I had been doing yoga for a decade before I realized that was to be my path henceforth. I wanted to train with someone who could provide me with an in-depth knowledge of yoga asanas and pranayama, and what is beyond them, something that I only had a vague idea about.
Neel Kulkarni not only provided me with an excellent training of the former, the topics I was familiar with, but he gave me access to yoga philosophy and chanting through his teaching, something that books and CDs can not replicate.
Through his teacher training, the unformed questions in my mind became clear and precise, and I was fortunate to find their answers too, which clearly defines my path ahead, that of imbibing that philosophy personally and teaching yoga to others.
Neel Sir has a very unique teaching methodology, but it is extremely effective. I would like to thank him for showing me the way.
Additionally, I would like to note the points I made when I observed Neel's classes as a part of my teacher training:
1 Structure of the classes is well defined and it flows well
2 communication with students is effective and all problems queries are addressed
3 the exercises are adapted to the level of the class and are introduced with steps which lead to the final pose which gives a sense of achievement
4 emphasis is more on the exercises and its benefits than on the names of poses
5 very unique way of noting the points of the pose makes student aware of his own body and they do it
6 the pose in the class is perfected at whatever stage possible
7 concepts core to teaching method like observe from inside are integrated with the exercises
8 prayer said to start and end
It was a great learning experience to do these classes.
Sayali Josh, Sydney Australia
28 November 2012
Final Report: I have been practicing yoga as a student for more than a decade. I have been a dancer and dance instructor for half of that time. I have naturally been drawn to teaching yoga and found the opportunity to do my Yoga Teacher Training with Mr. Neel Kulkarni using the Authentic Yoga System of Neel Kulkarni ®
I was looking at strenthening and technically correcting my own yoga practice which I have been able to achieve through the Authentic Yoga System approach.
Through this course, I have had a chance to interact with and teach a groups that were varied in age, fitness levels and life styles. These experiences have been helpful to understanding of the teaching methodology.
This course has enriched my understanding of yoga philosophy and yoga science enabling me to understand the definition of yoga beyond the asanas.
Observing different classes taught by Neel Kulkarni has brought home the importance of following various core concepts of yoga and this entire course will definitely shape my journey as a yoga teacher.
I look forward to spreading the joy of yoga.
Sayali Joshi, Sydney, Australia
29 November 2012