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27 Days 200-Hour Meditation Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

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

Intensive Meditation Teacher Training India

Join your hosts at India, balance your mind & body, and become a meditation teacher in the truest sense with this training designed for those who want to learn standard Technics and advanced skills of yoga and meditation, and be able to teach them. During this training, you will get a basic, intermediate & advanced concept of meditation, the philosophy of meditation, mantra recitation, anatomy and therapy of meditative practices, and teaching methodology.

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Highlights

  • 2 excursions in Himalaya
  • 2 Ayurvedic massage sessions
  • Mala energised by Yogi Dr. Pandey Ji
  • Scientific assessment of meditative state
  • Daily yoga meditation, asanas, and pranayama classes
  • Enjoy excursions and visits to spiritual temples
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals and beverages
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • Certificate of attendance

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


26 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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:
13:00
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

Certificate

Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

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.

Meditation Course Teaching Plan

  • Meditation-philosophical aspects
  • Human life: meaning & sim of life
  • Yoga, meditation - introduction / its origin & development
  • Introduction of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra related to Meditation
  • Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations) Asana (physical posture), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the mind from the senses), Dharna (concentration), Dhayan (meditation), Samadhi (self-realization)

Meditation-Practical Aspects:

Asana:

  • Natural relaxation asana, some stretching asana
  • Meditation asanas
  • Forward bending asana
  • Backward extensions
  • Spinal twisting asana
  • Inverted asana
  • Balancing asana
  • Surya-Namaskara
  • Thunder-Bolt (vajrasana) group asana
  • Lotus (Padmasana) group asana

Pranayama & Mudras:

  • Introduction to pranayama
  • 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, Nadi Shodhana)

Meditation:

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

Mantra:

  • Mantras with correct pronunciation, writing, explanation and their practical applying

Anatomy and physiology:

  • Introduction to the system of organs related to meditative practice and their function in meditation

Yoga therapy/Ayurveda:

  • Using of basic yogic methods in supporting and treatment of some diseases

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 & fire ceremony purification)
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Asanas practical class Hatha/Ashtanga style (depending on the week schedule)
  • 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 meditation session
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 meditation anatomy 2 weeks/vipassana practice2 weeks
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga: number of physical postures according to study program
  • 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 & 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

Hemlata Bahuguna

Sonu Badoni

Lakhiram

Deepak Aggrawal

Vedansh Pandey

Jyoti Sharma

Dr Dipak Saklani

Retreat location

This teacher training will take place in Moksha and Kriya Ashram in Tapovan, 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
  • River

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During your stay, you will be provided with yogic and Ayurvedic vegetarian food. Three meals will be served every day. Herbal drinks, black and masala tea, water, milk, and juice will also be available.

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
  • 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, sleep, do some self-study, visit the library, or visit the spa center. You can also book a private class or consultation, as well as take additional excursions.

Spa treatments

During this training, 2 ayurvedic massages are included in the price package. Other spa treatments are available, on request, for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 2 acupuncture sessions
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this Yoga Alliance Registered School program
  • 1 brief aura check up
  • 2 excursion
  • 1 t-shirt with the symbol of the school
  • 2 Ayurvedic massage sessions
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals plus detox beverages and herbal tea
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Cleansing kit
  • Daily detox beverages
  • Full support during your stay at the institute and help provided 24 hours
  • Herbs suggestions for well-being
  • Mala string of beads energized by Yogachariya and Dr. S.K.Pandey-Ji
  • Scientific proved meditation session
  • Study materials
  • Theoretical and practical methodology
  • Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional ayurvedic procedures and consultations
  • Detailed aura check-up
  • Naturopathic 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 taxi

You can take a taxi from either airport or take the transport package, which covers the cost from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh by taxi and back after completion of the course.

Arrival by train

You can take a train for Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh.

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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