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Yoga Shakti Tantra & Jyotisha Retreat

Shakti Yoga empowers our Higher Prana and Inner Self awareness for total well-being and harmony

Awaken 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.

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.

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 amidst flowering Rhododendron forests


Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley)

Pandit Vamadeva Shastri aka David FrawleyPandit 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 y 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 reflect 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.

Yogini Shambhavi

Yogini Shambhavi ChopraYogini Shambhavi is a mystic Yogini, spiritual guide and preceptor rooted in the ancient teachings and traditions of Tantric and Vedic fields - 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 flow 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).

Pandit Shri Dinesh Chandra Shastri

Pandit Dinesh Chandra ShastriGraduate of Banaras Sanskrit Vishva Vidyalaya, proficient in pujas and homas for planetary propitiations and worship of the deities. Panditji will offer private rituals and fire offerings for interested participants guided by Yogini Shambhavi.

Ralf Nataraj Schultz & Tarika Yogini

Ralf Nataraj Schultz & Tarika YoginiRalf Nataraj Schultz & Tarika Yogini are directors of Soma Yoga Freiburg affiliated 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.

Marianna Polonsky

Marianna PolonskyMarianna Polonsky is a renowned teacher, consultant and Vedic Astrologer rooted in the ancient Vedic 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.

Ed Zaldo

Ed ZaldoEd Zadlo D.Ay (Acharya Premananda) is one of the most experienced teachers of Yoga in its broader and deeper applications. He is a Certified 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.

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Pre-Retreat Yoga Tour 2014

March 3 —9, 2014, Delhi-Agra-Sariska-Jaipur-Pushkar-Nainital

Experience India's Prana-Shakti through travel and Yoga, guiding you through sacred and thought provoking idealism, of life in rural and urban India. The tour ends in an immersion of Shakti and Holi celebrations in our Yoga Shakti Tantra & Jyotisha Retreat with Vamadeva Shastri & Yogini Shambhavi in Ranikhet the Kumaon Himalayas. Live through travel, the sacred land of India initiating your experience with Lord Brahma in Pushkar, Rajasthan. This is one of the rarest Brahma temples where worship continues since ancient times. You will visit Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Sariska (Bird Sanctuary) and Nainital (Naina Devi temple).

Experience Akshardham & Shanidham temples in the buzz of Delhi
Envision the mystical aura of the Tajmahal
Revel in the historic Pink City of Jaipur with an elephant ride at sunrise
Manifest the Gayatri wisdom at Pushkar at the lotus feet of Lord Brahma
Celebrate the Prana of Birds in their natural environment at Sariska
Create your Sankalpa at Naina Devi temple in Nainital
Relax with Yoga Asana, & Pranayama for body, mind, heart and spirit
Meditate and Experience India's vista through travel

Program commences from March 3 (arrival in Delhi) to March 9, 2014. Retreat includes accommodation/meals/sightseeing/travel. All accommodations are twin sharing basis and non-smoking. All travel included from Delhi to Ranikhet or return to Delhi from Nainital for those not joining the Yoga Shakti Retreat. Cost of Program - US$ 1800.00 for 7 Nights Yoga Tour/Pilgrimage Early Bird Registration discount up to Dec 1, 2013 —USD $1600.00. A non-refundable deposit of $ 750.00, is payable immediately to book your space.

For further info contact Yogini Shambhavi at: yoginishambhavi@aol.com or Nikhil at: kaphasound@gmail.com

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Registration Fees

For Yoga, Shakti Tantra and Jyotisha Retreat 2014


Valid after December 1, 2013

Includes US$ 750 non-refundable deposit.


US$ 2,100.00 Early Bird Discount

Offer available upto December 1, 2013

Includes US$ 750 non-refundable deposit.


For Pre-Retreat Yoga Tour 2014


Valid after December 1, 2013

Includes US$ 750 non-refundable deposit.


US$ 1600.00 Early Bird Discount

Offer available upto December 1, 2013

Includes US$ 750 non-refundable deposit.


Program commences with an overnight train journey from Delhi to Kathgodam evening March 9. Your return to Delhi from Kathgodam is morning March 21. Please book your return flight to leave Delhi no earlier than March 21 evening to ensure adequate travel and transit time.

* Special guided Pre-Retreat Tour available, Delhi-Jaipur-Pushkar-Agra-Siriska, Nainital - March 3 to March 9.