14 Days 100 Hours Vinyasa and Primary Series Yoga TTC in Dharamsala

  • Bhagsu Yoga Temple, Bhagsunag Rd, Bhagsu Nag, Himachal Pradesh 176219, India

Vinyasa and Ashtanga Vinyasa TTC in the Himalayas

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.

Highlights

  • Hands-on Adjustment
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Art of Vinyasa Sequencing
  • Western and Yogic Anatomy
  • Posture Lab and Alignments
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad-Gita
  • Common Injuries of Ashtanga Vinyasa practice
  • Alignment oriented Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Style
  • Detailed teaching of Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series
  • Mantra Chanting and how to read Devnagiri Script in Sanskrit
  • Primary Series modifications according to students needs
  • History, philosophy and values of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Shatkriya
  • Sanskrit names of the postures
  • Art of Studying and Teaching
  • Theme-based workshops
  • Business Aspect of Yoga
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • 12 days with instruction
  • Hindi, Spanish, English
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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.

  • Jose Marquina

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)

    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.

  • Madhura Bhagwat

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)

    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.

  • Ayurvedic Treatments
  • Cooking Classes
  • Dalai Lama Temple Visit
  • Dalai Lama Lectures (according to His Holiness Schedule)
  • Indian Music Classes
  • Kirtan and Satsang
  • Macrame Classes
  • Organized trips to nearby attractions
  • Paragliding
  • Sightseeing
  • Tibetan Treatments
  • Trekking
  • Visiting the local markets
  • Visiting the local Temples

You will be able to enjoy Ayurvedic and Tibetan treatments.

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Course Materials such as Kriya Kit, Yoga Notebooks on Philosophy, Asana, Pranayama, Kriya, Sanskrit, Philosophy, Anatomy, Business of Yoga, Sequencing, Mantra Chanting and more
  • Tuition fee
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by plane

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.

Arrival by bus

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.

Arrival by train

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.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Allie Reitz from Nevada, US

    "What a wonderful duo! Madhura and José are inspiring teachers who are profoundly earnest in every aspect of their practice. They are deeply committed to instilling a sense of powerful devotion in their students - with no excuses! I am honored to have studied under these two incredibly genuine Yogis."

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  • Review by Rino Nigro from UAE

    "I have had the pleasure to meet Madhura and José in my Intensive Teacher Training Course in Dharamshala, India. I was struck by their passion, enthusiasm and dedication for teaching Yoga. And they are two lovely and charming people as well! Would recommend them to anyone who truly wants to learn Yoga."

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  • Review by Ellie Luna from Wiltshire, UK

    "José and Madhura are excellent teachers with a beautifully clear and focused style of teaching. I met them both during my teacher training and was blown away by the levels of concentration in their classes... full power collective energy with a really gentle undercurrent. Together you both make amazing teachers!! Thank you ❤️!"

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  • Review by Olivia Ryan from Texas, US

    "❤️ I met José and Madhura on my teacher training and I am so grateful to have been taught by them. Both have such a unique teaching energy - strong, traditional and very knowledgeable. Their classes have a lasting effect and still influence my practice now. If you have a chance to practice with Banjaara Yoga, do it :)"

    "I really hope to meet José and Madhura on my travels again. Om Shanti Om x ❤️"

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  • Review by Kumar Muniandy from Great Britain

    "I would totally recommend Madhura and José (Banjaara Yoga) as they are so knowledgeable in the practice of yoga, the philosophy and the art of teaching. Under their guidance and care, I transformed as a new person and as a caring, disciplined teacher. They challenge you in a good way, sometimes it's tough but it is worth to go through it with them. In a way, it's a mix of an old school and modern teachings which compliments both world of yoga we have today. You need both the traditional and modern aspects of learning, practicing and teaching yoga and these two lovely, caring teachers are perfect for it. No need to think twice. You are lucky if they are in your area. Grab them and don't let them go!"

