April 10, 2014
This season went by too quickly; I didn't get anywhere near enough classes with you. I was delighted to be present when you re-taught headstand. You had taught it last year as well and I have been comfortable doing a headstand ever since. I am so grateful to have found Health & Harmony.
Love, Helga Nolce
Jan. 12, 2015
A special thank you for opening gates to this world we are in. You have been an inspiration in this area and still continue to be. Your journey starting with the opening of Health & Harmony Center was in your karmic imprint. I thought about how much you poured into it to establish it. As the transformation in the center is taking place again, I have a much greater appreciation of your great efforts and thank you.
You are God send and your work has just begun.
Vimla Maharaj Banks, Portland, Oregon
May 24, 2105
I think you are a fantastic teacher, honest & profound in your
transmission of your knowledge.
Judith Leser, Germany
“Kandy’s adjustments awakened curiosity in my mind and intelligence in my body.” - Lynn Burgess
“Having the projected images was very valuable. I studied them usually several times in setting up for some of the more complex postures. They saved time, confusion, teacher effort and a lot of talk that would otherwise have been necessary.” - Tom Deboni
“I felt great the next day, which is what I base the effect a class has on my mind and body.” - Eleanore Knaus
“I like the sequence moving from the yang to the yin and balancing the energies.” - Luann Fortune
January 12, 2016
I am still enjoying yoga both at home and classes. I have you as my "gold standard" of instructors! Your classes gave me a solid yoga foundation and understanding - thank you.
Mary Sims Cyzewski, Pine Island
I just started the intro to yoga course and I am in love with yoga! Kandy Love is just what I was looking for in an instructor! Thanks to everyone and see you Tuesday. NAMASTE!
Angela Nicole McDougall, Ft. Myers
May 23, 2018
Kandy, my spirit and my body feel a lovely spaciousness and rejuvenation Thank you so much! Ahhhhh!
Molly Dreiseszun, Pine Island
October 3, 2018
Yesterday was another wonderful session, gifting me with more food for thought, more visuals and tactile stimulation.....wider eyes, softer heart, liberated chest. I went home and put myself back into my strap, sat with the back to the wall and went on the ski slope.... your voice resonating in my head, "this moment between the inhale and the exhale is belonging, is home.” The sensation I feel, breathing into that strap, has yet to be named.
Self discovery and manifestation just turned into a different experience by realizing the importance of choice of words and the shift to a more loving and accepting approach to Self!
Stephanie Niles, Ft. Myers
January 6, 2019
I still remember and practice what you told me years ago: talk to my body lovingly. I speak to each organ gently and remind them of their importance and how appreciated they are. So if I can say it to my organs, I should certainly give equal credit to the messenger, so let me remind you Kandy of your importance and how appreciated you are.
Tom Baeli, Lehigh Acres
May 27, 2019
What a gorgeous asana flow you exhibited yesterday. I’ve never watched you go through a full flow, and it was exquisite and perfect for the occasion. You show us what is possible with dedication and practice. OMmmmmmmm.
Deb Martin, Ft. Myers
July 2, 2014
The staff’s feedback on your presentation was overwhelmingly positive. You’re a definite hit with the group. The activities were practical, easy to recall and implement. I don’t know if we’ll be able to top what you’ve provided thus far.
Michelle Farquharson, Quality Management Director
Children's Network of Southwest Florida, LLC
July 3, 2014
I am writing to you on behalf of the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, to express our gratitude for the pro bono services you provided at the Supervisor’s Quarterly Meeting, July 20, 2014. Staff learned effective stress management tools that are practical and easy to implement and the feedback received from the participants was overwhelmingly positive. We trust the relationship established with the agency will be enhanced and look forward to other opportunities to partner with you. Thank you for your kind contributions.
Dennis Andrews, Chief Operating Officer
May 24, 2015
I have always loved my massages with you. ‘On your table’ - it’s always been a very special time, very personal, very loving, and your skills and knowledge are expressed beautifully with exacting hands. Wonderful and creative work.
