Do you need a yoga visa to do a yoga course in India ?
Please contact us to know the latest details as visa rules are updated regularly.
How to reach Ashtanga Yoga Mysore ?
The nearest international airport to Mysore is in Bangalore which is 140 kms up north. Once you reach Bangalore International Airport the best way to reach Mysore is by a cab. The cab fare is approximately Rs 4000 / 70 USD.
If you have requested for Airport Transfer to be arranged by us : On reaching the Bangalore International Airport you will be received by our cab driver near the exit gate of the international terminal (near the Subway shop). The driver will be holding a placard with your name on it. In case of difficulties please call Sunil on +91-9742180110. Once the driver finds you he'll call me & I'll confirm with you before you leave. The travel time is approximately 4-5 hours depending on traffic.
Driver Details: Driver’s Name & Car Registration No. will be emailed to you once the booking is done.
RAIL - Mysore is connected with most of the metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai through regular trains.
ROAD - There is a good network of roads that connects Mysore to other important cities of the region.
If you have arranged your own transportation then after reaching Mysore you can take a rickshaw and ask the driver to call Sunil on +91-9742180110 for directions.
What to see in and around Mysore ?
Mysore is one of the preferred tourist destination in India attracting thousands of tourists every month. There are quite a lot of things to see and do while in Mysore. For more information please refer to our Travel Guide section in Forum.
How should I prepare physically before the training ?
It is highly recommended to have a regular yoga practice before attending this training. Ideally it would be best to practice Ashtanga Yoga, or another vigorous form of Vinyasa Yoga, at least 3 times a week to prepare the body for the training. The better in shape you are before the training, the more you will get out of the training and advance in your practice.
What should I bring for the training ?
A detailed packing list associated with the training you are attending will be provided upon enrollment. This list will include required texts to purchase and bring with you along with suggested items tailored to the unique environments in which we will be practicing. You will be in the yoga shala most of the day, therefore the majority of your clothes will be yoga attire.
There will, however, be opportunities to explore the local surroundings and participate in excursions; therefore, other clothing will be necessary. Please also make sure to bring your mat, yoga towel, water bottle and any other items your regularly use to practice yoga. A light blanket is also advisable for long Shavasanas and Yoga Nidra. Notepad or notebook, pencils, pens and a journal will also be necessary.
I have a special medical condition / injury, can I attend this training ?
As with any medical condition, you should always consult with your health care practitioner first before undertaking any kind of physical activity, especially intensive activities outside of your normal routine. Please contact us directly to discuss your ability to attend. A Doctor’s note may be required.
Can we eat food or take liquid before or after yoga ?
It is advised not to eat any solid food at least 3-4 hours before doing yoga. This is mainly because when you do certain asanas like ‘Headstand’ or ‘Shoulder stand’ the food taken tends to come back to your mouth thus causing inconvenience. But liquid (water, juice or tea) can be taken 15-20 minutes before yoga. You can take food just after yoga.
Will I have to follow the vegetarian diet for the full duration of the training ?
You are not required to follow a vegetarian diet during the training and meat options will be available for you to purchase if you so choose. However a vegetarian diet is recommended not only as an opportunity to detoxify your body, but also as a method to explore the dietary principles of a yoga lifestyle and realize the benefits it can have on your yoga practice.
Can I do just one week of the training ?
Yes, we do offer the option of coming for only one week of teacher training. We can make accommodations for students who, due to scheduling conflicts, or other situations cannot attend the full 4-week training.
You would need to sign up for our one week Yoga Vacation program, and for a one time additional fee, receive credit for the courses you attend as part of that program. Please contact us for any such circumstance.
I am a beginner in yoga, is the course suitable for me ?
There are many different definitions of "beginner" with regard to yoga. Some may have considerable amount of yoga knowledge and follow a yoga lifestyle yet not be very advanced in the asana practice.
Others may have great physical ability with regard to the postural practice but be a "beginner" with regard to their understanding or knowledge of yoga. Some, although inexperienced in either level have a great level of dedication and devotion to learning yoga. In such circumstances, the training may be suitable. Please contact us with regard to acceptance into the course if you consider yourself a beginner.
It is recommended to practice yoga early morning and on an empty stomach. There should be a min. gap of 2 hrs after a light meal or 4 hrs after a heavy meal. Meals can be taken after 30 min. after a long session.
Wear loose and comfortable clothes while practicing.
Remove glasses and contact lenses before practice.
Empty your bowels before practice.
Avoid practicing yoga asanas during menstrual periods.
Asanas must be done slowly, without any jerky movements and with full understanding without struggling to reach into a particular position.
