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RYT 200 in Dharamsala

Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala

yoga teacher training dharamshalaDharamshala 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 Dharamsala, and this is a truly spectacular environment as you 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. A loose translation of “Dharamsala” is “dwelling of spirituality”, and the place holds true to its name. The area has a number of Buddhist monasteries and temples dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses.

Requirements

Siddhi Yoga recommends 3-6 months of regular yoga practice before enrollment.

Our Dharamsala 200-hour Teacher Training Program in 3 Minutes

Venue: POPS Resort


siddhi yoga dharamshala pops resortOur Dharamsala 200-Hour Yoga Teacher training takes place at POPS Resort, a leading traditional yoga training center in Dharamsala. Overlooking the beautiful Kangra valley, it is surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests that merge in the distance with the mighty Dhauladhar range. A spiritual realm bestowed with natural beauty and fair weather, Dharamshala is a perfect place to immerse yourself in yoga. The resort offers two huge, beautiful yoga halls and facilities and staff who understand the needs of yoga teachers. We have created an environment conducive of yoga teacher training, retreats and workshops for both educators and students. Relax after classes and enjoy our gorgeous property as you enhance your practice and teaching skills.

Here are some highlights about our Dharamsala Centre:

  • It is situated away from any urban hustle and bustle, fully in the serene caress of nature.
  • No messy construction in or surrounding the resort.
  • 24-hour Wi-Fi Internet available to all everyone.
  • A 45 minute drive to campus from Gaggal Airport, Dharamsala. Virtually no traffic congestion on the road in.
  • POPS Resort offers ashram type accommodations with 25 rooms spread over 28,000 square feet.
  • Everyone shall be in one campus.
  • Every room is equipped with a private bathroom offering hot and cold showers.
  • Every room has a natural, open view of the Dhauladhar range and the greater Himalayas.
  • Two very spacious yoga halls, each with a beautiful view.
  • Since this is a yoga teacher training program/retreat, some things you won’t find here are outdoor parties on weekdays, junk food or alcohol. This is common among all such programs.

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Accommodation

POPS Resort offers ashram type accommodations with 25 rooms spread over 28,000 square feet with natural, open view of the Dhauladhar range and the greater Himalayas. You can relax in the comfort of your own private room with an attached bathroom, hot and cold shower. Enjoy full access to 24-hour Wi-Fi Internet.

You will be making new friendships that last a lifetime. Although your fellow course mates could come from various nationalities, you have all been brought together by the love of yoga. Friendships forged during yoga teacher training are very special ones, since it is a period of great transformation for each one of you. You will also learn a lot from each other’s experiences and stories, which will enrich your yoga journey even more. All this is only possible if everyone stays at one place and we have made sure that everyone shall be in one campus.

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Food

foodThe Yoga Diet is 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 a 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. The aim is to create balance and strength in the body and heal the organs, tissues, muscles and bones that will be working hard for your month of training.

Given that there are not many options for dining outside the resort, all meals are provided inside the campus (including Saturday and Sunday). You’ll just need to inform us in advance on Friday evening if you will be eating on campus that weekend. Many students often leave on the weekends to go sight-seeing, trekking, shopping, etc., so we want to ensure no food is wasted. Weekend meals are complimentary from Siddhi Yoga.

Curriculum

yoga teacher training dharamsala indiaSiddhi Yoga’s foundation is a healing-focused therapeutic technique and workout program based on proper alignment, anatomical awareness and education. The training’s core aim is to restore proper, balanced posture to the body. This is achieved through neutral positioning of the limbs—starting at the feet and moving to the knees, pelvis, spine, ribcage and skull. Modern studies demonstrate that a balanced posture allows the human body to develop strength and stamina, whilst healing faster and more efficiently.

 

We offer a breath-based instructor training, which means your breath will guide you toward the proper posture. This 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 injury. However, the yoga sutras also state that a poor, undeveloped breathing pattern is a powerful source of numerous psychological problems as well. Therefore, along with the proper poses and counter poses, specific pranayama are 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, students will be taught the importance of a proper muscle warmup to prevent injury. Students will also be taught the use of props like blocks, blankets, chairs, bolsters, etc. to reap the full benefits of asana. Props promote healing and recovery from injuries while also aiding in proper alignment in the body.

Some common ailments that yoga can help heal

  • Pain in the hip, pelvis, lower/middle back, abdomen, chest wall
  • Rib cage misalignments
  • Headaches
  • Knee injuries
  • Cervical pain
  • Stress-related problems—insomnia, indigestion and respiratory troubles


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The asanas also help with

  • Building strength and flexibility in all the muscles of the body
  • Lubricating the joints
  • Building stamina and adequate breath
  • Myofascial healing

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.

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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

 

Is my certificate valid internationally?


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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 training internationally. We have instructed students from over 60 countries. Your certification also qualifies you for Yoga Alliance certification. We use this third party accreditation agency to ensure our quality and international standards are met.

Schedule

Daily Schedule
  • 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.

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Course Reviews

Siddhi Yoga Goa Review

Wow! How can ever describe the magic and connectedness of my month long course with Siddhi Yoga. Every element aligned perfectly with our needs and the teaching was comprehensive, supportive and deep. As we journeyed through philosophical landscapes and challenged our physicality in ways we couldn't imagine, so we transcended our daily limitations and entered a space of peace and freedom where we could work with our most powerful selves. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, I cannot rate this course highly enough. Wish I could go back and do it all again.

