Have chosen yoga teacher training in Nepal but not too sure about how the place is? This article will help you learn about a few places in Nepal confronting as to why they are perfect for yoga practice.
Undoubtedly, yoga teacher training in Nepal is going to offer one of the best experiences of learning yoga. When we talk about location, the culture, locals, food or yogic lineage; all these have helped Nepal in gaining popularity among other countries.
The yoga institutes in Nepal offer a wide variety of courses available at different prices. For someone who wishes to opt for a beginner level yoga certification course may choose from 200 hour yoga teacher training in Nepal. The 300 hour yoga teacher training in Nepal and 500 hour yoga teacher training in Nepal are more suited for those who have prior experience in yoga. You may plan for yoga retreats or luxury yoga retreats in Nepal as well if you there in the country for a short time period.
Now that you have chosen Nepal, take into account that it is an exquisite country and choosing a place is going to be tough. Hence, we have highlighted a few places for your yoga teacher training in Nepal.
Pokhara: Yoga teacher training in Pokhara is going to bring you face to face with nature. You may practice yoga near lakes, waterfall and even near the temples. If you are allured by the culture through sightseeing you may visit old bazaar, temples, and places such as Shanti stupa, Barahi temple, Gupteshwar Mahadev cave etc. If you are more into fun activities, you may try paragliding, water sports activities in Phewa Lake such as kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing etc.
Nagarkot: The best place to capture the panoramic views of the Himalayas is Nagarkot. Practicing yoga with the snow-capped mountains in the backdrop helps you to connect with nature. It imbibes the spirituality and tranquillity of the place in the body. If it is possible, try to reach the viewpoint a little earlier, the first rays of sunrise on the mountains creates a breath taking scene. You may also fly through the sky above the valleys, forests, and hills through paragliding. People often visit Nagarkot to eradicate the stress that results from a busy city life.
Lumbini: The place is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site because of its importance with Hindus as well as Buddhist community. This makes the place popular among the pilgrims to attain enlightenment with the spirituality of the environment. It is mostly contributed to temples, stupas, the museum on Buddha and crafts by Buddhists which gives you an insight into the religion, cultural and warmth of the place. You may also combine trekking along the Lumbini circuit with yoga. This will help you explore the place and connect with the locals.
Bhaktapur: As the name implies this place is thronged by devotees as there are quite a number of temples around the city. And, because of the well-retained structures of temples; this place is also listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Although the place has a cultural essence to it, modernization isn’t lagging behind. Apart from culture, this place also offers activities such as sky diving, mountaineering, bungee jumping, canyoning etc. If you are a wildlife lover, you may explore its diverse variety of flora and fauna.
Ghorepani: This destination is a small village in Myagdi district that brings you in the midst of valleys, meadows and the mountains. Practicing yoga in such a surrounding will fill your lungs with fresh oxygen for the proper functioning of the body. This place is best suited for explorers and allows them to explore the place, people and even hospitality. Ghorepani poon hill trek is one of the shortest treks that give the opportunity to experience the scenic beauty of Nepal, its diversity in nature and forests. This trek leads to other treks as well such as Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu peak etc.
But you will not be able to experience all this unless you pay a visit to Nepal. Plan your Yoga teacher training in Nepal or may be a yoga retreat and try to combine yoga with the essence of the destination.