2018 Our Special Retreats and Events
Dr. David Frawley (Acharya Vamadeva) and Yogini Shambhavi Devi

Take transformative programs and have a personal interaction with Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), one of the most celebrated Vedic teachers of our times, and Yogini Shambhavi Devi, one of India’s foremost teachers of Shakti Sadhana from the Himalayas.

Dr. Frawley D. Litt. is regarded as perhaps the most respected western teacher of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic Studies in India and the world today. He has received several important honors from India, including the prestigious Padma Bhushan award from the President of India and the National Eminence Award from the South Indian Education Society (SIES).

Yogini Shambhavi Devi is a highly respected Shakti guru in India with many students and devotees throughout the world. She guides students in deeper Yoga, mantra and meditation practices. She offers astrological and spiritual consultations covering all aspects of life.

Please note our Facebook pages for more information on programs, as well as for shorter events not listed below (including Vamadeva and Shambhavi’s other India based programs).


Join us in France in July 

Vedic Journey to Wisdom – a Five Day Retreat led by Dr David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi with Côme Carpentier de Gourdon

Gnosis, Rituals, Yoga and Astrology

A rare opportunity in Europe to participate in a five day seminar led by the celebrated teacher and writer Dr David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi, with Côme Carpentier de Gourdon. An esoteric experience of higher knowledge, transformational healing and planetary awareness, rooted in the deeper rishi tradition of the Vedas. At a wonderful retreat center in the French countryside.

Seminar in English – Open to Everybody – Limited number of participants

  • La Maison Normande Saint-Léger-sous-la-Bussière, Southern Burgundy, France 


  • Early Bird Price , if booked before April 30, 2019: EUR 980.-
  • Normal price: EUR 1’200.-

Course fees include five lunches, break refreshments and two dinners on site. Special sign up conditions for this retreat: EUR 500 non refundable deposit on booking are due and the remainder by May 31st, 2019. Please contact us directly at

Basic information is below. We can provide more detail when you contact us, including help with accommodations.


With Dr. David Frawley, Yogini Shambhavi & Come Carpentier
July 13 – 17, 2019
St Leger sous la Bussiére, Burgundy France
JULY 13 SATURDAY 2:30-3:00 pm – Registration at Site -Tea-Coffee
Topics for Discussion
Dr. David Frawley
Vedic approaches to higher knowledge in the systems of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology and their practical relevance on individual, collective and planetary levels. Integral Approach to Yoga and Ayurveda for Body, Prana and Mind, our Inner Healing Power. Vedic View of Time, History, Astrology and Cosmology. Mantra, Meditation, Mind and Consciousness.
Yogini Shambhavi Chopra
Role and Influence of Women in Hinduism :Tantra, Yoga, Jyotisha, Vedic Rituals
Yogic practices for Cultivating Sthira Shakti, the Power of Peace and Stillness with Pranayama (settling the Prana or breath), Fire Rituals
Meditation and Mantra chanting to harmonize MIND-BODY-HEART-SPIRIT
Rituals for balancing the energies of the Sun and Moon.
Yogic Understanding of Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology for creating an auspicious flow of Divine Grace in our lives.
Women are the key role players in world peace where through their spiritual insight they harmonize the the family, society and world at large. Tantric wisdom guides us to surrender our inner fires to the cosmic fires.
Come Carpentier
Validity of Hindu cosmology, philosophy and psychology (science of mind), in the light of contemporary knowledge and recent discoveries, taking into account various schools of Indian thought (Vedanta, Yoga, Tantra, Buddhism).
Early Bird Price, if booked before April 30, 2019: EUR 980.-
Normal price: EUR 1’200.-
Course fees include five lunches, break refreshments and two dinners on site. Special sign up conditions for this retreat: EUR 500 non refundable deposit are due upon registration and the remainder by May 31st, 2019.

