It’s been just a little over a year since I completed my 200hr YTT with Himalaya Yoga Valley. I know I felt this way at the end of my course, and still feel it so strongly now: Truly one of the best decisions in my life and life-changing-ly so.
The 200-hr YTT is not an easy task, you are not joining a retreat. HYV put in a LOT of effort into making sure the training is as comprehensive as it possibly can be in the course of 4-weeks and you get more familiar with all aspects of yoga, not just asana. Having said that, the asana deconstruction classes are brilliant, the anatomy classes expand what you know of asana and allow you to put it together in a new way. The daily meditation classes are to take home and my biggest secret is that actually, I do like chanting and it makes me feel good every time I practice. Also, Viriam is probably the best person to share yogic philosophy and history with you.
The on-site restaurant is great and tasty, and plenty of gluten free options for me.
Thanks to everyone on the team, for their patience and for their love of yoga. I’m sure I’ll be back for the 300-hr YTT soon too.
Joining Training Course form Himalaya Yoga Valley was one one the best decisions I've ever made. I am really happy with the program and the organisation of the course. The course contains everything I wanted to know about Yoga and more! Teachers are amazing and very much supportive! But you need to be ready to join it... ready for a hard work and a lot of commitment. The course is not easy but absolutely worth the effort, very much inspiring. All the lightest emotions after finishing and I hope i will be back in Himalaya again. If you are looking for a Teacher Training Program - Himalaya is definitely a place to go! Love and Light! Namaste!
If you've had the chance to hear about this yoga school, consider yourself as lucky and follow your path... YES THAT'S A GOOD YOGA SCHOOL and for sure one of the best !! I'm forever grateful to the teachers, the staff and students I have shared my experience with. This Yoga Teacher Training will truly give you the knowledge you need to become a yoga teacher with all the respect in regards of the tradition and the culture where this philosophy came from ! Plus, one of the best thing about this school is that they don't just actually give you the truth and the secrets of YOGA, they embody it. You just have to remain open and attentive, you'll get it. It's intensive, yes, so be ready. But, every one got your back and will help you to achieve your goal and complete your certification, no doubt about it. You'll learn more about yourself, you'll deepen your practice, you'll find your voice and you'll find a yogi family. This place will become your shelter and you'll feel forever connected to it. It's holistic and professional, and as perfection doesn't exist, I guess I can say they're really close to it ! Back home you'll have all the foundations you need to rise ! Don't miss your chance. Go for it. Namaste. Carla
I was 1.5 years into my personal practice when I did the course (and 50 years young) and although it was demanding (physically, mentally and emotionally) the rewards were worth it.
Himalaya yoga valley centre is an exceptional 200hr YTT course. The standard of teaching is very high with both the experience of the teachers and the quality of the content.
The attention to detail and care that the team put into the training is both professional and full of loving kindness
The course is thoughtfully curated so that each part links to the next gradually brining you to a point where you can put all the pieces together and teach with knowledge and confidence.
The food, accommodation and location are fantastic. You learn so much more than the physical practice of asana and they truly honor the tradition of yoga giving you a holistic experience.
I invite you to take 3 deep cycles of inhalation’s and exhalations.... then listen your heart. X
I am so grateful for my month at Himalaya Yoga Valley, which overall has been life changing for me.
The curriculum on the programme was comprehensive and delivered in a supportive learning environment. The whole operation is very well done. I never felt overwhelmed by information; rather the learning felt natural and was well structured. The teachers were professional, supportive, understanding and kind. They all have a deep understanding, respect and passion for the Indian Yoga tradition, which comes through in the teaching. The centre environment was friendly and nurturing. The setting is beautiful and I counted my blessings every day to be practising yoga in such wonderful Shalas in Goa. The accommodation, food and facilities were also excellent. What I could never have anticipated was how much I would be supported on my own personal growth journey over the month of training. I was encouraged not only to develop my personal physical asana practice, but also to commence an inner journey of self-realisation, and explore my own mind-body connection. I’ve come away feeling the most balanced I’ve ever felt, with a renewed passion for life, a holistic understanding of yoga and a strong foundation from which to teach.
