We provided balanced and nutricious vegetarian yogic & ayurvedic food for teacher trainings and detox food for some retreat programs. Vegan food is also available.
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 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.
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.
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.
Teacher training is more intensive course that includes more theoretical & practical excersises. Retreat programs includes less theory and more free time.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Smoking, drinking alcohol is not permitted during the courses.
Yes we provide free of charge Wi-Fi in the whole area of the Institute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We can provde you first aid kit but if you feel habituel to bring your own things we can recommend following:
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.
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
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.
YOu can come with taxi that costs 25 USD and takes approx 40 min.
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.
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.
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.
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 % .