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Himalayan Yoga Bliss offers a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, an extensive yoga program authorized by Yoga Alliance that is structured to trigger the passion of a yoga student and train them to teach others. It is a pleasant means to enhance your knowledge base about yoga, awaken the inner teacher inherent in you and acquire an internationally recognized teaching certification.
You will be accommodated in comfortable, clean and basic rooms with amenities, overlooking the beautiful Himalayas. Laundry, Wifi, in-house restaurant are available daily.
This course serves as a stepping stone to becoming a successful yoga teaching professional. The training provides a profound insight into the teachings of yoga to all participants. Filled with fun, enthusiasm and novelty with a modern approach, the course is designed to boost the physical and mental capabilities of a student. The classes relatively vary from vigorous physically activities to less intensive and more restorative sessions. A yogic diet is recommended, beneficial to your health and fitness.
This course exposes the student to all the basic styles of Vinyasa yoga and flow yoga, upon which a student can identify the most suitable yoga style for him or her and proceed to explore it further. This provides students a vivid idea to decide upon the advanced courses they would like to take up in future.
The 200-hour yoga teacher training offers a profound foundation in every style of Vinyasa Flow, focusing on accurate alignment of the postures of the primary series. Your training course will begin with introductory classes of the primary series, progressing through a variety of multi style Vinyasa Flow as you proceed through the series. Technical workshops will help emphasize the crucial areas. These workshops are essentially rewarding in terms of assessing the visual progress that you make in your everyday training session. This serves as a reminder too about the fact that yoga is fun and interactive at Himalayan Yoga Bliss. This is in total contrast to the general view that everyone does have about yoga as dealing exclusively with self-discipline and concentration during the practice. Pranayama that teaches the breathing techniques is also included as a part of the routine of the daily sessions.
Classical yoga philosophy is intertwined all through the course. Patanjalis yoga sutras as well as the ancient history of yoga will also be introduced as a part of the course. This provides a clear distinction between the classic yoga and its contemporary approach along with their influences on our life. You will be encouraged to teach your peers during the second week of your training. You will gradually start by teaching each other on a one-to-one basis initially. You will then proceed to device and deliver your own lesson plan. The necessary tools will be provided for you to improve your teaching skills for every week. This would eventually facilitate you to prepare your own yoga class which you will have the opportunity to teach in the closing week. You will be assessed based on this in final week of the course. Usually, students consider the last week the most memorable part of their course as they showcase all their capability and everything that they have learned throughout the course during this week. Participating and providing valuable feedback in the classes conducted by the peers is the best means to learn the art of teaching. Himalayan Yoga Bliss brings together all the yoga enthusiasts from all over the world to continue the journey together.
The course structure clearly portrays what a successful student will be able to learn through the course. The following training hours are incorporated in the following educational categories as a part the teacher training courses:
The specifications outlined above assure that all the yoga trainees of Himalayan Yoga Bliss acquire instructions and training under the aforementioned five educational categories for the stipulated number of hours. The remaining contact hours and elective hours shall be allotted among the same five educational categories; however the number of hours may be allocated at the discretion of the type of course.
Himalayan Yoga Bliss yoga teacher training program starts early in the morning to inspire students with the view of beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. Saturday is a half day, followed by Sunday an off day, where different hikes, treks and cultural tours will be planned, for students interested. If students would prefer, they can plan their own day off too. To help students make the most of their stay, the daily schedule for the training is rigorous, yet allows ample break times throughout the day. Take advantage of these restorative break periods to engage in activities that will enrich your yoga experience, such as enjoying meals, relaxing at the mountains, and reading, socializing with your classmates, meditating or even just practicing your favorite asanas.
On Sundays, you will be able to enjoy cultural tours, visiting different monasteries, tea gardens and temples. On the weekends, hiking to the Himalayan terrains will be an adventurous and amazing experience!
Darjeeling is an enchanting and very popular hill-station in India. Also known as the queen of hills it is famous for its lofty snow-capped mountains, UNESCO world heritage toy train and beautiful tea gardens. It derives its name from the Tibetan word Dorjee-ling meaning place of the thunder bolt. Its nestled in the beautiful Himalayas at an altitude of almost 7000 feet. It shares its border with Nepal in the West and Bhutan in the east.
The serene beauty of this place enforces one to experience a close encounter with nature. It enables an individual to sense the oneness with the nature which is highly essential for a yoga seeker. Every inch of its environment reflects the culture and tradition of yoga thus making it an ideal place for the practice of yoga. Thus Himalayan Yoga Bliss feels blessed to have had an opportunity to set up their yoga training center in such an appropriate location. They feel proud to have chosen this place for their yoga course as location plays major role in experiencing the true potential of yoga. Learning and exploring yoga at Darjeeling will become a memorable part of life.
Apart from these, Darjeeling exposes you to a blend of Indian, Tibetan and Nepali cultures due to its location. So it is a wonderful opportunity to explore wide range of cultures and their relation to yoga in a single place. It is the best place to research the impact yoga can have on an individual to a society extended over to a country.
Darjeeling is acclaimed internationally for its world famous tea that shares the same protected status as champagne and cognac. Trekkers and adventure seekers have been flocking here for years to be face to face with the sublime grandeur of the Himalayas. The green slope of Darjeeling has diverse varieties of flora and fauna including rhododendrons, orchids, magnolias, different varieties of coniferous pines and ferns. The majestic views of Indias highest mountain Kanchenjunga, considered the tallest mountain in the world for centuries has baffled travelers since time immemorial. Just being in its presence humbles all who stand before it.
Himalayan Yoga Bliss is located in a tranquil part of Darjeeling, just below the famous Cedar Inn hotel. It is in a beautiful quiet location, yet a distance walk to the mall road, restaurants and all the coffee shops. The center has been purposely built for yoga. The shala is spacious and bright with wonderful panoramic views of the Himalayas. There is also a very comfortable lounge area for students to relax or study their course material. The shala has a dedicated broadband and Wi-Fi for students to keep connected with their loved ones during their free time.
During the training, you will be provided with three healthy Satvik vegetarian food. At the Himalayan Yoga Bliss and Wellness Centre the saying "we are what we eat" is strongly believed in, so a clean diet with lots of Prana is a very essential part of the program.
For international students, the main ports of entry to India for Darjeeling are Delhi or Calcutta. These airports are very well connected to the US, Europe and Australia. From either of these airports you can travel to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) with one of the numerous low cost domestic airlines - Spice Jet, Go Air, Indigo, Jet Airways. These can all be found on flight search engines.
From the airport, you can travel from the nearest train station to Darjeeling in New Jalpaiguri (NJP), it is connected to all the major cities in India. This is a low cost option but plan for a 24-hour trip.Himalayan Yoga Bliss and Wellness Centre will be more than happy to book the tickets or discuss the best options for this.