Learn how to teach both Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, and integrate BKS Iyengar alignment principles into a mindful Vinyasa Flow
Learn basic yogic techniques to stabilise the mind, cultivate devotion, and integrate compassion into your life
We teach in small groups to give you the personal attention you deserve for maximum learning
This is a DOGMA FREE training with interesting, innovative teachers, all of whom are serious yoga practitioners with global reputations:
For more information about our teachers, visit our Yoga Teacher Training Faculty page.
The training is truly transformative – you’ll experience an authentic process that encourages you look at your own reality, takes you deeper in your own practice, and gives you the skills to teach yoga.
Space is limited to 16 students. We encourage you to apply early to ensure a place on the program. The course is accredited by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance Professionals UK (200+ hours).
Stay in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Pharping, one of the most sacred pilgrimage valleys in Nepal. Gorakshanath and Padmasambhava attained enlightenment here. The monastery is perfectly situated in a peaceful valley where we can visit sacred temples and caves, as well as experience rural Nepali life. Wake up each day from a dream and slip on to your mediation mat, while the sun rises over the mountains and monks chant puja. Learn how to use a mala, chant mantras, spin prayer wheels, walk the kora and have puja. This is the perfect place to practice yoga. Nepal is an ancient land of living tantra. We’ll spend four days on the road to visit sacred sites of Boudhanath, Pashupati and Patan.
An immersion style teacher training course allows you to study away from the distractions and responsibilities of regular life, so you can dedicate yourself full time to the yoga practice. The monastery is exquisitely designed in traditional style and is surrounded by old forests and rice paddies. The hotel where we stay is part of the monastery and helps to finance the monks education. The guest rooms are comfortable with ensuite bathrooms and solar hot water. The staff are friendly and the food is excellent. It’s the ideal environment where all your needs are taken care of, so you can focus on your inner journey, really live the practice, and feel what it’s like to be a real yogi.
“I learned so much during this TTC! The course design was extremely clever and logical. The content was deep and complete. I’m so happy to know how to teach asana to almost everybody, thanks to asana variations, props and restorative. The real contact with deities and local devotion gave extra flavour and depth to the philosophy teaching. I couldn’t have dreamt for a more appropriate venue, which was comfortable and part of the monastery, which reminded us every second that yoga is spiritual. The way this TTC is promoted on the website is a perfect mirror of reality. The expectations of the teachers were high and their dedication to make us reach this level was incredible. As a result, I feel now super confident and ready to teach. I will definitely recommend this TTC to all those who want to be quality teachers able to share a deep and authentic yoga.” – Veronique Hanoteau
“It was amazing how skilfully Elton was able to tailor the course responding to the individual needs of the students. Heather was always present, encouraging and dedicated to imparting not only asana techniques but, more importantly, the philosophy of yoga and how to bring yoga off the mat. Her team (Emil and Andrew) were both great and displayed a deep insight of philosophy and anatomy. I could have not asked for anything better! I would also like to mention that the course location in a beautiful Tibetan monastery was an important plus. Highly recommend this school.” – Raffaella Resta Diana
“The Nepal TTC deepened my knowledge of my body, the yoga asana practice, introduced an in-depth history of yoga allowing me to connect with traditional practices, on and off the mat. The Buddhist monastery is the most serene, peaceful and supportive venue. Thank you Heather for inspiring me to see a world beyond my limitations. You provided an experience that I will never forget. I’m truly grateful that I can walk away with more knowledge, understanding and growth than I could have imagined from a yoga TTC. I recommend the TTC to people who are ready to embark on a new path, personal and professional, with deep spiritual growth and the willingness to let go of old habits.” – Brittany Kimmet
“This Yoga Teacher Training went above and beyond my expectations. Every morning I found myself completely undone by the experiences; sharing meditative space with monks, journeying to sacred sites, conversing with Rinpoches, communing with Nath & Aghori yogis, and being on the pulse of true tantra in Nepal. By the end, I was in awe of how much information I had absorbed and felt wholly ready to share the precious gift of yoga with others. I can’t recommend a Yoga Teacher Training of this caliber enough!” – Kat Owens
“The Nepal TTC is unique in that it integrates yoga philosophy with the physical practice. The Buddhist monastery invited a space for spiritual growth. Gifting us with the opportunity to meet Nath Yogis, and have an introduction into Yoga Philosophy on a ‘hands-on’ level, was truly unique and deeply impactful. The high quality of teachers encouraged us students to raise our bar and challenged us to meet the standards that we were taught in. I would recommend this TTC to people who are open and ready to embark on a journey of self-exploration and who define their yoga path beyond the realms of the physical practice of asanas. Pre-course reading materials are exceptionally well organised and informative. The TTC Manual is outstanding. I will keep it for life. Highlights: The experiences on the road; Living in a monastery; Meditating with monks; The precision of the asana teacher training (in particular alignment, sequencing, and adjustments); The opportunity to have a glimpse into different types of yoga classes (restorative, pregnancy yoga, having a class at pranayama studio); The food.” – Sarah Subaey
“Main strong point (besides the wealth of knowledge!): Bringing us deep. Not afraid of whatever emotion might come up. Thank you very much for that. I cannot imagine many teachers who I would have dared to go in the trauma of my lower back by exploring backbends. You held a space for all of us. This created a group where we all could be and with no “black sheep.” Knowing a lot about group dynamics I see that this was mainly your doing; it’s the teacher who creates the group. I recommend this TTC if: You’re looking for a journey inwards and confrontation with self; Love precise alignment and eager to learn about props; Love for finding your own yoga voice; Curiosity to explore spiritual richness of Nepal.” – Houkje Berger
“The TTC has been a very interesting, fun, hard, new and amazing experience for me. I have learned so much about yoga, philosophy but also about myself. I feel that this experience has opened me up to new ideas and beliefs. I realise that there is so much more to learn, and that this is just the beginning of my journey. I really enjoyed the asana training and the sequences were great. The instruction was clear and very helpful. I learned a great deal about alignment and a safe practice of yoga. All the information about alignment and anatomy was practical and I’ll be able to apply it in future classes.” – Marian van Sprakelaar
To be accepted on the training, you need to have a regular yoga practice of 5 times a week for a minimum of two years to ensure that you have the necessary physical stamina and mental discipline, but also to be embodied in asana practice.
Immersion-style training in Nepal can easily take you out of your comfort zone. You will live in an intimate setting with total strangers. You’ll share a room. You’ll be totally immersed in yoga practice (pranayama/meditation/asana, philosophy, anatomy & physiology, as well as the business of yoga and practical teaching) for 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, for close to a month. It can be intense on a physical and emotional level. There will be good days and vulnerable days and we will help you find equanimity in the process.
You will emerge having a taste of what it means to be a yogi.
The dates for the next Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal are:
March 17 – April 14, 2018
Includes yoga tuition + 2 vegetarian meals a day + twin share accommodation. Single supplement is $504 USD.
(Payment plans are possible on request.)
Note: This is a sample schedule and may change slightly due to festival holidays and the interests of the course. Sundays are free time.
A P P L Y N O W
Step 1: Fill in the application form below. Please read the instructions carefully.
Step 2: Each application will be read in detail, with applicants assessed individually. Successful applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance.
Step 3: Pay the non-refundable deposit of $500 USD to secure your place.
Step 4: The balance of the course fee is due by 15 December 2017.