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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.

Meet the instructors

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Sanjeev, Ashish, Awdhesh, & 5 More…
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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
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$25 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$70 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Health Club
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Baby sitting
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Child care
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Wireless internet

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.

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

  • 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. We are spiritual Ashram and do not allow following activity: eating non-vegetarian meal, smoking, drinking alcohol, abuse our 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, we will help you to arrange all required medical help, but we 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 we 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.

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

Ashish Rawat

Awdhesh Semwal

Usha Vaishnava

Jyotish Acharya

Loseva Galina

Sandeep Semwal

Hemlata Bahuguna

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 drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • 2 brief aura check-up
  • 2 excursions
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 5 ayurvedic massages
  • 5 steam treatments (ayurvedic swedhana)
  • 4 feet detox
  • 10 herbal & fruit Juices
  • 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

Recommended Airports

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).

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$25 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 18% 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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The prices below include a special discount of 90 USD per person for a shared room and 225 USD per person for a private room. Offer is valid until the last course in May 2019.

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