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28 Days 200-Hour YTT in the Himalayas

Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Darjeeling

Himalayan Yoga Bliss offers a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, an extensive yoga program authorized by Yoga Alliance that is structured to trigger the passion of a yoga student and train them to teach others. It is a pleasant means to enhance your knowledge base about yoga, awaken the inner teacher inherent in you and acquire an internationally recognized teaching certification.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Classic yoga techniques
  • Mindful meditational walks to temples and monastries
  • Yoga teaching techniques
  • Weekend hikes to tea gardens
  • 3 healthy vegetarian meals per day
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Full certification program

Yoga styles

26 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Hindi, Nepali, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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  • Yoga shala
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

You will be accommodated in comfortable, clean and basic rooms with amenities, overlooking the beautiful Himalayas. Laundry, Wifi, in-house restaurant are available daily.


Come, Immerse, Experience and Elevate!

This course serves as a stepping stone to becoming a successful yoga teaching professional. The training provides a profound insight into the teachings of yoga to all participants. Filled with fun, enthusiasm and novelty with a modern approach, the course is designed to boost the physical and mental capabilities of a student. The classes relatively vary from vigorous physically activities to less intensive and more restorative sessions. A yogic diet is recommended, beneficial to your health and fitness.

This course exposes the student to all the basic styles of Vinyasa yoga and flow yoga, upon which a student can identify the most suitable yoga style for him or her and proceed to explore it further. This provides students a vivid idea to decide upon the advanced courses they would like to take up in future.

You should join this course if:

  • You are not new to yoga and possess a basic knowledge of what yoga is.
  • You would like to improve your own personal practice Vinyasa or Flow yoga.
  • You aspire to acquire a deep insight into your understanding of yoga, its philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, Ayurveda and yogic diet.
  • You are passionate about discovering the yoga teacher residing in you inherently.
  • You would like to kick start your career as yoga teacher with success at your hand already.

The 200-hour yoga teacher training offers a profound foundation in every style of Vinyasa Flow, focusing on accurate alignment of the postures of the primary series. Your training course will begin with introductory classes of the primary series, progressing through a variety of multi style Vinyasa Flow as you proceed through the series. Technical workshops will help emphasize the crucial areas. These workshops are essentially rewarding in terms of assessing the visual progress that you make in your everyday training session. This serves as a reminder too about the fact that yoga is fun and interactive at Himalayan Yoga Bliss. This is in total contrast to the general view that everyone does have about yoga as dealing exclusively with self-discipline and concentration during the practice. Pranayama that teaches the breathing techniques is also included as a part of the routine of the daily sessions.

Classical yoga philosophy is intertwined all through the course. Patanjalis yoga sutras as well as the ancient history of yoga will also be introduced as a part of the course. This provides a clear distinction between the classic yoga and its contemporary approach along with their influences on our life. You will be encouraged to teach your peers during the second week of your training. You will gradually start by teaching each other on a one-to-one basis initially. You will then proceed to device and deliver your own lesson plan. The necessary tools will be provided for you to improve your teaching skills for every week. This would eventually facilitate you to prepare your own yoga class which you will have the opportunity to teach in the closing week. You will be assessed based on this in final week of the course. Usually, students consider the last week the most memorable part of their course as they showcase all their capability and everything that they have learned throughout the course during this week. Participating and providing valuable feedback in the classes conducted by the peers is the best means to learn the art of teaching. Himalayan Yoga Bliss brings together all the yoga enthusiasts from all over the world to continue the journey together.

Course structure

The course structure clearly portrays what a successful student will be able to learn through the course. The following training hours are incorporated in the following educational categories as a part the teacher training courses:

  • Training, practice and techniques
  • Asanas, chanting, mantra, pranayamas, kriyas, meditation and other classic yoga techniques.

These hours shall consist of:

  • An analytical training providing a deep insight into how to practice and teach the techniques
  • Practice of the techniques themselves with the careful guidance of experienced faculty
  • Teaching techniques
  • Communication skills like group etiquette, art of prioritizing and establishing the boundaries and time management
  • How to target the specific requirements of individuals and special groups, to the extent possible in a team
  • Principles of observation, demonstration, assistance and correction
  • Various styles of yoga teaching
  • Characteristics of a yoga teacher
  • The learning process of a yoga aspirant
  • Business aspects of yoga teaching
  • The teaching techniques category covers an extensive overview and analysis of teaching methodologies, rather than how to teach or practice specific techniques.
  • Physiology and anatomy
  • Human physiology (body systems, organs, etc)
  • Physical anatomy
  • Energy analysis and its physiology (chakras, nadis, etc)
  • Includes the study of both physiology and anatomy along with their applications to yoga practice (benefits, contradictions, healthy movement patterns, etc)
  • Philosophy, ethics and lifestyle of yoga for yoga teachers
  • The study of philosophies and scriptures of yoga, like the yoga sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika etc
  • Lifestyle of yoga, observing the principles of non-violence (ahimsa) as well as following the concepts of karma and dharma
  • Ethical code for yoga teachers, such as teacher and student relations and society
  • Realizing the value of teaching yoga as a service and serving others
  • Practicum
  • Practice teaching yoga
  • Giving and accepting feedback
  • Paying attention to others yoga teaching techniques
  • Assisting students when your peer is handling the session

The specifications outlined above assure that all the yoga trainees of Himalayan Yoga Bliss acquire instructions and training under the aforementioned five educational categories for the stipulated number of hours. The remaining contact hours and elective hours shall be allotted among the same five educational categories; however the number of hours may be allocated at the discretion of the type of course.

