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Yoga is finding the harmony between mind, body, and soul. Once someone touches this golden knowledge, they are spellbound by the magic it does to their bodies and state of mind. People who intend to make a career in yoga need an organized approach to studying yoga balancing ancient knowledge and tradition with modern research and teaching techniques and those who want to deepen their own practice too need planned training. In either case, choosing a professional yoga certification course works out perfectly. With experienced teachers from all over the world, Mahi Yoga has been training new teachers and spreading the philosophy and physical practices of Yoga for over a decade.
All rooms are within five minutes walking distance from the main yoga shala. Rooms have a big double bed, attached bathroom with hot shower, and western toilet.
The foundation course for yoga teaching is the RYT 200 course. Designed for the yoga enthusiasts and future yoga teachers, this course conscientiously maintains the balance between yoga asanas, meditation and body alignment.
At Mahi Yoga, it is believed that this ancient wisdom needs to be taught in its original, pure form but they also realize that the teaching should strike a chord with students to make an impact. Therefore, while keeping the study unadulterated, they use a more contemporary style of teaching. By pursuing this course, you will be empowered and transformed at various levels apart from building a solid foundation for the success of your yoga teaching practice.
At Mahi Yoga, the teaching environment is completely interactive. Students are encouraged to ask any and every question they may have about the asana technique and even the implication of a particular asana in the overall practice. In practical sessions teachers pay attention to every student and ensure that the asanas are being done in the right posture, style and spirit. There are theoretical sessions too, in which the teachers explain the fundamentals of human body and how each asana makes a difference to our body.
Special sessions are helped by Guru Mahi, in which he talks about the origin of various asanas - interested students are welcome to be part of these sessions. Attention is also paid to how the students learn and teach yoga. Mahi Yoga teachers teach their students the right way to teach yoga, who apart from imbibing the virtues of patience, endurance go on to become confident yoga practitioners.
On completion of your RYT 200 course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion of the course. You can now apply for Yoga Alliance certification and significantly improve your chances of getting a better paying job. Many yoga and fitness centers today demand and pay more to teachers with Yoga Alliance certification.
You will be able to enjoy a half-day sightseeing trip around the amazing sights and temples of Dharamsala, experience the amazing energy of the Himalayas and the long traditions of the Buddhist temples of the area.
When Mahi was eleven, his family members, being all yogis, taught him yoga. The whole family belonged to the yoga meditation and pranayama, therefore focusing on the spiritual development of a human. For example, Mahis father was a disciple of Sri Ramana Maharishis student. However, not only family members influenced Mahi on his way! He spent a lot of time learning Hatha yoga, Bhakti yoga, meditation, and Karma yoga with monks and swamis.
RYT 500 IYN Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher Hatha, Vinyasa, Aerial & Yin Yoga Teacher Anatomy Guide Art of Teaching instructor Amy’s love for yoga developed because of her Mothers influence when she enrolled her on a yoga course in her teen years. This special seed of yoga grew to fruition as her practice grew, and she found an inner peace and self-confidence that she felt compelled to share.Her classes combine the meditative qualities of movement with introspective moments that allow students to access their own inner guide and find yoga healing aspect.
During a life-long self-practice and over 7 years of teaching Akshay has honed a teaching style which is strict and emphasis’s the essential importance of bio-mechanics (the subtle movements of body parts) and a real life approach to philosophy. Akshay brings this teaching style into his theory classes are practical in nature. In his approach he aims for students to experience a firsthand the physical and physiological impact of yoga asana. Not only the physical muscles are explained but a also the subtle energy of Prana which he believes also has to be guided in yoga Asanas.
Rakesh comes from a traditional Indian family and began his yoga journey in his early childhood. He received education and guidance in both modern science and yogic philosophy. Rakesh combines a deep knowledge of yogic science and practical yogic philosophy with a real world approach, gained from his experience in the corporate world. He specializes in delivering this knowledge through the Ashtanga Vinyasa method as taught by Pattabhi Jois and regularly practices at KPJAY in Mysore.
Dharamsala is a small town surrounded by the greatness of the Himalayas. This town is a perfect representation of a blending between art, spirituality and nature. Those that enjoy the taste of adrenaline will love it there, because they can experience rock climbing, paragliding and many other such outdoor activities. Those that seek ancient architecture will fall in love with the ancient forts and the Hindu temples constructed according to the great Tibetan architecture. Those that enjoy nature above all else will certainly become mesmerized with the natural lakes, the waterfalls, the hot water springs and the overall beauty of the Himalayas. And last, but not the least, those that seek spirituality will love the monasteries and the temples and the fact that they can be blessed by his Holiness, the Dalai Lama, is certainly something to consider.
Monday to Friday, you will have 3 Yogic meals daily and on Saturdays, breakfast will be served. Food is Indian vegetarian, our menu is carefully designed to provide all the nutrition a yogi needs. We will try our best to accommodate your needs. Vegan or other special dietary requirments can be catered for if we are informed before arrival.
Enjoy natural lakes, waterfalls, hot water springs, and the overall beauty of the Himalayas
Excursion to monasteries and temples
Mcleod Ganj is little Tibet and you can enjoy traditional Tibetan handicraft shopping
Tibetan food and other delicacies as well as a Buddhist atmosphere of prayer wheels, compassion
Next to the Northern Indian culture of Hindu temples, Northern Indian cuisine and tribal culture
Trekking is a favorite activity here as well as many classes such as massage or singing bowl courses
There are other centers around the area where you may find treatments at an extra cost.
Please book a flight to Dharamshala Kangra Airport (DHM).
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