Founders

Ashwin Patill

Ashwin Patil

Ashwin is the Co-Founder and Chief Wellbeing Officer at Dhyaana School of Wellbeing and Health Food Cafe. He specializes in yoga, nutrition and emotional intelligence . Before starting Dhyaana, Ashwin served various leadership and business roles at Happiest Minds, London ( An Intel and JP Morgan chase funded company), France Telecom and HCL.

Ashwin’s wellbeing journey started under a Buddhist Monk in the United Kingdom and that experience led him to explore, practice and teach Yoga and Meditation. He served at a Non-profit organization in The UK called Prana Yoga (associated with Patanjali Yog Peeth Trust UK), which was instrumental in teaching and enabling holistic well-being through Yoga and Ayurveda across Europe.

Ashwin has trained at the famous Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy , Rishikesh( founded in 1948)

He is also a Certified Laughter yoga teacher and trained directly by the founder of laughter yoga – Dr.Madan Kataria

He is a Sports and nutrition coach from Precision Nutrition , Canada. Ashwin is doing his PHD : ‘Psychosomatic diseases and its treatment through Yoga’

He is extremely passionate about wellbeing and Emotional intelligence. He combines his corporate experience, knowledge of neuro science, Music and yoga to deliver programs which are fun based and experiential. He has trained a variety of segments ranging from senior leadership, mid management, Police, HIV/Cancer Patients and School children.

Ashwin is a Mechanical Engineer and has done his MBA in Marketing . He also holds a General Management Program from IIM Ahmedabad.

Gopi Krishnaswamy

Gopi Krishnaswamy

Gopi is extremely passionate about mindfulness and helping people adopt an emotionally intelligent and holistic way of living. He created Dhyaana as a platform to facilitate the same.

Gopi’s journey into 'zen' started in his early thirties. It has taken him across many cultures and geographies and to many teachers as he continues to learn, practice, refine and share the art of being truly alive in the present moment. Gopi has received initiation from masters like Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and trained in Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition of mindfulness. He is a life coach and guides and facilitates sessions at Dhyaana in his signature style combining practical insight with fun and humor.

Gopi combines his 25 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience to teach the ancient art of Mindfulness in a unique way combining deep spiritual practices with contemporary application. He is also a certified SIY Teacher at the Google’s world-famous Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute bringing the power of Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence to corporate across the globe.

He has worked with, led and guided a wide and multicultural range of people - from CEOs of large multinational companies, shop floor workers, entrepreneurs, managers to designers, everyone has gained from and contributed to Gopi’s personality and perspective. These experiences have also helped Gopi develop a deep understanding of the human nature and an inherent empathy; aspects that are evinced in the uniquely personal experiences that Dhyaana creates in you at every step.

Gopi has an MBA from INSEAD and he collaborates with leadership trainers, executive coaches and yoga teachers to curate energizing and life altering experiences for people. He is also a regular speaker on the subjects of Creativity, Leadership and Mindfulness.

Siddarth Goel

Siddarth Goel

Siddarth is an established Hatha yoga practitioner, teacher & wellness proponent. He co-founded Bangalore’s renowned studios ‘Dhyaana’ and ‘Yoga Binge’, where he offers Hatha Yoga programs customised to benefit participants coming from varied backgrounds & life situations. This includes corporate training programs and retreats aimed at cultivating the body, mind and energies for peak performance at the workplace, and a joyful and fulfilling experience of life in all spheres.

Siddarth brings over 15 years of regular yoga practice with him & has spent 21 rigorous weeks (1750+ hours) getting trained at the Isha Hatha - School of Yoga at Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore. He is certified to teach Classical Hatha Yoga, Yogic Diet and Principles of the Ayurveda and Siddha Medical Systems.

He is also amongst the first few in India, training to become a Functional Medicine Health Coach.

Siddarth is no stranger to the rigours of corporate life. He holds an MBA from ICFAI Business School, Mumbai and has served as Associate Vice President at Karvy Private Wealth and Karvy Capital.