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15 Days Meditation and Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

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

Relaxing Yoga Retreat India

This Kundalini retreat program makes you free from fears, addictions, worries and makes you balanced. This course consists of check-up of chakra disturbances, particular number of asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra chanting, pranayama practice, related to chakra system, that removes blockages in your energy body, gives feeling of freedom, makes you confident and successful. This practice will activate your Kundalini energy.

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Highlights

  • Daily kundalini practical and theoretical classes
  • Daily asana, pranayama, & meditation practices
  • Yoga philosophy, aura assessment
  • Yogic cleansing kit & study materials
  • 14 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 1 excursion

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


14 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-in Time:
00:00
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

This course consists of recognizing of chakra disturbances, the particular number of asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra chanting, astrology and pranayama practice related to chakra system that removes blockages in your energy body, gives the feeling of freedom and makes you confident and successful. The teacher will use special technical, visual, written material to make the classes diverse and study process effective with desired results.

Please note that the yoga atmosphere and classes can be different from that what you learned or saw in your home country. We teach not only Asana, we also give knowledge of yoga as a Vedic science (pranayama, meditation, mantra, Ayurveda, astrology, sadhana, yajna, yoga philosophy, yoga therapy). 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. Vedansha 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 by a good way.

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, the dominance of the 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 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.

The course is a special developed yogic class according to scientific and practical experience of the team that based on purification, ayurvedic principles of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha types of personality with their disbalance, disturbances of energy body (chakra) and special methods of asana, pranayama, meditation technics that help to correct disturbances of the body and reach desired effect of yogic practice.

Yoga-philosophical aspects

  • Human life: Meaning and aim of life
  • Yoga: Introduction / its origin and development
  • Introduction of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra
  • Panch-Klesha (five causes of pain and miseries) / the causes of success and failure in yoga
  • Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations), asana (physical posture), pranayama (breathing techniques), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the mind from the senses), Dharna (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), Samadhi (self-realization)
  • 9 Disturbances of mind, possibilities of control, and Kriya yoga
  • Mooladhara chakra from philosophical point of view
  • Swadhisthana chakra from philosophical point of view
  • Manipura chakra from philosophical point of view
  • Anahata chakra from philosophical point of view
  • Vishuddhi chakra from philosophical point of view
  • Ajna chakra from philosophical point of view
  • Sahasrara chakra from philosophical point of view

Yoga-practical aspects

  • Asana (related to chakra disturbances)
  • Mooladhara chakra special asana postures
  • Swadhisthana chakra special asana postures
  • Manipura chakra special asana postures
  • Anahata chakra special asana postures
  • Vishuddhi chakra special asana postures
  • Ajna chakra special asana postures
  • Sahasrara chakra special asana postures
  • Surya-Namaskara
  • Meditation asana
  • Anahata chakra special asana postures
  • Anahata chakra special asana postures
  • Anahata chakra special asana postures
  • Anahata chakra special asana postures

Pranayama and mudras

  • Different pranayama techniques related to chakras (Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana, Surya Bheda, Bastrika, Sheetali, Shetkari, and Bhramari)
  • Pranayama and disturbances of Mooladhara chakra
  • Pranayama and disturbances of Swadhisthana chakra
  • Pranayama and disturbances of Manipura chakra
  • Pranayama and disturbances of Anahata chakra
  • Pranayama and disturbances of Vishuddhi chakra
  • Pranayama and disturbances of Ajna chakra
  • Pranayama and disturbances of Sahasrara chakra

Meditation

  • Meditation practice related to chakras

Mantra

  • Mantras related with chakras, special pooja for chakras

Yoga therapy / Ayurveda

  • Use of number of yogic / Ayurvedic methods in supporting and treatment disturbances of chakra system
  • Ayurvedic types Vata, pitta, Kapha diagnostic, characteristic, and related chakra problems
  • Aromatherapy in chakra imbalance

Astrology

  • Disturbances of chakra system and related astrological methods of correction

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. We are spiritual Ashram and do not allow following activity: eating non-vegetarian meal, smoking, drinking alcohol, abuse our 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, we will help you to arrange all required medical help, but we 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 & fire ceremony purification)
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Asanas practical class Hatha/Ashtanga style (depending on the week schedule): learning the asana postures under the guiding of experienced yoga teacher
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Kundalini class
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Free time
  • 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 - 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.

Instructors

Sanjeev Pandey

Ashish Rawat

Awdhesh Semwal

Usha Vaishnava

Jyotish Acharya

Sandeep Semwal

Sonu Badoni

Lakhiram

Deepak Aggrawal

Vedansh Pandey

Jyoti Sharma

Dr Dipak Saklani

Retreat location

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Spa

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Library
  • Toiletries

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this retreat, you will enjoy daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus drinks. 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 drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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)

During your free time, you can relax in spa or book a detailed aura check-up with a written report about the aura statement, disturbances in aura if they are present, supporting methods, and treatment advice of a naturopathic specialist. You can receive an individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, and meditative practice. Additionally, you can receive a detailed horoscope assessment with methods of correction according to Vedic medical astrology. Different spa treatments are available by request.

What's included

  • 1 acupuncture session
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Theoretical and practical classes
  • Mala (string of beads) energised by our Guru Ji Yogachariya Dr. S.K.Pandey, PhD (Yoga & Naturopathy)
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3 times of yogic nutrition, beverages
  • Study materials
  • Cleansing kit
  • T-shirts (1) with symbolic of school
  • 1 excursion in Himalaya
  • 1 short aura check up
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage.
  • Accompanying and supporting during the time of staying in the Institute, help provided 24 hours

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Ayurvedic procedures and consultation
  • Detailed aura check-up
  • Detailed horoscope assessment
  • Naturopathic consultation
  • Spa treatments

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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