FAQ

1. How long has Kranti Yoga been open? 2.  Are you registered with Yoga Alliance? 3.  Is the 200 hr YTTC suitable for beginners? 4.  Will there be a written and practical exam at the end of the course? 5.  Is the course taught in English? 6. Will I have an opportunity to teach on the YTTC? 7.  Will a course manual be provided? 8. What if I don't want to become a yoga teacher after completing the YTTC? 9.  What if I a miss few classes? 10.  Do I have to stay at The Yoga Village to do a YTTC/Intensive Yoga Course? 11.  How many students do you accept on the YTTCs? 12.  Is it possible to stay and work as a teacher at Kranti Yoga after the YTTC? 13.  What type of yoga will we be learning on the YTTC? 14.  How do I register my place on the course? 15. How far are you from the airport? Can you arrange my airport transfer? 16. What time can I check in? Do I need to book an extra night before the start of the course? 17. What clothes do I need to bring? 18. Do I need to bring white clothes? 19. Can anyone join the 100 hr Yin Immersion? 20.   What is the difference between a Yoga Holiday and the Yoga Intensive Course? 21. My partner would like to stay with me while I am on the YTTC. He/she does not practice yoga, they just want to join me for a holiday. Is this possible? 22. When do I need to pay the balance? 23.  What is your refund policy? 24. I do not have a PayPal account. How can I register my course? 25.  What payment method do you accept? 26.  I am thinking of coming in October but I have read that the season in Goa does not start until November.  What is open? 27. Do you have drop in classes? 28. I am looking for work as a Yoga Teacher. Do you have any vacancies? 29. Do I need a visa? 30. Do I need to take Malaria tablets?

    1.   How long has Kranti Yoga been open?

Kranti Yoga School is now in its 10th year of teaching with over 6000 YTTC students from all corners of the globe graduating from us. It started as a small shala in Palolem. The Yoga Village now spreads over 2 locations, Garden Side and Ocean Side with 6 yoga shalas in total.


    2.  Are you registered with Yoga Alliance?

Yes, our YTTCs are fully registered with Yoga Alliance, USA and our curricula are fully compliant with their regulations. This is an internationally recognised qualification. You can see our profile and courses here:
www.yogaalliance.org
We are not registered with Yoga Alliance UK but the certificate is recognised in the UK.


    3.  Is the 200 hr YTTC suitable for beginners?

Kranti Yoga welcomes all levels to join our courses. However, if you are joining us for the 200 hr YTTC, it is essential that you have tried Ashtanga Yoga. If you have been practicing other styles of yoga for a long time, please do your research and be sure that you fully understand the nature of this practice.


    4.  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.


    5.  Is the course taught in English?

Yes.


    6.   Will I have an opportunity to teach on the YTTC?

Yes, on the 200 hr YTTC, you will teach your own 60 minute yoga class to your peers as part of your final assessment. On the 300 hr YTTC, you will get the chance to teach your peers a 90 minute Vinyasa Flow Class with a peak posture.

 


    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 available to buy should you want your own copy.


    8.  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


    9.  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.


    10.  Do I have to stay at The Yoga Village to do a YTTC/Intensive Yoga Course?

No.  We recommend that you stay with us in the Yoga Village in order that you are fully immersed into our community. However, if you wold like to stay outside, this is also possible.. We offer a Non-Residential Option as well as Tuition Only. These are cheaper options and prices can be found


    11.  How many students do you accept on the YTTCs?

On the 200 hr YTTC, you can expect up to 30 students. In a group of 30, you would have the Lead Teacher along with several Teaching Assistants to ensure that you get personalised attention.
On the 300 hr YTTC, the group is slightly smaller with a maximum of 20 students.


    12.  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 the Yoga Teacher Training Plus which is a course that allows you to develop with us as a yoga teacher by assisting in the shala. If you have completed 2 courses with us, you will be entitled to stay on for a further month on a 'Karma Yoga Program.


    13.  What type of yoga will we be learning on the YTTC?

Our 200 hr YTTC is centred around the practice of Ashtanga Yoga with Vinyasa Flow taught twice a week. The 200 hr students will learn how to teach Vinyasa Flow. Some Yin Yoga Classes are taught in the afternoon.
There are two 300 hr YTTC focuses one focusing on Vinyasa Flow using the alignment of the Primary Series Postures as a foundation with an in-depth focus on adjustments. Our 300 hr students will also teach Vinyasa Flow.
The other 300 hr YTTC is in Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow giving you an in-depth focus on Yin Yoga.


    14.  How do I register my place on the course?

Please fill out a booking request at the Book Now section on our website. You will need to pay a 200 euro deposit to secure any of our Yoga Teacher Training Courses (400 euros for the 500 hr YTTC.) Yoga Holiday and Yoga Intensive Courses can be secured with just 100 euros.


