“A Sole mate indeed…
Sole was my doula for the birth of our son Oliver and she was wonderful. She made the whole experience a pleasure, was always there for support and will now remain a firm friend and soul aunt to my little boy.
Some reasons why I feel Sole was a wonderful Doula:
- Pre-birth support to consider what I wanted for my baby’s birth and a tower of strength in the face of NHS fear of possible breech birth
-Gentle support throughout baby’s birth but with great sensitivity and consideration for my privacy
- Wonderful continued care after my baby was born. She even washed all the sheets and took my daughter out to play for the afternoon while we all had a rest together!
- Included a beautiful massage at home after baby was born, in the price- which was well worth the money”
“Arriving feeling down and slowed physically, completely drained of energy, I left feeling energised and shifted so much of what I was struggling to deal with. Sole made me feel well held and relaxed all at the same time, she has powerful hands and words and they take you to another dimension of your own personal process. Thank you!”
“Sole is really such a warm-hearted and genuine woman.
Throughout my labour I felt totally comfortable and uninhibited to be myself with her.
I felt that Sole was so tuned in my birthing process that at the times when I needed space she disappeared and at the moments when I most needed her she empowered me to step into my power and believe in my ability to birth my baby.
There was a point in my labour when I really felt like giving up and Sole really came into her own at this point. She guided me through some yoga postures and vocalisations which seemed to totally shift the energy and help me centre and connect with my inner power. After this point the labour progressed really quickly and little Elisha was born only a few hours later.”
“Sole created for me the possibility of being present with my partner during her labour and at the moment of birth, an experience that is with me for all my life.
This was really empowering for me as a Dad and also profoundly healing because I had not been involved in this way with the birth of our first child. The experience with Sole created in me such deep love and connection that sustained me in the days that followed the birth and helped me form an instant bond with my son.
I was deeply touched to be welcomed into the arena of birthing, and acknowledged as an important and useful presence. Sole was also very clear and direct sharing with me when she felt Mim needed to be on her own, and when she needed me to hold her or take her for a walk or just be with her to encourage her. Sole knew that I knew Mim better than anyone and she got the most out of that for the benefit of the labour. I respect Sole’s clear and straight-forward communication, her ability to keep things light even when very strong emotions are flying around, and her awareness of how to create the “love bubble”, the trust necessary to bring on the labour. She is multi-skilled and uniquely able to adapt to what is happening in each moment and understand what is required to secure the best possible outcome for the mother and the baby. I highly recommend her.”
“My session with Sole was profound and very healing. I entered a beautifully held space of tranquility and presence. We started with me sharing what I wanted to work with as an intention for my healing in this moment and then I was invited to receive a combination of healing ayurvedic massage and yogic stretches, with the use of hot sesame oil…very lovely. The yoga was an amazing addition to the massage experience and i was invited to enter wonderful imaginations to enhance the experience of these powerful positions. These have remained with me since. I would highly recommend Sole to provide a profound healing experience. I look forward to my next massage session soon. Thank you very much for playing an important part of my journey and supporting me to cross thresholds in my life.”
“Sole has been giving me Ayurvedic massage for some 18 months,the massage I receive now, is quite different from that I had at the beginning, as Sole has the massage to suit my needs. Sole creates a sacred space prior to the massage beginning, and uses various healing techniques. Amongst the different treatments I receive each month, this is a highlight.”
“I am so glad I met Sole, she has taught me so much. I’ve never thought I am really a ‘Yoga person’ – so Sole probably had her work cut out with me. I love the way she tailors her sessions to deal with my specific needs, which often change week to week. She really listens and from that, decides what would benefit your body and soul each time and so every session is different, building on what you’ve done before. Thanks to this approach I have a range of poses, breathing exercises, chants etc. that I can draw on in my own solo practice.
Sole has such a warm heart and spirit and also a wonderful sense of humor. She creates a very nurturing, safe place – I’ve found the practice deep, wise and at times challenging, but with a welcome light touch. Lots of learning, some laughter, some hard thinking and hard work, and always a feeling of increased peace and energy after every session.”
"Sole is a truly intuitive teacher. She senses what each group member might be needing on any particular night, while at the same time holding the group as a being in its own right. Fusing Eastern and Western techniques and spiritual teachings, she has developed a totally unique style that is completely her own. Having studied Hatha Yoga with many teachers and always feeling that the poses were unachievable for me, I really enjoy Sole's approach, which allows fluidity, lots of fun and laughter in the class and is completely non-competitive. I have always come away invigorated and relaxed; ready to face the world with joy and a deepened understanding once more. Sole is warm-hearted and welcoming, and extremely knowledgeable about the traditions she draws from. Anyone who is willing to explore movement and meet themselves on a deep level, will profit from her classes."
"Sole's classes are like an adventure, when each one ends you feel like you've been on an amazing journey, and arrived gracefully at your destination, feeling restored and deeply relaxed. Her classes nourish both the mind and body.
Sole is a very warm, welcoming and respectful teacher. She has an obvious passion and enjoyment for her work which is infectious. Sole has a great amount of knowledge and inspiration, from ancient and global cultures, to anatomy and physiology, which she uses as a starting point for each class, making each one unique and interesting.
