LOCATION: Barahi Tole, Baidam Rd, Pokhara 33700, Nepal*Prices include accommodation, food, and excursion
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Painted with the hues of nature’s best, Nepal is often referred to as the land of peace and beauty. Towards the west of this small country lies Pokhara in Nepal, which is famous for its rich geographical variations, green covers, world’s largest peaks, and sub-tropical climate. The subtle charm of the town with the scenic beauty following the eyes, inspires the spectator, which makes it one of the most chosen destinations for yoga teacher training and yoga retreats. As the snow caped mountains speaks of the troubles of life and the vigor to fight them, the peaceful breeze works as a soothing balm for the weary body. Brimming with deep history and commercial significance, this town enlightens the yogi to work towards their inner growth.
Nepal is known for its breathtaking panoramas and majestic mountainous terrain. Crowded by travelers and yogis all round the year, usually people who take up yoga teacher training in Nepal also desire to be a part of the trekking adventure offered by the astounding and consuming terrains. The engulfing silence of the place is soulful and inspires the yogi in anyone, as this artwork cannot be experienced in any other part of the world. The clear blue sky and star laden nights are soul stirring and a treat to the eyes of the spectator. One can be a part of many small adventures and explore the interesting city, apart from the adventures conducted by the school. An adventurer, shopaholic, or a history buff, there is something for every mind and eye. Some of the options for the adventures are paragliding, kayaking, zip line adventures etc.
Within a mere 30 kilometers, the range hikes from 1000 meters to 7500 meters, which makes it up to 3,300 to 24,600 feet leading to the majestic Annapurna range that constitutes to three out of the top 10 mountains in the world. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu are the three highest ranges in the region and offer many long and short trekking adventures for the adrenaline junkies. There are numerous temples and gompas (Buddhist temples) in and around the city, which allows the practitioners of yoga to experience the rich heritage of the oriental land. 200hrsyogattc also conducts short excursion trips like hike to hot springs, half day visit in the Annapurna range with a guide and a night’s stay at Sarangkot on a full moon day, which is followed by yoga in the hills with a magnificent sunset.
The sub metropolitan town of Nepal is also the second largest city of the country after its capital, Kathmandu. Also known as the city with the highest standard of living in the country, the town is clean and lined by the serene mountain range. With some water bodies in its lap, the Pokhara Lake becomes the most visited location. While the locals’ major source of income is tourism and trekking as well as adventure activities like paragliding, you will also find some of them invested in farming and cattle rearing activities. Rigged with temple and monasteries, the town is also a cultural hub for the western eyes to see and enjoy the bliss of the eastern world.
Yogis and aspiring teachers’ first step to an in-depth learning of yogic science, 200 hour yoga teacher training is a wide-ranging course known to work with multiple facets involved in the study of yoga. Few of the practical subjects like Ashtanga yoga primary series, Hatha Yoga primary series, and Kundalini yoga are taught with a focused approach, while the adjustment and alignment classes are conducted daily as well to further polish the body postures of the students. In the theoretical part, Yoga philosophy classes and mantra chanting classes are daily conducted by the certified Yoga teachers of India, which are often preceded by human anatomy classes to explain the correlation of yogic science and the human body. Meditation or dhyana and breathwork or pranayama classes are also conducted daily to sync in the mind with the new changes taking place in the body.
Rishikul Yogshala is a famous school from the land of yogis, India and has been operating in Nepal as well as other areas of the world to expand the reach of traditional yogic education. Headquartered in Rishikesh, the school’s mission is to make yogic science available to as many people as possible at the most affordable prices. It is also registered with Yoga Alliance, USA and offers 200 hour yoga teacher training certifications to its students. Some of the other courses are 300 hour yoga teacher training, 500 hour yoga teacher training, and short yoga and meditation retreats are conducted by the school in many parts of India as well as other international locations like Thailand, Vietnam, South Africa, etc.
The hotel has 35 rooms and suites with beautiful open spaces in and around like gardens, which are filled with greenery. The practitioners can experience a blast of fresh air coming from the open lake nearby whereas the view of the Annapurna Range is yet another reason for students to feel excited at the hotel. The rooms are offered on an individual or sharing basis with free Wi-Fi services. Also, the school offers hot and cold water, coffee table, wardrobe and pick & drop facilities.
With health at the core, the school offers three nutritious meals per day with juices and herbal tea strategically served around the day. The oriental chefs in guidance of the ayurvedic experts at the school prepare scrumptious food for different types of body as mentioned in Ayurveda (Pitta, Kapha, and Vata). Also, on off days or special occasions, the students are served with traditional Indian cuisines known to sizzle every taste bud. Also, the students are offered simple tips on Ayurveda and yoga to cook delicious Indian food when they go back home.
As mentioned earlier, Hotel Tulsi will be the hub of all the action for 200 hour yoga teacher training course in Nepal, the Yogshala is huge and spacious to offer ample space to our budding yogis. Rishikul Yogshala has enjoyed a deep relation with the place and gained the confidence of its previously graduated students. Yogis can also take their yoga mat on the open terrace of the hotel to further experience profoundness and peace emitting for the beautiful backdrop of the town.