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28 Days 200-Hour TTC in Ladakh, North India

Yoga Teacher Training in India

Gaiatree yoga and the Buddhism Mahabodhi centre in Leh/ Ladakh in Northern India organize in 2016 a unique transformative training course for all yoga teachers and those who want like to become one. Our yoga - and meditation centre at an altitude of over 3500 meters in the middle of the Himalayan mountain range is the highest in the world. The low oxygen brings each trainee to its limits. Breathing, pranayama, as an integral part of yoga, here has a deep and practical significance. Practicing the asanas under these extreme conditions helps to a better understanding of yoga and meditation.

The intense 200 hours training in all aspects of yoga (philosophy, asanas, kriyas, pranayama, meditation, mudra, bandha, anatomy and physiology) is the foundation for a practical-methodical teacher training. Our brand new dual training concept includes the teaching from first day onward.


  • Daily intensive practice in pranayama and meditation
  • Twice daily yoga classes to deepen your own practice
  • Participation in various religious highlights (pujas, Satsang, Dalai Lama)
  • Unique yoga experience in the largest yoga centre at this altitude
  • Living in a buddhist community (sangha)
  • Basic study of Buddhism


28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodations will be available in Guesthouses, family local houses or hotels near by the Yoga centre. It will organised and booked for you.

All accommodations will be with Wifi and there are different categories for the accommodations. For further information on this please send an inquiry to Gaiatreeschool.

Gaiatreeschool 200-Hour YTT Program

The TTC will take place in big Dhamma hal and its a part of daily activities in Mahabodhi Yoga & Meditations centre. Mahabodhi is an buddhism sociaty and a charity organisation, like Gaiatreeschool. Both have been working together for many years. One additional part of the TTC will be a 3 day Vipassana meditation retreat in the main centre in Choglamsar.

Gaiatree yoga

Gaiatree yoga is based on the roots of Hatha yoga as Maharashi Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras, handed down as a condition in which the various movements of our mind come to the unity of us.

In the ancient Indian scriptures Gayatri is also the goddess of learning. The Gayatri mantra knows every Indian child. It is to be integrated in everyday life, includes the recognition of different forms of social and religious life. The Gaiatreeschool Foundation thus provides a bridge between Indian culture and tradition and modernity. Gaiatree yoga is for everyone!

Whether you are sick or weak, young or very old, regardless of their faith and their beliefs, gender, nationality or social origin, you can have success with yoga if you practice diligently. ( Svatmarama - Hatha Yoga Pradipika )

If you are new to yoga, welcome! Yoga can change your life. If you want to learn but already practice yoga more , you probably already know a bit of yoga and it can changing their lives. If you are sick, it can help you to feel better. If you are depressed or anxious, constantly tired, tablets or drug dependent or suffer from pain in the lower back can be in the yoga path improvement hoped for. For people with chronic health problems such as arthritis, diabetes , multiple sclerosis and HIV / AIDS , suffering from high blood - pressure or low - regular yoga practice can help to live better, in all probability, but longer. And the people with transient symptoms - have to do such as tension headaches, hot flashes, stress or sinus pressure in certain yoga postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), learn relaxation, meditation and other practices relief.

In yoga we have a different view of health as a Western medicine. The absence of symptoms is equated in any way with "Health in Yoga". The holistic approach involves the emotional well -being, mental stress, joy and spiritual growth with.

In yoga we work on a spiritual level and it affects the body. You stretch and strengthen your muscles and affects blood circulation, digestion and breathing. Calm and strengthen the nervous system and it has an impact on the mind. Maintain peace of mind and it affects the immune system and cardiovascular system.

Buddhism meditation: Vipassana- see things as they really are!

Vipassana is one of the oldest Indian meditation techniques. Long lost to humanity, it was rediscovered by Gautama The Buddha more than 2500 years ago. Vipassana means to see things as they really are. It is the process of self-purification by self-observation. He begins by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. With a sharpened awareness one observes the changing nature of body and mind and experiences the universal truths of impermanence (anicce), suffering (dukha ) and egolessness (annatta ). This truth-realization by direct experience is the process of cleaning. The entire path (Dhamma ) is a universal remedy for universal problems and has nothing to do with organized religion or sectarianism. For this reason, it can be freely practiced by everyone, at any time , any place , without conflict due to race, community or religion .

The basis of the practice is sila - moral behavior ( see also Yama and Niyama). Sila provides a basis for the development of samadhi (see dharana & dhyana ) - concentration of the mind and the purification of the mind is achieved through panna (see pratyahara & asana) - the wisdom of insight.

