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Intensive Lineage Yoga Course in India

AryaMarga Yoga is proud to present the Anubhava yoga (experiential yoga) appreciation program, an intensive course designed for those interested in actually experiencing the theory and practice of authentic yoga. The Anubhava program acts both as a precursor to AryaMarga Yoga’s more intense and exhaustive five-month yogic lifestyle program and independently as a unique introduction to the ancient science of integrated yoga.

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  • Hatha asana assists and correction classes
  • One-week guided trek into the spiritual spots of the Himalayas
  • 5 element asana practice centered around Samkhya philosophy
  • In-depth study of the human anatomy based on the 5-element perspective
  • 44 nights accommodation in the beautiful mountain village of Bir-Billing, Himachal
  • Weekly practice of Shat-Karma Kriyas (cleansing practices)
  • Daily yogic meals, prepared with love and sincerity
  • Certification upon completion

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44 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi, Spanish, Thai
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  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

The accommodation will be at the institute in Bir, Himachal Pradesh. It’s nestled in the field and forest, offering a warm welcome to tourists and ensuring quality and comfort. Twin-sharing or private accommodation will be provided for all the participants.


Lineage Yoga of the 84 Mahasiddhas

Known by their Sanskrit terms - Hatha, Mantra, Tantra, and Raja yoga - the four yogas of the body, the mind, consciousness, and no-mind have been practiced for millennia in India as one single integrated system. This integrated system cannot simply be learned. It must be experienced.

To rapidly enable the flowering of experiences in the integrated for yoga system, AryaMarga Yoga utilizes the experiential methods of bhava - spanda or passion - waves, the high intensification of mentally generated emotional states. The experience of this intensified emotion within the techniques of the four yogas is the real inner revealer and transformer of your personalities and bodies.

Experience in Sanskrit is termed Anubhava and this Anubhava yoga appreciation program is designed to generate within the participants the inner experience of the four yogas. The program concludes with a one-week guided trek into the Himalayas, visiting some of the nomadic monks and spiritual power spots in the Himalayas.

The techniques learned in the course will be practiced for maximum effect in these Himalayan settings to bring the experience to a close and a new beginning.

Lineage Yoga Course Highlights

  • All the teachings are untouched and selected practices of the ancient Naga and Buddhist Vajrayana Lineages, tailored to be applicable for modern Yogic lifestyles.
  • Taught by teachers from the Forest tradition of the Giri Monks.

Course Curriculum

Yoga Vidya ( Yoga Philosophy)

  • Detailed and Practical teaching of the Samkhya/ Numerological Reality.
  • Gain sound understanding of Shuddha Tattvas (Pure Elements, Ashudda Tattvas (Impure Elements), Kanchukas (Covering Sheath to Ultimate Reality)
  • Intensive, exhaustive and descriptive teaching of the Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
  • Analytical and practical teaching of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika of Yogi Swatmarama.

Pancha Tattva Asana Kriya (5 Element Hatha Asana Sequence)

  • Intensive training on the 27 Asanas P-TAK [5 Elements Asana Kriya] Sequence.
  • Training on identifying the Elemental compositions of any Yoga Asana.
  • Understand the lost art of Revitalizing and Harmonizing the 5-Elements through Hatha Asanas
  • Earth Element (Prithvi Tattva) - Standing poses that fortify the personality by grounding you down
  • Water Element (Ap Tattva) - Forward bends that bring fluidity to character
  • Fire Element - Backbends that purify and drive intensity
  • Wind Element - Arm balances that increase passion and the forceful spirit
  • Space Element - Inversions that provide access to unlimited levels of Intuition
  • Introduction to the 54 Asanas Advanced P-TAK [5 Elements Asana Kriya] Sequence.
  • More than 40 Hours of training on Assists and Hands on experience of Teaching Classes.
  • Counter poses and contra-indications based on the philosophy of 5-Elements
  • Understand the penetrating effect of Hatha Asanas on the 5-Koshas (5 Sheaths or Bodies as per Yoga)
  • Gain a sound understanding of how Hatha Asanas can be used as a prognostic and preventive tool for common lifestyle ailments

Mantra Yoga

  • Introduction to the Sonic Science of Mantras, and how to effectively use them to catalyze evolution
  • Introduction to the systems of Mantra Yoga and Yantra Yoga, the science of Mystic Sound and Geometry.
  • Learn to chant the Resonic and Harmonic sounds of Mahamantra Aum
  • Difference between Tantric & Vedic Mantras
  • In-depth study of Mahamrtyunjaya Mantra & Ganapati Mantra
  • Learn the basic of Samskrit - the coding language or Mantras
  • Mantra-Pranayama - understanding Bija Mantras and how to use them while practicing Pranayamas

