Himalayan Yoga Institute
The mission of the Himalayan Yoga Institute is to assist you in becoming a highly competent, inspiring, ethical and spiritually evolved yoga teacher, who will be of service to individuals from all walks of life and who will teach the practices with an open heart facilitating deep physical, emotional and spiritual healing in yourself and your students. One of the foremost aims of the Institute is to contribute to the development of a new society, which is based on kindness, compassion, justice and love.The yoga teacher training course offers a scientific, systematic and contemporary approach to Yoga studies, practice and research. Our aim is to impart comprehensive knowledge regarding the physical, intellectual, spiritual and social aspects and effects of Yoga, while allowing you to experiment within your own body, mind and spirit and experience the incredible transformation initiated by the practices for yourself. Expect to be lifted into new realms beyond your limited sense of self and find a love and joy never felt before. Expect an adventurous ride into your inner being. At the end of the training you will be centred, calm, superbly inspired, beaming with joy and empowered to skilfully guide others into the sacred landscape of their bodies, minds, and hearts, and teach powerful, uplifting, and intelligent classes infused with joy. You will receive a high-level technical skill set and cutting edge anatomical education, while at the same time passing through a profound, life-changing, and transformative experience. Our belief is that what makes a great yoga teacher is not only technical skill, but depth of personal experience. The practice of meditation is an important integral part of the training and takes the physical practice into its higher spiritual dimension - the way yoga was originally conceived of. We have developed a training that combines the distinctive and powerful Raja Dhiraja approach to Vinyasa Flow and Hatha with a curriculum grounded in self-discovery, which will bring you into your own unique and resonant depth.
Are your courses accredited with yoga alliance?
The basic course is a 200h standard course as outlined by yoga alliance and all of our courses are accredited by yoga alliance international.
a yoga alliance accreditation will give you worldwide recognition. at the end of the course you will receive a certificate and you will be able to work as a yoga teacher across the globe. you will be fully entitled to teach yoga to others.
Do you also offer advanced courses for those yoga teachers who would like to continue their studies?
While our 200 hours course gives you everything you need to get started teaching yoga straight away we also offer a 500 hour advanced course. this is designed to further develop your own practice, fine-tune your teaching skills and deepen your understanding of the practice.
our 500 hours course consists of the standard 200 hours course, plus a 300 hours advanced top up training course.
What other topics must be covered on a yoga teacher training course?
Itís also very important that a training course should cover the more technical aspects of yoga practice, like physiology and anatomy, as well as practical skills on how to sequence a class and how to prevent injury while teaching students. in fact, this is a key area for those who are seriously interested in taking up teaching.
make sure that plenty of time is given to the development of your teaching practice, especially if you have no real experience of teaching other disciplines.
I have been practicing yoga but not regularly. will i qualify for the course?
Yes, we accept students who have practiced over a number of years, even if there were gaps in their practice.
What is the maximum of people per teacher training?
In india we accept a maximum number of 18 to 20 people per intake and only 8 people for our teacher training courses in croatia. we maintain small classes which allow for personal attention.
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