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FAQ

Course and Curriculum

How much does tuition cost ?

Scholarship Offer ( Condition Apply - Please read carefully selection process )
200 Hour : $699 USD (30 Days Duration)
500 Hour : $1400 USD (90 Days Duration)

REGULAR COURSE

200 Hour : $1400 USD (30 Days Duration)
500 Hour : $2400 USD (60 Days Duration)

FOUNDATION COURSE : $666 USD (10 Days Duration)

SECRET OF BREATHING : $450 USD (Seven Days Duration)
YOGA RETREAT :  (Depending on duration, Price can be requested) : $450 USD (Seven Days Duration)

What make our school so economic ?
Unlike the other school in India or other western school we don’t mainly focus on 100% of commercializing the institution and our core team works as the awareness of this unique science and the main objective is to create the atmosphere where every citizen of the world should be benefitted by YOGA. This noble cause is only possible by the selfless effort and volunteer work from our masters and team member .Be it our teacher, guest teacher, professor, office staff, volunteers across world or our kitchen staff, gardener or a sanitation everyone support and work with same ethos and that make the reason we are able to cutoff our overheads which make it possible for a affordable and economic Yoga school.
What will be accommodation and food quality, especially when the tuition fee is so low? Undoubtedly the food and accommodation will be better than any Yoga school, one should not expect the five star facility but we kept our Food and accommodation standard much above then regular Yoga school from India , you can also check our section WHY WE are different from other school and what make our school so economic
How Do I reserve my Spot ?
For Scholarship Offer:
Genuine seeker who has background of yoga and who would pledge to teach according to what he has been given including his /her personal experiences.
Motivation letter describing the purpose and objective to join the course at Yoga Bhawna Mission for the selection procedure (Not less than in two hundred words)
Candidate has to submit the health condition (self signed) see application form health section
SELECTION CRETERIA: There will be selection procedure of application form by Yoga Bhawna Mission team and based on the eligibility and seats availability candidate will be selected for the course .Right of admission/rejection of application will be purely YBM team decision and YBM shall not be liable for any explanation. (See attached application form)
Note: This is intensive Teachers training course and candidate with exposure of self practicing at-least of one year duration will be minimum criteria for applying this course, Experience more than year will be given preference. Tip- Please be specific and explain clearly while writing motivation letter for better probability of selection of application form.
For Regular Course:
You can apply through online and registered yourself by filling the registration form or can download the application form from our website .Once we receive the registration or application form and we accept we sent you confirmation email and you can fully secure your space we require a non-refundable deposit through online payment that is used to reserve your spot in our course, and is also applied towards your full course tuition..
When should I pay remaining tuition payment ?
You should pay the remaining tuition fee before 25 days of your course date. Incase if you have not paid the remaining Tuition fee you should immediately contact to our school as our batch size is always less than ten people and have lot of applicant pending for the same batch.
What options do I have to pay the remaining tuition ?
You can pay via credit card at our   payment section
You can pay via PayPal online or through payment gateway
You can pay in cash  (if you got a confirmation from school) we ask for cash payments in our own currency, INR or USD
You can pay through credit card at school (if you got a confirmation from school)
Do we have an early Bird discount ?

Unfortunately we don’t have any discount if you are early as the reason is our price are subsidized and kept with all international standard facility. The prices are kept affordable and one can find our school fee and facility much cheaper and economic. Please also check the comparison of various school in the WHY WE Section.
Tuition Fee InclusionsTeaching for the course appliedAll prices are Inclusive of tax

Teaching, Meals and Accommodation are all inclusive in the fees and there are no hidden charges.
Accommodation on a twin sharing with attached bath
Accommodation in a private room with attached bath if applied and approved from management
Pick up and Drop from Dehardun airport/Rishikesh/Haridwar for TTC students only those who have applied for 200/500 TTC Regular Batch. There will be no pickup and drop facility for those applicant who have applied and selection for scholarship offer.
Day excursion any one Sunday or any free days  if specified during the booking of batch
Tuition Fee Exclusions

Any extra expense done by participant during stay which is not offered as per the program.
Extra food and beverage other then offered or included in the package
Air /Train/Bus tickets for the arrival for any of the course/retreat

What subjects are covered in the curriculum ?
Our Curriculum is set on the international Yoga TTC Guideline and you can request for the course syllabus by clicking on the below link. Contact Us
What should be the eligibility to apply for Teacher training Course ?

