21 Day Residential 200 Hours Multi Style Yoga Master Course at Shri Kalyanika Ashram, Grand Himalayas, India


This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get immersed in a 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Master Course in a true cradle of Yoga, a Yoga Ashram (Monastery), and internalize the depth of the practice in its purest, most authentic & inclusive dimension.

The students will get the space to truly experience the principles of yogic life and the treasures of this practice in a transformational manner, ignited by the energies of the Himalayan Mountains, the abundance of Mother Nature & the powerful vibrations of all surroundings.

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What Makes this Retreat Special

This is not just another “course​” but a life wire of positive transformation that keeps the flow of knowledge intact to address the ever-increasing demands in the authentic way of Yoga teaching.

Conducted in a rare, mystical setting in the Himalayas, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience allowing you to truly deep dive and live the spirit of yoga in its entirety. From the magnificence of the location to the vibrations of the Ashram's chants, this is a soulful, transcendental trajectory of self-development, empowerment and realization.

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Here are the key points of our training program:

  • Initiation: the core concept for beginning the journey as a Yoga student & teacher.
  • Upanishad: Opening the realm of inner wisdom with the master.
  • Communion: to harmonize and channel the collective creative energy of the teacher and the student.
  • Transformation: a transformational journey from practitioner to student and from a student to a teacher.
  • Hatha Vijnana: Two-fold energy harmonization.
  • Vinyasa Prayoga: Experimentations on the breath-initiated and breath-based flows and integration of various movements, postures, and poses.
  • Hatha-Vinyasa: Integration of dynamic and static aspects of Yoga.
  • Upanishad: Opening the realm of inner wisdom with the Master.
  • Yoga: Union with the immutable, eternal Self.
  • Pratyahara: Demystifying and enabling the channels of the senses.
  • Dharana: Prolonged awareness and concentration to unveil the positive dynamism within.
  • Dhyana: state of prolonged awareness.
  • Yoga Nidra: Immersion and psychic sleep activation.
  • Naada & Anusandhana: Process of tracing the psychic and vital keys and Mantra Sadhana.
  • Kundalini: Arousal of the primal vital force.
  • Vipassana – Invoking insight.
  • Spandana – The concept of divine pulsation.
  • Citta and mental modifications; Four mental processes.
  • Asana Shuddhi and the concept of Atma-Samyama (self-control and steadfastness).

What will you learn by the end of this Master Course?

  • Asanas: posture based on ​​Hatha ​&​ ​Vinyasa systems
  • Pranayama: yogic breath-work.
  • Meditation: based on the threefold system of Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi.
  • Philosophy: Yoga and Samkhya systems.
  • Yoga psychology: psychic aspects, mind and its modifications mentioned in Raja Yoga.
  • Shatkarma: body cleansing- mala nivritti and purification.
  • Anatomy and physiology: conceptual, theoretical, and practical knowledge of the human anatomy and physiological systems.
  • Teaching methodology: methods and techniques for demonstrating and imparting acquired knowledge of Yoga.
  • Profound and deep understanding of the various techniques and methods of meditation.
  • Detailed knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of meditation.
  • Ability to design and conduct meditation sessions based on various methods.
  • Ability to communicate and disseminate knowledge, with regard to the importance of meditation, i.e., stress management, and mental and physical well-being.
  • Ability to meditate thoroughly to achieve mental clarity and profundity.
  • Mindfulness and heightened awareness.


Enjoy 3 healthy vegetarian meals on every training day. We serve sattvic and local, Himalayan cuisine.

The food is sourced from local products only and the dairy used is coming from Ashram’s own cows).

Tea & coffee is available twice per day.



As the Head of Insight at Eclipse, Swami Vishweshwaranand is in charge of conducting all mindfulness & meditation practices.

He is an expert in the ancient wisdom of Yoga & the Eastern Traditions & their translation into modern life practices.

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Devadatta comes from Pune, India & started practicing Yoga when he was only 13 years old under the guidance of Chandrakant Pangare the Captain and Coach of the Indian Yoga Team and 8 times International Yoga Gold Medallist.

With his natural inclination to the practice, his love and dedication to the yogic path, Devadatta started participating in yoga conferences and competitions by the time he was 14 years old across India and abroad; along the way he won 55 medals out of which 9 in international Yogasana competitions, in Korea, Argentina and Indonesia.

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Veronica, a traveler by nature, was born in Italy, lived in the UK, and landed to Dubai a year ago. Being a dancer since her childhood years, she fell in love with dynamic movement early on in life. She continued her practice alongside her academics in Communication Science & International Relations in Milan. Progressively Veronica developed a profound interest in spiritual matters & holistic treatments that led her to become firstly a Reiki Practitioner, then a Reflexologist, and further down the line a Pilates and Yoga teacher.

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23 days / 22 nights

USD $2,545



Shared Double Room With En-Suite Bathroom


Shri Kalyanika Ashram's quarters are situated in a tranquil, secluded location within the venue, offering a breathtaking view of the surrounding jungle and the Himalayan Mountain Tops when the skies are clear.

The guests wake up by the sounds of the early morning temple bells - where the Arti is performed- and the songs of the endless bird species inhabiting the region.

