Our private Meditation Program has been designed by Ayurvedic Practitioner - Monica Bhatia Groover, PhD, who is the founder of San Diego College of Ayurveda. (Spiritual name: Manjulali), and, Pandit Atul Krishna Das. The vastu and altar portion of the workshop(s), classes and program is inspired and may have a guest lecture by Micheal Mastro.

Pandit Atul Krishna Das and Dr Monica B Groover, a.k.a Manjulali studied different meditation techniques under their spiritual master(s) for many years. Pandit Atul Krishna was teaching meditation and giving spiritual and Vedanta classes in the ashram for many years.

Manjulali under her first spiritual guide and her father from a young age. At 22, she joined a Gaudiya Monastery and learnt many meditation techniques.

Being an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Manjulali understood that all meditation is not created equal. If we are all unique, then meditation must be customized to our body and mind -- rather than the other way around.

Manju has developed a 5 STEP Meditation program that has helped and benefited people who suffered from Insmonia, Stress, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Hot flashes, Headaches, Emotional Trauma, Childhood Issues, Inability to form intimate relationships. Please note that this is a spiritual program, and, NOT, a psychological and scientific program. None of these claims are recognized by FDA.

It is a spiritual meditation technique combining Yoga Breathing, Ayurveda, Mantras, Visualization Tools to help release deep rooted beliefs, Emotional Issues and Stress.

We start off with breathing techniques, studying different meditation techniques, different personalities--Vata, Pitta and Kapha all have different affinities to different meditations--aromatherapy and setting an environment. Mantras, as well as a a guided script. Focus is also on personal meditation practice for your own mindset, and body and mind type.
Our First Step is:

1. Setting the stage n We start off by setting the stage, or environment to facilitate meditation. This is done externally by creating an altar outside with use of principles of Vastu. Internally, we set up an altar in our mind by first determining your 'mind' type, your mantra and your diety, as well as your crystals and best aromatherapy for you.

2. Intention and Pranayama (Breathing prior to Meditation)in Bhagavad Gita: We set the INTENTION of the program, and, study the use of breathing and meditation in Bhagavad Gita. Using our breath and prana as a tool to control our manasa. We also decide the use of meditation tools that will help your 'mind' type. (Visualization, Music, Mantras, Guided Voice etc.)

We teach you a number of breathing exercises, suited specifically to your dosha. Shitali breath, Kriyas, Alternate Breathing, and bringing your mind and body through the simple tools of Pranayama are taught. Focus is on Shitali breathing, breathing awareness, and,

3. Guided Meditation: We expect you to listen to different guided meditation and maintain a journal of the effect, or lack of it had on you. We also lead you through a guided meditation

4. Use of Five Senses and Five Elements: Nose- Use of Breath, Hands- Powerful Mudras, Use of Earth element, water element, air element, fire element and space element through Crystals, holy water, Incense, diya (candle made of ghee) and bells

5. Mantra and KIRTAN Meditation: Use of Breath, Powerful Yoga Mudras and Mantras with intent to clear the mental 'ama', give clarity, focus, and help achieve the goals set in the beginning of the program.

We ALSO CONDUCT A KARMA CLEANSE "HOMA" at times to help rid of previous Karma.

Program Cost: FIRST SESSION FREE - August 21st, 2011. Donations Accepted for first session!


Location: Ayurveda Wellness Center, 725 North Quince Street, Escondido, 92025

VedavyasMeditation in the modern world has taken many connotations with the very essence of meditation, being absent from these modern day practices.

In the west, yoga enthusiasts are following Ashtanga Yoga for physical benefits without interest in the yama, niyama, asana, dhyana and meditating improperly without a spiritual guide.

Meditation without an ‘object of meditation’ will not give permanent benefit, however ,when learnt under a trained teacher who will give you the tools to combine meditation with your own dosha or psycho somatic constitution, you will be able to invite health and balance in your life.

Meditation has been known to help prevent and heal mental, physical and emotional wellness.