“I have been a student of Keith's for over 6 years.
I had tried other forms of yoga with other teachers before trying Keith's lesson. Since
then there has been changes in many aspects of my life both physically and mentally. I've become a much calmer person and have found that through the sessions I don't stress out about little things so much. This has helped me through the day-to-day problems that I face. I suffered a lot from back pains from when I was a student,( studying sculpture I had to lift a lot of clay) and had to wear a lumber support in my work but now I don't need to and my back pain has ceased. I've found that through yoga I have become stronger especially in my
abdominal region which has helped take the pressure off my back.Other benefits that I have noticed are in my posture in the way I walk and stand. This is especially good as I'm on my feet all day in work. I get a lot of pleasure and a sense of well being from Keith's sessions and find that it goes beyond just a yoga lesson. I am grateful for his attention and support in helping me improve overall.”
Ruriko (Kani) Davies.
“My daughter and l started yoga lessons with Keith Grant in August 2007. My daughter had been suffering with M.E. and l was rather unfit, since then we have both experienced significant benefits.
Keith's relaxed, friendly but firm approach has enabled us to develop a range of exercises that we can use at home.
From being a sceptical stroppy teenager my daughter has been won over and now approaches each session in a positive frame of mind.
It's hard to put a value on how much Keith has helped us both and l cannot recommend his services highly enough.”
“My Yoga experience began just over two years ago at a class with Keith. I usually hid at the back and avoided some of the positions making age and lack of strength my excuse!
Now I have a weekly private lesson so there’s no hiding away – I have to work really hard. Keith has been fantastic in challenging me and giving me the confidence to attempt things that I would have avoided before. I never thought that it was possible to become stronger and more flexible at the age I am. Most people are so busy telling you about the things that you won’t be able to achieve as the years creep on!
So – my advice is to take up Yoga. Enjoy it but take it seriously – it will change your life!
Thanks Keith – I am now growing younger by the week!”
"Keith Grant was my teacher throughout 2003. He is truly an inspirational teacher and as a teacher myself my practice and my teaching improved immensly. His passion for yoga shows through his teaching, his practice, and also in his personal life. His down to earth approach will appeal to the beginner student and his wealth of knowledge to anyone would like to deepen their practice.
In my opinion Keith is one of the best teachers in the area and we are lucky to have him here in Dorset!!"
“I attended yoga classes for a period of 10 weeks and really enjoyed the one-on-one sessions. I had not previously done any kind of yoga and was a total beginner. I started because I wanted to become more flexible and toned and also thought it was a more healthy form of exercise than any other I had participated in before (football, tennis) and didn't fancy a group class.
The sessions were hard work but very enjoyable and you only get out what you put in. If you don't practise in your own time you don't advance as quickly and Keith can spot this a mile off!! He has a friendly approach and also encourages you to constantly try harder and improve.
My classes were broken into easy to complete small stages which were then put together into a longer routine at the end of the class culminating in a complete yoga movement. I found this easy to follow and to remember for practising at home. The class would end with some meditation which was another aspect I had joined for in the first place.”
“I have been one of Keith's students for just over 4 years. In that time I have become proficient in a large number of postures and now utilise what I have learnt from Keith throughout my daily life. I originally tried yoga to deal with general posture and backache problems as well as the everyday stresses we all contend with.
I had tried a number of other yoga teachers before Keith was recommended to me and whilst I had found the yoga to be useful, the classes always seemed to be either too advanced or too strenuous or the teachers too pushy. Keith's style is perfect for me, he takes time to demonstrate fully and explain both the postures and the background to them (a real Yogi!). Without doubt he is the most proficient, patient and knowledgeable of all the yoga teachers I have visited locally - so much so I have no hesitation in recommending him (which I frequently do) to my friends and colleagues. Oh and my posture is now much better and I'm now the epitome of calm!”
Marketing Accounts Manager
“Keith Grant is a joyful and dedicated yoga teacher who has worked with us leading week-long yoga courses in Turkey on more than one occasion.
