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71 Days 500hr YTT in Dharamsala, India

  • Sidhharth House, below Yongling School, Jogiwara Road, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala, India

Advanced YTT in Dharamsala

Train yourself in order to share your own yogic knowledge and understanding to others. Chandra Yoga Internationals 500-hour yoga teacher training in Dharamsala offers exactly this. From theoretical to practical knowledge, this is an opportunity you cant miss. We also offer hands-on training which includes all the important elements of yoga: yoga Sutras, philosophy, teaching methodology, Asanas, Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras, Kriyas, anatomy, adjustment, alignment, mantra chanting, meditation, and many more traditional yoga techniques.

<strong>What else the course offers</strong>

Our courses provide an in depth knowledge of yoga and its principles. With a curriculum formulated to provide maximum experience to elevate understanding, spiritual expansion, and teaching potential. We have had the pleasure of training students and yoga aspirants from all over the world. Our yoga instructors and associates comprised a highly educated, diverse team with many years of teaching experience. We have regular as well as visiting guest teachers with multi-language support. For yoga teaching training courses, we immerse our students in the vibrant local culture by guiding tours and excursions.

Highlights

  • Daily lectures
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages
  • Daily yoga asana practice
  • Morning meditation, chanting, and pranayama
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 71 days accommodation
  • Yoga course materials
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 71 days with instruction
  • English
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    Review by Dora Rebelo from Greece

    Not really a retreat. Definitely not for beginners

    CONS Cons: I did not get what I paid for. I was included in an ongoing teacher training course, where most of the classes were not appropriate (designed for teachers). I ended up doing only 2 asana classes per day, which I could more or less follow due to previously acquired knowledge. Otherwise it would have been completely frustrating. I had to practice patience and contentment, though, which is great for meditation :) The school is simple, the facilities and accommodation are bellow standard for what the schools charges ( considering Indian prices). Cleaningness is a problem in both school and accommodation ( students are expected to do their own bit which is not easy when you have a big group and no formal rules or organisation). In general the school lacks a bit more care and using the student fees to improve their comfort. And of course it is oriented for TTC, so I do not recommended anyone to come for a retreat and "immersion" into yoga.

    PROS Pros: Staff was very friendly, teachers were good. Cook was good.

    2.5 Value for money
    5 Accommodation & facilities
    5 Food
    5 Location
    2.5 Quality of activity
    2.5 Overall impression

    Organizer response: Thank you for bringing this situation to our attention. First and foremost we would like to apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you in the entire tenure of your yoga stay here in the teacher training course, as well as any miscommunication from our end that had let to your distrust in our yoga school. Despite all the accommodation inconvenience, you were entreated with welcome, love, and softness from our friendly staff and the environment was much focused, inward, and peaceful, as you had practiced patience and contentment, which was a significant component of yoga and great for meditation. We offer optimum yoga classes with cost effective way of yoga sessions location-wise. You must have found a lot of variety within instructors who are extremely encouraging and friendly as you attended combined meditation and yoga sequence for a very calming session from class to class, as they make the practice authentic giving quite a good workout. We are very sorry you were disappointed with our services. We completely agree you were bothered out of the cleanliness but the comfortable atmosphere suits the needs of the yoga practitioner. If you have any suggestions for us to improve please let us know, you can call our customer service line if you'd like to talk about the specifics of your situation.

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  • Review by Jamie Lee Reid
    10 out of 10

    "The comprehensive 7 Days Beginner Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India conducted in Chandra Yoga International, is a quite inspirational fine and well-balanced. You get a variety of intensive yoga classes from beginners to advance with most instructors, guiding us through chants and set intentions before our practice. Most of the teachers are wonderful instructor’s face, in yoga teaching with a skillful mind and focused on delivering best in class, as they connect you with new and innovative broad sequence of yoga practicum, making the class more fun and interesting with theory, and practical. The attentive and friendly teachers go for an extra effort to make the Yoga relaxation authentic with series of calming meditation combined with challenging session."

    "As soon as you join Chandra Yoga International for an inspiring yoga class, you connect with nice people, friendly staff taking care of the entire accommodation, and cleanliness making the environment more inward focused and peaceful. Exceptional 7 Days Beginner Yoga Retreat is optimum for novice into yoga, to leverage the power of yoga facilitating effective ways to coordinate mind and soul with the essence of yoga therapy. The pleasure of this yoga health regimen program is multiplied with palatable food preparation in the hygienic community kitchen, serving nutritious, pure vegetarian sattvic and yogic food. The yoga room itself is spacious clean with high ceilings and natural décor, offering the perfect ambiance to get on with a good yoga workout. This is a great Yoga course in Rishikesh I would highly recommend it for those who want to explore and embark on yoga essentials with one-week yoga retreat. "

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  • Review by Jamie Lee Reid
    9 out of 10

