In traditional Ayurvedic texts, you find the benefits of massages: “It is nourishing, pacifies the doshas, relieves fatigue, provides stamina, pleasure and perfect sleep, enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin, promotes longevity and nourishes all parts of the body.” Attaining an overall balance in the body and the mind is the goal of Ayurvediv treatments. A healthy person is per definition free from illness and happy. Removing toxins and tensions are the first steps.
During the Teacher Trainings, you will have the opportunity to experience the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. You´ll receive relaxing and rejuvenating massages facilitated by professional and experienced therapists. Each massage will specify to one’s personal dosha or constitution. Hence it ensures a personalized healing experience through organic oil blends and techniques. This type of detoxification removes accumulated stress and toxins from the mind and body. Because of that you feel uplifted and your spirit can focus on the inner peace.
Most noteworthy, Ayurvedic cooking is not about what, but how. At our Training ceneter of Vedic Yoga Academy we can arrange Ayurvedic cooking classes on your free time. There you learn how to cook traditional dishes and the intricate nutritional balance. First of all you will use fresh products and local ingredients under the guidance of experienced cooks.
Food is an integral part of a holistic yogic lifestyle. First of all understanding how to use food, not only for nourishing but also as a preventative care against disease and illness. Certainly it is vital for a sustainable life.
Here, you will learn how to prepare yogic food for optimal digestion and absorption depending on the specific needs. You will experience the true taste of organic natural food. The prana will be taken into your body and refresh your energy. A healthy and balanced diet promotes optimal health and well-being. Furthermore it is a wonderful accompaniment to your daily Yoga practice.
Finally the students enjoy the meal together celebrating the essence of life by enjoying the delicious and nutritious food.
In your Yoga trainings with Vedic Yoga Academy, you can get a taste of local life. Learn to understand the history and culture and to dive deeper into your holistic experience of learning and growing. Connecting with your surroundings will enrich your stay and open your mind towards your transformative path. Here is a glimpse of activities dependent on the time of the year and your location:
See yourself sitting next to the second largest lake in Nepal. A densely forest shore full with birdlife surrounds the lake. With a clear sky the lake becomes a perfect mirror, reflecting the beautiful mountains.
World Peace Pagoda:
The pagoda sits on top of a large hill above Fewa Lake. This famous temple was built by Buddhist monks from the Japanese NipponzanMyohoji. You can feel the positive energy of it. Enjoy the view from that peacful and quiet place over the lake. Above all you can see the Annpurna Mountains clearly from there.
Go for boating in Fewa Tal and visit the traditional Barahi Temple situated in the middle of the lake. The boating trip alone is an experience offering the sights of the mountain ranges. Clear your mind for deep meditation as you are surrounded by the majestic mountains. While at the same time the lake wraps you into its stillness.
There are several temples in the surrounding areas. They are devoted to different deities, frequented by both Hindu and Buddhist devotees alike. Sit down for meditation and get your blessings in a spiritually enriched environment. You can listen to the chants of monks or see an Aarti in the evening.
Visit Shiva-Shakti or local deities’ temples that are near the Yoga training centre.
Witness Sunset fire ceremonies. Priests conduct Aarti at the river edge in both Rishikesh and Haridwar.
Soak in the sun while it is rising/ setting on the banks of Ganga. Share the space with people who accumulate there to gain on spiritual energy.
During your training at Vedic Yoga Academy you will learn the most auspicious and healing Mantras from the Vedic culture. First of all you get to know how to pronounce the Sanskrit words in the right manner. You will also understand the deep meaning and related effects of those holy chants on the body and mind. The vibrations rearrange your molecular structure, creating a balanced body and mind connection. Therefore chanting even effects the smallest particles of the body.
Mantras, repetitive sounds that penetrate the depths of the unconscious mind, adjust the vibration of all aspects of your being. The benefit of rising consciousness can be felt by audible chanting or simply by listening and absorbing the vibrations. The act of your tongue pressing against the palate of the mouth stimulates the brain. The hypothalamus, thalamus, and the pituitary gland are activated. They govern the endocrine system and the chemical releases of the body, balancing the body. The Mantras help the natural healing on a deep structural level.
In the retreat center of Vedic Yoga Academy we will be serve organic food produced by the local farmers. They work in the traditonal and natural manner which their products reflect. You can taste the love and the care they put into their work. Furthermore you feel the healing effect on your body as you take in pure enrgy with the food. Refreshed your mind and your body and feel nurtured completly.
Poeple work in sync with mother nature and with deep respect for the animals. They produced the food in harmony with the seasons so the soil never gets exploited or exhauseted. You can see the sustainability by watching them work. You will have seasonal products fresh from the local frams or from the private garden of the beautiful family who will be your host throughout the education. This completes your experience and is a model of appreciation towards nature.
In the Vedic age a science to communicate with the spiritual realm was developed through wisdom and insight. The element of transformation, fire, is part of many of them. At the training with Vedic Yoga Academy you will learn the meaning of fire Rituals. We perform the offerings with herbs and Ghee. They are conducted to clean the energy and worship Mother Nature. Feel the spiritual cleaning and rejuvenation by those ancient elevation techniques.
In the advanced trainings you will learn about the sacred ritual of Angihotra and feel the cleaning power of the fire ceremony. As a result you will be able to perform them at home as well.
Nepal is known for as the perfect location to experience paragliding. Because of that many professionals and beginners enjoy the stunning views of the montains high up in the air. Surrounded by greenery you can overlook the beautuful Fewa Lake. You´ll see the whole Annapurna mountain range as the birds fly next to you in peaceful silence.
Feel complete freedom and create an everlasting experience.
Indulge yourself in various treks through the hills, passing through villages, farm terraces and stretches of woods. Enjoy the stunning views of the peaks and valleys of the Himalayas. Also experience the mystical atmosphere as the mist clears up in the morning. Hence the birds´songs sound beautiful with the sunrise. Most noteworthy the natural surroundings and the intac and original nature are spectacular. Finally the intact nature will bring you back to yourself.
Dhampus Village, a two-day trek from Pokhara or a short 60 minute taxi ride, offers a unique cultural experience. You can find authentic Nepalese communities and commerce there. From here a one-hour trek through the inspiring Dhampus Jungle, will bring hikers upon the unforgettable Australian Camp (2000 meters altitude). This amazing location offers stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain range, including the Fishtail peak. If that is not enough you can choose to do the whole 21 days Anpurna circuit. Similarily any route will offer treasures for you. While trekking through the auspicious mountains of the sacred Himalayas you feel the freedom and peace from the inside and the outside alike.