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About Vedic Yoga Centre
“Coming to the Vedic Yoga Centre is an opportunity to come back to the present, back home to yourself.”
The Vedic Yoga Centre (VYC) is a Retreat Centre which specialises in the science of Ayurveda and Yoga. The Centre is located on the banks of the holy river Ganga in the small town of Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, located in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Rishikesh is regarded as the Yoga Capital of the World and is just six hours by car, train or bus from Delhi. The Centre is a peaceful oasis for learning and practicing the ancient science of yoga, specifically Vedic Yoga.
Yoga and the Vedas
Before you come to visit us, allow yourself to let go of all your pre-conceived ideas about yoga, so that you will be free to refine your understanding of the traditional Vedic concepts and yogic practices. The practices offered by the VYC present a holistic approach to the concept of yoga which encompasses your total well-being through a range of different systems. Vedic Yoga is a traditional science based upon the teachings of the Vedas which were written between 1500 and 1000 BC. They show us how to return to our inner nature through various methods and techniques, which have been tested throughout the ages.
The courses offered by the Centre are based on these teachings as seen through the experience of Shailendra Singh Negi, senior teacher. In today’s world, there are many different forms of yoga, most of which are focused on one specific aspect of practice. However, the VYC uses a combination of all different ancient teachings which include Mantra, Meditation, Samyak Kriya, Asana, Pranayama, Bandha and Mudra, thus encompassing the body, mind and spirit. Practicing these will bring alignment to the life force within you, which will awaken your ability to live your yoga in all dimensions of your life, and giving you an attitude that will help you to Serve, Love and Surrender – qualities which we foster at our Centre. In fact, the essential point of Vedic Yoga is to learn how to surrender. When you learn how to serve, love and surrender, you can live your life whole-heartedly and fearlessly.
The courses offered by the Centre are based on these teachings as seen through the experience of Shailendra Singh Negi, senior teacher.
“Vedic Yoga means a traditional system of yoga which combines all different yogic practices to give you access to your inner dimension, so that you can actually live your yoga, moment to moment.”
The way to connect with your higher self and tune the inner body only comes through practicing with discipline and determination. The Vedas are the wisdom, and the Yogic practice is the tool which helps awaken this wisdom within you. The result will bring harmony between your thoughts, emotions and actions, which will help you experience a life without fear, and one of peace, happiness and contentment. Some of the basic foundations of the Vedic methods include meditative contemplation, faith in God, trust in oneself, appreciation of (and living in harmony with) nature and the environment, and experiencing oneness in all relationships. Yoga is the underlying practical aspect of all spiritual traditions as it leads to enhanced awareness and realisation of oneness with the Universe. Just as the different beads of a rosary are linked together by one single thread, so all the various traditions of Vedanta and Tantra are linked by Yoga.
the vedic yoga centre offers
About VYC
The Vedic Yoga Centre offers a traditional Vedic approach to finding your inner peace and total wellness. The Centre provides a committed atmosphere and inspirational teachings, which will help you to experience this. However, you will only experience this if you are determined to take responsibility for your well-being.
One day in Vedic Yoga Centre
A regular day at the Vedic Yoga Centre starts with a Hatha Yoga and meditation practice.  During the day, one can choose between a range of Ayurvedic therapies or take a walk in nature to see local places of interest.  A Kriya Yoga class is offered in the afternoon; and the evenings end with a Kirtan (mantra chanting) and Satsang (a spiritual discussion).  On special occasions the Centre also holds also fire ceremonies for healing.  These activities are offered to those who stay at the Centre as well as those staying in other accommodation.  For those on a Retreat at the Centre, a greater variety of activities are arranged including pilgrimages to nearby holy sites, and visits to local temples and other holy places.  Ayurvedic meals are also offered as part of a Retreat.  Contact us for more information.
This is a jewel in Rishikesh which has many ashrams and spiritual centers. There are several amazing aspects to this center. It is located on the Ganges river basically and is super clean. As I mentioned above, and is the MOST important part, Master Shailendra is truly a great gift to the world. He knows so much and is so humble.
- Fredbusch 2018, Florida
I stayed for 3 weeks at this yoga center 2 years ago. It gave me a good and deep experience of Kriya Yoga. I decided to go back and organized a yoga retreat with my students, so this month our group stayed there for 2 weeks. It was truly a wonderful and fulfilling experience for me as a teacher. Everything worked smoothly from Shailendra's classes to meals and helpful service from his sincere team. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the location couldn't be better. I highly recommend this place for practicing yoga and for getting the Rishikesh experience.
- Karianitamoe, Norway, 2018
Vedic Yoga Centre has an amazing atmosphere that you experience right after you enter the house. Super cozy, clean and quiet. It has a perfect location and great service. This is a wonderful place to enjoy Rishikesh, practice yoga and experience peace and harmony thanks to a wonderful teacher. I stayed here two times in 2017 and 2018. Both stays were 3-week long. And I absolutely enjoyed each and every day of my yoga retreat at this yoga center. Recommend and look forward to visiting this place again. Thanks!
- Tanya, 2018