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28 Days Himalayan 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Nepal Yoga Teacher Training

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Are you looking for yoga teachers training course in Nepal where legends hold the truth and heaven meets the earth? Dr. Chintamani Gautam and his team offer yoga teacher training and many other yoga related courses. In a Himalayan setting, with an emphasis on Sanatan traditional yoga as the basis for learning how to teach many different types of yoga, Dr. Chintamani offers some of the most knowledgeable and experienced teaching in the world today.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily asana and meditation practices
  • Daily mantra chanting and pranayama sessions
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage and Satkarma kit
  • 3 vegetarian or vegan meals a day
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Yoga Alliance certificate

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


24 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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Accommodation

Nepal Yoga Retreat is a is a sanctuary tucked in the hills of the Kathmandu valley, surrounded by temples. A center where you will find simple and wholesome organic food, Sanatam yoga, mantra singing, yoga philosophy explained, and guided meditation. It is a place that welcomes anyone seeking peace, quiet, solitude, healthy food, yoga training and instruction, piece of mind, and inward perspective. It is not a social vacation hot spot or an entertainment center; rather a place to calm the senses and to find ones own center.

The spacious deluxe twin bamboo cottages are available for guests. Rooms include two large single beds, fully equipped western style bathrooms including shower and toilet, warm bedding, fresh bed-sheets, wash towel, hand towel, toilet paper, hot water, shelving units, and power outlet. All cottages have a beautiful view overlooking the Sanku valley.

Nepal Yoga Academy Yoga Teacher Training Nepal Program

The 200-hour teacher training course delivers a intimate comprehensive, theoretical, and practical hands-on training program. Trainees emerge from the teacher training course as confident teachers with a strong and solid teaching skill set ready to begin their career. Alongside developing and perfecting the art of teaching, trainees also gain understanding of the practice of yoga asanas, philosophy, physiology, adjusting, mantra chanting, chakras, anatomy, ayurveda, mudras, pranayama and meditation, and other traditional and contemporary yoga techniques.

The curriculum takes you through the essential elements required to deepen and enrich your own yoga practice and to teach students with confidence. Nepal Yoga Academy's expert team of teachers will guide you from the fundamental stages to teaching with ease.

Topics covered

Practice

  • Prayer and mantra singing
  • Satkarma (cleansing techniques)
  • Asana (postures)
  • Body alignment and its importance in yoga
  • Yoga safety guidelines
  • Mudra and bandha
  • Pranayama (breathing)
  • Dhyan (meditation)
  • Guided teaching practice

Teaching methodology

  • Principles of demonstration
  • Instruction-cueing
  • Teaching styles
  • The student’s process of learning
  • Business skills
  • Setting up classes
  • Communication skills
  • Observation, assisting, and correcting

Anatomy and physiology

  • Physical anatomy and physiology
  • Spiritual anatomy and physiology

Yoga philosophy

  • Studying of yoga philosophies and traditional texts
  • Yogic diet, lifestyle, and ethics

Assessment

The trainee will be assessed on class participation, lesson planning, practicum, chanting, leading a workshop, will have to teach a philosophy lesson and on-going observations during classes by the teacher. Trainees will receive valuable feedback on their teaching practicums from both the teacher and students, and will be required to meet certain teaching standards regarding knowledge of anatomy, asana alignment, adjustments, and communication.

Course requirements

Requirements to apply for the 200-hour teacher training course are an existing yoga practice, an open mind, commitment to learning, and motivation to become a worthy yoga teacher. Applicants with a beginner practice are welcome to apply for the training provided as they can display a high level of self-discipline during the course as it is physically, mentally, and spiritually demanding and also highly rewarding.

