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Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

Are you looking for a yoga teacher training course in Nepal where legends hold the truth and heaven meets the earth? Nepal Yoga Academy's teacher training courses are taught by award-winning teachers here in Nepal! These courses are based on Sanatan (traditional) yoga coming from the traditional Hatha and Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga (Patanjali’s 8 Limbs).

Meet the instructors

Dr. Chintamani & Vivek
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Highlights

  • 200 hours of in-depth teacher training sessions
  • A sacred Fire Ceremony to mark the course’s end
  • Enjoy three daily organic vegetarian/vegan meals and unlimited herbal teas
  • Receive essential materials, including a Yoga Manual Book, Yoga textbook, and stationery
  • Earn a Yoga Alliance certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance USA upon completion
  • A 108 Sun salutation practice in the temple nestled on the hills
  • Special Acro Yoga (partner yoga) session
  • Benefit from post-course site membership and support calls with our teachers
  • 24 nights of accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


25 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 16 participants
Airport transfer available:
Tribhuvan International Airport (US$ 20 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

Immerse yourself in serenity at our retreat, nestled in the captivating Sanku valley surrounded by mountains. Choose from Bamboo Cottages, Standard Rooms, Panoramic Deluxe Rooms, or Panoramic Suite Rooms, each offering stunning views of the valley, dancing clouds, shimmering sunlight, and lush greenery for a truly tranquil experience.You can choose the most preferable room for yourself.

The necessary amenities are provided during your stay including wash and bath towels, comfortable beds with blankets and quilts, and hot water in attached western-style bathrooms. The academy ensures a comfortable stay for it is part of the pampering.

The cost is per room, so it depends on you whether you want to share it with someone along with you or you want a single one. The prices for the categories of rooms mentioned earlier are different.

Program

Certification

Students who complete their subsequent training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Program

The 200-hour teacher training course delivers an intimate comprehensive, theoretical, and practical hands-on training program. Trainees emerge from the teacher training course as confident teachers with a strong and solid teaching skill set ready to begin their careers.

Alongside developing and perfecting the art of teaching, trainees also gain an understanding of the practice of yoga asanas, philosophy, physiology, adjusting, mantra chanting, chakras, anatomy, Ayurveda, mudras, pranayama and meditation, and other traditional and contemporary yoga techniques.

The curriculum takes you through the essential elements required to deepen and enrich your yoga practice and to teach students with confidence. Nepal Yoga Academy's expert team of teachers will guide you through the fundamental stages to teach with ease.

The course delivers a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical hands-on training program. Trainees emerge from our TTC as confident teachers with a solid teaching skill set ready to begin their careers. Alongside developing and perfecting the art of teaching, trainees also gain an understanding of the practice of yoga asanas, philosophy, physiology, adjusting, mantra chanting, chakras, anatomy, Ayurveda, mudras, pranayama and meditation, and other traditional and contemporary yoga techniques.

Eligibility to enroll in the course

The 200-hour yoga teacher training course is designed for both beginner and advanced yoga enthusiasts. You can enroll in this certified yoga teacher training course if you have the well-built aspiration to uplift your lifestyle, teaching methodology, level of peace, and comprehension through the yoga teacher training course.

Once you complete the 200-hour course from Nepal Yoga Academy, you will be entitled to a designation of Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) by the Yoga Alliance. The YTT 200 Hours is affiliated with the Yoga Alliance and you will be recognized as a Registered Yoga Teacher across the globe once you complete the YTT 200 course with Nepal Yoga Academy.

Key features

  • Fundamental principles of yoga
  • Precautions of yoga practice
  • Yogic Ahar (diet)
  • Yogic lifestyle for a yoga Sadhak (practitioner)
  • Sadhana sequence
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Classical Knowledge (Traditional Understanding of Yoga Practice)
  • How to apply Yoga to one’s life for maintaining peace, bliss and harmony
  • Practical and Theoretical methodology
  • How to develop personal yoga sadhana
  • How to be a quality Guru
  • How to overcome obstacles in your yoga practice

Topics covered

Practice

  • Prayer and mantra singing
  • Satkarma (cleansing techniques)
  • Asana (postures)
  • Body alignment and its importance in yoga
  • Yoga safety guidelines
  • Mudra and bandha
  • Pranayama (breathing)
  • Dhyan (meditation)
  • Guided teaching practice

Teaching methodology

  • Principles of demonstration
  • Instruction-cueing
  • Teaching styles
  • The student’s process of learning
  • Business skills
  • Setting up classes
  • Communication skills
  • Observation, assisting, and correcting

Anatomy and physiology

  • Physical anatomy and physiology
  • Spiritual anatomy and physiology

Yoga philosophy

  • Studying yoga philosophies and traditional texts
  • Yogic diet, lifestyle, and ethics

Assessment

The trainee will be assessed on class participation, lesson planning, practicum, chanting, and leading a workshop. The trainee will also have to teach a philosophy lesson and receive observations during classes from the teacher. Trainees will receive valuable feedback on their teaching practicums from both the teacher and students and will be required to meet certain teaching standards regarding knowledge of anatomy, asana alignment, adjustments, and communication.

