Himalayan International Yoga School

Our teacher training is not an academic 'head knowledge' course or a mere physical exercise, but a life changing journey of discovering the inner peace, positive health and happiness.

Instructors 4

Master Krishna Raja

Certified Master Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, hailing from a family of traditional Yoga practitioners from South India. He first learned Yoga at the age of 8 from his uncle. Later he joined SVYASA Yoga university and and became a certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist. He has been teaching Mindfulness Yoga and Yoga Therapy in India and many countries. His teachings are based on Mindfulness holistic approach coupled with modern medical and scientific explanations adhered by his teachers Dr. Nagendra, former scientist of NASA and Dr. Nagarathna, MD, founders of SVYASA Yoga University.

Dr. Sheetal Chopade

Well known to her medical practice and an accomplished Ayurvedic teacher, Dr. Sheetal brings with her years of experience in this noble field. She is a strong believer of Ayurveda, which is an ancient and proven Indian medical science. Dr. Sheetal is a practicing licensed doctor for the past 20 years, with many of her patients within India and abroad. She has 15+ years of teaching experience and she is also a renowned visiting Professor in Germany, France and Switzerland. Runs her own Panchakarma center in Pune, India for the last five years. She is also an Online Ayurveda Consultant.

Dr. Shishir Gokhale - Online Sessions

Dr. Gokhale is a graduate of MGM Medical College, Indore and did MD and Medical Microbiology at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He served in the Indian Army Medical Corps as Pathologist and Microbiologist at various military hospitals, for 27 years. He has established laboratory facilities for all hospitals in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He is presently Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology and Director of Basic Sciences at the Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Pokhara, Nepal.


Ms. Bhawani has traveled widely in Europe and Asia teaching yoga, Indian cooking, and Ayurveda massage therapy. An expert in cooking Indian traditional food and yogic or Satvik food, she is also specialized and expert in menopause, pregnancy, and children yoga. She is a certified yoga teacher from International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center.

Reviews 8

Serene Tan

from Singapore, March 2018

"My life changing experience. One month of Truth and Wisdom."

Thank you again Krishna and Bhavani, for all the precious knowledge that you both have shared with me. I will always honour these Yogic lessons, you made them so enjoyable. You have helped me understand how to heal my physical body, improve my metabolism, as much as how to train my Mind. These practices are very useful moving forward, and the meditation methods are great for focusing, cutting back on random thoughts and for relaxation. I am truly grateful and blessed to be your student. The meals prepared by Bhavani are very nourishing, appreciate how she taught us to complement Ayurveda with Yoga. Krishna has been so patient and wise with his guidance, studying under him I was able to grasp the course easily. His knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga is so vast and he has imparted them to us even beyond the syllabus and learning materials. This has been a great and life changing journey for me. Will see you both soon for the 500 hours course. Bless!

Chloe Freaks

from Great Britain, February 2018

"An amazing and in-depth understanding of traditional yoga"

An excellent course. Krishna has so much knowledge and information to share about traditional yoga. He is extremely passionate about teaching and wants to help everyone understand 100% so you can use it within your own teaching practice and/or lifestyle. You get an in depth understanding about why we practice each aspect of traditional yoga and not just concentrating on westernised postures.

I really liked having small classes which helped with the intake of information, personalised learning and gave me the confidence to teach the different areas of yoga.

Gabriela Delgado Lopez

from Sweden, October 2017

"An beautiful experience"

The holistic yoga approach was very good and I learned many new things. I was expecting something and I left with so much more and I feel ready and confident to start my self-practice and also share it with others. The teachers were really good and tried to do everything to make us feel safe, happy and well fed! We “worked in” more than we “worked out” and that was a very emotional and educational experience for me.

I would love to go back and study some more with Krishna and Bhawani or just spend time with them because they are such friendly and easy going people! I could write tons here but overall the course was life changing for me and I will forever be grateful for all the knowledge I gained from Krishna and Bhawani and all my classmates who shared so much of themselves and made me grow as a person.

Sarah Romano

from United States, May 2018

"Treasure on Earth"

I love everything about this place. Krishna and Bhawani are genuine, authentic people which goes along with their course. I’m so blessed to have received my 500 hr training and ayurveda massage knowledge from them. Truly, it is hard to find a place that will cater to the holistic, authentic yoga ~ I was in New Zealand at a training before and nothing compares to the training Himalayan Yoga School has to offer. I gained so much knowledge that will help me better my life and with their teachings I may now spread a holistic lifestyle more consciously and deliberately. Thank you both so much! Truly gems that I will see again for sure. Don’t think twice, book your retreat/yoga teacher training now!!!!! Plus the food is delicious, wholesome, healthy and fresh!


from United States, March 2018

"200 Hour Must Do! "

Krishna and Bhawani were such great host! They really make you feel at home. I was the only 500 trainee during the program and it was great having such in depth one on ones with Krishna. Anatomy is not my easiest subject but Krishna made it very approached and fun! He’s a wonderful teacher ready to answer any of your questions and will keep on until you get it. I would recommend the 200 teacher training to anyone!

Ruth Krug

from United States, January 2018

"Life changing training "

Krishna and his wife Bhawani were very friendly and easy to talk to. It felt like being around famiy. Krishna has a lot of knowledge and he took the time to teach me everything he knows. I learned a lot from him during the month long training and highly recommend him as a teacher! It was a life changing training for me that helped me to go deeper in my own yoga and meditation practice but it also helped me become a better, more informed teacher. If you are looking for teacher to help guide you deeper into the holistic roots of yoga and meditation this is the training for you!

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Francesca Dustin

Himalayan International Yoga School's written paper

I was new to the practice of yoga when i signed up with Krishna. I wanted to learn more about mindfulness and after meeting Krishna in Cambodia, I enjoyed his approach to yoga and mindfulness. I was apprehensive about doing postures and asana, as I had only been to a few yoga classes in my life. He made me feel very comfortable and taught yoga in a different way from what I had experienced in the past. I loved this course as it was a holistic approach to yoga. I am excited to work with people in the future who may have looked at yoga the way I had (thin people in fancy yoga clothes). I highly recommend this course for people wanting to broaden their knowledge of yoga.

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