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27 Day 200-Hour Ayurveda and Therapy-Based Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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

Certified Yoga Teacher Training India

Being a student of Yoga Alliance Registered program you will study asanas according to Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar style, pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy, mantras, anatomy, yogic nutrition, ayurveda, teaching methodology, yoga therapy, practicum of sequencing, and information about your aura problems. Join your hosts in India and become a yoga teacher. Save money and apply for the scholarship programs!

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Sanjeev, Ashish, Awdhesh, & 11 More…
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  • Daily yoga practices
  • Yoga Alliance certified school
  • 2 included excursions in Himalaya
  • 24 hours of company, support, and assistance
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of yoga alliance certified program
  • Theoretical and practical skills Mala (a string of beads) energized by Ji Yogacharya Dr. S.K.Pandey
  • Yogic cleansing session, 1 short aura check up, and 2 ayurvedic massages
  • Wi-Fi, study materials, and cleansing kit included
  • 3 times daily yogic nutrition and beverages
  • 26 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


26 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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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  • 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 is 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 the 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 conditioner
  • 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 provides 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, and Wi-Fi in your rooms because of the special electricity generator.



Students who complete their subsequent training in Yoga Alliance Certified School are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

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, 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 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 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 the 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 percent satisfied.

Benefits of 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh India:

  • You will be able to make a yoga a part of your daily life
  • Pure and high frequent energy of spiritual Rishikesh will help you easily reach deeper meditative state
  • You will discover ancient techniques of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga primary series, pranayama, meditation and concentration, Kirtan and mantra, Sanskrit and Ayurveda, teaching methodology, sequencing, yoga philosophy, adjustment, and alignment
  • You can learn how to apply asana, pranayama, mantra, Ayurveda in one class
  • You will create different type of sequences with cards and life clients
  • You can use your knowledge for self well-being and healing
  • It gives unique ability for beginners to discover yoga from original source as ancient spiritual masters taught it
  • Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine’s goal is for you to be able to reach a minimum of six level of eight limbs of yoga and have interest to develop further
  • Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine teaches yoga for stability of mind and physical body and not only for exact performance of yoga posture.

200 Hour Yoga teacher training course is suitable for

  • Beginners, intermediate, and advanced students
  • For students who wish to receive internationally valid certificate of yoga teacher accord. Yoga Alliance USA
  • For medical staff and health professionals

Course Highlights 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training

  • Asanas Hatha / Ashtanga style of primary series
  • Iyengar style yoga in adjustment and alignment
  • Classical pranayama (breath exercises), Mudra, and Bandha
  • Yoga philosophy and Ayurveda
  • Yoga anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology
  • Kriya and yogic cleansing
  • Sanskrit and mantra
  • Naturopathy and sound healing
  • Alignment and adjustment techniques
  • Teaching methodology and sequencing
  • Discipline and Karma yoga
  • Receive energy statement of your aura


Yoga philosophy

  • Human life: Meaning and aim of life in ancient and modern time
  • What is yoga, introduction, history of the development
  • Definition of yoga according to different concepts of philosophy Vedanta, Bhagavad Geeta, Patanjali
  • Definition of Yoga in western and eastern philosophy
  • Introduction of Patanjali’s yoga-sutras
  • Main four paths of yoga

Karma yoga

  • As per the Bhagavad Gita (karm, akarm, vikarm)
  • Arjunas question
  • Renunciation of the fruit of action
  • Surrender of the action and its effect on god
  • Samatvam
  • Concept of action in inaction

Jnana yoga

  • Shravan, Manan, Nidhidhyasana
  • Knowledge of self-realization (Bhgvadgita 2. 20-24)
  • Quality of a Jnani (Sthitprajna BG-2. 55-57)
  • Tool for Growth (BG-2.62-63)

Indian philosophies

  • Darshan philosophy
  • Three major heterodox schools: Jain, Buddhist, Caraka
  • Six major schools of orthodox Indian philosophy: Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya, yoga, Mimamsa, Vedanta

Heterodox school (Nastika Darshan)

  • Charvaka or Lokayata: Philosophy of materialism and skepticism
  • No life after death, religion is invented by man, criticized Vedas, intelligence resides in the body, hell is the earthly suffering
  • Death is the end of all

