Testimonials 2017

SMART 1 & 2 Seattle, 9 – 11 September 2017
The presenter offered explanations in various ways so that all questions were answered thoroughly, with great attention to student needs.
If you are wondering if you should take this class, wonder no more – you should! You will be astounded at the level of relaxation and balance you feel.
Lisa Hensell, AR SMART 2, Seattle 2017

I really liked the video. I am a visual learner, so it was quite helpful. Once I’m certified, I want to change to this method.
Jackie Maxwell, SMART 1 & 2, Seattle 2017

Fantastic amount of info. Thrilled to begin using this on my clients. Will be doing additional studies on Ayurveda following the class. Sharon – Loved your presence and keeping class on track.
The work is relaxing to receive. I love that I’ll be able to “save” my hands while providing clients with a soothing and energetic reflexology session. I tend to do RLD (Reflexology Lymph Drainage) most often in my practice, and am excited to add the marmas, specifically the one for lymph work. Will incorporate hands into the mix too!
Sue Gaughenbaugh, SMART 1 & 2, Seattle 2017

Awesome! Excellent book and in-class videos were clear and sharp. It was all well thought out. I appreciate all the time and care put into the class and materials. Very happy with content and plan to make it my thing! It is perfect for me since I have a medium touch at most, and this modality feels empowering! Proves that reflexology does not have to be hard to be astoundingly effective.
Heidi Marks, SMART 1 & 2, Seattle 2017

Q. What did you enjoy most about the course?

A. “Technical and hands-on work, and excellent correction on technique.”
Excellent - great slides and visual aides. Sharon is so generous in sharing her information in a clear, concise, informative manner. Her energy and love of her work is contagious. Sharon is a true inspiration – Thank you.
Teri Adolfo, SMART 1 & 2, Seattle 2017

Particularly liked the slide demo on screen while we did hands-on practice. I really appreciated how Sharon explained clearly and answered all our questions completely. Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, and am very excited to implement these amazing techniques. The complete sequence was as wonderful and nourishing to give as it was to receive. I am very excited by the Ayurvedic approach, and the focus on subtle energy bodies. Thank you! Fabulous workshop!
Kathleen Harris, SMART 1 & 2, Seattle 2017

I’m so excited to share this work with my clients. It was great, thank you so much!
Ori Hamberg, SMART 1 & 2, Seattle 2017

The PowerPoint presentation was so helpful. I loved the video demonstration. Presentations were very clear. The presenter was very helpful in answering questions and explaining materials. I enjoyed Sharon’s attention to detail and her helpful comments to our class and us individually. I loved that we were able to both practice and receive so much during the course. Now I feel I can confidently apply Ayurvedic Reflexology in my practice, and I plan to! I feel that I will be using Ayurvedic Hand Reflexology regularly in my practice after this course.
Sayre Herrick, SMART 1 & 2, Seattle 2017)

Q. What did you enjoy most about the course?
A. “learning it in general - but receiving it (Ayurvedic Reflexology) was fantastic!” (SMART 1)
A. “a new way to work the hands.”
Cindy Moore, SMART 1 & 2, Seattle 2017

Love how clear the videos are. Loved the video demonstration alongside the practical. I loved the whole experience, but the marma point exercises were the best.
Charlotte Campanella, SMART 1 & 2, Seattle 2017

Excellent. Very clear, very understandable, and awesome presentation. Sharon’s passion for this work shines. I am a hands convert now!
Holly Anderson, SMART 1, Seattle 2017

Q. What did you enjoy most about the course?
A. “Instructor, valuable information, expansion of knowledge, Ayurvedic perspective”
Wonderful slides, organized well. (Presenter was) very helpful, easy to follow, focused.
Susan Prentiss, SMART 1, Seattle 2017

Testimonials 2016

SMART 1 Anchorage, USA 2016
The instructor as well as her teaching materials were superb. This was without a doubt among the very best workshops I have ever attended. Thank you!
Chloe Clark-Berry, SMART 1 Anchorage, USA 2016

From start to finish was excellent. Encouragement from teacher was excellent and appreciated.
Diana Farless, SMART 1 Anchorage, USA 2016

Thank you so much for your gifts this class has brought me, and will bring to my clients, family and friends.
Mark W. Bell, SMART 1 Anchorage, USA 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. I’m looking forward to taking ‘HANDS’ – mastering both modalities under your guidance and taking it as far as I am guided to.
Treesha DiGuido, SMART 1 Anchorage, USA 2016

Sharon’s clarity and dedication to her program are as exquisite as her heart.
Fred Coen, SMART 1 Anchorage, USA 2016

I loved Sharon’s teaching style and calm voice. I loved having the video example to follow during each practice session.
Cheryl Boerger, SMART 1 Anchorage, USA 2016

Very well prepared – also with heart felt energy. Opened me to new knowledge. Very lovingly given – questions answered quickly with understanding.
D. Marta Tuck, SMART 1 Anchorage, USA 2016

Presenter was attentive to all students’ needs – adjusting hand/finger positions. Fabulous!
Patti Kaszuba, SMART 1 Anchorage, USA 2016

Presentations were great – presenter was very helpful. Watching video while working works well!
Mary Reimann, SMART 1 Anchorage, USA 2016

The conference (workshop) was done in a very calming environment conducive to learning.
Paatricia Wilson, SMART 1 Anchorage, USA 2016

Sharon is a gifted teacher – what a blessing to be in your class. I am very grateful to have been able to take this class and to have met Sharon & Dick. You have touched our hearts. Thank you.
Patricia Barrance, SMART 1 Anchorage, USA 2016

SMART 1 & 2 Vancouver, Canada 2016
Presentation was extremely well presented and easy to absorb. Sharon you were very patient and informative and a pleasure to listen to. Left feeling I have learned a lot, and excited to move forward with this.
Lynda Russolillo, SMART 1 Vancouver, Canada 2016

