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200h Yoga Teacher Training Himalayas, India

You will leave this teacher training course feeling exuberant, full of joy and enthusiasm and highly inspired to pass on the practices of yoga onto your own future students. At the same time you will leave with the tools to prepare and teach intelligent classes generating energy as well as relaxation, strength as well as calm.


Ropa Village, Bhuntar HIMACHAL PRADESH, IN 175125

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Apr 4 to
Apr 29
08:45 amto17:00 pm

Arrival on 4th of April in the morning, the first class is conducted in the afternoon. Departure on the 29th of April in the evening or 30th morning.



Shared accommodation £1400, triple accommodation £1600, double accommodation £1900 The cost includes accommodation - shared, triple and double respectively, all meals, tuition, teacher's manual, examination and certificate An initial £200 deposit will reserve your place

Full Description

Create A Powerful Yoga Teaching Career in 25 Days While Residing in the Magnificent Himalayas

There are so many courses out there and it's hard to discern which one will provide you with immediate hands-on tools and an amazing, well-rounded training. We offer a superb course, providing you with powerfully sequenced, pre-designed class templates, ready for you to use as soon as you begin your teaching career - so you can start teaching straight away, tips on public speaking and how to use your voice, practical advice on how to use modifications and prevent injuries. You will get introduced to teaching methodology and actually practice teaching while on the course - with detailed feedback so you can fine-tune your teaching skills before having to face the 'real world' - and lots more.

Perhaps you are looking to find a course which will provide you with the necessary tools to:
- Establish a powerful personal routine - which will provide a firm base and authenticity to your teaching
- Find your voice as a yoga teacher
- Learn how to sequence a great class which will put a big smile on your students' faces
- Have your students rave about your classes
- Establish instant rapport with your students
- Enjoy teaching your classes and watch how your students blossom and shine
- Build rewarding relationships and become an influencer in your community
- Change people's lives for the better and help them recover their health and emotional well-being

We are committed to help you achieve all of that.

Here is what our students say about the course:

Thomas Hallam, London UK:
"Truly excellent. The ashram experience was one that I will hold onto in my memories for ever. Waking in the morning to the sight of snow capped mountains in the distance and beautiful sunrises allowed perfect time for reflection.
The teachings were broad and they were delivered incredibly well. I feel that I have gained so much, not only in my understanding of yoga, but also in the development of myself spiritually and physically."

Paula Andreewitch, London UK:
"My sincere thanks go out to Ganga Devi of the Himalayan Yoga Institute for providing a very complete teacher training programme that took me on a beautiful journey of self discovery and growth that has enabled me to teach confidently from experience. The focus on the benefits of the poses not only on the physical body but on the subtle body and the endocrine system has been hugely beneficial. I feel I have a solid, authentic base from which I still have space to be creative and develop my own teaching. With deepest gratitude, thank you."

Our Course Curriculum:

Teaching practice

What qualities should a yoga teacher have? This module will focus on the qualities of a good yoga teacher with an emphasis on teaching methodology, how to communicate with students, how to demonstrate, observe the student in the class to avoid injury during practice of asana. We will also discuss the personal and professional ethics of a yoga teacher.

How to teach the basic postures, breathing exercises and elementary meditation to beginners and intermediate students:

Setting up of a proper environment for class
General pointers on teaching a class
The Basic Raja Dhiraja class
Beginners' Course
Advanced Postures
Yoga for Children
Yoga for Older Citizens
Yoga for Pregnancy
Detailed correction workshops
In the second half of the training course, participants will teach each other under the guidance of an experienced instructor

Yoga nutrition

Vegetarianism for ethical, spiritual and health reasons
How diet affects the mind
Proper balance of the main nutrients
Ayurvedic principles of nutrition
Healing effects of fasting


Guide to meditation
What is meditation
Why meditate
12-step daily practice
Experiences in meditation
Mantras as spiritual energy encapsulated in sound
The science of mantra
Mantra initiation (if desired)

Raja Dhiraja Yoga

Ashtanga - the 8 limbs of yoga
Ethics and moral principles
Hatha Yoga
Koshas – the five layers of the mind
Kaoshikii and Tandava: dynamic yogic dances for women and men
Concentration and meditation
The six lessons of Sahaja Yoga
16 points of yogic life

Kundalini Yoga

Macrocosm and Microcosm
The Absolute and how it manifests itself in Nature
The 7 Chakras
The awakening of cosmic energy and Kundalini Shakti

Bhakti Yoga

Kirtan: devotional chanting of Sanskrit mantras
Chanting opens the heart and purifies the mind. With daily chanting, you develop a strong feeling of devotion and a very pure inner vibration. In devotional chanting correct pronunciation, devotional attitude and awareness of meaning (ideation) are all-important.
Creativity and artistic expression for spiritual development and upliftment
Mandala Art, Bhajans (devotional songs), Prabhat Samgiita (devotional music for mental expansion), Indian Classical Dance.

Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga in the Bhagavad Giita: relinquishing the attachment to the fruits of our actions
Karma yoga is also the practice of selfless service. It keeps you fit and healthy, counteracts depression and gives immeasurable joy.
Service to society
The law of cause and effect
Samsara, the wheel of birth and death

Jinana Yoga

Yoga philosophy
The History, Science and Philosophy of Tantra
The Intuitional Science of the Vedas
Contemporary Yoga philosophy: Brahmacakra
Conquest of death and immortality

Bhagavad Gita

Krsna and the Bhagavad Giita
Bhagavad Dharma
Considered one of the greatest spiritual texts of the world, the Bhagavad Gita contains subtle and profound teachings and has a universality which embraces every aspect of human activity. It symbolises the solution to the eternal struggle between the spiritual and the material in every human being
Study of the text and commentaries

Benefits of asanas

Achieving emotional balance by regulating the glandular system
Balanced mind
Improved power of concentration
Ridding the body of excess fat
Enhanced physical fitness
Relief of chronic ailments such as constipation, rheumatism, stomach complaints
Improved circulation
Stabilised thyroid functions
Muscles and joints remain youthful and supple into old age

Pranayama and breathing exercises

Expands breathing capacity
Relaxes the nervous system
Balances the two hemispheres of the brain
Purifies the nadis (subtle energy channels)
Calms the mind
Ujjayi, Surya Bheda, Sitali, Sitkari, Bhramari
The 10 Vayus (Pranas) and pranayama

Kriyas, bandhas, and mudras

Neti, Nauli, Kapalabhati and tongue cleaning : classical yogic purification techniques for the nose, lungs, abdomen, and tongue which will be demonstrated and practiced
Bandhas: Jalandhara and Uddayana
Bandhatraya yoga: Mahamudra, Mahabandha, and Mahavedha
General health rules
Yogic secrets for a long life
Lymphatic drainage massage

Yoga anatomy, physiology and bio-psychology

Introduction to the major body systems
The effects of yoga on: the cardiovascular system, respiration, digestion, skeletal and muscular systems, endocrine system
The science of asanas: their physical and mental benefits
Yoga and physical culture
Yogic diet, nutrition and the principles of Ayurveda
Human anatomy and yoga physiology are important aspects of yoga study, but another relatively unexplored aspect of yoga is bio-psychology. Bio-psychology is the study of glands and hormones and their profound effects on all physical and mental (psychic) functions like growth, digestion, energy levels, emotions, etc.

The history of yoga

Various definitions of yoga
A brief history of Tantra
From Shiva to Krsna
The Nath lineage
Astavkra Muni
The Kriya yoga lineage (Lahiri Mahasaya, Paramahansa Yogananda, etc.)
Ramakrsna and Vivekananda
Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and his students

Pattabhi Jois
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Karma and reincarnation

The law of action and reaction
Karma and Samskara
Life, death, rebirth, and liberation
Destiny, Prapatti Vada, and self-effort

Daily class schedule:

06:30: Pranayama, chanting, meditation

07:30: Asanas

09:00: Fruit and tea

09:30: Workshop/Lecture/Anatomy and physiology

10:30: Karma Yoga

11:00: Lecture/Workshop

12:00: Lunch

12:45: Main lecture (philosophy/theory/history)

14:15: Snack and leisure time/self-study

16:30: Asanas, asana techniques & teaching methodology

18:30: Satsang (meditation, kirtan, chanting)

19:30: Dinner

20:00: Free time and study

22:00: Lights out


Satsang literally means “good company”, it means being in companionship with the truth and with the wise. The course satsang consists of half an hour silent meditation, half an hour chanting and a talk or reading on aspects of yoga philosophy. It will help you to develop a strong and steady meditation practice and show you the way to peace and happiness.


A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. A basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful but not essential. A sincere desire to learn and openness to the teachings of yoga is required. Training to be a yoga teacher requires dedication and faith in the process of yoga.

The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes.