Our Special Retreats and Events
Dr. David Frawley (Acharya Vamadeva) and Yogini Shambhavi Devi
Presently we are posting no new Institute Retreats through May 1, 2020.
We will have several India events and conferences from January to March 2020, some mentioned below, as well as events in the United States and Europe from May 2020.
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).
Conference on Philosophy and Praxis of Yoga
Issues of Authenticity, Integrity& Ingenuity
Delhi, India, Feb. 15-16, 2020
Never before has the practice of Yoga been so popular across the world. Therefore, today, when there is a Yoga studio in every corner of every big city, is the right time to ask the question whether current Yoga applications can lead us towards this Uttama or highest Yoga experience as envisaged by the ancient sages. The fashion of our times is to look at things in a compartmentalized and reductionist manner with yoga being no exception. For many yoga is a set of physical exercises promising health and fitness; for others it is an intellectual or academic analysis of texts with little reverence either for the tradition or for self-practice; for a few others sustaining the tradition or the lineage alone matters regardless of its relevance or application. Yoga as a sadhana leading to deep meditation or samadhi, its traditional meaning, is seldom understood. Current trends in the Yoga world, whether in the studios, Humanities Departments of Universities or traditional institutions depict the same picture, with only a few exceptions.
Such a situation warrants us to ask fundamental questions relative to the authenticity, integrity and ingenuity of the Yoga practices and teachings today. What defines Yoga, its meaning and its goal? Is it found in traditional Yoga or new modern Yoga applications? What defines authenticity in Yoga? How is integrity in practice sustained? To what extent is Yoga a group or an individual practice? What components make Yoga transformational and complete? What expressions of innovation in yoga practice and teaching are valid? Can Vyasa’s guideline offer us deep insights to answer these questions?
In this context, a two day conference on Philosophy and Praxis of Yoga: Issues of Authenticity, Integrity and Ingenuity is being organized by Indic Academy – Inter Gurukula – University Center and Indica Yoga. This proposed conference intends to explore the above mentioned issues bringing together scholars, practitioners (sadhakas), yoga gurus, scientists and yoga professionals.
- To facilitate clarity of thought on the origins, development, definitions and purpose of Yoga and the greater Yoga tradition
- To provide a comprehensive and integrated perspective on Yoga practice
- To highlight the need for proper study and application of traditional Yoga texts
- To establish the invariable link between the traditional texts, evidence-based studies and personal sadhana as the golden triad in the path of Yoga
- To create and disseminate the awareness on the larger vision of Yoga as a Science of Consciousness at both individual and universal levels
ADDITIONAL TRAININGS BASED DIRECTLY UPON OUR COURSES
For affiliated schools offering our courses in different classroom settings, including in different countries and languages.
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.
SIVANANDA AYURVEDA AND YOGA WELLNESS COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION COURSES—
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.
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 center run by Yogesh (Greg) and Shankari (Jackie Van Acker), who are among our most advanced students. Regular programs.
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.
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.