Yoga Centres, Classes Retreats, Teacher Training in Dharamshala –Mcleodganj, Bhagsu & Dharamkot

Dharamshala, a scenic place with astounding beauty, is situated at an altitude of 1457 meters above sea-level, nestled in the cool environment of Himalayan mountains and amidst tall deodar trees in the Kangra administrative district of the State of Himachal Pradesh in India. The life and culture of the city is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism as Mcleodganj, located on its upper reaches, has been the seat of Tibetan Government in Exile and a home for the Dalai Lama for many decades.

Dharamshala, Mcleodganj and adjoining villages and towns, such as Bhagsu and Dharamkot have also become centers of yoga, meditation and other wellness practices and therapies. Due to this popularity, these are attractions for many tourists who want to learn these ancient practices of wellness. 

Yoga schools in Dharamshala offer teacher training courses (TTCs) in hatha, ashtanga, vinyasa flow styles of yoga. A vast majority of these yoga centers have registered with Yoga Alliance and their courses are certified by it. These TTCs generally also include sessions in pranayama and meditation.

The courses offered are for beginner, intermediate and advanced level practitioners. Most of these centers also provide residential accommodation and delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals, besides other amenities, which are required for comfortable stay. 

The contact details of these centers are also provided with their listing for helping you to connect with these. Do let us know if we have missed out on an important center.


1/21. Shiv Darshan Yoga School

Shiv Darshan Yoga School is situated in the serene environs of Bhagsu village in Dharamshala. The center is known for its multi-style yoga teaching courses including hatha, ashtanga and vinyasa flow. 

It is a Yoga Alliance registered center with RYS 200 certification. Students undergoing its teacher’s training course of 200 hrs. are eligible to be certified as RYT 200 by Yoga Alliance. It also offers 300 hr. and 500 hr. TTCs. The drop-in classes are also conducted with specific daily program which can be joined to have a feel of what yoga is all about. Yoga retreats also organized to scenic place with bountiful of nature.

The center provides accommodation, meals and other amenities for comfortable living. Do check for the details of the courses and schedule by emailing or logging on its website and know more about the school.

Address:at SkyPie, Upper Bhagsu, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala, H.P – INDIA
Phone No:+91 9816045301
Email:info@ShivaDarshanYoga.com 

2/21. Kailash Tribal School of Yoga & Holistic Healing

One of the leading yoga centers in Dharamshala, Kailash Tribal School, was set up in 2000 by Yogi Sivadas who has more than 30 years of experience in teaching yoga. The center is recognized by Yoga Alliance. It offers 200, 300, 500 hrs yoga teacher’s training courses (YTTCs). 

The training program consists of yoga classes in asanas, Ayurveda, mudras, bandhas, kriyas, anatomy and physiology, philosophy of yoga, meditation and chanting.

The course fees does not include accommodation and meals. The center does arrange for rooms on twin-sharing basis.

Address:Yogi Cottage, Bhagsu Road, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh – INDIA, PIN : 176219
Phone No:(+91) 98161 50326
Email:contact@yogatribe.org; yogisivadas@gmail.com 

3/21. Abhinam Yoga

Abhinam Yoga Center was set up by Yogi Namito in 2013 on directions from his guru Late Shri B K S Iyengar of the Iyengar yoga fame. Namito had been learning yoga since the age of 7 years. He believes in the “in-volution of makind” using yoga. His motto is “alignment of enlightenment” and “fitness for the witness”. 

The center offer yoga courses of 200 hrs in Ashtanga and Multi-style yogas separately. Besides, there are 100, 300 and 500 hrs YTTCs. The center also organizes 5 days yoga workshops. The courses include Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow primary, intermediary and advanced levels, philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, meditations and kriyas.

Address:Dharamkot, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 176219
Phone No:91 9736781777
Email:info@abhinamyoga.com

4/21. Shree Hari Yoga

Founded by Hariji Pawali, Shree Hari Yoga is a yoga school in Dharamsala offering a number of teacher training courses and retreats to the people. The center specializes in Meditation, Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Yin, Mantra chanting, Pranayama and in anatomy and physiology of body.

