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27 Day 200-Hours Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

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

Yoga Teacher Training India

Immerse deeply in your yoga practice! Develop stability of your body and mind! Learn correct breath techniques with asana postures, different Vinyasa flows, Ashtanga sequences, pranayama, meditation, mantra, yoga philosophy, yogic cleansing, teaching methodology, and Ayurveda.

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Highlights

  • 2 Ayurvedic massages
  • Theoretical and practical skills
  • 2 excursions to a spiritual temple and meditation in a cave
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this Yoga Alliance Registered School program
  • Full support during your stay at the institute and help provided 24 hours
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals plus herbal teas
  • 26 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


26 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

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

Certificate

Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

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 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% satisfied.

Curriculum

Anatomy and physiology

  • Introduction to muscular and skeletal system and their function during physical exercises

Yoga philosophical aspects

  • Human life, meaning, and aim of life
  • Introduction to yoga, its origin and development
  • Introduction to Patanjali's Sutra yoga
  • Panch-Klesha or the five causes of pain and miseries
  • Yama and Niyama or social and personal rules and regulations
  • Philosophy of mudra and bandha
  • Elements of Swara yoga
  • Asana or the physical posture
  • Pranayama or breathing techniques
  • Pratyahara or withdrawal of the mind from the senses
  • Dharna or concentration
  • Dhyana or meditation
  • Samadhi or self-realization

Yoga practical aspects

Asana in Ashtanga practice

  • 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 Marichyasana A,B,C,D Navasana Bhuja pidanasana kurmasana Supta Kurmasana garbha pindasana kukkutasana badha konasana A,B,C upavistha konasana A,B suptakonasana suptapadangustasana A,B,C savasana

Vinyasa flow

  • Forward and backward bending flow
  • Abdominal muscles strength sequence
  • Stretching hamstrings and back sequence
  • Tadasana Vinyasa sequence
  • Vrksasana vinyasa sequence
  • Dandasana Vinyasa sequence
  • Bhadrasana Vinyasa sequence
  • Bhujangasana Vinyasa sequence
  • Chakravakasana vinyasa sequence
  • Virabhadrasana vinyasa sequence
  • Setubandasana vinyasa sequence
  • Sarvangasana vinyasa sequence
  • Vinyasa and Ayurveda connection
  • Techniques of personalization of Vinyasa flow based on mula (base), desha (part), kala (time), shakti (force), and marga (directions)
  • Range of movements to make asana performance easier
  • Mistakes and alignment

Pranayama and mudras

  • Introduction to pranayama
  • Basic, intermediate, advanced pranayama techniques and benefits such as Neti, Kapalabhati, alternate nostrils breathing, Nadi Shodana primary plus basic level, Surya Bheda, Chnadra Bheda, Bastrika, Sheetali, Shetkari, Plavini, Bhramari; Moolabandha, Jalandhara bandha, Uddyana bandha, Yoni Mudra, hansi, prana mudra, apan mudra, udan mudra, apan vayu mudra, saman mudra, vyan mudra, kechari mudra , bhairava mudra
  • The pranic body
  • Parana and lifestyle
  • Breath, health, and pranayama
  • Breathing and lifespan
  • Kriyas or body cleansing methods such as Neti, Kapalabhati, and Kun Jala

Meditation and mantras

  • Basic meditation practice such as OM meditation, Trataka, Nidra yoga, and Mantra, basic chakra meditation, 5 elements meditation, sound meditation, nadi meditation, breath awareness meditation, chidakash meditation, hridakash meditation
  • Basic and intermediate mantras (gods mantra, mantra for protection, health, wellness, wealth, marriage, business, flat, parents, husband/wife, children, success in work, travel etc)

Yoga therapy

  • Yoga therapy and the use of basic yogic methods in supporting and treatment of some diseases

Teaching methodology

  • Teaching methodology and principles of teaching yoga
  • Obstacles in teaching
  • How to create your own yoga class
  • Ayurveda in daily life, 3 doshas, and dhatu theory, how to identify dosha constitution

Assessments

  • A written test in yoga philosophy, anatomy, therapy, Ayurveda, teaching methodology, pranayama, and meditation
  • A correct alignment of some asanas, pranayama, meditation
  • Possible injuries and how to handle it in yoga class

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

  • 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 Asana Ashtanga style
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu
  • 10:30 - 11:30 yoga philosophy / Ayurveda / teaching methodology
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Mantra chanting
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga anatomy 2 weeks / asana alignment 2 weeks
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Asana Vinyasa style
  • 17:30 - 18:15 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 and Rishikesh, including a visit a spiritual temple in Himalaya, meditation in a cave under the guidance of an experienced teacher, visit Ganga Aarti, waterfalls, and Beatles Ashram. Sometimes, excursions 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

Bipin Bartwal

Retreat location

This training will take place at the Moksha Ashram, Vedansha Retreat Center, and the Kriya Ashram in Rishikesh, India.

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 this training, you will enjoy a 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 meals and beverages that are included in the course program and package are special yogic and Ayurvedic. If you wish to try other meals from the Indian or Italian menu in the 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
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • 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

Things to do (optional)

The following are not included in the price, but are available for a moderate cost:

  • Additional ayurvedic procedures
  • Ayurvedic doctor consultation
  • Detailed aura check-up with a written report about aura statement, disturbances in the aura, if they are present, supporting methods, and treatment pieces of advice of naturopathic specialist (individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, meditative practice)
  • Extra excursions, apart from the ones mentioned above
  • Full astrological consultation with a detailed explanation of planet position, disturbances, methods of correction, suggestions in career, family life, marriage, prevention of diseases

What's included

  • 2 acupuncture sessions
  • 1 t-shirt with the school symbol
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages
  • 2 excursions to a spiritual temple and meditation in a cave under the guiding of an experienced teacher
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals plus herbal teas
  • 26 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
  • Detailed horoscope assessment
  • 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). From there, you can book a domestic flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

You can also opt for service from Delhi, however bus traveling could cause inconvenience for the first time travelers.

Arrival by train

Take the train for Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station and from Haridwar there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh. Transfer from and to this train station is available upon request.

Arrival by taxi

Upon arrival to Dehradun Airport (DED) you can hire a taxi. Alternatively, you can hire a taxi from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or you can avail the Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine transport package which covers the cost from Delhi Airport to Rishikesh by taxi and back, after the completion of the course. Rishikesh is a six-hours drive away from the Indira 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 22% 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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