COURSE RELATED QUERY:
Q: I don’t have any knowledge about the yoga. Should I go for YTTC 200hrs Course?
A: Our 200hrs YTTC course is designed for the beginner. So, there is no problem if you are complete in-cognizant with the Yoga. We help you in learning and practicing it.
Q: How will the Asana classes be conducted?
A: It will be a fusion of Hatha Yoga of Sivananda, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar based teachings.
Q: If I have an injury can I still enroll?
A: Yes, but you need to inform us in advance of the details of your injury.
Q: If I am not flexible enough, can I enroll?
Q: Is there any age limit for this training?
A: At any age, you can start your Yoga training. Age doesn’t restrict to learn and practice yoga. We have taught up to 70 years old students at Upaya Yoga. So, don’t worry about the Age factor. Our expert Yoga teachers will facilitate yoga postures for you to learn and practice it.
Q: What kind of certificate will I receive after the completion of the course.
A: You will receive a YOGA Alliance (USA) certification and International Yoga Federation recognized certificate.
Q: How many students are in the training?
A: We can accommodate 20 to 24 students in each training.
Q: How many teachers do you have?
A: We have a group of experienced teachers.
Q: I am already a yoga teacher, will this course be of help?
A: If you are a teacher already this course will definitely enhance your teaching skills.
Q: I have a background in physiotherapy, can this yoga training enhance my career?
A: Definitely. Your knowledge of yoga postures will greatly support your clients.
Q: I follow a different spiritual path (or I don’t have a spiritual path), is this ok?
A: Yes, Yoga can only deepen your own spirituality, if you are not spiritual you may start to be spiritual.
Q: Do I need other qualifications or experience to be accepted into the training?
A: Not necessarily.
Q: Is the training an asana intensive?
A: No, the training is not an extreme yoga asana intensive. It is designed as a playfulness in Yoga asana and Theory course that is focused on achieving a holistic knowledge of yoga and gaining the skills necessary to teach yoga to others with awareness and understanding.
Q: Do I need to follow any ethical guidelines?
A: Yes, there are some simple guidelines to help create a sattvic (yogic) environment, conducive to study and learning. Trainees in residence are expected to be cigarette, drug, and alcohol-free and are asked to maintain peace and not to disturb others.
Q: Will I have the opportunity to teach classes during the training?
A: Yes, you will have the opportunity to teach with your fellow trainees under supervision from a senior teacher.
Q: Do I need any expertise to participate in the teacher training?
A: Not necessarily. Anyone irrespectively of age can join this yoga training program. Flexibility and strength are enhanced by your practice. The presence and guidance of a Master will deepen your yoga asana practice and awareness level. If you have been practicing yoga for a length of time, this training will take you to the subtleties of awareness at a physical and mental level. Eventually, this can enhance your Yoga teaching skills in the future.
Q: How do I secure a place in the training?
A: Please register with the online application form and deposit the advance money as the second part of the registration form. Afterward, your place will be confirmed and a confirmation email will be sent to you by Upaya Yoga.
ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORTATION RELATED QUESTIONS:
Q: How many extra days will we allow staying complimentary beyond course dates?
A: You can reach one day prior to the course schedule start date (Check-in time: 11.00 AM) and stay with us one day post (Checkout Time: 10.00 AM) from the course schedule End date.
Q: Do you provide Free Pickup service from nearest Airport?
A: Yes, we provide free pickup service from the nearest Airport. You will have to inform us at least 7 days prior to your arrival date. Once you have booked your flight please send us the details, date and time of arrival and we will arrange for our driver to meet you.
(Free pickup service is not available for 7 days retreat, 14 days retreat, and scholarship programs students.)
Q: Do you provide Free drop service at Airport?
A: No, we don’t provide free drop service at nearest Airport. You will have to pay for it. On your demand, we can arrange a taxi for you. It may cost you 25 EURO to 30 EURO and the taxi driver can accommodate maximum 4 passengers.
Q: What is Address of the “Upaya Yoga” Goa Center location?
A: Upaya Yoga Center, Arambol Beach, Goa India. 403524
Q: What is nearest Airport name from the “Upaya Yoga” Goa Center location?
A: Nearest Airport name is “Goa International Airport, Dabolim”. Our center is 35.8 miles away from Goa Airport. It takes maximum 1 hr 30 min to reach our center from the Airport.
Q: What is Address of the “Upaya Yoga” Rishikesh Center location?
A: Upaya Yoga Center, Near Phoolchatti Ashram, Neelkanth Mandir Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302, India
Q: What is nearest Airport name from the “Upaya Yoga” Rishikesh Center location?
A: Nearest Airport name 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.
Q: How many types of Accommodation do you have at Goa Center?
A: At Upaya Yoga Goa, we do have EcoHut, Non-Ac Room, AC room & AC Apartment.
At Upaya Yoga Rishikesh, we do have only AC EcoHut.
Q: How many people can stay in sharing?
A: Generally, we accommodate maximum 2 people in sharing. But in Goa, we have few rooms large enough to accommodate three people in a room. You can buy accommodation as per your budget either in sharing or private room.
Q: What facilities includes within tuition fee?
A: The cost includes accommodation, three vegetarian meals per day (except Sunday), unlimited filter water, full tuition and complimentary pick up from the nearby airport. Our both centers have Wi-Fi facility. You can enjoy unlimited free Wi-Fi.
Q: Can I take bath alongside the beach or river?
A: If you know swimming, then yes. You can enjoy swimming on Arambol beach. Our center is 30 seconds walking distance from Arambol beach (SEA).
Q: Can I have a library at Center?
A: Yes, please feel free to borrow books from the library, if you would like to take it to your room we kindly ask to log it in the checkout book.
Q: Can I buy recommend the book at your center?
A: Yes, of course. We will arrange to buy the book for you from the nearest local market. It will cost you around 12 EURO.
Q: I’m assuming I will need an adapter for charge my iPad? What is your plug-in voltage?
A: Electrical sockets (outlets) in the Republic of India usually supply electricity at between 220 volts and 240 volts AC. I will recommend you carry a universal adapter along with you.
Q: What type of Visa should I apply?
We request our participants to apply for a Tourist visa only! Under the immigration laws of India, you cannot get a study visa by registering for these short-term courses. Visa duration will start from the date of issue! For most of the countries a basic Tourist Visa is valid for 6 months but do check with the Local Indian embassy, it may differ.
Q: What reference name and contact number should I use to get my tourist visa?
A: You can use our center name “Upaya Yoga” as reference name and contact us to get more details about contact number and email id.
Q: Will I have free time during the training?
A: Yes. Please refer to the course schedule.
Q: Should I purchase all the books on the required text list?
A: No, we recommend that you purchase some of the books for reference and read them prior to the training. If possible bring them along with you.