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Yogini Shambhavi Devi

‘The summit of purity, of the nature of consciousness, Self-effulgent, of the form of eternal bliss, pervading the entire universe, Your’s is the image of perception that belongs to oneself, which is why you should be meditated upon by us within our hearts’ - Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni

My prayer is for everyone to embrace the flow of Shakti into their lives as Divine Grace. Jai Ma Guru! - Yogini Shambhavi

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Yogini Shambhavi

Yogini Shambhavi Devi is one of the most important and dynamic women teachers of the deeper aspects of Yoga coming out of India today, widely respected worldwide and in traditional circles in India. Her teachings are rooted in the ancient teachings and traditions of Bhakti Yoga, Shakti Sadhana, Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology), Mantra Yoga and Ayurveda.

Shambhavi is a Yogacharya or master Yoga teacher with deep knowledge of Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Mantra Yoga. She is our Jyotishacharya or master teacher of Vedic astrology and handles astrological consultations for the institute, providing in depth reading of the birth chart, our karmas and our spiritual aspiration.

Yogini Shambhavi is a mystic Yogini, spiritual guide and educator of ancient Vedic traditions from the Himalayas. She is noted for her clear, direct, and uncompromising expression, and her ability to inspire seekers from every walk of life. She unfolds the bliss of wellbeing through special Vedic Upayas, ancient rituals, mantra and meditation, drawing one to the deeper ‘Yogic Reality’, awakening the universal Shakti power within us that is the key to all transformations.

Yogini Shambhavi Devi is devoted to bringing the wisdom of the ancient Rishis alive in our contemporary times. Her teachings and guidance inspire one to experience and celebrate the Shakti path through jnana (wisdom), contemplation, sacred rituals, Devi Sadhana and mantra chanting. She has numerous disciples worldwide.

Yoga Shakti Teaching Retreats & Programs – Yogini Shambhavi and Vamadeva Shastri conduct special Yoga Shakti Programs worldwide, where they draw the sadhaka into deeper Vedic and Tantric teachings.

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These Yoga Shakti Retreats immerse spiritual seekers in sacred rituals and mantras, Bhakti Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, and Yoga Asana.

The Yoga Shakti retreats are held in different places of special natural beauty and spiritual power worldwide, especially India, and are hosted along with various associated Yoga and Vedic groups, under the guidance of Shambhavi and Vamadeva. Yogini Shambhavi personally guides these retreats and they are a great place to experience her energy and her teachings.

Yogini Shambhavi holds the ancient Hindu Shakti yogic spiritual lineage which is Devi Shakti Tantra. With the grace and blessings of many revered Gurus and the guiding force of Sri Satguru Sivananda Murty and Pandit Vamadeva Shastri’s Guru-Jnana, she has been teaching and focusing on spirituality in daily life engaging in spiritual and humanitarian teachings and projects worldwide.

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with Satguru Sri Sivananda Murty

Yogini Shambhavi holds the blessings and divine grace of Satguru Sri Sivananda Murty, one of modern India’s greatest gurus, yogis and jnanis steeped in the Sanatana Dharma, culture and Vedic knowledge of India. Satguru Sivanananda Murty was the head of a Sivadvaita-Shaktivisishta order, the Saiva Mahapeetham of Andhra Pradesh, centered in Gurudham at Warangal, but with his home at Bheemli (Vishakhapatnam).

“I have known Yogini Shambhaviji for a long times. As a learned spiritual teacher, she guides many aspirants. She is a true enlightening Guru to many. With Her knowledge of Shakta literature with achievements in that direction in Sadhana, she is an ideal Guide in Shakti Sadhana. With very popular discourses She is acknowledged as a Guru, guide, a scholar and an upright conversationist. She continues to nobly serve the cause of spiritual sadhana in our country and abroad.”Satguru Sri Dr. K. Sivanandamurty (Mahamahopadhyaya, Desikottama)

The transformational power of the feminine is revealed in Shambhavi’s remarkable exploration of Goddess Kali. At this juncture in humanity, awakening the feminine offers hope that we can re-establish the balance of forces on Earth for the benefit of all. – Deepak Chopra

Shambhavi relives what she has felt over the years in the blue of the sky, in the enormity of sacred mountains, in her enlightenment within, in the barefoot light of time. She has envisioned Kali as an image of the divinity of man, as what humans make and are not. Her mind is ablaze on the steps of Kali in the waters of her consciousness. Shambhavi sprinkles syllables of milk from the depths of time to breathe the moment eternal, in instantaneous architectures of reflection, and in many colours of meaning. Experience the transformative grace of the Goddess in your own hearts through Shambhavi’s luminous vision of Ma Kali as the Universal World Mother. – Professor Lokesh Chandra, recipient of Padma Bhushan, Head of Indian Council of Cultural Relations

Shambhavi writes with the heart of a devotee, the soul of poet, and the insight of a sage. Meditating on the names and qualities of KALI she carries us into the living presence of the Dark Goddess. Kali’s awesome glory and unstoppable grace reverberate from every page. – Linda Johnsen

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Shambhavi with Srimati Gayatri Devi Vasudeva who carries forth the legacy of her esteemed Father Dr. B.V. Raman (1916-1998), regarded by many as the greatest Vedic astrologer of modern India and founder of the Astrological Magazine.

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Vamadeva Shastri and Yogini Shambhavi with Sri K.Natesanji

Shambhavi states that her deepest blessing revealed the nuances of tapas in my darshan of Sri K. Natesan one of the oldest disciples of Sri Ramana Maharshi and Seer poet Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni. March of 2009 his magnetic touch transcended the blessings of Bhagwan and Ganapati Muni in an instant of anugraha, the flow of divine grace.

