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7 Days Kundalini Awakening Yoga Course with Shaktipat in Rishikesh, India

Yoga Village Rishikesh, Jonk Road, Swargashram, Rishikesh, Dehradun district, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

Awakening Yoga Teacher Training India

Be ready for an amazing experience of yoga retreats which you have not taken before! Beside an ancient pilgrimage route of Neelkanth Mahadev temple on the banks of the river Ganges, 500-meter upriver from Rishikesh’s famous suspension bridge Ram Jhula, Yoga Village Rishikesh contributing their efforts physically, mentally, and spirituality to improve faith in the yoga education of the people in the holy town Rishikesh. The yoga course includes Jal-neti (a nasal cleaning technique), mantra chanting, pranayamas, Kriyas, asanas practice, prayer, sacred fire rituals(Yajna), and different techniques of kundalini awakening, meditation, Shaktipat, all of which are taught as part of this course. This program will provide training in the science of yoga to awaken Kundalini and to open chakras. Kundalini yoga is the said to be the most ancient, deep, and supreme yoga and contains the core of all other yogas and spiritual paths.

Meet the instructors

Swami & Vipin
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Highlights

  • Pranayama and asanas practice
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage Kundalini awakening course
  • Kundalini philosophy, Yog Nidra, and kundalini meditation
  • Visit meditation cave in the Himalayas, Ganga water rafting, and Himalaya sightseeing
  • Daily healthy vegetarian meals
  • Rudra Kriya and Shaktipat
  • Sacred fire rituals Jal Neti
  • 6 nights' accommodation

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7 days with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-out Time:
11:30

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio

You will be accommodated at Yoga Village Rishikesh. Please note that any friends or relatives of you will not be included in the accommodation, pets are not allowed in the yoga campus, and cell phones, gadgets, drinks, and food are strictly prohibited in the yoga hall.

Program

About this course

In this seven-day Kundalini awakening yoga course, you will be focusing on both theory and practical, so that you achieve mastery in the practice of Kundalini and yoga meditation methods to become a professional Kundalini awakening and yoga meditation teacher. You will be given practical instruction on yoga asanas, shatkarma, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, yoga Nidra, guidance for meditation, seed mantras for chakras, etc.

Kundalini awakening

It seems that you are in the darkness under the light of human knowledge when discussing Kundalini. Most of the people are misguided by spiritualists and psychics about Kundalini awakening. So, the question arises, what are the Kundalini awakening benefits? Kundalini is always inactive from birth. When Kundalini awakened, the energy shoots up through the spine and affects many mental changes. This is because the chakras have opened during the Kundalini awakening. When a complete Kundalini awakening takes place, all seven chakras or energy centers in your body are open. Kundalini requires many years of spiritual practice, both mental and physical.

Many people devote their whole life to awaken their Kundalini by practicing meditation and spiritual work and after that, they find the experience of the Kundalini awakening even though seasoned yogis tend to have accelerated results. Shaktipat is a fast technique to awaken your Kundalini. The process involves being open to energy with total surrender and opportunity.

If you are the one who is in tune with the universal energy, the Kundalini awakening process will be smoother for you rather than be a natural thing. So, what are the Kundalini awakening benefits? Many who have gone through this process report the following benefits of Kundalini awakening. Kundalini is considered to occur in the chakra and nadis of the subtle body. Each chakra is said to contain special characteristics and with proper training, moving Kundalini through these chakras can help express or open these characteristics.

Kundalini is described as a sleeping, dormant potential force in the human organism. It is one of the components of an esoteric description of the 'subtle body', which consists of nadis (energy channels), chakras (psychic centers), prana (subtle energy), and bindu (drops of essence). Kundalini is described as being coiled up at the base of the spine. The description of the location can vary slightly, from the rectum to the navel. Kundalini is said to reside in the triangular shaped sacrum bone in three and a half coils.

Ramana Maharshi mentioned that Kundalini is nothing but the natural energy of the self, where self is the universal consciousness (Paramatma) present in every being, and that the individual mind of thoughts cloaks this natural energy from unadulterated expression. Advaita teaches self-realization, enlightenment, God-consciousness, and nirvana. But, initial Kundalini awakening is just the beginning of the actual spiritual experience. Self-inquiry meditation is considered a very natural and simple means of reaching this goal.

Benefits of Kundalini awakening

  • Feel more peace and bliss in the mind
  • Supernatural abilities are improved
  • Much better sense of sound, color, and sight
  • More kind-hearted
  • Increase in IQ level
  • Increase in creativeness
  • Slow down aging process
  • Become physically stronger
  • Become more attractive
  • Better wisdom and calmness
  • Increased spiritual connectivity
  • High sexual pleasure
  • Greater experience of the Supreme consciousness
  • Blissful vibration of energy believed inside the ears as sound

You will feel different types of experience some of above and each person experience will differ to another when Kundalini is awakened because everyone is unique.

Kundalini awakening while prepared or unprepared

The experience of Kundalini awakening can happen when one is either prepared or unprepared.

