This Yoga Teacher Training will give you a strong foundation and understanding of Hatha Yoga and its different branches or steps, along with the study of classical texts such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad-Gita, amongst others. This course is ideal for those who are limited for time and are focused primarily on deepening their practice without necessarily the intention to teach, or for those who wish to add additional hours onto their preexisting Yoga Teacher Training Certification.
You are able to choose from cozy double rooms, for single or double occupancy. All rooms have attached bathrooms with hot water and Wi-Fi access. Three Vegetarian Meals per day will be provided. Nearby local market, restaurants, and trekking routes to the peaks and waterfalls.
In this 100-hour Hatha Yoga TTC you will deepen your knowledge of Hatha yoga and its branches: Shatkriya, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Samadhi (divided into Dharana and Dhyana) and you will study a few classical specialty texts. Besides including an extended practice of asanas and learning the correct alignment of the yogic postures, this course covers different styles of Surya/Chandra Namaskar (Sun/Moon Salutations), opening and closing mantras, Pranayama techniques such as, Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Seetali, Mudras, Bandhas and much more. This course is aimed for those who want to create a strong foundation of Hatha yoga and improve their level of practice, for Yoga teachers looking to incorporate Hatha Yoga and Hatha Flow to their classes and to those that for lack of time, or other reasons, can't complete the full 200Hr Multi-Style Yoga TTC.
This internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training is an intensive course of two weeks in Dharamsala, India and is run under the guidance of Banjaara Yoga teachers, who will give you the best insight about what being a Yoga teacher means, along with their knowledge about Yoga and its wide range of techniques such us Mudra, Bandha, Pranayama, Yogic Philosophy, Eastern and Western anatomy, Meditation, Alignment.
The course is suitable for everyone. Whether a beginner or an experienced yogi, this course will advance your level of practice and help finding your own voice as a teacher. It is designed to guide you through the path of Yoga and provide you with all the elements to teach Traditional Hatha and Hatha Flow to others. Banjaara Yoga and Ayurveda TTC is presented in a fun, relaxed, modern and progressive environment, without overlooking the key elements and values of the Yogic tradition. You will be encouraged to follow a healthy Ayurvedic lifestyle to improve your overall well being. Banjaara courses on Yoga and Ayurveda are open to all, regardless of the age, culture, experience, country or level of fitness. They make sure that all students have the tools and equal opportunities to improve and learn to the best of their capabilities.
The combination of alignment based asana practice, yogic philosophy, mantra chanting, meditation and self-inquiry will build a foundation in Yoga Methodology, which will transform your practice and help you apply the Yogic values to every aspect of your life, empowering you and providing you with more vitality and personal freedom, as well as preparing you to teach others with
Experience in yoga is not required but it is advisable for you to have a continuous and solid practice before the course starts, so you can make the most of this life changing experience. However, successful applicants must be in good health and have general stability in their lives, sufficient for carrying out the full extent of the Training Course.
The Bhagsu Yoga Temple has found its place in the beautiful small town of Bhagsu, at the feet of the Himalayan Mountain, located just 15 minutes walking distance from the worldwide known Himalayan residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in McLeod Ganj (Upper Dharamsala). Set in a privileged place with breath-taking views of the highest mountain range of the world, this spiritual place, surrounded by forests and gifted with beautiful trek paths, waterfalls and pure and fresh air is perfect for the practice of yoga, spiritual development and the discovery of the Indo-Himalayan culture by the hand of its friendly local villagers. Despite being a meeting point for travelers and spiritual seekers from all over the world, Bhagsu still has the feel of a small town community with its own vibe and spirit, making it just the right place for those wanting to engage into spiritual practices, relaxation and self-healing.
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Please note that you may select a price package including meals, if you wish to be served three Sattvic organic North-Indian vegetarian meals daily.
You will be able to enjoy Ayurvedic and Tibetan treatments.
The nearest Domestic Airport is Dharamsala Kangra Airport, Gaggal (DHM), roughly 60-90 minutes drive from Bhagsu. The Airport is well connected to a spectrum of cities in the country. The second nearest International Airport is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar (ATQ) roughly 218 kilometers from the city. It is well connected to several major cities like Pathankot, Dalhousie, Delhi and Jammu.
Most people come to Dharamsala by bus, as the nearest rail-head is at Pathankot (Punjab), around 90 kilometers away. It has good connections with other parts of Northern India, although the journeys are often slow due to the narrow, winding roads in the hills.
The main bus terminal is in Lower Dharamsala, but some public HRTC buses to Delhi and Pathankot go all the way to the main square of McLeod Ganj, where you can also book advance tickets for the return trip.
Buses from Pathankot cost around Rs 120 and take 4 hours to reach Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj. Once in Dharamsala, if your bus does not go all the way to McLeod Ganj, another bus can take you the rest of the way for 14 Rs. and a journey lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Private bus companies are available for travel from Manali, Dehradun and Delhi. Overnight buses operate from New Delhi with many leaving from the Tibetan colony of Majnu ka Tilla. These services take around 13 hours and cost from 600 Rs for a basic bus to 1100 Rs for a plusher Volvo. Tickets for Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC- A State Government body) can be booked online from Chandigarh, which is 236 kilometers far from McLeodganj, and a grueling 8-9-hour trip in an ordinary bus.
The nearest broad gauge rail-head is at Pathankot and the neighboring small station of Pathankot Cantt, a comfortable overnight journey from Delhi. Train buffs can continue on the very slow and rickety, but pretty Kangra Valley Railway to Kangra, a journey that easily takes up to 6 hours and still leaves you around 25 kilometers from McLeod Ganj. Many travelers choose to continue from Pathankot towards Dharamsala by bus or taxi. If you do choose to travel to Kangra by train, then from the train station, you will need to hire an autorickshaw to reach the bus stand, where buses are available to take you to Dharamsala.
If coming by Pathankot station (PTK), the Pathankot bus station is just across from the railway with buses plying for Dharamsala. Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) is 3-4 kilometers from the bus stand/PTK station - rickshaws are aplenty. The 4-hour bus ride to Dharamsala costs 120 Rs. per person. Once in Dharamsala, another bus can take you to McLeod Ganj for 14 Rs., and a 15-20-minute ride.
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