Workshops in 2009

Self-Transformation through Yoga” workshop at European Commission – Belgium (October 2009)

“I had the opportunity to be part of “transformation trough yoga” weekend in Brussels with Prasad. Although I practice yoga since many years, those two days were a different experience for me. Prasad is teaching more than just yoga, his work goes beyond the asanas, goes deeper, it’s a life style. I was truly touched by his teaching, and so happy I could be part of this wonderful practice. I’m deeply grateful to Prasad.”

Mia Henderickx – Participant at the “Self-Transformation through Yoga” workshop at European Commission – Belgium


Detox and Purify workshop in Vienna (October 2009)



Yoga Workshop, Munich (October 2009)



Yoga Retreat in Mahabaleshwar, India (September 2009)



Living Yoga in Israel Retreat
August 2009

Living Yoga in Israel Retreat


Yoga Nidra Workshop – Austria
June 2009

Yoga Nidra Workshop, Austria

Du übst regelmäßig Yoga, und meldest dich zum ‘Yoga Nidra Seminar’ in Nexenhof um 4 Tage vertieft zu üben. Dann erlebst Du Prasad Rangnekar. Die Kombination von konsequent geübten Asanas, Entspannung; Tiefenentspannung und verständliche Philosophie warum Yoga jedem mehr Lebenskraft gibt , lässt Dich nicht mehr als der selbe heimkehren als der du gekommen bist. Jetzt lebst Du bewußter.

– Josef Warzel
Participant at the Yoga Nidra Workshop in Austria


Yoga Workshop – Munich
May 2009

Few months ago I started a new life with excitement. But I felt “lost”, I was crying with no sense and I did not know what was happening to me. I met Prasad a month ago. All his words touched my mind. He was like a guide who taught me how to look at myself, how to accept myself and how to grow with Yoga. I put in practice all he taught us as a daily routine. Now, I can say that I have stopped crying, I feel confident, I am stronger, I feel good! Prasad offers you support, his wisdom… he has a special place in my heart.

– Ana Canelada


Yoga Workshop – Bergen, Norway
May 2009

Yoga Workshop, Bergen, Norway

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


Hip Opener Workshop – Bangkok
April 2009


“Prasad’s ‘hip opening’ workshop in Bangkok was a beautiful balance for the mind, body and spirit. Prasad is an excellent teacher. For the intellect, he delivered a comprehensive lecture on the hip joint and its importance. He worked our bodies with the hip opening asanas. As a spiritual mentor Prasad connects with his students of all ages, abilities, nationalities and spiritual awareness. What an enlightening, joyful and healthy experience attending his workshop! The best gift I could give my stressed seniors for graduation before they go off to university would be a weekend workshop with Prasad and a CD of the practice of Yoga Nidra.”

– Candy Crouch
High School Counselor
College Advisor


Yoga Retreat – Cunoor, Tamil Nadu, India
March 2009


“A newcomer to the world of Yoga, I was a little apprehensive when asked to join the retreat. Not knowing what to expect and having no idea what the retreat would entail, I agreed mainly because of wanting to get to know better my newly found girlfriends, whom at this stage I was becoming very fond of. That and of course a degree of curiosity.

I am not sure if mere words can describe the experiences and discoveries made during the Retreat. There were 5 of us, and I believe that each and every single one us connected to Prasad personally. The most wonderful guidance, we unlocked and let go of the past, we embrace the now. A lesson of ‘Detachment’, we let go of our emotions such as anger and hatred, we learned forgiveness and Love. Love towards others and most important Love towards ourselves, to learn how to receive as much as we give. ??I came as a guarded person with walls protecting me, a heavy baggage and allowing only certain few to view the innermost vulnerable me. I left with crumbling walls, although not completely gone, pieces are going down all the time. Prasad you showed the way on how to forgive not only other people but to forgive myself. I came away with not new found friends, but four sisters of the heart. I left a better person, a person who has love, courage and spirituality.

As I write this, tears are flowing, these are not tears of sadness, but of all emotions in me and the realisation of how much you have done for me. How does one thank and show gratitude you, Prasad?”

Love always,
Farah


Stress Management Seminar – Mumbai
January 2009


“In one of my first contacts with yoga, I participated in a stress management seminar with Prasad, which was an enriching and inspiring experience. With his  unique approach to yoga, mixing gentleness, sense of humour and clarity of explanations, Prasad provided us with the ‘tools’ and directions to effectively improve stress management through yoga. No doubt, this seminar was a success, and we were grateful for Prasad showing us the way!”

– Nathan Derhy

Slumdog Yogi

In the back alleys of South Bombay, a small Municipal school gives shelter to a “paper bag” making unit and a Dream. A dream, that’s growing slowly but steadily over the last 3 years. A small batch of 12 boys from economically difficult backgrounds started building steps towards empowering themselves through the path of Yoga. Over the last 3 years hope was baked in the furnace of diligent practice and hard work, and sincerity nurtured the spirits of these boys who have achieved the stuff dreams are made of.
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7 Days to Self-Love

Dear Lovely People,

Self-Love is a very important aspect of our personality. Accepting ourselves for what we are and loving ourselves the way we are, working and dedicating our energies to growth and evolution is such a beautiful journey.

This journey starts with loving ourselves first, as Oscar Wilde once said “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance” Continue reading “7 Days to Self-Love”

Wandering in the Himalayas – Part 2

(Continued from Wandering in the Himalayas – Part 1)

The days went by and one day around the people I knew in Rishikesh I heard about a Mahatma (realized soul) living in the jungle of Haridwar. Unlike my city life, I had all the time in the world over here and didn’t want to lose any opportunity to meet such a highly evolved person, so I quickly jumped at the chance to join the group visiting the Mahatma.

The forest in which this man lived is a closely guarded nature reserve with restricted entry. As our group made way through the terrain, the freshness of the wild forest started enveloping us, the sharp noise of the city was left way behind only to be welcomed by the late evening chirps of birds waiting to fly back home. Peacocks seemed to care less of the group but the bird atop the tree did sound a little curious of the arrival of handful of men in this dense forest. The might and grandeur of the forest was evident, humbling us as we walked through the winter chill, reminding me all the time how we humans try hard to dominate the nature and yet how tiny we are in front of her vastness and power. Pondering over this I made my way through the uneven ground.

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Nina Steininger, Owner of YogaKula Studio, Vienna

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
YogaKula, Vienna

Spiritual Evolution

The other day I happened to browse through a book written by Richard Bach. One of the verses said,

“If the child we were asked us today for the best we’ve learned from living, what would we tell, and what would we discover in return?”

I was particularly touched by this verse as it sent me back into the past for a while when I used to wonder about this process of life, process of crawling from womb to the grave without even being aware of it. Marvel at our lonely world of confusion and chaos, with us snuggly inside the amber of menial existence just like an archaic fossil, rotating round and round with the wheel of time. When will the end begin? Or are we just chasing a distant dream and playing Dice with Destiny?

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