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

Detox and Yoga Retreat India

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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

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

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.

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 a 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 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.

Yoga-Philosophical Aspects

  • Human life: meaning & aim of life
  • Yoga - introduction / it‘s origin & development
  • Introduction of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutras
  • 8 Limbs of Ashtanga yoga; Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations) asana (physical posture), pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Concept of three bodies and it's role in yoga practice
  • Introduction in Karma, Raja yoga. Meaning, types, role in yoga
  • Kosha and it's role in meditation & pranayama
  • Concept of 5 Koshas
  • 3 Nadis, Ida, Pingala, Sushumna and their role in practice
  • Chakras, general concept & role in daily life
  • Panch-Klesha (five causes of pain & miseries) / causes of success and failure in yoga
  • Earth, water, fire element affirmation in sutras
  • Samkhya Darshan, Vedanta Darshan
  • Nadis & chakras, the general concept
  • What is Kundalini energy, ways of activation
  • Kundalini & Chakra
  • Concept of Gunas
  • Prakriti & Purusha
  • Discipline of yoga student
  • Obstacles in the path of yoga
  • Yoga practical aspects

Asana (beginner, intermediate and advanced level):

  • 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
  • Thunder-Bolt (vajrasana) group asana
  • Lotus (Padmasana) group asana

Introduction to pranayama

  • Basic pranayama techniques & benefits (abdominal breathing, preparational breathing, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana with/without retention, Ujjayi breathing, Bramari, Bhastrika, Shitali, Shitkari, Surya Bheda & Chandra Bheda, Ujja)
  • The pranic body
  • Parana and lifestyle
  • Breathe, health and pranayama
  • Breathing and lifespan
  • Sitting positions for pranayama
  • Kriyas (body cleansing methods): (Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka, Shanka Prakshalana)
  • What is mudra and bandha
  • What is Ashwini Mudra, its role in the energy body
  • 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, shankh mudra, Apan Vayu Mudra, Ling Mudra, Dhyan Mudra, Lotus Mudra)
  • Moola, Uddyana Bandha, Jalandra
  • Shatkarma (concept, aim, safety, performance)
  • Obstacles in pranayama practice

Meditation

  • Standard meditation practice (Om meditation, Trataka, yoga Nidra, sound meditation, mantra meditation, Nadis meditation, 5 elements meditation, breath meditation, Hamso meditation, Ajapa/japa, Ida/Pingala spinal rotation, Hridayakasha Dharana, Panchaprana Dharana, Pranava Dhyana)
  • Visualisation & concentration
  • Obstacles in meditation
  • Concept of meditation step by step
  • Postures for meditation practice
  • How to integrate meditation in yoga class?
  • How to choose an object for meditation?

Mantra

  • Standard Mantras (Guru, Ganesh Mantra, Shakti Mantra, Gayatri Mantra, Shanti Mantra, Shiva Mantra, 5 elements mantra, So Ham, AUM, Lakshmi Mantra, Vishnu Mantra, Mantra for health, business, children)
  • Yoga therapy/Ayurveda
  • Using of number of yogic/ayurvedic methods in supporting and treatment of some diseases

What is Ayurveda

  • Concept of 3 dosha
  • How to identify the dosha
  • 6 tastes and their function for balance of body and mind

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Your interest to learn Vedic science
  • Pre-payment
  • In their own interest, 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 with the institute
  • Pregnant women need a medical authorization permitting them to practice yoga from their own country with translation in English
  • Any candidate found unfit after commencement of the course will not be permitted to continue the training and a refund of fees and other charges will not be admissible
  • The course will be conducted in 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.

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 guidance of the 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

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. 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
(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 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.
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 bio-resonance 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.
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.
Hemlata Bahuguna
Hemlata Bahaguna (Yoga anatomy, and physiology teacher, physiotherapist). She was born in New Tehri, located in the Indian state of Uttrakhand. After school Hemlata entered in combined (P.G.) Institute of Medical Science and Research (CIMSR), Dehradun where she is graduated in Bachelor of Physiotherapy, during graduation she started working in the field of ‘Effect of physiotherapy on Rib-Fracture & Spinal-Cord Injuries. She is an expert in the field of yoga anatomy & physiotherapy. Hemlata Bahaguna was working in 2009-2010 CMI Hospital, Dehradun (Physiotherapy department & faculty of anatomy).

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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