The closest and most convenient airport for you is to fly to New-Delhi. If you are visiting India for the first time then it is better for you to take a flight to Dehradun (city nearby), and from Dehradun is a 30 min drive by car, so you save a hustle.
Yes, it is safe to travel alone to Rishikesh, many tourists do it. It might be a bit challenging to travel by local buses or trains sometimes if you are never been to India before, as it's very different from other parts of the world.
Yes, with advanced notice we will arrange transportation for you to Rishikesh directly from the airport, bus or train station. Upon arriving in Rishikesh we will help you with directions for walking a short distance to our school
Food provided at our center is 100% vegetarian, not vegan. You will need to inform us in advance so our chef can prepare food for you especially.
Yes, we will provide you food according to your needs.
There is pure filtered water available for students 24/7, free of charge.
Yes, when you are not at your classes you are free to use a cellphone.
Our wireless internet is free and easily accessible, so you can bring your phone or your laptop in order to use it.
Yes, we have AC available for extra charges.
Yes, India hospitals have the same facilities as Western countries, might be not the same brand, but you'll be able to get it here as well.
If you are sick, injured or in need of medical assistance, we will provide you with medical care or take you to a western-style hospital (whichever option is needed). And in this case, we will find alternatives for you in order to be able to finish the course.
We have taken extra precautions by hiring dedicated staff to prepare each and every meal at the school from fresh ingredients. Eating outside of school is pretty safe in the restaurants at Rishikesh. If your stomach is sensitive, you should beware of eating street foods.
You'll have some breaks during your daily schedule. You have one off day in a week, so you'll have time to discover.
In case of an emergency, yes, but you'll have to inform the teacher of the class about it.
Yes, it is possible to attend the MTTC with your partner.
The MTTC is suitable for everyone as we committed to teach you from the very root of yoga through all aspects, so the experience is not necessary.
All teachers are qualified Yogis, some are with master degrees of yoga sciences, and some are with MA degrees.
No, all students are coming from different parts of the world, so English is the most likely second language of them. The courses are easily understandable and teachers will help you with anything.
There are a few books that you'll have to read during your course. It is your choice to start before your arrival or once you are at school.
In order to attend the orientation program, one should arrive at least a day before starting the course. On the last day of the course, a graduation ceremony takes place and, therefore, departure should be planned to keep in mind this.
Spiritual meditation can be considered as subjective science. It is an ancient organized structure backed by reasoning and observation. Only the practitioner knows the actual effects and process of meditation, and no device can measure that.
The main difference between spirituality and religion is that spirituality is an inward reflection of self and an attempt to merge with the higher consciousness whereas religion is an external practice through ceremonies, rituals, and festivals.
It helps if you find a Guru who can guide you along the right way and make your path to higher consciousness easier. Otherwise, you can become your Guru if you let go of ego.
Comparing mindfulness to the concept of meditation in eastern philosophy, mindfulness is not meditation. It is an exercise to be aware of the present moment.
Wear comfortable clothing that will not distract you from meditation.
Early morning time before sunrise is usually the best time to meditate. As at that time, you probably won’t be bothered with phone calls, work, or household duties. The second best time to meditate is in the evening after your work as it helps to create a natural boundary between work and the rest of life.
It is more pleasant and beneficial to meditate with eyes closed. However, if you have any unusual sensation or any other issue, you are advised to open your eyes.
The yoga philosophy follows the ahimsa principle, but it is entirely the choice of the practitioner whether to have animal products or not
The basic and most important thing to keep in mind while meditating is to keep your spine erect and active. You can choose a seated pose that suits you better such as Sukhasana, Vajrasana, Padmasana or simply sit on a chair.
Music can act as a tool to meditate. Meditative music helps us to shift our attention from worries and tensions to the inner self. Especially Indian classical music is recommended for meditation as the ragas and notes are designed to stimulate our subtle energy system.
Yes, you can learn meditation from a book or a video but to go deeper in your practice you need the guidance of a guru or a teacher.
No lifestyle changes are needed for meditation unless it comes naturally without any effort. With time your lifestyle will adjust itself to the true nature of body and soul.
Generally, it is best to meditate no less than 15 minutes.