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27 Days 200-Hour Ayurveda Therapist Training 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.

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

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

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.

Vedansha Institute India Yoga Retreat and Ayurveda Training Program

The Vedansha Insitute of Vedic Sciences and Alternative Medicine is accredited by the International Yoga Alliance (USA) and the Alternative Medical Council Colcatta and provides a 200-hour training in Ayurveda Therapist Training for beginners and people who want to know about the basic techniques and principles of Ayurveda or who has not enough time for doing a complete course.

During the weeks, 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. You will also get important information about your aura problems, suggestions of special Vedic practices, and herbs.

About the Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine

The institute offers high qualified and certified teachers and provides authentic knowledge of yogic tradition. The institute is accredited by the Yoga Alliance and the Alternative Medical Council Colcutta and contains basic principles of ancient yogic tradition and self-experience of the teachers following the international standard of Vedic science.

All the teachers have long experience of practice and continuously improve their qualification with Himalayan masters, monks, or universities, and they are motivated to develop in their own practice in order to guide you to success.

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, dominance of 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 to 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.

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, meditationa, mantra, ayurveda, astrology, sadhana, yajna, yoga philosophy, yoga therapy). Our teachers are not fitness instructors, most of them are spiritual yoga masters who have have a completely different way of life and devotion to their practice. Some of them are monks , pandits in temples or swamis. We 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 us know on the front desk, on-line 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 the good way.

The study materials were created according to international study requirements in Vedic science and adapted for easily understanding for every student. The institute uses special technical, visual, written materials to make classes diverse and effectively study processes with the desired results.

The institute offers special developed yogic classes according to scientific and practical experience of the team based on purification, Ayurvedic principles of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha types of personality with their disturbances of energy body and special methods of asana, pranayama, meditation techniques that help to correct disturbances of the body and reach the desired effect of yogic practice.

Curriculum

Asana according to tri dosha concept

  • Natural relaxation asana and stretching
  • Balancing asana
  • Surya-Namaskara
  • Meditation asana

Pranayama and mudras

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

Meditation

  • Primary meditation practice
  • OM meditation
  • How to achieve success in meditation and overcome difficulties
  • How to choose the right meditative practice for everyone
  • Standard meditation practice
  • Breath awareness meditation
  • Trataka
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Sound meditation
  • How to achieve success in meditation and overcome difficulties

Mantra

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

Anatomy and physiology

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

Ayurveda theory

  • Human and health with Ayurvedic and allopathic approaches
  • History and development of Ayurveda
  • Introduction of yoga-sutra related to Ayurveda
  • Tri dosha concept (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
  • Explanation of Pancha Mahabhuta, sapta dhatu or five body elements, srotas or body channels, ama or toxins, prakriti or body constitution
  • Explanation of Mala or waste products, Agni or digestive fire, Koshta or nature of digestive tract, Marma or vital points and their role in Ayurveda
  • Using of Ayurvedic principles in daily life
  • Concept of Ayurvedic nutrition
  • Tongue and eyes diagnostic
  • Explanation of rasa or taste
  • Dinacharya - daily regimen
  • Rituacharya - seasonal regimen
  • Roganutpadaniyam - prevention of diseases
  • Dravadravyavignaniyam - knowledge of liquids
  • Concept of Poorvakarma, Pradhanakarma, and Pashchatkarma
  • Beauty care in Ayurveda
  • Rasayan therapy - revitalisation techniques
  • Different types of massage, indications, and benefits for Abhyanga (oil massage), Kizhi (bolus massage), Udvartana (powder massage), and Kerala massage
  • Introduction to panchakarma and explanation of purvakarma: snehana and swedana
  • Explanation of vamana (emesis therapy)
  • Explanation of virachana (purgation therapy)
  • Explanation of of vasti (enema therapy)
  • Explanation of nasya (nasal cleansing)
  • Explanation of samsarjana karma, rasayanadi karma, and samana prayoga
  • Disturbances of doshas and the beginning of sickness, and the development of pathology according to Ayurveda

