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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Retreats in Dharamsala 2018/2019 (Dharamkot, Mcleodganj) with Ayurveda

At Siddhi Yoga we would love to have you join our 200-Hour Residential Yoga Teacher Training course in Dharamsala, registered with Yoga Alliance, USA, based on Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. We now invite you to start your journey with one of the most prestigious yoga training schools in India. 

The small city of Dharamsala is surrounded by the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. Its high altitude presents a breathtaking view of the majestic mountains and the scenic Kangra valley below.

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Tall pines and rhododendron offer a panoramic view of the entire area. With chants coming from various monasteries in and around Dharamsala, this is a truly spectacular environment to embark on your exciting and transformative yoga journey with Siddhi Yoga.

Dharamsala is home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with many Tibetans who have taken refuge in Mcleodganj—a part of this small city in Himachal Pradesh, India.

The name ‘Dharamsala’ comes from the loose translation, ‘dwelling of spirituality.’ And the town holds true to its name. The area has a number of Buddhist monasteries and temples dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses.

There are many attractions in and around Dharamsala besides yoga and temples, too. From one of the world’s most beautiful cricket stadiums, to trekking through the Dhauladhar mountain range, there really is something for everyone in this beautiful town.

Dharamsala provides a unique experience and ideal environment to immerse oneself into the yogic lifestyle while enjoying an exciting and life changing vacation!

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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Dharamshala Location: Yoga Village Dharamkot, Mcleodganj


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Siddhi Yoga’s center at Dharamsala is located at Dharamkot also known as “Yoga Village“. It’s just 1KM away from McLeodganj. Dharamkot is a hidden gem which is far less crowded than Dharamshala and McLeodganj. It’s charming and peaceful here and a great little secret. It is a perfect place to start many hikes in the nearby Himilayas which include; Illaqua, Triund, Indrahar Pass and more. It takes an overnight bus to get to the world famous hot spot well known to backpackers, Kasol.

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The vibration you get in Dharamkot is said to feed from the pure spiritual energy of the Himalayas. You’ll also be embraced by the kindness of the locals who exude a sense of contentment, peace and serenity. All of this combined makes you feel a sense of oneness with the universe, with yourself, and with the lush nature that surrounds you. The surrounding sounds are like an orchestra that includes mountain birds chirping, wind blowing through deodar trees. The surrounding areas with all it’s sights and sounds is what makes it one of the best places to practice yoga and meditation in Dharamsala.

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Siddhi Yoga Dharamsala, Village: Dharamkot, PO: Mcleodganj, Dharamshala – 176219, District: Kangra, State: Himachal Pradesh, INDIA

Yoga Teacher Training Dharamsala - Accommodation at Siddhi Yoga

Yoga Village Dharamkot is a small hidden gem and in the lap of pure nature. Due to that there are very limited options and majority of guest houses have 8-10 rooms. There are few small hotels with limited rooms. All will be staying within 50 meter of radius in 2-3 guest houses enjoying the local culture and environment.  You can relax in the comfort of your own private room with an attached bathroom, including a hot and cold shower.  Accommodation is very cozy, comfortable and modest. Please do not expect 5-star environment. It’s in the nature far away from main city of Dharamsala and just 1 KM away from McLeodGanj market. We only have 9 on-site rooms and it will be allocated based on first come first serve basis. You may want to finalize asap if you wish to stay on-site. Otherwise, we will arrange your accommodation within 50-100 meters radius from the school with similar standards. However daily meals/hot drinking water/Wi-Fi/Yoga Classes will be available at the main building.

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You will be making new friendships that last a lifetime. Although your fellow yogis may come from various nationalities, you have all been brought together by the love of yoga. Friendships forged during yoga teacher training are very special. This is a period of great transformation for everyone. You will learn a lot from each other’s experiences and stories, which will enrich your yoga journey even further.

Siddhi Yoga Dharamsala, Village: Dharamkot, PO: McLeodGanj, Dharamshala-176219, Himachal Pradesh, India

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Dharamsala - Food

foodThe Yoga Diet is all about aligning with nature and learning to eat in a way that connects you with yourself and the planet.

Because a nourished body forms a healthy foundation for one’s mind and emotions, we’ll provide you with fresh, vibrant cuisine and a mix of healing and grounding meals.

Think abundant salads, mixed vegetable dishes, soups, daal, rice and plenty of fresh, local fruits. Our aim is to create balance and strength in the body; to heal the organs, tissues, muscles and bones that will be working hard for your month of training and beyond.