Samkhya yoga philosophy

  • Pratyakṣa (perception), anumāṇa (inference), and śabda (āptavacana,)
  • Concept of Prakriti, Purusha, Jiva, and 3 Gunas (sattva, tamas, rajas)
  • Shastra and Kalipa
  • Purusa (pure consciousness, infinite, actionless, inert)
  • Prakriti is a manifestation of material part, physical, and mental
  • Praghana and Jada
  • Sattva (poise, fineness, lightness, illumination, and joy), Rajas (dynamism, activity, excitation, and pain), Tamas (inertia, coarseness, heaviness, obstruction, and sloth)
  • Satkaravada (meaning and connection with three Gunas)

Hatha yoga philosophy

  • Concept of three bodies
  • Gross body
  • Sapta Dhatu (7 tissues): Rasa (Plasma), Rakta (blood tissue), Mamsa (muscle tissue), Meida (adipose tissue fat), Asthi (one tissue), Majja (bone marrow / nerve tissue), Shukra (semen, reproductive tissue)
  • Subtle body (3 Nadis, 5 Pranas, 6 Chakras, Kundalini)
  • Ida, Pingala, Sushumna Nadi general concept of chakras
  • Mooladhara chakra
  • Swadhistana chakra
  • Manipura chakra
  • Anahata charka
  • Vishuddhi chakra
  • Ajna chakra
  • Sahasrara chakra
  • Five sheaths over consciousness
  • Annamaya Kosha, "food" sheath (Anna) Pranamaya kosha, "energy" sheath (Prana) Manomaya kosha, "mind" sheath (Manas) Vijñānmāyā kosha, "discernment" sheath (Vijnana) Anandamaya kosha, "bliss" sheath (Ananda)
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutra, origin, development, application in the life of a contemporary yogi
  • Five states of mind
  • Mudda mind, Dull (donkey mind), Kshiptha mind (monkey mind), Vikshipta mind (butterfly mind), Ekagra mind (candle mind), Niruddha (totally concentrated mind)
  • Five modifications of mind: Right knowledge (pramana), wrong knowledge (viparyaya), fancy (vikalpa), sleep (nidra), memory (smritaya)
  • Five causes of pain and its four forms: Avidya (ignorance), Asmitha (egoism), Raga (attachments), Dvesa (aversions), Abhinidvesa (fear)

Bhakti yoga

  • Bhakti yoga according to Narada, Maharishi Parashar
  • Panchmahabhav of Bhakti Dasya (Haunman), Madhur (Mira), Vatsalya (Yasodha), Sakhya (sudama), Santa (Yudhisthira)
  • The nine forms of Bhakti (Navavidhā Bhakti Mārgas): Shravan, kirtan, smaran, Padsevnam, Archnam, Vandanam, Dasyam, Sakhyam, atmnivdnam
  • Para and Apara Bhakti

Raja yoga

  • Astanga yoga
  • Limbs of Ashtanga yoga: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dhyana, Dharana, Samadhi
  • Yamas (Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, Aparigraha)
  • Niyamas (Sauca, Santosa, Tapas, Svadhyaya, Isvarapranidhana)
  • Asana, history, origin, how to master in different yoga styles (Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin, Bikram, Prenatal, Kinds, Anusara, Iyengar yoga)
  • Pranayama general concept, application
  • Pratyahara general concept, application
  • Dharana general concept, application
  • Obstacles in the path of Dharana
  • Dhyana general concept, application, how to reach
  • Obstacles in the path of Dhyana
  • Samadhi general meaning, the aim of performance: Is it possible to reach Samadhi? Can you find people who reach Samadhi near you? Is it just theory or are there some live sample? Can a person live in society and be in Samadhi?
  • Connection with breath and meditation
  • Vinyasa yoga: Main principles and indications
  • Kundalini yoga: Consent of spiritual masters
  • Concept of three bodies and its role in yoga practice
  • Introduction in Karma, Raja yoga: Meaning, types, role in yoga
  • Kosha and its role in meditation and pranayama
  • 3 Nadis, Ida, Pingala, Sushumna and their role in the practice
  • Panch-Klesha (five causes of pain and miseries) / causes of success and failure in yoga
  • Water, fire, air, space, earth element and its role in yoga

Buddha Darshan

  • Four noble truths: Dukkha, Samudaya, Nirodha, Magga
  • The noble eightfold path
  • Right understanding (Samma ditthi)
  • Right thought (Samma sankappa)
  • Right speech (Samma Vacca)
  • Right action (Samma kammanta)
  • Right livelihood (Samma ajiva)
  • Right effort (Samma Vayama)
  • Right mindfulness (Samma sati)
  • Right concentration (Samma samadhi)
  • Conception of karma, rebirth, law of nature, did not believe in god

