Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine

Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine offers yoga classes, methods of asana, pranayama, meditation, Ayurveda, and retreats.

Instructors 10

Sanjeev Pandey

Yogachariya Dr. Sanjeev Pandey Ji is the founder of the Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine. He has a PhD in Yogatherapy and Naturopathy, and he is a Himalayan yogi from the seventh generation. He has kept the family and university tradition of yoga during his teaching and personal practice. Since January 2017, he provides education and supplementary treatment according to the high level of ancient and modern standard of Vedic science at his own Institute to share yoga knowledge.

Rahul Singh

Rahul Singh, known as yogi Raj, was born in 1986 in Meerut City and graduated from school there. At the age of 16, he went to a monastery, where he lived for five years. While there, he learned the philosophy of yoga, asana, and pranayama from his holiness guru Ji Swami Karshni Guru Sharnanand Ji at his Udaseen Karshni Ashram, the Raman Reti Ashram. At the monastery, he also learned Bhakti yoga, mantra chanting, and ancient meditation techniques through traditional Hatha yoga practice.

Ashish Rawat

Ashish is a yoga master with a uniqueness that attracts the learners with his dynamic teaching style. He was born in 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 heath. 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, having 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.

Maksim Vdovichenko

Dr. Vdovichenko was born in Kazakhstan. He graduated from the Chelyabinsk Medical Academy in Russia and began his work as a general surgeon. Then, he decided to continue his career in Germany and has worked since 2014 as a vascular surgeon in Thüringen. In order to complete his specialization in emergency medicine, he now works as an anesthesiologist. Dr. Vdovichenko is responsible for the programs that include human anatomy, physiology, and yoga therapy in the Vedansha Institute.

Loseva Galina

Dr. Loseva Galina was born in Kazakhstan. She is a physician and a specialist in radiology medicine. Over the last 30 years, she has been practicing in Russia and Kazakhstan. Dr. Loseva is interested in alternative medicine and began to learn bioresonance medicine according to the method of Dr. Puchko in 2011. In 2015, she started to practice yoga and did a yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, where she met Dr. Pandey Ji and experienced a different way of Kundalini yoga and an awakening of deep concentration.

Melissa Machnee

Coming Vedansha Yoga USA, LLC Owner, and Yoga Shastri, Melissa Machnee, is a registered yoga teacher with a 500-hour yoga teacher training certificate from the Yoga Alliance. Melissa has been practicing yoga since 2000. She received her teacher training in Rishikesh, India in January 2013 (200 hours) and July 2015 (300 hours). She has experience with Hatha, Bikram, Iyengar, and Ashtanga yoga. Her classes are based on the Hatha yoga style. She teaches meditation, pranayama, and shatkarma classes.

Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Bikram / Hot Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga)

Nika Nunnari

Nika is a unique teacher. She combines yogic and shaman traditions to achieve auspicious results in her practice. She has 12 years of experience and she teaches Hatha and Vinyasa yoga flow, and Power yoga. She discovered shaman traditions of energy awakening by visiting spiritual places of Inka in Peru, Ra in Egypt, and learned performing special ceremonies in South America. She developed her practice continuously and got certificates in Reiki and energy therapy. Nika lives in Germany.

Reviews 52

Stephan Duchesne

from Canada, May 2018

"Detox retreat/50hrTTC "

This really was a true detox retreat. Not for the faint of heart or yoga snobs. I set out to discover the spiritual connection within yoga practice and that’s what I and learned. This experience provided me with a really solid foundation for daily Asana practice in the form of Hatha and Ashtanga, as well as Pranayama and meditation. In fact at the end of 22 days detox, I decided to stay an additional week and completed the 50hrTTC program for even more in-depth learning. You have to put in the work, but the rewards will be priceless. I even lost 18lbs in 4 weeks, and losing excess weight wasn’t even my primary goal when I chose to join this program. A great way to begin a new healthy lifestyle and spiritual practice.

Lee Smith

from Great Britain, March 2018

It was amazing really good courses the people are so nice helpful the food was nice a great place to stay I recommend this

Sonia Cerato

from Spain, March 2018

"I loved the whole experienze. Amazing teachers and place"

Teachers location food and all the propone Who shared the experience with me.

Venera Bezman

from United States, June 2018

"The perfect way to go deeper in what really yoga means."

The pranayama and yoga philosophy teaching.

Poornima Katta

from United States, June 2018

"Excellent Course for beginners "

Entire environment was filled with positive energy. People , location., instructors and natural food. Pandey Ji is a great instructor. He is well knowledgeable and equipped with great resources of Yoga science. I felt blessed to be his student. I wish I was there for more days. But I will plan to revisit soon. All instructors were awesome. Great hospitality.

