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New Year's Retreat Saturday, January 14, 2023

Discover Your Life’s Purpose

With Acharya Shunya & Special Guests

Live in alignment with your soul’s plan.

Do you often feel unfulfilled, unsure, or unhappy?
Perhaps you thought you had it all figured out, until one day you wondered: Is this all there is?

Doing more is not the answer.

What does your soul want? Dig deep. Receive freeing soul wisdom.  

Start your year with timeless Vedic wisdom showing you the path to true soul fulfillment & take flight!

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I invite you to begin this new year by reassessing your life goals, and realigning your priorities  in the light of transformative Vedic wisdom called Purushartha. Embrace your fullest potential and create a life of meaning and purpose. This retreat will help you take back control and step into your true power by aligning with timeless spiritual wisdom on life-purpose, Purushartha. Whether you feel like you’re behind in life or you’re anxious for what the future holds — or simply are looking for a way to be inspired to continue a journey of transformation and growth — this event is for you.

Acharya Shunya    

How Will You Benefit?
  • Learn about the four goals of life, which when taken up harmoniously, immensely satisfy your soul. 

  • Cut through the confusion, and gain insights that help you intentionally shape your future and take strategic action.

  • Absorb practical wisdom to become authentic, aligned and fearless as you go through your daily life.

  • Lead a more internally joyful, deliberate, conscious, and fulfilling life when it comes to worldly pursuits such as f profession, vocation, partner, colleagues, setting priorities, etc.

  • Enjoy connecting with like-minded others.

  • Enjoy an Open House to learn more about the Awakened Self Foundations program offerings!

Get ready to receive transformative wisdom that shall make 2023 a Soul-Special year!

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm PDT
Open House: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm PDT
Where: Online

Self is your ultimate truth. How does Self want to express itself in the world? What were you born to accomplish? 
What did you come here to blossom into? How can you become a gift to the universe?

Your sense of purpose shall emerge clearly after this retreat with Acharya Shunya.
Guest Presenters and Teachers
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Asana — Tejal Patel

Tejal (she/her/hers) is a first-generation Indian American yoga teacher, writer, podcaster, and community organizer. Tejal aims to educate and empower individuals and communities around the world by advocating for yoga through a social justice lens. She founded Tejal Yoga, a revolutionary virtual South Asian teacher-led yoga community focused on social justice actions and authentic, culturally-rooted yoga-based practices. She is co-lead of the Yoga is Dead Team which offers a podcast questioning who and what killed yoga, workshops and training about cultural appropriation, and live events about the issues with modern yoga.  She created the abcdyogi village, an interactive, global community where South Asian yoga & mindfulness teachers offer education to all students.

Kirtan — Kamini Natarajan

Kamini is a Kirtan and Indian Classical Singer based in LA area. She blends Mantras and Chants with Indian Ragas to create Kirtans that are traditional and extremely meditative. Her Kirtans are composed in specific Ragas that leave the participants feeling serene. She is also the author of Kirtan eBook Indian Ragas for Kirtans. Kamini’s Kirtans bring out her deep spiritual background. They are extremely mystical and magnificently divine. People are left mesmerized by her angelic voice, her intricate improvisations, her odd meter rhythms and most importantly her radiant warm smile. For more information and to stay in touch, visit her website at or facebook page @KaminisMusic.

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Breathwork — Ariana Fotinakis

Ariana Fotinakis is a trauma-informed somatic coach, breathwork facilitator, and devout student of Nature. An Indigenous woman from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Ariana is also a business coach and works to support individuals who want to change the world through their work, their art, or their community. By blending science, spirit, and soul, Ariana helps her clients reconnect to the unique medicine within them that's waiting to be shared. We are so grateful she's here today to share a breathwork session centered around Dharma, to help us all connect with our inner magic and wisdom.

Lecture — Heather Sanders

Producer and Director of the annual Sedona Yoga Festival in Sedona, AZ since 2013, Heather Sanders (E-RYT-200 / YACEP) has been a practitioner of yoga since 1996 and studies in the Hatha Tantra tradition. She is passionate about yoga's ability to heal and to create peace, and focuses her efforts on bringing authentic yoga to people everywhere through a variety of platforms. Her commitment to building community and offering service in the field of yoga, arts, and consciousness is reflected in decades of event and conference creation and direction, as well as program development dedicated to mentorship, civic engagement, creativity, and collaboration.

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Your Registration Includes
Renewing wisdom teachings from Acharya Shunya
Uplifting engagement in a global community
Music to remember the beautiful light within
Mindfulness practice to support inner clarity
Q&A to learn about other ASF offerings
Recording of this retreat for enrollees
Opportunity to win giveaways
 When we are aligned with our deeper purpose, we become free & immensely joyous.
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