For Scholarship Offer:

Genuine seeker who has background of yoga and who would pledge to teach according to what he has been given including his /her personal experiences.

Motivation letter describing the purpose and objective to join the course at Yoga Bhawna Mission for the selection procedure (Not less than in two hundred words)

Candidate has to submit the health condition (self signed) see application form health section

SELECTION CRETERIA: There will be selection procedure of application form by Yoga Bhawna Mission team and  based on the eligibility and seats availability candidate will be selected for the course .Right of admission/rejection of application will be purely YBM team decision and YBM shall not be liable for any explanation. (See attached application form)

Note: This is intensive Teachers training course and candidate with exposure of self practicing at-least of one year duration will be minimum criteria for applying this course, Experience more than year will be given preference. Tip- Please be specific and explain clearly while writing motivation letter for better probability of selection of application form.

For Regular Course:

The minimum eligibility for any one should be an open mind and an appetite for learning and growth for this unique science. Our teachers and faculty are well versed at balancing varying skill levels.

You can apply through online and registered yourself by filling the registration form or can download the application form from our website .Once we receive the registration or application form and we accept we sent you confirmation email and you can fully secure your space we require a non-refundable deposit through online payment that is used to reserve your spot in our course, and is also applied towards your full course tuition.

What should be the minimum age to apply for Teacher training Course ?
Yoga doesn’t have an age barrier and we have seen people at the age of 50+ also has learnt the Yoga and made a success full yogic life. Actually the Myth is yoga is taken more as physical exercise and activity where as the fact is that Yoga is about spiritual elevation of someone who practice this holistic science for the self realization .
What should some one study before joining the course ?
Although it depends on person to person and becomes completely a personal choice
In general, it isn’t compulsory to prepare and study beforehand. However, if someone like to learn in advance to our course, you can read up on these books:
Bhagavad Geeta
Yog Sutra
Asana –Pranayama- Mudra- Bandha published by Bihar school Of Yoga
Our curriculum will have will consist of most important sections of the Bhagavad Geeta and Yog Sutra, and the Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha and anatomy/alignment.
What we do on free day /Sunday ?
Hectic six days a week definitely needs a break from regular class and needed rest both physically and mentally, hence we take our students and teachers on a trip to explore nearby scenic beauty. As our location is based at the Himalaya acknowledging with River Ganges( Bhagirathi River) hence we have many scenic place nearby to our Ashram and we take the group on any one Sunday or a free day to these place per month . In the past, we’ve gone to local place like Nachiketa taal,Dyara Bugyal, Harshil, Mukhwa Village ,Gangotri Temple ,Tapoban , hiked through many waterfalls and mountains, nature walk through Ganga river, visited mountain-side temples and locality and more.
Note : Cost of these excursions are included in the tuition and comes as an additional bonus for attending our school  . If someone feels like relaxing and doing their own thing, then they are free for the day.
What exams do I need to pass in order to graduate ?
The curriculum also have teaching methodology which will skill a trainee to conduct a class and at the end of each course student have to pass and need to teach their Yoga session ,also each subject will have either a written or oral examination.

For Scholarship offer 500 Hour TTC duration 90 Days ,  Please  read Scholarship section carefully.

