenging asanas. Her honesty of all life's challenges and grounded approach to working through them, both mental and physical, are an inspiration to me, and whilst living in the present, I will be counting the days to her return to our magical island!!Jackie FarinaMallorca