Testimonials for the Teacher Training and Teachers
Just a few of our testimonials!
Four generous and vastly different teachers combine to offer something more unique and valuable than expected. It is beyond yoga as I knew it — it was an investment in the rest of my life.
Neal, Karla, Dyana and Vincent don’t tell you how it is. They share their wealth of knowledge, and introduce you to the teacher within and what you already are.
All lessons are applicable off the mat, creating what I imagine are sincere teachers of depth and with soul. Words can hardly express how grateful I am for what I learned with their guidance in just three weeks, the most important of which was connecting with myself and others in a truly authentic, supportive, caring and sustainable way that I can’t wait to pay forward as a teacher. Thank you!!
Those who are serious about where to invest their time and money in a Yoga Teacher Training, can rest assured that the Contemporary team deliver a comprehensive training which enables a solid foundation from which to grow.
The beauty of this collaboration is that one receives a wealth of experience, expertise, passion and dedication to all that is the art and science of which means, you gain a rich experience far beyond your initial investment.
I highly recommend this Teacher Training and am already planning my next installment.
I couldn’t be happier that I chose to do my training with Vincent, Dyana, Neal and Karla at Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training.
Instead of pigeonholing myself into a particular style or approach, I’ve had an immensely rich exploration of yoga, from the ancient to the modern, offered by this range of true masters. My foundation will never be the same. I’m ready to share.
There are times when a teacher comes into your life at just the right time. To have four unique teachers drop in simultaneously, all offering something special, is a rare treat.
Fantastic opportunity to learn and grow with dynamic teachers and a range of expertise. Would recommend this course to everyone, even those who are not into yoga or those who have not tried yoga before. This course is for everyone.
I have enjoyed it so much and feel I have taken so much away into my everyday life as well as my Yoga. Karla, Neal, Dyana and Haidee are all unique and true to their core. I look forward to earning so much more from them.
This training has awakened in me the huge possibility that await. Moving away from the scripted style of teaching a new found freedom has been found an an excitement and what awaits. Thank you.
My teacher training has empowered me. It has given me a wealth of knowledge while allowing me the freedom to explore. The beauty of the course was the balance between structure and self development.
The respect my teachers give to yoga, and the generosity to share their knowledge in a gentle safe environment, was humbling.
An outstanding teacher training that integrated so much valuable information from truly knowledgeable, gentle, kind human beings.
The knowledge shared I will value for life, and continue to thread through my own teaching.
This is an invaluable course that will expand your love and understanding of yoga beyond what you ever thought was possible! You will learn from such diverse teachers who all have a wealth of experience and knowledge, who truly care for and nurture your individual growth.
What a transformational Yoga teacher training! These four amazing teachers create incredible alchemy in teaching Yoga. They create such a safe learning environment and there is wonderful support throughout.
I highly highly recommend the courses at Contemporary Yoga. I really enjoyed every moment.
Contemporary Yoga is connecting yoga back its roots in a very exciting, stimulating and open minded way.
Meditation practices were brilliant, as were the talks. A wealth of knowledge.
To Dyana, Karla, Neal and Vincent …
I think of each of you, as being among the most talented chefs in the world. Your teachings have been a series of sophisticated degustation dining experiences of beautiful refinement and elegance all delivered with passion and remarkable skill. Each superbly crafted dish captured my full attention to consider, examine, and appreciate all the detail before consuming.
All my previous yoga experiences have been about trying to ‘perfect’ the yoga movements and with that came a lot of judgement on myself when I clearly was unable to execute the movements as I watched the teacher. I did the classes, struggling through a lot of it and longed for the end - Savasana.
Since commencing my practice with you Karla, it has shown me that yoga doesn’t have to be about perfection, but more it is about gently connecting to our wondrous bodies, minds, hearts, and souls. I love the whole yoga practise now - all of it, not just the end Savasana. I enter each class not fearing it, but knowing it is going to make me feel soooo good. I leave the class feeling centred and my whole being feels that it has been loved, not judged, and for that I am forever grateful!
Karla and Neal - Thank you for such a beautiful weekend. I have arrived back into the stillness within.
The 300 hour yoga teacher training has surpassed all my expectations. The amazing blend of teachers results in a myriad of deep learning. Each teacher is an expert in their own area and shares their unique wealth of knowledge in a way which is easy to take on board.
The focus on developmental movement patterns, yoga therapy and restorative yoga combined with the yoga philosophy and anatomy/physiology woven throughout, means that this training is different from any other yoga training out there.
The training provides plentiful opportunities to develop self-awareness as yoga teachers and yoga therapists which will result in teachers/therapist with self- understanding and a grounding in the knowledge as well as a deeper understanding of others.
This has truly been a transformative experience.
The YTT 200h covers the theoretical aspects and is also experiential learning, The course is taught by skilled teachers who have years of practise and knowlegde under their belt. The course is taught in a nurturing environment. It is challenging and transformative.
Recently, I had the honour of being taught and guided by Neal Ghoshal on a teacher training program. His gentle manner was only eclipsed by his breadth of experience and knowledge in the art of being a Yogi.
