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

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

Certified Yoga Teacher Training India

Join this yoga teacher training in India! A Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) and the Alternative Medical Council Calcutta, this 50-hour teacher training of education in yoga will cover the basics on Asanas according to Hatha and Ashtanga yoga styles, pranayama, meditation, mantra, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, yoga therapy, yogic nutrition, naturopathy, Chakra imbalance, and suggestions about special Vedic practices and herbs. Course is suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced practitioners.

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Highlights

  • Yoga pyhlosophy & Ayurveda
  • Concentration and meditation
  • Deep study of breathing & mantra techniques
  • Asana Hatha and Ashtanga vinyasa yoga classes
  • Excursion & Ayurvedic massage
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

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.

Program

Certificate

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

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. They 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 makes its clients 99% satisfied.

Curriculum

Yoga Philosophical Aspects:

  • Human life: meaning and aim of life
  • Yoga - introduction / it‘s origin & development
  • Introduction of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutras
  • Limbs of Ashtanga yoga; Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations) asana (physical posture), pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Concept of three bodies and it’s role in yoga practice
  • Introduction in Karma and Raja yoga: meaning, types, role in yoga
  • Kosha and it’s role in meditation and pranayama
  • Earth element affirmation in sutras

Yoga-Practical Aspects:

Asana:

  • 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 & Mudras:

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

Meditation:

  • Basic meditation practice (OM meditation, Trataka, Yoga Nidra, sound meditation, breath meditation)

Mantra:

  • Primary mantras (Shiva mantra, 5 elements mantra, So Ham, AUM).

Anatomy and physiology or Asana Alignment:

  • Introduction to muscular and skeletal system and their function during physical exercise
  • Biomechanical theory of asana
  • The maximal range of movements
  • Safety technique in asana performance
  • Common mistakes in asana practice
  • Correct performance of asana, assistance & adjustment

Pre-requisites

  • Interest to learn Vedic science
  • 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 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.

Assessments

  • 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 & fire ceremony purification)
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Asanas practical class Hatha/Ashtanga style (depending on the week schedule): learning the asana postures under the guidance of an experienced Yoga teacher
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Yoga philosophy/ayurveda/teaching methology
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Mantra chanting
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga anathomy 2 weeks/asana alignment 2 weeks
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga (theory & practice): number of physical postures according to study program
  • 17:30 - 18:15 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

Please note that the yoga atmosphere and classes can be different from that what you learned or saw in your home country. Vedansha Institute teaches not only asana, they also give knowledge of yoga as a Vedic science (pranayama, meditation, mantra, Ayurveda, astrology, sadhana, yajna, yoga philosophy, yoga therapy).

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. Please note that excursion is offered and planned by the Institute, not by the student.

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

Location

This training will be held at the Moksha Ashram and the Kriya Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India.

Nearby places

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

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Massage

General

  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

Food

During this training, you will be served three daily vegetarian and delicious meals. 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 drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • 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 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

  • 1 acupuncture session
  • 1 t-shirt with the school symbol
  • 1 excursions to Himalaya under the guiding of an experienced teacher
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals plus herbal teas
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Cleansing kit and a daily detox tea
  • Full support during your stay at the institute and help provided 24 hours
  • Herbs suggestions for well-being
  • Mala string of beads energized by Ji Yogachariya and Dr. S.K.Pandey
  • Short Aura check up
  • Study materials
  • Theoretical and practical skills
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this Yoga Alliance Registered School program
  • 1 ayurvedic massage
  • Wi-fi

What's not included

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

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Alternatively, you may book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

You may choose the Volvo service from Delhi, however bus traveling could cause inconveniences to first-time travelers.

Arrival by train

Please take a train to Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available that will bring you to Rishikesh. Transfer from and to this train station is available upon request.

Arrival by taxi

Upon your arrival to either the Dehradun Airport (DED) or the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), you may hire a taxi. Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine has a transport package which covers the cost from Delhi Airport to Rishikesh by taxi and back for an additional cost.

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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