It offers a 50 hrs YIN TTC, 100 hrs TTCs in Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Therapy, Ashtanga, multi-style and Meditation and Pranayama, 200 hrs courses in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Multi-style yoga, and 300 hra dn 500 hrs yoga TTCs.

The center provides retreats and drop-in classes for students who want to learn yoga for wellbeing or being teachers. Accommodation and 3 meals a day are provided. Rooms are available on single or twin-sharing basis. Online class sessions are also available by this yoga center.

Address:Under Unity Bistro VPO Bhagasu Nag Upper Bhagasu, kangra, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219, India
Phone No:+918351068174
Email:namaste@shreehariyoga.in

5/21. Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Center

Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Center has been set up by Yogi and Master Teacher Sharat Arora in 1985. This center is based on the yoga style of Shri BKS Iyengar. Sharat learnt yoga from Shri Iyengar in his Pune school for seven years and assisted him in many daily therapy sessions. In this style of yoga doing asanas is not enough. This has to be accompanied by right posture, right alignment of the body and right way of breathing. Later on, Sri Ramana Maharishi, Jiddu Krishnamurthy, S N Goenka and Sri HWL Poonja also became his teachers in meditation and philosophy.

The center offers a 320 hrs yoga teacher training course in Iyengar form of yoga. The course covers ethics and philosophy of yoga, human anatomy and physiology, asanas and meditation. There is an intensive yoga course of 160 hrs for those who cannot spare all that time. 

The course on yoga therapies for specific illnesses or disorders are also provided. These include back-pain, knee pain, malfunctioning thyroid, allergies and other mental and physical problems. 

Special courses for women and children are also provided by the center.

Online courses to learn some basic yoga asanas are also provided by the center for free.

Address:Dharamkot, Dharamshala 176219, Himachal Pradesh – India
Phone No:
Email:info@hiyogacenter.com 

6/21. Sarvaguna Yoga 

Established in the small but naturally gifted village of Upper Bhagsunag in Mcleodganj in Dharamasala, Sarvaguna Yoga offers wellness courses in yoga, meditation and reiki. Besides providing the yoga sessions in general, it also provides specialized teacher training courses of different types to its students. 

It offers 200 and 300 hrs yoga TTC, besides the Reiki and Meditation TTCs. In the Yoga TTCs, traditional hath and vinyasa flow courses are offered. Mantra, pranayama and meditations are also taught along with practice of asanas, kriyas and bandhas. 

All YTTCs are recognized by Yoga Alliance of USA. For schedule of charges and other details, please contact them or visit their website for details…

Address:Oasis House, Upper Bhagsunag, Mcleodgunj, Dharamshala, Himalayas, India – 176219.
Phone No:+91-9032 974 215
Email:info@sarvagunayoga.org

7/21. Raj Yoga School

Raj Yoga School was founded by Yogi Raj who is also the master teacher at this school. He is certified RYT 500 hr by Yoga Alliance. The center offers courses in hatha, ashtanga, paranayama, meditation, kriyas, mantra chanting and other ancient disciplines of wellbeing. 

The center offers 200 hr YTTC which is Yoga Alliance recognized. A 5-day intensive program is also provided for those who cannot stay for long. Drop-in classes are also organized for those who want to learn the basics. Online yoga classes have also been started by the center to enable continuation of practice from home. Yoga Retreats are also organized for a 7 day period. During the retreat, the students are taken to either Dharamsala or Goa. 

Raj Yoga School is a residential program wherein comfortable accommodation along with delicious meals are served. Other amenities are also provided to make the stay comfortable. Find details about the program on website link given below:

Address:Upstairs Singh Corner, Upper Bhagsu, Bhagsu Nag, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Phone No:+91 8087848003
Email:rajyogaschool@gmail.com

8/21. Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga

Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga is situated in the upper Dharamkot area of Dharamshala. It was established by the Kashmiri yoga experts led by Amit Raina. It draws from the teachings of Lord Shiva, also called Adi Nath, who is considered to be the very first Yogi.

