Yoga In Dharamsala


Sitting in the shadows of the Dhauladhar ranges of Himalayas, the beautiful mountains frame a most breathtaking, pristine backdrop for a city whose name roughly translates as ‘spiritual dwelling’. Fitting, as it has played home to the Dalai Lama, and many Tibetans seeking solace post-uprising in the mid-20th century. Many have made the pilgrimage to this captivating, spiritual place; it is not difficult to see why so many have been drawn to it. The otherworldly feeling is palpable, sounds from the Tibetan monasteries ringing with such vibrancy one can feel the ebullience of energy, drawing on a primordial essence from deep within.

Abhinam Yoga School’s location, among the clouds in Himalayas, taps in to this abundance of energy. One cannot help but completely immerse themselves in their practice, their learning, their sense of ‘self’. It is the perfect space to practice meditation and being situated over 2500m above sea level, its climate is perfect for asana practice during the summer months. For those of you craving inspiration and to truly immerse in learning with wisdom in every pore of your surroundings, our Yoga Center in Dharamsala in North India is perfect for you.

200 Hours Teacher Training Course Programs in Dharamsala

The 200 Hour Teacher Training Course in Dharamsala has been designed around safe-practice, prop-methods adopted by Mr BKS Iyengar. Iyengar championed the use of props for each and every pose in the Primary Series as well as others, as he understood that no one human body is like another. Iyengar helped make yoga accessible to all, by breaking down alignment and introducing props to help make space for those that would not be able to reach or practice otherwise.  This course creates the perfect foundation for students to then come to understand the reasoning behind the flow of movement – from Sun Salutations, to standing poses, seated poses, backward bending and inversions for instance. They will learn to create their own intelligent sequences and have a better understanding of alignment, posture, breath and flow of movement.

Course Workshops include:

Pranayama and Kriya Classes – Understanding the different breath techniques, both active and passive, to generate both fire and calm, concentration and meditation

Teaching Methodology and Ethics – How to run your class, and be the best yoga teacher you can be. Learning voice pitch/control/recognition, understanding your personality and how to deal with a room full of strangers and captivate their attention, how to structure a class as well as maintain the correct behaviors and principles of a yoga teacher

Philosophy and History of Yoga Classes – Learning more about the origins of Yoga, its ethics and moral codes, what the word ‘Ashtanga’ truly means and how to incorporate these ideas into your every day, and the every day of your students.

Business and Marketing Classes(Optional) – How to set up your business website and social media presence.  How to market your studio/brand effectively, what to be aware of when starting out yoga as new business
Meditation Classes – Daily meditation classes utilizing different methods of meditation: Dynamic, Passive, Active, Sunset etc.

Daily Program (Tentative)

7.00 am

8.00 am

   Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra and Kriya

8.00 am

10.00 am

   Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series Class

10.00 am

11.00 am

   Breakfast

11.00 am

1.00 pm

   Theory: Yoga Philosophy / Anatomy and Physiology

1.00 pm

3.00 pm

   Lunch, Assignment and Rest

3.00 pm

5.00 pm

   Workshops On Teaching Methodology; Alignment and Adjustment

5.00 pm

7.00 pm

   Free Flow Led Class

7.00 pm

8.00 pm

   Meditation Class

8.00 pm

9.00 pm

   Dinner

Note: Do you have a keen interest in yoga TTC, but don’t have the time at the moment, to take a whole month off to practice?  We have a 100 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course that allows you to complete your 200 hours teacher training in 2 parts.

5-day Beginners Workshop Course in Dharamsala

We offer our students the 5-day Iyengar Yoga Workshop in Dharamsala providing the ideal introduction to yoga for those that wish to find a place to begin, or perhaps deepen your understanding; great for individuals that have only ever seen yoga as a form of physical fitness.  Our 5-day beginners workshop is perfect if you wish to take a break from the 9-5 pm and recharge your batteries, gain a better understanding of Yoga and its history, as well as learning about different techniques and yogic practices outside of asana repetition; for example, Pranayama and Kriya exercises (active and passive breath/life force circulation exercises).  Meditation is also taught and practiced each day, providing you with many variations with which you can take home with you and adopt into your daily lives.

