Sujata Nerurkar spearheads the Teacher Training Courses at Param Yoga. She conducts sessions and trains teachers in traditional yoga, vinyasa (power) yoga, Pranayam and pilates sessions. Her classes have students from beginners to experts and teachers.
Educated in Engineering and Management, Sujata now enjoys working full-time in the field of Yoga. Her 12-year experience in the corporate sector gives her the unique capability to be logical and process-oriented in running the organisation while using her passion for Yoga to take her students beyond asana technique.
As a student of Yoga since 1998, Sujata learnt that there can be no single approach to teaching Yoga. Her learning has been diverse and deep because of the many teachers she has learnt from. Therefore, as a teacher too she continues to learn from various schools to broaden and deepen her own understanding. Since 2006, Sujata has trained about 500 teachers. Amongst many other courses, her credentials as a Yoga teacher include:
- Yoga Teachers Course, University of Pune & Kaivalyadham, Lonavala, India
- Yoga and Yoga Therapy, Naturotherapy Centre Ahmedabad, India
- Medical Yoga therapy, Hardikar Orthopaedic Hospital, Pune
- Yoga Alliance 200 hours certification
- Yoga Alliance Yin Yoga certification
- Pilate’s Certification Course
- Intensive training by trainers from around the world such as Ana Forrest, Mark Whitwell, David Swenson, David Life, and Jason Crendal at the Asian Yoga Convention, Hong Kong
Sujata is also a trained psychological counsellor. In that capacity, she conducts one-on-one counselling sessions. She has also worked with suicide prevention programme through Connecting, a Pune-based NGO. and helps people in emotional distress. In doing so, she utilises her expertise in
- Mind management aspect of yoga
- REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy)
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
- Non-violent communication and Interplay (movement as therapy)
This exceptional combination of skills equips Sujata to conduct workshops on Yog sutra, Asana alignments and adjustments, Yin yoga, office yoga, and management of emotions. She also shared her learning through a column on holistic wellness in a Mumbai-based newspaper, Navshakti.
Sujata’s passion for Yoga is apparent through her students’ progress both in asanas and in their personality. Indeed, she derives her satisfying smiles from her students’ eureka moments – physical, mental, and emotional.