What was shared had a true resonance
I loved being out in nature and so much appreciated how open everyone was. So much of what was shared had a true resonance to experiences in my own life. It also helped to hear and understand what other women are going through, their experiences and responses.
Thank you for a wonderful retreat
Thank you for a wonderful retreat. The space you created helped me be vulnerable, joyous, free, brave, and accepted.
Cindy Ressi, Palo Alto, CA
I feel so much love from your heart
Thank you, Connie, for holding the space for this beautiful weekend… the deep connection on so many levels with the group and myself…. I feel so much love from your heart.
Sue Kessler, Hayward, CA
Everything was wonderful
Everything was wonderful. It came from heart and therefore it was accepted and received by heart… Deeply grateful for this wonderful experience and looking forward to future retreats.
Bibi Sharma, Los Gatos, CA
It was very profound for me
Loved how heartfelt it was and how you created so much love and safety in this group – it was very profound for me.
Renee Miller, Fremont, CA
Connie’s leadership is exceptional
Connie’s leadership is exceptional. Her seasoned experience as a group leader, therapist, minister/lover of life and attention to detail allowed me (a natural organizer and caretaker) to truly let go into “retreat” and receive the gifts of relaxation, rejuvenation, connection, and Nature’s Beauty.
Noelle Morris, Menlo Park, CA
Counting My Blessings
I woke this morning counting my blessings, feeling receptive, grounded and ready to share the energy we cultivated yesterday in all my interactions today.
Truly Powerful and Meaningful
I have to say this was a truly powerful and meaningful retreat for me, Connie. I am deeply grateful.
Magical and Inspiring Retreat
Thank you Connie Habash for an amazing day of connecting with amazing women! it was an absolutely magical and inspiring retreat. Thank you so much for all you do!
One of the Best Experiences of My Life
Connie has been my therapist since I went through a very difficult time after becoming a new mom. The transition from couple to family was very stressful for me, and having her there to support me has been one of the best experiences of my life. Connie is absolutely one of the most intuitive, insightful, kind, nurturing, intelligent, and resourceful people I know. She has given me practical and meaningful tools to use every day in order to reduce stress and increase communication in order to better meet my every day needs. Connie’s counseling style is truly transformative. I found after my sessions with her, I would immediately feel better, and also eventually be able to use the techniques on my own. She has been given a true gift – to counsel others who truly seek change and improvement – and I have experienced firsthand the power of this gift in my life. Connie is an amazing listener and her deep compassion for others allows her to serve her clients in the best manner possible.
A Powerful and Loving Force
I know I expressed my delight in seeing you again and how much I loved your class, but I really wanted to give you more feedback. When I said you were a master teacher, I really meant it. Teaching a beginning class is not easy and you did it with real style and grace. For me, the class was very challenging (I’ve been out of an asana practice for 2 years) and you made the sequencing of the asanas interesting and very deep, and your spiritual teaching on top of it was so well timed, appropriate and very inspiring. You are a powerful and loving force Connie…I wanted to let you know how much your presence and your class touched me to the core.
I Began to Heal Immediately
Connie supported me during difficult days of parenting my seriously depressed teenage daughter. There was a “grand canyon” of mis-communication and distrust between us. Through guided meditation, Connie reconnected my authentic self with that of my daughter’s. I began to heal immediately. With continued support from Connie, my parenting was strengthened. I was able to support my daughter to find her path out of depression.
Weaves a Philosophical and Spiritual Message
Connie is a gem. Connie’s vast experiences and wisdom are clearly evident in her teaching and counseling. As a yoga teacher, not only is she well versed in teaching the physical practice, but also weaves a philosophical and spiritual message in her classes. This is Connie’s gift to us; she is able to take very difficult, complex, hard to understand concepts and make it down-to-earth, relateable and applicable to our modern lives. Her teachings stay with you long after the class. There are many times I hear Connie’s words in my head, guiding me as I contemplate how I should approach a situation. Connie does all of this with a kind, gentle, compassionate manner. Within moments of meeting her, you feel that she is on your side and understands you; and it will dawn on you that you have just met an incredible woman.
You Have Shown Me The “Light”
Your yoga classes have literally “awakened” in me the ability to view myself and the world in a more compassionate way. I have taken this new awareness into my very soul. You have shown me the ” light”, namaste.
What a Wonderful Gift You Have
Dear Connie – Unfortunately I live too far to enjoy your classes but I sure do look forward to your monthly newsletter “Awakening Self”. I read portions of it to my Yoga classes, as well as use the Quotes on the end to share with the participants. They love it! What a wonderful gift you have and your loving kindness in sharing it with your readers. Thank you.
One of Precious Few
Connie is one of those precious few who are able bring much insight, flexibility and heart to human concerns. She is someone who I admire and who I would recommend without hesitation.
Always Inspired By Her Classes
Connie’s website, AwakeningSelf.com is aptly named. Of the many gifts I’ve received as a student and yoga teacher training mentee of Connie’s, the most profound has been greater ability to go within and cultivate peace. As a new yoga teacher I was a skeptic of the chakra system and planned to stick to technical, physiology based, alignment based, yoga. Connie has a great ability to read the room, perceive what’s needed, and deliver that. This is one of the things that makes a great, rather than good teacher. I think she sensed this in me one day (or it was luck) when she taught a 2nd chakra class I attended. With her guidance through that meditation I found a peace deeper than what I was able to find on my own. Using the techniques she taught that day, I’ve worked with this for many years since. She helped me awaken a part of myself that was stagnant. Again, I think her website deserves its title.
Connie’s knowledge of yoga philosophy and Sanskrit are interwoven into the asana practice she leads in enriching ways. I am always inspired by her classes. My ayurvedic practitioner compliments my Sanskrit (and she would know). Since Connie is my only regular Sanskrit influence, this is testimony to Connie’s excellent pronunciation and how her love, understanding, and knowledge of the beautiful sounds of Sanskrit help them be transmitted effectively.
Deep Knowledge of Yoga
Connie is a fabulous yoga instructor, and a genuinely good person. She has a deep knowledge of yoga. More importantly, she imbues her class with a sense of how to become one’s best self once one leaves her practice session. Her classes have made me fit physically and mentally.
Individual Attention & Support
Connie is an amazing yoga teacher and yoga therapist. She weaves her extensive knowledge of yoga, Sanskrit, the body and yoga philosophy into each class. She gives students individual attention and support to help them get the most out of the class, creating a safe and nurturing environment. I feel very fortunate to have her as my teacher and friend.
Top Notch Yoga Instructor
Connie is a top notch yoga instructor. She incorporates incredible variety into her classes, and provides clear instruction with sensitivity to each student. She has a special way of weaving philosophy and “life lessons” into each class, I’ve benefited greatly from participating.
I used the search function and found your newsletter articles pertaining to the yamas and niyamas. Wonderful reads! Great reminders of what we’ve talked about in the group.
I am not exaggerating when I say that the group has truly and deeply changed my life. I have never felt more content and at peace, and it is amazing. Thank you so much, Connie. I cannot express in words how grateful I am.
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