Alpesh Yoga and Breathing is a registered yoga school that specializes in pranayama and Hatha yoga teacher training courses in Goa and Dharamshala, India.
Yoga Retreats (4)
Alpesh vanquished epilepsy and other ailments emanating from it with the help of yoga. At a tender age of 12 Alpesh was fighting with this medical condition and after depending on other medicines he couldn’t find any recovery. Instead, he was surrounded by several other problems like memory loss, depression and trembling. Finally, Alpesh took up yoga as his last resort to come out of this vicious circle of ailments and live a healthy and normal life. Alpesh has been practicing yoga for more than 22 years now and is a trained and certified yoga teacher.
Benu was born in Kerala, India. During 25 years he was educated in science with a three-year major in zoology and post graduated in medical anatomy. Then, in 2000 he went to the Himalayas for spiritual education. In 2011 he accomplished the art of living course with Sri Sri Ravishankar in his Bangalore ashram, then he won a four month diploma in yoga at the Bihar School of Yoga with Swami Niranjan, and then he had a six-month silence in the upper Himalayas with swami Premananda, followed by a two-year study with Vedanta.
Acharya Swami Suresh
Swami Acharya Suresh is well known renowned yogi. He has been organized numbers of meditation and yoga retreat across the world. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience. He has such a great knowledge of yoga because of his big journey in yogic life. He is an instructor of Yoga Philosophy and Yoga anatomy.
Jyoti is a former college lecturer and dedicated yoga practitioner who has been practicing yoga and meditation for many years. His passion for the ancient Indian art and amiable nature makes him a Master of all asanas, philosophy, and pranayama. Jyoti has worked with aspiring yoga teachers from all over the world including Europe, USA, Canada, Israel and Australia. He has been pursuing the art of yoga as health and spiritual practice with both scientific and artistic zeal.
from India, September 2019
"Sexual misconduct during the TTC"
I am not to write any good review on this account, because yoga teachers like Alpesh Patwari, who allows themselves that hideous sexual misconduct, must be excluded from yoga community totally, not to mention forbid from teaching or running yoga schools. Actually there is no place for that people anywhere in society except for psychiatric hospitals and jails.
I am very grateful though for those teachers and students who supported me in different ways when I was victimized during the yoga course.
The teacher is totally unaware of his actions and determines his sexually assaulting behavior as his strict, indian way of teaching. One time before, and one time after class I personally had been approached from back, embraced and squeezed in the area of arms and chest by him (which is highly dangerous for my health, and he new it) and lifted, so that his genitals were pressed to my butt. Without my consent or informing about what he was going to do. Both times he did it in front of other TTC and drop in students, and they were free to witness. He also offered me a massage in one of that incidents. I made him know I don't like it and directly named his behavior as a harassment when it happened again, but nothing changed much. There were also a lot of hints and pressure. Indian girl that ones came to our class were treated in a very different, respectful manner. Situation became better when a girl from one of previous batches made a review about his misconduct
from Italy, September 2017
"Learn real yoga spirit with Alpesh"
The teacher dedication, committment and humanity, the yoga studio, the participants
from India, July 2017
"I love the place and experience i had there"
from New Zealand, June 2019
"I cannot fault this course!"
Everything about this course was fab! The location was just amazing, what an incredible part of the world. The food and accommodation were above expectations, and due to the meal deal that Alpesh provided, each meal was varied and to my tastes. All of the varied lessons and instructors were so interesting and beneficial, and Alpesh himself is just wonderful as the facilitator of this course. He is kind, patient and funny, and really made each lesson so enjoyable.
from India, December 2018
Alpesh is a great teacher and a very nice human. Also Very friendly. Made me “feel at home”. His classes are strong and it’s so much fun. I gained a lot of knowledge from him. My body has changed so much in 6 days. Many thanks to him :)
from Canada, April 2018
Bhagsu is a delightful hippy village in the Himalayas away from pushy hawkers. It's a short walk to the Tibetan-like village of Macleod Ganj - home of the Dhali Lama. The weather is cool here in April ( so different from Dehli!), the people friendly, the cafes terrific. Alpesh is terrific at alignment. His cues will stay in your head for a long time
from Israel, April 2018
"Greatful is the best way to express my experience at Alpesh "
A combination of having the opportunity to experience and get to know myself through my yoga practise.
