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11 Day Reiki Teacher Training Level I, II, III and Yoga Course in Varkala

Vedansha Institute Kerala, North Cliff, Tibetan Market, Near Helipad, Varkala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Yoga and Reiki Teacher Training India

Join this teacher training course which focuses on Reiki, a Japanese technique that is used to heal physical and mental disorders. During this course, you will learn theoretical and practical skills in Reiki level I, II, and III. You will know how to prepare the place for the practice, to generate energy, how to transfer it, and how to protect yourself during the healing session. If those are what you have been looking for, join this program!

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Sanjeev, Sandeep, Lakhiram, & 3 More…
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  • 10 days of practice
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Meditation and pranayama lessons
  • Reiki theoretical and practical sessions
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Certificate

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


10 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Cochin International Airport (US$70 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Trivandrum International Airport (US$25 per person)
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

Starting from October 2019, Vedansha Institute Kerala is happy to offer absolutely great accommodation at a reasonable price. Located in Varakal Cliff only 70 meters from the beach, 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 10 air-conditioned fresh renovated rooms. Most of the rooms have a wonderful view of the beach area or forest. Each room has a big private bathroom and equipped with the following facilities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot water
  • Air-conditioned
  • Television
  • Security
  • Clean towels, bed sheets, pillow and 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 city area. During these moments, you will have light, air-condition, and Wi-Fi in your rooms because of the special electricity generator.


You will be able to understand the difference between prana healing and Reiki as well. The Reiki anatomy, energy features, symbols, palm opening, energy transfer, and distance Reiki are the things that you will be able to perform after the course.

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, support programs with yogic and Ayurvedic methods in common and non-curative diseases and to 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 the International Yoga Alliance USA and followed by 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 the 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. The institute’s 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. The institute also performs special healing programs for people with different diseases to support their health. These institute’s programs are based on the centuries-old traditions and adapted to the contemporary conditions that make its clients 99 percent satisfied.


Reiki level I - Basic

  • What is Reiki
  • History of Reiki
  • Practical aspects of Reiki
  • Preparing space for Reiki practice
  • Reiki symbols
  • Preparing Hands for practice
  • Reiki and prana
  • Difference between
  • Prana and Reiki healing
  • Nourishment of Reiki teacher
  • Reiki connection and medical science
  • Elements of Reiki
  • Body scan
  • Cleansing procedures
  • Energising procedures
  • Self-treatment

Teaching methodology

  • Principles of teaching Reiki I

Reiki Level II - Intermediate

  • Opening and closing treatment
  • Chakra system and Reiki
  • Chakra balancing
  • Auric healing
  • Resources of prana
  • Self-protection
  • Step-by-step Guidance with clients
  • Documentation of treatment
  • Reiki treatment of children
  • Reiki treatment of seniors
  • Reiki and animals
  • Crystal healing Reiki
  • Opening of energy channels
  • Distance transferring of energy
  • Ethics and responsibility of Reiki teacher

Teaching methodology

Principles of teaching Reiki II

Reiki Level III - Advanced

  • Case study
  • Reiki and breathing technics that helps to increase the strength of your Reiki energy
  • Water and Reiki energy
  • Food and Reiki energy
  • Meditation and Reiki
  • Reiki treatment of musculoskeletal system disorders
  • Reiki treatment of respiratory system disorders
  • Reiki treatment of nervous system disorders
  • Reiki treatment of gastrointestinal system disorders
  • Reiki treatment of urogenital system disorders
  • Reiki treatment of cardiovascular system disorders
  • Reiki treatment on the distance
  • Studies
  • Reiki protective mantras and prayers
  • Teaching methodology
  • Principles of teaching Reiki III

Yoga-practical aspects


  • 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

Pranayama and mudras

  • Introduction to pranayama
  • Basic pranayama techniques and benefits (abdominal breathing, preparational breathing, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana with or without retention)
  • The pranic body
  • Parana and lifestyle
  • Breath, health, and pranayama
  • Breathing and lifespan
  • Kriyas (body cleansing methods) including Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka, and Shanka Prakshalana
  • What is mudra and bandha
  • Dyana, Ajali, Prithvi, Varuna, Shakti, Gyana, Chin, Shambhavi, Khechari Mudra
  • Moola, Uddyana Bandha


You have to have the interest to learn Vedic science, personal work on body and mind and not only to spend a vacation as in an all-inclusive resort. Vedansha is a spiritual ashram and does not allow the following activities: eating non-vegetarian meals, 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 the 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. The 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 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 percent, 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 has the right to cancel the booking and refund the deposit.