As co-director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, Santa Fe NM, along with Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) they offer educational programs and trainings, Online and Long Distance Courses in Ayurveda, Yoga and Ayurveda, Vedic counseling and Vedic Astrology as well as Yoga Shakti retreats, Shakta teachings, personal empowerments and workshops in North and South America, Europe, Russia and India.

Yogini Shambhavi offers Vedic Consultations in Spiritual guidance and in Vedic Astrology. She facilitates one to draw the Shakti power of the Planets as divine grace into all levels of our lives. She has a deep understanding of the western mind and through her astrological consultations she creates an awareness of the ‘Planetary Influences’ in our lives, guiding one to work through the karmic strains with restorative and harmonising Upayas or Vedic remedial measures.

With Vamadeva Shastri she conducts teachings and programs worldwide. She is a Master Educator for the Chopra Center and has taught at Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Council of Vedic Astrology (CVA), American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA), National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), AAPNA, Kripalu, Yogaville, Sivananda Ashram centers, Swami Rama Sadhaka gram, Gayatri Pariwar Haridwar, Sudha Dharma Mandala Brazil, Parmarth Niketan, Berlin and Canada Yoga Festivals, Brazil Yoga for Peace, Chinmaya Mission, Sanchi University, Benares Hindu University (BHU), India Foundation and many more.



Sacred Shakti Mantras for the Nine Planets ORDER FROM AMAZON.COM.
Format: CD (Can also order through Spotify or I Tunes)
Author: Yogini Shambhavi
ISBN: 978-0-9409-8502-5
Price: $16.95
Publisher: Lotus Press
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Description: Jyotir Bhava, the Bhava or ‘Mood of the Divine Light’, draws one into the celestial radiance of the planets. Jyotish or Vedic Astrology is a sacred science of karma, unraveling all aspects of one’s life, destiny and deeper aspirations. Jyotish is said to be ‘The Eye of the Vedas’, providing us a mystic insight into the play of the cosmic universe.

This wonderful CD contains extensive astrological mantras, including the Vedic Names of Planets, Tantric Names of the Planets, Planetary Gayatris, Puranic verses to the Planets, and more, as well as special Vedic astrology mantras to Ganesha, Shiva, Durga, Kali and the Sun. Yogini Shambhavi is noted for her classical Indian voice and ability to draw the cosmic powers to us through her powerful invocations. The CD is unique in style, format, and expression of devotion. It constitutes a complete Sadhana for promoting positive planetary influences and removing those that are negative.


Yogini Bhava: Shakti Mantra Unfolds the Divine Within, US edition, Lotus Press, $16.95

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Shambhavi has completed her first CD, Yogini Bhava, the ‘mood of the Yogini’, featuring important mantras to various Hindu deities, including several forms of the Goddess, which was recorded in Bangalore in 2009. The CD has already been acclaimed by such groups as the Chopra Center, Hinduism Today and Sivanananda Yoga. It is regarded as one of the most important and powerful mantra CDs done in recent years, including by those trained in Indian classical music.

The CD contains powerful chants and bija mantras to Kali, Durga, Sundari, Lakshmi, Sarasvati, Annapurna, Shiva, Ganesha, Dattatreya and the planet Saturn. These bija mantras are easy to learn and very powerful for any Yoga sadhana. Shambhavi’s deep and melodious voice and her traditional chanting style make for a beautiful and blissful experience. The CD includes wonderful pictures and all the chants along with their translation. 


Yogini: Unfolding the Goddess Within | Author: Shambhavi Chopra | Foreword by David Frawley, Note by Lokesh Chandra | Publisher: Wisdom Tree India | Pages: 300 | Type: paperback | Available through and New Leaf distributors

A best selling India title on the direct experience of the Goddess and deeper Yoga practices by an important modern practitioner and teacher. The book has already undergone several reprints and regarded as a classic in the field. It unfolds a living encounter with the Goddess, such as rare in modern times. It consists of many poignant and unique episodes in the transformational life in one in whom the Yoga Shakti is awake and active at a moment by moment basis.

We recommend the book to those who want to know the essence of Tantra and the worship of the Goddess in a clear expression and relative to daily life. Contains many wonderful and inspirational stories. The book shows the true Yogini as a woman of profound inner experience and realization, not merely an asana adept.

Yogini Shambhavi Chopra, the author, brings a powerful inner personal experience with the Goddess into her stories and teachings. This is the first of her many creative productions.


Yogic Secrets of the Dark Goddess: Lightning Dance of the Supreme Shakti | Author: Shambhavi Chopra | Foreword by David Frawley & Note by Lokesh Chandra | Publisher: Wisdom Tree Books India | Pages: 300 | Type: paperback | Available through and through New Leaf distributors.

Perhaps the most important new book on the Goddess Kali to come out in recent decades,Yogic Secrets of the Dark Goddess unfolds the inner beauty, light, bliss and energy of the most enigmatic of the great Goddesses.

The book consists of wonderful stories, direct encounters with the Goddess and profound wisdom on the cosmic and transcendent reality. It outlines the deeper philosophical meaning of Kali as the supreme Goddess of Yoga, her mantras and rituals, and how she appears to sincere devotees today. It is a sequel to Shambhavi’s Yogini and shows her further unfoldment and teachings.

You can find many of her articles and book excerpts on our website under the Knowledge Center.

Note her article on  ChidAgni: the Goddess as the Fire of Consciousness

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