The presenter made it simple to understand for somebody who is not familiar with Ayurveda. Repetition was also very helpful. I loved practising as much as receiving.
Annick Chasse, SMART 1 Vancouver, Canada 2016

You are an exceptional teacher – flexible yet structured, validating and meticulous. You teach with such freshness and joy.
Pamela Russell, SMART 1 Vancouver, Canada 2016

Contents were exceptional. I reaIly like the blend of Ayurveda with reflexology.
Linda Quat, SMART 1 Vancouver, Canada 2016

This 2 days has been a most welcome addition and expansion to my reflexology awareness. I look forward to practising these new techniques.
Dan Irvine, SMART 1 Vancouver, Canada 2016

Very well demonstrated and full of information – techniques were good, meaningful and mindful.
Huma Lakhani, SMART 1 Vancouver, Canada 2016

It was very nice to receive a Ayurvedic Reflexology session.
Yuri Lasmarias, SMART 1 Vancouver, Canada 2016

Excellent - really like the integration of Science/TCM/Reflex/Ayurveda/Spirituality. This style feels much more in line with My Being & Beliefs than Ingram Reflex.
Aaron Adams, SMART 1 Vancouver, Canada 2016

Sharon, you are an amazing, gifted teacher. Thank you so much! After this weekend, I am so excited to practise these techniques and learn more about Ayurveda.

Lila Chenier, SMART 2 Vancouver, Canada 2016

SMART 1 Melbourne 27 - 28 February 2016

This has been the best workshop I have attended – well organised and thought out, well presented. The whole workshop has had a calm feel to it, and promoted a great learning environment. The practical component was fantastic. J
ennifer Rigby, SMART 1 Melbourne, Australia 2016

I loved the way the information was presented - it appealed to the various learning styles. The visual images, alongside the instructor’s guidance and practical hands on was fabulous, inspiring, a wonderful workshop – excellent!.
Joanne McCloud, SMART 1 Melbourne, Australia 2016

I enjoyed the video, especially how the movements start again and again till you stopped it Sharon. Your work needs to be passed on to other reflexologists for many, many years to come.
Marie-Anne Chabot, SMART 1 Melbourne, Australia 2016

The visuals were clear, good quality, and, accompanied by the presenter’s explanations, really facilitated understanding. Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop! For me it threaded all the techniques I have learnt thus far into a whole, harmonious and powerful concept.
Esabel Lamusse, SMART 1 Melbourne, Australia 2016

I came with expectations and was completely fulfilled. Love the visual (video) learning whilst doing the practical sessions – it was clear to see exactly where and how to place hands/body.
Debra DeAngelis, SMART 1 Melbourne, Australia 2016

Great workshop, and a pleasure to meet and work with Sharon. Great teacher and inspiration to learn new things.
Margaret Bartle, SMART 1 Melbourne, Australia 2016

It was a very well thought out programme. The teacher covered all points with clarity. I could easily have done another day.
Tania King, SMART 1 Melbourne, Australia 2016

I loved Sharon and the workshop. It was exactly what I wanted, to enhance my reflexology practice. I will mainly use this technique in the future – a beautiful form of reflexology.
Linda Engel, SMART 1 Melbourne, Australia 2016

This has been the most inspirational, exciting, interesting and informative course that I have attended. Thank you Sharon.
Sharon Way, SMART 1 Melbourne, Australia 2016

I liked having the on screen video as a guide, and the notes are comprehensive. Wonderful presenter – a good speaker that holds your attention throughout the workshop. The relaxed, nurturing and positive energy from the presenter creates a beautiful environment in which to learn.
Trudy Guest, SMART 1 Melbourne, Australia 2016

It was a most enjoyable, peaceful and useful workshop! I feel fortunate to be able to attend these 2 days. Using sesame oil for my practice will be wonderful! I loved these techniques.
Rie Masadome, SMART 1 Melbourne, Australia 2016

Testimonials 2015

SMART 1 Athens 3 - 4 October 2015
It has been a while since I had the opportunity to attend a post graduate course, and SMART 1 was just what I needed. Sharon Stathis introduced us to the basic principles of Ayurvedic medicine, and definitely planted this seed in us in order to cultivate more. She reminded me of qualities I had neglected in my personal practise, and these two days with her allowed me to refine them.

The basic protocol she introduced us to was taught to us thoroughly, and the video presentation during practice was of great benefit. The techniques that we were taught are impressive in their simplicity and effectiveness.

Sharon proved herself very knowledgeable, besides experienced. This I noticed when she would compare Dr. FitzGerald’s zones to Chinese meridians and the Nadis, but also when she made correlations between reflex areas and foot anatomy.

Highly recommended.
Spiros Dimitrakoulas, SMART 1, Athens 2015

(The presentations) were clear, easy and very helpful. It was all beautiful!!
Despoina Makridis, SMART 1, Athens 2015

The practice, together with the video, is excellent.
Katerina Stathi, SMART 1, Athens 2015

It was a new aspect for me – a new way of appreciating Reflexology in a new, more spiritual way.
Marios Angelis, SMART 1, Athens 2015

It was very interesting. Everything was nice. I would like to learn more about Ayurvedic Reflexology.
Georgia Barouta, SMART 1, Athens 2015

It was perfect, and the rhythm was perfect to be able to understand and remember what Sharon said.
Sofia Boulenger, SMART 1, Athens 2015

(I enjoyed most) the knowledge, the video while practising, the energy part (how it was mentioned, explained & underlined) and the exchange time.
Pari Desypri, SMART 1, Athens 2015

It was wonderful!!! It was perfect, and in the Light.
Filia Chalatsi, SMART 1, Athens 2015

