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24 Days Yoga Teacher Training Himalayas India

  • Uttarkashi, Uttarkhand, Himalayas, India

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Himalaya 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • 20 days with instruction
  • Namah Shivaya invites you to the majestic Himalayas on an inner journey of self-transformation and providing the skills to become a successful yoga teaching professional. The school has its foundation in classical Hatha yoga practices. You will gain a deep understanding of how to teach an asana, pranayama, and meditation class to all levels of students. This teacher training explores the connection between asana practice and the subtle energies of the body and the healing practices of opening and balancing the chakras, Ayurveda, yoga therapy, mantra, and purification practices.


    • 200-hour yoga teacher training
    • Teaching methodology learning
    • Hatha, Nidra, and Ayurveda yoga practices
    • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics learning
    • Asana, pranayama, kriya, and meditation practices
    • Anatomy and physiology learning
    • 23 nights' accommodation
    • 3 daily vegetarian meals


      • Instruction languages: English
      • Spoken languages: Japanese, English
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    Your accommodation is well-ventilated and very spacious with a gorgeous view of the Himalayas to integrate the union of body, mind, and soul. The environment is kept sattvic for the practitioner to advance further in their respective sadhana. Adherence to cleanliness and discipline is most important in the place of spiritual practice.

    You can choose which room you will stay in. There are 2 furnished dormitory style rooms suitable for 4 students with private bathrooms. There are also 2 double rooms suitable for 2 students. Each room has a private bathroom. Solar water heater provides hot water throughout the day.


    The 200-hour program trains the student in the essence of classical Hatha yoga practices: sun salutations, asana, pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy. The program is structured in accordance to Yoga Alliance standards of training.

    On this teacher training course, you will practice techniques training which includes asana, pranayama, kriya, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. The training also includes analytical training in the techniques and guided practice of the techniques themselves.

    You will also learn the teaching methodology of yoga which includes sequencing a class, developing a teaching voice, analytical training in teaching techniques, guided practice of the techniques, principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, and correcting a student.

    Anatomy and physiology training includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). The training also includes both of the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

    You will also get the chance to learn yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teacher. Practicum will also be a part of this yoga teacher training course. The practicum includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, as well as observing and giving feedback.

    Typical daily schedule

    • 06:00 Wake up
    • 06:30-07:15 Meditation, pranayama, or nature walks
    • 07:15-07:45 Tea
    • 08:00-09:00 Morning asana class
    • 09:00-10:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00-11:00 Karma yoga
    • 11:00-13:00 Yoga science or anatomy and physiology
    • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00-15:30 Rest and self-study
    • 15:30-16:30 Science of yoga or anatomy and physiology
    • 16:30-18:00 Teaching asana practice
    • 18:00-19:00 Dinner
    • 19:30-20:30 Meditation and satsang
    • 20:30-21:30 Self-study
    • 21:30-06:00 Lights out

    Note: Daily schedule is applicable Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, there will be classes till lunch time and afternoon will be free for self-study. Sundays will be free for self-study and excursions are optional.


    You will learn:

    • Alignment workshops: demonstration, observation, modifications, and verbal cues
    • Modifications for pregnancy, injuries, and seniors
    • Art of adjusting a student: verbal and hands on adjustment
    • Anatomical aspects of tension and compression, flexion, and extension
    • Yoga therapy aspects of physical and mental benefits
    • Ujjayi breath in conjunction with asana
    • Balancing the doshas (Ayurveda)
    • Dhrishti (points of concentration)
    • Opening and balancing chakras
    • Effect of asana on the endocrine system

    The asanas that you will learn includes:

