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5 Months 900-Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

  • Namlang-Himal Resort Road, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh 175032, India

Overview

India Yoga Teacher Training 

Join AryaMarga Yoga in the scenic region of Chaugan. AryaMarga Yoga has taken accountability for what it believes to be a restructuring of the existing teacher training courses and through its highly intense curriculum which delivers an unadulterated yogic experience. Its aim is to recreate the style and content of teaching as taught by the gurus of the ancient lineage of Anuttara yoga, a combination of the Hatha-Laya and Kundalini yogas.

Highlights

  • Teaching manual for reference
  • Annatura yoga lineage intensive classes
  • Lessons on human anatomy and homeostasis
  • Camping and trekking in remote spiritual power spots
  • Anubhava yoga certification upon completion
  • Daily healthy and delicious meals
  • 150 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

  • 150 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodation will be at the institute in Bir, Himachal Pradesh. It’s nestled in the field and forest offers a warm welcome to tourists and ensures quality and comfort. Twin-sharing accommodation will be provided for all the participants.

This training has an intensive course with the Anuttara yoga lineage. This lineage is called kriya, a technique based on the system of the four yogas, namely Hatha, Mantra, Tantra, and Raja. It allows the practitioner to experience a higher state of consciousness within each of the techniques and practices. The technique, however, is only effective if the student or practitioner has the right intensity of passion or emotion throughout the practice.

The institute uses different types of music, movements, lights, and images to help students reach the particular height of emotion as part of the technique practices to become a better yoga practitioner. AryaMarga Yoga Institute looks forward to your attending the well-designed course.

Training curriculum

  • Asanas and yoga postures - the 27 asanas of the P-TAK sequence
  • Ayurveda theory introduction
  • Bandhas and internal locks - locking the inner five life forces
  • Bhuta shuddhi - a secret preparatory practice for higher consciousness, in which the students are personally initiated into the mysterious yogic kriya techniques of Kundalini -Tantra yoga
  • Dhyana pada and meditation practices - the kriya techniques for mind control
  • Hatha yoga pradipika - an ancient authoritative medieval text on yoga
  • Human anatomy and homeostasis
  • Lifeforce control and expansion techniques
  • Mantra yoga - an exploratory study and initiation into the science of the sounds of power called mantras
  • Psychic and energy locks - represent the five universal elements
  • Raja yoga sutra - Patanjali’s ancient yoga sutras, the key to higher consciousness, translated and explained according to the lineage practices
  • Vaasishtha yoga - one of the oldest existing texts of yoga taught in ancient times to prince Rama by Vaasishtha, with the techniques of yoga explained through allegories and stories. Experiential yoga practices lead not only to a profound experience of authentic yoga and its methods and views and help to develop an intuitive understanding of the therapeutic values of the asanas and techniques to the mind and body.

They allow students to move from experiencing the power of yoga to healing and developing the bodies and minds of others through the same power. Aryamarga yoga believes that to attain a minimum proficiency in the four inter-related areas of yoga, a minimum period of five months of intensive training is necessary. With over 900 hours of yogic theory and practicals, the five-month Anubhava yoga TTC culminates in a four-day final examination. Successful participants of the course are awarded four certifications in yoga:

  • Kundalini yoga teachers certification
  • Yoga asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha teachers certification
  • Yoga physiotherapy and disease prevention teachers certification
  • Yoga psychotherapy teachers certification

AryaMarga Yoga prides itself in conserving the legacy of the authentic yogic practices of the ancient masters and, through rigorous discipline, achieve the most intense experience that a TTC course currently offers today.

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 - 07:15 Five elements based asanas sequence one
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 09:45 Lecture one: The four yogas
  • 09:45 - 10:15 Tea break one
  • 10:15 - 11:30 Lecture two: anatomy of the human body
  • 11:30 - 12:45 Pranayama and meditation sequence one
  • 12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
  • 13:45 - 15:00 Break
  • 15:00 - 16:15 Lecture three: Ayurveda and the five elements based therapy with alternate classes on the asanas and associated methods of physiotherapy and psychotherapy
  • 16:15 - 16:45 Tea break two
  • 16:45 - 18:00 Five elements based asana sequence two
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Pranayama and meditation sequence two
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

The total daily training is eight and a half hours.

Hatha yoga kriya

Yoga asana practice, pranayama or life force expansion techniques, mudra or life-force expressions, bandhas or life-force locks, and the shatkarma or the six cleansing practices.

Kundalini kriya

Theory of Tantra and emptiness; the practice of Tattva Shuddhi or five elemental purifications; Theory and techniques of Kundalini based shat chakra bhedhana or penetration of the six circles.

Yoga physiotherapy and disease prevention and healing

Students are offered the following: In-depth understanding of human anatomy physiology and the effects of yoga asanas, pranayamas, and psychological techniques on the multiple body systems involved in homeostasis; yogic theory of disease origins, prevention and cure; and application of the Hatha kriyas and yoga psychotherapy in curing diseases and physiotherapy, across a range of 60 diseases.

