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September 29 @ 10:42 am
Neal has been practicing yoga for over twenty years and teaching since 2003. He sees yoga as a guide to restoring our place and understanding of who we are and how we can live peacefully, happily and completely fulfilled.
Neal’s teaching focuses on exploring and refining natural movement and alignment principles – learning to embody these principles in a way that takes our spiritual practice into our everyday lives.
“My aim in teaching is to create a safe and inviting space in which to learn and discover Yoga as a balance between effort and effortlessness, structural alignment and organic fluidity, mindfulness and spontaneity.
I am interesting in growing students’ skill in sensing and feeling their way in their movement, so that they learn to fully trust in and be confident of their own perception, and make independent choices in their practice and their lives.”
“Ultimately, the practice of Yoga leads us to a place where we may respond to life’s challenges with ease in our breath and body, with wise choices, and with kindness and an open heart.”
He has taught on teacher training programs in Australia and New Zealand, has been senior faculty on Donna Farhi’s Advanced Teacher Training Program, and been a keynote speaker at the IYTA Conference. He is a founder member and part of the core faculty of the Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training program, based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Neal is also an experienced Holistic and Thai massage therapist, an accomplished musician and kirtan chant leader, and absolutely loves to dance!
Yoga Training and Career
Practicing yoga since 1998
2003 : Ashram Yoga Teacher Training
2005 : Yoga Academy, Auckland, a full year of various module certificates
2007 : Advanced Teacher Training with Donna Farhi
2010 : Advanced Teacher Training with Donna Farhi as assistant
2012 : Advanced Teacher Training with Donna Farhi as faculty
2012 : Primary Teacher on Teacher Training, Yoga Spirit Studios, Adelaide
2013 : Level 1 iRest® Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
2013/14/15 : Yoga Teacher Training, Kawai Purapura, as core faculty
2014 : Level 2 iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
2015 : Advanced Teacher Training with Donna Farhi as faculty
2017 : iRest Level 3 Certified Teacher
2015-2020 : Founding member and senior faculty on Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training
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- A $50 administrative fee is applied to all cancellations.
- A Tuition cancellation fee may apply in certain circumstances.
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