Frequently asked questions from our Students
The instructor, who's also the founder of Patanjali Institute, is Dr. Sohail Ebady. He has decades of experience as a yoga teacher (21 years) and as a hypnotherapist (20 years). In the course of his hypnotherapy practice, Dr. Ebady realized that yoga and hypnotherapy done together can be a very potent tool towards helping someone achieve inner peace.
Dr. Ebady speaks English, Persian, German, Hindi and Urdu. He has given the Yoga Teacher Training and Hypnotherapy Diploma Course in 17 countries. He's now based in Chiang Rai, Thailand and Bali, Indonesia.
For more information about Dr. Ebady, check out About Sohail Ebady.
Our courses in Thailand and Bali are limited to 10 people only for every class. This is to make sure that our instructor, Dr. Sohail Ebady, will have ample chance to observe each student and provide individual assistance. This is why our training works. All students benefit from Dr. Ebady's personalized professional feedback and guidance.
Most nationalities are given a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival. For some passport holders, you may need to apply in your country of residence. If you wish to extend your stay in Thailand longer than 30 days, border runs to Myanmar (just 20 minutes away from the resort) can be arranged at your own expense. Please note that over staying your visa will result in a 500 THB per day penalty upon departure.
You can also ask for a 60-day-visa from the Thai embassy in your own country before arriving in Thailand.
Check out the Visa Policy of Thailand.
Nationals of 62 countries will be given a 30-day Visa on Arrival (fee: US$25). These include all European Union and EFTA member states except Croatia, all Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf member states, and citizens of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Fiji, India, Japan, Libya, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States.
Nationals of the following countries, however, can enter Indonesia without a visa for 30 days: Brunei, Cambodia, Chile, Ecuador, HK, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
All other nationalities should apply for a visa at an Indonesian embassy or consulate.
- Comfortable clothing - prepare for hot weather, cool evenings and possible rain!
- Bathing suit
- Personal items/toiletries
- Yoga mat
- Notebooks and pens
- Health insurance
You have a very professional teacher. During this Yoga Teacher Training & Hypnotherapy Diploma Course, you will also become more aware of your abilities and potentials. You will learn very well - without any strain but with joy and pleasure!
Can I join only one course, i.e., only the Yoga Teacher Training or the Hypnotherapy Diploma Course and not both?
You will be required to attend both course schedules. Even though you may be a yoga teacher or a hypnotherapist, you will still receive the benefits of both practices.
Our instructor Sohail says:
I concentrate a lot on “positive thinking,” so that all the teachings go deep into the subconscious. I believe one of the first side effects of chronic stress reactions is the development of a negative attitude; this negativity has its own negative effects in all the aspects of life.
As Buddha said, “What you think, you become!”
When the positive attitude grows stronger daily, therefore, the negativity becomes weaker and gradually disappears (this is called the transformation). The individual develops a good image of themselves, improves their self-esteem, and becomes more aware of their abilities and potential. They become motivated to do more, and it's this powerful motivation that creates further positive changes towards their inner growth. They will begin their journey to become what they want to be.
At the same time that I'm conducting these sessions, I also concentrate on making my clients become calm and relaxed in different situations. This prevents the development of stress, which is very harmful to the body and mind. The things that stress them, that bother and irritate or worry them and unnecessarily occupy them for many hours of the day, will not have the same effect on them anymore. They will go through their daily life with a calm and relaxed mind. A tense, hypersensitive, and easily irritated individual then becomes transformed into a calm and relaxed person with inner peace.
More than that, I also address those unwanted programs in the subconscious mind, which comes up to the surface level (conscious mind) according to the programming.
For example: Many people react unwantedly (physically or emotionally) in particular situations. Some people who wake up in the morning, for example, may experience the most terrible feelings such as unwanted thoughts, feelings, behaviors and habits.
These inner conflicts take away the inner happiness completely. These are all programs in the subconscious mind which have been developed during different periods in the life of the individual and they repeat themselves in a cyclical pattern.
Through my sessions, these unwanted programs get deprogrammed slowly day by day. The mental knots and blockages open up, and one after another, as the individual comes out of this cyclical pattern, they experience inner peace and gradually come to a natural flow of regeneration and well-being.
In my practice, I have particularly good successes with insomnia, depression, anxiety neurosis, burnout syndrome, and eating disorders.
You can read more about my work here.
Hypnosis is a natural, deep and relaxed state of mind, in which one has good communication with the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is that part of one’s mind which regulates the entire system of the body, faithfully recording what you have done, felt, and experienced from birth.
Hypnotherapy is a healing art several thousand years old. The therapist guides the patient to a state of communication with the subconscious, and gives specific therapeutic suggestions specific to that patient’s requirement.
Self-hypnosis is an ancient way of communicating with the subconscious mind, and dropping positive suggestions and visualizations to that subconscious level. In this process you reinforce your own power to heal.
The Patanjali Institute teaches the traditional, classical form of yoga as was described in the ancient scriptures. Our Yoga Teacher Training Course also covers the yogic lifestyle and philosophy to give students a better, more rounded foundation on which to base their yogi practice.
This ancient form of yoga is an holistic approach devised by Swami Vivekananda Yoga, Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYAS) at the Yoga University in Bangalore, India. The movements are slow, deliberate, and meditative, which bring strength, awareness, flexibility, and viability to the body while teaching proper breathing and calming the mind. After each stimulation, there is a relaxation phase in order for the body and mind to regroup and expand--in essence, to grow.
I follow two groups of big teachers. The first are the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars; the second are Buddha, Patanjali, Adi Sankaracharya, and Swami Vivekananda, the greatest teachers and philosophers of yoga.