Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre


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Himalaya Yoga Valley Goa

Pernem, Goa, India

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Trainings Formats

usually intensive/immersion

spread out over time

several, shorter immersions

trainees stay on-site

Destination / retreat



Other Locations

Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork
Unit 14
Penrose Quay, Cork, Ireland

About Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre

Himalaya Yoga Valley, with Centres in India and Ireland , are world leaders in Yoga education,  and training, delivering the highest quality yoga Teacher Training Courses, Continuous Education Courses, Retreats, and Workshops for both beginners and seasoned practitioners....

Himalaya Yoga Valley, with Centres in India and Ireland , are world leaders in Yoga education,  and training, delivering the highest quality yoga Teacher Training Courses, Continuous Education Courses, Retreats, and Workshops for both beginners and seasoned practitioners. Himalaya Yoga Valley is dedicated to honouring and sharing traditional Ashtanga and Hatha yoga practices as passed on by the great masters before them  through our schools Lineage and the highest professional standards of training delivery.

The Teaching Team

All of our teachers are qualified to the highest standards in their chosen fields. Even more importantly is the passion they carry for the subjects they teach. We believe that the best teachers are eternal students and our team are always refining their skills, improving their knowledge through study channels and undertaking professional development through our company and with their peers in their own communities. Our program is unique as we have teachers specifically dedicated to each subject which ensures localized teachings that come from an expert background. Trainees benefit greatly from lectures and classes taught by teachers dedicated entirely to their chosen subject.

The Training Programs

Our world renowned 200 Hour, one month intensive Teacher Training Course (TTC) sees trainees emerge as confident teachers with a strong and solid teaching skill set ready to begin their teaching career.  The 200 Hr Course  delivers a comprehensive, theoretical and practical hands on training program. It includes asanas, pranayama, kriyas, anatomy, ayurveda, philosophy, alignment and adjustment techniques, sequencing, mantra chanting, meditation and other traditional and contemporary Yoga techniques.

The 300 Hour Course is a continuation of the 200 Hour syllabuses at an advanced level.  The training program is unique in its concept, wherein teachers have the opportunity to undertake an optional Elective Unit which enables them to develop a body of knowledge and portfolio around a specialized area of Yoga they are interested in pursuing within a supportive and expert environment. In parallel, a strong emphasis is placed on developing advanced teaching techniques and at the same time developing personal practice. The 300 Hr Course is an all-encompassing training program.

Himalaya Yoga Valley's  Level 1 & 2 Teacher Training  blends traditional Eastern teachings by Indian Masters of Yoga, Philosophy and Ayurveda combined with teachings from highly experienced and dynamic Western teachers. This marriage of backgrounds gives trainees the opportunity to learn in an authentic and traditional Yoga setting whilst gaining the skills required to impart these teachings practically and relevantly in a global yoga environment. This program offers students the opportunity to access authentic, traditional teachings. Our program is led by expert teacher and school Director Yogacharya Lalit Kumar. See our Teacher Training page for full details of our curriculum.

Himalaya Yoga Valley’s highly experienced management team have  guided and assisted many hundreds of students from around the world with various aspects of planning and making the journey to India to fulfil their dreams of becoming teachers at the source. 

Online Yoga Teacher Training
Our brand new Online 200hr Yoga Teacher Training has been developed so our students  can train with our world-renowned teaching team from the comfort of their own home. Our split module course structure means that our students  get over 50 live classes with our team, as well as video lectures and assignments that they can complete in their own time.

Our unique split module training programme means students have flexibility to complete the course in their own time, as well as actual contact hours with our Yoga Teacher Training Team.

Module A

Live scheduled classes through Zoom 

The first module is a 2-week training schedule that will be live classes focused on the Traditional foundations of Yoga.

·         Daily morning asana with Lalit

·         Daily asana workshop with Lalit

·         Daily meditation, chanting and pranayama practice

·         Yoga Anatomy with Adam

·         Yoga Philosophy with Viriam

·         Ayurveda with Dr Rohit

·         The energetic body (chakras & nadis, vaayus)

·         Mudras

·         Kriyas, cleansing practices


Module B

 Instructional hands-on classes and home assignments

Module B is focused on training students to become a confident and competent teacher. 

·         Advanced asana sequences with Lalit

·         Guided morning meditation, chanting and pranayama

·         Asana adjustments and alignment, full module with Tony

·         Asana deconstruction with Tony and Tomoe

·         Teaching principles - asana

·         Teaching principles - meditation, chanting and pranayama

·         Yoga sequencing

·         Classroom management

·         Yoga ethics


Completion of Module B is required within 5 months of the training start date.

Graduates who successfully complete Module A and B are eligible to become RYT’s ® (Registered Yoga Teachers) at a 200 hour level and qualify to teach internationally.

Our online 200 Hour Teacher Training Course delivers a comprehensive training program. Alongside developing the art of teaching, trainees also gain a comprehensive understanding of the practice of yoga asanas, philosophy, physiology, adjusting, mantra chanting, chakras, anatomy, ayurveda, mudras, pranayama and meditation and other traditional and contemporary Yoga techniques.

