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3 Day Weekend Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh

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

Refreshing Yoga Retreat India

Join this weekend retreat in Rishikesh India to purify your body from toxins, create healthy food programs according to the traditional Indian medical concept of Ayurveda, and do yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation. Vedansha Institute keeps the ancient yogic tradition of Himalayan masters adapted to contemporary service requirements. All Vedansha Institute's yoga teachers and therapists are professionals, with five to 30 years of experience.

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Highlights

  • Kriya & Yoga Philosophy
  • One ayurvedic massage
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • Daily Hatha & Ashtanga yoga classes
  • 3 daily meals and detox drink
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Excursion to Himalaya

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Russian, Sanskrit
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
01:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Baby sitting
  • Car rental
  • Child care
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

During this training, you will stay in a shared or private double room at the Kriya Yoga 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. The rooms have fans and are well ventilated. For the summer, 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.

Program

This retreat starts with aura check up to see the possible problems in your energy body. At the end of the retreat, you will get one more consultation and aura check up to see the result of the detox program and get advice for the future.

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.

Yoga-philosophical aspects

  • Human life: meaning and aim of life
  • Yoga: an introduction / its origin and development
  • Introduction of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra
  • Panch-Klesha (five causes of pain and miseries) / causes of success and failure in yoga
  • Concept of 3 Dosha: Vata, Pitta, Kapha (how to balance dosha and reduce the weight)
  • Concept of yogic, Ayurvedic, and vegetarian nutrition

Yoga-practical aspects (beginner, intermediate, advanced level 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
  • Thunderbolt (vajrasana) group asana
  • Lotus (Padmasana) group asana

Yoga-practical aspects (pranayama and mudras)

  • Pranayama and their detox effect
  • Special pranayama techniques to purify the body
  • Mudras and bandas
  • Prana in daily life
  • Pranayama techniques Kpalabhati, Nadi Shodana with retention and without, Bhastrika, Surya Bheda
  • Mantra and pranayama advanced level in the reduction of weight
  • Kriyas (body cleansing methods)

Meditation

  • Standard meditation practice (Om, trataka, chakra meditation)

Mantra

  • Standard mantras (Gayatiri, Guru, awaking kundalini power, shiva)
  • Hindu gods
  • Mantras related with Hindu gods
  • Mantra for pooja

Yoga therapy / Ayurveda

  • Connection of Astrology & Yoga
  • Astrology in daily life

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

Day 1:

  • 12:00 Check in
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00 Yoga Philosophy
  • 16:00 Asana class
  • 17:30 guided Meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner

Days 2

  • 06:00 Wake up and cleaning
  • 06:30 Asana Hatha style
  • 07:30 Break and herbal tea
  • 07:30 Pranayama
  • 09:30 Yogic breakfast
  • 10:45 yoga philosophy
  • 11:45 Therapy time
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Excursion
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Lunch
  • 22:00 Sleep

Day 3

  • 06:00 Wake up and cleaning
  • 06:30 Herbal tea and Kriya
  • 07:00 Asana
  • 09:30 Pranayama
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Check out

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

Bipin Bartwal

Retreat location

The venue will be situated in Tapovan, Rishikesh, Northern India.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this retreat, you will enjoy daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with drinks. Every meal will consist of a special nutritious Ayurvedic and yogic menu developed according to the season. For breakfast, 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 drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • 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 at the spa, read a book, or enjoy Himalaya view.

Spa treatments

1 ayurvedic whole body massage is included in the price, extra ayurvedic procedures can be added for an extra price.

What's included

  • Daily practical and theoretical yoga classes
  • 1 excursion 2 nights' accommodation
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • Cleansing kit
  • Daily study materials
  • T-shirt with the school symbol
  • 24-hour help and support while staying at the Institute

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Ayurvedic procedures and consultation
  • Detailed aura checkup
  • Detailed horoscope assessment
  • Spa treatments
  • Additional activities

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

From there, take a flight to Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer to and from this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by train

Take a train to Haridwar from New Delhi railway station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh.

Arrival by taxi

From Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or from Dehradun Airport (DED), you can take a taxi to the venue. Rishikesh is a six-hour drive from Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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Cancellation policy

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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