Testimonials for the Teacher Training and Teachers

Just a few of our testimonials!


Shelly Fitness

I was absolutely terrified to do this course. I’m not fit, I’m not flexible, I’m not thin, I’m not young… But I love yoga and wanted to learn more about it. Karla and Neal have created a course that is completely inclusive and is infused with kindness, curiosity and wisdom. All are welcome in the practice of Contemporary Yoga.

This is Yoga that is about you. It’s about moving in ways that feel good in your body and that feed and nourish your mind. All of the teachers are incredible examples of what Yoga truly is. I didn’t expect to be so cared for and nurtured throughout the course. This alone was a invaluable, enabling me to connect with my authentic self and then explore how this could be in bodied in my practice and teaching.

At the end of this course I am more knowledgeable, more able, more confident and more authentic. I have been moved and changed through this journey. And this is just the beginning.


Helèna Morgan

Contemporary yoga training has been not only about learning to teach yoga but a deep self development process. It has brought an awareness to me how far away from myself I’ve been and still am.

I have a long process of unravelling ahead of me. I feel enriched on many levels… Yoga history, Somatics, anatomy, business aspects, understanding movement much more deeply and absorbing it into my body not just my head.

The value I also got from being in a group and in person after a long illness provided much value. It shows me how important connection to others. Excellent value for money. I will be forever grateful and am excited about the future once more.


Donna Cheyne

On reflection I am able to look back to day one and see how far I have personally come. To me this is the true value of the learning and experience.

A journey of self discovery, guided by a group of genuinely caring professionals. I leave the course feeling enriched.


Chloé Lebee

I am really glad I chose this training because it has given me tools to communicate with any kind of student as well as connecting my personal practice to a field of infinite potential. It offered a perspective of yoga that is deep yet accessible.

The teachers have incredible knowledge and experience but most importantly creative ways of sharing their knowledge.


Vicki Beatty

What an outstanding journey I have been on with each and every one of you over the past year.

Your 200+ hours of yoga teaching training is truly to an exceptional high quality standard of teaching.

I am so grateful to have taken this step in my life, with such a professional team of human beings. The guidance and support during my training with you all has been a once in a lifetime experience. The final meeting the other night was really just the start of our kindred bond. These amazing yogis that I meet a year ago will be part of my life’s journey, I can truly feel that.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.


Emma Willis

This was a really warm, exciting, encouraging and profound learning experience. The facilitation was awesome and there was such a wonderful sense of community amongst the practitioners.

A beautiful balance of life-to-life and individual learning. I am so inspired to continue with the practice and to find ways to integrate it into other areas of my life and to share it with others.


Steph Le Gros

The Contemporary approach to Yoga is so much more than how we move on the mat. It speaks to how we move through life. How we are in relationship to self and in relationship to others.

Thank you for an incredibly potent, immersive and all-round epic training.


Dianne Hollands

This Yoga teacher training and experience completely exceeded my expectations. There is so much intentionality from the teachers from the course materials, resources, programming and delivery that the entire experience feels like a Masterclass in unity. Every single topic we learned was applicable and necessary to my journey, learning and development as an aspiring Yoga teacher.

The learning environment was so supportive, inclusive and warm that I felt free to be my whole self, without the need for pretence or performance. Being able to immerse in this process was so valuable for my learning and development.

I loved the fact that every single one of the teachers embodied and embraced the topics and met us all exactly where we were. This gave me and all of the students the courage to be “in process” and not judge ourselves as we journeyed through the course.

This Yoga teacher training has been the perfect grounding and base for springing forward into my teaching and personal practice journey. I am so inspired and invigorated to learn more and continue to explore all the concepts and topics that we have delved into.

Thank you so much to all of the incredible teachers for their wisdom, kindness, professionalism and generosity during this teacher training and beyond.


Leon Campbell

My Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training not only taught me to deepen my yoga practice, it taught me to live a better life.

Spending 18 days around these teachers who live and breathe yoga, exuding loving kindness and care in every moment, not to mention life-long friends I have made with my peers has made for me an experience I will never forget.

This training went above and beyond my expectations.


Amy Massey

There is a richness and depth to this content with its real life (on and off the mat) applicability. I have been moved by the sincerity and support of the teachers.

I am so excited to share these teachings in a way that is accessible and empowering for students and wider community members.


Belinda Bettini

How wonderful, magical and unique it is when people come together and harmonize, creating a field that becomes nourishing for all participants and where many unique expressions find a safe place to share who they are and how they feel. This has been accomplished.

All has been a gentle flow of coherence that has worked with us day by day. The teachers have been so good at conveying the teachings through their joy, enthusiasm and love for their subjects.

