I took my first ever Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance USA certified) with Teacher Prakash in 2015 at Pure Yoga Singapore. It was a life changing experience as it has totally changed my perception towards yoga.
I was under the impression that Yoga is just a form of exercise, but after the teacher training course I have gained in depth understanding of Yoga with and most importantly I begin to breathe properly. He has been such inspiring light in my life and changed my yoga practice to better.
There are so many great things to say about Teacher Prakash. Prakash has a very beautiful and unique dynamism blended with traditional and modern theories in yoga teachings.
I believe that he has these outstanding qualities because he was born in Rishikish. His many years of teaching yoga in other countries make him aware and sensitive to different requirements of different students in his class.
Immediately after my first yoga teacher training course I signed up for his Yoga Retreat in Bali with a group of 30 yogis from all over the world. The Yoga Retreat was another refreshing and wonderful experience.
I continue to follow his teachings and took another 50 Hours of Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training course at his Residential Yoga School in Rishikesh (India). After my Pranayama training I am now taking my meditation practice seriously and it has helped me a lot to deal with my emotional stress.I am able to meditate for hours without any discomfort and I would say that my anxiety and insomnia have totally disappeared.
Prakash, I thank you so much for your kindness, your superb teaching, and great sense of humor, compassion and generosity. And I will be your student for the rest of my life as learning never ends.
I always look forward to a Private Yoga Session with Prakash. I don’t have the most flexible of bodies but Prakash always managed to encourage me to push my boundaries in a way that’s safe and enjoyable! Yoga with Prakash is the best way to build strength in a calm and uplifting environment. He is extremely patient and attentive and unlike some other teachers who simply guide you through poses, Prakash explains their origins and their benefits. He has a knack of knowing the individual’s comfort level and how to progress from there. He is, afterall, from Rishikesh, the “world capital” of Yoga. A true professional and someone who lives this lifestyle in everything he does, the best thing about Prakash is that he is never intimidating but commits to everything with a smile! I always leave a session with a great feeling of accomplishment!
I have successfully finished my 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Prakash at Pure Yoga in February 2016. Although, I have been practicing hatha yoga with Prakash since September 2010, but after my teacher training course I have practiced more and gained a lot of understanding about yoga.
After my teacher training, I would say that I truly believe in Prakash. His correctings of postures, methods to enhance breathing methods are excellent. I have never ever gone so deep in my Pranayama practice as before teacher training I used to think Pranayama as a boring practice.
I just like the way he explains and teaches and shows how what works for what. He explains scientific and yet holistic benefits of each pracitce and his explanations for postures are very very clear. He is charismatic and yet he is a real person.
I’m so glad to have found my yogi master and am motivated to keep on learning. I have a long way to go and might not even get there but I’m excited to keep learning, get better each day and I enjoy practicing. Hopefully one day, I’m as good as a 100th of Prakash and doing kapalbhati for 1000 times instead of 1 hour shavasana.
I have taken classes from Prakash for the past 4 years, and he remains one of my favorite teachers to this day. I have mostly practiced Vinyasa with him, but his Hatha and Core classes are equally challenging and enjoyable. One of my favorite things about classes with Prakash is that he assesses the level of the students in the class, and provides a great balance of warm-up poses, flow sequences and challenges (e.g. arm balances or inversions). He injects humor at the exact right times so that no one in the class takes anything too seriously!
Overall, Prakash does an excellent job of not only teaching the asana postures, but also creating a wonderful karma in the studio, allowing each student to practice at their own level while also working hard and having fun. I continue to look forward to each class with Prakash, and frequently attend class even when I’m tired or feeling lazy simply because he is teaching. I highly recommend him for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
I have attended Prakash’s yoga classes for several years and have enjoyed them and learned a lot. Through his guidance I have a better understanding of how the different poses benefit not just the body but mind. He has always maintained that the practice of yoga is not just about the Asanas. In class he would often explain how the poses we do help us physically as well as mentally.
He is very willing to share his experiences and knowledge of yoga whenever we approach him. Prakash is a good teacher and has a great sense of humor! I think he makes an excellent teacher especially for those who want to learn more about yoga beyond just a physical practice.
I have been practicing Intermediate Hatha Yoga with Prakash for 2+ years at Pure Yoga Singapore and it continues to be a wonderful experience. He has a deep understanding of yoga not only teaches poses, but he also teaches the meaning and reasoning of yoga – this is not often found in teachers. I often struggle with neck pain and tightness in the back – he knows when to adjust or have be do variations based on the condition of my body – day-to-day. Without a doubt the best and most experienced yoga practitioner I know.
I recently completed my 100hr Hatha training with Prakash……What an experience!!!! Prakash is one of the most generous, kind and encouraging teachers I have ever had the pleasure of training with. His depth of knowledge and experience is second to none. The wisdom he shares with his students is invaluable. I would recommend Prakash and his teacher trainings to anyone interested in deepening their Hatha Yoga knowledge and learning to teach from a place of honesty, physical and spiritual awareness. I am looking forward to continuing my training journey with him in the near future!!
Jasmine Sim (Singapore)
Prakash is one of the most patient and dedicated yoga teacher around. Despite the fact that I’m new to yoga, he has given me the confidence to achieve the few poses I had always wanted to achieve. He has also taught me the spirit of yoga, and I am inspired to further my knowledge.
My intention coming to India, was to learn more about Hatha yoga, its philosophy and about human anatomy. I received much more than that during my yoga teacher training with the amazing guidance of Prakash Ji. Prakash provides a safe place to learn the art of Hatha yoga. The asanas and adjustments were taught in a very professional, and detailed manner. I truly enjoyed his style of teaching, and the slow pace of Hatha, as I felt the practice becomes a deep conversation with your body as you slowly, and consistently grow into it. Prakash has an overall holistic approach to well-being, which goes beyond learning asanas. What I personally enjoyed most about Prakash’s classes was, that he implemented all aspects of yoga; including the way of living, thinking and even breathing. His classes are abundant with this kind of wisdom and knowledge, but always with a touch of good humor. I feel very grateful to have crossed paths with Prakash, I’m definitely going home with a suitcase full of wisdom and a solid foundation to continue my yoga journey. Namaste.
Prakash Ji is very brilliant yoga teacher. I had the opportunity to practice Hatha yoga with him in October 2018 and I must say that, I have enjoyed his classes very much! He is such an experienced yoga practitioner and always happy to share his broad knowledge with the students. Prakash Ji is aware of each and every student’s needs and offers different variations of the Asanas in order to accommodate all kinds of levels (when required). His unique sense of humor combined with advice given regarding various health benefits of the individual asanas makes the time during the practice fly. I was really impressed by his style of teaching …and I will definitively return when I get the change! Thank you very much, Prakash Ji. Barbara
I have been to many yoga studios and schools. So far Prakash Ji is the best Hatha Yoga teacher. He is very detailed in all the poses and a lot of extra information given that we as a students don’t even know we should have asked those questions. Prakash Ji is also teaching Yoga Therapy which I will be taking next. If you want to learn the most authentic form of yoga and know what yoga really is ( yoga is not a workout/fitness ) he is highly recommended.