There are many options available around for you  to try during the weekend.

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification - Course Curriculum


Siddhi Yoga’s foundation is a healing-focused therapeutic technique and workout program based on proper alignment, anatomical awareness and education.

Our primary goal is to provide a holistic teacher training program. We want to not only prepare you to be a fantastic yoga instructor, but also to help you grow your practice and learn all aspects of the yogic lifestyle.

This program stretches beyond the physical practice of yoga and dives into the mental and spiritual side, as well. You will be pushed beyond your limits in all areas of life—providing you with the opportunity to grow as a yogi and a human being.

From the history of yoga to human anatomy and physiology, we’ll cover topics you didn’t even know existed.

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This is not a training course that simply has its students practice for eight hours a day. No, this is a course that will help students become teachers, as well as cultivate a solid physical and spiritual practice.

We’ll cover meditation, chakras and pranayama. You’ll go from practicing yogi to full-time yogi in the course of a month.

However, we want to make sure you maintain balance in your life. That’s why we’ve created our program to include excursions and free time to explore your surrounding area. We’ll hold bonfires, prayer sessions and kirtan, and there are plenty of other activities around the city to keep you busy each weekend.

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As for what you’ll learn throughout the course, the list is endless. But to give you an idea, we’ll cover:

  • Sequencing
  • Asana – alignment and modifications
  • Yoga philosophy/lifestyle
  • The Yoga Sutras
  • Different Types of Yoga including Hatha and Vinyasa
  • Yogic Eating and Ayurveda
  • Chakras
  • Pranayama
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assisting

We offer a breath-based instructor training, which means your breath will guide you through the proper posture. The improper use of the muscles involved in breathing, such as the diaphragm, leaves other muscles strained with overuse, a prime physiological reason for muscle stress injuries.

However, an undeveloped breathing pattern is a powerful source of numerous psychological problems as well. This is why, along with the proper poses and counter-poses, specific pranayama practices will be taught to bring the body into perfect equilibrium.

Postural adjustment through yoga asana is a traditional and unique scientific practice. Yoga teachers and therapists with knowledge of this specific technique can help practitioners use their bodies in a more balanced and correct way, both in their yoga practice as well as daily life.

Additionally, you will be taught the importance of a proper muscle warm-up to prevent injury and help future students into poses more safely. We’ll discuss the use of props like blocks, blankets, chairs, bolsters, etc. to reap the full benefits of asana and to promote healing and recovery from injuries while aiding in proper bodily alignment.

Siddhi Yoga’s Teacher Training is the perfect environment to step outside your comfort zone and explore new aspects of yourself. The calming environment will help you tune out and tune in to your deepest self. You’ll have the opportunity to rediscover and reinvent yourself.

You will experience yoga as a lifestyle instead of a simple practice, and you’ll leave ready to begin the journey of your career as a yoga teacher.

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Learn the skills of true gurus

This training course follows comprehensive Yoga Alliance guidelines, and complements these with rich teachings of traditional yoga that have been handed down to Indian yoga gurus from their ancestors. This creates a deeply yogic environment, going beyond the asanas to provide a comprehensive learning experience to students.

 

At Siddhi Yoga you'll learn to:

  • Plan a powerful class
  • Teach a 60, 75 or 90-minute class
  • Be an effective and inspiring instructor
  • Modify poses to accommodate injuries or limitations
  • Inspire and motivate your students
  • Identify areas, both physical and emotional, where your students need help
  • Use therapeutic yoga to alleviate pain
  • Use the body in a therapeutic way in yoga practice & daily life.
  • Deal with physical injuries in a yoga class
  • Combine the scientific & artistic aspects of Vinyasa yoga to create sequences that are healing on all levels of the mind, body and soul.
  • Understand the different systems of the human body studied under Anatomy and Physiology
  • Perform and teach all 30 traditional Hatha Yoga Asanas with correct sequencing along with pranayama, meditation and chanting.
  • Establish a regular meditation practice and guide others in a proper meditation.

Why you should enroll in this course?

  • You’ll be trained by high-caliber instructors
  • You’ll spend a full month living and breathing yoga
  • You’ll find an unprecedented connection with nature
  • You’ll learn, teach, inspire and be inspired by your fellow trainees and instructors
  • You’ll relish the traditional ethos of true yogic lifestyle

 

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Dharamsala - Multistyle Yoga Teacher Training

This certificate is for Multi-Style Yoga where you will get a chance to learn Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, alignments, teaching methodology along with the philosophy and history behind it.

