I hadn’t practiced yoga in over 20 years. On more than one occasion in NYC I found myself in pain for a few days post practice, enough to seek a different path. Many years later in Miami, a bulging lumbar disc led me to Allaine Stricklen. The sound of ‘gentle therapeutics yoga’ was enough to drown out the negative connotation I had from my prior experiences. Working back of house within hospitality goes hand-in-hand with back issues. Many hours over many years with top physical therapists, countless 2 & 3 hour massages and they helped here and there, certainly. I am astounded that from three classes in one week with Allaine I was pain-free for an entire day for the first time in six weeks. Gentle Therapeutics Yoga with Allaine Stricklen was exactly what I expected and most remarkable experience.
-Christopher | February 2019
The immense amount of knowledge prepared me to become a Gentle Therapeutics Yoga Instructor. I started the Teacher Training with a lot of fears. Today after I finished my training I feel strong and ready to enjoy my new path in the Therapeutics field. I will always be thankful to the universe for bringing Allaine into my life, she prepared me to become the person that I am today, with her help I enjoyed the journey of a personal discovery and a lot of learning from the depths of yoga, she enhanced my view of how wonderful life is, and that prepared me with the necessary tools to become a Therapist. Now I am ready to create positive thinking to myself and to others, provide healing to injury and create body-mind and spirit connection. All of this was possible because Allaine was there every step of the way, now I am ready to share my knowledge with others, I am honored to be a part of the Gentle Therapeutics Yoga family, I am proud of myself for this accomplishment but nothing would have been possible without Allaine’s support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing all your knowledge with me, you're a very special person. My light honors your light, Namaste.
-Lorena | December 2018
I signed up for Allaine’s Yoga and Meditation Retreat as a means for healing both physically and mentally. I had just been laid off, broken up with my boyfriend of 3.5 years, and was recovering from a really bad fall that left me with a concussion and major side effects. I was nervous about attending since I had some limitations. Allaine was great about answering all of my questions and providing plenty of reassurance before I registered. Upon arrival, I discovered Allaine put a lot of thought into pairing us with roommates and I made a new friend for life out of this pairing. I can’t thank her enough! Her intuition is amazing. From attending the retreat, I have a newfound confidence in doing yoga and integrating both it and meditation into my daily life. I’ve suffered from chronic back and neck pain most of my life and I saw more positive change in my body in these 6 days than I have in years of other treatments. My shoulders are releasing and my neck has never felt better. Even my doctor said to keep up with the program. Mentally, this was super powerful. I noticed that I healed quite a bit from the concussion symptoms from just being more present for 6 days. I stopped having anxiety or when I did, I knew how to manage it naturally. I had fewer migraines. And my sleep is improving with nightly meditation. I now feel better equipped to deal with life and tackle these major and quite challenging transitions I am currently going through. Thanks Allaine for being my angel and life saver!
-Holly | May 2018