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Updated on 16th Jan 2023, 1:37 PM IST

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General FAQ’s

Regarding in-person registration at SYC Mysuru

COVID-19 related FAQ’s

Send a leave application – only for registered SYC students currently studying at the Shala

General FAQ

  1. I want to learn at Sharath Yoga Centre, Mysuru, what are the options and how to apply?
    At Sharath Yoga Centre, we offer two set of classes to learn traditional Ashtanga Yoga
    1. Taught by Paramaguru Sharath Jois. The teaching dates, eligibility criteria, registration process are here – Studying at Sharath Yoga Centre
    2. Taught by qualified and authorised teachers of SYC, but not by Sharath Guruji. These classes are open for students of all levels including absolute beginners. Registrations for the same are open now – Regular Classes
  2. Does SYC offer online classes?
    No, we only teach offline at Sharath Yoga Centre, Mysuru – Google map link.
  3. What are the next teaching dates for Sharath Guruji’s classes at SYC Mysuru?
    Sharath Guruji’s next teaching dates are announced here – Read here
  4. I want to study Ashtanga Yoga with Sharath Guruji, how do I apply?
    Please refer to the website here for the application process, acceptance criteria and other details – Studying at Sharath Yoga Centre
    Registrations for Sharath Guruji’s the next teaching season at SYC, Mysuru are announced – Read here
    Sharath Guruji’s teacing schedule for 2023 is undecided. You may need to regularly check our website for updates.
  5. How can I apply to study at SYC? I belong to one of the below categories of students:
    • Never practised any kind of Yoga
    • Have been practising other forms of yoga than Ashtanga for past few months or years
    • Have practised Ashtanga Yoga, but not with SYC authorised/certified teachers
    • Have practised Ashtanga Yoga with SYC authorised/certified teacher, but only online.
      You are only eligible to apply for the regular classes at SYC, Mysuru. These classes are taught by qualified and authorised teachers at SYC, but not by Sharath Guruji.
      Registrations for the same are open now – Regular Classes
  6. How can I enroll for a teacher training course(TTC)? How can I get authorised or certified by SYC?
    Please read here – Authorisation
  7. Does the Shala provide food and accommodation?
    No, the students have to arrange for it themselves. The Shala does not endorse any service providers for travel or stay. For accommodation, you need to arrange it yourself. Generally students check with their SYC authorised/certified teachers if they have studied with such teachers, since they have made multiple trips to Mysuru. Typically students stay around Gokulam or VV Mohalla area and commute to the Shala by two wheelers or auto-rickshaws.
  8. What are the etiquette and guidelines the students must follow when at SYC Mysuru?
    Please refer to the website here – General etiquette and guidelines

Regarding in-person registration at SYC Mysuru (only after receiving application confirmation email)

  • Documents to be carried when coming to the Shala for in-person registration.
    1. Printed copy of the confirmation email
    2. 2 sets of photocopy (Xerox) of your valid passport
    3. 1 copy (Xerox) of visa. One more copy if paying by card.
    4. 1 passport size photo (about 4 x 5 cm)
    5. 1 stamp size photo (about 2.5 x 2 cm)
    6. The local Mysuru address that you will be staying in
    7. 1 copy (Xerox) of aadhaar card (only for Indians). One more copy if paying by card.


  1. I have tested positive for COVID-19, do you have any advice? When can I resume practising at the Shala?
    • Please isolate yourself and seek appropriate medical advice.
    • Notify us via email and stop coming to the Shala.
    • Please refer to Govt regulations and guidelines for COVID here
    • This may help if your symptoms are mild – Click here
    • You must isolate and quarantine for at least 7 days from first day of having tested positive.
    • After full recovery, please get retested on the 8th day and bring a printed copy of the RT-PCR report before coming to the Shala.
    • If you have missed the re-registration for Feb 2022, we will let you register anytime after your recovery.
  2. What are the Govt regulations for international travellers regarding COVID-19?
    Govt regulations keep changing frequently, so please keep yourself updated from reliable Govt sources and also your airlines.
    You may refer to this website regarding latest updates on Govt regulations, rules for international travellers.
  3. What are the guidelines advised by the Shala regarding COVID protocols, RT-PCR testing facilities, etc
    • Please wear a mask when coming to the Shala.
    • Students must email the Shala if they are not coming to the Shala for any reason. Especially if they are missing a class due to being sick. If the symptoms are like COVID, please notify the Shala and isolate yourself. Seek appropriate medical advice and treatment. Get Rapid-antigen test or RT-PCR done and notify the Shala of the same.
    • Given that awareness about COVID is widespread and all of us have first hand witnessed the impact of it globally, we expect the students to be vigilant and cautious.
    • The symptoms, side effects, precautionary measures, safety habits, etc have all been shared very regularly by respective government agencies, news and media channels also.
    • COVID test kits are available in local pharmacies or can be purchased online on e-commerce websites. If any student is feeling sick and especially feels that the symptoms are like COVID, we have already advised:

      Once at Mysuru, and during the course of your study period, in case you are having any COVID like symptoms, stop coming to the Shala and isolate yourself, seek appropriate medical advice and treatment and immediately notify the Shala of the same.

    • All international passengers must have been advised by the Govt of India to install an app called “Arogya Setu“, the same is advised by the Govt to all the Indian citizens.

    • On the app, one can find a lot of information, advice, guidelines, contact numbers, helpline number, hospital and testing centre addresses. Everything related to COVID. that one app should be enough for all your queries, furthermore if you search for “covid testing” on google maps, you will find nearby testing centres. Please ensure they are “ICMR” certified (Indian Council of Medical Research).

    • Regarding quarantine and guidelines if someone tests positive, you shall be able to get help from the Govt Helpline number on the app.

    • Also, if someone tests positive, we believe the Govt agencies will get in touch with the patient for contacts tracing and further advice. We expect the students to promptly notify the Shala too.

    • There is a lot of useful information on (Posters, guidelines, Govt regulations, etc.)

  4. I have a medical condition due to which I cannot be fully vaccinated, can I still apply?
    Sorry, only fully vaccinated students are accepted to study at the Shala. This is for everyone’s safety and also based on local government guidelines. – Read more