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All the training courses that I have been on with Babacool have been amazing, to say the least. Suzanne and Alex are very warm and friendly and make you feel right at home from the very start. They have so many gongs and allow you to get stuck in as soon as possible which one of the reasons I like to train with them. They provide you with A LOT of very useful information and the confidence to go off start up your own gong baths and gong yoga classes. The manuals are very well written and something I can always refer back to if I need to, they are also great at keeping in touch and if I ever have any gong related questions, they are very easy to get hold of. The handouts provided along with the manuals for gong & sound level 1 & 2 exceeded my expectations and you will definitely get more than what you pay for. I’m so grateful that I found Babacool and would 100% recommend their courses to anyone wanting to learn about playing gongs and gong yoga!
I found Babacool online and signed up for their 1 day course. I have to say I feel this course is fairly priced, the location is central and covid friendly. They had a great variety of gongs to play and equally varied mallets and flumies to try. I came away feeling filled with confidence, direction and knowledge. I really can’t wait to attend level 2 with them.
Alex and Suzanne are a great duo. They bring out the best in you.
I thoroughly recommend these guys for your training, even after the course they are available for contact any concerns/questions you may have.
I really enjoyed the training and all the information and knowledge you both gave us. There was a lot of information to take in and it was a really well structured day! Having never played a gong I was a little apprehensive about striking the gong for the first time!
(By) the 15 minute assessment – I really enjoyed playing the gongs and felt quite elated when I had finished. After the first few minutes it all felt easier and I felt confident to play both the gongs!…..
I do feel confident enough to play the gong during my yoga class so just looking forward to finding one soon… I felt very supported during the training and was lucky that we had a nice group of people too.
I felt privileged to do a Gong Course with Babacool. Everything from the beginning was organised professionally in a nice Yoga Studio…
I played the Gong naturally and as I felt from inside, it was intuitive expressions… Thank you very much for a professional approach and I would have no hesitation in recommending other people for Courses with you…
“Thank you again for such a wonderful training with amazing welcoming energy..”
“.. so much attention given to each of us”
“Fabulous Gong Master Class with Babacool”
“.. We all had so much fun learning”
“..I played 12 different Gongs it was the best”
“Alex & Suzanne provided workbooks & all the practice and practical information on Gongs you will need to know..”
“..it was a really powerful experience..”
“.. I’m really happy to have chosen you two”
I have been attending Suzanne’s Kundalini classes now for a few years and cannot recommend them highly enough. When my previous yoga teacher retired I searched around and tried several different classes looking for a class that I could really enjoy and a teacher I felt comfortable with. I count myself extraordinarily lucky that someone recommended Suzanne and that I was able to join her Kundalini class.
Suzanne is a very special person – she is a natural and gifted teacher, kind, warm-hearted and immensely knowledgeable. The classes are different each week, but Suzanne always explains things clearly before and during the class. I feel that she creates a wonderfully calm atmosphere which makes me feel comfortable and safe. I always leave the classes feeling better physically and mentally.
This has never been more true or more needed since the lockdown earlier this year and all the confusion and fear surrounding it. Suzanne quickly made her classes available online and this has been my saviour. Every Wednesday, I have been able to spend 90 minutes enjoying Suzanne’s calming but inspiring classes from the comfort and security of home and they truly have become a haven of peace for me. It has also given me the opportunity to join the Yin Yoga classes which I absolutely love and which are unbelievably relaxing.
I feel blessed to be able to access all of Suzanne’s classes and would encourage anyone else else to do the same.
Thank you Suzanne xxx
I cannot recommend Suzanne’s yoga classes highly enough.
I take part in six classes a week, a mixture of group and individual Kundalini and Yin Yoga classes and have done so for the last 18 months. Every class is unique, focused and stimulating and always leaves me with a real sense of physical and mental well being.
Suzanne prepares thoroughly, is a gifted natural teacher and makes sure that participants’ needs are catered for without fuss or over emphasis. Her approach is totally professional, friendly and warm.
I first attended Suzanne’s face to face classes several years ago. I’ve been attending Suzanne’s online classes twice a week since April and it has without a doubt been a firm highlight of 2020! Suzanne puts a great deal of thought, effort and planning into every single class, with slightly different themes or objectives or food for thought to take away each time. I’ve tried other yoga classes (a few online and many in person) for the past 13 years and Suzanne’s classes are particularly outstanding because they are so genuine and effortless. Most of all I have managed to use so many of her teachings to help find balance and harmony is a truly testing time. As a participant you are given space to think, breathe, and reflect without feeling rushed or pressured in any way. I would highly recommend to anyone: you won’t regret it! Life changing stuff!!
