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Yoga seekers from all traditions and styles are invited to join Nepal Yoga Home’s advanced yoga teacher training course (YTTC). 500-Hours yoga training is good for those who are dedicated to a higher standard of learning looking to deepen their yoga, meditation, breathing science (pranayama), and yoga philosophy. This course is advanced not only because you practice advanced asana, but you will develop deeper awareness, realization, and peace within you.
All ages are welcome as participants.
During this training, you will stay at Nepal Yoga Home situated in the lap of the Nagarjun Jungle at Kathmandu, Nepal. Surrounded by mountains and jungles, you will enjoy a beautiful view of Kathmandu. Here you will experience a holy and spiritual environment with stunning nature views where you can practice and learn about yoga and meditation with highly experienced yoga instructors (gurus).
The courses include a residential experience, living with a yogi’s family while being immersed in the beautiful, natural and panoramic environment at the side of Kathmandu. Safe, clean, comfortable and nondistracting accommodations to support you in your yoga journey.
It provides accommodation with comfortable rooms for spiritual studies. The double room will be shared by two people. If you need a private or deluxe room, note that the cost will be more than your package price. Beautiful gardens, nice views of the Himalayas, mountains, and Kathmandu city are visible from your room. There are 24-hours hot water and 24 -hours Wi-Fi service.
This retreat will take place at Nepal Home Yoga located in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal is situated in the incredible Himalayas, home of the Yogi’s and Lord Buddha’s birth place. The house is located in a peaceful environment amidst the mountains, jungle, and beautiful village yet not far from Kathmandu city allowing for inner transformation of body and mind.
This advanced level yoga teacher training will give you a broader and deeper set of skills and insights to bring into your practice and teaching. The 500-hours yoga Teacher Training Course is a six weeks residential certification course. Nepal Yoga Home offers the most affordable yoga teacher training course with the backdrop of the Himalayas in Kathmandu-Nepal. This organization is registered with Yoga Alliance International and the Nepal government.
This advanced course of yoga includes yoga postures, meditation, breathing science (pranayama, mudra, bandha), yoga philosophy, yoga detox, and yoga anatomy in depth. This is a complete training which is an intense, challenging, rewarding, and life changing experience. When it’s done you will be amazingly well prepared to teach.
If you are looking to become a registered and qualified yoga instructor, or if you simply wish to develop deeper into your own personal practice, the advanced yoga teacher training curriculum provides the depth and discipline needed to lift you into physical, mental, and spiritual attunement. The advanced yoga teacher training course is designed according to the international standards for yoga courses under the Yoga Alliance.
After completion, students will receive a certificate of completion which is certified by Yoga Alliance International. All yoga lovers are warmly welcome to achieve your advanced path of wisdom (registered yoga teacher certification) at Nepal Yoga Home. Take your yoga teaching skills toward the higher level. Immerse yourself in a deeper study with the Yoga Alliance certified 500-hour advanced yoga teacher training course.
The yoga school has a team of experienced and highly qualified teachers from various yoga styles and traditions so you can enjoy different styles of yoga and meditation. They love to teach Astanga yoga (eight limbs of Patanjali yoga) and research base Hatha Yoga, but they will teach different styles of yoga to provide a more well-rounded yoga instructor experience.
Nepal Yoga Home will teach the concept of different yoga styles like Iyengar style of yoga, Sivananda yoga, Restorative yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raj-Yoga, Karma Yoga, Mantra yoga, Kundalini yoga, etc. The yoga teachers will be happy to share experiences with people from all over the world.
This yoga training course focuses on skillfully encouraging personal reflection regarding physical, mental, and emotional aspects inherent in each pose, pranayama, and meditation. They welcome teachers and students from other traditions who wish to take a yoga training course for personal enrichment and to be a professional yoga teacher or yoga guru.
The 500-hour yoga teacher training course delivers a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical hands-on training program. Trainees emerge as confident teachers with a strong and solid teaching skill set ready to begin their career.
Trainees also gain a comprehensive understanding of the practice of yoga asanas, meditation yoga philosophy, physiology, mantra chanting, chakras, anatomy, mudras, pranayama, and other traditional and modern research base yoga techniques. Nepal Yoga Home is teaching various skills to help students to meet their goals and interest by careful observation, motivation, and guidance.
There are many potential reasons why someone is interested in an advanced yoga study course. For some, teaching yoga can be an ideal career path, for others, it is appealing for a healthy life. Whatever the interest, the 500-hour yoga teacher training program will help you. This advanced training course is very beneficial to be a qualified and registered yoga teacher.