Please read the following information for accommodations so you can comfortably attend the program. If you consider attending the seminar we highly recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible as summer is the high season in Burgundy.
Reservation websites such as or Trip advisor allow you to book your accommodation with free cancelation up to a few days before your arrival date.
For self catered accommodation consider AirbnB in the vicinity of F- 71520 – St Léger sous la Bussière.
We are holding rooms at the following properties for the retreat participants
Manoir de Montdidier
L’Estaminet in Mazille
If you decide to book at these properties please mention that you are part of this seminar so that they will release the rooms to you. Please contact us for further information on other hotels and gîtes we are holding at different price levels.
The area around Cluny is popular on weekends and during the summer, so we strongly recommend that you reserve your accommodation as soon as you have decided to participate in a course using a reservation website such as tripadvisor or and searching in the vicinity of St Leger sous la Bussière, France.
Should you wish to cancel after you have paid for the course and within 2 months before the start of the course we reserve the right to charge a cancelation fee of EUR 100. If however you find another participant to replace you, this fee will be waived. You also have the option to use the cancelation fee towards a future seminar within the following 12 months. Unfortunately should you wish to cancel within one month before the start of the seminar the whole seminar fee risks being forfeited should we be unable to fill your place.
Please pay the course fee by bank transfer to the following account:
Association DEVA
Account number 76.504.517.140.3
IBAN: CH90 0832 7765 0451 7140 3
BIC: RBABCH22CEA – Clearing 8327
Caisse d’Epargne d’Aubonne Société coopérative, CP 56
CH 1170 Aubonne, Switzerland.
Please download the form for signing up for the
La Maison Normande nestles among gentle hills and unspoiled pasture land in an idyllic, bucolic landscape in southern Burgundy – an area rich in history, and imbued with the spiritual heritage of nearby Cluny.
A trout river runs for 300 meters down one side of the property, which extends to four acres, the other boundaries are defined by an old stone wall which lends a sense of definition and protection to this special place.
Visitors find an atmosphere of peace and tranquility which is particularly conducive to meditation and contemplation. It is the principal location for Association Deva courses and seminars with a main conference room capable of welcoming up to 40 people, and several other meeting places for smaller gatherings. In summer the courtyard, garden and orchard offer additional spots for workshops and less formal group work.
The property has an abundance of natural resources in its immediate surroundings which lend themselves to guided discovery walks, such as, for example, herb collecting for traditional medicine and natural remedies. In fact just a few minutes walk up the hill from the house is a secret and ancient Holy Well, today practically forgotten, which was used for healing in the very recent past; further on, and higher, the rambler comes across another lost spring issuing from a grassy bank and feeding a timeworn abreuvoir (drinking trough) which was known to passing travellers centuries ago, its cool clear water refreshing many a dry throat. It is a magical place, full of birdsong and the humming of bees in summer – but there are so many more enchanted places to discover by following the green lanes and tracks through the woods and pastures.

Our 2019 Conferences


National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)

Join Us For Our 15th Annual Conference!

April 26-28, 2019 at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, California

Each year our board, committee, staff, and volunteers work diligently to bring an annual event that delivers an abundance of valuable tools and education to NAMA members and the community at large. Last year’s event was a significant achievement, with the highest number of attendees to date. Join us in 2019 for an event brimming with educational experiences and community spirit in a retreat-like setting among the redwoods.

Theme will be Ayurveda and the Mind, Ayurvedic Psychology and with reference to Yoga, Vedanta and Vedic Astrology.

Dr. David Frawley will be one of the main keynote speakers. Yogini Shambhavi will speak on Shakti and Vedic astrology. Dr. Vasant Lad and Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar will be keynote speakers as well.


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. Regular classes.

Yoga of Recovery Program – Sivananda Ashram


Yoga & Ayurveda Certificate Course, 10-day Training Certification – David Frawley course material – AIVS/Sivananda certification
The certification is provided jointly by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers/ OR Integral Yoga Institute and AIVS (Dr. David Frawley), giving it special value and worldwide recognition.Taught by Durga Leela and Swami Sitaramananda in classroom instruction in beautiful ashram settings. It has been going on over the last three years.

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 Yogesh (Greg) and Shankari (Jackie Van Acker), who are among our most advanced students. Also offer Vedic astrology consultations and classes. Regular programs.

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.

With the Chopra Center, Primordial Sound Teacher Training

We are continuing our work with the Chopra Center in terms of the Primordial Sound Advanced Mantra and Meditation Teacher training and its new on-line program through 2018. We have been working with the Chopra Center since their opening twenty years ago and will continue regular webinars with them throughout the year.




2019 India  Sacred Yoga Journey February 21 -March 6. Madhya Pradesh and the heartland of India, ending up on the Ganga above Rishikesh – Madhya Pradesh- Indore-Mandu-Maheshwar-Omkareshwar-Ujjain- Himalayas -Rishikesh-Glass House on the Ganga.

Learning and Experiencing the Vedic Wisdom with Dr. David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi.

Omkareshwara on the Narmada River is one of the twelve famous Jyotir Lingas dedicated to Lord Shiva, where Adi Shankar studied with his guru and did his main writings and commentaries.

Mahakal in Ujjain is the another famous Jyotir Linga famous for its connection with Jyotish or Vedic astrology. Mahakal is the time form of Lord Shiva. All Jyotish astronomical calculations were traditionally centered in Ujjaind, also called Avantika. That is why we are emphasizing Jyotish in this event.

In addition the program corresponds to the later phase of the famous Kumbha Mela Jan. 15-March 4 at the Ganga in Allahabad. We will celebrate March 4, which is Shiva Ratri, at the Glass House above  Rishikesh with our own private beach on the Ganga to experience this sacred event.

2018/2019 Kauai Ayurveda Yoga Shakti Program, December 28 to January 5, 2019.

Experiential Lifestyle Ayurvedic Wisdom for Mind-Body-Spirit Rejuvenation with Dr. David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi in Kauai, Hawaii USA.

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