FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Dear Yoga Teacher Training student,
as you prepare for your journey to India, some questions may arise.
In this section, we have answered the most common questions for you.


1. What do I pack?
Here is a packing list for you with the most important items:

    • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, paste, soap, shampoo, comb, lotion etc.)
    • Comfortable shoes (normal everyday walking shoes)
    • Flip flops (easy to remove)
    • Phone (with an alarm) & Charger
    • Sunglasses
    • Ear Plugs
    • Sun Creme
    • A water bottle which you can re-fill everyday
    • Comfortable yoga clothes (T-Shirts, Leggings or loose trousers)
    • A white outfit for the Welcoming Fire Ceremony
    • A hat/cap to protect your head from the sun
    • Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray (if required)
    • A light shawl to cover your shoulders when you walk outside
    • A scratch book and pen to take notes (or laptop)
    • Mosquito Spray (Between July and October) and basic medicines (anti-fever, anti-diarreah, anti-cold)
    • Umbrella (only between July and August)
    • Hair dryer (only needed between November and February)
    • Small towel for your hands/face during yoga practice (during summer months )


Between November and February, you should bring warmer clothes including long sleeves, jacket, socks and hat.
We provide bed linen, pillows, blanket and towel for you.
There is a laundry service at the ashram.

Please avoid wearing bikinis, shorts and belly-free tops. It’s not appropriate. You should always cover your knees and shoulders as you are living in an ashram. T Shirts, Leggings or loose trousers are fine! Please respect the Indian culture and spiritual sites.


2. Do I need a visa?
Yes, you need a visa! The visa category is called Tourist Visa. If you are from the United States you can apply for a 10 year visa. In most other countries, you can apply for a 6 month or one-year Tourist visa. Applications can be submitted via the Visa Service Centres in your City or online. Please be aware that there are some fraud online companies who promise quick and expensive visas. Make sure to research carefully and call the visa service center near you. You can also apply for a short-term Tourist E-Visa (ETA) that takes around 48 hours and costs approximately 80 USD.

3. When and where do I arrive/depart?
The Yoga Teacher Training starts always on the first of a month. Make sure to book your flight, so you will arrive one day BEFORE course start (31st).
We will have an information round at 7:00PM (Yoga Hall), the day before course start. The night before course start is included already.
Book your flight to Dehradun Airport. From Dehradun Airport, we will send you a driver who will pick you up and bring you to us. This pick-up service is free of charge for you. Please send us your exact arrival time, flight number and airline name at least two weeks prior course begin. The course ends with a graduation ceremony on the 25th at 11AM. After that, we will enjoy one last lunch together until you depart.

The departure day is the 25th after 1PM. In case you wish to check in/out a day earlier/later, please inquire for availability first. Any additional night costs 20 USD.

Check in: 30th/31st
Check out: 25th 1 PM until  8 PM


4. Do I need vaccines?
No, you don’t need any specific vaccines to come to Rishikesh. Rishikesh lies very high and we do not have any preventable diseases here.We also don’t have Malaria here, so you won’t need any tablets either

5. What else should I know or be aware of?

  • Please prepare to wear a white outfit on the Welcoming Fire Ceremony on the first day.
  • We recommend to pack lightly
  • You will be given a new yoga mat and a school T-Shirt one day before course start.
  • Please inform us about any flight changes, delays or cancelations immediately
  • We value kindness, respect and tolerance towards any individual and ethnicity
  • Please avoid wearing bikinis, shorts and belly-free tops. It’s not appropriate to wear at an ashram and India in general. You should always cover your knees and shoulders (T Shirts, Leggings or loose trousers are fine). Please be aware that this if for your own saftey as well.
  • If you have any further questions, we are happy to assist you 24/7. You can send us ane-mail to gyanyog12@gmail.com or call us at +919410382099


6. Can I book some extra nights?

Yes you may book extra nights according to our availability.
The earliest possible check in will be 2 days before course start and the latest possible check out 2 days after course end if availability allows.

Some of our students like to bring their partner or friend/family member who doesn’t join the program. In this case, please check with us if there is availability in the same or another room.

About the fees:

For any program participating guest: 35 USD per night per person or 40 USD including breakfast

For any non-participating guest: 40 USD per night (twin/double shared) per person or 50 USD including all meals per day

For non-participating guests who stay 25 days (full TTC duration): 40 USD per night per person including all meals