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Join your hosts at India in Himalaya, awaken your heart and soul, and become a pranayama teacher or just learn for yourself. This training designed for those who want to learn deeper techniques of pranayama or have already experienced in the mastery of asanas and meditation. During this training, you will learn about ancient breathing techniques, its philosophy, the mantra concept, anatomy and therapy of pranayama practices and meditation.
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:
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.
The institute offers high qualified certified teachers and provide 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 international standard of Vedic science.
The study materials were created according to international study requirements in Vedic science and adapted for easy understanding for every student. The institute uses special technical, visual, written materials to make classes diverse and study process effective with 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 desired effect of yogic practice.
Fundamental Pranayama Techniques & Benefits (Abdominal breathing, Preparational breathing, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana with/without retention Level I, II, Ujjayi breathing, Bramari, Bhastrika, Shitali, Shitkari, Surya Bheda & Chandra Bheda, Plavini).
Levels of pranic body.
Influence of pranayama on our lifestyle.
How to calculate correlation between life span and breath length.
Variety of Positions for Pranayama practice. Ways of correct adjustment for energy flow
Kriyas (Body Cleansing Methods): (Neti, Sutra Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka, Shanka Prakshalana, Netra Shuddhi). Benefits, precautions. Dauti. Why not used nowadays.
Retention or Kumbhaka. Main principles. Step by step guide. Safety techniques and precautions.
Mudra and bandha that useful for Pranayama
Ashwini Mudra, its role in energy work
Dyana, Ajali, Prithvi, Varuna, Shakti, Gyana, Chin, Shambhavi, Khechari Mudra, Hansi mudra, Vayu mudra, akash Mudra, Shunya Mudra, Surya mudra, Jalodarnashak mudra, Apan mudra, Pran Mudra,
Moola bandha, Uddyana Bandha, Jalandhara Bandha
Obstacles in Pranayama practice
Contemporary evidence of pranayama
Room for pranayama practice
Science of Prana vidya
Mapping the body
Pranayama as 4th Level of 8 Limbs of Ashtanga yoga
Origin of disease according prana and pranayama
Difference between Reiki and Prana healing
Transmission of energy
Education of pranayama
Karmic laws and prana energy
Mantra and pranayama
Kirlian photography and pranic body
Nadis and chakras in pranayama practice
Important conditions of pranayama practice
Lost of personal prana & reestablishment of it the body
Role of Prana in yoga nidra
Developing of inner body awareness
Developing of outer body awareness
Awareness of panch prana
Awareness of pranayama kosha
Retention and its stages
Prana and congenital diseases
Prana and cancer
Pranayama research worldwide
Prana and breath length calculation
Prana, Lungs and Yin Channel in TCM
Balancing of Vital energy
Circulation of energy in the lung
Prana overflow and insufficiency
Main prana disorders
Nadi Shodhana Pranayama. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
Kapalabhati. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
Surya Bheda. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
Chandra Bheda. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits. When to use.
Bramari. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
Bhastrika pranayama. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
Sheetali pranayama. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
Shetkari Pranayama. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
Ujjayi breathing. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
Plavini pranayama. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
Real result of pranayama practice.
Important role of Ashwani mudra
Pranayama in yoga class
What is pancha prana (Prana, Apana, Udana, Samana, Vyana)
Pancha prana in spiritual healing
How to reach Kevala Kumbhaka and what in hidden there?
Contemporary research on pranayama
Room for pranayama practice
Pranayama and aromatherapy
Vyana, Udana, Samana, Apana, Prana Awareness
Expansion and contraction of pranic body
Rotation of consciousness
Winter and Summer pranayama
Prana and Charka
Development awareness of mooladhara chakra through pranayama
Development awareness of Swadhistana chakra through pranayama
Development awareness of Manipura chakra through pranayama
Development awareness of Anahata chakra through pranayama
Development awareness of Vishuddhi chakra through pranayama
Development awareness of Ajna chakra through pranayama
Development awareness of Sahasrara chakra through pranayama
Frontal and Spinal passage
Passage of Pancha Prana
Circulation prana in Ida and Pingala Nadi
Rising and storing prana
Expansion and relaxation with help of Prana
Distribution of Prana
Pranayama and Mantra – hidden secrets
Special Retention development exercises
Ashtanga Yoga Asana - Practical Aspects
Asana in Ashtanga practice
Surya Namaskara Part A and B. Sun solutation
Utkatanasana chair pose
Padanghustasana Big toe pose
Padahastasana Hand to foot forward bend pose
Utthita Trikonasana extended triangle pose
Parivrtta Trikonasana revolved triangle pose
Trikonasana Variation 1, 2 Triangle pose
Parivrtta parsvakonasana revolved side angle pose
Uthitha parshvakonasana extended side angle pose
Parasarita padottanasana a b c d wide legged extended pose
Parsvottanasana intense side stretch pose
Utthita hasta padangusthasana A,B,C,D Extended hand to big toe pose
Ardha baddha padmottanasana half bound lotus pose
Samastithi simple standing pose
Uttanasana A,B standing half forward bend
Chaturanga dandasana four limbed staff pose
Urdhva mukha svanasana upward facing dog pose
Andho Mukha svanasana downward facing dog pose
Veerbhadra asana I, II, III warrior yoga pose
Paschimottansana A, B,C,D seated forward bend
Purvottanasana upward plank pose
Ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana half bound lotus intense west stretch
Triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana three parts forward bend pose
Janusirsasana A,B,C,D head to knee pose
Marichyasana A, B, C, D Marichi's pose
Navasana boat pose
Bhuja pindasana shoulder presssing pose
Kurmasana tortoise pose
Supta Kurmasanasleeping tortoise pose
Garbha pindasana embryo pose
Kukkutasana rooster pose
Baddha konasana A,B,C Bound reclining pose
Upavistha konasana A,B wide angle forward seated pose
Suptakonasana Reclining Angle Yoga Pose Yoga
Supta Padangusthasana A,B,C Reclined Big Toe Pose
Savasana corpse pose
Concept of teaching methodology in pranayama
How to teach different types of pranayama to different
How to create your own yoga class
How to teach
How to create 30, 60 min yoga class
Teaching clients with limitations
How to teach pranayama
How to teach meditation
Mantra in teaching practice
Obstacles in teaching
How to observe & Assess others
How to create the asana sequence
Assessment and observation of other
Obstacles in teaching
What to do in you have clients of different Level in one group
Continuing education in yoga
What is next after 200 Hrs yoga teacher training?