Pranayama (Controlled Expansion of Prana)

  • Prana Vidya - The science of controlled expansion of Prana as per the Naga Lineage Text - Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Harmonizing Pranayamas - Chandra Bhedan, Surya Bhedan, and Anulom-Vilom
  • Amplification Pranayamas - Kapaalabhati and Bhastrika
  • Concentrating Pranayamas - Bhamaree along with Chakra Desham
  • Learn to appreciate the physiology of Pranayamas Kriyas
  • In-depth study into the effect of Pranayama Kriyas on the Nadi-Body
  • Guidelines for practicing Pranayama - Where and when to practice
  • 21-step Pranayama Sequence with in-built visualizations and meditations kriyas

Tantra & Laya Kundalini Yoga

  • Introduction to the systems of Feminine Power, the Kundalini-Laya Yoga.
  • Introduction to the Vajrayana system of Buddhist Tantra.
  • Practical experience of the meditation techniques of the VijnanaBhairava, from the ancient Shiva branch of Yoga-Tantra.

Mandukya Upanishad & Dream Yoga

  • Teachings from one of the most highly considered ancient Indian post-Vedic Texts, the Mandukya Upanishad.
  • Practical teaching and hands on Teaching Classes of Yoga Nidra or Lucid Dreaming.

Bandhas and Mudras

  • The science of bodily-locks as explained in Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • The application of Mula-Bandha, Ashwini Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, Jalandhara bandha, Khechari and Bhru-Madhya Bandh during the practice of Pranayama Kriyas
  • Integrated study of Hand-Mudras for Pranayamas & Mental Mudras for meditation practices

Shat-Karma Kriyas

  • Demonstration and guided teaching of the 6 Cleansing and Detoxifying Practices of Hatha Yoga, the ShatKarmas
  • Psycho-somatic effect of the cleansing practices such as Neti, Dhauti, Nauli, Basti, Kapaalabhati & Tratak
  • Weekly practice of Shat-Karma Kriyas to get a first-hand experience of the Kriyas

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Yogic perspective of the human body based on the 5-Elements
  • Elemental mapping of the different body systems such as Homeostasis, Skeleto-muscular system, Lymphatic System, Circulatory System, Respiratory System, Nervous System, Endocrinal System, Immune System, and Reticular Activating System
  • Study of hormones, the link between the Annamaya Kosha, and Manomaya Kosha
  • Effect of Asana & Pranayama practice on the various bodily systems
  • Prognostic analysis of the human body based on the 5-Elements
  • Mapping the Sympathetic and Para-sympathetic Nervous System to the Ida and Pingala Nadi Systems
  • The future of Yoga Anatomy based on Genetics and Technology

Teaching Examination and Presentation

  • Learning to lead and instruct an Asana class
  • Understanding the subtle nuances such as Tone, Timbre, Voice Modulation, Demonstration, and Hands-on Assists, Compassion of ideal Asana sessions.
  • Learning to lead a Pranayama session with instruction and guidance on Voice Modulation, Tone, Timbre, Bhava, Compassion, Demonstration, etc.
  • Topic-based class presentations by students for Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Topic-based class presentation by students for Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
  • Written Theory examination for each of the above modules at the end of the course


  • Detailed teachings on the a) Awareness, b) Focus, c) One pointedness and d) Intutition categories of Meditation.
  • Visualization meditation techniques from the Vijnanabhairav Tantras & Vajrayana Buddhism

Treks & Ashram Setting

  • Overnight Treks and mountain day walks to Forest hot springs and Himalayan mountain ridges for mountain herbs spotting.
  • Ideal, aesthetic and quiet mountain retreat ashram atmosphere for the proper practice and study of the Yogas

After attending the course, students will be able to:

  • Gain a sound understanding of the integrative practices of the Four Yoga Systems
  • Improve their asana practice with the intensive practice of more than 27 asanas
  • Experience the higher meditation practices of Raja yoga
  • Physically and mentally prepare themselves for the five-month intensive yogic experience journey

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 First practical class
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 09:00 First theory class
  • 10:30 Morning tea break
  • 11:00 Second theory class
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Siesta
  • 15:00 Third theory class
  • 16:30 Evening tea break
  • 17:00 Second practical class
  • 19:00 Dinner and day conclusion

Included excursions

There will be a one-week guided trek into the Himalayas to visit some of the nomadic monks and spiritual power spots in the Himalayas.


