8-Day Ayurveda Cooking and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

Food and Yoga Retreat India

Ayurveda course in cooking is an absolutely amazing experience for not only balancing of health but learning the traditional ancient cooking system. The principles of Ayurvedic cooking will be helpful for the understanding of balancing of dosha (Ayurvedic body constitutional types). 'We are what we eat'. As much better the combination of the meal is, as much balanced, stable, healthy person is.

Highlights

Daily yoga class

Daily meditation sessions

Theoretical and practical skills

Short aura check up and Ayurvedic massage

Ayurveda cooking sessions

7 nights accommodation

Daily meals and drinks

Yoga styles

Kriya

7 instruction days in the

English

The organizer speaks: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit, English

Airport transfer available:

Dehradun Airport (US $ 25 per person)

Airport transfer available:

Indira Gandhi International Airport (US $ 70 per person)

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 Accommodation

Facilities

 Health club

 Spa

 Steam room

 Public areas with air-conditioning

 Rooms with air-conditioning

 Dining area

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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.

 Programma

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 followed 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 the yoga education.

Its teachers were born in yogic families and have scientific degrees in yoga, astrology, and the institute. Its yoga masters have spent more than 90,000 hours on improving their practice of yoga postures and meditation.

Ayurveda course in cooking teaching plan

Ayurveda

Tri dosha concept (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), its connection with nutrition

Explanation of Pancha Mahabhuta - five elements

Explanation of Sapta Dhatu - five body elements

Explanation of Srotas - body channels and their role in digestion

Explanation of Ama - toxins and its influence on digestion

Explanation of Agni - digestive fire and its influence on digestion

Explanation of Prakriti - constitution

20 main ayurvedic herbs for cooking and their qualities

Six main tastes and how to combine them during the cooking

Postdigestion and role of Ayurvedic spices

Ayurvedic food compatibility

Menu planning

What is pranic food, how to find and prepare it

Healthy lifestyle with food habits

Main Ayurvedic vegan and vegetarian recipes

Ayurvedic dishes for different health issues - when and what

Healthy eating habits according to season

Pranayama and mudras

Introduction to pranayama

Basic pranayama techniques and benefits for meditation (Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana)

The pranic body

Parana and lifestyle

Nadi and their role in meditation

Breathing and life-span

Kriyas (body cleansing methods) (Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana)

Mantra in Ayurvedic cooking

Mantras with correct pronunciation, writing, explanation and their practical applying in Ayurvedic cooking

Mantra before starting to take food

Purification mantras, energizing and balancing mantras for cooking

Pre-requisites

People who are interested in learning Vedic science. 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 apply after the 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.

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 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.

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 and fire ceremony purification)

07:00 - 08:30 Ayurvedic breakfast cooking (hands-on practice)

08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama - breathing exercises

09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast - special yogic menu

10:30 - 11:30 Ayurveda cooking theory class

11:30 - 13:30 Ayurveda lunch cooking (hands-on practice)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Free time or therapy time

17:30 - 18:30 Ayurveda dinner cooking (hands-on practice)

18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

19:30 - 20:30 Special event or free time

20:00 - 22:00 Free time

22:00 - 06:00 Sleep

#11 Days Family Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India

India Yoga Retreat for Family

When was the last time you enjoyed some quality family time or you felt connected with your child or loved one? Join this once in a lifetime family yoga retreat so that you and your loved ones can find the path to harmony, contentment, and happiness through an alternative medicine program in the Himalayan, accredited by International Yoga Alliance (USA) and Alternative Medical Council Colcatta (India).

Highlights

Daily Hatha yoga classes

Family and alternative medicine program

Asanas, pranayama, mantra and meditation sessions

3 daily vegetarian meals and yogic cleansing kit

1 excursion depending on your stay

10 nights accommodation

Level

Beginner

Halfway through

Advanced

Yoga styles

Hatha

Nidra

10 instruction days in the

English

The organizer speaks: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit, English

Airport transfer available:

Dehradun Airport (US $ 25 per person)

Airport transfer available:

Indira Gandhi International Airport (US $ 70 per person)

 Hide everything

 Accommodation

Check-in time:

12:00

Check-out time:

11:00

Facilities

 Health club

 Spa

 Steam room

 Public areas with air-conditioning

 Rooms with air-conditioning

 Dining area

Show all facilities (30)

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.

