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Nepal Yoga Teacher Training Certification

Take the ideal primary step towards the complete enrichment of the mind, body, and spirit with this training course in Pokhara, Nepal. With the aim and intent to lay a strong foundation for a budding yogi, the 200-hour yoga program in Pokhara shall take you through the perfect initial journey of an authentic yoga teacher and a serious practitioner of the art as a 200-hour YTTC teacher; you shall be eligible for validation under Yoga Alliance 200 RYT status.

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Prem & Sanjeev
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  • Daily pranayama and breath awareness practices
  • Daily yoga, meditation, and deep guided relaxation sessions
  • Know the concept, philosophy, and practices related to yoga
  • Learn cleansing techniques, mantra chanting, kirtans, and bhajans
  • Daily delicious vegetarian and vegan healthy meals with snacks
  • Opportunity to explore the Himalayas shrines and temples
  • Explore the hills of the Pokhara regions
  • 21 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


22 days with instruction
Group size: 5-15 participants
Airport transfer included: Pokhara Airport
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Yoga studio

The retreat centre has private rooms with a king-size bed and twin sharing rooms as well as 24-hour hot/cold showers. It is located in a peaceful and quiet place where you'll feel like you're in a real yogic place. The food provided is organic from the garden, there is also a swimming pool, 24-hour spring running water in the pool and bathroom, and the backdrop is the mountain and the front is Phewa Lake and landmark farm.


Become a certified yoga practitioner and teacher while undergoing yoga instructor training in Nepal, in the picturesque lap of Pokhara. Learn the art of yoga asana, delve into the hidden layers of yogic philosophy and teachings in the gorgeous setting of Pokhara Valley.

A yoga teacher training certification in Pokhara, Nepal at Pokhara Yoga School arrives with a perfect blend of traditional teachings fused with the sources and ambiance to practice the art in its purest form. Undergo cleansing rituals and practices for complete purification of the mind and body. The training at the Pokhara Yoga School in Nepal delivers you onto the path of self-discovery and eventual rebirth.

The aim is to impart teachings and practices of traditional yoga styles on excellent standards. The school has designed the curriculum according to the guidelines set by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International. Endowed under the tutelage of highly experienced and globally acclaimed yoga teachers, it's ensured that each student undergoes a truly enlightening and holistic experience of science.


Hatha Yoga Primary Series

  • What is Hatha yoga Surya Namaskar with mantra awareness?
  • Sukshma vyama (joints and glands exercise)
  • Standing series of asana Kneeling series of asana
  • Sitting series of asana: Laying on stomach series of asana
  • Supine series of asana: Inversion series of asana
  • Asana benefits and its contraindications

Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series

  • What is vinyasa?
  • 9 Drishti in Ashtanga series
  • Importance of ujjayi and bandhas in series

Pranayama and Mudras

  • Chest breathing v/s diaphragmatic breathing
  • What do prana and pranayama mean?
  • Types of pranayama practice
  • What is Nadi?
  • What is Ida Pingala and Sushmana?
  • Seven main practices of pranayama
  • Importance of mudra according to Hatha yoga
  • Types of Mudra Practicum of gyana and chin mudra
  • Physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of mudra

Yoga Philosophy

  • What is Yoga?
  • The five koshas (bodies)
  • What are self-realization and liberation? Why?
  • What is consciousness?
  • The four faculties of mind-field and five stages of mind-field
  • The four foundational pillars of life
  • Eight limbs of the yoga of Patanjali
  • What is the waking state on yogic science?
  • What is the dreaming state on yogic science?
  • What is a deep sleep state on yogic science?

Teaching Series

  • Building a social relationship between a teacher and students
  • Inspiring and motivating in a difficult situation
  • Benefits and limitations
  • Developing confidence while teaching and sharing yogic practices
  • Delivering effective feedback to aspirants

Mantra Yoga

  • Healing mantra
  • Mantra for divine love between a teacher and students
  • Ashtanga opening and closing mantra
  • Well-being mantra

Shat Kriya (Yogic Purification for Body Preparation and Self-Healing)

  • Practicum of shankaprashalana for cleaning of the lower abdomen
  • Kunjal kriya
  • Practicum of agnisar kriya and nauli kriya

Principle of Teaching Asana (Adjustment and Alignment)

  • Adjusting in Shavasana
  • Workshop on inversions
  • Workshop on twisting postures
  • Adjustment based on the Hatha yoga intermediate chart
  • Modifying the asana practice

Yoga Nidra (Conscious Yogic Sleep)

  • Role of yoga Nidra in developing intuition
  • Implications of resting the mind in the heart center
  • Yoga Nidra and its common assumptions