I started going to Sole's classes by chance, and found it a fantastic inspirational experience, which has kept me coming back each week. They have a powerful uplifting and nourishing effect on me, and are invaluable."
"Whilst I cannot even articulate all the ways that Sole has benefited me, I can honestly say that working with Sole has been life-changing; that is, as someone who was in real need of various forms of healing, I first started attending Sole's yoga sessions before I started seeing her on a one-to-one basis. More recently, I attended a one-day, all-male retreat which Sole facilitated, and which I know was well-received by all who attended that day. I think what I most love about Sole and her work is how she draws upon the best of everything that she naturally is and has learnt from life and her own teachers and healers. Having said this, Sole is fully confident to change her thoughtful plans and preparations as and when she is inspired to, which is just one way that I feel Sole demonstrates a higher level of consciousness. Another thing I love about Sole's style of working is that, as intensely focused as it is on you and any others present, she very skillfully empowers you in the process so that, as much as you might like to, you don't feel the need to continue seeing her indefinitely. Again, having said this, while it has been several months since the retreat, I have kept in contact with Sole by email, and I always feel supported by her. In short, I think that Sole is full of light, and that when you accept some of her light into your life, you will be changed forever. I sincerely thank God for Sole Satya."
"Sole provides energy and light that helps to lead me back into my own body and my own deep wild nature. Her yoga feels like sacred dancing with the energies within me. I feel so ‘in love’ with my own female body thanks to Sole’s yoga sessions."
"Working in sacredness with the breath, we dance our movements to sounds of primal drumming, whispers of Asian, African pasts and beyond.
This combination enabled me to release deep emotions without any mentalfocus or analysing. Sole has mastered a unique method to explore anddiscover our intrinsic true feminine self. She has the wonderful
ability to know what the class needs as a group, so each session feels
alive and individual at the same time. This work is for any woman who
wants to meet her true inner powerful beauty and radiance.
Thank you Sole for what you are bringing for me."
“Sole has a remarkable gift of tuning in to you and offering the kind of massage that is so rare to find. She combines intuitive touch whilst opening up the space for healing to occur. She is a wise, compassionate, clear and strong healer with many skills in her kitbag. As a therapist myself I have found sessions with Sole to be very nurturing and have recommended clients to Sole who I know will be in good hands. Sole is wise, exotic and insightful”
I stumbled across Sole quite by happy chance. Tucked away in our local health clinic, a small notice about Ayurvedic massage first caught my eye. Lying in a dream like state, indulging in those soft sesame seed oil strokes, we shared ideas about yoga, travel and letting go. Sole spoke so magically about journeying into the underworld, awakening the feminine and embracing the spirit and music of the dance. I remember feeling delightfully baffled and overwhelmingly intrigued to find out more. What I hadn’t realized was that I had just met one of my greatest teachers yet. Sole radiates such warmth and compassion. Without trying to fix, she reassuringly guides and empowers others on their own way. Her classes are a refreshing reminder of how much can be learnt from brutal honesty, self liberation, love and intimate connections. I feel incredibly lucky that my path has crossed with such a courageous, grounded and beautiful soul. Thank you Sole :)
"I’ve never met anyone like Sole before. She is a High Priestess for the Modern Age, yet all the while she is as solid, and as rooted, and as grounded as an ancient gnarly Oak tree. She has the swish of a skirt about her, the bell of an ankle bracelet, the thump of a tribal drum, an impish look of light and life and laughter. She holds a thousand stories; she is a treasure trove of goodness, of goddesses, of philosophers, of shamanic wisdom and ancient religions. She is a woman for all women; a woman who looks to the womb as an eternal chalice of meaning, strength and peace. Which is not to say that she sits with preaching angels. She has as much fire and passion in her as you might find in any holy war. A journey with her is one where she holds you each step of the way, through your deepest insights and your darkest hours. Her work involves not just massage, breath work and yoga but intimate self questioning – so that you start to look at your inner landscape as a patchwork that draws together the threads of your lineage. Through her teachings you find yourself opening up to a new sense of awareness, respect and acceptance of your Self, as you are, here and now, in this very moment. So that whenever the winds may blow, you stand firm. Transformation comes as easily and as naturally as a snake that sheds its skin, though the way through the jungle may be fraught with obstacles.
Sole nurtures you as one of her own community, but she also gently encourages you to nurture yourself, find space for yourself, indeed find yourself. The quest is not about winning medals or the light bulb moment of enlightenment, the quest is to see and explore the universe within, of which you are the pulsing centre. Through her profound Kahuna bodywork, dance, ceremonies, meditations and wondrous healing, Sole prompts you to find your own heart. Time spent with her is sacred. Every session it feels as if you are peeling off another layer, unraveling the secret mysteries of our life on this planet. And yet, Sole knows all about stepping from this Alpha dream world into the mundane. And herein lies her special touch. She walks with pride and humbleness on the pavement, not up with the fairies – and she can teach the most spirited and soulful of beings how to let their new found consciousness sit seamlessly within the framework of their practical, day-to-day busy-wheel lives. This is something very special indeed. No wonder she sparkles. "
“Sole has a very personal touch and always remembers where I will need the most help. She is a powerful and inspiring teacher.”