Testimonials - Yogi T. Krishnamachar Pratishthan within SaeeTech, The Authentic Yoga School - Yoga at School

El Monte Elementary, California

May 3, 2016

To whom it may concern:

This letter is regarding Neel Kulkarni, the yoga instructor from India that has worked with our students at El Monte, over the past several years.

It is very powerful for students to learn to be in the moment– that they can connect to that part of themselves that allows them to be more aware, make more conscious choices, and contribute to a calm demeanor. When students and staff learn the value of yoga – it carries over into the classroom, school environment, and home.

It’s because of this enthusiasm that we have continued to offer yoga to our students each spring, while Neel is in the area. He has been a very experienced and knowledgeable instructor for our students, and would recommend his services to other schools that are considering offering yoga. Neel brings humor and a sincere desire to make a difference. Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding further questions you may have about his services.

Sincerely,

Carol Herbst,
School Counselor
El Monte Elementary

El Monte Elementary, California, U.S.A. - April 2015

May 11, 2015

To whom it may concern:

This letter is in reference to Neel Kulkami, Adhiyoga Yoga instructor. He has been teaching yoga sessions to our students, first grade through fifth grade, as well as preschool through fifth grade students with autism. This is the first year yoga instruction has been offered school-wide. Last year he taught yoga to our older students, in third through fifth grades.

It was a stretch for some of our staff and students, as they weren’t quite sure what to expect. However, Neel’s classes were quickly embraced as students found it very relaxing and teachers saw the positive impact it was having on them. Neel flowed easily into varying student groups of multiple ages, with vastly different skill levels.

What was most impressive as the school counselor, was the centering effect it had on our most active and out of control students. It definitely calmed them and enabled them to be more aware of themselves, which is an important step in their personal growth. It is also a life skill they can draw from for years to come. Many teachers have continued to practice yoga in their classrooms, on days outside Neel’s instruction.

It is without hesitation that I would recommend Neel to other classrooms, to access the benefit we have seen for our students. He has been with students for four sessions, which is the least amount of instruction I would recommend, in order for students to have the skills reinforced.

Sincerely,

Carol Herbst,
School Counselor
El Monte Elementary
El Monte Elementary, California

Testimonial from El Monte School

El Monte Elementary, Concord, California, U.S.A.
16 May 2014

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

We have so enjoyed the Yoga classes taught by Neel Kulkarni these past two weeks!

At first the students were unsure of what the discipline of Yoga is about, but Neel’s explanations and information were both clear and relatable to our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

By the second session, the students jumped right in with gusto, and enjoyed repeating and perfecting the poses they had learned during the first session. They listened attentively to Neel’s explanations of the philosophical and logical components as they related to the physical nature of Yoga.

We are eager to welcome Neel back for our 2014-2015 school year, and look forward to continuing this physically and mentally healthy exercise for our students.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at the address or phone number above, or email me at bowmanc@mdusd.org.

Sincerely,

Christina Bowman
Principal


Yogi T. Krishnamachar Pratishthan within SaeeTech, The Authentic Yoga School - Yoga At Schools

This life time project performs teaching Yoga at Indian schools whether paid or not. This life time project is named "Yogi T. Krishnamachar Pratishthan" after the name of a great Yogi T. Krishnamachar whose wish to invoke Yoga at Indian schools was only partially satisfied. The project and its status are described via this Facebook event.