YTT Students Etiquette, Terms & Conditions

Etiquettes, Terms, and  conditions for the students while attending the course at Andiappan Yoga, Chennai

Before Arrival

  • Please bring your own holiday things that you usually carry with you on a regular holiday.
  • We will provide rooms with attached toilet, with air condition, with wardrobes, free Wi-Fi, self-service laundry facilities, yoga mat, tissue paper, & mosquito repellent.
  • Each room has at least two multi-plug adapter that fits most countries plug.
  • Avoid outfits that show open shoulders and trousers that expose above the knees which are not appropriate in Indian culture.

Airport Pickup

  • We will have an officer/driver waiting at the airport holding a sign with the college logo and your name. You’ll find the officer at the arrival hall after you get your luggage and receive clearance at the customs.
  • If you have trouble finding our staff please call our Driver Mr. Paranthaman Ph: + 91 93800 22316 and Manager Mr. Raja Ph: + 91 99406 18701

Upon Arrival at the center

  • Fill in the immigration forms and sign the course application form in the office with the course manager.
  • Pay the balance course fee, and food charges and get the receipt for the same.
  • Get your manual, Yoga Mat, Yoga uniform, Kriya Kit, Class Schedule.
  • We will need to take a copy of your passport and visa page for official purpose.
  • We will also take photo for your student ID with access card to your room
  • Course Fee once paid will neither be refunded nor be transferred under any circumstances.

List of Items for your practice and stay

Below are the lists of things that will be given to you for your own use during your study and these items should be returned back on the last day of your training without any damage.

  • Two Bath Towels
  • Two Hand Towel
  • A Hair Dryer
  • Two Yoga Blocks
  • One Yoga Strap
  • One Plate
  • One Cup
  • Two Spoons
  • One Soup Bowl
  • One Soup Spoon

As the practice and principle of Karma Yoga, every student should keep their room and yoga practice environment neat and tidy.

Items for Commons Use (Please do not move any common use items to your room.)

  • You can use the laundry facilities located in the 1/F, You can buy your own laundry powder
  • You can use the microwave Owen for heating up your drinks.
  • You can use the water kettle in the kitchen.
  • Please dry the clothes on the 2nd floor
  • Strictly no cooking of food within the facility
  • Strictly eating non-vegetarian items are not allowed anywhere on our premises.
  • Using / Consuming alcoholic beverages and smoking are strictly not allowed anywhere within our premises.

Photos

  • We will take some photos during the training for our official records and we reserve the rights to use it for our promotional purpose. If you do not want your photos to be published please let us know in advance while filling up the form and we will not publish your photos. However, if you are among the group of students we will publish those photos. But we will try to select a photo keeping your request in mind.  Also please do not update the training photos with other students in your personal domains such as Facebook, website etc.

Accommodation

  • You cannot change, or share your rooms with outsiders without management’s approval.
  • Please do not take or move things from other rooms.
  • Please do not put the tissues or napkins into the toilet bowl.
  • Housekeeping will clean the room one every day and change the bed sheets once in three days.
  • There won’t be any cleaning on Sundays.
  • Please wash the bath and hand towels yourself with your own laundry.

Meals (Please click here to read our detailed food policy for the residential YTT students)

  • You will be given food as per our food chart listed on our website.
  • Home cooked vegetarian food will be served three times a day at the dining place of the main building.
  • On some occasion, if you plan to eat outside please let us know in advance so the food is not wasted.

During the class

  • Be Regular & Punctual. Follow the class timings precisely.
  • Please do not talk/chat during the class. Please do not use cell phones during the class.
  • In case you are unable to attend your class, please inform us well in advance.
  • Always wear your Uniform and student ID for all the classes
  • Get your attendance signed by the teachers at the end of each class.
  • Please don’t stretch your legs toward the teacher or lay down on the floor during the theory classes.
  • Please do not use the yoga props for your own personal comfort.
  • Please be considerate to other students and keep your questions at the end of the class.
  • As you are learning in a different environment and teachers of Thirumoolar’s Ashtanga Yoga Lineage some of the points may differ from your current learning system and lineage. Understand these are normal in any learning programs and do not argue with the teachers.
  • Keep an open mind and humble learning approach to get the most out of the training.
  • Leave the practice room within 5 minutes after finishing your class.
  • If you have to raise any points or discuss any issues please meet our course manager M/s Ezhili at the office between 9.30– 1.30 pm
  • Scheduled Classes and instructors might change sometimes without any notice.
  • We are not responsible if the ashram environment or the course does not meet personal expectations of the student. We only assure you what is mentioned on the website.
  • The student’s behavior and attitude, while at the ashram, should respect Ashram culture and enhance the spiritual atmosphere of the Ashram. The Ashram should not be treated like a social club or resort.
  • Students should maintain an atmosphere encouraging mutual respect, civil and congenial relationships and free from all forms of harassment and violence, where everyone can discuss their differences and exchange ideas openly, honestly and respectfully.

 Outing for shopping and tour

  • Please carry your student ID card with you all the time.
  • If you plan to go out for shopping or any purpose please go to the office and inform the course manager or admin officer before you leave.
  • We have cell phones for students use, they can bring with them when they go out.
  • Please do not leave the premises after 8 pm.
  • We strongly advise you to keep your touring plans after the teacher training program and be focused on the study. But if you plan to go out, you must inform us about your place of visit and approximate time to return to the center. But you must return before 9 pm.
  • Please do not bring any of our staffs out for the tour without management’s approval.
  • We will organize beach yoga sessions, and be attending other yoga events or Indian weddings (if planned) which we will arrange transportation with other students and our center’s staff.
  • You will also be taken to one local shopping district along with other students,  once during the training to do the shopping.  This shopping place will be our choice and if you plan to visit other places, you must arrange your own transportation.
  • You can always hire Centre’s own touring van and our driver. if you plan to visit the city during or after completing the Training.

Cancellation and Refund

  • Course Fee once paid will neither be refunded nor be transferred under any circumstances.
  • If you decide to withdraw from the course for any reason, your course fee paid will neither be refunded nor be transferred under any circumstances.
  • On an emergency, if you need to take a break from the course you have three months to finish the course. (The decision will be made by our course directors)  If it is not completed within three months the admission will be canceled without any refund.  And no certificate will be issued.
  • Due to unavoidable reasons if the course is canceled we will refund the course fee paid.

Assignments and Certification

  • You will be given assignment topic as per your course and you have to finish before the last day of the course. All students must go through a practical examination.
  • We will also have an individual photo shoot of you doing some yoga poses that will be printed on the backside of your certificate.
  • You can leave your comments and feedback about the training at the end of the training and submit it with the assignment. We sincerely value your feedback.
  •  We will organize a certificate awarding ceremony with the presence of Guruji and award the certificates to you on the last day of the training.

Departure

  • You can confirm your departure schedule with our course manager two days before the departure date and so that we will arrange airport drop off accordingly.

Extension of Stay

  • Yes, you can extend your stay on the campus once you are done with your course. The only extension fee we charge is your room rent, at Rs.2500 a day for a single room and Rs.2000 a day for twin share rooms. You may also continue to enjoy the vegetarian food offered on the campus at Rs.800 a day.

If you have any queries please email to enquiry@andiappanyoga.com