What time should I arrive at Yoga Vini?
Check-in will take place from 1:00pm-4:00pm on the first day. Please arrive within plenty of time to settle in before the opening ceremony.
Can I arrive early before Teacher Training Course starts?
It is advisable to arrive a few days early to allow time to recover from traveling.
Is it safe in Yoga Vini Yoga Center?
There are no security safes available for personal belongings. Therefore students are required to take responsibility for their own belongings and keep rooms locked. The centre is reserved for Yoga Vini students and staff only, so there is very minimal security risk.
What kind of diet will I have during the Teacher Training Course?
Two vegetarian meals and two snacks will be served daily. Careful planning by our Ayurvedic doctor has gone in to developing a specific diet for the duration of the course. You will get everything you need from the diet. The majority of the meals are vegan, but in some cases dairy may be used in a few dishes. Please advise us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.
Is there any shop I can purchase daily commodities?
Most daily commodities are available for purchase at very reasonable prices in the small shop at our Ashram, or in nearby shops.
How is the climate in Rishikesh?
During the months of January, February, March, November and December you will experience pleasant weather with a comfortable average temperature, though it can be quite cool at night in November and December.
Can I do laundry?
There is no laundry service or washing machines available. Students are required to hand wash their own laundry. Laundry detergent will be available for purchase at the centre.
How should I prepare for mosquitoes?
You may want to bring mosquito repellent. Local repellent is available in the Ashram shop or near our center, and is often more effective than what you have available in your home country.
Is there private rooms available?
All rooms are shared between two or three students (larger rooms house three). However, depending on the number of students registered, single occupancy may be available at an extra cost. Please get in touch with us if you require single occupancy.
What are the room facilities?
Each room is basic but comfortable, and comes with an attached bathroom. There is no air conditioning available, however all rooms are equipped with fans.
You will be expected to keep your own room clean. Exchange of bed linen will be available if necessary.
Can I share the room with my partner?
Couples are not permitted to share rooms.
Is there internet access or Wi-Fi available?
Limited Wi-Fi will be available at specified times. In order to fully immerse yourself in a yogic lifestyle, we’re not encouraging heavy usage of communication technology, and using Wi-Fi is limited to off hours. It is advised to inform family and friends of this before you arrive. In the unlikely event of an emergency the restriction will of course won’t apply.
Are there rest days during the course?
The course have one rest day per week. It is recommended to use the day-off to rest, practice or study.