Vedic Counseling Course - Memorial Day Weekend

Taught by Swami Sitaramananda, Komilla SuttonFriday, May 26 – Monday, May 29, 2017Tuition : $150.00
plus accommodations (see below for room prices)










Join us this Memorial Day Weekend for this special course taught by Swami Sitaramananda and Komilla Sutton on Vedic Counseling.  This course is to educate in an ancient tradition of vedic counseling all types of counselors (therapists, lifestyle counselors, nurses, medical doctors, yoga teachers, mental health practitioners..) in the yogic way to add spiritual perspective to their counseling. This will come in forms of guidance in the way of life which promotes awareness, internal bliss, higher values, and self knowledge. 



Arrival Day


06:00 - 08:00 am - Satsang
08:00 - 10:00 am - Komilla Sutton - What is vedic counseling?
10:00 - 10:45 am - Brunch
12:00 - 01:30 pm - Swami Sita - Karma and Dharma. What Bhagavad Gita teaches about counseling.
02:00 - 03:30 pm - Komilla Sutton - How to choose your dharma and career
04:00 - 06:00 pm - Yoga Class
06:00 - 06:45 pm - Dinner
08:00 - 09:30 pm - Satsang: Special Concert with Sachdev


06:00 - 08:00 am - Satsang: Komilla Sutton - 12 areas of Karma
08:00 - 10:00 am - Komilla - Medical Astrology 
10:00 - 10:45 am - Brunch
12:00 - 01:30 pm - Komilla - Using Jyotish Vedic astrology as a tool for counselor
02:00 - 03:30 pm - Swami Sita - Ashtanga yoga, the eight limbs of yoga for counseling 
04:00 - 06:00 pm - Yoga Class
06:00 - 06:45 pm - Dinner
07:30 - 09:30 pm - Satsang:  60th anniversary. Guru puja


06:00 - 08:00 am - Satsang: Meditation, Chanting, Talk
08:00 - 10:00 am - Swami Sita - Dharma of relationship
10:00 - 10:45 am - Brunch
12:00 - 01:30 pm - Swami Sita - Case Studies
02:00 pm - Departure

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: The Memorial Day Retreat will begin with Registration and Arrival on Friday
Departure: The Retreat will end at 2pm on final day.

What to Bring

Slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.
All books and materials are available in our boutique.

Accommodation Prices and Photos

Tenting: $50/night

Om Cabins
 - Dorm: $65/night per person
 - Double: $85/night per person
 - Single: $130/night

Siva Cabins
 - Double: $120/night per person
 - Single: $170/night

Deluxe Shanti Cabins 
- Triple: $120/night per person
- Double: $160/night per person
- Single: $240/night
- Family of two: $280/night per family
- Family of three: $320/night per family

Accommodation Discounts: Seniors (60+) 10% & Students 10%

Click here for detailed information on accommodations



Swami Sitaramananda

Swami Sitaramananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, who is a direct disciple of Swami Sivananda. She was nominated acharya by him in 1989 and is presently acharya of US West coast Centers and Ashrams as well as Asia, especially Vietnam and China. She has been director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm for more than 20 years and has taught many international Teachers Training Courses in California, Vietnam, China, Taiwan and India and is also teaching regularly at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Nassau Bahamas. She is the author of Positive Thinking Manual, Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy (translated in Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese) and Swamiji Said, a collection of teachings by Swami Vishnudevananda in His Own Words as well as two poem books. She is responsible for the Vietnamese translation of The Completed Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda. Some of her audio lectures on Yoga Life, articles and webinar presentations can be found on the website.

Komilla Sutton

Komilla is co-founder and Chair of the British Association for Vedic Astrology. She is an internationally-renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer. Indian born, Komilla Sutton is one of the pioneers in making this subject more accessible for Western readers. She is author of Vedic Love Signs, Vedic Astrology, The Essentials of Vedic Astrology, Lunar Nodes: Crisis and Redemption and Indian Astrology.