Himalayan Yoga Bliss is a 500 hours registered Yoga Teacher Training school affiliated to the prestigious Yoga Alliance. Located in the beautiful mountains of the world famous tea growing town of Darjeeling, India , the school offers internationally recognised residential Yoga Teacher training with a multi style exposure and immersion into traditional Hatha Yoga and its contemporary styles of the primary series of Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa flow.
The school sits in the lesser Himalayas being overlooked by the gorgeous, serene and awe inspiring Himalayan peaks of Kanchenjunga, the tallest mountain in India, also considered the tallest in the world for centuries. The beauty, serenity and climate of this place features the ideally suitable environment for the practice of Yoga, as Himalayas is considered to be the place where Yoga has originated.
The Yoga Teacher training in the Himalayas is designed in way to expose a student to various aspects of Yoga and its vast ocean of philosophy. The residential teacher training program gives students an opportunity to live together, learning, unlearning and growing as a family. The course is nurtured with love and compassion of our Teachers who guide the students physically, mentally and emotionally helping them break the barrier within as they encounter and understand Yoga as a whole through its various dimensions like the physical Asana practise, Breathing techniques, Yoga philosophy, Guided and active Meditation, Adjustment and alignment workshops, Yogic cleansing techniques, Mudras and Bandhas, Yoga anatomy and many more aspects that makes the Yoga teacher training in India a complete syllabus for a beginner or an advanced practitioner.
Incorporating the ancient techniques of Raja Yoga and the synthesis of the four paths of Yoga throughout our Yoga teacher training, our Yoga asana classes are an opportunity for students to experiencing these physical practises with a deep insight connecting every posture to their breath while driving the mind inwards. The practise of Vinyasa literally means to flow like a dance by connecting individual postures to our panic breathe. Like individual flowers are put together in a thread to make a beautiful garland, likewise our postures are held together in a string of breath helping students ease from the worry of getting into postures and advance in their practise. Unlike the modern understanding of acrobatic circus type of Yoga, students are exposed to the real Yoga practise keeping the approach real and authentic.
To keep the training productive, the residential Yoga teacher training batches are small, so that focus is on individual attention to each student and help them transform their potential by blooming fully into a beautiful Yoga teacher and seeker.
All the teachers teaching and mentoring students here are highly experienced and have traveled to different parts of the world, teaching, learning, experiencing and exploring this beautiful art of yoga under renowned masters. The residential teacher training program incorporates methodology that integrates ancient Yogic traditions balancing the needs of a contemporary modern world, which can be seen in our everyday teaching approach. The Yoga teacher training in Himalayas has been a splendid experience for every student attracting a large number of aspirants for our course from all over the world. Though the school accommodates only a limited number of students per course, they make the courses available as frequently as possible to meet the overwhelming demand.
TEACHERS AT HIMALAYAN YOGA BLISS, DARJEELING
SONAM: Sonam is the Founder and Director of Himalayan Yoga Bliss. Her aim is to make Yoga teacher training reachable to every aspiring seeker of Yoga and to guide students from various backgrounds and cultures from all around the world to experience the mystical powers of the Himalayas and the inspiration it has bestowed upon Yogis for thousands of years. So she started Yoga Teacher Training In India through Himalayan Yoga Bliss.
She is a certified eRYT 1000 hours Yoga Alliance Teacher with an aim to connect the eastern philosophies of Yoga to the contemporary west and has trained over 200 Yoga instructors who are now teaching in some prestigious institutions worldwide. However her understanding of Yoga does not limit to certification in a paper. She was born in a devout spiritual Buddhist yogic family and from an early age understood and learnt the concepts of Mantra chanting, Yoga philosophy, the art of Vipasana, Japa meditation and various other roots of core Buddhist philosophy from her Grandmother, who herself was a disciplined Yoga practitioner from the lineages of Tibetan monks.
She has been travelling and teaching around the globe the core understanding of Yoga in her various trainings and workshops. Her teachings are not limited to the structural method of traditions but designed to come out of the structure and pattern to understand the basics of a human behaviour and its relationship with spirituality. Her philosophy classes are tailored to reach Vedanta in the most simplistic manner to person of any age and background. She teaches that every relaxed and comfortable pose is a Yoga pose and that a true Yogi should practise Asanas or the physical practises of Yoga to be able to sit for meditation and experience the inner tranquility and that true space of Awareness of simply being. Acceptance of our physical limitations as a challenge to keep the practise disciplined is the base teaching of her traditional and contemporary styles of Asanas.
Being a pure Bhakti Yogini at heart, her approach to the Yogic philosophy starts from the core of her inner self. She says that to understand the higher consciousness or the divine, it is very important to the know the real inner self. Only through the journey of heart one can enter the gateway of Cosmic love, this union known as Yoga. To experience this it is a must to transcend our layers of logic and ego and eventually conquer the limitations created by our Mind. She believes that the "Mastery of mind" indeed is the goal of Yoga and this should be the core practise of every Yoga Teacher. There is no higher goal than this.
