Best Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

Get ready to embark on a journey of self-growth, self-transformation, and self-development through yoga teacher training in Kathmandu, the jewel of the mountains in Nepal. Leave behind your previous life and open your heart to new possibilities. Join this journey to shift your perspective and challenge yourself and your limits. Find happiness, peace, and celebration within.

Highlights:

  • Introduction to yoga philosophy and a yogic lifestyle
  • Learn alignment and adjustment theory of all basic poses
  • Daily asana practice and breathing techniques (pranayama)
  • Meditation and Dynamic meditation to release suppressed emotions (catharsis)
  • 2 days of trek to observe breathtaking views of the Himalayas
  • 23 nights of accommodation in a charming place in Kathmandu
  • Daily delicious and healthy vegetarian meals

Skill level:

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

Yoga styles:

  •  Hatha

  • Vinyasa

  • Nidra

  • Ashtanga

Accommodation:

  • Check-in Time: 11:00
  • Check-out Time: 14:00
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Program Certification:

Sambodhi Yoga Home offers a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course affiliated with Yoga Alliance. After completing the training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®) and can teach globally.

Design:

The training is designed to challenge and evolve individuals at all levels, led by academically graduated teachers and researchers. This 200-hour course mainly focuses on Hatha yoga and Ashtanga, with an emphasis on breath synchronization with movements, alignment, and adjustments.

This course is for those who want to taste the essence of yoga science (from where yoga originated) and want to transform their lives. As a result, you may experience more liberation, bliss, and peace.

What Every Day Looks Like:

You will begin with the morning yoga practice (mantra chanting, two hours of Hatha yoga class followed by pranayama and meditation) while listening to the chirping sound of birds, breathing in the pure natural air of the Himalayas inside the yoga retreat.

Afternoons are focused on deep analysis of each asana, breathing techniques of asanas (yoga poses), alignment and adjustments in yoga, pranayama (control over prana) with breathing, mudras (yogic/psychic gestures), and teaching methodology. You will also learn yoga anatomy (mechanism of yoga). In the evening, you will practice the Ashtanga style of yoga.

Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus:

This yoga teacher training course includes the following comprehensive details:

Yogasana (yoga poses):

  • This training includes 100 yoga postures with four main Sthiti or situations (standing asanas, sitting asanas, supine asanas, and prone asanas).
  • You will learn the breathing, awareness, benefits, and contraindications of each yoga pose.
  • You will learn from simple yet effective yoga poses to advanced yoga poses such as headstand, king pigeon pose, arm balancing pose, etc.
  • Modification, variations, and advanced variations of the asanas.
  • Use of yoga props and advanced yoga: Yoga block and strap, use of wall in yoga practice.
  • The course will cover asana keys such as headstand, advanced backbends, inversions, splits, hip openers, and forward folds.

Practice Teaching (Practicum):

  • You will start practicing teaching after about a week of practice. Practicing yoga a few days in a receptive mood is important so that you know that teaching others is a byproduct of your self-practice.
  • Teaching will also be progressive, starting with one-to-one lessons in the beginning and moving step by step to bigger groups of students, ending up in full open classes.
  • What you will learn in practicum includes:

Practice teaching

  • Practice giving clear instructions for yoga practice
  • Principles of demonstration
  • Receiving feedback
  • Observing others teaching
  • Hearing and giving feedback
  • Observing others teaching
  • Pranayama (Control Over Prana):
  • You will practice and get information about sectional breathing (abdominal, thoracic, clavicular, and full yogic breathing), including:
  • Heating pranayamas: Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Ujjayi, and Surya Bheda pranayama
  • Cooling pranayamas: Sheetali, Sheetakari, and Chandra Bheda pranayama
  • Balancing pranayamas: Bhramari, Nadisodhana pranayama

Mudra:

In this course, you will practice various mudras, including:

  • Hasta Mudra
  • Jnana Mudra
  • Chin Mudra
  • Yoni Mudra
  • Bhairava Mudra
  • Mana Mudra
  • Shambhavi Mudra
  • Nasikagra Drishti
  • Kaki Mudra
  • Shanmukhi Mudra

Bandha:

You will learn and practice the following bandhas:

  • Jalandhara Bandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha
  • Mula Bandha
  • Maha Bandha/Tri-Bandha

Meditation:

In this course, you will learn various meditation techniques, both ancient and modern scientific research-based, including:

  • Cyclic meditation
  • Dynamic meditation
  • MSRT (Mind Sound Resonance Technique)
  • Singing bowl meditation
  • Anapana meditation
  • Chakra meditation
  • Om meditation
  • Silent/mindfulness meditation

Shatkarma (Yogic Cleansing/Detox):

In this training, you will practice the following shatkarmas:

  • Neti (nasal passage cleansing)
  • Vaman Dhauti (gastro-esophageal tract cleansing)
  • Tratak (concentrated gazing)
  • Kapalabhati (frontal brain cleansing breath)

Yoga Philosophy:

With the support of yoga philosophy and the highly spiritual masters at Sambodhi Yoga Home, you will delve deep into the search for real happiness, bliss, and celebration within. This philosophy will help you transform your life positively.