I have just completed my 200hr yoga teacher training in Goa - the course was fantastic, very well structured and held true to Indian traditional, authentic yoga but delivered in a context that can be understood and appreciated by Westerners. The yoga centre is lovely, nice neat accomodation and Manderim Beach is a great location, very relaxed and safe.
Highly recommend this course however - be prepared for hard work, come emotionally prepared with an open mind and respect the culture and rules set out by the teachers which are designed to optimise your experience.
II had such an amazing time. I always felt that the teaching staff had time to offer advice and support individually. The outlines of the course were well presented in time for preparation. ‘Yoga is for every one!’ Feedback was given promptly and the whole atmosphere was one of positivity. I can’t wait to go there again.
For those with a passion for yoga looking to become a teacher this is the right path! Very knowledgeable and professional team of teachers here at Himalaya Yoga Valley, teaching true yoga from the source. I am very proud of completing this 200hr intensive teaching course, where I had the ability to live and breathe yoga alongside the best of people. Thanks for a time I will never forget, Namaste!
My wife and I did the 200 hour teacher training in Feb 2019. We thought this was going to be good. It was far better than we ever expected.
We absolutely loved the course, we developed our practice in so many ways, and we learned so many new things to put into practice back at home.
I would highly recommend these guys - a great team and a fantastic experience that we will cherish forever!
Himalaya Yoga Valley's 200 hour Teacher Training gave me the best experience of my life. It's not just a Teacher Training but it gives you a whole month to experience the authentic lifestyle of Yogi's following the ancient practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
The teachers are some of the best yoga teachers I've ever come across, I totally trusted them with the responsibility of teaching me what I needed to know to be able to teach this beautiful practice.
Aside from the Teacher Training aspect, the 200 hours changed me as a person...for the better. It's something that is hard to describe in words, easier understood through experience.
I hope to see the centre and the teachers again in the future.
The journey was incredibly profound. The sense of community among the group was inspiring. The teachers were professional and caring. I felt the passion and discipline of the yogic path from everyone at the Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre. I was looking for a sense of clarity in this training and received much more. I felt a sense of integration that will propel me to live in my true nature. Our dear teacher Lalit is one of a kind, a rare human being, a kind teacher willing to always share his knowledge and experiences with all without reservation. Aside from being an exceptional training the space provided by the Centre was conducive to the learning and sharing of a wide variety of yogic themes. I am deeply grateful for the experience, the friendships, the growth but most importantly the felt sense of community and love expressed by everyone. There will always be a place in my heart for all the teachers and staff members of Himalaya Yoga Valley.
Attended the course with an open mind about my ability to teach and level of my knowledge. Left with so much understanding because of the high level of teaching from Lalits total professional team. Content and quality of information is first class.
For me it's been an incredible addition to my own personal journey.
What a great experience it was to study at Himalaya Yoga Valley. As a high school teacher of 10 years I understand what makes good teaching and these guys have really got it right. They have a wide range of teachers specialised in their subjects including philosophy, Ayurveda, anatomy, asana, teaching methodology and lots more. The course is so well structured that you are learning so much without feeling too overwealmed.
We were given a broad introduction to the path of yoga which many of us now realise is far more than postures. The accommodation and food was excellent and having the beach and amenities of Arambol close by were amazing.
Keen to keep being inspired and continue the journey started at HYV.
Thanks to All the Team
Om Tryambakum Yajama He
I completed the 200 hrs teacher training at HYV Goa, March this year.
It was one of the best experiences I have ever done in my life. It was life changing.
I’m so grateful for the knowledge I gained throughout this course. I also felt a transformation within myself, connecting to mind, body and spirit.
The staff were amazing, very supportive and very professional. I felt safe and secure there.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone.
My time at Himalaya Yoga Valley was such an incredible and transformative experience. The course was so well organised and appeared to be completely seamless. Reflecting back on how much we managed to do in just a month, it’s clear that it’s the efforts of the wonderful staff which helped us to do so. I had fears about coming to India for the first time and being so far out of my comfort zone, but I’ve now come to see Mandrem as somewhat of a second home because of all the support that was readily available which actually gave me a sense of comfort. The course is a great mix of theoretical and practical and at the same time it is just a transformative journey that you can’t help but be changed for the better at the conclusion. We learned so much but never at a pace that seemed overwhelming. The way that we started teaching in pairs and how it led up to groups allowed for us to build up to teaching in a way that seemed natural and not forced. We also get to a chance to lead a meditation class which initially I was very scared to do but actually looking back it was my favorite part of my time at Himalaya Yoga Valley and a memory I will cherish for a lifetime. All the staff has a way of planting seeds and allowing us to grow in our own direction. I look at my my month in a Mandrem as such a privilege and would highly recommend this course to anyone!
