Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What experience or how good at Yoga do I need to join the RYC Yoga Teacher Training Program?

No experience or accomplishments are mandatory to join the RYC Yoga Teacher Training Program but you should be consistent and comfortable in practising yoga. People from all the age groups are qualified to participate in this training and receive the prosperity from it. The one and only requirement for the course is to keep a regular yoga practice so that you may be more ready than you think. We don’t oppose any religion, region or relation. The target of this course is to clarify the basic yoga postures of each asana and willingness to learn and who knows the limits of their own body. The RYC Yoga Teacher Training program will provide you with a complete aura to become a versatile yoga teacher.

Q: How will I cover my respective hours in the training and what are the days like on the program?

The training covers globally much more than the minimum hours designated by Yoga Alliance. The basic mishap includes 200 hrs, 300 hrs & 500 hrs plus self-learning. We dedicate over 24 hours/day to you teaching. Our trainers can teach a full class by mainstream through the course who wasn’t only good at doing the perfect, most difficult pose but having good energy and being passionate and sharing what they knew with others.
The course is profound and demanding.  A typical timetable is:
06:30 AM – 07:30 AM: Yoga Class
07:30 AM – 09:00 AM: Pranayama
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Enjoy Breakfast
10:00 AM – 02:00 PM: Excursions / Spa / Ayurvedic Message
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM: Enjoy Lunch
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM: Yoga Class
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM: Meditation/ Ayurveda Seminars
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM: Enjoy Dinner
08:00 PM – 09:00 PM: Fun Activities/ Interaction Sessions

Q: How will I reach to RYC and do you offer an accommodation?

There are plenty of ways to reach Rishikesh. You can opt for flight, bus, train, taxi or your own conveyance. The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Dehradun airport. You can book a flight to New Delhi from any place of the world and then have a domestic flight to Dehradun. It’s a short 30 minutes fight and will not cost you much. At Dehradun airport/Bus Stand/Railway Station, We can arrange a taxi for you to our yoga centre which will cost you around 10 USD. We offer you an exotic accommodation on sharing basis along with good quality meals.

Q: Which styles of Yoga will I practice in the RYC Yoga Teacher Training program?

RYC allows you to teach in a number of yoga styles. While the training itself is held in the Vinyasa Flow Style, graduates are also able to teach general Hatha Yoga, Nadri Yoga, Asthanga Yoga, Since yoga is a vast subject with many folklore and heritage, we are touching the exterior of each subject to bind all of the collection. A practical and theoretical base will be rooted during the specified time span leaving you with the skills necessary to grow and improve your practice. Outstanding, Flexible, Focused and Energetic Teaching Staff Members are behind all the efforts to make you lean on and free your soul to the rivers of Rishikesh.

Q: Do I automatically qualify as a Yoga Teacher by successfully completing the RYC Yoga Teacher Training Program? And What if I miss a day?

After attending 100% of the Course, you have completed your training and will be given a government approved certificate of completion. You need to complete all the course work and pass the practical exam so that you will be a Certified Yoga Teacher and you can run your own yoga classes anywhere anytime. Yoga Teacher Training programs are setting new standard to tourism in India. You can just use this great opportunity to expand your career options. Since the duration of these training are of very short span to understand each and every aspect of yoga and spiritual power and energy and with one missed day, you would be losing an essential part of your curriculum.

Q: Who is Rishikesh Yoga Club accredited with?

Rishikesh Yoga Club is registered with Yoga Alliance and closely follows their curriculum guidelines. RYC is approved at the Yoga Alliance 200 hrs and 500 hrs level in United States. RYC trainings and programs have a 5 star yoga alliance rating based on past training participants. RYC trainings are globally recognised and having more than 10,000 graduates.

Q: How many students in a class of the RYC Yoga Teacher Training program?

RYC Yoga Teacher Training program has a maximum of 10 to 15 students for 200 hour yoga course with two different groups and 10 to 20 students for 300 hour yoga course with another group and 10 to 20 students for 500 hour course. We usually have smaller units of folks under this training so that the teachers/trainers can totally focus on you individually. RYC offer you perfection in all aspects of Yoga teacher training programs. We welcome students from all over the world and maintain the decorum of our institute as healthy and friendly.

Q: Is any Visa required to attend the RYC Yoga Teacher Training Program?

Yes, definitely you will require an international Visa for the travel into India. A tourist Visa should supply you to Visit in India and have an amazing time travelling and learning yoga but please ensure that the visa duration should be more than the course’s duration so that you can enjoy your time over here with us. FYI, Tourist Visas is valid for 6 months but please check with the local Indian embassy for more information.

Q: Can I take this training if I’m pregnant?

We have had many pregnant students in our training programs. All students should first get their health checkups before joining the program to make sure that you are fit enough to get into the extensive training. We also have prenatal yoga classes especially for pregnant women. And we congratulate you for an intensive 9 month course to becoming a mum.

Q: What is the Payment Policy?

No payments are required until you select an appropriate program for yourself. Once accepted the given slot, you will need to secure your place by paying a deposit/Booking amount which is approx. 10 to 20% of the total fees. Participants need to pay the remaining fee on arrival at the centre. Acceptable methods of payment include Bank Transfers/Credit Cards/ PayPal.

Q: What are the Cancellation and Refund Policy?

For RYC Trainings, if you cancel 30 days or more before the start of the program you will forfeit half of your deposit and the remaining balance will be refunded. If you cancel 14-20 days before of the start of the program, you will forfeit your entire deposit and any remaining balance will be refunded.

In case of booking cancellation, advance fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Due to some reason if a participant is unable to attend the booked dates, can change it to other dates on prior notice with the same booking amount.

Q: What if I have an Injury/Special condition – Can I take this course?

We recommend you to have a proper health check-up first before enrolling yourself to the course with the permission of doctor and must sign a waiver stating that you are fit enough to take a course. We would like to see your health reports before accepting your application.

Q: Will I have free time to get involved in Excursions and other activities?

We provide you a healthy and friendly environment which will cover all the yoga classes and excursions simultaneously. You will have 8 hour training daily and rest of the time is all yours to explore the beauty of Rishikesh. We personally encourage you to visit the land of holy Ganga River and the valleys all around. Listen to the chirping of birds and go out and enjoy.

Q: What language you speak to communicate with the students?

English is the medium to communicate throughout the world and for the yoga teacher training; we will definitely communicate in English and Hindi both. Also we will have some useful seminars in both the languages to understand the great use of Ayurveda in your life. We generally communicate in the English language but we will definitely show you the power of Shudh Hindi over here.