What food is served in Vedansha?

We provided balanced and nutricious vegetarian yogic & ayurvedic food for teacher trainings and detox food for some retreat programs. Vegan food is also available. 

How I can be a certified yoga teacher?

You have to finish minimum 200 Hours of yoga teacher training according to international yoga alliance. It can be done in one time or separately like 50, 100 Hours in different times.

If I already did yoga teacher training in my country can I do in India less number of hours?

If you have already a certificate of yoga teacher or some hours  from the school worldwide that accredited by International Yoga Alliance we can reduce the number of hours during our training. This will be discussed individually. But you have to be capable to perform the exam complitely according to our teaching standart even if you did less hours in Vedansha. 

What is the exam that I have to do if I want to be certified yoga teacher?

According to our teaching standart you have to perform the written & practical exam in asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, yoga philosophy in order to get certificate of yoga teacher according to international yoga alliance. 

What is the difference between yoga teacher & yoga therapy teacher training course?

Yoga teacher training course is the standart course that includes Yoga Asana, Pranayma, Meditation, Yoga Philosphy, Mantra, Ayurveda in daily life, Elements of Yoga Therapy. Yoga Therapy Teacher training is the course that concentrate more on the therapeutic sence of yoga. It means explanation of common diseases and which asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra practice can be used by every of them. It does not includes basic skills in yoga and recommend to de done after 200 H Yoga Teacher Training. 

What is the difference between Teacher Training and Retreat?

Teacher training is more intensive course that includes more theoretical & practical excersises. Retreat programs includes less theory and more free time. 

What are the weather conditions in Rishikesh?

You can come to do the training or retreat programs during all 12 month. All classes are suitable whole the year. Note, that from November till Februar considered as winter season, please take warm clothes with you because the weather can be reach +12 C at morning time.  March-middle  is warm weather mostly without rain, sometimes can be hot till +40 C. Middle June - middle August is a monsoon or rainy season. It does not mean that rain is 24 hours pro day but it's more often as in not rainy period. Sunny days are also available. This period is good for practice, outside temperature is not extremly hot. From middle August till November is warm & hot weather with less rain. 

What will be happend if I will be sick during the course?

By any kind of sickness or injuries we are immediately ready to assist you. We kindly recommend you to have an insurance for India, if you will need any medical care and treatment in the hospital the costs could be less otherwise you have to pay yourself for it.

If I take medications in my coutry can I fínd them also in Rishikesh?

If you can take medications that you take regularly in your country with you it could be better. If it's not possible most of mediacations are also possible to find here but you will have to pay for that in Rishikesh. If you need some paticular medications please ask us about availability before arriving in Rishikesh.

Do I need any vaccination before coming to Rishikesh?

Hepatitis A vaccination can be recommended if you plan to take food and water outside Vedansha. In Vedansha all food is prepared in proper conditions and served always fresh. If you are not sure about vaccination ask your generalist about Vaccination list.

How safe to eat ouside the School?

Generally it safe, but we can not 100% be sure about it. Most Indian restaurants use more spices as in other countries. If you have any problems with stomach or sensitive to changes of food behavior we could recommend you where you can eat the food outside the school and what to say about spices.

Can you provide special food by paticular diseases?

If you have any disease that required special meal and diat please inform us about it that we can arrange the best service for you. 

Can I smoke or drink alcohol during the course?

Smoking, drinking alcohol is not permitted during the courses. 

Does Internet is available in Vedansha?

Yes we provide free of charge Wi-Fi in the whole area of the Institute. 

Can I stay with my partner of friend even if he/she does not make a training?

Yes you can stay together with your partner of friend even if they do not participate in the course. The price for accomodation & food we will provide by request. 

What are the accomodation conditions during the course?

You will stay in Vedansha Retreat Center or in Kriya Yoga Ashram. You will get the clean room with WC/Shower warm water, towels, neti kit. It’s basic room facilities. We request our guests to be polite and don’t make harm to the furniture, garden and nature,  don’t drink alcohol, smoke and be loud after 22:00.

How does elecrticity works in Rishikesh?