SMART 1 Lausanne 26-27 September 2015
The presentations were clear, and the teacher/presenter explains well, and stops each time we have a question. The technique pleases me really, more than traditional reflexology. The teaching is given with the heart and it’s beautiful. Débora Loutan, SMART 1, Lausanne 2015

It is a great idea to have video support during the practicals. Thank you so much Sharon for your wonderful energy and knowledge, which I will take with me.
Muriel Fassora, SMART 1, Lausanne 2015

I love this method. Thank you.
Nathalie Chiaureli, SMART 1, Lausanne 2015

The training with the video was very efficient and helpful. I’ve appreciated the class a lot. The teaching was very well organised and done – so nothing to improve!
Claire Anne Visinand SMART 1, Lausanne 2015

It was very interesting to learn this method – a beautiful method. The presenter is very competent.
Marlène Leuber, SMART 1, Lausanne 2015

As it was my first time learning or having Ayurvedic information, it was very easy to understand. I’m glad I bought the DVD, as we needed to see everything through the weekend. I will have time to integrate the information watching the DVD.
Aïda Falquet, SMART 1, Lausanne 2015

Very clear and simple to understand. Very helpful. Thank you very much – beautiful.
Françoise Gagliadi, SMART 1, Lausanne 2015

Great course! So clear. The video demonstrations were helpful. A lot of things have to be learnt, but I think I now have the fundamental knowledge to practise this massage.
Nadia Tricarico, SMART 1, Lausanne 2015

I enjoyed a lot, the sharing experience of Sharon and her very open mind. Thank you.
Miriam Matouschek, SMART 1, Lausanne 2015

Thank you Sharon for the beautiful energy - and the video support is perfect.
Christine Jacot, SMART 1, Lausanne 2015

SMART 1 London 12-13 September 2015
So glad I attended this course. Sharon is knowledgeable, warm and reassuring. I feel I learned so much, and my clients will benefit. Jennifer Crowl, SMART 1, London 2015

The workshop was extremely informative, interesting, and I would recommend it to anyone. Sharon is a lovely person, and with her calming persona and vast knowledge, she is a great teacher. Sheena Hynd, SMART 1, London 2015

The video demonstrations were fantastic and so clear. It was very helpful to do the practice and be able to watch the video at the same time. I go away feeling confident to try it out. Anna Poole SMART 1, London 2015

Great manuals – lots of info to read in my own time. Lots of practical experience – nice pace – time to assimilate skills. Great knowledge. Great presentation. Great passion for subject. Thank you! Kate Mulliss, SMART 1, London 2015

I enjoyed having the practical sessions on the screen to refer to whilst practising. Thank you for a lovely, calming weekend. I enjoyed giving and receiving the Ayurvedic Reflexology! Liz Vogel, SMART 1, London 2015

We used the kasa bowl, which I thought was extremely powerful, and gave a wonderful energetic connection. Sharon is an amazing teacher. Her workshop is extremely clear and easy to understand. Candy Kitsz-Atsma, SMART 1, London 2015

Really liked the idea of playing the DVD during the practical. Meant we all knew what to do. So good to really feel what it’s like to have the treatment rather than just learn to give! Sarah Overton, SMART 1, London 2015

I have got everything I expected and more from the course. Thank you Sharon, you are a wonderful, inspirational person.
Chris Ley, SMART 1 London, UK 2015

SMART 2 Brisbane 14-15 February 2015
I feel that I experienced more than I could have imagined. I have a renewed sense of passion and enthusiasm for reflexology/Ayurveda. Kim Day, SMART 2 Brisbane, Australia 2015

Sharon’s passion and commitment is evident as she shares her knowledge. But even more so is her determination that each and every participant leaves her workshop with the skills to continue and take it where you want to. Debra DeAngelis, SMART 2 Brisbane, Australia 2015

The visual presentation – video and slide show, worked in perfectly with Sharon’s explanations and knowledge. Sharon, your warmth and passion and ability to share all your worldly knowledge of Ayurvedic Reflexology, makes this a very special workshop. It will definitely make a wonderful change to my practice. Jodene Alston, SMART 2 Brisbane, Australia 2015

Sharon always checks the level of understanding, and constantly reinforces important points. Evelyn Stieger, SMART 2 Brisbane, Australia 2015

Sharon provides many opportunities for learning, catering well for all and helpful to all. You always do a wonderful job Sharon. Thank you for your commitment to your healing modality. Annette Yates, SMART 2 Brisbane, Australia 2015

Your teaching is really clear, and one of the best reflexology workshops I’ve attended so far. Reiko Fujiike-Stirling, SMART 2 Brisbane, Australia 2015

It was good seeing the moves up on the screen first. It was much more effective than trying to huddle around a foot on a massage table for a demonstration. It was wonderful learning the hand routine and learning ways to incorporate marmas on the hands as a homecare tool for clients. Sarah Brooks, SMART 2 Brisbane, Australia 2015

Organised and well directed. Sharon is passionate about this area, which is reflected in the workshop presentation.
Maree Wilson, SMART 2 Brisbane, Australia 2015

The method of teaching with the screen in conjunction with talking through routines is an excellent way of learning for me. Sharon has an easy, relaxed way of teaching which adds to a good learning environment. Jill Wade, SMART 2 Brisbane, Australia 2015

Presented with both love and respect for participants and self.
Mair Pugh, SMART 2 Brisbane, Australia 2015

Don’t want to sound patronising, but the presenter is probably one of the best reflexology teachers around. Inspiring. Miranda Mann, SMART 2 Brisbane, Australia 2015

Chakra balancing (via the feet) was very good and worked beautifully. I usually work with hands over body, but this was a lovely, easy way to work, and the sound was great. Anne McBride, SMART 2 Brisbane, Australia 2015

