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15 Days 100-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

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

Certified Yoga Teacher Training India

This course is a part of standard 200 hours Yoga TTC of Yoga Alliance USA. It will cover Asanas according to Hatha and Ashtanga yoga styles, pranayama, meditation, mantra, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, yogic nutrition, naturopathy, Ayurveda, aura check up, chakra dis-balance, and suggestions about special Vedic practices and herbs. The course can be done first two weeks of the month for beginners and last two weeks of the month for experienced practitioners.

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Highlights

  • Concentration and meditation
  • Asana Alignment and yogic healing
  • Deep study of breathing & mantra techniques
  • Asana Hatha and Ashtanga vinyasa yoga classes
  • Yoga philosophy & Ayurveda in daily life
  • Excursion & Ayurvedic massage
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


14 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

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.

Program

Certificate

Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

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, 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 USA and followed it's 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% satisfied.

Teaching plan

Yoga philosophy

  • Human Life: Meaning & Aim of Life in ancient and modern time
  • What is Yoga, introduction, history of development.
  • Definition of Yoga according different concept of philosophy Vedanta, Bhagavad Geeta, Patanjali
  • Introduction of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutras
  • Main 4 Paths of Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • As per the Bhagvad Gita ( karm, Akarm, Vikarm)
  • Arjunas Question
  • Renunciation of the fruit of action
  • Surrender of the action and its effect to god,
  • Samatvam.
  • Concept of Action in inaction inaction in action
  • Jnana Yoga
  • Shravan, Manan, Nidhidhyasana,
  • Knowledge of Self realisation ( Bhgvadgita 2. 20-24)
  • Quality of a Jnani ( Sthitprajna BG-2. 55-57)
  • Tool for Growth (BG-2.62-63)
  • Indian Philosophies
  • Darshan Philosiphy
  • Three major heterodox schools—Jain, Buddist, Caraka
  • Six major schools of orthodox Indian philosophy— Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkya, Yoga, Mimamsa, Vedanta
  • Heterodox School (Nastika Darshan)
  • Charvaka or Lokayata - philosophy of materialism and skepticism.
  • No life after death, Religion is invented by man, Criticized Vedas, Intelligence Resides in the body, hell is the earthly suffering.
  • Death is the end of all
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Bhakti yoga according to Narada, Maharishi Parashar
  • Panchmahabhav of Bhakti Dasya - Haunman, Madhur- Mira, Vatsalya- Yasodha, Sakhya- sudama, Santa- Yudhisthira).
  • The nine forms of Bhakti (Navavidhā Bhakti Mārgas): Shravan, kirtan, smaran, Padsevnam, Archnam, Vandanam, Dasyam, Sakhyam, atmnivdnam
  • Para and Apara Bhakti
  • Raja Yoga
  • Astanga Yoga
  • Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga - Yama, Niyama, Asana , Pranayama , Pratyahara , Dhyana , Dharana , Samadhi
  • Yamas (Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, Aparigraha)
  • Niyamas (Sauca, Santosa, Tapas, Svadhyaya, Isvarapranidhana)
  • Concept of three bodies and it's role in yoga practice
  • Introduction in Karma, Raja Yoga. Meaning, Types, role in yoga
  • Kosha and it's role in Meditation & Pranayama
  • 3 Nadis, Ida, Pingala, Sushumna. Their role in practice
  • Panch-Klesha (Five Causes Of Pain & Miseries) / causes of succsess and failure in Yoga
  • Water, Fire, Air, Space, Earth element and it’s role in yoga
  • Buddha Darshan
  • Four noble truths- (Dukkha, Samudaya, Nirodha, Magga)
  • The Noble Eightfold Path
  • Right understanding (Samma ditthi)
  • Right thought (Samma sankappa)
  • Right speech (Samma Vacca)
  • Right action (Samma kammanta)
  • Right livelihood (Samma ajiva)
  • Right effort (Samma vayama)
  • Right mindfulness (Samma sati)
  • Right concentration (Samma samadhi)
  • Conception of Karma, Rebirth, Law of Nature, Did not believe in God

Asana

Asana Hatha style

  • Surya namaskara
  • Backward bending postures
  • Bhujangasana
  • Ustrasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Spinal Twisting Pose:
  • Meru
  • VakrasanaArdha
  • Matsyendrasana
  • Inversion Postures
  • Sarvangasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Forward bending postures
  • Dandasana
  • Sukhasana
  • Padmasana

Asana Ashtanga Style Primary Series with Half Vinyasa

  • Surya Namaskara Part A
  • Uttkatanasana
  • Padanghustasana
  • Padahastasana
  • Utitha Trikonasana
  • Parivrita Trikonasana
  • Trikonasana Variation 1, 2
  • Parivritta parshvakonasana
  • Uthitha parshvakonasana
  • Parasarita padouttanasana A,B,C,D
  • Parvottanasana
  • Utitha hasta padangustasana A,B,C,D
  • Ardha baddha padmotanasana
  • Samastithi
  • Urdhva namaskar asana
  • Uttanasana A,B
  • chaturanga dandasana
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana
  • Andho Mukha svanasana
  • Veerbhadra asana I, II
  • Paschimottasana A, B,C,D
  • Purvottanasana
  • Ardha baddha padma paschimottasana
  • Triag mukhaiada paschimottasana
  • Janusirsasana A,B,C,D

Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha

  • Introduction to Pranayama, it's history and development.
  • Main Pranayama Techniques & Benefits (Abdominal breathing, Preparational breathing, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana with/without retention Level I, II, Ujjayi breathing).
  • The pranic body, its main treats, possible disturbances
  • Parana energy and human’s lifestyle
  • Breathe exercise, health and pranayama
  • Kriyas (Body Cleansing Techniques): (Jala Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka)
  • Breath and increase life span. Hidden ancient techniques
  • Kriyas (Body Cleansing Methods): (Jala Neti, Netra Shuddhi, Sutra Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka, Shanka Prakshalana)
  • Concept of mudra and bandha
  • Moola, Uddyana Bandha, Jalandra Bandha
  • Ashwani Mudra
  • Dyana, Ajali, Prithvi, Varuna, Shakti, Gyana, Chin, Shambhavi, Khechari Mudra, Hansi mudra, Vayu mudra, akash Mudra, Shunya Mudra, Surya mudra
  • Shatkarma (concept, aim, safety, performance)

Meditation

  • Meditation Practical Aspects
  • Meditation and Concentration
  • OM Meditation
  • Trataka Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Sound Meditation
  • Breath meditation
  • 5 elements meditation
  • Prithvi meditation
  • Vayu meditation
  • Jal Meditation
  • Akasha Meditation
  • Agni Meditation
  • Nadis meditation
  • Object bound meditation
  • Guru Meditation

Mantra

  • Importance of Mantra for pranayama, asana and meditation
  • Shiva Mantra
  • 5 elements mantra
  • So Ham Ham So
  • Gayatri mantra
  • Role of Mantra in Yoga Practice
  • AUM Mantra
  • Lakshmi Mantra
  • Mantra for health
  • Mantra for successes
  • Mantra for children

Anatomy and physiology

  • Introduction to muscular and skeletal system and their function during physical exercises
  • Bones of Upper, lower extremity
  • Bones of Skull
  • Bones of Spine and pelvis
  • Muscles of Upper, lower extremity
  • Muscles of Skull
  • Muscles of Spine and pelvis
  • Joints of Upper, lower extremity
  • Joints of Skull
  • Joins of Spine and pelvis
  • Correct performance of asana, assistance & adjustment
  • Range of movement
  • Body kinematics
  • Postural defects and ways of correction
  • Use of adjustment tools like breaks, straps, blankets, Iyengar planks for adjustment and alignment

Sample 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 & fire ceremony purification)
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Asana Ashtanga Vinyasa class
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Yoga philosophy/ayurveda/teaching methology
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Mantra chanting 2 weeks/ Sanskrit 2 weeks
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga anathomy 2 weeks/asana alignment 2 weeks
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga (theory & practice): number of physical postures according to study program
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Yoga Nidra/ guided Meditation: guided relaxation practice, meditation and concentration
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Special event
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Free time
  • 22:00 - 06:00 Sleep

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. Please note that excursion is offered and planned by the Institute, not by the student.

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

This training will be held at the Moksha Ashram and the Kriya Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India.

Nearby places

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

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Massage

General

  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this training, you will be served three daily vegetarian and delicious meals. Every meal will consist of a special nutritious Ayurvedic and yogic menu developed according 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
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Naturopathic
  • 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)

During your free time, you may go to the venue's library and relax reading a book or visit the spa center for a treatment. You may also book a private consultation for Ayurvedic or Naturopathic treatment.

Spa treatments

During this training, 1 Ayurvedic massage is included in the price package. Other spa treatments are available, on request, for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 1 t-shirt with the school symbol
  • 1 excursion
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals plus herbal teas
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Cleansing kit and a daily detox tea
  • Full support during your stay at the institute and help provided 24 hours
  • Herbs suggestions for well-being
  • Mala string of beads energized by Ji Yogachariya and Dr. S.K.Pandey
  • Short Aura check up
  • Study materials
  • Theoretical and practical skills
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this Yoga Alliance Registered School program
  • Wi-fi

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Detailed aura check-up
  • Detailled Vedic horoscope assesment
  • Naturopathic consultation
  • Other Ayurvedic procedures and consultation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Alternatively, you may book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

You may choose the Volvo service from Delhi, however bus traveling could cause inconveniences to first-time travelers.

Arrival by train

Please take a train to Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available that will bring you to Rishikesh. Transfer from and to this train station is available upon request.

Arrival by taxi

Upon your arrival to either the Dehradun Airport (DED) or the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), you may hire a taxi. Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine has a transport package which covers the cost from Delhi Airport to Rishikesh by taxi and back for an additional cost.

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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