Topics covered include:

  • Etymology of yoga and definitions of yoga in different classical yoga texts
  • Brief introduction to the origin, history, and development of yoga
  • Different streams of yoga
  • Ashtanga yoga (eight-fold path of yoga) according to sage Patanjali
  • Yoga Sutra (yoga aphorism)
  • Bhagavat Gita on the life-changing aspect
  • Layers of human existence from Upanishad

Yoga Anatomy:

You will learn about the anatomy of the body to better understand safe and stable physical alignment in yoga poses. This in-depth knowledge will help you fine-tune and deepen your practice.

Sample Schedule:

06:30 – 08:30 Hatha yoga class with pranayama, mudra, bandha, and meditation

08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast

09:30 – 11:00 Analysis of asanas, adjustments, and teaching methods

11:00 – 12:00 Anatomy / philosophy class

12:00 – 01:00 Free time / self-study / self-practice

01:00 – 02:00 Lunch

03:00 – 04:00 Yoga Nidra / Reiki healing

04:00 – 05:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa class

05:00 – 05:30 Himalayan herbal tea / coffee

05:30 – 06:30 Time to make your own lessons with your teacher’s guidance (practicum)

07:00 – 08:00 Dinner

08:00 – 08:30 Mantra chanting / celebration

Included Excursions:

Yoga Trek

You will embark on a long hike from Sambodhi Yoga Home to Shivapuri Peak on Friday. It is 2,732 meters above sea level. During the hike, you will pass through a beautiful park with a wide variety of flora and fauna. You can witness breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges and stunning panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. It may take 7-8 hours to complete the hike.

Retreat Location:

Sambodhi Yoga Home is located in Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, about 10 km away from the main city of Thamel in the Kathmandu valley. Its altitude is 1400 m above sea level.

You will certainly experience rapture and ecstasy in this location, as it is the purest and cleanest place among all the places in the Kathmandu valley. The practice of yoga in such a divine place is many times more effective than in any other place in Nepal. You will start experiencing bliss as you enter this area. The sound of birds chirping is a beautiful way to start your day.

Nearby Locations:

  • Some important places like Sivapuri-Nagarjuna National Park (2.5 km from Sambodhi Yoga Home)
  • Vipassana Meditation Center (2.5 km from Sambodhi Yoga Home)
  • Nagi Gumba (7 km from Sambodhi Yoga Home)
  • Beautiful hilly lands are found here. Sivapuri Hill (12 km and 2732 m altitude), where a sage named Sivapuri Baba had done a very long meditation practice, is near Sambodhi Yoga Home. You can visit it in a one-day hike.
  • Similarly, the place of practicing spiritual activities of Todke baba is also near Sambodhi Yoga Home. Lots of spiritual activities have happened here from ancient times and continue.

Food:

Daily delicious and healthy meals are included in the price. The students will follow the yogic diet consisting of vegetarian, plant-based foods. Healthy vegetarian and vegan organic breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner are provided every day, including holidays. Unlimited herbal tea is available.

There are also many vegan and vegetarian Nepalese food options available from the yoga home, serving irresistibly good food!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

 

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

 

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

If you have special dietary requirements, it’s a good idea to communicate them to the organizer when making a reservation.

What's Included:

  • Daily asana practice
  • Certificate of completion
  • Asana pranayama mudra bandha yoga book
  • Jala neti pot
  • 23 nights of accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian/vegan meals
  • National Park entry tickets for hiking

What's Not Included:

  • Transport
  • Airfare tickets

How to Get There:

Arrival by airplane:

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), Kathmandu. When you arrive at the airport, you can go to the prepaid taxi counter and provide them with Sambodhi Yoga Home’s address and contact number. The journey takes between 35 – 45 minutes to reach the yoga home.

 

If you have chosen transportation with Sambodhi Yoga Home, their assistant will be waiting in the waiting area with a Sambodhi Yoga Home card when you come out from the elevator.

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer available: Tribhuvan International Airport (US$12 per person)

*Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step."