Banjaara Yoga's health care teacher training program offers a holistic approach which covers all aspects of yogic lifestyle. This course is suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced practitioners who want to learn teaching methods and yoga practices that can be applied practically to improve or regain health. This yoga teacher training is also recognized by Yoga Alliance, so you will bring home your own 200-hour yoga teacher training certification.
At Bhagsu Yoga Temple, all rooms have attached bathrooms with hot water and Wi-Fi access. You are able to choose from cozy double rooms, for single or double occupancy. The local market, restaurants, and trekking routes to the peaks and waterfalls are near to your accommodation.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
This training will cover subjects such as yoga psychology, use of pranayama and mudras for health recovery, principles of Prenatal yoga, yoga and health care class planning, principles of Ayurveda and its different techniques, in-depth study and practice of cleansing processes (Shatkriya), physiology of health conditions (yoga for back problems, yoga for diabetes, yoga for hypertension, yoga for arthritis, etc.), and many more yogic health-related subjects.
This training will also provide a profound understanding of how yoga can help to recover or maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit. This yoga teacher training is recognized by Yoga Alliance which means that after its successful completion, the course will allow you to teach yoga internationally and apply its many different techniques to yoga practitioners that are looking to regain their health.
Not only that, this training can help you if you want to obtain a deeper understanding of the yogic knowledge to maintain your good health and improve your personal practice. Prior knowledge in health care or yoga is not compulsory, but Banjaara Yoga & Ayurveda strongly recommends a solid asana practice before enrolling into this course. You will learn:
Banjaara Yoga & Ayurveda has found its place in the beautiful small town of Bhagsu, at the feet of the Himalayan Mountain, located just 15 minutes' walking distance from the worldwide known Himalayan residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in McLeod Ganj (Upper Dharamsala).
Set in a privileged place with breath-taking views of the highest mountain range of the world, this spiritual place, surrounded by forests and gifted with beautiful trek paths, waterfalls and pure and fresh air is perfect for the practice of yoga, spiritual development and the discovery of the Indo-Himalayan culture by the hand of its friendly local villagers.
Despite being a meeting point for travelers and spiritual seekers from all over the world, Bhagsu still has the feel of a small town community with its own vibe and spirit, making it just the right place for those wanting to engage in spiritual practices, relaxation, and self-healing.
Three vegetarian meals per day will be provided. Please note that you may select a price package that includes meals if you wish to be served three sattvic organic North-Indian vegetarian meals daily.
Please book your flight to arrive at Kangra Airport (DHM). Transfer from the airport is included. Banjaara Yoga & Ayurveda will pick you up from the airport.
Dharamsala Kangra Airport, Gaggal (DHM), is roughly 45 to 60 minutes drive from Bhagsu. The airport is well connected to a spectrum of cities in the country. The second nearest international airport is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar (ATQ) roughly 218 kilometers from the city. It is well connected to several major cities like Pathankot, Dalhousie, Delhi, and Jammu. Airport pickup is included for you who are arriving at Dharamsala Airport only.
Most people come to Dharamsala by bus, as the nearest rail-head is at Pathankot (Punjab), around 90 kilometers away. It has good connections with other parts of Northern India, although the journeys are often slow due to the narrow, winding roads in the hills.
The main bus terminal is in Lower Dharamsala but some public HRTC buses to Delhi and Pathankot go all the way to the main square of McLeod Ganj, where you can also book advance tickets for the return trip.
Buses from Pathankot cost around 120 INR and take four hours to reach Dharamsala / McLeod Ganj. Once in Dharamsala, if your bus does not go all the way to McLeod Ganj, another bus can take you the rest of the way for 14 INR and a journey lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Private bus companies are available for travel from Manali, Dehradun, and Delhi. Overnight buses operate from New Delhi with many leaving from the Tibetan colony of Majnu ka Tilla. These services take around 13 hours and cost from 600 INR for a basic bus to 1100 INR for a plusher Volvo.
Tickets for Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC - a state government body) can be booked online from Chandigarh, which is 236 kilometers far from McLeodganj, and a grueling eight-to-nine-hour trip in an ordinary bus.
The nearest broad gauge rail-head is at Pathankot and the neighboring small station of Pathankot Cantt, a comfortable overnight journey from Delhi. Train buffs can continue on the very slow and rickety, but pretty Kangra Valley Railway to Kangra, a journey that easily takes up to six hours and still leaves you around 25 kilometers from McLeod Ganj.
Many travelers choose to continue from Pathankot towards Dharamsala by bus or taxi. If you do choose to travel to Kangra by train, then from the train station, you will need to hire an autorickshaw to reach the bus stand, where buses are available to take you to Dharamsala. If coming by Pathankot station (PTK), the Pathankot bus station is just across from the railway with buses plying for Dharamsala.
Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) is three to four kilometers from the bus stand / PTK station - rickshaws are aplenty. The four-hour bus ride to Dharamsala costs 120 INR per person. Once in Dharamsala, another bus can take you to McLeod Ganj for 14 INR and it is a 15 to 20 minutes' ride.