Who is Shakti Devi? plus: Curious About Palm Leaf Readings? and more! – your SV Ayurveda Newsletter Oct 7, 2021 – #39, Vol 11

Celebrating Navaratri
What is Navaratri? Why do we celebrate 9 nights of the divine Shakti energy?
Ancient Vedic culture and civilization have bequeathed humanity with tremendous gifts of knowledge, namely: Ayurveda – the science of total health; Jyotish – the mathematical science of prediction; as well as so many other branches of eternal knowledge that do not get recalled as modern science is prone to (!) – as Vaidya Mishra would remind us… One such great body of knowledge is an ancient practice that is tied to the flow of time and specifically to the shift of the seasons in the year, and the subtle vibrational energies at play in the universe. The energies of shiva and shakti…
This ancient practice is an annual ritual acknowledging the feminine energy, or Shakti, that is a foundational aspect of Nature and of our lives. The experience of remembering Shakti during the Fall season and performing specific rituals at specific times, is accompanied by a story, a very very old story… It is told that long long ago, Shakti or the dynamic energy of Nature was called upon to manifest in order to combat negative or a-sura (dis-harmonious) entities that were impeding harmonious life and thwarting blissful evolution. The story goes like this….
Sign up for our Navarathri Course HERE

In this course you will learn the origins of Shakti Devi – how she came to be at the behest of the devatas – the organizing powers of the cosmos – in order to combat the counter-evolutionary disharmonious forces or a-suras. Read all about how Vaidya Mishra was initiated into the Shakti tradition. In addition: you will also learn how Shakti Devi resides within each and every one of us as a vibrational frequency and how she can be invoked and enlivened. Vaidya Mishra taught a beautiful sutra and you will learn it directly from him – through a recording. In addition, we will hold a live session where we will recite the sutra together, and share the stories, and interact.
Feeling Lost? Need Guidance?
How about a
Palm Leaf Reading Session?

Learn all about it and how you can sign up for a reading

“Vata is the King of the doshas” – We received many lovely questions and feedback regarding our article on “Vata is the Kind of Doshas.” We will be sharing a more in-depth article on the topic since it has resonated so much with so many of you. Look for it in our upcoming issue. Namaste.

Community Courses
Certified Instructors
Vaidya Mishra toured and taught incessantly for 14 years from Spring 2003 – Spring 2017, building a beautiful SVA community at large. Many of his students continue his teachings and have their own center offerings and healing modalities that incorporate SVA precepts as well. We love featuring their work and latest news. Here are some courses from the community at large.

Online Health Series
with Cary Twomey
Thursdays, 4-5:30 PM (Central)
Sept 30th, Oct 14th, 
Oct 28th, Nov 4th
Class Fee: $200 

Join us for our Fall Online Health Series, where you will be supported throughout the Fall season with four bi-weekly, 90 minute live sessions with Cary. Each week you will learn a new aspect of how to care for yourself in the Fall, how best to approach our diet, daily self-care, exercise, gentle cleansing routines, how to tend your psychological and spiritual well-being, and how to connect to and remain in relationship to the deep Self, the Light of the Soul. 
All sessions will be recorded and available in our portal for easy access if you are not able to be there for the live sessions. We start this Thursday, Sept 30th, but it’s not too late to join in! You can register here and catch up on the first session in the class portal.

A message from Rose Carol
After many years of practicing and studying Ayurveda and Vedic Sciences (since 1977) and spending literally thousands of hours in deep silent meditation, I want to pass on the lifelong benefits that my teachers, Vaidya Mishra and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi have given to me before it’s too late. The study and practice of Ayurveda has been like a lifelong best friend, supporting me and giving me a stable framework no matter what is happening in my environment and internal life. I feel now is a perfect time to share this ancient wisdom because there is so much uncertainty in the world these days – politically, environmentally and with worldwide pandemics. What better time to befriend and instill an ancient knowledge to prevent illness, develop an enlightened consciousness, and at the same time be able to better help our family, friends, and the community.
The curriculum that I am sharing is really the nectar and juice of everything that I have learned over the past 40 years, it’s beyond vata, pitta, and kapha - I am offering knowledge and Vedic practices that awaken the healing power of prana and cultivate the nervous system so that you will be able to realize the intelligence of your true unbounded nature and experience more peace and stability in your life even during the most chaotic and challenging times that we are currently in. Studying Ayurveda at this time in history will allow to you grab onto that which is everlasting in the midst of changing transitions we are all experiencing.
Studying Ayurveda can resonate with your being and relieve great fear and anxiety and well as deepen perception of the unity and wholeness of life. There’s an ancient verse from the Bhagavad Gita, that says; Even a little of this knowledge relieves mankind from great fear. The nine months of study of Ayurveda and Jyotish (Vedic Astrology as an extended option) will birth a greater sense of steadiness, refined awareness, and greater well-being as well as give you skills to teach and coach others. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to sign up call or text 847 636 2744, rose.carol.zivin@gmail.com or and check out the curriculum at https://ayurvedalearningcenter.com/curriculum-details
With love
Rose Carol, M.A., LPC

Did you miss our LIVE
Autumn Dinacharya Course?
You can still get it!
All recordings and course materials available online

We concluded our course with Dr Teitelbaum’s presentation followed by Q&A. We had in-depth conversation about many aspects of health – thank you to all who attended and participated. Those who missed the live session can watch it in our virtual classroom – access is open and an email was sent out. If you would like to sign up you will be able to watch the materials as well. CLICK HERE TO ENROLL Autumn!
Dr Marianne Teitelbaum’s
new YOUTUBE channel
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an introduction to SV Ayurveda as taught by Vaidya RK Mishra with Dr Teitelbaum
Watch ALL of Dr Teitelbaum’s Videos on her youtube channel HERE
… upcoming courses …
EMF: What CAN we do about it?
In a world where we can no longer exist without technology, how can we maintain balance and thrive despite the known side-effects of exposure to EMF? Find out Vaidya Mishra’s SVA Teachings in this much requested course on EMF – details coming very soon….

We want to help you protect your purchase – there’s been an increase in lost/stolen packages.
To protect your shipment – in case your shipping address is not secure – we have now added the “signature delivery” option upon check-out on www.chandika.com and we highly recommend you select it to ensure your package is guaranteed to reach you after it leaves our warehouse. Kindly note we are unable to replace stolen/misplaced packages once they are confirmed delivered by the carrier of your choice.

Calendar of Upcoming Events
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Upcoming new SVA events across the US & Canada coming soooooon
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