As a former dancer and martial artist he has a very strong practice himself and enjoys leading people towards finding and developing their own personal practice.
Working out what kind of practice is the best for each individual is something that is often neglected in yoga teaching as clases are pushed through a more or less fixed series of postures. This was Keith’s special interest when he worked with us.
Students value his good humour at the same time as his precise and challenging yoga teaching. Alongside his strong practice Keith is a friendly and sociable yoga teacher who is keen that the practice opens the practitioner to the joy of living.”
Health and Yoga Holidays in Turkey
“Thank you so much for taking the time to plan and deliver your evening. I loved it! And if there were to be anything else about 'loved it' that would be:
Your passion for the subject TOTALLY came across. You inspired me. It's that convincer factor thing. Along the lines of 'if Keith thinks this stuff is good, then it must be!'
Your knowledge is evident and admirable. I aspire to project my voice the way you do.
The structure of the session worked really well. A lovely balance of teacher led stuff, group participation and feedback. So basically, I would like to thank you for doing what you do, and the way that you do it.
I'm looking forward to the next time!”
Glad you enjoyed last Saturday, so did all our members. I have had such great feedback from everyone: they want to know when you are coming back! Maybe we can arrange for you to come back at a later date. Thanks again.”
Southampton Yoga Association
"Thank you for today.
I find you inspirational and you made a massive difference to the whole experience for me.
Your humour and knowledge and fun will stay with me forever.”
“I began practicing yoga with Keith as part of a life style change designed to manage back problems and bouts of extreme anxiety, I have found my practice very beneficial for both. Physically, I feel fitter and more healthy. Emotionally, I feel more balanced and I have tools now to manage anxiety when it begins. And finally, spiritually, I feel more connected with my inner self and more aware of the world around me. Yoga is fab!”
"Though I have received only one private lesson from Keith Grant, this is no reflection on his sensitive teaching style, but rather due to the distance that separates us. His influence is still useful to me in my own practice."
"I came to Keith with several years established yoga practice looking for a teacher who could help me fine -tune my asana work. The one- to- one basis of my lessons means that Keith can intuitively adapt teaching to provide challenging sessions which help me to greatly develop my own personal practice."
Bike it Officer
"As a yoga practitioner for many years I had become very aware that something was missing from my self administered regular practice and I was definately searching for guidance to develop and dare i say remedy this. I began with Keith this year and from my first visit I discovered a deeper way of approaching yoga. It's wonderful for me to have honest observation to bring my habits to my conscious awareness to move more freely and fluidly. I always come away with a revelation which has refreshed my relationship with my practice"
“I had private 1 to 1 yoga lessons with Keith at the end of 2008 after years of stiffness & lower back pain & having tried group yoga sessions at other locations in the Bournemouth area.
I found Keith's attentive approach & easy manner most beneficial. The methods he instilled in me I still use to this day in my own yoga & stretching routine. I would recommend Keith to anyone interested in self improvement of any kind.”
“My first yoga experience was Hatha at a local leisure centre in London. I was hooked from the word go. When we decided to move, one of my main concerns was being able to find a good yoga teacher so that I could carry on with improving my practice. I needn’t have worried. Fortune was smiling at me when I signed up with a fitness club near our new home. Who should be teaching yoga there but Keith Grant.
I spent 3 years learning with Keith. His teaching techniques were innovative. He had an inane intuition to see when someone was not able to manage the full posture and offered adapted alternatives to suit the individuals. He explained the philosophy behind yoga which most yoga teachers would not do. This I feel is an intergral part of the practice, realising the purpose was to focus the mind and clear it off the daily maelstrom of thoughts thus achieving relaxation.
No two classes were the same, keeping students interested and keen to attend the next class. Keith also involved students by giving them the choice of what style of class they wanted on particular days. His one day workshops were always well attended and invigorating for the body and soul. I would recommend Keith to anyone from novice level, to improvers and more advanced levels.”
