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Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Course Nepal

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Nepal.

Rishikesh Yoga Home offers multiple residential yoga teacher training courses in all styles of yoga. The elaborate course structure helps students to learn and practice several relaxation techniques defined in the ancient yogic philosophy. You will be extremely happy with the program and feel truly proud to be able to call yourself a graduate of the fine yoga school.

Meet the instructors

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Vikas , Yogi Mohan, Shailendra, & 3 More…
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Highlights

  • Genuine alignment and adjustment workshops
  • Indian traditional dress and T-shirts for yoga practices
  • Experience Pokhara on weekend trips to spiritual destinations
  • 200-hour yoga teacher training certification to register with YA upon completion
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage and 1 traditional Indian Mehandi class
  • Excursion to nearby holy temples and shrines
  • 3 Sattvic, organic vegetarian meals a day
  • 21 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


20 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer available:
Tribhuvan International Airport (US$150 per person)
Airport transfer included: Pokhara Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

Infinity Resort offers endless breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains, the Pokhara Valley, and Fewa Lake. With its amazing position set on a hilltop, away from the bustling streets, the resort is spread across 24 acres of lush green land which have 45 rooms, including 19 cottages, a stunning swimming pool, and beautiful gardens. Here, you will experience authentic Nepalese culture blended with modern amenities such as spring water swimming pool.

Throughout the day, you can hear variety of sounds carrying throughout the valley - little goats bleating, cows mooing, children playing, and birds chirping. The air is incredibly fresh and provides a great opportunity to go outside and do bird watching - everyday the garden is visited by beautiful blue kingfishers (birdwatching book is available at the reception).

They offer a very comfortable stay for their guests, letting them escape their everyday life and relax amidst the beauty of nature. Besides, they take pleasure in making your stay smooth by taking care of your needs to the best of their abilities. You are welcome to unwind at their serene, peaceful resort and create some beautiful memories to cherish for a long time.

Program

Languages

This course is also offered in Spanish and French on the same dates in separate groups / batches for each language.

What you will learn?

History and philosophy of Hatha yoga (asana)

This theoretical session will cover the history and philosophy of yoga and the development of yoga from ancient times with an analysis of the most important books on yoga, until the present day. Such a perspective will offer you an understanding of the main goals of yoga and how the variety of practices that sprung from the original discipline aims to fulfill those goals.

This will give you an understanding of the purpose of every yoga practice so that you could apply this understanding in your own personal practice and class. Connecting one’s yoga practice to roots makes it more meaningful and gives us better instruments to evaluate progress.

Pranayama

Though you will have pranayama practices on each daily practice class, you will specially have some classes dedicated to pranayama in which you will learn the following breathing techniques Anulome-Bilome Pranayama, Nadi Sodhan Pranayama, Sitkari, Ujjayi, Kapalbhati, etc. You will also have lectures on the philosophy of Pranayama, the philosophy of Pancha Prana, etc.

Ashtanga and Vinyasa

The Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles of yoga have a few likenesses, however, they are, truth be told, unmistakable styles of yoga with some plausible contrasts.

Yogic anatomy and philosophy of the human body

While gaining an understanding of the goals and philosophy of yoga and having overviewed the practices that ancient yogic used to meet these goals, you will look at the same practices from the perspective of modern science. You will see how the effectiveness of yogic practices is explained in traditional, anatomical, and physiological terms.

This topic will also give you an understanding of safety during practice. Being aware of how the body works, what are the most vulnerable points, how diseases originate, and how they affect systems of the body, you will learn how to build the practice safely for all students and adapt it for specific needs.

Mantra chanting

Chanting has been an integral part of all religions through the ages. As you will sit together in one place, you will have different thoughts. But when you start chanting, there is one thought and one rhythm in all your minds. All minds become one. This oneness creates profound energy that enlivens you.

Yoga philosophy

The main philosophy of yoga is simple: mind, body, and spirit are all one and cannot be clearly separated. Yet, there is a multitude of philosophical ideas developed by looking into the deeper dimensions of the body, mind, and spirit.

Bandha (yogic locks)

Bandha or a yogic lock enables a yogi to block and direct the flow of pranic energy in a certain way to change the energy pattern in the body. Bandhas not only modifies the flow of pranic energy through the Nadis (energy meridians) but also modifies the flow of nerve currents in the nervous system and blood flow through the blood vessels.

Mudra (gesture or attitude)

The Sanskrit word, Mudra, is translated as a gesture or attitude. Mudras can be described as psychic, emotional, devotional and aesthetic gestures or attitudes. They are a combination of subtle physical movements that alter mood, attitude, and perception which deepen awareness and concentration.

In scientific terms, Mudras provide a means to access and influence the unconscious reflexes and primal, instinctive habit patterns that originate in the primitive areas of the brain and around the brain stem. Mudras establish a subtle connection with these areas.

Shatkarma (cleansing techniques)

That Shatkarma which affects purification of the body is secret. They have manifold, wondrous results and are held in high esteem by eminent yogis. (Hatha Yoga Pradipika 2:23) Yogic science gives as much importance to certain cleansing processes as it does to asana or pranayama. Without regular cleansing of the system, one cannot gain maximum benefit from yoga practices. Without purification of the body, one will not be ready for the higher practices of yoga.

