Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre has graduated over 800 successful yoga teacher trainees from all corners of the globe at our training centres located in India, Spain, Ireland and Thailand. Our world renowned 200 Hour, one month intensive Teacher Training Course (TTC) is internationally accredited with Yoga Alliance U.S, Yoga Alliance UK, Yoga Alliance International, The World Yoga Council and the International Yoga Federation. Trainees emerge from our TTC as confident teachers with a strong and solid teaching skill set ready to begin their career. Alongside developing the art of teaching, trainees also gain a comprehensive understanding of the practice of yoga asanas, philosophy, physiology, adjusting, mantra chanting, charkas, anatomy, ayurveda, mudras, pranayama and meditation.
Our 500 hour TTC is internationally accredited with Yoga Alliance UK & provides further robust growth and specialized training for those who have completed a 200 hour TTC. With over a decade of experience growing trainees from all backgrounds into successful teachers our trainings and teachers are recognised as leading yoga teacher courses in the field of yoga education.
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre (Registered Yoga School 200 & 500) is India’s premier International Yoga education centre delivering the highest quality yoga Teacher Training Courses, drop in classes, Yoga Retreats and workshops for both beginners and seasoned practitioners. Himalaya Yoga Valley is dedicated to honouring and sharing traditional Ashtanga and Hatha yoga practices as passed on by the great masters before us through our schools lineage and the highest professional standards of training delivery.
Our 200 & 500 hour Teacher Trainings are Yoga Alliance registered, one month intensive training certification course that offers students the opportunity to access authentic, traditional teachings from our specialist Indian and western teaching team, led by expert teacher and school Director Yogacharya Lalit Kumar.
Our trainings are unique in our field as we have specialist teachers for each subject ensuring that trainees receive a robust education from those who are experts in the subject being taught across all subjects. Alongside this well rounded education students are provided with a high level of administrative assistance prior to and after the training has been completed.
Our highly experienced management team have guided and assisted hundreds of students from around the world with various aspects of making the journey to India to fulfil their dreams of becoming teachers at the source. Please see our Teacher Training page for full details of our trainings including curriculum and pre requisites.
Himalaya Yoga Valley are dedicated to our trainee’s further education post graduation, offering Our unique internship program placements to graduates wishing to further their studies upon completion of their training.
Our team act as lifelong mentors to our graduates and our reputation as a school who stays connected to, and invested in our students long after our course have finished is one we are immensely proud of. Himalaya Yoga Valley also welcome graduates of 200 & 500 hour trainings to up skill through our Professional Development and Refresher Courses tailored specifically to the needs of teachers.
Expert instructor and Director of Himalaya Yoga Valley, Yogacharya Lalit Kumar, has been practicing yoga for the past twenty years and has taught nationally and internationally for the past twelve years. He has trained students from all walks of life with his open and practical teaching style. Lalit has studied Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga from the age of seven, and was initiated by the respected yoga master Swami Veda Bharati, disciple of Swami Rama, founder of the Himalaya Yoga Institute. Lalit is the Hon. Dharamshala Secretary of the International Yoga Federation. He teaches with a strong focus on proper alignment and maintaining integrity in asana. For more information on Lalit and the other faculty members please see our Teacher Page.
Our customized yoga retreats are held at our Goa centre from October until April and in beautiful locations around Asia and Europe year round. These retreats are an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in traditional practices with an Indian master teacher in beautiful locations. If you wish to attend a yoga retreat with Yogacharya Lalit and our team see our Yoga Retreats Page
Himalaya Yoga Valley India branches are located at Mandrem Beach, Goa and also in the Himalayan mountainside town of McLeod Ganj, Dharmshala, North India. See our Yoga in Goa and Yoga in Dharamsala pages for further information. Our idyllic locations are the perfect places for trainees to immerse themselves physically and spiritually in their practices.
Himalaya Yoga Valley Europe is located in Cork City and it is from our sister centre here in Ireland that Yogacharya Lalit teaches intensively to his European students in the summer months. Our dedicated teaching team serve the community year round with a host of workshops, daily classes, trainings and retreats at our Ireland centre. Lalit also holds retreats & Teacher Trainings in beautiful locations in Spain during the summer months.
Himalaya Yoga Valley is a Registered Yoga School (RYS 200) with Yoga Alliance USA and we are also a Regsitered Yoga School (RYS 200 & 500) with Yoga Alliance UK. We are also members of The World Yoga Council, International Yoga Federation and the Yoga Confederation of India - Asian Union of Yoga. Lalit is the International Yoga Federation Hon. Secretary for Dharamshala. The teaching at Himalaya Yoga Valley reflects the high standards of these organisations and we are honoured to carry forward the traditional yoga teachings of India. Our reputation as a leader in Yoga education has developed by consistently maintaining and exceeding these standards set out by these bodies and by our in depth evaluation procedures. We build our professional growth around our values which are as follows;
- Improve well being, health and happiness through yoga
- Respect the source of yoga and honour those before us
- Cherish individuality
- Love and protect the environment
- Give back to India in thanks for the gift of Yoga
"Teacher Training with Himalaya Yoga Valley was a truly wonderful experience. Together with students from all four corners of the globe we bonded in our shared love and passion for the beautiful practice of yoga. Completing the curriculum took effort but the environment, staff and teachers provided me with the support and nurture I needed to see me through to the end. Not only did I graduate a competent yoga teacher but I also learnt so much about myself, and the type of yoga teacher I can be. Today, in each class I teach, I endeavour to pass a little piece of this wonderful experience on to my own students. I am so content with my direction in life as a yoga teacher. I have found my calling. Thank you Himalaya Yoga Valley."
Claire Mc Grath, Ireland.
"The Teacher Training Course was truly an incredible month of light, love, laughter, and growth. The experience was simultaneously challenging(in many ways- physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, etc.) and nurturing. We were blessed to have teachers with a wealth and diversity of experience and study within the vast tradition of yoga, encouraging a full and dynamic practice."
Jean - Jaques Gabriel, U.S.
"Thank you so much for one of the best months of my life. It was am amazing journey, and I'm very thankful for all that you do. I learned so much during the month and it has had a hugely positive effect on me."
Malene Arvin, Denmark
"Thanks for all I have learned over the last month on the training course. It was a great experience and an honour to be one of your students. I am very happy that I made this journey with you to my inner self. Thanks for your open arms (and ears), you made me feel so welcome!"
Tobias Frondorf, Germany
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