A. You will be learning all aspects of yoga like Asanas, Pranayamas, Mantra chanting, Meditation, Mudra, Bandha, Cleansing process, Yoga Philosophy and anatomy.
Q. How much will I learn?
A. More than your expectation. This is what most of our students told again and again. Students felt enriched with the knowledge in many aspects of yoga and also Indian culture.
Q. What kind of benefits will I get in my personal life?
A. Yoga is a holistic therapy for body, mind, heart, and soul. So you will find many health benefits, clear mind and decision making, stress release, emotional maturity, emotional intelligence and benefits for your soul. Our previous students have reported various life-changing experiences and some have achieved peak experiences too.
Q. What do I need to bring for this yoga course/retreat?
A. Bring the clothes for personal use according to the season, any medicines you need. Bringing raincoat in the rain season is suggested. We provide all the bedding and bed sheet but bring your own towels. You don’t need to bring any yoga mat, yoga books or writing material. It will be provided here. In the local market nearby you can find most of the things of daily use.
Q. What kind of clothing do I need?
A. Please bring any comfortable clothing for yourself according to the season. You don’t need to wear only white or any special color. But our clothing must be decent that doesn’t draw unnecessary attention on us.
Q. Where are you located?
A. We are located in the Laxman Jhula area of Rishikesh. The nearby environment is green an clean. We are among nature near local market and restaurants. The river Ganga is visible from the School premises. From the rooftop, you can get a 360-degree view of the city, river, and mountains at the same time.
Q. How is the weather in Rishikesh?
A. Rishikesh is situated in the northern part of India, in the foothills of Himalaya and on the side of the river Ganga. Here the summer season starts in the middle of April and it reaches on the peak in June. After the middle of June, it starts raining until August end. The winter starts in November end till February second week. The maximum temperature in summer can be up to 43 degrees and the minimum temperature in winter is 5 degrees.
Q. What is special about learning Yoga in Rishikesh, when so many other places are there?
A. Rishikesh being th World Yoga Capital is the best place for learning yoga in the world. The tradition of yogic knowledge and spiritual practices is alive here since the beginning of time. This place is famous as the abode of many great masters in the past and even today many monks and yogis live here. Practicing yoga in Rishikesh on the side of holy river Ganga is a dream coming true for the most yoga practitioners. Rishikesh vibes are so much charged with a spiritual energy that people can feel their mind willing to practice meditation naturally.
Q. What is special about Anant Yog Sansthan?
A. Anant Yog Sansthan is one of the best yoga school in Rishikesh for learning yoga in a traditional and holistic manner. We are a family run School. A yoga School is a place where people live together like a family taking care of each other. In ancient times, students would go and live with the family of their teachers and learn there. While living with their teachers, a great loving connection develops between teacher and student. The knowledge starts flowing naturally. This relationship is called Guru Shishya Parampara. While staying at Anant Yog Sansthan you will also get a chance to see the Indian culture better in the real family setting. This will clear many false ideas about Indian culture and family system.
Q. What kind of accommodation do you provide?
A. We provide twin shared or private accommodation with all modern facilities. This includes an attached bathroom and toilet with hot water facility. There is basic furniture like bed, table, chair in all rooms. Rooms are decently decorated and well maintained. Rooms have fans and windows but are without air conditioners. There is unlimited free wifi for everyone. Some rooms have good Ganga view or hill view. But not all rooms can have great views.
Q. What kind of meals do you provide?
A. We provide daily three Indian Veg meals and two herbal tea. Our food is prepared with love and care for health. We serve fruits in breakfast along with a few other dishes. Food is our USP and our students claim that we serve the best meals in the city.
Q. Can I get vegan meals or gluten-free diet?
A. Yes, we can arrange Vegan meals and gluten-free meals for you. There is always more than one option in the meals. So students will always have few dishes that they can eat.
Q. Can I order whatever I want in meals?
A. No. you are in a yoga school which has some guidelines, so there is a fixed menu for every day. But if all students want some particular dish then it can be cooked in the kitchen for sure.
Q. Is it safe to travel in Rishikesh for a woman alone?
A. Yes, Rishikesh is a very safe place for everyone including for the women traveling alone. You can easily move on the road in the middle of the night too. Local people are nice and friendly. You will find yourself safer than in your home country.
Q. Any special benefits for me if I attend the same course twice?
A. Yes. Our students are our family members. So they deserve a special family discount. Anant Yog Sansthan, Rishikesh offers flat 30% off on student taking the same course twice or more times. This is just a small gesture of our love and care for our students.
Q. What should I expect out of this retreat?
A. The intense training that will grow you on 5 planes of spirituality. Physical, mental, social, emotional and soul. You will get lots of laughter, fun, friends and some happy tears. Great knowledge by the astonishingly experienced teachers who look very young. Expect to get tired and being encouraged. A pleasant stay in Rishikesh among nature, mountain, river and humble people. Healthy and super delicious Indian meals and healthy lifestyle. Expect few sightseeing and practicing yoga on the beach. And yes many friends and happy memories with a thousand pictures.
Q. What should I not expect from this yoga retreat ?
A. Don’t expect any high-end facilities like a great hotel which are not available (remember what you are paying). Please also understand that you are coming for learning yoga in a yoga school and not in a hotel. Further, all individual meal requests can’t be fulfilled. There is a fixed menu for every day and there are always many choices. Don’t expect to be treated like a customer or hotel guest, just because you are paying. We can learn like a student only. And for being a student we need humility and respecting the teachers. Expecting to get a certificate without attending the classes is not right. Don’t expect many restrictions. You will be quite free and relaxed. But missing the classes, smoking at the Ashram premises is not allowed.
Q. Will language be a barrier, as English is not my first language?
A. As such all the classes will be conducted in English, so basic understanding of English is required. Our teachers are also from India there first language is not English. If you can read this part then you can definitely learn yoga at Sri Yoga Ashram .
Q. Which airpot should I choose?
A. For reaching INDIA you will have to come Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and than to reach Rishikesh either you can hire a cab or by plane you need to book for Jolly Grant Airport i.e. nearest from Rishikesh. From Dehradun airport you will get a taxi that will take you to the school. Taxi will take around 45 minute approx from the Dehradun airport.
Q. How can I pay?
A. You need to pay a small reservation fees by Paypal. Rest of the fess you can pay by cash, credit card or bank transfer when you arrive at Anant Yog Sansthan.
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