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Skill-Enhancing Nepal Yoga Teacher Training

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Himalayan Yoga Academy offers a 200-hour first-level yoga teacher training program with fundamental principles of yoga sciences, philosophical aspects, training skills, workshops, teaching methodology, practicum, all following a very original foundation. After these 200 hours course, you may join the 300-hour advanced training, as well.

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  • 6 yoga practical classes per week
  • Expertise in yoga teacher training
  • Some therapies included as a compliment
  • A suitable location around monasteries and hills
  • 1-day hiking yoga and one day World Heritage yoga tours
  • One-way airport transfer (arrival or departure)
  • Amazing vegetarian meals daily
  • 21 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


22 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport
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  • Spa
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Wireless internet

You will be accommodated at Himalayan Yoga Academy. At Himalayan Yoga Academy they have twelve rooms with attached bathrooms, hot and cold showers, a yoga hall, a comfortable and hygienic kitchen, herbal tea, organic food, spa chambers, sauna - steam bath, tiny beautiful gardens, meditation zones, a library, music instruments, yoga mats, and Wi-Fi.


  • Aarogya-griha: Healing chamber which is for deep relaxation healing, therapy, and spa treatments in order to get healthy
  • Anna-griha: House of food where the food is prepared and you will eat. The dining facility serves 25 people.
  • Chaitanya-griha: House of supreme consciousness which is for prathana (prayer), yogasana (postures), pranayama (breath control), and dhyana (meditation)
  • First aid box with normal dressing and medications
  • Shuddi-griha: House of six cleansing acts (shatakarma) which is for cleansing the different gates of the body
  • Svadhyaya-griha: Self study room with yoga and different related books
  • Swagat-griha: Reception hall which is for welcoming guests where you will be greeted with a warm and friendly welcome
  • Wi-Fi internet and print on request


Himalayan Yoga Academy offers 200 hours first level with fundamental principles of yoga sciences, philosophical aspects, training skills, workshop, teaching methodology, and practicum in very original foundation.

This training course needs a lot of practice. The students should have a clear vision and aim. Needless to say, the training aims to accompany and support you in your quest of attaining mastery over traditional Hatha and Ashtanga yoga with introductory knowledge and practice command on mantra, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, Dhyana, and Kundalini yoga. The yoga teacher training course program utilizes a carefully formulated curriculum to bestow upon you the power of imparting knowledge to others who wish to find peace within - thus making you a Himalayan yoga Guru.

They present the training with a progressive approach to yoga. They teach primarily in English, followed by Sanskrit and Hindi languages as well. This training program is the perfect platform for you to lay the groundwork to be a motivational yoga teacher. The training by itself will build you a solid foundation.

They teach programs in a traditional and relaxed environment. It will encourage, support, and guide one to learn more about oneself. Come prepared to push your mental and physical limits to attain your goal of becoming a yoga teacher.

Course objectives

  • Offer inspiring, educational, and authentic yoga teachings to you no matter what your level of practice is
  • Encourage you to deepen your love for yoga, and offer you the skills to get confident at teaching yoga safely with your students
  • Build a positive learning environment in which you and all other like-minded yogis will thrive, and create long-lasting friendships

Eligibility to join the course

This 200-hour course is designed for everyone no matter their background, nationality, or religion. Be ready as this course will lighten your paths and open a gate of hope for a better life. The age of the student shouldn't be less than 18 or more than 60.

What you’ll leave with

  • Authentic yoga knowledge in a yoga posture, alignment, history, and anatomy
  • An established inner teaching voice sharing your wisdom with many others
  • Mindfulness practice to embrace the present moment
  • A confident voice to lead and inspire others to lead a more spiritual way of living
  • Lasting friendships with like-minded souls from all over the world
  • The experience of living in nature in beautiful Nepal, the land of the Himalayas

Assignment and exam

There will be a practical and a theory exam at the end of the course.

Course Syllabus

Techniques, training, and practice: Total 100 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 75 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer(s): 50 hours
  • Prayer: Om chant, mantra prayer, and chanting
  • Jogging; Subtle exercise, dynamic (warm-up) exercise, spinal exercise, and Suryanamaskar (both traditional and integrated forms)
  • Satkarma: Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Tratak, and Kapalbhati
  • Asana (postures): Meditative postures, relaxing postures, balancing postures, fitness maintaining postures, inverted postures
  • Body alignment in yoga
  • Yoga safety guidelines
  • Mudra, Bandha, and pranayama (breathing ethics)
  • Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) and dhyana (meditation)
  • Guided teaching practice

Teaching methodology: Total 25 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 15 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer(s): 10 hours
  • Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries
  • How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations to the degree possible in a group setting
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, and correcting
  • Teaching styles and qualities of a teacher
  • The student's learning process
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal)

Anatomy and physiology: Total 20 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 10 hours
  • Constituents of the human body: cells, tissues, organs, terminologies
  • System of protection and movement of bones, joints, muscles, flexibility, efficiency, body alignment
  • System of intake of raw materials and the elimination (digestive, respiratory, excretory)
  • Communication and immune system - cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic
  • Spiritual anatomy and physiology: Pancha kosa, chakras, physical and spiritual Nadis, Kundalini power, etc.

