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This 100+ Hour Teacher Training Course is a beautiful blend of modern style Vinyasa with the traditional practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa. The training will cover a detailed study of Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series Asanas, their functions and foundations, adjustments and alignments, art of transitions and Vinyasas, Bandhas, Drishti, ppening and closing Mantra, Pranayama, Kriyas and meditation, as well as the art of sequencing a Vinyasa class.
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.
After teaching in North America, the UK, and taking part as a leading teacher in Hatha and pranayama in yoga teacher trainings in India, Jose realized the need for a new understanding of teaching for the modern yoga students, where the original values of yoga would not be compromised by the new learning tools and trends. His understanding about yoga has led him to conduct classes that are a perfect blend between traditional Hatha and modern Vinyasa, with a strong focus on alignment and mindful breathing. In his classes, he strives to find the balance to challenge the mind and body.
Madhu is from a Hindu, from a Brahmin family. Therefore, yama, niyama, and mantra chanting have been part of her daily life. She has a wide experience of practicing with the best traditonal Indian and Western yoga teachers. While working as a leading Ashtanga Vinyasa and yogic philosophy teacher in the teacher trainings in North America and the Indian subcontinent, she then realized how necessary it is to bring back the true meaning of what yoga really is, the perfect union between body, mind, soul and the Panchamahabhutas.
Dr. Arun Sharma
B.A.M.S (Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery), Dip. Panchakarma, Fellowship in Clinical Research, an expert Ayurvedic Physician who belongs to a family lineage of Ayurvedic doctors and Sanskrit scholars.He Completed his B.A.M.S from Shree Laxmi Narayan Ayurveda College, Amritsar. In addition to his formal education, he gained extensive practical knowledge from his Grandfather’s Ayurvedic practice and several other Vaidyas. Dr. Arun Sharma is one of the most respected Ayurvedic doctors in India and a reference in Ayurvedic education in North India.
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.
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.