The main emphasis of our 200-Hour training is on the therapeutic aspect of yoga using Hatha and Vinyasa yoga styles. Exposure to different styles will allow you to decide which style you would like to pursue more deeply.

Here are some of the styles that will be incorporated into our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training:

1.    Hatha Yoga – Yoga of Body and Mind Purification
2.    Vinyasa Yoga
3.    Jnana Yoga – Yoga of Enquiry
4.    Karma Yoga – Yoga of Action
5.    Bhakti Yoga – Yoga of Devotion
6.    Mantra Yoga – Yoga of Recitation
7.    Kundalini Yoga – Yoga of Energy
8.    Raja Yoga – Yoga of Meditation

Why should I do an all-inclusive intensive training?

Siddhi Yoga has run yoga teacher trainings for years all over the world. We understand your needs, value your time and aim to create the best setting in the world to help deepen your yoga practice.

Our programs are the culmination of exquisite locations, outstanding vegetarian/vegan food and irreplaceable community. Your stay will be memorable and hassle-free.

Students come to Siddhi Yoga from all over the world to learn yoga and live the yogic lifestyle. We have instructed students from over 60 countries. This includes countries like Australia, Argentina, Austria, China, France, Greece, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, UK, the USA and many more. We’re proud to be a leading yoga teacher training school in India and are happy to discuss further whether or not we’re a fit for you.

Yoga Teacher Training Certification in Dharamsala: What Credentials You’ll Receive?


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As a graduate of Siddhi Yoga, you will be certified by one of the largest and most-trusted names in yoga teacher training internationally. Your certification also qualifies you for a Yoga Alliance certification. We use this third party accreditation agency to ensure our quality and international standards are met.

Schedule

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Dharamsala - Daily Schedule (Sample)
  • 07:00 – 09:00 Kryias, Pranayama, Asana Practice
  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 11:30 Yoga Philosophy
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Alignments/The Art of Teaching Methodology
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Anatomy & Physiology
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Therapeutical Hatha/Vinaysa
  • 17:30 – 18:00 Break
  • 18:00 – 19:30 Meditation
  • 19:30 – 21:00 Dinner

TIME OFF: Saturday afternoons and all day Sundays are free for you to enjoy and bask in all that Dharamsala has to offer. From Mcleodganj markets to Buddhist monasteries and healthy cafes to journeys through tea gardens, Dharamsala has so much beauty to explore.

Meet Our Teachers

 

 

Special Note: At any of our course minimum two or maximum three teachers are teaching the different subjects depending upon the needs.

Course Reviews

yoga teacher training reviews by Amélie from France

I have just completed my YTT200 in Dharamsala and it's been a life altering experience.

Not only did I learn about yoga, alignment, philosophy, but I also had a chance to grow as a person and heal. The teachers are real gurus in their fields, incredibly loving and supportive, the building is in the most beautiful spot, surrounded with the Himalayas and rice fields.

If you are coming here for yoga, you'll have it. But be prepared to find much more than yoga... maybe yourself.

-Amélie, France
yoga teacher training reviews by Megan from United States

Siddhi Yoga in Dharamshala felt like a home away from home. The teachers are incredibly intelligent and loving. You’re not just coming here to learn, but you’re coming to make new friends and family.

The location is also beautiful! I have never lived so close to the mountains before. Tons of great hikes and temples in the area to visit as well.

-Megan, United States
yoga teacher training reviews by Brigid from Australia

I would highly recommend yoga teacher training with Siddhi in Dharamsala. The surrounding Dhauladhar Range is an inspirational backdrop to our learning journey. The teachers are very knowledgeable and patient, they will always have an answer for any question. It was nice to walk up to the local farms and mountains for some down time. I will always hold dear the friendships, personal growth and knowledge I have gained here.

-Brigid, Australia
yoga teacher training reviews by Carolyn from Canada

Siddhi yoga teachers and staff have become my family over the course of my stay. The program, location and food far exceeded my expectations. It was a privilege to be here and to graduate from this program. I feel prepared to go out and teach and beyond that I have made friends from all over the world who have inspired in more ways than I can express in a review. Thank you Siddhi Yoga!

