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
    • A light shawl to cover your shoulders when you walk outside
    • A scratch book and pen to take notes
    • Mosquito Spray (Between July and October)
    • Umbrella (only between July and August)
    • Hair dryer (only needed between November and February)


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.
You can use the laundry service near the school.

Please avoid wearing bikinis. When you leave the school, you should always cover your knees and shoulders for your own safety.


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.

3. When and where do I arrive?
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.
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 departure day isthe 26th.
Check in: 30th/31st
Check out: 26th

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, as you might want to carry back some souvenirs from Rishikesh for your friends and family
  • 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
  • In India, it’s not common to use toilet paper. We will give you toilet paper only on arrival. If you wish to use it, please buy it for yourself (20m away from the school)
  • If you have any further questions, we are happy to assist you 24/7. You can send us ane-mail to bipingyan@gmail.com or call us at +919410382099