28 Days 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

  • Changunarayan, Chhaling, छ्याबस्ती सडक, Bhaktapur 44600, Nepal


Himalayan Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

Are you looking for yoga teachers training course in Nepal where legends hold the truth and heaven meets the earth? We have a yoga teachers training course by award winning teachers here in Nepal. Dr. Chintamani Gautam and his team offer yoga teacher training and many other yoga related courses. In a Himalayan setting with an emphasis on sanatan traditional yoga as the basis for learning how to teach many different types of yoga. With 30000+ hours of yoga teaching and a PhD and several degrees in yoga, Dr. Chintamani offers some of the most knowledgeable and experienced teaching in the world today. Courses are mostly held at Nepal Yoga Retreat in the Kathmandu Valley. It is a purpose built yoga retreat in a serene natural setting overlooking a valley. More than 800 yoga teachers have studied under Dr. Chintamani's guidance and are teaching throughout the world today.


  • Daily yoga practice
  • 1 yoga book and notebook
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages, 2 days of hiking
  • 1 day sightseeing of UNESCO heritage sites
  • Satkarma kit (cleansing techniques)
  • 3 vegetarian/vegan meals a day
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • Yoga Alliance certificate
  • 27 days with instruction
  • English
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At our Nepal Yoga Retreat campus we have the following services: yoga, meditation, organic food, yoga therapy, beauty therapy, reiki, tai chi, naturopathy and Ayurveda treatment, massage, mud bath, and many more.

We have two eco - friendly luxury bamboo cottages with beautiful gardens, overlooking Sankhu valley. Rooms include hot water, outlets, and Wi-Fi. Some deluxe rooms with cable television. Extra beds available.

Course curriculum

Practice: 100 hours

Teaching methodology: 25 hours

Anatomy and physiology: 25 hours

Yoga philosophy: 25 hours

Yogic diet, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers: 15 hours

Practicum: 10 hours

Total: 200 hours

We welcome guests and students with various degrees of practice and yogic experience. We offer guidance to students in order to maintain a harmonious and spiritual focus to their learning, on our courses.

We practice four hours of asana each day, so one should be prepared for physical activity.

Our course is carefully designed by highly experienced professionals for teaching many different styles of yoga and our students must commit to take part in

90% attendance.

Participants must follow the schedule and attend all physical, theoretical, and practical classes with the final week consisting of practicums to practice and support their teaching abilities.

We offer simple, locally grown vegetarian/vegan meals with Nepalese flavours.

Students are requested to come to the class in comfortable yoga dress and are invited to use our yoga mats.

Students/guests are requested to inform management of any illness, injury or any other problem they may have, in order for us to plan accordingly.

We are a team, which values commitment, participation & a degree of flexibility to meet individual needs.

Syllabus of study

The curriculum is equivalent to Yoga Alliances 200-hour teacher training standards and includes the following subjects: Mantra, Asana (posture), Meditation, Surya Namaskar (sun salutation), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Bandhas (yogic locks), introduction to chakras, nadis & mudras and its practice, yoga nidra (yogic sleep).

Teaching methodology of different styles of yoga - Patanjali, Ashtanga, traditional & classical, Hatha, Vinyasa, Shivananda etc.

Method, principle, sequencing, adjusting, benefits and cautions of yoga postures. Yogic Shatkarmas / Kriyaa (cleansing techniques).

Dhyana (meditation) Learning to teach yoga classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced level students. Anatomy and physiology.

Physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga. Yogic diet & life style. Teaching practicum. Ethics for yoga teachers

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 to 06:30 - Wake up / freshen up
  • 06:30 to 07:00 - Herbal tea
  • 07:00 to 08:00 - Morning prey (mantra chant), Dynamic exercise, Surya namaskar pranayama, Asana and meditation
  • 08:00 to 08:15 - Refreshing break
  • 08:30 to 09:30 - Asana Sadhana
  • 09:30 to 10:30 - Breakfast
  • 10:30 to 13:00 - Lecture (yoga principles / philosophy / yoga sutra / Sanskrit / mantras)
  • 13:00 to 15:00 - Lunch / rest time
  • 15:00 to 16:45 - Lecture (human biology and applications / Ayurveda / traditional yoga texts) / Karma yoga
  • 16:45 to 17:00 - Refreshing time
  • 17:00 to 18:30 - Yoga asana practice including teaching practicum
  • 18:30 to 19:00 - Rest time / free time
  • 19:00 to 20:00 - Dinner
  • 20:00 to 22:00 - Self-study
  • 22:00 - Lights off

10 Kilometer hike to Nargarkot town with a view of the peaks of Himalayas.

Trek to ancient temples - Buddhist and Hindu.

