Sunday, July 25, 2010

Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Nepal as to India

Yoga Teacher Training Courses India

For years thousands of yoga practitioners have travelled to South Asia to practice their yoga in Ashrams, develop their yoga at intensive workshops or ultimately become qualified yoga teachers on one of the many Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training courses India has to offer. More and more yoga companies are launching YA certified yoga courses in Varanasi and other spiritual surroundings around India.

Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training

Becoming a Yoga Alliance certified teacher has its benefits. Other than the great enjoyment and spiritual satisfaction that teaching yoga to others gives you, the other benefit that cannot be ignored is that Yoga Alliance Certification is a recognized qualification that puts you on the right road to finding work as a qualified yoga teacher enabling you to make a living doing the thing that you love most in this world.

Why Teacher Training Courses India?

The traditional practice of mental and physical health which we have come to know as yoga originated from the North of India and what is now known as Nepal. Even though in recent times yoga has become popular worldwide and is now taught all over the globe it is likely that the majority of all yoga teachers at one time or another traveled to India to practice yoga or get certified as a teacher; and what better place to bring you closer to yoga and some of the best yoga teachers in the world than the land of its origins, but why not Nepal?

Yoga in Nepal

Anyone who has visited a Himalayan ashram or practiced yoga at a retreat with the magnificent Mount Everest as their backdrop will tell you of an enlightening experience that is not to be forgotten. There is something really special about practicing and learning yoga on the ‘Roof of the World’, the Himalayas. The historical association that Nepal has with Yoga, being cut off from the hustle and bustle off modern civilization and the beautiful background that the Himalayas gives the region all adds to the unique spiritual atmosphere of Nepal and so more and more yoga companies have chosen to offer yoga teacher training courses in this wonderful country.

Yoga Teacher Training Courses Nepal

There are number of Yoga companies to choose from that offer yoga teacher training courses in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal but when it comes to making the choice of which company to take your teacher training course with how can you be sure that you’re choosing the right one? Firstly the tell tale sign of a reputable company is whether they offer Yoga Alliance certified courses or not and if so then well, you’re half way there.

Yoga Companies Kathmandu

When it comes to choosing a yoga teacher training course with a reputable yoga company in Nepal you can be reassured that you will get great value for your money. The prices for yoga training courses in Nepal vary from around 600 USD for a 4 week/200 hour course to around 900 USD for 6 week/300 hour courses.

300 Hours Yoga Courses

There are a number of Kathmandu Yoga schools run by reputable companies that offer an amazing 300 hours yoga holistic course including 200 hours of Yoga Alliance certified training, plus 5-6 weeks of complimentary holistic nutrition training. Unmatched by yoga schools in India these 300 hours yoga courses boast up to 50 hours of yoga teacher training, with a selected few also offering a Thai massage course that will get you certified in Thai massage inclusive of your YTTC price.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Yogi-nomad Announces Yoga Teacher Training in Himalaya Mountains

Yogi-nomad, a non-profit, international yoga organization announces its Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) in the heart of the Himalaya mountains, near Kathmandu, Nepal, from October 3 to November 12, 2010.

Yogi-nomad, a non-profit, international yoga organization announces its Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) in the heart of the Himalaya mountains, near Kathmandu, Nepal, from October 3 to November 12, 2010. This professional training course offers more than the standard yoga teacher training as it includes Thai Massage and nutrition components and is offered in a location which is the seat of many sacred and historical places.. Recently awarded Registered Yoga School RYS 200 by Yoga Alliance International, for maintaining high standards and perpetuating the ethics and the tradition of Yoga worldwide, Yogi-nomad has designed a course most conducive to studying the art of being al Yoga Teacher. Yogi-nomad has trained over 150 students and conducted 7 similar trainings in the last 2 years.

All students following a Yoga Teacher Training Course with Yogi-nomad will be granted the recognition RYT 200 or Registered Yoga Teacher by Yoga Alliance and offered a year of free membership to Yogi-nomad international network. Early Bird prices are available now.

Yogi-nomad is a newly formed organization dedicated to expanding consciousness through yoga worldwide and is an international network of Yoga practitioners and teachers linked by the belief that value-driven Yoga practices can overcome today’s global challenges and our collective illusion of separation. Yogi-nomad’s teachers are driven by ethical actions and cultivate mindfulness in their Yoga practice and their daily lives. Yogi-nomad hosts yoga events around the world and share resources to continuously initiate the change within that will transform our planet and benefit all beings. Yogi-nomad conducts Yoga retreats and training in Varanasi - India, Kathmandu and the Everest region - Nepal, and workshops in Europe and the Americas and combines yoga with other enlightening practices like Nutrition and Thai Massage. Visit for more information.

“The greatest miracle is the miracle of teaching and transforming people” said The Buddha, this opportunity certainly is a way to make the world a better place that should not be missed.

Yogi-nomad is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding consciousness through Yoga worldwide. Yogi-nomad holds Yoga teacher training Courses (TTC) Nepal at yoga centers in Kathmandu, plus workshops in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

An Authentic Yoga Experience: A return to the Ethics of Yoga in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

An Authentic Yoga Experience: A return to the Ethics of Yoga in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

In reaction against a yoga trend in the west that popularizes luxury yoga clothing and vacations and “rock star” yoga teachers, a yoga movement is emerging in the East Village with an organization offering donation-based classes and encouraging students to practice without regard to personal style of the teacher. (A Yoga Manifesto, New York Times April 23). However, another yoga movement is gaining momentum and it reaches far beyond the East Village and into the ancient roots and values of yoga, while synthesizing a global, environmentally sustainable, and justice- based approach.

Yogi-nomad, formally established in 2009, is a global, non-profit yoga organization that has members on all continents, promotes carbon offsetting for yoga travels, and features a Yoga Teacher Training Course in the Kathmandu region of Nepal. While it is commonly believed that yoga was born in ancient India, the subcontinent at that time included Nepal, and, according to, the Hatha Yoga tradition, founded by Sage Matsyendranath and his disciple Sage Gorakhnath, developed the "Nath" sect whose traditions are alive and celebrated today in Nepal. The Nath tradition is credited with systematizing a logical and safe approach to achieving higher states of consciousness and emphasized the values of ethics and morality, and noble deeds in life.

Similarly, Yogi-nomad emphasizes ethics and values as essential daily practices of yoga, critical to overcoming the challenges of today’s world. Co-founder Gabriel Tezier says, “Being a nomad {Yogi-nomad} signifies your non-attachment to the material world and its cohort of illusions; it is a step out of the consumerist craze. Being a nomad is the recognition of the intrinsic value in each human.” Gabriel and the Yogi-nomad team believe that offering 4-6 week yoga training classes in Nepal provides students a valuable opportunity to study in one of the most sacred spaces to the spiritual and philosophical foundations of yoga, allowing for a much deeper experience.

Yogi-nomad, a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance is determined to place Nepal high on the yoga map and has recently become the first RYS School in Nepal. Currently, Yogi-nomad, with 1600 Facebook fans located all over the world, offers workshops throughout Asia, Europe and South America, in addition to the Nepal course. The next Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal will be held from 4 October - 12 November 2010. For more information visit