Within 18 months of starting yoga therapy with Celeste my quality of life was completely transformed.
Since my teens I have suffered terribly with chronic inflammatory arthritis called Ankylosing Spondylitis. My disease flares were constant and my movement was severely restricted. I had previously sought help from physiotherapists, osteopaths, and tried acupuncture and hypnotherapy but to no avail.
When I first met Celeste I was at my lowest ebb and couldn’t live with the pain anymore. With complete calm and an inspiring wisdom, Celeste began step by step to support me to restore my well-being. She encouraged me to build a new and gentle relationship with my body through oiling, food, breathing and Vedic chanting. As I grew a little stronger, Celeste designed a manageable practice of yoga that she continues to modify as my body evolves.
The changes in my body and in my pain levels have been remarkable. I am no longer in excruciating pain and can now lay down in bed, sit up unaided and stretch my body without pain. The inflammatory markers in my blood have reduced dramatically, as have the frequency and intensity of my flares which has also meant I have been able to significantly reduce my medication.
Celeste is a truly inspirational teacher who has taught me so much and given me the gift of joy back again. Yoga therapy with Celeste remains an incredibly important part of my life, one that I am immeasurably thankful for. Kelly F (age 36)