    • Inversions: Sirshasana (Headstand), Sarvangasana (Shouderstand), and Halasana (Plough) with variations
    • Seated asanas: Sukhasana (Easy Pose), Ardha Padmasana (Half Lotus), Padmasana (Lotus), Siddhasana (Adept Pose), Janu Sirshasana (Head to Knee Pose), Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Posture), Gomukhasana (Cowface), Upavista Konasana (Wide Angle Forward Bend), Dandasana (Staff Pose), Pashimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend), and Parighasana (Gate Pose)
    • Standing asanas: Tadasana (Mountain Posture), Utkatasana (Chair Pose), Virabhadrasana 1, 2, dan 3 (Warrior 1, 2, and 3), Utthita Parsvakonasana, (Extended Side Angle Stretch), Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle), Garudasana (Eagle), and Vrkshasana (Tree)
    • Standing Forward Bends: Uttanasana (Forward Bend), Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Stance Forward Bend), and Pada Hastasana (Hands to Foot Pose)
    • Backward Bends: Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Salambasana (Locust), Setu Banda Sarvangasana (Bridge), and Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
    • Backward Extension: Alanasana (Crescent Lunge) and Purvottanasana (Upward Plank)
    • Surya Namaskar A, B, and C: Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward Facing Dog), Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana (Upward Facing Dog), Chaturanga (4-Limbed Posture), and Chaturanga Dandasana (4-Limbed Staff Pose)
    • Twisting asanas: Parivritta Parsvakonasana (Revolving Side Angle Stretch), Parivritta Trikonasana (Revolving Triangle), Parivritta Ardha Chandrasana (Revolving Half Crescent Moon), and Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist)
    • Supine Asanas: Pavanmuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose) and Jathara Parivartanasana (Abdominal Twist)
    • Relaxation: Savasana (Corpse Pose) and Yoga Nidra with Sankalpa (Intention)

    Teaching methodology

    • Hands on assisting and alignment
    • Energetic and anatomical understanding of postural alignment
    • Developing of touch and confidently adjusting a student
    • Effective use of verbal cues
    • Sequencing a class
    • Structuring a class: warm up, apex, cool down, and final relaxation
    • Voice tone and tempo
    • Qualities of a good teacher


    Pranayama is practiced in 3 stages: manipulation of breath, control of energy, and expansion of energy. The breathing exercises that are practiced are Kapalabhatti (Breath of Fire), Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing), Bhastrika (Bellows Breath ), Sitali (Cooling Breath), Sitkari (Hissing Cooling Breath), Agni Sari (Essence of Churning the Fire Element), Samavritti (Equal Breath), and Asamavritti (Unequal Breath).

    During the pranayama practice you will learn:

    • Introduction to diaphragmatic breathing teaches: how to breathe fully and consciously
    • How pranayama quiets and calms the entire nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety, and improving self-awareness
    • How pranayama brings awareness and control over our subtle body by expanding the prana

    Prana Vayus (Energies in the 3 Bodies)

    • Understand the 5 pranas: prana, apana, vyana, samana, and udana
    • Learn the regions of the body where the energies are circulating
    • Understand the functions of these prana
    • Know the effect of manipulating these pranas for the spiritual benefit in the body sheaths

    Mudras (gestures)

    You will learn:

    • Hand and body gestures translating as attitude of consciousness
    • How mudras refer to sacred hand gestures
    • Whole body positions that elicit a certain inner state
    • How to align your mind, feeling and actions within these gestures
    • How each element is connected with the fingers of hand and its effect on healing ailments of body and mind

    The mudras that you will learn includes:

    • Chin mudra (gesture of consciousness)
    • Jnana mudra (gesture of knowledge)
    • Anjali mudra (prayer gesture)
    • Vishnu mudra (gesture for pranayama)
    • Uttam Boddhi mudra (gesture of enlightenment)
    • Vayu mudra (air element)
    • Akasha mudra (space element)
    • Prithvi mudra (earth element)
    • Agni mudra (fire element)
    • Prana mudra (gesture of prana energy)
    • Apana mudra (gesture of apana energy)
    • Shunya mudra (gesture of emptiness)
    • Shivalinga mudra (gesture of universal consciousness)

    Bandhas (energetic locks)

    There are some types of bandha which include Moola bandha (Root Lock), Uddiyana Bandha (Abdominal Lock), and Jalandhara Bandha (Chin Lock). Besides learning the types of bandha, you will also learn:

    • The physical action involved in the Bandha practices and their effect on the pranic body
    • How bandhas aim to lock the pranas in particular areas and redirect their flow into sushumna nadi for the purpose of spiritual awakening
    • How bandhas are to be used during asana and pranayama practices and the experience in the energetic body.