Elizabeth Sheffield, Long Island
Feb. 27, 2016
You worked a miracle! I went to Sanibel last night for the poetry program sponsored by FGCU. It was fantastic and I felt wonderful, came home high and went right to sleep. This morning the world looks different, I feel well and happy. Thank you for your love and talent and healing hands and heart.
Maggie Mullins, Sanibel
Nov. 19, 2015
I wish I could say kind words like you do. You have a certain glow and grace about you that is so powerful and appreciated. Thank you for being you!
Lauren Jump, Ft. Myers
April 15, 2016
Many thanks for last evening’s treatment, as it was an unbelievable experience for me. I feel so good. I can wiggle my toes and can’t remember the last time I could. I slept really well. And everything feels better. I don't know what button you pushed, but I continue to feel better AND much happier mentally. Feeling gloomy is not my style and not what I want. What a relief. It was magic. You are both gifted and wonderful.
Dottie Wickersham, Ft. Myers
July 14, 2014
I have attended a number of workshops in the past year taught by Kandy. Her deep knowledge and effectiveness at reaching her students made hers the best. I would not hesitate to recommend that ANY Hatha Yoga student take advantage of them.
Tom DeBoni, Ft. Myers
Nov. 8, 2018
I have been remembering all you’ve taught me over the years. My heart is filled with gratitude for your friendship, support, mentoring and amazing, intuitive, insightful, rich and powerful teaching.
Lynn Burgess, Sarasota
Feb. 6, 2019
I enjoyed the workshop very much. I am so impressed with Kandy’s knowledge of the body’s anatomy, as well as the influence of Yoga on it.
Marlene Hornung, Pine Island
August 6, 1998
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in the Department of Nursing's Complimentary Health Care Course. As you can see from the very positive responses on the students' reaction papers, presented to you comprehensively in the Guest Speaker Comments, your parcipitation, practice and knowledge is invaluable to them in their personal/professional development. Again, I thank you not only for the time and effort needed for the actual presentation, but for your spirit, energy, and commitment to your particular piece of the complimentary health care pie. Let us congratulate ourselves for our pioneer efforts, and for the ability to challenge others see beyond traditional approaches.
Jeanette Bevilacqua, ARNP, EdD
Thank you for class last night. I have been breathing in Mother Earth's exhale and vice versa all day. I am going to have to work on the baby stage though! It's really awesome to have more of a connection to the planet and an awareness that I haven't had before. It's life changing.
Have a great night,
September 4, 2007
I gotta tell you, I slept like a baby last night. I don't think I moved all night. It was very peaceful. Thank you for all you do to bring us the art of yoga and friendship.
November 13, 2007
Thank you for taking your time to talk to our employees about de-stressing. Your presentation was energizing and your enthusiasm was uplifting! We appreciate you volunteering your time. I look forward to working with you in the future.
February 19, 2008
I wanted to give you some feedback from a newbee yoga gal.
Today we were able to attend the "Gentle" session of yoga this morning with K.T. She is very lovely. She just makes me “want” to do yoga. This gentle yoga class is exactly what I'm looking for. I need the gentle stretching of my muscles, until I become more limber and lose additional weight. I want to thank you and tell you how much I appreciate Health and Harmony and everything and everyone it offers.
March 12, 2008
Thank you for creating "Health and Harmony"! Your place was my home away from home while I was in Fort Myers. Your center is full of love, ease, warmth, and exploration! I truly enjoyed the yoga classes, yours especially. Love,
June 6, 2008
Hi Kandy -
I just wanted to send you a note to thank you so much for being such a WONDERFUL yoga instructor and person. I have learned and continue to learn & grow SOOO much from you. Not only about yoga but about life. My path and journey in this lifetime has truly been blessed by your presence. Again thank you so much.
Love, Peace, Namaste'.
Thank you for participating in the 2008 Lee County Employee Health Fair. Your participation contributed to a very successful event. Although we had a slightly lower turnout this year (226 employees) compared to last year, I have heard positive feedback from the employees who participated. Employees appreciated the variety of information available to them and found the information very helpful. I would also like to thank those of you who donated a gift for our raffle – this went over extremely well!