Health & Safety

Is our Location / Locality is safe ?
Our School is located in the Indian state Uttrakahand which is also called as DEV BHOOMI( Land of God) and this place has a spiritual connection as per Hindu mythology as every year millions of pilgrim visit this land for various holy rituals across the globe. One of the greatest reason is the Holy river Great Ganges flow through this state and among pilgrim the significance of this river is highest and also worshipped as Mother Ganges.
Although India sometimes has a bad reputation but at the same time Indian culture is based on the rule of ATITHI DEVO BHAW which means Guest are the form of GOD
Our School is located in the UTTARKASHI and also have a significance value among pilgrim for Char dham yatra as Holy shrine of Gangotri God abode at just about 95 Km from our ashram.
Gomukh is a snout of the Gangotri Glacier, from where Bhagirathi River originates, is one of the primary sources of the Ganges River and because of this holy aroma of this land this land is safe and often treated as most visited area across world traveler and specially those who look forward for spirituality and yoga teaching
The local people here are very welcoming and friendly, and full of innocence as compare to Indian metro city crowd.
This land is surely a nice and safe place for both man and women and even for single women traveler and can be unforgettable moment for those enthusiast who come looks India as a land of mythology, spirituality and human relation.
How safe is water to drink in India ?
Don’t drink water that comes straight out of a faucet. Showering is fine (as long as you don’t gulp mouthfuls of the water). You should check if restaurants/cafes use filtered water for their ice and drinks if you are eating or drinking outside from Yoga Bhawna Mission School
Our Meals are cooked in filtered and purified water and we provide filtered water bottle .Our location is located at almost no pollution zone and one can see the serene water from River Ganges flowing through.
Is our School prone to mosquitoes ?
We don’t have mosquitoes due to neat and clean locality and all our ventilation / windows are grilled with metal mosquito net.
Since we are located in Himalaya mountain hence some time it’s there in summer and is less of a problem in the colder months (and you will generally be wearing more layers as well). You should be fine with regularly applied bug repellant.
Do I need to have any vaccines before I plan for TTC ?
We arenot officially medical professionals (in the western sense of the word ), so you should exercise your own judgment and research as well before deciding whether or not to get vaccines.
Please also read article for vaccine and useful tips
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/select-destinations/india
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/health
Not all are required, but you should check with your doctor as well.
Should I get malaria medicine ?
You shouldn’t have to worry about malaria in Uttarkashi, and/or taking any sort of anti-malaria medicine, as Uttarkashi isn’t in a high-risk zone for malaria. Click to see a map of malaria rates across India
Malaria medicine can sometimes be the source of vivid nightmares, and taking it for an extended period of time (i.e. 30 days) is generally not recommended. Some travelers have the medicine on hand, just in case, but you likely won’t need to take it in Uttarkashi. However, take our advice with a grain of salt, as we are not medical professionals, in the western sense of the word.
Should I have vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis ?
No, it is generally found in rural areas and in rice paddies (none of which are in Uttarkashi). Unless you plan on staying in a rural area and local village for a long period of time afterwards, you should not worry about Japanese Encephalitis and mosquito repellant should be okay (as it is transmitted via mosquitoes.)
Should I have vaccine for Typhoid ?
Yes we recommend you to get vaccinated for Typhoid as India in general has a higher risk for Typhoid, so you should consider it. Useful article and discussion on getting Typhoid vaccines for India
When should I book my arrival flight ticket ?
If our course is the first activity that you are doing in India, you should book your flights so that you arrive one or two days before the scheduled start date of the course, it will also give you some flexibility in travel time to arrive here. When all of our students arrive we have a short orientation session one day before the course begins, and classes begin on the morning of the scheduled start date
When should I book my departure flight ?
Depends If you aren’t planning on exploring more of India, you should book your flight so that you leave one or two day after the scheduled end date of the course. We have a graduation ceremony in the afternoon of the last day, and while you are free to leave right after, you’ll most likely want to celebrate with your classmates and teachers afterwards.
Distance of Our Ashram from few famous nearby city
• New Delhi, 395 kms
• Dehra Dun, 135 kms
• Rishikesh, 175 kms
• Haridwar, 185 kms
Which airport should I fly to ?
New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL),is the nearest international Airport and then you can also fly into Dehradun airport (DED), It’s worth checking the price to see if it would be cheaper than flying from Delhi or by train from New Delhi to Dehradun
How to reach school once arrived in Dehradun airport (DED) ?