-Carolyn, Canada
yoga teacher training reviews by Andy from United Kingdom

Had a fantastic time here in Dharamsala, the whole team were supportive from the hotel cleaners to the Siddhi management. The classes were well structured and thorough feel confident to take classes as a thanks to the month training. Thanks again to all the team.

-Andy, United Kingdom
yoga teacher training reviews by Sarah from United States

I knew I wanted to take my yoga teacher training in India. I settled on Siddhi Yoga - Dharamsala because of its wonderful reviews and its proximity to the Himalayas. I knew I made the right decision in the first class with Tara -- I left the class with a smile on my face and a smile in my heart. All of the instructors were invested in each and every one of us, wanting for all of us to grow our own practices and our abilities to teach. I left the course feeling confident in my teaching abilities. Thank you -- to all the students and staff -- for making this a class I will forever remember.

-Sarah, United States
yoga teacher training reviews by Jennifer from United Kingdom

The experience at Siddhi Yoga in Dharamsala was incredible and was the first step on my journey to change my path. It was wonderful to be taught Yoga as a lifestyle with such excellence from all the teachers! The knowledge, experience, guidance and support from all of them was amazing! Was great to meet new people from all over the world, building a community of friendship with them the teachers and the staff. It was also wonderful being surrounded by the beautiful grounding Himalayas!

-Jennifer, United Kingdom
yoga teacher training reviews by Andrea from Germany

I had a great time at my training in Dharamsala! The location is amazing with the Himalayas right next to the school and the teachers were awesome!

-Andrea, Germany

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Dharamsala - Video Testimonials

Schedule for 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Dharamsala 2018/2019

Full price for our 200-hour Dharamsala teacher training is $1,730 USD. If you apply early, you’ll receive up to a 25% discount. All our 200 Hour teacher training programs have a $500 USD non-refundable deposit.

Course Type Date Location Availability Confirm Before Shared Room Private Room
Level 1: 200-Hour 4 November, 2018 - 28 November, 2018 Dharamsala-India 5 SLOTS LEFT Confirm NOW USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 2 December, 2018 - 23 December, 2018 Dharamsala-India 7 SLOTS LEFT Confirm NOW USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 10 January, 2019 - 2 February, 2019 Dharamsala-India 4 SLOTS LEFT 31st October 2018 USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 5 February, 2019 - 1 March, 2019 Dharamsala-India SLOTS AVAILABLE 31st October 2018 USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 3 March, 2019 - 27 March, 2019 Dharamsala-India SLOTS AVAILABLE 31st October 2018 USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 31 March, 2019 - 24 April, 2019 Dharamsala-India SLOTS AVAILABLE 31st October 2018 USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 5 May, 2019 - 29 May, 2019 Dharamsala-India SLOTS AVAILABLE 30th November 2018 USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 2 June, 2019 - 26 June, 2019 Dharamsala-India SLOTS AVAILABLE 31st December 2018 USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 30 June, 2019 - 24 July, 2019 Dharamsala-India SLOTS AVAILABLE 31st January 2019 USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 4 August, 2019 - 28 August, 2019 Dharamsala-India SLOTS AVAILABLE 28th February 2019 USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 1 September, 2019 - 25 September, 2019 Dharamsala-India SLOTS AVAILABLE 31st March 2019 USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 6 October, 2019 - 30 October, 2019 Dharamsala-India SLOTS AVAILABLE 30th April 2019 USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 3 November, 2019 - 27 November, 2019 Dharamsala-India SLOTS AVAILABLE 31st May 2019 USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now
Level 1: 200-Hour 1 December, 2019 - 22 December, 2019 Dharamsala-India SLOTS AVAILABLE 30th June 2019 USD1200 USD1297 Enroll Now Enquire Now

Payment Details for 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Dharamsala

  • SECURE MY PLACE: Deposit of $500 USD/$1000 USD Non-Refundable Depending Upon the Course (Remaining Payment due 30 days prior). Price shown above is with full payment option only. With partial payment there is additional $100 USD additional fees.
  • EASY PAYMENT PLAN: 5 fortnightly payments (only applicable with 3 months prior bookings). Price shown above is with full payment option only. With partial payment there is additional $100 USD additional fees.
  • FULL PAYMENT: Additional $100 USD Discount when you pay for your course in full 1 month prior. Price shown above is with full payment option only and already included $100 USD additional discount.
  • TRAINING ONLY: We have training with meals only option available also. If you wish to select accommodation as per your needs or you have selected the accommodation already, you can join our training without accommodation also. However all the meals will be included as per the schedule. Price for training only is $1097 USD for Full Payment and $1197 USD with partial payment.

