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Testimonials

Phytotherapy

I had been having severe digestive problems for more than a year when I went to Tammi. I had been to two GPs at that stage who could not find anything wrong with me but I was very concerned and distressed about my wellbeing. I decided to try herbal medicine with Tammi and I was very impressed that Tammi could tell me what was wrong and what could be the cause of my problems. Tammi prescribed herbs and explained what they were intended to do and advised some dietary and lifestyle modifications. The change was slow and gradual at first but after two months, a problem that had plagued me for more than a year had subsided. A few years on, the problem now very rarely returns and when it does, I am able to deal with it by taking the steps Tammi taught me. I appreciate Tammi's attention to my problems and her hollistic approach to curing my illness which has had a positive long term effect. I now feel better from within.

C. Tan

I saw Tammi regularly for a period of about two years while she was living and working in Dublin. When I first saw her I had a huge amount of anxiety and stress which would often leave me feeling deeply depressed and feeling very unhopeful about my situation. After my first consultation with Tammi I felt I had finally met a health care professional who could really help me. When I discussed my problems with her I felt she listened with great care and attention and worked with me as an individual. The herbal medicine she prescribed usually worked with in a couple of days to help me feel more balanced. It was always a great help when I felt down or anxious. I really have a lot to thank Tammi for. She gave me invaluable insight into life style and diet and offered me a lot of wisdom on how to lead a much more balanced and enjoyable life. I was very sorry to hear of Tammi returning to South Africa as it was always reassuring knowing I could see her when I was having problems. But since I have taken all her advice onboard and started leading a much more balanced and fulfilling life style there would not be much need for me to see her only to say hello and thanks! I would highly recommend seeing Tammi her wisdom, knowledge and kind manner will guide you in the right direction to leading a life which is just right for you. Thanks for everything Tammi.

Mick

I saw Tammi in 2009 for a consultation. I had a recurrent bladder infection and cystitis that several antibiotic prescriptions were not clearing up. I teach and the pain and discomfort made it difficult to work effectively. Tammi prescribed herbal medication that brought immediate relief and got to the root of the underlying problem. I found her knowledgeable, professional and very understanding. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tammi, through her treatment I was able to return to work confident and healthy.

Valerie, Dublin

I first saw Tammi in 2009 for recurrent bronchitis. I found her to be confident and had a more medical approach than I was expecting, which I liked. During the consultation, she established that I was asthmatic and said that herbal medicine could be very effective in improving symptoms in asthma. I started taking the herbal prescription she gave me and I quickly noticed an improvement in my general health. Sometime later I realised I had made it through a whole winter with only 1 very mild cold that had not affected my chest badly. That was a massive improvement on the previous year when I’d needed 5 courses of antibiotics! As my chest improved and we identified some triggers for my asthma, I was able to reduce my reliance on my inhaler. I now have a bottle of her prescription on hand to take at the 1st sign of asthma or chest infection, and keep the inhaler only for emergencies…I have not had to use it in some months. I would heartily recommend Tammi as her care has resulted in a huge improvement in my quality of life.

Stephen, Dublin

I had been having recurring bladder infections for some years and after growing tired of the constant courses of antibiotics, I decided to try a more natural approach and went to see Tammi. She was very thorough and at the end of the appointment outlined a clear and simple treatment plan and made some dietary suggestions. I started to take the herbs and in the next few months only had 1 mild bladder infection which we were able to treat with herbs. Since then, I have had no further infections for the past 2 years and I no longer need to take the herbs-amazing!

Vicky, Dublin

I went to see Tammi in 2010 as I had experienced a few panic attacks and I was very anxious about having any more of them. I found her easy to talk to and understanding and I left the 1st consultation already feeling reassured that there was something that could be done. After starting to take the herbal prescription, I only had 1 further panic attack and it was much less intense. After 3 months of treatment, we decided to discontinue the herbs and after 2 years I still have had no further attacks. I am delighted that I sought help and that I was able to avoid going on the pharmaceuticals that I had been told I would need.