The center offers 200 hr. and 300 hr. YTTC, prenatal and women teacher training and kids yoga TTC. These courses are certified by Yoga Alliance of USA. On completing the courses, you become eligible to train other in yoga. The center also provides trainings in Iyengar yoga but these are not certification courses and are separate. Iyengar yoga is particularly helpful for people with back-pain and high levels of stress. 

Center also offers online yoga courses in teacher training in Dharamsala using different online mediums.

Address:upper Dharamkot & Jammu Tawi (Jammu & Kashmir)
Phone No:+91-9797334752
Email:info@ksschoolofyoga.com

9/21. Siddhi Yoga

Situated in the cool and serene environs of the abode called Himalayas, in the small village of Dharamkot, Siddhi Yoga is a school certified by Yoga Alliance as RYS 200 and RYS 300. The center was founded by Meera Watts in 2003. The centers claims to have some of the finest teachers of yoga to teach different disciplines. 

The center offers online courses as well. For Dharamsala, the 200 hrs training courses are provided. You get to learn about theoretical aspects of yoga, asanas, meditation, pranayama and right postures and alignments. The class size is less than 25 persons. Home-made vegetarian or vegan nutritious food is provided along with rooms for comfortable stay.

Address:Village:, Dharamkot, PO:, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219
Phone No:Use whatsapp on: +65 9297 7447
Email:contact@siddhiyoga.com 

10/21. Mahi Yoga

Mahi Yoga is situated in Bhagsu village in Mcleodganj in Dharamasala, the town made famous by residence of the Dalai Lama, the Supreme Tibetan Spiritual Guru. Mahi Yoga provides different courses for training those who want to be yoga teachers. In has other centers in India as well. 

The Dharamsala center teaches 100 hr Multistyle, 200 hr Multistyle and 300 hr Advanced Multistyle yoga teacher training courses to aspirants. These courses are good for beginners and advanced practitioners of hatha, ashtanga and vinyasa flow. These courses are certified by Yoga Alliance of USA.

Address:Upper Bhagsu, McLoead Ganj, Dharamsala, Himchal Pradesh, India
Phone No:+91 783 182 3200; +91 88266 06304
Email:info@mahiyoga.com 

11/21. Chinamaya Yoga

Chinmaya Yoga has centers in Dharamsala and Goa. Being the land of yogis and explorers for many centuries, Dharamsala and its surrounding villages and towns have become a hub of yoga and meditation. Chinmaya yoga offers residential teacher training programs, offering comfortable accommodation and meals. Situated in Bhagsu village of Dharamsala, this is ideally located amidst bountiful nature. 

The yoga center provides 200 hr and 300 hr YTTCs. These are certified by Yoga Alliance of USA. The course mainly includes teaching of asanas, philosophy of yoga, physiology and anatomy of body, meditation and pranayama.

Address:Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Phone No:+91-6351085712
Email:chinmayyogaschool@gmail.com 

12/21. NEO Yoga India

NEO Yoga India has six centers, three in India and three abroad, including one at Dharamsala. This yoga center has been founded by Yogi Akhilesh Bodhi. It is known for providing courses and classes in traditional hatha and ashtanga yoga styles.

At Dharamsal, it provides 200 hr and 300 hr yoga teacher training courses which include meditation, asanas (postures), chanting of mantras, pranayama and satsang bhajans (musical meditation). 

The center provides three meals on weekdays, drinking mineral water, free WiFi, free pick up from Dharamsala airport and comfortable room for stay. Do check for the next time schedule of Dharamsala yoga TTC classes…

Address:
Phone No:+91-9536200770; +919536200770
Email:neoyogaindia@gmail.com

13/21. Bhagsu Yoga

Bhagsu Yoga has been set up by Yogi Omji in 2009. He was born in Dharamsala and had learnt yoga at age of 11. He completed his YTTC in 2006 and went on the study classical Hatha Yoga at SVYASA at Bengaluru. He also completed his international teacher certification after completing training at Sivananda Ashram in Kerala. The center is certified RYS 200 and RYS 300 by Yoga Alliance. 

