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Dear reader Namaste,

Canada just celebrated Thanksgiving and we have much to give thanks for. As we look around the world, we are very fortunate to have the options that we do, and it’s our responsibility to do whatever each of us can, to ease the suffering of others. Whether it’s through philanthropy, spiritual awaking, or simply being kind to someone, each of us can do something. Jeffrey always says that we are all here on a journey, evolving in this “Universe-ity”- and our actions matter, personally and globally.

This month we would like to GIFT you a very important lecture Jeffrey Armstrong gave called: “The Global History of Dharma: An Introduction to Karma Yoga” – I hope you will be inspired by it.

To accept this free lecture... Download here and use Gift Code: Karma and please feel free to share it with friends.

...and if you want more inspiration - we're offering the entire KARMA YOGA series at 50% off. Offer expires midnight Oct 17, 2016. Use Discount CODE: Karma50


Another Blessing - Join Jeffrey in Hawaii

Smell the warm ocean and the fresh plumeria in the air ??

In December we will be celebrating Jeffrey Armstrong’s 70 Birthday in Hauula Hawaii – Dec 1-7. We would be most honored if you can join us for this auspicious event and celebration! (Guru Puja)

Jeffrey Armstrong will share the Secrets of 70 years of Wisdom in 7 days of Amazing Learning

This is a special MASTER CLASS RETREAT bringing together a select group of friends, VASA students, and yoga teachers who are avidly interested in fast-tracking their life and yoga practice. Jeffrey Armstrong plans to share the best wisdom tools he’s learned in his 70 years! Open to all topics: relationships, longevity, health, yoga philosophy, tantra, mantra, yantra, up to the highest conversations on Vedanta.  Be prepared to be deeply inspired and transformed…This will be an amazing, yet intimate gathering of yogic thought leaders, writers, poets, artists, conscious entrepreneurs and speakers. It would take you years to learn what he will offer you in this 7 day/6 night retreat. 

Come share this unforgettable experience!!  

• West Jet has good air rates! 

• FULL retreat details here: 


We are very excited to announce that we have confirmed Gina Salá as a Special Guest Kirtan Artist along with tabla drummer Daniel Paul

ABOUT GINA SALA': Gina Salá, former lead singer for Cirque du Soleil's "O" sings in 23 languages, has chanted for 4 decades and facilitates wholeness through voice internationally in private sessions and public events. She has learned, studied and shared tantric and sound practices over much of the world, has sung at the UN, and is in awe of the power of the human voice. With warmth, humor and gratitude to her teachers and the Source in all, her passion is singing ourselves awake.

ABOUT DANIEL PAUL: Daniel Paul is a Fulbright Award winning tabla drummer, graduate of the Ali Akbar College of Music and a singing kirtan tabla virtuoso who for more than two decades has been the principle accompanist to Jai Uttal and many other the kirtan luminaries including Gina Salá. He teaches with a warmth and generosity that makes learning fun.

ALSO joining us again this year is Hemalayaa a long time Vedic student of Jeffrey Armstrong: Hemalayaa empowers thousands of people internationally with her unique blend of traditional and modern lifestyle programs, workshops and videos. She facilitates her work globally and stars in numerous DVDs. She also hosts her own TV show, “BollyBlast”, bringing fitness to a whole new level of fun. Hemalayaa toured nationally as Mistress of Ceremony for the “Wanderlust Spectacular Show” 2014, and presents at many yoga/conscious festivals. She has been featured in numerous publications such as NY Times, Origin, Yoga Journal, LA Times, and Shape, as well as on the talk shows Ellen, Lisa Oz, and The Today Show.


We just had a LAST MINUTE HAWAII Cancellation

2 spots just opened up in the co-ed shared room on the estate!!!

Bring a friend to the Hawaii Retreat Dec 1-7. (5 persons shared) $850 us$. Plus shared accommodation $630. Total $1480 (includes all taxes). Flight not included.

Book 2 people at once and let's talk a deal. 1-866-872-6224. View details here:

• Check out in "Hauula" as well!

• We do have room for 10 more (non-resident guests)

• Contact Sandi [email protected]


Vancouver Nov. Events: (2) no class in Dec

Nov 6, Sunday
"Dessert & Yoga Philosophy” with Jeffrey Armstrong in Vancouver 7 pm – 9:30pm. RSVP required  $20 in advance $25 day of

Nov 20, Sunday

"VASA Holiday Dinner & Class" Hosted Jeffrey Armstrong & Sandi Graham. Join us for a Vegetarian Holiday Feast of Gratitude  Time: 7 pm. Bring a recycled wrapped gift to exchange -- and instruments & your talent!

Limited to the 1st 30 people - RSVP [email protected] and we'll send you a Square $ request.


March 19-26, 2017 Bali Spirit Festival

Is Bali is on your Bucket List?? Bali Spirit Festival is celebrating their 10th anniversary with tickets for every need ~ half day to the FULL experience. See you there.

*Jeffrey will be there longer! 


In closing… we so appreciate all our friends, students and well-wishers…you keep us inspired!

We look forward to seeing you in some exotic place on the planet this year -  Please stay in touch!

Sandi Graham

Co-Director VASA Vedic Academy of Sciences & Arts

Jeffrey Armstrong

(Kavindra Rishi) Founder VASA Vedic Academy of Sciences & Arts

• For quicker updates please refer to EVENTS

• Jeffrey articles & commentary HERE There's lots on interesting learning there.

• VASA Vedic Academy of Science & Arts FB Page where we post a lot of interesting articles pertaining to yoga and India there. HERE

• Jeffrey's personal Facebook Page HERE

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