27 Days 200-Hour Ayurveda Practitioner Course in Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh Yoga Retreat and Ayurveda Training

If you would like to learn Ayurvedic therapy sessions, nutrition, herbs, oils or if you are already a yoga or meditation teacher or a lifestyle and Ayurvedic consultant, this program is for you. Join your hosts at India and improve your knowledge or become an Ayurvedic therapist. During this training, you will learn how to perform panchakarma, massages, and special care. This course provides basic skills in Ayurvedic therapy but will not allow you to practice as an Ayurvedic doctor.

The 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.

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga classes
  • Workshops & hands-on training
  • Ayurveda theory & practical classes
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals & beverages
  • Excursion & Ayurvedic massage
  • On-line after-course webinars
  • 26 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


26 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

During this training, you will stay in a shared, private or double room at the Kriya Ashram or at the Vedansha Retreat Center. The rooms offer hot water, a clean toilet, warm conditions during cold seasons, and security in the area. Rooms have fan and good ventilated. For the summer season, you may opt for an air-conditioned room, offered upon availability, at an additional charge of 8 USD per night.

If you would like to stay in a single or double hotel room, Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine offers you a private accommodation, with air-conditioning, either in a deluxe room or an apartment, for an additional cost. Please send an inquiry and the institute will be pleased to offer you a quotation, for the hotel accommodation option.

Please note that sometimes the power goes off in the whole Rishikesh. During these moments, you will have light in your rooms, but the Internet may stop working for a while. In such cases, you should not worry, as it usually comes back in a few minutes. Otherwise, please ask Vedansha Institute's manager to assist you and provide the internet stick.

Program

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.

Ayurveda Therapy Course Teaching Plan:

Asana according to tri dosha concept:

  • Natural relaxation asana, some stretching asana
  • Balancing asana
  • Surya-Namaskara
  • Meditation asana

Pranayama & Mudras:

  • Introduction to pranayama
  • Basic pranayama techniques & benefits for meditation (Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana)
  • The pranic body
  • Parana and lifestyle
  • Nadi and their role in meditation
  • Breathing and lifespan
  • Kriyas (body cleansing methods): (Neti, Kapalabhati).

Meditation:

  • Primary meditation practice (OM meditation, breath awareness meditation, Trataka, Yoga Nidra, sound meditation)

Mantra:

  • Primary mantras with correct pronunciation, writing, explanation and their practical applying

Anatomy and physiology:

  • Introduction to the system of organs, tissues related to Ayurvedic practice and their function

Ayurveda theory:

  • Human & health - ayurvedic and allopathic approaches
  • History & development of Ayurveda
  • Introduction of Yoga - Sutra related to Ayurveda
  • Tri Dosha Concept (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
  • Explanation of Pancha Mahabhuta
  • Explanation of Sapta Dhatu - five body elements
  • Explanation of Srotas - body channels
  • Explanation of Ama - toxins
  • Explanation of Prakriti - body constitution
  • Explanation of Mala - waste products
  • Explanation of Agni - digestive fire
  • Explanation of Koshta - nature of digestive tract
  • Explanation of Marma - vital points, their role in Ayurveda
  • Using of Ayurvedic principles in daily life
  • The concept of ayurvedic nutrition
  • Different types of massage, indications, and benefits (Abhyanga (oil massage), Kizhi (bolus massage), Udvartana (powder massage), Kerala massage
  • Introduction to Panchakarma. Explanation of purvakarma: Snehana & Swedana
  • Explanation of pradhanakarma: detailed explanation of vamana (emesis therapy)
  • Explanation of pradhanakarma: detailed explanation of virachana (purgation therapy)
  • Explanation of pradhanakarma: detailed explanation of vasti ( enema therapy)
  • Explanation of pradhanakarma: detailed explanation of nasya (nasal cleansing)
  • Explanation of pradhanakarma: detailed explanation of rakta moksha (blood letting therapy)

Ayurveda practical skills:

  • Preparation & using main herbs, oils, spices in daily life
  • Identifying of basic herbs and their healing qualities
  • How to choose and make correct nourishment plan for the client
  • Pulse examination
  • Nasya therapy with herbs, oils
  • Head treatment in Ayurveda shirodara ( thakradhara, ksheeradhara, tailadhara, jaladhara)
  • Ayurvedic feet massage
  • Ayurvedic face massage
  • Ayurvedic ear treatment
  • Different types of Kizhi massage (Elakizhi, Podikizhi, Navarakizhi- Massage with bags of herbal leaves, herbal powders, herbal rice)
  • How to prepare massage session (room, table, instruments, after massage care and regime etc.)
  • Medications for Pancahkarma. Perfomance of purvakarma. Sudation, oleation, inner using of herbs
  • Performance of pradhanakarma (vamana, viechana, vasti, nasya, rakta moksha)

Communication methodology:

  • Principles of communication with clents

Pre-requisite

  • The course will be conducted in 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.

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 Asanas practical class Hatha/Ashtanga style (depending on the week schedule): learning the asana postures under the guidance of an 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 Ayurveda theory
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Ayurveda practice
  • 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

Note: Schedule can be changed during to teaching process.