Rory, Dublin

I first saw Tammi in 2009 for a herbal medicine consultation as I was experiencing severe menopausal flushes and they were really impacting my quality of life. I found Tammi to be knowledgeable, sympathetic and reassuring and after just a few weeks of taking my prescription I noticed a dramatic improvement. I now have had no flushes at all for 3 months and am on only a low maintenance dose of herbs. I feel fantastic! I would really recommend going to Tammi as she has been a huge help and support through this difficult time.

Carla M, Dublin

Tammi's warm and genuine care, her holistic approach to healing, together with a highly effective herbal tincture helped me to overcome an irritable digestive system and sensitive stomach that had bothered me for about 10 years. Tammi's treatment has been the one and only approach that has worked.

Rebecca, Dublin

I consulted Tammi on matters including vertigo and neck pain, she treated both conditions successfully and I would have no hesitation in recommending her and would encourage anyone suffering from similar conditions to do so.

Marianne Fagan, Skerries, Co.Dublin

Tammi was recommended to me by a friend, as I was suffering with very low energy and irregular menstrual cycle and had been told I was peri-menopausal. I had gained some weight and generally felt unwell. When I first met Tammi, she made me feel very relaxed and I felt very comfortable explaining my story to her. She listened with great empathy and as she spoke to me, I could see that as well as being very caring, she was also extremely knowledgeable. Tammi prescribed herbal remedies to me that I found easy to take and within a short time, I was starting to feel well again. My menstrual cycle returned to normal and remains normal. I remember my final visit to Tammi. I was like a different person. My weight had returned to a normal healthy weight and I had lots of energy. I am so happy and grateful to have met Tammi and would highly

Louise F - Dublin

I decided to look into a holistic approach to better my well being and in particular look to improve womens health issues. I went to see Tammi keeping an open mind and not knowing what to expect. I found Tammi very approachable, understanding and thorough. The course of prescription and herbs improved my symptoms, gave me more energy and in general gave me a lift. I recommended Tammi to friends as I found going to her a very positive experience.

Martina - Dublin

Pilates

I really enjoyed my classes with Tammi. She is very welcoming and you feel immediately at ease. I had been to other classes but it all finally clicked witn Tammi, she is an excellent teacher. The classes are small and you get lots of attention. I really enjoyed using the ball and the results were great.

Niamh (Dublin)

I attended Tammi's classes for the four years she taught classes in Dublin, and she is sorely missed. I started in her classes with a prolapsed disc causing sciatica so my flexibility was pretty limited. Over the course of the four years I attended her class my flexibility and strength improved hugely. Tammi was always aware of possible aggravations that certain exercises could cause for member of our class' various aches and pains. She was always in tune with the various abilities and very particular on our technique- determined to cure us of any bad habits! I learned a lot and from her and really couldn't recommend her classes highly enough. My sciatica rarely bothers me now and I am very active.

Eimear (Dublin)

I first joined Tammi O'Flynn's beginner's classes in the hope of alleviating nerve pain I had been suffering from an ongoing injury as a result of a broken neck. I found Tammi's attention to detail, instruction in technique, and overall holistic approach to teaching Pilates has been paramount in managing this ongoing issue for me. I have now progressed beyond the beginners class and I can safely say I would not have progressed if it had not been for her patience and dedication. I have visited numerous Pilates teachers down through the years and none have managed to progress me beyond a beginner's level, which is testament to Tammi's hard work and understanding of the body which comes from her varied skill set and background - when I began the classes I was having difficulty with bearing weight down through one of my legs but that problem has now disappeared. I have also visited Tammi for massages and I would have no hesitation in recommending Tammi as either a pilates instructor or masseuse. Whether you are looking for improvement on an injury or are in search of the perfectly toned stomach, Tammi's teaching style has the perfect balance of pushing you to your limits and yet you leave the classes feeling relaxed and de-stressed. She is sorely missed here in Dublin!