Incorporate breathe in and breathe out while going up and going down respectively in any posture. In other words, breathe out while during all forward bending asanas and breathe in while during all backward bending asanas.
If you have any health issues (like cervical spondylitis, hypertension, glaucoma etc.) and you are not sure whether you should be attempting certain postures, please speak to your doctor or the yoga teacher before you start your course.
Any Suggested readings ?
We suggest students to be prepared with all 71+ asanas names (ashtanga yoga TTC) in Sanskrit. If you are not able to remember them then nothing to worry as you'd be learning them during the course. We provide you with a comprehensive Course manual covering all 71 asanas in the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, Pranayama, Mudras, Chakras, Yoga Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda and Art of Teaching.
1. Yoga Mala - Sri Pattabhi Jois
2. Yoga Anatomy - Leslie Kaminoff
3. The Original Yoga - Shyam Ghosh
4. Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy - Gregor Maehle
5. Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha - Satyananda Saraswati
6. Light on Yoga - BKS Iyengar
Terms and Conditions ?
CertificationThe teacher training certificates are awarded to students on the basis of their performance and attendance throughout the training. All students should get a minimum of 60% to pass the assessment. Also, unless you have a serious illness or medical emergency you are expected not to miss any class. If you miss more than 5 classes you will have to attend the next ttc to make up for the missed classes and then take the assessment to get the certificate. If you do not meet the standard then you will be awarded a certificate of attendance instead of completion. Unscheduled Changes Although it is very unlikely, in case of any changes in the scheduled teachers, ttc dates, the venue or other events, we reserve such rights. However, you shall be informed at the earliest possible. Discounts/Concessions At our discretion we reserve the right to offer discounts and concessions for groups or individuals based on several factors. This may not necessarily hold good for other students and might not be challenged. Exclusions We do not accept responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, changes or losses caused by acts of God, war, and threat of war, closure of airports, civil strife, natural disasters, accidents or any other events beyond our control. The same applies to guests' injuries, illnesses, medical or psychiatric conditions developed during or subsequent to the holiday, as well as loss of /or damage to personal property of guests. Punctuality In respect for the group and the teachings we request that students arrive in ample time before the beginning of every class. Any late arrivals may find that they are not admitted into the class. Accommodation We understand it is difficult for students to find accommodation near the school for a short period at a reasonable price so we have included accommodation in the course package. Ashtanga yoga Mysore is the only yoga school in Mysore providing accommodation for yoga students & rent is included in the course fee. Please note that you need to abide by the conditions set out by the building owner and acknowledge it. Food is also provided in the accommodation. Although we try to provide Wi-Fi (free of cost) in the accommodation the internet speed depends on the service provider so students should cooperate. Behavior If any student is continually disruptive or fails to comply with the above terms and conditions we reserve the right to dismiss that person from the training and ask them to leave the Venue. Silence should be maintained in asanas classes in the morning. It is proven that practices of silence allows students to assimilate and digest the morning practice. Feedback We understand and respect your concerns. So as a part of our continuous improvement policy we’d be glad to address any of your concerns within 24 hours. You can send your feedback to our email and we’d reply to it as soon as possible. We encourage students to resolve their concerns during the course period rather than keeping it till the end or discuss after the course completion. Disclaimer The training is not suitable for pregnant women or for anyone on medication for serious physical or mental conditions unless covered by a doctors note. On arrival to the training one of the things we request is that all students sign a disclaimer stating that they are fit and healthy both mentally and physically and they are prepared for intensive practices that may lead to emotional and physical releases. Ultimately we ask that each person takes responsibility for themselves. This means resting when needing to or ‘backing off’ when ones feels about to move beyond any personal limitation (physical or mental). If a trainee experiences any kind of crisis we are there to help and be supportive, however it must be recognized that we are not doctors or trained Councillors. We have connections with local professionals, doctors, therapists and spiritual Councillors (Indian and western) so if you need to see a professional it can be arranged Refund Policy Please go through the schedule carefully and decide whether you are physically and mentally prepared to take up the course as it could be intensive and challenging for some. Refund is not entertained either in part or full at any time during the course. 1. If an applicant is accepted on a training the $300 deposit sent on application automatically becomes non-refundable. If an applicant is not accepted then the deposit will be immediately refunded. 2. The balance of the course fee must be paid at the time of enrollment. 3. In the unlikely event that the training is cancelled we will refund 100% of your payment or offer an alternative placement. Ashtanga yoga Mysore is not to be held liable for flight costs or any other expenses. 4. If a student withdraws from the course the deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred to another another date. When you enroll to our teacher training course, you affirm that you are at least 18 years of age, and agree to abide and comply with these Terms & Conditions of service..