Yoga therapy as new branch of yogic science
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 for developing of stability
08:30 – 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises with Mudra, Bandha, Retention
09:30 – 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu.
10:30 – 11:30 Yoga philosophy/ayurveda/teaching methology/naturopathy
11:30 – 12:30 Pranayama theory & practice
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 – 15:00 Free time.
15:00 – 16:00 Special breathing techniques and energy locks
16:00 – 17:00 Breathing anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology
17:30 – 18:30 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.
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.
Yogachariya Dr. Sanjeev Pandey Ji is the founder of the Vedansha. He has a Ph.D. in yoga therapy and naturopathy, and he is a Himalayan yogi from the seventh generation. From 1990 to1995, he studied at the University of Lucknow with a diploma in BS (ZBC) in Biology. From 2008 to 2011, he received a Master's degree in yogic science and human consciousness and become a Yogachariya. He began his teaching career in yoga in Rishikesh in 1999. He received a Ph.D. in yoga therapy and naturopathy in 2016 and is an E-RYT 500-hours and member of IAYT (International Alliance of yoga therapy).
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 for 6years. In this period of time. He has 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's degree in yogic sciences from the Sanskrit University in Uttarakhand.
Awdhesh is an Asana teacher for Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. He was born in Rishikesh, the capital of yoga. His yogic practice started in 2011 after he met various yoga masters who inspired him and encouraged him to come to the yoga path. He began to study at 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.
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. She 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 as a Panchkarma specialist.
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.
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.
He was born in holy place and origin of yoga, Rishikesh. He is practicing yoga since 2008. He is a certified yoga teacher with a diploma from Sanskrit University of Haridwar. In 2013 he completed certification of 200 Hours of yoga alliance USA. He practices Hatha, Karma, Bhakti, mantra, Gyan, and Yin yoga. These experiences changed his life.Being a young boy he was learning yoga in Ashram from traditional yoga masters and implemented that knowledge in his teaching as well. Sonu follows a yogic lifestyle and 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga. He is teaching beginners, intermediate, and advanced classes.
Lakhiram is one of the best and talented meditation teachers in Rishikesh. He was born in Himalayan Village and was dedicated to yoga. He completed his education in Himalayan Yoga Institute in Haridwar and choose meditation as the main subject. For 7 years he is teaching in different schools in Rishikesh meditation, mantra, kirtan.
Experienced spiritual master, yoga instructor. He is born in Hariyana state in India. He completed secondary education in HBSE in Bhiwani. His excellent notes in maths and physics gave him a good opportunity to become a teacher of these subject, however, destiny offered another opportunity to him. After revealed of some health issues, where medical science was not able to help, he started to search the holistic way of healing. And his path lead him in Rishikesh to Dr. Pandey Ji.
Vedansh Pandey (yoga teacher) is a son of founder and yogi 8th generation. He is dedicated to continue the Vedic tradition of Pandey Ji’s family and be a yogi. He practices yoga since childhood, knows very well all types of fire ceremonies, kriyas, & shatkarmas. He is RYT 200. He is follower of the Bharadwaj Gotra line, keeps brahmacharya and doing self-practice daily. He masters asana, pranayama, meditation techniques under father’s control and integrate them in his teaching. He is permanent student of spiritual Anandam Gurkul and learns there from himalayan masters secrets of hatha yoga.
Jyoti is a professional female massage therapist. She completed her education in ayurveda therapy and massage in 1995 and performs massage to our female clients as well as shirodhara and other detox procedures as panchakarma.
Ayurveda doctor and teacher Dr. Saklani practicing Ayurveda and responsible for theoretical as well as practical classes in Ayurveda therapy, cooking, and massage. High qualified and experienced with practical experience, he is practicing Ayurveda and responsible for theoretical as well as practical classes in Ayurveda therapy, cooking, and massages. Dr. Saklani completed Government Ayurvedic College, Gurukul Kangari Haridwar in 2010 (BAMS in Ayurveda, Panchakarma, SPA, Ayurvedic Medicines).
Bipin completed 200-hour yoga teacher training in Vedansha Institute in 2017 and six months yoga certified course in Rishikeshyog Kendra in 2018. His main focus is Ashtanga Vinyasa primary, intermediate, advanced series, Acro yoga and Aerial yoga. He is also practicing meditation, mantra and pranayama on a daily basis. He is a gold winner of Yogathon in Rishikesh on 21 June 2019. Since 2019 he is attending Uttarakhand open University for receiving high education in yoga. His purpose in teaching is to relieve stress on the mental and physical level of the student and make his client balanced.
This training will take place at the Kriya Ashram in Rishikesh, India.
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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.
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 advices of a naturopathic specialist. You can receive an individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, and meditative practice.
During this training, 2 ayurvedic massage sessions are included in the price package. Other spa treatments are available, on request, for an additional cost.
Jolly Grant Airport
Transfer available for additional US$25 per person
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$70 per person
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.
You can also opt for Volvo service from Delhi, however bus traveling could cause inconvenience for the first time travelers.
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
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).
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