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Sylvia July 26, 2016
We were a small group of excited women stepping to the path of becoming yoga teachers. Samara led us through thoughtfully, kind yet challenging through this 4 months of training. The guidance coming from her made me become and open vessel to feedback, thoughts and feelings. "Being in service for others" grew to another meaning for me, and this whole journey of becoming a yoga teacher is a pure bliss. Thank you for all your great support, Samara! Hope to see you somewhere in the globe again.
Golnar Soraya July 25, 2016
This individual moved (followed her boyfriend) to Budapest, Hungary. She was offering yoga classes in English and, being friends with her boyfriend and wanting to be supportive, I signed up and paid for 10 classes in advance. The classes themselves were mediocre, more Pilates then yoga, and she would rush through each position as if she was trying to finish the class as soon as possible. Anyway, Samara's relationship ended, and she left Budapest... With my deposit. I contacted her asking for it back and the response was essentially "too bad". Amazing customer service right? I would not recommend her classes to anyone. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Response from Samara: Hi Golnar, I am sorry that you had bad experience in my class. You are absolutely entitled to that. I would like to clear a couple of things up. It was stated in the waiver that you signed that the studio existed as a pop-up studio closing June 1st and that all passes that were purchased were non-refundable. I was and will continue to be completely up front with all payment information. The class description available to you online is described as a 'power yoga class' and openly states the class is fast-paced and high energy with lots of movement, for the duration of an hour - I like to deliver a consistent product and manage expectations as well respect people's time and start and finish classes on time. I also personally reached out to you several times throughout the eight months for the opportunity to use your classpass and be a part of our growing community, which I would have love to have you participate in. Wishing you the best of luck. Warmly, Samara Zelniker 300 RYT Founder Mindfulness Matters www.mindfulnessmatters.ca
Yann Azoulay August 06, 2015
I had the pleasure of going on my first retreat in Costa Rica led by Samara. Not only was the resort perfect and in a beautiful area but every meditation, yoga class or simple talk with samara or the others made me grow in ways I could have never done without this experience. Samara was so insightful, real, has the most soothing voice and leads challenging classes. I'm looking forward to going back on another reatreat and recommend it to anyone considering going!
sam August 06, 2015
I love taking Samaras yoga class. the classes are challenging, yet she keeps you inspired and motivates through. She plays great music, and makes it a point to correct the pose or help push you deeper into it. I highly recommend practicing with her!
Leigh Taylor Bornstein August 05, 2015
I have had the pleasure of taking part in a number of Samara's classes. Each time, I have enjoyed them thoroughly - Samara makes you feel a sudden sense of calmness, and takes her time talking through the poses; taking each moment to allow you to unwind and adjust, ensuring you are maximising the effectiveness of each class.