8 Days Detox, Rejuvenation, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

Health-Improving Yoga Retreat India

This yoga detox retreat purifies your body from toxins, normalizes your metabolism, removes chronic tiredness, makes you 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

  • 2 Ayurvedic massages
  • Yoga workshop & excursion
  • Detox Yoga & Ayurveda program
  • Asanas, pranayama, mantra & meditation sessions
  • Steam therapy, individual herbs suggestion for the well-being
  • Detox beverages & juices
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Health Club
  • Spa
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

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 fan and good ventilated. 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 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 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 and aim of life
  • Yoga: an 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 the 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 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

Additional 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.
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.
Sandeep Semwal
He is a master of yoga in traditional Hatha, Ashtanga, pranayama & 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.

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

  • Massage
  • Spa

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Yoga studio

Food

During this retreat, 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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Fruitarian
  • 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 in spa or book a detailed aura check-up with a written report about the aura statement, disturbances in aura if they are present, supporting methods, and treatment advice of a naturopathic specialist. You can receive an individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, and meditative practice. Additionally, you can receive a detailed horoscope assessment with methods of correction according to Vedic medical astrology. Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine provides different spa programs by request.

Spa treatments

You will be able to enjoy 2 authentic Ayurveda whole body & head massages, with pure herbal oils, from the best ayurvedic companies in India. One massage takes 60 minutes and is done by a female or male therapist, according to your gender.

What's included

  • 1 brief aura check up
  • 1 T-shirt with the school symbol
  • 1 excursion
  • 2 ayurvedic massages
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 3 steam treatment (Ayurvedic swedhana)
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 24-hour help and support while staying at the Institute
  • Daily detox tea
  • Daily practical and theoretical yoga classes
  • Mala string of beads energized by a Yogacharya, Dr. S.K.Pandey-Ji
  • Some herbs suggestions for the well-being
  • Study materials
  • Yoga cleansing kit

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional Ayurvedic procedures
  • Detailed aura check-up
  • Detailed horoscope assessment
  • Naturopathic consultation

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

From New Delhi airport / Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun Airport) (DED) at Dehradun that located fifteen kilometers from Rishikesh. You can take a taxi from the airport. You can hire a taxi from New Delhi airport / Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or take Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine's package at an additional cost which covers the cost from the airport to Rishikesh by taxi and back to the airport after completion of the course. Rishikesh is six hours drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

Arrival by train

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

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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