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About Yoga Teacher Training India

This training is certified according to yoga alliance USA. During this training, you will study asanas according to Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar style, pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy, ayurvedic massage, mantras, anatomy, yogic nutrition, teaching methodology, and get information about your aura problems. Join your hosts in India and become a yoga teacher. Save money and apply for the scholarship programs!


Mantra and meditation

Yoga philosophy & Ayurveda in daily life

A deep study of breathing techniques & anatomy

Asana Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes

Asana Alignment & teaching your own class

Excursions & Ayurvedic massage

26 nights accommodation

3 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level




Yoga styles

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 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.

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.


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

Asana in Ashtanga practice:

Surya Namaskara Part A and B




Utitha Trikonasana

Parivrita Trikonasana

Trikonasana Variation 1, 2

Parivritta parshvakonasana

Uthitha parshvakonasana

Parasarita padouttanasana A,B,C,D


Utitha hasta padangustasana A,B,C,D

Ardha baddha padmotanasana


Urdhva namaskar asana

Uttanasana A,B

chaturanga dandasana

Urdhva mukha svanasana

Andho Mukha svanasana

Veerbhadra asana I, II

Paschimottasana A, B,C,D


Ardha baddha padma paschimottasana

Triag mukhaiada paschimottasana

Janusirsasana A,B,C,D

Marichyasana A,B,C,D


Bhuja pidanasana

Bhuja pidanasana


Supta Kurmasana

Garbha pindasana


Badha konasana A,B,C

Upavistha konasana A,B


Suptapadangustasana A,B,C


Hatha Yoga postures

Surya namaskara

Backward bending postures





Spinal Twisting Pose:

Meru Vakrasana

Ardha Matsyendrasana

Parivrita Janusirsasana

Inversion Postures:



Standing balancing pose:






Utitha hast pada angusthasana




Forward bending postures:







Pranayama & Mudras:

Introduction to Pranayama

Basic pranayama techniques & benefits (abdominal breathing, preparational breathing, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana with/without retention, Ujjayi breathing, Bramari, Bhastrika, Shitali, Shitkari, Surya Bheda & Chandra Bheda, Ujja).

The pranic body

Parana and lifestyle

Breathe, health and pranayama

Breathing and life span

Sitting positions for pranayama

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

What is mudra and bandha

What is Ashwini Mudra, its role in energy body

Dyana, Ajali, Prithvi, Varuna, Shakti, Gyana, Chin, Shambhavi, Khechari Mudra, Hansi mudra, Vayu mudra, akash Mudra, Shunya Mudra, Surya mudra, Jalodarnashak mudra, Apan mudra, Pran Mudra, shankh mudra, Apan Vayu Mudra, Ling Mudra, Dhyan Mudra, Lotus Mudra

Moola, Uddyana Bandha, Jalandra

Shatkarma (concept, aim, safety, performance)

Obstacles in pranayama practice

Meditation Standard meditation practice (Om Meditation, Trataka, Yoga Nidra, Sound meditation, Mantra meditation, Nadis Meditation, 5 elements meditation, breath meditation, Hamso meditation, Ajapa/japa, Ida/Pingala spinal rotation, Hridayakasha Dharana, Panchaprana Dharana, Pranava Dhyana)

Visualisation & concentration

Obstacles in meditation

Concept of meditation step by step

Postures for meditation practice

How to integrate meditation in yoga class?

How to choose an object for meditation?


Standard mantras (Guru, Ganesh Mantra, Shakti Mantra, Gayatri Mantra, Shanti Mantra, Shiva Mantra, 5 elements mantra, So Ham, AUM, Lakshmi Mantra, Vishnu Mantra, Mantra for health, business, children)

Anatomy and physiology

Detailed explanation of muscular, skeletal system, nervous, gastrointestinal, respiratory system & their function

Biomechanics of Asana

Joints and range of motions

Theory of gravity and muscles function

Connection of movement & breath

Body axis & movement

How to maximize the movement

Injuries in Yoga class Assessment of mobility

Yoga therapy/Ayurveda

Using of number of yogic/ayurvedic methods in supporting and treatment of some diseases

What is Ayurveda

Concept of 3 Dosha

How to identify the dosha

6 tastes and their function for the balance of body and mind

Ayurveda practical skills:

Oil massage (Abhyanga)

Face Massage (Mukabhyanga)

Head Massage (Shiroabhyanga)

Udwarthanam (Powder massage)

Garshana (Ayurvedic lymph massage)

Pizhichil (Lukewarm oil application)

Sirodhara (Oil application on the head)

Ksheeradhara (Milk Treatment)

Nasya and Akshitarpana (eyes and nose oil treatment)

Kateevasthi (local oil treatment)

Choornapindaswedam (herbal powder bolus fomentation)

Anatomy of Massage and Hands Alignment

Introduction to muscular and skeletal system and their function

Biomechanical theory massage

The maximal range of movements

Safety technique in massage

Common mistakes in massage performance

Correct performance of massage techniques & adjustment

-Teaching Methodology

Concept of teaching methodology & how to create your own yoga class, how to reach others, obstacles in teaching *How to observe & assess others

How to create the asana sequence

Obstacles in teaching

Asana Alignment & Adjustment

Correct performance of asana, assistance & adjustment

Structural Alignment of forward bending, back bending, twists, inventions, meditative asanas

How to align posture according to mobility of the client

How to use props, strips, blankets in adjustment

How to teach clients with physical limitations

Depends on week schedule


You have to have interest to learn Vedic science, personal work on body and mind and not only to spend vacation as on all inclusive resort. Vedansha are spiritual Ashram and do not allow following activity: eating non-vegetarian meal, smoking, drinking alcohol, abuse their staff, show any type of sexual misconduct, manipulating, annoying other clients, damage the vedansha property, study material, interrupt teaching process.

Individuals with disabilities or ailments, people who have any disease or unfit before the course are advised to refrain from applying. If you join course, and feel worse after this, Vedansha will help you to arrange all required medical help, but they will not allow you to continue the course and your payment will be not refunded.

Minimum age at the time of admission is 18 years. Applicants aged over 60 years could apply after consultation with Vedansha via email.

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.

Any candidate who decided to change the program after arriving have to apply for it in written form. If you decide to cancel the course after arriving, Vedansha will have to charge amount that covered our costs of 30% of the course days as Vedansha reserve teacher, accommodation, meal prior to your arriving.


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 guiding 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 (2 weeks)/Asana practicum & methodology

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Free time

15:00 - 16:00 Yoga anatomy 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 - 18:30 Yoga Nidra/ guided meditation: guided relaxation practice, meditation and concentration

18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

20:00 - 22:00 Free time

22:00 - 06:00 Sleep

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India