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This teacher training course will deepen your Hatha yoga and pranayama breath works practice. You will gain experience in sharing your enthusiasm and knowledge with others. You will learn to recognize body and mind sets and be able to identify blockages, and discover the impact of yoga and pranayama breath works. After a short analysis of postures or breathing techniques, you will practice it yourself to personally experience the effects and benefits. The main goal is for you to gain confidence in instruction and correction, sequencing of poses, and the handling of various class situations, on your fellow students and on beginner classes.
You will be accommodated in a cozy guesthouse or family-house, with a fuss-free, quaint and serene atmosphere. Each day begins with you waking up to the beautiful sunrise, the soothing sound of the wind and the rejuvenating cool breeze.
Everyone is welcome at Alpesh Yoga and Breathing: beginners, experienced practitioners, yoga teachers and those seeking for a therapeutic yoga practice for this program. Alpesh Patwari offers various courses and classes to suit your specific needs. These include yoga and meditation classes, yoga and meditation courses, an intensive combination course, and a teacher training course. Alpesh's Yoga is characterized by great attention to detail and precise focus on body alignment. Pranayama is the ancient practice of yogic meditation techniques.
During this one month of therapeutic journey you will be introduced to important yoga asanas and asana classes and sequences including hip and chest opening, back and forward bending, twisting, arm balances and inversions. The principles of demonstration, observation, aiding and correcting, instruction, teaching designs, qualities of a tutor, student's method of learning are all given special attention throughout the length of the course. You will observe teaching, teaching yourself, receiving feedbacks and practicing on giving students feedback and aiding as student when somebody else is teaching.
This validated and recognized teacher training course offers you an outstanding opportunity for your personal growth. It will motivate you to enter the path of yoga as a way of life, and to share your insights and knowledge as a teacher. It will significantly give a positive impact on the quality of your yoga practice, challenge insecurities, and increase your self-esteem and self-awareness, both as a teacher and as an individual.
The Iyengar style is an ideal practice for those who have physical health issues or old injuries. The focus on alignment in the body allows each individual to work within their own limits safely while still building strength and flexibility in their body. The intensive course was designed properly so you will receive a personal attention in class, assistance in using props, and you can work at your own pace to develop practice that is tailored to your needs. Alpesh, the main teacher has many years of experience using yoga to both healing himself and helping others.
The detailed instructions in classes will allow you to develop a strong foundation of your practice. Alpesh teaches Hatha yoga in the tradition of Iyengar which focuses on aligning the body to allow good breaths and energies to flow optimally throughout the body. Within the span of one or two weeks you will gain enough experience to take home your own self practice or prepare yourself for teacher training.
For those who have practiced any yoga styles before as well as experienced practitioners, this course will help deepen your own practice with the benefit of Alpesh’s knowledge and focus on alignment. You will also learn variation of poses to accommodate various physical limitations based on the body’s needs, gaining experience in using modifications for both yourself and while teaching.
Yogi Alpesh Patwari is the founder and main teacher of Alpesh Yoga School. Alpesh Patwari started practicing yoga 22 years ago to aid his own problems. He was struck with epilepsy at the age of 12 and, despite Western medicine, had to cope with depression, trembling, loss of appetite, loss of memory, and low self-esteem. His mother introduced him to the world of Bhaki yoga (worship), Karma yoga (helping people), and Gyana yoga (knowledge).
This training will take place in Dharamsala, India, near Upper Bhagsu. The High snow clad Dhauladhar ranges form a magnificent backdrop to the hill resort of Dharamsala. This is the principal township of Kangra district and overlooks wide spread of the plains. With dense pine and deodar forests, numerous streams, cool healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline, Dharamsala has everything for a perfect holiday. It is full of life and yet peaceful. The headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama are at upper Dharamsala. Covering a wide area in the form of twin settlement, lower Dharamsala (1380 meters) is a busy commercial centre. While upper Dharamsala (1830 meters) with the suburbs of Mcleodganj and Forsytheganj, retains a British flavor and colonial lifestyle.
Three vegetarian meals shall be provided within the campus from Monday to Friday. During Saturdays, breakfast is included.
Other meals during weekends not mentioned on the inclusions.
The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport (DHM), which is about 13 kilometers away from Dharamshala. The airport connects Dharamshala to Delhi via Air India and Spice Jet flights. Tourists from other parts of India would find it easier to take a flight till Chandigarh and book a taxi for their onward journey to Dharamshala, which is roughly about 275 kilometers away
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