FAQ’s

Course & Certifications

Which subjects do you cover in the program
Rishikul Yogshala aims to cover maximum wit efficiency in 28 days program.
  • Yoga– Astanga Vinayasa, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini yoga, these are three forms of yoga that will be taught with detailed explanation of each form both alignment and modifications.
  • Meditation- Different forms of meditation like Yoga Nidra, Chakra Cleansing, Antar Mouna, silent light meditation, etc. will be taken up on a daily basis.
  • Pranayama- The breath work is one of the most significant aspect of yoga teacher training as it is the breath that defines one’s lifestyle. Special emphasis both in separate pranayama classes and in asana classes is put on pranayama.
  • Mudra- Bandha, Mantra-These three aspects works deeply on all body parts, veins, muscle and activates the hidden energy centre. Locks, hand moments and Sanskrit words are a also taken up vigorously in the course duration.
  • Theory- Human Anatomy, Yoga philosophy and Yoga Therapy are taken up in the theory classes for a deeper understanding of the subject.
  • Ayurveda- Ancient Indian methods for deep cleansing the body, mind and soul with Shatkarma and proper eating for detoxification is also done.
Do I prepare in advance on yoga or any other subject
It is good if you have prior information, about both theoretical or physical aspects of yoga.As if you do hold prior information on any aspect of yoga, meditation and pranayama, it will lead you to a better understanding. But, it is not a compulsion at all.
What is the class size
We want equal attention to be given to all our students and therefore we keep a smaller class size with only 15-20 students at max in one group
Are there any pre-requisites for the course
No, absolutely not. You do not have to be a proficient yogi, yoga practitioner or yoga teacher. All levels of students are welcome to the program.
  • 200 hour Yoga teacher training- any level of yogic awareness will do.
  • 300 hour yoga teacher training – Either a beginner or a 200 hour Yoga teacher training certification holder.
  • 500 hour yoga teacher training- A compulsory 200 or 300 hour yoga teacher training certification holder
Is there an exam or final assessment or project
Yes and No. We are not looking for big projects, assignments or other ways where you prove yourself. So, no for the projects. But, towards the end of the program, we do ask students to conduct one class each as a teacher with their fellow mate, which is judged by a certified teacher from Rishikul Yogshala. A healthy feedback and understanding of your skills acquired during the course, is what the teacher will do, as he watches over your class.
What certification do I receive once I have completed the course
We distribute Yoga Alliance, USA certification, that denotes that you have successfully completed 4/6/10 weeks with Risikul Yogshala.
Are the teachers certified and experienced
Rishikul Yogshala only employees proficient, A-level, certified teacher, who have an experience in teaching before in their respective fields.

Travel and Safety

Which airport in India should I book my ticket to?
India has four international airports, located in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkatta. While the nearest to Rishikesh is Delhi, Indira Gandhi Internatioanl Airport. If you are coming directly to India, we would advise this airport and from there take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport in Deradun.
Will I get transport facility to/from Rishikul Yogshala?
Yes. We do offer transport facility to the both Delhi and Deradun airport. You will have to inform the staff before and for any such requirement beforehand. Extra charges for the same will be applied for any further information on the same, kindly contact our management team on +91 7060060954, they will be happy to help you.
If I am not landing in Deradun and coming from some other state, how do I reach Rishikul Yogshala?
Rishikul is connected to all means of transport. You can take the most suited means of transportation and reach us with ease.
  • Airways- Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport
  • Railways- Nearest Railway station is the Haridwar junction train station. From there you will find many buses, taxis running to Risikesh.
  • Roadways- There are multiple buses running to and fro from Rishikesh, pick any tat suits you and your location. Also, if there are no direct buses to Rishikesh, you can opt Deradun or Hardiwar as your drop off bus station and from there board a bus to Rishikesh.
Do I need visa to attend your courses? Nepal you get
Visa for India is required, so please acquire a tourist visa and not a student’s visa while coming to India. It is only and only in Nepal that you get Visa on Arrival.
What time of day is more suitable to land or fly from the airport near Rishikesh?
24 hours of the day, as we provide taxi 24hours of the day.
Does the management at the school also offer taxi services to nearby places?
Yes, the management does offer taxi services to visit the nearby places.
Can I rent a bike/scooty to go to nearby places?
Yes, the management does offer scooty or bike renting facility.
What are the places to visit in the city?
The school is strategically located and many places can be visited easily in the city.
  • Pamarth Niketan Ashram & Ganga Aarti
  • Tera Manzil temple and other temples
  • Bettles ashram
  • Neer Garh Waterfall
  • Beatles café and other famous cafes
  • Maharishi Cave
  • Laxman Jhula
  • Ganga Ghat
Should I be concerned about my safety?
India has a reputation that de-motivate the travelers to visit India. But much contrary to what your beliefs, Rishikesh is a very safe city. A holy land with less crowd and helpful people, you will find welcoming & friendly citizens. We have students going out and exploring for themselves the shops, places and sights on their own. As far as women tourists are concerned, we have many foreign women tourists who have been staying in Rishikesh permanently. Crime is very rare and both foreigners and Indian people merge together to form a union and live in harmony.
What is the condition of drinking water in Rishikesh?
Rishikul Yogshala uses pure and clean drinking water in preparing all its meals and offers pure drinking water to drink. If you are out in a restaurant, please check and drink the water. Also, it is inadvisable to drink water from the faucet or a free flowing spring. Another good thing to carry with you if you want pure drinking water is UV purifier, that can be used to clean any water and drink the same. A good investment and a great tool to carry around with you whenever you go on an adventure trail.
Can I find good doctors in Rishikesh?
Yes, Rishikesh has good hospitals and doctors who can be approached, if needed.
Is the area susceptible to diseases?
Is the area susceptible to diseases?
Should I carry a mosquito repellent with me?
Yes, you can carry a good mosquito repellent from your country to India and use it whenever you step out. Prevention is always better than cure.
Should I be vaccinated for Malaria, Typhoid, Hepatitis, Japanese Encephalitis?
Yes, getting yourself vaccinated is a good idea. Some of the common vaccination our previous students had taken shots of are Malaria, Typhoid, Hepatitis, Japanese Encephalitis. So we advise the same. But Rishikesh does not fall under the high alter zone when it comes to Malaria or Japanese Encephalitis. Although we are not medical professionals, so consulting a good doctor in your country before flying to India is a good idea