The center offers Ashtanga Vinyasa based YTTC course in Dharamsala. It makes use of linear props to get the alignments and postures right. Besides asanas, pranayama, kriyas, meditation and mantra chanting is also practiced.

Address:Upper Bhagsu, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India, 176215
Phone No:+91-8287574971
Email:info@bhagsuyoga.com 

14/21. Oorjayii Yoga

Oorjayii Yoga was established in 2016 in Bhasu Nag village of Dharamsala. The objective of setting up the yoga and meditation school was to promote mindfulness and peace in the society by bringing physical and mental well-being to the individual. This school is certified RYS 200 and YACEP by Yoga Alliance.

The center offers 200 hrs multi-style yoga in Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa flow, 200 hrs traditional yoga in Hatha, Vinyasa and Yoga Nidra and the 100 hrs Advanced Yog Nidra course. 

The center also offers yoga retreats of different types. One is the 7 days Relaxing and Rejuvenating retreat. Second is the online Detox Yoga Retreat wherein detoxification methods using yoga are taught. Third is the 5 Day Healthy Yoga Retreat.

Address:Bhagsu Nag, Dharamshala , H.P.
Phone No:+91 7303139649
Email:oorjayiiyoga@gmail.com 

15/21. Brahma Yoga

This yoga school based in Bhagsu village of Dharamsala is known for providing. This school also has centers in Goa and Rishikesh. The Brahma Yoga center provides yoga classes in the tradition of BKS Iyengar and Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. It offers teacher training course in traditional Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga styles.

The course in teacher training is the 200 hr 4 weeks course wherein yoga asanas, postures, alignments, sutras, mantra chanting, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, meditation and other aspects of yoga are taught. Course is designed to be able to help you in conduct of classes on your own.

If you do not want to do a TTC or are a beginner who is interested in knowing what yoga is all about, there is a 5 day Introductory Course as well. Further, drop-in classes in Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow are also conducted in regular basis for anyone to just come in and learn yoga during one session. 

Check out the details and dates of these yoga courses at Bhagsu in Dharamsala at…

Address:Above Welcome Cafe, Upper Bhagsu (Dharamshala)
Phone No:+91 7807383606 Mohit; +91 7807383615 Prem
Email:mohityogi7087@gmail.com 

16/21. Om Yoga Ashram

Om Yoga Center was established in the year 2001 by Dr Rashpal Yogi. It offers courses in yoga and meditation but its services go far beyond that. The center also offers holistic healing, Reiki training, Chakra healing training, classical musical healing, color remedy and meditation.

It provides yoga teacher training courses which are certified by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International. It offers 200 hr, 300 hr and 500 hr certified TTCs. However, it also provide Yoga Retreats who want to enjoy the loveliness of nature while doing yoga outside the confines of a room and exploring the natural and man-made heritage of the retreat destination. 

Check out details of course and schedule at…

Address:Near Dal Lake,Mcleodganj, Dharmshala (Dharamshala), India
Phone No:098056 93514 ; 9816494732
Email:om.yoga@ymail.com 

17/21. Savitra Yoga Ashram

Savitra Yog Ashram takes pride in being a yoga center which is not driven by the profiteering objective. Rather, the focus is on imparting the knowledge of yoga as it was practiced during the ancient times, in its purest form. There are no charges for learning yoga by joining any of its yoga courses or teacher training courses (TTCs). The only charges which have to be incurred are of its accommodation and meals which are also reasonably priced. 

The center offers Ashtanga, Hatha and Multi-style yoga TTC to the learners. Its 200 hr YTTC is certified by Yoga Alliance. The center has expert teachers in their own disciplines coming from different parts of the country to take the classes. Guru Mahi, Priyanka Sharma, Shikha Chandok and Swami Sachidanand are some of its teachers. 

