Feedback: I have thoroughly enjoyed being a student of yoga under the direction of Neel Kulkarni. His dedication to a yoga lifestyle comes across in his knowledge of philosophy, meditation, Hatha yoga, and a variety of other subjects. Yoga has helped me to feel more centered and better able to manage stress. I also feel physically stronger and healthier. I would recommend Authentic Yoga to anybody interested in learning yoga from a true Yogi. Neel can adjust his teachings to any experience level and any special need-even in a classroom with several students.
I have been practicing yoga (including meditation and philosophy) under the guidance of Neel for almost 3 years now. Initially, I forced myself to go because I needed an outlet for work related stress and a friend suggested that yoga might be beneficial. Currently, I am much more motivated to attend class, partly because of the benefits I have noticed and partly because of Neel's enthusiasm and dedication to the teaching of yoga. Neel has taken me under his wing and provided me with encouragement and support while gently nudging me to push my limits and work toward my goal. He is extremely attentive to the needs of each of his students and he develops the overall goal of the class based on the personal goals of each student. He caters his lectures and practice to the class goal and he is flexible when new topics are suggested by his students. He is knowledgeable on a variety of subjects and he is able communicate complex philosophical concepts in an easily understandable manner. From my observations, he is willing and able to answer any questions from his students and address any concerns that are presented to him. In between classes or for private concerns, he is accessible by email and will respond promptly. Neel is genuinely invested in yoga as a lifestyle and it shows in his style of teaching and his interactions with his students. I feel fortunate that my introduction to yoga was with Neel and I plan to continue this journey with him as my guide.
I have been practicing Yoga under Neel's supervision for approximately two years. I appreciate the individual attention I receive from Neel, even in group classes. He helps each student to identify and attain their goals. My personal goal is stress reduction and I have been able to reach and maintain that goal by practicing with Neel regularly and listening to the information he offers on Nutrition, Yoga Practice, Meditation, and Philosophy. He has a vast knowledge base and he has a way of pushing me to stay motivated without making me feel overwhelmed. I am very pleased with the progress I have made and surprised by what I have been able to get my body to do!