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10 JUNE 2017 FROM 10:00 TO 17:00
AT Ompalace, Owen Sound, Ontario - Canada


This weekend provides a summary of all facets learned to date, as well as concentrates on the daily cycle, and the yearly karmic cycle. Here we will examine the planetary agents pointing us to when you might move, get a new job, marry, conceive a child, or have a period of bad luck, divorce, loss, death, and all else that the human psyche resists. The main focus will be an in-depth examination of the relationship and characteristics of the numerological data, how the planetary friends and enemies relate, and what specific attributes they display. We will cover the numbers of exaltation, and the peak years, as well as the karmic retributions and the suggested upayas to overcome those obstacles presented by the mind mesh. Body chemistry and ayurvedic specifics relating to the odd and even numbers re acid or alkaline constitution will be given attention. A variety of charts and handouts will support the rich tapestry of completing the three levels of the Vedic numerology education. Subsequently one feels inspired and motivated to open oneself fully to the precise workings of the universe at large and become a heartful co-creator-creatrix in the cosmic leela.

Not yet fully booked. Pre-Registration required.

Fee : $471,00

Includes all handouts, vegetarian lunch and chai each day.

01 JULY 2017 TO 03 JULY 2017 FROM 10:00 TO 17:00
AT Ompalace, Owen Sound, Ontario - Canada


Comprehensive instruction in the mantra, yantra and tantra studies of the Sanatan path of planetary Yoga. This three day intensive is based on the premise that the planets are relay stations for the reception and transmission of celestial energies that affect our every thought and deed. The nine Luminaries bring the forces of the galaxy alive in us and direct our path of evolution. Each planet contains a portion of the cosmic rainbow ray, upholding its vibration in our solar system. Our karmas, in accordance with our birth chart, and how they ripen in this lifetime will determine the state of our consciousness, our gains and losses, our successes and trials. Most of our relationships are according to planetary affinities. Most of our actions are governed by the nature of the planet that dominates our celestial blue print and karmic template. Once we understand the meaning and nature of the planetary attributes we can make more intelligent choices participating in the cosmic leela and comprehend the possibilities of this precious human life.

Numerology and astrology within the context of healing and practices will be studied in depth. The course is balanced between theory and practice of the Vedic tradition. Ayurveda, Upayas and Self help remedials are offered to assist the student to revitalize his/her life and be a clear agent of support and knowledge for others.

Prerequisite: basic understanding of yoga and healing, a sincere commitment to self transformation and becoming a metaphysician for personal and collective peace. Request a detailed syllabus.

Not yet fully booked. Pre-registration and application form required.

Fee : 1.000,00 $

If prepaid in full via PayPal by June 1st 2017, deduct 10% from tuition.
Space limited, enroll now to avoid disappointment.
All handouts and daily vegetarian lunch and afternoon chai provided.
NO pre re requisites. All are welcome.

E-mail for special payment instructions for the discount.

Transportation/Room and Board are the students responsibility. There are a wide variety of bed and breakfasts, motel, and hotel possibilities: 1-888-749-6604. We will assist in connecting students to share accommodations.

29 JULY 2017 TO 30 JULY 2017 FROM 10:00 TO 17:00
AT Ompalace, Owen Sound, Ontario - Canada

This is a weekend workshop to befriend your Vedic natal chart geared for the total beginner. The timing of this could not be better as we have a real challenging year activating us in every dimension.

Mars and Saturn are both retrograde now in Scorpio. Off and on we will feel their sting collectively and individually all year long. Rahu and retrograde Jupiter are moving through Leo. The polarity battle is everywhere.

Learning about your birth chart, your natal horoscope opens up the hidden language of the cosmos. This will allow you to work effectively with you karma/dharma and help you focus your awareness and attention on expanding your consciousness toward healing instead of feeling lost, confused, overwhelmed, depressed and anxious which seems to be the main theme of 2016 thus far.

If you really want to shape shift your perceptions on any of this, it is necessary to do the inner work. As you heal so I heal so the planet heals. Time is of the essence.

Understand this ancient and instructive wisdom and acquire a deeper understanding of forces that affect your past, present and future. Past life karma is seen in the birth chart. This is your current life unfolding and the foundation to your understanding of what you are doing and if you are working out your karma or if it is working you. Present karma is seen through the transits and operating planets. Vedic astrology shows the path and helps us manage difficulties.

Celebrate the essence of summer in the pranic fields of the Ompalace Yogavidya with just a few other students in an intimate gathering and peaceful restorative setting.

