25 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Dharmashala

  • location Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh, India

25 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Dharmashala

Yoga Teacher Training India

Join a certification course with Akhilesh Bodhi, founder of Neo Yoga Center India. Neo Yoga India imparts seasonal yoga teacher training, yoga retreats, and intensive workshops at their center at Dharamkot, a quiet and serene village, 2 kilometers from Mcleodganj tourist town. Mcleodganj is a small but bustling international center that blends flavors of Lhasa with elements of a modern Euro-American town in the setting of an Indian shepherds’ village.

25 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; English;
The maximum participants in the group is 20


  • Yogic philosophy and discussion
  • Hatha yoga and Iyengar style workshops
  • Guided meditation and deep pranayama breath work
  • Teaching practicum class and techniques
  • Analysis of postures or breathing techniques
  • 200-hour teacher training certification
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily yogic meals

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Kriya Yoga
  • Karma
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It is a very important part of your training. Even people come with an intention that they will not teach but at the end of the training, they get so much inspired that they want to share the knowledge of east, so humanity can live healthy and happy life.

So Neo Yoga Center sets the intention of yoga practice, creates a theme of the class, sequencing, mat formation for class, learn the art of proper demonstration, observation of breath and body, what to teach what not to teach to beginners and pregnant women etc.

So, there is a lot to understand and practice. During the anatomy class, students learn how to apply anatomy in the yoga class so the people can be free from injuries.

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers (20 - 30 hours)

Yoga Sutra, Vedic chanting types of yogic lifestyle, etc.


You can learn how to conduct a class with one-on-one and in a group.

You as a yoga teacher

As the name suggests “yoga teacher training”, the initial goal of this course in to develop “you” as a perfect and learned yoga teacher who can then develop and spread yoga to the world. The personal work of yoga practice is the best way to prepare to teach yoga classes, but you will also look more deeply into methods of teaching.

During the course, you will practice aspects of yoga teaching on each other, which will include planning and teaching classes and sequences, using props and aids and helping students to modify poses so that they can get the most out of the practices.

Syllabus of the 200-hour teacher training course

  • Yogasana (postures), you will cover minimum 48 to 80 asanas
  • Advanced asanas (Hatha yoga tradition)
  • Advanced asana techniques of Patanjali and Ashtanga yoga
  • Human anatomy: skeletal, muscles, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and hormone system
  • Anatomy and physiology in relation to yoga: prevention of illness etc.
  • The different layers of the human body (koshas)
  • Pranayama - different breathing techniques (Nadi shodhan, Surya bhedana, Chandra bhedana, sheetali shitkari, kapalabhati)
  • Shatkarma, Noulli - Neti dhouthi - tratka - kapalabhati - shankhaprakshalana
  • Meditation (chakra meditation, kundalini meditation, guided Vedic meditation, and other dynamic meditations)
  • Yoga Nidra (progressive relaxation)
  • Chakra systems (energy centers)
  • Specific food, the different doshas
  • Bandhas (energy locks)
  • Mudras (yogic gestures of the hatha yoga pradipika)
  • Trataka (focused view)
  • Bhakti yoga: bhajans, Satsang, kirtan
  • 8 limbs of yoga from Patanjali (10 sutras of the first chapter of Patanjali yoga sutra will be discussed elaborately)
  • Different orientations and teachers of yoga
  • Yoga philosophy: four paths of yoga - Hatha, Raj, Gyan, Bhakti yoga
  • Hands on yoga: concrete and individual alignments for teaching, sequencing, adjustment, and alignment teaching skill

What is included

  • Three-time yogic food (Monday - Friday)
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • Drinking mineral water
  • A yoga manual
  • Complete TTC course
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Free airport pick up from Kangra Airport (DHM)
  • Day 1 orientation meeting 4:00 p.m.
  • Stay until next day at 12:00 p.m. after certification day

What is not included

  • Any special accommodation
  • Local tourist places travel
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Cooking classes
  • Dalai Lama temple visit
  • Dalai Lama lectures (according to His Holiness schedule)
  • Indian music classes
  • Kirtan and Satsang
  • Macrame classes
  • Organized trips to nearby attractions
  • Paragliding
  • Sightseeing
  • Tibetan treatments
  • Trekking
  • Visiting the local markets
  • Visiting the local temples

Additional Details


  • Check-in Time: 10:00
  • Check-out Time: 16:00

Set in Dharamshala, 5 kilometers from HPCA Stadium, Hotel Sky Pie has a garden, free Wi-Fi, and a shared lounge. The nearest airport is Kangra Airport (DHM), 11 kilometers from the property. This property is also rated for the best value in Dharamshala! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.


