FAQ

Are there moments of Silence?

Yes there are moments of Silence: from the morning meditation up till breakfast & during all meals and after 09.00 PM. In general we ask guests to speak less and stay as much possible in silence to tune within.

Do you arrange a transfer to the ashram?

Yes, we arrange transfers from Dehradun Airport and Haridwar railway station. Send us your arrival time and flight or trainnumber by email and we will arrange your pickup. 
For domestic flight tickets please check www.make.mytrip.com. 
NOTE: Transfers from Delhi Airport we do not arrange.

What to bring?

some suggestions in general
- comfortable outfits for yoga practice
- dark sunglasses (the sunlight is strong almost every day)
- mosquito spray (jun untill nov)
- small torch with batteries
- slippers and socks
- comfortable shoes for walking in the area
- a copy of your passport

We have yogamats, meditationpillows and meditation blankets.

specified per season
Dec - Jan - Feb
- layers of comfortable warm clothing:
- like woolen vest
- thermal underwear
- warm socks
- lighter clothing for daytime.
Mar –Apr – May    
- spring and summer clothes 
- something warm just in case (only in March)
- a capfor sun protection
Jun – Jul – Aug
- light summer clothes
- light raincoat and umbrella are recommended.
Sep – Okt – Nov
- spring clothes for morning and evening time (Oct & Nov)
- light clothes for daytime
- something warm, shawl & vest (Oct & Nov)
- a cap for sun protection

On which day is the check-in?

We have Monday as arrival day. This is the only possible day to arrive.
Checking in is possible from 12.00 noon till maximum 7pm. 

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation up till 30 days before your arrival day:
A credit-note will be issued for the unused deposit that may be applied towards another program at the ashram. This credit-note is good for one year from the date of issue.
Cancellation shorter than 30 days before arrival day:
deposit fee is non refundable and no credit – note is issued

How to get here?

step 1 book your flight to Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport
step 2 From Delhi you can get to Rishikesh in several ways:

by air:
- fly from Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly Grant Airport).
- from Dehradun to Tapovan (Rishikesh) is a 40 minute drive by taxi. 

by train: for ticketbooking: http://www.indianrail.gov.in
- train from Delhi to Haridwar (approx. 4 hours).
- from Haridwar to Tapovan (Rishikesh) is 1 hour by taxi.

What is the study program in detail for the Yoga Teacher Training?

Detailed Study Program YTT 200hrs – Level 1
Yoga Asanas
- What is the difference between gymnastic and yoga
- Practice, Anatomy & Philosophy of asanas (60 asanas and 18 asanas in dept)
- What is an asana, it’s history, purpose, how to perform
- How to teach 60 classical poses, from which 18 asanas are studied in dept
- How to make proper environment for class
- Basic structure of a Yoga class
- Yoga asana modifications & corrections for all levels
- Deep relaxation / Yog Nidra

Pranayama
- Practice & Philosophy of Pranayama
- What is the importance of pranayama
- Different techniques of pranayama
- Bandhas and kriyas

Practice & Philosophy of Bandha
- 3 Bandhas: Jalandhara, Moola, Uddiyana
- Shat kriyas

Mudras
- Practice & Philosophy of Mudra

Meditation
- What is Meditation
- Meditation vs Concentration
- Different methods and of Meditation

Yoga philosophy
- Introduction in Yoga, Introduction of Vedas and Upanishad
- The 5 major philosofical systems of India
- The four paths of Yoga - Jnana, Raja, Bhakti and Karma.
- Sankhya Philosophy (Theory about the evolution of consciousness)
- The five elements: How the 5 elements work and how to understand them?
- Tanmatras (attributes of the senses and the senses)
- Kundalini Science (Naadis & chakras)
- Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Samadhi Pada:
  Ashtanga, the 8 limbs of Yoga
  Panch Koshas – 5 sheats of consciousness
  Anatomy of mind & soul (ego, intellect)
  Patterns of the mind

Ayurveda and your constitution
- What is the definition of Ayurveda, it’s origin from the Vedas, it’s history
- Approach of Ayurveda on Human potential
- The Human Constitution according to Ayurveda – Tridosha
- Functions of Tridosha
- Explanation of  vata constitution, pitta constitution, kapha constitution (prakriti)
- How to stay healthy? What can you do by yourself?
- Diet: food types according to the effect on doshas
- Which are the basic important herbs for general health?
- What is a healthy Lifestyle and routine in general?
- How Yoga and Ayurveda are working together for health and spiritual growth

Anatomy & Essential human physiology
- 8 main body system of the human body
- How to prevent injury
- Disorders and their indications for yoga practice

Teaching methodology for Teaching
- Demonstration of the asanas step by step
- Class guidance on physical, mental and spiritual level
- Correction per asana
- Communication techniques
- Structuring and planning the class