Max 20 people
India, Dharamsala, Rishikesh
Abhinam Yoga School classifies Ashtanga Vinyasa, Power Yoga and Hatha Vinyasa Yoga as Yang practice and Restorative Yoga with therapeutic/touch or Yoga with props and mindfulness as Yin practice. Hence, our Multi-style Yoga Teacher Training course consists of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Vinyasa, Restorative Yin Yoga combined with relaxation techniques with mindfulness practices such as Vipassana meditation, mantra chanting, Yoga Nidra, deep Yogic sleep or talking to body-mind methods from yogic and tantric traditions.
Who can join?
Anyone who has practiced any style of yoga for a while and has developed an interest to learn more about it or wish to go deeper into the field of Yoga qualifies for this course. The program is designed in such a way that even a beginner with little experience can join it and benefit from it. Participants who do not have any desire to become a yoga teacher but just want to have a life transforming experience with balanced diet, right movement, right sleep, spiritual environment and overall a disciplined yogic life join this course. It’s called teacher training course but it’s meant for sincere students who want to study yoga and out of their deep study and overflowing joy their teaching springs out naturally. Our well trained certified teacher’s team is there to support and facilitate that transformation.
Abhinam Yoga follows the syllabus set by Yoga Alliance UK for Registered Yoga School (RYS 200) and incorporates training hours in the following modules:
Techniques, training, and practice
Anatomy and physiology
Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers
Tutorials, assignment, and exam
Located in one of the most picturesque locations of Himalayas and endowed with ample beauty, serenity and spirituality, Abhinam Yoga Center at Dharamshala undoubtedly offer the best yoga studio setting for discovering one’s spirituality and learning a yogic way of living.
Accommodation (sharing and non-sharing basis, depending on the number of students) includes hot shower, attached bathrooms and western toilet.
Other activitiesImmerse yourself into your practice and improve your overall wellbeing with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Himalayas.
What’s not included
Meeting pointAbhinam Yoga School Dharamkot Village, Dharamsala, India
How to get thereThe most convenient way of reaching Dharamsala is via road, with most North Indian cities offering direct bus service to Dharamsala. While journey by train till Kangra station (about 18 km from the city) also allows one to enjoy scenic beauty, it is again completed by a bus or taxi. Flights also operate from Delhi but air travel is not very popular as the nearest airport i.e. Gaggal airport is about 15 km away and flights often get cancelled due to erratic weather conditions.
Airport transfersWe offer pick and drop assistance. But the students need to pay the drive
From an early age Namito has been on his path of yoga, learning from teachers and masters that most only ever read about with awe and reverence. Living and growing up in the state of Bihar, he witnessed Swami Satyananda practicing yoga on one of his visits and was captivated by the ancient allure of yoga. At the age of seven Swami Satyandanda began teaching Namito asana and pranayama practices after discovering his immense ability and potential. From an early age Namito began translating books form English to Hindi and spoke about his ability to witness his mind, watching his thoughts move across the ceiling as he lay on his bed, detachment from his mind a natural ability. Namito began his schooling years at the Krishnamurti boarding school, learning from the enlightened master throughout his early education. Seeing his potential and interest, Krishnamurti suggested that Namito should go and learn from B.K.S Iyengar. Studying with Iyengar personally for a few years, Namito also got opportunity to study with Pattahbi Jois for one year. After this Namito traveled to Norway, where being encouraged by both his father and his master, B.K.S Iyengar, he pursued his medical career and taught Yoga.Throughout this time, he continually came back to India to continue learning from his Master Iyengar, and after living many years abroad in 2010, Namito came back to India to visit his Master Iyengar who asked him to move back to India, start intensive practice and assisting in his medical and therapeutic yoga classes. In 2013, Iyengar directed Namito to start his own yoga school, which is how Abhinam Yoga School was created, first in Dharamkot, and then in Patnem, South Goa. Since 2013, more than 100 people have been graduated as Registered Yoga Teachers with the school. Namito is so happy with how the school is evolving and growing with every year.
Shunyo has been learning and practicing yoga for many years in its various forms like Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha and Shivananda. She studied theology at the Doshisha University in Japan. She has a strong foundation of practice in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow. During her yoga study at Iyengar Institute Pune, India, she developed a strong feeling that yoga is for all types and age group of people. She was fascinated by the various uses of different yoga props and became aware of their significance in teaching yoga to people with physical limitations. Shunyo’s teaching style is a fusion of her experience of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga of Patanjali with Iyengar style and her close contact with nature and meditation. With her serene individuality she motivates her students to approach yoga with humbleness and devotion.
Micha’s passion to help other people is reflected in her very being, not only as a yoga teacher but also a Reiki Master which she says is just “another way of helping people”. She is currently the student coordinator and a guest teacher at Abhinam Yoga School and her days are filled with helping and guiding all of the students that walk through the Yoga schools doors. Having started practicing yoga at the age of 19 she said he “fell in love” with yoga after her very first class and has now been practicing for 10 years. After completing her 200hr Yoga TTC with Namito at Abhinam Yoga’s Goa School, Micha is now continuing her study, working towards the 500hr YTCC with Namito, where she plans to specialize in yoga therapy.