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers: Total 30 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 20 hours
  • The brief study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts: meaning, definition, and history of yoga, biography of some yogic rishis such as Lord Shiva, Patanjali
  • Brief introduction of the yoga sutras, Hatha Pradipika, and Gherand Samhita
  • Forms of yoga: Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Gyana yoga, Dhyana yoga, Mantra yoga, Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, Ashtanga yoga
  • Yogic lifestyle: day regimen, night regimen, and seasonal regimen, Aahara - Vihaara - Vichaara - Vishraama
  • Ethics: Yama (social ethics): Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truthfulness), Asteya (non-stealing), Aparigraha (non-possessiveness), Bhrahmacharya (true nature); Niyama (individual ethics): Shouch (purification), Santosha (contentment), Tapa (tenacity), Swadhyaya (self study), Ishwor pranidhan (self-surrender to God)
  • Concepts of Dharma and Karma, Bondage and Moksha
  • Yogic Aahara / Sattvic food, rules of healthy food habits
  • Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher-student relationships and community
  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva)

Practicum: Total 10 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 5 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer(s): 5 hours
  • Practice teaching as the lead instructor
  • Receiving and giving feedback
  • Observing others teaching
  • Assisting students while someone else is teaching

Remaining contact hours and elective hours

The remaining contact hours (55 hours) and elective hours (15 hours, either contact or non-contact) are to be distributed among the five educational categories, but the hours may be allocated at the discretion of each RYS based on their program’s focus.

Daily schedules

  • 06:15 Wake up and Ushapan (Early Drinking water)
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Jalaneti & herbal tea
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Hatha / Ashtanga yoga asana
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Pranayama
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast and herbal tea
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Yoga Philosophy Class
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Vegetarian lunch and herbal tea
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time / exploration/ self study
  • 15:30 - 17:30 Hatha yoga practicum (class 6 days a week)
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Herbal tea
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Evening meditation & Yoga Nidra session
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner and herbal tea (Trataks) optional
  • 20:30 - 21:00 Evening walk, Vajrasana, self-study & practice
  • 21:30 Bedtime (Lights out)

Any changes in the schedule will be notified.

Included excursions

One-day hiking yoga or one day World Heritage yoga tours.


Dr. Subodh Simkhada

Swami Padmasattva

Sudan Bhetuwal

Muna Sharma

Suyog Simkhada


The teaching training program will take place at Himalayan Yoga Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital and largest municipality of Nepal and is the gateway to tourism in Nepal. It is portrayed as a beautiful valley with historical landmarks, old monasteries, arts, cultural heritage, and as the city of temples.


  • Armed Police headquarters, 1 kilometer
  • Swayambhu, 2 kilometers
  • Monkey Temple, 2.5 kilometers
  • Balaju, 3 kilometers
  • Thamel, 4.5 kilometers
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), 12 kilometers



  • Spa


  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio


  • Library
  • Wireless internet


During your stay, you will be provided with three daily vegetarian or vegan meals, as well as herbal tea and water. During festivals and rituals, you will be offered cultural food. Himalayan Yoga Academy strive to provide organic and vegetarian / vegan meals, but if you have special dietary needs please notify them in advance. They will try to accommodate your needs as best they can.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

Ayurvedic therapy or panchakarma treatments

  • Abhyanga
  • Body scrub massage
  • Enema
  • Foot bath
  • Herbalism
  • Nasya
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Shirodhara
  • Svedana
  • Traditional Ayurveda massage
  • Traditional Thai massage

Beauty therapies

  • Facials - herbal, vitamin E, boutique, or Ayurveda
  • Nail care - manicure, pedicure, or polish
  • Threading - eyebrows, face, or chin
  • Waxing - full leg, half leg, or underarm


Explore the countryside on a bike.

Explore the area

Explore the surrounding area and take a hike through the countryside, visit temples, monasteries, and local villages and farmlands.

Hiking to local villages

Hike into a local village and experience Nepali culture first hand; stay a few nights with a Nepali family.

Jungle hikes

Explore the local jungle with its many hiking trails; meditate there to get real inner peace.

Monkey Temple hike

Take a 30-minute walk to discover world heritage sites.

Morning and evening walks

Enjoy the quietude of early morning or late evening while on a walk through the countryside.

Natural spring taps

Walk down to the nearby springs and see the running taps and villagers bathing and washing there.

Naturopathy treatment

  • Hip bath (hot or cold)
  • Mud bath
  • Shankhaprakshalan Kriya
  • Steam bath
  • Surya chikitsa (thermolume)
  • Upavasa and maunavrta
  • Vamana


Explore Kathmandu Valley with a professional tour guide.

Spiritual walks

Go on a spiritual walk into the jungle with your yoga guru and take a rest for a while listening to the wisdom of the teacher.

Temples and monasteries

Around the centers there are Hindus temples and Buddhist monasteries. You can go there for spiritual activities in the morning, afternoon, or evening (puja, chanting, and kirtan).


Give back to Nepal for your great experience there by traveling to local villages, temples, and health centers; spend time lending a hand on various projects.

What's included

  • Multi-style yoga asana
  • 6 yoga practical classes per week
  • Pranayama, meditation, bandha, and more
  • Yoga book, notebook, pen, Jalaneti pot, lady dress for females and yoga dress for gents
  • Volunteer teaching a few hours a week in school as your interest
  • One day hiking yoga and one day World Heritage yoga tours
  • 1 complementary therapy (massage, Shirodhara, steam bath)
  • One-way transfer / transport (arrival or departure)
  • Daily herbal tea and drinking water
  • 3 vegetarian or vegan meals daily
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Library of yoga literature
  • Towel and slippers

What's not included

  • Any other extra tours and hikes
  • Extra medical therapies
  • Laundry

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). One way transfers from or to this airport are included. Himalayan Yoga Academy will pick you up from the airport. Night transfers are available for the price of 27 USD, while from Thamel the transfers cost 6 USD.

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 28% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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