Classes & Events with Mas Vidal and Special Guests

Dancing Shiva Sanskrit Workshop

Introduction to Sanskrit

Learn the basics of the ancient and spiritual language of India known as Sanskrit. Based on the Devanagari script, this language provides the spiritual foundation for the behemoth healing systems known as Yoga, Ayurveda, and Jyotish and the entire Vedic culture. This introduction to Sanskrit will help the student understand the importance of proper pronunciation and the energetic value of Sanskrit mantras. You will learn the alphabet and how to pronounce many of the words used in yoga and Ayurveda. All are welcome and no prior experience is required.

Meet Venkatesh Rao
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Venkatesh Rao is a volunteer teacher from Samskrita Bharati, an organization dedicated to reviving the Sanskrit language. He has been teaching the Sanskrit Language for the last 6 years in Southern California and also through online media. He is also a student of Yoga and the holy Bhagavad Gita. By profession, he is a management consultant working for a technology company.

Teacher: Venkatesh Rao
Date: Begins Oct 12th
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm Pacific Standard Time
Series: 8 Consecutive Mondays / 90 minute classes
Cost: $195

Dancing Shiva Sanskrit Workshop

Vedic Astrology Conference

Join Mas Vidal for Jyotisha and the Healing Herbs of Ayurveda & Yoga

Jyotish and Ayurveda are interlinked and demonstrate a variety of healing remedies for the mind and body according to the more subtle factors in the birth chart. This intensive will explore the indicators found in the nakshatras (lunar mansions) to prescribe herbs, special formulas and dietary measures according to Ayurveda. Special emphasis will be placed on the nervous and endocrine systems to bring greater balance to the female body and health in general. We will explore the medicinal and symbolic significance of the trees or herbal plants according to each of the 27 nakshatras. Understanding the nakshatra tree as the physical human spine brings great insight into how prana adheres to the body, its strengths, and its deficiencies. These sacred plant-star correlations were assigned by the Vedic rishis to remind us of the sacred and eternal relationship the human spirit shares with nature.

Learn how the nakshatra tree acts as a yantra or vehicle for awakening the inner shakti or potential of the Goddess. Eventually, as the aspirant continues on their spiritual path they must inevitably connect their mind and spine (tree nakshatra) for greater health, and most importantly to enhance our knowledge and devotion to the One in All! The Supreme Divine!

Date: Thursday, Nov 19th from 10am - 4pm

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Past Events

Virtual Bhakti Fest with Mas Vidal & Other Artists


Join Mas for the first-ever virtual Bhakti Fest Reunion. Mas is super excited about performing for Bhakti Fest Reunion with other musicians, speakers, activists, and healers from all over the world. Join Mas for "The Secrets of Success" workshop per Yoga & Ayurvedic philosophies. The workshop is based on an adaption of Swami Rama Tirtha's teaching over a century ago at a small gathering in San Francisco in 1902.

Bhakti Fest Reunion will be streamed live 8th and 9th Aug.
Join the Festival: Purchase your ticket
We hope you will join us for an epic weekend of entertainment and workshop classes across 3 stages.

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