Vedic Astrology Training with Mehtab
The astrology of ancient India was developed and practiced with the techniques of Yoga and Ayurveda for hundreds of years. Considered to be one of the most comprehensive systems of spiritual science ever revealed, Vedic Astrology (or Jyotish) is a powerful tool for self-discovery, self-transformation, teaching and counseling.
In this comprehensive training program, you will learn the fundamentals of Vedic Astrology to aid in your own journey of healing and enlightenment. You will be able to apply its principles in your daily life, in a yoga practice, or as a way to better understand the people and world around you.
Dedicated students will be prepared to become recognized as professionally certified Vedic Astrologers should they wish to acquire this credential for their own counseling and teaching practice. This program is open to all levels of students. Familiarity with astrology (Western or Vedic), ayurveda, and yoga is helpful but not required. The course is structured so you may immerse yourself as fully as you like and according to your own needs and interests. Much of the learning is self-paced and can be fit into your own schedule. Whether you are seeking professional development or transformational tools, the Vedic Astrology Training Program will give you a broad and deep understanding of this most ancient and spiritual science.
The program is offered over five weekends (12:00 – 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday) for a total of 60 hours of training. In addition to classroom lectures, discussions and practices, there are required homework assignments to help guide you deeper on your own into each area covered.
COURSE CONTENT AND TEXTBOOKS
The course begins with a good grounding in the fundamentals of Vedic Astrology and guides you all the way through the basics of chart interpretation for yourself and others. The following areas are covered in this training:
- Introduction to Vedic Astrology (Jyotish)
- The Planets (Grahas)
- The Signs (Rashis)
- The Houses (Bhavas)
- Planetary Combinations and Aspects (Yogas)
- Introduction to Chart Analysis
- Remedial and Medical Astrology
- Lunar Astrology (Nakshatras) and Divisional Charts
- Spiritual Astrology
- Astrological Forecasting
- Chart Interpretations: Methods and Theory
- Chart Interpretations: Practice and Presentations
The course lectures are complemented by readings from three textbooks.
The following texts are used in the discussion of the material:
- Astrology of the Seers by Dr. David Frawley
- Light on Life by Hart Defouw and Robert Svoboda
- Astrology Yoga by Mehtab Benton
All classes meet at Yoga Yoga North: 2167 W Anderson Lane | Austin, Texas 78757
Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
WEEKEND 1: March 9 – 10
WEEKEND 2: April 6 – 7
WEEKEND 3: April 27 – 28
WEEKEND 4: May 11 – 12
WEEKEND 5: June 1 – 2
ABOUT VEDIC ASTROLOGY Vedic astrology, also known as Jyotish or the Science of Light, has its roots in ancient India and is part of the greater system of yogic knowledge known as the Vedas. Practiced and taught by the Yogis, Vedic astrology is related to the sister sciences of Ayurveda (healing), Vastu (sacred space), and all the different practices of yoga, including mantra, pranayama, asanas, and meditation. Its origins predate all written texts and it has been more extensively studied and researched than any other system of knowledge. While similar to Western astrology, Vedic astrology provides an additional wide range of tools for comprehensive astrological interpretation, from examining the unique gifts and challenges each lifetime brings us, understanding our karmic obligations and opportunities, and the predictive ability to give guidance on how to live in harmony and fulfill our unique destiny. For seekers, teachers, yogis, counselors and healers, the ancient system of Vedic astrology provides us with a profound wisdom and cosmic understanding of how to use its time-tested methods and intuitive knowledge to live a fulfilled existence on both the material and spiritual planes of existence.
about your teacher
Mehtab Benton, a long time practitioner of yoga and student of astrology, has studied with Yogi Bhajan, the master of Kundalini Yoga, and Dr. David Frawley, one of the world’s leading experts on Vedic Astrology. A registered yoga teacher at the highest level (ERYT-500), Mehtab is a graduate and mentor in the American College of Vedic Astrology. He is certified as an Ayurvedic Astrologer by the American Institute of Vedic Studies and as an Jyotish Gem Therapist by the American Institute of Ayurvedic Gem Therapy. His interest is in using the ancient tool of astrology for spiritual counseling to help yoga students and teachers realize their highest potential.