Our regular TTC Program 200 Hour & 500 Hour is including of transportation from Dehradun (DED) Airport to our School and then during departure time from school to Dehradun (DED) Airport so you simply need to inform us with your airline number, date and time and we will pick you.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our Scholarship program or any course / retreat other than regular TTC program 200 Hour & 500 Hour does not include any Transportation or pickup facility for reaching to our school. However you can request our school management to arrange pickup or transportation at the applicaple extra cost. You can also request our travel desk helpline (Please see our travel desk help line section).

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Which flight I should take from New Delhi to Dehardun ?
You should take morning flight from New Delhi(DED) to Dehradun(DED) so that you can reach maximum by afternoon to Dehradun.
How much time it takes to reach Dehradun from New Delhi by airplane ?
In general from New Delhi to Dehradun is only 45 minute fly but again it depends from flight to flight.
Do Yoga Bhawna Mission provide transportation to/from the New Delhi airport ?
We can provide a private taxi from the New Delhi airport to our School for roughly 150 USD (9000 Rupees). There’s a maximum of two students that can share a taxi, and you would split the total cost with the other student. If you’d like to reserve one private taxi, Please inform with your flight airline number, arrival time and our dedicated travel desk will communicate with you and will pick you from New Delhi airport in our personalized vehicle
The drivers’ rates are generally stable, but they occasionally cost more depending on festivals and seasons.
How much time it takes to reach school from Dehradun airport ?
Although from Dehradun airport to our school is only 135 km approx but it takes almost 5 hours to reach because of hilly area and curvy roads. The road way is full of scenic journey and mesmerizing beauty.
Arrival by busYou can either come to Dehradun or Rishikesh from New Delhi and it is strongly advised that you inform Yoga Bhawna team in advance so that they can help you with the arrangement of bus ticket from New Delhi and can escort you from the bus stand to avoid any confusion. Yoga Bhawna Mission dedicated travel desk will assist you while booking your bus ticket. Please note that if you are coming from New Delhi by bus then ideally you should get down to Dehradun, but if you want to come to Rishikesh, then you need to advise Yoga Bhawna Mission in advance so that they can arrange a pickup from Rishikesh with nominal extra charge.
Arrival by trainYou can book Shatabdi express train which runs every day from New Delhi to Dehradun railways station. You are advised to inform Yoga Bhawna Mission travel desk team in advance so that the team will assist you on booking railway ticket for your smooth arrival followed by escorted guide.
Book your train via Cleartrip Adventurous traveler (Few Guideline)
If you are more adventurous and want to explore by you own from New Delhi to Dehradun or Rishikesh, then please follow below instruction.
Depending on the time your plane arrives in Delhi, taking a bus can be a tricky option. The Volvo buses from Delhi to Dehradun stop running around 8:00 p.m. If your plane arrives in Delhi in the evening, you will have to get a hotel for the night and then make your way to Delhi ISBT (inter-state bus terminus) in the morning.
From the airport, get a prepaid taxi to take you to Delhi ISBT. You are strongly advised to only go to the government-approved taxi stand located right outside the airport exit. The price from the Delhi airport to Delhi ISBT will be 500 INR.
Once you arrive at Delhi ISBT, navigate your way to the bus station’s ticket stands on the second level (go up the escalator). Go to the Uttarakhand State booth and ask when the next Volvo bus will be leaving for Dehradun. The bus ticket approximately costs between 300 to 400 INR.
You should get off the bus at Dehradun bus station, which is usually their last stop if their destination is Dehradun. Once you arrive at Dehradun bus station.
Can I switch my course dates ?

