Teacher Training / 6 week + 12 month mentorship - 900h / Himalaya Samadhi Intensive

Program Content

A total of 350 hours of course comprising of approximately:

  • 80h of practice,
  • 30h of anatomy,
  • 30h of history and philosophy,
  • 40h of methodology,
  • 50h or practicum (teaching).
  • 70h of additional practices in Traditional Thai massage, Ayurveda and Holistic Nutrition among others

Practice includes Asana, Pranayama, Shatkarma, Meditation, Mantra and more.

Added to a commitment to 450 hours of self-practice over 12 months mentorship, with regular report and bi-monthly review by your main teacher.

You will receive:

  • A Yogi-nomad certificate for 900h, accredited for Yoga Alliance 200 RYT level 1 (or 500 RYT level 2 certificate when appropriate)
  • A Traditional Thai massage certificate; Highly Practical and Personalised Ayurvedic and Nutritional advise
  • A life changing experience, a new knowledge of yourself, the memories of a deep travel within
  • A stronger personal practice and confidence to start teaching
  • An in depth understanding of a 5000 year old tradition, endless source of energy and inspiration.

More specifically, you will return home with:

  • The tools to become independent and establish a meaningful practice
  • A careful review of your current situation (from physical to mental), evaluation of your constitution both physical (dosha) and mental (guna)
  • The appropriate guidance to make your self assessment in your asana, pranayama and meditation practice, nutritional habits analysis
  • The projection tools to obtain a potential desired future
  • The theoretical background that we will provide during the lectures
  • and methodological sessions during which you will establish your routine
  • Enough practice to familiarize with techniques.

Schedule / Goal

Our goal is to make you a confident teacher: we will prepare each student to build and conduct a class from sequencing to adjustments to class environment to communication. For this you will study teaching methodology and spend time teaching each other’s from day 1.

You will transcend your limits through new practices and discover a bit more of yourself through the practice of meditation, silence and fasting.

You will expand your knowledge, practice and understanding of the Yoga tradition to serve you both as a practitioner and as a teacher, and allow you to inspire others.

How to prepare

This option is for experienced student with good motivation, determined to deepen his/her practice and understanding. We accept student only after careful study of their application form, all criteria are important. Please reply carefully and honestly to all questions and we will contact you for additional information if needed. This may include phone/skype interview or supporting reference from current teacher(s).

Determination of the required experience for becoming a certified teacher is a complex subject. You should start by explaining in details what has been your practice so far (how many hours in the last 2 years and content of your practice) and what is your intention as a Yoga Teacher.

Ideally a serious student should have mastered:

  • A daily practice
  • The capacity to sit still for 30 minutes and have had experienced of meditation
  • She/he should be proficient in the main asana
  • Know their sanskrit name
  • Have a good understanding of pranayama technique including control of bandha
  • She/he should have prior exposition to classical literature (Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika etc)
  • Have master a level of emotional maturity enabling her/him to remain equanimous during the challenging phases of the training
  • Full attendance and active participation is expected, and the evaluation will include attitude during the course in addition to theoretical and practical assessment.

English - all classes will be conducted in English, requiring a basic level of English speaking, reading and writing.

Place and Teachers

Venue: yet to be determined

Teacher: Main teacher Gaby, guest teacher see teacher section.

The Kathmandu Valley, in the heart of the Himalayas Nepal is where Hinduism and Buddhism meet. The city of Kathmandu, possibly 2000 years old, is the location of many sacred sites and the tri-city (Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur) and is of paramount importance for the Nath tradition which associates with the Mahasiddha Matsyendarnath and Goraknath, the fathers of the Nath tradition and the birth of Hatha Yoga. The Nepal Kathmandu Valley is home to some of the finest yogi’s in the world, whose spirit remain and fill the place with subtle shakti.

At 1350 meters above sea level, the city offers breath-taking view of the Himalayas. During the Oct-Nov period the temperature will vary from 10°c low (50 F) to 25°c high (77 F) and for Apr-May it varies from 15°c low (59 F) to 30°c high (86 F).

Cost & Dates

Next session: October 5 - November 14, 2015

Tuition only

For Yoga Alliance RYT Level 1

  • Euro 2.250 early bird option / application at least 6 weeks before starting date.
  • Euro 2.550 after this date

    For Yoga Alliance RYT Level 2

    • Euro 2.700 early bird option / application at least 6 weeks before starting date.
    • Euro 3.000 after this date

    The number of place for this option is limited


    Accommodation: to determine with venue and the comfort level