We’re so very sorry to say that this Retreat had to be canceled, but no panic please; we’re getting better dates and a better place and practically the same line up. Stay tuned here and on facebook; or email us @ retreats@vediccare.org so we can get in touch with the greater NEWS!!!


GURUDAS: “Guided Meditation”, “We’re the Healers”, “History of Western Vaishnavism” with personal reportage photos, and “Introduction to Bhakti Yoga”.
CHAITANYA SWARUP DAS: Ayurveda ~ Self Management of Health Seminar. You will learn a mixture of popular interest and advanced Ayurvedic concepts.
Kirtans (spiritual music) ~ bhajan leader and classes
Dr. CAROLLE CHAPMAN (Caitanya Priya dd): The Healing Power of Herbs ~ Our Friends and Supporters in Life, Health and Healing. Brief Introduction of the ancient use of herbs in all cultures to heal, and Introduction to Bhakti Yoga
SRI-KAMA DEVI DASI: The Art of Real Listening ~ Communication Course.
RADHA KRSNA DAS: Micro Farming and the ‘Vedic Compost’ revolutionary method.
ARADHANA DEVI DASI: Introduction to Bhakti Yoga ~ Mantra Meditation.
VEGETARIAN & VEGAN COOKING COURSES: Given by Dr. Chapman (Caitanya Pryia dd).

Please find our full program with classes schedule here.



WE ARE THE HEALERS with Gurudas:
How to be spiritual and survive in the modern world.

This is a course designed to unblock our creative and spiritual potential within, in order to heal ourselves, and give to others.

Also how to apply ancient sacred arts into present practical practices, in order to survive and flourish in the fast paced world.




Included topics :

*  The inner journey/Alternative states of consciousness
*  Karma
*  Transmigration of the Soul
*  Mind/Body/Soul Dynamics
*  Vision / Dream time
*  Unblocking our creative and spiritual potential
*  How to apply story telling and myths to life
*  Our archetypal selves
*  Transparent via Mediums
*  World wide healing methods
*  Ritual / Puja
*  Power spots /Sacred places/ Festival
*  Medicinal Herbology
*  Creativity and Expression
*  The conscious and subconscious
*  Affectionate detachment
*  Dream Healing
*  Survival skils
*  How to apply these ideas in the present fast paced world

GURUDAS will also give:

Techniques of Hypnotherapy and relaxation methods with induction experience.

Included Topics:
• An introduction
• History of Hypnosis and overview including Shamanism
• Imagination/Myth/and your subconscious
• Affirmation and Suggestion Techniques
• Ideomotor Response
• Suggestibility Testing
• Dream Time and The Subconscious
• Meditation Techniques and Trance States
• Affirmation:
~ language
~ write your own affirmations
• Mythic Image
• Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
• Regression or Past Live
• Abreaction
• Healing Arts
• Uses and Application of Hypnosis
~  Self hypnosis/self empowering applications
~  Identifying and healing early life traumas
~  The seeds of habit and how to change
~  How to increase your confidence and determination
~  Spiritual and inner guidance
~  Releasing self-limiting beliefs,doubts and attitudes
~  Reducing stress
~  Taping into your creativity
~  Success strategies
~  Memory enhancement
• Induction Techniques:
~ various methods
~ language
• Induction experience
• Make your own tape
• Post Hypnotic Suggestions
• Practice Induction Session with Partners
• Self Hypnosis Techniques
• How to conduct a Hypnotherapy Session with a client.



Showing of personal reportage pictures taken over four decades
Showing of land mark films on the subject


SPIRITUAL MUSIC ~ Ragas & Kirtans with Vaiyasaki das

“Few chant leaders of today have the vocal range and flexibility of Vaiyasaki Das. A kirtan extraordinaire, Vaiyasaki Das’ music evokes the ancient and timeless experience of chanting and carries you to soul of India. With a powerful combination of classical vocals, traditional instrumentation, and bhav (devotion), Vaiyasaki delivers an unmistakable presence to his music. In short, his bhajans and kirtan capture the mind and heart.”
-Ragani, founder of the International Kirtan Foundation

Vaiyasaki das on YouTube



Caitania-priya_Dr.-CarolleChapamTHE HEALING POWER OF HERBS with Dr. Carolle Chapman:
Herbs ~ Our Friends and Supporters in Life, Health and Healing:

Brief Introduction of the ancient use of herbs in all cultures to heal.

