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Students reviews.

Tatyana Vinnikova is a skilled yoga teacher and a consummate professional. She brings to her students the clarity and lightness of yoga's ever complex world of poses, concepts, and other aspects. She teaches you how by bringing yoga into your everyday life, you will start to live and deal with life's problems in a calm, serene way. Every class I take with Tatyana I learn something new and she is very much in tune to any physical injuries her students have had or are dealing with at the present moment. She includes alternate ways to ensure that certain poses can still be done if an injury keeps you from performing the regular pose.

I recommend you attend one of Tatyana's classes; you will walk out of feeling enlightened and will say to yourself, "can't wait to take another one of Tatyana's classes"....

Mary S

I found Tatyana though Yelp about a year ago and it has been such a wonderful experience since then. Tatyana is a very experienced Kripalu trained Yoga teacher. Her class sizes are small and everyone gets individual attention. Every week she will let us try different poses so that the workout does not get monotonous. She pays attention to individual injuries and pains and shows alternate ways to the poses. Everyone in her class can go at their own pace but at the same time she encourages taking challenges. Students don't feel intimidated. She is very kind and compassionate. I look forward to go her class every week.

Sanjucta P

Tatyana Vinnikova Golden Light Studio is a wonderful escape from the "real world" into the world of mind, body and spirit. No matter what level of yoga, she will make you feel comfortable. Her experience and love for her art of yoga is awe-inspiring. I have been a long- time, devoted student for 10 years and look forward to many more.

Marilyn P

I met Tatyana through a friend. She won my appreciation from the first lesson. I did yoga for many years before I met her, so I’m familiar with different teaching stiles. Tatyana is an amazing teacher, who is constantly learning and perfecting her teaching. She is eager to share her newly acquired knowledge with her students. Tatyana is a warm and caring person. She is always ready to help, and never passes a judgments on anyone. Tatyana offers her vast experience in helping people with their aches and pains. She will recommend special stretches to ease a discomfort. I could not ask for a better teacher.

Irina M

I’ve practiced yoga with few yoga teachers but Tatyana is by far most dedicated, spiritual and serious practitioner. This studio provides a wonderful yogic workout experience that will challenge you physically and spiritually. At the same time the environment is very friendly, warm and inviting. Tatyana has a true gift for helping others to reach their potential. I have noticed an amazing difference in my stretching since joining. She is so kind and compassionate, taking each individual's restrictions into consideration.

Rada K

Tatyana created a very special atmosphere in her studio – I feel welcomed whenever I come and no matter how many classes I skipped... I am not very strong or flexible, but I never feel judged or self-conscious in her class. Tatyana is a very warm person; she cares deeply about her students. Her relationship with us is not limited to just yoga sessions. She organizes potluck lunches where everybody brings homemade healthy food to share, people come to her workshops and guided meditation sessions. Every year she takes a group of her students to Kripalu Yoga Center to experience one of their programs. Last year I joined this group for the first time – it was a very exciting trip. I feel myself part of the community of people who love yoga, and I appreciate it very much.

Elena B

If you wish to feel rejuvenated and refreshed AND still get a good work out then come to Golden Light Yoga. A small studio, Tatyana will provide personal attention; make sure you are doing postures correctly in the most non-intimidating manner. Recently renovated, the studio has two large bay windows, wood floors and a sunny glow from the warm butter yellow walls and art. Treat yourself and come. This is how all yoga classes should be!

Robin Z

I started with Tatyana about one month ago, in a single session. From there I joined a larger group. Tatyana is extremely dedicated and has a true gift for helping others to reach their potential. I have noticed an amazing difference in my stretching since joining. She is so kind and compassionate, taking each individual's restrictions into consideration. It is like a small "family" there; the environment is very friendly, warm and inviting. I am a fan :)

Kacy H.

Golden Light Yoga Studio is a nourishing sanctuary in Needham for mind, body and spirit. Tatyana Vinnikova is a seasoned Kripalu-trained yoga instructor who provides a wonderful yogic workout experience in her classes that will invigorate you physically and spiritually. I have been a student of hers for nine (9) years and highly recommend her classes. Tatyana welcomes all levels and shares her passion for yoga, breath work and mindfulness unconditionally with her students. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Lisa Connor

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