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200 Hours Residential Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala

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!

Our Dharamsala 200-hour Teacher Training Program in 3 Minutes

Venue: POPS Resort


Our Dharamsala 200-Hour Yoga Teacher training takes place at POPS Resort, a leading traditional yoga-training center in Dharamsala.

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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, Dharamsala is a perfect place to immerse oneself in yoga.

POPS Resort offers two huge, beautiful yoga halls as well as facilities and staff who understand the needs of yoga teachers.

We have created an environment conducive to yoga teacher training, retreats and workshops for both educators and students alike. Relax after classes and enjoy our gorgeous property as you enhance your practice and teaching skills.

Here are some highlights about our Dharamsala Centre:

  • Calm and Peaceful – It is situated away from urban hustle and bustle, in the serene backdrop of nature.
  • Free from construction in or surrounding the resort.
  • Free 24-hour Wi-Fi Internet
  • A 45-minute drive to campus from Gaggal Airport, Dharamsala, with virtually no traffic congestion on the way there.
  • POPS Resort offers ashram-type accommodations with 25 rooms spread over 28,000 square feet.
  • All teacher trainees stay on site together—giving you more opportunities to connect and socialize.
  • Every room is equipped with a private bathroom offering hot and cold showers.
  • Every room has a natural, open view of the Dhauladhar mountain range and the greater Himalayas.
  • Two very spacious yoga halls, each with a beautiful view.
  • Since this is a yoga teacher training program/retreat, you will not find 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 87,120 square feet. You’ll experience a beautiful view, from almost every room, of the Dhauladhar mountain range, the greater Himalayas and surrounding areas.

You can relax in the comfort of your own private room with an attached bathroom, including a hot and cold shower. You can also enjoy full access to 24-hour Wi-Fi Internet.

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. To help forge these deep connections, all yogis enrolled in teacher training will stay on-site together.

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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.

Given that there are not many options for dining outside the resort, all meals will be provided on 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 sightseeing, trekking, shopping, etc., so we want to ensure no food is wasted. Weekend meals are complimentary from Siddhi Yoga.

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.
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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.

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

 

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.

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 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

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 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.  Contact us for special discount if you are a couple or would like to join us as a group. Prices shown below are inclusive of all the discounts and applicable only if you make payment in one go in advance.

ScheduleConfirm BeforeTution FeeAvailability
August 6 – August 30, 2017 Confirm NOW
1380
7 SLOTS LEFT
September 6 – September 30, 2017 31st July 2017
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
October 10 – November 4, 2017 31st July 2017
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
November 7 – December 2, 2017 31st July 2017
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
December 6 – December 30, 2017 31st August 2017
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE

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 6th to 30th December 2017 then your official check in date is 6th December and official check out is 31st December 2017).

RYT 200 Dates and Tuition Investment for 2018 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.  Contact us for special discount if you are a couple or would like to join us as a group. Prices shown below are inclusive of all the discounts including special promotion for the month of April and applicable only if you make payment in one go in advance.

ScheduleConfirm BeforeTution FeeAvailability
February 7 – March 3, 2018 31st August 2017
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
March 7 – March 31, 2018 30th September 2017
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
April 4 – April 28, 2018 31st October 2017
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
May 6 – May 30, 2018 30th November 2017
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
June 3 – June 27, 2018 31st December 2017
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
July 4 – July 28, 2018 31st January 2018
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
August 5 – August 29, 2018 28th February 2018
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
September 5 – September 29, 2018 31st March 2018
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
October 7 – October 31, 2018 30th April 2018
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
November 4 – November 28, 2018 31st May 2018
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE
December 2 – December 26, 2018 30th June 2018
1297
SLOTS AVAILABLE

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 36th December 2018 then your official check in date is 2nd December and official check out is 27th December 2018).

What’s included in your tuition fee

  • Tuition for 200-hour training course
  • Accommodation: Ashram-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 Indian vegetarian meals from orientation meeting to closing ceremony (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 (Ashram 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 the Dharamshala training

  • Pickup from Dharamshala Airport
  • Two white Siddhi Yoga t-shirts
  • One Siddhi Yoga bag


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 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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