Himalaya Yoga Valley Goa is the perfect destination for you if you seek to immerse yourself in the all of the magic of India, deepen your yoga practice, connect to yourself body, mind & spirit or simply to relax and recharge your batteries in a sunny location. Excellent coffee, vegetarian food, Ayurvedic treatments, pool facilities and expertly guided Yoga & Meditation practices are all available to you onsite. Guided day-trips are available also. Make new friends and explore the rich culture and history of Goa!
This is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in your yoga practice. I spent here 10 days on a retreat and I have been excellently taken care of. From delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals to relaxing Ayurvedic treatments and massages. The yoga teachers are excellent, patient and very knowledgeable. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Himalaya Yoga Valley is a place where you will feel at home in India and in the beautiful Mandrem! I will definitely come back!
HYV is a beautiful, well-run center for yoga students and teachers in the North of the Indian state of Goa. The center itself is comfortable and welcoming, and the facilities (including a sizable swimming pool and a terrific chef!!) round out the experience of training or retreats perfectly. The beach is a short stroll away and day-trips to all kinds of interesting place can be organized with the help of the staff of the center. The local Ayurvedic doctor has a clinic in the center (and another larger one nearby) so Ayurvedic treatments and massages can be incorporated into a stay.
It's my first time here (I'm a beginner) but it won't be my last.
My first experience of yoga retreat in India at Himalaya yoga valley has been simply amazing.
An oasis of peace and nature where the sound of the birds and the tree leaves accompany you during yoga class.
As a beginner of Ashtanga yoga, I started loving it!
An ayurvedic center, a very good cook (note: I’m Italian) and great personnel complete the picture of the center.
Additionally one of the most beautiful beaches of India is only at 10 minutes walk...
What can I add? Namasté
I first time met Yogacharya Lalit in Australia 2 years ago during his tour, I knew then I had to visit his Centre in Goa.
Lalit is a world class teacher, who is highly approachable with a great sense of humour.
I just attended a Yoga Retreat at Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Goa and I'm already planning to come back to do my 500hr teacher training.
The facilities are very comfortable with really friendly staff in a clean, safe and secure environment. The restaurant offers a tasty and healthy vegetarian menu curated by head chef, Simon.
The Centre is a brief 10 minute walk into the quiet sunset town of Mandrem Beach, you will quickly make friends with the locals and restaurants.
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre provides their students with an authentic and integrative Teacher Training course in beautiful and safe Goa, India. Studying in the country of origin under the supervision of Yogacharya Lalit provides you with a depth of knowledge in many facets of the yogic practice and lifestyle. You’ll leave as a teacher and lifelong student with values in accessibility, integrity, and respect towards the lineage. And that’s just speaking on the curriculum! Your fellow trainees will meet you from all corners of the world, and you’ll embark on an incredible experience together. The facility is gorgeous; the on-site villas are so clean and comfortable, the Centre cafe serves the most incredibly delicious and creative meals, and the yoga pups keep great company. Every member of the staff is available with kindness and care to welcome you, answering questions and sharing advice whenever needed. The neighborhood is safe and friendly with many markets for your everyday needs, fruits, massages/wellness, and shopping. Connecting with the local business owners was so much fun. I so appreciated the fullness of my time in India, and I know it will continue to inform and inspire me throughout my personal and professional life. I highly recommend HYVC for your YTT. Many thanks to Lalit, Maeve, Mandeep, Tony, Eveanna, Viriam, Adam, and Dr. Rohit. I am leaving with a full heart!
I graduated from 200hr YTT at HYVG almost a year ago now. I cannot express enough how grateful I am for choosing HYV to equip me with the tools I needed to feel confident in my teaching. I felt the course had the appropriate balance between all elements encompassing a holistic education on yoga. The staff were experienced, supportive and knowledgeable across the board. Moreover, as a first time solo traveller, I felt extremely safe throughout my time in India, which was something I felt a little apprehensive about before embarking on my journey. I would highly recommend this teacher training for those wanting to learn from a place close to the source of the practice.