No previous knowledge of Vedic cosmology is needed.

Not yet fully booked. Pre-registration Required.

Fee : $495,00

If prepaid in full via PayPal by June 29th/2017, deduct 10% from tuition.

E-mail for special payment instructions for the discount.
Space limited

23 SEPTEMBER 2017 TO 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 FROM 10:00 TO 17:00
AT Ompalace, Owen Sound, Ontario - Canada


This is a weekend inspired by the MOTHER GODDESS, contemplation of the SRI YANTRA, exploration of effective DEVI mantras and the whole approach to TANTRA which is to be seen as a vehicle for transformation in these fearful times of constraint and global upheaval.

The Sanskrit term Shakti means power. There is a supreme power behind this universe that is expressed in many varied ways. Heat, light, lightning - all these are expressions of just that power.

Shakti is the creator of the universe. The universe is Her form. She is the foundation of the world and forms of the body. Shakti is the form of all things that live and move in the world. There is no jewel rarer than Her, no condition superior to Her!

Not many people have the grace to perform true Shakti worship. Shakti has manifested in various forms like Durga, Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswati and so on. Shakti represents 3 potencies and they are Itcha Shakti, Kriya Shakti and Jnana Shakti.

As the whole world is under the influences of these energies, every human possesses these 3 Shaktis or powers:

1. Itcha Shakti is the will power, the desire or motivation which relates to the Mind.

2. Kriya Shakti is the power of action, the ability to act for the fulfillment of the desire that relates to physical body

3. Jnana Shakti is the power of knowledge, the capacity to know and recognize, which relates to the soul (Atma)

These 3 powers esoterically manifest in yourself as follows. There is the one you think you are (physical body), the one others think you are (mind) and the one you really are (principle of the soul or atma). Everyone is essentially divine, but is unable to understand this by the very nature of being human.

The concept of Shakti is also connected with Goddess Durga and Goddess Kali. Durga represents the power of the Supreme Being that preserves moral order and righteousness in the creation. Durga, also called Divine Mother, protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger and ego. Kali is the fierce form of Parvati. She is a fierce protector and upholder of Dharma, although seemingly cruel at times.

In this weekend workshop we will learn about the great significance for Shakti worship, in the form of HER yantras and HER mantras.

Transform your ltcha Shakti into longing for God.
Convert Kriya Shakti into a force for doing divine actions.
Sublimate your Jnana Shakti into divinity itself.

Fully booked.

Fee : $495,00

Includes all handouts, vegetarian lunch and chai each day.

If prepaid in full via PayPal by August 23rd, deduct 10% from tuition.

E-mail for special payment instructions for the discount.

28 October 2017 FROM 08:30 TO 15:30
AT Ompalace, Owen Sound, Ontario - Canada

Fall Raking

Vegetarian Lunch Provided.

Come for few hours of the day of compassionate community raking.
If you help for the entire day I will offer you a
Numerology reading or gift certificate in exchange.

Bring your own rake, sensible shoes, and dress in layers.

Thank you for considering helping this Senior,
surrounded by 200 year old venerable mapple trees with massive leaves!


18 NOVEMBER 2017 TO 19 NOVEMBER 2017 FROM 10:00 TO 17:00
AT Ompalace, Owen Sound, Ontario - Canada


Remedial applications based on principles of the Vedas, Ayurveda, mantra, yantra and tantra will be studied in relationship to ancient alchemical pujas (sacred rituals and ceremonies) and the study of the nine planets governing our cellular constitution and evolution. This is useful to anyone concerned with self care.

Understanding your health in relationship to your birth chart reveals inherent strenghts and weaknesses. With this knowledge we can apply planetary remedial measures to balance anything from addictions to depression, fibromyalgia, food disorders, nutritional and hormonal deficiencies, all causing depletion of vitality and joy of life.

Not yet fully booked. Pre-registration required.

Fee : $495,00

Includes lunch and chai both days.
If prepaid in full via PayPal by October 18th, deduct 10% from tuition.

E-mail for special payment instructions for the discount.

RELAX REFLECT RESET - The Yoga of the Planets, Jamaica


Are you looking for a new sense of wellness, energy and evolutionary inspiration in your life? Come to our exquisite GoNatural wellness retreat in a secluded ocean front fishing village near Port Antonio, the lush, historic part of Jamaica.

Enjoy pure, organic vegan food with fresh juices, plant medicine, simple healthy environs, Yoga, meditation and planetary prescriptions to support your inner/outer transformation. Inhale the ocean prana. Step into the vibration of ONE Love.

