Code of Conduct
- DRESS CODE:- Clothing (during the entire course) should be modest keeping the SHOULDERS, BACK, KNEES and CHEST appropriately covered. Transparent clothes are not permissible .
- REGULARITY and PUNCTUALITY :- Physical and Mental presence in all the classes is MANDATORY.
- MAUNA (Silence) :- No communication by speech or gestures in the Yogashala, Dining area or Dormitory on the stipulated days .
- MITAHARA (Yogic Dietstyle) :- Eatables from outside are not allowed except fruits , coconut water or medication.
- KSHETRA SANYAASA (staying at one place) :- The participants are required not to go outside the Ashram premises during the entire duration of the course (except on weekly offs) unless mandatory .
- PRATYAHARA :- The use of electronic devices viz. Mobile Phones or Laptops is not allowed inside the Dormitory .
- Indulgence in any kind of amorous activity (behavior, gesture or physical intimacy of a sexual nature) are strictly prohibited in the Ashram.
- Smoking, drugs, Alcohol or other intoxicants are absolutely prohibited during the course .
- The Students are requested not to light candles/incense sticks in the dormitories.
- Please roll your yoga mats and keep it on the shelf placed at the entrance of Yogashala after the session. Take care not to step on the yoga mat of fellow students.
- The students are advised not to practice Fasting/Detoxification therapy/Naturopathy/Self medication in case of medical problem.Instead, inform the Ashram Management and act in accordance with the protocol i.e consult a doctor.
- Please refrain from practicing Acupressure/Shiatsu/Chiropractic/Thai Massage or any other form of physical therapy on fellow students in the Ashram.
- Please NO Acroyoga in the Ashram.
A gentle reminder:
- You are coming to TTC, not a retreat.
- You are coming to Yogashram, not a resort.
- The course module, schedule, code of conduct is aimed at the student’s personal growth.
- If you are joining this course as a means to socialize, please reconsider your decision.
- The Students are expected not to carry blankets or bed sheets to Yogashala..
- The students are expected to follow the principle of adjust (physically), adapt (mentally) and accommodate (emotionally).
- The students are expected to respect the religion, race, age, gender and limitations of the fellow participants.
- Guests from outside are not allowed during the course.
- The students are expected to refrain from performing their own rituals (e.g chanting loudly or doing worship) in the dormitory.
- “Cultural differences are nothing but a programming of the innocent Self by the insecure Self”….the participants are encouraged to Transcend it.
- Please do not disturb the mother nature & it’s Co inhabitants between 8 pm and 5 am. They too have a right to stroll around unrestricted or rest undisturbed.
ACCEPTANCE OF THE TECHNIQUES:-
- Please surrender yourself to the Techniques being taught during the course so as to benefit the maximum .
- The personal problems or doubts regarding the course should be discussed during personal contact programme (specified hours) with the facilitators only.
- The students should take care not to enter the Dormitory of fellow participants at odd hours.
- It is the responsibility of the participants to apprise the management about any medical problem which ensues during the stay in the Ashram or which the student is already suffering from.
- It is always good that the students respect the time constraints during lecture or otherwise. To ensure this the students are advised to refrain from putting personal questions during the lectures. Also, to encourage introspection we implore the inquisitive minds to always exercise patience whenever a question pops up in their mind, invest 24 hours to sincerely look for the answer within or around…and only then, if imperative, ask the question in person or may give the question in writing at the end of lecture.
- This course is not to prove that the Teachers know all the answers but to share with you the Techniques which can help you develop the “incisive selective passive awareness” needed to find all the answers ”within or around.”
- Code of conduct – 75%.
- Assignments – 15%
- Final examination. – 10%
The extent of compliance with “Code of Conduct” is the most important assessment criteria of Student’s performance. Violation of it may lead to:
- First time —– Reminder
- Second time —– Warning
- Third Time —– No tolerance Zone
- Fourth Time —– Suspension from the course and Ashram.
Let the winds decide the light,The lamp with grit shall survive
Remember : This course is a determined step towards Self discovery. The more you challenge your limits the more you discover your self .