Preparedness

According to Hindu tradition, in order to be able to integrate this spiritual energy, a period of careful purification and strengthening of the body and nervous system is usually required beforehand. Yoga and Tantra propose that Kundalini can be awakened by a teacher but body and spirit must be prepared by yogic austerities such as pranayama or breath control, physical exercises, visualization, and chanting. Patanjali emphasized a firm ethical and moral foundation to ensure the aspirant is comfortable with a reasonable degree of discipline and has a serious intention to awaken their full potential. The student is advised to follow the path in an open-hearted manner.

Traditionally, people would visit ashrams in India to awaken their dormant Kundalini energy. Typical activities would include regular meditation, mantra chanting, and spiritual studies as well as a physical asana practice such as Kundalini yoga. However, Kundalini is now widely known outside of the Hindu religion and many cultures globally have created their own ways to awaken the Kundalini energy within people. Without explanation, an increasingly large percentage of people are experiencing Kundalini energy awakenings spontaneously which means that it is not vital to follow a distinct set of instructions or rules in order to awaken the energy.

Spontaneous Kundalini awakening (unpreparedness)

Kundalini can also awaken spontaneously for no obvious reason or triggered by intense personal experiences such as accidents, near death experiences, childbirth, emotional trauma, extreme mental stress, and so on. Some sources attribute spontaneous awakenings to the grace of God or possibly to spiritual practice in past lives.

A spontaneous awakening in one who is unprepared or without the assistance of a good teacher can result in an experience which has been termed as 'Kundalini crisis', 'spiritual emergency', or 'Kundalini syndrome'. The symptoms are said to resemble those of Kundalini awakening but are experienced as unpleasant, overwhelming, or out of control. Unpleasant side effects are also said to occur when the practitioner has not approached Kundalini with due respect and in a narrow egotistical manner.

Kundalini has been described as a highly creative intelligence which dwarfs individual's own. Kundalini awakening, therefore, requires surrender. It is not an energy which can be manipulated by the ego. Some writers use the term 'Kundalini syndrome' to refer to physical or psychological problems arising from experiences traditionally associated with Kundalini awakening.

Kundalini experiences

It is considered by yogis that Kundalini can be awakened by shaktipat (spiritual transmission by a guru or teacher) or by spiritual practices such as yoga or meditation. There are two broad approaches to Kundalini awakening which are active and passive. The active approach involves systematic physical exercises and techniques of concentration, visualization, pranayama (breath practice), and meditation under the guidance of a competent teacher. These techniques come from any of the four main branches of yoga and some forms of yoga such as Kriya yoga, Kundalini yoga, and Sahaja yoga emphasize Kundalini techniques.

The passive approach is instead a path of surrender where one lets go of all the obstructions to the awakening rather than trying to actively awaken Kundalini. A chief part of the passive approach is shaktipat where one individual's Kundalini is awakened by another who already has the experience. Shaktipat only raises Kundalini temporarily but gives the student an experience to use as a basis.

Hatha yoga

According to the Hatha yoga text, the Goraksasataka, certain Hatha yoga practices including Mula Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, Jalandhara Bandha, and Kumbhaka can awaken Kundalini. Another Hatha yoga text, the Khecarīvidyā, states that Kechari Mudra enables one to raise Kundalini and access various stores of amrita (nector / drops of essance) from bindu in the head, which subsequently flood the body.

Shaktipat

The spiritual teacher Meher Baba emphasized the need for a master when actively trying to awaken Kundalini. Kundalini is a latent power in the higher body. When awakened, it pierces through six chakras or functional centers and activates them. Without a master, the awakening of the Kundalini cannot take anyone guru very far on the path, and such indiscriminate or premature awakening is fraught with dangers of self-deception as well as misuse of powers. The Kundalini enables man consciously to cross the lower planes and it ultimately merges into the universal cosmic power of which it is a part, and which also is at times described as Kundalini.The important point is that the awakened Kundalini is helpful only up to a certain degree, after which, it cannot ensure further progress. It cannot dispense with the need for the grace of a perfect master.

Meditation

Spiritual reality takes you through a unique journey, a journey which will change your life. A journey which will develop you and make you knowledgeable and peaceful. Peace can sometimes be so far away and inner bliss even farther away. Take the time now to spend some real quality time by going within. Find that sense of peace that lies within. Visit the place where inner bliss dwells and waits patiently for your return. Let yourself unwind and compose yourself for a few precious moments of peace. Remember that your mind is much more far-reaching than your physical brain. Your mind, as consciousness, is nonphysical, while your brain is just the physical translator of your consciousness.

Supramental meditation

Basic supramental meditation (Kundalini awakening / initiation) by divine blessings / Shaktipat is the beginning of meditation. Meditation is a state of deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent. One can meditate while doing his day's work as another.

