Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga

Dharamshala | Foot hills of Himalayas | India

In the scenic foothills of the Himalayas, where the weather during spring, summer, and autumn in India is delightful, lies the perfect setting for yoga practice, daily meditation, and immersion in traditional culture.

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

Nestled amidst the serene landscapes of Upper Dharamkot – Dharamshala, in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga warmly invites practitioners for the Yoga Teachers Training. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and peaceful trails for trekking, our school offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We offer courses seasonally during these delightful seasons, providing an ideal opportunity to delve into yoga amidst nature’s beauty. Come, embark on a journey of self-discovery in this tranquil haven.

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

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. At our school, we are deeply committed to supporting the local economy. To foster community engagement, we collaborate with various guest houses in the vicinity of our school. By recommending these accommodations and catering places, we not only provide convenient options for our students but also integrate the native people into the yoga experience. Join us in embracing local hospitality and enriching your yoga journey while contributing to the well-being of the community



Many accommodations in upper Dharamkot provide essential amenities such as hot showers and comfortable double beds. and balcony .Moreover, numerous spaces offer fully equipped kitchens, 

Suggested guest houses :

> hills top : monthly approx 450us

>jagat ram : monthly approx 450us 

>breathe Dharamkot : monthly approx 250us. Budget 

> Raj residency : monthly approx 324us. 

 * Contact us to provide you with the phone number . many of this type of guest houses  do not have website but can be visible in sites such as booking.com for example

this Guest houses are 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 Upon arrival, you’ll discover a myriad of accommodation options nestled amidst the serene beauty of this region, fostering a connection with the local community so you can arrange for what best suit your budget requirements 

Many accommodations in upper Dharamkot provide essential amenities such as hot showers and comfortable double beds. and balcony .Moreover, numerous spaces offer fully equipped kitchens, many of this type of guest houses  do not have website. 

Feel free to explore and arrange your stay with the welcoming local residents who share their abode with visitors and explore the culinary richness of the area. Whether you seek a cozy nest or desire a panoramic balcony retreat, the options abound, each promising a unique and enriching experience.

Other options and food!

Near the school you will find fruit and juice shops and different places offering yogic lunch and dinner for the approx budget given in the schedule link. There are guest houses for all budgets, restaurants, travel agencies (handling foreign exchange), Internet and other services in 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

Getting Around Dharamshala and to upper dharamkot

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

Getting to the school

To arrive to upper Dharamkot to the school and to your guest houses 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


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. In the month of September to October the autumn change is a wonderful time as the sun shine in the day and the nights start to become slightly more cooler so carry a cardigan for those dates 


  • 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.

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