Karl van Kessel
I am 75 years of age and am retired from my business in commercial development and construction.
I found my way to the Higher Self Yoga path approximately twenty years ago through my wife who had been searching to fulfill the yearning in her heart. I was too caught up in the stresses of business to get involved in a spiritual journey. However, I was curious, but being too macho to ask questions I peaked into the books she was reading and so conveniently left lying around the house.
After a while I realized that for me there seemed to be some valid issues in the material and I started asking questions. The next time my wife arranged to attend a Higher Self Yoga Retreat I telephoned her Teacher, Nanette Hucknall, and asked permission to also take part. After several days at the Retreat I asked and was accepted as her student. I have been practicing Higher Self Yoga ever since.
The Teaching has helped me ease my stresses, It has made me look at myself, my patterns and challenges, and It has given me the strength and fortitude to work on them. It has enhanced the quality of my daily life by becoming more compassionate, tolerant and open to all of life and the world around me. It has taught me to appreciate nature and our interdependence with it, and to be grateful for what life has to offer.
I extend my deepest gratitude to my Teacher, Nanette Hucknall, the Teaching, and my wife for opening my heart and my mind to an expanded understanding of life.