Wow, can I just say, what a challenging course! I think it was indeed very advanced, but Im glad I took it. I never would have attempted these kinds of poses or postures on my own; but with Master Yogananths guidance and preparation I was surprised what my body was able to do, and the intensity of the postures revealed many weak or underdeveloped areas in my body and in my life. After the first weekend of intense twisting, I experienced a very strong emotional reaction to the postures. One minute I felt like crying, then the next I felt a sense of relief. What a surprise to observe how such intense poses could affect my mind and emotions so strongly. But soon I worked through that and I discovered some fascinating things about my body. I saw that I was open in places I thought I wasnt and tight or closed in places I expected to be more open. All in all it was a great, if not daunting, process of discovery. I feel, though, like I would need to take this course two or three more times, before I fully understood, or was able to do all the various postures taught in this course. But at least I have the manual, so I can continue to practice on my own or at Andiappan. Master Yogananth is an excellent teacher, extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and charismatic. He certainly has a gift. What an honor and a joy to learn and practice under his guidance. My main criticism of the course is that the class was too large for the venue, but just by three of four students. Not everyone could get to access to the wall when needed, so everyone couldnt experiment with every posture each time. There was also maybe too material to cover in a short amount of time. On the other hand, the length of the classes was exhausting for someone who was not in very good or excellent condition. That said, I realize the class was designed as a practical class. However, I really enjoyed the bits and pieces of history and philosophy that were occasionally discussed. Personally, I would have liked to have had discussed more philosophy and theory, including discussions on meditation, pranayama, charkas, and bandhas. All in all in was a life-changing experience.
Student ID : 2014001173
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1