About me as a teacher:
“I’ve never participated in a retreat and was nervous, unsure what to expect. I am so happy I took the leap. The retreat was everything I hoped for and more than I realized I needed.” – a Hot Springs Yin/Yang Yoga Retreat participant
“I had never tried yoga before so I thought it would be very hard and I don’t feel like I am very flexible. I love how patient and positive Audrey is. She gives a wide variety of pose options for modifications and there is never any pressure to perform. I didn’t think initially that I would like it as much as I do! Yoga helps me to be present and mindful and I feel like I have lost inches and have increased flexibility. I look forward to On Water Yoga every week!” – T. T.
“I’m too fat for yoga, HA! Now, I accept myself more. I used to believe that yoga was strict with lots of rules but Audrey rocks, always saying to know your own limits. Yoga can come in many forms from just listening to yourself and breathing to stretching. There isn’t a yoga “type,” anyone can and should do yoga. What I like most about Audrey’s class is that it’s easy going and I don’t feel like I’m wrong, just sometimes different. When I leave I feel renewed, peaceful, relaxed, calm. Since attending this class I can now touch my toes, am more flexible for sure, and I remind myself to breathe through tough situations.” – Wellness Yoga participant at Shasta Community Health Center
“I am going (am starting) to be lusciously sore. I slept so well last night. Good conversation, good scenery, blessings from lovely nature angels, nice exercise working on balance and coordination, working on positive thoughts about myself- my body and abilities, remembering that thoughts and words matter. Being engaged is true for both body and mind. It’s okay to relax slightly but when you feel the slip/wobble engage more… resist the spiral. Is true for paddle board, yoga, and thoughts…therefore life! If life throws you a curve, think fast, engage and be positive and loving. It’s all connected. We are all connected. Being in nature is important, loving and healing on all levels. Movement… ahhh sending what we don’t need down with the push (of the top hand 😉) and pulling away (with the bottom) even though what we are leaving behind no longer serves, that energy, the trajectory and the energy of the water just take it and swirl it into love, nourishment, beauty and positivity for the world to enjoy. These words don’t seem honest, primal, or whole enough to express the gratitude for last night. Thank you.” – Dana, after a Private SUP lesson through On Water Yoga
“The perfect blend of yoga, relaxation, and adventure. Audrey gives excellent instruction and she carved time into the retreat for exploring, massage, and napping!” – T. H., a Hot Springs Yin/Yang Yoga Retreat participant
“Audrey is very aware of her audience and knows how to appeal to all levels. She is always prepared and handles all stressful situations with grace. Her teaching is very compassionate and researched, and she addresses all levels expertly (which is very difficult by the way!). I am learning to take time for myself and regardless of the household chores or everyday living, I make time to be on the lake for On Water Yoga. I LOVE IT!” – C. F.
“I’d describe Audrey as helpful and loving. Her warmth, thoroughness in explaining what your body should be doing, her lovely voice, pacing – whether it’s the fast class or slow, her welcoming and encouraging nature, her inventiveness and changing up the sequencing are all factors that keep me coming back to practice with her. I used to think yoga was all sun salutes and triangle pose, now I see that anything goes! She’s super!” – C. G.
“Audrey always changes the class based on the needs of the students. I used to think that yoga was these superduper poses but I now know I can go at my own pace and I love the spiritual side. I love that Audrey is real. Since coming to her classes, my body is able to relax and my mind is able to let go.” – Wellness Yoga participant
“I didn’t foresee how a lot of meditation would be so helpful, but being a person that never relaxes, this is the only time I ever do and my mind and body feel so fulfilled. I am an old lady that still feels like I’m at least 35! I love the stretch moves, the breathing, listening to Audrey’s voice as she speaks about the different techniques, mudras, and the 30 minute yoga nidra; it all helps me tremendously. Audrey describes the poses to accommodate different disabilities and ages. Audrey made a believer out of me! I haven’t lost any weight but yet I feel my inner body has firmed up. My mentality has changed so much as yoga has given me a sense of well-being: I am more at peace with myself through relaxation and yoga and Audrey have given me something to look forward to. I like myself better and it has given me the opportunity to meet wonderful people. I now breathe better, I feel better, and the inspiration of Audrey’s story and what she has been through, how she looks now, make my low self esteem so much better to the point that I feel beautiful. Yoga is an exercise I can do daily with my disabilities. If I come out of yoga a little sore, it’s a good sore and I’m never sweaty or tired. Just think, an hour and a half class without being tired, but feeling more energetic!” – C.M.
“Audrey created a safe lovely space to hold a retreat. Very organized and challenging, yet so kind and sensitive to each person and their levels. I would and will attend again. So awesome!” – a Hot Springs Yin/Yang Yoga Retreat participant
DIY Active: What’s the Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?
PRNews Wire, January 18, 2017: A Mecca for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Enjoy Magazine, August 2016: Audrey DeLong Teaches On-Water Yoga for Healing
Active NorCal, July 2014: Walking on Water – Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
Record Searchlight, YouTube video, June 2014: Audrey DeLong talks yoga as a healing process