The ZenSpot Institute of Vedic & Taoist Studies For Everyone

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Classes at the ZenSpot Institute cover a variety of topics that support the ancient teachings of the Vedas and the Tao. The purpose is to enhance your appreciation and understanding of these ancient teachings / practices that originate from India and China.

Current and Upcoming Classes

Begin your journey into the ancient teachings today.

Classes are held in-person and online through Zoom video conferencing.


  • Jyotish Astrology 101

    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of Jyotish (Vedic Astrology). We will learn how all the pieces fit together and unlock a new method of evaluating life as it unfolds on the screen of consciousness. Over the course of 6 weeks students will learn about the foundation of Vedic Astrology; Planets, Signs, and Houses. Once you have a solid understanding of these components, participants can start applying the concepts to their own life and that of those you love.

    Week 1 – Introduction & Overview – The Building Blocks of Vedic Science

    Week 2 – Planets – The Planets Within Us

    Week 3 – Signs – A Journey Through the Zodiac

    Week 4 – Workshop – The Alchemy of Planets in Signs

    Week 5 – Houses – Divisions of the Sky

    Week 6 – Workshop – Planets as House Rulers

    Class Schedule:

    In-person sessions are
    Thursdays: 6pm - 8pm
    September 19 - October 24, 2019

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  • The Zen Cleanse

    Optimal Health - The Ayurvedic Way

    Do you feel stuck in a body that doesn’t feel the way you would like it to? Have you consulted doctors, diets, nutritionists and every supplement under the sun? If you’re mired down in excess weight, fatigue, headaches, brain fog, body pain, anxiety, insomnia and digestive distress, The Zen Cleanse can assist in transforming that experience for you.

    The Benefits
    The Zen Cleanse works because it is directed at the often-overlooked root causes for many modern challenges: poor digestion, inflammation, anxiety and toxic overload. Throughout this 16-week online program, you will reduce inflammation, repair digestion, and flush out toxins using Ayurvedic Medical Science.

    The Zen Cleanse works through the strength of community by creating a compassionate and educated circle of support to empower you to heal your gut and your brain resulting in a zest for life!

    What To Expect
    Topics discussed during group sessions include: neuroadaptation, food challenges, digestion, the brain-gut connection, biochemistry, cravings, energy, lifestyle, Ayurvedic principles and routines and knowledge about body constitution types.

    Each participant will receive a pre and post program health consultation as well as monthly check-ins from a ZenSpot Institute Ayurvedic clinician.

    The program includes a guiding textbook, Ayurvedic herbal regimens, weekly online sessions and monthly coaching and information in a group setting as well as one-on-one.

    Dates: Sundays from September 29, 2019 through January 12, 2020.
    + 12-weeks meet online every Sunday from 4pm - 5:30pm.
    + 4-weeks individual follow-ups with your Ayurvedic Practioner and Program Coach.

    Cost: of the program is $1400. Options for monthly payments are available.

    Register by: September 15, 2019.

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  • Introduction to Ayurveda

    Introduction to Ayurveda is a blended in-person and online class for students of all levels that want to learn the foundational principles, concepts and practices of this 5,000 year old healing tradition. The online portion of the class is a 3-module overview that discusses the history of Ayurveda and the doshas, the Ayurvedic clock, important concepts, the four pillars of health and the daily Ayurvedic routine. Students are to complete this portion of the course prior to the three in-person sessions.

    Once registered, you will receive directions on how to access the online portion of the class.

    *This class is a pre-requisite for all ZenSpot Institute training programs.

    Class Schedule:

    In-person sessions are
    Tuesdays: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    October 1, October 8 and October 15, 2019

    **Online portion of the program to be completed before the start of the first in-person session on 10/1/19.


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  • Introduction to Mindfulness

    This class will focus on mindfulness in movement, meditation and breathing. Open to newcomers to mindfulness practices as well as those with experience. Learn the basics for building a regular practice for yourself. This is a 6-Week Series class.

    *This class is a pre-requisite for all ZenSpot Institute training programs.

    Class Schedule:

    In-person sessions are
    Sundays: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    October 6 - November 10, 2019




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  • The 7 Chakras

    The 7 Chakras class takes a deep dive into the Chakra System by focusing on one chakra per week for seven weeks. It will take you on a healing journey as you become aware of how each chakra affects your health and well-being on a spiritual, mental, emotional and physical level. You will learn the basic functions, issues, connections, and associated elements connected to each chakra then participate in various activities, exercises, meditations and asanas to help bring balance and optimal health.

    Class Schedule:

    In-person sessions are
    Tuesdays: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    October 1 - November 12, 2019

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