    "The comprehensive 7 Days Beginner Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India conducted in Chandra Yoga International, is quite inspirational, fine and well-balanced. You get a variety of intensive yoga classes from beginners to advance with most instructors, guiding us through chants and set intentions before our practice. Most of the teachers are wonderful instructor’s ace, in yoga teaching with a skillful mind and focused on delivering best in class, as they connect you with new and innovative broad sequence of yoga practicum, making the class more fun and interesting with theory, and practical. The attentive and friendly teachers go for an extra effort to make the yoga relaxation authentic with series of calming meditation combined with challenging session. As soon as you join Chandra Yoga International for an inspiring yoga class, you connect with nice people, friendly staff taking care of the entire accommodation, and cleanliness making the environment more inward, focused and peaceful. Exceptional 7 Days Beginner Yoga Retreat is optimum for novice into yoga, to leverage the power of yoga facilitating effective ways to coordinate mind and soul with the essence of yoga therapy. The pleasure of this yoga health regimen program is multiplied with palatable food preparation in the hygienic community kitchen, serving nutritious, pure vegetarian sattvic and yogic food. The yoga room itself is spacious clean with high ceilings and natural décor, offering the perfect ambiance to get on with a good yoga workout. This is a great Yoga course in Rishikesh I would highly recommend it for those who want to explore and embark on yoga essentials with one-week yoga retreat."

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  • Review by Lana from Australia

    "Not to be afraid of teaching; sometimes we can be our own worst enemy and let fear and personal doubts get in the way of an amazingly uplifting experience. It was a absolute pleasure to be surrounded by such an incredible support group for our first practicums."

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  • Review by Quinn from Australia

    "The group of yogis and teachers in the class have supported each other along our journeys. I have learned throughout the past two weeks to open up to strangers in Chandras nurturing environment and continue to allow myself to grow. We had our 30-minute practicum this week and to watch the other students come alive in their practices with this supporting environment was inspiring. This has made me become a stronger person knowing that I have open-minded and loving people surrounding me."

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  • Review by Andras from Hungary

    "Cleaning the body and mind makes a big difference. I have learnt how to live a heathy lifestyle. With the knowledge and encouragement from peers and training, I learned that yoga is not just a practice but is a way of living."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Katy Merlet from USA

    "Chandra Yoga was one of the best experiences in my life. I was already a Bikram Yoga instructor before I went to the course and thought I already knew quite a bit about yoga. I was wrong, and I learned more than I could of ever even imaged! The instructors were so knowledgeable, especially Dr. Sushil. I made friends for life and loved every second of it! I would go back in a heartbeat! Thank you, Chandra Yoga!"

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  • Review by Evgeniya Zotova from Russia

    "The month that I spend with Chandra Yoga doing my YTTC was the best time in my life. And it is totally true. Everything was just how it is supposed to be. This school helped me understand that everything is possible. With them I grew as yoga teacher. Super professional instructors, who were very kind and had a passion for what they do. There I met some of the best people, who became not just friends, they became my family. I just can say big big thanks to Chandra and all of the people who were teaching us. Big love to all of you. Namaste"

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  • Review by Carolina Granger from USA

    "It was a privilege to travel to Dharamsala and take classes with such gifted teachers at Chandra Yoga! Their focus on teaching diverse styles of yoga made it easier for me to choose the style that best suited my personal practice. They taught us to reach our maximum potential as far as our own body awareness, which facilitated the ultimate goal which is to connect with students' physical and spiritual needs. Most teachers had a different background and nationality, which added a unique element to each class. Before I started my training I had doubts that I could become a teacher myself, but only a couple of weeks upon returning home I taught a few classes and my students were completely satisfied and wanting more! One of the greatest experiences at Chandra was the connections I made with other fellow Yogis and the satisfaction that my teacher certification came from an organization filled with love and integrity."

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  • Review by Cathy from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Chandra Yoga International changes my perception about Yoga. I came to the course with the thought of learning “a gentle balancing exercise called yoga.” But now I open my eyes with a new knowledge and deep understanding of what yoga means. It’s a trip, an adventure to come back to your home, your inner-self. Thank you Chandra Yoga to bring me home. Much love and see you back soon."

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  • Review by Jennifer from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Coming to Chandra Yoga international I began my journey new to the yoga world and left a confident yoga teacher. The teachers at the school are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It is truly a life changing experience. You get more out of a teachers training than just yoga, it has brought together people from various parts of the world and they become family."

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  • Review by Tanya from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "I came to Chandra yoga school on May 2015 and stayed almost until the end of July 2015. It was truly unforgettable and life-changing time. I came to learn yoga and complete 300 hours teacher training course and I left being a confident and professional teacher with two months experience practicing yoga and teaching every day. This school has a unique quality: it can bring together truly amazing and wonderful people that will change your life and become your good friends. I highly recommend this school for yoga and meditation course, as well as Dr. Sushil a mediation, pranayama and yoga philosophy professional."