Testimonials by country (Reviews at the end of this page)

NORWAY 16-17 August 2014
“I loved the film, watching it at the same time as training was brilliant.” Kari-Anne Glesner, SMART 1 Bergen, 2014

I enjoyed most “the practical aspect – actually getting lots of time to practise the different techniques”. Fungi Ottemooller, SMART 1 Bergen, 2014

I enjoyed most “Sharon’s beautiful way to teach and explain. Wonderful course”. Lubomira Nielsen, SMART 1 Bergen, 2014

“It was very helpful and professional. I enjoyed the way the actual footwork was presented. Keep up with your good work, and please come back and teach us SMART 2.”
Evelyn Haukaas, SMART 1 Bergen, 2014

THE NETHERLANDS 23-24 August 2014

“Watching the screen was very helpful. I wish that every teacher works like this.” Willy Bot, SMART 1 The Netherlands, 2014

“By the way it is explained, you can start to use it in your own practice – you feel confident. I liked the attention Sharon gave to make sure we put our hands, fingers and thumbs in the right place (spot). Making time for self-help massage is a nice addition.” Eliane Roofthooft (Belgium), SMART 1 The Netherlands, 2014

“It was so easy with the CD film to follow the movements – you had to do very, very well”. Marga Klaphake, SMART 1 The Netherlands, 2014

“Working towards the goals during these two days made it all clear, understandable and goals achieved.”
Nella van der Jagt, SMART 1 The Netherlands, 2014

“What I liked very much was the help of the video while I was busy with learning the treatment/massage.” Trijnie van Loon, SMART 1 The Netherlands, 2014

“This two day course was very complete.” Enid Meereboer, SMART 1 The Netherlands, 2014

I enjoyed most “the new things I learned about energy. I feel I can work with it directly”. Marieke de Wever, SMART 1 The Netherlands, 2014

“You spoke very clearly – it was easy to listen to.” Vogelina Kuipers, SMART 1 The Netherlands, 2014

“Very easy to follow and understand. Very relaxed way of presenting and guiding, and yet perfect time planning. Thank you sincerely for all the work you have done for us all those years!!.” Loes Overbeek, SMART 1 The Netherlands, 2014

“In the beginning I was worried if I could understand, but you are very clear in words, so it was easy for me.” Simone Sijbrands, SMART 1 The Netherlands, 2014

BRISBANE SMART 1 February 2014
This course is the Best course I have attended – very professional. I will go away from here knowing what to do and how to do it “very impressive”.
Tracey Holland, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

Sharon is such a warm, patient and caring facilitator, whose knowledge is deep and comprehensive about Ayurvedic Reflexology. The camera projecting the live footwork up on the screen was fantastic – such a wonderful idea, so we could all see.
Sarah Brooks, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

Excellent that all the info was in the manual to stop frantic note taking. Lots of hands on – brilliant.
Carolyn Karski, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

Sharon was the best presenter – very helpful and easy to understand. From start to finish, very informative – loved every minute of the course.
Jan Richardson, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

The IT support was fantastic Dick! Really good to have practical demonstrations transferred to the big screen – especially in a large class. Sharon, the way you conduct the class and impart your wonderful knowledge and experience was a real pleasure!
Jodene Norris, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

Sharon gave us all the welcome & recognition in a warm, friendly and professional manner with no question too small or inconsequential.
Annette Yates, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

Excellent balance of theory and practical. Sharon did a great job of keeping everyone interested and involved. The opportunity to view the demonstrations by way of screen projection was very much appreciated - sure beats crowding around a table and still not being able to see. Playing the DVD during the practical sessions was very helpful. Sharon spoke clearly, encouraged questions and shared her knowledge freely.
Evelyn Stieger, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

Excellent presentations. Great use of Power Points, videos, verbal information and demonstrations. You are a wonderful “teacher” – you include everyone in the group and use all the learning styles to teach your subject. Thank you.
Carol Wolfe, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

I really appreciated the video segments while you were working. The extra resources are excellent. It makes it so much easier when you need to recall things later. I think your experience has helped you to allay all sorts of issues (plastic bags etc). It made for a very smooth flowing class and a great learning experience.
Suzanne Jewell, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

Sharon shares her great knowledge with clarity and heartfelt enthusiasm. Very helpful and inspiring.
Beth Fraser, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

Clear course instructions – class kept under control & things flowed.
Patricia Barton, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

Overall this has been a very informative and most interesting workshop. Professionally presented.
Di Wells, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

I enjoyed the whole experience – very valuable information & tools to be used.
Kristine Miller, SMART 1 Brisbane, Australia 2014

“When I heard about the seminar of Ayurvedic reflexology, I knew that for some reason I had to attend it. When I attended the seminar with Mrs SharonStathis, I felt why, It was the most professional, well-given and touching seminar I have ever taken. I feel grateful for the knowledge I got and especially for the emotions of trust and affection that came up during the 2-days seminar.
Thank you Mrs Stathis.
Georgia Mixalopoulou, SMART 1 Athens, 2013

It was easy to understand and the presenter was fantastic.
Evridiki Tsiobikou, SMART 1 Athens, 2013

The DVD was perfect and really helpful.
Vassiliki Kyritsi, SMART 1 Athens, 2013

The teacher was excellent. The whole workshop was wonderful.
Stella Ferle, SMART 1 Athens, 2013

The presentations were very clear and were very easy to understand. The presenter was the best I’ve ever had.
Sara Genni, SMART 1 Athens, 2013

“Probably the most clear, concise and professional course I have attended.” Helen Hymas, Langwarrin, Australia

“This course is wonderfully different. Marma points and kasa bowl work are exciting and new, and kinder on the hands.”
Lisa Alford, Brisbane, Australia