Also, it can be a very worthwhile experience for individual growth. Teacher training is a great holistic education for the body, mind, and spirit. By going through a training program, you’ll have an opportunity to expand your current knowledge, for your own self-exploration or personal development. Also, it will take your personal experience with yoga to the next level.
Going through this training you will be able to learn different styles of meditation. The meditation training will cover techniques used for mastery of self, stress reduction, as well as techniques used for personal and spiritual evolution. This advanced yoga teacher training can help you to move through life challenges and transitions with better ease and less stress.
An advanced teacher training is a perfect way to learn about the ancient texts that contain the most important information about the yogic science. By obtaining this knowledge, you’ll have the chance to really dive into the philosophical side of yoga and you will be clear about the real objective and meaning of yoga.
Yoga postures will give you the tools to practice more self-care and feel strong and healthy in your body. In training, you will learn about the physical body in great detail as you learn about the alignment and benefits of postures. You will be immersed in functional anatomy so you can understand how the poses affect your body and how to perfect them. This learning will help you to limit future injuries, or recover from a current one.
You will also learn how to modify and adjust poses as well as learn challenging poses. Yoga training programs bring students of all physical levels together to learn from each other’s different body types, injuries, flexibility levels, and strengths. In 500-Hours teacher training, you may be exposed to more yoga modalities like Astanga yoga, Hatha yoga, Sivananda yoga, Iyengar yoga, Restorative yoga, Raj-yoga, Karma yoga, Mantra yoga, Kundalini yoga etc.
You will experience personal transformation while becoming an internationally certified and registered yoga teacher after five hundred hours. You will benefit from the study of yogic science, anatomy, asana, pranayama, chanting, meditation, yoga philosophy, fundamentals of Ayurveda, ethics, and lifestyle.
Yoga Teacher Training is a great way to expand and still your mind. You will be reading the yoga sutras, the ancient philosophical texts of yoga that teach practitioners how to manage the workings of the mind through focus, discipline, practice, and meditation. You will learn the obstacles that we all face and how the benefits of yoga can shift your awareness and create a more positive frame of mind.
One of the greatest benefits of the program is the self-discovery and time to reflect as you approach life with a heightened sense of awareness. This course has been built to provide a depth understanding and experience of yoga. The trainee will gain new insights about themselves and their practice. Yoga and meditation are the traditional teachings where you will inherit the fruits of the wisdom of happy and healthy science.
The curriculum is developed from the Yoga Alliance 500 Hour Teacher Training standards and has developed and been shaped by experienced teachers. The curriculum takes you through the essential elements required to deepen and enrich your own yoga practice and to teach students with confidence. The curriculum includes the following:
This course covers the practice of techniques and alignment for approximately 100 of the most effective and advanced asanas. In this advanced level course, you will practice modern, traditional, research-based, advanced, variations, and precise corrections for a deeper understanding of yoga Asanas. Besides this, you will learn different styles of yoga asanas from different traditions of yoga like Hatha yoga and Astanga yoga, Iyengar yoga, Sivananda yoga, Restorative yoga, Kundalini yoga, Power yoga, Vinyasa flow, etc.
Breathing (prana) is life. It is one of our most important sources of vital energy. Pranayama or breathing exercises promote proper breathing. In a yogic point of view, proper breathing is to bring more oxygen to the blood and to the brain and to control Prana or the vital life energy. Pranayama is the key to a deep experience of meditation.
The breath is a doorway to enter into you. Students will develop deeper into their own practice of pranayama and purify the whole body through pranic (breath) energy. At the end of the course, students will gain the skills to teach their own pranayama classes. In this course, students will learn the anatomy and physiology of breath on the physical and subtle levels and how to teach advanced pranayama and also pranic energy control techniques, bandhas, and mudras.
In order to follow the technique of pranayama, it is necessary to know something about mudras, and bandhas. The Sanskrit word mudra means a seal or a lock. It denotes positions which close the body apertures, where the fingers are held together with special hand gestures. Mudras are a combination of breath with special postures of body and fingers to stimulate different energy centers and subtle channels in the body.
The Sanskrit word Bandha means to hold, or lock. It also refers to a posture in which certain organs or parts of the body are gripped, contracted and controlled. In the practice of a Bandha, the energy flow to a particular area of the body is blocked. When the Bandha is released, this causes the energy to flood more strongly which removes the blockages in energy centers.
