45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu

Additional photo 1 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in KathmanduAdditional photo 2 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in KathmanduAdditional photo 3 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in KathmanduAdditional photo 4 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
Photo of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
+6 photos
+10 photos

Suitable for beginner practitioners
Yoga, meditation, pranayama, and chanting
Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
Daily herbal tea and drinking water
1 therapy in a course and 1 day hiking to nature
Volunteer teaching few hours a week in school as your interest
3 vegetarian or vegan meals daily
The 500-hour yoga teacher training in Nepal allows you to cover the full spectrum of training in one go. This is an intensive course that will give you knowledge and understanding of asanas, teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, the philosophy of yoga, and sufficient practice to be able to start teaching with confidence. You'll find yoga centers and yoga teacher training schools across the world but, what better than getting trained in the land of yoga. Yoga enthusiasts from across the world come to Nepal to enhance their practice of the ancient discipline of yoga. Himalayan Yoga Academy offers one of the most reputed certified 500-hour yoga teacher training in Nepal. The training aims at reaching out to yoga enthusiasts with an opportunity to improve their skills and nurture the yogi within.

Accommodation

Caters for vegetarian, organic, and vegan diets
Spa
Garden
Yoga studio
Wireless internet
Dining area
Kitchen
Library
The holiday will take place at Himalayan Yoga Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital and largest municipality of Nepal and is the country's gateway to tourism. It is portrayed as a beautiful valley with historical landmarks, old monasteries, arts, and cultural heritage, and as a city of temples.

The venue
You will be accommodated at Himalayan Yoga Academy. The Himalayan Yoga Academy has twelve rooms with attached bathrooms, hot and cold showers, a yoga hall, a comfortable and hygienic kitchen, herbal tea, organic food, spa chambers, tiny beautiful gardens, meditation zones, library, music instruments, yoga mats, and Wi-Fi.

Facilities
  • Aarogya-griha: Healing chamber which is for deep relaxation healing, therapy, and spa treatments in order to get healthy
  • Anna-griha: House of food where the food is prepared and you will eat. The dining facility serves 25 people.
  • Chaitanya-griha: House of supreme consciousness which is for prathana (prayer), yogasana (postures), pranayama (breath control), and dhyana (meditation)
  • First aid box with normal dressing and medications
  • Shuddi-griha: House of six cleansing acts (shatakarma) which is for cleansing the different gates of the body
  • Svadhyaya-griha: Self-study room with yoga and different yoga-related books
  • Swagat-griha: Reception hall which is for welcoming guests where you will be greeted with a warm and friendly welcome
  • Wi-Fi Internet and print on request

Food
During your stay, you will be provided with vegetarian or vegan dinner on the first day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on days two and three, and breakfast and lunch on day four, as well as herbal tea and water. During festivals and rituals, you will be offered cultural food. 

Himalayan Yoga Academy strives to provide organic and vegetarian/vegan meals, but if you have special dietary needs please notify them in advance. They will try to accommodate your needs as best they can.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
Single bed iconSingle bed icon
Twin Room
People
You won't be charged yet

Program

Certification
Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Program
These 45 days of 500-hour yoga teacher training course which is the combination of a 200-hour yoga teacher training course plus a 300-hour yoga teacher training course = a 500-hour master yoga teacher training course, provide advanced yoga education to make them ready to come out as an accomplished teachers

After completing the whole course in Nepal, you can feel the life-changing experience that will benefit you in a quite positive way. Specially designed for yoga seekers all around the world, this course in Nepal will take you to the depth of your knowledge of yoga. Certainly, this course will strengthen your practice and learning of yoga and further builds your existing skills in the yogic field. It covers traditional Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Dhyana yoga, and yoga philosophy.

This 500-hour yoga teacher training course is recommended for all walks of life. This is the best yoga course and completely self-transforming learning experience, even a little bit experience of yoga will definitely bring a life-changing experience so give yourself 45 days to learn how to transform millions of lives. It is the dream of millions.