“One of the most enjoyable courses I’ve ever attended. Loved it, Thank you.”
Lynda Taylor, Sydney, Australia

“Perfect for the beginner - no overload - presenter extremely organised and clear.”
Anne Clark, Perth, Australia

“Excellent, very clear, thorough and easy to follow.” 
Cecile Horsfall, Adelaide, South Australia

“A superb course with great content. Sharon is our articulate, patient and exceptional with a passionate love of this subject.” Bridget Noble, SMART 1, Brisbane, Australia 2008

As a massage therapist, it is easy to incorporate all, or even part of the technique into my work.”
Lemise Kassim, SMART 2, Brisbane, Australia 2008

“Lovely presenter, lovely material, lovely course. I feel very confident and they are -- so there says it all. Buy only objective was to learn some reflexology -- great leaves surpassed. I've learnt a whole new aspect to enhance my spiritual progress. Sharon, I give you affirmation that you will got it just right. I'm sure they love to your courses all over the world and you were worth waiting for.” Lemise Kassim, SMART 1, Brisbane, Australia 2008

“ Sharon's openness with information and support made the course extremely enjoyable.” Sue Whitting, SMART 1, Brisbane, Australia 2008

“ I enjoyed such a direct and easy to follow approach to a very complex subject.” Susan Mot, SMART 1, Brisbane, Australia 2008

“Sharon is an exceptional facilitator, extremely organized, great teacher, kept the flow going. Really! The best facilitation I’ve ever seen. Thank you.” Rebecca Thacker, SMART 1 Vancouver, 2008

“The video cam demonstrations were extremely helpful so that everyone could see equally. Nameste.” Shannon Dooling, SMART 1 Vancouver, 2008

“The most clear and enjoyable course I have ever attended”.
Viera Achbergerova SMART 1 Vancouver, 2008

“Very useful booklet and PowerPoint presentation. I enjoyed the extra pictures and knowledge from Sharon’s slides. Very clear and demonstrated very well. I enjoyed having Sharon checking the placement and technique.”
Kathy Johnston SMART 1 Vancouver, 2008

“I found the ‘live’ presentation extremely useful, and it was easy to follow even in a large group”.
Jane Huff, SMART 1 Vancouver, 2008

“I felt that the contents were above and beyond what I had expected- wonderful!. I really enjoyed the live examples that were given and felt it was easy to follow and learn from - very hands-on. I took away so much from this course. I am very appreciative of these new techniques of healing. You are a wonderful teacher, thank you so much for sharing.”
Melissa Nagy, SMART 1 Vancouver, 2008

“Sharon, I appreciated your clarity and commitment to giving an excellent seminar.”
Marianne McLauchlin, SMART 1 Vancouver, 2008

Sharon you are so good at what you are doing.  You get your message through loud and clear. It’s all done in  a professional and also a warm and personal way.  This coures was very good I lolved every minute of it.  Annette Schou, Copenhagen, Denmark

It was particularly helpful that the different procedures were repeated several times.  This has been different from other courses I have attended, so even though you are the one receiving treatment, you still have a chance to follow.
Bettina A, Copenhagen, Denmark

Very clear and easy to uynderstand, helpful – a wonrserful trainer – course was perfect.
Bettina Christensen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sharon is a very nice, giving and lovely person.
Mette, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nice teaching energy.
Jeanet, Copenhagen, Denmark

I liked the live video demonstation - it is very easy to follow.  Sharon was easy to understand despite my poor knowledge of English.  Best about the course was that the practical instructions were completed and each time the instructions were thorough.
Kirsten, Copenhagen, Denmark

Fantastically inspiring – I wish I had known about this earlier.
Marianne Groth, Copenhagen, Denmark

Very exciting and interesting - a new and exciting way of treating.  Both sharon and Dick were extremely professional.  Sharon fills the room with her positive energy. 
Elsebeth, Copenhagen, Denmark

This is the best teacher I have ever experienced with a great human knowledge and under standing. I am very happy to have met such a person. 
Gitte Thordsen, Vijle, Denmark

But the feeling in my body after a treatment was a special experience.  I am looking forward to using AR.  Helle, Vijle, Denmark

Very easy to understand the englinsh and the teacher was helpful giving a lot of attention - Well prepared and professional as a teacher. 
Annette Phnvig, Vijle, Denmark

Sharon was fantastic.  My great fear was that I would not be able to understand the language, but it was easy to undersand.  Thank you for a lovely course – very inspiring.  Brigitte, Vijle, Denmark

“Thank-you so much for such a brilliant course. I feel it will provide the missing link I've been searching for in creating my own therapeutic approach to clients and embracing polarity therapy and foot and hand reflexology.” Helen Harris, London, UK

“I have never enjoyed a course as much as I have this one.  Everything was perfect.  Sharon is such and empowering facilitator”.
C Shelford, South Stoke. 2007

“I wish your treatment could be bottled, as it is the best form of reflexology.  I wish more reflexologists learnt and practiced this form of reflexology so that treatments could be exchanged and not just given”.
Pamela Harben, London. 2007

“You are doing worthwhile excellent work. Thank you for being so pleasant and helpful”.
Elaine Mekeresz, Milton Keynes. 2007

“…it was a fabulous weekend and received a wonderful knowledge and memory to work with”.
Chris Coddington, Falmouth. 2007

“a real shot in the arm – good one – for me and I look forward to where it leads me.  Many many thanks”.
Barbara Scrivener, Youlgrave. 2007

“…it’s so simple to me.  I think that everyone should try it”.
Azza Saleh, SMART 1 London. 2007

“only that all teachers should be as caring and enthusiastic ….. your skills and drive are fantastic”.
Susan Woodbridge, London. 2007

