Join us in the heart of the Indian Himalayas

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 200H TRADITIONAL HATHA & VINYASA

Manali India
May 1st - 28th, 2023

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"Hello everyone,

I’m Sunny. I’m a lead trainer of this 200h Yoga Teacher Training. This time I am taking you to the heart of the Indian Himalayas! I’ll be teaching along with one of my teachers and a good friend of mine from India, Arya Murty. We met and worked together in 2012 in Kerala and also in Thailand in 2017.

This yoga teacher training in India is based on Traditional Hatha and Vinyasa. Not only you’ll learn how to teach those styles and create your own sequencing. We will go deeper into meditation, the science of Hatha Yoga (to purify your body, mind, and energy), Yoga Philosophy, and the Bhagavad Gita from a true yoga master with decades of experience in teaching and practicing.

In this all-inclusive yoga teacher training 200h, not only you’ll come to learn. You’ll also have opportunities to explore the rich culture of North India, temple visits, hiking through the Himalayas, and many more to enrich your experience!

Come join us and dive deep into this journey together.” – Sunny

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LOCATION

Our training takes place at Amar Family House homestay located in the heart of the Indian Himalayas, Vashisht village. It’s 3 km northeast of bustling Manali. Vashisht is known for its two beautiful temples (Rama & Shiva Temples), natural hot springs, and diverse shops, restaurants, and cafes. During your day off you can explore outside of Vashisht by hiring an auto-rickshaw to take you to Manali or any of the surrounding villages like Solang Valley in the north or Old Manali in the west. There are also plenty of walking paths that weave throughout the valley to enjoy.

The towering Himalayan mountains, the roar of the Beas River, the crisp mountain air, and the faint sounds of village life below; all of it can be experienced from your room. The accommodations offer stellar views of the Manali-Kullu valley with balconies that face west offering the perfect view to watch the sunset, meditate, or read. The bathroom comes equipped with a shower and warm water.

GETTING HERE

The nearest airport to Manali is Bhuntar in Kullu (airport code: KUU ). From the airport, we will arrange transportation (free of charge) to Amar Family House Homestay where training takes place.  

For adventurous souls and or on a budget, you can take a Volvo night bus from Delhi. It takes a 14-hour ride from Delhi to Manali. Overnight buses usually depart around 5:00 p.m. and arrive late the next morning. We’ll pick you up from Manali bus stand. If you need assistance arranging bus tickets we are happy to help you!

We also offer a private car/minivan ride from Delhi airport at extra cost. Contact us for more details. 

ACCOMMODATION

There are 2 options to choose from for your stay – a spacious shared double room, and a private single room. Both rooms have wooden interiors to make you feel grounded and connected to nature. Both rooms have big windows for natural lights to shine in. 

COURSE INVESTMENT

SHARED DOUBLE ROOM

Super Early Bird Price

From now until Nov 1st, 2022

1,500 EUR

Early Bird Price

Nov 2nd – Jan 31st, 2023

1,650 EUR

Regular Price

Feb 1st onwards

1,850 EUR

PRIVATE SINGLE ROOM

Super Early Bird Price

From now until Nov 1st, 2022

1,700 EUR

Early Bird Price

Nov 2nd – Jan 31st, 2023

1,850 EUR

Regular Price

Feb 1st onwards

2,000 EUR

What's Include

  • Accommodations – 27 nights stay in a fan room with WiFi.
  • Food – 3 vegetarian/vegan-friendly meals daily.
  • A morning lemon ginger tea.
  • Free drinking water.
  • Neti pot (for nasal irrigation – clears air passages to improve breathing through the nose).
  • Japa mala necklace.
  • Free pickup and drop-off from and to the nearest airport or bus stand on arrival day and on the last day of training.
  • We provide the yoga mats but feel free to bring your own 🙂
Freshly cook with local ingredients

DAILY SCHEDULE

The first day of the training we dedicated to your arrival. Our opening ceremony starts at 5:00 pm. We start our day with early morning meditation and stay in silent until breakfast time. Sundays are your day off!

The last day of the training is your checkout day. Checkout time at 11:00 am.