Karma yoga

  • Karma yoga in life of spiritual yoga student
  • Relation student and teacher
  • How to get satisfaction from Karma yoga
  • Forms of Karma yoga


Asana Hatha style

  • Surya Namaskar 

Pawanmuktasana series

  • Part 1: Anti-Rheumatic group
  • Part 2: Digestive abdominal group
  • Part 3: Shakti Bandha Asana

Standing Asana

  • Tadasana (Palm tree pose)
  • Tiryaka Tadasana (Swaying palm tree)
  • Kati Chakrasana (Waist rotating pose)
  • Tiryaka Kati Chakrasana (Swaying waist rotating pose)
  • Samakonasana (Right angle pose)
  • Utkatasana (Chair pose)
  • Trikonasana (Triangle pose variation 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Surya Namaskar (Salutation to Sun with divine mantra)
  • Chandra Namaskar (Salutation to the Moon)

Backward bending postures

  • Saral Bhujangasana (easy Cobra pose)
  • Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
  • Tiryaka Bhujangasana (Twisting Cobra pose)
  • Ardha Salabhasana (Half Locust pose)
  • Saral Dhanurasana (easy Bow pose)
  • Ustrasana (Camel pose)
  • Setu Asana (Bridge pose)
  • Chakrasana (Wheel pose)

Twisting pose

  • Meru Vakrasana (Spinal Twist)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist)
  • Bhu Namanasana (Spinal Twist Prostration pose)
  • Parivritta Janu Sirsasana (Spinal Twist Prostration pose)

Inversion postures

  • Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
  • Salambha Sirsasana (Supported Headstand pose)
  • Plow pose (Halasana)
  • Viparita Karani (Legs up the wall pose) 

Forward bending postures

  • Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
  • Pada Parasar Paschimottanasana (Legs Spread Back Stretch pose)
  • Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee pose)
  • Adha Padma Paschimottanasana (Half Lotus Back Stretching pose)
  • Padahastasana (Hand to Foot pose)
  • Sirsa Angustha Yogasana (Head to Toe pose)
  • Dandasana (Staff pose)

Balancing poses

  • Vrikshasana (Tree pose)
  • Garudasana (Eagle pose)
  • Padangusthasana (Tip toe pose)
  • Baka Dhayanasana (Crow pose)
  • Padmasana (Lotus pose)
  • Vajrasana (Thunderbolt pose)
  • Majrari Asana (Cat stretch pose)
  • Vyaghrasana (Tiger pose)
  • Shashankasana (Hair pose) 
  • Ardha Ushtrasana (Half Camel pose)
  • Supta Vajrasana (Sleeping Thunderbolt pose)

Asana Ashtanga style primary series with half Vinyasa

  • Surya Namaskara part A
  • Uttkatanasana
  • Padanghustasana
  • Padahastasana
  • Utitha Trikonasana
  • Parivrita Trikonasana
  • Trikonasana Variation 1, 2
  • Parivritta parshvakonasana
  • Uthitha parshvakonasana
  • Parasarita padouttanasana A, B, C, D
  • Parvottanasana
  • Utitha hasta padangustasana A, B, C, D
  • Ardha baddha padmotanasana
  • Samastithi
  • Urdhva namaskar asana
  • Uttanasana A, B
  • Chaturanga dandasana
  • Urdhva Mukha svanasana
  • Andho Mukha svanasana
  • Veerbhadra asana I, II
  • Paschimottasana A, B, C, D
  • Purvottanasana
  • Ardha baddha padma paschimottasana
  • Triag mukhaiada paschimottasana
  • Janusirsasana A, B, C, D
  • Marichyasana A, B, C, D
  • Navasana pindasana
  • Bhuja pindasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Badha konasana A, B, C
  • Upavistha konasana A, B
  • Suptakonasana
  • Suptapadangustasana A, B, C
  • Savasana

Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha

  • Introduction to Pranayama, its history, and development
  • Main Pranayama techniques and benefits (abdominal breathing, preparational breathing, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana with or without retention Level I, II, Ujjayi breathing)
  • The pranic body, its main treats, possible disturbances
  • Parana energy and human’s lifestyle
  • Breathe exercise, health, and pranayama
  • Preparational breath
  • Breath and increase life span. Hidden ancient techniques
  • Kriyas (body cleansing methods): Jala Neti, Netra Shuddhi, Sutra Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka Shanka Prakshalana
  • Advanced Kriyas (Netra Shuddi, Sutra neti, Shanka Prakshalana)
  • Levels of Kapalabhati: Use of Mudra and Bandha
  • Levels of Nadi Shodhana: Use of Mudra and Bandha
  • Nadi Shodhana: Level of retention
  • Ujjayi breathing: Benefits, techniques, energy level work
  • Bramari pranayama: Benefits, techniques, energy level work
  • Bhastrika Pranayama: Techniques, benefits, precautions, indications, and contraindications
  • Surya Bheda: Techniques, benefits, precautions, indications, and contraindications
  • Sheetali pranayama: Techniques, benefits, precautions, indications, and contraindications
  • Shetkari pranayama: Techniques, benefits, precautions, indications, and contraindications
  • Chandra Bheda pranayama: Techniques, benefits, precautions, indications, and contraindications
  • Safety techniques and precautions in Pranayama techniques
  • Pranic body and 3 main Nadis
  • Is it possible to feel Pranic body?
  • Concept of Mudra and Bandha
  • Moola, Uddyana Bandha, Jalandra Bandha
  • Ashwani Mudra
  • Dyana, Ajali, Prithvi, Varuna, Shakti, Gyana, Chin, Shambhavi, Khechari Mudra, Hansi mudra, Vayu mudra, akash Mudra, Shunya Mudra, Surya Mudra, Jalodarnashak Mudra, Apan Mudra, Pran Mudra, Shankh Mudra, Apan Vayu Mudra, Ling Mudra, Dhyan Mudra, Lotus Mudra
  • Shatkarma (concept, aim, safety, performance)
  • How to add Pranayama in a yoga class of 30, 60, 90 minutes
  • What is the border between Pranayama and meditation
  • 5 Prana concept: Prana, Apana, Udana, Samana, Vyana
  • Role of 5 pranas in spiritual practice and healing
  • Contemporary research on Pranayama techniques
  • Kevala kumhaka: How to reach and benefits
  • Gas changes in blood during the performance of kevala kumhaka
  • Role of Ayurveda on Pranayama practice
  • Feeling of prana in daily life
  • How to create a place for successful Pranayama practice
  • Pranayama practice at home and high vibration spiritual place
  • Where to practice Pranayama after Rishikesh


  • Meditation practical aspects
  • Meaning and definition of meditation
  • Basic requirements for meditation
  • Meditation and concentration
  • Simple guided meditation
  • OM meditation
  • AUM meditation
  • Aura cleansing meditation
  • Trataka meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Sound meditation
  • Breath meditation
  • 5 elements meditation
  • Prithvi meditation
  • Vayu meditation
  • Jal meditation
  • Akasha meditation
  • Agni meditation
  • Nadis meditation
  • Object bound meditation
  • Guru meditation
  • General chakra meditation
  • Nada meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Vigyan Bhairava breath meditation
  • Mantra Japa Ajapa meditation
  • Satnam meditation
  • Pancha Kosha meditation
  • OSHO Natraj meditation
  • OSHO Kundalini meditation
  • OSHO Nada Brahma meditation
  • OSHO No Dimensions meditation
  • Antar mouna meditation
  • Vipassana meditation
  • Full moon meditation
  • How to create meditation class?
  • How to teach meditation others?
  • Obstacles in teaching of meditation to others?
  • Postures for meditation practice
  • Aromatherapy for meditation practice
  • Meditation according Dosha type

Mantra and Sanskrit

  • Importance of mantra for pranayama, asana, and meditation
  • What is mantra?
  • Is there any difference between mantra and pray?
  • Why mantra written in Sanskrit?
  • Main sounds of Sanskrit and their pronunciation
  • Use of mantra in daily life
  • Shiva mantra
  • 5 elements mantra
  • So Ham Ham So
  • Gayatri mantra
  • Maha Mritunjaya mantra
  • Surya mantra
  • Surya Namaskar mantra
  • Shakti mantra
  • Ganesh mantra
  • Vishnu mantra
  • Role of mantra in yoga practice
  • AUM mantra
  • Lakshmi mantra
  • Mantra for health
  • Mantra for successes
  • Mantra for children
  • Mantra and Kirtan
  • What makes mantra different with Kirtan?
  • Mantra in contemporary research

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Body planes and movement (Frontal Saggital, Transverse)
  • Different types of movement: Adbuction, Adduction, Flexion, Extension, External Rotation, Internal Rotation, Circumduction, Dorsiflexion, Plantar Flexion, Inversion, Eversion, Supination, Pronation, Elevation, Depression, Protraction, Nutation, Counternutation

