Yoga teacher training in Dharamsala
Applications for admissions to our Yoga teacher training in Dharamsala starting from May 2017. Interested yogis can now apply and register for the yoga course in Dharamsala.
From May every year, Chandra Yoga International courses are run in the beautiful location of McLeod Ganj (Upper Dharamsala), just 500 meters from the Dalai Lama’s Temple. Peaceful, serene and away from the sounds of traffic, this is the perfect place for yoga.
McLeodganj, or Upper Dharamsala, is nestled into the foothills of the Dhauladhars, which rises to 4546 meters. A hill station from the days of the British Raj, it is now often referred to as “The Little Lhasa” and offers travelers a unique opportunity to experience vibrant Tibetan culture. McLeod Ganj is largely populated by Tibetans and is surrounded by pine, Himalayan oak, rhododendron, and deodar forests, with a magnificent view of the Kangra Valley.
Today, streams of Tibetan refugees from Tibet and other parts of the world converge at McLeod Ganj to receive blessings and teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Western and Indian tourists, academics and spiritual seekers, come here in large numbers to see the rebirth of an ancient and profound civilization. The high altitude and cool weather contribute physically to this recreation of original Tibetan environment.
The Residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is opposite the Tsuklakhang. A few times during the year, H.H. the Dalai Lama will hold public talks in his temple. There is always a chance that it may happen during your course! On this special occasion, we allow students the day off to attend his lecture. The significance of the Dalai Lama’s life for the people of Tibet and Northern India is substantial. He is believed to be the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are believed to be enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity. His teachings preach the importance of compassion, tolerance, religious harmony, Buddhism, and kindness to the environment, among many other topics. The community of McLeod Ganj is strongly influenced by the Dalai Lama’s teaching and traditional Tibetan lifestyle. You will be sure to see and feel the hospitality of the Tibetan community during your stay here in Dharamsala.
Our school is located a short walk below Jogiwara Road, at the bottom of the hill, far away from the sounds of traffic and crowded streets. Morning meditation, morning asana, philosophy, and anatomy classes are all held on the top floor with magnificent views of the surrounding Kangra Valley. Afternoon asana classes are held outside of the terrace, providing students with an opportunity to breathe in the fresh mountain air and really connect with nature. Student rooms are below the yoga hall on the first and second floors.
All rooms come with a private balcony, small kitchen area, private bathroom, double bed, and clean linens. Meals are held in a large communal room below the terrace which houses our kitchen and dining area. Some students also choose to take their meals outside to the terrace area to enjoy the fresh, crisp Dharamsala air while savoring their delicious vegetarian meals. We also provide decaffeinated, Ayurveda, yogi tea after meditation each morning and after some meals to provide students with time to get to know each other. One of the best parts about joining a yoga teacher training program is getting to know people from all over the world and sharing a four week, life changing experience with them. We hope you will join us for one of our courses in Dharamsala this summer!