I would love to thank you for this summer. For human interaction as simple as your presence. Thank you for listening to me, understanding me, and supporting me. Thank you for your words of encouragement and teaching me to treat myself. Thank you for showing me that I deserve everything in the world and that it's okay to take care of myself, to put myself first. For a while, I thought the right thing to do was to be selfless because I shouldn't be selfish. But now I realize, if I'm not taking care of my spirit, there's no way I can be of service to others in a healthy way. I love that I have that control back, my boundaries, my space, my peace of mind. I get to decide who I want to surround myself with and when, which is incredibly empowering. Thank you for showing me my power!
- Felice Ho, Tech Wizard, New York NY
Soul school, wow, I don’t even know where to start. It’s been such a ride. I had no idea where I was going when we started out but Pepper knew. And she took me all the way home. She has guided me with her genuine wisdom and intuition through inquiries, creative homework and breathwork. Pepper is an awesome woman who has pushed me out of from my comfort zone to places I needed to explore, but with her loving support I still felt safe. Even if I didn’t always know what I needed - she knew exactly. To be held and guided by Pepper has changed so much for me. I have started believing in myself, trusting that I am to a powerful woman. She saw my potential, and helped me to bring it into light. And for that I am forever grateful. I have a tremendous love for this wise, wise woman. I feel so sad that our sessions together have finished. But I know I am on the right path. I know that my soul is held and kept safe. I know that my potential is unique and that I am needed. Thanks you so much Pepper for seeing me, believing in me and guiding me. I was looking to find my way but I think I found myself. Also, I will come back for this medicine.
- Maria O, Love Yoga, Sweden
I've never worked with a yoga teacher like Pepper--you never know quite what to expect in her sessions because she operates so much on instinct, focusing on different parts of the body and different levels of intensity based on her read of your energy that given day. And her intuition is always right. What's also so special about Pepper's approach is that she deftly incorporates therapeutic yoga and massage alongside the more invigorating poses. She has a calming voice, a nurturing touch. When I leave her, I have a clear mind and Gumby limbs.
- Jessica S, Magazine Editor, New York, NY
Just want to give a shout out to one of my favorite healers. I had my best breathwork session yesterday with Pepper. I'm still in awe of the way she is able to hold a completely safe space for people to release huge emotions, the presence she emanates, and the super efficient clearing skills she has. This is the first breathwork that I left feeling grounded and in myself which says so much about the way she guides people through difficult territory in an integrated and embodied way. If you've never tried breathwork, it's so so so worthwhile and more healing than many therapy sessions.
- Jazmine Nicole, Holistic Coach Woodstock, NY
What I loved most about working with you was so how completely un-clinical it was. if that makes sense? Last fall when I acknowledged that I needed help and needed to be speaking with someone, I needed someone with a holistic and emotional approach. I felt like i kind of knew the facts of what had happened to me - I needed help healing. thank you for that.
- Danielle P. Music Industry, Brooklyn NY
The Breathwork session helped me get unstuck where I was VERY stuck. I'm very grateful for the experience and for the healing work Pepper is bringing to the world. It was deep, deep work and exceeded all expectations.
- Dave F. International Travel Guide, NY
I absolutely loved Soul School. I am so glad that I did it, it was exactly what I needed. I appreciated that you alternated breath work each week as those sessions could be intense at times. I also liked that you would check in to see if I was vibing with doing breathwork before we started, I like that there was flexibility. I really enjoyed the homework. Especially the baths with Epsom salt and making the Oracle deck. I liked having the option to continue for longer if I wanted. I wouldn’t have changed anything. Looking back, it amazed me how things synced up. Like when we were discussing how to find quiet, it was a day when I was unable to find quiet. When we talked about boundaries, it was a time when that issue was coming up for me. The whole experience was beautiful. It opened me back up to the world again. Thank you SO much!! The work you do is so important, you really helped me.
- Megan L. Attorney NYC
Working with pepper during soul school was akin to peeling away more layers that i’ve built up over the years to protect myself and/or keep myself hidden. I always felt held and safe and often our sessions felt like a remembering of sorts. I was ready to go deeper than I had before and greater insight with the permission to continue to heal, all while being guided and bolstered by the wisdom and grace Pepper brings with her. I feel like I shed more layers of what keeps my true and radiant self from shining via breath work and the other work we did together. I look forward to working with Pepper in the future and to make space for the alchemy of breath work, attention and intention.
