22 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course in Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Nagarjun Forest, Nepal

22 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course in Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Nagarjun Forest, Nepal

Yoga Teacher Training Nepal

Join a yoga teacher training in Nepal! As a part of the Himalayas, Nepal is a deeply spiritual place. It is one of the best countries to host yoga retreats. You can deepen your spirituality and energize yourself on all levels on a yoga retreat in Nepal. It is a perfect destination to experience the power of yoga, spiritually, and physically. Learn yoga during unique classes and training with professional experience teacher , bringing you the wisdom and knowledge of thousands of years traditions! Mandala Studio Yoga and Spa is a team work mixed of different professional experience yoga teacher. Our organization believes in team work rather than just giving course by a teacher. our teacher Our goal is to develop mutual understanding and bond between people who comes to us for yoga. We have academic (Diploma, Master and PhD holder yoga teacher) and non-academic Sadhu Sages (who did spiritual sadhana in ashram, jungle, cave, gumba etc.) our teacher have more than 15 years and 40 years of teaching experience and offers a wealth of insight and knowledge.

Highlights

  • Yoga teaching principles
  • Yoga class sequence for therapy
  • Learn about yoga teaching principles
  • Practice 88 positions Hatha yoga asana sequence
  • Mantras chanting: Building awareness with Divine vibrations
  • Eligibility to register for World Yoga Alliance certification after completion
  • Pranayama - control of the prana science
  • Surya Namaskar and Chandra Namaskar
  • Theory of traditional yoga systems
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Meditation techniques
  • Daily meals
  • 22 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be accommodated in resort in the Himalayas, mountain, forest, gumba depending on where the class is going to be run.

Experience of yoga

Welcome to Mandala Studio Yoga & Spa. Their ashram is well known for true yoga and spiritual learning academy based on spiritual and scientific research located in the lap of the natural beauty of lush Himalayan forest and is certified nationally and internationally.

Mandala Studio Yoga & Spa focuses on authentic teaching, practice, and research based on the traditional scientific yogic way. They are the first school certified from Nepal government (C.T.E.V.T) and World Yoga Alliance for all levels. They are one of the very old schools (ashram) with a team of professional, spiritual teachers from India (chief guest), Nepal, and few international teachers.

Nepal is full of diversity where you can see people from different races, backgrounds, and ethnicity. One of the kind that you still see here in Nepal are Sages (sadhu yogi) who have been living in different part of Nepal since years. They spend their most of the time in sadhana, locating in spiritual place like the Himalayas, jungles, caves, temples, and Gumba.

Why with us

With Mandala Studio Yoga & Spa, you will learn the early traditional yoga from spiritual sage Yogi Guru G who makes you realize what yoga is through his teachings. They have both academic (Diploma, Master and PhD-holding teachers) and non-academic (who did spiritual sadhana in ashram, jungle, cave, gumba and sadhu sages) yoga teachers to lead the yoga courses. They have more than 15 and 40 years of teaching experience and offers a wealth of insight and knowledge.

Mandala Studio Yoga & Spa's head office is in Thamel, which is known as Mandala Studio Yoga and Spa on Mandala Street, Sagarmatha Bazar, 2nd floor. Their school (ashram) is in Nagarjun forest and their mission is to support conscious living on and off the yoga mat.

Besides providing yoga training, they also provide teacher training course and retreat in different spiritual environment surrounded by the natural beauty of Nepal such as in Stupas Mountains, Himalayas, and more. Their course is not only about practicing asana in yoga hall. You will also get involved with the nature to practice yoga and to understand what yoga is.

During the training, you will sadhana in forest and Gumba with your spiritual guiding guru. During sadhana, you will fell that your life is completely different from your normal life, you will feel relieved and rejuvenated. The expert guru will guide you to live yogi life in the nature with yogic food and yogic life style. Yoga is the way of transforming life from negative to positive, darkness to light, sadness to happiness and anger to love. Yoga is for kaivalya (mokshya).

The aim of the program is to give original, authentic, traditional yoga. The teaching doesn’t focus only in physical fitness and asana, but also in meditation and mantra. Contact Mandala Studio Yoga & Spa right now to feel the benefits. They will make sure to provide you the best service as per your need.

What is yoga

Yoga is not only about physical fitness but also about mental, spiritual practice of self-discipline, and self-control. Yoga and meditation is a door to connect with God (Paramatma), or to call the God towards you and to remove darkness and bring enlightenment. Yoga makes steady, stillness, tranquility, sense control, body control, breath control, and the most important is mind control.

