36 Day 300-Hour Hatha Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training


One step into the lands of Kathmandu leaves you with an overwhelming feeling of peace and serenity, as you see the golden medieval temples and hear the people’s solemn prayers. 

This advanced level explores the fundamental principles of Yoga Sciences, Philosophical Aspects, Yogic ethics problems based skills, Training skills, Workshop, Teaching methodology, Management skills, acknowledgment of responsibility, Practicum in very original foundation. 

The cost of this yoga teacher training includes your accommodation, all meals, herbal tea, training fee, therapies, yoga book, notebook, pen, Jaleneti pot, Sauna & Steam; Swimming Pool (Only in Summer).

Plus daily therapy session, one Day Hiking Yoga, one day World Heritage yoga tours, some therapies as complement, pickup or drop off and volunteer teaching a week in the school.

The whole city of Kathmandu, under the watchful gaze of Buddha, just leaves everyone marvelling at its lands utterly speechless – this is not just a place, it is an experience. 


Yoga Teacher Training

Kathmandu, Nepal
Yoga Alliance Accredited


  • Ashtanga
  • Hatha


  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Skill Level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced





To further improve your techniques as a yoga practitioner, you will be learning more about prayers and kapalbhati, asana postures such as meditative postures, relaxing postures, balancing postures, fitness maintaining postures and inverted postures, and body alignment in yoga.

As a future yoga teacher, you will also be taught the yoga safety guidelines, mudra, banda and pranayama, yoga nidra, and dyana. You will be also doing some subtle exercise, dynamic exercise, spinal exercise and suryanamaskar. You will be learning about developing practices integrating the various tools of yoga, therapeutic Yoga on common diseases and developing practices focusing on specific needs of an individual/group. This topic would also include your guided teaching practice.

This section of the retreat will give you the necessary skills to become a successful yoga teacher. As a teacher, you should have excellent communication skills from group dynamics, time management to the establishment of priorities and boundaries. You should also know how to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations to the degree possible in a group setting. This training will also equip you with knowledge about the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, teaching styles and qualities of a teacher, the student learning process and business aspects of teaching yoga including marketing and legal aspects.

Knowledge of both the anatomy and physiology of the body is crucial to the study and teaching of yoga. With this, HIYA’s YTT will teach you the constituents of human body which includes cells, tissues, organs and terminologies, system of protection and movement of bones, joints, muscles, flexibility, efficiency and body alignment, system of intake of raw materials and their elimination, the different systems of the body and the spiritual anatomy and physiology which will include pancha kosa, chakras, physical and spiritual nadis, kundalini power and more. Yoga health benefits and contraindications must be covered in this section.

Through this comprehensive YTT, you will be introduced to the brief study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Pradipika and Gherand Samhita, forms of yoga such as Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Gyana yoga, Dhyana yoga, Mantra yoga, Hatha yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, yogic lifestyle, ethics, niayama, concepts of dharma and karma yogic aahara or sattvic food, rules of healthy food habits, ethics for yoga teachers and understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others. . 

You will be practice teaching as the lead instructor and an assistant instructor and you will also be observing other participants teach as well. Through this, you will all improve your teaching skills by receiving and giving feedback to one another. 


Upon completion of this training you will be entitled to a Yoga Alliance Certified yoga teacher which allows you to teach globally.


6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Jala Neti (Nasal Cleansing) and Herbal Tea
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/Chants), Warm up exercise
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast and Herbal Tea
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Yoga Class Theoretical & Practical
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch and Herbal Tea
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Library / Self-study
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Yoga Practical Class
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Herbal Tea
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bhakti Yoga/Spinal Asana/Yoga-nidra/Mudra
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dinner and Herbal Tea
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Bhakti Yoga, Trataka. Discussion
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Evening walk, Vajrasana, Self-study & Practice

Free Time

Sunday will be your day-off. One day you will have a World Heritage Yoga Tour and one day Hiking Yoga where you can explore the beautiful nature of Nepal.


