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27 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Cooking Classes in Rishikesh

Moksha Ashram Badrinath Road 140 Tapovan, Rishikesh, India

Cooking and Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

During this training, you will study asanas according to Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar style, pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy, Ayurvedic cooking, mantras, anatomy, yogic nutrition, practicum, teaching methodology, and get information about your aura problems. Join your hosts in India and become a yoga teacher. Save money and apply for the scholarship programs!

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Highlights

  • Daily yoga class
  • Excursions in Himalaya
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Ayurvedic massages and cooking classes
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this Yoga Alliance Registered School program
  • Short aura check-up sessions
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals and drinks

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


26 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Russian, Sanskrit
Group size: Maximum of 16 participants
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.

Program

Certificate

Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

The institute

The Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine was founded by Yogacharya 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 its 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 the 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 percent satisfied.

Curriculum

Yoga philosophical aspects

  • Human life: Meaning and aim of life
  • Yoga - Introduction or its origin and development
  • Introduction of Patanjali’s yoga-Sutras
  • Limbs of Ashtanga yoga; Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations) asana (physical posture), pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Concept of three bodies and its role in yoga practice
  • Introduction in Karma and Raja yoga: meaning, types, role in yoga
  • Kosha and its role in meditation and pranayama
  • Earth element affirmation in sutras

Yoga - practical aspects

Asana

  • Natural relaxation asana
  • Natural standing asana with external rotations
  • Forward bending asana
  • Backward extensions
  • Spinal twisting asana
  • Inverted asana
  • Balancing asana
  • Surya-Namaskara
  • Meditation asana
  • Thunder-bolt (vajrasana) group asana
  • Lotus (Padmasana) group asana
  • Asana concept and master sequence

Asana in Ashtanga practice

  • Surya Namaskara part A and B
  • Uttkatanasana
  • Padanghustasana
  • Padahastasana
  • Utitha Trikonasana
  • Parivrita Trikonasana
  • Trikonasana variation 1, 2
  • Parivritta parshvakonasana
  • Uthitha parshvakonasana
  • Parasarita padouttanasana A, B, C, D
  • Parvottanasana
  • Utitha hasta padangustasana A, B, C, D
  • Ardha baddha padmotanasana
  • Samastithi
  • Urdhva namaskar asana
  • Uttanasana A, B
  • Chaturanga dandasana
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana
  • Andho Mukha svanasana
  • Veerbhadra asana I, II
  • Paschimottasana A, B, C, D
  • Purvottanasana
  • Ardha baddha padma paschimottasana
  • Triag mukhaiada paschimottasana
  • Janusirsasana A, B, C, D
  • Marichyasana A, B, C, D
  • Navasana
  • Bhuja pidanasana
  • Bhuja pidanasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Badha konasana A, B, C
  • Upavistha konasana A, B
  • Suptakonasana
  • Suptapadangustasana A, B, C
  • Savasana
  • Hatha yoga postures

Surya namaskara

  • Backward bending postures
  • Bhujangasana
  • Ustrasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Dhanurasana

Spinal twisting pose

  • Meru Vakrasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • Parivrita Janusirsasana

Inversion postures

  • Sarvangasana
  • Sirsasana

Standing balancing pose

  • Tadasana
  • Vrikshasana
  • Garurasana
  • Trikonasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Utitha hast pada angusthasana
  • Padangusthasana
  • Vakasana
  • Padmavaksana

Forward bending postures

  • Dandasana
  • Sukhasana
  • Padmasana
  • Paschimottanasana
  • Purvottanasana
  • Janushirsasana

Pranayama and mudras

  • Introduction to pranayama
  • Basic pranayama techniques and benefits (abdominal breathing, preparational breathing, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana with or without retention, Ujjayi breathing, Bramari, Bhastrika, Shitali, Shitkari, Surya Bheda and Chandra Bheda, Ujja)
  • The pranic body
  • Parana and lifestyle
  • Breath, health, and pranayama
  • Breathing and life-span
  • Sitting positions for pranayama
  • Kriyas (body cleansing methods): (Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka, Shanka Prakshalana)
  • What is mudra and bandha
  • What is Ashwini mudra, its role in the energy body
  • 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, shankh mudra, Apan Vayu mudra, Ling mudra, Dhyan mudra, Lotus mudra
  • Moola, Uddyana Bandha, Jalandra
  • Shatkarma (concept, aim, safety, performance)
  • Obstacles in pranayama practice

Meditation

  • Standard meditation practice (Om meditation, Trataka, yoga Nidra, sound meditation, mantra meditation, nadis meditation, five elements meditation, breath meditation, Hamso meditation, Ajapa or japa, Ida or Pingala spinal rotation, Hridayakasha Dharana, Panchaprana Dharana, Pranava Dhyana)
  • Visualisation and concentration
  • Obstacles in meditation
  • Concept of meditation step by step
  • Postures for meditation practice
  • How to integrate meditation in yoga class?
  • How to choose an object for meditation?

