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42 Day 500-Hour Himalayan Yoga Teacher Training in Pokhara

Yogasamskriti Siddhartha Garden Ayurveda, Pokhara, Nepal

Yoga Teacher Training Nepal

Yogasamskriti School provides insightful teaching methods that aim to equip the student with effective communication skills along with traditional yogic wisdom and in-depth knowledge by joining this yoga teacher training! You will be guided and assisted to become self-sufficient in understanding and grasping your personal potential and teaching others to do the same, ensuring personal growth via self-exploration. You will learn to design customized asana sequences for specific needs, considering different life circumstances. Also, you will get a firm foundation in all aspects of yoga, in a supportive and harmonious environment that prepares you to become confident and successful yoga teachers and capable of mentoring students in different settings!

Meet the instructors

Rahul, Elli, & Sandeep
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Highlights

  • Yoga teacher training sessions
  • Hatha yoga and pranayama practice
  • Meditation, mantra chanting, and Nidra yoga practice
  • Diligently designed and structured training program
  • 500-hour certificate of completion after training
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 41 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


42 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 17 participants
Airport transfer available:
Tribhuvan International Airport (US$20 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room

Surrounded by the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the meditative mountains, Yogasamskriti School provides a tranquil environment for the students that help them connect to their inner-selves. With pleasing ambiance and contemporary interiors, the rooms reflect the harmony and serenity of the surrounding environment. The rooms allow you to completely surrender yourself to the natural warmth and beauty of the overlooking gardens and the picturesque lush green landscapes surrounding the retreat center.

Each of those spacious rooms includes comfortable beds, air conditioning, big windows providing natural sunlight, mosquito nets, and bathrooms completed with bath, shower facilities, and western style toilets. All the rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, satellite television, numerous outlets, and are designed to enhance the relaxing and soothing experience for students.

Yogasamskriti have taken great effort to provide their students with a sense of belonging and ease during students’ stay. The spiritual atmosphere here promotes rejuvenation of the mind at Yogasamskriti School. The location is quiet and amicable, perfect for nature lovers who can enjoy a walk around the river and natural treks through the surrounding hillsides. Those looking for a quieter way to spend their free time can enjoy lounging by the beautiful pool, taking advantage of the wonderful views. The accommodations add to the enriching experience of soulful divinity and spiritual fulfillment ensured with your studies at Yogasamskriti.

Program

Overview

This Yogasamskriti Nepal School 500-hour teachers training course (TTC) is an all-encompassing program, focused on preparing committed yoga teachers for the betterment of society. It shall fully equip the trainees to start teaching yoga immediately with effective competence and confidence. The 200 hours TTC can be combined with the 300 hours TTC - that is, the trainees can first enroll for the 200 hours TTC and follow it up immediately with the 300 hours TTC, for a continuous 500 hours TTC.

The advanced teachers training courses are diligently designed and structured - traditional, yet innovative in approach and delivery to empower the trainees with the specialist knowledge that can transform and enlighten themselves, and their future students.

On the completion of the additional 300 hours, a TTC 500 hours certificate will be awarded.

Curriculum

The course has a yoga therapy focus. You will learn to activate your self-healing capacities and boost your immune system. You will also learn how to address different health issues with yogic techniques.

  • Mantra chanting
  • Intro to Mantra science
  • Basic mantras: aum, gayatri, trayambakam, guru, shanti etc.
  • Morning prayers and Evening prayers
  • Meal prayers
  • Study prayers
  • Health prayers
  • Surya-namaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras
  • 1-20 Sanskrit counting
  • Names of the asanas
  • Selected yoga-sutras recitation
  • Hatha yoga asanas

  • Meditative steps of performing the Hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa flow - series 1 & 2
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutations) - dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with bija-mantra chanting
  • Modifications of yoga asanas
  • Types of yoga asanas - standing, sitting, backward bending, forward bending, spinal twisting, fire series, inversion, shavasana etc.
  • Alignment and art of adjustment
  • Preventing common injuries
  • Counter pose
  • Contraindications
  • Yoga asanas benefits
  • Pranayama (the science of breath)

  • Introduction to science of breath
  • Physiology of pranayama
  • Postures for pranayama
  • Establishment of diaphragmatic breathing
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
  • Different practices of pranayama: nadi shodhana, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma, suryabhedi, and various types of kumbhaka pranayama and others
  • Benefits or pranayama practices
  • Guidelines for regular pranayama
  • Bandhas (lock)

  • Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
  • Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
  • Moola-bandha (root lock)
  • Maha-bandha (great lock)
  • Mudra Vijnana (Science of Graceful Gestures)

  • Intro to mudras and their importance in yoga practices
  • Mudra and its psychology
  • The elements residing in the fingers and five mudras: akasha-mudra, jnana-mudra, agni-mudra, varuna-mudra, and prithvi-mudra
  • Other important mudras: dhyan-mudra, prana-mudra, apana-mudra, linga-mudra, shunya-mudra, vishnu-mudra, bhairava-mudra, and hridaya-mudra
  • Satkarma or Cleansing Exercises

  • Jala-neti
  • Sutra-neti
  • Kunjala
  • Trataka
  • Agnisara
  • Nauli
  • Practice Relaxation and Yoga Nidra

  • Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
  • Relaxation in daily life
  • Sequence of relaxation
  • Tension and relaxation exercises
  • Systematic relaxation exercises
  • 31 points relaxation exercise
  • 61 points relaxation exercise
  • Preparation for yoga-nidra
  • 61 blue star relaxation
  • Meditation

  • What is meditation and what is not?
  • Meditation in daily life
  • Yoga asanas for meditation
  • 2-5 minutes meditations
  • Steps into basic meditation
  • So-ham mediation
  • Mantra and meditation
  • Spinal breath
  • Sushumna breath through chakras
  • Yoga Anatomy and Physiology

  • Introduction about Yoga anatomy and physiology
  • Systems: Digestive system, Circulatory system, Respiratory system, Muscular system, Nervous system, Endocrine system, Skeletal system, Excretory system, Lymphatic system, Homeostasis
  • Stress: Introduction
  • Humoral theory (in ancient Indian medicine, Greek medicine, and modern medical science)
  • The Brain and its subcortical centers
  • Stress and Neuro-endocrinal changes
  • Therapy principles for stress disorders
  • Stress management through yoga: Asana (physical postures), Pranayama (breathing practices), Dhyan (meditation)
  • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
  • Nadis (energy channels)
  • Chakras (energy plexus)
  • Pancha tattva (five great elements)
  • Panchakosha (five sheaths)
  • Pancha pranas (five vital energy)
  • Yoga philosophy, Life-style and Yoga Ethics

  • General introduction: six schools of Indian philosophy
  • Philosophy in daily life
  • Elementary intro to Samkhya and Yoga philosophies
  • The Yoga-sutras of Patanjali
  • History of Yogic science
  • Astanga-yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
  • Introduction to Vedanta (Yoga of the Upanishads)
  • The yoga of the Bhagavad-gita
  • The tantric yoga
  • Yoga Ethics: Yamas and Niyamas; More on the ethics of a teacher
  • Daily life style of a sadhaka
  • Yoga and Ayurveda (Science of Life)

  • Intro to Ayurveda
  • Philosophy of Ayurveda
  • The concept of tri-dosha
  • The concept of tri-gunas
  • Ayurveda and the balanced diet
  • Balance of the mind and body through proper diet as prescribed in Ayurveda
  • Teaching Methodology

  • Learning to instruct and guide
  • Main points: Teaching to what you observe, Timing a class, Greeting/Centering, Sequence in teaching,
  • Theme-ing a specific posture
  • Classroom Organization
  • Demonstration
  • Health Concerns
  • Language
  • Modification in Posture
  • The role of a teacher
  • The practice and service of teaching yoga
  • Yoga Practicum

  • Class sequences
  • Develop intention for classes
  • Self-evaluation
  • Assignments
  • Practice teaching
  • Feedback
  • Group discussion
  • Questions and answers
  • Homework

Code of Conduct

Students are required to maintain a peaceful environment. Gentleness as the foundation of yogic life is to be followed in speech and actions. You live purely and take only natural and healthy nutrition. Any kinds of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and meat are prohibited on the premises and during the training. In order to be receptive and available in your full capacity, you need to be observed for a good and healthy sleep. So, Yogasamskriti asks their students to observe silence after 22:00.

Certification

The students will receive a certificate of 500 hours after the completion of the course eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion. This certificate qualifies to teach yoga internationally.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:15-07:45 Hatha yoga and asana session
  • 08:00-09:00 Pranayama
  • 09:30-10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30-11:30 Philosophy
  • 11:45-13:15 Yoga anatomy
  • 13:30-14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30-16:00 Self-study
  • 16:00-18:00 Teaching methodology and alignment
  • 18:00-19:30 Meditation, mantra chanting, and Nidra yoga
  • 19:30-20:30 Dinner

Note: the schedule is subject to change.

Instructors

Rahul Ji

Elli

Sandeep Pandey

Location

Students from all over the world discover and embark down their spiritual journey to enlightenment through holistic yoga training, retreat programs, and meditation practices. It’s like a home away from home with helpful staff, a supportive community, and everything that you could need within walking distance.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

During you stay at Yogasamskriti School, you can visit the Peace Pegoda (Shanti stupa). iI is only 10-minute walk from retreat center. You can take a hike in the mountains any time. You can also do boating in the famous Feva Lake.

What's included

  • All teaching yoga teacher training session
  • Certificate of completion
  • Course materials
  • Food three veg meals a day
  • 41 nights’ accommodation
  • Hiking trip in mountains
  • Stupa visit

What's not included

  • Extra days of stay
  • Extra parching
  • Airfare
  • Airport taxi

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Pokhara Airport (PKR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for an additional fee of 20 USD.

Arrival by bus

This retreat will take place at the Siddhartha Garden Ayurveda, Pokhara Nepal. The retreat center is located next to the near the peace pagoda, having an amazing view of the snow peaks and phew lake. The Centre is just 10 minutes’ walk from peace pagoda and a 20-minute ride from the Pokhara airport.

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 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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  • People who bring a friend, partner or any extra student to the course will receive a 10% discount on the course fee. 
  • Students who decide to have a further education will receive a 25% discount on the education fee only of the next course they enrol in. 
  • Students who want to repeat a course will receive a 50% discount on the education fee only of that course.

 

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