According to Maharshi Patanjali, yoga is "ChittaVrttiNirodhah" which means to purify ones’ soul, heart, and mind. Yoga is the science of health which illumines a multitude of physical, mental, and spiritual problems for aspirants. In ancient times, yogis and rishis used yoga to release and eliminate all kinds of diseases and defects.

In most of the countries around the world, the traditional way of doing yoga is collapsing whereas physical fitness yoga is becoming a more common practice. Therefore, Mandala Studio Yoga & Spa is trying to save the traditional yoga by offering original, authentic yoga and teacher training course in Nepal, led by gurus, sadhus, and yogis who are originally from Nepal and India. Yoga is a method of practicing the structure for spiritual awakening, balancing Ida and pingala, understanding the yogic science of health, practicing of yama and niyama, and devote to God and to waken kundalini.

The teacher training program

  • Total hour: 200
  • Contact hour: 150
  • 50 hour will be non-contact hour for pre-study and pre-reading of the course
  • Homework: Every day after the class, homework will be given so students will repeat, study, and have discussion for topics they find confusing during class.
  • Course duration: 22 days, seven hours a day. Every Saturday, you will be out of ashram and visit spiritual place in Gumba, Monastry, Pashupati Temple, Swayambhu Nath Temple, Tapoban, and other places to practice yoga, sadhana, and meditation.

This residential yoga teacher training certification program is accredited with World Yoga Alliance. It is integral traditional classical yoga following the teaching method of Gurukul Kangari University (107-year-old yoga university at Haridwar in India) covers theory and practical applications to all aspects of yoga, and is suitable for beginners to advanced students and teachers. It is designed to make students confident and effective in yoga instruction.

Certification

Mandala Yoga Studio and Spa provides a range of different yoga teacher training courses which will be started from the first day of every month. They also provide a government approved and accredited “Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training” (CTEVT) and World Yoga Alliance. Students can be assured that they are acquiring the skill standard required for employment in this field.

200-hour training course syllabus

Practice of traditional Hatha yoga asanas

  • Surya namaskar and chandra namaskar (sun and moon salutations)
  • Bhujanga namaskar series (cobra salutation)
  • Basic, intermediate, advanced Hatha yoga asana sequence which includes about 88 positions
  • Yoga for beginners: basic preparatory joint movements to warm up and prevent injuries
  • Yoga class sequence for therapy
  • Sanskrit names of all asanas (positions)

Pranayama "control of the prana science"

  • Swara yoga introduction (swara vigyana)
  • Nadi shodana pranayama (alternate nostril breathing)
  • Anulom vilom pranayama
  • Kapalbhati pranayama (cleansing breaths)
  • Bhramari pranayama (humming bee breath)
  • Yogic (conscious) breathing techniques
  • Discussion on bad breathing habits and correction techniques
  • Ujjayi svasa (victorious breath)

Mantras chanting: Building awareness with divine vibrations

  • Gayatri mantra
  • Guru mantra
  • Seed mantra for chakras: relaxation, purification, and activation
  • Five Element mantra
  • Surya namaskar mantra
  • Tri bandhas (yogic locks)
  • Moola bandha
  • Uddiyana bandha
  • Jalandhara bandha (throat lock)
  • Maha bandha (the great lock)
  • Three granthis

Theory of traditional yoga systems

  • Yoga introduction
  • History of original yoga and lineage
  • History of Hatha yoga and lineage
  • Functions of seven chakras (energy centers)
  • Pranayama science techniques and five prana
  • Original Ashtanga yoga by Patanjali
  • Introduction to Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda, and the Hatha yoga tradition
  • Yoga hand mudras

Meditation techniques

  • Kundalini and chakara meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Five prana meditation
  • Observation and awareness techniques
  • Yoga Nidra relaxation techniques

Yoga teaching principles

  • Characteristics of a good teacher
  • Lesson planning
  • Principles of demonstration and observation
  • Classroom safety
  • Assisting, modifications, correcting, instructing
  • Finding your own teaching style
  • Ethical guidelines for yoga teachers
  • Student teaching practicing and observing
  • Assisting in classes taught by others
  • Basic healthy yogic lifestyle

Anatomy and physiology

  • Anatomy of pelvic bone and muscles the foundation of the body on Yogasana (hip bone and yoga)
  • Anatomy of shoulder bone / muscles and Yogasana
  • Psychic physiology of yoga: Ida, pingala, sushumna (nadi)

Please note that the use of Sanskrit vocabulary is included in the yoga teacher training course.

