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15 Days 100-Hour Certified Pranayama Teacher Training and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh India

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

15 Days 100-Hour Certified Pranayama Teacher Training and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh India

Certified Pranayama Teacher Training and Yoga Retreat India

During this training, you will learn deeply the philosophy of pranayama, the mantra, meditation and pranayama anatomy and therapy of pranayama practices. Join your hosts in India, awaken your heart and soul, and become a pranayama teacher in the truest sense, with this training designed for those who want to learn standard techniques and primary skills in pranayama or have already experienced in the mastery of asanas and meditation. Certified course of continuing education for already yoga teachers.

15 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; French; German; Hindi; Russian; Sanskrit;
The maximum participants in the group is 12

Highlights

  • Philosophy of pranayama
  • Practical exercises and theory
  • Asana related to pranayama
  • Deep study of ancient breathing and mantra techniques
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals and beverages
  • Excursion and Ayurvedic massage
  • 14 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Therapeutic yoga
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Program

About the Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine

The institute offers high qualified certified teachers and provide authentic knowledge of yogic tradition. The institute is accredited by the Yoga Alliance and the Alternative Medical Council Colcutta and contains basic principles of ancient yogic tradition and self-experience of the teachers following international standard of Vedic science.

The study materials were created according to international study requirements in Vedic science and adapted for easy understanding for every student. The institute uses special technical, visual, written materials to make classes diverse and study process effective with desired results. The institute offers special developed yogic classes according to scientific and practical experience of the team based on purification, Ayurvedic principles of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha types of personality with their disturbances of energy body and special methods of asana, pranayama, meditation techniques that help to correct disturbances of the body and reach desired effect of yogic practice.

Pranayama can not be separated from asana or meditation or mantra, why? Because the purpose of pranayama as yoga itself - is getting bliss or liberation for the mind. Normalisation of breath, increasing the time of spontaneous retention and at least entering in meditative state – that is a goal of Pranayama. “Long breath - long life, short breath - short life”, - developing correct breath not only calms mind but also helps to cure some common diseases. We use pranayama as a tool during asana, meditation, mantra. Because people are different, everyone can find his suitable tool how to enter in deeper state of meditation. The classes made by the way that you can try all main tools of yoga and master those practices that leads in your case in deeper state of concentration.

The course is suitable for

  • Beginner, intermediate, advanced practitioner
  • For people who have desire to experience spontaneous retention or deeper meditative state
  • For meditation and wellness teachers
  • For medical and education staff
  • For people who wish to muster pranayama deeply

What you learn

  • Retention practice and yogic breathing
  • How to reach spontaneous retention safely
  • Variety of pranayama techniques
  • Awaking of Kundalini with Pranayama
  • Chakra Work in Pranayama
  • Yogic Nutrition that helps to increase prana flow
  • Kriyas that improve prana energy
  • Postures for pranayama
  • Anatomy and physiology of breath and retention
  • Teaching methodology
  • Practicum and sequencing
  • Get important information about your energy body with aura check up

Pranayama theory

  • Main aspects of pranayama
  • Fundamental Pranayama Techniques & Benefits (Abdominal breathing, Preparational breathing, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana with/without retention
  • Level I, II, Ujjayi breathing, Bramari, Bhastrika, Shitali, Shitkari, Surya Bheda & Chandra Bheda, Plavini).
  • Levels of pranic body.
  • Influence of pranayama on our lifestyle.
  • How to calculate correlation between life span and breath length.
  • Variety of Positions for Pranayama practice. Ways of correct adjustment for energy flow
  • Kriyas (Body Cleansing Methods): (Neti, Sutra Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka, Shanka Prakshalana, Netra Shuddhi). Benefits, precautions. Dauti. Why not used nowadays.
  • Retention or Kumbhaka. Main principles. Step by step guide. Safety techniques and precautions.
  • Mudra and bandha that useful for Pranayama
  • Ashwini Mudra, its role in energy work
  • 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,
  • Moola bandha, Uddyana Bandha, Jalandhara Bandha
  • Obstacles in Pranayama practice
  • Contemporary evidence of pranayama
  • Room for pranayama practice
  • Science of Prana vidya
  • Mapping the body
  • Pranayama as 4th Level of 8 Limbs of Ashtanga yoga
  • Origin of disease according prana and pranayama
  • Pranic healing
  • Difference between Reiki and Prana healing
  • Transmission of energy
  • Education of pranayama
  • Karmic laws and prana energy
  • Prana pratishta
  • Mantra and pranayama
  • Kirlian photography and pranic body
  • Nadis and chakras in pranayama practice
  • Important conditions of pranayama practice
  • Lost of personal prana & reestablishment of it the body
  • Role of Prana in yoga nidra
  • Developing of inner body awareness
  • Developing of outer body awareness
  • Awareness of panch prana
  • Awareness of pranayama kosha

