8 Days Female Yin Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India

Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat India

'Developing the female nature' retreat consists of check-up of energy field troubles, special number of asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra chanting, pranayama practice related to women's health that removes blockages in your energy body, healthy yogic and ayurvedic nutrition, that purifies your body, particular indoor and outdoor activities that help to reach the goal of your practice. All Vedansha Institute's 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.

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Highlights

  • Yin yoga classes & Ayurveda procedures
  • Daily practical and theoretical female practices
  • Yoga & Ayurveda in aspects of female balance
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • One excursion

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit, English
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
00:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

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, at an additional charge of 8 USD per night.

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.

Program

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.

Curriculum

Anatomy and physiology

  • Introduction to brain & respiratory systems and their function during meditation
  • Theory of meditation
  • Meditative postures
  • Mudra & Bandha
  • Yogic diet for meditation

Meditation and mantras

  • Basic meditation and primary mantras practice

Yoga philosophical aspects

  • Human life: meaning and aim of life
  • Yoga introduction, its origin, and development
  • Introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga

Sutras

  • Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations) Asana (physical posture), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the mind from the senses), Dharna (concentration)
  • Dhayan (meditation), Samadhi (self-realization)

Yin Yoga Yoga and purification techniques, what are the suitable for women

  • Concept of yogic, ayurvedic and vegetarian nutrition for women
  • Concept of 3 Natures (vata, pitta, kapha), how to balance it, what is female nature
  • Common women’s diseases from philosophical point of view
  • Woman and family life, from vedic concept to contemporary reality
  • Conception, Pregnancy and childbirth in a natural way in modern society
  • How to create warm relations with husband and kids?
  • How to be attractive for men, ancient Indian concept adapted to reality?
  • How to keep myself feminine, is it necessary nowadays?
  • Feminine nature from girl to old lady: how to go this way correctly?-How works woman’s body? (from hormones to mood - medicine and nature)
  • Aging and a natural process
  • How to adapt women’s body to conditions of modern society
  • Pregnancy and infertility (medical, ayurvedic, astrological point of view)
  • How to look good without much effort (medicine vs. nature)

Key lectures & workshops:

  • Body & skin purification, rejuvenation techniques
  • Aromatherapy
  • Color therapy
  • Spices for cooking specific food for your partner and family members
  • Herbs: what I need to know to keep myself energised and beautiful
  • How to be desired my your partner: from cosmetics to hormones

Om, AUM, 3 nadis, breath meditation, yoga nidra

  • Scientific proved meditation session
  • Asana
  • Natural relaxation asana
  • Asana Yin Yoga
  • Pranayama and mudras
  • Introduction to pranayama
  • Basic pranayama techniques and benefits
  • The pranic body, parana and lifestyle, breath, health, and pranayama

Yoga therapy and Ayurveda

Pre-requisites

  • Interest to learn Vedic science
  • Successful pre-payment
  • 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 be applied 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
  • Please note that the yoga atmosphere and classes can be different from that what you learned or saw in your home country. Vedansha teach not only Asana, they also give knowledge of yoga as a Vedic science (pranayama, meditation, mantra, Ayurveda, astrology, sadhana, yajna, yoga philosophy, yoga therapy).
  • 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.
  • Please note that the yoga atmosphere and classes can be different from that what you learned or saw in your home country. Vedansha Institute teaches not the only asana, they also give knowledge of yoga as a Vedic science (pranayama, meditation, mantra, Ayurveda, astrology, sadhana, yajna, yoga philosophy, yoga therapy).
  • 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.
  • If you are participating in scholarship program please note that karma yoga is also included in it. It means that one hour per week you will have to perform service free of charge such as cleaning of kitchen, garden, room, or helping in organization work.
  • 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.

Sample 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 Yin Yoga class
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu
  • 10:30 - 11:30 yoga philosophy/Ayurveda
  • 11:30 - 12:30 free time
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yin Yoga practicum
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga: number of physical postures according to study program
  • 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
Yogachariya Dr. Sanjeev Pandey Ji is the founder of the Vedansha. He has a PhD in yoga therapy and naturopathy, and he is a Himalayan yogi from the seventh generation. 1990 -1995 University of Lucknow with the diploma of bachelor of science (ZBC) in biology. 2008 - 2011 Master degree in yogic science and human consciousness and become a Yogachariya. Since 1999, he began his teaching career in yoga in Rishikesh. Since 2016, PhD in yoga therapy and naturopathy. E-RYT 500 and member of IAYT (International Alliance of yoga therapy).
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 a 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 health. 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, has 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.
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 bio-resonance 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, and 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

This retreat will take place at Moksha & Kriya Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India.

Nearby places

  • 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 drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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 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 advises 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.

Spa treatments

You will be able to enjoy two ayurvedic massage sessions, which are included in the price package. Additional spa treatments will be available on request, for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 1 brief aura check up
  • 1 T-shirt with the school symbol
  • 2 ayurvedic procedures
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Accompanying and supporting during the time of staying in the Institute (help provided 24 hours)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Cleansing kit
  • Daily detox beverages
  • Daily practical and theoretical yoga classes
  • One excursion
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Mala string of beads energized by Yogacharya Dr. S.K.Pandey Ji
  • Opportunity to join online classes before and after training in Rishikesh
  • Some herbs suggestions for well-being
  • Study materials

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Detailed aura check-up
  • Detailed horoscope assessment
  • Naturopathic Ayurvedic doctor consultation
  • Other Ayurvedic procedures and consults
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

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

Arrival by train

Take a train for 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 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • 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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