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Nepal Yoga Teacher Training

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.

Meet the instructors

Dr. Chintamani, Krishna, & Dr. Subodh
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily asana and meditation practices
  • International recognized certificate from Yoga Alliance USA or Australia (RYT)
  • Daily mantra chanting and pranayama sessions
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages and Satkarma kit
  • 3 vegetarian or vegan meals a day
  • 27 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

24 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
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  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

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, peace 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.



Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).


The 200-hour teacher training course delivers an 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 an 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 teach with ease.

Topics covered


  • 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


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

  • 06:30 Wake up / freshen up
  • 06:40 - 07:00 Jala Neti, Herbal tea
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama (breathing techniques), Mantra chanting
  • 08:00 - 08:10 Tea break
  • 08:10 - 09:30 Asana session, Hatha yoga
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11.30 Rest time
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Workshop (tips, precautions, benefits, modifications, adjustment, teaching asana’s)
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch / rest time
  • 15:00 - 16:45 Lecture (Yoga Philosophy)
  • 16:45 - 17:00 Tea break
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Asana session, Hatha yoga
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Self-study
  • 22:00 Lights off

Please note this schedule is changeable upon request by the students.

The students will get one day off per week (usually on a Sunday) but this can also be changed.

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

Dr. Chintamani

His credentials include a Ph.D. (Doctorate) in yoga, a two years Master’s Degree in human consciousness and yogic science from Gurukul Kangri University in Haridwar, India, a two years Master’s Degree in Sanskrit literature from Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in Varanasi, India, a diploma in yoga and naturopathy, a diploma in massage therapy, and a wealth of knowledge and experience in Mantra chanting and Vedic Karmkand. He has studied extensively the ancient scriptures such as the Vedas, Upanishads, the Gita, the great six Eastern philosophies

and many others ancient yogic scriptures with some of the top rated Sanskrit scholars and swamis in Nepal and India. In learning the traditional art of yoga and meditation he studied under the guidance of great Himalayan Gurus which inspired him to practice and understand the root essence of yoga.

Now, Dr. Chintamani's aim is to spread traditional yoga from the ranges of the Himalaya (the origin of yoga) to the larger world.


Dr. Chintamani Gautam

Krishna Dakal

Dr. Subodh

Retreat 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.


  • Telkot - 2 kilometers
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), 25 kilometers
  • UNESCO World Heritage site temple of Changu Narayan - 1.5 hour walk one way

Unique features


  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room


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


  • Free toiletries

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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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 be served delicious, fresh, vegetarian, and home made meals. Nepal Yoga Academy has a team of chefs who will make 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.

They aren't a public restaurant. They serve all the students all the meals. They do not use a menu. The chefs create delicious, vegetarian, daily, fresh homemade meals, daily changing. They serve no drinks. They provide unlimited filtered water and herbal teas.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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)

On their day off, students can do a lot of things:

Things to do:

  • Hiking to ancient temples
  • Sightseeing Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Patan.
  • Sunrise trip to Nagarkot (transfer not included in price)

What's included

  • 1 yoga book and notebook
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages
  • 3 vegetarian or vegan meals a day
  • 27 days accommodation
  • Certificate of completion
  • Satkarma kit (cleansing techniques)
  • Unlimited herbal teas and water

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
  • Meals taken outside the Academy
  • Visitor fees
  • Transport for leisure activities

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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