-Lottie, United Kingdom
yoga teacher training review by yulee chua from singapore

I must say it is really wonderful to take up this Yoga Teacher Teaching Course in Siddhi Yoga Daramsala. It provides excellent environment at the foot of the Himalayas with spectacular scenic view. The teachers are very experienced, resourceful, practical, passionate, kind and always taking care all of us. The teaching is very systematic, comprehensive and interesting. After one month of vegetarian food in the campus I have become more healthier and started to take more vegetarian food after the course. All of us graduated with a big smile! :)

-YuLee Chua, Singapore
yoga teacher training review by kartin united kingdom

Life changing experience which can definitely be recommended to anyone! My lower back pain of 20 years was cured within 2 weeks partly because of core exercises we were given but I also think the physiotherapeutical angle to the yoga we were taught helped. And the mind blowing philosophy classes probably takes most people on a journey way beyond anything they have experienced before, at least it did for me!

-Katrin, United Kingdom
Siddhi Yoga is an excellent training program that fostered great relationships and learning!

Completing my teacher training with Siddhi Yoga is one of the best decisions I have ever made! My teachers were extremely knowledgeable, loving, and supportive. I learned more than I thought possible. Highly recommended!

-Sarah, United States
yoga teacher training review by swati from india

This course is a Beautiful combination of clinical and excellent life style modification, through physical mental and spiritual understanding and knowledge. Teachers are awesome and good focus on application of Yoga in our today's life.

I had befriended my sciatica pain because had tried many treatments, but just in a week my pain has subsided. Have gain my mental strength, awareness, good posture.

Made lovely friends and after ages laughed my heart out with all of them. Loved being here and will ensure my teacher's effort on me won't go waste. Thanks a ton to Guruji, Sindhuja, Ritesh, Dr. Amrita, Gurumukh and both Sonu's.

-Swati, India
yoga teacher training review by gassira from djibouti

I recommend this teacher training course to anyone that has a passion for Yoga and wants to share that passion with others! From the true yoga aspect that yoga is all about experiencing a joining of mind, body and soul, my experience was a successful 1000%. Completing this course is one of the proudest accomplishments in my life. We all came from different positions in life, we shared them and melded to join together to complete this journey -to commitment to learn how to teach the wonderful lessons of Yoga. IT has truly taught me to accept discomfort on the mat and I bring that off the mat to help cope with everyday business life. I have learned to meditate - everyday. Thank you to all of my teachers.

-Gassira, Djibouti
yoga teacher training review by edith from canada

I was very happy with my YTT. I am looking forward to starting to teach yoga myself and would consider Siddhi Yoga when I'm ready to complete further training.

-Edith, Canada
yoga teacher training review by jana from canada

The school was absolutely amazing, I learn so much about so many different styles of yoga. I would recommend this school to anyone who want to learn Yoga to its depth. I definitely plan on going back for my 300 hour course hopefully in Bali. Siddhi Yoga made my experience during my stay life changing. The teachers are Extremely qualified. Thank you Siddhi Yoga for all you taught me. Namaste Jana

-Jana, Canada

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RYT 200 Dates and Tuition Investment for 2016 in Dharamsala

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 teacher training programs have a $500 USD non-refundable deposit. Students who pay in full upfront will receive an additional $100 USD off their tuition fee. Contact us for special discount if you are a couple or would like to join us as a group.

Schedule Confirm Before Tution Fee Availability
October 4 – October 31, 2016 Confirm NOW
1480
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November 3 – November 30, 2016 30th September 2016
1480
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Please note that, while above prices are shown in USD, payments must be made in SGD (Singapore Dollars).

RYT 200 Dates and Tuition Investment for 2017 in Dharamsala

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 teacher training programs have a $500 USD non-refundable deposit. Students who pay in full upfront will receive an additional $100 USD off their tuition fee. Contact us for special discount if you are a couple or would like to join us as a group.

Schedule Confirm Before Tution Fee Availability
February 8 – March 4, 2017 30th September 2016
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March 8 – April 1, 2017 30th September 2016
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April 5 – April 29, 2017 31st October 2016
1397
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May 7 – May 31, 2017 30th November 2016
1397
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June 7 – July 1, 2017 31st December 2016
1397
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July 5 – July 29, 2017 31st January 2017
1397
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August 6 – August 30, 2017 28th February 2017
1397
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September 6 – September 30, 2017 31st March 2017
1397
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October 8 – November 1, 2017 30th April 2017
1397
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November 5 – November 29, 2017 31st May 2017
1397
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December 6 – December 30, 2017 30th June 2017
1397
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Please note that, while above prices are shown in USD, payments must be made in SGD (Singapore Dollars).

What’s included in your tuition fee

  • Tuition for 200-hour training course.
  • Accommodation: Resort-style facility. Private room with double bed and attached private bathroom with hot and cold shower. Separate yoga hall and dining room. Excellent location, away from city commotion at the feet of the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas. All buildings in one campus. City of Mcleodganj, Dharamsala just 19 miles from Siddhi Yoga School.
  • Three daily vegetarian meals from orientation meeting to closing ceremony
  • Yoga Manual
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Pickup from Dharamshala Airport
  • Two white Siddhi Yoga t-shirts
  • One Siddhi Yoga bag
  • Filtered drinking water (equivalent to bottled mineral water)
  • Hot drinking water


Why should I do an all-inclusive intensive training?

Siddhi Yoga has run yoga teacher trainings for years throughout the world. We understand your needs, value your time and cultivate the best settings in the world to 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. This includes countries like Australia, Argentina, Austria, China, France, Greece, Indonesia, 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 whether we’re a fit for you.

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.

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 Dharamshala 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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