Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga (RYS 200, 500 & Prenatal), offers Yoga Alliance
registered Yoga Teacher Training Course
(TTC) and provides yoga teacher training c
ertification (YTTC) in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. India.We also give workshops and daily yoga classes.
Forest, mountain and river view along the Dhauladar ranges of the Himalayas the word Dharamshala refers to a shelter or rest house for spiritual pilgrims. Traditionally, such Dharamshala (pilgrims’ rest houses) were commonly constructed near pilgrimage destinations (often located in remote areas) to give visitors a place to sleep for the night.
The indigenous people of the Dharamshala area (and the surrounding region) are the Gaddis, a predominantly Hindu group who traditionally lived a nomadic or semi-nomadic (transhumant) lifestyle.
Since 1959 is the residence place of his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatsho. the Tibetans have built many religious, educational and cultural institutions in and around McLeodganj, for the preservation of their culture.
The Yoga Teachers Training Course
is conducted in our Yoga Shala situated in upper Dharamkot, 3-km from McLeodganj in a very traditional and peaceful place
For the Yoga Teachers Training and week intensive Courses we provide accommodation in the School Guest house. Our Rooms with kitchen, attached toilet and hot water shower are limited!. To see the Photos of Our school, the rooms and the place click here
We also offer accommodation for the same fee in Shivalay Hotel a great place to stay in upper Dharamkot!
Other options and food!
Near the school you will find fruits shop, market and restaurants for all budgets. Most of the accommodation in upper dharamkot provide all the facilities ( shower, double bed) some have fully equipped kitchens,balcony with mountain view. We leave you full liberty to arrange your accommodation and all meals according to your preferences and budget please make sure to inform us so that we know where you are staying during the training. In case you need the school will provide you a list of more recommended accommodations once you are registered for the YTTC Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers Training Course
. please let us know your itinerary. There are guest houses for all budgets,restaurants, travel agencies (handling foreign exchange), Internet and other services in Dharamkot
Getting Around Dharamshala
There are plenty of local buses shuttling between Dharamshala and McLeodganj. Besides this, taxi are available. Auto rickshaws also ply between McLeodganj, Upper Dharamkot and Bhagsu
How to Reach Dharamshala by Air
The closest airport is Gaggal 15kms away. Airlines like Kingfisher Red offers daily flights from Delhi to Dharamsala arriving at Gaggal Airport, well known as Kangra Airport. From the airport feel free to hire a cab to get to the main town.
How to Reach Dharamshala by Rail
The nearest rail station for Dharamshala is at Pathankot, 150 kms down in the plains. There is a narrow guage train from Pathankot to Kangra (18 kms). After getting off at the railway station, you can avail the bus service or hire private or shared taxis to get to Dharamshala.
How to Reach Dharamshala by Bus
Dharamshala is well connected to all the cities of New Delhi though the Inter State Bus Services. From Dharamshala and McLeodganj there are regular bus services to Dalhousie, Chamba, Manali, Shimla and further down to Delhi. You could drive in by rented car from any of these towns
The months between March and June are probably the best time to visit, the cooler climes of this gorgeous hill station. The day time temperatures are very pleasant and though it doesn’t get too cold it is pleasant enough.
The monsoons descend on Dharamshala in July and carry on for the month of August petering out in September. Dharamshala presents some very scenic views of the freshly washed forest around
Come October the days are much cooler and night temperatures decidedly chilly, so carry a cardigan o good time of the year to be in Dharamshala is April
WHAT TO BRING:
- Yoga mat
- Comfortable Yoga clothes
- Note book and pencil
- Bottle of Water
- Mosquito repellent
- Sun block
- Sweater or shawl (useful for lectures and meditation)
- Torch light
- Tower and personal Items
- If monsoon time ( your rain coat and umbrella)
- Shoes to walk and sandals for the yoga shala
DAILY PROGRAM YOGA TEACHERS TRAINING COURSE 6:30 – 7:30 Meditation, Sukhuma, breathing exercises 7:30 – 9:00 Yogasana,pranayama, Kriya Practice 9: 00 – 10:30 Break 10.30 – 11:30Yoga Philosophy 11: 30 – 12:45 Teaching Methodology 12: 45 – 2:30 Lunch Time 2:30 – 3:15 Anatomy and Physiology 3: 15 – 3:30 Devotional Bhakti Sessions 3:30 – 4:30 Self Practice Study of the week style (under guidance) 4:30 – 6:00 Asana sequences, Integrative Vinyasa Class -( Learn how to jump through/jump back) & Kashmir Shaivism Meditations
Dharamshala is a starting point to a number of trekking trails that especially lead trekkers across Dhauladhar into the upper Ravi Valley and Chamba district. En route, you cross through forests of deodar, pine, oak and rhododendron, and pass streams and rivers and wind along vertiginous cliff tracks, and also the occasional lake waterfall and glacier.
One of the main attractions of Dharamshala is Triund hill. Jewel of Dharamshala, Triund is one day trek at the upper reaches of McLeodGanj, located at a distance of about 9 kilometres from McLeodGanj The snow line of Ilaqa Got is just a 5-km walk
- Toral Pass (4575m) which begins from Tang Narwana (1150m) that is located nearly 10 km from Dharamshala
- Across Bhimghasutri Pass (4580m) via near-vertical rocky ascents, steep cliffs and dangerous gorges. This is a highly difficult level trek and takes around six days to complete.
- Dharamshala—Bleni Pass (3710m) – Dunali. Compared to other trekking trails, this one is much easier and takes around four or five-days to complete. The trek leads you through alpine pastures, woods, and streams, before ending at Dunali, on the Chamba road.
Also, Dharamshala is an ideal destination for rock climbing enthusiasts. One can go rock climbing over the ridges of the Dhauladhar range.
During the Yoga Teachers Training
Course we will be doing some short treks and after the training if you are interested we can arrange a more long trekking adventure with our local and professional guides