Course curriculum

  • Practice: 100 hours
  • Teaching methodology: 25 hours
  • Anatomy and physiology: 25 hours
  • Yoga philosophy: 25 hours
  • Yogic diet, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers: 15 hours
  • Practicum: 10 hours
  • Total: 200 hours

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Wake up / freshen up
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Herbal tea
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Morning prey (mantra chant), dynamic exercise, surya namaskar, pranayama, asana, and meditation
  • 08:00 - 08:15 Refreshing break
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Asana Sadhana
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 13:00 Lecture (yoga principles / philosophy / yoga sutra / Sanskrit / mantras)
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch / rest time
  • 15:00 - 16:45 Lecture (human biology and applications / Ayurveda / traditional yoga texts) / Karma yoga
  • 16:45 - 17:00 Refreshing time
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yoga asana practice including teaching practicum
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Rest time / free time
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Self-study
  • 22:00 Lights off

Pre-course knowledge

  • Light on Yoga, by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Postural Practice, by Mark Singleton
  • Yogini, by Janice Gates
  • Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, by Stephen Cope
  • Awakening Shakti, by Sally Kempton
  • The Guru Papers, by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad
  • Original Yoga, by Richard Rosen
  • Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual, by David Swenson
  • Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, by Erich Schiffmann
  • Yoga Anatomy, by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
  • The Yoga Stura of Patanjali: A Biography, by David Gordon White

Instructors

Dr. Chintamani Gautam
Dr. Chintamani, has been involved with yoga and it’s teachings for over 18 years in Nepal and India. With this wealth of knowledge and experience, Dr. Chintamni wants to extend yoga from the long Himalaya range (the origin of yoga) worldwide, teaching yoga in its proper form. His yoga classes are full of uplifting energy, fusing yogic, and modern science knowledge with his genuine loving nature and sense of humor. His excellent communication skills and enthusiasm will connect you to the spirit of classical yoga in the Himalayas.
Krishna Dakal
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Krishna is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher and is dedicated on sharing his insight into the authentic practice of yoga and empowering the students along the way. He has been teaching at the retreat for one year and takes great care in making the guests feel at home.
Dr. Subodh
Dr subodh is a dynamic individual with over 18 years of experience in teaching nature cure, yoga, and other spiritual healing with different techniques. He will be teaching the anatomy of yoga and elements of the yoga philosophy during the course.

Location

This teacher training is happening in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Situated within the extensive grounds of Panchamahalaxmi Dham temple at Sankhu valley, just below Nagarkot, you will find spiritual influence that will lead you towards self-realization.

Nearby places

  • Telkot - 2 kilometer
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), 15 kilometers - 30 minutes
  • UNESCO World Heritage site temple of Changu Narayan - 45 minutes' walk

Features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room

General

  • Concierge desk
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free toiletries

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The meals are vegetarian and a variety of grains and vegetables here. You can even get organic products from the village and farm. Breakfasts may include fruit, bread, porridge, vegetables, and other seasonal foods. For lunch and dinner, you will have a choice of Nepali, Indian, or Chinese cuisine. Nepal Yoga Academy has a team of chefs who will make organic vegetarian meals according to your specifications that are included in the cost of the course. They can make vegan, high raw, gluten free, salt free, and many other meal combinations to suit you.

Nepal Yoga Retreat has a restaurant named Annapurna Restaurant. Named after the Goddess of abundant Grain, the dining facility serves 50 people with a la carte and buffet options based on Nepali and Asian cuisine. It follows organic, vegetarian, vegan, and raw food diets as much as possible using locally grown fresh produce.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

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

Things to do (optional)

  • Cycling
  • Enjoy deep relaxation, therapy, and treatment at Nepal Yoga Retreat's spa and Ayurveda cottage
  • Nepal home stay
  • Organic farm house stay and visit
  • Sunrise trip

What's included

  • 1 day sightseeing of UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 1 yoga book and notebook
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages
  • 3 vegetarian or vegan meals a day
  • 27 days accommodation
  • Satkarma kit (cleansing techniques)
  • Unlimited herbal teas
  • Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion

What's not included

  • Airport transfer
  • International airfare, any other local travel or sightseeing
  • Extra meals (available for extra charge)
  • Laundry (available for extra charge)
  • Other items of personal interest

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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