A: Contact Bihar Yoga Bharati directly for more details.
A: No, there are no facilities on campus or locally in the town for credit card use or encashment. Only large cities can cater for credit cards. The closest city for credit card encashment is Kolkata (Calcutta), where there are international banks.
A: In this part of India the weather can be described as follows:
|The days average 10°–15° but can drop to 5° at night.|
|Daytime temperatures rise steadily from 18°–30° by the end of March; nights from 10–18°.|
|Daytime 30°–40° on average, although it can get hotter; nights are also extremely hot, around 30° on average. Period of dust storms.|
|Monsoon (Rainy season); daytime 20–35°C with extremely high humidity; nights around 18–22°C.|
|Dry weather; day temperatures may reach 30° or more but drop during November to around 25° on average; nights grow steadily cooler also.|
A: The guidelines on the What to bring page provide a complete list of items you will need to bring.
A: Please note that the Institute does not provide any computer facilities or connections.
A: There are regular train services from the major cities. Further details and timetables for major trains are provided on the Travel to Munger page.
A: To provide as much prior information as possible, each candidate attends a language test, interview and orientation week before course admission, so there is ample opportunity to make the decision whether or not to stay.
A: Yes, provided you give a request in writing stating the reasons for withdrawal and acknowledge that no refund will be given for for boarding charges already paid.
A: 90% attendance in all activities, including formal classes and seva yoga is required in order to qualify for assessment.
A: All visitors, students, guests and residents must take full responsibility for their own health and welfare. Bihar Yoga Bharati will not be held responsible for any illness, mishap or accident. Basic first aid is available on campus and if required, local doctors are available on request, for which the patient will bear the expenses of the doctor, medication and any further treatment.
A: Ensure that your travel insurance policy will provide full medical coverage during the period of your stay in India.
There is no email facility on campus.
A: Yes, but be aware that parcels may take a long time to reach here, and may not always arrive intact.
A: Yes, but only during certain hours (to avoid disturbing your routine). The time for phone use may, by necessity, be limited to 3-5 minutes per call.
Note: Mobile phones are not permitted in the ashram campus. If you have one, you will be required to deposit it in safe keeping.
A: It is not encouraged, however, by special arrangement Saturday visitors may be permitted.
A: It is not advised or encouraged. Yoga Bharati courses are intensive and require all students to remain within the ashram for the entire period of the course.This means that for the duration of the course, you will not be able to access external services, including email, banking and shopping. Once you have been accommodated in the ashram, you will need to take proper permission from the administration before going outside of the ashram for any personal requirements.