Frequently Asked Questions about Yoga Teacher Training
Here is a list of a few frequently asked questions by the Yoga Students traveling to Mysore India to undertake the Yoga Teacher Training with us. You can contact us via mail, skype or phone if you have any other specific questions to be answered.
How do I secure my place in Yoga Teacher Training Course?
Please complete the Yoga Teacher Training Registration Form and Submit. After reviewing the Registration Form, you will be contacted by the Samyak team within two working days for more details. Thereafter, make an advance payment of 350 Euros to secure your place in the course through Payment Options. Please read our Terms & Conditions before submitting payment. The outstanding fees are payable via bank transfer or on your arrival in India before the initiation ceremony and may be in GBP, US$, AU$, Indian Rupees (INR) or any major currencies. Fees paid will not be refunded under any circumstances but can be transferred with a prior notice.
You should apply for a TOURIST Visa only to visit us for this course and the Purpose stated as “visit to India for tourism to experience yoga in Mysore”, or “visit the Mysore Palace etc.” as the case may be. Please Note that we are not a University and are NOT able to offer Student Visa eligibility. Please do NOT mention “study” in your application form to avoid complications. An Invitation form is not required for Tourist Visa. Contact the Indian Embassy in your country for your tourist visa.
Contact details of the Indian Embassy in your country can be found here:
Vaccinations are not mandatory and we never advise on them, as it is a matter of personal choice. Mosquitos are an issue in most parts of India although Malaria is not predominant in Mysore. Also, there is an abundant supply of repellents locally and you should be okay. But, if you decide to take Malaria medication, please take them well before your trip to get over the nausea and sickness that often accompanies such medication.
Almost all requirements of daily needs are easily available at the store in the Ashram including toiletries.
Yes. You are required to bring your own Yoga mat. There are belts and blocks in the Shala. However, it is recommended to bring your Yoga belts. You can also bring Yoga towels (not mandatory) to spread on the mat when you sweat and find the mat slippery.
Mysore is very safe town and we take special care of your safety while taking care of your transit arrangements. You will feel at home at Samyak Yoga Ashram. So you have nothing to worry about.
Transportation from Bangalore International Airport to Samyak Yoga is included. The transportation on the ‘Day of Initiation’ / Deeksha (The day training begins) or the day before will be arranged. If you are planning to travel a few days earlier to Mysore, you will have to arrange the transportation on your own.
Transportation at the end of the training is NOT included in the training fee. However, it can be arranged if requested. Please contact the reception during your stay for details. If you would like to book your own transportation at the end of the training, feel free to do so.
The driver from our transportation team will be there with ‘Your Name – Samyak Yoga’ at the arrival gate of Bangalore International Airport. Please, be patient to read the name and find the driver. He will drop you in the Ashram and you will be received by the reception team in the Ashram.
All Accommodations are single occupancy though they are big enough to accommodate two students easily. As the training is intensive, you will need some private time to prepare for your classes and for the practice.
The standard electrical connection is 230V, 3-pin round sockets. So you may like to carry appropriate adapters from your country. For more details, please visit the link:
No. There aren’t much mosquitoes. But you can always use mosquito repellents which are available at the store. You can also bring your own mosquito nets if required.
Complete Vegetarian Food prepared on the basis of Yogic & Ayurvedic concepts of Food aids in complete detoxification of the body and mind which takes place during the Yoga Teacher Training Course. Your food will include breakfast, lunch and dinner and fresh Juices, Yogic drinks on all days including the day offs.
YES. We do have facilities to get the alternative arrangements for vegan food. Please mention to Mr. Sharma during your e-mail conversation.
What if I have more questions about the Yoga Teacher Training?
For many yoga practitioners it’s a dream to undergo a yoga teacher training in India and most of the time it is the first visit to India. Hence, there can be many questions arising in your mind. Do not hesitate to contact via mail or Skype or phone and clarify all the questions. We recommend all our students to get a clear idea of how they are going to spend their entire month in the training with Samyak Yoga in Mysore.