Few words like this is not enough to express their greatness , one has to really experience it.

Juliana Garcia

from India, May 2018

"Would not recommend "

I liked the pranayama and yoga philosophy classes. The rooms are simple but nice and clean. The massages are really nice!

Star Mcfarlane

from Nepal, May 2018

"Excellent detox yoga retreat. "

The overall quality of the course was fantastic value for money. The yoga teaching standard was impeccable and really pushed me to be better, despite only being there for a week. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming and the added extras of the massages and health checkups were amazing. The location and actual set up of the retreat I really loved as well as it’s so nice having the accommodation separately to the classes as a communal space to eat, study and relax with fellow students.

Emanuela Boldetti

from Italy, May 2018

"Vedansha: not just a school but a peace of heaven on earth<3"

I did my yoga teacher training in beginning of May and it was not just a course. I found the peace I needed after long months with my mom's cancer treatment at home. And somehow Vedansha had everything to bring back my peace and happiness. And of course I learned a lot of new things. The staff, the teachers, the accomodations, the garden, the food, the excursion, the two little puppies: everything was amazing and full of positive energy. And was all I needed.

I recomend Vedansha to everybody, cause it is a piece of paradise in northern India where you can learn a lot about yoga and regenerate your soul and chakras.

Namaste and grazie to all staff,

Emanuela

Elena Venuti

from Italy, May 2018

"Esperienza meravigliosa"

Al Vedansha Institute ci siamo trovati come a casa.Tutte le persone della scuola si sono dimostrate gentili e accoglienti.I maestri sono molto preparati e accompagnano gli allievi nel loro percorso personale con gioia e dedizione.

Le camere sono semplici ma non manca niente e l'acqua calda e' sempre disponibile.

Il cibo ottimo e l'acqua filtrata sempre a disposizione.

Grazie per questa meravigliosa esperienza!

Speriamo di tornare da voi al piu' presto!

Marilena Montanari

from United States, May 2018

"Competência e cordialidade"

Aulas de filosofia

Veronica Dufou

from United States, April 2018

I had an amazing experience at Vedansha.

This is a great school with high level yoga teachers, with a lot of experience and knowledge, who are also very warm and caring, as well as the rest of the school´s staff, very good people.

The location is ideal and accommodations are very clean and comfortable.

The food is delicious and plentiful.

I definitely want to go back to do the 200 hr yoga teacher training there.

Saurav Agarwal

from India, April 2018

The most important thing after travelling so far to an unknown place is to access whether the journey was worth or not.

In my case it definitely was.

Excellent team of teachers and management. Never felt away from home for one moment.

The teachers are very professional which is the main point of visiting the place.

The trip has not only helped me physically but also on the mental level which we especially as an Indian always ignore till we reach the point of no return.

Concluding a must visit place atleast once in your lifetime if not more.

Looking forward for another visit soon.

Anonymous

from Canada, March 2018

"A challenging yet fun experience"

The teachers' and staff's efforts to make sure participants enjoyed the entire Rishikesh/Yoga experience.

Very knowledgeable, passionate instructors.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, March 2018

The teachers and very good, they do their best to meet student’s expectations. I did really enjoy my morning and afternoon yoga, meditation and yoga philosophy talks. Thanks for sharing your wise and energy with me, my dear teachers! I will remember you for a long long time.

Pejman Zarji

from France, March 2018

- The instructors are very knowledgeable and passionate in their practice

- Great hospitality

- Helpful Instructors

- The food is delicious

- Amazing location

- Eventful Village Activities

Andrea Fox

from Great Britain, March 2018

"8 days Ayurveda course"

Great location, markets, the Ganga, the temples all within a short walking distance. Pandey Ji was a motivational instructor sharing expert knowledge and experience of pranayama and explored philosophy in a very engaging way. Yoga teachers were knowledgable and taught alignments and the true meaning of what yoga is.

Anonymous

from United States, March 2018

"Life changing experience!"

Vedansha is a cosy place in the beautiful mountains of Rishikesh, away from the noisy city traffic; yet very close to all the excitment if you need some! Its comfortable, relaxing and the people are really nice. The classes are super good, very interesting and yet relaxed. You are not forced to do anything you don’t feel comfortable with. Food is fresh and healthy. I personally did connect with myself and improved my life a lot after my 1 month stay. Thank you a lot Vedansha <3

Mika Jokela

from Finland, January 2018

"2 Weeks Detox Retreat"

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!

Anonymous

from Saudi Arabia, January 2018

"Yoga Retreat"

The food and the Instructors were really good, and the location was a nice escape from the crowded and loud streets of Rishikesh.