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  • Review by Suada Pajaziti from UAE

    "If you consider yourself lucky then go for training with Madhura! Best of luck to you, she will be tough with you, but in few days you will notice the change in your body! You can forget about Wikipedia, Google, etc. - any question related to Yoga she is a walking encyclopedia and she knows everything!! Really, I'm not joking, try it yourself! José... well José does not have to say much! His presence does the work! Calm, peaceful, strong, patient... so patient, until he gets the best out of you! Truly, if you get the chance to work with these guys, consider yourself born under a lucky star! Where the West meets the East, that infusion, is what you're going to get! Simply the best!"

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  • Review by Aurelie Meunik from Australia

    "Few months back I did my first yoga TTC, where I had the chance to meet Madhura and José. At that time I knew a very little about yoga, and as most of the westerners my knowledge was reduced to the asanas. I am very grateful to have been introduced to YOGA by such teachers! Their knowledge is definitely strong, and I believe they complete each ocher due to their different experiences.They always had really good advice when it comes to the technical part, and their dedication is very inspiring! I mean just give it a go, I doubt you will be disappointed .:) Hopefully the 'Banjaaras' will wind down to Australia at some point so I could be their student again."

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  • Review by Emilia Semrau from Washington,US

    "These two fantastic teachers were part of the team who gifted me basic knowledge of yoga during my TTC. Passionate, knowledgeable, and they know just how to push you in able to push past your self applied boundaries. Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Rachel Matthews from Great Britain

    "José and Madhura are both wonderful yoga teachers in their own unique ways. They both really challenge you in every single class, whether that is within your thinking, your spirit or of course, your physical limits! I have never experienced such devoted classes and extremely beautiful and profound knowledge from teachers before. They openly shared each class as an experience with enthusiasm and love. I miss practicing with them both and feeling what I believe is the true energy of yoga. Namaste to you both and thank you for everything. Om Shanti, Shanti Shanti from the cold cold UK!"

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  • Review by Zoe Larigakis from Canada

    "José and Madura are both excellent yoga teachers. they have a deep understanding of the traditional teachings of Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, as well as an awareness what Yoga has evolved into today. José has a strong and clear, yet gentle approach in his instruction and adjustments, and is a great Pranayama teacher. Madhura's classes are dynamic, challenging and energetic, and I especially appreciated her clear guidance of Vedic chants. I highly recommend these guys!"

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  • Review by Jonny Hopkins from Lancashire, UK
    9 out of 10

    "One of my first experiences of yoga was learning from these incredible teachers and I couldn't have been introduced in a better way. Tremendous physical attributes due to years of dedication and more importantly they have a deep knowledge of yoga teachings and know how to transfer that to their students. They understand their students needs and are really fun. Has to be experienced!"

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  • Review by Eva Wagner from Slovakia

    "Madhura and José are among the most amazing yogis I have met and I am glad I had opportunity to be their student. They are wonderful kind people and very special yoga teachers. They've given me a lot! :)"

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  • Review by Baiba Sustere from Ireland

    "Madhura and José are both really knowledgeable teachers, they give great adjustments, and explain everything regarding yoga, not just physical practice, and their classes are truly amazing!"

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  • Review by Omar Damak from Tunisia

    "I had amazing yoga classes with both Madhura and José, each one has its own style, and each one would make you go beyond your own limits, whether mental or physical. I highly recommend them, as yoga teachers and as nice people you would have a chat with after the class to know more about yoga as an experience and yoga as a way of life."

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  • Review by Gabriela Valdes Borbolla from Mexivo

    "Una gran oportunidad de conocer la Yoga tradicional en México, muchas gracias Madhura por conpartir tus conocimientos con nosotros."

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  • Review by Aurelie Chiodetti from US

    "Deux excellent professeurs pleins de créativité et très complémentaire. Ils ont étudié le yoga traditionnel en Inde et le combinent parfaitement avec une approche plus occidentale. Au delà des postures, vous apprendrez également la philosophie et l'histoire du yoga. De nombreux styles sont pratiques (Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Pranamayas...) et parfaitement maitrisés. Je recommande!"

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Banjaara School of Yoga & Ayurveda offers internationally recognized 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and Continuing Education Program certified by Yoga Alliance.

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Arrival: Sunday September 24, 2017
Departure: Saturday October 7, 2017

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