“excellent 2 days … something for everyone whether you are an experiences reflexologist or just have an interest”.
Chris Armstrong, SMART 1 London. 2007

“your voice is so soothing, the presentation was very professional, clear,, easy to understand and interesting”.
Pamela Harben, SMART 2 London. 2007
“I feel priveledged to have been present and taken part in the distillation of such an enormous amount of research, travel and knowledge”.
Angela Way, SMART 2 London. 2007

“I really appreciate the depth of knowledge that underlies the teaching – this kind of teaching sends us on and open ended journey”.
Florence Germain, SMART 2 London. 2007

“Very clear. You told not only what to do, but also why, which is very important. An amazing four days, that gave me so much I don’t have the word for it. Thank you both.” Paula Kasurinen, SMART 1 & 2 Tampere, 2008

“It was nice that there was so much practical work. Kasa Bowl was a wonderful - new things to learn. It is wonderful to know that my patients will get something new and so relaxing and so healing.”
Elina Tervo, SMART 1 & 2 Tampere, 2008

“These workshops have helped to make me more brave, and have strengthened my own experiences.”
Meena Niemi, SMART 1 & 2 Tampere, 2008

“I got lots of new tools and that is excellent.”
Natalia Karpina, SMART 2 Tampere, 2008

“It was very easy to understand and there was always help when I wanted it.”
Marina Koshelainen, SMART 1 Tampere, 2007

“Very clear, things were explained thoroughly - lovely energetic teaching.”
Tiia Mellin, SMART 1 Tampere, 2007

“Presentation was very clear and understandable, and the teacher was more than helpful. She was fantastic.”
Katri Maria Symon, SMART 1 Tampere, 2007

“I enjoyed the whole course, and the warm atmosphere feeling was there all the time.” Meena Niemi, SMART 1 Tampere, 2007
“Warm, lovely spirit. Teaching was very good but still gentle.”
Leile Karjalainen, SMART 1 Tampere, 2007


“…very interesting, I want to know more about this therapy and Ayurveda in general – great course – thank you!”. Anna Adalstendst, Iceland.  2007

“Sharon, you are a unique (one of a kind) person, a forerunner in this field – Thank you.  So fantastic to learn how you can blend together Ayurvedic and reflexology.”
Thsorbjörg Ingvadóttir, Iceland.  2007

“…very interesting course which have awakened my interest to learn mor in AR and I hope you come back to Iceland – look forward to it.”
Ásta M. Agnarsdóttir, Iceland.  2007

“An excellent course.  Thanks for the personal energy and thoughtfulness”. Aileen O’Connor, Ballinacurre, Limerick, Ireland

 “Fantastic – the best training I’ve had in post-grad education”. Claire Sparks, New Zealand

“Sharon is absolutely fabulous as a presenter”.
Yvonne Dallow, Christchurch, New Zealand
 “The presenter was very professional, clear and thoughtful and to the point ….. loved the fact that my hands will now be safer”. Pauline Leighton, Waimate, New Zealand

“I find the treatment routine extremely satisfying both in giving and receiving.  I particularly enjoyed Sharon’s sensitivity and humility”.
Saga Gibbs, Christchurch, New Zealand

“I feel that I will be able to practice now – I had to stop due to arthritis, but this method is fantastic”. Mary Catherine Hawkes, SMART 1 Balleymoney, 2007

“Ayurvedic Reflexology is simplistic, insightful, energising, easy on the physical body for the practitioner”.
Kate Higgins, SMART 1 Balleymoney, 2007

“wonderful knowledgable presenter who gave information and direction for practical work clearly and concisely and at speed which allowed lots of time for the practice of theory”.
Frances McAllister, SMART 1 Balleymoney, 2007

“…very enjoyable course, overall a new dimension in reflexology”.
Catherine Lynch, SMART 1 Balleymoney, 2007

“…so precise. Beautiful direction. Sharon’s presentation and attention to detail. Very worthwhile course”.
Betty Cunningham, SMART 1 Balleymoney, 2007

“Great presenter. Very helpful and informative….everything in an easy to follow maner”.
Elaine Curry, SMART 1 Balleymoney, 2007

“I was extremely happy with the workshop and I felt everyone enjoyed, benefited from it in many ways …… What I particularly liked was the: warmth, passion of the instructor, helpful ,humerous husband, seriously - gentle approach, re-focusing mind - intent- purpose - all elements of practical work.” “Having a video link the demo purposes was the first and I feel was extremely beneficial and thoughtful to ensure that everyone could see the prac demonstration. Walters, a passion of the instructor, helpful, humourous husband, seriously gentle approach, refocusing mind – intent – purpose – all elements of practical work. I was extremely happy with the workshop and I felt everyone enjoyed, benefited from it in many ways.” Sharon Johnston, SMART 1 Balleymoney, 2007

“The facilitator and has a lovely manner and easy to listen to. The presentations were excellent”.
Caroline Teague SMART 1 Balleymoney, 2007

“Sharon you have an excellent presentation style.”
Gillian Kennedy, SMART 1 Balleymoney, 2007

“Sharon is a beautiful person. She has a lovely presence. One of the best tutors I have ever seen.”
Phil Murray SMART 1 Balleymoney, 2007

“Presentations were clear and very well delivered. The presenter was excellent.”
Bree Gonsalves, SMART 2 Ballymoney, 2008

“The presenter was very professional - so versed in all in her knowledge of Ayurveda and Marma Therapy for the hand. I will recommend this to others.”
Frances McAllister, SMART 2 Ballymoney, 2008

“I only wish all reflexologists could experience these wonderful techniques!”
Ivy O’Rawe, SMART 2 Ballymoney, 2008

