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10 Days Budget Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

Moksha Ashram, Badrinath Road 140, Tapovan, Rishikesh 249192, India

Yoga Retreat India

Join this budget yoga retreat in India to purify your body from toxins, create healthy food programs according to the traditional Indian medical concept of Ayurveda, and learn yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation. All Vedansha Institute's Yoga Teachers and Therapists are professionals, with 5 to 30 years of experience. The team will show you the result from their programs, by special aura assessment, before and after course.

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Highlights

  • Pranayama & workshop
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Participation in on-line webinars and courses
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • Yogic cleansing kit
  • 1 excursion

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


9 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$25 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$70 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Health Club
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Baby sitting
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Child care
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Wireless internet

Starting from January 1st, 2019, Vedansha are happy to offer absolutely great accommodation at reasonable price. Located in Tapovan, far from noisy streets and crowd in a newly built building, they offer single, shared twin, shared double, family suite and comfortable dormitory rooms. This type of accommodation will help you to relax and concentrate on your priorities of training.

There are a total of 12 air-conditioned and 4 non-air-conditioned rooms. Most of the rooms have a wonderful view on Himalayan Mountains. Each room has a big private bathroom and equipped with the following facilities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot water
  • Heater during the cold season
  • Air conditioned
  • TV
  • Security
  • Clean towels, bed sheets, pillow & bed covers and blankets
  • Toilet paper
  • Free filtered water
  • Inverter and generator in case of light off

Vedansha also provide car parking and restaurant area.

Please note that sometimes the power goes off in the whole Rishikesh city area. During these moments, you will have light, air condition, Wi-Fi in your rooms because of the special electricity generator.

Guests will have the choice to stay at Vedansha's retreat center or the hotel. If guests book in the hotel, the classes will be held in Ashram (500 metres from Hotel). Vedansha provides free transportation till there and back. If you book a stay in retreat center, your classes will take place at the same place and Ashram nearby.

Program

Yoga - Philosophical Aspects:

  • Human Life: Meaning & Aim of Life
  • Yoga: introduction, its origin and development.
  • Introduction of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra

Yoga - Practical Aspects:

  • Natural Relaxation Asana
  • Natural standing Asana with External Rotation
  • Forward bending Asana
  • Backward Extensions
  • Spinal Twisting Asana
  • Inverted Asana
  • Balancing Asana
  • Surya-Namaskara
  • Meditation Asana
  • Thunder-Bolt (vajrasana) Group Asana
  • Lotus (Padmasana) Group Asana
  • Pranayama & Mudras
  • Pranayama and their detox effect on weight reduction
  • Special  Pranayama Techniques for balancing
  • Mudras and bandas
  • Prana in daily life, how to reach new level and hold the weight
  • Guided meditative pranayama
  • Mantra and pranayama intermediate/advanced level
  • Kriyas (Body Cleansing Methods)
  • Meditation
  • Standart Meditation Practice, meditative practice for weight reduction and purification of the body
  • Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Mantras, Hindu Gods, mantras related with them, mantra for pooja

Yoga therapy/Ayurveda

  • Using of number of yogic/ayurvedic methods in supporting and treatment of weight problems, detailed knowledge about ayurvedic herbs and their supplying techniques, panchakarma therapy basic skills for purification and weight control

Astrology:

  • Role of Astrology in our life problems, how to recognize and correct weight problems with knowledge of astrology

The institute

Vedansha Institute was established to provide education in Vedic science and holistic treatment, as well as support programs with yogic and Ayurvedic methods in common and non-curative diseases, help humans control emotions, remove fears, improve their lives, find themselves in a society of modern technology, and open their power in order to feel harmony and happiness.

The institute keeps the ancient yogic tradition of Himalayan masters adapted to contemporary service requirements according to international standards of yoga education. Its teachers were born in yogic families and have scientific degrees in yoga, astrology, and Ayurveda. Its yoga masters have spent more than 90,000 hours on improving their practice of yoga postures and meditation.

Its founder, Dr. Sanjeev Pandey, has spent more than 20,000 hours in deep meditation in the Himalayan mountains. The institute has trained more than 10,000 yoga teachers from USA, Canada, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Australia, Mexico, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, and Peru.

The center also guides its clients after courses are completed by giving regular workshops and online webinars for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels in yoga, Vedic astrology, meditation, and Ayurveda. Because of this, clients keep on returning to the institute and its partners. Vedansha collaborates with medical doctors and performs research in yoga and cancer in Germany. It also performs special healing programs for people with different diseases to support their health.

Programs

There are no unsolved problems for the institute, only new questions to be answered. Vedansha aims to develop an authentic Himalayan yoga tradition worldwide. The quality of its yoga programs is guaranteed. These programs are proven safe by European medical doctors and can be easily performed by clients with varying levels of physical ability.

