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FAQs - Location & Transportation
First you should take a flight Delhi International Airport. The closest and most convenient airport for you is to fly to Dehraun Aiport. If you are visiting India for the first time then it is better for you to take a flight to Dehradun (city nearby), and from Dehradun is a 30 min drive, so you save a hustle.
The best and most convenient way to travel to Rishikesh is to take a flight from Delhi airport to Dehradun airport as it’s less expensive than taxi fees and time-saving. Dehradun airport is merely 15 km from school, as soon as you book your flight, forward us your flight details and we will send our driver to receive you from Dehradun airport. Otherwsise if you need a pickup from Delhi airport to Rishikesh, we will also arrange that with an additional cost of 80 USD.
Yes, it is very much safe to travel alone to Rishikesh, many tourists do it. It might be a difficult task to travel by local buses or trains sometimes if you are never been to India before, as it's very different from other parts of the world.
Yes, with advanced notice we will arrange transportation for you to Rishikesh directly from the airport, bus or train station. Upon arriving in Rishikesh we will help you with directions for walking a short distance to our school.
FAQs - Food & Accommodation
Food served at our center is 100% vegetarian, not vegan. You will need to inform us prior to your arrival so our chef can prepare special food for you.
The food will be same for everyone. We do not arrange special diet for individuals. In such cases students are advised to arrange the food themselves.
There is a pure filtered water facility available for students 24/7, free of charge.
Yes, when you are not at your classes you are free to use your cellphone.
FAQs - Health & Security
Yes, Indian hospitals have the same facilities as Western countries, which might be not the same brand, but you'll be able to get it here as well.
If you are sick, injured or in need of medical assistance, we will provide you with medical care or take you to a western-style hospital (whichever option is needed). And in the case of urgency, we will find alternatives for you in order to make you able to finish the course.
Any particular vaccination is not required. Bringing mosquito repellants, lotions, etc. are recommended.
In Rishikesh, there is a very low risk of one's having malaria. So you shouldn't worry about taking any vaccination, as it's pretty rare in this area.
We have taken extra precautions by hiring a dedicated staff to prepare each and every meal at the school with fresh ingredients. Eating outside of school is pretty safe in the restaurants at Rishikesh. If your stomach is sensitive, you should beware of eating street foods.
FAQs - Certification
To become a certified yoga teacher, you must successfully complete a yoga teacher training course and show competence in your ability to teach a yoga class. Find out what the suggested minimum requirements for yoga teachers are at www.yogaalliance.org.The yoga alliance page also lists the training programs and yoga schools that meet their minimum standards.
Yes, Yog Sutra (RYS 200, 300, 500) is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance (USA) for providing internationally recognized yoga teacher training certifications in India. All our yoga teacher training graduates can register themselves online at the Yoga Alliance® website.
Yes, you'll have to pass a written and a verbal test. The decision will be based on your performance, attendance and behavior.
Yes, our courses are qualified by Yoga Alliance. After registration on the website, you'll be able to teach in any part of the world.
FAQs - About The Course
We accept 15 to 20 students in each course of YTT.
White color clothes are recommended. Try to avoid black color clothes. Modest dressing is highly recommended.
Yes, You have to bring your own yoga mat or you can buy it from near the market.
No, the course is too intense for pregnant women to complete.
You'll have some breaks during your daily schedule. Sundays are free days as there are no classes, so you'll have more time to explore.
In case of emergency, yes, but you'll have to inform the teacher from the class about it. In case of emergency, yes, but you'll have to inform the teacher from the class about it.
Yes, it is possible to attend the TTC with your partner.
The YTTC is suitable for everyone as we are committed to teaching you from the very root of yoga thru all aspects, so the experience is not necessary.
All teachers are qualified Yogis, some are with master's degrees in yoga sciences, and some are with MA degrees.
No, all students are coming from different parts of the world, so English is most likely the second language they spoke. The courses are very easy to understand and teachers will help you with anything.
There are a few books that you'll have to read during your course. Is your choice to start before your arrival or once you are at the school.
One should arrive 1st day of the course. On the Second day at 10:00 am the Course will start with a yoga ritual. On the day before the last day of the course, the graduation ceremony takes place and it finishes by 01:00 pm, therefore, departure should be planned on the last day of the course.
FAQs - Payment
In case of any personal issues, we are able to delay the dates of your course. The advance of the course fees are non-refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules.
We accept credit card payments for booking amounts. The remaining fees can be paid either in cash or by TCs. If you opt for paying your remaining fees by credit card then an additional 1.75% will be charged as a transaction fee. You can also use your ATM debit cards (Master/Visa/Electron) to withdraw cash in Rishikesh.
You don't need to pay extra money as our course fees include food and accommodation. You'll be provided with a shared room with all the basic amenities like an attached bathroom, 24 hours water supply, hot water heater, bathing shower, Wardrobe, and so on.
Private Accommodation - 300 USD additional for the complete stay
FAQs - General Questions
First, students should apply for a tourist visa as it is easy and granted from the Indian embassy in a short period of time, the purpose of visiting India should be yoga retreats or Ayurveda retreats. Students may give our school address as well as a contact number for an Indian reference. Contact details for the Indian embassy in your country can be found. In general order, the visa expiry date is counted from the day visa is issued. Please verify it with the concerned embassy. Try to apply for your visa at least 2 to 3 weeks before your travel date.
Most of the general items you will need during your stay in India (or their equivalent) can be easily found in the nearby shops around the corner from our yoga school. What we suggest you remember to bring is any specialty item that you can't live without, like a specific personal care item or favorite snack from your country.
Yes, Yog Sutra Yoga School (RYS 200, 300, 500) is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance, the USA for providing internationally recognized yoga teacher training certifications in India. All our yoga teacher training graduates can register themselves online at the Yoga Alliance® website.
The post is just right next to our school with 5 m walk. The police station is also next to us. So the area is well secured, we have 24/7 security with CCTV cameras.
FAQs - Weather
December-January-February is the coldest month, the temperature gets down to 15-26 C, and we do not provide room heaters, so if you are doing the course during December-early March we recommend you to bring warm clothes.
April to August - hot & rainy weather - light cotton clothes are recommended, as the temperature can rise up to 40 degrees.
September is the end of the rainy season. Still, if you have a plan to come during these months umbrella/raincoats are recommended.
October to March - weather in Rishikesh varies from pleasant to cold and woolen clothes, jackets, etc. are recommended. The temperature is averagely around 32-33 C.
We accept credit card payments for booking amounts. You can pay the remaining fee either by cash or TCs. If you have an option for paying your remaining fees by credit card then an additional 1.75% will be charged as a transaction fee. You can also use your ATM debit cards (Master/Visa/Electron) to withdraw cash in Rishikesh.
You don't need to pay extra money as our course fees include food and accommodation. You'll be provided a shared room with all the basic amenities like an attached bathroom, 24 hours of water supply, hot water heater, bathing shower, Wardrobe, and so on.
Private Accommodation - 300 USD additional for the complete stay