Testimonials

“Nova is one of those rare, very ‘real’ human beings, which along with her calm and meaningful teaching style…make her a truly inspirational yoga teacher. Having practiced Yin yoga with her for a few months, I decided to join her yoga retreat in the French Alps in December and have to say it was one of the most wonderful weeks I’ve ever had. Great food, fun and inspiring yoga and deep meditative space, Just Perfect! “CS
“Nova and her innovative fun and every time different sequences made me really love yoga. Especially vinyasa flow. It helped me to get through a tough time. And really helped to get into a fit state again. Both, physically and mentally.
My love for yoga then spread into retreats skilfully arranged by Nova & the team. And eventually was encouraged by them to join teachers training course.
Sadly I haven’t completed full 200h course at  Affinity TT (teachers training), due to relocation. But I am planning to start again now. As it transforms your life so subtly. And really makes life more fulfilling, calmer, balanced. Improves overall wellbeing, strength and general mood. Nova’s jokes and laid back attitude add perfect component to the mix. It’s one of the best experiences I had while living away from home. Real sense of self and warm friendly vibe. You won’t be disappointed. “MD
“Thank you so much for this weekend it was totally brilliant. Having not been on a retreat for 3 years, I am now wondering why I procrastinated so long! It was inspiring and I feel re-energised. You set such a brilliantly relaxed and informal vibe that everyone was at ease straight away. How you did it with Leo in tow in nothing short of impressive!!
I do hope our paths cross again :)”A
“What a fantastic weekend! Thank you, thank you! It was just what I needed (although I could have just carried on!), and although a total space cadet on Sunday night, came back to Monday feeling so re-energized and inspired!”NP
“LOVED last Sundays class btw. The world needs more of you and that.
Sorted me right out, not to mention my hot partner!
Thank-you for both those things.”SW
Recent Google Reviews
2 months ago
Nova is a truly teacher – intelligent, experienced and authentic – she speaks from the heart and draws on her wealth of experience on and off the matt to bring ideas to life. The CPD workshops I have done with her have been the perfect balance of informative and inspiring.
2 months ago
Had a great CPD day – lovely cosy venue love the Mum/Daughter combo. Aveyda is a fascinating subject and I know we were only able to scrape the surface of Nova’s knowledge in the time we had – thank you
5 months ago
Great and inspiring workshop on Yoga adjustments.
I recommend it to anyone that wants to get a better understanding of the alignment and adjustment of the poses.
Great teacher!
Edel Pyrgos

7 months ago
The day began with a challenging Ayurveda based yoga class, priming us nicely for our introduction to Ayurveda in general. After a wonderful lunch in a local Iranian restaurant, we explored how the princilples we were beginning to …More
a year ago
Still on a high and feeling the benefits (physically and emotionally) of Nova’s January Digital Detox yoga retreat at Brazier’s Park in Oxfordshire! The retreat had it all – inspirational yoga practise, restorative meditation, welcoming …More
2 years ago
Whether you are looking to become a teacher or deepen your personal practice, I can’t recommend Affinity’s Teacher Training course highly enough. …More
2 years ago
I attended Nova’s yoga weekend retreat in Feb 2014 and had a fantastic time – Nova really looked after us and the yoga was fantastic we did a dynamic yoga flow in mornings which was fantastic and Yin in the evenings which was equally …More
Carly Stone

2 years ago
Just back from my first yoga weekend retreat. A beautiful location, food, teacher, people and of course fantastic yoga and meditation. All different levels of yoga experience and age ranges. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to experience some peace, calm and well being.
2 years ago
Nova and her teacher training course reminds me of poet Rumi when he said, “Be with those that help your being”. Nova is an amazing teacher with the ability to inspire and transform through her soulful classes and heart-felt TTC. She has …More


3 years ago
I have used Affinity Yoga for over a year – having been referred through a friend for help with recovery from a back injury initially, Nova’s knowledge and enthusiasm for yoga has kept me at it!
A Google User

7 years ago
I have met over past year many Yoga teachers, where I thought the problem is me and the fact that Yoga might simly not be the best for me. That was not the fact. I would recomend her to anyone, as I believe it is all about how experience …More