Deborah J Kensler

from United States, January 2018

"???"

Location. Accommodations. Classes. Flexibility with our schedules. Very helpful staff

Sam Hill

from Great Britain, January 2018

"An reputable centre which I may not have caught at its best "

I loved the staff, fellow students, meditation and pranayama and the food was great and plentiful.

The aura and chakra assessment was also great.

Anonymous

from United States, November 2017

"An intimate and personal yoga program that is a value"

I appreciated the intimate and personal nature of the yoga teacher training. I was a beginner and the teachers patiently provided additional support while also encouraging me to reach past my perceived limitations. All the instructors were passionate and knowledgable about their subject matters. I walked away from the 100 hour teacher training getting an intensive and invaluable introduction to yoga, pranayama and mantras, helping me to discover my love for these ancient yogic traditions of India. The location of the accommodations were a nice sanctuary within Rishikesh with the option to buy surprisingly good wood oven cooked pizzas as an addition to their delicious ayurvedic menu. The excursions provided were fun and a great way to experience the surrounding Rishikesh areas. The included massages were also amazing. The accommodations are modest as should be expected in an ashram setting and should be considered a part of the yogic experience. Overall, I would recommend getting your yoga teacher training here if you're looking to experience yoga in it's traditional form with emphasis on the breath, meditation, and mantras within an intimate environment with support from personable and passionate staff.

Alexa Horoshak

from United States, October 2017

" 31 days retreat review "

the instructors, the class content, the gardens, the daily schedule, the staff, the location, and the relaxed environment. i felt completely comfortable during the retreat and even though i was learning a lot and taking a lot of physical activity, i was able to get the rest i needed.

Kardapolov Vasiliy

from Russia, October 2017

"Amazing yoga experience"

I did my yoga education in vedansha and i can say it was really great experience in yoga. I practice yoga 9 years myself but this experience helped me to improve my pranayama and Meditation practice. Great thanks to wounderful Teacher and yoga master Dr Pandey JI. His Team is very professional and nice. Asana classes are very interesting and diverse. I can advice this school to someone who search real yoga education with advanced quality and good price. I felt myself like in Family, all are very Kind and helpful, take care about every Student with attention. Rahul Ji, I am very grateful for your advices in head Standing pose. Wounderful excursion to waterfalls. I defenetely come back in winter.

Elizaveta Trushkinoff

from Germany, September 2017

"amazing experience in yoga"

Everything was good organised, even i had to change my plans and book other program all was well arranged. Program was structured. Abhichek helped me to by train tickets late evening that was very nice, great thanks. Internet was available everywhere in center (was for me big problem in my hotel in Dehli). Yoga classes with Rahul, other asana teacher and Pandey Ji were very interesting and exiting, some asana were new for me. I never knew before that in yoga nidra I could get experience of body awareness. I did yoga retreat in Goa last year but never I felt it before. Pandey Ji is really great master. Accomodation is simple but all is clean and safe. Excursion was also very funny even in rainy day. Meal and drinks were included in price and were very tasty. I am a fun of asian kitchen, so I appreciate it. Maybe will come next year for teacher training))

Stephanie Sawyer

from United States, September 2017

"Thoughtful teaching and welcoming staff!"

I truly loved my time with Vedansha. This is a great school to go and learn from teachers who are warm, caring, and accepting. All students were welcomed, from all backgrounds and levels. Teaching is wonderful and I will never forget my connection with them all.

Accommodations are basic, so please select this center as an option if you are looking for thoughtful teaching over luxury or western comforts.

Anonymous

from United States, July 2017

Vedansha yoga center aided in my progress as a budding yogini with one-on-one Hatha training, daily pranayama, meditation and Vedic philosophy discourse along with delicious 100% Ayurvedic and sattvic meals. I'm forever grateful to the immensely knowledgeable Pandey Ji and his team for their careful guidance and support and am already looking forward to my return.

Michelle Campbell

from Canada, July 2017

"This is why I came to India for my Teacher Training"

I came to India for my teacher training because I wanted to find the mind body spiritual connection that seems to be missing from the dominantly physical western approach to Yoga. I found my answers at Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine. This balanced program focused on ALL the areas needed to reconnect with oneself. The classes were small allowing opportunity for personalized growth . I learned so much from Guru Pandey-Ji. He was my philosophy, pranayama, concentration and meditation instructor. Philosophy class was the best part of my day! His classes were thorough and very meaningful. His passion for yoga and personal stories helped me to understand much more than I could have hoped. Pranayama class was amazing! Such a small part of our practice in Canada. I've learned here what an integral part it is for connection to oneself and will continue this unique program that I learned from him. Yogi Raj was my asana instructor and friend. I am grateful for the opportunity to practice asana with him twice a day. He adjusted the program to meet the needs of each of his students. He challenged us to attempt postures we had never tried before and made us hold posses longer than we wanted. I grew a lot in my physical practice because of his instruction. I loved how he ended each class and will continue that in my own practice at home. The rest of the staff were wonderful. They are a family and the guests are made to feel part of that.

