From the moment I made contact with Neel to inquire about carrying out my further 300 Yoga Alliance RYT hours to complete my full 500, I knew that I had been blessed with the opportunity to learn something special. Neel’s genuine care and compassion for his students was clear from the start with full attention given to find out exactly what my interests were so that the goals of my training could be formulated appropriately. As a pediatric physiotherapist I hoped to get as much experience as I could in yoga for children, disability and general therapy. My hopes were fulfilled far beyond than I could have imagined. Neel made continual efforts to organize as many learning opportunities for me as possible including teaching at a number of schools for children of all ages, for special needs children and for deaf and dumb children. With the emphasis of Neel’s teaching always based around actual practical teaching as opposed to just theory and demonstration it allowed me to grow in my ability and in my confidence at a very fast rate. Neel has developed a number of fantastic teaching concepts, which has really made my approach far more effective, however alongside this he has also helped and encouraged me to nurture the development of my own independent style. Neel teaches through example and his commitment to living a healthy, fulfilling and happy life drastically changed the way I now think about so many of life’s important principles. Not only did my knowledge on the true meaning and essence of yoga develop but during this journey I also learnt and found out so much about myself that has allowed me to maintain a strong focus on my life goals and how I am going to achieve them. It is Neel’s ability to be not only a great teacher but also a great friend that I will always remember. His continual efforts towards ensuring optimum health and happiness for me is one of the many things that I will be forever grateful to him. I now look forward to sharing all that I have learnt and telling Neel of all my progress as it is so obvious that the development of his students is what interests him most and inspires him to continue what he does so commendably. Thank you Neel from the bottom of my heart for giving me the opportunity to study under your tuition. I can only encourage any others that may be looking for an authentic, thorough, practical and most importantly spiritual teaching on yoga to do the same.
Stef Latanowski, London (email@example.com)
18 December 2013