Pranayama Practice

  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
  • Kapalabhati. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
  • Surya Bheda. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
  • Chandra Bheda. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits. When to use.
  • Bramari. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
  • Bhastrika pranayama. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
  • Sheetali pranayama. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
  • Shetkari Pranayama. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
  • Ujjayi breathing. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
  • Plavini pranayama. Levels, retention, safety, performance, benefits
  • Real result of pranayama practice.
  • Important role of Ashwani mudra
  • Pranayama in yoga class
  • What is pancha prana (Prana, Apana, Udana, Samana, Vyana)
  • Pancha prana in spiritual healing
  • How to reach Kevala Kumbhaka and what in hidden there?
  • Contemporary research on pranayama
  • Room for pranayama practice
  • Pranayama and aromatherapy
  • Inner space
  • Vyana, Udana, Samana, Apana, Prana Awareness
  • Expansion and contraction of pranic body
  • Rotation of consciousness

Pranayama - Philosophical Aspects

Buddha Darshan

  • Four noble truths- (Dukkha, Samudaya, Nirodha, Magga)
  • The Noble Eight fold ways
  • Correct understanding (Samma ditthi)
  • Correct thought (Samma sankappa)
  • Correct speech (Samma vaca)
  • Correct action (Samma kammanta)
  • Correct livelihood (Samma ajiva)
  • Correct effort (Samma vayama)
  • Correct mindfulness (Samma sati)
  • Correct concentration (Samma samadhi)
  • What is Karma, Rebirth, Law of Nature, do not believe in God.
  • Is it possible to remove karma influence in this life
  • How karma influence on future lives.

Jaina Darshan

  • Every object has own karma. Actions, results, danger.
  • 6 Universal Substance
  • Soul or consciousness- what is Jiva?
  • Matter – Pudugala
  • Medium of Motion- Dharma
  • Medium of Rest – Adharma
  • Space- Akasha
  • Time- Kala
  • Ethical Code: Five Yamas ( Main importance to Ahimsa)

Nyaya Darshan

  • Nyaya school accepts four Pramanas as reliable means of gaining knowledge
  • Pratyakṣa (perception)
  • Anumāṇa (inference) Upamāṇa (comparison and analogy) Śabda (word, testimony of past or present ).
  • Moksha (liberation), path of healthy life

Vaisheshika Darshan

  • Theory of Kanada and Uluka.
  • Desire ( Raga), Aversion ( Dvesha) and infatuation (moha) are called faults (Doshas )
  • The word is made of seven Padarthas
  • Dravya (substance)
  • Guṇa (quality)
  • Karma (activity)
  • Sāmānya (generality)
  • Viśeṣa (particularity)
  • Samavāya (inherence)
  • abhava (non-existence)

Vedanta

  • Founded by Badarayana
  • Interpretation of “End of the Vedas”, contain Upanishads.
  • Prasthanatrayi Theory of Dualism and Non – Dualism
  • Prajnanam Brahma (प् र ज् ञा न म् ब् र ह् म) Brahman is intelligence
  • Aham Brahmasmi (अ ह म् ब् र ह् म अ स् म ि) I am a Brahman
  • Tat Tvam Asi (त त् त् व म् अ स ि) You are that
  • Ayam Atma Brahma (अ य म् आ त् मा ब् र ह् म) There is only one entity that is the Brahma
  • Satkaryavada – theory of causation
  • Achintya Bheda Abheda – ‘non-difference’.