I have taken weekly yoga classes with Keith for the last two years and I have loved every single one of them. From the start Keith made me feel very comfortable and eased me into yoga. He made me understand the importance of patience and self-tolerance in yoga. I realised after a while that his way of teaching yoga was influencing my way of thinking and leading my life so I developed into a more positive and determined person. I have made enormous progress all due to my efforts and Keith’s gentle but efficient approach of teaching. Keith has a deep knowledge of yoga and knows how to challenge you safely; he has always adapted his session to my needs. I would recommend Keith to anyone from beginner to more advanced person.”
“I have attended one-to-one, weekly classes with Keith in his home studio. I originally went along to find new inspiration to bring into my yoga classes. Not only have I found the classes to be inspiring - Keith has motivated me to tackle more strenuous postures, and therefore reflect this motivation into my classes. Through his teaching practises I have strengthened myself physically and mentally. Keith has a clear and direct approach to teaching, which portrays a confidence and understanding into the class. I cannot recommend Keith highly enough as a yoga teacher and mentor.”
“Shortly after a bereavement, and whilst off work on sick leave, I attended yoga sessions with Keith. I found Keith to be very understanding and very professional with a great depth of knowledge in what he taught me. I have done Yoga previously but have never had a one to one session and found Keith's teaching to be extremely helpful to me. He is very calm and intuitive and has the ability to teach what he knows in a way that is easy to learn.
I found these sessions beneficial at this time in my life, and my practice from this gave me a calming influence in my life and an extra piece of inner strength. The tips he gave me for my everyday practice have also made total sense, are easy to continue with, and beneficial to my long-term health and wellbeing.
In a sentence, a highly skilled and inspirational Yoga teacher, who lives and breathes what he believes in.”
“I can only say that when I started yoga I had a serious problem with the lower part of my back, inflammation and it was very painful at times. To begin with it was very challenging but thanks to the way Keith taught us we were looking forward to our Wednesday morning lesson. My back improved dramatically and I only have Keith to thank. I think that Keith is an innovative and passionate teacher who is capable to take you over your limits and boundaries; sometimes in life you need a challenge - with Keith you certainly have it and I have no problem in recommending him to any future clients.”
Nicola de Paola
“I have known Keith for a number of years and have one to one yoga sessions currently once a month finding him informative, always enthusiastic and professional. Humour and a refreshing honesty are attributes I enjoy in a teacher and I consider him to be at the top of his profession with vast knowledge but still managing to come across as unassuming.”
"I really appreciate Keith’s professionalism and his experience in Yoga. It was very easy to communicate and work with him during the International dance festival project in Russia.
I would recommend Keith Grant as one of the best people to work with."
Art Project Format A1
“I’ve really been enjoying Yoga with you so far, and from doing it a bit each morning it's helped me feel a lot more awake during the day. I don't think I'll ever quite be mega flexible but can feel myself improving gradually.
Participation Dance Lead
"Summer School was ‘varied’, ‘challenging (in a good way)’ ‘Inspirational’,Spectacular’ ‘Exciting’ ‘Worthwhile’ ‘Awesome! But hard work also’, ‘Hard work but fulfilling’ ‘Fun!’
The teachers were ‘amazing and they have all offered new ways to look at dance’.The teachers were full of ‘enthusiasm’ and ‘all [were] welcome to help’. They were ‘welcoming, professional, inspiring’.
Participants wanted to thank all practitioners for an ‘enjoyable’, ‘amazing’ experience where they have ‘gained many different ways to look at dance and movement’, ‘improved technical ability on many different levels’ and had the chance to talk to dancers from companies and learn material from works that have toured.’
Some participants highlighted flying, contact and release was their favourite class and wanted ‘more’. Yoga was also the highlight for some. One participant said ‘I really enjoyed the yoga masterclass as I learnt lots of new things. Maybe it should be in next year’s timetable’. These classes also inspired participants to buy a passport to come to yoga classes in the new term. "