Our next Yoga Shakti retreat with be held in Ortal, Italy in November 18-25, 2013, in a beautiful lake district with all the power of nature. It will center on the transformative power of Agni or the inner fire of Prana and consciousness, delving into the deeper Yoga and Ayurveda forms of Agni for healing and higher awareness. Many students from Germany and Russia are expected. Note flier to the right. Soma Yoga center of Freiburg, Germany will aid in the registration and teaching. We will also conduct a Yoga and Ayurveda program in Freiburg itself.
This program will be in the Kumaon, Himalayas by the city of Ranikhet at 6000 feet, with visits to local temples, especially Dunagiri (Durga), Jageshwar (Shiva), and Mahavatar Babaji’s cave. The resort we will be staying in has a full view of the greater Himalaya range extending to Nanda Devi. We will post more information on the event soon. This will be our only India retreat this upcoming year. It will include a special celebration of the Holi festival of colors. It will be our seventh annual Himalayan program and our fourth retreat in the Ranikhet region. For more information you can contact Yogini Shambhavi (email@example.com).
Vamadeva and Shambhavi have joined Kerala Ayurveda in teaching and advisory capacities and will help in its development and training programs for the future.
CHOPRA CENTER UNIVERSITY – Vamadeva Shastri as Master Educator
Our 2013 programs involve special programs with the Chopra Center University (June, October) where Vamadeva is now featured along with Deepak as a senior Master Educator, helping with Deepak’s mantra and meditation training and serving as a general advisor to the university. Vamadeva will also provide special webinars and articles on important topics. He will be the main teacher for the Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher Training program.
Labor Day Vedic Integration Program (Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic astrology), a variety of speakers featuring Vamadeva and Yogini Shambhavi. We have been working with Sivananda now for more than twenty years. This will be a new program bringing together all the Vedic sciences.
New Allied Sivananda Programs for 2013-2014 - Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Counselor Certification Program, based upon Vamadeva’s course material, with Swami Sitaramananda and Durga Leela, taught in several locations.
The NAMA conference will be important for all students of Ayurveda and will be held in Albuquerque, NM. Vamadeva (Acharya Frawley) is one of the four major advisors of the organization since its inception. He will be one of the keynote speakers, as he has been in the past. He will speak on Soma relative to his new book Soma in Yoga and Ayurveda, as part of the conference theme on longevity. Shambhavi will do an opening chant and speak for part of the session as well.
India Trip March 2013 Concluded Programs
March 8-14, 2013: Sixth Annual Ma Ganga Yoga Shakti Retreat at the Himalayan foothills above Rishikesh, information from retreat: Shiva-Shakti Yoga empowers our Higher Prana and Inner Self awareness for total well-being and harmony. A comprehensive curriculum of Vedic thought, Yoga philosophy, and Mantra Yoga. Celebrate the auspicious Maha Shiva Ratri, the great Night of Shiva, the Lord of Yoga. Immerse yourself in powerful sacred rituals, devotional attunement, satsanga and silent contemplation. Honor the healing force of Ma Ganga with festive evening Arati, wish-fulfilling boats and propitiations of the planets, as well as regular meditations. Develop your own deeper relationship with Ma Ganga. Fifty people attended this special event.
Feb. 20-27, 2013. Vamadeva and Shambhavi were in Ayurveda Gram, Banglore, a facility operated by Kerala Ayurveda. Vamadeva and Shambhavi did some special videos for Kerala Ayurveda.
Feb. 27-March 2. Vamadeva and Shambhavi were in Vishakhapatnam with Guruji Sivananda Murty for special meeting on mundane astrology and the future of humanity.
March 4. Vamadeva was with Swami Veda Bharati at Swami Rama Sadhaka Gram in Rishikesh. Swami Veda will go into silence on March 10. Vamadeva spoke at Swami Rama’s center on Shiva on March 7.
March 15-22. Vamadeva and Shambhavi were in Ranikhet and Mayavati (Ramakrishna Math) in the Kumaon, Himalayas for private programs. Vamadeva and Shambhavi had an inspirational meeting with Swami Satyamayananda of the ashram.