Workshops in 2011

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Mind and Body Workshops – Montreal, Canada (December 2011)
Mind and Body Workshops - Montreal, Canada (December 2011)


Bhakti Yoga Discourse – Toronto, Canada (November 2011)
Bhakti Yoga Discourse - Toronto, Canada (November 2011)


Ayurveda Yoga Therapist Program – Toronto, Canada (November 2011)
Ayurveda Yoga Therapist Program - Toronto, Canada (November 2011)


Ayurveda Yoga Therapist Program – Toronto, Canada (November 2011)
Ayurveda Yoga Therapist Program - Toronto, Canada (November 2011)


Hong Kong (October 2011)
Hong Kong (October 2011)


Living in Lightness (October 2011)
Living in Lightness (October 2011)


Yoga Retreat – Koh Samui, Thailand (August 2011)
Yoga Retreat - Koh Samui, Thailand (August 2011)


Upanishad Retreat – Israel (July 2011)
Upanishad Retreat - Israel (July 2011)


Yoga Sutra Workshop – Israel (July 2011)
Yoga Sutra Workshop - Israel (July 2011)


Self-love Workshop – Lithuania (June 2011)
Self-love Workshop - Lithuania (June 2011)


Masterclass in Yoga Kula – Vienna (June 2011)
Masterclass in Yoga Kula - Vienna (June 2011)


Yoga Workshop – Vienna (June 2011)
Yoga Workshop - Vienna (June 2011)


Yoga Workshop – European Commission (May 2011)
Yoga Workshop - European Commission (May 2011)


Yoga Workshop – Munich (May 2011)
Yoga Workshop - Munich (May 2011)


Yoga Retreat in the Himalayas (February 2011)
Yoga Retreat in the Himalayas (February 2011)

“For many years I have suffered from an inferiority complex about my dance. During Prasad’s workshop, my soul opened up. And for the first time in my life my body was dancing with so much that I wept with joy. I could not understand what was happening to me. I finally felt freedom in dance – “It’s wonderful!” – because I thought before that I could never dance.

I had never practised yoga before that. It was a new and unexpected experience for my body. My chest filled up with oxygen, became free and I was breathing easily. Now I practise exercises and feel more energy and high spirits. I have been getting lighter and more flexible.

During meditaton on the river Teacher (Master) asked us, “What have you comprehended from workshop about yourself? What is your motto?” The answer that came to me was, “Trusting myself, turning inwards deeply – diving into myself!” I could feel the river, its stream, it seemed to me that the river penetrated through me. Now I feel that my womanhood will also blossom. I want to feel myself like a woman – I want to love and be loved.

After the trip to India, I have got internal tranquillity, peace of mind and self-trust. I discovered Love. I am happy. I am grateful to Prasad, love him like my Teacher (Master) and wish to keep going on up this path.”

– Aldana
Workshop participant from Lithuania


Mind-Body Transformation Through Yoga (March 2011)
Mind-Body Transformation Through Yoga (March 2011)

“This is the fifth time I have joined his workshop. I started my spiritual journey in 2006 and the first workshop that I joined was Prasad’s Yoga Workshop.

But each time that I came close to him, I would feel annoyed and disturbed emotionally by his presence. It seemed as though he could cut through the layers of my mind and go directly to my essence. He helped me face my fears every time, which was a painful process at that moment. I promised myself each time, “Okay, it’s the last one, no more of this, he does not understand my sufferings or story.” However, after a while, I could sense that I am a little bit lighter than before, and I came back again each time for being disturbed, i.e. facing what I have been covering up.

For me, the spiritual journey is a process of discovering the true self or the truth. On the way, you have to come face to face with those emotions or fears that you have hidden for a long, long time. This process is very painful, but yet meaningful. And it is also a process to learn how to love yourself and embrace yourself, whoever you are. Self love and acceptance is the key. If you can’t face the mud that covers the goldstone, how can you find the gold underneath? And the truth is, you are the gold.”

– Helen Ho
Participant at the Yoga Workshop in Hongkong


The Relax & Restore Retreat – Pondicherry, India (March 2011)
The Relax & Restore Retreat - Pondicherry, India (March 2011)


Detox with Yoga Workshops – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 2011)
Detox with Yoga Workshops (April 2011)


Students at the workshop at American School of Bombay
Students at the workshop at American School of Bombay

“Prasad’s yoga workshops helped our actors cultivate a heightened awareness of their bodies and physical abilities. His techniques also helped to focus them toward the character work. By integrating the mind and body Prasad and his yoga classes opened up the actors to both physical and mental work. Prasad is a wonderful teacher and yoga practitioner and we are so fortunate to be able to work with him.”

– Jillian Campana, Ph.D.
Artistic Director – Studio Three Theatre (USA and India)
American School of Bombay – Theatre Faculty
University of Montana – Professor of Theatre

Yoga for Physical Education

Prasad made yoga fun yet challenging for our physical education students at the American School of Bombay. His communication was age level appropriate (11 – 16 year olds) enabling him to quickly establish a good rapport with our students. His expertise was evident as he blended the health related components of fitness with yoga and made excellent anatomical and physiological connections. Prasad made yoga meaningful to our students by explaining the benefits to their total health and making clear connections to their lives; enhances academic and sport performance, reduces stress, and improves mental, emotional and physical health. Prasad’s ability to challenge their mental boundaries in order for our students to achieve substantial physical improvement within such a short time frame (only 3 days) was amazing.

Thanks to Prasad’s help, we are incorporating yoga on a regular basis into our Physical and Health Education classes and we are excited that he has agreed to return on a yearly basis to our classes.

– Debra Darson
Head of Physical & Health Education Department,
American School of Bombay


Yoga Journal – Thailand Retreat
Yoga Journal - Thailand Retreat

I have had the chance to join the retreat in Thailand last week with Prasad. I am practicing Yoga now for 8 years, I met different teachers from all over the world, participated in numerous workshops and retreats as well. A lot of teachers have strong knowledge about body structures and scriptures. But most of them do not have this ability to communicate their true love for Yoga, the true meaning of yoga and spirituality.

To me, some of the great teachers appear to be surgeons who look at you as a disease not a human being. But not Prasad. He is not a fashion Guru Man who only wants to be ‘in’. His focus is on the meaning of Yoga – “It is the steady movement of the individual soul towards the Supreme Soul. Yoga is a steady ascent to the Divine”.

Besides the basic postures, with Prasad you can explore your divine essence, your true love towards yourself. You learn to let go. I enjoyed those 3 days so much – to reconnect with myself, his words were mine, he touched me with his words, his way of teaching, his patience, his true love for each student. As for myself, because of him I am confident with Pranayama I gained understanding.

To have a class with Prasad is exploring behind the Asana, whether you are already a teacher, a yogi or a newcomer. You cannot stay without receiving any self transformation after meeting him. This man is not only gifted but he really loves human beings! Thanks a lot Prasad. I hope to see you again and have the opportunity to join other workshops.

– Christine Balastegui
Participant, Yoga Journal – Thailand Retreat
February 2011