Testimonials - Yoga For Senior Citizens

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.A.

Dear Mr. Neel Kulkarni:

On behalf of all the members of OLLI, I want to express our appreciation of your generosity in teaching "Authentic Yoga" during our 2006 Winter Term session.

The sole reason that OLLI has prospered and grown over its fifteen-year history is the success of our program. Yes, our members enjoy the congenial setting and the opportunity to make new friends, but they would not be here if it were not for the broad range of high quality courses offered.

It always amazes me that we are able to put on a superior program when every single course is taught by a volunteer. Thank you for donating your time, energy and expertise.

Charles Duggan, President


Charles Duggan
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

John Kovac, Harpist and Harpmaker, Front Royal, Virginia

I have been taking Yoga Instruction with Neel for two years. Prior to this, I have taken Yoga Instruction at health clubs for about 3 years, and I was benefitted by them as well. However, I felt intimidated by keeping with instructors and students who were better at the Yoga Exercises than myself. I went to Neel specifically because I had a severe case of Sciatica and the Acupuncture failed to remedy it. Chiropractics was of some benefit. I derived the maximum and full benefit and recovery due to Neel's individualized Yoga Routine. He was giving me fewer exercises to do but telling me to concentrate and do them well. The exercises were much less stressful, but involved relaxed stretching which was challenging and which I feel, took me to the very basics of Yoga.

I also like his approach where he asked me what particularly I wanted out of Yoga. Obviously, I wanted to improve my Musical Skills as I am a professional Harpmaker and Harp Player, in addition to recovery from Sciatica. It is difficult to say what Yoga is doing exactly since it benefits us in so many ways, but I am sure that Neel's measured instruction has been of immense benefit to me at many levels, healthwise, mentally, and musically. Neel is very knowledgeable about human body and Yoga, and has obviously devoted his life to the practice of this discipline. This is NOT just a part time thing with Neel. I would highly and unadvisedly recommend Neel to any one who is either beginning Yoga, or someone who wants to take it to higher levels. Neel really knows what he is doing.


I am a professional Musician. Thanks to Neel's Authentic Yoga! My teaching and overall Musicianship have benefited immensely. Thanks to Neel's instruction. Also, I suffered from Sciatica pain which the Accupuncture failed to remedy. A few Yoga exercises instructed by Neel helped immensely. John Kovac


John Kovac

Suresh Nadkarni, Homeopathy Expert and Pulse Researcher, Dhayari, Pune, India

I attended the “Yoga For Senior Citizens” class given by Neel Kulkarni in Dhayari, Pune more than a month ago. I am 83 years old. I wish to attest that Neel’s skillful and succinct guidance during this single class has benefited me a lot. I am to now able lift my left hand which I could not lift previously. Also, I have noticed a significant improvement in my nervous system. I shall like to learn breathing techniques from Neel at some stage.


Suresh Nadkarni