Testimonials

for Reiki, Fitness, NLP, Life Coaching, Psych-K and Wellbeing Retreats

Reiki I Course

"I feel so blessed. I really enjoyed working with you yesterday. I felt safe and nurtured, heard and balanced. I sang "Let the sunshine in" this morning. Most importantly, I feel as if something is happening and going to happen in a really good way. No ifs, buts or maybes. And I've already started approaching things in a more adult way. With responsibility, awareness, empathy and responsibility again. It feels different. Thank-you!" Amanda R, 2019, Reiki.

Life Coaching Plus

"Before I started working with Kathy I was going round in circles, over-thinking everything and unable to make a decision to move my life forward. I felt really trapped, by myself! Kathy really helped me think more about what I do want rather than what I don't, and to think about this in detail and positively which has really helped me take action, and I've more of the life I want. She's so kind, reassuring and supportive. Would recommend her to anyone needing some life guidance." Julianna, during COVID lockdown 2020, Life Coaching plus.

PT

"Kathy is an inspirational Personal Trainer. She gets the balance right between carrot and stick - getting you to work out longer and further than you'd perhaps imagine you could, to maximise the benefits." David Whistance, Finance Director and Photographer.

"I feel in great shape. I have lost a stone and a half in two months. I feel better than ever and much more motivated in my work. Well worth the money and effort."  David, IT Consultant.

testimonials for PT, Zumba, Yoga



" Over many years., Kathy has provided the perfect balance of challenge and support to ensure I reach my short term goals or maintain my well being. She is knowledgeable, insightful , thoughtful and authentically focused on what I need without letting me off the hook! Thank you Kathy!"  Mel Richards.

" The remarkable thing about Kathy's Personal Training sessions was how adaptable she was. When I was a pregnant mother, with a toddler, she would alter the class depending on whether we needed to be quiet for the sleeping child, or outside. She was careful to monitor my changing needs as my pregnancy progressed, keeping me wonderfully, but safely, fit throughout. She even had me using my children as weights to lift! We both really miss her now we are no longer in London." Rosalind Whistance, Editor.

" I first met Kathy when she was doing Personal Training, prior to her reiki and life coaching business. She was a great motivator... unfortunately, due to job loss and other events, I plunged into depression. Kathy was the only thing that kept me going. I remember days of total silence, yet Kathy put up with a complete zombie. Kathy herself has come through a lot of things in life and is one of the most positive, joyful people I know. She will enhance your life!"  Marjorie Ellis Thompson, posted on LinkedIn 2001, top qualities: personable, high integrity, creative..

" Kathy is an inspirational Personal Trainer. She gets the balance right between carrot and stick - getting you to work out longer and further than you'd perhaps imagine you could, to maximise the benefits." David Whistance, Finance Director and Photographer.

 " I feel in great shape. I have lost a stone and a half in two months. I feel better than ever and much more motivated in my work. Well worth the money and effort."   David, IT Consultant.

" I first met Kathy at her Zumba classes and was immediately struck by her smile. It made me think I want what she’s got!! I decided then to embark on some one to one sessions as I felt I needed some extra support in order to tackle some ongoing issues. My work is stressful and there are times when I find myself 'running on empty', through Reiki. Its been amazingly therapeutic, helping me to think more clearly. Sometimes we’ve spent sessions on planning and implementing strategies for helping me order my life, as there are occasions when I can be overwhelmed. I can always tell when I’ve just had a session as my approach is calmer and more productive. Perhaps the most surprising thing is that coming from a scientific background I was initially fairly sceptical. However I can highly recommend Kathy to anyone who wants a tailor-made programme to support them at different times. Thank you, Kathy. Yours, Olivia."

Reiki and Zumba dance

"Kathy has been a wonderful inspiration to me. I took Reiki 2 with her in a beautiful retreat in the south of France it was an all engaging experience which has been very beneficial to me and those I have had the privilege to practice on. I have also had Reiki treatments from Kathy which have helped enormously and I am now benefiting from having personal training sessions with her. My sincere thanks to her for helping me move towards my goals."  Jacqueline, 2019-2022 presently.

testimonials for NLP, Psych-K(r) and more 

 A client wanted to reduce her 3 cups of coffee a day to 1 or none. After a short NLP session, she reduced to 3 coffees a week or less.
 " Had one coffee since Friday."  she told me.

