31 Days 300-Hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India
February 1 - March 3$1600
India Yoga Teacher Training for Advanced Level
During this basic and intermediate training, you will study asanas, pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy, mantras, anatomy, therapy, and nutrition in yoga, as well as naturopathy, Ayurveda, astrology teaching methodology, and get important information about your aura problems. Improve your yoga teaching, in the truest sense, by joining this authentic training in the Himalayas, which is part of a basic educational level of yoga designed for those who want to learn standard techniques and be able to teach them.
Meet the instructors
Sanjeev, Ashish, Awdhesh, & 5 more…
Practicum & alignment
Concentration and meditation
Deep study of breathing & mantra techniques
Asana Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes
Yoga philosophy & Ayurveda in daily life
Excursions & Ayurvedic massage
30 nights accommodation
3 daily vegetarian meals
30 days with instruction in
Spoken languages: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Airport transfer available:
Dehradun Airport (US$25 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$70 per person)
Air-conditioned public areas
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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:
Heater during the cold season
Clean towels, bed sheets, pillow & bed covers and blankets
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.
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, provide 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 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. The institute has trained more than 10,000 yoga teachers from USA, Canada, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Australia, Mexico, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, and Peru.
It also guides its clients after courses are completed by giving regular workshops and online webinars for a beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels in yoga, Vedic astrology, meditation, and Ayurveda. Because of this, clients keep on returning to the institute and its partners. 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.
There are no unsolved problems for the institute, only new questions to be answered. Vedansha aims to develop an authentic Himalayan yoga tradition worldwide. The quality of its yoga programs is guaranteed. These programs are proven safe by European medical doctors and can be easily performed by clients with varying levels of physical ability.
Each program was made by Dr. Sanjeev who is a seventh generation hereditary yogi and is oriented on beginner, intermediate, and advanced yogic levels. Vedansha has certified, healthy yoga products, and is considered as one of the best in Himalaya as proven by its certification from the International Yoga Alliance (USA) and Alternative Medical Council Calcutta (India).
Its programs are based on centuries-old traditions and adapted to contemporary conditions that make its clients 99% satisfied. You will get a full-service package with meetings, accommodation, three daily vegetarian meals and beverages, check-up of body problems, individual, naturopathic consultation, classes, special events, workshops, Ayurveda procedures, and excursions.
Vedansha starts to work with its clients even before their visit by providing a short check-up of their natal map and recognizing concerns. A program is then created for clients according to the information they provide regarding goals and opportunities for corrections during the visit. By using methods of yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic astrology, the center creates special yoga classes with healthy nourishment, herbs, and spices, reaching purification and balance of the body and soul.
The institute takes responsibility for its students and patients. If you come as a student to get knowledge, Vedansha will not only propose to you the exact number of hours and classes but also consider your understanding of the difficulties in Vedic material and obstacles in your own practice. The center is sure that there are no untalented students.
Because of special, organized programs with attention to practical exercises, Vedansha’s students are confident, able to teach without fear, and can represent Vedic science in their countries. The institute will support you in your teaching career, and will always be glad to help you with advice or sharing of professional skills.
If you decided to get supportive treatment, Vedansha will do its best to provide you with high-quality procedures in diagnostic therapy in India. And because of its international connections, the institute will try to help with organizing any succeeding treatment in your country.
The aim of this meditation practice is to encourage a deep state of concentration, that can be reached by everyone at a different pace, from 7 days even up to several years. It depends on the student’s possibility of concentration, brain activity, the dominance of nervous system, desire to reach the goal and fear of obstacles. If you have any troubles related to the things mentioned, please let Vedansha know and they will help you go forward and overcome the troubles. Every student is different and sometimes it requires more time and effort, they are ready to offer our help anytime.