Nina Griffith

I had never tried Pilates before and I was one of those types of people who has a tendency to start some form of exercise with great enthusiasm and give it up after a short time because I can’t see the results or benefits quickly enough. When I started doing pilates with Tammi I completely clicked with it and also how she conducts the classes… 4 years on and I have kept up pilates thanks to Tammi and her brilliant teaching style. Sadly though, I am struggling to get used to other instructors since Tammi left Dublin as her style was just perfect for me. Her classes are always enjoyable and if I arrived stressed or hassled, by the time I finished the class I would be in zen mode! I find it has greatly improved my shape, strengthen my muscle tone and generally my body feels well toned and strong – visually I can definitely see the effects too which is what I wanted.

Naomi (Dublin)

About 4 years ago, having spent a good number of years keeping relatively fit by running, a little yoga and swimming, I felt I needed to take on something more fundamental that would give me good core strength and in particular cure my persistent sciatica. My very first Pilates class with Tammi was the perfect answer to what I had hoped for. I started a Beginners class and so impressed with what I was learning, and the results after the first season, l included the Ball class now attending 2 per week. Tammi is so thorough, thoughtful and careful in her teaching; you really do learn how to practice the various positions and physical actions properly. I realised how tremendously beneficial Pilates is through her teaching, which had equal measures of clarity, encouragement and individual attention. Tammi has a witty humour as well which had us laughing at the funniest moments and over time we became a sort of joined group sharing our experience of learning some very tough, strenuous moves with great enjoyment. I think the best thing I can say about my years of learning from Essential 1 to Advanced Pilates with Tammi, is that no matter how wrecked or tired I was turning up for class, I always left completely positive, rejuvenated and energised when leaving. Most importantly Tammi’s Ante-natal Pilates got me through 2 pregnancies superbly, particularly the first one which I was a bit nervous about (not having a clue what to expect etc..) I had confidence about my physical ability when it came to giving birth because of Tammi’s knowledge, expertise and sensitive guidance through her classes.

Maureen (Dublin 22)

I had been taking pilates courses for about 2 years before I started group classes with Tammi and loved the added tone and flexibility I had gained. But it wasn't until Tammi's classes that I felt I was really working my body, progressing through to more difficult poses and achieving the shape and skill I wanted. From just a glance Tammi can tell if you are doing something wrong, even if it's just one muscle in your neck! She knows what your body is capable of even if you don't know yourself and pushes you to your full potential. I haven't yet found another pilates instructor who encourages me to work so hard but makes it enjoyable it at the same time.

Clare (Dublin)

We have taken Pilates instruction from Tammi over the past three years both privately and in a class group. We benefitted greatly from her clear and considerate approach to teaching and her refined manner in dealing with people. Though we continue to attend Pilates classes, we have not found an instructor of the same ability as Tammi but are managing because of the good foundation we received from her.

Mary & Kate (Dublin 4)

I attended Tammi’s pilates classes in Dublin for 4 years and really enjoyed them. Tammi is a wonderful teacher and pays great attention to everyone in the class, ensuring everyone is doing the exercises correctly . I was sorry to see her leave.

Marie (Dublin)

I took a beginners' Pilates class with Tammi, and even though I was the only male in the class she didn't make me feel like an outsider. I graduated that class, and pretty soon was taking intermediate classes with Tammi. Her approach is encouraging and helpful, and I would heartily recommend her to anyone thinking of taking up - or continuing - Pilates.

Cormac (Dublin)

I had tried Pilates with several different instructors, but Tammi was by far the best that I was with. She has great attention to detail and very patient. She was also always encouraging and gave us all great attention in class. It was a class that I looked forward to every week. I would recommend Tammi to everyone.

Breda (Dublin)

I attended Tammi's Pilates classes for just over a year and enjoyed them a lot. Tammi was always so calm and encouraging - she has a lovely personality - but also her classes were quite demanding! That was a good thing.

Geraldine (Dublin)

Tammi was my introduction to Pilates. Her professional approach, pacing of the classes, attention to detail, precise instruction and in depth knowledge of both the subject area and the human body proved invaluable. Her classes benefited me in so many ways; giving me more energy and tips on how to prevent injury in my day to day and professional life. For the first time ever I could feel
muscles on my stomach!! After Tammi left Dublin I tried a few other classes but none have come close to her standard....

