Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Yoga India Foundation

Dear Yoga Student, as you approach your travels to India, we have listed for you the most common questions and answers.
Take a moment to read this section and feel free to drop an email if you have any more. We hope that this section helps you to prepare for your yoga teacher training in India!

  • VIsa Information
  • Packlist
  • Arrival and Departure Time
  • Airport Transfers
  • Weather in Rishikesh
  • What is included in the course fee?
  • What is not included in the course fee?
  • Additional Information
VIsa Information

Everyone needs a visa to come to India!
You should apply for TOURIST VISA at your nearby Indian Visa Service Center.
Depending on your country, you can also apply for an E-Visa online.


Comfortable clothes (leggings, T-Shirts, underwear)
• A shawl
• Flipflops
• Shoes in which you can walk in
• Toiletries
• Shampoo, soap, lotion
• Sun crème
• Anti-mosquito spray
• Antiseptic spray
• Phone charger
• Anti-fever/diarreah medicine
• Alarm (or phone)
• A white outfit for the Fire Ceremony
• Notebook and Pen to take notes
• Hair Dryer (only for the colder months)

Please note that it is highly recommended to cover your knees and shoulders at any time during your stay. Leggins, loose trousers and t-shirts are fine. You will be studying in an ashram so shorts, belly-free tops or bikinis are inappropriate

Arrival and Departure Time

Our courses start always on the first of a month. We begin every course with a welcoming ceremony in the morning, so make sure you arrive one day before course start, on the 31st. The departure day will be the 25th after 1PM. The course ends with a graduation ceremony on the 25th at 11AM. After the last lunch together you can depart until 8PM

Check in: 31st 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM
Check out: 25th 1:00 PM to 8 PM

In case you wish to stay an additional night or arrive earlier, please check availability first. Any additional night costs 20 USD.
The night before course start is included

Airport Transfers

Dehradun Airport (DED) to Rishikesh

We offer a free one-way airport transfer from Dehradun (Jolly Grant) Airport to our yoga center in Rishikesh. To use this service, you should send us your exact arrival time, date, flight number and airline name at 14 days prior course begin.

The taxi driver will wait outside for you with your name on a sign. Please inform us in case there is any delay, change of time or canelation

Delhi to Rishikesh

If you want to take a taxi to from Delhi to Rishikesh, we can organise a safe transfer for you. The ride will take 6-8 hours and cost 5000 INR.

However, we recommend to book a domestic flight to Dehradun as it’s much quicker and more comfortable for you.

Weather in Rishikesh

Generally it’s warm and sunny all around the year. If you are coming to Rishikesh in December, January or February, you should prepare to bring some warmer clothes, hat, jacket and socks.

Between March and October up to and above 30°C

May and June are the hottest months with temperature of above 40°C.

December to February: 13°C to 25°C

July to August: monsoon season (bring an umbrella and rain jacket!)

To check the exact temperatures, you should check on a weather app/ website.

What is included in the course fee?

Besides your booked room (twin/double or single) with attached bathroom and hot water, the following are inlcuded:
• 2 course books
• A white school T-Shirt
• 3 vegetarian meals per day
• Filtered water
• A new yoga mat
• A mala (Indian Rudraksh necklace)
• Neti pot and other cleansing materials
• Access to yoga props like bolsters, belts and pillows
• Taxi pick up from Dehradun Airport to Rishikesh
• Pen and scratch book. (A gift from the school)

What is not included in the course fee?
  • Air Conditioning (200 USD additionally) or Heating
  • Taxi Drop-off from Rishikesh to Dehradun
  • Personal Expenses
  • Soap
  • Additional nights or mealsAbout booking extra nights:
    Any additional night costs 35 USD per person or 40 USD per person including breakfast.
    Extra nights need to be booked in advance and paid for on arrival.
    For all non-participating guests (who do not join our yoga retreats or training) the fee is 40 USD per night (twin shared) or 50 USD per night including all meals.
Additional Information
  • Please save our phone number +919410382099 in your phone so that you can call us at any time during your journey .We are 24/7 reachableIf you need any help with organising your trip or have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us at or

    We are looking forward to welcoming you in Rishikesh, India!

    Your Yoga India Foundation Team