Frequently asked questions
(Retreat & education)
Yoga retreat is less challenge-able practice that has less amount of classes. You will focus on supportive therapy of different diseases and not how to teach yoga to others. Yoga Teacher training has more detailed learning on cancer diseases and yoga approach with it from medical, ayurvedic point of view.
Combination of yoga, Ayurveda, naturopathy, sound healing relaxation, purification program. This program has aim to balance your body and mind, as well as increase stamina and reduce symptoms of diseases.
Anyone who has ability to travel to Rishikesh. We kindly request you to consult about abilities of treatment in your case that we can provide exact information under firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer different programs like Ayurveda & yoga retreat, detox retreat, female or male health retreat, back pain, weight loss, depression, and many others. If you are interested in wellness or spiritual retreats kindly address to our site www.vedansha.com . You can send inquiry to our consultant and get detailed explanation about every program (email@example.com)
The main difference in package. In some programs you will have specific classes like yoga therapy or special treatment like Hydrocolontherapy, Kneipp Therapy, and Reel Therapy.
We are choosing optimal package for you according to information that you provide. We assess risks and benefits and share with you best option. The therapy concept is official proven and recognised by authorities. The specialists who provide you treatment are high qualified. The program is adapted and changed according patient requirements. That make our program safe & secure.
Yes, generally it’s safe. Rishikesh is a quiet and relative secure place. If you will wear modest clothes and behave yourself politely without aggressively intention nothing bad can be happened.
You no need to have any yoga experience to participate in yoga retreat. We teach yoga from very basic level that beginners can follow without problems. For yoga therapy teacher training its better if you have an experience, if not then please consult us individually.
Yes, in yoga retreat you will have time for taking massage, walk in the city or just relax. Teacher training is more intensive program. For sure you will have free time on weekends and after classes, but it’s less as in retreat programs.
The meal during yoga retreat is pure vegetarian or vegan. We take care about food quality and offer only fresh cooked menu. In some retreat programs we add supplemental herbal treatment, or provide special meal and medicated or fruit, vegetables juices according to doctor prescription. We can provide all kind of meal according dietary requirements like gluten free, diabetic, kidney, heart friendly, non-spicy etc.
Yes, you can find variety of programs that yoga alliance certified on our sister site www.vedansha.com
If you already did 200 hrs. Yoga teacher training before, after completion of our program you will get 100 hrs. certificate of continuing education YACEP that certified by Yoga Alliance USA. If you never did before yoga alliance course you will get certificate of yoga teacher in cancer Therapy of Vedansha.
You can join us whole year around, if you do not like some weather conditions like rain, cold etc. kindly consult us that we help you to choose best time for your visit. firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is not yoga alliance certified as Yoga alliance never certified yoga therapy courses. We can offer either Vedansha Institute Certificate or IAYT certificate as this course is a part of 800 Hrs. IAYT (international association of yoga therapy) course. Please note that IAYT course takes 2 years’ time and has some other requirements. Please consult us.
After 800 Hrs. IAYT yoga therapy course and successful exam you will be qualified for IAYT certified yoga therapist.
We have 5-10 people in every class
White & bright colored modest clothes is recommended to wear during the class
We teach yoga from basic level, prior experience is not required
You will stay in Vedansha Retreat Center or Vedansha retreat Hotel. You will get the clean room with WC/Shower warm water, towels, toilet paper, bed sheets, pillow cover, and net kit. Its 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 electricity that you will never miss it in your room. Electrical system is very simple in Rishikesh and is not so much powerful as in many west countries. 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 areas is not safe.
Yes we provide free of charge Wi-Fi in the whole area of the Institute.
Yes you can change the accommodation according availability.
We have air conditioned rooms, but it’s limited so it is better to reserve in advance and request about ac room.
Yes you can stay together with your partner of friend even if they do not participate in the course. The price for accommodation & food only we will provide by request.
Yes, you will stay in this case in comfortable conditions, price in this case will be little bit higher. We can also provide baby sitter for 1000 rupees per day.
Take a flight till New Delhi airport, from your country. You can take also from Delhi domestic flight to Jolly Airport in Dehradun. Dehradun Jolly Airport is around 18 kilometers from Rishikesh. We can also arrange the taxi from the Jolly Airport or from Delhi airport
You can take a Taxi from Delhi airport. We can organize safe taxi till Rishikesh, it takes six to seven 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 40 min.
Generally it’s not dangerous especially for females to travel in India. We offer safe and female friendly taxi. By travelling in buses, trains try to wear modest clothes and do not abuse the local people.
In order to confirm your participation we request about deposit of 50 USD via western union or 62 USD via credit card, PayPal or bank transfer. The rest of the payment you can do on place in Rishikesh.
You can send us inquiry & 50 USD via western union or 62 USD via credit card, PayPal or bank transfer. Let us know what is suitable for you that we provide you details.
The deposit is non-refundable. In case of death of relatives or other reasonable emergency we can give money back, let us know about your problem. Otherwise you can come & participate during next 12 month without extra charges.
-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.
-We are spiritual Ashram and do not allow following activity: eating non-vegetarian meal, smoking, drinking alcohol, abuse our Staff, show any type of sexual misconduct, manipulating, annoying other clients, damage the property, study material, interrupt teaching process.
-Any client who performs such type of activity will be dismissed from the course without deposit refund.
-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, we will help you to arrange all required medical help, but we 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 70 years could apply after consultation on email@example.com
-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.
-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 we will have to charge amount that covered our costs of 30 % of the course days as we reserve teacher, accommodation, meal prior to your arriving.
-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, pundits 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.
Please note that it's better to pay cash by arriving because by paying with card you will have to pay extra fees that could increase your price to 22.5 %. We accept USD, Euro, British pounds, rupees, you can also take money from ATM.
The remaining balance is better to pay on arrival in USD. In case of payment in a currency other than USD, the amount will be calculated based on the exchange rate listed on xe.com on the day of the payment.
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.