  • Heighten your learning and practice of yoga practices.
  • Learn teaching methodology for asana (physical postures), pranayama (breath control), and Dhyana (meditation).
  • An in-depth study of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and Vedanta will bring an understanding of the philosophy and practice of yoga.
  • Enhance your knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and its correlation to yogic practices.

Course syllabus

1. Techniques, training, and practice (200-hour syllabus)
  • Minimum contact hours: 75
  • Minimum contact hours with a lead trainer(s): 50
  • Prayer: Om chant, Mantra prayer, and chanting
  • Jogging; subtle exercise, dynamic (warm-up) exercise, spinal exercise, and suryanamaskar (traditional and integrated form both)
  • Satkarma: Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Tratak, and Kapalbhati
  • Asana (postures): Meditative postures, relaxing postures, balancing postures, fitness maintaining postures, inverted postures
  • Additional package: Upa yoga capsule, Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series asanas.
  • Body alignment in yoga
  • Yoga safety guidelines
  • Mudra, bandha, and pranayama (breathing ethics)
  • Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) and Dhyana (meditation)
  • Guided teaching practice

2. Teaching methodology (200-hour syllabus)
  • Minimum contact hours: 15
  • Minimum contact hours with a lead trainer(s): 10
  • Total: 25 hours
  • Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries
  • How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
  • Teaching styles and qualities of a teacher
  • The student learning process
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal)

3. Anatomy and physiology (200-hour syllabus)
  • Minimum contact hours: 10
  • Total: 20 hours
  • Constituents of the human body: cells, tissues, organs, terminologies
  • System of protection and movement of bones, joints, muscles, flexibility, efficiency, body alignment
  • System of intake of raw materials and the elimination e.g digestive, respiratory, excretory
  • Communication and immune system-cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic
  • Spiritual anatomy and physiology: pancha kosa, chakras, physical and spiritual nadis, Kundalini power, etc.

4. Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers (200-hour syllabus)
  • Minimum contact hours: 20
  • Total: 30 hours
  • The brief study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts: Meaning, definition and history of yoga, biography of some yogic rishis such as Lord Shiva, Patanjali
  • Brief introduction to the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Pradipika, and Gherand Samhita
  • Forms of yoga: Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Gyana yoga, Dhyana yoga, Mantra yoga, Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, Ashtanga yoga
  • Yogic lifestyle: Day regimen, night regimen, and seasonal regimen; Aahara – Vihaara – Vichaara – Vishraama
  • Ethics: Yama (social ethics): eg. ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truthfulness); asteya (non-stealing), aparigraha (non-possessiveness), bhrahmacharya (true nature), niyama (individual ethics): eg. shouch (purification); santosha (contentment), tapa (tenacity), swadhyaya (self-study), ishwor pranidhan (self-surrender to god)
  • Concepts of Dharma and Karma, Bondage, and Moksha
  • Yogic Aahara / Sattvic food, rules of healthy food habits
  • Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher-student relationships and community
  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva)

5. Practicum (200-hour syllabus)
  • Minimum contact hours: 5
  • Minimum contact hours with a lead trainer(s): 5
  • Total: 10 hours
  • Practice teaching as the lead instructor
  • Receiving and giving feedback
  • Observing others teaching
  • Assisting students while someone else is teaching

Remaining contact hours and elective hours:
The remaining contact hours (55 hours) and elective hours (15 hours, either contact or non-contact) are to be distributed among the five educational categories, but the hours may be allocated at the discretion of each RYS based on their program’s focus.

