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How  will  I benefit from the YogaVedic workshop?

The Yogavedic workshop is designed to align you with the rhythms of nature through special practices and endeavors to impart the message of yoga as a lifestyle beyond asana.You will:

• Grow your self knowledge to deal with mind-body cycles to effectively live a better quality of life.

• Take your yoga practice beyond Asana into the realm of experience.

• Fine tune through a daily ayurvedic regimen and create personal ritual through set of routine yogic practices.

• Enjoy better immunity and optimal health through a traditional process of cleansing and learning nourishment.

• Learn to align your self to the flow of natural cycles of the moon and the planets, incorporating a natural state of being into your day to day life

What is the YogaVedic Workshop about?   

The YogaVedic workshop covers subjects related to Yoga and Ayurveda: Asana; Pranayama; Kriya; Meditation & Yoga Nidra; study of yogic philosophy; Yogic anatomy and physiology; Yoga as therapy; Fundamentals and concepts of Ayurveda and above all, executing action in the spirit of Karma yoga. The topics for the workshop will be covered through a comprehensive series of theory lectures and hands-on practical approach which will also include the psycho-physiological cleansing processes of yogic shat-karmas, ayurvedic shuddhi practices and subtle cleansing of the Pranic energy force through Pranayama and Meditation. 

The workshops will be executed in an organically conducive environment thus assimilating the laws of naturality through the practices of Dinacharya-daily regimen, Ratricharya-nightly regimen and Rtucharya-seasonal regimen.

 

What were the reasons to select the specific locations?

Conducted amidst the verdant forested landscape of the Himalayas, lush gold cropped fields, sounds of nature and the song of a youthful gurgling Ganga to guide your spirit to inner tranquility, Netala is home to roughly a thousand people and their animals, it has the air of a place that somehow stayed true to what nature had intended for it, long before it got marked on a map. This secure environment in the lap of mother nature will synergise with the practices of the workshop to help cleanse the physical body onwards, promoting an awakening of the subtle body.

Rishikesh: is the yoga capital of the world and hence, it is an experience in itself as a hub of yoga activity.

 

What kind of accommodation will we have? I see that the price is on a sharing basis

You will share a room of two persons each with individual bed. A bathroom will be shared between two persons.

 

What if I want my own room?

We can arrange for separate single occupancy accommodation at an additional cost of $150 / INR 10,000.

 

How many participants in the workshop?

Maximum participants per workshop: 16

 

What is the food like and will I have a problem?

Vegetarian meals will be cooked in the traditional methods as per ayurvedic guidelines to nourish every level- physical to subtle body. For any specific dietary requirements or allergies, please indicate this on the registration page. We will do our best to accommodate you every step of the way!

 

Are the meals unlimited or portioned?

Healthy, enriching and wholesome meals will be cooked and partaken as per the principles of Ayurvedic Mitahar and lovingly served in very generous portions.

 

What if I'm vegan, lactose-intolerant, or have allergies?

If you have special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will make sure that there is a suitable option for you. We try to our best to provide a variety of food and serve mostly a wholesome diet. The food is vegetarian, but not vegan. If you have a special dietary need we can exclude milk products, honey, etc. Eggs and meat are not provided. To fully experience the good effects of the yogic lifestyle, please do not bring meat or alcoholic beverages from outside

 

What if I'm vegan, lactose-intolerant, or have allergies?

If you have a special dietary requirement please let us know in advance and we will be happy to make sure that there is a suitable option for you. We try to our best to provide a variety of food and serve mostly a sattvic diet. If you have a special dietary need we can exclude milk products, honey, etc. The food is vegetarian, but not vegan. Eggs and meat are not provided. Please do not bring meat or alcoholic beverages from outside to fully experience the good effects of the yogic lifestyle.

 

Why are only three meals per day served?

We serve three vegetarian meals daily plus a snack with tea during our afternoon break. To fully experience the benefits of the yoga practice we try to keep the stomach empty for practice times. The schedule does not allow for more than three meals to be served in the day. No one has ever been left starving! 

 

Is there any cultural dress code for foreigners?

Please respect public decency and try to adhere to a modest dress code. Shoulders and knees should ideally be covered

 

What to bring? What should I pack and what clothes should I pack?

