Dear Students,

We look forward to welcoming you at Upaya Yoga. Please find below information about your stay and what to bring.

We provide two complimentary nights to stay with us which is the day before from the course schedule start date & on the last day of the course. We provide 24×7 pickup service from the Airport in Goa. Check-in time is 08.00 AM and Checkout time is 10.00 AM.

Suppose, your batch dates are 1st February to 22nd February. So, you will be allowed to stay with us from 31st January (Check-in time is 08.00 AM) to 23rd February (10:00 AM CheckOut).

If you wish to stay with us beyond course schedule dates, then it will cost you 20 EURO per night for EcoHut/Non AC Room & 30 EURO per night for an AC Room.



By Flight 

GOA: Nearest Airport name from our Goa Center is “Goa International Airport, Dabolim”. Our Center is 35.8 miles away from Goa Airport. It takes a maximum of 1 hr 30 min to reach our Center from the Airport.

RISHIKESH: Nearest Airport name from Rishikesh Center is “Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun”. Our Center is 18.6 miles away from Dehradun Airport. It takes a maximum of 58 mins to reach our Center from the Airport. If you are coming to Delhi by flight, then I will recommend you book a domestic flight from Delhi to Dehradun. 

Please provide details of your flight number, date and arrival time so that we may arrange a complimentary taxi to pick you up.

We provide free pickup service from the nearest airport in Goa & Rishikesh. 

By Train

The major railway stations from our Goa Centre are Thivim (Nearest Railway Station from our Goa centre), Margao & Vasco-da-Gama. These stations are on Konkan railway line and are well connected to Mumbai.

The major railway stations from our Rishikesh Centre are Haridwar, Dehradoon & Rishikesh.

In India, most of the time trains get too much late to its destination. So we can not predict the right arrival time of the trains.

We do not provide free pickup service from our nearest railway station & Bus stations. 

If you enrol with us for the Rishikesh batch and coming by train, then we will personally recommend you book your train as per its earliest arrival time during sunlight. So you can catch a taxi easily to reach our centre. During nights, it is hard to get a taxi to our centre.

Haridwar is the nearest railway station from our Rishikesh Center. So try to book your train which will drop you at Haridwar railway station during day time. 


Reading List

We recommend all students to have a copy of Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandhas by Bihar School of Yoga. You can get the book in India if you can’t find it in your country or from us. We also suggest you read the second chapter of Bhagavad Gita using the following link:

Please note the following are suggested books and you don’t need to buy or bring all of them. 

  1. Asana Pranayama, Mudra, and Bandhas  – Bihar school of Yoga
  2. Light on Yoga- BKS Iyengar
  3. Awaken the Spine- Vander Scaravelle 
  4. Bhagavata  Gita –  Swami Dayananda or any good translation
  5. Alfa and Omega – Osho
  6. Kundalini  Tantra – Bihar School of Yoga
  7. Patanjali  Yoga sutra –BKS Iyengar

You can also download some free study material at 

What to bring

  1. Notebook and pens
  2. Tourist Visa valid for your stay in India
  3. Mosquito cream
  4. Loose clothes
  5. Torch
  6. White clothing for welcoming ceremony

Contents (Syllabus)

Practical Training in Asanas, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandhas, Cleansing Processes & Meditation


Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan & Samadhi ], Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Karma Yoga etc.


  • Advance asanas from Hatha Yoga Tradition
  • Advance Techniques of practising Asana as per Patanjali.
  • Pranayama – Different Types of Pranayama (with Kumbhaka & Bandhas)
  • Hatha Yoga Pranayama – Nadi Shodhan & diffrent types of Kumbhaka
  • Mudras – 10 Types of Mudras (Psychic Gestures as explained in Hatha Yoga Pradipika (including Mahamudra, Mahabandha, Mahavedha, Uddiyan, Jalandhar, Moola, Viprit Karani, Khechari
  • Tratak (concentrated gazing involving candle flame tratak)
  • Kapalbhati (Frontal Lobe cleansing
  • Meditation – Chakra Meditation, Kundalini Meditation [from Osho], Guided meditation from Vedas and other types of Dynamic meditations.
  • Yoga Nidra-Psychic sleep.

Requested of Participants

Please note that you are entering a YTTC or Yoga Retreat, which is a new experience, the program should be followed as requested to receive the maximum benefit of this environment and make your experience enjoyable.

Participants are requested to follow the timetable.

Participants are requested to attend all sessions, Lectures and all other activities.  Please don’t bring valuables, or ask for them to be kept safely for you during the course.   If you are physically unwell, you are requested to contact the Medical Officer immediately. You can bring your medicines and continue personal treatment, but it is advisable to inform us about your ailment & treatment to the medical officer or your class teacher.

In the case of major health problems initial treatment will be provided by the medical officer, any further treatment required during the course will have to be managed by you from external medical experts.

The food is strictly vegetarian.

Alcohol, or other drugs steroids/smoking etc. are strictly prohibited.

Last, but not least, we wish you a safe trip to India. If you have any questions, feel free to let us know and we will make sure everything is settled before the YTTC. We sincerely wish you a pleasant journey. Our advice is to have an open mind and an open heart. Surrender and accept things and people just as they are and you will be able to find the true meaning of your journey that you have committed to.

Code Of Conduct:

Read at this link 


The kindly check FAQ section for more clarity at 






Looking forward to guiding you on the path of Yoga.

Have a nice day!


Yogi Krishna 
Founder & Teacher at Upaya Yoga