• Tent - Bring Your Own – $420.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $485.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $485.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $660.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $630.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $790.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $630.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $1,040.00
  • (All prices include $250.00 base amount)

** All options include 2 vegetarian meals, 2 yoga classes, and 2 satsangs.

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4th of July Retreat: 20th Vedic Astrology Conference on Medical Astrology

with Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, Andrew Foss PhD, Komilla Sutton, Bill Sinclair, Niranjan Babu, Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Vashistananda, Pundit Samavedula and Lalita Krishnan

July 4 - 7, 2019


As stress, depression, anxiety, addictions, medical overwhelm, political conflicts, economical wars, and ethical degeneration plague mankind and our societies nowadays, we need to be much decisive and stronger in methods of self healing, techniques of self regeneration, stress management, and emotional and mental coping mechanism and renewal of consciousness.

Jyotish, as a tool to decipher karma, becomes essential for all to succeed during these challenging times. Ayurveda, is more and more needed as a healing science, and classical Yoga therapy, is a new emerging science to be more known.

Full Schedule

Thursday, July 4

12:00 – 02:00 pm – Arrival
02:00 – 03:45 pm – “Identifying Mental Health Issues in the Vedic Chart” Bill Sinclair
08:00 – 09:45 pm – “Welcome” Swami Sitaramananda

Friday, July 5

05:30 – 08:30 am – “Navagraha Homa and Puja” Pundit Samavedula and Swami Vashistananda
08:45 – 09:45 am – “Vedic Mantras and Healing” Pundit Samavedula
12:00 – 01:45 pm – “Yogic Healing and Quantum Theory” Andrew Foss
02:00 – 03:45 pm – “What Debilitated and retrograde planets say about your health” Komilla Sutton
08:00 – 09:45 pm – “Jyotish & Cardio Vascular DiseaseDr. Suhas Kshirsagar **KEYNOTE TALK

Saturday, July 6

06:00 – 07:40 am – “Mental Health and Manasa Nakshatra” Lalita Krishnan
08:00 – 09:45 am – “Understanding One’s Nature (Prakriti) and its Disturbance (Vikriti) from the Vedic Astrological Chart” Andrew Foss **MASTER CLASS
12:00 – 01:45 pm – “Jyotish Consultation: Implementing Wellness and Strength-Based Approaches” Bill Sinclair
02:00 – 03:45 pm – “Decoding Prakriti Using Jyotish Chart” Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar **MASTER CLASS
08:00 – 09:45 pm – “The timing of disease – how to recognize the Dashas and transits that bring ill-health” Komilla Sutton

Sunday, Jul 7

06:00 – 07:45 am – “4 Paths of Yoga and Karmic Healing” Swami Sitaramananda
08:00 – 09:45 am – “Vastu, Jyothisha, Ayurveda and  Health” Niranjan Babu
12:00 – 01:45 pm – “Closing Panel” All presenters
02:00 ……………End of Conference

Daily Yoga Classes at 8am and 4pm.  Daily Vegetarian meals at 10am and 6pm. Karma yoga daily at 11am.  Om namo narayanaya chanting nightly at 7pm.


Jyotish Beginners Course is Recommended, but not Required.

Tuition Cost

Conference alone (no master class) = $250
Full Conference (with master class) = $400
Master Classes only = $200

**Accommodations cost not included

Topics with Detailed Description

Thursday, July 4

Identifying Mental Health Issues in the Vedic Chart
Bill Sinclair
Using the fundamental principles of Vedic astrology, we will conduct a case review of prominent people who have been diagnosed with mental illness and addiction issues. We will identify common astrological signatures related to depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and addiction. We will also explore ways to approach these topics with clients from a strength-based perspective.