Thanks again for giving your time and energy to promote healthy lifestyles among Lee County employees. It was wonderful seeing you all and I look forward to working with you again next year!
MY DEAR FRIEND KANDY,
YOU AT ONE TIME HAD ASKED ME TO WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT HOW YOGA HAS INFLUENCED OR MADE POSITIVE CHANGES IN MY LIFE. I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS AND ONE THOUGHT THAT CAME TO MIND WAS THAT SINCE I'VE BEEN PRACTICING YOGA, MY DAUGHTER AND HER FRIENDS THINK THAT I'M JUST A LITTLE CRAZIER THAN I WAS EVEN WHEN I WAS DRINKING.
FOR INSTANCE, MY DAUGHTER HAD SOME OF HER FRIENDS OVER ONE FRIDAY NIGHT WITH THEIR HUSBANDS FOR A COOKOUT AND DRINKS. EVERYBODY WAS HAVING A GREAT TIME AND THEN ONE OF MY DAUGHTER'S OLDEST FRIENDS WENT TO HER AND SAID, "KELLY, YOUR MOM IS IN THE LIVING ROOM DOING A DOWNWARD FACING DOG." NEEDLESS TO SAY, SHE WAS MORTIFIED. I LOVE IT WHEN I CAN EMBARRASS HER. I THINK BEING A BYPRODUCT OF THE 70'S I HAVE A MORE OPEN ATTITUDE THAN THEY DO. I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE BECAME SO PRIM AND PROPER.
ANOTHER EXAMPLE WAS SITTING IN CHURCH ON A SUNDAY MORNING, I HAD PANTS ON AND I HAD MY LEG CROSSED ALL THE WAY UP TO MY STOMACH. THEN I'D SWITCH AND DO THE OTHER LEG. ONE LEG REMAINED ON THE GROUND. HER SAME FRIEND FROM ABOVE WAS WITH US AND FROM THE LOOK THEY BOTH GAVE ME, YOU WOULD THINK I HAD JUST KILLED THE BABY JESUS.
ANYWAY, I DO WANT TO GET WITH YOU AND TALK ABOUT THE IA THINGY. I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP ME UNDERSTAND. HOPE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT.
I attended your free yoga last night and must tell you about my experience. It was not at all what I expected - being accustomed to "work out" type yoga. I am really pleased. You focused me like I rarely can on my own and I got to explore my body. You showed me in the four points on my feet to change my balance and I have been playing with it all day! This morning my gait was changed and my shoes didn't fit!! My feet have spread out. I put on my largest pair of running shoes and the bottoms felt lumpy and "funny." Cool. I also tried the Rescue Remedy cream and put a little on my nose. (Mary Lou said it may help rosacea). When I got home my nose was normal skin color and my cheeks still red! Wow, that was fast. Can that cream be used on my face regularly? I am so excited to have met you and experienced you teaching. Thank you very much.
Integrated Awareness® Testimonials
May 21, 2007
Good morning Kandy -
Just wanted to take a minute to thank you. After suffering with vertigo for five months, I have not been bothered since my last appointment with you on March 28. For five months I struggled with the room spinning every time I moved my head in certain positions. The nausea was intense, I feared every time I rolled over in bed, or bent over to pick up something. I developed a stiff, sore neck from trying to always keep my head in one position. I tried my family doctor, a chiropractor, regular massage, visualization, deep breathing techniques. While reading the Natural Awakenings magazine, I came across the ad for Health and Harmony and noticed that you offer cranial sacral massage and thought "why not"? On my first appointment, when we sat in your office, you asked me many questions about my childhood and also my present life. I noticed you observing how I was sitting, my body language. I admit I wasn't sure what my early childhood had to do with the vertigo, but I was open and willing. I expected that I would jump up on the massage table and that you would manipulate my neck and head. That was a small part of the healing process, I know that now.
Starting at my feet and working up my body, asking questions all the time, you comforted me. I felt safe and secure at all times. I felt that I had been led to you and that this was were I belonged. Before leaving your office I scheduled another appointment for later that week.
