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8 Days 50-Hour Meditation Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Moksha Ashram, #140 Badrinath Road Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand 249192, India

Rishikesh Meditation Teacher Training

During this training, you will get a primary concept of meditation, philosophy of meditation, meditation postures, mantra concept, anatomy, and therapy of meditative practices, yogic nutrition, naturopathy. Join your hosts in India, balance your body & mind, and become a meditation teacher. This training designed for those who want to learn standard techniques and primary skills of meditation, and be able to teach them. Vedansha is the only one Institute who offers scientifically assessment of the depth of meditative practice under control of special devices.

Meet the instructors

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Highlights

  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 1 excursion in Himalaya
  • Mala energized by Yogi Dr. Pandey Ji
  • Scientific assessment of meditative state
  • Daily yoga meditation, asanas, and pranayama classes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • Certificate of attendance

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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

Certificate

RYTs will get 50-hours as YACEP - Continuous Education hours with Yoga Alliance.

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.

Meditation Course Teaching Plan

  • Meditation Theory
  • Main aspects of Meditation and concentration
  • From Pratyahara to Samadhi – how to understand where am I
  • Fundamental Meditation Techniques & Benefits (Breath awareness meditation, Om Meditation, Sound Meditation, Tibetan Sound Meditation
  • Levels of concentration
  • Influence of Meditation on our lifestyle.
  • How meditation can increase our life span
  • Vipassana and Mindfullness
  • Variety of Positions and Postures for Mediation practice. Ways of correct adjustment for optimal energy flow
  • Kriyas (Body Cleansing Methods): (Neti, Sutra Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka, Shanka Prakshalana, Netra Shuddhi). Benefits, precautions. Dauti. Why not used nowadays.
  • Retention or Kumbhaka. Main principles. Step by step guide. Safety techniques and precautions.
  • Mantra, Meditation & Pranayama – how to combine all in one
  • How to assess meditation scientifically
  • Meditation in different cultures
  • Obstacles in Meditation practice
  • Contemporary evidence of Meditation
  • Room for Meditation practice
  • Meditation Practice
  • Requirements for meditation
  • Types of Meditation
  • Standard Meditation Practice
  • Om Meditation
  • AUM Meditation
  • Trataka with object & candle
  • Vaju Meditation
  • Jal Meditation
  • Akasha Meditation
  • Agni Meditation
  • Prithvi Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Sound meditation
  • Mantra meditation
  • Pranayama Meditation and Prana Rotation
  • Vigyan Bhairava Breath Meditation
  • OSHO Kundalini Meditation
  • OSHO Nada Brahma Meditation
  • Antar mouna meditation
  • Ham- so, So-ham meditation
  • Ajapa/japa
  • Ida/Pingala spinal rotation
  • Panchaprana Dharana, Pranava Dhyana)
  • Visualisation & concentration
  • Obstacles in meditation
  • Ashtanga Yoga Asana
  • Asana in Ashtanga practice
  • Surya Namaskara Part A and B. Sun solutation
  • Utkatanasana chair pose
  • Padanghustasana Big toe pose
  • Padahastasana Hand to foot forward bend pose
  • Utthita Trikonasana extended triangle pose
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana revolved triangle pose
  • Trikonasana Variation 1, 2 Triangle pose
  • Parivrtta parsvakonasana revolved side angle pose
  • Uthitha parshvakonasana extended side angle pose
  • Parasarita padottanasana a b c d wide legged extended pose
  • Parsvottanasana intense side stretch pose
  • Utthita hasta padangusthasana A,B,C,D Extended hand to big toe pose
  • Ardha baddha padmottanasana half bound lotus pose
  • Samastithi simple standing pose
  • Uttanasana A,B standing half forward bend
  • Chaturanga dandasana four limbed staff pose
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana upward facing dog pose
  • Andho Mukha svanasana downward facing dog pose
  • Veerbhadra asana I, II, III warrior yoga pose
  • Paschimottansana A, B,C,D seated forward bend
  • Purvottanasana upward plank pose
  • Ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana half bound lotus intense west stretch
  • Triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana three parts forward bend pose
  • Janusirsasana A,B,C,D head to knee pose
  • Marichyasana A, B, C, D Marichi's pose
  • Navasana boat pose
  • Bhuja pindasana shoulder presssing pose
  • Kurmasana tortoise pose
  • Supta Kurmasanasleeping tortoise pose
  • Garbha pindasana embryo pose
  • Kukkutasana rooster pose
  • Baddha konasana A,B,C Bound reclining pose
  • Upavistha konasana A,B wide angle forward seated pose
  • Suptakonasana Reclining Angle Yoga Pose Yoga
  • Supta Padangusthasana A,B,C Reclined Big Toe Pose
  • Savasana corpse pose
  • Hatha Yoga Asana
  • Backward bending postures
  • Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
  • Tiryaka Bhujangasana (Twisting cobra pose)
  • Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
  • Ardha Salabhasana (Half Locust pose)
  • Saral Dhanurasana (Easy bow pose)
  • Ustrasana (Camel pose)
  • Setu Asana (Bridge pose)
  • Surya namaskar (Salutation to Sun with devine Mantra)
  • Twisting Pose
  • Meru Vakrasana (Spinal twist)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal twist)
  • Bhu Namanasana (Spinal Twist Prostration pose)
  • Parivritta Janu Sirsasana (Spinal Twist Prostration pose)
  • Forward bending postures
  • Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend)
  • Pada Parasar Paschimottanasana (Legs spread back Stretch pose)
  • Janu Sirsasana (Head to knee pose)
  • Adha Padma Paschimottanasana (Half Lotus back stretching pose)
  • Padahastasana (Hand to foot pose)
  • Sirsa Angustha Yogasana (Head to Toe Pose)
  • Dandasana (Staff pose)
  • Inversion Postures
  • Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand)
  • Salambha Sirsasana (Suported headstand pose)
  • Plow pose (Halasana)
  • Viparita Karani (Legs up the wall pose)
  • Balancing Postures
  • Vrikshasana (Tree pose)
  • Garudasana (Eagle pose)
  • Pada Angustasana (Tip toe pose)
  • Baka Dhayanasana (Crow pose)
  • Padmasana (Lotus pose)
  • Vajrasana (Thunderbolt pose)
  • Majrari Asana (Cat stretch pose)
  • Vyaghrasana (Tiger pose)
  • Shashankasana (Hair pose)
  • Ardha Ushtrasana (Half Camel pose)
  • Supta Vajrasana (Sleeping Thunderbolt pose)
  • Pawanmuktasana Series
  • Anti-Rheumatic group
  • Digestive abdominal group
  • Shakti Bandha Asana
  • Meditation - Philosophical Aspects
  • Buddha Darshan
  • Four noble truths- (Dukkha, Samudaya, Nirodha, Magga)
  • The Noble Eight fold ways
  • Correct understanding (Samma ditthi)
  • Correct thought (Samma sankappa)
  • Correct speech (Samma vaca)
  • Correct action (Samma kammanta)
  • Correct livelihood (Samma ajiva)
  • Correct effort (Samma vayama)
  • Correct mindfulness (Samma sati)
  • Correct concentration (Samma samadhi)
  • What is Karma, Rebirth, Law of Nature, do not believe in God.
  • Is it possible to remove karma influence in this life
  • How karma influence on future lives.
  • Jaina Darshan
  • Every object has own karma. Actions, results, danger.
  • 6 Universal Substance
  • Soul or consciousness- what is Jiva?
  • Matter – Pudugala
  • Medium of Motion- Dharma
  • Medium of Rest – Adharma
  • Space- Akasha
  • Time- Kala
  • Ethical Code: Five Yamas ( Main importance to Ahimsa)
  • Nyaya Darshan
  • Nyaya school accepts four Pramanas as reliable means of gaining knowledge
  • Pratyakṣa (perception)
  • Anumāṇa (inference) Upamāṇa (comparison and analogy) Śabda (word, testimony of past or present ).
  • Moksha (liberation), path of healthy life
  • Vaisheshika Darshan
  • Theory of Kanada and Uluka.
  • Desire ( Raga), Aversion ( Dvesha) and infatuation (moha) are called faults (Doshas )
  • The word is made of seven Padarthas
  • Dravya (substance)
  • Guṇa (quality)
  • Karma (activity)
  • Sāmānya (generality)
  • Viśeṣa (particularity)
  • Samavāya (inherence)
  • abhava (non-existence)
  • Vedanta
  • Founded by Badarayana
  • Interpretation of “End of the Vedas”, contain Upanishads.
  • Prasthanatrayi Theory of Dualism and Non – Dualism
  • Prajnanam Brahma (प् र ज् ञा न म् ब् र ह् म) Brahman is intelligence
  • Aham Brahmasmi (अ ह म् ब् र ह् म अ स् म ि) I am a Brahman
  • Tat Tvam Asi (त त् त् व म् अ स ि) You are that
  • Ayam Atma Brahma (अ य म् आ त् मा ब् र ह् म) There is only one entity that is the Brahma
  • Satkaryavada – theory of causation
  • Achintya Bheda Abheda – ‘non-difference’.

Anatomy and physiology of Meditation

  • Respiratory system.
  • Introduction of respiration in meditation
  • Organs of respiration. Nose, Lungs, diaphragm, abdomen. Function and structure of respiratory tract
  • Muscles of respiration and their role in breathing act and meditation
  • Types of breath. Mechanics of Yogic Breath and meditation
  • Nervous system.
  • Introduction. Types of Nervous system. Central and Peripheral Nervous System in meditation
  • Afferent and Efferent parts
  • Function of nervous system in movement
  • Function of nervous system in breath
  • Reflex and its role in physical practice
  • Digestive system.
  • Parts, function. Mouth and throat, the teeth, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver and gallbladder, pancreas. Their influence on meditation
  • Common digestive pathology. Gastritis, Constipation, Liver and Gallbladder disorders.
  • Pathological conditions in Meditation
  • Pathological conditions in meditation and concentration
  • Pathological conditions in Kriya
  • Mantra for Meditation
  • How to pronounce sanskrit letters correct
  • Role of Mantra in Meditation
  • Mantra and connection with cosmic powers
  • Mantra & pray. Main features.
  • Power of original sanskrit mantra
  • Guru Mantra
  • Ganesh Mantra
  • Shakti Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Shanti Mantra
  • Shiva Mantra
  • So Ham
  • AUM & Om Mantra

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

Sandeep Semwal

Hemlata Bahuguna

Sonu Badoni

Lakhiram

Deepak Aggrawal

Vedansh Pandey

Jyoti Sharma

Dr Dipak Saklani

Location

This training will take place at the Moksha Ashram in Rishikesh, India.

Nearby places

  • Dehradun Airport (DED), 15 kilometers
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) - 6 hours

Features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Spa

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance

Food

During this training, 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
  • Naturopathic
  • 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 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 advices of a naturopathic specialist. You can receive an individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, and meditative practice.

Spa treatments

During this training, 1 ayurvedic massage is included in the price package. Other spa treatments are available, on request, for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 1 acupuncture session
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of this Yoga Alliance Registered School program
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 1 excursion to Himalaya under the guidance of an experienced teacher
  • 1 t-shirt with the school symbol
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals plus herbal tea
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Cleansing kit and a daily detox tea
  • Full support during your stay at the institute and help provided 24 hours
  • Herbs suggestions for well-being
  • Mala string of beads energized by Yogachariya and Dr. S.K.Pandey-Ji
  • Scientific proved meditation session
  • Study materials
  • Theoretical and practical skills
  • Wi-fi

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional ayurvedic procedures and consultation
  • Detailed aura check-up
  • Naturopathic consultation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From there, you can book a domestic flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

You can also opt for Volvo service from Delhi, however bus traveling could cause inconvenience for the first time travelers.

Arrival by train

Take train for Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station and from Haridwar there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh. Transfer from and to this train station is available upon request.Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine

Arrival by taxi

Upon arrival to Dehradun Airport (DED) you can hire a taxi. Alternatively, you can hire a taxi from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or you can avail the Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine transport package which covers the cost from Delhi Airport to Rishikesh by taxi and back, after the completion of the course. Rishikesh is a six-hours drive away from the Indira 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 35% 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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