- Yasmine P. Massage Therapist, Saratoga Springs NY
I've been thinking about our recent yoga retreat. I met some very fun-loving and interesting fellow yogis. We had many wonderful activities: massage, mud and sea, sweat lodge. The best sessions of all, though, were the ones you did with us. Each morning of card-reading, meditation, and journal-writing, each yoga practice, our final breathwork session, were all thoughtfully crafted by you, and provided me with rich experiences. Some were intense, and led to deep reflection. All of them helped me feel better both physically and emotionally. You have a gift, and I have been fortunate indeed to benefit from your abilities over the past several years.
- Lorraine S. Retired, Queens NY
I connected with something so precious today. It was my breath... within a circle of women, in a safe supported space, this breathwork took me so deep, clearing out old pain, trauma and fear. The best description I can offer is that it was like dying and being birthed into being. All those gritty places where feelings were hiding beneath the daily grind, the undercurrent of worry... it just came through and went and what was left was love, this soft enveloping love that is there for me and for us all, just as we are. We are lovable and acceptable and worthy. I am enough, just as I am. You are too.
- Melissa Eppard, Woodstock NY
I don't think words do justice to how sessions with Pepper feel. She is wise, intuitive, and beyond kind- giving me exactly what my heart needed with each session. She brought me back to myself - to my joy, my strength, and my fierceness - something I didn't realize I'd veered so far from until our time together. I will continue to work with Pepper because she brings me back to my Self. She is a true healer and again words will never be able to express how grateful I am to know her and be held by her. Thank you so much for bringing me back. Life is a lot more fun when there is more play.
- Sammy Hart, Yoga Teacher NY
To me, Pepper is more than a teacher, she is a Mentor. Working with Pepper as a student has been a transformational journey, and I do not say that lightly; she has been my not-so-secret ingredient. She truly is, as she states, a cosmic connector. I started attending Pepper's classes a few summers ago at Stanton Street Yoga during an extremely challenging point in my life. Both her restorative classes and her guided flows gave me a sacred space to 'come home' and heal wounds. The mat has since become my home-base, especially now that I am currently out wandering Mama Earth. Pepper, whether aware or not, helped guide me back to my passion for not only the physical aspect of yoga, but for living my yoga. She was the signature source of inspiration for me to attend my first yoga teacher training last February, which she co-lead so intelligently with three other illuminating teachers. While creating classes myself, I transport back to the classes I was lucky enough to attend and channel that energy, that awareness. I feel deeply honoured to cross paths with this light worker and HIGHLY recommend joining her on all that she creates, as they are sure to be a magic carpet ride. Deep appreciation. Deep bows. Aho.
- Michelle Baker, Breathwork Teacher, Life Coach, Sweden
I walked into Pepper's class as a last resort. As a former boxer with manic energy, I had never done yoga before and I was admittedly pretty skeptical, but I was chasing a deadline on my first book, trying to drink less, and desperate to quiet my mind. Her earnestness instantly put me at ease, and her sincere dedication and skill as a teacher ultimately converted me. I now practice yoga several times a week, and I've found it has not only brought me mental calm but, to my true shock, has made me a lot stronger. "
-Tara Clancy Author, Performer, Ex-yoga Cynic, NYC
There is one word to describe Pepper.......magical. I went from an occasional class here and there to meeting Pepper and knowing that my week isn't complete unless I see her at least once. She has supported and grown my practice along side me, there for all parts of my journey. It's a truly beautiful dance between her unending knowledge and her sensitivity and intuition toward each individual person. Pepper adds to yoga what some yogis can search their whole practice for......a dynamic yet powerful sequence that leaves the soul feeling restored and the body and mind feeling peaceful and strong. Life with Pepper is just better.....be it her instinct, her touch, her guidance or her presence, know confidently that incorporating her and her classes into your week will leave you feeling like you can't understand how you ever didn't know her.
- Maria L, VP, Astoria, NY
The individual class with Pepper is truly great yoga experience. She brings a wealth of knowledge and intuitive nature to the session, and having that attention and care focused on one individual provides the opportunity for both growth and reflection that simply isn't available in a larger class. I've been practicing yoga for over 10 years, have gone to classes all around the US and beyond, and in my first session with Pepper I learned new interpretations of poses I had known for all of those years. If you enjoy yoga I would highly recommend Pepper's classes, she is a wonderful yogi.
- Chris, NYC