Course requirements

Requirements to apply for the 200-hour teacher training course are an existing yoga practice, an open mind, commitment to learning, and motivation to become a worthy yoga teacher. Applicants with a beginner practice are welcome to apply for the training provided they can display a high level of self-discipline during the course as it is physically, mentally, and spiritually demanding and also highly rewarding.

Sample daily schedule

  • 6.30 AM – 7.00 AM - Meditation & Chanting
  • 7.00 AM – 7.15 AM - Tea break
  • 7.15 AM – 8.00 AM - Pranayama (breathing practice)
  • 8.00 AM – 8.15 AM - Tea break
  • 8.15 AM – 9.30 AM - Asana practice
  • 9.30 AM – 11.30 AM - Breakfast & rest
  • 11.30 AM – 1.00 PM - Philosophy Lecture
  • 1.00 PM – 2.00 PM - Lunch
  • 2.00 PM – 3.30 PM - Self study
  • 3.30 PM – 5.15 PM - Workshop & tea break
  • 5.15 PM – 6.30 PM - Evening asana, relaxation/meditation
  • 6.30 PM – onward - Dinner & rest

Please note this schedule is changeable upon request by the students. The students will get one day off per week (usually on a Sunday) but this can also be changed.

Pre-course knowledge

  • Light on Yoga, by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Postural Practice, by Mark Singleton
  • Yogini, by Janice Gates
  • Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, by Stephen Cope
  • Awakening Shakti, by Sally Kempton
  • The Guru Papers, by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad
  • Original Yoga, by Richard Rosen
  • Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual, by David Swenson
  • Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, by Erich Schiffmann
  • Yoga Anatomy, by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
  • The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography, by David Gordon White

Dr. Chintamani

His credentials include a Ph.D. (Doctorate) in yoga, a two-year Master’s Degree in human consciousness and yogic science from Gurukul Kangri University in Haridwar, India, a two-year Master’s Degree in Sanskrit literature from Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in Varanasi, India, a diploma in yoga and naturopathy, a diploma in massage therapy, and a wealth of knowledge and experience in Mantra chanting and Vedic Karmkand. He has studied extensively the ancient scriptures such as the Vedas, Upanishads, the Gita, the great six Eastern philosophies, and many other ancient yogic scriptures with some of the top-rated Sanskrit scholars and swamis in Nepal and India. In learning the traditional art of yoga and meditation he studied under the guidance of great Himalayan gurus which inspired him to practice and understand the root essence of yoga. Now, Dr. Chintamani aims to spread traditional yoga from the ranges of the Himalayas (the origin of yoga) to the larger world.

Nepal Yoga Academy & Retreat

  • Qualified teachers
  • Yogic diet: locally sourced organic vegetarian food
  • Natural landscape: serene mountainous region, spiritual atmosphere near temple grounds,
  • Local farming and village life
  • Improving Yoga Practice
  • Discover Personal Abilities
  • Spiritual Conversation
  • Cooperative team-building environment
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Beyond the Certification
  • Satsanga
  • Synergistic Learning Environment
  • Morning Meditation
  • Ample campus space for personal contemplation and introspection
  • Staff that becomes your second family—ever ready to support and make your stay enjoyable.
  • Encourage Participation – Nepal Yoga Academy & Retreat provides gentle reminders of our enriching schedule so guests can make the most of their stay.

Instructors

Dr. Chintamani Gautam

Vivek Paudel

Location

The Yoga Retreat center is located between Kathmandu and Nagarkot.

  • It is 22 kilometers from the Tribhuvan Airport
  • 10 kilometers from the historic city of Bhaktapur
  • 25 kilometers from Thamel
  • Just 1 kilometer from Telkot near the quaint village of Sankhu
  • From UNESCO World Heritage Site (Temple of Changu Narayan) - 1.5 hour walk one way

Features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room

General

  • Concierge desk
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free toiletries

Food

  • The package includes three delicious organic vegetarian/vegan meals a day and unlimited herbal teas.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
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)

Things to do on your day off:

  • Hiking to ancient temples
  • Sightseeing Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Patan
  • Sunrise trip to Nagarkot (transfer not included in the price)

What's included

  • 200 hours of in-depth teacher training sessions
  • A sacred Fire Ceremony to mark the course’s end
  • Enjoy three daily organic vegetarian/vegan meals and unlimited herbal teas
  • Experience relaxation with one Ayurvedic massage and a Steam or Sauna session
  • Receive essential materials, including a Yoga Manual Book, Yoga textbook, and stationery
  • Earn a Yoga Alliance certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance USA upon completion
  • Venture into nature with a day of forest hiking and waterfall visits
  • A 108 Sun salutation practice in the temple nestled on the hills
  • Special Acro Yoga (partner yoga) session
  • Benefit from post-course site membership and support calls with our teachers
  • 24 nights of accommodation

What's not included

  • Travel expenses to and from the retreat including airfare, airport transfers
  • Spending money for outings and day trips
  • Travel and medical insurance is also recommend
  • Laundry (available for an extra charge)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

At night time (after 8 pm) the charge will be 25$.

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer available: Tribhuvan International Airport (US$ 20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% 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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Available to start any month of the year on the 15th of the month.

Sunday September 8, 2024
(25 days / 24 nights)

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