FAQ | Yoga Retreat India Goa February 5th to 15th, 2014

Important information for your yoga retreat in Goa, India: Weather, currency, flights, expenses, family trips, formalities, administrative papers, yoga classes...

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What is the weather like over there?

India has three seasons:

Winter: October to March, offers pleasant, sunny days and cold nights in the North. The weather is perfect in the North as in the South: 25 ° C to 35 ° C.

Summer: April to June, is distinguished by day more and more hot and humid, especially in May and June (except altitude).

The rainy season: the monsoon season from July to September sweeping the country back from the South to the North. It occurs more in the south from mid -September to late November in Chennai from mid-June to late August in Mumbai and Cochin. It has however nothing uninterrupted flood and helps bring some freshness in the long days of the wet season.

In Rajasthan, the weather is hot and dry throughout the year. May and June are the hottest months, the mercury can rise to 40 ° C (but it is a very tolerable temperature so dry). The following monsoon months (June to September) bring a bit of moisture, but the area can know for months without precipitation. From September to March, temperatures are mild (15 to 20 ° C).

In the South, it is almost all the hot and humid weather, although the temperature rarely exceeds the 33 ° C in Kerala. It is very hot and humid throughout the year in Tamil Nadu from late April to late June, it's summer. Kerala monsoon falls between May and August in Tamil Nadu from November to mid-December (Chennai / Madras Madurai). It may be " summer rains " in Tamil Nadu between June and August, usually short showers, falling mostly at night and cool the climate!

Webite to check the weather: http://monde.lachainemeteo.com

What are the formalities?

Passport valid for 6 months after the return date. Visa mandatory time getting about 8 days.

Valid passport, valid for 6 months after the date of return to the French and European citizens. For other nationalities, learn about the site of the consulate or embassy and the company commissioned by the Embassy for visa management: VFS: www.vfs -in- fr.com

Note that the passport must have three consecutive blank pages. If you are traveling with your children, be aware that now, minors, regardless of age, must also have an individual passport. However, if the child under fifteen years is focused on your passport before June 12, 2006, the registration is valid until the end of the validity of the passport.

A visa is required and valid for 6 months. Therefore input must be held within six months from the date of issue. The visa application will be made ​​at least 40 days before departure. Visa applications through VFS: visit the website (www.vfs -in- fr.com) to have updated information. Caution now and before any approach, an application online visa must be completed. This form (and procedural elements in French) is available on the website of VFS.

The Company VF Services (UK) Limited is officially accredited by the Embassy of India in Paris to treat all requests for visa categories, receiving records, payment collection and return of passports to applicants. The center is also responsible for planning personal interviews with the Embassy requested by it.

Contact VFS:

VFS Global phone: 0 821 09 0009 (0.12 euros / min)

Email: [email protected]

Paris address: VFS Global, 42, Rue de Paradis, 75010 Paris (Metro Poisonnière).

Web site: http://www.vfs-in-fr.com.

Opening hours:

VFS Paris, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (requests) and from 14:00 to 18:00 (withdrawals only)

VFS Lyon requests only, from 9.00 to 14.00 by appointment (tel. August 92 March 23 58)

VFS Marseille: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (requests) and from 14:00 to 16:30 (withdrawals).

All requests by mail must be addressed to VFS Paris (address on the site).

The identity photos to be accepted by the Indian government, your pictures will always be identical format 5 cm x 5 cm and in accordance with ISO / IEC 19794-5: 2005. Photos must be in color and make it appear a natural complexion. The black and white will be rejected. Scanned photos or poor resolution will be rejected. The photos must be clear, without creases or marks and printed on standard photographic paper.

It is strongly recommended to consult the website of VFS (www.vfs -in- fr.com) on a regular basis: the rule changes or delays may occur at any time.

How long is the flight?

About 10 hours.

What is the time difference?

Note that in India the time does not count! But for your information, there is a time difference

When Midi in Europe, it is 15:30 in summer (April to October) and 16.30 in winter (November-March).

What is the currency?

The Indian currency is the Rupee (INR) divided into 100 paises, tickets are issued in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 Rp. Keep a supply of small bills and coins for tips and your out of pocket expenses.

Major credit cards (except American Express sometimes) are accepted in many hotels, souvenir shops and restaurants, and department stores.... but not everywhere ... even if the country is improving day by day. Warning, do not accept tickets torn edges and / or notes stuck: you will probably refuse while shopping (for cons, tickets punched by pins pose no problem).

Officially, the import of more than 1000 € euros must be declared. On site, be sure to keep your slips and exchange your tickets ATM (ATM): they will be required to change rupees you remain. It is strictly forbidden to import or export Indian rupees.

What are the health recommendations?

No vaccinations are required or even recommended to visit India for European citizens.

However, it is advisable to update vaccinations Diphtheria - Tetanus - Polio, against typhoid fever and viral hepatitis A and B.

Anti- malarial treatment is recommended, however, especially from April to October (e.g. Nivaquine or Savarine) based on where you go.

If you have a sensitive stomach, get yourself Imodium and ercefuryl.

Remember to bring a copy of the prescription from your doctor.

Attention to water and vegetables. It is recommended to wash hands frequently and always before each meal. Please do not to consume tap water, but only water source or mineral or bottled drinks. Banish straws and ice and remove the skin of the fruit. Do not eat ice cream or " lassi " offered by street vendors.

For more information, visit the Pasteur Institute: http://www.pasteur.fr

How to get there?

Please refer to each destination in this section for each of these retreats.

How do I book my activities or excursions?

Our correspondent on site will assist you in all your inquiries and booking excursions or activities. All excursions and activities are bookable and payable locally.

Is it possible to extend my stay there?

Yes it is possible, just let us know at time of booking via our section - Contact us- and we will check availability corresponding to the number of extra nights you want to go there.

I do not want to take yoga classes but I would accompany my partner, is this possible?

Yes this is possible. As accompanying, you benefit from a special rate accompanying. The site selected by us will allow you to enjoy your stay, and many activities and excursions achievable on site if you wish.

Can I travel with family?

Yes it is possible. For all our pensions, there is a special child rate since he or sharing room with parents.

I travel alone, is this problem?

Not the opposite. You will have the opportunity to meet during the retreat of others if you wish. Provide single room supplement. Contact us for more details.

What is the minimum number of participants for this retreat?

Minimum 6 participants per retreat.

What is the maximum number of participants for this retreat?

Maximum 14 participants per retreat because we want to maintain a friendly atmosphere.

I have never practiced yoga, can I register?

Yes beginners are welcome. This is a very good approach to allow you to discover this discipline in an unusual setting.

What is the duration of yoga every day?

On average 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.

What style of yoga practiced during these retreats?

A combination of Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa yoga and Hatha Yoga. In the morning a more dynamic Yoga and evening a meditative yoga. For more details see the Yoga programs of each retreat.

Should I bring my yoga mat?

We invite you to carry your yoga mat.

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