Hard to find a negative note on this experience, actually impossible. The teacher training with Himalaya Yoga Valley has been just amazing for me.
I got to know about Himalaya Yoga Valley through a fellow yoga teacher who had trained with them before. I based my decision to attend their training on this direct reference as well as on my personal research done afterwards on Himalaya Yoga Valley website as well as other students’ reviews. Everything was telling me that it was the right place for me. Because of this, I set quite high exceptions on this experience, and now I can say these expectations have not only been met, but largely overcome! For many different reasons.
First of all, the quality of the program: extremely professional, with an academic approach under various perspectives: variety of subjects dealt, perfectly-organised schedule, practical approach combined with theoretical lectures and study, development of each-student’s personal practice as well as theoretical study and practical experience of teaching techniques, personal study as well as team work, provision of valid and strong tools for becoming a good teacher straight after the training (which I found very important to realise the amount of the competences I was building though the training as well as for giving me the confidence of knowing that I would be able to teach with high standards right after the training).
Second of all, the quality of the teachers, none excluded. Under Lalit guidance, every teacher has contributed to passing her/his knowledge to us very effectively and thoroughly. All very high-level teachers; Lalit really outstanding. I can certainly say that Lalit will always be my master and I will always be his student, humbling trying to pass what I have learnt and will learn to my upcoming students.
Third of all, the incredible opportunity to live for an entire month focusing completely on myself, my self-development as well as the investigation of my inner-self. I realised how important it is and at the same time how difficult it is to do it in our every-day life. Mostly, I realised I did not have the “tools” to experience such investigation. And this is what I got from the training too. This deep personal understanding is really priceless to me.
Last but not least, the whole structure and amenities offered. Starting from the rooms, very comfortable and clean, to the yoga shalas, to the restaurant (serving delicious fresh veg food every day), to the swimming pool. Important to mention the location as well: Mandrem in Goa is a lovely village by the ocean, with a beautiful beach, easily accessible from the Himalaya Yoga Valley centre. Everything is walking-distance and the area is very safe.
To conclude it worth mentioning that, after only one month from the training, I had already the opportunity to cooperate with a studio in my city on a regular basis, having now classes scheduled for the whole new season. In addition to this, I am about to negotiate an agreement of cooperation with two other studios as from the start of the new school-year.
Without a doubt my month long teacher training at the Himalayan Yoga Valley was one of the best experiences of my life. The teachers are amazing. I came away with so much knowledge and the confidence to start teaching. The shala you train in is beautiful and the accommodation is really nice, which makes you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend this teacher training to anyone!
Thank you so much to the Himalaya Yoga Valley team! I completed my 200 hour teaching training in 2012 and found it to be an ideal foundation course to begin my teaching journey. Lalit, Eveanna, Maeve, Viriam, Adam, Tony, Yogita and Rohit combine intelligence and intuition to create a supportive environment throughout the training and beyond.
This is the best decision I’ve ever made in my life... I wish all my loved ones and anyone really could do this course. It is highly intelligent course for inner work and for strengthening your practice. I would do it a million times again with no thought. India is also very underrated and an incredible experience to have... loved every single moment of my journey, warmest staff and teachers... clean, affordable and comfortable facilities, amazing food. Wish I could be there again soon...
Himalaya Yoga Valley's 200hr yoga teacher training course is not only an comprehensive and professional training course, but also the most incredible journey of personal growth and empowerment.
I will forever be grateful to the amazing teaching team for sharing their expertise with such enthusiasm, openness, compassion and sincerity.
Everything was just perfect : a well balanced and fascinating curriculum, an inspiring teaching team, a serene location, delicious food, very comfortable accommodation, an amazing and diverse group of fellow students and the most peaceful and loving environment one could ever hope for.
I completed the course feeling so much more confident with my personal practice, my understanding of yoga at its source and with my ability to share yoga with others.
So much gratitude!
