- DO YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOOKING MY FLIGHT?
There are many options for finding a flight. It all depends on where you’re flying out from. The internet is your best source to explore your options.
Some sites that may prove helpful are www.cheapflights.com,
www.expedia.com and www.cheaptickets.com.
- DO I NEED A PASSPORT?
Yes. Your passport must be valid for the dates of your trip. If you do not have a passport please allow adequate time to get one. For information on how to apply for a passport visit www.travel.state.gov. You will not be allowed to board a plane leaving the country without a passport.
- DO I NEED A VISA FOR INDIA?
You will not be allowed to board a plane bound for India without a valid Indian visa.
Yes, you will need a tourist visa to travel to India. We suggest a 6 month or 10 year visa, whichever makes more sense for your future travel needs. For information on applying for a Visa in the USA go to www.indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com.In Europe or Asia contact http://vfsglobal.com or go online and search for a Visa Center near you.
You will not be allowed to board a plane bound for India without a valid Indian visa.
The information needed for where you are staying for your Visa Application is:
Nirvana River Resort
91 8755905920, 8755905908
Important: Make sure you check off TOURIST for your Purpose of Visit.
Do not check off anything but TOURIST. Your Visa may be held up otherwise.
India also now allows you to apply for your Visa to pick up at the New Delhi airport. If you wish to do this you can apply :
- WHERE SHOULD I FLY INTO AND WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
You need to fly into New Delhi, arriving no later than March 18, 2019. Check in begins at the location at 12:00 noon on March 18, 2019. If it is possible, we highly suggest to arrive to India March 16th or 17th. This would be to help you rest and recover from jet lag before the course begins. This will also give you more time to travel from New Delhi to Rishikesh.
Rooms will be available for check in at 12:00 noon on March 18. Class begins early morning Sadhana on March 19, 2019.
- WHEN DO WE LEAVE THE NIRVANA RIVER RESORT?
Your room is paid from afternoon of March 18 to morning of March 25, 2019. Check out is by 8:00 am on. If you would like to arrive earlier or stay later at the resort, please contact the Nirvana River Resort directly as Golden Bridge is not responsible for any early or extended stays. You can book directly for early or late stay via www.nirvanariverresort.com
Please know that if you arrive early and stay at the Nirvana – you may have to change rooms for the course as we arrange all room assignments in advance of the course.
- HOW DO I GET FROM DELHI TO RISHIKESH AND BACK?
You can fly from Delhi to Deradhun (we recommend Spice or Jet Air Airlines). Once you arrive to Deradhun you will need transport to the course.
The flight from New Delhi to Deradhun is approximately 1 hour.
Another option is to take a train from Delhi to Haridwar. The train leaves from New Delhi (Station Code NDLS) and goes to Haridwar (Station Code HW) and takes 4.5 hours. For more information, please see the Indian Rail website.
**For transportation arrangements from the airport or train station to the Nirvana River Resort or information on how to get there please contact Govind Agarwal. He is the managing director and can arrange this for you.
whatsapp – +91- 8755905908
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like help with booking flights or train reservations within India please contact:
SP Holidays Pvt.Ltd.
(Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India )
287 , IInd Floor , Pratap House, Sant Nagar
East of Kailash , New Delhi – 110065
Contacts :- Mr. Sunil Kumar/ Mr. Pradeep Kala
Mobile: +91 9811980373 , 9999039903
- WHERE CAN I STAY IF I ARRIVE TO RISHIKESH EARLIER THAN OTHE START OF THE COURSE?
You can look into staying at the following.
Parmarth Niketan Ashram – http://parmarth.org
The Yog Vashishth Hotel – http://www.hotelyogvashishth.com/
The Nirvana Palace – http://www.hotelnirvanapalace.com/
The Nirvana Resort contact: Govind http://www.nirvanariverresort.com
There are also guest houses and small hotels up in Laxshman Jhula that you can look into.
- ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE:
If you are wanting to take any Level 2 module and put it toward a Level 2 certification than you must be a KRI Level 1 certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. If you are just wanting to take any of the modules as a workshop or immersion than there are no prerequisites.
- HOW DO I GET CERTIFIED TO BE A LEVEL 2 PRACTITIONER?
To be certified Level 2, you must already be a certified Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher. There are 5 Level 2 modules to complete and they must be completed over at least 2 years. This is per The Kundalini Research Institute. You would be responsible for keeping track of your modules taken and when they are complete you would notify KRI directly.
- WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE THE COURSE MATERIALS?
