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You will undergo a 300 hours course further in order to acquire your 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course qualification. The program is configured to advance your growth as both a yoga teacher as well as a practitioner. It is an intense and vigorous course that is structured to boost your yoga teaching career as you improve your understanding of various styles of Vinyasa yoga and their theories.
The maximum participants in the group is 15.
You will be accommodated in comfortable, clean and basic rooms with amenities, overlooking the beautiful Himalayas. Laundry, Wifi, in-house restaurant are available daily.
You are suitable for this course if you desire to establish your career as a renowned yoga teacher, train and be trained by friends through learning as well as sharing from each other, formulate and conduct your own classes and avail the opportunity to teach in the center, improve your insight on all aspects of yoga including meditation, breathing techniques, pranayama, kriyas, mudras and philosophy, be dedicated to an intensive course that extends for over 5 weeks, immersing deeply into a yogic trance and Ayurvedic lifestyle, assist the senior faculty at Himalayan Yoga Bliss's center and mentor the students of the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course.
Your personal practice of Vinyasa Flow is vital during this course. You will continue to practice advanced multi style yoga. Workshops will continue to fill the sessions with fun and enticement to give you a break from the intensive practice you undergo in this course. Similar to 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training course the workshops conducted as a part of 500 hours Yoga teacher training course also assess your performance. During these sessions, you will not only develop your own practice, you will also certainly pick up helpful ideas for your yoga teaching profession.
Your daily routine will also consist of daily pranayama. This course is integrated with pranayama tutorials that carried out throughout the course. You will learn a lot of new things about the breathing techniques during this course which you can incorporate into your daily practice. You will truly witness the growth in your practice as you continue to learn more breathing techniques to benefit various parts of your body. Pranayama along with kriyas class, will be a part of your daily practice in the morning in the beautiful hilly locations of Darjeeling. Classical yogic philosophy is intertwined throughout this course too, emphasizing on Vedic and Tantric beliefs. This course will include a study of influential texts like Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras along with discussions and debate sessions around these philosophies. Teaching methodologies are designed to keenly develop your teaching skills to teach multi style yoga. From the beginning week, you will be involved in teaching as well as will be taught by your peers. You continue to learn and share just like in 200 hours course. This program is both physically and mentally a very intensive course that is offered in the most fun, casual, trendy and advanced approach. Students should be ready to undergo the mental and physical transformation. This course will eventually turn you into a disciplined Yoga practitioner. Himalayan Yoga Bliss Center 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 we will plan different hikes, treks and cultural tours for students interested. If students want they can plan their own day off too.To help students make the most of their stay with us, the daily schedule for all 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, reading, socializing with your classmates, meditating or even just practicing your favorite asanas.
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!
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Sonam is the founder and director of Himalayan Yoga Bliss. Her aim is to make yoga teacher training reachable to everyone in order to help students from various backgrounds and cultures from all around the world to experience the mystical powers of the Himalayas and the inspiration it has bestowed upon yogis for centuries. She is a certified E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 yoga instructor who likes to connect the eastern philosophies of yoga to the contemporary west.
Saravanan teaching is very dynamic as he guides and encourages his students to appreciate their body, its power, and limitations. His warm and helpful nature empathizes his students to achieve proper alignment, health, mental, and spiritual benefits. His teaching style is based on the teachings of various Indian masters and his own practice as he travels teaching and learning around the world.
Emma trained as a yoga teacher with the International Sivananda organisation in Vietnam and she trained as a Children’s Yoga teacher with Rainbow Kids Yoga in London. She completed her Ayurveda therapist training with Dr Vinod at the Ayuskama Ayurveda and Panchakarma Centre in India. Emma has worked closely with the International Indian Film Awards for events in Macau, India and Sri Lanka. In 2011, she returned to India to teach yoga and write a weekly yoga column for The Hindustan Times, a national newspaper
From a very early age, Vishnuji started visiting ashrams, temples, and monasteries.There, he came across the profound understanding and teachings of the Indian philosophy, Vedas, and the origins of the traditional Hatha yoga and its contemporary techniques. His quest for reality taught him many things and experience life as a beautiful universal experience. A charming and dedicated yogi, Vishnuji’s humor is full of life, making his classes very lively and fun. Being a very natural teacher, his deep array of philosophy comes from his very love for yoga, the universe, and its divine existence.
Rakesh is a natural orator and awarded Acharya of Yoga. He started practicing yoga from a very early age, and was further drawn to the practice thereafter. After visiting many ashrams learning and teaching under various gurus, yoga became his only way of life. He is a teacher who presents the intricate yoga philosophy and its practice in a simple, down-to-earth, and humorous manner. His lectures are based on the four classical paths of yoga as well as his own spiritual experiences and understanding of the yogic path.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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. We will be more than happy to book the tickets or discuss the best options for this.