Dancing Shiva

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Dancing Shiva's

Advanced Integrative Certification Modules

with Mas Vidal & special guests



Namaskar and welcome to the advanced certification modules that integrate Yoga (asana & pranayama) and Ayurveda (principles & therapies) and practical factors of vedic astrology. These mystical modules are both certification trainings for those expanding their role as a teacher/healer and also serve as a transformative gatherings to enhance personal spiritual development. Each module provides a deeper exploration into the yoga and ayurveda teachings for those who are currently enrolled in the 200 hour program offered at Dancing Shiva or any other certification completed through another school or institution.  On the Ayurvedic side an understanding of the fundamental principles are necessary to apply to this program. The advanced program modules provides a comprehensive understanding of how both sciences are integrated into a dynamic and profound energy based model for healing. Each module strongly adheres to the practice of using the yoga-ayurveda unified system in a balanced relationship between therapeutics and spirituality. It essentially emphasizes an ayurvedic or therapeutic approach to the classical Raja Yoga model. As a “Yoga Therapy”, or integral approach to healing the mind, body and soul, each module weaves in the science of Tri-dosha (vata, pitta & kapha) and is applied to the various limbs of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga Sutras.

The course manuals are based in part on the teachings of Pandit David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) as adapted by Mas Vidal. The course also introduces broader aspects of both sciences to allow the student to explore the deeper dimensions of their own spiritual quest. It strongly emphasizes a practical approach to learning and encourages deep study done independently as part of an expanding sadhana.


Module Two




 The Mystical Mind


This module combines many yogic exercises along with ayurvedic principles and therapeutic secrets to heal the mind. We will practice various techniques of healing the mind by cultivating the power of attention through pranayama, sanskrit mantra (bijas, suktas and shakti mantras) and meditation as well as integrating various ayurvedic remedies relative to specific mental conditions. In a broader perspective the branches of Bhakti (devotion) and Jnana (knowledge) yoga are studied as spiritual and psychological indicators and the main paths for healing the mind. Along with the psychology of space, environment and the principles of intake (Ahara) and output (Vihara) to create an enduring therapeutic affect. The aim is to understand the nature of disease and mental in-harmony in order to create the proper prescriptions to heal and live in balance. The fifty hours includes lectures, hands on application, reading material and some tele-conferencing sessions after the program is completed. Upon completion of the program requirements students receive advanced certification 50 credit hours. This intensive training integrates a complete and balanced Vedic lifestyle experience. Including emphasis on daily routines and seasonal guidelines as well as deep daily yoga practice.

Topics inlcude: Mantra, Sanskrit, Forms of Vedantic Meditation, Ayurveda & The Mind, Ayurvedic Therapies for Healing The Mind, Prana Therapy For Balanced Vayu, Agni & Soma Of The Mind, Developing the Power of Attention (Dharana), Healing The Mind with Bhakti (kirtan), rituals and prayer.

Program takes at the Ojai Foundation and ideal location so that you can immerse yourself in wisdom in the beautiful nature.

Location: Ojai Foundation  / 9739 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai. CA 93023


Virtual Tour 

October 30th - Nov 2nd 2014 / Ojai / 4 days-nights

$125 Registration Fee (One time)
$1,250 New Registrants / Per module cost
$1,008 Dancing Shiva 200 Hour graduates
$475 Ayurvedic Meals & Accomodations
$500 Deposit (Non- Refundable)

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REGISTRATION FEE:_______________________$125 (One time & non-refundable)


DEPOSIT___________________________________$500 (Non- Refundable)



FULL PROGRAM PAYMENT (New applicants)_______$1,250



DANCING SHIVA DISCOUNT (200 hour graduates & online students)_____$1,008



AYURVEDIC MEALS & ACCOMMODATIONS__________________________$475




MODULE THREE:  Sacred Soul Journey  Dates to be announced soon.

In this module the intrinsic relationship between the body and mind are expanded into the highest level of healing and intention. We integrate the underlying philosophical principles and the major themes of both yogic and ayurvedic texts, the role of karma, astrology and tantric and Vedic fire rituals for greater soul realization. Through deeper exploration of the anatomy of the spirit (chakras, kohsas and chitta) the most subtle form of healing will be experienced. In the broader sense the three cosmic powers, the doshas and the realms of existence are studied as pathways to reaching the spiritual heart. This module represents the culmination of the body-mind and soul relationship for fulfilling mans eternal quest of self-realization. The fifty hours includes lectures, hands on practice, reading material and some tele-conferencing sessions. Upon completion of the program requirements students receive advanced certification 50 credit hours.


 Below program has been completed and will be offered again next year.

MODULE ONE: Healing The Body June 19th - 22nd 2014 / Ojai, Ca / 4 days-nights

This comprehensive module presents an integrative healing model that bridges practical yoga asana and pranayama, hands on ayurvedic therapies that includes uses of oils and herbs along with understanding the role of the birth chart for insight into the dosha type and correcting physical imbalances. This dynamic 4 day immersion explores the practice of yoga postures as a therapeutic tool, combined with ancient ayurvedic acupressure therapy (marma) and breath techniques (pranayama), chakra healing therapies into a hybrid integral system of ayurvedic therapies. All components of this module provide a profound opportunity for healing and restoration through yoga along with the ayurvedic science of tri-dosha. Learn and practice yoga postures for inner healing and treating various diseases and disorders and how different medicinal oils can be used for healing. Learn how to manage pain and work through injuries. It is a transformational healing and educational experience. The fifty hours includes lectures, hands on application, reading material and some tele-conferencing sessions. Upon completion of the program requirements students receive advanced certification 50 credit hours.

Some Class Lecture Topics include:

~ Asana For the Body Structure: Applying postures for scoliosis (spinal curvature), lumbago (lumbar spinal issues), kyphosis (hunch-back), injury, trauma, recovering for surgery and ayurvedic body type limitations.

~ Learning the Art of Ayurvedic Oil Massage: A hands on review and practicum of the methods of this ancient healing treatment.

~ Ayurvedic Treatments Combined with Asana for Healing: Warm herbal oil massage, use of herbs and steam and various pastes for treating muscular and skeletal issues.

~ The Role Of the Breath in Yoga Therapy: How can the many forms of pranayama be applied according to Ayurvedic principles for addressing various disorders of the body.

~ Deciphering the Astrological Birth (Natal) Chart: What are the clues in the chart that tell us about body, its shape, weight and function. What signs are given in vedic astrology to determine the dosha type (prakriti), identifying imbalances and remedial measures.





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