Ayurveda concepts

Ayurveda means ‘science of life’. It deals with each and every aspect of human life. Its first objective is to maintain health and happiness while the next is to manage and restore the status of health and productive state of mind. Ayurveda offers wonderful tools for a better lifestyle. It gives equal importance to your body, mind, and soul; therefore works with a holistic approach.

Lifestyle management with yoga

The most appropriate method to attain optimum health naturally is the system and science of yoga. Yoga is not only a series of physical postures or meditative practices. It is a lifestyle that can be lived by everyone, not necessarily those who are sannyasins, sadhus, or renunciates.

It is a form of understanding, of realizing our interactions in life, trying to improve them, trying to understand the needs of the body, the needs of the mind, and also the needs of the spirit. This is the concept of a yogic lifestyle: living according to the laws of the body and the laws of nature.

The yoga teacher training course instructor has a wide range of yoga knowledge from many countries and he is continuously furthering his knowledge. The instructor has also written books on basic yoga for the betterment of others.

By following ancient yogic traditions, Rishikesh Yoga Home has become a center of excellence in India for the promotion and growth of spirituality and yogic philosophy across the world. The worldwide spiritual and yogic activities of the institute have benefited thousands of people across the globe. Yogis who are associated with the organization are persistently doing research work for the empowerment of yoga and allied science.

Daily schedule sample

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Pranayama or shatkarma
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Warm-up exercises / asanas
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Anatomy and physiology
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Art of teaching (workshop)
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Yoga asanas
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Meditation
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner
  • 21:30 Lights off

Note: The schedule is subject to change.

Included excursions

A visit to Sarangkot for sunrise yoga, yoga in nearby mountains, boating in Pokhara Lake, visiting poor or needy kids school to have yoga with them, and Karma yoga (cleaning of Pokhara Lake) is included in this retreat.

Instructors

Vikas Bisht

Yogi Mohan Jee

Shailendra Rana

Yogini Richa Mishra

Sankalp Sadh

Yogi Prem Bahadur Shah

Retreat location

Yoga is a mental, spiritual, and physical discipline that was started in ancient India and Nepal. Nepal is one of the countries located in the hills of Himalayas which offers world-class yoga sessions and Ayurvedic treatment to people.

The stress management and meditation practices at Rishikesh Yoga Home in Pokhara, Nepal is famous across the world. Many people from the different parts of the country and foreigners also come to the yoga center. Enjoy the scenic nature and peaceful ambiance at one of the best yoga schools in Nepal.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be provided three vegetarian meals, two herbal teas, and a vegetable or fruit drinks daily to keep you under Sattvic state.

Sattvic food is the purest diet, the most suitable one for any serious yoga student. It nourishes the body and maintains a peaceful state. This, in turn, calms and purifies the mind, enabling it to function at its maximum potential.

A Sattvic diet will ultimately lead to true health; a peaceful mind in control of a fit body, with a balanced flow of energy between them. Sattvic foods include:

  • Wholemeal bread
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Pure fruit juices
  • Milk
  • Butter and cheese
  • Legumes
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Sprouted seeds
  • Honey and herb teas

Some points on food lifestyle of a yogi

  • A yogic diet should be completely vegetarian and Sattvic
  • A yogic diet should be free from chemicals and stimulants
  • A yogic diet should contain fresh food
  • A yogic diet should be at regular intervals, two hours before asanas, practices, and sleep
  • Take time to fast

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Ayurvedic
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)

During your free time, you can visit tourist destinations such as Buddha stupa, caves, fall, temples, local village, and lakes. All of these activities are subject to additional costs. There is a swimming pool just the front of Rishikesh Yoga Home, and you may spend your free time swimming in the lake which is clean and spacious.

Spa treatments

During this training, you will be treated with one free Ayurvedic massage. You can also book the following treatments for an additional cost:

  • Karma massage
  • Marma massage
  • Ayurvedic treatment
  • Anti-aging treatment
  • Physiotherapy
  • Stress management therapy
  • Neurotherapy

What's included

  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Course study material and brochures
  • Books and magazines on yoga practices
  • Local sightseeing on Sundays
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 1 Indian cooking class
  • 1 Mehandi class
  • 3 organic vegetarian meals daily
  • 2 herbal tea daily
  • Gift kit (cleansing kit, T-shirt, and Indian traditional dress)
  • Yoga mat
  • Rudraksha mala
  • Water bottle

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Airfare
  • Additional activities

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Transfer from this airport is available at an additional 150 USD.

You can also fly to Pokhara directly from Kathmandu. The travel time is about 40 minutes. Note that flights in Nepal are uncertain due to the weather conditions.

Arrival by bus

The buses are very easily available from Kathmandu to Pokhara and the travel time is about seven hours. They leave early morning around 6 a.m. - 8 a.m. A variety of bus services are available. You can book them with any travel agent. Few of the bus operators even have an online reservation system.

Arrival by train

The trains are not available in Nepal. If you are coming from India, then get to the nearest railway hub of either Jayanagar or New Jalpaiguri, cross the border, and the board a bus to Kathmandu which takes about 12 - 14 hours from the borders.

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer available: Tribhuvan International Airport (US$150 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Pokhara Airport Airport transfer included: Pokhara Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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Avail the offer of 100 USD from February to December 2020. Please send your inquiry for further information.

 

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