Yoga psychotherapy

Yoga psychotherapy provides an understanding the theory of Samkhya yoga-based personality diagnosis. Yogic techniques will be applied in two separate areas. First, self-willed evolution for one’s own personality complex and second, yogic psychological counseling for others based on yogic diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic techniques.

As part of the training program, you will be visiting scenic places and temples. The training team will take you to two power spots, Leh Laddakh and Spiti Valley and the temples of Gokarna. You will visit some of the nomadic monks and practice the techniques learned during the course for their maximum effect.

  • Roshan Palat

    Having pursued legal studies, Roshan Palat worked in the field of finance post completion of his degree. Introduced to the Puranas and the Upanishads at an early age due to the nature of his surroundings, increasing interest in the authentic practices of yoga kept taking him to the birthplace​ of all the yogas, the Indian Himalayas.

  • Thanida Palat

    Thanida, a citizen of Thailand, has been teaching various forms of traditional Hatha yoga across Thailand and India. She has received advanced Hatha training from Kaivalyadham, Pune, Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, Sivananda Ashram, Kerala and Jivamukti Yoga in New York.

AryaMarga Yoga Institute is situated at the foothills of the Indian Himalayas in the remote town of Bir, Himachal. 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.

Nearby places

  • Gaggal Airport (DHM) - 30 minutes
  • Tsering Jong Monastery, 650 meters - 9 minutes
Activities
  • Hiking
General
  • Garden
  • Yoga shala

Three daily organic meals are included in this retreat.

  • 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
  • 5 course material
  • 150 nights accommodation
  • Annatura yoga lineage intensive classes
  • Anubhava yoga certification upon successful completion
  • Asanas and yoga postures classes
  • Authentic yoga studies throughout the training
  • Ayurveda classes
  • Bandhas and internal locks classes
  • Bhuta shuddhi classes
  • Daily healthy meals
  • Hatha yoga pradipika classes
  • Human anatomy and homeostasis classes
  • Kriya technique practices
  • Mantra yoga classes
  • Meditation practices
  • Mudras or psychic and energy locks classes
  • Pranayama kriya techniques class method
  • Raja yoga sutra
  • Registration fee
  • Teaching manual for reference
  • Tuition fee
  • Vaasishtha yoga
  • Yogic psychology classes

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 (note: 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 (e.g. 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
For information about the booking conditions, please send AryaMarga Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Lola
    10 out of 10

    "My time spent in this magic place was absolutely amazing and a real life-changing experience.I was surrounded by love and support and all my needs were always met with kindness. I will never forget our long walks, conversations, working and playing together, not to mention the regular yoga sessions which really transform your body and mind and make them flexible and strong. I learned a lot about wisdom, love, compassion, joy, yoga, Indian performing arts, Buddhism, and many other beautiful things.Thank you so much from the depth of my heart.I will be so happy to come back, hope it will happen soon!"

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  • Review by Amy
    10 out of 10

    "Had a great stay here, everything people have said on here is true, Simona is so lovely and welcoming and a great yoga teacher - and the food was amazing! Great stay and will definitely be going back again."

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  • Review by Karolina
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed at Marga Yoga for 8 days beginning of March 2015. I did chakra detox and I found it to be one of the best experiences of my life. I arrived exhausted and overtired and by the time I left I was completely refreshed and renewed. Simona is an amazing person, she made me feel welcome and really took care of me during detox. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, especially delicious juices, soups, yoga classes with great instructor Alan and company of lovely dog Om. I highly recommend this place full of positive energy"

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  • Review by Lauren G
    10 out of 10

    "I am volunteering near Bir so I have been fortunate enough to regularly attend Aryamarga Yoga Institute for the past few weeks. Cookie is an exceptional teacher, with a huge amount of knowledge about the Asanas, correction, and meditation. She has an immense amount of experience that she warmly delivers. Her passion for yoga permeates her lessons and is further illustrated by the attention to detail and the thorough way in which she teaches - a truly wonderful experience."

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  • Review by Tenzin-Dzongsar from Bir, India
    10 out of 10

    "I went to many yoga classes but this is one of best. Teaches yoga with passion! Excellent Yoga teacher!"

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  • Review by Abbie S. from Melbourne, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "I feel so lucky to have just had three private sessions with the gorgeous Cookie, while I am here in Bir. As a yoga teacher, enthusiast, living breathing yogi, I recommend practicing here as it is a beautiful space, with kind compassionate and highly experienced teachers who obviously also love and live yoga I was so fortunate to have so many hands on attention and amazing adjustments which were always spot on for my level and body. I planned to stay only two days here but love the town and love the yoga so it's been five - I am looking forward to returning next month."

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Himachal, India

AryaMarga Yoga teaches an integrated system of untouched and unchanged practices of the four stages of yoga.

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151 days / 150 nights

Availability

Arrival: Monday March 20, 2017
Departure: Thursday August 17, 2017

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