Yes once you have applied for the course and received the enrollment number from our school (Enrollment number is generated upon receipt of Application form and reservation deposit and is a unique code number which is a mode of communication for a particular student), we are generally fine with them switching which month they chose the course for. As long as our school have the availability for a particular course, several students have asked to switch their dates in the past

Switching of course is not applicable for scholaship program
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Accommodation & Food

What will be the accommodation type ?
We provide private as well as twin sharing room with attached wash room. The Tuition fee includes accommodation on twin sharing basis however private room can be requested at an additional nominal cost on per day basis or as per the duration of your batch. You can also check the accommodation section for more details on our website
For more details on the price of private room you can always write us at info@yogabhawnamission.com and get the price detailsWhat will be the accommodation facility?

Our each room is well ventilated with attach bath, air condition and hot water facility and all rooms are river facing. For more details and images of accommodation you can check our accommodation section .

Will our room will be cleaned every day and turn down facility like hotel ?
Sorry we don’t have daily turn down facility of rooms and its student duty to clean and broom their own room as per the KARMA YOGA. We provide a decent neat and clean accommodation with all standard facility like clean bed mattress /bed sheet/blanket and quilt /towels/door mats and basic toiletries. However the bed sheets /towels and washroom will be cleaned time to time by our school volunteer.
Do I need air conditioner during summer ?
Although the summer at our school is never higher that you need air conditioner and the temperature will be maximum 30 degree Celsius in pick summer due to surrounded Himalaya Mountain and River Ganges at the courtyard yard of school and normal ceiling makes it comfortable stay during peak summer still we have kept Air conditioner to each room and depends on student if they want to use it.
Although we prefer and encourage to our student to have yogic life style and to be away with machine luxury.
Can I arrive a few nights early and can stay in your school ?
Yes you can but you need to inform us in advance as we need to confirm you the availability! There will be additional cost for accommodation for students outside of our actual course dates and will be 25 USD which will also include your three meals
Are the meals unlimited or portioned ?
Our meals are unlimited  and a cup of chai during our tea breaks and you can also request for chai or coffee if you need in between) for the duration of the course. You can also always feel free to talk to our kitchen staff if you’d like your meals prepared a certain way or if you’d like extra food.
I am vegan, lactose-intolerant, or have allergies ?
If you are strict vegan then on special requests and/or allergies, we can prepare food as per your choice. I believe the use of dairy product would disqualify them from being strictly vegan and since vegetarian food in India consist of large part of Dairy products and are common in the culture of our food – so while our meals are vegetarian and many student takes vegan diet and exclude side dishes that contain dairy
Our kitchen staff is always exited to prepare food on request so don’t hesitate to ask them if you want to eat any specific vegetarian food also remind us once you arrive how you would like your meals prepared if you have any specific dietary needs
Does our school is equipped with Internet Wi-Fi ?
Yes we have internet Wi-Fi and our internet speeds are usually about 50-200Kb/s, which is normally enough bandwidth for video streaming and calls back home, although the internet/power providers at hills are not stable and reliable some time and we have experienced a bad signal and won’t have internet for a few hours or days, so we just want you to be aware if you have any timeline deadlines/tasks against a lack of internet. Although it doesn’t happen often, but it’s better to be on the safer side. Alternatively we can also provide the portable Wi-Fi set which runs with Mobile connectivity and on emergency we provide this to students if regular bandwidth is not working. India is still not updated with 24X7 internet connectivity and we also have nation-wide rolling power blackouts to distribute their energy load throughout the country and we advise to consider purchasing a data plan when in India (and tethering with your phone) or purchasing an international 4G data plan.
Can I share a room with a friend or partner who is not participating for TTC ?
If there is condition you are coming for TTC and your friend or partner is coming along with you then we are fine with it if you want to share your room, Please contact us to find out more about our discount for sharing a room as well.
Does our school offer laundry facilities ?
Yes we have out source Laundry facility at additional cost.
 

