Our courses are mostly all-inclusive. We will pick you up from the airport in Amritsar, and take care of you until the end of the course until we drop you off again at the airport. Three delicious meals a day, water, accommodation, medical first aid, health insurance, all transportation and teaching is included in the cost of the course or training. However we do recommend you to bring cash and/or credit card for your personal expenses, shopping sprees, extra snacks, donations to gurdwaras, tips etc. We also recommend contacting your mobile service provider in your home country to enable service in India. SIM cards are not readily available.
MPA takes care of arranging transportation for all aspects of the course, including convenient pick-up and drop-off from the airport on designated days. Additionally, we understand that participants may sometimes want to explore the town independently or when the course schedule allows. In such cases, recommendations and contact details of reliable taxi drivers Can be provided to ensure transportation needs are met.
In shared accommodation in our secured premises, hotel or nivas depending on the course and location. Single accommodation might be available in certain situations for an extra cost.
This depends on specific courses. Most of our courses are open to the general public with no specific prerequisites or requirements for enrolment. Our alumni course is exclusively available to MPA alumni. For those interested in our Level 2 Teacher Training, completion of Level 1 Teacher Training in Kundalini yoga is a prerequisite to receive the KRI completion letter; it is however open to other practitioners of yoga for the experience without receiving the KRI completion letter. Our children’s camp is designed specifically for children ages 11-15 years and the Parent’s yatra is open to their parents only.
Yes, the courses will be offered in English. The use of English as the medium of instruction allows international participants to engage effectively in the courses. English is also widely spoken and understood in Amritsar. If there is a group that would require translation and can bring a translator themselves, we can discuss further. We can also create specific courses with translation when requested.
Punjab has a relatively low crime rate compared to some other states in India. However, like any urban area, it is important to stay vigilant and be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded places or tourist areas where pickpocketing and petty theft can occur.
Three wholesome vegetarian meals will be provided. The meal timings depend on the course schedule.
All participants will be generally eating North-Indian Vegetarian meals. Those with dietary restrictions should mention them in the appropriate place in the application form. We will do our best to accommodate restrictions.
Summer temperatures may reach 45 degrees Celsius during the day. Winter temperatures may reach 1 degrees Celsius at night. Click here for local weather updates. Below are some suggested items to pack:
- Comfortable clothing
- Tennis shoes
- Rain jacket or umbrella
- Winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves, socks (for winter travel)
- Layers of warm clothing
- Sheepskin for those attending yoga courses
Please support the spiritual focus of the program by not wearing tight-fitting or revealing clothing, including short-shorts, tank tops, deep cleavage, etc. Comfortable, loose-fitting clothes in good condition are appropriate. Women: Full-length pants or capris are appropriate. Dupattas or shawls are helpful. Men: Pants or long shorts (knee-length) are appropriate.
The course is designed to have a structured schedule throughout the day, which means that most of the time will be dedicated to course activities and engagements. However, it is also recognized that participants may have personal needs or preferences, and the course organisers typically include designated break times within the schedule. During these breaks, you will have the opportunity to rest, take short walks, or engage in personal activities.
Basic first aid and medical assistance is available. For courses Any serious medical conditions such as asthma, chronic ailments, allergies, heart conditions, physical disabilities, injuries and history of mental imbalances/disorders, should be fully disclosed in the application form in advance.
Miri Piri Academy offers a limited amount of scholarships for members of our community with financial need. Scholarships are given only in the early bird stage of registration. In order to best allocate our financial aid resources, please fill out the following form HERE.
If there are five or more people registering as a group, we can offer a $108 discount per person. This only applies to early bird registrations. To apply for this discount, please send an email to [email protected].