Each program was made by Dr. Sanjeev, who is a seventh generation hereditary yogi, and is oriented on beginner, intermediate, and advanced yogic levels. Vedansha has certified, healthy yoga products, and is considered as one of the best in Himalaya as proven by its certification from the International Yoga Alliance (USA) and Alternative Medical Council Calcutta (India).

Its programs are based on centuries-old traditions and adapted to contemporary conditions that make its clients 99% satisfied. You will get a full-service package with meetings, accommodation, three daily vegetarian meals and beverages, check-up of body problems, individual, naturopathic consultation, classes, special events, workshops, Ayurveda procedures, and excursions.

Vedansha starts to work with its clients even before their visit by providing a short check-up of their natal map and recognizing concerns. A program is then created for clients according to the information they provide regarding goals and opportunities for corrections during the visit. By using methods of yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic astrology, the center creates special yoga classes with healthy nourishment, herbs, and spices, reaching purification and balance of the body and soul.

Responsibility

The institute takes responsibility for its students and patients.

The aim of this meditation practice is to encourage a deep state of concentration, that can be reached by everyone at a different pace, from 7 days even up to several years. It depends on the student's possibility of concentration, brain activity, dominance of nervous system, desire to reach the goal and fear of obstacles. If you have any troubles related to the things mentioned, please let us know and we will help to you go forward and overcome the troubles. Every student is different and sometimes it requires more time and effort, we are ready to offer our help anytime.

PRE-REQUISITES

  • You have to have interest to learn Vedic science, personal work on body and mind and not only to spend vacation as on all inclusive resort. Vedansha are spiritual Ashram and do not allow following activity: eating non-vegetarian meal, smoking, drinking alcohol, abuse their staff, show any type of sexual misconduct, manipulating, annoying other clients, damage the vedansha property, study material, interrupt teaching process.
  • Individuals with disabilities or ailments, people who have any disease or unfit before the course are advised to refrain from applying. If you join course, and feel worse after this, Vedansha will help you to arrange all required medical help, but they will not allow you to continue the course and your payment will be not refunded.
  • Minimum age at the time of admission is 18 years. Applicants aged over 60 years could apply after consultation with Vedansha via email.
  • Pregnant women need a medical authorization permitting them to practice yoga from their own country with translation in English
  • Any candidate found unfit after the commencement of the course will not be permitted to continue the training and a refund of fees and other charges will not be admissible
  • This teacher training course requires educational abilities and the desire to study the program according to the standards of Yoga Alliance USA. Students are reminded to remain aware and respectful of cultural differences among the participants and teachers. Any disruptions to the teaching process or behavior deemed harmful to other students, teachers, or the institute's property is in violation of the rules and policies of Vedansha Institute. Violation of the school's policies may result in dismissal from the program without any refund of the course fees.
  • The teachers are not fitness instructors, most of them are spiritual yoga masters who have a completely different way of life and devotion to their practice. Some of them are monks, pandits in temples or swamis. They request you to please be polite and respect their work. If you find something that not suitable for you or for your faith or mentality, please do not put the blame on them. Let them know at the front desk, online or just discuss with Founder Dr Pandey Ji directly if you want any changes and what you find not suitable for you. In 99% misunderstanding will be solved in a good way.
  • The course language is English. Any other mentioned language is used for online communication and in some cases can be used in communication during the course on the place. If you wish to get a translator for any other language kindly request to ask about availability before booking. If a booking is done without the request of translation Vedansha have right to cancel the booking and refund the deposit. If translation will be requested on place Vedansha has right to dismiss the client from the course and do not refund the deposit. If a client request to arrange another school with appropriate language ability it can be done upon request if the school with this language is available in Rishikesh for extra costs.
  • The booking should be performed by the person who is going to participate in the course. If a booking is done by the third person (relatives, friends, parents etc) the direct participant should send Vedansha an email or scanned copy of confirmation that he/she acknowledge the program, rules and regulations of the organizer.
  • Any candidate who decided to change the program after arriving have to apply for it in written form. If you decide to cancel the course after arriving, Vedansha will have to charge amount that covered our costs of 30% of the course days as Vedansha reserve teacher, accommodation, meal prior to your arriving.