Mantra

  • Standard mantras (Guru, Ganesh mantra, Shakti mantra, Gayatri mantra, Shanti mantra, Shiva mantra, five elements mantra, So Ham, AUM, Lakshmi mantra, Vishnu mantra, the mantra for health, business, children)

Anatomy and physiology

  • Detailed explanation of muscular, skeletal system, nervous, gastrointestinal, respiratory system, and their function
  • Biomechanics of asana joints and range of motions
  • Theory of gravity and muscles function
  • Connection of movement and breath body axis and movement
  • How to maximize the movement
  • Injuries in yoga class
  • Assessment of mobility

Yoga therapy or Ayurveda

  • Using of number of yogic or ayurvedic methods in supporting and treatment of some diseases
  • What is Ayurveda
  • Concept of three dosha
  • How to identify the dosha
  • Six tastes and their function for the balance of body and mind

Ayurveda cooking

  • Explanation of Srotas - body channels and their role in digestion
  • Explanation of Ama - toxins and its influence on digestion
  • Explanation of Agni - digestive fire and its influence on digestion
  • Explanation of Prakriti - the constitution
  • 20 main ayurvedic herbs for cooking and their qualities
  • Six main tastes and how to combine them during the cooking
  • Postdigestion and role of Ayurvedic spices
  • Ayurvedic food compatibility
  • Menu planning
  • What is pranic food, how to find, and prepare it
  • Healthy lifestyle with food habits
  • Main ayurvedic vegan and vegetarian recipes

Teaching methodology

  • Concept of teaching methodology and how to create your own yoga class, how to reach others, obstacles in teaching
  • How to observe and assess others
  • How to create the asana sequence
  • Obstacles in teaching

Asana alignment and adjustment

  • Correct performance of asana, assistance, and adjustment
  • Structural alignment of forwarding bending, back bending, twists, inventions, meditative asanas
  • How to align posture according to the mobility of the client
  • How to use props, strips, blankets in adjustment
  • How to teach clients with physical limitations
  • Depends on week schedule

Assessments

  • A written test in yoga philosophy, anatomy, therapy, Ayurveda, teaching methodology, pranayama, and meditation
  • A correct alignment of some asanas, pranayama, meditation
  • Possible injuries and how to handle it in yoga class

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 and fire ceremony purification)
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Asanas practical class Hatha or 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, Ayurveda, or teaching methodology
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Mantra chanting (two weeks) or asana practicum and methodology
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga anatomy two weeks or asana alignment two weeks
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa or Hatha yoga (theory and practice) - the number of physical postures according to study program
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Yoga Nidra or guided meditation - guided relaxation practice, meditation, and concentration
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Free time
  • 22:00 - 06:00 Sleep

Two Ayurvedic cooking classes will be added during the course.

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

Bipin Bartwal

Retreat location

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Naturopathic
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • 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 may go to the venue's library and relax reading a book or visit the spa center for a treatment. You may also book a private consultation for Ayurvedic or Naturopathic treatment.

Spa treatments

Two Ayurvedic massages are included in your package. Extra massages and other spa procedures have to be paid separately.

What's included

  • 2 acupuncture sessions
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this Yoga Alliance Registered School program
  • Theoretical and practical skills
  • Mala (string of beads) energized by our Guru Ji Yogacharya Dr. S.K.Pandey
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3 times of yogic nutrition, beverages
  • Yogic cleansing session
  • Study materials
  • Cleansing kit
  • 1 t-shirt with symbolic of the school
  • 2 excursions in Himalaya
  • 1 short aura check up
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages
  • 2 Ayurvedic cooking classes
  • Accompanying and supporting 24 hours assistance while you are joining this course

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Detailed aura check-up
  • Detailed horoscope assessment
  • Naturopathic consultation
  • Other Ayurvedic procedures and consultation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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 18% 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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