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

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

Meet the instructors

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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
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:
01:00
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.

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

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

  • 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 & 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

Ashish Rawat

Awdhesh Semwal

Usha Vaishnava

Jyotish Acharya

Sandeep Semwal

Sonu Badoni

Lakhiram

Deepak Aggrawal

Vedansh Pandey

Jyoti Sharma

Dr Dipak Saklani

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 to a spiritual temple and meditation in a cave under the guiding of an experienced teacher
  • 2 ayurvedic massage
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals plus herbal teas
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • 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

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 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).

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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