In ancient times, yoga Ashrama had a rich meditation practice that has been lost in many modern traditions. Some Yoga schools today turn to Buddhism for meditation. This 500-hour yoga teacher training will explore the many types of deeper and advanced meditation techniques. During the yoga teacher training courses, Nepal Yoga Home will also teach unique and efficient soul meditation techniques developed by the Acharya Prakash (Director of Nepal Yoga Home). Meditation lessons will make you clear about the introduction of meditation, meditation, and mind relation, how you can remove mental problems through meditation, etc.
After learning these techniques you will explore how they can be incorporated into a modern practice and can teach to your student.
Yoga philosophy has an important role in yoga teacher training. On yoga philosophy, you will learn the authentic scripture of yoga like Patanjali yoga sutra, Bhagavad-gita, Veda, and Upanishad, etc.
Mantras are ways of using sound vibrations to affect consciousness and receive the benefits of peace of mind. Mantra chanting is a powerful way to integrate body, voice, mind, and the emotions. Certain vibrations that are produced while chanting can enhance physical and mental health. The method of teaching is traditional, where chants are taught orally to students. Chanting has multiple benefits when done under good guidance. The practice of mantra chanting generates certain vibrations in different parts of the body. Hence, when applied appropriately, can enhance physical and mental health. This sacred mantra opens you to your spiritual path.
Nepal Yoga Home offers you a basic knowledge of Ayurveda (traditional medicinal system), which can help in healthy living, how to use Ayurveda according to dosha and to diagnose and cure, and general use of Ayurveda. The practice of yoga should be complemented by the right kind of food in order to fully benefit from what yoga has to offer. So you will learn what to eat, how to eat, how to balance the food, how to cook, and which foods are good to maintain a healthy life. You will be guided by our teachers in the following topics.
The yoga detoxification lesson will make you clear about yogic cleansing techniques and their practical application. In yogic detoxification, we will teach theory and practical aspects of Sat-Karma (six yogic cleansing) and fast for body detox. Sat karma (sometimes known as Sat kriya) has two components: ‘sat’ meaning ‘six’ and ‘karma’ meaning ‘process’. The word ‘kriya’ or ‘karma’ is used in Yoga in a special technical sense regarding the techniques of cleansing. The main six cleansing process are Neti, Dhauti, Nauli, Basti, Kapalbhati, and Tratak.
Shanka prakshalana (sometimes referred as laghu shankaprakshalana) is a yoga kriya that cleanses the intestines. The word Shankhaprakshalana comes from two words. Shankha means “conch” and prakshalana means to wash completely. The word shankhaprakshalana is used to cleanse the entire alimentary canal from mouth to anus. You will learn the proper practices for conducting this cleansing which includes drinking warm salty water and selected asana for cleansing. We will focus on perfecting the following five asanas, i.e. Tadasana, Tiryaka Tadasana, Kati Chakrasana, Tiryaka Bhujangasana and Udarakarshanasana.
Every day the team chose a different topic for the workshop. The workshops will focus on topics such as hip opening, head stand, and inversions, back bending, arm balances, breathing science, diet, traditional medicinal system etc. and are conducted every day to help you understand and practice these safely and effectively. Workshops include hands-on adjustments, developing and implementing yoga programs, anatomy, meditation and more.
Therapeutic yoga is the application of yoga postures, pranayama, meditation and yoga detox processes to treat the different diseases. This involves instruction in yogic practices and teachings to prevent, reduce, or alleviate structural, physiological, emotional and spiritual pain, suffering or limitations. Yoga helps to recover to stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleep disorder and enhances overall well-being and quality of life. Yoga is recognized as a form of mind-body medicine that integrates an individual’s physical, mental and spiritual components to improve the health.
On this advanced level yoga teacher training, you will learn yoga as a good therapy for different diseases. This covers the basics of therapeutic yoga. Our student will learn benefits of each posture and how to give one on one therapeutic yoga sessions. We teach different issues from simple to complex. We teach therapeutic yoga for the following, but this can inspire ideas for other cases and diseases: yoga for back pain, yoga for stress and anxiety, yoga for depression, yoga for high blood pressure, yoga for constipation, yoga for heart disease, yoga for diabetes, yoga for pregnancy, yoga for looking young, yoga for positive health, yoga for headache and migraine, yoga for arthritis, yoga for asthma, yoga for sleeping disorder and more.
Twenty hours teaching practice is required for every student. The Nepal Yoga Home manages the teaching classes and classes can be taught in Nepal Yoga Home or at other yoga institutions. Teaching practice will build confidence for the students. We have written exams after every 50 hours to sharpen the student’s knowledge. Our practicum Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others, hearing and giving feedback, and also assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Students study the Patanjali’s Astanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga Philosophy with an emphasis on how you can incorporate this into your own practice and day-to-day life. Daily chanting, meditation, and pranayama provide spiritual structure and compliment the most physical practices of the curriculum.
