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FAQ

What is ‘IndeaYoga’?

‘Indea’ is combination of two words –

In    = refers to ‘inner’ in English

Dea = is ‘light’ in Sanskrit

When put together ‘Indea’ means ‘inner light’

‘Yoga’ personifies the journey of moving from external darkness to inner light. This inner light guides us during our arduous journey through life. The inner light brightens all aspects of life, driving away darkness (of ignorance) and usher in the light (of knowledge).

‘IndeaYoga’ was founded with the philosophy to activate each practitioner’s inner light and enable him/her to lead life mindfully.  To do this, Yogacharya designed series of practices to bring about coordination between body, breath and mind.

Is IndeaYoga affiliated to Yoga Alliance?

IndeaYoga is affiliated to Yoga Alliance and is one of the oldest Yoga Alliance (USA) accredited schools in India. We are accredited RYS 200, RYS 300 and RYS 500.

What are the courses provided at IndeaYoga?

The courses at IndeaYoga is mentioned below.  Please visit website for course details.

Mysore Style classes has 3 variants

  1. Hatha Yoga
  2. Ashtanga Yoga
  3. Therapeutic yoga

Teacher Training Courses has 2 variants

  1. Hatha Yoga
  2. Ashtanga Yoga

We also organize classes in Patanjali Yoga Sutra and Yoga Philosophy.

How do I choose between Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga?

Hatha yoga is the classical version of yoga. It is steady, slow and deliberate. If you are looking to perfect each yoga pose, learn about alignments and the geometry of your body, Hatha yoga is for you. If, on the other hand, you are seeking a dynamic form of practice that gives strength and stamina, Ashtanga Vinyasa is for you.

What is the criteria to enroll for a course at IndeaYoga?

Any student from the age of 12 years who is passionate about learning yoga are welcome to enrol at IndeaYoga.  We at IndeaYoga take a holistic approach while assessing each student and will then recommend a yoga practice to address the specific need of the person keeping in mind the age, experience, fitness and health condition. The duration of the course is 4 weeks.

What options do I have on completion of the Beginner’s Mysore Style classes?

Depending on your interest and progress, you can enroll for the intermediate or advance level.  Please seek guidance from your teacher.

What are the do’s and don’ts for a beginner?

Few general tips to help you begin your practice.  However, it is your responsibility to clarify and seek guidance specific to your condition during registration. 

  • You are advised not to miss class during menstruation (for women) or if you feel sick, tired or sleepy once you start your practice.  Instead discuss your condition with the teacher­­­­.
  • It is advisable not to have a heavy meal at least 3 hours before your practice.  But liquid (water, juice or tea) can be taken 15-20 minutes before yoga. However, please clarify this during registration.
  • You may have your meal 15 minutes after the practice.
  • Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water every day irrespective of yoga practice as it helps to clean the system.
  • It is okay to shower 15 minutes after the practice.

Note: Jewellery should be avoided.  Cell phones to be switched off during class.

If I have an ailment/condition, will it be alleviated with yoga?

Therapeutic yoga at IndeaYoga is an alternative way of understanding health problem and helping individuals through the application of yoga techniques and principles. 

Anyone, with any kind of ailment, seeking an alternative way of healing can register for Therapeutic yoga Mysore style classes.  

How early should I register for the courses? 

Teacher Training Course is conducted from 1st to 28th of the month - April to September and November to February.

Mysore Style Classes are conducted from 1st to 28th of the month - June to September and November to February.

You can register once you decide on the course.  Follow the link for registration

How many students are admitted in each batch?

The batch size is 19 for both Teachers Training Course and Mysore Style classes.

What is the medium of instruction for the courses?

The medium of instruction is mainly English.  Students can request for instructions in Kannada or Hindi if English is a challenge.

What study material do I need?

You will be provided with a Training Manual which is designed in an easy comprehensive manner which is simple to adopt and learn. To deepen your knowledge, you will also receive a list of books which are easily available at the bookstores in Mysore.

If I miss classes will it affect my learning?

Since the duration of your course is just 4 weeks each class is important to develop your knowledge and yoga skills.  Being absent even for a day will result in you missing out on essential principles hence we encourage you to be regular and punctual.  Follow the class timings as delay of more than two classes will lead to dismissal.

Will an examination be held at the end of the course? 

Teacher Training Courses - at the end of the course you will be assessed on Teaching Methodology (practical examination of teaching yoga) and on theory. The exams are structured to meet the standards of Yoga Alliance. 

Mysore Style classes - no exams will be conducted. 

What is the course fee? 

Please write to us at info@indeayoga.com for details regarding course fees. 

How do I register and pay for the fees? 

To register and reserve your spot in the Teacher Training Course and Mysore Style Classes you please follow the link and fill the online Application Form. 

Post registration follow the link for payment. 

What am I required to bring along for the course? 

Apart from your own travel and daily necessities, your personal medicines, bring your own yoga mat and writing material for all the sessions.  Please also carry a valid proof of identification (for Indians), copy of your passport, visa and a passport size photograph. 

To help you plan your travel, we have provided you with an overview of the weather in Mysore: 

  • Summer – March till May. The average temperature varies in the range of 22°C to 39°C.
  • Monsoon – July to September. Mysore receives an average annual rainfall of 804.2 mm.
  • Winter – October to February. The minimum temperature recorded is 10°C. 

Is accommodation provided during the training?

Teacher Training course is a residential program.  The course fee is inclusive of food and accommodation.

Mysore Style classes, Students to make their own arrangements for accommodation.  Please visit the ‘Resource’ page on our website for details regarding accommodation.

Food and accommodation at YogaDhama can be provided depending on availability. Interested students  to check availability and the cost at the time of registration. 

What are the meal options? 

There are many restaurants and catered home-cooked meals available in Gokulam at affordable prices. Alternatively, you can choose to cook your own meals if your landlord provides you with that option.

Where is the closest airport to Mysore?

The closest international airport to Mysore is Bengaluru International Airport. It takes around 3-4 hours of travel to reach Mysore city from the airport.  Please the ‘Resource’ page on our website for airport pick-up facilities.

How do I commute within the city?

You may use public transportation facilities. You may also consider booking cabs and autorickshaws through Uber/Ola apps. Or if you wish to be independent, you have the option of hiring two-wheeler vehicles and bicycles.

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