22 Days Detox, Rejuvenating, Meditation & Yoga Retreat Rishikesh, India

Detox and Yoga Retreat India

This yoga detox retreat purifies your body from toxins, normalizes your metabolism, removes chronic tiredness, you will feel light and balanced. Vedansha Institute offers to their guests only the best quality of food ingredients and ayurvedic oils for therapy, without mixing with cheap oils. The effect of the procedures will be evident. All their yoga teachers and therapists are professionals, with 5 to 30 years of experience. The team will show you the result from their programs, by special aura assessment, before and after course.

Highlights

  • Yoga workshop & excursion
  • Detox yoga & Ayurveda program
  • 5 Ayurvedic massages and 5 steam treatments
  • Asanas, pranayama, mantra & meditation sessions
  • Individual herbs suggestion for a well-being
  • 21 nights' accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • Yogic cleansing kit

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


21 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit, English
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Accommodation

During this retreat, 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, offered upon availability.

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.

Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine India Yoga Retreat Program

This retreat starts with aura check up to see the possible problems in your energy body, it followed by the naturopathic doctor consultation and suggestion of detox therapy with the regime, herbal supplementation, follow up plan. At the end of the retreat, you will get one more consultation and aura check up to see the result of the detox program and get advice for the future.

The Institute

The Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine was founded by Yogacharya 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.

Yoga-philosophical aspects

  • Human life: meaning and aim of life
  • Yoga: introduction / its origin and development
  • Introduction of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra
  • Panch-Klesha (five causes of pain and miseries) / causes of success and failure in yoga
  • Concept of 3 Dosha: Vata, Pitta, Kapha (how to balance dosha and reduce the weight)
  • Concept of yogic, Ayurvedic, and vegetarian nutrition

Yoga-practical aspects (beginner, intermediate, advanced level 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
  • Thunderbolt (vajrasana) group asana
  • Lotus (Padmasana) group asana

Yoga-practical aspects (pranayama and mudras)

  • Pranayama and their detox effect
  • Special pranayama techniques to purify the body
  • Mudras and bandas
  • Prana in daily life
  • Pranayama techniques Kpalabhati, Nadi Shodana with retention and without, Bhastrika, Surya Bheda
  • Mantra and pranayama advanced level in reduction of weight
  • Kriyas (body cleansing methods)

Meditation

  • Standard meditation practice (Om, trataka, chakra meditation)

Mantra

  • Standard mantras (Gayatiri, Guru, awaking kundalini power, shiva)
  • Hindu gods
  • Mantras related with Hindu gods
  • Mantra for pooja

Yoga therapy / Ayurveda

  • Connection of Astrology & Yoga
  • Astrology in daily life

Typical 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 Ashtanga vinyasa style learning the asana postures under the guidace 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/workshop
  • 11:30 - 12:30 free time
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Free time/therapy time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 asana hatha style
  • 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

Important information

The remaining balance is to be paid on arrival in USD. In case of payment in a currency other than USD, the amount will be calculated based on the exchange rate listed on xe.com on the day of the payment.

If you will cancel the course after arriving without any serious reason the Institute will have right to charge accommodation that was reserved for you, deposit, in this case, will be non-refundable.

Their 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.

This retreat program requires the desire to follow the program according to the standards of Vedansha. 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, spiritual atmosphere 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.

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.

Instructors

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

Location

Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine is located in a special spiritual place Moksha / Kriya Yoga Ashram, Badrinath road 140, Tapovan, Rishikesh, India. It means that many years, continuously, here, they perform the yogic practice, purification, pray and chanting by famous spiritual gurus and yoga masters that reached their enlightenment. Practicing yoga here will help you to reach positive effect from your own practice.

Nearby places

  • Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun Airport) (DED), 15 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Steam room

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Tour assistance

Food

You will be served three vegetarian meals a day. Breakfast will consist of a special yogic menu, according to your body needs. Lunch and dinner will be specially developed according to the season and body nourishment needs. You will also receive two detox herbal teas every day.

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 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 can relax at the spa, read a book, or get a detailed aura check-up with a written report about its statement. You can find out if there are any disturbances in your aura and receive treatment advice from a naturopathic specialist.

You can also receive an individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, and meditative practice.

Spa treatments

You will be able to enjoy 5 authentic ayurveda massages, with pure herbal oils, from the best ayurvedic companies of India.

What's included

  • 1 brief aura check-up
  • 2 excursions
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 5 ayurvedic massages
  • 5 steam treatments (ayurvedic swedhana)
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 24-hour help and support while staying at the Institute
  • Cleansing kit
  • Daily detox tea
  • Daily practical and theoretical yoga classes
  • Herbs suggestions for a well-being
  • Individual detox program
  • Mala string of beads energized by Yogacharya Dr. Sanjeev K. Pandey
  • Study materials
  • T-shirt with the school symbol

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional ayurvedic procedures and consultation
  • Detailed aura check-up
  • Vedic horoscope assessment

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From there, take a flight to Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer to and from this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by train

Take a train to Haridwar from New Delhi railway station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh.

Arrival by taxi

From Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or from Dehradun Airport (DED), you can take a taxi to the venue. Rishikesh is a six-hour drive from Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16% 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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Upon booking, the deposit is non-refundable, however if you are no longer able to attend on the initial date of booking, you may use this deposit to secure a spot for another program, offered by Vedansha Institute, within the next 6 months.

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