Dina's Yoga & Pilates Instruction - Testimonials
Dina's Yoga & Pilates Instruction - Dina Lorraine Smodlaka, CPT, E-RYT, YACEP
"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely, earnestly, and with awareness."
                                                                                                   -- the Buddha
Happy Clients Say:
 
"I have been a client of Dina’s for over 3 years She has always been very professional in her dealings with me and has always tried to accommodate my special needs.  I have a severe neurological illness which impacts my balance  and therefore make me unable to perform many of the classic yoga poses.  She has always modified my sessions to accommodate my special needs whether they be on the floor, wall or chair."
-  Keith, Garwood, NJ

"I was able to continue my Yoga/Pilates sessions with Dina until my 8th month of pregnancy!!!  I felt great and had so much energy!  I can't wait to resume my sessions!"
 -- Jessica, Metuchen, NJ
 
"Since starting a Yoga/Pilates practice with Dina, my doctor has taken me off one of my medications!  Not only do I look better, but my stomach issues are reaping the benefits!  I love my sessions!"
-- Jill, South Plainfield, NJ
 
"I've known Dina for years and ever since I met her, she has been trying to get me to practice Pilates.  Over the summer, I committed to a new diet and exercise program and decided to make Pilates a part of it.  I can't believe I waited so long to start!  Although it's a challenge, Dina is so motivating that it's impossible to not push yourself to do your best.  In the two months since I started, I've lost inches and gained strength I never thought possible.  I'm officially an addict!!"
 -- Shannon, Clark, NJ
 
"...compliments for Dina! Never have I craved exercise more than chocolate cake, and you've got me hooked!"
- Katie, Franklin Park, NJ
 
"Dina's instruction in Pilates and Yoga has enabled me to experience a
sense of power in my body that I hadn't realized before. I came to her
class recovering from an injury; after working with her, I feel more
strength in my body than I did before my injury. She is an incredibly
supportive teacher who knows the right time to challenge me to bring me to
new levels in my practice. With her help, I have gone from cautiously
moving my body in Chair Yoga to relishing in Pilates multiple times a
week. Her passion for Yoga and Pilates is infectious, and I can't
recommend her more highly!"
- Dara, Woodbridge, NJ
 
" I am 73 years old and have been Dina's student for more than 2 1/2 years.  Some of the benefits I have experienced are greater energy, mental clarity and reduced stress.  I have even noticed that my balance has been restored and improved.  Try Yoga, especially with Dina -- she is a very professional and experienced instructor -- it's great!"
- Dolores, South Amboy, NJ
 
" You KICK ASS at kicking ass!  Love your Pilates class!"
- Alison, Hoboken, NJ
 
"I want you to know that I am grateful I met you this summer and I think you are a wonderful teacher. I experienced 5 or 6 different instructors and you are by far one of a kind. You have this incredible energy that makes all the difference. I love the way you ask us to smile and give us inspirational messages and encouragement that can be applied to our everyday lives. This really meant a lot to me. Thank you so much and Namaste!!"
- Deanna, Westfield, NJ
 
"I'd had some not-so-favorable experiences with yoga in the past but when I got pregnant I was encouraged by a friend to take pre-natal classes with Dina. It finally clicked! Dina made yoga enjoyable and I've learned so much from her. It has been an excellent way to connect with my baby. She is very knowledgeable about all kinds of yoga practices, including pre-natal and post-natal. Because I've continued practice well into week 35 (and maybe beyond) I believe what she tells me--- that labor and recovery will be much easier because of my yoga training. And I fully intend to go back after the baby arrives!"
 - Sarah, Westfield, NJ
 
"For an hour each day, my mind is engaged and energy is flowing.  I notice a sharper clarity and focus, as I incorporate our different breathing techniques in my day to day activity.  My stress levels are down and these are only a few of the benefits I receive from Dina's Yoga & Pilates classes."
- Kevin, South Plainfield, NJ
 
"Looking at you, focused, radiant, thorougly enjoying and believing what you are doing made me see you and yoga in a new light . Actually only now I perfectly understand all your enthusiasm while you were speaking or writing about Yoga and Pilates before. Now I saw you in action, living it -- and I fully understand why you receive so many compliments."
- Suzanne, Staten Island, NY
 
"I am so happy to have moved to Pilates. Even with the Basic series of exercises, I feel the benefits which are greater than what I was doing so far. My back pain has been reduced noticeably, a very important benefit; all kinds of aches and pains, especially in joints, have also gone down significantly; and my overall energy level has improved.  As far as Pilates is concerned, I think I will be happy to add/cover the Intermediate series and stay with that, probably forever."
- Ivan, Staten Island, NY
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