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8 Days 50-Hour Pranayama Teacher Training and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

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

Rishikesh Meditation and Pranayama Training

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 standard techniques and primary skills in 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.

Meet the instructors

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Sanjeev, Ashish, Awdhesh, & 9 More…
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Highlights

  • Asana and pranayama
  • Philosophy of pranayama
  • Practical exercises & workshops
  • Deep study of ancient breathing & mantra techniques
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals & beverages
  • Excursion & Ayurvedic massage
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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

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.

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.

Program

Certificate

Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

About the Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine

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.

Pranayama-Philosophical Aspects:

Human life: meaning & aim of life

Yoga, pranayama - introduction / its origin & development

Introduction of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra related to pranayama

Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations) asana (physical posture), pranayama (breathing techniques), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the mind from the senses), Dharna (concentration), Dhayana (meditation), Samadhi (self-realization)

  • Types of yogic breath
  • Pranayama in daily life

Pranayama-Practical Aspects

  • Asana and pranayama
  • Natural
  • Relaxation asana, some stretching asana
  • Meditation asanas
  • Forward bending asana
  • Backward extensions
  • Spinal twisting asana
  • Inverted asana
  • Balancing asana
  • Surya-Namaskara
  • Thunder-Bolt (vajrasana) group asana
  • Lotus (Padmasana) group asana

Pranayama & Mudras

  • Introduction to pranayama techniques (basic pranayama Techniques & their benefits for health (preparational breath, Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana without retention)
  • The pranic body
  • 5 pranas and their role in human body
  • Parana and lifestyle
  • 3 main Nadi and their role in pranayama
  • Breathing and lifespan
  • Kriyas (body cleansing methods): (Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana)
  • Mudras and Bandhas (Moola Bandha, Prithvi, Jnana, Gyan Mudra, Hansi Mudra, Ashwani Mudra)

Pranayama & Meditation

  • Meditation Practice (OM meditation, breath awareness meditation, Trataka, Yoga Nidra, Sound Meditation, Breath awareness meditation)
  • Mantra & Sanskrit
  • Mantras with correct pronunciation, writing, explanation and their practical applying
  • Basic Sanskrit

Pranayama Anatomy and physiology:

  • Introduction to system of organs related with pranayama practice and their function in pranayama

Yoga therapy/Ayurveda:

  • Using of basic Paranayama methods in supporting and treatment of some diseases

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

  • 05:00 - 06:00 Wake up and shower
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Shatkriya (yogic cleansing with Jala neti (special techniques of nose cleansing), pooja (mantra recitation & fire ceremony purification)
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Asanas & role of pranayama in Hatha style: learning the postures related with pranayama practice
  • 08:00 - 08:15 Pause & Herbal tea: detox hot beverage with special Himalayan herbs
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama practical class: breathing exercises
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu according to needs of body during physical and mental practice
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Workshop: developing of the long breath, set up of postures, concentration, mudras & bandhas, Ayurveda for pranayama *12:00 - 13:00 Lunch: specially developed according to the season and nourishing need of the body
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Ayurvedic massage/Free time: visit the spa or take a rest
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Philosophy of pranayama/ Theory explanation of Vedic sutras in an easy way, the anatomy of meditation
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Guided meditation with pranayama: guided relaxation practice, meditation, and concentration
  • 19:00 Dinner - specially developed according to season and nourishment of the body
  • 20:00 Special event or free time
  • 22:00 Sleep

Note

Please note that the Satsang is available for up to 10 people and the timetable is subject to change, during the teaching process.

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 Kriya Ashram in Rishikesh, India.

Nearby places

  • Dehradun Airport (DED), 15 kilometers
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) - 6 hours

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Massage

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

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.

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

During this training, 1 ayurvedic massage is included in the price package. Other spa treatments are available, on request, for an additional cost.

What's included

  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this Yoga Alliance Registered School program
  • 1 brief aura check up
  • 1 excursion in Himalaya
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 1 t-shirt with the school symbol
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Cleansing kit
  • Daily detox beverages
  • Full support during your stay at the institute and help provided 24 hours
  • Herbs suggestions for well-being
  • Mala string of beads energized by Yogachariya and Dr. S.K.Pandey-Ji
  • Study materials
  • Theoretical and practical methodology
  • Wi Fi

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional ayurvedic procedures and consultation
  • 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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The prices below include a special discount of 50 USD per package for single, twin and double room. Offer is valid until the last course in August 2019.

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