Neil Patel

Neil Patel

Neil Patel comes from a long family linage of yogis. His great grandfather was a yogi. Since 1976 his family have been teaching yoga in the UK; most notably through his mother Tara Patel, who produced the UK’s first ever yoga VHS series and started a yoga BBC yoga series in the early 1980s. Neil began to take over from her, as a teenager, in 1990.

Neil is most notable for using yoga, meditation and what he calls “Mind Yoga” to live with a 24cm cancerous tumour for 24 years, which he still has – but refuses to accept any treatment for.

He has run yoga classes, events and courses in London for 34 years and expanded his organization “Chi Kri Yoga” to reach 10s of 1000s of students. He has led yoga classes for the UK Indian High Commission, Indian government, British Army, Indian Navy, Nike, HSBC, ITV and other major organisations. He has written books on cancer, diet, poetry and philosophy.

Neil also comes from a family where Indian dance was taught. In the 2000s, his own musical talent came out in a movement called “Hip Hop Yoga”, which spread to become an established worldwide practice. He is also known as the “Rapping Yogi” or “N1” having produced and performed many songs, poems and raps on yogic and sociological themes, including his controversial belief that Jesus Christ was a yogi. His latest rap album is called “The Breathe Experience” and is aimed at stopping violent knife crime amongst teenagers in the UK through what he calls “Hip Hop Breathing”.

His current projects are a book on mind over matter and quantum physics; a book on the Indian spiritual classic, Mahabharata, Vedic astrology readings for the public and a new Yoga teacher training course, where he will be taking members of the public and personally training them in all his yogic methods and teachings.

chikri.com

hiphopyoga.co.uk

@nkpatel

@chi_kri 

@chi_kri

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