Himalaya Yoga Valley, with Centres in India and Ireland, are world leaders in Yoga education, and training, delivering the highest quality yoga Teacher Training Courses, Continuous Education Courses, Retreats, and Workshops for both beginners and seasoned practitioners. Himalaya Yoga Valley is dedicated to honouring and sharing traditional Ashtanga and Hatha yoga practices as passed on by the great masters before them through our schools Lineage and the highest professional standards of training delivery.
Himalaya Yoga Valley was founded in 2005 by Yogacharaya Lalit Kumar. Lalit was initiated by Swami Veda Bharti of the Himalayas. It is truly an international training entity. Himalaya Yoga Valley is based primarily in Goa India and Cork Ireland with locations in Thailand and Spain regular options for trainings and retreats.www.yogacorkireland.com and www.yogagoaindia.com. Lalit also holds regular workshops in Sweden, Sardinia , Switzerland Denmark and other European countries. Himalaya Yoga Valley teaches traditional Yoga as passed on to Lalit by his various Masters. The apex of the School, it’s philosophies and what we aim to pass on as individuals and as a yoga school are the teachings of the Himalayan Masters and that yoga is for everybody .
Goa- Our residential Training and Retreat Centre
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre is located in the area of Mandrem, which is a small local community in the municipality of Pernem North Goa. The local community is centered around traditional farming land and fishing. The community maintains its local charm, peace and tranquility despite increased tourism in the past several years. Himalaya Yoga Valley is well known and established within the community, having been here for the past 10 years and the locals always have a warm welcome for our yoga trainees and Retreat guests. Mandrem beach village is approximately 10 minute walk from the Centre and boasts a beautiful long sandy beach on the Arabian sea. The gentle glow of the early sunrises and the evening sunsets on the Arabian Sea are memorable.
The Yoga villas are newly constructed 2-story buildings, spacious, secure and comfortable, they are set back on the quiet and peaceful, large private grounds of our Centre. The villas are nestled under a hillside with lots of greenery, natural bush-land and trees and home to many different species of birds who fill the air with their beautiful songs during early morning meditation. Each villa has four large bedrooms with hot water en-suite bathrooms and fans, and have sprawling downstairs shared lounge area and outside patio. Accommodation choices are triple or twin shared or single occupancy. rooms.
The Centres facilities include a large swimming pool and relaxing chill out area, 2 Yoga shallas which can comfortably accommodate 40 & 26 students , a Vegetarian Dining Facility which provides a mixture of sumptuous healthy Indian and Western meals, a yoga library ,free wifi at the dining room , daily serviced rooms, 24 hour security, safety deposit facility, laundry service, 24hr taxi and scooter hire and rental through local providers.
Ireland- Our Centre in Cork city Ireland
Cork City is located in the south east coast of Ireland and lives up to its international reputation as “The City of Welcomes” . It has been voted as one of the world’s top 10 city destinations for the last several years by Lonely Planet. Cork is a small, historical city that is home to some of Ireland’s best restaurants, traditional Irish music and culture and beautiful architecture. Our busy city centre Centre boasts two large studios which delivers quality yoga to a wide range of students. Our team of established and excellent yoga teachers have all been trained by Yogacharaya Lalit and are all Graduates of Himalaya Yoga Valley Teacher Training and carry forward the best of traditional yoga to the community; the ethos that yoga is for everybody.
The Teaching Team
With over a decade of experience training teachers, Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre has graduated over 1,000 successful yoga teacher trainees from all corners of the globe at our training centres located in India & Europe. The Teachers at Himalaya Yoga Valley are Graduates of the 200 and 500 Hr Trainings, thus they understand and carry through the Core Values and philosophical foundation, which the school stands upon. In addition, the high Standards of programs and their delivery are consistent across all courses.
The Training Programs
Our world renowned 200 Hour, one month intensive Teacher Training Course (TTC) sees trainees emerge as confident teachers with a strong and solid teaching skill set ready to begin their teaching career. The 200 Hr Course delivers a comprehensive, theoretical and practical hands on training program. It includes asanas, pranayama, kriyas, anatomy, ayurveda, philosophy, alignment and adjustment techniques, sequencing, mantra chanting, meditation and other traditional and contemporary Yoga techniques.
The 500 Hour Course is a continuation of the 200 Hour syllabuses at an advanced level. The Course is unique in its concept, allowing trainee teachers the opportunity to develop a body of knowledge around a specialized area of yoga they are interested in pursuing. In parallel, a strong emphasis is placed on developing advanced teaching techniques and at the same time developing personal practice. The 500 Hr Course is an all-encompassing training program.
Himalaya Yoga Valley’s Level 1 & 2 Teacher Training blends traditional Eastern teachings by Indian Masters of Yoga, Philosophy and Ayurveda combined with teachings from highly experienced and dynamic Western teachers. This marriage of backgrounds gives trainees the opportunity to learn in an authentic and traditional Yoga setting whilst gaining the skills required to impart these teachings practically and relevantly in a global yoga environment. This program offers students the opportunity to access authentic, traditional teachings. Our program is led by expert teacher and school Director Yogacharya Lalit Kumar. See our Teacher Training page for full details of our curriculum.
Himalaya Yoga Valley’s highly experienced management team have guided and assisted many hundreds of students from around the world with various aspects of planning and making the journey to India to fulfill their dreams of becoming teachers at the source.
Our Yoga holiday and immersion Retreats at our centre in Goa, and location in Spain are residential and include accommodation, meals, twice daily Yoga classes, chanting mantras, meditation and pranayama . Retreats and Yoga holidays can be tailored to meet the needs of individual groups or our experienced staff can plan your schedule for you! A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Yoga at the source with expert teachers, in relaxing and fun environments.
Goa Highlights; Mouth watering culinary experiences at our vegetarian restaurant, local & traditional culture, ayurvedic consultations and treatments, sightseeing, featuring specialist workshops suitable for all levels, enjoying the tranquil oasis, the fresh sea air and peaceful atmosphere.
Spain Highlights; Fresh local food, amazing Yoga with Lalit, peaceful landscape, surrounded by the incredible mountain range of Sierra Nevada , a place for reflection and meditation. Accommodation is within a traditional group of homesteads and farm buildings that have been transformed into Spanish style guest rooms. Relax by the lovely swimming in the fresh mountain air.
Both Retreat locations provide a temporary escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, an opportunity to immerse yourself Yogic practices, all within peaceful and relaxing settings.
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