Our Centre

Himalaya Yoga Valley was founded in 2005 by Yogacharaya Lalit Kumar. Lalit was initiated by Swami Veda Bharti of the Himalayas. It is truly an international training entity.  Himalaya Yoga Valley is based primarily in Goa India and Cork Ireland with locations in Thailand and Spain regular options for trainings and and Lalit also holds regular workshops in Sweden, Sardinia , Switzerland Denmark and other European countries.Himalaya Yoga Valley teaches traditional Yoga as passed on to Lalit by his various Masters. The apex of the School, its philosophies and what we aim to pass on as individuals and as a yoga school are the teachings of the Himalayan Masters and that  yoga is for everybody .

Goa, India- Our residential Training and Retreat Centre

Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre ​​is located in the area of Mandrem, which is a small local community in the municipality of Pernem North Goa. The local community is centred around traditional farming land and fishing. The community maintains its local charm, peace and tranquility despite increased tourism in the past several years. Himalaya Yoga Valley is well known and established within the community, having been here for the past 10 years and the locals always have a warm welcome for our yoga trainees and Retreat guests. Mandrem beach village is approximately 10 minute walk from the Centre and boasts a beautiful long sandy beach on the Arabian sea. The gentle glow of the early sunrises and the evening sunsets on the Arabian Sea are memorable.

The Yoga villas are newly constructed 2-story buildings, spacious, secure and comfortable, they are set back on the quiet and peaceful, large private grounds of our Centre. The villas are nestled under a hillside with lots of greenery, natural bushland and trees and home to many different species of birds who fill the air with their beautiful songs during early morning meditation. Each villa has four large bedrooms with hot water en-suite bathrooms and fans, and have sprawling downstairs shared lounge area and outside patio. Accommodation choices are triple or twin shared or single occupancy. rooms.

The Centres facilities include a large swimming pool and relaxing chill out area, 2 Yoga shallas which can comfortably accommodate 40 & 26 students , a Vegetarian Dining Facility which provides a mixture of sumptuous healthy Indian and Western meals, a yogalibrary ,free wifi at the dining room , daily serviced rooms, 24 hour security, safety deposit facility, laundry service, 24hr taxi and scooter hire and rental through local providers.

Ireland-  Our Centre in Cork City Ireland

Cork City is located in the south east coast of Ireland and lives up to its international reputation as  “The City of Welcomes” . It has been voted as one of the world’s top 10 city destinations for the last several years by Lonely Planet. Cork is a small, historical city that is home to some of Ireland’s best restaurants, traditional Irish music and culture and beautiful architecture. Our busy city centre Centre boasts two large studios which delivers quality yoga to a wide range of students.  Our team of established and excellent yoga teachers have all been trained by Yogacharaya Lalit and are all Graduates of Himalaya Yoga Valley Teacher Training  and carry forward the best of traditional yoga to the community;  the ethos that yoga is for everybody. 


Our Yoga holiday and immersion Retreats at our centre in Goa are residential and include accommodation, meals, twice daily Yoga classes, chanting mantras, meditation and pranayama . Retreats and Yoga holidays can be tailored to meet the needs of individual groups or our experienced staff can plan your schedule for you!  A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Yoga at the source with expert teachers, in relaxing and fun environments.

Goa Highlights; Mouth watering culinary experiences at our vegetarian restaurant, local & traditional culture, sightseeing, featuring specialist workshops suitable for all levels, enjoying the tranquil oasis, the fresh sea air and peaceful atmosphere.

The Goa Retreat  location provide a temporary escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, an opportunity to immerse yourself Yogic practices, all within peaceful and relaxing settings.

Visit our website for more details and upcoming dates. For information on hiring the Centre or visiting as a guest email

First Registered December 2008

Online Trainings

Approved through 2021 RYS Online Teaching Exemption:
  • Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre - RYS200
Approved through 2022-2023 RYS Online Teaching Application:
  • Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre - RYS200
  • Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre- RYS300

Upcoming Training Dates

RYS® 200

Apr 5, 2023—Apr 29, 2023
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre - RYS200
Mar 8, 2023—Apr 1, 2023
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre - RYS200
Feb 8, 2023—Mar 4, 2023
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre - RYS200
Jan 11, 2023—Feb 4, 2023
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre - RYS200
Nov 14, 2022—Dec 8, 2022
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre - RYS200
Oct 5, 2022—Oct 29, 2022
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre - RYS200
May 16, 2022—May 28, 2022
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre - RYS200

RYS® 300

Apr 5, 2023—May 1, 2023
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre- RYS300
Jan 11, 2023—Feb 13, 2023
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre- RYS300
Nov 14, 2022—Dec 10, 2022
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre- RYS300
Jul 4, 2022—Jul 30, 2022
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre- RYS300
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First Registered December 2008

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 134

By Gianne Bezer RYT® 500

Feb 12, 2022

The most authentic training and easily one of the best commitments I ever made. I wish it never ended. All the teaching staff are highly knowledgable and assist you with anything. This training goes above and beyond. A must for anyone wanting a true yogic experience. Full Review

By Leah Cheung RYT® 200

Feb 07, 2022

Very good at communicating with their students and really gave full attention to each of us! Highly recommend Full Review

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Teaching Staff

Lalit Kumar

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

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