The Ashtanga Primary Series is introduced, taught and practiced daily and alignment and adjustment classes are held, using BKS Iyengar’s methods of safe-practice with props.  Our instructors will share their knowledge on how to utilize these props to the best of your ability and improve upon your practice in a harmless, controlled way. It is also a fantastic taster and platform for those of you what wish to take on the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course and further develop your knowledge and skills.  It is also worth mentioning that the 30 hours of practice is recognised by and counts towards your Yoga Alliance Contact hours.

You will walk away from this course with a new lease on yoga, new, mindful methods of self-practice, but most importantly, new ways of ‘seeing your SELF’.

Daily Program

7.00 am

8.00 am

   Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra and Kriya (Optional)

8.00 am

10.00 am

   Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series Class

10.00 am

11.00 am

   Breakfast

11.30 am

1.00 pm

   Theory: Yoga Philosophy / Anatomy and Physiology

1.00 pm

3.00 pm

   Lunch

3.00 pm

5.00 pm

  Assignment and Rest

5.00 pm

7.00 pm

   Free Flow Led Class

7.00 pm

8.00 pm

   Meditation Class

8.00 pm

9.00 pm

   Dinner

To know more about 5-day intensives, visit: http://www.abhinamyoga.com/5-day-yoga-workshop/

Our Drop-in Yoga Classes

The quest for inner peace and personal strength is an essential part of human nature. On the journey towards our deepest goals, it is important to be supported by our surrounding community and teachers along the way. The Abhinam Yoga Center in Dharamsala continues to provide supportive guidance and training for progress on the yogic path, now offering flexible Drop-in Yoga classes are also organized twice daily for students of all levels and abilities. Your body, mind, and spirit will thank you for it.

Abhinam’s Drop-in yoga classes offer a flexible schedule of morning and evening classes. Both classes provide you with the opportunity to further your yoga practice, deepening your knowledge of postures and correct alignment, building core strength and enhancing flexibility in a supportive atmosphere. Regardless of your current level, the Drop-in Yoga classes will benefit all students, from very beginner to highly advanced, and everyone in between. All classes are taught by Yoga Alliance Certified Teachers with years of experience practicing and teaching many types of yoga.

The 8am-10am Ashtanga Vinyasa class is based on the system of Yoga taught by Patabhi Jois, which involves synchronizing of the breath with a progressive series of challenging postures. This is a highly energizing and awakening yoga practice which enhances your focus and stamina for success during the rest of your day. This class will give you an exhilarating morning wake up, and is suitable for all levels.

The 5pm-7pm Iyengar Hatha class is based on the system of Yoga developed by B.K.S. Iyengar, which is characterized by an emphasis on detail and precision of alignment in each posture. We will help you use props and therapeutic techniquesduring this restorative yoga practice, which is good for any age. Our focus on preventative measures ensures a safe and injury-free yoga practice which makes it accessible to all levels. This class will help enhance the calmness and relaxation at the end of the day.

More information:

Our Drop-In Yoga classes can be purchased on the day of the class, either as a single session or as part of a discounted 5-day program. Before registering, we request all participants to read and follow our Student Code of Conduct in order to ensure a pleasant experience and environment. For more information about our classes simply call Abhinam Yoga Center at +91 9736046080 or e-mail info@abhinamyoga.com.

Abhinam Yoga Center in Dharamsala (Himalayas)

Abhinam Yoga Center’s Drop-In classes are held at the Forrest Hill, located in the peaceful heart of Upper Bhagsu in Himalayas, overlooking a scenic green valley below. Being 2km away from the busy streets of McLeodganj, it provides a calm and tranquil atmosphere, conducive to successful Yoga practice and relaxation.

Watch the Student review videos below of what 2 of our past graduates have to say about doing TTC at Abhinam Yoga School:

Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Dharamsala

200 Hours Teacher Training Courses

5-day Yoga Workshops in Dharamsala