1. How long has your school been in existance?
Kranti Yoga School is now in its 10th year of teaching with over 6000 teacher training students having passed through our shala.
2. What airlines fly to Goa
You can fly from Europe, UK and USA with Qatar Airways, Air India, Jet Airways and Oman Air. During peak season (Nov – Feb) there are direct flights available from the UK to Goa. Dabolim Airport is Goa's international and only airport.
3. Do I need a visa?
YES, all passport holders need a visa for India, except for Nepal. A Tourist Visa is sufficient for practice with us. You can get a E-tourist visa following this link https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html or a tuirist visa for longer term ( up to 6 months) at the Indian embassy of your city.
A Student Visa is NOT REQUIRED for Yoga in Goa.
Consult your local Indian embassey. Most embassies have an online application form you can download off the internet.
- You need to apply for a Visa online or at the Indian Embassy of your City, check your country requirment on this website:
4. Can I get a Visa on Arrival?
Only Nepali passport allows you to enter India without a Visa.
5. Is the course taught in English?
6. Will there be a written and practical exam at the end of the course?
Yes. You will have to meet an assessment criteria to pass the YTTC. You will be assessed on each of the modules. Assessments are both written and practical. Our teachers will give you details of what is expected during the first week. You will have plenty of guidance and support throughout the course.
7. Will a course manual be provided?
Yes. All course materials are provided. For YTTC students, you will be given a copy of Ashtanga Yoga by Gregor Maehle to use for the duration of the course. This is also availbale to buy should you want your own copy.
8. I am a beginner, can I join the YTTC course?
Kranti Yoga welcomes all levels to join the course however you have to some experience of Ashtanga primary series Yoga.
The course can be phisically challenging, if you have never done Yoga before please contact us via email, we can help you choosing the best option for you.
9. Will I have an opportunity to teach on the YTTC?
Yes, on the 200 hr YTTC, you will teach your own yoga class to your peers as part of your final assessment. On the 300 hr YTTC, you will get the chance to teach 2 classes to drop ins as part of your final exam (only if you feel ready).
10. What if I don't want to become a yoga teacher after completing the YTTC?
There are always some students who take the YTTC without wanting to become a yoga teacher. Some students are keen to develop and deepen their own practice through the YTTC. We are more than happy to accommodate such students.
11. What if I a miss few classes?
To qualify for the YTTC, trainees must attend the required number of hours (200/300). If you have to miss a class due to unavoidable reasons, we will do our best to make sure that these hours are made up. There are always yoga classes scheduled at the weekend should a student need to make up any hours of practice. Attendance is important and we do monitor it closely.
12. Do I have to stay at The Yoga Village to do a YTTC/Intensive Yoga Course?
No. While the majority of our students opt for a residential package, it is also possible to do a course and live nearby. There is a range of accommodations in Patnem to suit all budgets.
13. How do I register my place on the course?
Please fill out your booking request at the Book Now section on our website.
14. What type of yoga will we be learning on the YTTC/Intensive Yoga Course?
Morning practice will be Ashtanga Primary Series. The evening sessions are technical workshops that focus on backbending, hip opening and jump backs. We also teach Hip Opening Flow and Backbending Flow classes.
15. Is it possible to stay and work as a teacher at Kranti Yoga after the YTTC?
We do not employ teachers to work with us. Visa requirements do not permit this. However, we offer Yoga Teacher Training Plus which is a course that allows you to develop with us as a yoga teacher by assisting in the shala. It is also possible to do your 300 hr YTTC having completed the 200 hr YTTC, regardless of the scheduled dates, in order for you to further your studies with us. If you have completed 2 courses with us, you will be entitled to stay on for a further month on a 'Karma Yoga Internship'.
16. Do I need to take Malaria tablets?
We are not qualified to advise about Malaria tablets. The best thing to do is visit your local doctor or travel clinic for advice on Malaria and other vaccinations you may need. The majority of our guests do not take them.
17. What is your refund policy?
We do not refund deposits on any of our courses or holidays stay. However, if you have paid a deposit and for some reason are unable to attend, we will be happy to transfer the deposit to another course. This will be subject to availability. Once you have paid the full amount of your course or holiday stay, and for any valid reason you are not happy about our service, we can give you part of the money back if you leave after one week stay.
18. When do I need to pay the balance?
You will have to pay your balance on the first day of your course or online before you arrive. If paying when you arrive you can pay by cash, credit card, Paypal.
19. What payment method do you accept?
We accept cash of any currency, Paypal and credit cards. If you pay by Paypal or credit card you will incur a 4% charge. Please note we do not accept American Express cards.
20. I am thinking of coming in October but I have read that the season in Goa does not start until November. What isopen?
The monsoon finishes in October and so this month can be rainy with bursts of sunshine. The bars and restaurants are built during this month as soon as the license from the local government has been issued. Everything on Patnem Beach is open by November. The October course runs successfully as our garden shala has a roof and so we are fine to practice if it is raining. As our courses are residential, all food and refreshments are provided on campus. The tendency is for students to spend most of their time on campus during their course and evenings are spent studying. Our ocean view campus should be ready for October as long as we have had permission from the local government to commence the work. If you do book this accommodation for October, it is possible that you may be housed in the garden campus or just outside of the yoga village for a week or so while the building work completes.
21. Do you have drop in classes?
Yes, we have 3 classes per day open to the public, please email us to know the daily schedule and prices.
22. do i get a certificate for the YTTC?
Yes, you will get a certificate valid on Yoga Alliance.
23. What is the difference between Yoga Holiday and Yoga Holidays Intesive?
We offer a few options at the shala for yoga holidays. We have yoga holiday packages which include up to three 90 minute asana classes a day (8:30am Ashtanga Led Primary Series (modified), 11:00am Slow Flow and 4:30pm Vinyasa Flow, as well as daily Pranayama and Meditation classes.
We also offer week long yoga intensives which include everything in the holiday package plus 6 daily 75 minute individual or small group classes (group size just depends on the number of people who have signed up for an intensive that week, so it may just be you or 2-3 other guests as well). This course is a really great opportunity to deepen your practice, ask questions, and receive loads of one-on-one attention from our teachers. You can basically let us know what you want to learn and work on and that's what will be covered during that time.
For any other question please email us at a [email protected]
This yoga should be practiced with firm determination and perseverance, without any mental reservation or doubts.