    Shatkarmas (purification practices)

    There are some types of shatkarma which include neti (nasal cleansing), nauli (abdominal churning), basti (colon cleansing), dhauti (internal cleansing), trataka (candle gazing), and kapalabhati (breath of fire). Besides learning the types of shatkarma, you will also learn:

    • How diseases are caused by the build-up of toxins within the body
    • Eliminating these waste products to regaining perfect health
    • Role of shatkarmas to improve concentration
    • Function of shatkarmas to improve the flow of prana into the organs

    Meditation (dhyana)

    • An understanding of meditation as related to the eight-limb path of yoga
    • The techniques of mantra to bring the practitioner to a state of deep meditation
    • The culmination of meditation into the state of samadhi
    • The effects of meditation techniques as seen from scientific and physiologic perspectives
    • The effect of meditation in reducing stress and anxiety and on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
    • Students will practice and learn to teach meditation techniques utilizing breath, mantra, and yantra
    • Concentration on the chakras and the principal nadis (ida, pingala, and shushmna)
    • An introduction to the meditation techniques laid down in the tantric texts
    • The origin of meditation in Tantra, Hatha, and Raja yoga

    Mantra (energy contained in a sound structure)

    • Mantras as sacred syllables and their use in meditation
    • Mantra as the power of sound and shape
    • Their meaning and how they affect the subtle energy
    • How mantras are to be used
    • How mantras influence karma
    • Introduction to Nada yoga or the yoga of sound
    • Important mantras including Gayatri mantra, Maha Mrityunyjaya mantra, and Maha mantra, Nirguna mantras, Saguna mantras, and Bija mantras

    Yoga philosophy and science of yoga

    There are 8-limbed path of yoga that include yamas (moral codes of conduct), niyamas (observances for cultivating higher mind), asana (postures), pranayama (control of energy), pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (transcendence).

    You will also learn:

    • A detailed understanding of the emergence of the 8-limbed path as the essence of the yoga Sutras
    • The synthesis of asana, pranayama, and meditation to bring the physical, mental, and spiritual evolution of the yogic practitioner
    • An introduction to the Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and Sadhana Pada (the practice)

    Gunas (the 3 qualities of nature)

    • Universal nature represented as 3 qualities known as gunas
    • Purity (sattva), passion (rajas), and ignorance (tamas) and their effect on the yoga practice
    • Sattva nature, which is peaceful, balanced and pleasant self as the ultimate goal of the yoga postures and meditation
    • Sattvic, rajasic, and tamasic diet and how certain foods can be used to produce specific changes in body and mind
    • How to use the gunas in optimizing yoga practices

    Different paths of yoga

    • Karma yoga: the path of action
    • Bhakti yoga: the path of devotion
    • Raja yoga: the path of introspection
    • Jnana yoga: the path of knowledge
    • Kundalini yoga: awakening dormant energy at base of spine
    • Kriya yoga: purification by austerities and self-study
    • Nada yoga: yoga of sound
    • Hatha yoga: union of solar and lunar energies and the methodology of purification
    • Swara yoga: yoga of sound and manipulation of breath

    5 koshas and 3 sharira (energy sheaths and 3 bodies)

    The five koshas are Annamaya kosha (food sheath), Pranamaya kosha (vital sheath), Manomaya kosha (mental sheath), Vijnanamaya kosha (intellectual sheath), and Anandamaya kosha (blissful sheath). Meanwhile, the three shariras are Stula sharira (physical body), Sukshma sharira (astral body), and Karana sharira (causal body). Besides the five koshas and three shariras, you will also:

    • Experience of the 5 Koshas and 3 dimensions in asana practice
    • Learn the relationship between the physical, subtle, and causal bodies in asana and meditation practices

