Q: How do I get to the Yoga Center in Rishikesh? (transportation)
There are many ways to get to the Rishikesh Yoga Center. You can come by bus, train, taxi or flight (nearest airport is Dehradun) Shiva Yoga Peeth can arrange a taxi from Dehradun to the Yoga Center (25 min distance @ 15 Euro) .Delhi Airport to the Yoga Center (7 hr. distance). You can find both trains and buses from Delhi to Haridwar and from Haridwar to Rishikesh you can take local transportation like bus/auto.Students are suggested for make a flight from Delhi to Dehradun.
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 is 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 Yoga Alliance 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 Training 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?
Each monthly SYP Yoga Teacher Training program has a maximum of 40 to 45 students for 200 hour course with two different small group and another group 15 to 20 student for 300 hour course. And 5 to 10 student 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 group sizes.
Q: Who else will be attending the SYP Yoga Teacher Training program courses with me?
Our students ages range anywhere from 18 to 65. Shiva Yoga Peeth is open to every nation of the world and we see attendance from all over the world with some of the larger numbers coming from Spain, Australia, Canada, USA, Mexico, Japan.Europe etc.. all considered as welcome students. 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?
No, we have a large selection of 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.
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.
Q: What is the availability of daily use products nearby the Rishikesh Yoga Center?
The Rishikesh Yoga Center is situated next to a well-established city where you can find all necessary things at the local market. Rest easy knowing you can pick up any forgotten items nearby or plan to pack light and purchase necessities here.