Spring, Summer & Autumn Yoga Teacher Training Dharamsala
The weather During the spring , summer and autumn in India at the foot hills of Himalayas become a pleasant scenario for the yoga practice , daily meditation and to live the traditional culture around
Kashmir Shaivism School of yoga welcomes pupils for the Yoga Teachers training in Dharamshala which is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in Upper Dharamkot - Dharamshala, the school is surround by Snow Mountains, and tranquil pathways for trekking that take you to waterfalls and temples. It is our retreat place far from the crowd.
The Yoga Teachers Training Course , workshops and lessons are conducted in our Yoga Shala situated in upper Dharamkot, 3-km from McLeodganj, it is important to notice that since 1959 the Tibetans have built many religious, educational and cultural institutions in and around McLeodganj, for the preservation of their culture
To arrive to upper Dharamkot to the school and to the guest house please tell the driver or ask the locals to take you to henna cafe in upper dharamkot, school is located near henna and is an easy reference spot for everyone in the area
The word Dharamshala refers to a shelter or guest house for spiritual pilgrims. Traditionally, such Dharamshala (pilgrims’ rest houses) were commonly constructed near pilgrimage destinations (often located in remote areas) to give visitors a place to sleep for the night.
The indigenous people of the Dharamshala area (and the surrounding region) are the Gaddis, a predominantly Hindu group who traditionally lived a nomadic or semi-nomadic (transhumant) lifestyle.We strongly believe in support the local economy by suggesting different possibilities of accommodation with our associated guest houses around the school, in that way the native people becomes part of the project of yoga
Please contact direct the following suggested guest house : http://www.jagatram.com ( acommodation payment will be dealt direct with them ) this Guest house is located 8 minutes walk from the school through a traditional pathway surrounded by trees, they offer rooms for different budgets. Notice that you have the option of staying few days over there and then you will see by yourself many options around the school that you can arrange with local natives of the place , Most of the accommodation in upper dharamkot provide all the facilities ( shower, double bed) some have fully equipped kitchens,balcony with mountain view.
Before your arrival at Dharmshala for the yoga teachers training course, please inform in prior so that we know where you are staying during the training. Let us know your itinerary.
Other options and food!
Near the school you will find fruit and juice shop, market and restaurants for all budgets. There are guest houses for all budgets,restaurants, travel agencies (handling foreign exchange), Internet and other services in Dharamkot
Getting Around Dharamshala and to the school
There are plenty of local buses shuttling between Dharamshala and McLeodganj. Besides this, taxi are available. Auto rickshaws also ply between McLeodganj, Dharamkot and Bhagsu, notice that to arrive to upper dharamkot you will need a taxi otherwise autorickshaw will drop you in Dharamkot and you will need to walk 15 minutes to Upper dharamkot
How to Reach Dharamshala by Air
From Delhi there are daily flights to Gaggal Airport in Dharamshala , it will take 45 minutes in a taxi from gaggal to Upper Dharamkot
How to Reach Dharamshala by Rail
The nearest rail station for Dharamshala is at Pathankot, 150 kms down in the plains. There is a narrow guage train from Pathankot to Kangra (18 kms). After getting off at the railway station, you can avail the bus service or hire private or shared taxis to get to Dharamshala.
How to Reach Dharamshala by Bus
Dharamshala is well connected to all the cities of New Delhi though the Inter State Bus Services. From Dharamshala and McLeodganj there are regular bus services to Dalhousie, Chamba, Manali, Shimla and further down to Delhi. You could drive in by rented car from any of these towns
The months between March and June are probably the best time to visit, the gorgeous hill station is a paradise during summer in India. The day time temperatures are very pleasant and though it doesn’t get too cold it is pleasant enough.
The monsoons descend on Dharamshala in July and carry on for the month of August petering out in September. Dharamshala presents some very scenic views of the freshly washed forest around Come October the days are much cooler and night temperatures decidedly chilly, so carry a cardigan ,good time of the year to be in Dharamshala is April
- WHAT TO BRING:
- Yoga mat
- Comfortable Yoga clothes
- Note book and pencil
- Bottle of Water
- Mosquito repellent
- Sun block
- Sweater or shawl (useful for lectures and meditation)
- Dress or appropriate suit for graduation ceremony
- Torch light
- Tower and personal Items, we recommend to bring your own bed sheets or sleeping bag in case staying in budget accommodation
- If monsoon time ( your rain coat and umbrella) Shoes to walk and sandals for the yoga hall
Besides Yoga Teachers Training, Dharamshala is a starting point to a number of trekking trails that especially lead trekkers across Dhauladhar into the upper Ravi Valley and Chamba district. En route, you cross through forests of deodar, pine, oak and rhododendron, and pass streams and rivers and wind along vertiginous cliff tracks, and also the occasional lake waterfall and glacier.
One of the main attractions of Dharamshala is Triund hill. Jewel of Dharamshala, Triund is one day trek at the upper reaches of McLeodGanj, located at a distance of about 9 kilometres from McLeodGanj The snow line of Ilaqa Got is just a 5-km walk
During the Yoga Teachers Training Course we will be doing some short treks and after the training if you are interested we can arrange a more long trekking adventure with our local and professional guides
Toral Pass (4575m) which begins from Tang Narwana (1150m) that is located nearly 10 km from Dharamshala
Across Bhimghasutri Pass (4580m) via near-vertical rocky ascents, steep cliffs and dangerous gorges. This is a highly difficult level trek and takes around six days to complete.
Dharamshala—Bleni Pass (3710m) – Dunali. Compared to other trekking trails, this one is much easier and takes around four or five-days to complete. The trek leads you through alpine pastures, woods, and streams, before ending at Dunali, on the Chamba road.
- Also, Dharamshala is an ideal destination for rock climbing enthusiasts. One can go rock climbing over the ridges of the Dhauladhar range.