Special Note: Prices are shown in USD for better understanding only. But you MUST pay in SGD (Singapore Dollars) based on the exchange rate of XE.COM at the time of transfer. First date of the training is your official check-in day and check-out day is next day of your last date of the training (Example: If training is from 2nd to 26th December 2018 then your official check in date is 2nd December and official check out is 27th December 2018).

What's Included for the Yoga Training at Dharamsala (Dharamkot)


  • Tuition for 200-Hour training course.
  • Accommodation: Guest House style facility. Private/Shared room (Depending Upon Selection) with double bed and attached private bathroom with hot and cold shower. Separate yoga hall and dining room. Excellent location, away from city commotion, located at Dharamkot Village. (On the way from McLeodGanj to Triund). It has lot of daily shopping options and McLeodGanj main market is just 1KM away (10 min. of walking distance) .
  • Three daily Indian vegetarian meals (Three meals daily from Monday to Friday and Breakfast/Lunch on Saturday included). Please take note that the course is intensive and our menu has been designed by professional Dr. and Nutritionist to fulfill the daily needs. We use mild spices and less oil. Ingredient and taste has been fine tuned to accommodate the majority. Most of the Indian food is suitable for Vegan and minor changes or some special request can be entertained but if you are a fussy eater and expecting customized western food and need lot of alteration, maybe this course is not for you and you should try Thailand or Bali.
  • Yoga Manual
  • Wi-Fi Internet (Guest House is on the hills and WiFi is quite dependent on the weather. We have provided best possible Internet connectivity to fulfill your daily needs of communication. If you are expecting 24 hours very high speed Internet, you should not be here)
  • Filtered drinking water (equivalent to bottled mineral water)
  • Hot drinking water

Complimentary items for Yoga Training at Dharamsala (Dharamkot)

  • Pickup from Dharamshala Airport OR Mcleodganj Bus Stand
  • Two white Siddhi Yoga t-shirts (same can be worn on opening and closing ceremony)
  • One Siddhi Yoga bag

Ayurveda Course for Beginners

You will get our Ayurveda Course “A BRIEF INSIGHT ON AYURVEDA” worth USD100. You can get more details here https://www.siddhiyoga.com/ayurveda-courses-india

Please take note that it’s a complimentary item and not part of the actual course. It will be arranged during your off time on Saturday 2PM to 5PM. If you are not attending it, there is no refund for it. You can only attend it during your course.

What’s Not included:

  • Airline tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Transportation other than airport pickup (drop off is not included)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry service available on request at very affordable charges

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Travel and Arrival Details

You will need to buy your international air ticket for New Delhi. From there we advise following one of two options to travel to Dharamshala, where we’ll pick you up:

Option 1:

By Air : Dharamshala airport is known as Gaggal Airport. There are two flights from Delhi to Dharamshala – Air India (one flight a day) and Spicejet (one flight a day, occasionally they have a second flight). Both flights start in the morning with an hour difference. You must be at the New Delhi airport by 8AM for all flights. Airfare is between 5500 INR and 12,000 INR. The earlier you book, the more you save. Fares and availability of seats in the flight change constantly  and can be checked/booked online via www.makemytrip.com or www.yatra.com. It is advisable to book through Spicejet, as their service is quite reliable and cancellations are minimal. If you choose this option, please inform us of your arrival details for Dharamshala. Remember to check the weight limit for your domestic flight. Usually it’s 15KG and if you need extra weight, it’s recommended to buy in advance.

Option2:

By road in air-conditioned bus: Taking a bus from Delhi to Dharamshala is much cheaper than flying. Busses start around 5PM-6PM every day and reach Dharamshala early in the morning. Bus tickets cost around 1200 INR. We can assist you to book your ticket via www.redbus.in, as the site requires a local phone no. and local card. You can pay us later upon arrival. Bus booking opens one month before the travel date. You can take a pre-paid taxi from Delhi Airport to the reach bus boarding point, Delhi.

For Option 1, we will pick you up from the Dharamshala airport; for Option 2, we will pick you up from Mcleodganj bus stand.

Note: The nearest international airport to Dharamshala is Amritsar Airport. However, there is no connectivity to the Dharamshala airport from there nor AC bus service. If you plan on selecting this option, you will need to take a taxi from Amritsar, which will cost you around 5,000 INR. We can help you book a taxi if needed.

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