Retreat location

Dharamsala is situated in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It lies on a spur of the Dhauladhar range in the Pir Panjal region of the Outer Himalayas and commands majestic views of the mighty Dhauladhar ranges above and the Kangra Valley below. Dhauladhar means “white ridge” and this breathtaking, snow-capped range rises out of the Kangra Valley to a height of 5,200 meters.


Unique features


  • Yoga shala

Things to Do

As Neo Yoga Center are not providing these services, you can contact a local guide for these services.

  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Cooking classes
  • Dalai Lama temple visit
  • Dalai Lama lectures (according to His Holiness schedule)
  • Indian music classes
  • Kirtan and Satsang
  • Macrame classes
  • Organized trips to nearby attractions
  • Paragliding
  • Sightseeing
  • Tibetan treatments
  • Trekking
  • Visiting the local markets
  • Visiting the local temples


Please note that you may select a price package including meals if you wish to be served three Sattvic organic, North-Indian vegetarian meals daily. You will be provided with three-time yogic food per day (Monday - Friday) and drinking mineral water.

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Organic
  • Vegetarian
The following drinks are included:
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water

Meet The Instructors

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Akhilesh Bodhi

Akhilesh met Swami Dayananda Saraswati, the scholar of Sanskrit and Vedanta. He had school in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Akhilesh completed a three-year course of Vedanta philosophy and started teaching. Along with that, he also completed yoga training at Siyanda Ashram in Kerala and he studied at Vivekananda Kendra Bangalore. Then, he started learning Iyengar yoga at Iyengar Institute in Pune. He then opened his school called Neo Yoga Center in Dharamsala and has been teaching regularly there since 1999.

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Location Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh, India

Recommended Airports

  • (IXC) Chandigarh Airport: 177 km Transfer not provided

Arrival by plane

The nearest domestic airport is Dharamsala Kangra Airport (DHM), roughly 60 - 90 minutes drive from Bhagsu. The airport is well connected to a spectrum of cities in the country. The second nearest international Airport is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (ATQ), roughly 218 kilometers from the city. It is well connected to several major cities like Pathankot, Dalhousie, Delhi, and Jammu.

Arrival by bus

Most people come to Dharamsala by bus, as the nearest rail-head is at Pathankot (Punjab), around 90 kilometers away. It has good connections with other parts of Northern India, although the journeys are often slow due to the narrow, winding roads in the hills.

The main bus terminal is in Lower Dharamsala, but some public HRTC buses to Delhi and Pathankot go all the way to the main square of McLeod Ganj, where you can also book advance tickets for the return trip.

Buses from Pathankot cost around 120 Rs and take 4 hours to reach Dharamsala / McLeod Ganj. Once in Dharamsala, if your bus does not go all the way to McLeod Ganj, another bus can take you the rest of the way for 14 Rs and a journey lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Private bus companies are available for travel from Manali, Dehradun, and Delhi. Overnight buses operate from New Delhi with many leaving from the Tibetan colony of Majnu ka Tilla. These services take around 13 hours and cost from 600 Rs for a basic bus to 1100 Rs for a plusher Volvo. Tickets for Himachal Road Transport Corporation can be booked online from Chandigarh, which is 236 kilometers far from McLeodganj, and a grueling 8-9-hour trip in an ordinary bus.

Arrival by train

The nearest broad gauge rail-head is at Pathankot and the neighboring small station of Pathankot Cantt, a comfortable overnight journey from Delhi. Train buffs can continue on the very slow and rickety, but pretty Kangra Valley Railway to Kangra, a journey that easily takes up to 6 hours and still leaves you around 25 kilometers from McLeod Ganj.

Many travelers choose to continue from Pathankot towards Dharamsala by bus or taxi. If you do choose to travel to Kangra by train, then from the train station, you will need to hire an autorickshaw to reach the bus stand, where buses are available to take you to Dharamsala.

If coming by Pathankot station, the Pathankot bus station is just across from the railway with buses plying for Dharamsala. Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) is 3 - 4 kilometers from the bus stand / PTK station - rickshaws are aplenty. The 4-hour bus ride to Dharamsala costs 120 Rs per person. Once in Dharamsala, another bus can take you to McLeod Ganj for 14 Rs., and a 15-20-minute ride.

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Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 44% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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