Muscular and skeletal system: Anatomical characteristics

  • Bones of upper, lower extremity
  • Bones of skull
  • Bones of spine and pelvis
  • Muscular system: Function, shapes, types of contractions. Stretch reflex
  • Classification of muscles
  • Muscles of upper, lower extremity
  • Muscles of skull
  • Muscles of spine and pelvis
  • Correct performance of asana, assistance, and adjustment
  • Range of movement
  • Body kinematics
  • Postural defects and ways of correction
  • Use of adjustment tools like breaks, straps, blankets, Iyengar planks for adjustment and alignment
  • Body axis: Concept of gravity
  • Use of adjustment tools like breaks, straps, blankets, Iyengar planks for adjustment and alignment
  • Abnormal Postures: Kyphosis, Lordosis, Scoliosis, flat back, Osteoporosis, Hyper, and Hypo-mobility

Respiratory system: Main principles of respiration

  • Organs of respiration: Nose, lungs, diaphragm, abdomen. Function and main features of respiratory tract
  • Types of breath: mechanics of yogic breath
  • How act of respiration happened

Introduction to nervous system, types of nervous system, central and peripheral nervous system

  • Afferent and Efferent nervous system
  • Nervous system in movement
  • Nervous system and breath
  • Reflex, function in yoga practice

Teaching methodology

  • Teaching asana
  • Standing asana: Arm balance, backbends, seated and supine spine twists, forward bends and hip openers, inversions, savasana
  • Teaching pranayama
  • Teaching basic awareness, preparational breath, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana, Bhastrika, Bramari, Retention, Sheetali, Shetkari
  • Teaching meditation
  • Planning specific classes
  • Sequence within and across the asana group
  • How to create yoga class of 30, 60, 90 minutes
  • How to observe and assess others
  • How to communicate with clients in class
  • Yoga class in mixed level group: Main tips and preparation
  • Yoga class as routine practice and workshop
  • How to diverse the yoga class?
  • Continuing education for yoga teacher
  • Yoga certification worldwide
  • Teaching yoga to different groups of people with limitations

Asana sequencing and practicum

  • Principles of yoga sequencing
  • Dynamic vs static movement
  • Movement in stillness
  • Creation of balance and Vinyasa
  • Types and structure of yoga class
  • Warm-up
  • Balance: Body stress and relaxation
  • Sequencing according body parts
  • How to create own sequence
  • Oppositional balance
  • Observation and demonstration
  • How to choose posture within a group of asana
  • How to prepare body to enter in posture
  • Which body parts open the postures?
  • Which body parts stabilize the postures?
  • How to hold the posture?
  • How to come out from posture?
  • What is counterpose?
  • Principles of “up and down”, “down to up sequencing”
  • Classroom preparation
  • Design of sequence for beginners and regular practitioners
  • Principles of correction
  • Ethic of “touch”
  • Class of 30, 60, 90 minutes
  • Difficulties by teaching others
  • What is after class?
  • Common mistakes in teaching
  • Posture modifications


  • Ayurveda science of life: From traditional Indian medical system to contemporary time
  • Pancha-Mahabhoota
  • Three Dosha and its functions
  • Akash / Dyaus (space), Vayu (air), Agni (fire), Jal / Varuna (water), Prithvi / Bhumi (earth)
  • Types of Dosha: Vata (air), Pitta (fire), Kapha (bile), Dosha
  • Three Guna and six tastes in Ayurveda
  • Sattva, Raja, Tamas
  • Madhura (sweet), Amla (sour), Lavana (salty), Katu (pungent,) Tikta (bitter), Kashaya (astringent)
  • Concept of AMA (wastes) and AGNI (fire)
  • Signs of balanced Agni / healthy eating habits (improves AGNI and avoid creation of AMA)
  • Daily regime (Dincharya), healthy lifestyle
  • Seasonal regime (Ritucharya), healthy lifestyle
  • How to integrate yoga and Ayurveda in daily life


  • You have to have the interest to learn Vedic science, personal work on body and mind and not only to spend a vacation on an all-inclusive resort. Vedansha is 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 not be 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's 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 the 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 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 a 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 have 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 their costs of 30% of the course days as Vedansha reserve teacher, accommodation, and meal prior to your arriving.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Wake up and cleansing
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Shatkriya and herbal tea (yogic cleansing with Jala neti, Sutra Neti, Natra Shuddhi, pooja (mantra recitation and fire ceremony purification)
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Asana Ashtanga Vinyasa theory and practice
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Mantra, Sanskrit (2 weeks) / asana sequencing and methodology
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Yoga philosophy / Ayurveda / teaching methodology / naturopathy
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga anatomy (2 weeks) / asana alignment (2 weeks)
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Hatha yoga (theory and practice)
  • 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 and Rishikesh including visiting a spiritual temple in Himalaya, meditation in a cave under the guidance of an experienced teacher, visit Ganga Aarti, waterfalls, and Beatles Ashram.

