Study at Shri Kali Ashram is a unique experience. Here you will find general questions of our programs and specific questions regarding our location.
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE TANTRA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS (Yoga Alliance® USA)?
They are different depending on the amount of hours:
- 200 hour YTTC Teacher Training: 4 weeks
- 300 hour YTTC Teacher Training: 6 (minimum) to 8 weeks
- 500 hour YTTC Teacher Training: 10 (minimum) to 12 weeks
WHAT'S THE DAILY SCHEDULE?
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Light Breakfast (tea and coffee available anytime)
8:30 AM- 10:30 AM: Massage, Āsana, Prāṇāyāma and/or Bandhas
12:00 PM- 2:00 PM: Lunch
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Main Āsana series
7:00PM - 8:00 PM: Dinner
8:00PM - 10:00 PM: Lecture, Satsang, Goddess consecration/Puja, Sanskrit chanting/study
One-on-one appointments at your request.
* All Wednesdays are free days
**This is the basic daily schedule and Shri Kali Ashram reserves the right to change the schedule at anytime
WILL BHAGAVAN SHRI SHANMUKHA ANANTHA NATHA AND SHRI MA KRISTINA TEACHING?
Bhagavan Shanmukha teaches the 6-month to 1-year Tantra Initiation students. Sometimes he teaches the Tantra YogaTeacher Training (200, 300 or 500hrs) students. Shri Ma Kristina is the master teacher on Sanskrit and mantra chanting. Currently, she is on extended leave.
IF I COME FOR THE 300HR, 500HR, OR TANTRA STUDIES (6-12 MONTHS) DO I HAVE SOME FREE DAYS BESIDES THE WEEKLY FREE DAY?
Yes. At the end of the month we have a break that you can use for traveling, relaxing, studying or exploring the surroundings.
DO WE CONDUCT AUTHENTIC Gurudīkṣā kuṇḍalinī RAISING AND SHARE KNOWLEDGE OF CHAKRAS?
Yes, we do for the long-term students of Tantra. We assess on a case-by-case basis in accordance with our Guru paramparā lineage. When the Guru deems that the student is ready for this practice, we bestow the knowledge.
CAN I DO THE TANTRIC INITIATION WITHOUT THE YOGA?
No, the Kaula Yoga system requires that you perform Tantra Yoga Āsana effectively. Without the mastery of your Bandhas you will not be able to control your Prāṇā.
WHAT'S THE PAYMENT POLICY?
To reserve a space and attend the course, and also participate in the non-profit accommodation and meal program, full payment is due at the time of registration and can be made via Electronic Bank Transfer (PayPal is unavailable at the moment).
If you would like to pay by Electronic Bank Transfer or cash on arrival, please inform us when you fill out the Pre-Arrival Enrollment Form and we will contact you with more details.
- Due to new Indian Regulations we are unable to issue any refunds.
- No credit or refund is available if you cancel, if you do not show up, or if you leave early for any reason. If your circumstances change and we have to recalculate your payment plan, you will also incur a $100 processing fee.
- Shri Kali reserves the right to refuse admittance and ongoing participation in any program to any student for any reason at any time.
- If you are unsure of what course you would like to attend or if you will be able to attend at all, we recommend you pay on arrival.
WHERE DO THE CLASSES TAKE PLACE?
From November 1st - June 28th the Teacher Training Courses will be taking place in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, North India. The yoga classes and lectures will be held in the indoor or outdoor yoga shala.
WHEN DO THE COURSES START?
For the 200hr you need to arrive by the first of each month. But for 300hr and 500hr you can arrive any day of the month (subject to booking).
WHEN DO THE RETREATS START?
Our retreats run every week from November 1, 2017 until June 28, 2018, so you can arrive any day for your 7 or 14 days retreat.
We recommend you to come on the first two weeks of the month, when there is no Teacher Training Practicum.
IF I OWN A 200HR YOGA ALLIANCE TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATION CAN I COME FOR THE 300HR AND RECEIVE THE 500HR YOGA ALLIANCE TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATION?
Yes. That's very common.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SHARE A ROOM AND GET A DISCOUNT?
Yes. We offer a discounted price to encourage yogis to come with a friend or as a couple and share a room. If you book later than usual and you have to share a room (due to room availability) you are not eligible for this discount.
CAN I GET A 500HR YOGA ALLIANCE® USA TANTRA TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATION AS PART OF THE TANTRA INITIATION OF 6 OR 12 MONTHS?
Yes. The certification is automatic and we don't charge anything extra for that.
HOW is THE ACCOMMODATION?
All ashram lodging includes a spacious private room with attached bathroom with constant hot water. Our Guru Ganga Guesthouse has large balconies of each room, tree-shaded gardens, easy access to the Ganges River and free high-speed wi-fi Internet in each room. We make NO profit on these arrangements. If you wish to use the Internet, please bring a laptop or tablet with universal powerpoint. Linen and yoga mats are supplied. Please bring warm blankets and clothes for those chilly winter nights in Rishikesh.
WHERE DO THE CLASSES TAKE PLACE?
Classes take place at the Shri Kali Ashram in the indoor and outdoor yoga shalas. It is the perfect place to practice yoga and meditation as you are surrounded by nature.
HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO GET A VISA?
For most countries, 180 days visa to India can be obtained in advance on the Indian Embassy of your country. Here you can obtain information on Indian Visas.