    15.  How far are you from the airport? Can you arrange my airport transfer?

Dabolim International Airport is approximately 90 minutes from The Yoga Village in good traffic. We offer a 24 hr taxi service at an additional cost of 35 euros each way. When you have registered with us and paid your deposit, you will receive an email requesting your details.


    16.  What time can I check in? Do I need to book an extra night before the start of the course?

Check in is 2pm. If you arrive before 2pm and your room is ready, we will check you in. Otherwise, you can arrive any time on Check In Day and hang out in The Yoga Village. The dates listed on the website are the Check In and Check Out Days. So, if the course start date is 23 rd October, you will start on the 24 th . Our YTTC students are entitled to 4 additional nights accommodation at a discounted price of 30 euros per night.


    17.  What clothes do I need to bring?

As far as clothes are concerned, you just need light summer things, beachwear, lots of yoga clothes and maybe a jumper. It can be cooler in the evenings and early mornings, particularly in January. There are laundry facilities in The Yoga Village for you to do your washing.
Please bring suitable yoga clothes and respect the local culture. We insist on a vest/T-shirt (for both girls and boys) during all classes. No short shorts!!!


    18.  Do I need to bring white clothes?

Please bring something white to wear for your Graduation Ceremony. This is tradition. There will be heaps of opportunities for photographs on this day and it looks really special if everyone is in white.


    19.  Can anyone join the 100 hr Yin Immersion?

The Yin Immersion Course is a CPD course. It is aimed at students who have already completed a 200 hr YTTC and would like to learn how to teach Yin Yoga. While it is advisable that you have a 200 hr certification, it is not mandatory. The course will run alongside our 300 hr YTTC and so some prior anatomy knowledge along with a developed yang practice is essential. You will be taught with our 300 hr advanced students.


    20.  What is the difference between a Yoga Holiday and the Yoga Intensive Course?

Both of these packages include accommodation, 3 meals per day, snacks and refreshments, shala facilities and yoga classes. The schedule for both is as follows:

7.45am Pranayama and Meditation
8.30am Ashtanga Led Primary Series (modified version)
11am Slow Flow
3.45pm Meditation
4.30pm Vinyasa Flow

If you sign up for a Yoga Intensive Course, in addition to this schedule, you will have a daily alignment class. The class size is usually pretty small and you will cover the alignment of key postures with one of our experienced teachers. You can expect approximately 4 students in your class.


    21.  My partner would like to stay with me while I am on the YTTC. He/she does not practice yoga, they just want to join me for a holiday. Is this possible?

Sure, we allow partners to stay at an additional cost of 60 euros per day. If they would like to join in with the Yoga Program, they will need to pay the Yoga Holiday daily rate. You will need to make sure that you book a cottage that is suitable to accommodate the 2 of you. The Bijou Accommodation is not suitable for couples.


22. When do I need to pay the balance?

Your balance must be paid on arrival. If you are doing one of our YTTCs, you will need to pay your balance in order to complete registration. On completion, you will receive your school bag and course materials. Reception will open from 9am to 6pm.
Cash on arrival does not incur any extra charges and is the cheapest way to pay for the course.
We accept Indian Rupees, AUD, USD, EUR and GBP. PayPal and credit card transactions are subject to a 4% charge.
Please note that all of our prices include a 19.5% VAT charge.


    23.   What is your refund policy?

Deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred to another booking for up to 2 years of the original booking.  The amount paid may also be transferred to a friend or family member. Within 2 days, if you are not happy with our services, we will offer you a full refund minus the cost of your stay.


24. I do not have a PayPal account. How can I register my course?

You can still pay through PayPal without having an account. If you follow the registration process, it will guide you to an option to pay with a credit/debit card.


25. What payment method do you accept?

We accept Indian Rupees, AUD, USD, EUR and GBP. PayPal and credit card transactions are subject to a 4% charge. Please note we do not accept American Express cards.


26. I am thinking of coming in October but I have read that the season in Goa does not start until November.  What is open?

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 Side Resort 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.


27. 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. In general, they run throughout the season as follows:
8.30am Ashtanga Led Primary Series (modified version)
11am Slow Flow
4.30pm Vinyasa Flow
Classes are 500 INR and 90 minutes long.


28. I am looking for work as a Yoga Teacher. Do you have any vacancies?

Unfortunately, we only recruit from our graduates. To be a part of the Kranti Yoga Team, you need to have completed at least 2 courses with us, one being a 200 or 300 hr YTTC.


29. Do I need a visa?

Please ensure you have a visa prior to your departure. E-Visas are usually 60 days and Tourist Visas are usually valid for 3-6 months. Although, in some countries you can now get a Tourist Visa for up to 5 years. Our advice is to say that you are here for a Yoga Holiday as opposed to explaining that you are studying with us. Student visas require a lot more paperwork and are not necessary for this type of course. For more details, follow this link:
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html
Most embassies have an online application form you can download off the internet. You cannot get a visa on arrival.


30. 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.