What's included:

  • airport transfer from Kingston to retreat by 2 p.m.arrival day
  • choices of private, semi private or dormitory accommodation,
  • daily Hatha yoga class by skilled certified island Instructor,
  • 3 organic vegetarian meals and fresh juice, herbal teas, coconut water 
  • demonstration of natural cosmetics and plant medicine
  • daily worksop on the YOGA OF THE PLANETS and how it relates to evolutionary consciousness
  • daily meditation by experienced island instructor
  • optional outings to Blue Lagoon, Port Antonia or Snorkel trips, Water Falls.
  • optional massage/bodywork by top notch licensed professional
  • airport transfer from retreat at 10 a.m. to Kingston, departure day

Not yet fully booked. Pre-registration required.

Fee :
USD $ 1595 Dorm
USD $ 1795 Double
USD $ 1995 Single

50 % deposit needed, non refundable. Balance in cash on arrival.
DEDUCT 20% if paid in full by July 1st/2017, no exceptions.
Contact us for a skype interview and payment instructions

Air Travel, Tips and Insurance and optional outings Not included.

01 JANUARI 2017 TO 31 DECEMBER 2017
at Ompalace, Owen Sound, Ontario - Canada
KALI APPRENTICE - Personal Mentoring

- Tantric Evolutionary Coaching -

As the Nine Luminaries govern every aspect of our Body/Mind/Heart and Soul, it is wise to explore and experience the SACRED THEATRE of ones personal and business interactions within the context of the COSMIC Leela Psychodrama of our actions and reactions.

Learn about the planetary influences and reasons for projecting fear through shadowboxing, energy darts (vs hearts), anger, avarice, doubt, depression, arrogance and all kinds of other unpleasant disempowering and ultimately violent conduct, by understanding the deeper significance of your birth chart, transits and progression.

The main focus in our energy exchange will be the exploration of the Divine Mother consciousness and Her need to re-emerge in our collective and individual psyche. The ecstatic and benevolent guidance of the Mother of the Universe is our only hope. Our beacon of Light, our solace, comfort and direction. Whatever our station of awareness we need to re- engage visions of KALI dancing powerfully in our world today. It is comforting and important to remember that this beautiful, uncontainable sword yielding Goddess, Who destroys what needs to be destroyed, simultaneously nurtures what is real in us. In the Tantric tradition we never lose sight of the eternal balance of creation and destruction.

KALI wants to take us beyond our conventional world into the boundless, non-dual mystery and beyond our story and current attachments. As a brilliant explosion of the Great Mystery in the abode of the Absolute we need to overcome the terror of our ego bound existence and unite this energy into ourselves making the leap into boundlessness. To resurrect and celebrate the Divine as Feminine as the Heart of the World and the Feeling/Devotional Self as our Soul. Scholars and Historians everywhere are now unearthing evidence in every tradition, memories of a powerful female Deity, both creator and destroyer, fearsome and nurturing, beautiful and limitless. The effect of this recognition and its spreading through Collective Consciousness is bound to be revolutionary.

The Divine Mother is the key in every chart to the missing part of our Being. She represents a force beyond polarity and beyond connection which resonates with a mystery of life that has long been suppressed.

Not only in our psyches but in the historic manifestation of the modern era that has made our experience of life unbalanced and incomplete.

Our objective in the private sessions will be centered around your Moon nature (the feeling Self / the Mother), SOMA the elixir of the GODS, and all the accustomed, and sometimes unconscious, tendencies that keep your mind of reason from feeling. Issues of endless longing, disturbed cellular integrity, and how we tend to not give our full attention to the present moment, the truth of the Here and Now. The mind is habituated in a constant current of thoughts and images careening from past to future. We want to go beyond the mind to observe the pure awareness that connects us to our Divine Mother from which the mind is born and, contaminated by the six passions and the karmic debris as well as the collective current day toxicity, that burdens us all. We will learn to embrace the mind as a loving Mother holds her child, clear and silent. Our intent is Freedom. A liberated state of receptivity to the present moment in the great dance of consciousness.

Although pain is as natural as pleasure we can learn how our stresses (often self-created) generate an acidic blood Ph and bile in the tissues. The process of Tantra as alchemical transformation is to catch our habitual entrapments and widen our scope of consciousness, to re-establish trust in Self and others to move forward in Love, Harmony and Beauty with increasing awareness.