If translation will be requested on place, Vedansha has the 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 or she acknowledges the program, rules, and regulations of the organizer. Any candidate who decided to change the program after arriving has to apply for it in written form. If you decide to cancel the course after arriving, Vedansha will have to charge an amount that covered your costs of 30 per of the course days as Vedansha reserve teacher, accommodation, and meals prior to your arrival.


  • 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

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) and learn the asana postures under the guidance of an experienced yoga teacher
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama breathing exercises
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast time with a special yogic menu
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Reiki guided session
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Reiki self-practice on models
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunchtime
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Reiki instructed practice with patient
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Human body energy and physical body anatomy lesson
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Yoga Nidra or guided meditation including guided relaxation practice, meditation, and concentration practice
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 22:00 Free time
  • 22:00 - 06:00 Sleeping time


Sanjeev Pandey

Sandeep Semwal


Deepak Aggrawal

Dr. Dipak Saklani

Bipin Bartwal


This Reiki training will take place in Varkala Beach, in the state of Kerala, India.


  • 2000-year-old Janardhana swami temple, 4 kilometers
  • Anjengo Fort, 10 kilometers
  • Trivandrum International Airport (TRV), 36 kilometers - 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Varkala beach, 70 meters
  • Varkala Lake, 2 kilometers


All the food that you get during the course is fresh cooked. Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine takes care about its quality. If you eat outside, sometimes you can have problems with the stomach. Remember that better to ask about fewer amounts of spices for your meal preparation in the restaurants if you have a sensitive stomach or any stomach problems. They provide pure drink filter water. They are catering only vegetarian and vegan meals as in Rishikesh non-vegetarian meal is not provided.

They can fulfill all dietary requirements from gluten-free meals to a special menu for diabetes, obesity, kidney failure, cancer, etc. Here, you can find standard dishes that they offer during a week. Each mealtime included three to five different dishes. This meal can provide without extra costs from your side. If you wish additional meals or other variety of gluten-free meals, you can share your wishes. It will come for extra costs as the meal will be delivered from other big cities or nearby areas.


  • Breakfast: different sauces, oatmeal porridge, cereals, PohaSevai Paratha (plain, stuffed with cheese, potatoes, green spices), puri with peas souse, bread, pakora, sandwich, different fruits, sprouts plus different types of healthy-super food, mung bean, pancakes, Dalia
  • Lunch or dinner: boiled mixed vegetables sabzi (spinach, mushrooms, potatoes, gourd), sabzi (cauliflower, pumpkin, broccoli), sabzi (potatoes, tomatoes), moon Dal Arhar, Dal Masoor, Dal Chana, Dal Rajma, Dal Makhnee Kari, rice, chapatti, shahi paneer, Matar paneer, Khadai paneer, different dishes with tofu, ridge gourd vegetarian, pasta Kad, ginger Khitchari soups (mushrooms, gourd, tomato, onion, vegetable)
  • Deserts: pumpkin HalwaKheer, Suzi Halwa, white yogurt, milk cheese quinoa, brown rice, millet peanut butter, some fruits.

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
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Naturopathic
  • Fruitarian
  • 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

During this training, one ayurvedic massage is included in the package. Additional spa treatments will be available on request for an additional cost.

What's included

  • Theoretical and practical classes
  • 1 excursion in Kerala
  • 1 short aura check-up
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 3 times of yogic nutrition and beverages
  • Certificate of Reiki teacher
  • Mala (a string of beads) energized by Guru Ji Yogacharya Dr. S.K.Pandey, Ph.D. (yoga and naturopathy)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Study materials
  • Cleansing kit
  • 1 t-shirts school symbol
  • Accompanying and supporting during the time of staying in the Institute (help provided 24 hours)

What's not included

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

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) or Cochin International Airport (COK). Transfers from and to these airports are available upon request at additional costs of 25 and 70 USD respectively.

Airport: Cochin International Airport Airport transfer available: Cochin International Airport (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Trivandrum International Airport Airport transfer available: Trivandrum International Airport (US$25 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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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