Address:Bhagsu nag, Dharamsala, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala
Phone No:+91 78318 23200
Email:savitrayog@gmail.com

18/21. Buddha Hall

One of the best centers to learn all ancient wellness techniques in Dharamsala is Buddha Hall. Among the multitude of ancient healing practices are yoga teacher training courses of 200 hrs. and 500 hrs. duration.

The focus of these teacher training courses (TTCs) is on hatha yoga, kriyas, bandhas, mudras, meditation and pranayama practices. You will get a Yoga Teacher Training Certification diploma recognized by Alakh Yoga which is registered with Yoga Alliance USA to impart training of 200 hr TTCs. 

Apart from these yogic practices, there are separate courses on yoga therapy for back-pain, Prenatal yoga and Yoga for strengthening of core. 

Besides yoga TTCs, it provides healing courses and therapies in reiki, karuna-reiki, chakra healing, crystal healing, yin, theta, hypnotherapy and meditation.

Address:V.P.O-Bhagsunag, Upper Dharamsala, District: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh – 176219, INDIA
Phone No:09816376560, 09418187744
Email:buddhahall@gmail.com, buddhahallinfo@gmail.com

19/21. Salamba Yoga

Salamba Yoga school was established with a view to provide support to you for becoming a yoga teacher. The literal meaning of word ‘salamba’ is ‘support’. It is located close to Dharamsala bus station in Bhagsu Nag village. It offers the 200 hr Yoga teacher training program which is based on traditional Hatha and Vinyasa flow principles. This is recognized by Yoga Alliance of USA. 

Besides the dedicated focus on asanas and other yogic practices, the center also offers sessions on pranayama and meditation as a part of these courses. Besides the YTTC of 200 hrs, it also offers 100 hr TTC. 

You are also provided suitable accommodation and three meals a day, apart from other amenities.

Address:Trail to Triund Hill, Upper bhagsu, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219
Phone No:8171069876
Email:Salambayoga1@gmail.com

20/21. Shivam Neelkanth Yoga

Shivam Neelkanth Yoga is a yoga center in Bhagsu Nag offering teacher training courses and retreats in yoga. The center offers 200 hr and 300 hr YTTCs, though it is certified as RYS 200 by Yoga Alliance USA. It has been founded by Yogi Shivam who began learning yoga from the age of 16 himself and has been disciple of Dooninath Babaji and, later on,learnt yoga from Sivananda school. 

The center is located in the holy village of Upper Bhagsu which is known for many yoga centers in Dharamsala. The center offers asanas, kriyas, meditation and pranayama as core class practices.

There are three retreats on offer- 3-days, 5-days and 7-days. All retreats are for exploration of Dharamsala and adjoining areas only.

Address:Upper Bhagsu Trail, Bhagsunag, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
Phone No:+91 98165 65138
Email:shivam@shivamneelkantyoga.com

21/21. Trimurti Yoga

Trimurti Yoga center in Dharamshala has been named because of the balance sought to be achieved by the practice of yoga and meditation among body, mind and soul. It was set up by Karolina Sharma and Ajay Sharma. It is registered with Yoga Alliance US and Canada. It has centers in three countries-India (Dharamsala and Goa), Indonesia (Bali) and Oceania (Dunedin, New Zealand).

The teacher training programs offered by the center include the 50 hr Hatha and Bhakti yoga and Aerial Yoga, 100 hr Yin Yoga and Pre-natal Yoga, 200 hr multi-style, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga and the 300 hr. 5-elements and Yin Yoga. The range of courses prove that the center is adept at offering different duration ancient wellness courses to the learners. 

Address:Village Dharamkot, Post Office, Bhagsu Nag, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219
Phone No:098506 78855
Email:karolina@trimurtiyoga.com 
Do check out what courses are offered by various centres providing classes on ancient Indian science of Yoga. Most of the centres nowadays are also opening up to the option of online classes.

Do your due diligence, ask questions, check the references and most importantly check their online presence to see what exactly are they teaching…

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