COURSES AND CERTIFICATION
What requirements must applicants for your 200-hour yoga teacher training course possess? Am I good enough for doing the yoga teacher training course?
Since our yoga teacher training course can be fairly demanding, and assumes a strong background knowledge of yoga, we ask that all applicants have been engaged in consistent yoga practice (or a similar physical activity such as martial arts) for at least 3 months prior to starting the course. However, we don’t demand that you already be a yoga expert- as long as you have a passion for yoga, and the drive to see the course through to the end, we will be happy to welcome you in.
Am I ready for yoga teacher training? How much experience in yoga do I need to have?
Our courses are fit for all levels. Some students come with no experience at all, others have been practicing yoga for years. Our teachers will help you on your learning journey whatever your experience is. You just need to come with your open mind and a big appetite for learning and growing!
How intensive is this course? Will I have much time off to see the sights?
We know that it can be expensive to take an extended trip abroad, so we try to get our students through our courses in as little time as possible. That means that we take one day off per week, with the other six dedicated to your lessons. While you can use these days for sightseeing, we recommend you arrive early if you wish to take any extensive trips away from the school.
What are the benefits of doing the yoga teacher training?
You will learn the foundations of yoga: its technique, practice and philosophy. Beyond the physical aspects of yoga, you will truly learn and live the philosophy, mentality, and spirituality underlying yoga. You will spend a magic time in India, focusing 100% in your learning journey. And the cost of trip & course is far cheaper than any teacher training course in the Western world. Doesn’t it sound like a good plan? 🙂
What is the yoga teacher training like? What subjects do you cover in the Yoga Teacher Training Courses?
We offer a holistic approach to yoga, covering a wide range of subjects that will help you to become a confident yoga teacher and grow on a personal and spiritual level. The main subjects are: Ashtanga Yoga / Vinyasa Yoga / Shatkarma (Cleansing Process) / Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) / Yoga Anatomy & Physiology / Yoga Philosophy/ Chanting / Meditation.
Will I be able to teach yoga in my home country once I have completed this course? Is your course certified by Yoga Alliance?
All our courses are certified by the Yoga Alliance, the international standard for yoga teaching, meaning you will be fully qualified to teach yoga anywhere in the world. The 200 hour yoga teacher training course we offer is the standard one if you want to become a certified yoga teacher.
How do I register as a teacher once I’ve graduated?
Learn more about the registration process in the following link: https://www.yogaalliance.org/Credentialing/HowToRegister
Do you have yoga courses for beginners? Do you organize yoga immersion retreats?
Yes! Besides our yoga teacher training courses, we organize a wide range of yoga and meditation courses for beginners, from 15 day retreats to drop-in yoga dropping classes. You can find all the information about our courses in the menu section on this website. For any doubts, feel free to email us at [email protected]
how much does it cost to become a yoga instructor? How much does the courses cost and what do they include?
See below the cost of our most popular costs: Yoga Meditation Course & Retreats -Year-2018-2019
– 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training – US$ 1550 | Initial enrollment fee – $ 350
– 300 Hour Meditation Teacher Training – US$ 1500 | Initial enrollment fee – $ 250
– Two Weeks – 14 Days – 100 Hr Yoga & Meditation Retreat – US$ 900 | Initial enrolment fee – $ 150
– 8 Days – Yoga & Meditation for Beginners Course – $ 500 | Initial enrolment fee – $ 75
We provide a wide range of courses and services. Some of them are customized for our clients, so the best way to know about their costs is to reach us by email at [email protected]
Click the following link for more information about payment conditions: https://mantrayogameditation.org/payment-options-2/
How do I book a course?
We ask our students to fill the following form to apply for a course: https://mantrayogameditation.org/application/
We will review your application and in case you are accepted, we will ask you to make a deposit so you secure a spot in the course.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & FACILITIES
Where will I stay?
Our primary Yoga and Meditation teacher training school is situated in Rishikesh, surrounded by breathtaking mountains. You’ll wake up to the sounds of nature, with birds calling you to start your day of yoga and meditation. You’ll stay in a beautiful and comfortable room, private bathroom and hot water. For more information about our rest of locations, please email us at: [email protected]
Do I get private room with toilet and shower? Can I stay with a friend or partner?
Yes! Your private room includes bathroom, hot & cold shower , wi-fi. You can share it with your friend or partner. For more information about shared rooms, please email us at [email protected]
Can I stay if I arrive a few nights earlier?
