Frequently Asked Questions about our Yoga Courses
Q: There are many yoga schools and yoga ashrams in India. Why should I enrol in Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre? What sets your school apart?
A: Please read our Heritage in our home page link.
Q: I have been practicing yoga for only three months. Am I eligible to enroll in your teacher training courses?
A: Yes you may, with the exception of our Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course, where we require students to have had at least 6 months of regular yoga practice. Otherwise, the rest of our teacher training courses are open to students of all levels. These courses offer great foundational knowledge on yoga, particularly yoga philosophy, theories, and basic practices.
Q: I would like to learn more about yoga therapy, with a focus on back and neck problems. Can you design a course for me?
A: One of our expertise is designing yoga courses for specific needs. Whether it is an interest in a particular type of yoga (yoga therapy, advanced Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, Pranayama, etc.), a specific training duration over a particular time frame (100 hours over 8 daysâ€”minimum; 200 hours over 15 days, etc.), or both, we can design the course for you.
Q: Is there a fee I need to pay to confirm my enrollment?
A: Yes, you need to pay a 30% non-refundable deposit to confirm your enrollment. The rest of your tuition fee may be paid upon arrival at the training venue.
Q: What does my course fee include?
A: Your couse fee includes below
The course fee Includes below
2) Registration Fee
3) Tuition Fee
4) Course Manuals & Notes
5) Yoga outfit
6) Yoga Mat & Yoga Kriya Kit
8) Transportation arrangement to one local shopping district within Chennai city with all the YTT group students in your batch.
Food Charges are extra â€“ Rs.800 per day (Pure Vegeterian food Only)
Q: How long does it take between the time I apply for a course and the time I can confirm my enrollment?
A: Admissions to our courses begin three months prior to their start dates. Because we admit only 15 students per course, slots are filled up quickly. We recommend that you fill up your application online as soon as we have available courses, and make your deposit as soon as we have confirmed your admission, usually within three – five days of your application.
Q: What if I decide to change my course date; are there any charges?
A: Changing your course schedule at least one month prior to the start date incurs no charges. Otherwise, we charge an admin fee of USD 50 to reschedule your training. Please be advised that your new scheduleâ€”start date and time periodâ€”should fall within three months of your original schedule.
Q: What do I need to bring with me for the training?
A: We provide everything you will need in yoga training, from towels, yoga mats, and yoga wear. All we recommend you to bring are personal casual wear; particularly loose, comfortable clothing to go with Indiaâ€™s warm climate, and whatever else you would normally pack for a holiday.
Q: How does one prepare for your teacher training courses?
A: You need to confirm your registration at least one month before the courseâ€™s start date by paying a 30% non-refundable deposit in order to secure your slot.
We also recommend that you get a head start on our required readings by purchasing the materials through our online store and reading them before you embark on the training. This isnâ€™t a requirement, but doing so will give you an idea of what to expect, preparing you better mentally and physically as you anticipate full immersion in the training.
Q: Where is Chennai, and what is it like?
A: Chennai is one of Indiaâ€™s tourist-friendliest places; a well-developed cosmopolitan city similar to Hong Kong, and home to various multinational companies such as PayPal, Nokia, Samsung, Hyundai, and Ford, as well as a string of 5-Star hotels. It is absolutely safe to travel to Chennai; in fact, it is among the top travel destinations for students across the world who wants to learn yoga.
The Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre is located in the prominent locality of Anna Nagar, where many of the countryâ€™s state ministers and high-profile government officials reside. Surrounding the campus are banks, shopping malls, and tourist attractions, as well as a bus terminal and train station within walking distance.
The campus is attended by security guards on 24-hour duty, backed up by an electrical generator, and supplies clean water all day round. Internet as well as telephone connections are available. Other amenities such as the organic juice bar and Natural Diet Restaurant can be found within the campus, presided by the collegeâ€™s friendly staff. An ideal residential training centre and the best in all of India, it is home to its founder, Dr. Asana Andiappan, as well as its faculty yoga masters.