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Explore the divinity of the body, prana, and mind! Rishikesh School of Yoga's Vedic Culture Center teaches traditional yoga using a combination of ancient practices including mantra, meditation, Karma yoga, asana, pranayama, bandha, and mudra, creating a complete experience connecting the body, mind, and spirit.
At Rishikesh School of Yoga, you will be living in the close embrace of nature, which in itself, is a refreshing experience. The rooms offer panoramic views of the city with the tall Himalayan Mountains in the vicinity. The rooms of your accommodation are hygienic and comfortable, and available on private as well as on a shared basis. Most rooms have a private balcony for you to immerse in the beauty of Rishikesh and to spend some leisure time in self-reflection and meditation.
Vedic Culture Center offers:
Yes and yes! They have hot showers, however, they often recommend students to give cold showers a chance. They are very helpful physically for yoga and many report positive benefits after giving it a try. There are two Wi-Fi internet services; one is for emergencies and staff use and the other is for students and retreat attendees.
This yoga and meditation retreat allows you to succumb to the realm of innate natural beauty and serenity of divine bliss. Learning yoga outdoor, close to nature helps to establish a connection with the creation and the supreme creator. There can be no better place on earth to learn and practice the ancient science of yoga than the foothills of the Himalaya. Being the birthplace and eternal home of yoga and spirituality, it attracts the people across the world.
The school aims to empower mankind with the vision, values, and dynamism for greater success in all fields of life. The center conducts weekly residential courses where people are made aware of their potential through the Vedic living experience by practice and study of Vedic scriptures. The center also organizes and executes cultural, social, and spiritual programs.
Sadhna - literature and languages; Vedas are ancient scriptures from India that provide great spiritual and material knowledge for the upliftment of all people. Veda means knowledge. This knowledge has been passed down from the very beginning of time. Vedic culture has preserved the principles of great action and great thought that promote peace and harmony. Modern society can benefit tremendously from the Vedic knowledge and culture.
The school invites you to connect with the original teachings of the Vedas and enrich your life’s journey with this 5000-year tradition. Vedic life is simple - to learn. Another major theme of the Vedas is to be kind and thankful, doing good to others. A premium is put on educational and cultural activities that are beneficial for everyone.
The Vedic cultural center practices respect of all people regardless of race or any other material designation because of the divine presence of God in everyone. Education for making enlightened choices in life is the primary goal of IVCC for spreading light and peace in the world. Come and join the fun and be a participating volunteer to grow the "Right Education" for the benefit of children and future generations. You should observe complete silence and should switch off your mobiles during the course.
This five-day spiritual Vedic yoga and meditation retreat welcomes you for total development of consciousness and learn ancient values for a happy modern life. Vasudhaiv kutumbakam (the school is a global-family) is the mantra, people from any belief culture country can be part of IVCC. Courses are run solely on a non-profit basis. Charges are made just to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from Swami Umesh Yogi workshops who experienced the benefits of Vedic science and wish to give others the same opportunity.
Sadhna is taught during the five-day residential courses. This period has been found to be the minimum necessary for new students to understand the technique and its benefits through their own experience.
International Vedic Culture Center (IVCC) is a Global Peace Education wing of Swami Umesh Yogi. It’s a social welfare project based on Vedic science. Rishikesh School of Yoga promotes all the courses and retreats organized at IVCC. They welcome you for total development of consciousness and learn ancient values for a happy modern life.
During the course, it is absolutely essential that all forms of prayer, worship, or religious ceremony: fasting, burning incense, counting beads, reciting mantras, singing, and dancing, etc. be discontinued. All other meditation techniques and healing or spiritual practices should also be suspended. This is not to condemn any other technique or practice but to give a fair trial to the technique of Vedic Sadhna in its purity.
Students are strongly advised that deliberately mixing other techniques of practice will impede and even reverse their progress. Despite repeated warnings by the teacher, there have been cases in the past where students have intentionally mixed this technique with a ritual or another practice, and have done themselves a great disservice. Any doubts or confusion which may arise should always be clarified by meeting with the teacher.
Included is a visit to Ganga Aarti.
Swami Umesh Yogi is the leading teacher for the training. He fills in as needed as Yogini Anisha, Rahul Yogi, Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, and Yogi Ryan teach the main classes. Yoga comes from Swami's family lineage's tradition. He has been teaching yoga since 1998 and has been involved in yoga since childhood. Now he travels to different countries in Europe, India, and the United States. His courses include yoga asana, transcendental meditation, philosophy, healing hand, and peace education.
Anisha developed a keen interest in yoga since childhood. She was born and educated in Rishikesh, the world’s capital of yoga. She began his yoga journey in the holy city of Rishikesh. She has been an experienced teacher of Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga for the past 2 years and is in pursuit of his master’s degree in Yoga, as well as continuously undergoing self-practice and self-studies of yoga.
Descendant of an ancestral spiritual lineage, trained in mental health nursing and other academic and spiritual studies, Lakshmi Elen López de Sousa loves working with Yoga Nidra and different methods of Meditation and Relaxation, which helps her students to improve in all facets of life. Her option of living a Vedic life has also led her to spread and teach Bhakti yoga (mantras, japa, kirtan, prayers, etc…) and Vedic cusine for healthy food and Mindful Eating.
Rishikesh is the birthplace of yoga, the Himalayas and the sacred Ganga are charged with spiritual vibrations and intense devotion, and the original “rishis” (seekers) experienced their true nature here, because of this. For thousands of years, spiritual seekers have followed in the footsteps of the rishis and come to this sacred place to find their inner peace and total well-being.
In Rishikesh, a clean, hygienic, and comforting retreat center is waiting for you in the heart of the hills, offering great views of the city and the Himalayan range filling the backdrop. The retreat center is few paces away from the banks of River Ganges and is filled with positive vibes. The surrounding area is rich in holy temples, warm people, and simplicity. This place is carefully selected as the quiet and warm atmosphere is perfect to relax the mind, body, and soul.
During this course, you will be served three daily vegetarian yogic meals. A healthy and happy life depends on a healthy routine and a balanced diet. The food is carefully supervised and is prepared in a very natural and yogic manner while promoting the use of seasonal vegetables and fruits and avoiding all the artificially prepared edibles. The cooks will prepare the food with utmost devotion and love and nourish all the layers of your personality.
Often, the vegetarian food is vegan as well, and if not, there will always be choices of vegan dishes available for Rishikesh School of Yoga vegan students. Also, in case of food allergies like dairy or gluten allergy, Rishikesh School of Yoga can provide enough options to serve foods according to your needs.
Spa services are available nearby the center.
Jolly Grant Airport
Transfer available for additional US$50 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Airport pick-up and drop-off services are not included in the course fee. Students have to arrange their own to reach the school or Rishikesh School of Yoga can pick-up and drop-off with an additional cost of 50 USD per way.
Please book a bus to Rishikesh ISBT. Once you reach Rishikesh ISBT, take an auto to Tapovan. Google the school "Rishikesh School of Yoga" to reach the center.
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