Om Tat sat.
SARAVANAN: Staying fit had always been very important to Saravanan, who could be seen at the gym, cycling along the beach or running long distances, yet he always felt that there was something missing. He yearned not just for the fitness of the body, but the tranquility of his mind and soul.
It was then he started his journey of Yoga. To deepen his practice, he dedicated a lot of his time and energy in helping people to be physically, mentally and emotionally happy. He taught Yoga, not only as a physical practice but to remind his students of that serene place of utmost freedom and bliss that resides inside every individual. Saravanan teaching is very dynamic as he guides and encourages his students to appreciate their body, it’s power and limitations. His warm and helpful nature, empathises his students to achieve proper alignment, health, mental and spiritual benefits. His teaching style is based on the teachings of various Indian masters and his own practice as he travels teaching and learning around the world.
Saravanan has trained from various world reknown institutes like Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy, The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre and has acquired the prestigious title of Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga). He currently travels teaching and assisting his Swamis for the international Sivananda Vedanta Yoga projects around the world.
EMMA: Emma Bonnici, is an international Yoga teacher and Ayurveda Therapist. She has been studying Yoga and Ayurveda for over 10 years. Emma teaches with enthusiasm, care and attention to detail. She brings knowledge gained from her own personal practice andprovides strong encouragement and support in her classes.
An avid traveller, Emma connects herself with others through yoga whilst following her passion for creating events and her destined path of yoga. Since 2008, she has been travelling to India for Yoga and events. She returns twice a year to India to Rishikesh to practice with her teachers and teach. Emma trained as a yoga teacher with the International Sivananda organisation in Vietnam and she trained as a Children's Yoga Teacher with Rainbow Kids Yoga in London. She completed her Ayurveda Therapist training with Dr Vinod at the Ayuskama Ayurveda and Panchakarma Centre in India.Emma has worked closely with the International Indian Film Awards for events in Macau, India and Sri Lanka. In 2011, she returned to India to teach yoga and write a weekly yoga column for The Hindustan Times, a national newspaper
VishuJI: From a very early age, Vishnuji started visiting Ashrams, Temples and Monasteries. There he came across the profound understanding and teachings of the Indian Philosophy, Vedas and the origins of the traditional Hatha yoga and its contemperory techniques. His quest for reality taught him many things and experience life as a beautiful universal experience. A charming and dedicated Yogi, Vishnuji's humor is full of life making his classes very lively and fun. Being a very natural Teacher his deep array of Philosophy comes from his very love for Yoga, Universe and its divine existence.
Vishnuji also travels all around India self practising and teaching International students, the deeply rooted and vast philosophy of Yoga.
RAKESH: Rakesh is a natural orator and awarded Acharya of Yoga. He started practicing Yoga from a very early age, and was further drawn to the practice thereafter. After visiting many ashrams learning and teaching under various Gurus, Yoga became his only way of life. He is a teacher who presents the intricate yoga philosophy and its practice in a simple, down to earth and humorous manner. His lectures are based on the four classical paths of yoga as well as his own spiritual experiences and understanding of the yogic path. His idealogy is rooted under the Non dual aspect of reality, in which the human experiences of Separation and Duality are seen as a dance (or play) of cosmic consciousness in which everything is sacred, has absolute worth and is an end in itself.
In his classes he gives his original analysis and views on the writings of various spiritual traditions, mystics and philosophers from around the world. For Rakesh, the greatest human gifts are love and freedom. On the basis of this, he teaches yoga where love and freedom are of the highest value and the utmost individual spiritual growth being the number one priority. His Asana classes are designed to use our physical body as a vehicle to eventually control and conquer our mind.
MAHADEVA: Mahadeva is a seeker, devoted to the universal mission of awakening through spiritual practice. By grace he was able to spend the past three years living and studying with senior teachers of the Saraswati lineage in the Sivananda Yoga tradition. This immersion into Yoga as Life, ingrained in him the teachings and ignited a deep passion to spread the practice of yoga.
He has traveled and taught on the West Coast of the US and throughout India and Vietnam helping to train hundreds of teachers, assisting people of all capacities to learn the physical practices of Hatha Yoga (asana and pranayama) and the philosophy of yoga life through the four paths (Bhakti, Raja, Karma and Jnana Yogas). Through him our students get great chance to learn these time tested practices that will lead you and your students towards your true Self, while generating radiant health and inner peace.
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- Airway Connectivity
- Bagdogra Airport is the nearest air connection which is 96 kilometres away from Darjeeling. Many carriers like Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Indigo, Go Air run direct flights from Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata to Darjeeling
- Railway Connectivity
- Darjeeling railway station is a main railway station in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal.
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