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"Thank you so much for the beautiful reading. I have listened to the recording a number of times, and each time I do, I hear something different, or something else drops a level in my understanding. I was so inspired by your knowledge and clarity that I have signed up to study with you on your philosophy course.” - Fiona C

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Jyotish Foundation Course for Yogis 

“A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with her individual karma.”  Sri Yukteswar 

This Year-long Foundation Course involves deep immersion into the world view that shaped the mind of ancient India. 

You learn the foundational principles of Jyotisha, which unlock the key to a unique psychological understanding of your own life path and of those individuals you want to understand better. You delve into the profound synchronicity between karma, personal psychology, and patterns of cosmic light. You also experience the sustained joie de vivre that comes with regular spiritual practice. Jyotisha in itself is sadhana, and your personal Yoga Sadhana receives support and nourishment from each class. 

Since Jyotish belongs to the Vedic tradition, sharing with yoga the same metaphysical framework and the same vision of moksha (enlightenment), the classes will explore many concepts of yoga philosophy too, though the lens of Jyotish will be our primary focus. You learn the principles of this amazing Vedic science and basic techniques of chart interpretation. From this you gain deeper insight into your own life purpose, receiving fresh momentum towards your spiritual evolution. 

Classes meet every fortnight via Zoom techology on a day and time to be arranged by the group, which will be small. You will have reading and homework to complete between classes.  
The study of Jyotish is sadhana, spiritual practice. It belongs to svadhyaya, one of the niyamas of Ashtanga Yoga. Learning Jyotish requires commitment to study as well as commitment to practice. To understand Jyotish, you need to learn a lot of new material and maintain a regular yoga practice. The classes  provide the Jyotish content and guidelines for practice, which you do on your own. Meditation and mantra support this study, and you receive guidance in developing these higher practices. Jyotish fosters bhakti or devotion, because both its content and its method are sacred.  

Classes begin towards the end of September, near the autumnal equinox. They break at the usual times according to school holidays, Christmas and Easter. The classes will be recorded, so if you can’t make a particular session you can catch up with the recording. If you happen to be away, you can always tune in from wherever, just as long as you have the internet! The course will finish in early summer.

With cataclysmic change affecting the entire world, the vision of Jyotish is more pertinent than ever. Its cosmic dimension will give you the perspective and equanimity that flow from higher realms of knowledge. Think about it. If you’re a yogi with an open heart and curious mind, this course is right for you. 

 

Your mind expands so that you: 

 

 

 

  • Understand the metaphysical framework of Yoga and Jyotish 
  • Incorporate the foundational principles of Vedic Astrology into your world view    
  • Can read a South Indian chart, and so see a portrait of the astral body 
  • Realise the depth and complexity of your own chart and unique life purpose   
  • Receive powerful insight into your relationships  
  • Commit naturally to transformative practice of asana, pranayama, meditation and/or 

 

Is This the Right Course for Me?

 

This course is not for everyone. 

You should feel aligned with the following:  

  • You have a strong desire to learn Vedic Astrology and the time to commit to study 
  • You want to deepen in your yoga practice and broaden your understanding of its deeper dimension, particularly in the context of Jyotisha and all the Vedic Sciences     
  • You have an established practice of yoga and meditation, or have in the past and want to recommit to that discipline  (Beginners are not suitable for this course, but any authentic style of yoga or level of proficiency is OK) 
  • You are self-motivated and possess disciplined study habits  
  • You love learning, have an open mind, and can memorise well  

 
Dates:
 The 2020-2021 Foundational Course finished in August 2021. It will not be running for the next year. Instead, a core of talented and motivated students from both the 2020-2021 and 2019-2020 groups will be continuing with an Advanced Mentoring Programme leading to professional qualification.
If you are interested in this Basic Course in the future, please let me know. I'll run it again if the students appear! 

Course Fee:  €2498
Non-refundable Deposit to Register: €500
Balance of €1998 can be paid in instalments over the year. 

You will need to purchase a few books also, but their cost is minimal. At some point you might want to buy your own software. However, it is possible to do this course without it. I will supply copies of all necessary charts and materials. 

How to Apply?

Introduce yourself to me via an email, explaining your background in yoga and why you want to do this course. You will need patience, because the course won't start until the earliest September 2023.

“There is no better boat than a horoscope to help one cross over the sea of life.” 

Varahamahira 
(505-587 CE) Indian Philosopher, Astronomer, Mathematician, Astrologer and Sage)

Om Namah Shivaya 



Jaya Ganesha Pahimam!

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I'll be on retreat in India from 6 November
to 18 December 2023 and unavailable for
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until then, when I'll be back and ready
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Wishing you many blessings for a
beautiful winter season!

The Light of Love is All!
OM SHANTI,

Marianne