Frequesntly Asked Questions

About Yoga

Q. How is yoga different from other styles of fitness exercises?

Unlike other styles of fitness regimens, yoga focuses on wellness of complete human body encompassing mind, body and soul. It not only brings about agility and fitness in the body but also channelizes their energy.

Q. Is yoga a religion? Will it interfere with my spiritual disposition?

Yoga is neither a religion nor it aims to prove itself supercilious to other forms of spirituality. It is a vedic science put together by ancient gurus and sages of India which aims to unify the mind, body and soul for overall feeling of physical, mental and spiritual awareness and wellbeing.

Q. My body is no longer flexible – can I still learn yoga?

Yes! Flexibility is not an impediment to learning yoga. Our patient and empathetic teachers will work with you to make you flexible and fit.

 

About the Courses

 

Q. Do I need to be a trained yoga professional to join the course?

It is highly recommended that students have basic knowledge of yoga. You can take up a course at a local school to get attuned to yoga terminology and basic asanas. This will enable you to pick up the more rigorous asanas of RYT 200 and the other activities of daily schedule comfortably.

Q. What style of yoga will I be learning?

Yoga has varied styles, each having its own significance. And at Shree Hari Yoga we teach 4 main styles but we only cover 2-3 styles at one centre based on the availability of trainers:

1. Traditional Hatha Yoga 2. Vinyasa Flow 3. Ashtanga Yoga 4. Therapeutic Yoga

Exposure to different styles will allow you to decide which style you would like to pursue more deeply.

Q. Will I be qualified to teach when I graduate and at what level?

Students who pass the course – by attending all the classes and completing the home work- receive certificates on course completion and can start teaching. It is recommended that they apply for Yoga Alliance certification first to improve their chances of getting a better paying job.

Q. I want to join the course to deepen my practice and not teach. Is this fine?

Absolutely. Many students come to us to get more intensive yoga training. Although these courses are meant for yoga teacher training, they emphatically cover deeper, more complex asanas and meditation levels.

 

About Yoga Certification

 

Q. What is Yoga Alliance?

Yes. All Shree Hari Yoga courses are Yoga Alliance accredited at the 200 hour level. We are RYS200 and RYS300.

Q. Is Shree Hari Yoga Certified by Yoga Alliance?

Yes. All Shree Hari Yoga courses are Yoga Alliance accredited at the 200 hour level. We are RYS200 and RYS300.

Q. How do I verify Shree Hari Yoga school credentials?

To verify our school’s credentials, please visit: Shree Hari Yoga Profile

Q. Will certificate issued by Shree Hari Yoga work in my home country?

Yes, Shree Hari Yoga has an excellent reputation internationally and we have trained students from many different countries; but more importantly, your Yoga Alliance USA and UK registration is the international standard for teachers everywhere and they have 37K registered teachers worldwide in almost every country.

Q. Will I need to apply for Yoga Alliance International separately?

Yes. The certification you receive from us on completion of the course will allow you to apply for Yoga Alliance International certification. It is not mandatory to apply for Yoga Alliance certification but it significantly improves chances of getting good jobs in yoga teaching as most fitness institutes and yoga centres demand Yoga Alliance International certification.

 

Before the Course

 

Q. I am travelling to India first time, can you please help me?

Upon registration we will pass you the contact details of our Course Manager. He/She can be contacted any time. Feel free to communicate with them to have answer to all your quarries.

Q. Can you please arrange Air-Port pick for me?

Sure we can. Please let us know your flight schedule and we can make the necessary arrangement as long as you inform us in advance.

Q. What is included in the course fee?

At different locations different package is there. Please check respective location for more details or email us directly for all information.

Q. How many students are there in one class?

We have maximum 20 students in one Yoga Class to give proper attention to every student.

Q. What do I bring with me?

You should bring comfortable clothing for your practice along with essentials that you carry with you while travelling. Also please bring towels, and toiletries like soap, shampoo etc. for Indian locations as you will be provided with all these during accommodation as well. You can also carry notebook and pen, alarm clock, an open mind and most importantly, a sense of humor! For Dharamshala carry rain coat or umbrella and some warm clothes. For Gokarna natural mosquito repellent and your swimsuit!

Q. What vaccines do I need?

We have maximum 20 students in one Yoga Class to give proper attention to every student.

 

During the Course

 

Q. What happens if I miss a class?

Students need to have 100% attendance to receive the certification. If, however, for any reason you are unable to attend a class, you can spend extra time with the teachers to complete the requisite training hours.