Ashtanga Yoga Asana

  • Asana in Ashtanga practice
  • Surya Namaskara Part A and B. Sun solutation
  • Utkatanasana chair pose
  • Padanghustasana Big toe pose
  • Padahastasana Hand to foot forward bend pose
  • Utthita Trikonasana extended triangle pose
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana revolved triangle pose
  • Trikonasana Variation 1, 2 Triangle pose
  • Parivrtta parsvakonasana revolved side angle pose
  • Uthitha parshvakonasana extended side angle pose
  • Parasarita padottanasana a b c d wide legged extended pose
  • Parsvottanasana intense side stretch pose
  • Utthita hasta padangusthasana A,B,C,D Extended hand to big toe pose
  • Ardha baddha padmottanasana half bound lotus pose
  • Samastithi simple standing pose
  • Uttanasana A,B standing half forward bend
  • Chaturanga dandasana four limbed staff pose
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana upward facing dog pose
  • Andho Mukha svanasana downward facing dog pose
  • Veerbhadra asana I, II, III warrior yoga pose
  • Paschimottansana A, B,C,D seated forward bend
  • Purvottanasana upward plank pose
  • Ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana half bound lotus intense west stretch
  • Triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana three parts forward bend pose
  • Janusirsasana A,B,C,D head to knee pose
  • Marichyasana A, B, C, D Marichi's pose
  • Navasana boat pose
  • Bhuja pindasana shoulder presssing pose
  • Kurmasana tortoise pose
  • Supta Kurmasanasleeping tortoise pose
  • Garbha pindasana embryo pose
  • Kukkutasana rooster pose
  • Baddha konasana A,B,C Bound reclining pose
  • Upavistha konasana A,B wide angle forward seated pose
  • Suptakonasana Reclining Angle Yoga Pose Yoga
  • Supta Padangusthasana A,B,C Reclined Big Toe Pose
  • Savasana corpse pose

Hatha Yoga Asana

  • Backward bending postures
  • Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
  • Tiryaka Bhujangasana (Twisting cobra pose)
  • Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
  • Ardha Salabhasana (Half Locust pose)
  • Saral Dhanurasana (Easy bow pose)
  • Ustrasana (Camel pose)
  • Setu Asana (Bridge pose)
  • Surya namaskar (Salutation to Sun with devine Mantra)
  • Twisting Pose
  • Meru Vakrasana (Spinal twist)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal twist)
  • Bhu Namanasana (Spinal Twist Prostration pose)
  • Parivritta Janu Sirsasana (Spinal Twist Prostration 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)
  • Inversion Postures
  • Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand)
  • Salambha Sirsasana (Suported headstand pose)
  • Plow pose (Halasana)
  • Viparita Karani (Legs up the wall pose)
  • Balancing Postures
  • Vrikshasana (Tree pose)
  • Garudasana (Eagle pose)
  • Pada Angustasana (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)
  • Pawanmuktasana Series
  • Anti-Rheumatic group
  • Digestive abdominal group
  • Shakti Bandha Asana

Meditation and Concentration

  • Requirements for meditation
  • Types of Meditation
  • Standard Meditation Practice
  • Om Meditation
  • AUM Meditation
  • Trataka with object & candle
  • Vaju Meditation
  • Jal Meditation
  • Akasha Meditation
  • Agni Meditation
  • Prithvi Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Sound meditation
  • Mantra meditation
  • Pranayama Meditation and Prana Rotation
  • Vigyan Bhairava Breath Meditation
  • OSHO Kundalini Meditation
  • OSHO Nada Brahma Meditation
  • Antar mouna meditation
  • Ham- so, So-ham meditation
  • Ajapa/japa
  • Ida/Pingala spinal rotation
  • Panchaprana Dharana, Pranava Dhyana)
  • Visualisation & concentration
  • Obstacles in meditation

Anatomy and physiology of Breath

  • Respiratory system.
  • Introduction of respiration
  • Organs of respiration. Nose, Lungs, diaphragm, abdomen. Function and structure of respiratory tract
  • Muscles of respiration and their role in breathing act
  • Types of breath. Mechanics of Yogic Breath
  • Nervous system.
  • Introduction. Types of Nervous system. Central and Peripheral Nervous System.
  • Breath and connection with nervous system
  • Afferent and Efferent parts
  • Function of nervous system in movement
  • Function of nervous system in breath
  • Reflex and its role in physical practice

Mantra for Pranayama

  • How to pronounce sanskrit letters correct
  • Role of Mantra in Pranayama
  • Mantra and connection with cosmic powers
  • Mantra & pray. Main features.
  • Power of original sanskrit mantra
  • Guru Mantra
  • Ganesh Mantra
  • Shakti Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Shanti Mantra
  • Shiva Mantra
  • So Ham
  • AUM & Om Mantra