" I would like to say thank-you for helping me realise what is important to me, and help me move forward leaving my past behind." Jane, Civil Servant. (NLP, Life Coaching, Reiki)

" I love working with Kathy because she genuinely cares for her patients and is very supportive even after the sessions. She is also well prepared and knowledgable on many healing modalities.  Psych-K is no magical pill but it surely helps you on an emotional level and set propper platforms for you to achieve your goals.  I had emotional blockages with lovint myself and my partner and psycheK has helped me to go further this journey in such a way that I can love on a broader spectrum all of me and all of my partner.  I have tried many modalities before but working with Kathy I began seeing results after the first week. I definitely recommend her and invite you to see for yourself."  Antonio Sandoval , 2020.


" I started working with Kathy almost 3 years ago. My focus was about weight, health, diet, fitness and wellbeing. Through the support Kathy gave me, I now drink water continually through the day without even having to think about it, I stopped drinking fizzy drinks every day and broke my sugar addiction. I’ve lost weight, inches from my waist and I feel better and healthier. I also go to the gym twice a week as with Kathy's support I've found a way to make this work for me and fit in with my busy life. Three years on from my first appointment, 90% of what I wanted to achieve has not only been achieved, it’s now part of my everyday life!
So many times before I’ve started out with good intentions but they’ve fallen by the wayside…not this time! Through Kathy’s support I’ve made fundamental, positive and lasting changes to my life. I’ve just had a booster session to work on the other 10% and I feel confident that I can make those changes.  Not only is Kathy great at what she does but she’s a lovely, kind, warm, supportive and fun person to work with. Thank you Kathy for everything!! "   Lisa G, HR Director.

" What did you do to me?! I've reduced my (5 hours a day) TV watching habit by 50% to an "in control" 2 and-a-half hours a day, am more selective and enjoy it more."   Lesley, Administrator.

" Kathy has inspired me to change my view of myself by 180 degrees. Following two motivational sessions with her and a lovely Reiki session, I have improved my eating habits, my sleeping habits, I've given up smoking (for good!) and I'm exercising regularly.  I feel so positive and in control of myself and that is an amazing turnaround.  Kathy's approach is totally encouraging and supportive and completely non-judgmental.  Jump in with Kathy where you are and she'll inspire you too. I've just started her brand new Zumba classes which is great fun. It took me two hours to cool down but it was a happy glow that I felt."  Patricia, Teacher, 2010. (Patricia succeeded in improving her health, body composition, state of mind and much more with NLP, life coaching, EFT, fitness training, dietary recommendations, lifestyle changes, Zumba dance classes and Reiki energy treatments.)

I would highly recommend Kathy as a therapist to help you with your life, goals, problems, health and fitness.  After a session with Kathy you always leave feeling energised and motivated with a renewed positive enthusiasm towards life.  

Kathy is the happiest most positive person I know she exudes it.  This of course gets passed on to you during the session.  It's impossible to resist!

She uses a wide range of therapies and techniques depending on your needs at the time, including; NLP, Psych-K, life coaching, visualisation, EFT, Reiki and tailor-made health and fitness coaching.  She also runs Reiki sessions which is highly recommended.  

She is brilliant at helping you organise your life, coaching you through tough times.  She guides you to solving your problems by changing your perspective towards them, challenging your beliefs and replacing unhelpful thoughts with a new positive outlook, making your problems seem far less important to you, it feels like they disintegrate during the session.

After already feeling great after all this, it's amazing to finish the session with a blast of Kathy's Holy Fire Reiki healing!  Leaving you feeling very calm and relaxed.

I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone who would like help in their life for any issue big or small, or for anyone who just wants a boost to feel even better!  Kathy is the best therapist I have ever known, a bright shining light and a friend to rely on."   Jon Cheng.

Life Coaching

" After our sessions, I not only managed to fly to New York, but flew twice more this year including with my family in the summer. May never be my favourite thing but I can do it! I also kicked the chocolate habit and lost a stone. Thanks for your help. Very best wishes." RO, 2019, Psych-K and NLP.