His sense of kindness & musical abilities opened my mind to what it is to embrace wholeness and to be a teacher that truly embodies the idea of loving presence.
Neal brings such a focused intensity to his classes that it is almost impossible not to be carried along in the teaching experience he provides.
Neal is able to make palpable the endless connections between the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga practice. His use of music and dance creates a learning experience that is holistic joyful and at times deeply sensuous.
At the same time he has an eye for detail in asana work but always emphasizes self-care, acceptance of individual differences and respect for students as core principles.
I was amazed by the depth and breadth of yoga on the human mind and body that the teachers of this course have.
I am a physiotherapist and as well as gaining vital skills to teach yoga I have also gained insight and knowledge that I will apply in my physiotherapy career.
Not only has this training changed my whole perspective on the practice of yoga, but also within my life itself.
A truly transformational journey supported by wonderful teachers, and I look forward to sharing this knowledge and practice. Thank you to you all.
This training surpassed all expectations - challenging, inspiring, and deeply informative. It has opened my eyes to a whole new world of yoga!
Karla, Neal, Dyana and Vincent are all exceptional and skilled practitioners, whose authenticity and love of yoga shone throughout the duration of the course.
… a mindful journey to come back home, to your true “being”, of who you are, where you are, and how you are going forward. It’s the shortest and most easeful pathway to discover your true “being”.
This is a truly unique Yoga Teacher Training.
The wealth and depth of knowledge and experience of four exceptional teachers woven passionately with a focus on personal inquiry and active exploration, provides a foundation for students which inspires, empowers and transforms. Immense gratitude for a profound learning journey.
I am extremely grateful to all the amazing teachers who have appeared at the right time on my journey, and who have enriched and inspired my life.
Contemporary yoga training has been the ‘icing on the cake’ and if you are ‘stuck’ or need a nudge in the right direction don’t hesitate and sign up now! You will never regret it!
A life-changing experience with lovely teachers!
I feel exceptionally honoured to have spent time with Karla and Neal. Their passion and curiosity for movement and the authentic experience of self is inspiring and encouraging. I have been reminded that I have a home within myself where there is peace and nourishment and a gentle sense that everything is OK.
I plan to visit that place more often! Thank you!
The 200 hour teacher training was an amazing immersive experience. The breadth of material was exceptional and I walked away with a new-found appreciation for all aspects of Yoga as a way of life as well as a wonderful practice.
You will take away from this course so much to help you on your journey - just brilliant.
This course changed my understanding of what Yoga is. The holistic and thorough approach has revolutionized my personal practice and teaching aspirations.
The manual is an amazing resource and always will be.
This training offers so much for enriching your lifestyle as a whole. It has influenced how I approach my social, personal and professional life in ways I would never have envisioned.
Beautiful people sharing the beauty of life. 🙂
I could not be happier to have chosen this course. It has completely exceeded any expectations.
I feel I have developed my own opinions and rational for how I will approach teaching, and that I am prepared well for the challenge that awaits me. It is interesting to see how differently individual members of the group used the information and teachings for our final assessments.
I think it speaks so highly of the quality of training that you can produce 15 skilled and confident teachers who have very different styles instead of just pumping out carbon copies of yourselves. Very well done all of you. Thank you.
Anne de Brouwer
All the teachers are truly experts in what they do and their passion is infectious. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to do a yoga teachers training. It was much more that that, it was a life changing amazing experience.
Thank you I am inspired, amazed, changed, still learning, moved. I am inspired to keep on learning and exploring and this course has totally changed my view and perception of yoga in a profound way.
I found it absolutely fascinating to learn how and why the body works as it does. Everything was relevant, Dyana related each and every aspect we covered right from the cells to how they relate to the practice of yoga. This knowledge will definitely make me a better teacher, and there are many ways that I will be able to integrate it into my teaching.
I found Dyana really inspirational.
Just completed the 200 hour teacher training intensive (3 weeks) - a very empowering experience.
The teachers were outstanding: each teach from their own unique perspective inside a carefully crafted, well-designed programme of studies. This ensured strong synergies across all aspects of the course and a great combination of practice and theory.
I learned so much more than just asana, pranayama etc. This course is indeed contemporary yoga - with a focus on movement patterns and modern theory - I thoroughly recommend it.
Contemporary Toga has given me more than what I’d expect from a teacher training course. All the teachers are truly experts in what they do and their passion is infectious. 🙂
Dyana was clear, flexible and attentive to the entire class. I really appreciated her warmth and investment in her teaching.
I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to do Yoga teacher training. It is so much more than that - a life changing, amazing experience.
For Dyana Wells
Dyana - You are shining in this teaching space and your authenticity is inspirational. I hope we cross paths again.
Dyana - I’m going to miss your A&P classes. I really enjoy your teaching and knowledge. Thank you so much.
Amazing, beautiful, sparkling, alive, awake, kind. Dyana, thank you.
Thank you Dyana. I really appreciate your many pearls.
I loved the close attention to body, breath and the relationship to the ground. That was something I really needed and will be useful in whatever work I do with people, no matter what. I loved all the spiritual stuff, into it, find it beautiful and useful.