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“I appreciate very much your help in interpreting my charts, translating their significance and doing it in such kind fashion.  It is clear that you love what you do and that you are good at it”!   

–D. N. Washington    






“I just re-read some notes I had taken over the last couple of years from our in-person and phone sessions. Your precision is spectacular, your depth & breadth of Vedic Astrology knowledge  is something to behold”.

–T. F.  California


As a holistic consultant I strive to give my clients honest and accurate assessments of their lives through the lens of ancient traditions and practical everyday knowledge.

My work relies on compassionate and constructive perspectives to help you better understand yourself and your direction in your life, now and in the future.

As a teacher I am passionate about delivering ancient knowledge to the modern student without sacrificing authenticity. More...

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Vāstu Śāstra–Vedic Design & Placement

Vāstu Śāstra (Vaastu or Vastu Shastra) is the holistic art and science of construction, design and placement. An ancient and sacred body of Vedic knowledge whose principles direct proper orientation between living beings and their environments, Vāstu helps us find harmony within by understanding how to live in harmony without.

Through an understanding of the subtle, yet powerful forces of the four directions and five great elements (space/air/fire/water earth), we are more enabled to live in synchronicity with nature, our structural environments and the natural laws which govern them. More than just architectural and building principles, Vāstu is also seen in interior design, color orientation, landscaping, sculpture and painting, dance and poetry.

One fundamental principle of Vāstu is finding alignment with the movement of Prāṇa (vital life force) in our environment, which when obtained is akin to swimming downstream–-all goes much easier, we feel better, we have better prosperity, we are happier and have more focus and energy. Our Sun showers this vital force on the earth and Vāstu shows us how to orient ourselves to it in order to capture Prāṇa’s creative power and avoid its destructive winds.  More...


Āyurveda–Mother of Natural Medicine

The astrology and astronomy of India, Jyotiṣa Śāstra (Jyotish) has a huge history as a grand, living tradition of divination passed orally from teacher to student for 5000+ years.

A sacred art and science cognized by sages and saints, Jyotish has been used through the millennia by Jyotishis and yogis, gurus and priests, as a premier tool for mapping the ebb and flow of karma and the movement of time.

Jyotish is a practical device for uncovering the adṛṣṭa, or unseen realms of our lives, and shining light on them in order to understand how to best utilize our time, energy and actions. Used for relieving suffering and giving insight, such subjects as life direction/purpose, marriage, education, family, health, wealth and spirituality, and any other subject internal or external, can be uncovered and seen through the lens of Jyotiṣa Śāstra.  More...

Sanskrit–Sacred Language of the Veda

Sanskrit is as old as history itself. It holds in its very structure and essence the history of mankind’s greatest discoveries and achievements. From the most mundane knowledge of old world sciences to the most subtle of esoteric philosophies, Sanskrit has been the vehicle, the keeper, of the secrets of the Vedic mind since time immemorial.

Sanskrit is the language of sacred India because of its linguistic and grammatical perfection.  “Saṃskṛtam”, as it is formally known, means “polished/perfected” which is testament to its having been honed by the most exquisite sages and scholars of the past in order to stand the test of time and preserve the purity of the knowledge which it is in service to. Contrary to other world languages Sanskrit has remained virtually unchanged linguistically since Vedic times and has become a model for western grammarians and linguists.

Why learn Sanskrit? Because it holds the key which opens the doors to a treasure of ancient and sacred knowledge that can only be accessed through the language in which it was originally communicated. In other words, learn even a little Sanskrit and discover how much brighter the gems of the Vedic tradition shine! More...

 


Āyurveda is India’s ancient art and science of harmonious living has a continuous history of thousands of years and is still a living and vibrant tradition to this day. “Āyur”, meaning life and “Veda” meaning deep knowledge, Āyurveda is the wisdom of how to live a healthy and balanced life, which is said to be one in accord with natural law.

To find balance we must first understand our unique and individual nature. According to Āyurveda each person is comprised of three fundamental energies (Tridoṣa) called Vāta, Pitta and Kapha. Every person has their own individualized blend of these basic energies from birth and this is our “constitution”.

If we know our innate nature then we have a better chance of organizing our routines, diet, practices, work and lifestyle in a way which allows us to find our way back to the balance that is our fundamental nature. We are constantly interacting with an ever changing world and our body/mind is constantly shifting. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a method for understanding these shifts and to have techniques for re-aligning ourselves daily, seasonally or throughout a lifetime?  More...

Hasta Sāmudrika Śāstra is the sacred “ocean of knowledge of the signs and symbols of the hand”. It finds its’ origins in the grander tradition of Jyotiṣa Śāstra (Vedic Astrology) and generally in the category of Sāmudrika/Lakṣaṇa Śāstra–-which is the deep knowledge of any “markings/signs”, typically on the body in general (hands, feet, face, etc...), that serve to give information and insight into the character and destiny of an individual.

In India it is almost impossible to separate Hasta Sāmudrika and Jyotish/Vedic Astrology. In fact, a typical response to telling someone that you are a student or practitioner of Jyotish, is for them to immediately put their palms out and ask for you to read their destiny from their hands.

This is because classically anyone with knowledge of the one must have knowledge of the other-–both as part of the way that these traditions have been passed down orally for centuries and, most importantly,  because the one massively informs the other and they work as an interactive duo for unlocking  the mysteries of our karma and discerning our destiny patterns.  More...

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