Yes you can if we have free rooms, as we only guarantee you a room during the time of your course. We also offer accommodation for the night before you begin your course at cost free.
What is the meal plan?
Our students love our food! You will enjoy 3 delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals a day. So you won’t have to worry and spend your money in food supermarkets or restaurants, as our meals are unlimited. Generally, you’ll get a plate of food with all of the various vegetarian Indian dishes appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
What if I have special diet requirements?
We make every effort to accommodate our guest’s dietary requirements wherever possible. For example, some of our students are vegan, others don’t tolerate well spicy food.
Where can I wash my clothes? Do you have laundry facilities?
We offer laundry facilities: washing machine to clean your laundry and iron board to ironing your clothes. We also have laundry service on a pay per clothing.
PLANNING YOUR JOURNEY TO INDIA
How do I get to Rishikesh? Do you provide transportation from/to airports?
Answer New Delhi is the nearest International airport, while Dehradun is the closest Domestic airport.
From New Delhi you can travel to Rishikesh by bus, train, cab, or flight to Dehradun.
From Dehradun you can travel to Rishikesh by bus or cab.
We can help you to organize your trip and we can also book a cab for you.
You can also plan your journey at the following website: https://www.makemytrip.com/travel-guide/rishikesh/how-to-reach.html
When should I arrive?
We advise you to visit us 1 day in advance before the course starting date, as we offer 1 day – complimentary stay – free cost.
When should I leave?
Answer you should plan your leave one day after the scheduled end date of the course as we have a graduation ceremony the last day. If you want to stay longer, that’s possible with an additional cost, if we have free rooms.
Can I switch my course dates or cancel my attendance?
You can switch your course dates as long as we have availability on the new dates but at least 4 Weeks of the written notice required. Advance deposit is non-refundable in any case.but transferable within a year from the date of enrollment.Only applicable to 4 Weeks advance Notice.
What should I pack?
You will be able to buy most of the things you can need for your trip in any city of India, so in case you miss something, no worries, you could buy it here! However, in case it might help, this is a list of things we recommend you to bring with you:
– Clothes for a week or two. We recommend bringing a nice amount of clothes you usually use to practice yoga.
– Comfortable walking shoes.
– Standard toiletries, shower sandals and towel.
– Sunscreen, bug repellent.
– Any necessary medicine and feminine hygiene products.
– And a huge appetite for learning!
Should I bring my own yoga mat?
We will provide you with a yoga mat, and there are shops where you can buy a mat once you arrive. So if you want to bring your own yoga mat, feel free to do that, although it is not mandatory.
What is the time zone in India?
Global Timing Difference – India 07:00 Am ( IST). Surrounding countries adjust the time accordingly, for example Iran is 05:00 Am | 08:00 PM in East Asia. Australia , China, Hong Kong , Indonesia , Japan , Korea , Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand etc. adjust their times to coincide with Singapore time 08:00 PM | 08:00 PM in U.K. (Greenwich Mean Time ). Those in all European and all African time zones please adjust your sitting time to coincide with 08:00 PM United Kingdom (GMT). | 10:00 PM in New York. Surrounding countries and regions of the South, Central, and North Americas and the Caribbean are to match their time to 10:00 PM NEW YORK time. It is very important to know the timing in order to inform your correct arrival status to us. It is found that student giving wrong timing to travel to Rishikesh, India caused them issue of Pick up from airport or other locations.
HEALTHY & SAFETY IN INDIA
Is India a safe country to travel? Is it safe for women?
Don’t worry! Despite the bad reputation that India could get sometimes through the news, India has an extremely low crime rate and it is one of the happiest country in the world. Goa and Rishikesh are holy cities, less crowded and with less of the poverty you might see in other bigger cities.
Drinking water in India: is it safe?
Most of the country groundwater is unfit to drink, so our strong recommendation is to only drink filtered water and bottled water. At the school we offer bottled water to drink and all of our food and vegetables are washed and cooked with purified water, so you should not worry at all. If you go to any cafe or restaurant, we suggest to ask the staff if they use filtered water for ice and drinks.
Do I need to get any vaccines? And any medicines?
Our recommendation is that you ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying and what you will be doing.
Referring medicines, this is up to you. All main and touristic cities in India, including Rishikesh and Goa, have a good amount of pharmacies, chemists and drugstores which are used to treat typical tourist issues, like diarrhea.