12-Day Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Dharamshala, India

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Suitable for intermediate, beginner, and advanced practitioners
2 yoga classes per day
Theory and art of teaching sessions
Vegetarian meals from Monday to Saturday
Daily meditation and pranayama
The hours count as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)
Instruction in English
Organiser also speaks German, Hindi, and Nepali
Learn traditional asana alignment, pranayama practices, kriya cleansing techniques, and traditional yogic philosophy. Hatha yoga provides the foundational basis for your yoga path to begin, with a strong focus on safe alignment and modifications for every level of practitioner. This 100-hour course is perfect for those who want to broaden their knowledge to include this traditional yoga path.
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Program

Certifications
The course/hours count as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) only.

Overview
Whether you set out to understand an aspect of yoga unfamiliar to you or to gain another perspective on a particular topic, continuing to learn is crucial to your success as a teacher and practitioner. These 100-hour courses provide the chance to join Shree Hari Yoga's residential program while focusing deeply on an individual component of the yogic path. Each of the 11-day courses includes daily subject-specific asana and methodology sessions which will enhance both your teaching and personal practice.

This course is open to anyone with a desire to deepen and expand their knowledge of traditional Hatha yoga. It is ideal for those who have done previous training, but Hatha is a great starting point for beginners as well. It is are also suitable for those who are not yet ready for the intensity or commitment of a 200-hour training but still want the opportunity to broaden their knowledge base.

Who can join?
Shree Hari Yoga welcomes anyone with a sincere desire to learn and grow through the practice of yoga. This training is an opportunity for you to enjoy life while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga, cultivating greater health and happiness, and making new friends.

While Shree Hari Yoga's 100-hour programs are offered as Continuing Education for registered yoga teachers, these courses are also perfect for anyone who wants to deepen their personal practice or maybe considering a longer teacher training certification course in the future.

What you will gain from this training
  • 100 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (YACEP) Hours: Upon graduation from this course, you will be eligible to add 100 hours of YACEP to your Yoga Alliance registration
  • Immersion in a yogic lifestyle: Feel the benefits of consistent asana, meditation, and pranayama practice combined with a healthy sattvic diet in a supportive community environment
  • Expanded knowledge, capability, and experience in the course topic: Gain deeper knowledge and practical experience of the subject matter through intensive daily practice and study
During these immersive 11-day yoga training experiences, you will be living in a peaceful community environment while developing friendships with your fellow trainees. You will engage in a regular daily routine that includes meditation, asana practice sessions, theory classes, practice teaching, self-study, and plenty of free time to enjoy the natural surroundings. Your tuition includes accommodations and meals. You will sleep in a clean, comfortable, and safe room and enjoy three fresh healthy vegetarian meals each day prepared by the kitchen staff.

Daily routine
From Monday to Saturday, generally from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., your daily routine will include multiple practice sessions as well as practical and theory classes. Your schedule will also include open time for you to engage in self-study and practice teaching with your fellow trainees.

On Saturdays, you will have only a half-day of coursework and Sundays are your days off. Use this time to relax, study, and enjoy your surrounding.

Sample schedule
Your actual schedule will vary weekly but this is an example of what you can expect:

  • 06:30 - 07:30 ​Meditation / pranayama
  • 07:30 - 09:30 Asana practice
  • 09:30 -10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 10:50​ Mantra
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Philosophy
  • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:0 Anatomy
  • 15:00 - 17:00​ Art of teaching
  • 19:00 - 20:00 ​Dinner

Opening and closing
Please feel free to check in any time from 10 a.m. on the day before your course’s start date. This arrival day is dedicated for you to settle in and get familiar with your new surroundings. In the evening there will be an orientation and opening ceremony followed by a welcome dinner. The following morning your training schedule will commence after a sunrise fire ceremony.

On the final day, you will hold a closing ceremony where you will get your certificate followed by a photo session with your fellow graduates. Check-out time is 1 p.m., but you may join activities throughout the day as desired.

Accommodation

Caters for vegetarian diets
Bar
Garden
Restaurant
Terrace
Convenience / grocery store
Free Wi-Fi
Café
Kitchen
Smoke-free property
Yoga shala
Currency exchange
Tour assistance

Check-in

08:00

Check-out

16:00

The accommodation offered is simple but comfortable and clean, and close to the school. The accommodation offers double and single rooms with attached bathrooms including the Indian or Western-style toilet, as well as a hot water shower. Some of the accommodations provided at the school are going to have shared bathrooms, but most of the accommodations provided have private bathrooms. There is also Wi-Fi access available.

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Double Room
Shared room | Shared bathroom | $865
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Single Room
Private room | Private bathroom | $995

Food

Shree Hari Yoga provides three healthy, energy-boosting meals per day, from Monday to Saturday. Sunday is a holiday for staff and students and they encourage you to try some of the delicious food on offer in the surrounding area. The kitchen staff pride themselves on their local, fresh, seasonally-appropriate ingredients. They aim to give you all the energy you need for this intensive time. Let them nourish your soul and fill your body with prana-supporting meals!

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 

What's included?

  • Yoga course fee
  • Yoga certification fee
  • The course/hours count as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)
  • Course handbook
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals on full days, 2 meals on Saturdays
  • All teaching materials
  • Shree Hari Yoga school book, t-shirt, bag, kriya equipment, notebook, and pen
  • Wi-Fi or internet

What's not included?

  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Dinner on Saturday, meals on Sunday
  • Excursions
  • Laundry service
  • Ayurveda spa, treatments
  • Airport pick up and drop-off service

Location

Dharamshala, nestled in the tranquility of the Himalayan mountains, is the home of the world-famous spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. In the lush green mountains surrounding the school, you will find Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas. A short walk up the mountain will take you to secluded meditation spots with breathtaking views of the valley.

Nearby Towns

Dharmsala
4 km
Pathankot
64 km
Kulu
Kulu
79 km
Nearest airports
DHM Gaggal Airport
Transfer available for additional € 25 per person
11 km
Nearest train stations
Nagrota
16km
Kangra Mandir
17km
Samloti
17km

Instructor

Shree Hari Singh Pawali (Shree Hari)
Shree
Guru Hari was raised by a Nepalese father and Indian mother in a cross-cultural context near Rishikesh. From an early age, Hari rejoiced in and sung mantra. Presently, Guru Hari teaches a traditional Hatha yoga combined with classical knowledge, experiential understanding, and wisdom, as well as a modern outlook. This style of yoga teaching by Guru Hari is essentially a Nath lineage tradition. Guru Hari is also a chef of Ayurvedic food which is known in yogi terminology as sattvic food.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

No refund if you cancel in advance.

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
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