 Electricity works most of the time properly in Rishikesh, sometimes some disturbances are coming but we also provide countineously power that you will never miss  it in your room. Note that in Rishikesh at the day time light sometimes goes off. Don’t worry; it comes back relatively quickly in switch on mode. By any problems just ask about assistance. 

How does it safe to drink water in Rishikesh?

We provide filtered water free of charge during the course in Vedansha. If you plan to go outside please take bottled water with you. Drink water from open places is not safe. 

What clothes I have to wear in Rishikesh?

Please note that the temperature during the day time can reach  till + 40 °   hat clothes that you take should be light cotton but better to cover legs and open part of the body especially if you travel alone. Rishikesh is holy place especially if you live or visit Ashram you will be request covering open part of the body because of respect to cultural traditions. If you plan to go outside especially evening time alone it will be also necessary because of security reasons. Rishikesh is relatively safe city, world capital of yoga and spiritual pilgrimage but try to follow traditions of the visiting country in order to have pleasant and safe journey. Conservative dress code is recommended. In winter season warm clothes is recommended. During the excersises you can use sport clothes.

Do I need to take some medicins or first aid kit with me?

We can provde you first aid kit but if you feel habituel to bring your own things we can recommend following:


  1. First Aid kit
  2. Immodium (loperamid) against diarrhoe  
  3. Medicine for cough and cold
  4. Pain-relieving medicines, such as paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin
  5. Your own medications that you take regularly
  6. Tissues: Small packages
  7. Disinfectant liquid (in hand-soap dispenser, very useful)
  8. Throat Lozenges
  9. Mosquito repellant
  10. Sun cream
  11. Probiotics if you have troubles to digest spicy food
  12. Band aids
  13. Sun hut

What is local currency in Rishikesh and how I can change it?

Local currency Indian rupees are necessary for payments. US Dollars, Euro can be also accepted in the market, but not everywhere. You can change some money 50-100 USD/Euro in Airport that you have pocket money. It will be also possible  to change money in Rishikesh or withdraw from credit card in ATM (however after money change from 11/2016 there are some difficulties in little cities, means you can have the  situation when you have to visit some exchange points to change desired amount). Don’t worry we will help if you will need any assistance.

Foreigners traveling in India are allowed to take any amount of foreign currency, there is  absolutely no restriction on the amount of money you can take into India however, where  the value of foreign currency notes exceed US $ 5000 or equivalent or when the aggregate  value of foreign exchange including currency exceeds US $ 10,000 or equivalent. Then a  currency declaration must be made on arrival.

What Airport is best to reach Rishikesh?

Take a flight till New Delhi airport, from your country. You can take also from Dehli domestic flight to Jolly Airport in  Dehradun. Dehradun Jolly Airport is around 18 kilometers from Rishikesh. You can hire a taxi from the Jolly Airport or from Dehli aeroport

How I can come to Rishikesh from Dehli?

You can take a Taxi from Delhi airport. We can organise safe taxi till Rishikesh, it takes approx six hours drive from Delhi airport and costs 70 USD.

You can also take Bus Service Delhi ISBT. Another best option is railways. Take train for Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station and from Haridwar there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh.


How I can come to Rishikesh from Dehradun?

YOu can come with taxi that costs 25 USD and takes approx 40 min. 

What schould I do if I want to secure my place in the course ?

We request about prepayment of 210 USD via paypal or werstern union or credit card or bank transfer. The rest of the payment ypu can do on th eplace in Rishikesh.

How I can register for the course?

You can send us inquery & deposit 210 USD via paypal, westren union or bank transfer. Let us know what is sutable for you that we provide you details.

Is the pre-payment deposit is refundable?

The pre-payment deposit is non-refundalbe. In case of death or reatives or other reasonable emergency we can give money back, let us know about your problem. Otherwise we you can come during next 6 month without extra charges. 

Should I pay complete summe before arriving and how I can pay in Rishikesh?

You can pay according your desire whole price of the program before arriving or just pre payment 210 USD and the rest hier in Rishikesh. Here in Rishikesh we accept liquid money in USD, Euro & Rupies. If you decide to pay with bank card we have to charge bank fee 2,5 % .