Advanced supramental meditation

  • Chakra cleansings
  • Intense meditation
  • Generating positive intelligent and creative energy in body
  • Purify mind, body, and thoughts

Daily schedule

Monday

  • 06:00 Wake up time
  • 06:30-06:45 Herbal tea
  • 06:45-07:00 Jal neti (nasal cleansing) / Shat Kriya
  • 09:15-10:15 Opening ceremony
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00-17:30 Yoga Nidra
  • 17:30-18:30 Meditation
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Tuesday

  • 06:00 Wake up time
  • 06:30-06:45 Herbal tea
  • 06:45-07:00 Jal neti (nasal cleansing) / Shat Kriya
  • 07:00-08:30 Hatha yoga
  • 08:30-09:15 Pranayama
  • 09:15-10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 The Himalayas tour
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00-17:30 Yoga Nidra
  • 17:30-18:30 Meditation
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Wednesday

  • 06:00 Wake up time
  • 06:30-06:45 Herbal tea
  • 06:45-07:00 Jal neti (nasal cleansing) / Shat Kriya
  • 07:00-08:30 Hatha yoga
  • 08:30-09:15 Pranayama
  • 09:15-10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Whitewater rafting
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00-17:30 Yoga Nidra
  • 17:30-18:30 Meditation
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Thursday

  • 06:00 Wake up time
  • 06:30-06:45 Herbal tea
  • 06:45-07:00 Jal neti (nasal cleansing) / Shat Kriya
  • 07:00-08:30 Hatha yoga
  • 08:30-09:15 Pranayama
  • 09:15-10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Waterfall trekking
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00-17:30 Yoga Nidra
  • 17:30-18:30 Meditation
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Friday

  • 06:00 Wake up time
  • 06:30-06:45 Herbal tea
  • 06:45-07:00 Jal neti (nasal cleansing) / Shat Kriya
  • 07:00-08:30 Hatha yoga
  • 08:30-09:15 Pranayama
  • 09:15-10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Ayurvedic massage
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00-17:30 Yoga Nidra
  • 17:30-18:30 Meditation
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Saturday

  • 06:00 Wake up time
  • 06:30-06:45 Herbal tea
  • 06:45-07:00 Jal neti (nasal cleansing) / Shat Kriya
  • 07:00-08:30 Hatha yoga
  • 08:30-09:15 Pranayama
  • 09:15-10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Free walk
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00-17:30 Visit Beatel Ashram and Ganga Aarti
  • 17:30-18:30 Meditation
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Sunday

  • 09:30 Farewell ceremony
  • 11:30 Check-out time

Yoga Village Rishikesh has a walk for the students to the sightseeing of the Rishikesh on Saturday morning except the morning classes up to 09:15. All the classes are compulsory and only in case of an emergency one can take leave with respective teacher permission prior to the class.

General rules and regulation for the students

  • Silence should be maintained between 22:00 until the morning.
  • If you have any issues related to your health, mood, or psyche, please inform the yoga school.
  • Respectful behavior is mandatory at all times on and off the premises.
  • Once the class starts, students will not be allowed in the hall.
  • During asana practice, leave all jewelry, books, extra clothing, book bags, and purses in your room.
  • Before departure, deposit your books or any goods which you borrowed.
  • Students have to present in all scheduled program of yoga school.
  • Please pay your course fee, taxi, etc. before the ceremony.
  • Check the notice board regularly for the schedules and updates.
  • Please deposit two-passport size photos for the registration and certification to the reception or the office.

Included excursions

  • A Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Visit Ganga Aarti
  • Visit Vashisth meditation cave
  • Whitewater rafting

Instructors

Swami Rudhraksh

Vipin Uniyal

Location

This extensive and exclusive yoga course training program certification taught by Swami Rudhrakshdev and organized by Yoga Village Rishikesh takes place in nature of the holy city Rishikesh surrounded by the foothills of the Himalayas and nearby the divine river(Ganges) Ganga. Rishikesh is a well-known and famous place for yoga and meditation in India. Rishikesh is believed as a yoga capital of the world. Since ancient time, so many yogis, sages, and seers had done the practice of yoga and meditation here; in the forest of Himalayas and on the bank of holy river Ganga.

Nowadays, Rishikesh is famous for yoga school, studios as well as tourism. So many people come here from around the world throughout the year for yoga and meditation, Ganga river rafting, camping, trekking, bungee jumping, rock climbing, and jungle safari in the Rajaji National Park. Rishikesh is 244 kilometers far from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and 21 kilometers far from Dehradun Airport (DED).

Nearby places

  • Dehradun Airport (DED), 21 kilometers

Food

You will be served daily nutritious vegetarian meals (breakfasts, lunches, and dinners) and herbal teas. Yoga Village Rishikesh will provide your yoga retreat in the lap of nature and give facility to purify the self through a sattvic food diet and balance the yoga practices. You are not allowed to bring the utensils of the dining area in your rooms. Non-vegetarian food, smoking, and drinking alcohol are not allowed on the premises of Yoga Village Rishikesh. If you are having a fast any day, you have to inform kitchen manager for avoiding food waste.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

  • Bungee jumping
  • Jungle safari in the Rajaji National Park
  • Rock climbing

What's included

  • Kundalini awakening yoga teacher training course
  • Course materials (books, yoga mat, and cleansing kit)
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 1 Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Excursions
  • A certificate of Kundalini awakening course
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals and herbal tea

What's not included

  • Air conditioner (50 USD)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED).

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 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$80 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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