"I was fortunate enough to have Sally MacGowan as my teacher trainer whilst undertaking the VIYETT 500 hour Diploma of Yoga Teaching in 2018. I have also attended several of Sally's yoga and meditation classes and will continue to do so for as long as she continues to teach them, as
she is one of the most amazing and knowledgeable yoga teachers I have ever had.
Upon first meeting Sally at the VIYETT orientation in Dec 2017 I was drawn to her beautiful spirit, and upon having her as a teacher trainer I have been blessed to receive her deep knowledge in all aspects of yoga. She is a generous, positive and kind teacher who brings the best out in all her students, she has assisted me through challenging times throughout my teacher training and allowed me to deepen my understanding of yoga in order to connect more fully to myself and in turn my future students."
"Sally is an exceptional teacher. She was one of my teachers during my teacher training and I am still one of her students. To me what most represents Sally as a yoga teacher and person is that she exemplifies yoga principles of respect, steadfastness and deep commitment to personal practice. She appreciates and attends to individual needs and circumstances. I was very lucky to be mentored by her for Prenatal Yoga. Her knowledge and understanding of every stage in woman’s life inspired me in teaching Yoga for pregnant women."
"When I arrived on the yoga mat 7 years ago, I had been very unwell for some time. After a Chronic Fatigue diagnosis and through consultation, I arrived at VIYETT in Hampton, unsure as to what to expect.
Sally's presence was felt instantly. Before she even began teaching her class, I knew I was in for something very special. Sally is full of Light and Wisdom. She exudes kindness and compassion. She embodies the teachings of Yoga and I personally found this to be very calming and reassuring as a novice.
Sally's knowledge of all things Yoga never fails to surprise me. She is committed to her personal practice and she shares her love of Yoga with all students. As a teacher, she guides with love and gentleness. Sally, in essence, is a gift and I am eternally grateful. Yoga has radically changed my life and Sally has played a pivotal role in my recovery, through her teaching.
Thank you Sally."
"I have been practising yoga for over 15 years and am a newly qualified yoga teacher. During this time I have trained with many different teachers and practiced several different styles. I cannot recommend Sally MacGowan enough, she is simply in a league of her own. She is a wonderful teacher and teacher trainer. Her classes are nurturing and holistic, incorporating asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, relaxation and meditation. Sally’s vast expertise and knowledge allows her to easily adapt her classes to all levels, making them appropriately challenging, loving, peaceful and introspective. Sally is the epitome of all things yogic on and off the mat. I am deeply grateful to her."
"I am truly grateful to Sally for sharing her warmth and wisdom during my YTT journey. Sally radiates love and light. Her patience, knowledge and passion allow her to be a wonderful teacher."
"I met Sally MacGowan twelve months ago when I began my Yoga Teacher Training at VIYETT Yoga School in Hampton in Feb 2018. Sally is an amazing yoga teacher, her knowledge of all aspects of yoga is excellent, she taught us Shatkarma, Meditation, Pranayama, Yogic Nutrition, Asana, Yoga for clients with special needs and so much more. Sally has a beautiful, loving, kind hearted nature and this comes across in all of her teaching, so that during the year I learnt about yoga but I also learnt so much about myself.
As well as the teacher training I also regularly participated in Sally's weekly Hatha yoga class and Meditation classes. This was an amazing opportunity for me to see the yoga I was learning about in class put into practice. Sally is skilled at guiding the class into a relaxed, meditative state, so that students can enjoy an hour of asana and leave class with a sense of peace and tranquility. Her meditation classes include pranayama, mudra and meditation with every week including different practices to experience. Sally is knowledgeable, kind, caring and to me, embodies the whole yogic philosophy. I highly recommend Sally as a yoga teacher and teacher trainer, she has a wealth of knowledge ready to share and I feel privileged to have learnt so much from her. "
"As a new mum attending Sally’s yoga classes was one of the highlights of my week. Her warm and friendly nature created a sanctuary where I was nourished and recharged. I always left the class feeling both calm and energised, with a sense that all was well in my world again.
Sally’s ability to shift my energy from frazzled to grounded encouraged me to further my understanding of yoga and enrol in a teacher training. Again, I was fortunate enough to have Sally as my teacher. She teaches from the heart, drawing on her depth of knowledge to create classes that are meaningful and inspiring. Her beautiful presence, nurturing energy and generous support are a gift. Importantly she embodies the principles of yoga with integrity and authenticity.
I feel profoundly grateful for the privilege of having Sally as one of the wonderful teachers on my life enriching yoga journey and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone. "
"I completed my 500hr YTT through distance learning under the helm of Sally MacGowan in 2016. I found the course to be comprehensive, thorough and traditional in its teachings of the yogic tradition, but most importantly, I found the support and feedback Sally gave me during my studies to be priceless. Her knowledge and embodiment of the tradition is deep, and she is able to pass this on to her students, including those such as myself, who was studying independently and remotely. Because of her guidance, I have been able to not only deepen my own practice, but pass this knowledge on to my students in an understandable and authentic way. Many times I have looked back at gratitude for having completed my training under her guidance, and am so thankful I choose to study with VIYETT and Sally"
Inner Power Yoga Australia, Exmouth WA
"I attend the Hampton Yoga Centre (VIYETT) and have been a member for many years. I have been a yoga student on and off for over 30 years and when I found myself with time to be able to re join classes I looked for a centre that provided traditional hatha asanas and pranayama and incorporated the principles of yoga. I am lucky to have Sally MacGowan as one of my teachers over several years at the centre. She embodies the principles of yoga in her every movement and word. I do many classes at the centre each week but Tuesday mornings asana class with Sally followed by her 60 minute meditation class are my favourite. I have found the philosophies and principles Sally is able to provide during those couple of hours impact the quality of my week in a very positive way. We are blessed to have Sally at our Yoga Centre.”