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With Pandit Vamadeva Shastri and Yogini Shambhavi Shakti Yoga empowers our Higher Prana and Inner Self awareness for total well-being and harmony March 10 – 20, 2014 Ranikhet, Kumaon Himalaya
Yoga Shakti Tantra & Jyotisha Retreat 2014
waken the Shakti of the Dasha Mahavidya Goddesses (Ten Wisdom Forms), the most important Siddha Vidyas amidst powerful Himalayan temples. Become immersed in the deeper teachings of Vedic and Tantric wisdom, Jyotisha, Raja Yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedanta in the Himalayan homeland of the great immortal Yogis. Celebrate the Holi festival of colors drawing in the mystic Soma of the Full Moon.
Deepen your experiential
wisdom of the Dasha Mahavidya from Kali to Sundari Learn the Shaktis of the Nakshatras to experience the Moon's Soma Chanting of Tantric Mantras with Shakti empowerment rituals Manifest your Sankalpa Shakti or sacred intent for your highest aspirations Shakti Yoga Asana and Pranayama to develop stillness for Tantric Sadhana Harmonize the sacred Chakras with their cosmic counterparts Ceremonies and rituals in Devi and Shiva temples in the Kumaon Himalaya Meditate in Mahavatar Babaji's cave
Our sacred sojourn guides us through the locales of Ranikhet, Kainchi Dham (of Neem Karoli Baba), Dunagiri, Almora and Jageshwar. The Kumaon Himalayan region in the ancient texts is referred to as Deva Bhumi, the land of Divine Beings. Blessings of the Divine Mother nurture, sustain and awaken us for the quintessential bliss and peace of Shiva. In the ancient eighth century Jageshwar temple, we invoke Shiva as Yogeshwara and Mahamrityunjaya, taking us beyond all death and suffering. Yogini Yatra School Project: Spend a day helping local Kumaoni children in their school environment. Special Guided PRE-Retreat Yoga Tour (optional) March 3-9, 2014. Experience the sacred land of India initiating your experience with Lord Brahma in Pushkar, Rajasthan where worship continues since ancient times. You will visit Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Sariska (Bird Sanctuary) and Nainital (Naina Devi temple). HOTEL: the Windsor Lodge, Ranikhet, www.windsorlodge.in. Ayurvedic Spa treatments are available at the hotel by appointment. Program: commences with an overnight train journey from Delhi to Kathgodam evening March 9. Your return to Delhi from Kathgodam is night of March 20, 2014. Cost of Yoga Shakti Retreat Program: US $ 2350.00. EARLY BIRD discount up to Dec. 1, 2013: US$ 2100.00 Non-refundable deposit: USD $750.00 Cost for Pre-Retreat Yoga Tour: US$ 1800.00 EARLY BIRD discount upto Dec 1, 2013: US$ 1600.00 Non-refundable deposit US$ 750.00 * Special guided PRE-Retreat Yoga Tour (optional) available, Delhi-Jaipur-Pushkar-Agra-Sariska, Nainital March 3 to March 9. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acharyas & Teachers
andit Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) is a world renowned Vedacharya and author on Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedanta and Vedic astrology, with more than thirty books published over the last thirty years. He has been a pioneer in introducing the deeper Yoga and Vedic sciences to the West. Vamadeva is regarded as one of the few westerners who can transmit authentic Yoga and Vedic teachings, and is highly regarded both in India and the West. He is a Master Educator for the Chopra Center University, an Advisor to Kerala Ayurveda, and Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies. The program will reect his teachings and books Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses, Inner Tantric Yoga, Soma in Yoga and Ayurveda and Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound and with their special teachings of mantra, pranayama and meditation.
Pandit Vamadeva Shastri
ogini Shambhavi is a mystic Yogini, spiritual guide and preceptor rooted in the ancient teachings and traditions of Tantric and Vedic elds - Bhakti Yoga, Tantric Shakti worship of the Mother Goddess, Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology), Mantra Yoga and healing Ayurveda. Shambhavi has been honored with the Jyotisha Visharada and Ayurvedic Jyothisha Pravin titles for her insightful contributions and teachings in Vedic Astrology. She unfolds the bliss of well-being drawing one to the deeper 'Yogic Reality', awakening the Shakti power within our own hearts and minds, allowing its benevolence to ow into our daily life experience through Bhakti Bhava and sacred rituals. As co-director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, Santa Fe, she has speaking and teaching engagements worldwide offering training programs, personal empowerments, workshops and retreats. With Vamadeva, she offers Vedic Astrology consultations with sacred Vedic remedial measures or 'Upaya' based upon her deep understanding of the Shaktis of the planets. Shambhavi has authored two bestselling books on the Mother Goddess - Yogini Unfolding the Goddess Within and Yogic Secrets of the Dark Goddess. She has two Mantra CDs: Yogini Bhava - Shakti Mantras Invoke the Divine Within; Jyotir Bhava - Shakti mantras for the Nine Planets (Lotus Press).
Ralf Nataraj Schultz Pandit Shri Dinesh & Tarika Yogini Chandra Shastri
Ralf Nataraj Schultz & Tarika Yogini are directors of Soma Yoga Freiburg afliated to the American Institute of Vedic Studies, teaching Raja Yoga , Bhakti Yoga, Yoga Asana, Ayurveda, Mantra Yoga, Shakti Sadhana and Jyotisha. They offer daily Yoga Asana and meditation classes, Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings, AIVS's 'Ayurvedic Healing Course' as well as the Advanced 'Yoga & Ayurveda' Course and 'Yogini Shakti Bhava', a special program to understand the Shakti of the Mother Goddess. They also teach and conduct Yoga Asana & Shakti workshops worldwide drawing in the deeper teachings of the Vedic Rishi traditions. They will be teaching the Yoga Asana in the morning and special classes in the afternoon.
Graduate of Banaras Sanskrit Vishva Vidyalaya, procient in pujas and homas for planetary propitiations and worship of the deities. Panditji will offer private rituals and re offerings for interested participants guided by Yogini Shambhavi.
Ed Zadlo D.Ay (Acharya Premananda) is one of the most experienced teachers of Yoga in its broader and deeper applications. He is a Certied Ayurveda Practitioner, Integral Yoga-Ayurveda Therapist and Acharya of Yoga/Vedanta, Ayurveda and Vedic Dharma. He has had an Ayurveda practice for over 14 years, and has offered trainings in Ayurveda, Meditation and the Inner Practices of Yoga for over 25 years.
Marianna Polonsky is a renowned teacher, consultant and Vedic Astrologer rooted i n t h e a n c i e n t Ve d i c traditions. She has played an active role in bringing the deeper knowledge of Jyotisha to Russia and Ukraine through her experience and study with Pandit Vamadeva Shastri, Yogini Shambhavi and Prof. Jaya Shekhar. She travels and teaches in Russia, India, USA, Ukraine and Europe.
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