Avinash is one of the next generation yoga teachers who's shaping yoga’s future. He finished his bachelor of science in yoga therapy in India at S-vyasa University in Bangalore. Avinash teaches Hatha yoga and his inspiring classes encourage students to move more mindfully; helping them to be more aware of their habits of body and mind. At the age of ten, yoga came into his life and he never stopped since. He organized many teacher training courses, internationally leading workshops, and retreats.
Amanda - anatomy and physiology teacher - was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, where she started her yoga practice and became a yoga instructor. She is dedicated to share the amazing traditions of yoga with a growth number of practitioners. In her unique / inspirational and playful approach Amanda helps her students to expand and deepen their understanding of yoga and life.
Dhiraj - Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin yoga teacher - was born and raised in a traditional Hindu family. Since his childhood, he had a deep impression of his mother practicing Bhakti Yoga. He used to visit Himalayan pilgrimages with his family and these spiritual journeys, seeing sages standing in yogic postures on sacred riverbanks, inspired him from an early age and sow a seed to pursue a yogic life. As he grew older, he started practicing yoga to lead a healthy and balanced life. He had an unquenchable thirst to learn more and traveled on his own to ashrams in the North and South of India.
Song Yanhua started the practice of Chinese ancient arts like TAI CHI, QIGONG and WUSHU from the childhood. She has great understanding of Chinese Ancient tradition and of modern science. She was practicing yoga from 1999 and teaching since 2007 in University. She is highly experienced Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist taught and given therapy to thousands of students and patients. She apply her in depth knowledge of Ancient India and Chinese cultures combined with modern science. Now she is giving her service to humanity in China.
Yoga Acharya Karamjit is one of the upcoming authorities and researcher in Yoga. He received his initial training from his mother and father and was followed by formal training and study in Yoga with Swami Vivekananda Yoga University and subsequently earned his Master in Yoga Science (M.Sc) and continued his practice on Yoga and Vedanta with the Divine Life Society at Rishikesh. He worked as a Yoga Therapist at SVYASA in Ayurveda and Naturopathy Hospital before embarking and continuing in his spiritual practice of Yoga. He worked with patients of different diseases giving Yoga Therapy.
from United States, April 2018
"Enjoy, and leave your Western expectations behind "
I participated in a one month teacher training at Shivalaya, and really enjoyed and treasured my time there. The setting is spectacular and you truly feel lucky to practice yoga in such a beautiful, special and secluded place. Plus, the food is really, really good. You probably won't even miss meat! However, I do have to caveat that this place is great for a person who can leave all their Western expectations at the door upon arrival. The teaching style and approach to a teacher training is very different in Nepal, and you really do have to be flexible (both literally and figuratively) and go with the flow. If you have a certain idea in mind for what you should learn and how a yoga teacher training should run, maybe you should seriously consider doing a training in your own country. But if you're the kind of person who comes into this with no previous expectations or ideas, and just wants to learn, you'll love it.
from United States, December 2017
Had a wonderful time during my 200hours TTC. We were immersed in the amazing culture and beauty of nepal while doing lots of yoga. What more can you ask for?
Excellent spot at Begnas Lake to relax and to enjoy the peaceful environment. Bishnu and his family are very welcoming and the yoga teacher is very passionate about his teaching. Great for Yoga holidays and good for quiet weekends to recharge your batteries.
A perfect place for yoga and meditation... breathtaking view of begnas lake. A small village where nature is still prevailing. Jungle walk is another option where u can see different types of birds and very warm welcoming villagers..