A Report from an English + Yoga Student

Angela Soledad Gonzalez Faro from Spain recently joined the Lexis Byron Bay Campus to take part in our English and Yoga course. Having previously studied Cambridge Advanced Exam Preparation at the Noosa Campus, Angela very kindly agreed to demonstrate her report writing skills to give us her thoughts on the English and Yoga experience.

See below for her (mostly) uncorrected report:


Angela and Campus Manager, Lisa, demonstrate the Tree Posture



The purpose of this report is to give an overview of my experience doing different types of yoga in Byron Bay for 10 days as well as to include recommendations for improvements for attracting a great number of foreign prospective students.

Byron Bay:

“Welcome to Byron Bay. Cheer up, slow down, chill out.” Is there a better way to welcome someone in a new place? I don´t think so :-). This small town full of alternative people, live music and lots of art in the street stole my heart. As a yogini and vegetarian looking for a healthy lifestyle Byron became the paradise for me. To make things better, you can find a tremendous variety of restaurants in which you can enjoy appetising and delectable healthy food value for money.

Yoga lessons:

Lexis Byron offered me the possibility of doing different types of yoga. I could choose among Bikram yoga, Yang to Yin, Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative yoga. I generally practise Ashtanga/Vinyasa yoga, which is very active and dynamic and this opportunity was a doorway into the vast and amazing world of ancient yoga. My favourite styles were Restorative yoga and Yang to Yin yoga which both are very quiet, completely different from Aashtanga. They helped me to relax and rest. On the other hand, Bikram yoga was pretty hard for me due to the high temperatures in which this style is practised. I was struggling from the beginning to stay in the hot room and my pressure was low. Simply, it is not for me, each person is different. However my classmate really loved it. At the end of the Bikram practise I felt very relaxed and calm but I didn’t enjoy the practice.


A Bikram Yoga class


It was an enriching and lovely experience. However, I would recommend you providing us with a bike in the school owing to the fact that the yoga centres are pretty far from the school and downtown and the majority of people don´t want to buy a bike for staying in Byron for just 10 days.  The experience was great, I really enjoyed it!!!

Thanks Angela, we enjoyed having you 🙂

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing/Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

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