Friday, July 5

Navagraha Homa and Puja
Pundit Samavedula and Swami Vashistananda

Vedic Mantras and Healing
Pundit Samavedula 08:45 – 09:45 am

Yogic Healing and Quantum Theory (Talk)
Andrew Foss 12:00 – 01:45 pm
The depths of Yogic meditation and the powers some Yogis acquire have long been considered mysterious and beyond rational understanding. For more than a century, Physics has also had a frontier that even the brightest minds struggle to understand. Could there be a connection? Could Yoga help us understand Physics and vice versa. The new and fascinating field of Quantum biology may give us some clues. This easy-to-understand talk will review the amazing discoveries so far and where they may be leading.

What Debilitated and retrograde planets say about your health
Komilla Sutton 02:00 – 03:45 pm

Jyotish & Cardio Vascular Disease   **KEYNOTE TALK
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar 08:00 – 09:45 pm
Heart Disease is the leading cause of deaths globally. We will understand the heart disease tendency, intensity and the timing of the disease. Various planets have different energetic influence on the functioning of the Heart. We will be discussing the markers of longevity and the Heart-Brain connection for emotional well being.

Saturday, July 6

Mental Health and Manasa Nakshatra
Lalita Krishnan 06:00 – 07:45 am
Manasa nakshatra represents our default state of consciousness. Malefics placed here can cause depression and other mental problems. Understanding and propitiation of this nakshatra helps us to elevate our level of consciousness and mental peace.

Understanding One’s Nature (Prakriti) and its Disturbance (Vikriti) from the Vedic Astrological Chart
Andrew Foss 08:00 – 09:45 am
When one is out of balance, one starts to become ill. The imbalance is called Vikriti in Ayurveda while one’s natural state is called Prakriti. The natural state may be fiery, windy, etc. but this is not a problem until imbalance starts. Even good doctors can find it difficult to distinguish between Prakriti and Vikriti but to properly understand the patient, it helps to distinguish these. Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) can help us understand Prakriti and Vikriti along with the timing – when problems will arise and when they will tend to subside. In this workshop, we will study these topics along with an approach to remedies using traditional and simple Jyotish mantras specific to the chart.

Jyotish Consultation: Implementing Wellness and Strength-Based Approaches
Bill Sinclair 12:00 – 01:45 pm
Vedic Astrology can reveal a client’s whole life pathway. However, the true power of Jyotish emerges when the practitioner can provide information in a way that enables the client’s preparation for and recovery from obstacles and challenges. In this class, we will explore therapeutic perspectives based on the ideas of a strength-based approach, wellness, recovery orientation and harm-reduction. We will use example charts to develop language that can enlighten the lives of our clients.

Decoding Prakriti Using Jyotish Chart (Master class)
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar 02:00 – 03:45 pm
Understanding Prakriti from a Jyotish Chart helps a Medical Astrologer to design a personalized lifestyle and nutrition plan for health & disease alike. The Ascendant, Zodiac Signs, planetary strength and weakness clearly offers practical tools for optimum health. We will discuss step by step approach that blends Ayurveda & Jyotis together.

The timing of disease – how to recognize the Dashas and transits that bring ill-health
Komilla Sutton 08:00 – 09:45 pm

Sunday, Jul 7

4 Paths of Yoga and Karmic Healing
Swami Sitaramananda 06:00 – 07:45 am

Vastu & Healing
Niranjan Babu 08:00 – 09:45 am

Closing Panel
All presenters 12:00 – 01:45 pm

Past Conference File Downloads

2017  Jyotish Conference – Video Files shared via YouTube
Sarasawati Sadhana by Pundit Samavedula$25.00
The Sun and Soul by Andrew Foss$25.00
Understanding Kama by Keiko Ito$25.00
Power to Transform – August Eclipse by Komilla Sutton$25.00
Progressed Chart 1 by Sat Siri$25.00
Sri Lagna by Sarbani Rath$25.00
Moksha Vargas by Komilla Sutton$25.00
Ishvara Yoga by Sanjay Rath$25.00
Progressed Chart 2 – Sat Siri$25.00
Supreme Spirit 1 by Sanjay Rath$25.00
Supreme Spirit 2 by Sanjay$25.00
Supreme Spirit 3 by Sanjay$25.00
Glory Of Saturn by Andrew Foss$25.00
Yoga Remedials by Swami Sitaramananda$25.00
Supreme Spirit 4 by Sanjay$25.00
Supreme Spirit 5 by Sanjay$25.00
Supreme Spirit 6 by Sanjay$25.00
All Downloads$300.00

