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

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Suitable for intermediate, beginner, and advanced practitioners
Intensive Hatha yoga classes
Asana, meditation, and pranayama practices
3 daily meals with tea
Mantra chanting and philosophy sessions
The course counts as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers
Instruction in English
Max. 10 participants
Organiser also speaks German, Hindi, and Nepali
This teacher training course at Shree Hari Yoga School is a comprehensive 100-hour program. The course is designed to initiate and accompany students on their path of yoga and prepare them to teach others. It is a rewarding method of work in order to develop a traditional Hatha yoga, practice, awaken your inner teacher and gain an internationally recognized teaching certification.
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Program

Certification
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 a 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.

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 consider 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.

100-hour Hatha yoga teacher training
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.

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 - 15:00​ 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, the school 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.

Optional activities

After-class activities in Gokarna
  • Yoga on the beach
  • Professional yoga photos with photographer
  • Sunset boat trips
  • Hindu temples (Rama, Koti)
  • Visiting the nearby Shiva cave
  • Local town market for shopping
  • Swimming and surfing
  • Trekking
  • Visit nearby secluded beaches (Half-Moon, Paradise, etc.)
  • Palm readings by locals

Accommodation

Beach setting
Caters for vegetarian diets
Café
Environmentally friendly
Kitchen
Multilingual staff
Smoke-free property
Currency exchange
Laundry
Shopping
Parking lot
Dining area
Garden
Meditation garden
Restaurant
Yoga shala
Free Wi-Fi
Library
Luggage room / storage
Tour assistance

Check-in

09:00

Check-out

16:00

The accommodation offered is simple, comfortable, safe, and clean. You are located very close to both the yoga hall and also to Kudle beach. You can choose from shared accommodation which caters for a maximum of two people or alternatively you can choose to have a private single room. These rooms are your perfect respite for rest and relaxation. The sheets are crisp, clean, and pristine white. You will immediately sink into the comfortable mattress.

As you open your door you will witness the spectacular scenery of rolling hills, rice fields, and palm trees that blow in the breeze. The warm, salty breeze from the ocean will fill your soul with calmness.
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Single Room
Private room | Shared bathroom | $979
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Double Rom
Shared room | Shared bathroom | $849

Food

You will be served three daily Satvic vegetarian meals and drinks.

The menu is healthy and energy-boosting. You will be served from Monday to Saturday 3 times a day with local fresh cooked meals.

Enjoy fresh, seasonally-appropriate ingredients. The food will give you the energy you need for the day.

Enjoy sunset views from the restaurant in the evening. Let's 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 

Location

Gokarna is a small temple town on the western coast of India in the state of Karnatica. This is located in the Kumta taluk region of Uttara Kannada. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Mahabhaleshwara Temple, the temple houses what is believed to be the original image of Lord Shiva's lingam (Atmalinga).

Gokarna is known as one of the seven important Hindu pilgrimage centres. It is on what was once an unspoiled beach near the estuary of the river Aghanashini. Recently, due to the number of tourists, the character of the town has changed; it is no longer just a pilgrimage as it hosts tourists nowadays. However, a large number of devotees visit Gokarna to offer prayers to Lord Shiva.

Due to Gokarnas relaxed, unspoiled and rustic nature, many western tourists began visiting the place approximately a decade ago. Therefore enterprising locals opened stores and restaurants.

The drive up on the winding path that leads to Gokarna is scenic, with the rocky mountains and the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other side. Gokarna is known for its beaches. Gokarna's main beach and Kudle beach are facing west. Om beach, Half Moon Beach, and Paradise Beach (also known as Full Moon beach) are facing south. Heaven Beach and Nirvana Beach (3 kilometres long with fine white sand) lie across the Aghanashini River.

Nearby Towns

Kalkuni
56 km
Kankon
61 km
Curchorem
83 km

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI) or Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR). Buses and trains are available from all airports dropping you near to Gokarna. Another option is to contact Shree Hari Yoga and they will hire a taxi for pick up at the airport.

Nearest airports
GOI Goa International Airport (Dabolim Airport)
Transfer not provided
108 km
Nearest train stations
Gokarna Road
8km
Mirjan
12km
Ankola Railway Station
13km

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.

What's included?

  • Yoga course tuition
  • Course handbook
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals on full days, 2 meals on Saturdays
  • All teaching materials
  • Wi-Fi
  • T-shirts, bags, note pads, and pens

What's not included?

  • Airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Dinner on Saturday, meals on Sunday
  • Excursions
  • Airport pickup (available at an additional fee)
  • Laundry (available at an additional fee)

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 70% refund

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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