Frequently Asked Questions

For your personal hygiene and other reasons, it is strongly recommended that you do bring in your own yoga mats. You are free to bring in any type of yoga mat that suits your needs. In case you do not have a yoga mat, we will provide it to you. There are many shops available in the city that sell these mats, so you could go there and buy one for yourself.

You are expected to arrive at the Yogashala at least one day before the class commences. There will be a set of formalities to fulfil, fill in your forms and go to your rooms. Take adequate rest and get used to the scenic atmosphere of the place. Once you are done with the course, you can leave the premises only on the last day after Twelve:00 PM once you are done completing the pending formalities.

Yes, of course! You will get your own free time for fun and recreational activities. Since the school does not conduct classes on Sundays, you could go out and explore the region all by yourself. In case the school has organised an excursion on a Sunday; you will have to compromise.

No, you must attend all the classes. But, in case, you are ill or struck with an emergency, exceptions can be made. Just inform the staff and teachers before you decide to miss the class.

No, you do not need any sort of experience pertaining to Yoga teaching before joining this course. But it is highly recommended that your brush up your basics about Yoga for at least a few months before the commencement of the course.

Yes, please go ahead. Partners are allowed to register for class together.

With high-level teaching and perhaps the best yoga teachers out there, our standard of teaching is extremely high and maintained throughout.

English is the main language of communication, owing to the fact that people from many countries attend the Yoga Teacher Training course, and English being the global language.

Sorry, unfortunately we do not allow pregnant women to take up this training program owing to the tediousness and agility of the course.

An advance payment of USD 200 should be made for the course registration.

You could make a transaction through PayPal, Debit/Credit Card Transaction, or any other type of bank transfer.

On arrival to the school, you can make the remaining payment at the office.

No, the amount is non-refundable and non-transferable.

You can either pay by cash or TC. In case you use a credit card, a 3 percent service charge will be levied. There are ATM’s available where you can use your debit card to withdraw cash.

Yes, you will be certified after you successfully complete the course. You are now entitled to be a registered yoga teacher affiliated by the Yoga Alliance USA.

Yes, you must clear both the oral round and the written round of examinations in order to be eligible for certification. There are no exceptions in this case.

You can reach the school by either air, or road, or rail. Rishikesh is well-connected by all forms of transport. It is also located close to a lot of major cities of India.

Yes, if you mention your pick up and drop off necessity beforehand, we will send over cabs to transport you.

Yes, Rishikesh is absolutely safe for all women.

During the winter months from December to February, the weather gets pretty chilly in this spiritual city. We suggest you get your woollens to keep yourselves warm. In the other months, the weather gets quite mild and hot, so wear cotton clothes if you are visiting then. You can expect heavy rains during the months of July, August, and September.

In case, you are suddenly facing health complications and other health related issues, there are many medical centres across the city to cater to your needs. The school will arrange emergency transport to the medical aid centres in case a student falls sick.

Yes, you will find all kinds of medicines and medical facilities available in the various pharmacy stores of the school and the city.

Most food stalls are pretty clean, and they serve hygienic food, but street food might take a toll on your health.

Yes, you will be provided healthy meals. You will have a balanced diet which is both nutritious and tasty.

Yes, you can order whatever you feel is fit for your requirements.

Yes, you are provided with clean and pure water throughout the day.

Phones are prohibited during class. You can use your phone during other times.

You will be provided with free Wi-Fi within the campus. You cannot, however, use your laptops or phones during the class hours.

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Ashish Joshi

Hi ... A few month back I have attended a few drop in classes there and I really like the way they teach and yes the energy of that place is very good.


Adelina A.

I'm so grateful that I found this school. Everybody takes care of you and want that you have a good time. Small groups and the teachers are great! The food ist very delicious! The hotel staff is also very helpful and friendly. And the most beautiful thing is that everyone is on the same level and it is not like in school. It is like family. Everybody share the knowledge and give it to you. Thank you for everything!


Celange Terry

Vinyasa Yogashala was recommended to me by a friend and I’m so pleased I decided to go to this school. The teachers are incredibly kind and patient when teaching to ensure you get a full understanding, the yoga classes are dynamic but leave you feeling amazing after and you learn so much during them. The school has a lovely laid back feel and everyone from the manager to the cooks and cleaning staff are welcoming and sociable. And last but not least, the location is wonderful, with beautiful views and close to lots of lovely stores and the river, it’s perfect! Thanks again Vinyasa Yogashala!


Soroush Mirmoeini

Truly was all I could have hoped for out of the experience. The environment, the wonderful teachers, the fellow students, the challenges and the wins have given me memories I won't forget. Vinyasa Yoga Shala has opened my eyes to depth of the yogic practice. Thank you.


Amalie Bech

For anyone wanting to become a yoga instructor or simply interested in the yogic lifestyle, this is an amazing place to learn and create unforgettable memories. The teachers are super motivated and passionated within their field, each of them with their own loving personality. They'll strive to teach you their experiences, and open your mind to a more peaceful way of living. Yoga is not (only) about the positions and becoming flexible, it's a lifestyle that will make you understand your real self, our body and the unity we are all a part of. Helping you to show gratitude toward the life we are giving. Thank you for an amazing stay, I'll miss you all

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All our teachers and gurus are experienced instructors who are well trained and well-versed in all things about yoga – ensuring that all of our graduates are fully equipped to be successful. All teachers here have a Masters in Yogic Science as well as certificates from the Yoga Alliance.

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