Welcome to all of the participants interested in Studying yoga at Yog Niketan Dham (100 HOURs YTTC, 200 HOURs YTTC) - a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance® situated on the foothills of Himalaya at Rishikesh a small town in North India. We have an extensive experience of 4 years in conducting internationally recognized 100 & 200 hour residential yoga teacher training certification courses registered with Yoga Alliance. We put a lot of emphasis on traditional style of hatha yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. These Courses aims at the functional and fundamental understanding of yoga - meditational practices to enhance the experiential exposure of the participants.
Winter December, January: Bring different layers of clothing from simple t-shirt/ tank top to heavy woolen jumper. Temperatures during the season may not seem low but keep in mind that you are in a place without the central heating or feather duvets. Clothing to stay warm is very much needed not just outdoors but indoors as well, one can also think of yoga socks for the practice.
Spring February, March, and April: The principle of layers still applicable with a hoodie and long trousers will be fine enough in the coolness of spring. As we move towards the March and April especially in the evening it start to get warmer, in this case light yoga gear will be needed.
Summer May, June: This is the time for cotton or something that allows air transfers. Due to cultural restrictions as we can't just strip off but within the centre spaghetti tops/ tank tops and ¾ length leg wears will work fine.
Monsoon July, August: These are the wet and humid months so you need to have footwear for rain with flip-flops. When it comes to Clothing, it is same as for summer but a raincoat or small umbrella will be fantastic.
Autumn September, October and November: Rain gets over slowly but temperature is still there so light clothing like spring will be fine, as we come closer to November some additional layers would be required.
Shoes for outdoors activities and flip-flops for indoors, moisturizers, body oil and conditioner as per the individual requirements, you can get most of these things here, incase if you are fond of a particular brand bring it with, bug spray, hygiene articles, hand sanitizer, a mobile phone – you can have an Indian Number while staying for the course or traveling in India, hot water bottle will be helpful from the month of November to February. In case of small cuts or bruises you may wish to bring an antiseptic spray or cream, things like some essential oils may be useful too, alarm clock (unless you use your mobile), adaptor plug, anti diarrhea medication as a precaution, a torch will be useful (power cuts in India are the part of life and the streets are also not well enough lit at night as in west.