FAQs

At Vedic Yoga Academy, you will get all the study material that is required for the course at the Yoga retreat center. If you still want to have prior knowledge, here is the information, for various meditation teacher training programs:

For 300hrs Meditation Teacher Training and Yoga Nidra course please read the Philosophy of Hatha Yoga by Swami Veda Bharati and Meditation and its Practice by Swami Rama before the course starts.

If you wish to go beyond and deepen your understating of Yoga and Meditation, here is a comprehensive list of books.

Everything depends on how you are feeling. We would urge you to first check with your physician to make sure that you can take the training. The teachers will adjust the Asanas and techniques for pregnant students, yet, everybody reacts differently. Please note that techniques are part of the education that you are not required to do during pregnancy, so you would not be able to do a part of the program.

You will be given training in classical Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. Vedic Yoga Academy teachers also teach Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Vinyasa Yoga.

We accept maximum of 12 students per teacher training Program as we want to give all focus on every student personally, understand everyone´s individual background and their knowledge on the subject. So we can provide a personalized training and careful guidance through the course.

Please bring your own Yoga mat, props will be provided to you during the course.

The fee includes the teaching, the certificate, accommodation and three meals per day. Daily tea, and filtered water is also available at any time. Depending on the training, books (reading material) are also included in the fee.

Yes, you can extend your stay and take further courses to deepen your knowledge. We provide advanced courses, retreats, and workshops you can join throughout the year. We also provide personalized courses for special interests and needs. Feel free to write an email to inquire about the same.

Yes, depending on the course you will have time off to deepen your practice, prepare for the exam , relax or explore surrounding areas. There are also breaks built in the schedule for meals, self-study, and rest. A sample of daily schedule is there on each course page on this website, which will give you a good idea of how the day runs.

Students are required to attend all classes.. Altogether 90% of the whole training needs to be attended in order to attain the certificate.

Students need to be at least 18 years old to take the teacher trainings and workshops. If minors (16 to 18 years old) wish to take the training program, then they are required to be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian.

Yes, our courses are made for everyone and every body type. You will gain flexibility and strength throughout the course/retreat. You can start from any point, with any condition and reach wherever you want to go with your yogic practice. All techniques and practices are adaptable to any condition.

Yes, we encourage you to join no matter how old you feel or how many years are written in your passport. Yoga is for everyone and we make sure to take your personal needs into account. You can start from where you are and reach where you wish to be.

Yes, Yoga is ideal for people who lost connection with their body, even excellent for rehabilitation after a long period of immobility. We start working with you exactly where you are and will help you to achieve your goals.

There is no prior experience required for the 100hrs & 200hrs Meditation & Yoga Teacher training. They are designed for all levels.

Yes, after completing the 200 hours Meditation & Yoga Teacher Training Program, you will be able to teach Yoga classes. After the course, a Yoga Alliance certificate will be issued to you, enabling you to teach internationally.

Yes, we have morning and evening classes and all our students along with teachers have their meals together. If you wish to stay in another facility, kindly let us know in advance so that we can decide if the same is possible.

It is fine, you’re not alone! Our teachers will work with the students guiding them through the process step by step, allowing them to conquer their fears. You don´t start teaching an entire class. You begin with 2 minutes sessions and only in the end you will teach for a whole hour.

In the Meditation & Yoga Teacher Training, students will be taught how to connect with their inner self and the world around them. Students will learn the fundamentals of Yoga which includes the proper way of living to create balance, harmony, and peace within the mind, body, and soul. We follow a meditative and spiritual approach, where the Asanas support the inner growth. Additionally our instructors are highly educated. and have a scientific background, so spiritual practice will be explained in the light of a modern approach as well. Our courses are uniquely fulfilling and take place in beautiful retreat centers. It is a journey towards yourself and towards a happy fulfilled and healthy life that you can share with your environment.

Being physically fit is not a must; anyone interested in Yoga can join the course. However, some physical exercise will be required to have a better understanding of what’s being taught. At Vedic Yoga Academy, our priority is to teach the students how to become self-sufficient in diagnosing and resolving issues and assist others to do the same. In order to avoid any complications, please check with your physician if you have special conditions and let us know in advance. We will take your health issues into consideration.

Yes, there will be a small final written exam at the end of the course about the topics we taught throughout the training. And a final practical exam, where the students will teach a class designed on their own.

Yes, we provide Yoga Alliance certificates for the 200hrs, 300hrs and 500hrs of trainings.

Yes, we offer trainings and retreats at different locations and countries. Please click here for more information about our locations.

We accept maximum 10 students for the Retreats and Workshops .

If students wish to bring in their children on retreats, we can make accommodations for a family setting. Please note that there is no babysitting service available and your child is safe and taken care of while you attend the classes.

Yes, we can arrange pick up services from the nearest airport. For the  location in Rishikesh we also provide a pick up from the airport in Delhi. The costs are as follows:

Pokhara – Pokhara Airport $ 15
Rishikesh – Dheradun Airport $ 25
Pokhara – Kathmandu Airport $120

We serve vegetarian Ayurvedic meals three times a day. If you have any special needs or allergies, please let us know in advance so we can provide proper alternatives for you.

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