Our real journey in life is interior, it is a matter of growth, deepening, and an ever greater surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts. Sometimes we need a catalyst, an activator, an initiator, a tantric, a little help from a spiritual ally. May I be such a friend! May I live the blessings of my first Yoga teacher, Guru Swami Kripalu, who gave me the name Richa which is Sanskrit and means friend in consciousness.

May we all evolve in the spirit of ONE.

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KALI APPRENTICE - Evolutionary Coaching

is for you if:

  • You recognize, honor, and seek what can help you embody your awakening trusting archetypal traditional sources
  • You have been seeking a while and explored different healing work already
  • You would like the support of a skilled, seasoned coach to assist you through a time of transformation
  • You are sincerely committed to your own shifts of perception and evolution
  • You are capable of self reflection and self responsibility
  • You are curious about your shadow self and how it has prevented you from being fully embodied
  • You want to know more about how your reality is visible in your birth chart
  • You are interested in applying mantra, yantra and tantra as astral remedies to enhance your vibration
  • You want greater integration of body/mind/spirit dynamics and live from a deeper soul essence and vitality

If this sounds like you, contact christina to set up a free, 30 minute, introductory skype consultation
to explore what KALI APPRENTICE program might accomplish for you at this point in your life.
Please provide your birth data along with your inquiry: birth date, place, and time, exact to the minute.

christina richa devi has dedicated her entire life to study and teach ancient healing systems to empower self transformation. She has worked with thousands of clients since the mid seventies in many countries and diversified settings. Being a devotee of KALI, she is by the nature of her own karma ongoingly catalyzing transformation, helping clients align with a more honest self perception and finding and actualizing their true path. Christina role is to accompany your journey for a time, while you discover self liberation in your own truth as you choose/co create you own reality and co author the new world story for the benefit of all sentient beings.

How this may unfold is by: Identifying your current, key evolutionary gateways via:

  • Visioning
  • Work with the Energy Body
  • Identifying limiting beliefs and clearing them
  • Shadow Work
  • Self Inquiry
  • Astrological review of the cycles and seasons involved in your evolution
  • Exercises designed to help you access your own Inner Knowing
  • Lifestyle design
By Application Only
By Sincere Committment Only

See als : Kali Apprenticeship

"Great Goddess Kali, the One and only one, who resides in the Ocean of Life and in the Cremation Grounds that dissolve the world. We focus our energies on you, may you grant us boons and blessings.

I invite a few private students each year.

The energy exchange is $3,300 ($3000 if prepaid in full), for 12 - 1 hour, monthly New Moon Skype mentoring sessions taken over a 12 month period. This fee also includes any additional time spent correcting and commenting upon personal practise and other assigned written homework via email and phone. The apprenticeship includes at least one personal, all inclusive visit, 3 full days here at the Ompalace YogaVidya during the mentoring year. This tutorial fee further includes the natal birth chart of the individual and its subsequent ongoing interpretation which we will unfold and utilize in our work together. Tuition fees may be paid in full, or monthly, see discount structure. All fees are non refundable once the applicant has been accepted and confirmed.

Kindly request an application form:

I know not from what distant time
thou art ever coming nearer to meet me.
Thy sun and stars can never keep thee hidden from me for aye.
In many a morning and eve thy footsteps have been heard
and thy messenger has come within my heart and called me in secret.
I know not only why today my life is all astir,
and a feeling of tremulous joy is passing through my heart.
It is as if the time were come to wind up my work,
and I feel in the air a faint smell of thy sweet presence.

Rabindranath Tagore


Fee : $3.300,00

1 JANUARY 2017 TO 31 DECEMBER 2017
AT Ompalace, Owen Sound, Ontario - Canada


Have the insider astro nuggets for 2017 at your fingertips!

Daily, precisely calculated transits for our region (Panchang) of the entire 12 months are available in PDF format for $12.60.

Please ask for a sample of the Jan 2017 panchang. This is a priceless tool to select auspicious times and avoid troublesome transits re major decisions.

To receive a printable copy of my 2017 Astro Forecast (available on my website as of Jan 2nd, 2017 - read only, non-printable), send $ 9.45 or $ 22 for both (Forecast and Panchang).
Kindly make payments via the Donation PayPal button on my wwwsite.

Fee : $22,05

A Time for Healing

Lotus In everyone's life span comes a time of crisis and with it a time for healing. The crisis is rarely decided upon, although many omens leading up to same are oftentimes ignored until the actual shock hits. Pain, loss, grief and sadness appear suddenly and with it the choice and options to constructively yield to the inevitable. A time for healing however is a focused intent. It is a mindful choice to connect with ones higher purpose to embrace the soul's journey, salute the spirit in ones existence with wisdom and compassion. It is time to become sensitive to the hidden aspects of oneself and the larger human community. To realize ones mortality and become acutely aware of the human condition we all share here in earth school. To accept and transcend the dramas of everyday life and instead more fully embrace the dance of the great mystery of human life.