    Samskaras (mental impressions)

    • What are samskaras
    • The relationship between samskaras, conscious mind, and subconscious mind
    • Virtuous and vicious samskaras and their relationship to the meditation practices
    • How samskaras shape karma
    • How to develop positive samskaras
    • The methods of burning samskaras
    • How past samskaras constitute prarabhda karma
    • Practices to burn samskaras as a means to liberation from samsara

    Kleshas (impurities of mind)

    • Avidya (ignorance), ahamkara (ego), abhinivesha (fear), raga (likes), and dvesha (dislikes)
    • The effect of meditation and karma yoga on the kleshas
    • The development of positive attributes to overcome the kleshas
    • The effect of kleshas as emotional disturbances
    • Effect of kleshas on samsara, cyclic existence

    Chakras and nadis

    • The 7 major chakras of the body
    • 3 principal nadis: ida, pingala, and sushumna
    • The relationship between gross nerves and plexuses and nadis
    • Parasympathetic and sympathetic system and their relationship to the nadis
    • How to change the flow of energy in nadis
    • Open and blocked characteristics of each chakra
    • Relationship between kundalini shakti and ascent in each chakra
    • Relationship between endocrine glands and chakras
    • Healing practices associated with imbalance of hormonal glands
    • Asana and pranayama practices to open and balance chakras

    Goals and stages of human life

    The four goals of human life are dharma (purpose), artha (success), kama (enjoyment of arts and literature), and moksha (liberation and freedom). Meanwhile, the 4 stages of human life are brahmacharya (student), grihasta (householder), vanaprasta (retirement), and sanyaas (renunciation). Besides these topics, you will also learn:

    • The yogic lifestyle and philosophy to optimize the goals and stages of life
    • The role of kleshas and samskaras on the goals and stages of life

    Karma and reincarnation

    • Law of karma
    • Agami (present), sanchita (past), and prarabhda (sum total of present incarnation)
    • The attributes of karma in determining present life conditions
    • The relationship between karma and diseases
    • The practices of mantra and karma yoga in burning negative karma
    • The theory of reincarnation
    • 7 stages of knowledge and liberation from karma


    • History of Ayurveda
    • Detailed understanding of health and disease in the Ayurvedic science of life
    • The 3 doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha
    • Healing through cleaning toxic waste (ama)
    • The five elements: earth, wind, fire, water, and ether
    • The concept of prakriti and the diagnosis of the dosha and their imbalances
    • The 6 tastes: sour, salt, pungent, astringent, sweet, and bitter
    • The energies of prana, ojas, and tejas
    • Panchakarma: the Ayurvedic detox which promotes deep purification within the tissues
    • Ritual of eating for balancing vata, pitta, and kapha
    • Determining your dosha with the Ayurvedic chart
    • Characteristics of vata, pitta, and kapha diseases
    • Agni: the fire element and its relationship with the digestive process in the body

    Bhagwad Gita

    • Introduction to Bhagwad Gita
    • Study of important verses from Gita
    • Significance of Bhagwad Gita in yoga practice
    • Historical significance of Gita related to Vedas and Upanishads

    Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

    • Introduction to the yoga Sutras
    • Samadhi Pada, Sadhana Pada, Kaivalya Pada, and Vibhuti Padder
    • Ashtanga yoga as described in the yoga Sutras

    Yoga anatomy

    • Anatomy of muscular and skeletal system
    • Definition of anatomy, tissues, skeleton, and muscular system
    • Yoga anatomy and the relationship between compression, tension, flexion, extension, and rotation in asana practice
    • Study of 6 major joints
    • Study of muscular system
    • Study of skeletal system
    • Anatomy of the spinal cord
    • Respiratory system
    • Cardiovascular system
    • Nervous system

    Yoga therapy

    • Definition of yoga therapy and its application on specific diseases
    • Role of asanas and pranayama in treatment of muscular and spinal injuries
    • Yoga therapies on common diseases such as headache, cold, sinus, and migraine
    • Yoga therapy to reduce symptoms, restore balance, and increase vitality
    • Promoting specific changes in muscles, joints, and organs altering the vital functions of yoga therapy in treatment of specific ailments

    Business of yoga

    • Essentials of becoming a successful yoga teaching professional
    • How to develop the skills in marketing, social networking, and advertising your yoga business
    • Opening and managing a yoga studio
    • Business plan, capital, location, city permits, and marketing
    • Retention plan, advertising, and promotions
    • Developing a robust website and e-commerce


    On successful completion of the program, students will receive a Yoga Alliance certificate as a fully accredited yoga teacher (RYS 200).