Yoga therapy/Ayurveda

  • Using of number of yogic/ayurvedic methods in support of correct energy flow in the body
  • What is ayurveda?
  • Theory of pancha Mahabhuta
  • Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth elements in Ayurveda and pranayama
  • Concept of 3 Dosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
  • Vata dosha and its balance through pranayama
  • 6 tastes and their function for the balance of body and mind
  • Sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, astringent
  • Healthy daily regime in Ayurveda
  • Healthy seasonal regime in Ayurveda
  • Ayurvedic diet for pranayama practice

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 for developing of stability
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises with Mudra, Bandha, Retention
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Yoga philosophy / Ayurveda / teaching methodology / naturopathy
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Pranayama theory and practice
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch.
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Special breathing techniques and energy locks
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Breathing anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology
  • 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

Please note that the Satsang is available for up to 10 people and the timetable is subject to change, during the teaching process.

Pre-requisites

  • You have to have interest to learn Vedic science, personal work on body and mind and not only to spend vacation as on all inclusive resort. Vedansha are spiritual Ashram and do not allow following activity: eating non-vegetarian meal, 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 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 be not 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 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.
  • 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 amount that covered our costs of 30% of the course days as Vedansha reserve teacher, accommodation, meal prior to your arriving.

What is included

  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this Yoga Alliance Registered School program
  • Theoretical and practical skills
  • Mala (a string of beads) energized by our Guru Ji Yogachariya Dr. S.K.Pandey, Ph.D. (Yoga & Naturopathy)
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3 times of yogic nutrition, beverages
  • Yogic cleansing session
  • Study materials
  • Cleansing kit
  • T-shirts (1) with symbolic of the school
  • 1 excursion in Himalaya
  • 1 short aura check-up
  • 1 ayurvedic massage
  • Accompanying and supporting during the time of staying in the Institute, help provided 24 hours

What is not included

  • Pick up and drop from the airport
  • Other ayurvedic procedures
  • Detox ayurvedic herbal program
  • Modern automatic Hydrocolontherapy session
  • Ayurvedic doctor consultation
  • Number of excursions more than mentioned above
  • Detailed aura check-up with providing of a written report about aura statement, disturbances in Aura if they are present, supporting methods and treatment advice of naturopathic specialist (individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, meditative practice).
  • Detailed horoscope assessment
  • Extra night of accommodation

Additional Details

Accommodation

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.

Guests will have the choice to stay at Vedansha's retreat center or the hotel. If guests book in the hotel, the classes will be held in Ashram (500 metres from Hotel). Vedansha provides free transportation till there and back. If you book a stay in retreat center, your classes will take place at the same place and Ashram nearby.

Facilities

  •  Health Club
  •  Spa
  •  Steam room
  •  Air-conditioned public areas
  •  Air-conditioned rooms
  •  Dining area

Retreat 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

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.

Food

During this training, you will enjoy a 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 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.

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Ayurvedic
  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
The following drinks are included:
  • Tea
  • Water

Spa Treatment

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

Meet The Instructors

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Sanjeev, Ashish, Awdhesh, & 9 Other

Sanjeev Pandey

Yogachariya Dr. Sanjeev Pandey Ji is the founder of the Vedansha. He has a PhD in yoga therapy and naturopathy, and he is a Himalayan yogi from the seventh generation. 1990 -1995 University of Lucknow with the diploma of bachelor of science (ZBC) in biology. 2008 - 2011 Master degree in yogic science and human consciousness and become a Yogachariya. Since 1999, he began his teaching career in yoga in Rishikesh. Since 2016, PhD in yoga therapy and naturopathy. E-RYT 500 and member of IAYT (International Alliance of yoga therapy).

Ashish Rawat

Ashish is a yoga master with a uniqueness that attracts the learners with his dynamic teaching style. He was born in a Vedic family and is a certified yoga teacher that has been teaching during six years. In this period of time, he had shown exceptional qualities of a yoga teacher in Hatha and Ashtanga style. He undertook the yogic training from the international school of yoga, Ved Niketan Dham in Rishikesh and gained the master degree in yogic sciences from the Sanskrit University in Uttarakhand.

Awdhesh Semwal

Awdhesh is an asana teacher for Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. He was born in Rishikesh, the capital of yoga. His yogic practice started from 2011 after he met various yoga masters who inspired him and encouraged him to come to yoga path. He began to study in Uttarakhand Sanskrit University yoga philosophy and started his own practice as well. He obtained positiveness, peace in mind, and physical health. Awdesh Semwal completed his diploma in yoga and other degrees in 2014.

