What Is Yoga?

Yoga is not a religion, it’s a science, it’s an art of self discipline.
Yoga is not just another sport; it’s a life changing activity; it’s a systematic way of living life.
Practicing, learning or teaching yoga in any style, from anywhere will invite peace, happiness, health and prosperity into your life.

How proficient in yoga do i have to be?

We recommend that you have a minimum of 1 year practicing yoga, participating in 3 to 5 classes per week or equivalent self practice. You don’t need to know how to do any inversions, arm balances or advanced postures

Is 24 days enough to become a yoga teacher?

Yes,  TTC is like planting a seed in your mind which will emerge as a huge tree as the time pass. Only thing you need is to nourish the seed every day. Remember that when you will be teaching and helping others, the knowledge that you will get is more valuable than years of practicing and studying.

Do I need a prior knowledge and practice of yoga before joining TTC?

There is no prior need of any knowledge or practice of yoga. However, it’s always good to have some previous experience. TTC will guide you about your practice and teaching. Remember that is not about the quantity of time you spend in your practice, it’s about the “quality”.

What are the career opportunities after completing TTC?

After completing TTC course, you could

  • work as an independent teacher
  • open your own studio
  • work as an assistant teacher of a big organization
  • be a part of a health & wellness/yoga retreat
  • write for an international yoga/health magazine
  • work with 5 star hotels/beach resorts as a yoga professional
  • work in gyms and fitness center
  • work in a school as a yoga teacher
  • be a part of NGO/government organization/hospitals/corporate

Can I teach yoga or open my own studio with Yoga Alliance certificate?

Yes, you can. Yoga Alliance is one of the biggest organizations for yoga teachers in the world. Yoga Alliance set highly professional standards for teaching yoga. By choosing schools register with Yoga Alliance you are eligible to teach yoga or open your own studio anywhere in the world.

What is the daily schedule for the course?

I am not very flexible and cannot do many asanas, can I still join the course?

Yes, all bodies are not created equal so you are not expected to be able to do all the postures. Modifications are given/taught for all levels of asanas.

Is the course taught in English?

Yes.

What is the maximum intake of students?

Not more than 12 students

What if I miss some classes?

Unless you have a serious illness or medical emergency, you are expected not to miss any classes. If you do, you will be given make up assignments which will be determined by the teacher(s).

Do you provide study materials/manual?

Yes, we provide a welcome kit equipped with a manual, kriya set, notepad, pen and basic supplies needed for the course.

Are food and accommodation included in the fee?

All meals (except Sundays) are included in the course fee. Different accommodation packages are available and are considered separate from the course fee. Refer to Accomodation & Food section of this website.

Visa for India?

You need a tourist visa. Some countries have visa on arrival, which is valid for one month. In other cases you need to apply to the Indian Embassy of your country. Make sure you apply at least one month before your travel date, because in some countries the process of getting the visa can be longer. You will have a tourist visa for 3 or 6 months.

Refer to below site for more details.

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/

Please be careful of fake websites that advertise Indian visa.
The link above is with the extension .gov which stands for government.

Do I need to take medicines with me?

We advice not carry a lot of medicines. Everything in India is available and in less price. Just carry medicines which you use regularly. We have a first aid kit and a doctor is always nearby!

Can I carry electronics with me?

Can carry your laptop for assignments and summaries/ Not compulsorily assignments can be written as well
In our resort we offer WIFI 24 hours free of cost.

Which kind of clothes should I carry?

  • Light and comfortable cotton clothes for yoga practice
  • A pair of white clothes for ceremonies
  • Swimming suit
  • One piece of light warm apparel (jumper). You may require it in the night or early morning.

What to bring to the TTC?

  • 3 colored photographs
  • 2 photocopy of passport visa
  • Note book and pen ( we also provide)
  • Alarm clock
  • Torch
  • Slipper and sport/comfortable shoes
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Water bottle ( also available with us)
  • Toiletries
  • Sun screen

What is the best way to reach Goa?

Goa is easily accessible by plane, train and bus.

Dabolim International Airport (GOI) is the closest airport and is approximately 90 minutes away by taxi. GOI Airport is well connected by daily flights from Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin and Bangalore.

You can also reach Patnem by train. The nearest station is in Canacona, although main train services stop at Margao station (approximately one hour away).

Canacona bus stand is 15 minutes from our school and buses from Mumbai and Bangalore are available for Canacona.

Can I book an airport pick up through you?

Your airport shuttle pick up is included in the package.

How long does it take to get to the beach?

You can walk to the Agonda beach in just 02 minutes, gentle ride to Palolem beach in just 15 minutes. You can also hire a moto to enjoy the freedom to easily visit further afield.

Is it safe to drink the water?

It is not recommended that you drink tap water anywhere in India. At Ruh Yoga we provide filtered water at all time

Do you provide a laundry service?

There is no laundry services provided by us, but we can arrange the same on request.

Where can I withdraw and exchange money?

It is just 5 minute’s walk to an ATM. Also plenty of travel agents and money exchange places in Agonda, Patnem and Palolem. We too can help you with the currency exchange.

Should I bring money with me?

We recommend you carry enough cash for your travel expenses. There are a lot of ATMs and money changers nearby. If you are carrying your own currency, you can exchange in Goa airport or in Agonda, Patnem or Chawdi. The exchange rate is better in the market than the airport. We too can help you with the currency exchange.

Do I need vaccinations?

Vaccines are not compulsory but advised. You have to consult with your doctor about the vaccines that you need to take before coming  to India. Below page you can find details.

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india

For Malaria, you can also refer

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/malaria-in-the-uk-annual-report
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/