    • Acharya Tej

      Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)

      Acharya Tej has compiled the authentic teachings of yoga as practiced in India. Acharya Tej has been studying and practicing yoga for more than 25 years and received his training with the Sivananda yoga tradition in Rishikesh and Uttarkashi, India. He has served on the Yoga Alliance Advisory Committee for Best Practices of Yoga Schools. Acharya Tej formed the Namah Shivaya yoga teacher training in 2008, combining the authentic practices of Hatha yoga and the school has graduated more than 700 students in the US, India, and Mexico.

    • Acharya Aya Manabe

      Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)

      Acharya Aya Manabe is the lead trainer and director of Namah Shivaya teacher training in India and Japan. She was initiated to yogic path through Sivananda yoga tradition in California and completed her 200 and 500-hour teacher training certification in 2012. She is a Yoga Alliance registered teacher (E-RYT 200 and RYT 500) and also certified Prenatal yoga teacher. Aya has a lot of international teaching experience in different countries including US, Vietnam, India, and Japan.

    • Melissa Satya Saraswati

      Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)

      Melissa is the lead trainer for the Namah Shivaya's 200-hour yoga teacher training. Melissa has been a long-time student of master Ashtanga instructor, Andrew Eppler. Melissa balances her practice between the disciplined tradition of Sri K. Pattabi Jois and mindful ahimsa. After graduating from high school at the American School of Paris, she attended University of North Texas and got her bachelor degree in French, minoring in English. In addition to yoga, she is drawn to other natural healing techniques, gardening, and playing the flute.

    Uttarkashi is a sacred town in the state of Uttarakhand in the Himalayas in India, 110 miles (179 kilometers) north of the city of Rishikesh. Himachal Pradesh is located on the north and it is the district of Chamoli along with the territory of Tibet lied to the east of Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi district offers a Himalayan panorama of natural delights, perhaps unmatched elsewhere.

    Uttarkashi is a treasure trove of lush valleys, soaring peaks, crashing waterfalls, hot water springs, and other bounties of Mother Nature. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Ganga (Bhagirathi) at an altitude of 1158 meters above sea level. The beauty and tranquility of the Himalayas makes Uttarkashi a very sacred and popular destination for the yoga practitioner.

    In Uttarkashi, you can feel the fresh mountain air, majestic, and scenic landscape. The confluence of rivers makes a practice of yoga joyful and memorable. It is a blessing to be able to practice yoga in Himalayas, where the ancient sages and yogis have been practicing for centuries.

    Uttarkashi has about 32 temples which attract a large number of devotees every year. It is also home to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering founded in 1965. It is located at a spur at Ladari overlooking the entire valley. The institute imparts mountaineering training to inculcate the spirit of mountaineering.

    There are some popular treks which are Nachiketa Tal, Dodi Tal, Sat Tal, Gangotri-Gaumukh which is the source of the river Ganges, and Yumonotri which is the source of the river Yamuna. The Gangotri shrine is a featured destination for trekkers from all over the world and a trek to Gaumukh offers panoramic views of Mount Shivling peak and Kedardome peak.

    You will be offered three meals a day in accordance with the vegetarian yogic diet. Based on the ancient science of Ayurveda and yogic culture, this diet is inclusive of fresh fruits, vegetables, milk products, whole grains, legumes with nuts, and seeds in raw and cooked form.