Trek to local villages to learn and experience local culture.

Situated within the extensive grounds of Panchamahalaxmi Dham temple at Sankhu valley, just below Nagarkot, we hope you will find spiritual influence that will lead you towards self-realization. Nepal yoga retreat and spa center is located between Kathmandu and Nagarkot.


  • Airport - 10 kilometers
  • Bhaktapu - 5 kilometers
  • Thamel - 19 kilometers
  • Telkot Towards Sankhu valley - 1 kilometer
  • UNESCO World Heritage site temple of Changu Narayan - 45 minutes' walk
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

The meals are vegetarian, and a variety of grains and vegetables here. You can even get organic products from the village and farm.

  • Organic farm house stay and visit
  • Nepal home stay
  • Cycling
  • Sunrise trip

We have spa and Ayurveda cottage for deep relaxation, therapy, and treatment. Our spa /Ayurveda cottage is named Aarogya meaning healthy and blissful life.

  • Accommodation
  • Tea
  • 3 vegetarian/vegan meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Fruit, bread, porridge, vegetables, and other seasonal foods for breakfast
  • Nepali / Indian / Chinese cuisine for lunch and dinner
  • 1 yoga book + notebook
  • Pick up + drop off from/ to the airport
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages, 2 days of hiking
  • Satkarma kit (Cleansing techniques)
  • 1 day sightseeing of UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Certificate
  • International airfare, any other local travel or sightseeing
  • Other items of personal interest
  • Extra meals (available for extra charge)
  • Laundry (available for extra charge)
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookYogaTeacherTraining.com reviews

  • Review by Reina Hoctin Boes from Melbourne

    "The yoga teacher training with Guru Jee at the Nepal Yoga Acadamy & Retreat has left me with a special memory. One of the girls as part of her graduation had to lead a guided meditation. She made us walk the paths we walked daily, enjoy the views, we admired daily, reflect upon our state of awareness we found ourselves in and she asked us, finishing her guided meditation: dear yogi's and yogini's, please guide yourself through this meditation when back at home, when you feel the need. The Nepal Yoga Academy & Retreat managed to make me think back at the experience and re-connect."

    BookYogaRetreats website, edited

  • Review by Foti Vazanellis from Australia

    "Our retreat was an absolute mind blowing success. DR Chintamani is an expert in his field and we were welcomed, cared for and have come away with a wealth of knowledge that I was searching for but did not believe was possible!"

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  • Review by Randi Johnbeck from Perth, Australia

    "I was very happy with my stay at Nepal Yoga Academy. Very good teachers, good food and good vibes. The yoga training was very thorough but sometimes it felt a bit uncoordinated. Overall, I would definitely recommend people to go there for YTT. "

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  • Review by Francesca Belmonte

    "Set high up the mountain side with sun kissed views of the velvet green /golden valley in front, backed by the lush protective jungle you will find the Nepal Yoga Academy. I just finished my 200hrs teacher training with Dr Chintamani and Dr Soobot and I am so happy I chose Nepal. The staff are friendly polite beautiful people, the spirit of the place is rich with the authenticity and truth you would hope to find on a yoga course in the country it was founded. I can't recommend this place enough. It was challenging, rewarding and life changing. Dr Chintamani always has time for you and goes well out of his way to ensure your personal needs are met - just ask and you'll see. Go to Nepal they need you! Go to the Nepal Yoga Academy it'll feed you! Body mind and spirit! (Oh and the food is great as well! Did you know that pancakes without eggs made with special flour are yogic?!) "

