29 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

  • HIYA, Ichangu, Kathmandu, Nepal

29 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

  • HIYA, Ichangu, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal Yoga Teacher Training

If you have a keen interest to visit beautiful Nepal and gain new experiences while enjoying beautiful sceneries, religious places, local cultures and traditions, natural and yogic food, and getting tips for your yogic life and teaching, join this rewarding teacher training program organized by the Himalayan International Yoga Academy (HIYA). Here you will experience improved health, wellbeing, and happiness under the guidance of reputed gurus and yoga scholars, and received teaching and spiritual influences which will guide you to happiness and self-realization.

Highlights

  • Anatomy and physiology lessons
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Practical teaching exercises and workshops
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers
  • Complimentary therapies and tea
  • Airport pick up and transfers
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals
  • 29 days with instruction
  • English

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Accommodation will be provided at HIYA in Kathmandu, Nepal. Away from the noise and air pollution of the city, the center rests above a lush vibrant valley sounded by beautiful gardens, a local village and forest nearby. It is the perfect environment for spiritual growth.

There are three accommodation options. The eco houses, named Shiva and Buddha, facing the gardens, include attached bathrooms with hot water, outlets, and Wi-Fi. The typical Nepali-style house, named Kailash bungalow, has a private bathroom. The four safari cottage tents are: the bliss cottage tent, the harmony cottage tent, the tranquility cottage tent, and the wisdom cottage tent.

This 200-hour yoga teacher training includes 180 contact hours and 25 hours of teachings with an experienced yoga teacher.

Course syllabus

Techniques, training, and practice (100 hours)

  • Minimum contact hours: 75 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with the 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 (25 hours)

  • Minimum contact hours: 15 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with the 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 the qualities of a teacher
  • The student learning process
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal matters)

Anatomy and physiology (20 hours)

  • Minimum contact hours: 0 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with the lead trainer(s): 10 hours
  • Constituents of the human body: cells, tissues, organs, terminologies
  • The system of the protection and movement of bones, joints, muscles, flexibility, efficiency, body alignment
  • The system of the intake and elimination of raw materials (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 (30 hours)

  • Minimum contact hours: 20 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with the lead trainer(s): 0 hours
  • The brief study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts: meaning, definition and history of yoga, biographies 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, Ashtanga yoga
  • Yogic lifestyle: day regimen, night regimen, and seasonal regimen
  • Ethics: yama (social ethics), ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truthfulness); asteya (non-stealing), aparigraha (non-possessiveness), bhrahmacharya (celibacy)
  • Niyama (individual ethics), shouch (purification), santosha (contentment), tapa (tenacity), swadhyaya (self-study), ishwor pranidhan (self-surrender to God)
  • The concepts of dharma and karma 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 (10 hours)

  • Minimum contact hours: five hours
  • Minimum contact hours with the lead trainer(s): five 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
  • 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 programs focus.

The retreat will take place in at the Himalayan Yoga Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the country side very close to the Monkey Temple and the commercial hub of Thamel.

Nearby places

  • Monkey Temple, 2.5 kilometers
Activities
  • Hiking nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking / trekking nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance

The yoga teacher training includes all daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and herbal teas. The dining facility serves around 20 people. Organic, vegetarian, vegan, and raw food diets are followed as much as possible, using locally-grown fresh produce.

Cycling

Explore the country side on a bike.

Explore the area

  • Explore the surrounding area and take a hike through the country side, visit temples, monasteries, and local villages and farm lands.

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-minutes 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 the springs and see the running taps and villagers bathing and washing there.

Sightseeing

  • Explore the 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.

Temple and monastery

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

Volunteer

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

The teacher training course includes a selection of complimentary therapies. The HIYA healing chamber spa is specifically designed for deep relaxation healing, therapy, and spa treatment in order for you to achieve a healthy and blissful life.

Ayurvedic therapy / Panchakarma treatments

Traditional Ayurveda massage

Shiatsu massage

Tradition Thai nassage

Reflexology

Shirodhara

Abhyanga

Svedana

Body scrub massage

Herbalism

Nasya

Naturopathy treatment

Steam bath

Hip bath (hot or cold)

Mud bath

Enema

Vamana

Foot bath

Surya Chikitsa (Thermolume)

Shankhaprakshalan kriya

Upavasa and Maunavrta

Beauty therapies

Facials - herbal / vitamin E / boutique / Ayurveda

Nail care - manicure / pedicure / polish

Threading - eyebrows / face / chin

Waxing - full leg / half leg / underarm

  • Training fees
  • Complimentary therapies
  • All daily meals and herbal teas
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • 28 nights comfortable accommodation
  • Volunteer school teaching for a few hours
  • Yoga book1, notebook, pen, and Jala Neti pot
  • A complex, 5-stage 200-hour teacher training schedule
  • Airport pick up and drop off to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)

Driving directions from Thamel

To reach HIYA from Thamel, go to Balaju Ring road till you reach Swayambhu (near three big statues)

From here, take the "U" turn to the right towards the Ichangu temple

Travel 1.8 kilometers up to the VDC (village development community) office, then take a right turn again

Arrival by airplane

  • You will be flying into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).
  • HIYA will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Distances

  • Balaju, 3 kilometers
  • Thamel, 4.5 kilometers
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), 11 kilometers
  • Syambhu, 2 kilometers
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Kathmandu, Nepal

The Himalayan International Yoga Academy and Research Center in Kathmandu is the perfect place for healing and renewal, offering all year-round yoga retreats.

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Departure:
Wednesday November 29, 2017
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