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Studying at the Shala

To study with Paramaguru Sharath Jois, all students must please fill the online application form.

SYC Registration - Online process

Application Process

  • Online registration to study
    • Register online to study with Sharath Guruji
      • Registration date and time will be notified in advance on the website
      • Application must be for full 1, 2 or 3 months period.
      • Opt-in to assist at the Shala; only authorised or certified students of Sharath Guruji may apply to assist.
    • Application form details are listed in detail here – Read More
    • Authorised/certified teachers to send online recommendations for their students.
      • Form for the same will be available on the Shala website from the students’ registration date onward for 5 days. The details asked in this form are listed here at the end – Read More
    • Confirmation emails will be sent out by the Shala in 1 to 2 week’s time
  • In-person registration to study
    • In-person registration at Mysuru up-to 3 days before the batch commencement date.
    • On the reporting dates, come to the Shala at Mysuru and fill in the registration form.
    • Carry a copy of confirmation email and relevant documents and pay the fees.
    • Carry a copy of the vaccination certificate. Students must be fully vaccinated.
    • Carry a copy of the RT-PCR test done up-to 72 hours prior to in-person registration at Mysuru.
    • Only students are allowed in the Shala for registration, avoid bringing others along with you.
    • Specifics are in the guidelines here – Read More

Acceptance Criteria

  • Applicant must have studied Ashtanga Yoga at Mysuru with Sharath Guruji in the past OR studied with a student Authorised or Certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Sharath Guruji for at least a period of 2-3 months. The study period and teacher’s name is to be filled in the application form.
  • Applicants must have studied in-person with the authorised/certified students of Sharath Guruji. Online or zoom class do not qualify.
  • Refer to the authorised/certified students list here.
  • Students must get online recommendations from their respective authorised/certified teachers. Those students who have studied with Sharath Guruji at Mysuru before must mention the respective study periods clearly in the application; their teacher’s recommendation is not mandatory for them. The authorised/certified teachers are exempted from recommendations. Form for the same will be available on the Shala website from the students’ registration date onward for 5 days.
    • Authorised/certified teachers are to fill in online recommendation form for their students. They will be sent a one time password(OTP) by email for authentication. This has to be done within 5 days from the students’ registration date.
    • All teachers listed on the SYC website will be sent an OTP before the online registration date, to then send recommendation for their students.
    • If you are an authorised/certified teacher and have not received the OTP even after registrations started, kindly check your inbox and spam folder, and lastly write to Shala, we will check and revert back.
  • Applicant must be at least 12 yrs old
  • Duplicate or incomplete applications will be rejected
  • Students who came to study at Mysuru for 2 or 3 months during the Dec 2021 to Feb 2022 teaching season are not eligible to apply for this season, so as to give chance to other students to study with Sharath Guruji.

Important updates to the registration process

Over the years we have been getting an overwhelming number of applications to study with Sharath Guruji. With the registrations being first come first serve basis, the students log-on to the website in a very large number at the same time and the website slows down, freezes or crashes.

This time we will keep the website open for 12 hrs and do the selection for admission on a random basis (like an automated lucky draw). We need your support in making registration a smooth and easy process for everyone.

Please go over the slides below to understand the changes:

  • Registration link will be open for 12 hour period.
  • All students, please register at your convenience and preferably not everyone together at same time on the registration date.
  • Carefully go through the online registration guide here – Read more
  • Apply only once, duplicate applications will be rejected.

Please Note:

The classes will be held at Sharath Yoga Centre – Read More
Daily classes will start from about 5:30 AM in the morning. Exact time may vary based on total number of students in the batch.
Chanting class is compulsory.

All students (old and new) must fill out an application form before coming to the Shala. This includes the authorised and certified teachers. Students who have not submitted the application form will not be able to register once at Mysuru. After submitting the application form, please wait for admission confirmation email. Only confirmed students are allowed to come to study at the Shala.

  • There will be no refunds or credit for future classes.
  • Full fees are expected from the start date.
  • Pay by Cash or Credit Card (the card must be in your name + carry additional copy of identity proof if paying by card)
  • Cancellations and change of dates will not be granted.
  • Extensions of stay will not be granted. Students must not apply for visa extensions. Supporting documents for the same shall not be issued by the Shala.
  • Shala does not provide any accommodation or food. You must arrange this yourself.
  • Sanskrit/Chanting class will cost extra.