When I got home my movements were tentative, but of course I wanted to "test" myself. I found that I could put my head in any position except rolling it to the left! Wow! I could hardly wait 5 days until I experienced the treatment again. The treatment which I soon learned was called Integrated Awareness.
That appointment on March 28 would be the last time I could see you as I am a snow bird and would be leaving the next week. We did much of the same work that time and I have been vertigo free since then. I simply cannot thank you enough. I had just about decided that I would live with vertigo the rest of my life! It's so absolutely wonderful to be able to move without fear of spinning. Thank you for caring and for sharing your gift. I would recommend that anyone who is suffering be open to seeing you and experiencing IA.
June 29, 2007
Well, that was just a wonderful session with you. I feel great. I decided today to schedule another one. I had no idea what to expect. I knew that you'd been studying Integrated Awareness because you mentioned it in newsletters, and people mentioned that you were out of town studying, but I really didn't know what it was.
But the experience was excellent. The kink in my shoulder that I'd been tennis-balling went away completely. I am not sure what will happen with the little ball in my throat, but it will be interesting to find out. Thanks for recommending the procedure. Boy, I feel just great. I feel strong and I had a good time.
I just wanted to tell you that my dad is feeling better than he has for years and we're all very grateful for the work you're doing. He actually has hope for the first time in ages, which makes the family very happy! Thank you for your expertise and continued treatments. Keep up the good work....
With deep gratitude,
Tali (R.M.'s daughter)
I don't know where to begin to thank you for all that you have done for me. Thank you for the amazing IA experience. Since then, I've been more aware of my body and emotions. It's like waking up after a long sleep!
Thank you for the experience of "Food as Medicine." It was an interesting day and I got some great ideas for healthy quick cooking.
Most of all, thank you for your generosity of time and information. I enjoyed our meeting and I hope to work with you again!
August 13, 2007
Thank you for participating in this two-day, fun-filled event. We greatly appreciate your help in making our benefit fair a success. Many of our employees are new to the area and this fair is one way of informing our employees about services available to them in Lee and Collier counties.
Thank you for your donation for our employee drawing. We are so glad you could support us again this year. I have enclosed a list of donations and winners for your enjoyment. THANK YOU!
The City of Fort Myers
Dear dear Kandy,
I had to write and tell you what a complete experience it was to see you and to be at the center and to have that incredible massage and your wisdom. Thank you for listening to me and I felt really seen and heard. You capture d my story so well. More importantly, the things you said to me are deeply helpful. You are truly amazing. What a gift that you are in this world and I just wanted you to know that.
Peace, thank you. Janet
March 12, 2008
Thank you for creating "Health and Harmony"! Your place was my home away from home while I was in Fort Myers. Your center is full of love, ease, warmth, and exploration! I truly enjoyed the yoga classes, yours especially. Thank you all for your hospitality and generosity! I hope to visit and renew myself again in your space!
January 20, 2009
Aloha Kandy and team,
I wanted to take a moment to let you know how deeply appreciative I am of Health and Harmony and how you continue to grow in your offerings of Spirit in so many different forms ... You have truly created a Holistic Center of Spirit and of Health and your new format below is wonderful ... keep on expanding ... while I am not able to attend many of the events and offerings my heart is always with you and I bless all you are and all you are doing.
June 27, 2008
To: Kandy Love
Thanks again for what you are doing in the community. We need more people like you Kandy to positively change the world slowly but surely
Lynn Cheever-Exhibit Coordinator, Robb & Stucky Health Fair
Thank you seems to be too simple to express my gratitude for that uplifting hands-on presentation that you kindly accepted to do for our deserving supervisors. What you did is priceless. Almost everyone came to me after the meeting to ask me how I got in contact with you and to let me know how much they enjoyed the 30 minutes you spent with them. I thought that I would let you know that you made a difference in the life of more than one person today. Our audience does not usually laugh during a meeting, not because they are miserable people, but because while they are sitting there, they are thinking about the amount of work waiting for them at the office. Guess what? You did make them laugh. Love does work and thank you for the reminder.
Irvine Bourdeau, MS, Quality Management Specialist
Children's Network of Southwest Florida, LLC