I’ve studied at Lifework Yoga Studio for the last 10 or 15 years. I’ve found the atmosphere extremely useful for the development of my moral philosophy. Claude Griffin, the owner and chief instructor, has an excellent grip on what I consider to be the true Yoga; and he expresses it well. He is also, arguably, the best restorative Yoga teacher in Pinellas County. I urge those who are ready to embark on Yoga’s path to stop by and discuss their ambition with Claude or Martha at the studio.
~ Kurt Gratzol YRT-500Past President,Suncoast Yoga Teacher’s Association
"I was introduced to Lifework Yoga by a good friend of mine a year ago. I had some issues with sciatic pain and stiffness. Within this year, I feel great! I am a lot more flexible and I lost 15 pounds!
Claude and Martha are really wonderful. You learn a lot from them. They both bring awareness on how to eat healthy. I personally learned a lot from them. They are honest and reasonable. It's a very nice and friendly place. I highly recommend Lifework Yoga Studio."
~ Gamila Ibrahim
"My wife was going to Lifework Yoga for about a year and a half and always told me how special it was. She knew that I suffered from chronic back pain and kept telling me I needed to go.
The first night I went, I could not even bend over and touch my toes. In the five months I have been going, my back pain is gone. Before I started yoga, I could not even sleep through the night. Now I am not only sleeping through the night, but I am getting in the best shape of my life. I am also much more calm then I have ever been. I am learning that a clear mind is a creative mind!"
~ Scotty Smith
I have been going to Lifework Yoga Studio for the practice of Yoga since 2000 and have recently completed my Yoga Teacher training there with Claude and Martha. I often go out of town to visit our children and have been to the Yoga studios there. But nothing comes close to this Yoga studio. Whenever our children are visiting us in Florida, they want to go to this Yoga studio. Last time our son who was visiting here from New York and goes to a big Yoga studio there, told Claude that he wished he could take Claude to New York City. Our daughter who goes for Yoga in Washington, DC calls me and tells me she wishes she could find some one like Martha and Claude there. The atmosphere at this studio is very friendly. There is never any pressure on any one. At the same time, the level of training is of very high quality. There is great emphasis placed on training the mind to be peaceful while learning to stretch our bodies. After years of trying, I was able to convince my husband to try it out once and now he is at this Yoga studio more than I can be at times. Our family has benefited greatly from the Yoga practice at this studio and it has changed our lives. We are eternally grateful for that.
~ Anubha Gupta
I recently started going to the Life Work Yoga Studio in Clearwater and I am already kicking myself as to why did I not go there before when my wife was going there all these years? This Yoga studio is a rare place, and such places are hard to find. Everyone is so nice there and the instructions are of such high level. I was totally new to Yoga when I started some nine months ago, and could not even sit cross legged properly. The two exceptionally gifted Yoga teachers there, Claude and Martha, patiently guide every one to his or her limits. There is never a sense of competition or any pressure. There is no commercial aspect at this Yoga studio, and the place feels like a home where two very gentle souls guide the rest of us in meditation and body stretches in a very friendly and happy environment. Everyone is a friend of each other there and welcoming to all new members. I am a practicing physician and for the last thirty years, have written thousands of prescriptions for pain and other medicines. But I do not intend to take any prescription medicines myself, if I can help it. After just nine months of regular Yoga practice at this studio and changing my diet slightly, I feel so much better. I walk straighter, my knees do not hurt, have lost the extra pounds and feel thirty years younger. Everyone around me is amazed with my transformation. It is only due to the practice of Yoga at this studio.
~ Lalit K Gupta, MD
"I am writing this to most heartily recommend Lifeworks Yoga. When I started at Lifeworks over 4 years ago I had a neck ailment that was determined to be unfixable without an operation. Four years later my neck is much improved and does not give me problems. My axial chiropractor said she had never seen such improvement and did not believe it possible. I go almost every morning and have cured several serious back and shoulder ailments emanating from old football injuries and being hit by a car. There are other benefits along the way as you develop a healthier lifestyle as well as meeting those types of people. Claude and Martha's insights on life also serve as guidance to smoothly handle hurdles in life that helps you to have a positive outlook and be a positive influence on the world in general."
~ Richard J Greene
"I decided to try yoga both out of curiosity and a desire to broaden my fitness regimen. Iwas apprehensive prior to my first class not knowing what to expect, as most are. What I found is a community that Claude and Martha have built that is knowledgeable, inviting and without ego. Within that community I’ve been able to develop a practice that beyond my increases in strength, balance and flexibility has noticeably changed my self awareness and calmed my mind. I would recommend that anyone with the desire to try yoga visit Lifework and see what it is about"
~ Scott Anderson