FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FAQs – Queries about the course, location and, Price
Yoga Course Information
Q1. What are the durations of Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Retreat courses?
- 100-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course – 11 Days
- 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course – 23 Days
- 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course – 26 Days
- 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course – 56 Days
- Yoga Retreat – 03 days, 07 days, 15 days
Q2. Will there be written and practical exams at the end of the course?
Yes. It would be best if you were compelled to meet the assessment criteria to pass the YTTC. You’ll be assessed on each of the modules. Assessments area unit each written and sensible. Our lecturers can offer details of what’s expected throughout the first week. You’ll have much steering and support throughout the course.
Q3. How many students are going to be there in each course?
We believe this is going to be a life-changing experience for you. We must remain true to our mission of spreading healing across the world. Our courses must remain intimate. Therefore, each course is limited to 15 students.
Q4. How many years of experience do I need to join the Yoga TTC course?
The Yoga Teacher Training course is suitable for everyone as we are committed to teaching you from the root to all the aspects of Yoga, so the experience is unnecessary.
Q5. What will I be studying in the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course?
In 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa course, you will learn:
- Hatha Yoga
- Ashtanga Yoga
- Yoga Philosophy
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Yoga Sutras
- Use of props
- How to avoid injuries
- Teaching Methodology
- Class Management
- Class Arrangement
- Business & Ethics
Q6. Are you registered with Yoga Alliance?
Yes, we are registered with Yoga Alliance; you can check our registration here. AYM Yoga Goa on Yoga Alliance.
Q7. Can I do a work exchange for your TTC course?
As our ttc courses are highly demanding, you will not have time to work, so we do not offer this option. After the course, we will see if you qualify to stay on as an assistant, which is the current work exchange program.
Q8. What is expected from our students while they are here?
Apart from an open mind and desire to learn, we have a few more expectations when participating in our teacher training course.
Applicants should have a good general fitness level to get the most from our courses, so please come healthy and in good shape! 100% attendance to all classes during the course is mandatory; otherwise, you will not gain full benefit. A minimum contact hour requirement is required to qualify for your certificate under the Yoga Alliance guidelines.
We understand that the courses are intense, so please communicate with us if you have any problems during your stay. We do our best to ensure your comfort but can’t read your mind if you don’t tell us there’s a problem, so please talk to us!
Q9. I am not sure which program to choose. Which one do you suggest?
Please read through the different program details on this site and see which attracts you the most! If you have any circumstances you think may affect your choice and are unsure, please get in touch with us directly.
Q10. How do I get started?
Just fill out our online Application Form or Call/WhatsApp +91 9528023387 and leave a message. You will receive a reply within 24hours. Please include a summary of the benefits you seek, your personal fitness and/or emotional goals and availability. All information is kept entirely confidential.
Generally, our 200-hour courses benefit all levels of practitioners. Those who wish to take more advanced classes should be firmly established in their yoga practice to ensure they can get the most out of the opportunity.
Q1. How do I get to AYM Yoga School in Goa?
Arrival by aeroplane:
The Dabolim Airport lies 60 kilometres from the AYM Yoga School, Arambol. Daily flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochin, and Bangalore will connect it.
Arrival by train:
The two major railheads in Goa are Thivim and Madgaon, which are well-connected by trains from all over the country.
Arrival by bus:
Many bus operators in Goa offer options for intracity and intercity travel. KSRTC, KTC, and MSRTC are government roadways from Panaji, Madgaon, and Vasco Da Gama.
Q3.How is the weather in Goa? What kind of clothes should I bring with me?
Being in the equatorial zone and near the Arabian Sea, Goa typically experiences a hot and dewy climate all year. Pack light clothes, and don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.
Q4. How far are you from the airport? Do you provide airport pickup?
We are just 60 kilometres from Dabolim (Goa International Airport) and 30 kilometres from MOPA Airport. Yes, we provide airport pickup at an additional price.
In order to travel to India, you will need a visa issued by the Government of India and a passport from the country where you live.
You must always have your passport in India, valid for the entire time you plan to be there. You will also need your passport when you check into a hotel or book travel within India.
You will also need a special stamp inside your passport issued by the Indian government, known as a visa. The good news is that getting an Indian Visa, previously a nerve-wracking endeavour, recently became much easier with the new ‘visa on arrival program’, which allows residents of many Western countries to apply for their visa online and stamp their passport once they arrive in New Delhi. Learn more about this convenient program and apply for your Indian visa HERE one month before you arrive in India.
TIP: To avoid delays in getting your visa approved, apply for a tourist visa. Also, any association with Pakistan or identifying yourself as a journalist, writer or reporter will slow down the process considerably.
Q1. How much does tuition cost, and what does it include?
The tuition starts from $1199 and covers the following: over 23 days, our students participate in intense and immersive classes starting at 6:30 AM and ending at 8:00 PM, familiarizing themselves with the fundamental aspects of yoga. Every student can choose accommodation, whether a private room or shared, and three vegetarian meals per day.
Q2. How do I reserve a spot?
We ask all prospective students to fill out a personal application form. So we can understand their background in yoga, motivation to learn, and see if they are fit to study. To fully secure your spot, we require a non-refundable deposit that is used to reserve your spot in our course and is also applied towards your entire course tuition.
Q3. What is the refund policy?
The advance fee is non-refundable, but it is transferable (valid for 12 months), which means that if you cannot join the course in the month you choose, you can switch your course to another month within 12 months.
Q4. What amount should I deposit to reserve my spot, and when must I pay the balance?
Following is the classification of the advance fee:
- 100-hour Yoga Teacher Training == US $105 ($100 fee and $5 tax)
- 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training == US $210 ($200 fee and $10 tax)
- 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training == US $210 ($200 fee and $10 tax)
- 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training == US $420 ($400 fee and $20 tax)
- Yoga Retreat == US $105 ($100 fee and $5 tax)
Q5. How can I pay the remaining fee?
You can pay in hard cash (We accept INR, USD, EUROS, and AUD), or you can pay us through debit/credit card, Bank Transfer, and TransferWise. You can visit our Payment Options page for more information about Payment options on arrival.
Q1. Will we have days off during the course?
Yes, Sundays are free.
Q2. After attending a Yoga TTC with AYM Yoga School Goa, Will I teach Yoga anywhere in the world?
Yes, after successful completion, you will teach Hatha, Ashtanga & Iyengar Yoga anywhere in the world. You have to check your country’s requirements regarding registration, requirements, etc.
Q3. I am a beginner. Can I attend the course?
Yes, you can. Our courses are specially designed for beginners.
Q4. What Vaccines do I need to bring with me?
Vaccines are not compulsory but are advisable. You must consult your doctor about the vaccines you need to visit India. Depending on your country, you may need different ones. On this page, you can find some helpful information.
Look at this site for more info: wwwnc.cdc.gov.
Q5. Can I eat before class?
Yoga should be practised on an empty belly, so you should leave 3-4 hours after a main meal or two hours after a soft snack.
Q6. Will the classes be all women?
No. More men are beginning to realize the benefits of Yoga, and many also attend regularly. The postures are a challenge to both men and women.
Q7. What shall I wear?
Wear clothes that don’t restrict your movement in any way. Most people wear shorts or leggings (it helps if the teacher can see your knees!) and a T-shirt or vest. Yoga is always practised on bare feet.
In case if we forget to answer any question, feel free contact us with your query.