Yoga Teacher Training India FAQ
Q: How do I get to the Yoga Center in Rishikesh? (transportation)
There are many ways to get to our Yoga Center in Rishikesh. You can come by flight, bus, train or taxi. However, we recommend taking a flight. The closest airport to Rishikesh is Dehradun airport. From your country to Delhi you can book a flight. Then book a domestic flight from Delhi to Dehradun. It’s a short (30 minutes) and easy flight and will not cost you much. At Dehradun airport we can arrange a taxi free pick up for you. The drive from Dehradun airport to our yoga center is only 40 minutes. We do not provide a taxi pick up from Delhi or Haridwar.
Q: What experience or qualifications do I need in order to join the SYP Yoga Teacher Training program?
No experience or qualifications are necessary to join the Yoga Teacher Training program but you should be enthusiastic about yoga. People from all walks of life are eligible to partake in the courses and receive the benefits from it. The one and only requirement for the course is to keep an understanding level and exhibit values towards the importance of yoga and its vastness. There are no boundaries or restrictions based on religion, region or relation. Any academic qualifications or other experiences may be helpful in perfecting your practice and teaching style but are not necessary. The target of this course is to clarify the correct positioning of each asana and to develop the correct approach to accomplish each pose. Vital areas for strengthening your Yoga Teaching skills, like philosophy, anatomy, classroom administration and other spiritual arena, will be a part of this training program. The SYP Yoga Teacher Training program will provide you with a complete environment to become a well rounded yoga teacher.
Q: Which forms of yoga will I learn in the SYP Yoga Teacher Training program?
Our Yoga Teacher Training program was designed to consider all the areas of yoga. All of the basics and principals of yogic science have been implemented into the program. Since yoga is a vast subject with many traditions and styles, we are touching the surface of each subject to cover all of the varieties. A practical and theoretical base will be established during the specified time span leaving you with the skills necessary to grow and improve your practice. Our goal is to offer yoga as a course so that materialistic and spiritual power can be improved. Our teachers are knowledgeable in all areas of yogic science.
Q: In which language are the courses of the SYP Yoga Teacher Training program taught?
English is the medium for the Yoga Teacher Training program so it is good to be knowledgeable in English. There are no restrictions though. People who are not proficient at English can also enroll for the program because yoga is connected with the spirit, feelings and emotions.
Q: What are my chances of becoming a teacher after successfully completing the SYP Yoga Teacher Training Program?
Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a government approved and internationally accepted certificate of completion. This award authorizes you as a “Certified Yoga Teacher” and you can run your own yoga training classes anywhere in the world. You will have a better chance working as volunteer with the guidance of knowledgeable teachers that can help you to sharpen your skills. Today the importance of yoga has been realized globally and as a yoga teacher you can spread your wings across the sky of healthy, physical and spiritual lives. With the skills learned by completing your Yoga Teacher Training you can benefit all human beings giving you immense satisfaction and monetary aid.
Q: What study materials do I need and where do I get them?
Shiva Yoga Peeth provides you with all of the necessary study materials for the Yoga Teacher Training program. You will not need to go anywhere else to find our textbooks or other necessary learning aids. Our study material is well designed in an easy comprehensive manner which is simple to adopt and learn. You may choose to bring a notebook and pen for taking notes from course lessons but these items can also be purchased from nearby shops.
Q: Will it affect my learning if I am unable to attend classes continuously?
Since the duration of the SYP Yoga Teacher Traning program is a very short period of time each class lesson is very important to developing all of your yoga skills. Knowledge that is not fully developed never gets noticed and with just one missed day of class essential principles can be lost. 99% course attendance is a must.
Q: Will I have free time to get involved in other activities?
We need only one month for make you an excellent yoga teacher.That is why students are requested never join with another activities during course time. There will be no classes on Sundays. There are also daily breaks between classes that allow you some free time.
Q: What are the class sizes of the SYP Yoga Teacher Training program?
Before we made courses with big big group but now we are focusing for small groups.Each monthly SYP Yoga Teacher Training program has a maximum of 7 students for 200 hour yoga course and 5 student for 300 hour yoga course with another group. and 2 to 5 students for 500 hour course.We are a quality based yoga institute so rather than try to increase our class sizes we try to increase the caliber of our students through smaller course sizes.
Q: Who else will be attending the SYP Yoga Teacher Training program courses with me?
Our students ages range anywhere from 18 to 60. Shiva Yoga Peeth is open to every nation of the world and we see attendance from all over the world.The atmosphere of Shiva Yoga Peeth is that of a family, helping each other to learn and improve.
Q: Do I need to bring my yoga mat with me?
We have mats that we supply for class. You are welcome to bring your own if you prefer and new mats can also be purchased in the market nearby.We are suggesting you can use your own mat for safe because school mats are using by everybody.
Q: Is my visa required to attend the SYP Yoga Teacher Training program?
Yes, if international travel rules and regulations require you to have a visa for the travel into India. There are some nations which do not require a visa for entry. A tourist visa should supply you with sufficient time to complete your Yoga Teacher Training program but please ensure that the period of your visa is not less than the course period.