Additional Study and Training in the Vedic Sciences

yogaville2Below are listed additional study options, including our courses as available in longer training programs, in other countries and in other languages. We have many affiliations globally. 

Note that Vamadeva (Dr. David Frawley) is focusing his tutorial work on teaching Vedic mantras and philosophy to a few select students, including higher Yoga teachings. Yet you can access him through our retreats and programs. Yogini Shambhavi takes on a few advanced students for her Yogini training and is accessible through spiritual and astrological consultations.


For affiliated schools offering our courses in different classroom settings, including  in different countries and languages.

Yoga on Main – Ed Zadlo

Ayurveda and Yoga Trainings: Certification and Teacher Trainings Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda and Integral Ayurveda/ Yoga therapy. Includes classroom courses and training based upon Vamadeva’s Ayurvedic Healing Course and other teachings. Directed by Ed Zadlo, who has studied with Vamadeva for more than twenty-five years and is one of our Yogacharyas.

Yoga of Recovery Program – Sivananda Ashram

Taught by Durga Leela of the Sivananda Ashram, along with Swami Sitaramananda, at various locations including Grass Valley, California, Sivananda Bahamas, and Vietnam. Uses aspects of our Yoga and Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Healing courses to help students in recovery from addictions and other problems. Developing special Yoga and Ayurveda training as well.

At the Core – Canada

Ayurvedic Classroom Training in Canada using our Ayurvedic Healing course material as part of a longer program of instruction and classroom training in the Toronto area, for those who want hands-on instruction and personal guidance. The training is part of a Yoga and Ayurveda school and treatment center run by Greg and Jackie Van Acker, who are among our most advanced students. Also offer Vedic astrology consultations.

Lubrano, Dr. Arcangelo – Spanish Ayurvedic Healing Course

Spanish version of our Ayurvedic Healing distance learning program for those who want to take the course in Spanish. In addition, advanced Ayurvedic training in Spanish, offered in Spain and Latin America with Dr. Arcangelo Lubrano, who is a trained psychiatrist as well as an Ayurvedic practitioner and student of Vamadeva and Atreya Smith.

Vedic Studies – Europe

Teaches our in-depth Vedic Yoga programs in Europe, centered in Cologne, Germany. Includes study of Vedic values, life-style practices, Yoga and Ayurveda, Vedic astrology, rituals, pranayama, mantra and meditation; classroom instruction and consultations. Also hosts programs and retreats with Dr. Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi. Our main center in Europe.

Vedic Center

For Vamadeva’s distance learning courses in Germany and Russia and in the German and Russian languages, including our Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, and Yoga and Ayurveda programs. Directed by Sergej Kuschpel and Maxim Kuschpel. Allied with special Yoga trainings at Yoga Flow in St. Petersburg, Russia.


These are programs with schools associated with us, but which are separate institutions. These schools can provide Vedic studies in various areas. Some also offer Ayurvedic treatment, including in India.

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar

For Ayurvedic treatment in the United States (Santa Cruz, California), as well as for Ayurvedic studies and Vedic astrology. One of the leading resident Ayurvedic doctors and teachers in the West, also affiliated with the Chopra Center and Kerala Ayurveda. Co-author withi Dr. Frawley of the Art and Science of Vedic Counseling.

Vinayak Ayurveda Center/ Dr. Sunil Joshi

For clinical training in India at Nagpur and clinical study in the US and Europe. Joshi has an excellent school, clinic, pharmacy and dormitory in India, comfortable for western students. He travels and teaches worldwide, including in the USA and Europe; conducts Pancha Karma in the US. Vamadeva has worked with Dr. Joshi since 1988.

Kerala Ayurveda Academy

For additional training and clinical options in Ayurveda, including study in India with special Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner programs. Excellent treatment facilities at Ayurvedagram, Bangalore, and in Kochi, as well as at their Ayurvedic schools. Vamadeva is a Kerala Academy advisor. We conduct retreats at Ayurvedagram, with the next scheduled for March 17-24, 2015.

International Academy of Ayurved

Our Ayurvedic students can continue on for advanced training in Pune, India with Avinash Lele and Subhash Ranade. This arrangement has been going on for many years as well as collaboration between Frawley, Ranade and Lele on books like Ayurveda and Marma Therapy. Many European Ayurvedic students attend these trainings.

California College of Ayurveda

The California College of Ayurveda is founded by Marc Halpern, and Vamadeva has been an important advisor since its beginning. CCA has an extensive Ayurvedic program and uses Vamadeva’s Ayurveda course as part of its textbook material. Our Vedic institute students have received credit with CCA over the years and we have recommended CCA for advanced study.

Florida Vedic Institute Yoga Teacher Certification Course

Our home study program is one of the most comprehensive in the United States. More information and practice is involved than in most systems that involve study with a teacher. It introduces students to a variety of different philosophies that make up the vast system of Indian teachings. Compiled by Yogi Baba Prem Tom Beal, a Vedavisharada from the American Institute of Vedic Studies.

Florida Vedic Institute Sanskrit Course

Students can learn basic Sanskrit in the comfort of their home. This program will teach the basics so that students can pronounce mantras properly, as well as simple grammar rules that will deepen every students skill and knowledge level. Compiled by Yogi Baba Prem Tom Beal.

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