September 22-29, 2023
Dr. David Frawley & Yogini Shambhavi
on Île d’Orléans, Quebec, Canada
Yoga Retreats In Canada
Join us for our Upcoming Yoga Retreat with
Dr. David Frawley & Yogini Shambhavi
Study the Yamas and Niyamas in Yoga & Ayurveda with world-class Teachers
Namaste and Greetings,
The enchanting and fertile landscape, vibrant artisan community, and rich heritage makes Île d’Orléans, Quebec, Canada an enchanting Retreat destination! So, it is with special delight we share with you an invitation to the 2023 Retreat Celebration with Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) and Yogini Shambhavi Devi.
The Yamas and Niyamas in Ayurveda and Yoga Shakti
September 22-29, 2023
The Yamas and Niyamas form the foundation for the practice of Raja Yoga as the first two of the eight limbs of Yoga as taught in Yoga Sutras. Yet they have many levels of application that are seldom understood, on which we will provide a new perspective.
We will explore the Yamas and Niyamas according to Yoga, Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Shakti along with their practical relevance for physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
The Yamas and Niyamas are the principles of sattvic and yogic living, necessary to make your Yoga practice effective. They provide the basis for emotional healing and for developing our higher faculties, forming the foundation for Yoga and Ayurveda Psychology for calming and concentrating the mind. We will examine their importance today in our current societal state of unrest, psychological disturbances and addictions, indicating their therapeutic value.
Emphasis will be given to the three Niyamas as Tapas, Svadhyaya and Ishvara Pranidhana as the foundation practices for Kriya Yoga. We will also explore how each of the Yamas and Niyamas relate to the other six limbs of Yoga, helping you improve your Yoga practice and teaching on all levels.
Yoga Retreat Pricing & Program Information
4 days of in-depth and interactive classes from Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) and Yogini Shambhavi on The Yamas & Niyamas in Ayurveda and Yoga Shakti
- Ayurvedic Asana Classes with Yogesh Van Acker
- Mantra Chanting with Yogesh Van Acker
- 5 days of Wholesome Ayurvedic vegetarian meals highlighting the nourishment of the seasonal island bounty (no meals on sight-seeing days – September 27, 28, 29)
- Shared or Private accommodations
- Beautiful and serene river-front views of the St. Lawrence River including her magnificent tidal plays at the world’s largest estuary with vistas of the distant Appalachian mountains
- DAY 1 (Sept 22) – 3pm Arrival, Orientation Satsang, Dinner
- DAY 2-5 (Sept 23-26) – Study Immersion Days – Vedic Teachings, Yoga Asana, Mantra Chanting, Bountiful Local Ayurvedic Cuisine, Satsang
- DAY 6 (Sept 27) – Fall Leaves, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica and Whale Watching Pilgrimage (Tour details) or Personal Sight-seeing.
- DAY 7 (Sept 28) – Île d’Orléans Field to Table Nourishment Tour (Tour details) or Personal Sight-seeing.
- DAY 8 (Sept 29) – 10am Departure
Study Integral Vedic Living
“The yamas and niyamas of yoga are the same dharmic values taught throughout Vedic texts, notably tapas, svadhyaya, brahmacharya, ahimsa, satya. Yogic values and Vedic values cannot be separated.”
Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) is Vedic teacher (Vedacharya) and author of over fifty published books on Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic studies translated into twenty languages worldwide.
Vamadeva has been one of the main teachers bringing Yoga and Ayurveda to the West over the last forty years, helping to found Yoga and Ayurveda programs, schools and associations in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His work is highly respected in India where he is the only western Vedic teacher to receive the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards of the government of India (2015). He has done many programs with the Ministry of AYUSH in India as well.
He is also a Sanskrit scholar known for his in-depth study of Vedic and Yogic texts, including the Yoga Sutras.
Vamadevaji is director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies in the United States, which offers resources and courses in Vedic knowledge systems of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda and Jyotish. He emphasizes the interrelationship of all these Vedic disciplines and their global relevance for the future of humanity.
Yogini Shambhavi is a mystic visionary, best selling author, spiritual guide and educator of ancient Vedic traditions rooted in Bhakti Yoga, Shakti Sadhana, Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology), Tantra and Mantra Yoga.
Shambhaviji is the co-director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, Santa Fe NM, USA working with international training programs and Online Courses in Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology and Vedic studies with Dr. David Frawley.
Shambhaviji is appreciated for her powerful Vedic chanting and Yoga Shakti retreats worldwide guiding sadhaks on the spiritual path to discover the Shakti or Goddess power within themselves.
with Yogini Shambhavi are available for Retreat Participants
Personal guidance using Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology) giving a meaningful purpose in life to cope better with life’s trials and tribulations and steer emotional, physical, mental well-being, career and spiritual perspective.
· 45 minute Jyotisha Consultation
· $150 USD
· Spaces are very limited. Book your consultation ➤
Yogi Yogesh Van Acker brings his strong and stable energy to our daily Ayurvedic Yoga Asana classes and Mantra Chanting practice using Ayurvedic Principles to balance seasonal and daily energies. Yogesh brings in the understanding of how to work with the Five Great Elements of Ayurveda in Asana, Pranyama and Mantra, empowering each person to align with their own natural creative power. Yogesh will also be offering optional Ayurvedic Massage.
Join Us For Our Upcoming Yoga Retreat In Quebec
Experience a life-changing retreat with Dr. David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi by registering today.
We warmly invite you to join us at our upcoming Yoga Retreat in Quebec, led by renowned teachers Dr. David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi. Don’t miss the opportunity to deepen your Yoga practice and immerse yourself in a rejuvenating and transformative experience. Secure your spot today and embark on a journey of Ayurvedic Healing, self-discovery and inner peace.
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We understand that you may have questions before making a decision to attend our yoga retreat. Our team would be delighted to assist you. Contact us today, and we’ll provide you with all the information you need to help you make an informed decision. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you.