As you sit in an open area surrounded by snowcapped mountains, breathe in the fresh clean air of the Himalayas, and do your asanas, you are transformed into another time and place – this is yoga in Dharmshala, India. There are plenty of popular retreats here offering yoga teacher training courses.
Dharamshala has had a long association with yoga. Nestled in the Himalayas, this quaint town which is also home to his Holiness, the Dalai Lama, has a historical connection with yoga that can be felt from the spirituality in the air. The Himalayas have been the abode of ancient Indian sages who immersed themselves in years of sadhana to be enlightened with the great streams of knowledge like yoga, Ayurveda and other Vedic sciences.
Dharamshala is surrounded by the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. Being at a high altitude presents a magnificent view of the majestic mountains in front and the scenic Kangra valley below. The tall pines and rhododendron offer a panoramic view of the entire area. Add the chants coming from various monasteries in and around Dharamshala, and this is a perfectly fitting backdrop for learning yoga. Being in the Himalayas, the weather in Dharamshala is pleasant throughout the summer, during which yoga classes are carried out at various retreats here. Winters get quite cold and most yoga retreats close for the winters.
Many international tourists come to this place to seek blessings of his holiness, the Dalai Lama, apart from experiencing yoga. The place welcomes people from all religions and origins with open arms. The locals are kind and gentle in nature, and the presence of the Dalai Lama makes it a sacred location. Also with many Hindu temples of reverence in the vicinity, the place has a n abundance of religious significance – making it very safe for lone travelers, especially women.
Guru Mahi in Action with January 2014 Class
Yoga Retreats in Mcleodganj, DharamshalaThere are many retreats in Dharamshala that offer yoga courses. Enthusiasts from all over the world flock here to absorb its great knowledge. Beauty and the spirituality are the key factors that attract many students and renowned yoga teachers. For these reasons, many retreats that have centers at other locations in India or other parts of the world also choose to open a center in Dharamshala.
If you are a tourist looking to enjoy yoga as a part of exploring the region, you can find a bunch of retreats offering special yoga holidays. These retreats offer many facilities including spas, therapeutic massages and outdoor excursions. Depending on your holiday requirements, you can pick a retreat of choice.
There are yoga retreats that offer yoga teacher training courses. Many professional yoga teachers have their own studios here, and students come here specifically to learn from the teachers whom they have heard about or been taught from before. Most of these retreats have accreditatons with Yoga Alliance, and students can get a Yoga Alliance certification after completing the course at one of the retreats in Dharamshala. These courses enable yoga enthusiasts to make a career in yoga.
Yoga Courses in Mcleodganj, DharamshalaYoga courses in Dharamshala offer diverse yoga styles. Apart from the famous yoga styles of hatha, iyengar, bikram, vinyasana and ashtang there are other blends of yoga merged with aerobics and other fitness regimes. Yoga lovers can come here for these courses and take RYT 200 and RYT 500 courses in any style they choose.
Yoga courses in Dharamshala are perfect for those people wanting to learn yoga in the presence of nature, and those who want to experience the spirituality that this place exuberates. From couples to lone travellers - everyone can comfortably pack their bags and come to this place for a safe destination to learn yoga.
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Why Us?At Siddhi Yoga, we adhere to yoga principles in our everyday lives. We believe that if yoga is adopted as a way of life it manifests our overall goodness and wellbeing. For us, our retreats are an abode of this great knowledge and anyone who comes here shouldn't remain untouched. Our approach to yoga is that of a tribute to the great science by spreading it to as many people as possible. Our students feel blessed that they get a chance to learn yoga, not only at a physical level but also at a psychological level. They take back with them a rejuvenated body and a balanced mind.
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About DharamshalaDharamshala is a beautiful small town in the spur of the Himalayas. Rich in heritage and cultural vivacity, Dharamshala is a beautiful blend of nature, art and spirituality. People come to seek the blessings of the Dalai Lama and experience the Tibetan culture. Lovers of adventure throng this place for paragliding, rock climbing, mountaineering, and other such activities. Nature lovers find the panoramic view of natural waterfalls, hot water springs and natural lakes absolutely enthralling; and the lovers of architecture and history love to explore the ancient forts and temples and the great Tibetan architecture. For the spiritual seekers, there is the option to visit monasteries and Hindu temples, seek the blessings of the Dalai Lama, and practice yoga too.
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ConclusionDharamshala is a lovely area for holiday makers and spirituality seekers. Being the sacred place of the Dalai Lama and monasteries, there is always a sense of calm and peace in the air. If this isn't enough to entice you, the high mountaintops and pristine atmosphere certainly will, making it an ideal location to learn yoga. To learn yoga in this state of peace and serenity, you can browse online to discover the many retreats that offer courses here. To plan a yoga holiday, check the schedules or feel free to contact us .
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