R Sridhar

from India, June 2017

"Yogic retreat"

Pranayamam

Chantal Nauze

from France, May 2018

La convivialité des participants Et du personnel

Wlada Braun

from United States, April 2018

"Unglaublich tolle Erfahrung! Immer wieder gerne!"

Unterricht war einfach super! Besonders beeindruckend war Interricht bei Pandey Ji!

Stessie Laurent

from France, March 2018

"Amazing yoga retreat ❤️"

Every teacher was so qualified and loving and sharing so much. I couldn’t be more happy of my week ! Thank you to everyone for sharing all their knowledge !

Everybody is so caring and loving was feeling great !

Karine Monsegu

from France, March 2018

"arnaque"

les rencontres avec les autres participant(e)s

Anonymous

from Switzerland, January 2018

"Spiritual Journey to connect with yourself"

It was very spiritual, in-depth Yoga experience.

Very good traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga teachers! Philosophy of Yoga and Pranayama classes are exceptional and breathtaking!

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.

The food and water have very good quality, never had any problems. People care a lot about your personal needs and try to do their best for you to feel good.

Definitely recommend to anyone with or without yoga experience!

Sarah Stabel

from Germany, December 2017

I like the complete programm, place and people!

Tatjana Felde

from Germany, November 2017

"Tripple Great"

Vedansha is a Great Place to Stay, with comfortable rooms and a Great View. The staff is awesome; truly I love Indian People. They are so nice, managed everything very Well! The food: Delicious!!!

Teacher: well Honestly, I thought: Ok you will practise a bit yoga for 2 weeks and thats it. But the teacher (Deepeka,Sonu and Rahul)are taking their Job extremly serious. And It's not just a job for them, they love what they do. So in the end, they teached us a lot. Especially I as a Beginner can say: wow I am so fit! The Guru Panji Ji is a great teacher aswell, the way he spoke was just amazing, you had no Chance to escape with ur mind. I learned a lot from these guys. I am pretty sure it is really hard to find a school, where people teach you What they Love, What they are practicing on their own every day before teaching students. So many Friendly People all over the Place, like a small family! Natalia, you See Great! I can recommend this place 100%! You will be more Wise & more fit after a Stay at the Vedansha Institute. Much love 💋

Konstantin Furrer

from United States, October 2017

"Wonderfull Retreat "

Good programm with wonderfull teachers. The learnign simply does not stop and the group of people teaching you are experienced and knowledgable in their respective fields.

Gerald Michaud

from France, October 2017

"Highly recommended by my heart, my body and my soul!!!"

More than I could expect

Everybody ( staff included) consider each your desire , they treat u like a member of their family, what else !!!!

Anonymous

from Canada, September 2017

Courses are good, especially those from Rahul and Pandey Ji.

Excursions were fun.

Julia Leutgeb

from Austria, September 2017

Pandeyji was a great teacher

Marèn Van Duuren

from Netherlands, August 2017

"Yoga retreat"

I loved the instructors. They were extremely nice and professional. I really improved my yoga skills. The food was well prepared. Everything was freshly made. Dr pandey was an inspiration. I was all ears when he was talking, he is such a wise man.

Testimonials 5

Tatiana Lentz

Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine's website

I was doing my yoga teacher course in Vedansha in June and I was very impressed with authentic yoga knowledge in breathing excersiese, asana & meditation. Food & accommodation were very good as well . So I can definitely make recommend it to my friends.

Thanusan Gunabalasingham

Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine's Facebook page

Beautiful energy in a beautiful place. Pandey Ji has a truly unique and inspirational style of teaching that is passed down authentically from his lineage of yogis.

Fiorella

Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine's Facebook page

Dr. Pandey Ji is my beloved and respected Philosophy and Pranayama Hatha Yogi teacher. I highly recommend his classes.

A traveler

Google reviews

Dear Vedansha & Mr Pandey Ji, thanks for wonderful classes and my Kalsharp pooja. I did not learn yoga before, but all what I learned from you was really great and unforgettable. I am so happy to get real himalayan yoga knowledge from You. Thanks for super pranayama class and your suggestions in meal. Now I feel better. Also wish you nice weekend, I will prepare new programs!!

Antonella Milo

Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine's website

Dear Teacher Pandey Ji, Miss you and the classes. Thank you so much for the teachings. hare Om

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