Anatomy and Physiology of Yogic Practices

  • Review of the digestive system and respiratory system
  • Shankprshalana effective practice for cleaning the digestive tract
  • Effects of pranayama on the cardiovascular system
  • Anatomy of the nervous system with an understanding of Nadi and pranic currents
  • A working understanding of the spine (anatomical and energetic)
  • A working understanding of the flexibility relative to injuries and recovery
  • Anatomical effects and benefits of yoga asana

Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep)

  • What is Yoga Nidra?
  • What is sleep?
  • Benefits of deep sleep?
  • How yoga Nidra practices adjusting in Shavasana
  • Yoga Nidra practices from the Satyananda tradition

Concentration and Meditation

  • What is meditation
  • What are the types of meditation?
  • Full moon meditation
  • Mantra awareness meditation
  • Candle and inner light meditation
  • Breath awareness meditation

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 05:30 - 06:00: Morning Tea
  • 06:00 - 07:30 Ashtanga Yoga
  • 07:30 - 08:00 Rest/Self Study
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Pranayama/Shat Kriya
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Philosophy/Safety and Injuries/Self- Study/Philosophy
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Rest/Tea Break
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Mantra Yoga/Shat kriya
  • 13:15 - 13:45 Lunch
  • 13:45 - 15:00 Rest
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Safety and Injuries/Adjustment Yoga
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Rest
  • 16:15 - 17:45 Hatha Yoga
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
  • 19:15 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Self-study/self-journaling
  • 22:00 Lights off

Included excursions

The sunrise yoga from Mountains is included.


Prem Bahadur

Sanjeev Singh Madan


This retreat takes place in Pokhara, Nepal. Pokhara is well known for its greenery and nature. Located in the geographical centre of Nepal, Pokhara is the second famous Nepalese city after Kathmandu, the capital. Lakeside is the most popular place in Pokhara, a Mecca for travellers, aircraft pilots, paragliders, and trekkers from all corners of the world.

The environment in Pokhara is so suitable for peace and calmness. It is located in the Himalayan foothills beside lakes and hills. Many people from different parts of the world come to Nepal for a yoga retreat course. Enjoy the scenic nature and peaceful ambience at one of the best yoga schools in Nepal, Pokhara Yoga School.

The stress management and meditation practices at Pokhara Yoga School is famous across the world. This retreat centre is nestled in a beautiful valley of Pokhara in the foothills of mountains far away from the noisy crowd and on the banks of Phewa Lake. The scenery here is a god-gifted view of Phewa Lake, forest, and birds with heart touching sounds.


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. Pokhara Yoga School strives to provide organic and vegetarian/vegan meals but if you have special dietary needs please notify the school in advance and they will try to accommodate your needs as best they can.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Fruitarian
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
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)

  • Spa, sight seeing, airport drop

Spa treatments

  • Available at additional cost

What's included

  • Daily yoga and meditation class
  • Asanas, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, and philosophy
  • Guidance from certified yoga instructors
  • Multiple local sightseeing tours
  • Yoga mats
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Unlimited daily herbal tea
  • 3 organic vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-free meals daily (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Drinking water, free Wi-Fi, and a hot shower
  • 1 daily fresh detox juice/smoothie
  • All taxes and fees
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Guided tours along the green hills of Pokhara Valley

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers From Kathmandu or Lumbani Internationals Airport
  • Medical expenses
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Visa costs
  • Optional tips for guides and porters
  • Beer, soft drinks, and extra tea or coffee outside of normal meal times
  • Personal travel and trekking insurance (make sure that you have trekking insurance that covers the height of 3,300 meters)
  • Travelling cost (Kathmandu to Pokhara or Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • Vedic astrological outlook, spiritual healing, and Ayurvedic massage
  • Additional tour cost

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Pokhara Airport (PKR). Transfers are included in the package, Pokhara Yoga School and Retreat Center will pick you up from the airport.

Connected internationally, the closest airport would be Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. Multiple flights from various destinations run to and from Kathmandu. You can land at the international airport in Kathmandu and take a bus, car, or flight to Pokhara.

Directions from India

If you are coming to Pokhara from India, you will find multiple points of entry into Nepal. Some of the entry points are Kakkarbhitta (West Bengal), Biratnagar (Bihar) Birgunj (Bihar) Sanauli, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, and Mahendranagar all across the border from Uttar Pradesh. Take a bus or car ride to Pokhara.

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

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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22 days / 21 nights
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Availability information

The training runs from every 15th of the month to the 5th of the next month. In cases wherein the months are shorter, Pokhara Yoga School and Retreat Center will give extra classes.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 5 participants

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