" After I saw you the other week, I felt energized, motivated invigorated and so inspired thank you so very much. I am glad I have found you and you are now officially my 'miracle coach' !!! ...very positive all round and inviting abundance into my life. On the same day I saw you I got myself a new job... and because I was so present and enthusiastic they offered me work there and then... I have also met my 'partner' so it seems..."   B, Performing Artiste. (Life Coaching, NLP)

" I have worked with Kathy since, I think, from 2009. I had a list of things that I wanted to do and achieve. I am glad to say, most has been ticked off. Each year starts with a focussed session on what's to be done that year and Kathy always helps me focus on the task ahead." Sumita, business entrepreneur, Massage School.

" I saw Kathy for Life Coaching regularly over a period of 3 months last year and found my work situation as a Shiatsu Therapist grew as a result. She is a very warm, humorous and alive person who delighted in helping others find and live their potential. If you are looking for support in making a transition in your life, Kathy is a good person to work with." Karen Livesey, film-maker and Shiatsu Therapist, posted on LinkedIn in 2010.

"As promised, I wanted to send you an update on how things are going since our session so far. I am much more keen to connect with others and socialise, and less anxious about joining groups of strangers. For me that's a huge shift that allowed me to sign up for a workshop that I never would have had the courage for before. So that's definitely progress! A big Thank-You for helping me shift."   K, 2019, Psych-K, Life Coaching, NLP.

"I saw Kathy for life coaching regularly over a period of 3 months and found my work situation as a Shiatsu Therapist grew as a result.  She is a very warm, humorous and alive person who delights in helping others find and live their potential.If you are looking for support in making a transition in your life, Kathy is a good person to work with." January 2010, Karen Livesey, posted on LinkedIn.

"Before I started working with Kathy I was going round in circles, over-thinking everything and unable to make a decision to move my life forward. I felt really trapped, by myself. Kathy really helped me think more ahout what I do want rather than what I don't, and to think ahout this in detail and positively, which has really helped me take action and live more of the life I want. She's so kind, reassuring and supportive. Would recommend her to anyone needing some life guidance." Julianna, during coronavirus lockdown 2020, Zoom/videocall Life Coaching.


" I first met Kathy in 2017.  She often came to our café for lunch.  There was always a connection and it was then that I learnt about the French retreat.  This was something that I've always wanted to experience.  During the summer of 2018 I sadly lost my mother which was very emotional and very sudden.  It was at this point I was drawn to calling Kathy, booking, and on a flight to France.  The whole weekend was very cathartic.  I was able to relax, face some of my emotions and was able to feel at peace.  The hospitality, food, service and the retreat were all amazing.  Both Kathy and Robert treated me like a family member.  We laughed, I cried and totally relaxed.  So much so, that I have booked the house to celebrate my 50th birthday with four very close girlfriends.  An ideal place to share and make memories, I shall always spend the weekend in September to remember my dear loving mother as I know she'll be looking down on us.  Kathy and Robert are true gems.  This hideaway should be added to everyone's "bucket list".  Thank you both for giving back some love."  Justine, 2018 and Wellbeing Retreats in 2019 and 2020.

Reiki

" I feel so blessed. I really enjoyed working with you yesterday. I felt safe and nurtured, heard and balanced. I sang "Let the sunshine in" this morning. Most importantly, I feel as if something is happening and going to happen in a really good way. No ifs, buts or maybes. And I've already started approaching things in a more adult way. With responsibility, awareness, empathy and responsibility again. It feels different. Thank-you!" Amanda R, 2019, Reiki.

" The Reiki 1 Course was an unforgettable experience in my life. Before attending the course I was quite nervous, but Kathy taught me gently, she patiently made everything easier and understandable. I am so thankful for that. Several months after, I tried to give others reiki, they all felt miracle and amazing. I believe I am giving Reiki as well as my love and kindness to them, just like Kathy gives her love and care to us. Reiki is changing my life, it makes my life positively with hope. Love, Vivi."   Vivi (English is her second language), Reiki 1 Course, 2019.

" My 1:2:1 Holy Fire Reiki levels I & II training was a transformative life-changing experience. Kathy held such a beautiful space with an angelic & loving presence. She is a very gracious, respectful & attentive teacher. This was such a blessing, I am eternally grateful."  Anna Stubbs, testimonial on google, 2018, Reiki Courses.

