Cambodia Yoga Teacher Training

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This course will cover all aspects of traditional, holistic, authentic yoga. It will be taught according to the ancient scriptures and coupled with modern medical and scientific explanations. You will also experience the holistic practice of yoga involving all five aspects of the human system and also understand and feel the benefits of this integrated holistic practice at physical, mental, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual levels.

Meet the instructors

Master Krishna, Dr. Shishir Gokhale, & Bhawani
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  • Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness
  • Preparatory exercises for Asanas
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Yoga Alliance International certification
  • Practice of Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation
  • Theory and Practice of Yoga sutras
  • Daily vegetarian detox meals
  • 28 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner


28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Tour assistance

During the training course, you will be accommodated at the Himalayan Yoga Retreat and Ayurveda Center.

Please note the below terms and conditions of booking:

Booking Conditions

  • 25% advance payment to be paid via the online payment system of
  • The remaining balance of 75% to be paid 3 days before the commencement of the course

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancelled 3 days before the commencement of the course, the advance payment will be fully refunded
  • If cancelled or quit after commencement of the course payment will not be refunded. If due to any unavoidable reasons the student has to leave, payment will not be refunded, but this amount will be adjusted for the future course to be attended, within one year


This 200-hour teacher training is certified by Yoga Alliance International. The teachers are highly qualified, experienced, and certified by internationally recognized yoga schools, yoga universities, and professional bodies, including yoga alliance international.

Theory and applications

  • Concept of yoga, concept of human system, pancha kosa / five bodies concept, concept of mindfulness, concept of disease, concept of yoga therapy
  • Purpose of practicing yoga, why yoga practice is important in our modern-day life
  • Raja yoga - two schools of Raja yoga: (a) Patanjali's Ashtanga yoga and (b) Hatha yoga
  • 18 chapters of Gita - introduction, Panjali and Gita
  • Raja yoga - path of will power, understanding Patanjali's yoga sutras relevant to various yoga techniques and application
  • Understanding specific Gita verses relevant to various yoga techniques and application
  • Eligibility to learn and practice Raja yoga
  • Patanjali’s eight limbed Ashtanga yoga
  • Yama and niyama
  • How to practice these in our day-to-day life
  • How yama and niyama influence the mind

Asanas / postures

  • Purpose of asanas
  • Key essence of asanas
  • Two schools of asanas
  • Classifications of asanas
  • Dynamic asanas
  • Practicing asanas with deep awareness and deep relaxation
  • Deeper understanding of asanas as one aspect of yoga *Features of practicing the regular asanas mindfully and in holistic way
  • Benefits of asanas - physical, therapeutic and spiritual benefits
  • Practicing asanas and complementary / counter postures
  • Understanding the limitations of each asana


  • Two schools of pranayama
  • Easy pranayamas
  • Purpose of pranayama practice
  • Six steps of pranayama practice
  • Physical, therapeutic, and spiritual benefits
  • Safe practice of pranayama
  • Balance of prana, kundalini sakthi and chakaras


  • What is pratyahara
  • Theory
  • Essence of pratyahara
  • Practicing pratyahara in our day-to-day life
  • How pratyahara practice helps mastering the mind

Dharana / focusing

  • What is dharana
  • Practice of dharana
  • Characteristics of dharana

Dhyana / meditation

  • Concept of meditation
  • Practice of meditation
  • Characteristics of meditation


  • Concept of samadhi
  • Practice of samadhi
  • Characteristics of samadhi

Preparatory exercises for asanas and mindfulness yogic practice

  • Synchronizing breathing exercises
  • Yogic physical exercises / sithilkarana vyamas
  • Sukshma vyamas and energizing exercises
  • Lumbar stretches
  • Sun salutations

Relaxation techniques

  • Instant, quick, and deep relaxation techniques
  • Yoga Nidra


  • Understanding the concept of meditation
  • Knowing the four states of the mind
  • Selecting one object and one thought for meditation
  • Understanding and practicing the tools for meditation
  • Using one object, one thought and the tools and practicing meditation
  • Meditation made easy
  • Mantras
  • Aum meditation
  • Visualization and imagination as tools
  • Smiling and deep breathing as tools
  • Cyclic meditation
  • Obstacles and how to overcome
  • Meditation - part of the whole process of mastering the mind

Kriyas / cleansing techniques

  • Introduction
  • Objectives of kriyas
  • Major kriyas-netti, dhouti, nouli, basti
  • Kapala bhatti
  • Trataka

Anatomy and physiology

  • Organs and organ system
  • Respiratory system *Digestive system *Immune system

Yogic diet

  • Tamasika food
  • Rajasika food
  • Satvika food
  • Food influence on the mind
  • Yogic diet and balance diet


  • Ayurvedic code
  • Fundamental doctrine
  • Tri doshas
  • Diagnosis methods
  • Purification therapy
  • Ayurveda nutrition

