31 Days 300-Hr Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh Yoga Therapy Teacher Training

This course designed for already yoga teachers or people with therapy background. 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, elements 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.

Retreat 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, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

During this training, you will stay in a shared, private or double room at the Kriya 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. Rooms have a fan and good ventilation. For the summer season, you may opt for an air-conditioned room in a popular season with extra charge.

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

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 practical class
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama: a breathing exercise
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Yoga philosophy/Ayurveda/teaching methodology
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Yoga therapy theory class
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga anatomy
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Practicum/alignment/adjustment
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Yoga Nidra/ guided meditation: guided relaxation practice, meditation and concentration
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 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
Yogachariya Dr. Sanjeev Pandey Ji is the founder of the Vedansha. He has a PhD in yoga therapy and naturopathy, and he is a Himalayan yogi from the seventh generation. 1990 -1995 University of Lucknow with the diploma of bachelor of science (ZBC) in biology. 2008 - 2011 Master degree in yogic science and human consciousness and become a Yogachariya. Since 1999, he began his teaching career in yoga in Rishikesh. Since 2016, PhD in yoga therapy and naturopathy. E-RYT 500 and member of IAYT (International Alliance of yoga therapy).
Ashish Rawat
(Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga)
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 during six years. In this period of time, he had 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 degree in yogic sciences from the Sanskrit University in Uttarakhand.
Awdhesh Semwal
Awdhesh is an asana teacher for Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. He was born in Rishikesh, the capital of yoga. His yogic practice started from 2011 after he met various yoga masters who inspired him and encouraged him to come to yoga path. He began to study in 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.
Usha Vaishnava
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, 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 Panchkarma specialist.
Jyotish Acharya
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.
Maksim Vdovichenko
Dr. Vdovichenko was born in Kazakhstan. He graduated from the Chelyabinsk Medical Academy in Russia and began his work as a general surgeon. Then, he decided to continue his career in Germany and has worked since 2014 as a vascular surgeon in Thüringen. In order to complete his specialization in emergency medicine, he now works as an anesthesiologist. Dr. Vdovichenko is responsible for the programs that include human anatomy, physiology, and yoga therapy in the Vedansha Institute.
Loseva Galina
(Kundalini Yoga)
Dr. Loseva Galina was born in Kazakhstan. She is a physician and a specialist in radiology medicine. Over the last 30 years, she has been practicing in Russia and Kazakhstan. Dr. Loseva is interested in alternative medicine and began to learn bio-resonance medicine according to the method of Dr. Puchko in 2011. In 2015, she started to practice yoga and did a yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, where she met Dr. Pandey Ji and experienced a different way of Kundalini yoga and an awakening of deep concentration.
Sandeep Semwal
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.

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

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).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16% 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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Upon booking, the deposit is non-refundable, however 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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