With your health and wellbeing in mind, the retreat provides organic, vegetarian, vegan and raw food diet during the retreats using locally grown fresh produce. Explore the rich heritage of Nepal through the stunning cuisine and try authentic Nepali meals such as dal bhat, a traditional meal with steamed rice and a cooked lentil soup, and momo, a special dumpling. Meals are served in huge portions to ensure that you are energized and nourished after fun-filled and rejuvenating yoga sessions. Discover a world of flavours in the unique blend of seasonings and spices, influenced by cultures from all over the world and get to know more about their culture as you share your meals with your yoga gurus al fresco style.


  • Airport Transfer
  • Course Material
  • All Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Facilities Access
  • Tour
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Meditation

Meet The Facilitators



Shared Room at Himalayan International Yoga Academy

Shared Room

Away from the noise and air pollution of the city, our center rests above a lush vibrant valley sounded by beautiful gardens. All rooms are, simple, clean and have attached bathrooms with hot and cold water.

Private Room at Himalayan International Yoga Academy

Private Room

Away from the noise and air pollution of the city, our center rests above a lush vibrant valley sounded by beautiful gardens. All rooms are, simple, clean and have attached bathrooms with hot and cold water.



Kathmandu, Nepal

With pilgrims and spiritual strolls around centuries-old stupas and monasteries and the constant backdrop of pristine mountains, Nagarjun, Kathmandu is a village in Baitadi District in the Mahakali Zone of Far-Western Nepal. Visiting this historic city is like stepping into another world of breath-taking Newari architecture, religious sites and tourist attractions. Nagarjun is a place where ancient traditions rub shoulders with the latest technology. The grandeur of the past enchants the visitor whose gaze may linger on an exquisitely carved wooden window frame, an 18th century bronze sculpture or a spiritually uplifting stupa.

Retaining its ancient traditions, Nagarjun Kathmandu is blessed by Living Goddess Kumari and is enriched by endless ceremonial processions and events that take to the streets every now and then with throngs of devotees seeking joy in spiritual celebrations. These religious festivals are steeped in legends and are quite a spectacle with chariot processions and masked dancers often possessed by the spirits of deities. Nagarjun, Kathmandu is a result of diverse culture and lifestyle, a long history of faith and beliefs, and of arts and architecture. Therefore, more than just a village, it is a living museum, it is an opportunity to travel back in time and to relive in the history.

The nearest airport, Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, is the largest and only international airport in Nepal, located 5.5km east of the popular tourist neighborhood of Thamel. Commercial domestic flights are available to/from Bhadrapur, Bhairawa, Bharatpur, Biratnagar, Dhangarhi, Janakpur, Nepalganj, Pokhara, Simara, and Tumling Tar. Domestic flights take about an hour. The primary domestic airlines are Air Viva, Yeti, Nepal Airlines, and Buddha Air.

Venue   Himalayan International Yoga Academy
Himalayan International Yoga Academy, Venue for 36 Day 300-Hour Hatha Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

The Himalayan International Yoga Academy (HIYA) or Himalayan Yoga Resort is located in the countryside of Kathmandu, just 4.5 kilometers from tourist city Thamel and 11 kilometers from the airport. Founded in 2008, the centre was constructed with two eco houses called “Shiva” and “Buddha”, a typical Nepali style house named “Kailash Bungalow” and Safari Cottage Tents called “Bliss”, “Harmony”, “Tranquility” and “Wisdom”. Enjoy a restful nights sleep all nestled in 30,000 sq. feet of lush green gardens of vegetable, fruit and herbs. The retreat center is a pristine and spiritual holiday destination with a beautifully manicured garden. Experience nature like never before as you listen to the musical sound of nature and enjoy the warmth of the sun.

The retreat center has a Swagatgriha, a reception hall where guests are welcomed by the friendly staff of HIYA. Also, a Annagriha, which is where the food is prepared and the dining facilities are located. Enjoy a healing chamber known as Aarogyagriha, which is for deep relaxation, therapy and spa treatments. Continue the journey and enter the house of six cleansing acts for cleansing the different gates of the body known as Shuddigriha. For a more relaxing mindful cleanse you can find yourself at Chaitanyagriha, which is a house of prayer and a library with yoga textbooks.

To reach HIYA from Thamel go to Balaju Ring Road and once you’ve passed Swayambhu, take a U-turn right towards to Ichangu temple, drive 1.8 km up to Nagarjun Ward Office, then take a right up to the Big Tree and Temple, where HIYA is located. HIYA is 12 kilometers away from the international airport.

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