Your checklist for packing:

* Comfortable clothes to practice yoga in

* Underwear and swimming gear for Ganga bath. Women please don’t plan to wear a bathing suit but instead bring some clothes you don’t mind to get wet. 

* Sweaters, jacket, and warm clothes if you’re here in November- February. Rain gear if you’re here in June - August. 

* Your yoga mat: if you prefer to use your own. Otherwise, you can use the one gifted by us

* You will recieve a no-chemical toiletries gift hamper. However, you can bring your choice of Toiletries, personal care and hygiene items.

*Electronics, laptop, tablets and chargers

* Universal power converter / adapter 

* Deposit / Fee transfer receipt 

* ATM card and some cash (INR / Dollars / Euro)

* 2 Passport size photographs 

* Torch or headlamp can be very useful during power cuts

* Shoes: flip flops and closed toed shoes for outings

* First aid kit and prescription medicine 

* Sunscreen 

* Mosquito repellant (March - May)

* Medicine/ first-aid kit

* English translation dictionaries, if needed

* Sleeping bag (optional) 

* Water purification system: iodine tablets, UV light, other (optional) 

The most important thing to arrive with is an open mind! Remember you don’t need to bring too much! The following are readily available:

Towels 

Landry detergent 

Soaps, shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes, etc.

Toilet paper

Bottled water

Notebooks, pens, pencils, etc. 

Foreign currency exchange shops 

Yoga mats, straps, bags, bolsters, etc. 

Additional:

Shoes for outdoors activities and flip-flops for indoors, moisturizers, body oil and conditioner as per the individual requirements, you can get most of these things here, if you are fond of a particular brand bring it with you, bug spray, hygiene articles, hand sanitizer, a mobile phone – you can have an Indian number while staying and traveling in India, a hot water bottle will be helpful from the month of November to February. In case of small cuts or bruises you may wish to bring an antiseptic spray or cream, things like some essential oils may be useful too, alarm clock (unless you use your mobile), adaptor plug, diarrhea medication as a precaution, a torch will be useful (power cuts in India are part of life and the streets are also not well enough lit at night as in the west.

 

Can I extend my stay?

Extensions are possible by mutual agreement and are dependent on room availability. If you wish to alter your travel arrangements, we will get you in touch with out travel partner. Please bear in mind that this is not included in the fee. 

 

Is there internet and Wifi capability?

Yes, we have internet available. However you will spend most of the time at the workshop, so your internet time will be limited to evening and meal times. Don’t expect anything too fast, as this is India, but you will have enough connection to download emails, browse the web, and on a good day make calls back home. If it is critical to have Wifi you may want to consider purchasing a data plan when in India

 

Do you have laundry facilities?

Facilities for laundry are not included. You may hand wash clothes in your rooms. We can also recommend laundry services nearby

 

How long before I want to come should I apply for the workshop?

As all of our workshops are first come first serve, so we generally recommend applying and reserving your spot sooner rather than later. The longer in advance you apply, the better your chance of getting a spot. Availability fluctuates according to season.

 

What does The Yoga School expect from you?

Aside from your openness and eagerness to learn, we expect a few things from you when you come to join the workshop. The applicant should understand basic English language as the workshop is conducted in English. You must follow the schedule and attend activities to get the full benefit of the program. 100% attendance at all classes is mandatory. Students must follow the schedule and attend all classes and activities to get the full benefit of the workshop.

 

Do I need to prepare myself before taking the workshop?

No. The classes are very comfortable for both beginner and intermediate level practice

 

Do I need to reserve a spot for the workshop or can I just drop in?

Preferably yes. There may not be a slot for you nor a YogaVedic kit readily available at short notice.

  

Do I need a PayPal account?

No. You don’t need a PayPal account to book through PayPal – you just need a credit or debit card. When landing on the PayPal login page, you will see an option below the Username and Password to opt to pay via credit or debit card.

 

How can I book my spot on the workshop?

We ask that you please submit INR 11,000 / USD 150 as part of the program fee prior to arrival which is non-refundable advance towards the cost of the workshop. This will secure your place in the workshop.

 Total fee: INR 30,000 / USD 450

 Booking Amount : INR 11,000 /USD 150. This will be adjusted with the total fee upon arrival

Please visit the Registration page to confirm your seat 

 

What options do I have to pay for the remaining amount fee?