At our 500-hour yoga teacher training in Kathmandu, you will learn very useful and detailed yoga anatomy and physiology. You will learn how to apply anatomy and physiology in classes which will improve your own practice as well your teaching and correction skills. In addition, you can acquire more confidence in your knowledge of anatomy and gain more insight into the injuries and special conditions that your students may be dealing with. We will focus on practical applications of anatomy in postures. This Includes both human anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs) to incorporate in yoga practice.
Each day includes yoga workshops in a different style of yoga and different topics. Daily yoga classes, guided meditation, pranayama, philosophy, and yogic discussion by nationally renowned teachers. This is a sample schedule and may change according to subjects, topics, and situations.
Any 200-hour registered yoga teacher, any yoga teacher, or aspirant with a reasonable level of proficiency in any style of yoga is eligible.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (KTM). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
Maximum 20 persons.
Casual comfortable clothes, notebooks, pens, slip-on sandals, rain wear, flashlight, insect repellent, alarm clock, water bottle, and sunscreen.
If you are coming with your debit or credit card, you can get Nepali Rupees in cash from the local ATMs.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Nepal Yoga Home, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
This yoga teacher training includes a weekly outdoor trip and social and cultural activities such as hiking, karma yoga (work without attachment and desire), town visits, yoga lectures, and Nepali language lessons.
Prakash Acharya is the founder of Nepal Yoga Home. His life is fully devoted to social transformation through yoga and meditation. He is working for those children who have been deprived of education due to their poverty in remote areas of Nepal. When he was a student, his subject was science (physics) and his objective was to know spirituality in a scientific way. After completing his bachelor of science degree, he pursued a master degree in Science in Yogic Science and Human consciousness.
However, he was not satisfied and continued to learn and practice a traditional yoga in different ashrams, jungles, caves, and edges of rivers with many saint and yogis. One day while he was meditating on the edge of Ganga River at Haridwar in India, he heard the sound of an inner source and discovered the soul meditation. Now he is teaching this technique for those who want to discover inner peace.
During this teacher training, you will be served pure vegetarian and yogic food three times a day and three cups of tea and fruits. Enjoy healthily and nourishing food at the foot of high mountains. Nepal Yoga Home grows organic food in the garden and provides to the students for better health and practice of yoga and meditation.
Your free time can be used to visit and enjoy the sights around the countryside. Enjoy Nepali culture, Nepali fashion, Nepali food, and Nepali language. Classes are held six days a week and the seventh day is for optional trips to cultural and spiritual places. One-hour selfless service (karma yoga) to the yoga home community is optional.
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"Great school in a relax and beautiful part of Kathmandu surrounded by forest and mountains. Wise guru and great classes. I've learnt a lot about yoga, love, happiness and myself. Delicious Nepali food and lovely family. It's feel home."
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"One thing first: The family is extremely nice which makes it a little hard to write a bad review, but the Yoga is disappointing and the place really needs better maintenance. Prakash, the yogi, is keen on making you go explore the city so he can skip the classes. I booked a one week retreat with yoga everyday but he wanted Sunday off. When I insisted on having at least one or two of the 5 classes which were planned and paid for that day, he was really annoyed and rushed me through the lesson. Afternoon class was then one kind of sun salutation over and over again for 45 minutes. Some of the other teachers are good, but none of them corrects your poses or even pays attention that you do the asanas the right way. For Prakash it seems like he's annoyed by having to teach every day for several times. I guess it would be better to just offer fewer classes which are actually good quality and thought by a motivated teacher. As for the facilities: The place definitely needs more cleaning and maintenance. The shared bathroom is pretty dirty, especially the toilet. The rug in the yoga hall is loose and the mats are old and dirty as well. 50 USD a day is far too expensive for what you get. I left earlier and spent my last two days in a very nice hotel in Thamel dropping in at classes down there which cost me the same but was way better. "
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"Staying at the Nepal Yoga Home was truly a special and rewarding experience. Prakash and his lovely family went out of their way to make my trip easy and enjoyable, from beginning to end. Prakash was always quick to reply to my emails (even when I emailed him only a few hours before landing in Kathmandu to ask a last-minute question!), and just as eager to advise me on local sightseeing adventures and, of course, my yoga practice. I found the yoga traditional and invigorating; the daily schedule a perfect balance of exercise, mindfulness and downtime; the setting picturesque; my room perfectly comfortable; the food delicious; and, perhaps most importantly, the family welcoming and kind. I learned so much about living mindfully and peacefully during my week-long stay, and sincerely hope to return to my Nepali home in the future."