Sometimes excursion can be changed or replaced with an equal offer if the conditions of weather or any other issue took place. Please note that excursion is offered and planned by the Institute, not by the student.


Sanjeev Pandey

Ashish Rawat

Awdhesh Semwal

Usha Vaishnava

Jyotish Acharya

Sandeep Semwal

Hemlata Bahuguna

Sonu Badoni


Deepak Aggrawal

Vedansh Pandey

Jyoti Sharma

Dr. Dipak Saklani

Bipin Bartwal




  • 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 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


All of the food that you get during the course is freshly cooked. Vedansha takes care of its quality. If you eat outside, sometimes you can have problems with your stomach. Remember that it's better to ask about fewer amounts of spices for your meal preparation in the restaurants if you have a sensible stomach or any stomach problems. Vedansha also provides pure drink filter water.

Vedansha is only catering for vegetarian and vegan meals. As in Rishikesh non-vegetarian meal is not provided. They can fulfill all dietary requirements from gluten-free meal till special menu for diabetes, obesity, kidney failure, cancer, etc. Here you can find the standard dishes that Vedansha offers during a week. Each meal time includes three to five different dishes.

Breakfast menu (different sauces are used for the preparation)

  • Oatmeal porridge
  • Cereals
  • Poha
  • Sevai
  • Paratha (plain, stuffed with cheese, potatoes, green spices)
  • Puri with peas souse
  • Bread Pakora
  • Sandwich
  • Different fruits
  • Sprouts
  • Plus different types of healthy superfood
  • Mung bean pancakes
  • Dalia

Lunch or dinner menu

  • 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
  • Veg. pasta
  • Kad ginger
  • Khichari
  • Soups (mushrooms, gourd, tomato, onion, vegetable)


  • Pumkin Halwa
  • Kheer
  • Suzi Halwa
  • They can also provide a gluten-free meal plan
  • White yogurt
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Millet
  • Peanut butter
  • Some fruits

These meals are provided without extra costs from your side. If you wish to have an additional meal or other variety of gluten-free, meal you can share your wishes, it will come with extra costs as the meal will be delivered from another big city or nearby area.

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
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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 advice of a naturopathic specialist. You can receive an individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, and meditative practice. Additionally, you can receive a detailed horoscope assessment with methods of correction according to Vedic medical astrology.

The following are not included in the price, but are available for a moderate cost:

  • Aiport pick up and drop off
  • Additional ayurvedic procedures
  • Ayurvedic doctor consultation
  • Detailed aura check-up with a written report about Aura statement, disturbances in aura, if they are present, supporting methods and treatment pieces of advice of naturopathic specialist (individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, meditative practice)
  • Extra excursions, apart from the ones mentioned above
  • Full astrological consultation with a detailed explanation of planet position, disturbances, methods of correction, suggestions in career, family life, marriage, prevention of diseases.

Spa treatments

During this training, 2 ayurvedic massages are included in the price package. Other spa treatments are available, on request, for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 2 acupuncture sessions
  • Yogic Kriya sessions
  • Theoretical and practical classes
  • 2 excursions in Himalaya
  • 1 short aura check up
  • 2 ayurvedic massage
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this Yoga Alliance Registered School program
  • Study materials
  • Cleansing Kit
  • Mala (string of beads) prepared by our Guru Ji Yogachariya Dr. S.K.Pandey
  • Support 24 hours during the period of stay in Vedansha
  • 1 T-shirt with the school symbol
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily yogic nutrition and beverages
  • Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Optional for an extra payment
  • Airport transfers
  • More Ayurvedic treatments
  • Ayurvedic doctor consultation
  • Number of excursions more than mentioned above
  • Detailed aura check-up and detailed horoscope assessment
  • Extra night of accommodation
  • Vedic astrological natal map reading
  • Acupuncture or yoga therapy session
  • Therapeutic sound healing
  • Naturopathic treatment

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

You can book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from and to these airports are available upon request with an additional fee of 70 USD for Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and 25 USD for Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

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 18% 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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