vedic yoga massage teacher training
14 days Ayurvedic Yoga Massage T.T.C. with Antar Khirad
from € 1490
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is unique style of massage that combines deep tissue massage with coordinated breath work and yoga stretching.
It's a body work which is performed on the floor to allow free movement and flow. It combines dynamic and static techniques.
The deep tissue massage and working on 'marma's' (energy points) helps to relieve all the tensions in the body. These tensions are forms of knots and stiff muscles, which can be removed so that the body is prepared to receive assisted yoga stretching and to go deeper in relaxation.
This specific and therapeutical body work helps to correct postural imbalances and to restore harmony to the body with the help of Ayurvedic herbal oils and medicinal powders which are used for their healing properties.
It is a traditional and ancient wisdom of taking care of the body through breath work and healing techniques in order to channelise the energy. By pressing energy points the body can be harmonised and freed from physical and emotional blockages. Excess of toxins in the body and knots can be removed through this unique comprehensive approach.
This sacred body work happens between giver and receiver, allowing both an amazing sense of being present and available. It brings a state of meditation, which heals the body, enhances energy levels, deepens the experience of being here and now and helps with letting go of mind patterns and physical blockages and tensions.
Vedic yoga massage teacher training course
The Vedic yoga massage teacher training course focusses on self realisation and self healing through practices of self awareness, self acceptance and self love. The program has been designed to teach its participants all the specific techniques and sequences of this ancient body work, making them confident and skilled as a professional massage therapist.
the program embraces the following aspects:
A combination of dynamic and static techniques
Basic knowledge of Ayurveda
Learning to touch with awareness and to develop the intuitive skills
Developing healing powers by making one available in the present moment
Breathing techniques which enhance the stamina to give proper sessions without loosing own energy and strength
Learning to work on Marma ( energy points ) in the body
Walking on body techniques
Daily yoga practice and alignment classes
Daily massage sequences with therapeutical stretching
Daily meditation classes
Theoretical classes about Ayurveda
Mantras chanting, Fire cermony
Trips and excursions to temples, villages and more
2 delicious healthy vegetarian sattvic meals every day
The retreat is open to all, both beginners and those who already travelled the path ahead.
7:30 - 8:30 h. Morning Meditation and Pranayama class
9:00 - 10:00 h. Herbal tea
10:00 - 11:00 h. Vedic massage class
11:30 - 12:30 h. Brunch
13:00 - 15:00 h. Ayurveda philosophy and Vedic yoga massage class
15:00 - 15:30 h. Chai and Ayurvedic bites
16:30 - 18:30 h. Hatha yoga and Meditation class
19:00 - 20.30 h. Dinner
21:00 - 22:00 h. Bonfire and evening celebrations
Our well qualified teachers are carrying life time experiences of teaching and are having tremendous knowledge of 'Vedanta' and vedic rituals and techniques.
Antar is a yoga teacher and ayurvedic massage therapist. He was born in India. After his basic education in the northern part of India, he continued his inner search which he had from his young age. He moved to his master's community in Pune. In Osho commune he spend many years and shared his energy and skills and learnd body work and many meditation tecniques.
In 2000 he moved in Europe and has been living in Holland. Ever since he has been sharing internationally his life time experience of ayurveda, yoga and meditation.
Ma Yog Stuti
A nomad at heart , her journey started since she was young. Growing up she was influenced by her father which is where she first got to know about spirituality and yoga.
A strong desire to find some stability and tranquility led her to Sivananda Ashram where she formally underwent training to become a yoga teacher. Along with this she has attended various yoga and meditation camps learning and going deeper in it.
Since then she has been travelling and conducting programs which includes beginners, intermediate as well as being part of TTC as an Assistant Teacher. All this with the hope of sharing the peace that she has found.
The teacher trainings are based at our yoga and meditation retreat center Rishis International, located at the footsteps of the Himalayas, near the city of Rishikesh, known as the Yoga capital of India. We can arrange for your transport from the nearest city (Rishikesh) and airport (Dehradun Jolly Airport).
Zen deluxe private/double room with shared bathroom
This room, with a magnificent view over the rice fields and tropical jungle, has two single beds that can be joined together. The room can either be booked individually (shared option only available for female solo travellers) or by a couple or two friends booking at the same time. Zen deluxe room has a shared bathroom with Zorba deluxe room.