Una (Dublin)

I had one-to-one pilates sessions with Tammi for more than a year. This was for rehabilitation reasons due to long-standing back issues. This resulted in a major improvement in core strength, mobility and quality. I just wish I had had the opportunity to work with Tammi years before. She got tuned in very quickly to my needs and is a very professional, effective and intuitive teacher. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Anonymous, (Dublin)

I was looking for a personal Pilates trainer and walked in to a Pilates Centre in Dublin, there they recommended me to call a girl called Tammi who also did one-to-one training. That was the start of a 2 plus years of great training and in quite a different quality level than my previous experience. Tammi really helped me shape up my full body, strengthen my back and stomach muscles, getting a better posture but it was not just her expert training it was her way of being and doing it that was such a pleasure and no hardship was too tough. I really miss her and can only congratulate those who get the good luck to be trained by her in the future.

Marie Aastrup Duffy (Dublin)

I'm an Osteopath and was a colleague of Tammi's at the Dublin Holistic Centre. I started attending Tammi's classes myself just to build up some more core strength and improve my fitness. I had attended a few classes on and off with other instructors and there is really just no comparison between what they were attempting to teach and Tammi's classes. Her passion, her training, her precision coming from her dance background and her knowledge of anatomy all combine to a completely different experience than the classes held at the local gym! Tammi's classes are difficult, yet still friendly and relaxed, her instructions are easy to follow and I think most importantly (especially for anyone suffering from back pain) the class sizes are small so that everyone gets the individual attention and correction that they need. Since attending her classes myself I have gone on to recommend Tammi to a lot of my own patients who are suffering from back pain and they have all been absolutely delighted with the results!!

Audrey Trigg (Dublin)

It was my first time doing Pilates classes. Tammi started with a thorough grounding in the basics which we then built on in subsequent classes. I found her to be very helpful, knowledgeable and she has a great attention to detail. While the classes were always enjoyable, we were challenged as Tammi kept a keen eye on everyone to ensure they were moving correctly and that they were giving it their best effort. By the end of each class I felt thoroughly exercised but relaxed and refreshed. As my job involves spending long hours in the Office, her classes have been of real benefit to me as my posture, flexibility and general body awareness is much improved.

Vince Breheny (Dublin)

I looked forward to my weekly class having done Pilates for a number of years. This is the first class where you were put through your paces. There was no messing in Tammi's class and you felt well exercised at the end of the hour. Dublin's loss is definitely Cape Town's gain!

Patricia (Dublin)

I had never tried Pilates before and before I started I was very unsure of what to expect, so I joined with a friend who had already taken Tammi's class and was absolutely delighted with the result. Tammi was a very clear, friendly and helpful instructor who gave everyone their own individual attention, and the classes were small enough for everyone to get it right! I really noticed a complete tightening up of my muscles too, it was a great workout that got tougher and tougher by the week.

Aoife (Dublin)

I did mat and ball pilates withTammi for over a year. I started as a complete beginner and with every class I could feel making a lot of progress. I found the classes very professional, organised and challenging and Tammi was a great teacher who had an individual approach to every person in the class. I've tried few pilates classes since Tammi left Dublin but cannot find the same sense of commitment Tammi had towards her students' progress. At least now, thanks to her, I know how to keep the correct posture in every new pilates exercise I do 🙂 I would definitely recommend everyone to try Tammi's classes.

Kasia

Tammi is a patient and experienced Pilates teacher, who takes the time to fine tune her class to meet the level and needs of her students . I spent 4 years learning Pilates with Tammi and every class was enjoyable and safe. I've built up some great skills, my body is much stronger and in better shape than it was in my twenties. I used to suffer from lower back pain, but found that consistent Pilates has made this a thing of the past.