Food & Accommodation

What kind of options are available for accommodation?
There are two kinds of options available for our students. They can chose from private accommodation or shared accommodation depending on their preferences.
Can I Stay for extra days before or after my teacher training/retreat program?
Yes On special request that can be arranged. Two or three days prior or after the course can be accommodated easily, but we request you tell us in advance, if any such arrangement is required.
Can I have friends over to my room to stay with me?
Yes You can have a friend to stay with you in your room. Your guests are our guests, but we request you ensure discipline in the ashram at all times. And you will be responsible for any or all of their conduct.
What all facilities are there in the rooms?
The rooms at the ashram are big and spacious with enough ventilation. An attached bathroom with a cupboard and a coffee table is allotted to all the students. You can decorate your room as you like, but please ensure that the ashram property is not harmed. Some of the other facilities include:
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Wi-Fi services
  • Weekly cleansing and bed-sheet change
  • Attached commodes in the bathroom
What are the rules of the school regarding smoking, drinking, drugs or coming late?
We strongly refrain from any such act inside the school premises. Also, as you will be the part of the detoxification program, we recommend not to indulge in smoking, drinking or drugs even outside the ashram premises. Any such act within the school premises will be considered an illegal act and will lead to strong repercussions. If on any special occasion you want to come in late, please inform the management as the school gate closes by 10. They will be around to open the gates when you enter back.
What kind of food is prepared in Rishikul Yogshala?
Rishikul Yogshala is very mindful of what it offers its students to eat. Ayurvedic food, which is light on the stomach, nutritious and healthy is offered every day. A wholesome diet with fruits, vegetables, Indian herbs, etc. is added to the meal plan on an everyday basis.
What kind of food is prepared in Rishikul Yogshala?
Rishikul Yogshala is very mindful of what it offers its students to eat. Ayurvedic food, which is light on the stomach, nutritious and healthy is offered every day. A wholesome diet with fruits, vegetables, Indian herbs, etc. is added to the meal plan on an everyday basis.
Is there specific amount I will be allotted to eat?
Is there specific amount I will be allotted to eat?
Do you also offer non-vegetarian options?
No, we do not offer non-vegetarian options as we follow the principles of yoga, which suggests ‘ahimsa’ or ‘non-violence’. Also, there are many cafes and restaurants in the vicinity that offer non-vegetarian options. You can visit them and enjoy a meal or two if you so please.
Do you also offer vegan, gluten free options?
Yes. In cases, where our students are unable to consume normal food, we do offer vegan or gluten free options. Your comfort and good health is our priority.

Bookings & Payments

How should I book or reserve a seat?
Booking procedure is very simple. Get in touch with the management staff either by filling in the enquiry form and or calling on +91 9410 900 954 for getting a booking done.
Do I pay the whole amount or is installment possible?
Ideally, we take a registration amount initially to book a seat and on arrival, the few days you need to clear the dues. But in some special cases, we do entertain the installments option as well.
In the fee, what all is included?
The fee includes almost everything for 28 days apart from the personal expenses.
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Three meals every day with tea and juice in the middle of the meals
  • Study material with books
  • Shprt excursion trips organized by the school
  • All yoga education in the school
Can I postpone my booking?
Once you have booked a seat with a minimum token amount, you can take up the course anytime for one year at any location of Rishikil Yogshala.
Can I transfer my booking in someone else’s name?
Unfortunately, no. We do not allow the booking to be shifted from one person to another due to security reasons.
In an unfortunate case, If I have to cancel my booking, what amount will I receive back?
We are sorry, but the booking amount which you have paid is a non-refundable amount.
What kind of food is prepared in Rishikul Yogshala?
Rishikul Yogshala is very mindful of what it offers its students to eat. Ayurvedic food, which is light on the stomach, nutritious and healthy is offered every day. A wholesome diet with fruits, vegetables, Indian herbs, etc. is added to the meal plan on an everyday basis.
Is there specific amount I will be allotted to eat?
Is there specific amount I will be allotted to eat?
What is the best time to opt for doing 200 hour yoga teacher training?
Although 200 hour yoga teacher training program is a complete program in itself, there is no specific time of the year to enjoy the sweet fruits of 200 hour Yoga teacher training program. You can indulge in whenever you can.
Which branch should I opt for?
Every place has its own charm. You can pick any place that you wish to explore and enjoy it more closely.
  • Rishikesh- It is the yoga capital of the world and offers a pleasant view
  • Dharmsala- If you wish to taste both Hindu and Tibetan culture, this is the place for you
  • Kerala- the mother of Ayurveda city it is lined with breathtaking coastline, spa centers and exotic Indian terrain.
  • Nepal- Home to the highest mountain peaks, Nepal can be opted if you want to trek the Himalayas.
Are the teachers similar in all branches?
We are sorry, bThe major teachers travel at different destinations to conduct the program seamlessly. But some teachers may differ time to time.
Do I have to bring something along with me?
Any other questions? Please feel free to write to us at rishikulyogshala@gmail.com or call us at 9410900954 and clear all your doubts.

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