It is time to release the patterns of the past and not fret about the future. To slow down sufficiently to re-connect with ones breath, the earth, her seasons and cycles, to find beauty in small treasures. To put ones mind in ones feet and walk more caringly on the earthmother and draw healing from the very matrix of the universe. To enhance ones spiritual perception, become open to magic and small pleasures and to re-assess ones practical needs. To celebrate the soul's awakening in a more creatively expressive way, to claim ones autonomy and be taught by ones ancient inner knowing.

This can happen in many ways. A healing time is a time of profound personal empowerment. To decidedly commit to be living from within a sacred space at all times and attuned to ones soul purpose. "Everything that lives wants attention, and the human soul is no exception - it thrives when it knows itself perceived with compassion and reverence." When I work with a person, I attempt to look at their soul self and observe the direction it wishes to move in. Then I look at the self-created obstructions in the body-mind dynamics that block the soul's free movement. If the person is willing to transform and able to commit to a healing journey, I support them in recognizing their soul's desire and via various immune enhancing tools guide them into the perceptual shape shifting needed to come to the next level of beingness in their evolutionary cycle. To open to personal alchemy. To grow beyond what they know themselves to be thus far.

Thought this process is essentially simple, it is sometimes challenging and sometimes great, depending on the rigidity and clinging of the person's mental pattern and their subsequent emotional entanglements. In my work as a healer my biggest task is to encourage the person to invite themselves into a healing time. To cross over the bridges of fear, worry, disease and confusions that prevent them from living full, happy and healthy lives. To understand the necessity for beauty, play, ceremony, retreats and healing holidays. To not see this as a luxury or as frivolous, not as selfish, not as crazy. So many times I am confronted with clients agreeing that my suggestions of perhaps taking a vision quest, of moving to a brighter home, of enrolling in an art course of their choice, of committing to ongoing therapy for a while, of taking the trip to the Caribbean they always dreamed of, are a good idea, but for reasons connected with old worn out patterns of self limitation they are unable to jump into the abyss of the unknown and risk facing their new self. It is almost tragic. Time and time again I witness people stuck in judgement, constriction and non-trust of the universal resources, when they are within an inch of opening to a healing time for themselves. Perhaps for the first time and perhaps for the best time in their lives. Inner work bears fruit when spiritual perception is brought into the everyday activities and during a healing time a person's soul has a rare and wonderfully unique opportunity to become attuned to their true destiny and be more fully human. A healing time is a turning point in a human life span. In my work with people suffering from all kinds of immune disorders, I have learned that the immune system is strongly affected by feelings and that taking certain kinds of action, such as entering a committed healing time, can affect the immune system positively.

There are now multiple options to awaken the possible human. To enter a discovery process about wholeness and the journey of healing. For many, it is as simple as to just keep laughing in the face of their perceived obstacles, to discover the fire in the belly and the spirit of soul in their eyes and the eyes of the world. To insist on hope and recovery. To creatively engage the imagination so it may revitalize the body. For others it may take the form of a meditation retreat, of time in the wilderness, of moving to an urban area, of simplifying their lifestyle or letting go of people and places one has outgrown a long time ago. For some a dream vacation to a place of empowerment may serve as the catalyst for a healing time, and for most it is just sufficient to break out of the mold of their perceived persona and release the mind mesh that entraps them. A healing time is a time of purification, a time of rebirth, a time of coming into the grace of ones place in creation. It is available to us all.


REFUND POLICY: Once registration for any selected service, workshop or retreat has been accepted and confirmed, all monies are non refundable.

TRAVELS : OMpalace YogaVidya reserves the right to cancel any tours due to insufficient enrollment or for any other circumstances beyond our control. Should a tour be cancelled, all payments will be returned. However, OMpalace YogaVidya (Christina Richa Devi) is not responsible for reimbursing nonrefundable airline ticket purchases or other incurred costs. For this and other reasons travel insurance is highly recommended.

REGISTRATION, Terms and conditions: All participants agree, prior to enrollment in any program, to complete and forward the discretionary application form provided. Enrollment is subject to satisfactory review of all applications. Course participation requires adherence to all course guidelines and may be terminated in the event of repeated violations.

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