Curriculum – Yoga Philosophical Aspects:
Human life: meaning & aim of life
Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutras (Sadhana Pada, Vibhuti Pada, Kaivalya Pada)
Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations) Asana (physical posture), Pranayama (breathing techniques)
Panch-Klesha (Five Causes Of Pain & Miseries) / causes of success and failure in Yoga
3 of 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga Pratyahara (withdrawal of the mind from the senses), Dharna (concentration), Dhayan (meditation), Samadhi (self-realization)
9 Disturbances of mind, possibilities of control, Kriya yoga
Functional model of 7 chakras from philosophical point of view
Mooladhara Chakra and its philosophical aspect
Swadhisthana chakra and its philosophical aspect
Manipura chakra and its philosophical aspect
Anahata Chakra and it’s philosophical aspect
Vishuddhi Chakra and it’s philosophical aspect
Ajna Charka and its philosophical aspect
Sahasrara Chakra and its philosophical aspect
Element of Swara Yoga
Chakra system and their connection with physical body
Connection of Yoga and Ayurveda
Theory of golden ration in yoga
Chakra system and Kundalini Awaiking
Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space element affirmation in sutras
Samkhya Darshan, Vedanta Darshan
Prakriti & Purusha
Discipline of Yoga student
Obstacles in the path of yoga
Ashtanga Style intermediate & advanced sequence (depends on students ability)
Surya Namaskara Part A and B
Trikonasana Variation 1, 2
Parasarita padouttanasana A,B,C,D
Utitha hasta padangustasana A,B,C,D
Ardha baddha padmotanasana
Urdhva namaskar asana
Urdhva mukha svanasana
Andho Mukha svanasana
Veerbhadra asana I, II
Paschimottasana A, B,C,D
Ardha baddha padma paschimottasana
Triag mukhaiada paschimottasana
Paryangasana A, B
Parivrittanasana A, B
Yoni Dandasana A, B
Nahusasasana A, B, C
Padanghusta Dhanurasana A, B
Marichsyasana E, F, G, H
Eka Pada Kapotasana A, B
Hatha Yoga Asana
Asana of 200 Hrs if someone still not master that level
Eka pada rajakapothasana
Eka pada shirsasana
Pranayama & Mudras:
Advanced pranayama techniques & benefits (abdominal breathing, preparational breathing, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana with/without retention, Ujjayi breathing, Bhramari, Bhastrika, Shitali, Shitkari, Surya Bheda & Chandra Bheda, Viloma pranayama )
Puraka & Rechaka
Grades of Sadhakas
The pranic body
Parana and lifestyle
Breathe, health and pranayama
Breathing and life span
Sitting positions for pranayama
Kriyas (body cleansing methods): (Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka)
Advanced mudra and bandha
Ashwini Mudra, its role in 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, Musal Mudra, Kunt Mudra, Mrugi Mudra, Anushan Mudra, Meru Danda Mudra, Chinmay Mudra, Mushti Mudra, Matsya Mudra)
Moola, Uddyana Bandha, Jalandra Bandha
Shatkarma (Dauti, Kunjal, Basti, Neti, Sutra neti)
Obstacles in Pranayama practice
Mediation aspects in pranayama
Mantra and pranayama
Standard & advanced meditation practice (Om Meditation, Trataka, Yoga Nidra, Sound meditation, Mantra meditation, morning meditation, Nadi meditation, 5 elements meditation, 7 chakra meditation, breath and chakra meditation, astrological meditation, Ajapa/japa, Ida/Pingala spinal rotation, Hridayakasha Dharana, Panchaprana Dharana, Pranava Dhyana, Yantra meditation).
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
Anatomy and physiology or Asana Alignment:
Detailed explanation of muscular, skeletal system, nervous, gastrointestinal, respiratory system & their function
Biomechanics of asana
Joints and range of motions
Theory of gravity and muscles function
Connection of movement & breath
Body Axis & movement
How to maximize the movement
Injuries in Yoga class
Assessment of mobility
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
Concept of teaching methodology & how to create your own yoga class, how to reach others, obstacles in teaching
How to observe & assess others
How to create the asana sequence
Obstacles in teaching
Asana Alignment & Adjustment:
Correct perfomance of asana, assistence & adjustment
Structural Alignment of forward bending, back bending, twists, inventions, meditative asanas
How to align posture according to mobility of the client
How to use props, strips, blankets in adjustment
How to teach clients with physical limitations
Adjustment of Sahvasana
Interest to learn Vedic science
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
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, 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.
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.
A written test in yoga philosophy, anatomy, therapy, Ayurveda, teaching methodology, pranayama, and meditation
A correct alignment of some asanas, pranayama, meditation
Possible injuries and how to handle it in yoga class
Sample of 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 Hatha/Ashtanga style (depending on the week schedule): learning the asana postures under the guiding 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/teaching methodology
11:30 – 12:30 Mantra chanting
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Free time
15:00 – 16:00 Yoga anatomy 2 weeks/asana alignment 2 weeks
16:00 – 17:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga (theory & practice): number of physical postures according to study program
17:30 – 18:30 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
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.