6. Techniques, training, and practice (300-hour syllabus)
  • Minimum contact hours: 110
  • Minimum contact hours with a lead trainer(s): 75
  • Total: 140 hours
  • Prayer, subtle exercise, dynamic (warm up) exercise, suryanamaskar (traditional and integrated base), spinal exercise satkarma- shankhaprakshalana kriya, asana (postures): meditative postures, relaxing postures, balancing postures and cultural asanas; Ashtanga Vinyasa intermediate asanas; Tibetan five rites asanas and body alignment in yoga mudra and bandha; pranayama (breath ethics)
  • Advance form of yoga Nidra (psychic sleep), Mantra practice, Kundalini yoga
  • Dhyan (meditation): Process and models of meditation
  • Guided teaching practice
  • Developing practices integrating the various tools of yoga
  • Therapeutic yoga on common diseases
  • Yoga safety guidelines
  • Developing practices integrating the various tools of yoga, developing practices focusing on specific needs of an individual/group

7. Teaching methodology (300-hour syllabus)
  • Minimum contact hours: 25
  • Minimum contact hours with a lead trainer(s): 15
  • Total: 35 hours
  • Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries
  • How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
  • Teaching styles and setting up classes
  • Qualities of a teacher and the student's process of learning, business skills
  • The student learning process
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal)
  • Principles of demonstration and instruction-cueing,
  • Teaching styles business skills and communication skills
  • Observation, assisting, and correcting
  • Learning to observe, demonstrate, motivate, be inclusive, and adapt to individual needs (includes approaches to teaching from other styles or schools)
  • Design yoga classes for special populations (basic seniors, official, pregnancy, and children yoga safety)

8. Anatomy and physiology (300-hour syllabus)
  • Minimum contact hours: 25
  • Constituents of the human body: cells, tissues, terminologies chemistry of the human body, body environment, homeostasis, survival needs, membrane, and glands on yogic principles
  • Structure of bones, synovial joints, key muscles for asana effect, smooth muscles, flexibility, efficiency, ideal postures and alignment; movements. Mechanism of postures and yogic effects
  • Physiology of chemical digestion, the position of the alimentary canal, asana principles in the digestive system, mechanism of respiration, air composition; vital-R.R.
  • Types of circulation of blood and physiological interrelationship of breathing and circulation; structure of blood vessels; blood composition, vital- B.P. and P.R.
  • Hypothalamus and major hormones; immune organs and their functions and yogic concern; reproduction and reproduction physiology and karma
  • Sympathetic and para-sympathetic neuro-body co-ordination and yogic concern
  • Health and illness, hygienic yogic practices, yoga educational goal
  • Yoga health benefits/contraindications must be covered in this section
  • Kinesiology of yoga asana, contraindications, movement patterns
  • Spiritual anatomy and physiology: pancha kosa, types of spiritual body chakras, physical and spiritual nadis, Kundalini power, aura, etc.

9. Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers (300-hour syllabus)
  • Minimum contact hours: 40
  • Minimum contact hours with a lead trainer(s): 25
  • Total: 40 hours
  • The brief study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts: Meaning, definition and history of yoga, biography of some yoga rishis such as Lord Shiva, Gorakhanath, Patanjali Rishi, a brief study of the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavat Geeta, and Sankhya yoga
  • Types of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, Gyana, Dhyana, Hatha, Ashtanga, Mantra, Laya, Kundalini, Raja
  • Yoga lifestyle: Day regimen, night regimen, and seasonal regimen
  • Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Human ethics: yama (social ethics) eg ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truthfulness); asteya (non-stealing), aparigraha (non-possessiveness), bhrahmacharya (true nature)
  • Niyama (individual ethics) eg.Shouch (purification); santosha (contentment), tapa (tenacity), swadhyaya (self study), ishwor pranidhan (self surrender to god)
  • Jeevan vigyan: The concepts of dharma, artha, kama and moksha. Trigunas, karmaphal, yogic karma and its fruit, bondage and liberation, smriti, samskaras, vasanas
  • Yogic Aahara / Sattvic food and healthy way of eating and drinking
  • Basic concept of nature cure and Ayurveda

10. Practicum (300-hour syllabus)
  • Minimum contact hours: 30
  • Practice teaching as the lead instructor
  • Receiving and giving feedback
  • Observing others teaching
  • Assisting students while someone else is teaching