You will receive your course materials on the first day of the course.
- WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO BE CERTIFIED?
Here are the post course requirements:
-90 day meditation. This will be assigned in class.
-Journal kept during the 90 day post course requirements period.
-3 completed phone calls / group correspondence facilitated by your Group Leader.
(Within the Level 2 training, students participate in small groups to discuss the curriculum and other assignments during the week of the training. The students in each small group then keep in touch for 90 days after the course to complete their homework. This is lead by the Group Leader
- DO WE HAVE TO COME TO SADHANA DURING THE TEACHER TRAINING COURSE?
You are required to attend all of the Sadhana mornings during the Teacher Training week.
- ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR A HEALTHY FLIGHT?
Since the flight is so long we do recommend drinking plenty of water, at least 8 ounces per hour. Drinking caffeinated beverages is not recommended. If you want a special meal remember to order in advance with your airline.. Vitamin C or Vitamin packets are helpful in fortifying your immune system during the flight. Snacks of fruits and nuts will help too. When not sleeping or watching movies, take regular breaks to get up, walk around and stretch.
- WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
Once you register you will be provided with a suggested packing list. We suggest you bring one large suitcase or duffle as checked luggage and one small bag or knapsack as your carry on. If you would like bring an empty duffle packed into your suitcase to bring home your purchases. Don’t overpack.
Remember, airlines are imposing stricter guidelines for luggage and weight. Also, there are times you will have to carry your own luggage, so make sure the luggage you bring is luggage you can handle carrying.
- DO I NEED VACCINATIONS?
There are no required vaccinations for travel in North India. We suggest you consult with your doctor if you are concerned about this issue, and do whatever makes you feel comfortable.
- WHAT ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS AND MEDICINES?
Once you register you will be sent a list of recommended supplements and suggestions to stay healthy during your time in India. Whatever prescription medications you are required to take at home, please continue to take them while in India.
- HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME?
That’s entirely up to you and how much you want to buy. Things in India are much more inexpensive than they are in the US or Europe, so your dollar goes pretty far. Travelers checks are harder to exchange in India than cash, so we recommend bringing cash and credit/debit cards. ATMs are available down in Ram Jula and the Rishikesh area. Ram Jula / Rishikesh is about 45 minutes from where we will be staying.
ATMs are also available in Delhi and at the airport.
Most stores take credit cards.
- WHAT ABOUT TIPPING?
We do not tip any staff during our stay at the Nirvana Resort. Rather, we leave a collective group tip at the end of our stay, which the staff divides between them. Generally this tip is around $30/person for the month stay. In addition, if you use porters to assist you with your luggage, plan on $1/piece of luggage each time you use them. For taxis within Delhi count on $1$ 2/trip.
- WHAT IS THE CURRENCY AND HOW CAN I EXCHANGE MY DOLLARS?
The currency in India is the rupee. There is money exchange in the Delhi airport. When you fly into Delhi, exchange some money into rupees at the airport.
The rupee is not exchangeable outside of India so however much money you exchange into rupees, know that you must either spend it or exchange it back before leaving the country
- HOW SHOULD I DRESS WHEN TRAVELING THROUGH INDIA?
For women, please dress modestly with respect for the culture. It is preferred to not wear tank tops and halters or shorts. Also when traveling through India it is best not to wear tight or transparent clothes that show too much skin or underarms.
Instead wear loose fitting graceful clothing such as Indian Kurtas. Long skirts are also a good option.
This is to not only show respect for the culture but to also not draw unwanted attention to yourself.
For men, we suggest not to wear tank tops. Kurta shirts and T-shirts are fine.
You will be doing a lot of Kundalini Yoga and meditation so we prefer white or light colored clothing. Also, head coverings are highly recommended.
There is plenty of shopping in Ram Jula and Laxshman Jula. These areas are about 45 minutes to an hour below where the training is being held. So, you can do plenty of shopping for clothes if you arrive early before the training begins.
- WHAT IS THE NIRVANA RIVER RESORT?
For more information please see: http://www.nirvanariverresort.com
Because we will be up in the mountains please make sure to bring all of your toiletries and any necessary comforts with you from home. There will be days off during the course when you will be able to travel down to Laxshman Jhula or Ram Jhula (where Parmarth Niketan Ashram is located).
- DO I NEED TO FILL OUT ALL OF THIS PAPERWORK TO REGISTER?
YES! We need the registration forms returned to us and the deposit paid before we can consider your registration complete.
- WILL WE GET OUR BOOKS AND MATERIALS IN INDIA?