Course exam details

  • First paper: yoga theoretical exam
  • Second paper: oral exam
  • Third paper: yoga asana practice

Typical daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Morning work in jungle
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Satkarma, meditation, pranayama, tri bandha
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga practice
  • 09:30 - 11:30 Breakfast and free time
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Yoga practice therapy alignment, techniques, etc
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch and free time
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Yoga theory
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Practice advanced posture
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Free time
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Vajan, ktitan aarati, mantra
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Self study and homework
  • 22:00 Light off

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

During the training, you will be joining Saturday trip to some of the most beautiful places of Nepal. You will also practice yoga sadhana in that spiritual beautiful place. On the Saturday trip, your teachers will let you know about that place's history and story.

  • Kriti Karki

    Kriti Karki is the owner and the instructor of Mandala Studio Yoga & Spa. Kriti was very young when she suffered from serious asthma and she recovered after her father (Dr. SB Karki) decided to teach yoga, meditation, and breathing exercise to her with the practice of healthy yogic food routine. Since then, Kriti has developed the penchant for yoga and making it a daily routine.

  • Prof. Dr. Surya Bahadur Karki

    Dr. S.B. Karki is the director of Mandala Studio Yoga & Spa who is the first yogi of Nepal from academic field. Dr. Karki is also the first person who did Naturopathy from Nepal and brought the first Naturopathy in Nepal. He has more than 40 years of experience in yoga teaching and he is very concerned about health. He established many yoga schools and health centers in many cities in Nepal and wrote various curricula of yoga and naturopathy sciences in association with Council for Technical Education & Vocational Training (CTEVT) on behalf of Nepal Yoga & Nature Cure Association (NYNCA).

  • Swami Basu Samarpan

    Swami Basu Samarpan is a spiritual seeker and a Reiki master and also yoga and meditation instructor. He has completed his Master Degree in Buddhist Religion and Philosophy in first degree honor from the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal and has been awarded to his many social activities. As a Buddhist scholar, he is also contributing to share Buddha’s message through different means and ways. He teaches Reiki and conducts different yoga and meditation programs,taking individual and groups to the holy places such as temples and monasteries in Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, and Lumbini.

The training will take place in Nagarjun Forest, Nepal.

The cost of the training includes pure vegetarian yogic food.

Hiking, traveling, shopping, trekking and more after the course complete

There will be a 10% discount for additional spa service. For more information, ask your questions directly to Mandala Studio Yoga & Spa, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • 1 relaxing massage
  • 24-hour free Wi-Fi
  • 21 nights accommodation with hot and cold shower
  • 200-hour international yoga teacher diploma (World Yoga Alliance accredited)
  • Eligibility to register for World Yoga Alliance yoga certification
  • Opportunity to teach class for those who finished the course with highest mark
  • Practical and theoretical exams fee
  • Pure vegetarian yogic food
  • Saturday trips
  • Shatkama kit (cleansing techniques) and yoga notebook
  • Taxi free from city to the ashram
  • Use of yoga hall is free for yoga student
  • Airport pick-up and drop off
  • Personal travel expenses
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler from Nepal
    10 out of 10

    "I had 10 days package of yoga classes at mandala studio and it was really great world class yoga. I must prefer Hatha yoga class with teacher Kriti. She was amazing and so friendly.I also got 20% off for spa treatment with the same package and had Swedish massage.It was perfect massage ever i had. Highly recommended."

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  • Review by Raju S.
    10 out of 10

    "Highly appreciated! I took different yoga classes with different yoga teachers at mandala studio and it was amazing. All teachers was full of yoga skills I enjoyed all classes and the staff was so friendly. Best place for yoga in town, highly recommend."

    TripAdvisor website, edited

  • Review by Thibaud Dupuy from France

    "My name is Thibaud Dupuy, I am a 25 years old man from France. I have been traveling in Asia for a while to look for a complete and efficient Hatha yoga course to follow. I finally found a beautiful garden in a quiet street next to the touristic area where i spent 3 months to learn Hatha Yoga with Kriti K., an outstanding personality. Step by step she has provided me an extraordinary teaching, based on a serious experience in the practice of yoga. She managed to make me confident and healthy, I will always be thankful for her teaching. "

    Mandala Studio Yoga & Spa's website, edited

Kathmandu, Nepal

Mandala studio is the first yoga studio in Nepal which is signed in the CTEVT program guaranteed by the government of Nepal and World Yoga Alliance.

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22 days / 21 nights

Availability

This yoga teacher training is available from January to December and starts on the first day of the month.

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