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Join Akshi Yogashala for a 200-hour yoga teacher training program in Pokhara, Nepal, situated 200 kilometers west of capital Kathmandu. It is a Yoga Alliance USA-certified course held in the place where the view of the scenic beauty of Annapurna Mountain is itself a religious experience. You will be taught yoga in locations where the mountain peaks seem to transcend in a sublime form, becoming an effective source of energy.
During the training, you will be residing at the accommodation that Akshi Yogashala provides. You have the provision for the accommodation on a single as well as double sharing basis with all modern facilities. All the rooms are airy and furnished with double beds, cupboard, coffee table and other facilities. Each room has an attached bathroom with hot and cold running water facilities. You will feel you are in an ashram but you can have your own staying arrangement as well.
This 200-hour teacher training program includes series of Ashtanga yoga in accordance with the series of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore and some parts of the second series known as Nadi Shodhana. Ashtanga means eight limbs of yoga, which is a path towards the internal purification and attainment of the universal truth. The asanas will incorporate ujjai breath and bandhas (energy locks) and the use of Vinyasa and Tristhana. Vinyasa involves synchronization of the breathing and movements. This synchronization in the asanas heats the blood, cleans it and makes it thinner for much better circulation. The asana are taught through the different series of backbends, folding poses and inversions.
You will be taught all asanas of Hatha yoga from the simple to the advance. It is often called as a forceful yoga as it involves a lot of physical efforts. The teachers will concentrate on the proper formation and practice of different asanas and breathe control and will move towards building the energy in the subtle channels known as nadis. The asanas will loosen the stiff joints and soothe the muscles and make the body flexible. Hatha yoga will help remove all the obstacles, for moving towards pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharna (concentration), dhayan (meditation) and samadhi (balance).
This 200-hour yoga teacher program includes an in-depth knowledge of yoga philosophy, giving you deeper insight into what is yoga and how it can make you spiritually connected and give you physical and mental benefits. Through the philosophical knowledge, you will learn the religious principles of yoga including the Vedic knowledge. This would serve as a base to enter into a true spirit of yoga and what it is to attain the yogic way of life. You will feel a religious flavor and know how to attain love and purity in life.
Sunday is a day for excursions and relaxations in the beautiful landscapes of Pokhara. Students will go trekking to the Annapurna foothills to insinuate them in the natures galore, providing an amazing view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchare and Nilgiri and beautiful hill villages inhabited by friendly people. Add to this, there will be a trek to Phewa Lake. Besides this, students can have a few hours spent at Lakeside of Pokhara to recharge themselves and get ready for next week’s rigorous session.
Vivek Ji is known for providing reflective thoughts on each lesson to its students. He is a very knowledgeable yogi whose passion for yoga started at a young age. His father recognized his interest for yoga and motivated him into the life of a yogi. Vivek Ji had spent fifteen years learning yoga in an ashram, but his keenness to learn more made him venture into the Himalayas where he took mystic lessons from the sages. He also learned Naturopathy, Pranic healing, Acupressure, philosophy of Buddhism, Jainism and Sufism, Anatomy, and Physiology. He is now pursuing Ph.D.
Sanjeev Pandey Ji
Yogacharya Sanjeev Pandey Ji is a very popular Pranayama teacher in Rishikesh whose teaching style is enough to attract people to learn pranayama. The techniques he uses to teach pranayama are so impactful that no student is left without becoming a perfect master of this breathing form. His love for yoga was so intense that he even left his running business and started a life of a true yogi. He adopts the basic tenets of Hathayogapradipika, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Gheranda Samhita in his teaching methodologies which make them so unique and interesting.
Sandeep Pandey Ji
Yogacharya Sandeep Pandey Ji is a master of meditation and pranayama. He had learned meditation and relaxation techniques from the different ashrams of Rishikesh which made him have a deeper insight into the many aspects of this art. He started his yogic journey as a disciple of Guru Swami Veda Bharti Ji in the Rama Sadhaka Ashram when he was only 11 years old. He is now pursuing Ph.D. in Yoga and is also now teaching the meditation and pranayama to the aspiring yogis.
Yogi Ashish’s charm lies in his dynamic teaching style and attractive personality. He is teaching yoga since last six years and within just a short period of time has shown exceptional mastery of teaching. He learned yoga from the International School of Yoga, Ved Niketan Dham in Rishikesh and also got the master degree in yogic science from the Sanskrit University in Uttarakhand. He is an avid traveler and love exploring new things. He had also attended many seminars and workshops on sports, physical education, and yoga.
Yogi Vikas is a famous yoga teacher for his exceptional style of teaching. He was also awarded for his excellence in World Yogasan Championship. He learned yoga from the famous Vishwaguru School of Yoga “Ved Niketan Dham” in Rishikesh. His four years of teaching experience has given him enough skills to comprehend his student's needs and teach them with precision and the keen eye on details on each aspect of yoga.
Tanushree teaches asanas, pranayama, meditation and other yoga forms to the people with great precision and dedication. She has seven years of yogic journey to her credit, which allows her to add newness and authenticity to the yoga. She did her post graduation in yoga from Sanskrit University in Haridwar. She also did six-month training from Ved Niketan Ashram and 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training from Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul. She had also been part of many internationally run seminars and had been invited the speaker in Californication beauty and spa in Kazakhstan.
The training will take place in Pokhara, Nepal, which is nestled in between snow peaks of the Himalayas, green valleys, lakes and Seti River that flows through it. Explore the Hindu and Tibetan tradition of its citizens to get into the essence of spirituality for understanding the yoga philosophy. The city also provides many attractions in the form of rafting, jungle safari, trekking and if you want you can visit and explore many ancient temples and to understand what makes culture and heritage of Nepal so unique.
Vegetarian and highly nutritious food is provided three times a day. The time of the meals is fixed as per the scheduled timetable.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).
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