Retreats & Programs

2015 Special Retreats and Events
Dr. David Frawley (Acharya Vamadeva) and Yogini Shambhavi Devi

Take programs and have a personal connection with Dr. David Frawley, one of the most celebrated Vedic teachers of our times, and his wife Yogini Shambhavi Devi. Dr. Frawley is commonly regarded as the most respected western teacher of Yoga and Ayurveda, as well as Vedic Studies in India and throughout the world today. Please note our Facebook pages for more information, as well as for shorter events not listed below (including  Vamadeva and Shambhavi’s other India based programs).

Introduction to three year Yoga Shakti Training
July 17-19th, 2015 London, Ontario, Canada
With Yogini Shambhavi Devi

Yogini Shambhavi Devi will be introducing the first of its type special Yoga Shakti Training to teach serious students the depths of Shakti Sadhana in a a practical modern context, covering Vedic, Yogic and Tantric approaches.

Healing Power of Mantra & Meditation * Ayur-Shakti- Rejuvenative Ayurveda
Inner Yoga – Dharana-Dhyana-Pratyahara* A Vedic View of the Mind- Ayurvedic Psychology
Introduction to Sanskrit: The Cosmic Language * Importance of Ritualizing Our Daily Lives
Jyotisha Yoga: Introduction to Vedic Astrology * With Ayurvedic Meals and Yoga Asana

Dec. 28, 2015 – January 4. 2016 (7 Nights)
With Dr. David Frawley & Yogini Shambhavi

Themes – Shiva Dakshinamurti & Sundari Devi
Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, Soma Yoga, Mantra and Mauna

Experience Shiva Jnana and Ananda Shakti in the celestial environs of the Garden Island of Kauai at a premier India style retreat center. Experience the blissful beauty of Mother Nature in Kauai, where you can tune into the mystical secrets of the tropical plants, flowers, mountains and waters, both around and within you. Learn the Tantric and Soma nature of the Goddess as delightful Sundari, celebrating her auspicious and colorful resonance through special rituals, mantra and meditation and the transformative Sri Vidya.

September Weekend With the Masters, Sept. 25-27
An important unique event in which Vamadeva and Shambhavi join Deepak Chopra

This exclusive workshop is designed for those who are ready to open to new levels of spiritual wisdom and dive deeper into the ancient teachings of Vedic Science. Study alongside preeminent Vedic scholars, scientists, and seers as they translate these powerful teachings into applicable modern tools that can are more relevant today than ever.

  • The first ever Chopra Center essence of tantra workshop, led by renowned author and scholar Dr. David Frawley
  • Unfolding the Goddess Within, a powerful lecture on accessing your divine creativity, led by Yogini Shambhavi

Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher Training, Chopra Center, La Costa CA
June 23-29 and Oct. 12-18

Our 2015 programs involve special programs with the Chopra Center University  where Vamadeva and Shambhavi are featured as Master Educators, helping with Deepak’s mantra and meditation training and serving as a general advisor to the university. Vamadeva and Shambhavi will  also provide special webinars and articles on important topics. They will be the main teachers for the advanced Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher Training program, which Vamadeva has been helping with since its inception over twenty years ago.


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.

Next course dates are:

Aug 9 – 18, 2015, Sivananda Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA

April 26- May 5, 2016, Sivananda Bahamas


Vamadeva, India Programs Oct. 2014 – April 2015
Vamadeva gave an extensive series of talks, lectures and meetings during his recent long stay in India, including at the World Hindu Congress of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP, Delhi, Nov. 23), India Ideas Conclave of the India Foundation, (Goa, Dec. 20), Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (Nov. 14), Indian Council of Historical Research Foundation Lecture (ICHR, Delhi, March 27), Draupadi Trust and BB Lal Program on Ancient India (Delhi, March), S-VYASA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana) in Bangalore (Jan.), Swami Rama Sadhaka Gram of Swami Veda Bharati (Rishikesh, Nov.), Chinmaya Mission along with Tattvaloka and Ramana Kendra (Chennai, March), Swaminarayan Akshardham (Delhi, March.), Rajarajeshwari Temple (Bangalore, March), Chamundeshwari Temple (Mysore, March), Tiruvannamali Temple (March) and several other programs.

Vamadeva was honored with a special D.Litt in Yoga and Vedic Studies from S-VYASA, the only deemed Yoga University in India at their annual graduation Jan. 12 in Bangalore, and a Padma Bhushan award from the government of India on March 30, at Rashtrapati Bhavan by the President of India.

Ayur-Yoga Shakti Study and Retreat, March 17-24, 2015, Ayurvedagram, India
Experience and study Traditional Ayurveda and Shakti Yoga in India

Over forty attendees from throughout the world. Special Ayurvedic and Raja Yoga teachings at Ayurvedagram, Bangalore, India, one of the foremost Ayurvedic centers in India and part of the Kerala Ayurveda family. Topics included the healing powers of pranayama, mantra and meditation, and understanding the role of Shakti in healing. Vamadeva and Shambhavi shared secrets of Yoga and Ayurveda not previously taught.