2017 Jyotish Conference Downloads

2014  Jyotish Conference – Audio Files shared via Dropbox
Andrew Foss – Pacakadi, Sambandha, the Relationship of the Planets 65.48 MB:
Andrew Foss – The Wonderful Ketu 63.33 MB:
Komilla Sutton – Mars, Anger, Frustration, Passion, or Divinity 65.98 MB:
Komilla Sutton-Debilitated Planets and Vulnerability 60.72 MB:
Olga Mandodari – Ayadi Calculations and Vibrational Matching 108.52 MB:
Olga Mandodari – Structure of Space per Vaastu Shastra 61.64 MB:
Sadasiva – Anchoring with Moon Yoga 88.34 MB:
Sanjay Rath – Gan Tara_part1 99.28 MB:
Sanjay Rath – Gan Tara_part2 72.33 MB:
Sanjay Rath – Understanding the 6 vedic seasons_part1 73.15 MB:
Sanjay Rath – Understanding the 6 vedic seasons_part2 80.15 MB:
Sanjay Rath – Vimshottari Dashas 61.23 MB:
Sarbani Rath – Gurukrpa or The Mercy of the Guru 83.07 MB:
Sarbani Rath – Vivaha Anubhava 93.67 MB:
Swami Sita – Yoga and the Mind 56.25 MB:

$10 each


Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is a classically trained Ayurvedic physician and a gold medalist from prestigious Pune University. A Rig Vedic Bramhin by tradition and an accomplished Clinician by training adds tremendous value to his clients and students alike. He is an insightful Medical Astrologer and Vedic Counselor. www.ayurvedichealing.net
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Andrew Foss PhD
Andrew Foss, PhD, is the author of the book Yoga of the Planets, Their Mantras and Philosophy. He is the creator of Shri Jyoti Star, the world’s best software for Vedic Astrology. He is the President and co-founder of BAVA, the British Association of Vedic Astrology and the…
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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…
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Bill Sinclair
Bill Sinclair began studying Vedic Astrology in 2002. He began his studies under Ronnie Dreyer and continues his studies under the guidance of Komilla Sutton.  Bill holds a Level 1 Jyotish Certification from the American College of Vedic Astrology.  He also holds the Jyotish Shastri Diploma from Komilla Academy…
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Niranjan Babu
Bangalore Niranjan Babu (http://niranjanbabu.com/) is a scholar in Vastu, Astrology, Mudras, Mantra Shastra, Gemstone and Meditation. He is the son of the most famous Vedic astrologer of all times B.V. Raman, who has been chosen as the Jyotishi to explain the science of Vedic astrology to the United…
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Swami Sitaramananda
Swami Sitaramananda is a senior acharya of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is director of the Sivananda Yoga Farm, California and the Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center, Vietnam.  She is acharya of China, Taiwan, and Japan as well. Swamiji is the organizer and teacher of…
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Swami Vashistananda
Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala and was the personal priest of Swami Vishnudevananda. Swamiji has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the Yoga farm since October 2014 and does ceremonies…
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Pundit Samavedula
Pundit Samavedula is a 6th generation Sama Veda pandit who was trained in the Vedas beginning at age 7.  He attended the Shri Sarva Raya Veda Patha Shala school in South India, and after 12 years of study, received his Master’s Degree in Vedic Studies (Ganapati Pandit).  Panditji…
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Lalita Krishnan
Lalita Krishnan was born in India and has been interested in Jyotish and studying Jyotish for a long time, first in India and then with Komilla Sutton since 2013. She has lectured in Komilla Sutton’s “Fresh Talents in Vedic Astrology Conf” since 2015. She is a practicing pathologist…
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