Thank you for this amazing life changing experience. You're truly best of the best. You're something else, much more that only teachers... you passing on not only knowledge, but hope, love and light into humans lives... Namaste
Himalaya Yoga Valley was the best experiences I have had in my life thus far. I do not even know if I could begin to possibly express in words how life changing it was for myself and all of the friends I have made along the way throughout this international program. It may sound cliche, but it was literally a dream come true. Everything that I had imagined and fantasized it would be, it was.. but more. The accommodations, the knowledge, the energy, the experience, the staff, the food, the vicinity, the fellow yogis, the location, just everything about it was absolutely perfect. Not only did my yoga practice grow and improve tremendously within those 30 days, but so did my mental health, spiritual connection and overall well being. Being that I live in the U.S.A., I am now able to share all of my traditional knowledge of yoga from where it originated in the East and share it with the western society with love and ease. Learning that Yoga is so much more than the physical asana practice has already brought so many benefits to the students I have been honored to teach. I am such a confident teacher and I feel very positive about my future having a certification from such an amazing program. I have been home from this training for just over a month and it is still something I talk about daily. My daily routines have Himalaya Yoga Valley integrated all throughout it. If you are looking for a teacher training program that supports your growth, gives you the tools to stand out and succeed in this growing field of Yoga teaching, this is the program for you. It is worth every tear, every dollar, every single drop of sweat that is shed. Do yourself a favor, step out of your comfort zone and become a Yoga Teacher through Himalaya Yoga Valley.
My training at Himalaya Yoga Valley was thorough, dynamic and rewarding and gave me everything I needed to start teaching immediately after I graduated. The whole team are warm, knowledgable and supportive. I felt completely supported and cherished throughout the training and the guidance and support they offer all of their teachers after graduating is second to none. I have learnt so much from Lalit's guidance and he and the whole team work extremely hard helping you be the best teacher you can be. It is the best decisions I have ever made and I I can't recommend them enough, they are without a doubt one of the best trainings out there.
Himalaya Yoga Valley...my pride ,family and second home...
Four years ago i was looking for a widow of change , i didn't know that Himalaya Yoga Valley was the door ... a door to a new peaceful loving and healthy life...
when i completed the 200 htt ,i was so sad leaving Mandrem , all the beautiful moments , the souvenirs and the lovely people i met...
the birds were the morning alarm to start the classes,
butterflies company all the way to the shala ,the huge trees ,the sunsets and the stories of the starfishes on the ocean....
One year later ,nostalgia took me to Spain for a yoga retreat to meet my teachers again , it was amazing ...
My plan for the 500 htt is my priority now .
next week a Swiss friend that i met during my ytt and was a very close friend is coming to visit me home in Beirut ...
Am so grateful ...
thanks Lalit ,Maeve ,Yogita,Adam,dr Rhohit ,all the teachers and staff for your love and support ...
I completed my 200 hr YTT with Himalaya Yoga Valley in Goa in early 2016. It was an amazing experience which gave me life long friends, a better understanding of myself and a firm footing in my yoga journey - and the food was delicious! I hope to return next year to complete another of their workshops if possible.
I completed my 200 hours at HYV-Goa last year and it was the best decision ever! The faculty is simply brilliant and Yogacharya Lalit is fantastic! I loved the accommodation, the food, the shala, and the beautiful location. The entire staff is more than willing to help and make your stay comfortable.
The syllabus is perfectly crafted to make you a confident and knowledgeable teacher. Even though you are away from home, you are embraced as a family member at HYV. I know I'm going back for sure!
I believe that you came in to my life not just as a yoga teacher but also as a mentor with so much wisdom, compassion and understanding of life, I want to thank you for enriching our lives each time. You are a great teacher and a guru. I truly admire your sincerity and dedication to the path of yoga and meditation. Regards
Himalaya Yoga Valley is truly remarkable. From the teachers, to the chef's, to the staff. Every part of my Experience with them is treasured. Their willingness to continue learning and training after completion of their course is outstanding and I for one feel I have got my moneys worth 10 times over. The campus in Goa is in the perfect location, just far enough from town for it to be peaceful but not too far that you can't hear the sea. The food was so delicious and healthy I felt like I had been given a new body. I managed to make friends for life and most importantly, I made friends with myself.
The have given me the tools needed to do what I adore for a living and pass on the wonderful teaching of Yoga.