    The yogic diet is non spicy consisting of fresh, wholesome, and nourishing diet prepared by yoga shala cooks with spices and herbs for enhancing the health of the students. Each dish is prepared with an intention to support the high demands of the extensive program.

    Indian spices also play an important role in the preparation of your food as their use are both medicinal and for taste purpose. Used in the form of seasoning, the spices add flavor to the cooked food and they are healthy.

    Such a diet is wholly conducive to the practice of yoga, spiritual progress, and psychic advancement. At the shala, the staffs also grow few basic spices according to the climate, seasonal vegetables and green leafs to incorporate an organic and healthy lifestyle.

    Holy Ganges River

    The holy Ganges River begins its journey from its source in Gomukh - Gangotri and flows through the city of Uttarkashi. Namah Shivaya organizes an excursion to the river where students can sit and meditate along the banks or just enjoy the pure gushing waters and the fresh mountain air.

    Kashi Vishwanath Temple

    Namah Shivaya has some excursions planned to the sacred temples in Uttarkashi where visitors are greeted by the ringing of bells and chanting of the prayers inside the temples set amidst the tranquil backdrop of the Himalayas.

    Kashi Vishwanath Temple

    Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the oldest and most sacred temples in Uttarkashi. The temple offers a spectacular view of the Bhagirathi River and the surrounding mountains. A legend says that Lord Shiva protected Sage Markandeya when Yama came to take him at the time of death. The temple was erected by Sage Parshuram at the spot where the incident took place in ancient times.

    Lord Shiva is manifest inside the temple, immersed in deep meditation showering his blessings to all devotees. Inside the sanctum sanctorum, Parvati and Lord Ganesha are also present. The image of Sakshi Gopal and Markandeya are shown in a state of meditation and Nandi is present in the outer chamber of the temple.

    Shakti Temple

    Shakti Temple is located just opposite of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Mother Shakti is represented by a giant Trident or Trishul which is estimated to be over 1500 years old and she is one of the oldest relics in the state of Uttarakhand. The details of the Naga dynasty are found inscribed on the trident, which is over 26-feet high.

    Other activities

    • Nature walks
    • Silent meditation walks
    • 2 Namah Shivaya T-shirts
    • 3 vegetarian meals per day
    • 23 nights' accommodation
    • Comprehensive and detailed curriculum
    • Course tuition
    • Daily meditation sessions
    • Daily yoga practices
    • Detailed teaching on meditation, pranayama, asanas, mudras, and mantras
    • Weekly group discussion aimed to develop your teaching skills
    • Yoga Alliance certification upon graduation
    • Yoga teacher training manual
    • Airfare
    • Hotel in New Delhi
    • Transfer from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to the hotel in New Delhi
    • Transport from New Delhi to Uttarkashi
    • Transport from Uttarkashi to New Delhi (on completion of course)

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight and arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi on April 29, 2017. Namah Shivaya can arrange for accommodation for overnight stay in New Delhi based on individual requirements. In the following day, you will depart to Dehradun by train and to Uttarkashi by shared taxi. Cost of train tickets and shared taxi will be a total of 70 USD.

    For information about the booking conditions, please send Namah Shivaya an inquiry.


    • Review by Rose Reveley

      "I initially wanted to take this course to deepen my practice. The knowledge I have gained in the past 30 days has helped me to heal many wounds, it has in fact transformed me. Because of this transformation, I see my future in a different way. I am excited about the endless possibilities and what the Universe has designed for me. You have shown me how to have a spiritual practice. Thank you for this eternal gift!"

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    • Review by Lynn Woodard

      "I chose Namah Shivaya teacher training school because of the strong spiritual aspect of the program and Tej’s energy, deep wisdom, and flexibility in allowing each student to follow his or her own spiritual path while proviiding sage guidance along the way. I fully opened myself to the teachings presented and the journey has been life changing. I have found peace and a connection with the universe that has eluded me for years. I highly recommend this course for anyone that wants to teach yoga or simply deepen their practice and connection with source."

