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How much yoga experience in yoga do I need to join 200 hrs TTC course with salamba?

We highly recommend at least 3 months of yoga practice by the practitioners.

What are recommendations to prepare for the course?

At salamba yoga we do a yoga practice for 4 hours every day Monday to Friday. We recommend that you should practice at least 5 times a week for 1 hour to be prepared for the teacher training course.

Can I still do the course if I am not flexible?

Flexibility is not an issue as we see it. There is a lot of mental work that goes to understand the discipline of yoga. If you are ready to absorb the essentials with an open mind, this course is for you.

Is your school yoga alliance certified?

Yes, our school is yoga alliance registered and certified. You may also check our credentials by looking for our school at this web address:

What is the maximum strength of the course?

Our hall can easily accommodate 25 people.

What language is used in the TTC?

We teach in English. Spanish could be used for asana classes

What yoga styles are taught by your school?

At salamba yoga we teach traditional and therapeutic hatha, Ashtanga primary series and Vinyasa yoga.

Will I be able to teach after completion of the course?

On successful completion of course you will be awarded a yoga alliance 200 hrs teacher training certificate. You will be able to register yourself as a teacher with yoga alliance that would allow you to teach hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. Please check for yourself your country’s requirement regarding insurance and registration.

Can I do still be a part of the course if I don’t want to teach yoga?

Definitely yes. This course will provide a strong foundation for your practice as well.

I have a medical condition can I be a part of the course?

We recommend taking advice from your medical practitioner and filling all medical details in application form correctly so that we may give our honest view.

What things should I bring with myself?

We suggest you to bring toiletries, medications, warm jacket, trekking shoes, rain jacket (if applying for July and august courses, all necessary visa documents.

Is there free pick up facility available?

Free pick up from your point of arrival in Dharamshala is available with charges

Can I get a reading list for the course?

Four chapters on freedom – Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Key muscles of yoga – Ray Long I am that – Nisargadatta Maharaaj.
Light on yoga – B.K.S Iyengar.

I want to reach early and stay back after the course, what are the options?

Please inform us In advance so that we may check the availability. There are lots of lodges and rooms available around

What about food and rooms?

Salamba provides rooms for full duration of the course and food is provided Monday to Friday which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. First two Saturdays of the course only breakfast is provided.

I am a solo female traveler, is it safe for me?

Dharamshala is a safe places. Many female travelers come here and locals are helpful. However, salamba yoga advices that you do not walk alone late night. Crime rate is very less still it is better to take care of your belongings.

Are there places to see around?

Yes, there are a number of interesting places to see around our yoga centers in all destinations.

Do you serve non vegetarian food?

Salamba follows a very strict vegetarian diet schedule. Many restaurants near our place serve non vegetarian food.

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