Join Akshi Yogashala for a 200-hour yoga teacher training program in Pokhara, Nepal, situated 200 kilometers west of capital Kathmandu. It is a course that follows the standards of Yoga Alliance, held in the place where the view of the scenic beauty of Annapurna Mountain is itself a religious experience. You will be taught yoga in locations where the mountain peaks seem to transcend in a sublime form, becoming an effective source of energy.
During the training, you will be residing at the accommodation that Akshi Yogashala provides. You have the provision for the accommodation on a single as well as double sharing basis with all modern facilities. All the rooms are airy and furnished with double beds, cupboard, coffee table and other facilities. Each room has an attached bathroom with hot and cold running water facilities. You will feel you are in an ashram but you can have your own staying arrangement as well.
Ashrams usually represent a return to a simpler way of living, which is very different to a hotel. Generally there is a more communal atmosphere and often an expectation that guests will pitch in with whatever needs doing.
You will be taught all asanas of Hatha yoga from the simple to the advance. It is often called as a forceful yoga as it involves a lot of physical efforts. The teachers will concentrate on the proper formation and practice of different asanas and breathe control and will move towards building the energy in the subtle channels known as nadis. The asanas will loosen the stiff joints and soothe the muscles and make the body flexible. Hatha yoga will help remove all the obstacles, for moving towards pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharna (concentration), dhayan (meditation) and samadhi (balance).
This 200-hour yoga teacher program includes an in-depth knowledge of yoga philosophy, giving you deeper insight into what is yoga and how it can make you spiritually connected and give you physical and mental benefits. Through the philosophical knowledge, you will learn the religious principles of yoga including the Vedic knowledge. This would serve as a base to enter into a true spirit of yoga and what it is to attain the yogic way of life. You will feel a religious flavor and know how to attain love and purity in life.
Sunday is a day for excursions and relaxations in the beautiful landscapes of Pokhara. Students will go trekking to the Annapurna foothills to insinuate them in the natures galore, providing an amazing view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchare and Nilgiri and beautiful hill villages inhabited by friendly people. Add to this, there will be a trek to Phewa Lake. Besides this, students can have a few hours spent at Lakeside of Pokhara to recharge themselves and get ready for next week’s rigorous session.
As a young boy, Sri Vivek’s passion for yoga was quickly obvious to father, who started him on the path to understanding. His thirst for knowledge led him to 15 years of living in an ashram, and into the Himalayas to study yoga and philosophy. Inspired by his burning desire to learn, the sages welcomed him, and taught him mystic ways unknown to many. Today, Sri Vivek is pursuing his PhD in yoga, with a goal to never stop learning and dedicate himself to humanity.
Rahul Bhatt is a master practitioner of yoga, particularly skilled in asanas of Ashtanga. Through a combination of curiosity, talent, and tireless hard work, Yogi Rahul Bhatt has developed a deep understanding of the asanas, and a crystal-clear way of communicating difficult and nuanced postures to aspiring students. Rahul-ji believes in yoga as an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of developing the body, mind, and spirit, and seeks to help his students learn and grow in each of these areas.
Rahul Ji is a passionately committed teacher of Yoga, having diligently internalised all aspects of yogic knowledge. After growing up in a small village on the outskirts of Delhi in an encouraging yogic family, he pursued a career as a concept designer in Delhi. Outside of work he continued his spiritual growth through his own studies of ancient texts and scriptures. Soon, a series of experiences illuminated to him transcendental truths that inspired him to leave his job and immerse himself in the sacred yogic world.
The training will take place in Pokhara, Nepal, which is nestled in between snow peaks of the Himalayas, green valleys, lakes and Seti River that flows through it. Explore the Hindu and Tibetan tradition of its citizens to get into the essence of spirituality for understanding the yoga philosophy. The city also provides many attractions in the form of rafting, jungle safari, trekking and if you want you can visit and explore many ancient temples and to understand what makes culture and heritage of Nepal so unique.
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Vegetarian and highly nutritious food is provided three times a day. The time of the meals is fixed as per the scheduled timetable.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).
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