Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Goa India

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 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.

Our Centre

 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 Swed​en, ​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 N​o​rth 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 ​C​entre 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 y​oga ​library​ ,f​ree wifi​ at the dining room ​, ​daily serviced rooms, ​24​ hour security,​ safety deposit facility, ​laundry ​s​ervice, 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. 

 Retreats

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.

Contact Information

: Lalit Kumar

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  1. yingching9689
    yingching9689

    Do not go to this retreat if you are not going as a group.! I went there for their retreat package myself. It was just two of us. First of all, they tried to charge me about airport transfer even though the website said it was included. The accommodation was okay, no hot water, and the wall dissolved when it gets wet. Food on site was good but expensive to India standard. Manager was friendly and willing to organize things for me and other person. However, the yoga teacher on site was inexperienced. She forgets what she was doing, she always does the same st even though we told that we were both injured from her class! She was not able to modified poses for us. They also shorten the class time from 1.5 to 1hr. The worst is when the founder of the centre came from Ireland. He is a business man, not yoga teacher. He fall asleep in our first class together. He might be a good yoga teacher when he wants, but he certainly could not be bothered juts with two students! Then things got even worst as a bigger group arrived. Me and the other person starts to get moved to much small practice place that is located at the back of building, which you heard water coming out from the toilet all the time. The floor was not even! I did not learn anything about yoga in this retreat. I am very disappointed. I want to warn other people so they do not get disappointed like me.

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    7 Nov 2015 at 4:44 pm

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