The balance of the payment may be made upon arrival. The Payment methods we accept are PayPal, Bank Transfers and Western Union. Payments may be made in any currency.

Information and Instructions for payment procedure will be sent to you with your letter of acceptance. We ask that you  submit a Deposit payment prior to arrival which is non refundable advance towards the cost of the workshop. This will secure your placement. The balance of the payment may be made on Orientation Day upon arrival. The Payment methods we accept are PayPal, Bank Transfers and Western Union. Payments may be made in any currency, as we will receive all payments in Indian Rupees. Please note that Bank Transfer payments must be made at least a month before the start of yourworkshop. Afterwards all payments must be made in cash. It will not be possible to make bank transfers while in India.

 

What is the cancellation Policy?

In case of booking cancellation, advance fee is non-refundable and possibly transferable up to 6 months period after payment. Due to some reason if a participant is unable to attend the booked dates, can change it to other dates on prior notice with the same booking amount or to another person

 

What does the program cost cover?

All inclusive NETALA

One night (orientation day) accommodation in Rishikesh and transport to & from Netala (6 nights at Netala)

All organic YogaVedic Lifestyle Kit: Yoga mat; non plastic Neti Pot and other personal use products alongwith a no-chemical toiletries hamper

At least 3 vegetarian meals per day

One Ayurveda Nadi Chikitsa - Doctor's consultation

One Ayurvedic Massage session

One day trip to Ganganani/Gangotri/ local village

Ayurvedic Cooking lesson everyday

7 days YogaVedic Workshop attendance Certificate

 

All inclusive RISHIKESH:

Accommodation in Rishikesh(7 nights) during the program 

All organic YogaVedic Lifestyle Kit: Yoga mat; non plastic Neti Pot and other personal use products alongwith a no-chemical toiletries hamper

At least 3 vegetarian meals per day

One Ayurveda Nadi Chikitsa - Doctor's consultation

One Ayurvedic Massage session

One day trip outside Rishikesh / River rafting / Ganga Arti

Ayurvedic Cooking lesson everyday

7 days YogaVedic Workshop attendance Certificate

 

Not included

Any kind of personal expenses

Anything not specified in the inclusion list

Airfare and Airport transfers: We do provide Airport transfer on additional cost*

* Transportation to and from Rishikesh (either Haridwar Railway/Dehradun Airport) is not included. It can be arranged- Cost:  INR 1000 / USD 15 

* Pick up/drop from or to Delhi airport/railway is not included.

 It can be arranged- Cost: INR 4500 / USD 70

 

About money and currency

Please bring your deposit receipt with you and be prepared to pay remaining amount upon arrival. You can withdraw money from ATM machines in Rishikesh. ATMs charge a standard fee. Nonetheless, it is always advisable to bring some cash, just in case and exchange it.

Exchange is also available at reception. The exchange rates are better in Rishikesh than in Delhi. So do not exchange a lot of money in Delhi airport. Please be aware that foreign Exchange Money and public phones are inside the Airport building and once you have exited, cannot get back inside

 

What are the visa requirements for my country? What process and timelines/cost can I expect?

A visa for India is required by most countries but is a simple online process is available that takes 3 days from time of application (documents uploaded online) to receipt of a tourist 30-day stay e-visa via email. The cost depends on the nationality and comprises a service fee (for online processing) and a government fee.

We request our participants to apply for a Tourist visa only. Under the immigration laws of India, You cannot get a study visa by registering for short-term study. 

Visa duration will start from date of issue. For most of the countries a basic Tourist Visa is valid for 6 month but do check with the Local Indian embassy, it may differ.

 

Inoculations / Immunizations – What shots do I need to get before coming to India?

Most health authorities recommend that you have your regular inoculations against polio, typhoid, and tetanus up to date. Many people do not have other inoculations and simply take care to eat well. You may want to consider malaria protection if you plan to travel other parts of India, for example, but most people staying in Rishikesh simply rely on mosquito repellants.

 

I am afraid of travelling on my own! Will I receive assistance in my travel preparations and planning after booking for the workshop?