I have been attending one of Suzanne’s yoga classes for several years and was devastated when Lockdown prevented attendance in person. However I signed up for the online classes and can’t speak highly enough of them. The 4 week package is brilliant as it gives access to all the classes and if you can’t make any live you have the option to catch up at any time with the archived recordings. It’s such great value too. I am now enjoying Kundalini, Yin and Qigong. Both Suzanne and Alex are wonderful, inspiring instructors and run the zoom classes so well it still feels as if they are in the room! The instructions are clear and easy to follow and I now love doing the classes at home. I have turned one room into my little yoga retreat and so look forward to every class. Suzanne is always helpful in showing adapted positions if needed to allow for injuries too and offers so much great advice. Whether you are a beginner or experienced give it a try – you won’t look back.
I have been attending yoga with Suzanne as often as possible for the past few years. Every time I join the session the atmosphere and energy are just amazing. Classes are always inspiring and filled with compassion and insight. I leave them in a state of relaxation and peace that lasts many hours.
Suzanne is a lovely soul with a lot of experience and understanding. She is natural at teaching and developing the students’ awareness and intuition are always the first priority for her. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced yogi, Suzanne’s teaching offers an opportunity to develop- physically and energetically. I feel truly blessed that I have found Kundalini yoga and Suzanne! It changed my life.
Suzanne & Alex are wonderful at making everyone feel at ease, explaining what will happen in the session, be it yoga or a gong bath and have become an essential part of my spiritual self care. I feel very lucky to be able to take part in the classes and have such a sense of peace afterwards. I cannot recommend them enough.
I joined Babacool over 5 years ago as a yoga novice and chose Kundalini as it offers a more meditative approach to yoga. I have thoroughly enjoyed my weekly class and feel it has helped me physically and just as importantly I truly value the sense of deep relaxation and calmness that Kundalini brings. Suzanne is a wonderful teacher and no one is pushed to do anything beyond their comfort zone.
I had always fancied trying Yoga, but had never felt like joining a class. Individual coaching with Suzanne has been fantastic, we work on a programme designed for me and what I want to achieve. I am more flexible, feel better, have lower stress levels and have started to breathe properly. I’m hooked.
Having tried going to other yoga classes and then experiencing Suzanne’s Kundalini class Tuesday evening in class and now online, I cannot live without my weekly fix. The feeling afterwards, a great night’s sleep and it keeps my joints and body more flexible than when I was much younger. Please keep up the good work.
Since moving my exercise practices online I find both Suzanne and Alex to be naturally engaging teachers. The zoom environment now feels a very safe, encouraging space to practice and engage well with the teaching. The movements are easy to see, the tone of encouragement/challenge just right to keep me focused. It really does feel like Suzanne is in the room with me. Her presence is just as reassuring, calming and supportive as it was in real life.
When I moved away from Hertfordshire I was sad to leave Suzanne’s Kundalini yoga classes which had been a hugely beneficial, positive influence to my physical and mental health since 2014. When lockdown struck, the ability to step back in via zoom seemed too good to be true. It was amazing to have Suzanne’s warm energy back in my life. Taking up the offer of a monthly ‘pass’ meant I could experience the beautifully serene yin yoga too as well as the flowing, gentle Qi-gong presented by her partner Alex. Now my life and my week is well balanced even in these trying times.
For me, Kundalini is a passion so the Wednesday class fits well and when I can’t ‘attend’ at the time I use my membership on the Babacool website to access the class later in the day. Suzanne is a gifted teacher, an ambassador for well-being, her approach is wise and grounded. There is challenge, there is sweat, there is also peace and fulfillment. The classes offer a place of community with connection to yoga, to self, to the spiritual and to Suzanne.
I recommend these online zoom sessions because they are, for me, as beneficial as the real thing. All are well presented, easy to follow, engaging, encouraging and delivered with a smile. There’s something for everyone. Suzanne and Alex each have a presence that makes me feel ready for the day and the week.
I first came to know them through a live Gong Bath. The experience was to fundamentally change my perspective on the impact of sound on our minds and bodies. To put a complex experience simply: the benefits were physical, emotional and spiritual. Explaining it might be impossible, so all I can say is DO try it for yourself. Live sessions are obviously best, but what they have accomplished in capturing the range of sound in a studio for online use is a very good second place indeed. I have not felt cheated in experiencing their recordings of gong baths during lockdown and shielding, just simple gratitude that they have bent their energies toward making such an excellent result possible.
