Frequently Asked Questions
Therefore, each course is limited to 12 students.
1) Mantras – We learn the significance of several important mantras, how to recite them, and how to employ them in our classes and daily practice.
2) Hatha Yoga – We practice and understand the major Hatha asana sequences.
3) Pranayama – We learn various breathing techniques and how they affect our ‘prana’, or vital energy.
4) Philosophy – We study the underlying theory of yoga, and we analyze two of yoga’s foundational texts: Bhagavad Geeta and Yog Sutras.
5) Anatomy + Physiology – We study 5 of the major physiological systems and their relationship to yoga
6) Yoga Therapy – We learn how to use pranayama, asanas, shatkarmas, and meditation to treat a wide array of psychosomatic problems. We also touch on some aspects of Ayurvedic medicine, although it isn’t a major focus of our course.
7) Vinyasa Yoga – We practice and understand the major Vinyasa asanas and series.
8) Meditation – We practice various meditation techniques and how to properly guide and practice meditating
9) Shatkarmas – We learn and practice various introductory cleansing techniques
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha
We will study the most important sections of the Bhagavad Geeta and Yog Sutra, and the Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha book is a well-known overview of proper yoga practice and anatomy/alignment.
Tuition & Payment
You can pay via PayPal online. PayPal charges approx 5% commission which will be borne by the student.
What to Bring
1) Enough clothes for a week (or two). Check the weather to determine what type of climate to prepare clothing for.
2) Any regular pair of shoes for walking around, shoes/sandals if you want to do any sort of water-related activities on our Sunday outings with the rest of the school and staff.
3) Standard toiletries, shower sandals, a towel
4) Electronics (laptop, tablets, cameras) are fine. Unless you want to unplug from electronics, we have free WiFi as well so you can stay up to date on social media and keep in touch with loved ones back home via Skype.
5) A backpack (meant for backpacking and hiking). While it’s not absolutely necessary if you want to save money, the ground in India isn’t always paved, so it’s not as friendly to luggage bags with wheels.
6) Sunscreen, bug repellent
7) A headlamp or flashlight
8) Any necessary medicine. Many people bring basic first-aid (bandaids, antibacterial cream, etc). We also recommend bringing diarrhea medicine in case you eat food in restaurants or accidentally drink unfiltered/tap water. All of our food and vegetables are washed and cooked with purified water, so you won’t have to worry about getting sick during your daily meals.
That being said, you should probably bring about $200-400 in USD or your own local currency just in case.
If space is an issue, there are plenty of shops in Rishikesh where you can buy a mat once you arrive. These mats are a great, reasonably priced option, however the quality might not be to the standard that you prefer.
If for whatever reason you choose not to bring your own, we have plenty of mats for you to borrow.
Accommodation & Food
Our meals are unlimited. Generally, you’ll get a plate of food with all of the various vegetarian Indian dishes appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (according to a yogic diet.) We always make a surplus of food for our students, which is usually placed on the dinner tables for our students to grab from if they want more of a particular dish. You can also always feel free to talk to our kitchen staff if you’d like your meals prepared a certain way or if you’d like extra food.
If it is absolutely critical to have a constant connection, you might consider purchasing a data plan when in India (and tethering with your phone) or purchasing an international 4G data plan.