For travel arrangements within India and bookings before or after the workshop our Travel Agent in India will be happy to assist. Please indicate in your communication that you are a participant of the workshop to ensure timely feedback. Do contact us and we will co-ordinate your requirements with our travel partner. Kindly be aware of the time difference between your home country and India - and limit communications between 10am - 9pm India time when contacting on mobile, unless it is an emergency. Rishikesh is very well connected to the rest of the world with all the major modes of transportation available. You must book flights accordingly to be at Rishikesh a day prior to the program. 

 

Which airport should I fly to?

We recommend students to fly from New Delhi to Dehradun airport, which is less than an hour’s taxi ride (INR 1000 / USD 15) from Rishikesh. Otherwise you can also book a taxi through us from New Delhi airport which will cost INR 4500 /USD 70.

All International Travellers to Rishikesh need to arrive at the closest International Airport, IGI at New Delhi - approx. 250 km from Rishikesh.

 

Before you make your travel arrangements...

Participants must book their flights accordingly to be at Rishikesh a day prior to the beginning of the workshop.

 

What is the weather in India like for the different workshop dates?

September (Netala) – is moderate month. The month is ideal for outdoor travels: expect clear skies, sunshine and spectacular sunsets. Post monsoon, days can be humid & warm, so light clothing items. Temperature stays moderate with maximum 23-30 degree centigrade but nights turn crisp in the higher Himalayas, so a few layers are recommended.

October: Warm and cool, October is one of the better months to be in Rishikesh. Warm during the day and evenings begin to get crispy cool. 

Pleasant feelings in Netala during November. Winter starts at the end of the month with plenty of sunshine but it starts to get cozy for the early winter. November is perfect for enjoying indoor and outdoor trekking activities. Plan to layer yourself, especially in the mornings and evenings. 

Nights are getting cool in December and winter is coming to town. But still, days are pretty comfortable. Again, think layers and keep yourself warm. Mornings and evenings get cold!

January is for Gujarat- Bhuj. The annual desert festival at the Rann of Kutch and Kite flying. When it comes to clothing, think light layers. The sky is clear and mornings can be cold. 

It gets pleasant in February in Rishikesh and a lot of blue skies dominate, but days can be still a bit chilly. Especially sightseeing and adventure activities like trekking can be enjoyed during this month. Long sleeves, trousers and warmer clothes for night time. 

Moderately hot during day and night, a slightly cool breeze with the occasional spring shower. March is a good month for yoga. Lighter clothing items.

It’s getting hotter in April...outdoor activities can be still enjoyed as the heat is still within most tourists comfort zone. Shorts sleeves and skirts, but please remember to keep your shoulders and knees covered. Take a dip in the Ganga: The clear skies and plenty of sunshine make it ideal conditions! 

 

Is there anything else that you may want to ask?

Drop us an email: contact@theyogaschool.in

Or call on : +91 843 981 9339 between 10 am to 5 pm Indian Standard time

Or simply write to us on the Contact page

 

 

 

“It is called Ayurveda because it tells us which substances, qualities and actions are life enhancing and which are not”
~ Charaka Samhita ~

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The YogaVedic workshop
One Week - 6 nights 7 days

Ayurveda: An introduction: Concept, Origin and history; Traditional texts;
Dosha:Body humour,Prakriti(Physical Constitution) Parikshana(Determination)
Prakriti(Physical Constitution) : Types, Attributes and Function
Panch Pranas(Five Vital Air), Panch Kosha(Five Vital Sheath) and Panch Mahabhoota(Five Elements)

Health: Definition and principles
Disease and balance of dosha

Mitahar(Food Rules): Diet and classification of foods.

Yogic diet & Fasting: Technique and Principles.

Yoga and Ayurveda: Common origins and philosophy
Yogic Philosophy- Introduction to traditional yoga and texts
Yogic Anatomy and Physiology
Purification processes and use of Shat Kriyas(Cleansing techniques) of Yoga and Panchakarma(Cleansing techniques) of Ayurveda;
Yoga for different Prakriti types.

Lifestyle Schedule: Dinacharya(Day Routine), Ratricharya(Evening Routine), Rtucharya(Seasonal regimen) and Sadvritta(Ethical Regimen);
Theory in brief and practice schedule during the duration of workshop.

Therapy: Brief overview of yogic and Ayurvedic therapy;
Therapeutic application of Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra;
Therapeutic application of Shuddhi Kriya and Meditation.

Join to experience yoga beyond asana and a discovery of traditional ways of sharing of knowledge through the centuries.