Daily schedule

Himalayan Yoga Bliss yoga teacher training program starts early in the morning to inspire students with the view of beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. Saturday is a half day, followed by Sunday an off day, where different hikes, treks and cultural tours will be planned, for students interested. If students would prefer, they can plan their own day off too. To help students make the most of their stay, the daily schedule for the training is rigorous, yet allows ample break times throughout the day. Take advantage of these restorative break periods to engage in activities that will enrich your yoga experience, such as enjoying meals, relaxing at the mountains, and reading, socializing with your classmates, meditating or even just practicing your favorite asanas.

  • 05:00 - 05:30 Wake up and get ready
  • 05:30 - 06:30 Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • 06:30 - 07:30 Meditation/kriyas
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Asana practice
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast break
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Adjustment and modification techniques
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Students practice/teaching/discussions
  • 12:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Anatomy and physiology
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Philosophy and lecture on yoga sutras
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Dynamic or restorative asana practice

Included excursions

On Sundays, you will be able to enjoy cultural tours, visiting different monasteries, tea gardens and temples. On the weekends, hiking to the Himalayan terrains will be an adventurous and amazing experience!

Retreat location


Darjeeling is an enchanting and very popular hill-station in India. Also known as the queen of hills it is famous for its lofty snow-capped mountains, UNESCO world heritage toy train and beautiful tea gardens. It derives its name from the Tibetan word Dorjee-ling meaning place of the thunder bolt. Its nestled in the beautiful Himalayas at an altitude of almost 7000 feet. It shares its border with Nepal in the West and Bhutan in the east.

The serene beauty of this place enforces one to experience a close encounter with nature. It enables an individual to sense the oneness with the nature which is highly essential for a yoga seeker. Every inch of its environment reflects the culture and tradition of yoga thus making it an ideal place for the practice of yoga. Thus Himalayan Yoga Bliss feels blessed to have had an opportunity to set up their yoga training center in such an appropriate location. They feel proud to have chosen this place for their yoga course as location plays major role in experiencing the true potential of yoga. Learning and exploring yoga at Darjeeling will become a memorable part of life.

Apart from these, Darjeeling exposes you to a blend of Indian, Tibetan and Nepali cultures due to its location. So it is a wonderful opportunity to explore wide range of cultures and their relation to yoga in a single place. It is the best place to research the impact yoga can have on an individual to a society extended over to a country.

Darjeeling is acclaimed internationally for its world famous tea that shares the same protected status as champagne and cognac. Trekkers and adventure seekers have been flocking here for years to be face to face with the sublime grandeur of the Himalayas. The green slope of Darjeeling has diverse varieties of flora and fauna including rhododendrons, orchids, magnolias, different varieties of coniferous pines and ferns. The majestic views of Indias highest mountain Kanchenjunga, considered the tallest mountain in the world for centuries has baffled travelers since time immemorial. Just being in its presence humbles all who stand before it.

Himalayan Yoga Bliss

Himalayan Yoga Bliss is located in a tranquil part of Darjeeling, just below the famous Cedar Inn hotel. It is in a beautiful quiet location, yet a distance walk to the mall road, restaurants and all the coffee shops. The center has been purposely built for yoga. The shala is spacious and bright with wonderful panoramic views of the Himalayas. There is also a very comfortable lounge area for students to relax or study their course material. The shala has a dedicated broadband and Wi-Fi for students to keep connected with their loved ones during their free time.



  • Caf nearby
  • Restaurant nearby


  • Free WiFi

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During the training, you will be provided with three healthy Satvik vegetarian food. At the Himalayan Yoga Bliss and Wellness Centre the saying "we are what we eat" is strongly believed in, so a clean diet with lots of Prana is a very essential part of the program.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 healthy vegetarian meals per day
  • 27 nights accommodation with all amenities and hot water
  • Classic yoga techniques
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Full certification program
  • Yoga teaching techniques

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Additional meals
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

For international students, the main ports of entry to India for Darjeeling are Delhi or Calcutta. These airports are very well connected to the US, Europe and Australia. From either of these airports you can travel to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) with one of the numerous low cost domestic airlines - Spice Jet, Go Air, Indigo, Jet Airways. These can all be found on flight search engines.

Arrival by train

From the airport, you can travel from the nearest train station to Darjeeling in New Jalpaiguri (NJP), it is connected to all the major cities in India. This is a low cost option but plan for a 24-hour trip.Himalayan Yoga Bliss and Wellness Centre will be more than happy to book the tickets or discuss the best options for this.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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