I told my physical therapist, I want to get back to practicing yoga. She said there is only one kind of yoga I want you to do - Iyengar and there is only one instructor I want you to see - Pauline. That was back in late 2019. I began with the 50+ classes on Saturday mornings in her charming studio. I was hooked! Pauline has a wealth of knowledge in meeting the client where they are at with props for proper alignment. Even in a group setting, each student is given the correct modifications for their needs. I am stronger and now can take the Ageless Asana and Women's Essential classes as well. After the hour plus class, I am walking taller with shoulders back and full of energy. I highly recommend Alcove Yoga!
Thank you Nancy. It's always a pleasure to help people out and see them progress from therapeutics to regular asanas. It's a blessing to have sincere students like you.
I just started restorative yoga about 3 weeks ago. In 2013 I got chemo therapy related neuropathy. I could not feel my feet or toes. Yesterday, I was able to stand up from the floor using the ball of my toes! Pauline has worked with me slowly getting me to this point. She has given me more confidence and I'm looking forward to more classes! If you are thinking about joining a yoga group, I highly recommend Alcove yoga!
Thank you, Vivian!
Your hard work has started to pay off!
Keep it up!
See you again soon.
I started working with Pauline through her prenatal yoga classes and have continued with her Women's Essentials class post pregnancy. She gives very clear, specific instructions for each pose, which I have found so much more helpful to my yoga practice compared to other studios. She also adjusts each pose for the individual, which is helpful for both prenatal yoga and standard yoga classes. I would definitely recommend her classes to anyone who is interested in yoga - from beginners to advanced.
Thank you Sarah! It has been such a joy to work with you and watch you change and develop as a student. Glad you have made Iyengar Yoga a part of your life!
Prenatal yoga zoom classes with Pauline were outstanding. Pauline is an excellent yoga teacher. Her ability to give detailed attention to each participant on the zoom video class was simply amazing. She is very patient and her clear explanation and communication while doing each pose made the doing the asanas and breathing techniques easy for a beginner like me. I really appreciate her checking in with every participant at the beginning of the class for any health issues or problem areas that week and including asanas accordingly to address them. Thanks Pauline for making my pregnancy journey a healthy one!!!
The past year presented big changes for all of us, and teaching yoga on zoom to people in different states was one of them! It's important to know that our efforts were worthwhile and you felt the benefits of yoga for pregnancy even through remote learning. Thanks for being a student at Alcove Yoga. I hope you will continue your yoga journey now that you are probably cleared for activity. Thanks for your very kind words!
Pauline Schloesser is a highly trained, demanding yet compassionate Iyengar yoga teacher in Houston, TX. Her certification in and knowledge of the therapeutic applications of yoga benefits her students immensely. Her studio, Alcove Yoga is a beautiful space with a rope wall and every prop I've ever seen. During the COVID 19 Pandemic, her ZOOM classes have been excellent. I enthusiastically recommend her to anyone practicing at any level of proficiency, beginner to advanced, and with any condition that would require special care, such as pregnancy or age-related conditions. I've known Pauline for many years and I've been her student for three years. I can attest to her dedication to and steadfast practice of Iyengar yoga.
Wow, Suzy. Thank you. Coming from a such a skilled practitioner and teacher as yourself, that is really a nice commendation. Thanks for being a student with me at Alcove Yoga.
Pauline and her staff are excellent. They strive to ensure each participant has their personal needs addressed. I have taken her in person and online classes and both options are very thorough, ensuring form is correct and making modifications as necessary per each individual. Beginner level or advanced, I highly recommend Alcove Yoga!
Thanks, Jaquelyn! So great to have you back!
I have outstanding sessions with Pauline. The private lessons are directed toward my physical needs. Since I have begun with Pauline, the strength in my arms and legs have greatly increased, and I have more balance when moving around inside or outside.
Thank you for your comment! I wish all my students were as hard working as you!
Really useful! I am impressed at how much Pauline was paying attention to my postures (far from perfect by the way) and joint placement. I am 74 years old and trying to get back into a yoga that works for me--which means a routine that maximizes my abilities and prevents injuries.
I'm excited to work with you privately for a few sessions and get you up to speed for group classes. Thanks so much for getting started with the streaming online classes!
The prenatal class is wonderful. Great one-on-one attention, even with the challenges of it being remote. Love how much baby moves after the class.
Thank you Nina!!
Great class today. Every week changes giving me the opportunity to challenge myself in new ways. Pauline is a skilled and patient instructor.
Thanks Pam!! Great to have you in class!