What I appreciated mostly was the openness to exploring different pathways that create an ethical approach to yoga which then naturally becomes an art of living. Therefore more integrated in everyday life. The teachers have been delicate, sensitive, caring to each and every participant.

They have highlighted the qualities in us and in most people more beauty has arisen from their inner self.


Victoria Kvasniak

Contemporary Yoga is not so much a style but an approach to movement that combines ancient wisdom and modern research. The depth of knowledge the teachers can give you is immeasurable, and you’ll never look at Yoga in the same way.


Julie Edlin (Pregnancy Yoga)

The Pregnancy Teacher Training provided me with all the tools necessary to safely and effectively guide women through a Yoga practice during their childbirth journey.

The incredible wisdom and knowledge shared by the facilitators, allowed me to step competently into teaching Pregnancy Yoga with confidence soon after completion of the training.

As an extra bonus I have also been able to weave the learning I absorbed during the teacher training into my role as a midwife.


Hope Anderson

I’ve learnt so much about Yoga and myself, met so many wonderful people, and have made lifelong friends.


Summer Knight

I can truly say that this training would benefit any yoga teacher - in fact, any person with a yoga practice. I not only gained a more compassionate perspective to yoga, but also toward myself.

Simply fantastical.


Sarah Hart

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.

The Contemporary Yoga faculty 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!!


Caroline Bindon

The amount of knowledge and understanding, experience and love that has gone into the teacher training is truly epic and has enabled such a deep and rich learning experience.

Each teacher’s passion for sharing and facilitating is evident in the generosity of spirit and unique sharing of knowledge


Georgie Collins

The sequence of this course is undeniably strong and grounded. All the teachers bring compassion, ease, knowledge, flavour, enquiry and wholeness to everything they show, do, present and give.

Making this course a full embodied experience, exploration and foundation to enliven new thoughts and ideas to take away for our own self practice and to share with others.


Kay John

Thank you! I feel so much gratitude to have participated in this teacher training. The teachers are so generous and open in their teaching and transmission of knowledge. A life-changing experience 🙂


KeiShana Coursey

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.


Marika Berney

Contemporary Yoga has changed the way I move - through life!

Karla, Neal and Haidee’s passion is contagious and this course is a real journey to embrace.


Jay Garman

I couldn’t be happier that I chose to do my training with Contemporary Yoga.

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.


Alexander Grant

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.


Kelly Rijnaarts

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.


Abbie Rose

I have enjoyed it so much and feel I have taken so much away into my everyday life as well as my Yoga. The teachers are all unique and true to their core. I look forward to earning so much more from them.


Sophie Hartnell

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.


Michelle Watson

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.


Fleur Easter

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.


Mia Pistorius

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.


Yumi Drozdowski

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.


Michaela Robinson

Contemporary Yoga is connecting yoga back its roots in a very exciting, stimulating and open minded way.


Melissa Gardiner

Meditation practices were brilliant, as were the talks. A wealth of knowledge.


Anita Lucas

Exploring movement and asana in a refreshing way that deepened my self-discovery and personal physical understanding.


Vanessa Bailey

To all the teachers …

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.


Lorraine Downes

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!


Katrina Kidson

Karla and Neal - Thank you for such a beautiful weekend. I have arrived back into the stillness within.


Shamim Samad

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.


Simon Molloy

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.


Tui Williams

Karla and Neal are incredible. They are truly exceptional teachers. They have such care, and hold such safe, honouring spaces, in a way I haven’t experienced with any other Yoga teachers.

They are truly committed to this work on such a deep level, and you can tell that from the way they are in the world. I am awed by how ahead of their time they are in this work, and think it is really groundbreaking.

I haven’t found anyone doing it the way they are. I can’t wait for their book to come out!! I highly highly HIGHLY recommend working with them.


Glenda Ishmael

Neal, Karla, Haidee and Sam have different styles but compliment each other so well. They have an incredible wealth of knowledge to share it’s obvious they are living what they teach.

I’ve learnt so much on this course about so many things: Yoga philosophy, anatomy, the body, how we move and how we can maintain or rediscover movement throughout our lives. But even more importantly I’ve learnt that yoga is a process of enquiry, always being curious and we will constantly learn.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about yoga with an enquiry based approach in a kind and caring environment.


Jessica Sterkel

My highlight of the course was the course. More than I could ever have asked for.

The teachings were just so insightful but what I really appreciated was our teachers. Karla, Neal, Haidee and Sam - you can always learn so much but getting taught by people who embody their teaching is so special.

Karla, seeing us in our wholeness and always meeting us where we are. Neal, always embodying the art of being kind to each other. Haidee, being so fun and giving us all this valuable anatomy knowledge.

And Sam, diving into the history of yoga and making the online modules so accessible. Even with not having English as my first language, it was so easy to follow the material and classes.