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Private Room With En-Suite Bathroom


There is a limited number of rooms with ensuite bathrooms that can be booked for one person.

Shri Kalyanika Ashram's quarters are situated in a tranquil, secluded location within the venue, offering a breathtaking view of the surrounding jungle and the Himalayan Mountain Tops when the skies are clear.

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Since the beginning of times, the Himalayas are known as the cradle of Vedic and Yogic civilizations.

The aura of the Himalayan peaks and their wild yet peaceful natural beauty, reflected in their grandeur and mysticism, enthralled and intrigued the yogis, mystics, Tapaswis, scholars, and ascetics from distinct traditions and schools.

Great exponents like Shri Chandracharya of the Udasin Lineage, Shankaracharya of the Advaita Vedanta, Gautama the Buddha, Mahavatar Baba of Kriya Yoga, and many others walked the same path and sought refuge in the mighty yet subtle, stubborn yet transformational, rough yet compassionate embrace of the benevolent Himalayas.

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Eclipse Wellbeing Hub & School

Eclipse is a Holistic Wellbeing Hub & Accredited Yoga School, whose core purpose is to inspire us to explore the path to accessing our thriving nature and celebrate our unique personality, using as avenue a fusion of ancient and modern body-mind practices set to ignite a powerful mind, body, and soul alignment.

Eclipse sets authenticity, quality & passion at the core of its offerings. Those qualities transcend all its pillars which include Body and Mind Practices, RYS Master Courses & Teacher Trainings, Immersion Retreats & Ayurveda Treatments.

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What's Included In This Package

  • 22 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily delicious and nutritious meals
  • Water, tea, coffee served throughout the day
  • Teacher training course and certification
  • Certificate upon successful completion
  • Bhakti Yoga: Daily Immersion in Ashram Rituals
  • Ayurvedic consultation
  • 3 Ayurveda Treatments
  • Havan: Ritual involving offering to a consecrated fire
  • Aarti: (Sanskrit: Ārātrika, Hindi: Ārtī ): a Yogic ritual often part of Puja, in which light-usually from a flame-is offered to one or more deities accompanied by mantras & chants in praise of the deity, when the light goes off
  • Course Manual
  • 3 road trip excursions to Himalayan sites: (Jageshwar, Mahavatar Babaji Cave, Nanda Devi Temple Nainital)
  • Nature hikes with a trusted guide
  • Pre and post training support from our team
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation during the retreat
  • WiFi connection

What's Not Included In This Package

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights costs
  • Visa fee
  • Additional activities not included in the itinerary
  • Additional treatments

Seasonal information

March is a beautiful, sunny and dry month in the area, with clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine. The temperature is pleasant and ideal for outdoor practice and activities.

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is felt during the night) in Almora during March is 13.5°C (56.3°F). The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 29.0°C (84.2°F).

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Weather information

Typical weather in March:

  • Minimum Temperature 13 °C
  • Maximum Temperature 29 °C
  • Chance of Rain 7%
  • Precipitation 21mm
  • Rainy Days 2

Electricity and outlets


Responsible travel

The Ashram is a place of worship and spirituality; it encompasses 21 temples, where rituals take place on a daily basis. There is also a Gurukulam (residential school) in the same area. As such, we request all students to be respectful of the local culture, temple rituals and the wider etiquette followed in the tradition.

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What to bring

  1. Sets of Yoga Clothing: please ensure you bring comfortable clothing for the Training Programme (for asana & meditation practices); note that only bra-type tops without a shirt on are not allowed at the Ashram. Leggings for yoga are acceptable.

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Additional info about the retreat

Kindly note that with your participation in this Teacher Training Course you are supporting the Ashram’s humanitarian work, including its Gurukulam.

Should you wish to bring along some small gift(s) for the schoolboys of the Gurukulam, you are most welcome to do so. Candies, chocolates, and egg-free sweets are always received with enthusiasm!

How to get there (flights, airport transfers, buses, trains)

There is one daily domestic flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in New Delhi to Pantnagar airport (PGH).

Students should book this domestic flight on 11.03.2023 in order to arrive timely for the start of the program. After they arrived at Pantnagar Airport, participants will be picked up and transferred to Shri Kalyanika Ashram. The travel time between Pantnagar Airport and the Ashram is approximately 6 Hours by car (113 km).

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International Yoga Alliance Accredited 200 Hours Multi- Style Yoga Certification (only for students who completed the entire 200 hours program including the Exams (practical & theoretical) successfully.

Participants are eligible to start teaching yoga at an international level upon successful graduation and registration with International Yoga Alliance.

No, the Ashram is in a remote mountainous area with no nearby banking facilities.

Always a good idea to carry some cash in local currency (INR) – approximately 16,500 INR (≈ 200 USD) should be enough.

Pack smart. Select only clothing & items that are relevant to the nature of this travel.

Medium-sized luggage is optimum – the maximum free baggage allowance for domestic flights is 15 Kg (link: https://www.goindigo.in/baggage.html?linkNav=baggage_Header~info).

23 days / 22 nights

USD $2,545