I had never heard of Qigong before attending one of Alex’s Monday morning classes and now wouldn’t miss it for anything! What a marvelous way to start the week.
Each class is a combination of beautiful movement, building from individual moves to sets or forms of movements, a focus on the breath and a raised awareness of what is actually happening beneath the skin.
Alex brings a deep understanding of his art, fascinating insights into the power for good that the practice brings and an engaging way of teaching to every innovative class.
Mindful Monday morning Qi-Gong starts the week with focus as Alex’s voice reminds me to go at my pace. He demonstrates clearly and encourages understanding of not just how but why we move as we do. He teaches the class knowledge about breath, fascia, muscle, posture and the engineering of the body alongside clear explanation of how and what to move.
Having mobility and health issues, I’d also been looking for gentle exercise that would work with the limitations of my body, and so moved on to Alex’s T’ai Chi Qigong classes, first in person and then the online versions.
Once again the experience has been one of a devoted instructor, caring for the mind, spirit and body, all at the same time. He infuses his classes with attention to detail, working within your own boundaries on any given day, with sound therapy in various forms, and with sound scientific knowledge and information, including visual aids demonstrating what is happening when you use the movements, all so that you can more clearly understand the nature and impact of the exercise…which you can then take forward in your own quest for good health. I call that special…and devoted.
I have never, ever felt cheated by the online version. It affords the means of guided practice according to my schedule, and the range of sessions available grows each week for variety. I can join live for a genuine and real connection with both Alex and other participants, and which works very well via their zoom platform, but I often forget that it isn’t live when I use the recorded version, so the connection is still there.
Yes, I can wholeheartedly recommend everything that Babacool do. I’m so grateful to them in so many ways.
I have been practicing Yoga and Taichi Qigong with Babacool for a long time and I can’t recommend them enough. Their classes are very engaging and suitable for all levels. Since the lockdown started all the classes have been online and this has been a great opportunity for me to practice with Suzanne and Alex almost every day. This has really helped me and my mental health massively at a time of so much uncertainty. I especially enjoy the live classes as it’s an opportunity to put everything I’m doing on hold and focus on myself for the duration of the class. However, life can get very hectic and sometimes I’m unable to join the live classes. On those occasions, I’m very happy to have an archive full of classes and resources for me to choose from depending on my mood or the time I have available.
Suzanne and Alex are also great supporters of a charity I co-run called Potential Kids www.potentialkids.org. PK it’s a local and small charity in Hertfordshire, England that provides social, learning and sports opportunities to neurodiverse children & young people (Autism, ADHD, Tourettes, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia..) and their families. In the past, Suzanne and Alex have run successful wellbeing sessions (Taichi Qigong, Breathing Meditation & Gongs) for our parent/carers which have been very a great success and a fantastic way for the charity to support their mental health. Caring for disabled children can take a toll in these parents’ mental health and we’re always grateful for Babacool’s support to ease that burden. Since the lockdown started, we realised our parent/carers would need extra support to look after themselves so we asked Suzanne to runs an online weekly Yoga & Relaxation class for us. It’s lovely to be able to offer this class to our parents so they can recharge their batteries at least once a week. The class is also available online afterwards which is great because this way more of our parent/carers can access it when it’s convenient for them.
On a personal level I’m extremely grateful that Babacool has continued to offer their classes online since the lockdown started, it’s really helped and kept me sane in an extremely difficult year.
Thank you Suzanne & Alex for everything you do and for supporting for our charity.
Where to start? Special. And devoted. Those words seem best to encapsulate the work that Babacool’s Suzanne and Alex do. They are genuine human beings (not a phrase used lightly), who take the time to properly connect with people. Their obvious passion to impact the world in a positive way shines through everything they do…even online. There is nothing impersonal about the services they provide online, so if that is the service you need, rest assured that it will provide proper sustenance, not a shabby second place.
Having joined Kundalini classes run by Babacool over 5 years ago, which of course were run prior to the Covid 19 lockdown in group sessions, it was important that classes continued and were set up by Suzanne and Alex to work via Zoom.
The way these classes were set up was impressive. All classes were informative and the benefits they had on your body were made clear. The classes run using Zoom were straight forward and did not require complicated computer knowledge.
The weekly classes I attended covered Kundalini yoga, Yin yoga, Qigong and Meditation-breathing techniques. The Qigong classes run by Alex were a new experience. These classes were especially enjoyable and were important in improving flexibility and general fitness.
As with the Qigong classes run by Alex the classes run by Suzanne were equally enjoyable and beneficial. I come out of the Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga and learning Meditation-breathing Techniques feeling relaxed and feeling that it improved my overall health.