Note: this facility is only for students who have serious reasons –like illness - for missing the class.

Q. How much time will I need to spend on homework?

You will spend approximately 1 hour daily on homework which will also include written assignments. You will get guidance from the teachers in doing your homework, where required.

Q. Will I have free time?

Yes. Daily, you will get some free time between asanas and discourses and later parts of the evenings are generally free. Other than that you will also get time off on weekends.

Q. Is weekends off?

All of the Sundays are off but on Saturday there is a full day class.

Q. Do you have students from different cultures and backgrounds?

We accept students from any ethnicity, religion and country with open arms. In fact, most of our students come from foreign countries. Some of our teachers are also not of Indian origin but are yogis of great stature.

Q. I have not taken my meal/meals on particular day; can I get refund for that?

No it’s not refundable. We have arranged special yogic vegetarian meals and do not encourage you to eat out. But if you wish to, you can but the amount paid for your meals during your stay is not refundable.

Q. How to have meals during the weekend and how much it costs?

There are lots of choices with-in 5-10 min. of walking distance from all our centres i.e. In Dharamshala we have Once in Nature (Organic Food), Magic Tree, German Bakery, SkyPie etc. An average meal will cost around INR200-400/person (USD4-USD8).

Q. Is there any refrigerator in the room?

No, there is no refrigerator in the room in Indian centres. However kitchen has one, in case you would like to store anything there.

Q. I want to get local SIM, how long will it take and what documents are required?

In India SIM can't be activated so fast. Minimum time required is 24 hours after submitting all the documents. You will need to submit copy of your passport and passport size photo.

Q. Is credit card accepted in the market?

Most of the shops accept cash only in INR currency in India. But there are few money changers around to change the currency.

Q. Is there any ATMs nearby?

Yes, there are ATMs near all our centres but daily withdrawal limit is INR10,000/- in India.

Q. I want to provide feedback of the course; how can do that?

You can always drop an email to hariji@shreehariyoga.com If you are not feeling comfortable with something during the course, please inform us immediately so that we can get them fixed.

Q. I am a blogger and have my own blog. Can I write about my experience of Shree Hari Yoga?

Yes, of course you can. Feel free to share your thoughts and if you need photos, you can get them from our Facebook page. Appreciate if you can share the post with us once you have posted it.

 

Refund Policy

 

Q. If I’m unable to attend the training then will I get a refund?

Students need to pay the $300 USD as advance depends upon location to book a seat in the course of their choice – this fee is non-refundable. Rest of the fees will only need to be paid at the venue. If due to any unforeseen circumstances a student has to leave a session midway, they can join back any time (with prior notice) in the next two years but fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. If you are leaving half-way, you will need to take care of accommodation charges for the complete duration of the course.

If you have paid the advance and booked the dates but not able to make it, you MUST inform us minimum 3 weeks in advance for Dharamshala and 4 weeks in advance for Gokarna to re-schedule your course with us within next two years. If you failed to inform or are informing within 3 weeks in Dharamshala and 4 weeks for Gokarna course date, your advance of $300 USD will be forfeited.

Q. What if Shree Hari Yoga postponed the course or canceled it?

So far we have not cancelled any of our courses. Due to unforeseen circumstances if we need to cancel our course, we will issue you 100% refund of the amount paid to us. You will have option to attend future batch also where we will issue you special discounts.

Q. I got injury just before I was supposed to start my course; can I get the refund on medical grounds?

We are really sorry for your injury but the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Q. I just came to know that I am pregnant before I was supposed to start my course; can I get the refund?

We are happy for you but deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. However if you inform us 3 weeks in advance we are more than willing to extend the period by when you can join.

Upcoming Yoga Teacher Trainings

31st Jul 2017 200 Hour TTC Dharamsala
28th Aug 2017 200 Hour TTC Dharamshala
23rd Oct 2017 200 Hour TTC Gokarna
06th Nov 2017 300 Hour TTC Gokarna

Yoga Teacher Training In India

Daily Yoga Classes Dharamshala

9-10:30 AM Traditional Hatha Yoga
10:45- 12 PM Yoga for Beginners
4-5:30 PM Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow
6-7:30 PM Hatha Yoga with Tantric Vinyasa

(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)

Daily Yoga Classes Gokarna

7:30-9 AM Traditional Hatha Yoga
9:15- 10:45 AM Traditional Hatha Yoga
11-12 PM Yoga for Beginners
4-5:30 PM Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow

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