“I rotated 6 vertebra in a snowboarding accident in 2002.Doing yoga a few times a week (the more, the better) helps me live without pain. If I miss a week or 2 of classes, the pain comes back.”
“Practicing yoga for over 2 years has given me much improved flexibility in all joints and my arthritic pain has virtually disappeared. Improved breathing technique has also resulted in a calmer disposition.”
“I started Yoga classes during a bleak period in my life, about 20 years ago. While no magic fairy dust transformed me, my whole outlook is different now.Insomnia used to be my plague, lying awake and
beating myself up because I should be asleep and recharging my batteries but my mind wouldn’t shutdown. Yoga has taught me to do that. Now I look forward to 5:30 am when I can rise and shine and stretch
for 30 to 40 minutes. For me, it’s better than sleeping in and way better than insomnia… Yoga is a very welcome part of my life. Thanks to all Yoga teachers.”
“My friend introduced me to yoga; we both worked together in a very toxic work environment, which was damaging to my mind and soul. Yoga, and especially The Yoga School’s teaching style, has given me the confidence and the determination to set up my own business. Yoga will now be a huge part of my life.”
Regular student, name withheld
“Dearest Nicky. Working with you today was amazing , my sincerest gratitude for your mastery and your wisdom. I cant imagine where I would be today if I had not met you many years ago. You have also shown my children a way to live their lives, I could never thank you enough. Thank you for your kind words, they give me much inspiration. My love is always with you xxx.”
Tess Boes, Owner of Yoga Align Australia.
"I want to say a very big thank you to Nicki, James and the entire Knoff Yoga teaching staff for supporting and nurturing me and my baby through my yoga practice during pregnancy. Your guidance allowed me to continue to practice yoga asana safely, with suitable adjustments and modifications right up to the day of my birth. I felt so much support and kindness from the entire Knoff yoga community, including other students at the school. I had a beautiful birth and I attribute a lot of this to Knoff yoga system and the breathing techniques I learnt at the school.See you all back in class soon.”
Tanya and Quinn
"I regularly attempted to run up Earl Hill, but could not run all the way to the top, I could always only get around half way.
Long story short I damaged my MCL in my Right Knee and put me out of action, I could not run anymore.
I had my teacher training course with Knoff Yoga which is a 3 week intensive course.
Total time with my injury and teacher training time, meant I had not ran at all or attempted Earl Hill for 3 months.
After my teacher training I went back and ran up 3/4 of the way. Couple of days after I attempted it again and could run the whole of Earl Hill and have been ever since.
My lung capacity was not there before my teacher training course. Now my lungs are able to expand further to allow a full breath and supply my body with more oxygen. Allowing me to have enough fuel to reach the top of Earl Hill, running.
To go from never being able to run Earl Hill, then not running at all for 3 months and then suddenly being able to run all the way to the top, was 100% due to an increase in Lung Volume. The Yoga Postures and Pranayama (Breathing exercises) allowed the surrounding muscles of my Thoracic Cavity (rib cage area) to release and my lungs can expand further. This along with the strengthening of my Diaphragm.
I never knew how little of a lung capacity I had until now and it also continues to expand further. Every week I am noticing a little extra with my breathing. There are many more improvements in my overall health and wellbeing thanks to the Knoff Yoga System and the teachers."
Thank you for the Chakra Meditation which I have recently purchased. I have just given the time to listening and reading. What a clear simple helpful and informative presentation you have developed for us. It was a pleasure to watch listen and learn. I will find the technique most helpful I am sure.
Judy Chappell - long term student at The Yoga School.
Before coming to The Yoga school I thought I had been practicing yoga... little did I know that I had only just been touching the surface and my practice was about to transform entirely.
The Yoga School teachers have such a thorough, detailed understanding of the entire human body. Their verbal cueing on how to access each and every posture is exceptional and of a standard I have never experienced before.
Practicing at The Yoga School has helped me on an emotional level through an extremely challenging period of life. It has also helped me on my journey of recovering from a major surgery and the subsequent functional misalignments I have experienced in my body.
Thank you so much to each teacher at The Yoga School for offering such a wonderful space to learn, transform and feel at home. Cairns is very blessed to have such a great school.
“Dear Nicky, Please accept my sincere gratitude and thanks. I feel honoured and nurtured to have been with you yesterday for the private session. I had the best nights sleep and am awake early ready to do my neck exercises.”
Judy Chapell, Private therapy session with Nicky Knoff for neck pain.
“Dear Nicky, I see you often but every time when I see you I don't have time to talk to you. I decided to write Email instead.
I had 3 new students in my class the other day. They have been doing yoga for about 10 years. As soon as they were on the mat I realised that they didn't know the foundation and any other principles of practice. They have their own habits. After that class I was just thinking about yoga generally. All physical habits come from the habits of our mind which is our ego.
The way you have been teaching us by using the principle of practice leads us to change our old physical incorrect habits. That changes our mental habits and we become free from ego.
Both our body and mind are balanced and have harmony. We feel comfortable physically and mentally. Comfort makes us happy. This is what the difference between yoga and other physical exercise too.
That reminds me that teaching and doing the principle of practice is very simple but very powerful.
There is a possibility that I could have been stuck with my old habits if I went to other yoga school. I can't appreciate enough that you are my teacher. I am so lucky."
Tomoko Gregory, Knoff Yoga System Teacher
I just wanted to say I LOVED JAMES workshop in Adelaide a few weekends back- I got SO much out of it- thank you!!
I've been teaching for ten years now and I feel like you just perfectly articulated everything I'm trying to put out there, so thank you for your skill and clarity in sharing.
I would LOVE a copy of your closing words/ prayers you use if you are open to sharing? Your words resonated beautifully.
Many Thanks :)."
Kristin Nelson, Fleurieu Yoga