The unique combination of Gaiatree yoga (Yoga Sutra ) and Vipassana (Sattipathana Sutra ) in Mahabodhi Centre is expanding the popular concept of Hatha yoga as a physical discipline, in a strong therapeutic and spiritual dimension. There is yoga of self- discovery. In this case, the practitioner develops powerful techniques that can be integrated into everyday life. Thus the unconscious forces of the restless spirit are harmonized and resolved the emotional conflicts.

Daily schedule (Monday till Saturday, Sunday special programs)

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Individual practice in the centre/ lectures
  • 07:30 08:30 Meditation/ Vipassana in the group (Sangha)
  • 08:30 09:00 Pranayama/ breathing exercises
  • 09:00 11:00 Yoga class
  • 11:00 13:00 Brunch (lunch/ breakfast)/ relaxing/ self-study
  • 13:00 14:30 Lectures/ self-study/ Hindi or Sanskrit class
  • 14:30 16:00 Practical-methodical training/ yoga classes for beginners
  • 16:30 18:00 Yoga class all levels
  • 18:00 19:00 Meditation/ Vipassana/ Puja/ Satsang
  • 19:00 20:00 Dinner/ break


Asanas: There are 84 asanas in the Hatha tradition. These poses are used to steady the body and mind, making the practitioner more energetic, free from disease, and ready for the practice of meditation. These are often the most familiar part of yoga tradition in the western world.

Pranayamas: These practices utilize breathing to control and influence the flow of vital life force (prana) in the body. Pranayamas are practiced after asana practice. You will learn and practice the basic pranayamas and Kriyas.

Meditation: Dhyana, or meditation, is the practice of calming the mind and body through controlling the thoughts, calming the senses, and deep concentration. You will get an overview about the various techniques in Yoga. Basically we practice Vipassana. Mudras: Mudras are advanced yogic techniques that alter mood, attitude, and perception, thereby deepening awareness and concentration. They have a subtle but powerful effect on energy flow in the body and thus are a good preparation for deeper spiritual practices. You will learn to practice five Mudras during the training.

Bandhas: Bandhas are bodily locks that help to redirect the flow of energy in the body. They involve locking the chin, abdomen, and perennial region. As they are an advanced practice, they are best practiced individually under able instruction before being incorporated into other yogic practices. We practicing every morning during the Kundalini session.

Yoga philosophy: For successful yoga practice, there must be an understanding of the ancient yoga philosophies as described in traditional texts based on Bhhagavadgita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Anatomy and physiology of Hatha yoga: Its important for yoga teachers to understand the movements and range of motion of the human body, as well as the inner workings of the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. This knowledge will help teachers to address the safety concerns of students and give proper adjustments, while helping students understand the full benefits and limitations of their practice.

Teaching Methodologies (Learning to Instruct): From the beginning of the course you will teach in the group (dual system). You will learn how to prepare a good yoga class, to bring the different parts and sequences in a systematical and logical way together. You will learn to use an effective and clear language, to observe your students and adjust them in the right way

Included excursions

  • Trecking
  • Hiking in the mountains are possible before and after the TTC

Please contact Gaiatreeschool and they will help in organising it for you.


Leh is the capital of the Ladakh district as part of Jammu & Kashmir in Northern India. Our Mahabodhi Yoga Highschool is in Chanspa is near the Centre of the town. The best time to visit is from June to August. In this time are summer temperatures (about 25 degrees) and dry air. Leh can reach it by plane from Delhi or by bus / taxi from Manali and Srinagar. For the latter, you should first check whether the passes are free. The city is surrounded by numerous 6000der mountain peaks. Many tourists use the location as a starting point for treks and mountain walks. Ladakh is influenced Buddhist. Not far from Leh, the Dalai Lama has his summer residence. Every year he visits Ladakh for several months. With a little luck you can get to see him.


You will have the option of having food near by the Center in restaurants or in your hotel/guest house. There will also be times when food will be cooked in the Yoga Centre also.

Things to do (optional)

You will need a valid visa for India. Kindly send an inquiry to Gaiatreeschool for any further detail.

What's included

  • Complete training
  • Manual
  • Accommodation

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh. There are flights flying from Delhi, Srinagar and Jammu on a regular basis.

Arrival by bus

You can take a bus from Manali to Leh or from Srinagar to leh which will be a 2 days trip. Please check for the passes as they are open from mid of June.

Arrival by taxi/jeep

You can also take a taxi/jeep either from Manali or Srinagar for overnight journey.

Cancellation Policy

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