Sam Rao

Bracknell
Berkshire
United Kingdom
Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

24 Reviews

I have been practicing yoga most of my life. For the last 23 years I have been teaching classes and holding yoga retreats in Portugal, Greece and in Asilomar,California.
I am a Yoga Alliance Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) and I have my Teacher Training School, based in Wokingham, Berkshire.
I teach 5 classes a week, several 1-2-1 sessions, hold 3 retreats per year and train maximum of 11 yoga teachers per year.

Rating

Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

24 Reviews

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Demonstrates More
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Reserved
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual

Reviews

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Heart felt review

Having approached yoga just under three years ago without any prior classes and being male and just under 50, my expectations were and continued to be exceeded. Within the first class I fell in love with yoga and the way that Sam teaches is fundamental to this. I shall be eternally grateful for his patience and support as I continue on this wonderful journey.
My suggestion to anyone would be just go to his class.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Very friendly but also helps each individual progress

Practiced with Sam for a couple of years. Sam is very knowledgeable and experienced. Explains anatomy while teaching, and also manages to slip in a few humorous stories. He keeps an eye on each individual and ensures they progress at their own speed and needs.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Review for Sam Rao

Sam is a very charismatic teacher, his charm coupled with his years of dedication and experience draw many students back to his classes again and again. Sam has a strong focus on the anatomical benefits of the asanas and breathing which students find very valuable. Sam trains many successful teachers and is widely respected in the yoga community.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I was lucky to have Sam as my first Yoga teacher

Without Sam I would not be going to yoga classes. He makes it so much fun with a great workout. He explains how and why you are practising the postures. He also lets you become your own teacher and go to the level that is purely for you and your needs/wants from each class. Awesome teacher!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Spiritual yet Enlivening

Sam is the calmest and most experienced yoga teacher I know. His knowledge of postures and his explanations of them ensures that you get a workout for both your mind and your body every lesson. His own spiritual nature has helped me become a more tranquil and composed person in life, and I'm excited and honoured to use his teachings in my own yoga classes. If you're ever unsure where to begin yoga, go to Sam who will begin to inspire you.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Simply the best

Sam was my introduction to yoga, and I couldn't have wished for a better one. His calm, warm friendly and caring approach is first rate. His instructions are clear and concise and he makes you feel accomplished at the end of the session. Cannot recommend his classes highly enough.

Sam RaoJuly 14, 2016
Thank You

SJ, Thank you for your kind words....very encouraging.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga class

I enjoy Sam's classes. They are focused on anatomy and physiology wi frequent explanations of why we do various asanas and their benefit to our health.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Sam Rao

Originally went to a Sam class due to back issues which I had had physio for. Never looked back. Explains why you do the postures and how they help along with the physiology of the body

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Inspirational Teaching

Sam Rao is creating a very unique yoga community both of inspired and roundly trained Teachers and students of all abilities who attend his classes. From the moment you enter his school/class you know you are in confident, safe hands and will be gently guided on your own personal yoga journey.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Sam Rao

Sam's support and guidance has completely transformed my yoga practice and teaching for the better.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Started as a complete beginner with very little self confidence, flexibility or
physical strength. Through Sam's excellent teaching and gentle encouragement, I have achieved much more than ever expected. His kind and caring manner shines through.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Sam is a wonderful, kind and compassionate teacher and human being. You will always being enriched practicing with and learning from him.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Sam Rao review

Sam is inspirational as a yoga teacher. After learning with him, I attended his teacher training and now I teach my own classes.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Highly recommended

Sam is an excellent teacher, a constant seaker after the truth and very inspirational. Manages to make you feel that you are making excellent progress even if you are crap and in that way you don't give up, continue to try and in the end you really do make progress!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga Sam's classes as I experience them.

Sam is a very caring and experienced yoga teacher. Sam’s classes give you a wonderful balance of yoga postures, at the end of the class you will feel that your whole body will have had a gentle workout, muscles, tendons, nerves and mind as well as your lymphatic system. He is very observant and will notice areas that you may find difficult. He will encourage you, but never push you beyond your personal limits. We are work in progress and all will come in time.
I would highly recommend Sam to anybody, a yoga teacher at its best.

Arnold

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Inspirational

Whether teaching a novice to yoga, or training an experienced teacher, Sam inspires trust and confidence.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Not your average Yoga class.....

Have you ever been to a Yoga class and wondered why you were doing a certain posture? Attending Sam Rao's Yoga class will enhance your knowledge about the human body to no end. Sam's warm friendly approach works well with his clear instructions and HUGE knowledge about Yoga and the anatomy. You will discover how Yoga can improve your health and well-being. Great classes for beginners and more advanced students. I couldn't recommend more highly!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Seeker, enabler, connected

Sam crosses the boundary between science of the body and spirituality with ease. His teaching reflects his dedication for knowledge through personal experience (taking classes, listening to students etc.) and study. His style of teaching suits all, from the new to the well practiced yogi. His retreats are wonderful havens for all this soul could desire.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Inspirational

The most eloquent and inspirational teacher I have ever had the pleasure to practise with.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
inspirational teacher

Sam brought me back to Yoga after many years away and has been instrumental in keeping me on track. Sam's experience , calm and sense of fun makes his classes so enjoyable.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Found our teacher!

Sam's expertise and style is something we had been searching for for some time and as soon as we experienced our first class we knew we had found it! Sam's patience, care and skill is delivered in a warm manner in a supportive community of practitioners he has built around him and his group of teachers. I completely trust and recommend Sam. Thank you for your learning so far..I'm loving the journey.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
FANTASTIC!

Sam is an amazing teacher, whether you are an experienced Yogi or a complete novice, he will make your time in his lesson a memorable one.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Highly recommend

I have been to Sam's classes and his yoga retreat and enjoyed both very much. Very friendly and welcoming teacher

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A calming, spiritual practice.

I have been taught by Sam for 10 years in his classes and on many of his retreats. I always come away from each session having learned something both about yoga and about myself. I look forwards every year to spending time on his retreats and come back renewed and revitalised every time.