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Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine are happy to invite you in their special silent meditation retreat (Vipassana). In the main practice of Vipassana, you will be mentally scanning each body part of yours and as a result, get to feel many sensations in each of these body parts. This retreat will help you to not only discover yourself and recognize your weak and strong sides, but also make you stable and balanced!
Starting from January October 2019, Vedansha Institute Kerala is happy to offer absolutely great accommodation at a reasonable price. Located in Varakal Cliff only 70 meters from the beach, far from noisy streets, and crowd in a newly built building, they offer single, shared twin, shared double, family suite and comfortable dormitory rooms.
The accommodation will help you to relax and concentrate on your priorities for the retreat. There are a total of 10 air-conditioned fresh renovated rooms. Most of the rooms have a wonderful view of the beach area or forest. Each room has a big private bathroom and equipped with the following facilities:
Vedansha also provide car parking and restaurant area. Please note that sometimes the power goes off in the whole 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 Yogacharya 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 follows its policy on sexual misconduct towards the client, which 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.
The main practice of Vipassana consists of mentally scanning one by one of each body part and feeling the sensations in each of these body parts. Practitioners are instructed to move their attention down from the top of the head to the tips of the toes and then in the opposite direction in a repetitive pattern, paying attention to somatic sensations.
The instruction for the subject is to keep your attention moving and to observe, objectively and with equanimity, the sensations that you experience. Given the explicit focus on tomato sensory sensations, this particular tradition of Vipassana is a good example of meditation practice where focused attention and open monitoring are combined.
Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine will explain and show how to do the practice that you will perform yourself. Only in this way you can concentrate more on your own emotions, sensations, and feeling without external influence. Don’t worry, they will support you in this way.
After check in and taking lunch, you will have a talk with the master to understand better your goals, background and discuss focus points, communication channels. You become silent and will follow the daily schedule.
You have to have the interest to learn Vedic science, personal work on body and mind and not only to spend a vacation as on all-inclusive resort. Vedansha is spiritual ashram and do not allow the following activity: eating a non-vegetarian meals, smoking, drinking alcohol, abuse their staff, show any type of sexual misconduct, manipulating, annoying other clients, damage the vedansha property, study material, and interrupt teaching process.
Individuals with disabilities or ailments, people who have any disease or unfit before the course are advised to refrain from applying. If you join the course and feel worse after this, Vedansha will help you to arrange all required medical help, but they will not allow you to continue the course and your payment will be not refunded.
Minimum age at the time of admission is 18 years. Applicants aged over 60 years could apply after consultation with Vedansha via email. 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.
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, online, or just discuss with the 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 language is 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 the right to cancel the booking and refund the deposit. If translation will be requested ion place Vedansha has the 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 acknowledges the program, rules, and regulations of the organizer.
Any candidate who decided to change the program after arriving have to apply for it in written form. If you decide to cancel the course after arriving, Vedansha will have to charge the amount that covered their costs of 30% of the course days as Vedansha reserve teacher, accommodation, and meal prior to your arrival.
Yogachariya Dr. Sanjeev Pandey Ji is the founder of the Vedansha. He has a Ph.D. in yoga therapy and naturopathy, and he is a Himalayan yogi from the seventh generation. From 1990 to1995, he studied at the University of Lucknow with a diploma in BS (ZBC) in Biology. From 2008 to 2011, he received a Master's degree in yogic science and human consciousness and become a Yogachariya. He began his teaching career in yoga in Rishikesh in 1999. He received a Ph.D. in yoga therapy and naturopathy in 2016 and is an E-RYT 500-hours and member of IAYT (International Alliance of Yoga Therapy).
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 completed his master's degree (Yogacharya) at Sanskrit University of Uttarakhand, he started to share his knowledge with his students. In his 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 a very polite and passionate teacher. He can teach either beginners or advanced students as well.
Hemlata Bahaguna (yoga anatomy, physiology teacher, and physiotherapist). She was born in New Tehri, Uttrakhand. After school, Hemlata entered in combined (P.G.) Institute of Medical Science and Research (CIMSR), Dehradun, where she graduated as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. After graduation, she started working in the field of effect of physiotherapy on rib-fracture and spinal-cord Injuries. She is an expert in the field of yoga anatomy and physiotherapy. Hemlata Bahaguna was working in 2009-2010 in the CMI Hospital, Dehradun (Physiotherapy Department and Faculty of Anatomy).
Lakhiram is one of the best and talented meditation teachers in Rishikesh. He was born in a Himalayan village and was dedicated to yoga. He completed his education in the Himalayan Yoga Institute in Haridwar and chose meditation as the main subject. For seven years, he has been teaching in different schools in Rishikesh meditation, mantra, kirtan.
Experienced spiritual master, yoga instructor. He is born in Hariyana state in India. He completed secondary education in HBSE in Bhiwani. His excellent notes in maths and physics gave him a good opportunity to become a teacher of these subject, however, destiny offered another opportunity to him. After revealed of some health issues, where medical science was not able to help, he started to search the holistic way of healing. And his path lead him in Rishikesh to Dr. Pandey Ji.
Bipin completed 200-hour yoga teacher training in Vedansha Institute in 2017 and six months yoga certified course in Rishikeshyog Kendra in 2018. His main focus is Ashtanga Vinyasa primary, intermediate, advanced series, Acro yoga, and Aerial yoga. He also practices meditation, mantra, and pranayama on a daily basis. He is a gold winner of Yogathon in Rishikesh on 21 June 2019. Since 2019 he is attending Uttarakhand open University for receiving high education in yoga. His purpose in teaching is to relieve stress on the mental and physical level of the student and make his client balanced.
This yoga teacher training will take place in Varkala Beach, in the state of Kerala, India.
All food that you get during the course is fresh cooked. Vedansha takes care of its food quality. If you eat outside sometimes you can have problems with stomach. Remember that better to ask about fewer amounts of spices for your meal preparation in the restaurants if you have a sensitive stomach or any stomach problems. Vedansha provides pure filtered drinking water. Vedansha only caters to vegetarian and vegan meals.
In Rishikesh non-vegetarian meal is not provided. Vedansha can fulfill all dietary requirements from a gluten-free meal until a special menu for diabetes, obesity, kidney failure, cancer, etc. Here you can find the standard dishes that Vedansha offers during a week. Each mealtime includes three to five different dishes.
Additional spa treatment
Ayurveda massage therapy
One Kerala Ayurveda massage is included in the program.
Cochin International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$70 per person
Trivandrum International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$25 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) or Cochin International Airport (COK). Airport transfer is available at an additional cost. For more information on airport transfer, please send an inquiry to Vedansha.
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