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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 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:
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.
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 is accredited by International Yoga Alliance USA and they also follow its 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.
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.
This retreat includes one excursion in the Himalayas.
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).
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 for 6years. In this period of time. He has 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's degree in yogic sciences from the Sanskrit University in Uttarakhand.
Awdhesh is an Asana teacher for Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. He was born in Rishikesh, the capital of yoga. His yogic practice started in 2011 after he met various yoga masters who inspired him and encouraged him to come to the yoga path. He began to study at 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.
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. She 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 as a Panchkarma specialist.
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.
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).
He was born in holy place and origin of yoga, Rishikesh. He is practicing yoga since 2008. He is a certified yoga teacher with a diploma from Sanskrit University of Haridwar. In 2013 he completed certification of 200 Hours of yoga alliance USA. He practices Hatha, Karma, Bhakti, mantra, Gyan, and Yin yoga. These experiences changed his life.Being a young boy he was learning yoga in Ashram from traditional yoga masters and implemented that knowledge in his teaching as well. Sonu follows a yogic lifestyle and 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga. He is teaching beginners, intermediate, and advanced classes.
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.
Vedansh Pandey (yoga teacher) is a son of founder and yogi 8th generation. He is dedicated to continue the Vedic tradition of Pandey Ji’s family and be a yogi. He practices yoga since childhood, knows very well all types of fire ceremonies, kriyas, & shatkarmas. He is RYT 200. He is follower of the Bharadwaj Gotra line, keeps brahmacharya and doing self-practice daily. He masters asana, pranayama, meditation techniques under father’s control and integrate them in his teaching. He is permanent student of spiritual Anandam Gurkul and learns there from himalayan masters secrets of hatha yoga.
Jyoti is a professional female massage therapist. She completed her education in ayurveda therapy and massage in 1995 and performs massage to our female clients as well as shirodhara and other detox procedures as panchakarma.
Ayurveda doctor and teacher Dr. Saklani practicing Ayurveda and responsible for theoretical as well as practical classes in Ayurveda therapy, cooking, and massage. High qualified and experienced with practical experience, he is practicing Ayurveda and responsible for theoretical as well as practical classes in Ayurveda therapy, cooking, and massages. Dr. Saklani completed Government Ayurvedic College, Gurukul Kangari Haridwar in 2010 (BAMS in Ayurveda, Panchakarma, SPA, Ayurvedic Medicines).
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 retreat will take place in Rishikesh, India.
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 and beverages that are included during the course program and package are special yogic and Ayurvedic. If you wish to try other meals from the Indian or Italian menu in the Vedansha restaurant, extra costs will be charged.
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 advice 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. Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine provides different spa programs by request.
Jolly Grant Airport
Transfer available for additional US$25 per person
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$70 per person
From New Delhi airport / Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun Airport) (DED) at Dehradun that located fifteen kilometers from Rishikesh. You can take a taxi from the airport. You can hire a taxi from New Delhi airport / Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or take Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine's package at an additional cost which covers the cost from the airport to Rishikesh by taxi and back to the airport after completion of the course. Rishikesh is six hours drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).
Take a train to Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh.
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