What to Bring

What should I pack ?
1) Enough clothes for a week (or two) so that you don’t need to wash it and send it to laundry in a first week. You night clothes should have pajamas and tops which can also be comfortably worn while going for morning walks/nature walk or breakfast.
2) Any regular pair of shoes for walking around mainly sports shoe /sandals and chappals if you want to do any sort of water-related activities on our Sunday outings with the rest of the school and staff.
3) Standard toiletries, shower sandals, a towel( although we will give you basic Toiletries )
4) Electronics (laptop, tablets, cameras) Don’t forget to take along the chargers or batteries of the electronic gadgets which are being carried.
5) A backpack (meant for backpacking and hiking and tracking). Although it’s not absolutely necessary if you want to save money, the ground in India isn’t always paved and smooth, so it’s not as friendly to luggage bags with wheels like western and European country
7) A headlamp or flashlight and a small torch
8) Any necessary medicine prescribed your doctor. Many people bring basic first-aid (bandaids, antibacterial cream, etc). We also recommend bringing diarrhea medicine in case you eat food outside accidentally drink unfiltered/tap water. All of our food and vegetables are washed and cooked with purified water, so you won’t have to worry about getting sick during your daily meals.
9) Feminine hygiene products, if necessary. Please pack more sets of undergarments /socks as you may not be able to wash them regularly or get them washed while training Toiletries: Please keep all the basic items which you use as a matter of personal hygiene like – tooth paste, tooth brush, soap, shampoo, face wash, body lotion, shaving kit, deodorants, etc. And there are certain things which climate of area demands, like sunscreen lotions, or cold creams that should also be taken along accordingly Nail Cutter – In addition to cutting nails, the additional features of a nail cutter can be used for cutting fruits, opening seals or caps, etc. We have laundry facility and can be availed at nominal cost.
10) Spectacles or contact lenses – If one wears glasses or lenses then an alternate set should be kept Is there a dress code?We don’t have any specific dress code in our school but you should choose yoga wear that hugs your body shape, and allows for easy movement and have a enough stretch for Ashanas Practice, Indian culture doesn’t encourage the exposed and revealing dress and you should chose dress that covers your knees and shoulders.
Some Tips to choose your Yoga Dress

Yoga Tops- Choose yoga wear that is comfortable, with modest coverage that and not of too much revealing. You will not be comfortable tucking at your clothes during yoga class. Stretchable cotton-blend t-shirts- blouse that hug the torso will work well for both men and women. Avoid tops and blouse with loose necklines or collars; they are irritating during inversions, such as shoulder stand or invert ashanas. Women should look for bra support built into a yoga top.
Yoga Bootom/pants- Yoga pants with an elastic waistband additionally if it’s with waist draw cord are best while holding and securing your pant ( Make sure the draw string should be smooth else it will make a lump and may irritate you while lying on the stomach ) .Chose your pants that conform to the body’s shape . For women, yoga pants are available with a foldable waist for extra comfort and warmth. Capri-style yoga pants are also famous for both men and women. You can also get the stretched leggings for both man and women for ashanas class and Pajama for literature class.
Overly loose pants is irritating when it slide and get in the way of yoga poses so avoid using it .. Avoid wearing shorts because they can bunch up in upside-down poses.

How much money should I carry for TTC ?
You should not carry extra money during your TTC as we provide food and accommodation and apart from your daily schedule you will not have time to go out from school from your busy schedule of training and we will recommend to carry between 200 to 400 USD for an emergency and Indian currency less than 10000 INR . We also recommend you to obtaining an ATM card that doesn’t charge / reimburses international fees. For international traveler the most convenient way is to carry ATM card which has transaction limit of about $100-150 USD per day. Please also check your bank for the transaction charge of every time you withdraw money outside from your country from ATM machine
Should I carry my yoga mat ?
We have plenty of mats for you to borrow and we will recommend you not to carry to avoid extra luggage.