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.
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.