 Programma

During your retreat, you will benefit from check-up of energy field troubles, a special number of asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra chanting, astrology that removes blockages in your energy body, healthy yogic nutrition that purifies your body, make it stronger, particular indoor and outdoor activity that will make you more confident, successful and serene.

Curriculum

Yoga philosophical aspects

During your stay, you will learn the true meaning of human life and find answers to all your inner unspoken questions, while learning about the philosophical aspects of yoga

Yoga introduction, origin, and development

Introduction of Patanjali's Yoga-Sutra

Panch-Klesha, learning the five causes of pain and miseries, which lead to failure or success in yoga practice

Yama and Niyama, learning the social and personal rules and regulations

Asana, learning the physical postures

Pranayama, practicing the breathing techniques

Pratyahara, practicing the withdrawal of the mind from the senses

Dharma, practicing concentration

Dhayan, practicing meditation

Samadhi, practicing self-realization

9 disturbances of mind, cause of pain and how to control it

Introduction in chakra system

Yoga practical aspects

Asana

Advanced level asana

Natural relaxation asana

Natural standing asana with external rotations

Forward bending asana

Backward extensions

Spinal twisting asana

Inverted asana

Balancing asana

Surya-Namaskara

Meditation asana

Thunder-bolt group asana

Lotus Padmasana group asana

Postures for kids and youth to improve energy level

Pranayama and Mudras

Pranayama and treatment possibilities

Improvement of Pranayama Techniques: Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana, Surya Bheda, Bastrika, Sheetali, Shetkari, Bhramari advanced level

Advanced Madras and beads

Parana in daily life, how to reach new levels

Guided meditation, Pranayama

Mantra and Pranayama advanced level

Kriyas body cleansing methods, intermediate

Pranayamas for kids and youth

Meditation

Standard meditation practice, including AUM meditation, Trataka, yoga Nidra, sound meditation, mantra meditation, morning meditation, Nadi meditation, five elements meditation, Natraj meditation, chakra meditations and its variety, other advanced meditative technique

Meditative techniques for children

Mantra

Advanced Mantras, Hindu Gods and mantras, related to them, mantra for Pooja

Yoga therapy and Ayurveda

Using a number of yogic and Ayurveda methods to support and treat some diseases,

Detailed knowledge about Ayurveda herbs and their supplying techniques,

Basic skills of Panchakarma therapy

Astrology

During your retreat, you will learn more things about the role of astrology in our life’ problems, how to recognize and correct them, as well as the importance of astrology for children

PRE-REQUISITES

Your interest to learn Vedic science

Successful pre-payment

In their own interest, 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 apply after consultation with the institute

Pregnant women need a medical authorization permitting them to practice yoga from their own country with translation in English

Any candidate found unfit after commencement of the course will not be permitted to continue the training and a refund of fees and other charges will not be admissible

This retreat 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 Wake up and cleaning

06:30 Pranayama class indoors or outdoors

07:30 Break and herbal tea

08:00 Asana Hatha style

09:30 Yogic breakfast

10:45 Yoga philosophy

11:45 Lunch

13:15 Free time for sleeping, studying, or spa therapies

15:00 Workshop and herbal tea

16:00 Asana self-practice

17:00 Yoga Nidra or guided meditation

18:00 Dinner

19:00 Free time for spa visits or communication session

22:00 Sleep

The schedule is subject to change.

 Excursies

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.

Upcoming dates

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Schedules

  • Starting Wednesday, May 1st, 2019, repeated every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Wednesday, May 08, 2019 — all day
  • Starting Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, repeated every 3 weeks on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — all day
  • Starting Monday, June 3rd, 2019, repeats every 3 weeks on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Monday, June 10, 2019 — all day
  • Starting Monday, June 17th, 2019, repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Monday, June 24, 2019 — all day

Venue

Vedansha yoga

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

Contact

Vedansha yoga

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