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31 Days 300-Hour Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

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

Rishikesh Yoga Therapy Teacher Training

This course gives opportunity to deepen in therapeutic aspect of yoga. During this course, you will improve your knowledge and master the techniques of yoga therapy and know how to apply asana, pranayamas, meditation, mantras, yoga anatomy, yogic nutrition, postural correction, Ayurveda in the supplemental treatment of common diseases. You will learn case histories and understand how to implement yoga therapy in your class. The Institute's yoga teachers and therapists are professionals, with 5 to 30 years of experience.

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Highlights

  • Therapeutic meditation and pranayama
  • Learn deeper anatomy and applied asana
  • Case histories analysis and physiology of common diseases
  • Certificate of attendance upon completion of the course
  • Excursions & Ayurvedic massages
  • Yogic cleansing kit and Mala
  • 30 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


30 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: 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.

Program

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

Curriculum: Yoga sutras

Panch-Klesha (Five Causes of Pain & Miseries)

  • 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) - intermediate level
  • 9 Disturbances of Mind, possibilities of control, Kriya Yoga
  • Functional model of 7 chakras from a philosophical point of view
  • Stages in the Yogic Experiences and its Achievements By Birth or through Training
  • Philosophical aspects of bhagvat geeta
  • Philosophical aspects of the different form of Samadhi

Asana

  • Yoga Asana
  • Biomechanics of Asana
  • Kinesiology of asana
  • Observation and assessment
  • How to create the asana sequence
  • Back strength sequence
  • Abdominal muscles strength sequence
  • Stretching hamstring and back
  • Asana Sequence for preparation to pranayama
  • Common postural misalignment
  • Surya and Chandra namaskara and their effect on the practice
  • Body reading report
  • Joint freedom
  • Creation of movement
  • Assessment of joint mobility
  • Ayurvedic cycles within a yoga pose
  • Principle of vinyasa
  • Vinyasa and dosha
  • Vinyasa and breath
  • Vinyasa for vata, pitta & kapha

Pranayama & Mudras

  • Anatomy of natural respiration
  • Types of breath
  • Healing aspects of Pranayama
  • Retention and it’s therapeutic effect
  • Improvement of Pranayama Techniques (Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana, Surya Bheda, Bastrika, Sheetali, Shetkari, Bramari, plavini, Chandra bheda, Murcha, Pratiloma Ujjayi intermediate & advanced level)
  • Intermediate mudras and badas
  • Parana and lifestyle
  • Mediation aspects of pranayama

Mantra and pranayama

  • Kriyas (body cleansing methods) intermediate level
  • The concept of breath & movement
  • Achieving of mental steadiness
  • Postures for pranayama
  • The breathing cycle
  • Pranayama and therapy aspect

Meditation

  • Standart Meditation Practice (AUM Meditation, Trataka, Yoga Nidra, Sound, Mantra, morning meditation, Nadi meditation, 5 elements meditation, Kundaini meditation).

Meditation Postures

  • Meditation in brain anatomy & physiology
  • Meditation in breathing anatomy and physiology

Mantra

  • Intermediate Mantras, Hindu Gods, mantras related with them

Anatomy and physiology comparing allopathic & yogic system

  • Skeletal (spine, hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, arms, joints, upper/low back, pelvis, ligaments) muscular (muscles of low, up extremities, chest, back, neck) and nervous system (central and peripheral parts)
  • Yogic purification (shatkarma)

Ayurveda

  • The concept of tridsosha, ama, ayurvedic nutrition, day regimes, ayurvedic physiology
  • Concept of Agni
  • The role of taste
  • Food as a medicine
  • The connection of Asana, pranayama & diet
  • Acupressure in Ayurveda
  • Marma therapy

Special healing methods

  • Elements of Craniosacral therapy
  • cranial mobility and flexibility
  • Treatment of lumbosacral joint
  • Treatment of cranium-cervical joint
  • Treatment of intracranial dura
  • Treatment of transverse diaphragm
  • Neuroanatomy

Teaching methodology

  • Teaching the standard concept of preparation of your own class with attention to the psychology of the clients in yoga class
  • Ethic of yoga therapist
  • Designing your personal program
  • Overcoming obstacles to healing

Clinical assessment of the Patient

  • Interview, history of the disease, family history, habits
  • Body-mind connection
  • cases of common disease and their yogic treatment

Introduction of the pathology of common diseases and syndromes with the case study

Anxiety, burn-out syndrome, depression, back pain syndrome, Insomnia, migraine, brain injuries, insults/infarcts, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease.

Scoliosis, props, hernias, arthritis, statement after fractures, luxations, operations on muscle-skeletal apparat

Body lean forward, body leans backward, titled head, high shoulder, round shoulders, arm turned out/in, arm out from hip, winging scapula, flat back, high hip, hip twisted, hyperextended knee, knock knees, bowed legs, leg outward/inward, flat foot

Clinical assessment of the Patient

  • Objective assessment/connection with the medical practitioner if there is a need for some examinations and diagnosis
  • How to make a therapy plan
  • Introduction of the pathology of common diseases and syndromes with a case study
  • Arterial Hypertony, low arterial pressure, Heart failure, Thyroid Gland Disorders
  • Cancer of different organ systems
  • Urin tract disorders, infertility, menopause, menstrual cycle disorders, chronic pelvic pain
  • Gastritis, colitis, some forms of Hepatitis, cholecystitis, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Diabetes, rheumatism, obesity, anorexia
  • Alcohol, drug, play addictions
  • Allergy
  • Common child diseases
  • Professional diseases of sportsman, dancers, drivers etc

Management of yogic of common diseases with a case study

  • Musculoskeletal system disorders, yogic methods
  • Respiratory system disorders, yogic methods
  • Cardio-vascular system disorders, yogic methods
  • Gastrointestinal system disorders, yogic methods
  • Nervous system disorders, yogic methods
  • Uro-genital system disorders, yogic methods
  • Professional diseases disorders yogic methods
  • Pre/post surgery concept from Vedic view
  • Chemotherapy/cancer treatment associated supportive methods

REQUISITES

  • Interest to learn Vedic science
  • 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 apply 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 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 course will be conducted in 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.

Example of 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 Yoga Therapy practice

08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises with Mudra, Bandha, Retention

09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu

10:30 - 11:30 Vedic philosophy/teaching methology

11:30 - 12:30 Yoga therapy theory class

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Free time

15:00 - 16:00 Yoga anathomy 2 weeks/asana alignment 2 weeks

16:00 - 17:30 Yin Yoga / Tibetan Yoga/ Ayurveda

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

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

Sonu Badoni

Lakhiram

Deepak Aggrawal

Vedansh Pandey

Jyoti Sharma

Dr Dipak Saklani

Retreat 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

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Massage

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony

Services

  • Free toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this training, you will enjoy 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 advices of a naturopathic specialist. You can receive an individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, and meditative practice.

Spa treatments

You will be able to enjoy three ayurvedic procedures, which are included in the price package. Additional spa treatments will be available on request, for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 1 short aura check up
  • 1 t-shirt with the school symbol
  • 3 excursions in Himalaya
  • 3 daily yogic nutrition and beverages
  • 3 ayurvedic massages
  • 30 nights accommodation
  • Accompanying and supporting during time of staying in the Institute, help provided 24 hours
  • Cleansing kit
  • Mala (stringof beads) energised by Guru Ji Yogachariya Dr. S.K.Pandey, PhD (Yoga & Naturopathy)
  • Study materials
  • Theoretical and practical skills in yogic treatment of common diseases
  • 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 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).

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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