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Spreading the light of the Vedas

The American Institute of Vedic Studies is an online educational center providing courses, resources and publications for an international audience.

It focuses on Vedic knowledge systems of Ayurveda, Yoga-Vedanta, Vedic Astrology and Vedic Counseling along with the background system of Hinduism or ‘Sanatana Dharma’.

It emphasizes bringing together the greater Yoga tradition in an integral manner according to its Vedic origins. Founded by Dr David Frawley (Acharya Vamadeva Shastri) it is co-directed by Yogini Shambhavi.

The American Institute of Vedic Studies offers a wide range of courses on ancient Vedic sciences, including Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedic Astrology.

The American Institute of Vedic Studies offers an enriching collection of books on Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedic astrology, Vedanta, and spiritual practices.

The American Institute of Vedic Studies offers insightful Vedic astrology consultations with Yogini Shambhavi, providing profound guidance and spiritual wisdom.

The American Institute of Vedic Studies offers transformative special programs, events and retreats, providing deep immersion into Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedic wisdom.

Spreading the light of the Vedas

The American Institute of Vedic Studies is an online educational center providing courses, resources and publications for an international audience.

It focuses on Vedic knowledge systems of Ayurveda, Yoga-Vedanta, Vedic Astrology and Vedic Counseling along with the background system of Hinduism or ‘Sanatana Dharma’.

It emphasizes bringing together the greater Yoga tradition in an integral manner according to its Vedic origins. Founded by Dr David Frawley (Acharya Vamadeva Shastri) it is co-directed by Yogini Shambhavi.

The American Institute of Vedic Studies offers a wide range of courses on ancient Vedic sciences, including Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedic Astrology.

The American Institute of Vedic Studies offers an enriching collection of books on Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedic astrology, Vedanta, and spiritual practices.

The American Institute of Vedic Studies offers insightful Vedic astrology consultations with Yogini Shambhavi, providing profound guidance and spiritual wisdom.

The American Institute of Vedic Studies offers transformative special programs, events and retreats, providing deep immersion into Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedic wisdom.

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Astrology of the Seers: A Guide to Vedic (Hindu) Astrology

ASTROLOGY OF THE SEERS first published in 1990, is regarded as one of the classic modern books on Vedic astrology, covering all the main aspects of its theory, background and practice. It is particularly well known for its philosophical approach and poetic style. The book discusses the relationship of Vedic and Western astrology, including Planets and deities and the cycles of the Yugas. It has a special section on medical astrology and on mantras.

Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine

YOGA OF HERBS contains many of the most commonly used western herbs with a profound Ayurvedic perspective, explaining their energetics according to a deeper yogic vision. Important Chinese and special Ayurvedic herbs are also introduced from the same point of view. Beautiful diagrams and charts, as well as detailed glossaries, appendices and index are included. The book helps you understand to use hundreds of herbs according to the ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine and its yogic insight.

Ayurveda and the Mind: The Healing of Consciousness

AYURVEDA AND THE MIND is the first book published in the West that explores specifically the psychological aspect of Ayurvedic medicine and the related system of Yoga philosophy. The book explores how to heal our minds on all levels from the subconscious to the superconscious, along with the role of diet, impressions, mantra, meditation, yoga and many other methods to create wholeness. It puts us in charge of our own psychological well-being with tools that help us shape the full potential of our lives. After more than ten years in print, it remains the main book on this important topic.

Ayurvedic Astrology: Self-healing through the Stars

Ayurvedic Medicine represents the healing branch of yogic science, while Vedic astrology provides its understanding of time and karma. Ayurvedic astrology teaches the interface of these two extraordinary systems in the Vedic astrology of healing. Ayurvedic Astrology has become one of the most dynamic new branches of Vedic astrology in the West.

Featured Books By Dr. David Frawley & Yogini Shambhavi

Discover the profound wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedic Science with our selection of books by Dr David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi. 

Let these experts take you on a transformative journey through their literary masterpieces and immerse yourself in the timeless teachings of ancient Vedic wisdom. 

Each book encapsulates the essence of Vedic wisdom, from Ayurvedic healing to the spiritual essence of yoga. Unlock the secrets of holistic living and self-realisation as you explore the pages meticulously crafted by these celebrated authors. 

Available across multiple platforms, these captivating books promise to enrich your mind, body and soul, opening doors to a life of profound well-being and self-discovery.

Featured Books By Dr. David Frawley & Yogini Shambhavi

Discover the profound wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedic Science with our selection of books by Dr David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi. 

Let these experts take you on a transformative journey through their literary masterpieces and immerse yourself in the timeless teachings of ancient Vedic wisdom. 

Each book encapsulates the essence of Vedic wisdom, from Ayurvedic healing to the spiritual essence of yoga. Unlock the secrets of holistic living and self-realisation as you explore the pages meticulously crafted by these celebrated authors. 

Available across multiple platforms, these captivating books promise to enrich your mind, body and soul, opening doors to a life of profound well-being and self-discovery.

Astrology of the Seers: A Guide to Vedic (Hindu) Astrology

ASTROLOGY OF THE SEERS first published in 1990, is regarded as one of the classic modern books on Vedic astrology, covering all the main aspects of its theory, background and practice. It is particularly well known for its philosophical approach and poetic style. The book discusses the relationship of Vedic and Western astrology, including Planets and deities and the cycles of the Yugas. It has a special section on medical astrology and on mantras.

Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine

YOGA OF HERBS contains many of the most commonly used western herbs with a profound Ayurvedic perspective, explaining their energetics according to a deeper yogic vision. Important Chinese and special Ayurvedic herbs are also introduced from the same point of view. Beautiful diagrams and charts, as well as detailed glossaries, appendices and index are included. The book helps you understand to use hundreds of herbs according to the ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine and its yogic insight.

Ayurveda and the Mind: The Healing of Consciousness

AYURVEDA AND THE MIND is the first book published in the West that explores specifically the psychological aspect of Ayurvedic medicine and the related system of Yoga philosophy. The book explores how to heal our minds on all levels from the subconscious to the superconscious, along with the role of diet, impressions, mantra, meditation, yoga and many other methods to create wholeness. It puts us in charge of our own psychological well-being with tools that help us shape the full potential of our lives. After more than ten years in print, it remains the main book on this important topic.

Ayurvedic Astrology: Self-healing through the Stars

Ayurvedic Medicine represents the healing branch of yogic science, while Vedic astrology provides its understanding of time and karma. Ayurvedic astrology teaches the interface of these two extraordinary systems in the Vedic astrology of healing. Ayurvedic Astrology has become one of the most dynamic new branches of Vedic astrology in the West.

Dr David Frawley

Founder & Director

Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), acclaimed Vedacharya, has made immense contributions to the field of Vedic knowledge and understanding worldwide. His work is highly esteemed by both his peers as well as government authorities – he was awarded India’s prestigious Padma Bhushan award in 2015 for his distinguished service to the nation! With a D. Litt (the highest possible degree in Yoga & Vedic sciences) from SVYASA, Dr Frawley’s commitment to education shines through with online courses available at the American Institute of Vedic Studies (see below) on top of over 50 extensively published books sold the world over. 

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