Daily schedule
  • 06:00 Wake up and Ushapan (early drinking water) - personal time
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Jala neti (nasal cleansing) and herbal tea
  • 07:00 - 08:45 Bhakti yoga (prayer / chants), warm up exercise, suryanamaskar, yogasana, bandha, pranayama, shanty path (peace mantra)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast and herbal tea
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Yoga class theoretical and practical (6 days a week)
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Vegetarian lunch and herbal tea
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Library / self-study
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Yoga practical class (6 days a week)
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Herbal tea
  • 17:30 - 18:40 Bhakti yoga (prayer / chants), spinal asana / suryanamaskar; yoga Nidra, mudra, Dhyana yoga (meditation)
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Dinner and herbal tea
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Bhakti yoga (prayer / chants), Trataka (concentrated gaze), and discussion
  • 20:30 - 21:45 Evening walk, Vajrasana, self-study, and practice (guided and self-practice time)
  • 22:00 Bed time (lights out)

Excursions
  • One day hiking to nature or World Heritage tours (entrance fees and lunch excluded)

Optional activities
Ayurvedic therapy or panchakarma treatments
  • Abhyanga
  • Body scrub massage
  • Enema
  • Foot bath
  • Herbalism
  • Nasya
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Shirodhara
  • Svedana
  • Traditional Ayurveda massage
  • Traditional Thai massage

Beauty therapies
  • Facials - herbal, vitamin E, boutique, or Ayurveda
  • Nail care - manicure, pedicure, or polish
  • Threading - eyebrows, face, or chin
  • Waxing - full leg, half leg, or underarm

Cycling
Explore the countryside on a bike.

Explore the area
Explore the surrounding area and take a hike through the countryside, visit temples, monasteries, and local villages and farmlands.

Hiking to local villages
Hike into a local village and experience Nepali culture first-hand; stay a few nights with a Nepali family.

Jungle hikes
Explore the local jungle with its many hiking trails; meditate there to get real inner peace.

Monkey Temple hike
Take a 30-minute walk to discover world heritage sites.

Morning and evening walks
Enjoy the quietude of early morning or late evening while on a walk through the countryside.

Natural spring taps
Walk down to the nearby springs and see the running taps and villagers bathing and washing there.

Naturopathy treatment
  • Hip bath (hot or cold)
  • Mud bath
  • Shankhaprakshalan Kriya
  • Steam bath
  • Surya chikitsa (thermolume)
  • Upavasa and maunavrta
  • Vamana

Sightseeing
Explore Kathmandu Valley with a professional tour guide.

Spiritual walks
Go on a spiritual walk into the jungle with your yoga guru and take a rest for a while listening to the wisdom of the teacher.

Temples and monasteries
Around the centers there are Hindus temples and Buddhist monasteries. You can go there for spiritual activities in the morning, afternoon, or evening (puja, chanting, and kirtan).

Volunteer
Give back to Nepal for your great experience there by travelling to local villages, temples, and health centres; spend time lending a hand on various projects.

Instructor

Dr. Subodh Simkhada
Dr.
Dr. Subodh is the resident expert. He is a certified yoga teacher and a bona fide naturopathic physician. His other notable accomplishments include advanced training on different types of massage like Ayurvedic, Shiatsu, Thai traditional, and foot reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, and Ayurvedic panchakarma training in Kerala, India. He also holds a Reiki master degree in Nepal.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 80% 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
People
You won't be charged yet
You won't be charged yet
Photo 1 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
Photo 2 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
Photo 3 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
Photo 4 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
Photo 5 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
Photo 6 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
Photo 7 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
Photo 8 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
Photo 9 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
Photo 10 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
Photo 11 of 45-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Kathmandu
Discover the best retreats
Sign up to learn about new retreats and deals
Message sent
You're signed up!
New retreats and deals are coming your way.