“I enjoyed Sharon’s enthusiasm and knowledge – a very gifted lady. This has built my confidence. I have enjoyed the whole experience. Happy days!”
Pauline Freeman, SMART 2 Ballymoney, 2008

“I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this course - hurry back to us and thank you both! Love and thoughts.”
Marie Hawkes, SMART 2 Ballymoney, 2008

“The presenter was very passionate about the subject and communicated well.”
Donna King, SMART 2 Ballymoney, 2008

“The presentations were clear and very easy to understand. It may me feel that I learned a lot in these two days. Excellent!” “Sharon has a very soothing voice”. Evelyn Haukaas, Bergen.  2007

“It was clear and easy to understand.  You was very helpful, and I have learned very much”.
Irene Johnsen, Bergen.  2007

“It was easy to understand. I like that we did every step together in the workshop”. Lisbet Grindheim, Bergen.  2007

“The presentations were easy to understand and the presenter was a lovely person. She had lots of patience and was calm and helpful.” Tone Byrkjeland, Bergen 2007

“The presenter is highly professional and generous with her teaching”. Florence Germain, Dundee Scotland, SMART 1 Ireland. 2006

“Very inspiring and passionate to tutor. Her knowledge about Ayurvedic work and energy work makes me want to find out more. This course has given me a new lease of life in terms of personal development, and looking after myself as well as others. It will really change the way I work. Brilliant – thank you!” Georgia McCulloch, SMART 1 Elgin, 2008

“The DVD is the best comprehensive training aid I have ever seen.”
Lisa Moar, SMART 1 Elgin, 2008

“This course has helped me to think out of the box in regard to reflexology, and has given me more confidence to take a very different approach.”
Sarah Gilbertson, SMART 1 Elgin, 2008

“I was particularly delighted with the manual and your ability to identify and summarise such a vast subject in a useful and meaningful way.”
Shelagh Boughton, SMART 1 Elgin, 2008

“Brilliant - Sharon's enthusiasm was infectious and teaching method was easy to understand.” Sandy Combe, SMART 1 Elgin, 2008

“I had a wonderful inspiring two days and look forward to using these techniques with my clients.”
Deborah Bethune, SMART 1 Elgin, 2008

“I would recommend this workshop to my colleagues and friends. I have to change my way of doing reflexology to the Ayurveda way.” Margaret Nicol, SMART 1 Elgin, 2008

“It is important to consider various religious groups attending the course. I was impressed with the religious tolerance and preferences and I thank you immensely for that.” Nasser Abdullah, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“Sharon and Richard’s approach was caring and helpful, professional, soothing, encouraging and entertaining. I couldn’t improve on it. Stunning course. Thank you, thank you!”
Heather Hamilton, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“I enjoyed the number of hours available for practice. This reinforced all the notes. The course was wonderful, presented with wonderful humour and ease. It was just too short, but a tremendous insight was given and I left wishing to look further.”
Elizabeth Miszka, SMART 1 Durban, 2008

"I completed the Ayurvedic Reflex training last year in Durban, South Africa and a number of my clients switched immediately to this treatment and refuse any other! I really find it impacts at a level way beyond or deeper than the physical and is often times difficult to even put into words the benefits or responses that can be anticipated. It has become such a special part of what I am able to offer others from my practice.” Alexis Grewan, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

Easy to understand and the presenter was so helpful.” Patrica Nogxina, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“All was fascinating and fabulous. Thank you so much for such an awesome time and a very insightful, fun filled weekend.”
Antoinette Iglauer, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“This was an amazing workshop. It was so interactive and informative. Thank you!”
Maia Jeran, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“Most of all – you have helped me to finally moved out of “therapeutic training” and get back to wellness and energy - also to go back to study my love of Ayurveda!”
Gayl Hansen, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“I enjoyed the practical participation. This was a wonderful introduction to a new method to add to my repertoire.”
Elise J Van Vuuren, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“This is a very helpful and wonderful course.”
Jyoti Govind, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“The treatment at the end left me very calm, peaceful and highly energised. My stressful life has not allowed me to feel like this in a long, long time. Any kind of healing occurs only when one is relaxed.”
Madhvi Pragjee, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“This course was informative and precise and to the point. I was very happy with the course. It was just like coming back home.”
Umavathee Naidoo, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“Both days were great and the practical work was awesome.”
Rhamba Hira, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“The manual is very in-depth and easy to read. I enjoyed the PowerPoint presentation. Brilliant!”
Ruth Hull, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“I am grateful for your kindness and patience, Sharon. Just continue with your excellent work!”
Kasthurie Gounden, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“I am grateful to have met you (Sharon) in my journey. I would love to meet you again. You are a great teacher.”
Pamela M Naidoo, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

“I would love to see you both again in Durban. I would be most interested to learn about SMART 2.”
Nancy Pillay, SMART 1 Durban, South Africa, 2008

SWEDEN  “I recommend the SMART 1 to eveyone who are interested in Ayurvedic Reflexology”. Maria-Conchita Holberg, Stockholm.  2007

 “I will continue to use Ayurvedic Reflexology – thank you!!”.
Madileine Berglind, Stockholm.  2007

“I liked the rhythm of the day…routine will be easily incorporated into my regular reflexology….Notes were clear and professional”. Bonnie Mowery-Oldham, Greensboro, NC, USA, 2007

“Sharon was great and made the class very interesting.  Definitely has a gift for teaching”.
Shirley Ratchford, Greensboro, NC, USA, 2007

“Class was extremely interesting – packed with information…presentation was very professional and effective….Sharon’s open-minded, accepting direction made us all feel validated”.
David Henry, Greensboro, NC, USA, 2007

“The “dance” of Ayurvedic Reflexology is exquisite.  I am eager to offer it to my clients & friends…. Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop …. I leave feeling inspired”.
Karen Ball, Miami, Florida, USA 2007