Roshan Palat

Thanida Palat

Maria Angel

Akshat Madan

Retreat location

AryaMarga Yoga Institute is situated at the foothills of the Indian Himalayas in the remote town of Bir, Himachal Pradesh. The picturesque town of Bir offers an enriching experience to people who are looking for authentic learning. Places like Deer Park and Dharmalaya offer traditional wisdom in the field of spirituality, sustainable living, and yoga.


  • Gaggal Airport (DHM) - 30 minutes
  • Tsering Jong Monastery, 650 meters - 9 minutes


  • Daily organic meals to complement the intensive yoga practices
  • Meals include soups, local bread, and locally grown veggies

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

  • Organic
  • Yogic
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)

  • Adventure activities such as trekking, tours, and camping
  • Paragliding with licensed professional pilots using high-quality equipment
  • Traveling to power spots for higher meditation practices

What's included

  • 44 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Course material and registration
  • Hike to the Himalayas
  • Tuition

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gaggal Airport (DHM).

Arrival by bus

From Delhi, Bir is about 12 to 14 hours by bus. From the Interstate Bus Terminal (ISBT), take a bus to Baijnath. There are two overnight buses from Delhi to Baijnath, both of which depart mid-evening and arrive early the following morning. From Pathankot and Chakki Bank, board any bus heading for Dharamshala, Kangra, Palampur, Baijnath, Mandi, Manali, or Shimla.

For Dharamshala and Baijnath, refer to the following directions: from Dharamshala, Bir is about four or five hours by bus, depending on the timing of buses and number of connections. There are three ways to travel from Dharamshala to Bir by bus. There are two daily direct buses to Bir Road and Upper Bir leaving at 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. from the bus station in (lower) Dharamshala (about four hours).

Alternatively, you can take a direct bus from Dharamshala to Baijnath where you can continue onward to Bir either by local bus or by taxi. If the timing of direct buses to Bir or Baijnath will not work for you, the last resort options are these: either take a bus to Palampur and change there for any other bus onward to Baijnath or further east, or just hop on any bus heading east from Dharamshala, including those to Jogindernagar, Mandi, Manali, or Shimla, and ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at Bir Road. If you get to Chauntra or Jogindernagar, you’ve gone too far).

This can take from three to five hours. If your bus stops at Baijnath, you'll have the option of traveling the last leg to Bir (20 to 30 minutes) either by bus or by taxi (about INR 250). If you choose to go by bus, there are two options. You can take one of the direct buses from Baijnath to Bir (which leaves about every half hour or so and go all the way to Upper Bir) or any bus heading east from Baijnath (such as Jogindernagar, Mandi, Manali, or Shimla) and ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at Bir Road.

Arrival by train

Take a train to Pathankot and take a bus or taxi onward to Bir. The most common way to travel to Bir is by train from Delhi (or wherever your origin may be) to Pathankot or Chakki Bank (two neighboring train stations in the Punjab, either of which is fine) and then make the rest of the journey to Bir by bus (six to eight hours) or taxi (four to five hours).

Take a train to Pathankot and onward to Bir. It is also possible to go almost all the way to Bir by train if you have considerable patience and/or a profound love for trains. There is a charming little toy train that leaves every morning from Pathankot to Ahju, just three kilometers from Bir (below the Bir Road intersection).

Most overnight trains from Delhi (when running on time) reach Pathankot approximately an hour before the toy train leaves, so the connection is doable unless your train from Delhi is quite late (which, of course, is always a possibility, though less likely on Rajdhani and Shatabdi express trains).

Arrival by taxi

Taxi is the fastest and most convenient way of getting to Bir from Pathankot or Dharamshala, but it is also by far the most expensive and the least eco-friendly. So if you come by car, please consider sharing the ride with others.

  • Taxi from Pathankot to Bir: four to five hours, 1,700 to 2,000 INR
  • Taxi from Dharamshala to Bir: two hours, 1,000 to 1,400 INR
  • Taxi from Baijnath to Bir: 20 minutes, 250 INR
  • Taxi from Bir Road (the closest stop for most long-distance buses) to Chowgan (including the Tibetan Colony or Deer Park): five minutes, 60 to 70 INR
  • Taxi from Bir Road to Upper Bir: 10 minutes, 90 to 100 INR

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
45 days / 44 nights
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Arrival: Tuesday March 15, 2022
Departure: Thursday April 28, 2022

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 20% per person. To benefit, book or reserve before December 31, 2020.

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