“I took Prasad’s class at the Bangkok Yoga festival 2010 and it was a wonderful combination of explanation, practice and exploring the deeper meaning behind a series of basic poses. Even the more experienced delegates seemed delighted to re-explore the connection between each pose and get a deeper understanding of the history of yoga. Less experienced among the group understood that there is so much more to yoga than the physical application.”
– Nigel Oakins
Publisher, Yoga Journal – Thailand
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“At the beginning of the workshop, Prasad promised us a guided tour through yoga, touching many different aspects of it, which are normally not part of our yoga courses.
But what he managed to do with us was much more than a simple guided tour, it was an intensive experience of many aspects of yoga, touching deep feelings in a secure environment. He managed despite the huge group to provide a feeling of security to everybody and was present for anyone who needed more assistance.
It has been for me, and I am sure, for most of the participants, a fantastic discovery of what yoga can do for us and has given me a much deeper understanding of the completeness of yoga.
Many thanks for this excellent workshop and looking forward to have other opportunities to work with Prasad.”
– Irmgard Heiber
Scientific Officer, European Commission
“We, the staff at the Nansen Center, had the pleasure of being taught Yoga during a week workshop in May 2009 by Prasad. He is an outstanding teacher of Yoga, including motivation. He got us very interested in the wisdom of Yoga, and got us highly motivated to continue doing Yoga, so that we can use Yoga in our work and science, which includes important problems dealing with climate and global warming.”
– Ola M. and Bente E. Johannessen
Leaders of the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center,
affiliated with the University of Bergen, Norway
Throughout the years of my trainings as a Yoga teacher I have learned from many different teachers. Still there was something in me that thought there must be something more to it than that… In my search of deeper sense of Yoga, I have met Prasad. It was a stunning experience for me. I felt the very essence of yoga he is transmitting through his teaching. Learning yoga with Prasad is like connecting directly with the very Source of Existence. It is enlivening and enriching. I am thankful for having the privilege of meeting Prasad, who is living and passing on the tradition of Yoga, this great science of Life.
Nina Steininger, Studio Owner
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“The Israeli Yoga Teachers’ Association had the great pleasure of hosting Prasad Rangnekar for a series of workshops in our country. We were privileged to meet and study with an intelligent and very inspiring teacher.
Prasad succeeds in bringing the traditional teachings of yoga together with a here-and-now approach that makes each lesson deep, relevant, and again, an inspiring reminder as to why we are practicing this yoga!
During his stay in our country, I can truly say that Prasad touched the hearts and minds of all who met him.”
Honi Rosen, Administrative Director
The Israeli Yoga Teachers’ Association
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“Prasad has a rare combination of strength, flexibility, grace and wisdom that brings a whole new level of possibility to yoga. He delivers his programs with wit, humor, intelligence and passion.
While some people are excellent at doing yoga and others are excellent at teaching it. Prasad has the ability to do both. He becomes a living bridge for others to master themselves both inside and out.”
Carla Rieger, author and speaker on Creativity at Work
Artistry of Change
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“Casa Mayor hosted a yoga group led by Prasad Rangnekar in May 2004. In all there were 7 participants, all completely new to yoga. During the course his undivided attention was given not only to the entire group but also to the needs of each individual.
By the end of the course all participants agreed that the week had been of tremendous therapeutic value, thanks to the effort put in by Prasad. It is hard to express the level of gratitude that was shown to Prasad.”
Bill and Dierdre Cowley – Directors, Casa Mayor
Organizers of ‘Surya Yoga’ Workshop, Spain
“Prasad is a living proof that wisdom does not necessarily have anything to do with biological ‘old age’. Wise, knowledge, with a surprising clarity of mind and common sense, and an ability, which can not always be taken for granted, to pass his experience onto others.
Prasad succeeded in less than three hours to sow and water the seed of meditation in a group of lively, talkative but also stressed Spanish-speaking ladies, who had hardly ever come close to even the concept of meditation. He returned to India leaving behind a group fully devoted to a conscious daily practice. We heartily thank him for this.”
Munich, November 2008
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“In my eight years of doing yoga with various teachers, I have to genuinely say that Prasad has been one of the best ones I’ve been honoured to learn from. His teachings, with his focus on the breath first and foremost, were quintessential yoga at its best and gladdened my heart that there are still teachers who realize that yoga is about prana before asana. His gentleness, his flow, and the beauty of his yoga nidra as well, made my retreat with him one which will indelibly be in my heart forever.”
Lisa Cherry, Journalist and Author of Stories From the Yogic Heart
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“I had always thought ‘there must be more to life than this’ and during the yoga week with Prasad, he helped me recognize what it was. I thought yoga was a boring form of exercise. I now realize its a whole different way of life.
In one week we were shown the many different facets of yoga and taught how to apply them in your everyday life. Being able to practice breathing, exercise and meditation and connecting these practices all together, gave me a feeling of all over well being and peace of mind. The yoga retreat week gave me a long awaited opportunity to change my life.
Prasad is passionate about yoga and with his style of teaching he helps his students to bring out the best in themselves. The whole concept of yoga is that everyone can achieve it. Don’t think you can’t do it… YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE.”
Jackee – Participant of ‘Surya Yoga’ Workshop, Spain