Arrival: Thursday, August 30
Departure: Monday, September 3, 2012
Accommodation options for the 4 night stay, per person:
Tent - $200
Dorm (4 person) - $260
Cabin (2 person) - $340
Cabin (1 person) - $560
Deluxe Cabin (2 person) - $960
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) - $780
Join us over Labor Day Weekend as we welcome a host of inspiring and renowned spiritual teachers to the Sivananda Yoga Farm for a retreat on the topic of Soma as explored through the Vedic Sciences of Jyotish, Ayurveda, and Yoga. During this retreat in beautiful Grass Valley, California, we will gather in a dialogue about finding the key to our physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being in Soma, which can be defined as the essence of our bliss, or the Ananda rising from the core of our being.
This is not an outer Soma, but an 'inner-soma' or 'nectar of immortality' in our own deeper awareness. We must access this inner Soma if we wish to discover lasting happiness and joy. During this retreat, we will learn to uncover, perceive, and work with the many Somas of our lives from foods, prana and sensory impressions to art, mantra, meditation and the very delight of existence itself. From the point of view of Jyotish, we will learn how to recognize our obstacles in the realization of bliss. Through practices in yoga and meditation we qualify ourselves to renew our true joy, and through Ayurveda we learn the secrets of balancing our bodies to attain the wholeness that is true radiant health.
Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is a renown teacher of many special Vedic ways of knowledge (vidyas), which he passes on to students in India and in the West. In India, Vamadeva is recognized not only as a Vedacharya (Vedic teacher), but also as a Vaidya (Ayurvedic doctor and
teacher), Jyotishi (Vedic astrologer), Puranic (Vedic historian), a Hindu acharya (Hindu religious teacher) and a Raja Yogi. In India, Vamadeva’s translations and interpretations of the ancient Vedic teachings have been given great acclaim in both spiritual and scholarly circles.
In America he is known as a teacher and practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine and of Vedic astrology (Jyotish) and has done pioneering work on both these subjects in the West. Most recently the integration of Yoga and Ayurveda has come to the forefront of his work. Pandit Vamadeva (Dr. Frawley) presents authentic Vedic knowledge in the Western world and in a lucid presentation recognized by the tradition itself. He has worked extensively teaching, writing, lecturing, conducting research and helping establish schools and associations in related Vedic fields over the last thirty years. He has studied and traveled widely gathering knowledge, working with various Vedic teachers and groups in a non-sectarian manner.
Author of several paramount books in his field, Dr. Frawley's most recent title, 'Soma in Yoga and Ayurveda', explores the power of rejuvenation and immortality. Vamadeva works closely with Yogini Shambhavi relative to programs, travels, teachings and publiications worldwide. Shambhavi is a best-selling author of several books on the Goddess in India (Yogini: Unfolding the Goddess Within and Yogic Secrets of the Dark Goddess), including profound studies of Shakti Sadhana. She is now recognized in the West in Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology circles for her inspiring presentation and charismatic energy. She is well known for her beautiful mastery of mantra chanting and recitation and her special CDs under the titles of Yogini Bhava and Jyotir Bhava.
Soma in Ayurveda: Rejuvination of Body and Mind--Dr. Frawley
MASTER CLASS 8/31/12 8:00 a.m.
Soma in Yoga: Opening of Sahasrara, Mantra, Devotion--Dr. Frawley and Shambhavi
MASTER CLASS 8/31/12 12:00 p.m.
Soma in Vedic Sciences--Dr. Frawley and Shambhavi
MASTER CLASS 8/31/12 2:00 p.m.
Integrating Vedic Sciences--Dr. Frawley
8/31/12 8:00 p.m.
Devi Power Mantras--Shambhavi
9/1/12 12:00 p.m.
Mayan Prophecy and the Saturn-Rahu conjunction in 2013 9/1/12 8:30 p.m.
Introduction to Planets & Houses
8/30/12 12:00 p.m.
Principles of Chart Interpretation
8/30/12 2:30 p.m.
Yogic Remedial Measures
8/30/12 8:30 p.m.
Grihastha Vs. Sannyasi Dharma
9/1/12 8:00 a.m.
Signs of Enlightenment: Moksha in Birth Charts
9/2/12 12:00 p.m.
Gulika, Rahu-Ketu & Other Shadow Planets that Spoil the Soma
9/1/12 2:30 p.m.
Coping with Planetary Crisis-Preparing and Finding Contentment
9/2/12 8:30 p.m.
Argala: Unlocking the Vedic Chart
9/3/12 12:00-4:00 p.m. MASTER CLASS
9/2/12 8:00 a.m.
Venus Promises and Disappointments
9/3/12 6:45 a.m.
Panchanga and Timing
9/3/12 8:00 a.m.
9/1/12 6:45 a.m.
8/30/12 6:45 a.m.
Meditation and the Four Paths of Yoga
8/31/12 6:45 a.m.
Sadhana for a Life Beyond Sorrow
9/2/12 6:45 a.m.
We are looking forward to seeing you, discussing with you what is dear to our hearts, and sharing with you the beautiful energy of the ashram, located in the serenity of the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. Every year, many families come to the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Grass Valley for the Labor Day Retreat, to enjoy a Yoga Vacation while learning about the Vedic Sciences. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the ashram and sharing our knowledge that will help you to live more peacefully, happily and harmoniously.
Cost Day Rate - (Master Classes Add $60) Includes 2 meals, accommodations separate $90/day
Complete Conference (Thursday 6:00am to Monday 4pm) - $295 (Excludes Friday and Monday Master Classes Includes) 2 meals a day, accommodations separate Friday and Monday
Master Class - $60 additional per day
Complete conference price including the Master classes $295+ 60+ $60 = $415
Ganesha and Navagraha Homa - Free! All Welcome
Please visit or website or call us for more info and to register: http://www.sivanandayogafarm.org/course.php?id=672 phone: