8 days 50-hour yoga teacher certified by Yoga Alliance in Rishikesh, India

Certified Yoga Teacher Training India

Join this yoga teacher training in India! Accredited by the International Yoga Alliance and the Alternative Medical 

Council Calcutta, this 50-hour teacher training of education in yoga will cover the basics on Asanas according to Hatha

 and Ashtanga yoga styles, pranayama, meditation, mantra, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, yoga therapy, yogic nutrition,

 naturopathy, Chakra imbalance, and suggestions about special Vedic practices and herbs.

Course is suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced practitioners.


Yoga pyhlosophy & Ayurveda

Concentration and meditation

Deep study of breathing & mantra techniques

Asana Hatha and Ashtanga vinyasa yoga classes

Excursion & Ayurvedic massage

7 nights accommodation

3 daily vegetarian meals

Level of Experience




Yoga styles





7 days with instruction in


Languages ??spoken: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit, English

The maximum number of participants per group is 20

Airport transfers available:

Dehradun Airport (US $ 25 per person)

Airport transfers available:

Indira Gandhi International Airport (US $ 70 per person)







 Health club


 Turkish bath

 Common areas with air conditioning

 Rooms with air conditioning

 Dinning room

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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



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.


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. They 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 makes its clients 99% satisfied.


Yoga Philosophical Aspects:

Human life: meaning and aim of life

Yoga - introduction / it‘s origin & development

Introduction of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutras

Limbs of Ashtanga yoga; Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations) asana (physical posture), pranayama (breathing techniques)

Concept of three bodies and it’s role in yoga practice

Introduction in Karma and Raja yoga: meaning, types, role in yoga

Kosha and it’s role in meditation and pranayama

Earth element affirmation in sutras

Yoga-Practical Aspects:


Natural relaxation asana

Natural standing asana with external rotations

Forward bending asana

Backward extensions

Spinal twisting asana

Inverted asana

Balancing asana


Meditation asana

Thunder-Bolt (vajrasana) group asana

Lotus (Padmasana) group asana

Asana concept and master sequence

Pranayama & Mudras:

Introduction to pranayama

Basic pranayama techniques & benefits (abdominal breathing, preparational breathing, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana with/without retention)

The pranic body

Parana and lifestyle

Breathe, health and pranayama

Breathing and life span

Kriyas (body cleansing methods): (Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka, Shanka Prakshalana)

What is mudra and bandha

Dyana, Ajali, Prithvi, Varuna, Shakti, Gyana, Chin, Shambhavi, Khechari Mudra

Moola, Uddyana Bandha


Basic meditation practice (OM meditation, Trataka, Yoga Nidra, sound meditation, breath meditation)


Primary mantras (Shiva mantra, 5 elements mantra, So Ham, AUM).

Anatomy and physiology or Asana Alignment:

Introduction to muscular and skeletal system and their function during physical exercise

Biomechanical theory of asana

The maximal range of movements

Safety technique in asana performance

Common mistakes in asana practice

Correct performance of asana, assistance & adjustment


Interest to learn 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 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

This teacher training course requires educational abilities and the desire to study the program according to the standards of Yoga Alliance USA. 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 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 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.


A written test in yoga philosophy, anatomy, therapy, Ayurveda, teaching methodology, pranayama, and meditation

A correct alignment of some asanas, pranayama, meditation. Possible injuries and how to handle it in yoga class

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 Asanas practical class Hatha/Ashtanga style (depending on the week schedule): learning the asana postures under the guidance of an experienced Yoga teacher

08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises

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

10:30 - 11:30 Yoga philosophy/ayurveda/teaching methology

11:30 - 12:30 Mantra chanting

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Free time

15:00 - 16:00 Yoga anathomy 2 weeks/asana alignment 2 weeks

16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga (theory & practice): 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

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 only asana, they also give knowledge of yoga as a Vedic science (pranayama, meditation, 

mantra, Ayurveda, astrology, sadhana, yajna, yoga philosophy, yoga therapy).

 Excursiones incluidas

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. Please note that excursion 


  • Starting Wednesday, May 1st, 2019, repeated every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Wednesday, May 08, 2019 — all day
  • Starting Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Thursday, May 23, 2019 — all day


Vedansha yoga

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

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