300 Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

About us

-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. %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% satisfied. %Curriculum -Anatomy and physiology *Introduction to the muscular and skeletal system and their function during physical exercises -Yoga philosophical aspects *Human life, meaning and aim of life *Introduction to yoga, its origin and development *Introduction to Patanjali's Sutra yoga *Panch-Klesha or the five causes of pain and miseries *Yama and Niyama or social and personal rules and regulations *Asana or the physical posture *Pranayama or breathing techniques *Pratyahara or withdrawal of the mind from the senses *Dharna or concentration *Dhyana or meditation *Samadhi or self-realization -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 *Meditation asana *Surya-Namaskara *Thunder-bolt group asana or Vajrasana *Lotus group asana or Padmasana -Pranayama and mudras *Introduction to pranayama *Basic pranayama techniques and benefits such as Neti, Kapalabhati, and Nadi Shodana with retention or without retention, bastrika pranayama, sheetali, shetkari *The pranic body *Parana and lifestyle *Breath, health, and pranayama *Breathing and life span *Kriyas or body cleansing methods such as Neti, Kapalabhati, and Kun Jala -Meditation and mantras *Basic meditation practice such as OM meditation, Trataka, Nidra yoga, and Mantra, basic chakra meditation *Basic and intermediate mantras -Yoga therapy *Yoga therapy and the use of basic yogic methods in supporting and treatment of some diseases -Teaching methodology *Teaching methodology and principles of teaching yoga as a Vedic subject -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, on-line 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. -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).

Testimonials What People Say It was very spiritual, in depth Yoga experience. Very good traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga teachers! You will understand what is actually Yoga, why do you do asanas, pranayama exercises and will experience on your own body all the positive effects of practicing. Very good quality food and water, had no problems at all. Your personal needs are taken seriously and you are in good hands there. Definitely recommend to anyone with or without yoga experience! Svetlana Baurens (Swiss) Svetlana Baurens (Swiss) The place is super nice, and I felt myself immediately comfortable there. All the teachers are very good and very proffesional of what they do. And the food is super good, clean and nutritious. Definetly I felt better after two weeks. Will be back there! Namaste! Mika Jokela (Finnland) Mika Jokela (Finnland) I had an incredible time in Vedansha for my 100hour TTC. Everybody is very very friendly, it feels not like holiday it feels like family. You feel very safe. The yogaclasses are very good, nice teachers and the Guru has an incredible knowledge and is just amazing. The food is nice, rooms are simple but ok for india. I felt very good and i will go back soon! Thank u Vedansha for this unforgettable journey! Mandy Bauer (Germany)

Event Highlights

  • Concentration and meditation Asana Alignment and yogic healing Deep study of breathing & mantra techniques Asana Hatha and Ashtanga vinyasa yoga classes Yoga philosophy & Ayurveda in daily life Excursion & Ayurvedic massage 14 nights accommodation 3 daily vegetarian meals

Venue Highlights

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.


Time Table:

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 guiding of 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 methodology.
11:30 – 12:30 Mantra chanting.
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 Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga (theory & practice): number of physical postures according to study program.
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.
Note:- Time table can be changed during to teaching process.


%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.


%During this training, you will stay in a shared, private or double room at the Kriya Ashram or at the Vedansha Retreat Center. The rooms offer hot water, a clean toilet, warm conditions during cold seasons, and security in the area. Rooms have a fan and good ventilation. For the summer season, you may opt for an air-conditioned room in a popular season with extra charge. %If you would like to stay in a single or double hotel room, Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine offers you a private accommodation, with air-conditioning, either in a deluxe room or an apartment, for an additional cost. Please send an inquiry and the institute will be pleased to offer you a quotation, for the hotel accommodation option. %Please note that sometimes the power goes off in the whole Rishikesh. During these moments, you will have light in your rooms, but the internet may stop working for a while. In such cases, you should not worry, as it usually comes back in a few minutes. Otherwise, please ask Vedansha Institute's manager to assist you and provide the internet stick.


%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

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