" Kathy is a wonderful reiki practitioner and it was a real joy to do the reiki course with her. She is patient, passionate and has a beautiful sense of calm when teaching. Since completing the course, I have felt a profound shift within the way I approach life. I feel my old unhelpful habits are loosening and that there is a new path opening in front of me. I would strongly recommend studying with Kathy. " Kathryn, Head of Drama and Teacher at a private girls school, Reiki level II (Practitioner) Course 2018.

"After spending time with Kathy and teaching me reiki course 1, I have kept practising self healing everyday and I'm learning more and more about the power of reiki. For 15 years I've had a very self destructive daily habit that as much as I tried over and over again, I kept on failing to stop the repetitive behaviour. During my 21 day self healing, I've found the strength to just stop! I can't tell you how much of a miracle it feels to me. It has and will continue to make a positive difference in all areas of my life. And I'm so so thankful to you Kathy - you are a warm, caring, shining light." Chrissie, 2017.
 
" I first met Kathy at her Zumba classes and was immediately struck by her smile. It made me think I want what she’s got!! I decided then to embark on some one to one sessions as I felt I needed some extra support in order to tackle some ongoing issues. My work is stressful and there are times when I find myself 'running on empty', through Reiki. Its been amazingly therapeutic, helping me to think more clearly. Sometimes we’ve spent sessions on planning and implementing strategies for helping me order my life, as there are occasions when I can be overwhelmed. I can always tell when I’ve just had a session as my approach is calmer and more productive. Perhaps the most surprising thing is that coming from a scientific background I was initially fairly sceptical. However I can highly recommend Kathy to anyone who wants a tailor-made programme to support them at different times. Thank you, Kathy. Yours, Olivia."

  " We have now completed the Reiki I Attunement. I had an amazing experience the past two days, a lot of different physical feelings and emotional feelings, some of which I had never experienced before. I was very tense and worried before I came for the first session but I am now so glad that I went through this process. I have a feeling of relief (huge relief) inside of me but also peace, joy, happiness and contentment. I hope to hold these feelings with me always. Thank you so much Kathy for making this experience as gentle and smooth as possible; it has made all the difference I guess, and thank you for sharing this gift."   Pauline, 2018.


MOVEMENT to improve your body and mood

Fast track BEHAVIOUR CHANGE techniques
Move from stuck to PROGRESS and to Winning
Eradicate PHOBIAS, bust bad HABITS, eject old outworn beliefs
MOTIVATION to take those first steps
FOOD AND DRINK advice to suit your palate
CONFIDENCE as you experience your goals
FEEL GOOD NATURALLY with an organic approach
ACCELERATE progress with positive thinking mantras
SUPERHEAL and rejuvenate with Reiki for your inner smile

VIDEOS : zumba dance and exercise

Kathy Yvanovich YouTube channel: kathy yvanovich - YouTube

Dance to the Love Shace,
Fresh Exciting easy dance fitness for all,   Easy moving’ with Marvin,
Sun-lounger core workout,  
  1,2,3 Shake Your Body Down,
Dance with a friend at La Isla Bonita          Fitness for a Lovely Day,    
20 seconds Stretch: 20” Sofa Stretch break,  
Sofa squat challenge,
 
Zumba dance class: Greek dance  (20+) Facebook,  Zumba dance class: Spanish  Facebook,  
Zumba dance class: Great Balls of Fire   (20+) Facebook,  

25" videos for Spine/strength/core: Slow, controlled sequences for flexibility and strength
Crab Reach.mov (vimeo.com) 
Underswitch – Beast to Crab and Crab to Beast.mov (vimeo.com)

5" Sofa Stretch Break: Kathy Yvanovich (@kathyyvanovich) • Instagram photos and videos,   
Cosmic Dancer pose, wherever you are!   Kathy Yvanovich (@kathyyvanovich) • Instagram photos and videos,    
Tree pose Kathy Yvanovich (@kathyyvanovich) • Instagram photos and videos,    
Out for a walk? Do some step-ups!   Kathy Yvanovich (@kathyyvanovich) • Instagram photos and videos,  

British Heart Foundation videos:
What happens inside your body when you exercise? - YouTube
What does fat do to your body? - YouTube