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10 Day Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

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

Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

Yin yoga is a unique practice for increasing of the female energy based on gentle asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation according to ancient chines, Tibetan, and Tao style. Combination of the deep tissue oriented asana with the holding of each poster one to five minutes increased vitality and prolongs lifespan.

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Sanjeev, Ashish, Awdhesh, & 11 More…
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  • Daily yoga class
  • Daily meditation session
  • Theoretical and practical skills
  • Short aura check up and Ayurvedic massage
  • Excursion in Himalaya and Yogic Shatkarma sessions
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this Yoga Alliance Registered School program
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals and drinks

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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  • 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.


The institute

The Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine was founded by Yogacharya Dr. Sanjeev Pandey Ji. It was established to provide education in Vedic science, holistic treatment, and support programs with yogic and Ayurvedic methods in common and non-curative diseases and 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 is accredited by International Yoga Alliance and followed its policy on sexual misconduct towards the client that makes all their programs safe and secure for female students. 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.

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. Its programs are based on centuries-old traditions and adapted to contemporary conditions that make its clients 99 percent satisfied.

Yin yoga philosophical aspects

  • Human life: Meaning and aim of life
  • Yoga and Taoist philosophy
  • Yin and yang analog in Hatha yoga
  • Concept of five basic precepts
  • Tzu Jan, Wu Wei, Yu and Wu, the one - basic principles of Taoism
  • History of Daoism
  • Principles of Daoism
  • Concept of three treasures
  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
  • 12 main meridians
  • Yin yang groups of meridians
  • Mind or body connection
  • Muscle mandalas with physical target areas
  • Skeletal and muscular system
  • The approach of bio-individuality
  • Muscle energetic target areas
  • Chinese medicine and five elements
  • Yin Yang primary organ meridian channels
  • Theory of Yin, Yang, and qi
  • Taoism and history of Yin yoga
  • Teaching yoga as an art
  • Equanimity: more fluid, more relaxed
  • Tranquility: empty mind, high awareness
  • Stillness: smaller and smaller movements, eventually to complete stillness
  • Concept of seven chakras and their main focus

Yin asana - Practical aspects

  • Asana
  • Reclining leg stretch
  • Squat
  • Neck release
  • Ankle stretch
  • Butterfly
  • Lying spinal twist
  • Lying chest opener
  • Saddle
  • Sphinx
  • Seal
  • Side seal
  • Straddle
  • Dangling
  • Snail
  • Baby dragon
  • Twisted dragon
  • Winged dragon
  • Supported bridge
  • Eagle arms
  • Thread the needle
  • Wrist flexor stretch
  • Wrist extensor stretch
  • Caterpillar
  • Practicum
  • Beginner sequence
  • Sequence for digestion
  • Sequence for insomnia
  • Intermediate sequence if beginner is mastered
  • Neck and shoulder problems sequence
  • Lower back problems sequence
  • Upper back problems relief
  • Stress relieving sequence
  • Sequence for sciatica
  • Hips flexibility sequence
  • Hamstrings sequence
  • Prenatal Yin sequence

Yin pranayama and mudras

  • Introduction to Yin pranayama techniques
  • Basic pranayama techniques and their benefits for health (preparational breath, Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana without retention)
  • The pranic body and qi energy
  • Reverse breathing
  • Embryonic breathing
  • Five pranas and their role in the human body
  • Qi and lifestyle
  • Three main Nadi and their role in pranayama
  • Breathing and life-span
  • Kriyas (body cleansing methods): Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana
  • Mudras and bandhas (Moola Bandha, Prithvi, Jnana, Gyan Mudra, Hansi Mudra, Ashwani Mudra)


  • Meditation practice (mindfulness meditation, breath awareness meditation, Vipassana meditation, sound meditation, two dantian breathing meditation, sitting relaxing meditation, inner smile meditation, small heaven meditation, three dantians meditation, empty vessel meditation)
  • Affirmations for Yin meditation


  • Intentional sound movement: careful, flowing balanced style
  • Rhythmic breathing: slow, deep, coordinated with fluid movement
  • Awareness: calm, focused meditative state
  • Visualization: of qi flow, philosophical tenets, aesthetics
  • Chanting or sound: use of sound as a focal point

Anatomy and physiology

  • Myofascial concept of Yin practice
  • Tension and compression theory
  • Fascia connective tissue and science of movement
  • Fascial train lines and myofascial release workshop
  • Teaching yoga as an art (principles, sequencing, communication, responsibilities, space)
  • Functional approach to Yin yoga
  • The art of propping and asana breakdown
  • Dynamic practice
  • Static practice
  • Meditative practice
  • Use of external agents
  • Softness: soft gaze, expressionless face
  • Solid stance: firm footing, erect spine
  • Relaxation: relaxed muscles, slightly bent joints
  • Balance and counterbalance: motion over the center of gravity

Yin yoga therapy or herbal therapy

  • Using of basic Yin yoga in supporting and treatment of some diseases
  • Clinical application of Yin yoga for hypertension
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Diabetes type I and II
  • Obesity
  • Menopause
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Tumors and cancer
  • Back and abdomen pain
  • Myopia


  • 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.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Wake up and cleansing
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Shatkriya and herbal tea (yogic cleansing with Jala neti (special techniques of nose cleansing), Pooja (mantra recitation and fire ceremony purification)
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Asanas practical class Hatha style
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Yoga philosophy or Ayurveda
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Yin yoga class
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yin yoga anatomy or physiology
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Asana alignment or teaching methodology
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Yoga Nidra or guided meditation: guided relaxation practice, meditation, and concentration
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 22:00 Free time
  • 22:00 - 06:00 Sleep

Note that the timetable can be changed during to teaching process.


Sanjeev Pandey

Ashish Rawat

Awdhesh Semwal

Usha Vaishnava

Jyotish Acharya

Sandeep Semwal

Hemlata Bahuguna

Sonu Badoni


Deepak Aggrawal

Vedansh Pandey

Jyoti Sharma

Dr. Dipak Saklani

Bipin Bartwal

Retreat location


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Seafood
  • Naturopathic
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

One ayurvedic massage is included in your program. Other spa treatments will have to be paid separately.

What's included

  • 1 acupuncture session
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Certificate of completion
  • Theoretical and practical skills
  • Maala (string of beads) energized by our Guru Ji Yogacharya Dr. S.K.Pandey
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3 times of yogic nutrition, beverages
  • Study materials
  • Cleansing kit
  • Yogic Shatkarma sessions
  • 1 t-shirt with symbolic of the school
  • 1 excursion in Himalaya
  • 1 short aura check up
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Other ayurvedic procedures
  • Ayurvedic doctor consultation
  • Number of excursions more than mentioned above
  • Detailed Aura check-up with providing of the written report about Aura statement, disturbances in Aura if they are present, supporting methods and treatment advices of naturopathic specialist (individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, meditative practice)
  • Detailed horoscope assessment
  • Extra nights of accommodation
  • Accompanying and supporting 24 hours during the period of stay in Vedansha

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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