Silent morning

06:30 – 07:30 am Jala neti and morning meditation

07:30 – 09:30 am Asana and pranayama practice

09:30 – 11:00 am Breakfast break

11:00 am – 2:30 pm Afternoon study

02:30 – 4:00 pm Fruit break

04:00 – 06:30 pm Asana Lab / Teaching Methodology & Practicum

Activities you can enjoy on your day off and after training

  • Temple visit
  • Waterfalls
  • Walk through the village for a cultural experience
  • Shopping and dining
  • Massage
  • Hiking, ziplining, rafting, and paragliding

COURSE OUTLINE

This 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training covers all the necessary techniques, skills and foundations to get started on sharing your practical knowledge of yoga – both physical & intellectual – and to continue advancing well in your own ongoing studies. Practices led by our experienced team of teachers include Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Neti, Meditation, and Chanting Mantras.

  • Teaching Workshops:
    • Demonstration of Asanas and their variations including alignments, modifications of the asanas, and how to use the props and how to assisting in deepening the poses.
    • Learn how to cue the asanas – getting in and out and adjustments of the positions verbally.
    • You’ll also learn the classification and sequencing of yoga asanas based on Chakras systems for beginners, intermediate to mixed level.
    • Adjustments of common mistakes and hands-on techniques.
  • Yoga Anatomy: Therapeutic benefits of Asanas and Pranayamas, precautions, and contraindications. Anatomy and Physiology of 7 systems of the body including chakra anatomy.
  • Philosophy & Ethics: Introduction to Yogic Lifestyle in modern times, Historical Evolution of Yoga, Paths of Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras.
  • Teaching Practice (Practicum): During the 3rd and 4th weeks, you will lead two 90 minute and two 60 minute classes.
  • Career: Yoga marketing, Business/Career of a yoga teacher, communication skills, safety norms, and how to plan your sessions.

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CURRICULUM

  • Techniques Training / Practice — Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours are a mix between (1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and (2) guided practice of the techniques.
  • Teaching Methodology — Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting /correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga.
  • Yoga Anatomy — Includes human anatomy and physiology of bodily systems, organs, etc. Anatomy of Pranic body: chakras, nadis, bandhas, etc. Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc). A basic introduction to Ayurvedic three doshas, diet, and lifestyle based on seasons and constitution.
  • Philosophy, Yogic lifestyle & Ethics — Includes the study of Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, historical evolution of yoga, four paths of yoga, and various techniques for Self-Realization, yogic lifestyle in modern society, and ethics for yoga teachers.
  • Practicum — Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching, and hearing/giving feedback.

You may apply for RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance on completion of this training

LEAD TEACHERS

Sunny McGill - ERYT 500

Sunny McGill

Sunny grew up near Bangkok and emigrated to Canada in her twenties, where she worked in palliative care in a hospice. Working with patients in their final stage of life had a profound effect on her, teaching her about acceptance and living in the moment and made her question the deeper meaning of life. 11 years in Canada had not only broadened her horizon culturally and linguistically but also set the stage for her Yogic path. After many years of exploring her passions and fears, investigating life’s purpose, and picking herself up after each fall, a period of depression provoked questions such as ‘why am I here?’. Sunny did not seem to fit into the ‘conventional’ life so she ventured out, challenged her world view, went through ups and downs of discovering her true nature, who she really is, where she wants to be, and what her purpose may be.’– As a result, she decided to move back to Asia in 2010 to pursue her Yoga training in India and subsequently move to Koh Phangan to fulfill her dream of opening her own school. All of life’s hurdles she had faced and overcome with grace, sweat, and tears, have shaped her into an amazingly strong-minded and inspiring woman and teacher.

Sunny’s full bio

Arya Murty - ERYT 500

Arya Murty

He was born to a South Indian Brahmin family from Andhra Pradesh and started his yogic practices at the age of 15. By the age of 18, he was initiated into Mantra Yoga and his practices included the mantras of Ganesh, Shiva, and Shakti.

These practices kindled in him a strong desire to pursue the spiritual path with total commitment, so he left his position as a mathematics teacher and traveled to Rishikesh. There, at the Sivananda Ashram, he improved and deepened his yogic practices under the guidance of a residential brahmachari; he also studied under several senior students at the Bihar School of Yoga who are well-known exponents of Hatha Yoga. He lived in the Swami Dayananda Ashram as a residential student of Vendanta for three years. Under the guidance of Acharya Sakshatkritanandaji, he studied the Bhagavad Gita and some of the Upanishads.

After completing his studies in the ashram, he became a wandering spiritual seeker. For five years, he traveled—living in semi-forested areas to be closer to nature and intensify his spiritual practices. He spent two years in the small village of Kollur and also had the occasion to live on a small hill in a thatched hut without electricity or any other modern amenities for six months at a time. He feels very blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from various authentic masters and practice the disciplines that they have taught.

Arya’s bio

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