Usha Vaishnava

Having studied Ayurveda and herbal medicine at Kanpur in the Kanpur University in 1966, Dr. Usha completed her internationally recognized bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery in 1997. Her competence is evident in her extensive and varied experience during the past 20 years, has shared her expertise as a lecturer of Kaya Chikitsa at Himalaya Ayurvedic College (Bareilly, U.P.), as a trainee physician in Arya Vaidya Sala (Kottakkal, Kerala), and Panchkarma specialist.

Jyotish Acharya

Pandit Shiva Ji or Jyotish Acharya is a famous traditional Vedic astrologer in Rishikesh. He is well qualified in astrology and Vedic science, he completed his Jyotish Acharya (master degree in astrological science) and Ved Acharya (master degree in Vedic science and Vastu Shastra) from Sampoorna Nanda Sanskrit University, Kashi (Varanasi), India. He worked with great Himalayan Astro Masters and he lives and teaches in Rishikesh, sharing his knowledge of Vedanta, astrology, and Vedic karma kand.

Sandeep Semwal

He is a master of yoga in traditional Hatha, Ashtanga, pranayama, and meditation styles. He lived in different ashrams during his childhood in north India and learned yoga from Himalayan masters. After he completes his master degree (Yogacharya) in Sanskrit University of Uttarakhand, he started to share his knowledge with his students. In free time Sandeep used to go to a spiritual place in Kedarnath and Badrinath to balance his energy and develop more in his practice. He is very polite and passionate teacher. He can teach either beginners or advanced students as well.

Sonu Badoni

was born in Holy place and origin of Yoga – Rishikesh . He is practicing yoga since 2008. He is certified yoga teacher with Diplom from Sanskrit University of Haridwar. In 2013 he completed certification of 200 Hours of yoga alliance USA. He practicing Hatha, Karma, Bhakti, Mantra, Gyan, YIN yoga . These experience changed his life. Being a young boy he was learning yoga in Ashram from traditional yoga masters and implemented that knowledge in his teaching as well. Sonu follows yogic life style and 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga. He is teaching beginners, intermediate & advanced classes.

Lakhiram

Lakhiram is one of the best and talanted meditation teacher in Rishikesh. He was born in Himalayan Village and was dedicated for yoga. He completed his education in Himalayan Yoga Institute in Haridwar and choose meditation as main subject. Since 7 years he is teaching in different schools in Rishikesh meditation, mantra, kirtan.

Deepak Aggrawal

Experienced spiritual master, yoga instructor. He born in Hariyana state in India. He completed the secondary education in HBSE in Bhiwani. His excellent notes in maths and physics gave him good opportunity to become a teacher of these subject, however the destiny offered another opportunity to him. After revealed of some health issues, where the medical science was not able to help, he started to search the holistic way of healing. Anth his path lead him in Rishikesh to Dr Pandey ji. He completed Bsc in 2015 and currently study yoga subject as additional subject. He is RYS 500, YIN Yoga

Vedansh Pandey

Vedansh Pandey (yoga teacher) is a son of fonder and yogi in 8-th genertion. He is dedicated to continue the vedic tradition of Pandey Ji’s family and be a yogi. He is practicing yoga since childhood, knows very well all types of fire ceremonies, kriyas, shatkarmas. He is RYT 200. He is follower of Bharadwaj Gotra line, keeps bramacharya and doing self practice daily. He masters asana, pranayama, meditation techniques under father’s control and integrate them in his teaching. He is permanent student of spiritual Anandam Gurkul and learns there from himalayan masters secrets of hatha yoga.

Jyoti Sharma

Jyoti is a professional female massage therapist. She completed her education in ayurveda therapy and massage in 1995 and performs massage to our female clients as well as shirodhara and other detox procedures as panchakarma.

Dr Dipak Saklani

Ayurveda doctor and teacher Dr Saklani practicing ayurveda and responsible for theoretical as well as practical classes in ayurveda therapy, cooking, massage. High qualified and experienced with practical exprience Ayurveda doctor and teacher is practicing ayurveda and responsible for theoretical as well as practical classes in ayurveda therapy, cooking, massages, Dr. Saklani complited Government Ayurvedic College, Gurukul Kangari Haridwar in 2010 (BAMS in Ayurveda, Panchakarma, SPA, Ayurvedic Medicines).

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

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.

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