Looking for answers to your queries? Check out our Yoga FAQs which will answer all your common queries regarding courses, certification, food, accommodation, and payments. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your query and we’ll send you a swift reply!
Courses & Certifications
Q: What study materials do I need and where do I get them?
Ayuskama will provide you with all the necessary study materials for the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and Ayurveda courses. Our study material is designed in such a way that it is easy for beginners to understand and learn. If you want you can bring your personal notebook and pen for taking notes, although, we provide the same for our students at Ayuskama.
Q: What are the class sizes of the Ayuskama Yoga Teacher Training program?
At Ayuskama, we believe in quality over quantity. In order to focus on each and every student, we conduct our classes in a group of not more than 15-20 people. The calm and peaceful environment at Ayuskama is conducive to yoga and meditation.
Q: What types of students join your Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh?
We have students from all around the world who want to learn Yoga and Ayurveda in an authentic way. It’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded people who share the same passion for Yoga and Meditation as you. We accept everyone from age 18 to 60 from any nationality – irrespective of gender, race, nationality and yoga experience.
Q: I’m a beginner in Yoga and Meditation. Am I really ready for an Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training Program?
Even the greatest masters were novices at the beginning. If you have the determination and passion for learning yoga and meditation, you are ready to take the next step. No prior experience or qualifications are necessary to enroll in the Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training Course or any of our courses.
Q: What certification do I receive once I have completed the Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training course?
After completion of this course, you will receive two certificates – one for Yoga teacher (registered with Yoga Alliance USA) and another for a month Ayurveda course.
In fact, we provide certification for all our courses – be it short term courses (one-week duration) or long term courses (4-week duration).
Q: Are the teachers at Ayuskama certified and experienced?
Yes, Yoga and Ayurveda teachers at Ayuskama are well qualified, knowledgable and professional with many years of experience under their belt. We only employ A-level certified teachers who have spent years learning the theory and techniques of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Bookings & Payments
Q: I am interested in joining a teacher training program at Ayuskama. How should I book or reserve a seat?
Drop us an email at email@example.com with the name of the course and the date you’d like to join. For booking, you’ll need to deposit 210 USD (including $10 tax) in advance via PayPal so we can reserve your seat.
Our Paypal ID is firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I have paid the registration amount to book my seat. When and how do I pay the remaining amount?
The remaining amount can be paid at the time of arrival, in cash. All major currencies (INR, USD, Euro) are accepted. If you prefer to make the remaining payment with a card, it will include 4% bank charges extra.
Q: If in case I have to cancel my booking due to unforeseeable circumstances, will I get my deposit amount back?
The registration amount (deposit) that you have paid in advance is non-refundable. This is so because we have to say no to other prospects while we kept your seat reserved with us.
Food & Accommodation
Q: What are the accommodation options available at Ayuskama?
We offer two kinds of accommodation options for our students. They can choose shared accommodation or private accommodation, as per their choice. The private accommodation will have a private bathroom attached to it for the occupant’s personal use only.
Q: What are the facilities available in the rooms?
The rooms are big and spacious with proper ventilation. We provide fresh bedsheets, towels and hot shower facilities in each room. An attached bathroom with a cupboard, coffee table, and a chair are provided in each room.
Q: What kind of food will be served at Ayuskama? Do you offer non-veg meals?
The food we prepare at Ayuskama Ayur Yoga Center for our students is nutritious, sattvic and vegetarian food. All our vegetables, legumes and fruits are organic, without the use of pesticides.
We do not serve non-veg meals at our premises. One of the founding principles of yoga is ahimsa (non-violence) and we abide by it.
Q: What is your policy regarding smoking, drinking, and drugs at Ayuskama?
We strongly advise our students to avoid such activities inside our Ayuskama premises. Yoga and Ayurveda help you detoxify the body, mind, and soul. Indulging in such activities, even outside the premises, will be counterproductive.
Travel & Safety
Q: How do I reach Ayuskama Ayur Yoga Center in Rishikesh?
Unlike other yoga retreats that are located in the crowded Rishikesh city, our Ayuskama Ayur Yoga Center is located amidst the hills in a serene and peaceful environment – 4km from the Rishikesh city.
Once you reach Rishikesh, we’ll arrange a hassle-free pick up (free of cost) to our Ayuskama Center and vice-a-versa. You just have to meet us at a pre-agreed pick-and-drop location and our vehicle will come to pick you up.
Q: Which international airport is nearest to Rishikesh?
Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is the nearest airport to Rishikesh. The distance between Delhi to Rishikesh is 238 km. Once you land in Delhi, you have two options:
⦁ Book a cab from Delhi to Rishikesh. The journey by road will take around 5-6 hours. If you inform us in advance, we can arrange a pick-up for you from Delhi airport to Rishikesh, for an additional charge.
⦁ Fly to Dehradun from Delhi. The airport in Dehradun is the closest domestic airport to Rishikesh. It is located just 20 km from Rishikesh. Once you land at Dehradun airport, you can book a cab to Rishikesh. If you inform us in advance, we can arrange a pick-up for you from Dehradun airport to Rishikesh, for an additional charge.
Q: Which domestic airport is nearest to Rishikesh?
The Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the closest domestic airport to Rishikesh. It is located just 20 km from Rishikesh. Once you reach Dehradun airport, you can book a cab to Rishikesh. If you inform us in advance, we can also arrange a pick-up for you from Dehradun airport to Rishikesh, for an additional charge.
Q: Do you offer a pick-and-drop facility from Delhi/Dehradun to Rishikesh?
Yes, we do. If you inform us in advance, we can arrange a pick-up for you from Delhi/Dehradun airport to Rishikesh and vice-versa, for an additional charge.
For pick-up from Delhi airport, it will cost INR 4200 (one side) while pick-up from Dehradun airport will cost INR 1000 (one side).
Q: I am a woman traveling alone. Is it safe?
Yes, it is perfectly safe for a woman to travel alone in India, especially in Rishikesh. Hundreds to women travelers come to Rishikesh for learning Yoga and Meditation and leave without any problem.
However, just like in any country, there are certain codes of conduct that should be followed by solo women travelers. For instance, it is advisable to not venture alone at night. One should dress modestly keeping in mind the culture and tradition of the region. Don’t indulge in drugs or alcohol with strangers that could impair your judgment.
Q: What type of clothing should I bring?
The type of clothing that you should pack for your trip depends entirely on the time of the year. Rishikesh has a warm climate during the summer season (April – September). During this time around, you can pack loose-fitting clothes.
The winter season (October-March) can get chilly, especially after the sunset. We’d suggest you pack in layers so that you remove layers during the daytime and wear them during the night.
While it’s okay to wear fitted spandex or camisoles while you are in the center, we’d advise you to dress modestly and stick to loose clothing when in public. Women can even try out Indian attire. 🙂