“Great content and explanation of all information.  Looking forward to SMART 2”.
Shirley Cowen, Miami, Florida, USA, 2007

 “Clear, easy to understand … Extremely organized and professionally done”.
Milka Premrl, Miami, Florida, USA 2007

 “I found the therapy quite powerful and much easier on my hands than standard reflexology”.
Helise Dubnick, Miami, Florida, USA 2007

 “Everything was great, the instructor, the content, the presentation ….Thank you so much”.
JoAnn Odell, Miami, Florida, USA 2007

 “The delivery was clear …. Sharon made the material that is dense & foreign, streamlined.  It is a new approach that I look forward to incorporating.  It is clear that Sharon and Richard have a great love for this work.  It is a pleasure to learn from people who take pleasure in teaching”.
Tanya Maycock, Miami, Florida, USA 2007

 “Materials were well presented & organized.  Nice use of the camera for demonstrations.  Thank you for sharing your wisdom & experiences in such a loving and sincere manner”.
Sue Wilson, Miami, Florida, USA 2007

 “…easy to follow for a beginner in reflexology…. I found Sharon very spiritual and positive”.
Sharon Gerstmann, Miami, Florida, USA 2007

“The contents were informative, interesting, and makes me want to learn more”.
Deborah L Bologna, Miami, Florida, USA 2007

 “Very easy to understand & completely clear.  Richard and Sharon were both extremely helpful”.
Delores Lynn, Miami, Florida, USA 2007

“Love the multimedia aspects – carefully planned and beautifully executed – kept it interesting”.
Michelle Milder, California, USA

“I will never forget the feeling of being swept into another state of euphoria and rest when Ayurvedic Reflexology was applied.  Thank  you for teaching me to feel and to heal.”
Dot DeCesare Methuen, MA, USA

“The powerpoint presentations were extremely helpful.  To be able to see it on a big screen was marvelous”.
Ildika Laszlo, Pasadena, California, USA

“Very indepth and user friendly.  Can use information right away”.
Colleen Campbell, Vancouver, WA, USA

“This class was the most professional and well researched and prepared of any continuing education class that I have taken – easily on the level of the Upledger presentations”.
Hallie Persinger, Vancouver, WA, USA

“Presentations were excellent.....Thank you for clarity, organization, skill...Excellent outstanding”.
 Kate Melvin, Arlington, MA, USA

“Thank you so much for a beautiful, thoughtful, edifying and useful class - very freeing for my personal reflexology work experience”.
Angel Amulis, Los Angeles, California, USA

“I found the weekend so exceeded my expectations.  Sharon has such a wonderful presence – a fabulous energy and was obviously born to be a teacher – looking forward to future workshops”.
Barbara Nelligan, Warwick NY, USA

“I am so pleased with the level of education and the beautiful presentation.  I thank Sharon very very much”.
Nancy Rupp, E. Patchogue, NY, USA

“Sharon is polished and practiced with an obvious wealth of knowledge on the subject”.
Diane April, Tarrytown,  NY, USA

“Sharon was great and made the class very interesting…..has a gift for teaching”.
Indian Trail, NC, USA, November 2007

“The routine that I learned will be easily incorporated into my regular reflexology session….notes were clear and professional”.
Lincolnville, Maine, USA, November 2007

“Sharon puts things that I have learned, and things that I feel in sessions about myself, in perspective - another great tool for my toolbox.” Lydia Bassetti, Atlanta GA, SMART 1, 2008

“It was very clear and the presenter was very knowledgeable and helpful. I enjoyed every moment of it. It was a very pleasant experience. Thank you!”
Rossana Turner, Atlanta GA, SMART 1, 2008

“Instructor was very knowledgeable and explained everything well.” Ruth Rowell, Atlanta GA, SMART 1, 2008

 “Wonderful course, fixed up my enthusiasm – eager to learn more,  Fabulous teacher whose own passion for the method shines through”.
Jenny Evans, Swansea.  2007


WOW! After four days now, I just keep saying WOW!
Sharon Stathis is one class act and a master teacher. Her passion, dedication to Ayurvedic Reflexology shined through as this workshop went at a good clip. She emphasises practical applications, so there were numerous in depth practice sessions and hands on work
The theory of this ancient practice is “wide and deep.” Indeed, she could only cover the basics of something that has been practised for over 4,000 years. Nevertheless, we all walked away feeling like we had a solid concept of the practice and theory.
As for me, my reflexology practice will never be the same and I anticipate that I will be significantly improving and assisting people with their healing needs. Impressive!
For those of you who could not make it, Sharon is planning to the back around for us in 2010. Please send me an e-mail at
vonranker@comcast.net if you would like to be notified of her next US tour. Right now, she is teaching in over 17 countries with more and more demand from her services!
Thanks to everyone who attended and added their sweet energies to this amazing class.

by Mary VonRanker
“Sole Inspiration” (Washington Reflexology Association)
Vol 11, issue 3, p13 May 31 – June 1, 2008

Just a quick note to say that I just finished the Ayurvedic reflexology workshop and I’d like to let folks know that there’s a terrific advantage to learning the different ways of doing reflexology. This workshop was not only very informative but very wonderful.
Sharon and Richard were a great team and had great notebooks of what and how they were teaching, along with a DVD (which I purchased and would be glad to show at a meeting or our next get-together).
Many of the techniques were some I had adapted on my own or from taking other classes, but the idea of Ayurvedic Reflexology evolved in to a lot more energy work, which I feel will be very helpful to my clients, especially those with depression.
It was a terrific class.
by Mary Ellen Rutter
“Sole Inspiration” (Washington Reflexology Association)
Vol 11, issue 3, p13 May 31 – June 1, 2008

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