It showed me Yoga BEYOND the poses
It was a very holistic and wonderful experience. It showed me Yoga beyond the poses, usually what we associate yoga with. It was explained in great detail not as an instruction. Every Asana was associated with an object. It is a whole new level of thinking. You think you are a different BEING now. It changes the way you do Yoga, the feeling you get afterwards.
The way she has made the syllabus, it is a class that has reached perfection. She has shared some techniques which are gems revealed to us.
In the past I have attended many sessions, but didn’t find anything close to this. Basically the teacher knows the subject in so much detail that when she is sharing it with us, we also feel that there are so many layers beneath this.
Janani, Architect, Bengaluru, India
You presented yoga as something much more meaningful than an exercise class
Your energy seems to be calling me. I felt a caring and happiness from you as someone who wanted to share the gift of her culture, and help people reach a better self. Also I really liked that you presented yoga as something much more meaningful than an exercise class. I would say you reached me as... HI I REALLY LIKE PEOPLE AND I AM KINDCindy Jessie Anderson, Current Yoga Teacher Trainee
I got SO much out of 2 days than I got out of my previous entire Yoga teacher training
Susan, Current Yoga Teacher Trainee, Rhode Island, USA
I learned why we hold the posture, something not taught in other classes
Deb, Yoga Student, Rhode Island, USA
Even after doing for 2 - 3 hours, I didn’t feel exhausted
This is the first time I am taking a Yoga session. I was looking for relaxation, stretching exercises, and being able to exercise without strain on my body. Even after doing these and breathing techniques for 2 - 3 hours, I did not feel stressed or thirsty. I didn’t feel exhausted, yet I felt the stretch happening.
Senthil, Software Engineer, Bengaluru, India
I saw Shanthi making a COMPLEX thing so very SIMPLE.
I’m NOT a person who is practicing Yoga, but it fascinated me. I saw her (Shanthi) making a COMPLEX thing so very SIMPLE. I see it being of use to people who want to improve their flexibility, who have other medical problems…develop better range of motion and strengthen themselves. I can see a tremendous Body-Mind-Spirit connection.
Dr. Yajnaraman (Cardiologist), NJ, USA
It does not matter how many poses we do, it matters how much we understand
There were some eye opening sessions where I was able to get some answers.
During every posture we learned how the stretch happens, how it interacts with the internal organs, how the blood flows, and what benefits it’s going to give, which is very important when one does yoga. It is helping me to improve my confidence level.
We were able to relate the poses with real time things and get the positive qualities of them. That helps us to feel that we are part of Earth and how we are interrelated and this actually makes us to understand things in a different way. Every posture actually was very complete.
I think this is the right way to learn Yoga. It does not matter how many poses we do, it matters how much we understand and we do.
Kartikayan, Software Engineer, Bangalore, India
I came to know A LOT about traditional Yoga today
Nowadays we hear that Yoga is like aerobics. I came to know a lot about traditional Yoga today. I came looking for flexibility. I learned about breathing exercises and how relaxing they can be.
Ambily, Software Engineer, Bengaluru, India
Before, I didn't know the reason or science behind the Yoga poses. Now I know
I feel very happy I took the initiative to attend. I have taken Yoga classes earlier, some in Germany and some in India, but these classes are different. Before I was doing Yoga poses, but I didn't know why. I didn't know the reason or science behind them. These poses I learned before in other Yoga sessions, but I didn't know the use or how to do it perfectly. Now I know.
Phani Krishna, Software Engineer, Bengaluru, India
Shanthi's teaching style is like you are having a private class
This training program is just excellent. Shanthi explains the poses so clearly and precisely, that it is like you are having a private class. She shows the correct pose along with the common corrections, that students new to the work may need. Lots of love and care went into making the syllabus for this program ~ a delight to study,learn and grow. Shanthi, I am so grateful for you sharing this authentic program with us !
Joan Novack, RN and Ayurvedic Practitioner (student), Massachusetts, USA
One can tell that you TRULY CARE about those you touch
I like your presence and you make people feel inclusive no matter where they are starting from. I find the yoga communities are trendy and clickish. So I look for teachings on the web. I am very happy to have found yours. You make good points and one can tell that you truly care about those you touch. Thank you!”
Her teaching style is UNIQUE
I’ve been doing Yoga for the last 10 years. Her teaching style is UNIQUE… The background introduction…and the substance Shanthi gives to each posture, conveyed to me the simplicity, and ease of doing it and why we have to do it. Her message gives…PHYSICAL THERAPY, and MENTAL PEACE, AND HELPS ALL SPHERES OF LIFE. Shanthi’s method appeals to the heart!
Suresh, NJ, USA
Some Questions & Clarifications....
Is it possible to ACTUALLY learn Yoga in just 1 Hour? Don't we need to learn for months and years?
If you use a syllabus-based curriculum, even 1 Hour is sufficient to begin some independent practice in Yoga. This is edited 1 hour video. So, the actual class time was longer than 1 hour.
If you watch “Copy-the-Instructor” kind of Yoga DVDs, 1 hour is definitely NOT sufficient to LEARN Yoga. All you can do is COPY the poses / exercises.
Why is it important to explain so much about every Yoga practice? Can't I learn by just watching the typical DVDs?
The more powerful a training is, the more guidance it requires to ensure that only benefits come out of the training and NOT danger. Also to get the full essence from every practice, explanation is needed. Then you get to know every pose very intimately and can get benefits at multiple levels.
Will I get any substantial benefit by doing just a 13 minute practice?
If you attend “Copy-the-Instructor” kind of “Fitness” classes, you’ll not get much even in 1 hour.
But here quality is given more importance rather than quality. So even doing a single pose for 2 or 3 minutes following the guidance in the video will benefit you a lot. A 13 minute practice is a great practice and remember, it is authentic practice.
Rather than learn Yoga through video from you, won't it be better for me to attend a regular Yoga class near my house?
Sorry! It will NOT be better attending a regular class if your interest is to learn REAL Yoga and start a REAL practice REAL soon. The typical classes are NOT structured to “Train” you. So even if you attend for a long time, it is hard to know how to incorporate the various tools and techniques confidently in your life. You never get to become independent. So you keep going for years without a deep understanding.
Yes, Shanthi ! I am ready to invest in myself!
I am ready to:
- Improve my confidence in practicing poses on my own
- Save hours of class time out of my life which could be used for my family or other pursuits.
- Jump start my Yoga practice & save hundreds by practicing in my own time
- Incorporate Yoga in my daily life
- Use even 2 minutes in a day towards enhancing myself