Sample daily schedule

Day 1:

  • 12:00 Check in
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 free time
  • 17:00 Orientation seminar, explanation of purification techniques, assessment of your aims, aura check up, explanation of astrological natal map, fire ceremony
  • 19:00 Dinner (meal will be provided according to your arriving time)

Days 2-8

  • 06:00 Wake up and cleaning
  • 06:30 Asana Hatha style
  • 07:30 Break and herbal tea
  • 07:30 Pranayama
  • 09:30 Yogic breakfast
  • 10:45 Free time
  • 11:45 Lunch
  • 13:15 Free time for sleeping, studying, or spa therapies
  • 15:00 Workshop (1) and herbal tea
  • 16:00 Asana self-practice
  • 17:00 Yoga Nidra or guided meditation
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Free time for spa visits or communication session
  • 22:00 Sleep

Day 9

  • 06:00 Wake up and cleaning
  • 06:30 Herbal tea
  • 07:30 Self practice
  • 08:30 Yogic breakfast
  • 09:30 Excursion
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Free time
  • 17:00 Fire ceremony at Parmarth Niketan Ashram
  • 20:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Free time
  • 22:00 Sleep

Day 10

  • 06:00 Wake up and cleaning
  • 06:30 Herbal tea
  • 07:30 Self practice
  • 08:30 Yogic breakfast
  • 09:30 Free time
  • 12:00 Check out

Included excursions

During the course, according to weather, road conditions, and amount of students, Vedansha will offer different types of excursions in Himalaya & Rishikesh including visit a spiritual temple in Himalaya, meditation in a cave under the guidance of an experienced teacher, visit Ganga Aarti, waterfalls, and Bealtes Ashram. Sometimes excursion can be changed or replaced with an equal offer if the conditions of weather or any other issue took place.

Instructors

Sanjeev Pandey

Ashish Rawat

Awdhesh Semwal

Usha Vaishnava

Jyotish Acharya

Sandeep Semwal

Hemlata Bahuguna

Sonu Badoni

Lakhiram

Deepak Aggrawal

Vedansh Pandey

Jyoti Sharma

Dr Dipak Saklani

Retreat location

The yoga family retreat will take place at Moksha and Kriya Ashram in Rishikesh, Himalaya, India.

The institute

The Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine was founded by Yogachariya Dr. Sanjeev Pandey Ji. It was established to provide education in Vedic science and holistic treatment, as well as support programs with yogic and Ayurvedic methods in common and non-curative diseases, help humans control emotions, remove fears, improve their lives, find themselves in a society of modern technology, and open their power in order to feel harmony and happiness. %The institute keeps the ancient yogic tradition of Himalayan masters adapted to contemporary service requirements according to international standards of yoga education. Its teachers were born in yogic families and have scientific degrees in yoga, astrology, and Ayurveda. Its yoga masters have spent more than 90,000 hours on improving their practice of yoga postures and meditation.

Its founder, Dr. Sanjeev Pandey, has spent more than 20,000 hours in deep meditation in the Himalayan mountains. The institute has trained more than 10,000 yoga teachers from USA, Canada, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Australia, Mexico, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, and Peru.

The center also guides its clients after courses are completed by giving regular workshops and online webinars for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels in yoga, Vedic astrology, meditation, and Ayurveda. Because of this, clients keep on returning to the institute and its partners. Vedansha collaborates with medical doctors and performs research in yoga and cancer in Germany. It also performs special healing programs for people with different diseases to support their health.

Nearby places

  • Dehradun Airport (DED), 15 kilometers
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) - 6 hours

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During your retreat, you will enjoy a daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as yogic drinks. Every meal will consist of a special nutritious ayurvedic and yogic menu developed accordingly to the season. For the morning, you will enjoy a detox hot tea with special Himalayan herbs to make you stronger and improve your digestion. Other drinks will include herbal tea, black tea, masala tea, water, milk, and juice.

Please be aware that the meal & beverages that are included during the course program and package are special yogic & ayurvedic. If you wish to try other meals from the Indian or Italian Menu in our Vedansha restaurant, extra costs will be charged.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine provides different spa programs by request. During your retreat, you can also book a detailed aura check-up with a written report on your aura statement, to find out if any disturbances in the aura are present, and find out more information about supporting methods, and treatment advice from a naturopathic specialist. Upon request, you can receive an individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, and meditative practice, as well as advice on where to spend time with your family in Rishikesh, and surrounding areas.

Spa treatments

Please note that SPA treatments are available, at additional rates.

What's included

  • 1 acupuncture session
  • 1 t-shirt with the school symbol
  • 1 excursion
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 24-hour accompanying and supporting instructors
  • Cleansing kit
  • Daily detox beverages
  • Daily practical and theoretical yoga classes
  • Herb suggestions for well-being
  • Mala string of beads energized by Yogachariya
  • Dr. S.K.Pandey-Ji
  • Opportunity to join on-line classes before and after training in Rishikesh
  • WI-Fi

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airport transfer
  • Ayurvedic procedures and consultation
  • Excursions
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From there, take a flight to Dehradun Airport (DED), 15 kilometers to Rishikesh. Transfer to and from this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by train

Take a train to Haridwar from New Delhi railway station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh.

Arrival by taxi

From Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or from Dehradun Airport (DED), you can take a taxi to the venue. Rishikesh is a six-hour drive from Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$25 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 5 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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