    January 2016, BookYogaRetreats website, edited

  • Review by Traeci Devereaux

    "I was very, very pleased with my entire experience at the Nepal Yoga Academy! Dr. Chintamani is an excellent guru, and very patient and adaptive to each of us. I and another student were the first clients post earthquake. The view from the facility is outstanding! The accommodations comfortable. For a non-vegetarian such as myself, I was fearful of the vegetarian menu, but found myself enjoying the meals very much, and I was NEVER hungry, though I did bring along a jar of peanut butter that I finished during the month I was there.The support staff are very accommodating and well trained. If youre wondering if its suitable to go to Nepal now, do not hesitate! You will be greeted warmly and sincerely welcomed, and every effort will be exhausted to make your visit fulfilling. Even though Nepal is still recovering from a devastating earthquake that has ravaged the nearby villages of Sankhu, Nagacort, and Bhoktapour, the people throughout the areas of Nepal that I was fortunate enough to visit were amazingly happy, pleasant, delighted to meet me and ask where I was from; many of them while they were working on digging through their cracked houses to recover any of their remaining possessions and remove the accumulated debris.Comparing the Nepalis to western people is nearly impossible. I observed countless people who had lost everything with little to no hope of ever rebuilding who greeted me with kindness, warmth, and true welcoming. In the USA, post disaster, my experience is that the victims become self absorbed with their losses, whereas we have individual and government insurance and recovery assistance.In Nepal, where they may never financially recover, the Nepalis are anxious to welcome you into their tent or tin house to have a cup of tea or dinner. I was greeted on the street during an afternoon walk by a family who invited me into their living area just outside their decimated house, adjacent to their tin house, where I was given their only plastic chair and invited to have tea. The children showed me their homework, and practiced their English. Grandma invited me to spend the night in their modest accommodations. Another family had me to dinner twice, and shared their best foods during the rice planting festival, and on my second visit remembered each thing I had enjoyed before and made certain to double my portion. I am so awestruck and inspired by the resilience and caring of this nation of people, I cannot stress enough that when choosing what country to take your YTT training from, Nepal should be at the top of the list for beauty, overall experience, and welcoming and sincere appreciation of the people.I feel blessed that God led me to this place, at this specific time, and pray that Nepal recovers sooner rather than later. Namaste"

    July 2015. BookYogaRetreats website, edited


  • Review by Warren Anywhere Buttery from Kathmandu, Nepal

    "Unique experience in a beautiful location, which has deepened my practice and given me the skills and confidence to teach. Our gurus are very experienced, highly motivated & nurturing in their support for our transformation."

    Nepal Yoga Academy & Retreat Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Kristen Keilty from Providence, Rhode Island

    "Such an incredible experience! The retreat is in a beautiful and peaceful location, allowing you to focus on your practice and on what's important. The teachers are nice, knowledgeable and great to be around! This entire experience has been way more than anything I could have dreamed of and I would recommend Nepal Yoga Retreat to anyone!"

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  • Review by Fabienne Brigger from Zurich, Switzerland

    "Dr. Chintamani is a compassionate teacher whose knowledge, sensitivity, and energetic teaching style got me a powerful glimpse into the vast field of yoga science. My deep passion for my yoga practice and my karma yoga teaching got inflamed by Dr.Chintamani. I hope to be able to return to his classes soon! "

    Nepal Yoga Academy website, edited

  • Review by Rachel from Dubai, UAE

    "I have arrived to amazing retreat feeling burned out, tired and stressed. After one week of yoga, detox, organic tasty food, hiking, and meditation, I feel refreshed and new. The accommodation is clean and comfortable and all the staff takes very good care of you. Dr. Chintamani looks after each person individually, pushes you to your limits and teaches you to reach your full potential and how to achieve perfect asanas. The guided meditation daily lets you completely disconnect from the world. If you are looking for complete relaxation and tranquility with beautiful surroundings I will highly recommend it."

    Nepal Yoga Academy website, edited

A superb, purpose built Academy & yoga retreat founded by Dr. Chintamani PhD, located on the lip of the Kathmandu Valley surrounded by lush forest with amazing views.

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