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Vedic Venue Archives 2011

By Christina Collins

October 19
ACVA Level I and Level II classes begin on October 19, 2011. You can get more information at our website or from our latest ACVA News
Location: Online
Contact: Nancy Dietz
Phone: 928-282-2857

August 13
Moksha Festival
A two day festival, August 13th and 14th, celebrating wellness, spiritual expansion and conscious living through Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotish, Sacred Music and Healthy Food. 1,500+ visitors to the festival. 55 Vendors
Kirtans & Sacred Music Performances: Jai Uttal, Donna Delory, Simrit Kaur, Daniel Stewart, Cooper Madison, Kailas and Arvind
Seminars & Workshops: Vaidya Mishra, Dr.Parla Jaygopal, Dr.Shailinder Sodhi, Felicia Tomasko R.N., Mas Vidal, Bill Levacy, Prachi Dixit, Arvind Chittumalla, Andres Salcedo, Terra Gold, Sheetal Narsai, Sara Ivanhoe, Laura Amazzone, Phil Goldberg, Jasmine Lieb, John Matthews, Lorin Roche, Swami Atmananda
Location: Santa Monica College, Performing Arts Center, 1310, 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA
Contact: Arvind Chittumala
Phone: 213-550-8447

July 30
Cross-Cultural Studies with Dr. Dennis Harness
Beginning on the evenings of Thu, 7/28 and Fri 7/29 through a full day shop with museum tour and beautiful luncheon on Sat 7/30. Dr. Dennis Harness will present the history, mythology, art and astrology of India, China, Egypt, Mesopotamia and the new planets - with his special joy, humor and knowledge.
Speakers: Dr. Dennis Harness - all studies Debbie Keil-Leavitt - fixed stars and new planets Andrea Mikana Pinkham, Egypt
Location: The Frank Lloyd Wright designed Community Christian Church and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - the Country Club Plaza Kansas City USA
Contact: Debbie Keil-Leavitt
Email: (Travel Info: Jill Connors - Burke Travel 913-621-1306)
Phone: 816-774-4514

June 9
Medical Vedic Astrology Conference
We are honored to welcome renowned Jyotishis this year, including our keynote speaker, Dr. K.S. Charak, from India. Dr. Charak has studied Vedic astrology for nearly four decades. He holds the degree of Master of Surgery from the University of Delhi (India) and is the Head of the Department of Surgery at the Indira Gandhi ESI Hospital at Jhilmil in Delhi.
Speakers: Dr. K.S. Charak, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss PhD, James Kelleher, Sadasiva (Sam Geppi), Kenneth Miller, Swami Sitaramananda, Krishna Darshan, Pandit Samavedula
Location: Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA
Contact: Tara
Phone: 530-272-9322

June 4
Eclipse 2011 Webinar with Ronnie Gale Dreyer
12 PM-2 PM EDT. ECLIPSES 2011. Fee: $35. This webinar will focus on the five upcoming eclipses in 2011. This year's eclipses take place: June 1, June 15, July 1, November 25, and December 10. Eclipses are fascinating since once again like in 2009 we have three this summer and then two in the fall.
Speaker: Ronnie Gale Dreyer Internationally known astrological consultant, lecturer, and teacher of both Indian (Vedic) astrology as well as Western astrology.
Location: Online
Contact: Ronnie Gale Dreyer
Phone: 212-799-9187

May 28
2 Day Workshop on Vimsamsa
Speakers: Sanjay Rath
Contact: Sue Ann McKean
Phone: 650-851-2431

May 14 - 22
Advanced Vedic Astrology
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam
Speakers: Mrs. Gayatri Devi Vasudev, Vinay Aditya, Rakesh Mishra, Nalini Kanta (Tom Hopke), Ronnie Gale Dreyer, Gary Gomes, Yogi Karve
Location: Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Hamilton Road South (Old Rural Route 5), Saylorsburg, PA 18353 (570) 992-2339
Contact: Rakesh Sharma
Phone: 917-299-4128

May 13
Origins Conference
This event is unique in the USA. For the very first time, staff from the Sophia Centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK will be teaching an intensive, exploring the Babylonian and Egyptian contribution to Western Astrology
Speakers: Bernadette Brady and Nicholas Campion
Location: Holiday Inn, Mansfield MA USA
Contact: Madalyn Hillis-DIneen email:
Phone: 508-896-5081

February 19
ACVA Live Webinar with Christina Collins
Featured Webinar - Nama Nakshatra Prashna - 1:00pm EST
Speakers: Christina Collins
Location: Online with American College for Vedic Astrology ( ACVA )
Infomation: Web
Mavis Gewant; 845-687-3565 - Email:

February 23
Sacred Painting, India
Deity, Yantra and Mandala Painting in the holy town of Haridwar India. This special workshop will take you deeper into sacred painting practices with two master artists and close students of Harish Johari
Speakers: Mavis Gewant and Pieter Weltevrede
Location: Haridwar, India
Infomation: Web
Christina Collins; 303-665-9996 - Email:
March 6
International Academy of Astrology's Introduction to Vedic Astrology (Internet Course)
Introduction to Vedic astrology, the traditional astrology of India, basic historical and astronomical concepts, karmic theory and other aspects of Vedic philosophy; learn about the different branches of Vedic astrology.
Instructor: Juliana Swanson Eight-week course, meets 1.5-2 hours weekly via Web conferencing.
Location: Online Website:
Contact: Catherine Rec
Email: Phone: 540-689-0766

March 10 - 16
Ma Ganga Shakti Retreat Secrets of Soma, Rejuvenation and Immortality!
Pt. Vamadeva Shastri (Dr. David Frawley) and Yogini Shambhavi
Location: Neemrana Resort - Rishikesh, India

March 16
ACVA Online
Next Online Level I and Level II Classes Start
Location: Worldwide
Information: Registrar 928-282-2857

April 14 - 17
8th Annual NAMA Conference
Healthy Body, Healthy Brain, Higher Consciousness Through Ayurveda
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2349 W. Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 USA
National Ayurvedic Medical Association
PO Box 23446 Albuquerque, NM 87192 800-669-8914

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