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31 Day 800hr IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course Level I in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Vedansha Retreat Hotel, Government college road (Behind Kriya Yoga Ashram), Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

India Yoga Therapy Teacher Training

IAYT USA is one organization in the world that accredited yoga therapy courses. If you wish to be a certified yoga therapist and work professionally, this course is exactly for you. If you completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training course even not from Yoga Alliance USA, have one year of teaching experience, and have one year of self-practice, you can join this course.

Meet the instructors

Sanjeev, Sandeep, Lakhiram, & 3 More…
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  • 30 days of practice
  • 3 yoga therapy classes per day
  • Pranayama and meditation lessons
  • Ayurvedic massage and acupuncture sessions
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 30 nights accommodation
  • Peaceful surroundings

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


30 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
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 a reasonable price. Located in Tapovan, far from noisy streets and crowds 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 four non-air-conditioned rooms. Most of the rooms have a wonderful view of 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-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 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.


The course consists of three levels, two of them can be done in Rishikesh as 58 days course in separate time or one after another, the rest is distance mentoring. This program will help you to enroll in level one. To get the yoga therapist certification, you will need to continue education in level two and three programs.

Level one and two divided into modules

1. Muscle-skeletal disorders (spine, neck, hips, knees, shoulders) and respiratory diseases

2. Gastrointestinal disorders and cardio-vascular system disorders

3. Nervous and urogenital systems disorders

4. Sensor organs diseases and disorders

5. Psychic and somatic disorders

6. Traumatic, professional, and cancer diseases

7. Ayurveda foundation in yoga therapy

8. Autoimmune diseases

IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) competencies covered

Section 1. Yoga foundations

Category 1.1. Yoga teachings and philosophy

Category 1.2. Yoga and the mind

Section 2. Biomedical and psychological foundations

Category 2.1. Anatomy and physiology

Category 2.3. Psychology and mental health

Category 2.4. Additional knowledge

Section 3. Yoga therapy tools and therapeutic skills

Category 3.1. Yoga therapy tools

Category 3.2. Basic principles of the therapeutic relationship

Category 3.3. Principles and skills for educating clients or students

Category 3.4. Principles and skills for working with groups

Section 5. Professional practice

Category 5.1. Ethical principles

Category 5.2. Legal, regulatory, and business issues pertaining to yoga therapy

Category 5.4. Personal and professional development and continuing education

Completion requirements

Students have demonstrated understanding of course learning objectives by their supervised or internship practicum, 85 percentage of attendance at all lectures, participation in practice teaching and teaching sessions, and completion of written test.

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 the International Yoga Alliance USA and followed its policy on sexual misconduct towards the client which 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 percent satisfied.

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, and fire ceremony purification)
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Yoga therapy practice
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama therapy: breathing exercises with mudra, bandha, retention
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Therapeutic aspects of Vedic philosophy or teaching methodology in yoga therapy
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Yoga therapy theory
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga therapy trauma management, pathophysiology, or yoga therapy of particular age groups
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Yin yoga therapy, Tibetan yoga therapy, Ayurveda therapy, or basic of Vedic astrology, vastu
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Yoga Nidra in yoga therapy or guided therapeutic meditation (guided relaxation practice, meditation, and concentration)
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 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, and visiting Ganga Aarti, waterfalls, and Beatles Ashram. Sometimes, the excursion can be changed or replaced with an equal offer if the conditions of weather or any other issue took place.


Sanjeev Pandey

Sandeep Semwal


Deepak Aggrawal

Dr. Dipak Saklani

Bipin Bartwal


This training course will take place at the Moksha Ashram and the Kriya Ashram in Rishikesh, India.


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


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 meals and beverages that are included during the course program and package are special yogic and Ayurvedic. If you wish to try other meals from the Indian or Italian menu in Vedansha restaurant, extra costs will be charged.

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
  • Organic
  • Naturopathic
  • 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 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, three Ayurvedic massage sessions are included in the price package. Other spa treatments are available, on request, for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 3 acupuncture sessions
  • 1 short aura check-up
  • 3 excursions in Himalaya
  • 3 Ayurvedic massages
  • Theoretical and practical skills in the yogic treatment of common diseases
  • 30 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily yogic nutrition and beverages
  • 1 t-shirt with the school symbol
  • Accompanying and supporting during the time of staying in the Institute, the help provided 24 hours
  • Cleansing kit
  • Mala (a string of beads) energized by Guru Ji Yogacharya Dr. S.K.Pandey, Ph.D. (Yoga and naturopathy)
  • Study materials
  • Wi-Fi

What's not included

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

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please 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 at additional costs of 70 and 25 USD respectively.

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 20% 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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