Zorba deluxe private/double room with shared bathroom
This room, with a magnificent view over the rice fields and tropical jungle, has two single beds that can be joined together. The room can either be booked individually (shared option only available for female solo travellers) or by a couple or two friends booking at the same time. Zorba deluxe room has a shared bathroom with Zen deluxe room.
Deluxe eco stone-bamboo hut with private bathroom
For those who like to have their own private space and bathroom, we offer a luxurious eco stone hut. This hut has a double bed and a private bathroom with a bathtub and toilet. The hut can be booking either individually or by a couple or two friends booking at the same time.
Food is an art to prepare and to receive. At our retreat, the food is based on Ayurvedic ingredients and is prepaired with love and care and with high hygienic standards. We provide vegetarian Indian sattvic cuisine cooked in traditional style.
Food is a very important part of life so we try to offer a balanced menu, with dishes that give nourishment to your body and that are easy to digest, in order to keep you calm and help you to go deeper in meditation.
During our teacher training we share with you the knowledge of how to make a simple act such as eating into a meditative practise.
4 weeks comfortable accommodaton at the yoga retreat center Rishis International
Yoga and meditation classes twice a day
daily anatomy and yoga philosophy classes
2 delicious vegetarian sattvic meals daily
daily evening celebrations including traditional Indian rituals and ceremonies
weekly trips and excursions
transport from and to Rishikesh of Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport on the day of arrival and day of departure
What's not included:
Transport fee to and from Rishikesh city or Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport on other days (we can book the taxi for you and arrage for pick-up and drop-off at the resort)
Good to know before you go/ additional information
Maximum 10 persons. This allows for us to give a lot of personal attention to each student's development.
Please bring loose, comfortable clothing for practicing the yoga postures. Also, we recommend that you bring a shawl for meditation practice.
What to bring
We have yoga mats at Rishis International which you are more than welcome to use. Alternatively, if you prefer to bring your own mat you are welcome to do so. Please pack some sun cream and insect repellant. Also remember to bring your travel adaptor for your various charging needs. Since the evenings may get a bit chilly, please bring a sweater with you as well.
We provide towels and bedsheets, and we have herbal shampoo and body wash for you to use too.
If you would like to spend a few days before the training or after the training at the resort, you are most welcome to do so. Please inquire with us beforehand which rooms are available for those days and we will book your room.
How to get there
Rishis International is situated approximately 15 km from Rishikesh and approximately 35 km from the nearest airport 'Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport'. There a several flights a day from New Delhi International Airport to Dehradun. The flight takes approximately 1.5 hours to reach there.
We offer free shuttle taxi services for our guests from and to both Rishikesh and Dehradun Jolly Airport on the starting day and on the final day of the Yoga Teacher Training program.
For those who desire to use a shuttle service from or to Rishikesh city of Dehrahdun Jolly Airport on other days we are charging a minimal service fee based on the local tariff. The cost of the taxi service from Rishikesh can be estimated at € 15 and the taxi service from Dehradun Jolly Airport at € 30, which is to be paid directly to the driver. You will be picked up by our driver at the agreed point at the city or airport and dropped of at the resort, making your stay fully hassle free.
If you prefer to come to Rishikesh a day or more before or after retreats, you could spend one of several days in Rishikesh and then rejoin us at Rishis International. We can arrange for your transport from the city to the resort.
In order to reserve your room please contact us to find out if the room is available for the dates you require. We then ask you for a deposit of 25% of the total amount via bank transfer. The other 75% can be either transferred by bank as well shortly before your arrival or can be paid in cash on the location.
Accepted payment methods for deposit payment
Accepted payment methods on location
Accepted currencies on location
Euro and Indian Rupee
In case of a cancellation within less than 4 weeks before your scheduled retreat program, your deposit payment of 25% will be charged. If you cancel more than 4 weeks before your scheduled retreat, your deposit will be refunded.
1 person shared double room € 1490
with shared bathroom
female travelers only
1 person private room € 1990
with shared bathroom
2 persons shared stone cottage with private bathroom € 3180
couples or friends only (€ 1590 p/p)
1 person private stone cottage
with private bathroom € 1750
When making a booking request, thank you for mentioning the following details in our contact form:
- the retreat or training program you're interested in
- on which dates you would like to participate in the program
- which room option has your preference