from Finland, December 2017
"A great experience"
Food was excellent. The whole staff was very helpful and I learned so much in a week. Alpesh is a great teacher with a strong attitude. He can also push you to perform better!
from Israel, August 2017
"A total experience"
The yoga retreat with Alpesh was a wonderful experience. It was mainly so because Alpesh is a "born teacher".He was sincere,understanding,, with self respect, and also respectful. There was also a certain sense of humor and flexibilty, especially at watching each student and quickly analysing who is who and what are the needs of the person as well as the group . From the professional side I felt that I can trust him wholeheartedly . During class his clear explantions as well as personal example made me remain focused throughout the session and even surprise myself with my own achievements.
Alpesh introduced me to the world of yoga in a way that was very different from what I previously thought I knew. With all respect to the physical side, It was a spiritual experience as well.
I wish I could have stayed longer. Returning home I told my family and friends of this unique experience.
from Germany, February 2019
"Highly recommend the 200 hours teacher training with Alpesh "
Alpesh is an amazing teacher with a great knowledge and he is a wonderful human being. He takes care of the needs of his students and he is able to help them when they have medical issues (for example back pain or problems with their knees).
While he is giving yoga classes he explains the benefits of the different asanas.
I appreciated a lot that he always corrects you and always gives you the right advise when you are not doing the postures in the correct way. I although learned from him and his team, what yoga truly is, which goes far beyond making beautiful asanas.
Too make a long story short : For me it is a wonderful way of life!!!
Doing the teacher training course with Alpesh and his outstanding team was a life transforming experience for me.
I learned so many things from Alpesh, Gopi, Arjun and Patricia and I am very thankful therefore. They are all inspiring teachers and wonderful and unique charakters.
They opened my mind and helped me to expand my consciousness.
From the first moment I felt welcome. Alpesh and his team made my feel like a member of their family and I am looking forward to see them again.
from United States, August 2017
"Gracias. Thank you."
La experiencia del yoga debe ser completa, más que sólo un ejercicio físico, más que sólo paz. Encontré una formación profunda que Alpesh facilitó, y que fue alimentada por otros dos maestros que apoyan el programa con filosofía, anatomía, y pranayama. El lugar está hecho para encontrar personas afines a una vida sencillamente feliz. Estoy muy agradecido con la experiencia.
Yoga is more than just a physical work, and Alpesh knows how to teach the complete experience. Also there is a team of wonderful teachers that help go further in anatomy, philosophy and pranayama. It is a wonderful place where you can find people that want an honest happy life, great to mingle.
Alex Bru Dominguez
I start with Alpesh TTC in May 2017 and I'm very glad I decided to do it with him. Although it took more than 10 years practicing Iyengar yoga centers in my country as Iyengar Yoga Center of Barcelona® where students have some extra equipment and some teachers with a high level of training, can ensure that the Alpesh is an extraordinary professor. During the course, always been open to listening to all students, it is flexible yet demanding, I've never seen it leave any student hand, was open to transmit his knowledge without restriction or limit made thank you very, personally has worried the personal problems that each of his students may have had during the course apart from being a teacher was a great friend and esteem and believes that he does. Regarding practice, the style combines classic Iyengar classes typical of media (in this sense I think that would equip the center with a little more material, as good chairs Iyengar) and Flow or Vinyasa style classes, personally I loved that because it breaks the mental routine and gives a lot of variability classes. He has a great knowledge of the technique of Pranayama and we practiced on loan sequences are personalized for each student. Regarding the theoretical study material, I think it could be improved as it is a bit chaotic. It also taught us to a very important fact is that yoga is not only the practice of Asanas, has shown us the importance and power of mantra, meditation, Karma yoga and the Yamas and Nyamas. Finally, the atmosphere was very nice with lots of love, we laughed, we practiced hard and he left to go to Cookie Wal·la Jams sessions in Uper Bagsuh every night (this also recommend it as the Masala Chai Singh's Corner).