Top 5 Yoga Classes in Nepal


Nepal is an amazing country that is slowly emerging as a tourism giant. Not just tourism, Nepal is also known for the yoga fever that is catching on. Out of any exotic destinations that are making space for yoga and yoga-related courses, Nepal is surely progressing fast in its endeavor.

Did you know that about 70% of the entire Himalayan mountain range is hosted by Nepal? Also the Himalayan mountain range is the largest mountain range in the world. A lot of cultures, tribes and traditions in Nepal, that form the Nepali culture, have the mighty Himalayas seeped into their ways of life. There are more than 700 tribes and cultures in Nepal all having varied kinds of language, dialects, clothing, foods, traditions, lifestyles, gods and histories.

The Himalayas have comfortably and sturdily stood on the land of the Nepali country and seeped into the local people’s way of life. There are more than 70000 tourists that visit Nepal each year. Tourists, artists, musicians, film-makers, storytellers, researchers, trekking enthusiasts and yoga enthusiasts visit Nepal each year with a lot of excitement and the hope to be inspired to live the pure Himalayan lifestyle and experience the better life there is…

Yoga itself is a practice that originated in India, around 5000 years ago. The ancient sages and saints of India dug deep into the human psyche to unravel a way to connect to the spiritual realm. This could be achieved after a lot of sacrificing and maintaining the yogic discipline. One had to first let go of all desires, temptations, and the idea of the self as per positions and honoraries in their society, familial bonds, materialistic attachments, any other kinds of attachments, and sensory pleasures.

After the sacrifice had been made, they were to follow the Ashtanga discipline of yoga. Ashtanga is a Sanskrit word that translates to asht “eight” and anga “limbs”. The eight pillars of yoga, when followed, can make a person capable to training their body and mind. The training of the body and the mind was to be done so that one could reach their full potentials and form a unique rhythm between the two energies of  a person, they were to then make the two potentials work together in a unique synchronization. This synchronization allowed them to align their own energies with the greater energies that surrounded them, and quite literally moved the world around.

The power of yoga is immense if it were to be honestly followed and understood. In the 21st century, things have changed and truly yoga has proved to be a boon to the world and its immense problems. There are many tourist destinations that offer many kinds of yoga courses for one to choose from.

Nepal is one such country that is known for its renowned yoga schools. If you are in Nepal or looking to undertake a yoga course in Nepal, here are the top 5 yoga classes in Nepal to choose from:

Rishikul Yogshala:

This is a great yoga school that has branches in India, in places like Kerala, Rishikesh (the yoga capital of the world) and Dharamshala. It also has a yoga school in Pokhara (the jewel of Nepal tourism). This yoga school specializes in courses of Ashtanga yoga and Hatha yoga along with providing special care to yogic adjustments and alignments. They provide 200 hours and 300 hours yoga teacher training courses to yoga enthusiasts along with proper certification, upon completion of the course. The teachers who teach here are Swami Atmanananda, Gangesha Chaitanya, Bipin Baloni, Yogi Prashant and others.

Yogi nomad:

The yogi nomad is a non-profit organization, which is dedicated to expand a yogic consciousness in order to help with world problems. The school provides certified yoga teacher training courses not only in Nepal but many places in Europe and Asia. They specialize in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and combinations of alignment, of static and flowing postures mixed with breathing, meditative and ethical practices. The teachers teaching here are Valerie Diaz and Gaby Tezier.

Pranamaya yoga Nepal:

The yoga institute provides many kinds of yoga retreats as well as alignment and adjustment classes. They even offer enthusiasts to learn yoga inside majestic Buddhist monasteries, and this truly is the highlight of the yoga school. They specialize in Ashtanga yoga, Iyengar yoga, Hatha yoga, Satyananda yoga, Sivananda yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Power yoga and Dynamic Hatha yoga courses and trainings. The teachers teaching at this institute are a group of internationally acclaimed and experienced yoga teachers.

Nepal yoga home:

This is a great school of yoga to be immersed in the yogic way of leading lives. The location is perfect and surrounded by the lush Nagarjuna forest which is named after a great saint Nagarjuna. They specialize in Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga courses. They are an acclaimed yoga school and are in alliance with the Yoga Alliance International. They provide certification for yoga teacher training courses that differ in the number of hours and the certification holds well internationally. The teacher teaching in this school is Prakash Acharya.

The Himalayan international yoga academy:

This is a government acclaimed yoga academy that is very yogic-Ayurvedic and naturopathic in its discourses.They offer specialized courses of yoga and pioneer in the Hatha yoga course. The academy offers various facilities such as the Kailash' bungalow, library, meditation and yoga halls, restaurant and 4 luxurious cottage tents named Wisdom, Tranquility, Harmony, and Bliss. They also offer spa treatments, organic foods and farming and a splendid view of the Nagarjuna hill range. The teacher teaching at this academy is Dr. Subodh Simkhada.