Four streams of yoga

  • Karma yoga
  • Bhakthi yoga
  • Jnana yoga
  • Raja yoga

Hatha yoga

  • Ethical and moral principle
  • Body
  • Prana
  • Mind

Applications of yoga

  • Yoga therapy
  • Integrated approach of yoga therapy (IAYT)
  • Modern day diseases and IAYT
  • How IAYT can prevent these diseases
  • How to prevent, manage and reverse the following diseases: diabetes, anxiety and depression, insomnia, back problems
  • Yoga for stress management
  • Yoga for weight management
  • Meditation
  • Yoga for children

Teaching practices

  • Participants will be experiencing themselves the integration of all five aspects and mindfulness yoga practice, and therefore they will be able to confidently teach others.
  • Setting up a class
  • General guidelines on teaching
  • Participants will teach children in orphanage during the training course, under the guidance of the teacher
  • Participants will teach each other, under the guidance of the teacher

Skill level

Please note that this course is suitable for matured, open-minded people who are seeking deeper understanding and practice of authentic yoga and not for those who consider yoga as a mere physical exercise.


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. 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.


This teacher training program will be held in the resort town of Siem Reap, in northwestern Cambodia. The town is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th to 15th centuries. Angkor's vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes preserved Angkor Wat, the main temple, which is pictured on Cambodia's flag.

Nearby places

  • Siem Reap riverside - 10 minutes


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Bike tour in the country side

You will have the opportunity to enjoy a 25 kilometers fun ride in rural areas and experience a genuinely different atmosphere. You will ride among rice fields, vegetable farms, haycock, and local markets (testing local delicacies such as fruits and cakes) while experience daily village life and resting in a Buddhist pagoda. You will continue to Arthnear pagoda where a 12th century temple is settled inside and then return to the retreat center.

Bike tour in the south countryside of Siem Reap

There will be an opportunity to join a 40 kilometers mountain bike ride along Siem Reap River to reach Tonle Sap Lake and along the way, you will see the green rice field, lotus farms, vegetable fields, haycock, and local markets (tasting local delicacies). You will refresh with coconut juice drinks.

Then, after crossing a lotus field, you will reach Tonle Sap and go for a boat tour to see floating village. You will then visit Arthnear pagoda where a 12th century temple is settled inside (temple pass not required). You will meditate in this magical setting before return to the retreat center.

Bike tour to Angkor temples and Preah Khan

You have the opportunity to enjoy a 45 kilometers mountain bike ride to visit Angkor Wat complex through the less traveled roads. From the south gate of Angkor Thom, you will start an adventure ride on the hidden paths towards secluded temples. You then continue to reach the majestic west gate of Angkor Thom, followed by Bayon temple.

Explore the fascinating lush rainforest along the way by visiting Preah Khan. You will immerse into jungle temple at Tanei and Taproom before returning to the retreat center. Sunrise tour is also available, starting at 5:00 a.m. daily with minimum six persons.

Bike tour to Angkor Wat and Bayon

You will have the chance to experience a 25 kilometers mountain bike ride to visit Angkor Wat complex through the less traveled roads. No traffic! From the south gate of Angkor Thom, you start an adventure ride on the hidden paths towards secluded temples. You then continue to reach the majestic west gate of Angkor Thom, followed by Bayon temple. You will pause in the most beautiful areas to meditate and practice mediation and yoga before returning to the retreat center.

Library visits

Please consider a trip to EFEO (Ecole Francaise D’Extreme Orient) for the most comprehensive library in Southeast Asia. The books are read on site (not borrowed or sold). If you'd like to get the history of the temples during your visit, consider booking a history guide as they will share a wealth of stories behind each temple.

Temple visits

Sunrises are the best time to do a temple visit. You are advised to leave super early (approximately 4:30 a.m.) with your ticket in hand and head for the right pool in front of Angkor Thom. There are many food options nearby or you can return to the cottage for breakfast. Make sure that you buy the tickets a day before your visit.

Spa treatments

You will be able to enjoy spa treatments that are available onsite, at an additional cost. Please order your treatment 45 minutes ahead of time at the reception. Note that oil massage is not offered at the cottage but is available outside.

  • Natural oil massage - 16 USD (60 minutes)
  • Reflexology - 8 USD (60 minutes)
  • Thai yoga massage - 35 USD (120 minutes)
  • Traditional body massage - 14 USD (60 minutes)

What's included

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 28 nights’ accommodation
  • Course materials
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Daily drinking water, coffee, tea, and fresh detox juice
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Yoga Alliance International 200-hour certification

What's not included

  • Additional sessions
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Soft drinks
  • Tickets to Angkor Wat temples or guided tours

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Siem Reap International Airport (REP).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 3 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 3 days before arrival.

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Special discount

A special discount of 50% per person is available for bookings until December 31, 2018.

Tuesday January 29, 2019
(29 days / 28 nights)

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