Claire (Dublin)

I have had a degenerative disc in my lower back for 8 years and was told Pilates would really help the ongoing discomfort I was experiening. I took a few different courses under different teachers and enjoyed them - I found them challenging and aerobic, yet I still had frequent lower back pain and
often felt a little over-strained after class.
I then signed up for a course with a Tammi. After only a few classes, I realised what a massive difference the right Pilates teacher can make. I also came to realise the damage that I could have caused myself at my previous classes due to inadequate attention from teachers and my insufficient understanding of the fundamentals of Pilates. Tammi's style of teaching is attentive, rigorous and is based on a full and thorough grounding in the basics. She is a warm and positive person, very encouraging but tough at the same time - you will feel like you've worked hard after one of her classes! But you can also expect to feel relaxed and revived. While I was doing Pilates with Tammi, my back pain was non-existent. I was stronger, more flexible and more toned. I attended the regular group classes and also pre-natal classes on both my pregnancies. I didn't feel as much as a twinge of back pain, even when I was 9 months pregnant - to go from being in constant low-level discomfort to pain-free even when heavily pregnant? I think that's pretty amazing! To get the full benefit from a Pilates class, you need to be with the right teacher - you can be sure you'll be in safe hands with Tammi.

Joan (Dublin)

Tammi was a Godsend to me and my sister when we both needed to get back into shape. We took semi-private classes with her which were great value, as we each felt we got a private session but paid half the price. Tammi makes working out fun but she doesn't allow slacking - if you try it (I did) she will make you start again so you learn to push through. Good discipline. I had been feeling overwhelmed after years of gradual weight gain and my sister had had a very bad prognosis for her mobility after a series of back injuries. We both feel on top of the world again; my sister's doctors are astonished that Pilates was all it took for her to make a complete recovery. Whether you are ambitious for your fitness, want to take control of your own health or want to find your way back to your youthful pleasure in your body, Tammi is an inspiring, understanding and humorous guide. We always looked forward to our workouts with Tammi even though she was going to make us work really hard because we really enjoyed spending time with her.

Mary Kate O Flanagan

When I first found Tammi's Pilates class 4 years ago I had previously attended 3 different teachers and enjoyed pilates but Tammi was by far the best. I suffer with RSI and Pilates helped immeasurably. Tammi's classes are challenging, fun and informative and I quickly became a loyal fan. I was gutted when she decided to leave Dublin - our loss is most certainly Cape Town's gain. It is true what they say about the benefits of Pilates and Tammi makes the effort an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Ruth Mooney (Dublin)

I had tried Pilates before but had never found a teacher that gave enough individual attention during the classes. Not so with Tammi. I took classes with her for around a year before she (sadly!) left Dublin . I had suffered from shoulder stiffness and pain and found that this was greatly improved by the classes. Tammi gives very clear instructions and really shows in detail how to do each exercise correctly. I am still trying to find a teacher that is as good to take her place.

Suzanne (Dublin)

To overcome a weak lower back problem I had individual Pilates sessions with Tammi for about five months, along with various classes also. I found her extremely professional, precise, relaxed and very knowledgeable about Pilates, the body and its limitations with regards to whatever issue someone was having. I would have no hesitation recommending her, and have done so many times!

Garvan Gallagher

I first came to see Tammi a few years ago for a hip problem that was the result of a skiing injury that had occurred in 2004. She came highly recommended by my Osteopath who suggested I try Pilates to strengthen my core. After only a few sessions with Tammi, the pain I had experienced, along with mobility issues began to dissipate and my condition has steadily improved and I am happy to say I have not had any problems in over two years now.

Marianne Fagan, Skerries, Co.Dublin

Reiki

I had for many years experienced pain in my lower back and over time both the frequency and severity of the pain increased, during my first session with Tammi in 2009 I received both massage and Reiki which brought instant relief; I continued to receive regular treatments and these further aided my recovery. I found Tammi's empathic approach reassuring and was able to explore ways that would address the stressful factors that existed in my life at the time. Her holistic approach to well-being was reassuring and her guidance was beneficial in my making changes to my diet, exercise and work life balance.

Jenny H, Dublin

I saw Tammi on 2 occasions for reiki treatments and I must say, she was a living embodiment of the benefits of reiki and a balanced lifestyle. At the time, I was going through a particularly stressful period of my life and Tammi had a wonderful, positive aura about her and a very calming effect. The treatment itself was incredibly relaxing and I emerged from it feeling more equipped to deal with the hassles and stresses of modern life.

Sorcha, Dublin