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
Yogachariya Dr. Sanjeev Pandey Ji is the founder of the Vedansha. He has a PhD in yoga therapy and naturopathy, and he is a Himalayan yogi from the seventh generation. 1990 -1995 University of Lucknow with the diploma of bachelor of science (ZBC) in biology. 2008 - 2011 Master degree in yogic science and human consciousness and become a Yogachariya. Since 1999, he began his teaching career in yoga in Rishikesh. Since 2016, PhD in yoga therapy and naturopathy. E-RYT 500 and member of IAYT (International Alliance of yoga therapy).
Ashish Rawat
(Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga)
Ashish is a yoga master with a uniqueness that attracts the learners with his dynamic teaching style. He was born in a Vedic family and is a certified yoga teacher that has been teaching during six years. In this period of time, he had shown exceptional qualities of a yoga teacher in Hatha and Ashtanga style. He undertook the yogic training from the international school of yoga, Ved Niketan Dham in Rishikesh and gained the master degree in yogic sciences from the Sanskrit University in Uttarakhand.
Awdhesh Semwal
Awdhesh is an asana teacher for Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. He was born in Rishikesh, the capital of yoga. His yogic practice started from 2011 after he met various yoga masters who inspired him and encouraged him to come to yoga path. He began to study in Uttarakhand Sanskrit University yoga philosophy and started his own practice as well. He obtained positiveness, peace in mind, and physical health. Awdesh Semwal completed his diploma in yoga and other degrees in 2014.
Usha Vaishnava
Having studied Ayurveda and herbal medicine at Kanpur in the Kanpur University in 1966, Dr. Usha completed her internationally recognized bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery in 1997. Her competence is evident in her extensive and varied experience during the past 20 years, has shared her expertise as a lecturer of Kaya Chikitsa at Himalaya Ayurvedic College (Bareilly, U.P.), as a trainee physician in Arya Vaidya Sala (Kottakkal, Kerala), and Panchkarma specialist.
Jyotish Acharya
Pandit Shiva Ji or Jyotish Acharya is a famous traditional Vedic astrologer in Rishikesh. He is well qualified in astrology and Vedic science, he completed his Jyotish Acharya (master degree in astrological science) and Ved Acharya (master degree in Vedic science and Vastu Shastra) from Sampoorna Nanda Sanskrit University, Kashi (Varanasi), India. He worked with great Himalayan Astro Masters and he lives and teaches in Rishikesh, sharing his knowledge of Vedanta, astrology, and Vedic karma kand.
Maksim Vdovichenko
Dr. Vdovichenko was born in Kazakhstan. He graduated from the Chelyabinsk Medical Academy in Russia and began his work as a general surgeon. Then, he decided to continue his career in Germany and has worked since 2014 as a vascular surgeon in Thüringen. In order to complete his specialization in emergency medicine, he now works as an anesthesiologist. Dr. Vdovichenko is responsible for the programs that include human anatomy, physiology, and yoga therapy in the Vedansha Institute.
Loseva Galina
(Kundalini Yoga)
Dr. Loseva Galina was born in Kazakhstan. She is a physician and a specialist in radiology medicine. Over the last 30 years, she has been practicing in Russia and Kazakhstan. Dr. Loseva is interested in alternative medicine and began to learn bio-resonance medicine according to the method of Dr. Puchko in 2011. In 2015, she started to practice yoga and did a yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, where she met Dr. Pandey Ji and experienced a different way of Kundalini yoga and an awakening of deep concentration.
Sandeep Semwal
He is a master of yoga in traditional Hatha, Ashtanga, pranayama, and meditation styles. He lived in different ashrams during his childhood in north India and learned yoga from Himalayan masters. After he completes his master degree (Yogacharya) in Sanskrit University of Uttarakhand, he started to share his knowledge with his students. In free time Sandeep used to go to a spiritual place in Kedarnath and Badrinath to balance his energy and develop more in his practice. He is very polite and passionate teacher. He can teach either beginners or advanced students as well.

Retreat location

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

Nearby places

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

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Spa

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony

Services

  • Free toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

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 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
  • 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 can 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.

Spa treatments

You will be able to enjoy two ayurvedic massage sessions, which are included in the price package. Additional spa treatments will be available on request, for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 1 T-shirt with school's symbol
  • 2 excursions in Himalaya
  • 2 ayurvedic massage
  • 3 times of yogic nutrition per day, detox beverages & herbal tee
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Cleansing Kit
  • Mala (string of beads) energized by Guru Ji Yogachariya Dr. S.K.Pandey, PhD (Yoga & Naturopathy)
  • Short aura check up with explanation about Aura statement, disturbances in Aura in case they are present
  • Some herbs suggestions for well-being
  • Support during time of staying in the Institute, help provided 24 Hours
  • Study materials
  • Theoretical and practical skills
  • Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional ayurvedic procedures and spa treatments
  • Detailed aura check-up and detailed astrological consultation
  • Personal expenses
  • Private consultations

How to get there

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 Volvo service from Delhi, however bus traveling could cause inconvenience for the first time travelers.

Arrival by train

Take 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.Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine

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).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16% 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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Upon booking, the deposit is non-refundable, however if you are no longer able to attend on the initial date of booking, you may use this deposit to secure a spot for another program, offered by Vedansha Institute, within the next 6 months.

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