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  • Review by Jamie from India
    10 out of 10

    "I studied my 500 hour teacher training at Chandra. I travelled to India to understand yoga in more depth and Dr Sushil's teaching methods of philosophy, pranayama and meditation exceeded my expectations. I completed the course fully equipped to start my career in yoga. For those of you who would like a life changing experience, this is the place."

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  • Review by Mikey S from Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I completed my RYT-200 with Dr. Sushil at his Dharamsala location in June 2015. The asana and anatomy workshops were done by Emily Young, a talented instructor who really brought the principles of Yoga into her everyday interactions. The philosophic, pranayama practices, and meditative aspects of the course were done by Dr. Sushil, the head teacher of this school. Dr. Sushil is a knowledgeable and helpful teacher. The staff is tremendously friendly and the experience I had was practically flawless. I enjoyed it thoroughly and intend to visit Dr. Sushil and his team when I go back to India. Highly recommend for RYT-200 TTC."

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  • Review by Devin K
    10 out of 10

    "I participated at the Dharamsala location and it was an amazing experience. I loved the location and the Tibetan culture. We were a walking distant from the Dali llama temple which was spectacular. Besides the location the teachers were inspiring, welcoming, and fun! I learned so much from the teachers and the classes we took, I am a new-improved me! The only downside was the water would randomly turn off and the side note that I don't like Indian food but there is plenty of cute places to eat in town that is tourist recommended. I say if you're thinking about joining, do it. You won't regret it! Thank you to Dr. Sushil and the team!"

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  • Review by Anna Sugarman from USA
    10 out of 10

    "At Chandra Yoga, I received traditional Indian philosophy-based education - kriyas, mantras, the history of yoga, and more. The opportunity to learn and practice in the Himalayas is extraordinary."

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  • Review by Devin Hogan from USA
    10 out of 10

    "It was an amazing experience I would not trade for the world. I grew as a person in every way possible. I knew when I signed up that it would be a chance to grow and learn but I had no idea it would be such a positive life changing experience -- I am so happy to be certified through Chandra Yoga International! My gratitude for the teachers and fellow yogis cannot be put in words."

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  • Review by Tanya from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "I came to Chandra yoga school on May 2015 and stayed almost until the end of July 2015. It was truly unforgettable and life-changing time. I came to learn yoga and complete 300 hours teacher training course and I left being a confident and professional teacher with two months experience practicing yoga and teaching every day. This school has a unique quality: it can bring together truly amazing and wonderful people that will change your life and become your good friends. I highly recommend this school for yoga and meditation course, as well as Dr. Sushil a mediation, pranayama and yoga philosophy professional."

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  • Review by Benjamin Hicks from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I personally loved the structure of the program because I was immersed in the training from 6 am till 6:30 pm. Being in a group of like-minded individuals living with one another is an amazing experience and teaches you so much about yourself on another level than going to a weekend workshop or monthly program. The staff knowledge and experience was beyond my expectations and they were extremely genuine in their concern for your learning. Every aspect and every moment of that experience changed my connection to yoga at a high frequency, I am so grateful."

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  • Review by Jennifer Freeman from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Coming to Chandra Yoga international I began my journey new to the yoga world and left a confident yoga teacher. The teachers at the school are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It is truly a life changing experience. You get more out of a teachers training than just yoga, it has brought together people from various parts of the world and they become family."

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  • Review by Shaimaa Haroun from Egypt
    10 out of 10

    "My experience was transformed internally and spirituality made me stronger more conscious and lost many of my past fears. I felt reborn."

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  • Review by Monica from Montova, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "I am so happy I have chosen this yoga teacher training course! I was a real beginner. I was so stiff and I knew very few asanas at the beginning. Now, I have improved my flexibility and I have learnt a lot of things, not only asanas, but also about philosophy, Ayurveda, and anatomy. And I found a new family as well. Thanks Sushil!"

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  • Review by Elisabeth from Lofoten, Norway
    10 out of 10

    "Before the course started, I had expectations of learning a lot of yoga. I was not disappointed. For one month, we have been meditating, doing breathing exercises, asanas, philosophy, anatomy, and eating healthy. Its been one month of detoxifying the body, mind, and soul. Thank you Dr. Sushil Yogi for everything you taught us. Hopefully, Ill see you for the 500 hour course."

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  • Review by Matthew from Toronto, Canada
    9 out of 10

    "I was not sure what exactly to expect from this course. I simply came with an open mind and willingness to learn. While I have learned much about yoga, asanas, philosophy, pranayama, Ayurveda, anatomy, and meditation, I have also learned that there is so much I do not know about yoga. This insight will motivate me to further my study and practice. I have Sushil and his wealth of knowledge to thank for this inspiration. I am definitely considering taking the 500 hour course. Hope to see you again soon!"

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  • Review by Nina from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "I joined the TTC in Rishikesh without many expectations and with an open mind and heart to learn more about yoga. I feel that I now know more about the different parts of yoga such as asanas, pranayamas, philosophy, meditation, anatomy, and ayurveda and that I am inspired to further my practice. Thank you for sharing your knowledge."

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