ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Everyone visiting India requires a visa to enter the country. We recommend you to get a simple tourist visa, not a student visa, as the latter needs special requirements. If you didn’t apply yet, please do read up on the process and organize it timely. Sometimes visas are issued within a week, sometimes it takes up to 2 to 3 weeks.

Please remember that your Indian visa will be valid from the date of issue, not the date of arrival, so plan your trip accordingly! Each country has different visa rules and regulations – so please look up the information on Indian Embassy in your country – normally the visa is given for 90-180 days.

Please find more details here:
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/
and inquire for the process, rules and regulations from your country. Be extra aware if you are applying for a visa if you are not in your country of origin as there may be special rules and regulations in that case.

You can also apply for e-visa online following the instruction on the link:
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
this visa is for the listed countries, in length of 30 or 60 days only.

For applying for your visa you may need following information:
Address of your stay: Parimukti Yoga & Meditation Center
Contact Person: Mr Avdhoot Vishnu Limaye
Contact Phone No.: +91 9637 521 278

There is a welcome meeting in our hall at 11.00 noon on the official first day of the course to give you general information and instruction about the course, completing the balance course fee and finalize some other administrative formalities. We would also like to take this opportunity to introduce each other.

This meeting will take about an hour. After that we have lunch together and our first classes in the afternoon (philosophy, asana and a meditation class). Please come to this meeting dressed in white.
Please try to get to this welcome meeting.

We advice to plan your arrival before midday so that you have time to settle yourself and take a shower. However we understand that traveling depends on many things (connections, ticket prices, etc.), so don’t feel stressed up if you are delayed. We will give you all necessary information and guidance when you arrive.

  • A paper notebook and pen – to take notes at any time during any class
  • Laptop, tablet or a USB Stick – to collect video or audio files related to yoga and meditations
  • Passport size pictures and a copy of your passport and visa – Generally it is handy to carry a couple of pictures and copies for other purposes (e.g. to obtain a local sim card, which we recommend)

For Goa

  • At least two warm sweaters, a pair of warm pants, and socks – while the days are warm the evening and nights can get chilly ( in December, January) so be sure to carry at least one or two warm sweaters and long pants. Arambol has many clothes shops where you can buy blankets and hoodies for a fair price

For Dharamshala:

  • One set of white clothes – for the ceremonies
  • There are enough laundry services around though so one could be enough if you like to travel light. We don’t offer
    laundry services, but many places around do for small prices.
  • Toiletries: we don’t provide soap, toilet paper, shampoo, etc. Please bring your own or buy them at the location.
  • Universal Adapter
  • Yoga Mat – be sure to bring your own yoga mat
  • Flashlight – in India always useful
  • Light on Yoga Sutras – BKS Iyengar
  • The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga – Bernie Clark
  • The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga – Ray Long
  • Relax and Renew – Judith Hanson-Lasater
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