2008 Level I and II
ACVA Certification
Examination Locations:
Ninth Annual Yoga Farm
Astrology Conference
Aug. 29th - Sept. 3rd, 2008
Sivanada Yoga Farm,
Grass Valley, CA
Examination Date: August 29, 2008
Next ACVA Online Classes
Level I: and Level II: Sept. 17, 2008

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Late Summer 2008

Welcome to the ACVA e-Newsletter! Please review our upcoming events, ACVA Online Store news and Online Program news. Thank you for your support of the advancement of Vedic Astrology.

Blessings from all of us at The American College of Vedic Astrology.

Current News                                                                  

In late April the new revised ACVA Online Store went live.

ACVA Oline Store

The new store is faster, can offer more products, features and has the ability to offer direct downloads.

2008 ACVA Online Classes                                              

Next Level I & Level II classes are starting September 17th, 2008.

Ready to enroll for this exciting opportunity, or have some questions about the ACVA online program?
Click to contact our ACVA Online Registrar,
Nancy Dietz (

2008 ACVA Accredited Events                                         

Ninth Annual Yoga Farm Astrology Conference

Vedic Myths and Symbols in Yoga and Jyotish For Self Transformation

Sivanada Yoga Farm
Grass Valley, CA - August 29th - September 3rd, 2008

Invited Faculty: Manoj Chalam, Ph.D., Marty Cottler, Ph.D,
Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D., Edith Hathaway, Nalini Kanta Das,
James Kelleher, William Levacy, M.A., Krishnan Namboodri,
Swaimi Sitaramananda, Komilla Sutton, Chakrapani Ullal,
Krishna Wiulker


ACVA Level I and Level II Certification Examination offered.

Raw Spirit Festival

The largest raw vegan, ecopeace celebration in creation!

Sedona, AZ September 12th - 14th, 2008

Details: Discover the ancient wisdom and the latest findings from the greatest minds in healthy eco-living. Features include: Fascinating Health Seminars, World Class Music, Educational Booths, Creative Children's Program, Chocolate Emporium, Raw Restaurant Food Court, Raw Vegan Demos & Tasting Parties, Outdoor and Indoor Main Stages, Discovery Dome, Art Garden, Music, Dancing, Poetry, Theatre, Sacred Exercise Area Yoga, Meditation Circle, Leadership Sharing Circle, Nature Trails, Fantastic Foods and Fabulous Friends! Three Organic Raw Vegan Meals included for the full weekend.

Lectures by Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D., President American College of Vedic Astrology ... September 13th 9 PM - The Karmic Code ... in the Discovery Dome and Introduction to Vedic Astrology in the Sharing Circle on Friday, September 12th at 5 PM and Saturday, September 13th at 10:30 AM.

Information: Raw Spirit Registration

Blast Astrology Conference

Sedona Creative Life Center

Sedona, AZ September 16th - 21st, 2008
Faculty: Robert Blaschke, Chris Brennan, Gary Caton, Joseph Crane, Benjamin Dykes, Meira Epstein, Penny Farrow, Maurice Fernandez, Steven Forrest, Adam Gainsburg, Demetra George, Sam Geppi, Michelle Gould, Dorian Greenbaum, Rob Hand, Dennis Harness, Deborah Houlding, Rick Levine, Maria Mateus, Ray Merriman, Laura Michetti, Kenneth D. Miller, Eric Meyers, Jessica Murray, Joni Patry, Jonathan Pearl, Kelly Lee Phipps, Moses Siregar III, Richard Tarnas, Patrick Watson, Scott Wolfram

Special Three Day Vedic Astrology Track
Tuesday September 16th thru Thursday the 18th

Featuring: Penny Farrow, Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D., Joni Patry,
Sam Geppi, Kenneth Willey, Moses Siregar, III.


NAMA Sixth Annual Conference - A Restoration to Wholeness in Healthcare

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association
Chicago, IL - October 16th - 19th, 2008

Keynote Speakers: Roy Eugene Davis, David Frawley, Marc Halpern, Vasant Lad

Speakers: Nicolai Bachman, Partap Chauhan, Shambhavi Chopra, Christina Collins, David Crow, Carrie Demers, Ronnie Gale Dreyer, Brendan Feeley, David Frawley, Marc Halpern, Dennis Harness, Doug Keller, Terry Kennedy, Hansa Knox, Gary Kraftsow, Vasant Lad, William Levacy, Ram Manohar, Russill Paul, Melanie Sachs, Robert Sachs, Melanie & Robert Sachs, Sarita Shrestha, Mukunda Stiles, Sara Tomlinson, Claudia Welch


ACVA Online Store                                                            

Many Mp3 lectures are now available, including the Phoenix 2007 Symposium MP3s. The recommended Level I lectures are also avaiable as a direct MP3 download.

To build your Vedic Astrology library or purchase a gift for a student, family member or friend, Click Here" to begin browsing the store.

2009 ACVA Events                                                            

Ayurvedic Astrology
A Seven-Day Healing Intensive

This seven-day intensive program will explore both Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda, helping the student cross-reference and use both disciplines together for healing and counseling purposes. This retreat program is integrated with daily yoga and meditation practices. Participants will experience the richness of a yogic lifestyle and ayurvedically prepared meals, combined with profound knowledge of the Vedic sciences.

Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced Learning Tracks will be offered.

Invited Faculty: Dr. David Frawley and Shambhavi Chopra,
Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D., Edith Hathaway, Christina Collins,
William R. Levacy, M.A., Chakrapani Ullal.

Kauai, Hawaii: May 24th thru May 31st, 2009

Visit: for more information.

Additional Ayurvedic Astrology Intensives are in the planning stages for Santa Fe, New Mexico, Aug., 2009 and Sedona, Arizona, Nov., 2009.

Donations to the ACVA Programs                                      

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