Ayurveda practical skills

  • Preparation and using of main herbs, oils, and spices in daily life
  • Cooking of basic Ayurvedic food
  • Identifying of basic herbs and their healing qualities
  • Pulse examination
  • Nasya therapy with herbs and oils
  • Head treatment in Ayurveda shirodara (thakradhara, ksheeradhara, tailadhara, jaladhara)
  • Ayurvedic feet, face, and ear massage
  • Abhyanga - basic principles of body massage
  • Thalam - special head treatment
  • Different types of Kizhi massage
  • How to prepare massage session (room, table, instruments, after massage care, and regime)
  • Performance of pashchatkarma, specific nourishment regime, and lifestyle modification after main treatment
  • Performance of Udwarthana powder massage by obesity
  • Performance of Kade vasti - local treatment for back pain
  • Performance of Greva vasti - local treatment for neck pain
  • Performance of Janu vasti - local treatment for knee pain
  • Performance of stress relief techniques
  • Performance of insomnia, anti-depression techniques
  • Performance of anti-diabetes techniques
  • Performance of techniques by menstrual disorders, infertility, and menopause
  • Performance of techniques by some addictive diseases
  • Performance of techniques by cardio-vascular disorders

Communication methodology

  • Principles of communication with clients

Eligibility criteria

  • Your interest to learn Vedic science
  • Certificate of yoga teacher from any valuable authority (international or local depending on country)
  • Successful pre-payment
  • Individuals with disabilities or ailments are advised to refrain from applying
  • Minimum age at the time of admission is 18 years. Applicants aged over 60 years could applied after consultation
  • Pregnant women need a medical authorization permitting them to practice yoga from their own country with translation in English
  • Any candidate found unfit after commencement of the course will not be permitted to continue the training and a refund of fees and other charges will not be admissible.

Assessments

  • A written test in Ayurveda
  • A correct performance of some practical skills

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Wake up & shower, jala neti: cleansing procedures
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama: practical classes of breathing exercises
  • 08:00 - 08:15 Pause and herbal tea: detox hot beverage with special Himalayan herbs
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Ayurveda theory class: theoretical skills in Ayurveda
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu according to needs of body during physical and mental practice
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Sanskrit & Mantra & Ayurveda: connection of Ayurveda and Mantra, healing mantras, sanskrit terms in ayurveda
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch: specially developed according to season and nourishing need of the body
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Free time
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Ayurveda Herbology practical class: methods of interview, history of disease, family history, habits/ presentation of common diseases/presentation of cases
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Workshop: number of physical postures according to study program
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Ayurveda manual techniques: practical class, special theory & practice
  • 19:00 Dinner: specially developed according to season and nourishment of the body
  • 20:00 Special event/Free time
  • 22:00 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
Yogachariya Dr. Sanjeev Pandey Ji is the founder of the Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine. He has a PhD in Yogatherapy and Naturopathy, and he is a Himalayan yogi from the seventh generation. He has kept the family and university tradition of yoga during his teaching and personal practice. Since January 2017, he provides education and supplementary treatment according to the high level of ancient and modern standard of Vedic science at his own Institute to share yoga knowledge.
Rahul Singh
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga, Bhakti Yoga)
Rahul Singh, known as yogi Raj, was born in 1986 in Meerut City and graduated from school there. At the age of 16, he went to a monastery, where he lived for five years. While there, he learned the philosophy of yoga, asana, and pranayama from his holiness guru Ji Swami Karshni Guru Sharnanand Ji at his Udaseen Karshni Ashram, the Raman Reti Ashram. At the monastery, he also learned Bhakti yoga, mantra chanting, and ancient meditation techniques through traditional Hatha yoga practice.
Natalia Vdovichenko
Dr. Natalia Vdovichenko was born in physicians family in Kazakhstan. After graduating from Lyceum in Chelyabinsk, Russia, she decided to follow the footsteps of her parents and be a physician. In 2008, she graduated from Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy and continued her education in gynecology and obstetrics specialty. In 2015, she decided to participate in a yoga teacher training in Rishikesh where she met dr. Pandey Ji. and developed her meditation and pranayama techniques.
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 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 heath. 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, having 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 bioresonance 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.

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

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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