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    • Review by Michelle Shanti

      "I feel incredibly blessed to have earned my yoga training through Namah Shivaya. The intuitive nature and deep understanding of all things yoga, made it a joy to learn and grow through their program. Too often in life we detour from our paths and our direction becomes uncertain. Under Tej and Sheri’s guidance and complete immersion into the 200 hour intensive, I feel that I am finally back on my “true” path."

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    • Review by Candace Davis

      "I am enormously grateful that the universe allowed for me to meet Tej and become a student of Namah Shivaya! Since the beginning of my training life has brought me more joy and spiritual fulfillment than I ever could have imagined. It has been a journey toward realizing individual purpose and unification with the cosmic consciousness. The course is vastly transformative and has helped me become aligned with the natural order of the universe and embracing the path of least resistance. This course teaches self-discipline as a physical, mental, and spiritual practice. I am excited to continue the work of spreading yoga to those who are willing to learn and would recommend this training to anyone who loves yoga!"

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    • Review by Bryan Zatopek

      "Tej lives and breathes every nuance of the lifestyle, he is vastly knowledgeable about its rich history, philosophies and traditions, and is absolutely passionate about sharing every detail. Without question, you will be expertly prepared to lead your own asana practice, market yourself, open your own studio, and all of the other commercialization of the business of yoga, but few others can prepare you to teach yoga through your every thought, word, and action. If you’re looking to indulge in an authentic yoga training, Namah Shivaya is the program for you."

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    • Review by Dan Havrilak

      "Everyone in my Namah Shivaya yoga training class was ready to teach yoga at the end of the course. Tej and the staff are a great resource as we learned how to teach a variety of classes from gentle yoga to vinyasa flow. I am pleased to have improved my technique in postures, and the ability to have a complete yoga practice at home. I learned how to help people (and myself) stay fit, concentrate better, relax through meditation, and develop better habits. I highly recommend the certified teachers training to better yourself, and to be able to teach a variety of yoga classes."

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    • Review by Brittany Stroud

      "Being immersed in the teachings of Namah Shivaya during the past month has been nothing short of blissful. Tej has a beautiful way of educating students in the ancient science of asanas, meditation techniques, healthy lifestyle choices and simply the art of bettering oneself. He has planted seeds which continue to grow in both my personal practice and my relationship with the world. I knew little about yoga, especially the spiritual side, when I enrolled in the intensive course. But I leave feeling confident in my abilities and an inner peace within my Soul. I have a firm understanding of the person I am meant to be."

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    • Review by Lydia Mackay

      "When you walk into the Namah Shivaya yoga studio, you realize that you are exactly where you are meant to be. Tej provides a safe space filled with friendship, growth, enlightenment, peace, and love. Admittedly, any grand new endeavor (like a training program) where you invest your time, your money, and all of yourself, can be a little scary, but this program erases fear. You will learn things about yourself and the world around you that you either didn’t know were there, or you’ve forgotten. I’m so grateful for, and to, Namah Shivaya."

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    • Review by Kevin Lewis from Dallas, Texas, USA

      "With a subject as extensive as yoga, a student needs a teacher who can spark a fire for knowledge and give them a solid foundation for a lifetime (or lifetimes) of continuing education. Tej is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge and Sheri’s passion for yoga is infectious. They practice a yogic lifestyle 24 hours a day, and best of all they’re fantastic people with the student’s best interests at heart. I’ll never forget my experience with them and hope to continue my relationship with Tej and Sheri for a long time. I highly recommend their program for those who just want to learn more about this amazing subject."

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    • Review by Paige Mayeux

      "The Namah Shivaya experience was a mind-opening journey. The wisdom and energy of Tej and his stellar teaching staff was incomparable. Experiences included yoga classes on the shores of White Rock Lake, meditation practices and philosophy classes that were truly awe inspiring. I joined hoping to strengthen my asana practice and left empowered with a much greater understanding of the many facets of yoga, and the spiritual impact that living like a true yogi can have on one’s life. The yoga training at Namah Shivaya was priceless, how can one put a price tag on the invaluable concept of a healthy mind, body, and spirit?"

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