Welcome to Dharmashala
Yoga in Dharamsala India. This is the Beautiful location of Dharamsala.
Mcleodganj at Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, is the best place for yoga teacher training and nature lovers. Dharamsala is a hill station North of India that is known for it\’s natural beauty and the Tibetan settlement in India. Our Yoga teacher training courses starts from April to August every year.
About Dharamshala :
Dharamsala is a very beautiful place for meditation and yoga. Shiva Yoga Valley offers the courses at Mcleodganj Dharamsala starts from April to August every year and are running in a beautiful location at Mcleodganj (upper Dharamsala). The place of yoga is peaceful and away from the traffic sounds. McLeod Ganj or Upper Dharamsala at nearly 1,800 metres, is nestled in the foothills of the Dhauladhars which rise to 4546 mts. A hill station from the days of the British Raj, it is now often referred to as \”The Little Lhasa\” and offers travelers a unique opportunity to experience a vibrant Tibetan culture. McLeod Ganj is nine kilometers by bus and four kilometers by taxi route up the hill from Lower Dharamsala or Kotwali Bazar, as it is known. At a much lower altitude of 1250 metres, nearly all the inhabitants of Lower Dharamsala are Indians. Being the headquarters of Kangra district all the local Indian government offices are located there too.
The Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama is opposite the Tsuklakhang. McLeod Ganj is largely populated by Tibetans and it is surrounded by pine, Himalayan oak, rhododendron and deodar forests with a magnificent view of the Kangra Valley. Today, streams of Tibetan refugees from Tibet and other parts of the world converge at McLeod Ganj to receive blessings and teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Western and Indian tourists, academics as well as spiritual seekers come here in large numbers to see the rebirth of an ancient and profound civilization. The high altitude and cool weather contribute physically to this recreation of the original Tibetan environment.
During the winter months (end of December till around the middle of February), we often have snow and therefore quite cold (minimum 0C). Summer temperatures range from 22 C to 30C. The monsoons hit Dharamsala from mid-June till mid- September and cool the summer temperatures considerably. A light rain jacket might be necessary for the end of June.
How to Apply :
• Please go to the Contact page and Send to a Request with Training Dates.
• The Shiva Yoga Valley team will respond within the next 2-3 working days.
• Upon acceptance of your application, we will make a provisional reservation for you and send you confirmation mail.
• Deposit instructions and details will send to you on your acceptation.
• Payment methods (Bank transfer Only).
Please Submit Your Registration fee 500 USD in our Institution bank account.
(The rest of the fee will be payable on orientation day).
THINGS TO DO
Dharamshala is a paradise for mountaineers. From simple to really difficult treks, the mountains surrounding Dharamshala offer something to all adventure seekers. Many non-trekkers tread on the simpler treks to enjoy the natural beauty of streams, waterfalls and wildlife.
Yoga & Spiritual Escapes :
From sitting in the calm of Buddhist monasteries to delving the mind into rejuvenating yoga, there is a lot a spirituality that Dharamshala offers. There are plenty of yoga retreats in the area, which offer diverse yoga styles and provide residential teacher training. Given the perfect atmosphere for learning and spirituality, Dharamshala is extremely popular with yoga and wellness enthusiasts.
Things to See :
Norbulingka Tibetan Institute :
Situated about 20kms from Mcleodganj, this is an abode for preserving Tibetan culture. With colorful and ornate interiors, it is reminiscent of Tibet in every way. Within the complex beautiful gardens, ponds, and architecture will mesmerize you. One wing of the complex has artisans working on Tibetan arts and crafts. There is also a souvenier shop. so you can take home a piece of this rich culture.
Kangra Fort :
A historical monument by all means, this fort has been referenced by Alexander the Great in his writings and has been witness to plunges from the likes of Muhammad of Ghaznavi and Muhammad Bin Tughlak. It is one of the oldest forts in India.
Museum of Kangra Art :
This museum showcases beautiful miniature paintings from the Kangra school, along with craftwork such as fabrics and embroidery, and artillery of the region.
Church of St. John :
Church of St. John in the wilderness – is called so because it actually is in the backwoods. With graves of many erstwhile British Generals and the Viceroy Lord Elgin, this gothic style church attracts visitors who want to enjoy some peace, nature and history.
A Rendezvous With Nature:
Kareri Lake :
Kareri lake is a natural freshwater lake formed by melting glaciers of the Himalayas. It is at a height of 1,983 meters above sea level. It has become a favorite tourist spot for many nature lovers.
Popular for its scenic view, this lake is much smaller than the original Dal Lake of Kashmir. Surrounded by Deodar trees, the lake is a popular sunset observation point for tourists. A festival is celebrated here in honor of Lord Shiva every year.
Bhagsu Falls is one of the most popular tourist spots of McLeod Ganj. Apart from enjoying the beautiful waterfall, there are a number of treks for Triund from here.
Hot water springs, at Tatwani attract a lot of tourists. Tatwani is about an hour’s drive from Dharamshala.
Macchrail boasts of waterfalls twice as big as the Bhagsu falls.
Jwalamukhi temple is a place greatly revered by Hindu deities as it is believed that a blue flame constantly burns from the rocks of the temple. Many tourists from other religious backgrounds also come to partake in this legend.
A large monastery on the outskirts of Dharamshala, Gyuto Monastery boasts of magnificent Tibetian architecture and décor. It has lot of spiritual significance too as it is the abode of the 17th Karmapa, who is the head of one of the main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Triund is one of the most popular treks in the region. A 9 km trek from Mcleodganj – it offers breathtaking view of the Himalayas. Summer months – April to June, and the autumn and early winter months of September to November, are best times of the year to go on this trek.
This trek starts from a place called Tang Narwana – about 10 kms from Dharamshala, and goes to the Toral Pass.
HOW TO REACH
Optional’s for Dharamsala : New Delhi Airport to Dharamsala (Mcleodganj) Ashram by Taxi- US$ 300
New Delhi Airport to Dharamsala & Dharamsala to New Delhi Airport by Taxi- US$ 500
New Delhi Airport to Dharamsala Airport ( Gagal Airport ) by Flight – ( Duration two hour )
If you have any questions related to Registration, Payment, Visa or any other inquiry about our Yoga teacher training course, please contact us at:
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