Thank you for making it so fun and accessible. Can’t wait to share my knowledge here but also when I will be back in Europe. The group and all the teachers will forever be in my heart. Thank you.


Cam McLeay

… diverse, enlightening and empowering. The course exceeded my highest expectations and has equipped me with a toolbox of yoga teachings that I could apply in many circumstances to a wide variety of students.

I was lucky enough to be part of two different cohorts and in both I was surrounded by a delightful collection of beautiful individuals from very different backgrounds and of vastly different ages.


Nadia Benton

The training was such an amazing, exploratory journey of movement, anatomy, philosophy and so much more conveyed with enthusiasm, kindness, realness and acceptance.

I learned so much that I didn’t know I wanted to know and am excited to continue my Yoga journey.


Maria Gutman

Thanks for being supportive in all ways. You cared for each us every day. Your knowledge and guidance are outstanding. You created a safe and contained space where we could learn and learn from each other.


Stephanie Leighton

Restorative Yoga is the warm and encompassing hug I had been craving. The level of care, creativity, and personalization that Contemporary Yoga brings to the practice is incredibly special.

The love for this practise that Karla and Neal share shines through their teaching. They both hold these explorations with such wisdom and grace. Their embodiment of kindness and nurturing fills the space and is felt by all who attend these trainings.

This training has been an incredible gift for me and I am excited to share the teachings with others.


Emiliano Tade

What a way to further study and get deeper in my spiritual journey.

Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training has created the most valuable pathway for me to explore and dive within myself.

A journey – Shola home!


Holly Hepburn

Karla, Neal, Sam and Haidee offer such rich tools and concepts within this course. There’s a real consideration around feelings of safety and support which I appreciated so very much.

You will be offered the juiciest of fruits and from their it’s your turn to squeeze the juice out and into your palms. An incredibly self-empowering training offering an alternate approach to traditional forms of Yoga.


Alicia Jung

It was an intensive training but it felt like a retreat. There were challenges but we all went through together with support and help from all the teachers. Everything we learned was useful and practical.

This training has everything.


Valentina Piantoni

All teachers bring to this amazing training a vast experience, each one of them with their own identity and authenticity. 

The Contemporary Yoga approach is to truly explore Yoga as a discipline which includes movement principles, patterns, Yoga traditions, anatomy, physiology, and much more.

This is the training that you really need - it will change your everyday life.


Monica Yoon

I strongly recommend this training. It’s a life changing experience. The way I see things, smell, feel and my energy have completely changed throughout the course consistently.

Beyond expectation. Absolutely worth the investment after many long years I’ve finally met myself! Simply, divine! Organic! Full of love!


Dea Bashota

The learnings I have gained from this course of really helped me find not only my yoga knowledge, but myself. I thank the team for the amazing work they put into this course, as I have come out of it with a new perspective.

As I leave the training I can confidently say that I have come closer to my true nature, and I’m able to come closer to this more and more every day.


Alice Rich

This training is carefully considered, expansive and practical. It goes deeper and beyond asanas as the poster shapes of yoga and provides an incredible grounding and insight into yoga as a morphing, ongoing inquiry into life itself. 


Jess Howse

This course opened my eyes to the world of Yoga, deepening my understanding and personal practice.

It has set me up so well to teach, and to continue my journey. Everything I needed and more!


Lara McLean

Karla and Neal provide a rich colour palette for the aspiring artist.


Lal Busher

Wonderful experience, wonderful people, beautiful outcomes!


Sarah Diskin

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.


Clare Leitch

This course will really make you think about Yoga. It’s full of creative, fun and innovative thinking that will enhance your own practice and enliven your own classes.

This is Yoga for life!


Charlotte Inglis

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.


Bridget McNamara

This training surpassed all expectations - challenging, inspiring, and deeply informative. It has opened my eyes to a whole new world of yoga!

The faculty are all exceptional and skilled practitioners, whose authenticity and love of yoga shone throughout the duration of the course.


Nanxi Chen

… 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”.


Kelly Watkin

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.


Fiona Ross

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!


Carolyn Austin

A life-changing experience with lovely teachers!


Jessica Dziwulska

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!


Olivia Rysenbry

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.


Gabrielle Henderson

This course changed my understanding of what Yoga is. The holistic and thorough approach has revolutionized my personal practice and teaching aspirations.


Meghann Stewart

The manual is an amazing resource and always will be.


Patrick Lamrock

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. 🙂


Rob Dawson

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.


Juliet Slovgrove

I found it absolutely fascinating to learn how and why the body works as it does. Everything was relevant - 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.


Sandy Farquhar

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.


Sandra Palmer

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.


Alana Chao

Contemporary Yoga 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. 🙂


Emma Brasier

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.


Lutza Szabo

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.

Thank you!


Candice Lewis

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.

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