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"I spend 1 month doing the yoga teacher training programme in February 2016 with Prakash at the family run Nepal yoga home. As the name suggests this is neither a hotel nor a retreat. it is a home. And if you stay, you will not just be a guest in their home, no you will be a part of the family. The facilities are limited. Rooms are simple but clean. Electricity in nepal is scarced, so pack a flashlight and maybe a power bank for your phone. And some warm clothes for the cold evenings/mornings especially in the winter, since they cannot heat up the rooms. During my stay nepal was still under a blockade from India, so gas was very limited. But i learned to take cold showers and I enjoyed sitting in front of the fire as prakash's wife or sister was cooking. WiFi is fairly decent for Nepali standards. Food is delicious and cooked with a lot of love and care. Its simple vegetarian Nepali food, but so good. And sweta and shanti will happily show and explain how to cook it. If you are a bit picky with you food, they will also try to do their best to accommodate your requests. "
"Classes are spread out through the day, starting at 7am. And takes place in the living room, the garden, the rooftop, the yogahall was being rebuild while i was there. 5-6 lessons a day, will still leave you with lots of free time and self practice time. I was quite lucky only having 2 others on the course, which allows a bit more flexibility. The type of yoga taught is quite traditional. Warming up joints thoroughly before going on to asanas. You will not break a sweat but you will feel your body ache from all the stretching. Asana class is taught twice daily, relaxation and meditation 1-2 classes daily, pranayama 1 class and 1 class on a theoretical aspect: ayuerveda, philosophy, physiology, history etc. Lot of focus on philosophical aspect of yoga and how to incorporate all parts into your daily life. You will feel like a yogi when you leave, a lot lighter and freeer. I can only recommend staying at the Nepal yoga home. The whole family goes above and beyond to make your time special. With sitting in the sun all together eating oranges, advise on life, travel everything, going to the Nepali cinema, cooking classes, lots of talks over dinner etc. It is a home of love and laughter. you will learn so much here and make friends for life."
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"It is a very nice place owned by a very friendly family. We stayed for 10 days practicing yoga, meditation and discussing life philosophy. We were treated as if we are the members of the family and everyone have been so helpful and supporting in during our stay. The yoga lessons are truly beneficial for body and soul, and the yoga teacher is indeed a yogi with great experience and has a very high skill level. The stay was worth every penny, and I am looking forward to come back again someday."
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"If you want to experience your inner being this is certainly the place. It is a spiritual and peaceful family in every way, and no pressure to do anything. They give great guidelines to health and inner peace, and tasty vegetarian food every day. It has been the most Inspiring 10 days of learning to live, love and let go. Try living in the present and discover more than you thought possible, you will never regret it, I can almost guarantee."
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"Thank you so much for the experience and teaching about human being, yoga and meditation, life, love, natural environment that create my stay a very pleasant one. It is a beautiful place, close to the National Park and friendly Nepali family who I would definitely recommend to everyone. I am so grateful and blessed to meet you. Thank you again for sharing your wisdom and knowledge of high level skills of yoga and a deep meditation. I learned a lot from you for the last five days. I will come back soon. Namaste."
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"I had the privilege to spend some time at Nepal Yoga home during July 2014. The instructor, Prakesh is very skilled and knowledgeable in the field of yoga, meditation, prana and higher consciousness. Their setting is very positive and they have serene environment that allows you to get in tune with your inner divine spirituality. I would recommend this yoga home to anyone who is visiting Nepal and would like to enhance the quality of their life."
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"What a lovely place to learn more about meditation and re-connect with yoga. I had the pleasure of arriving on a day of celebration here in the valley and Prakash the yogi invited me to the neighborhoods for a celebration where I was welcomed as family. The few days I spent were far too short but I experienced deep meditation, teachings and blessings from the family that run Nepal Yoga home.I would recommend this tranquil home for all those who are seeking to deepen their understanding of their self and to find their own truth. I wish I had time to stay longer. Good hospitality and gentleness from the brothers and sister who welcome you in their home as your own."
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"I met Prakash when he came to teach a morning yoga class at the hotel I was staying in Kathmandu and I liked his style of teaching yoga. So I decided to stay for a couple of days at Nepal yoga home. I had a lovely stay. I enjoyed the asana, pranayama and meditation classes. It was nice to get out of the city and enjoy the fresh air. It is also great to be part of a Nepali family as his brother; sister and cousin live there too. I loved the decoration they have! It was very retro!"
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