1.  All Plants are a manifestation of Life.
They are givers of light and love to all other life forms
Herbs through Photosynthesis give us light, the power of the sun
Air, Water, and Minerals from the Earth.

2. “Let your food be your medicine”
Herbs are food. They nourish and heal us.
They give information to body, mind and spirit to grow and to repair itself.

3.   All like forms have a unified Consciousness that maintains and direct
the life force in its manifestations.
The consciousness of plants.
Learning to communicate with each herb to reveal their value, uses and gifts.

4. Therapeutic Uses of Herbs.
Based in Affinity of an herb for a particular body system or mental emotional ailment
Examples:   Digestive Herbs, Bitter Tonic Herbs, Nervines for care of Nervous system,
Alternatives to clean the blood, expectorants to clear mucus from the respiratory system.

5.  Types of Herbs: Culinary and Medicinal provide the building blocks for structure, growth and
regulation of all life processes.
Herbal Preparations: Teas, Tinctures, Bathe, Salves, Lotions, Homeopathic Remedies, Flower Essences
Essential Oils, Aerial effusions etc.

Time needed: 45 – 60 minutes.

ChaitaniaSwarupdasAYURVEDIC COURSE with Chaitanya Swarup das:

Self Management of Health Seminars are designed to focus upon yourself from the day one. You will learn Ayurvedic popular and practical themes, and it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, know nothing or you already did some ayurvedic training before.

My objective it to simplify the art of living and presented it to you as I had realized it in a practical yet effective way and no matter what is  your profession you will be able to implement positive changes in your life. You will learn a mixture of popular interest and advanced Ayurvedic concepts.
Ayurveda is a vast field of knowledge so it can feel like a never ending learning process, but in this course, you’ll get a basic but deep understanding of the true multidimensional Ayurveda in a personalized way; and the importance of following a healthy lifestyle along with an Integral Yoga and meditation practices.

Chaitanya’s seminars are usually a mixture of information that is given in the regular Ayurvedic Studies Program and additional information that is not found anywhere. in the West. The topics vary depending on students capabilities and commitment.

Nectar of Devotion, the essence of Bhakti yoga with Kirtan (spiritual sounds).


These sessions include the ‘Vedic Care’ Team and our Kirtaneers (musicians).
From left Dr. Caitania Priya (Dr. Carolle Chapman), Gurudas (Roger Siegel), Aradhana dd (Ana Lucia Alves) and Chaitanya Swarup das (Alfredo Llorente Marcos)

The Art of Real Listening ~ Communication Course

Would you like to improve your relations?
Would you like to become more aware and conscious of yourself and others?
Would you like to offer real care to others?

If the answer is yes then this workshop is for you.




You will experience:

Lively and interactive learning,
Learning through experiential and hands on practice
Fun ways to discover roadblocks to listening
Becoming more aware of empathic connections
Becoming aware of what is really going on for others emotionally
Take away the most important basis of communication and relationship

A useful refresher for good listeners
( 4 hrs duration total)

Micro Farming and the ‘Vedic Compost’

Three days seminar of one hour sessions:

Day 1.  how  and why to utilise waste and cow dung for maximum benefit for both the Cows and the Devotees.
Day 2.  how to survey your land for a management site. repair drainage and crop pests and diseases, improve human health. The foundation of Ayurveda.
Day 3.  purchase the equipment and selling on the system to the world with commission.



Château de Petite Somme, Petite Somme 5, 6940 Septon-Durbuy, Belgium

The earliest record we have found about the castle dates back to the 11th century. It is said that in 1065 the owner of the castle, Gozelon de Montaigu, plundered the property of the Abbey of Saint Hubert. When he died his widow, feeling guilty about her husband’s misbehavior, offered the castle, the church, and her subjects to the Abbey of Saint-Hubert. As a result the area then belonged to the bishop of Liege. Later in the same century the castle became part of a defensive territory.
For more in its history, please click here.

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The ‘Vedic Care’ ~ An Oasis of Love