Sedona Vedic Astrology Immersion
“Love, Relationships & Sexuality from the Vedic Viewpoint”

with Alan Annand, Charlotte Benson, and
Dennis Harness, Ph.D.

June 1 – 4, 2023

Sedona Vedic Astrology Immersion  

Love, Relationships & Sexuality from the Vedic Viewpoint

with Alan Annand, Charlotte Benson, and Dennis Harness, Ph.D.

June 1 – 4, 2023

About the Weekend Immersion

Join us at Shine Sanctuary in Sedona, Arizona for an intimate weekend immersion focusing on “Love, Relationships & Sexuality from the Vedic Viewpoint.”

During this weekend, we’ll explore in great depth various relationship dynamics, commitment challenges, sexual tendencies, and compatibility through the lens of Vedic astrology with Special Guest & Author Alan Annand.

Whether you are in a committed relationship, seeking a romantic partnership or experiencing challenges, this weekend is a deep dive on the topic of love, relationships and sexuality that will give you clear perspectives and tools to navigate the Love Path.

Conference Offerings:
• Explore Love, Relationships & Sexuality in Alan Annand’s two-day immersion
• Enjoy an interactive Kirtan Concert with beloved musician, Ananda Das
• Enjoy an Organic Vegan Ayurvedic Dinner Feast hosted by Chocolatree Organic Eatery
• Review ethical standards & challenges with Dennis M. Harness. Ph.D.
• Participate in a panel discussion and Q&A session with Alan, Charlotte and Dennis
Optional Private Sessions to Enhance your weekend: 1:1 Readings with Alan, Shamanic Healing Journey or Cellular Mind/Body Reset Experiences
Optional Group Experiences to Enhance your weekend: Sound Activation Journey with John, Shamangelic Breathwork Ceremony with Anahata, and Full Moon Ceremony with Marga (some of these group events are included with different conference event packages or can be purchased in addition to your conference ticket)

Special Pre-Conference Offering:
• Discover more about Jyotisha, the Science of Light during a Pre-Conference Workshop with Charlotte Benson

Attend LIVE in Sedona or Join via VIRTUAL Video Livestream (includes the video recordings if you are unable to join the livestream)

Gold Package

Pre-Conference Special Event

Intro to Vedic Astrology w/ Jyoti Devi, Charlotte Benson

June 1 ~ 9am-Noon

Jyotisha, “The Science of Light,” is a vast and ancient wisdom technology – the ultimate app for living a meaningful life. You can begin to learn how to use it!
This three-hour course will survey the basic components of the Divine Science. We’ll touch on the origins of Jyotisha, and certain philosophical constructs underlying this type of astrology. We will introduce you to the meaning of the nine planets/grahas; the twelve signs/rasis; the twelve houses, and the twenty-seven Moon signs/nakshatras. This class is intended to prepare you to dip your toes into the sacred “Ocean of Jyotish!”

Charlotte Benson has practiced Astrology, full-time in Phoenix, Arizona, as a credentialed professional since 1972. She has analyzed tens of thousands of charts, serving her clients with the intelligence offered by the language of the stars. Charlotte is the President of the American College of Vedic Astrology, Inc.

First 5 to register will have the opportunity to have their chart used in Charlotte’s demonstrations.

About the Conference

Featured Keynote Immersion: "Love, Relationships & Sexuality from the Vedic Viewpoint" w/ Alan Annand

June 2 & 3 (9am-4pm both days)

In this two-day workshop with Alan Annand you will:
• Identify your own romantic bias for/against marriage or commitment
• Assess your own passion quotient, and that of a significant other
• Determine your prospects for harmony or discord in relationships
• Assess your capacity for growth and change in relationship

Alan Annand is a Canadian astrologer, palmist and author, with 40 years as an astrological consultant and teacher. He’s a former tutor for the British Faculty of Astrological Studies, and a graduate of the American College of Vedic Astrology. His six books on Vedic astrology have been praised for the quality of their research and writing. He’s also a crime novelist, whose New Age Noir mystery series features a Vedic astrologer/palmist.

Kirtan w/ Ananda Das

June 2 ~ 7-9pm

Kirtan is a devotional practice in the Vedic tradition that helps to uplift the mind, open the heart and bring inner peace. It is a call and response repetitive chant of the holy names in the Vedic tradition. Join Ananda Das, an internationally loved musician, song composer and mantra enthusiast for an evening of Kirtan. Infused with mantras in Sanskrit and Gurbani, his music offers blissful energy currents woven into lyrical heart songs. He sings, plays guitar, harmonium and bansuri flute.

Chocolatree ~ Organic Vegetarian Ayurvedic Feast

June 3 ~ 6-8pm

ChocolaTree is a sanctuary where each dish is created using 100% organic, vibrant foods, gluten-free, dairy free and entirely home made. The health and vitality of the Earth and all of Her creatures is very important to us and we create each dish in gratitude for Earth’s abundant gifts made possible by each element: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Spirit.Love. For the Vedic Astrology Conference, it is our honor to serve an Ayurvedic buffet with satvic chutneys, south Indian dosas, spicy dahls and sweet prasadam as well as herbal chai and chocolate cardamom muffins.

"Common Challenges in the Consulting Room" w/ Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D + Panel Discussion & Closing

June 4 ~ 9am-12:30pm

The role of the Vedic Astrologer as a consultant, counselor and spiritual guide requires basic training and effective communication skills. Although technical skill and predictive accuracy are essential, empathy, compassion, intuition and a good ‘chart-side manner’ should be cultivated in developing one’s therapeutic skills. The focus of this lecture is to explore common challenges in the consulting room and to provide solutions to these potential pitfalls in practice. Dennis’ lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with Alan, Charlotte and Dennis.

Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D. (Dayananda) is a professional astrologer who holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology. For more than thirty years, Dennis has studied both Eastern and Western techniques of astrology. He teaches workshops on Vedic Astrology and Transpersonal Psychology throughout the world. Dr. Harness is the President Emeritus of the American College of Vedic Astrology in Sedona, Arizona.

Supplement Your Weekend
with these additional 1:1 Sessions

Vedic Astrology Consultation w/ Alan Annand

June 1 from 9am-noon & 1-4pm & June 4 from 9am-noon (60-minute sessions)

A 60-minute session includes a brief palmistry review of your hands, followed by a full discussion of the Vedic birth chart. Topics will focus on your stated primary interests, whether relationships, career, finance, spirituality, etc. Highlights include major karmic patterns (astrological yogas) in the horoscope, and a prognosis for the major time periods (dashas) in the life wherein individual karma unfolds as per the unique horoscope. Time permitting, topical questions will be addressed during the session.

Shamanic Healing Journey w/ Amalia Camateros

June 1 from 10am-5pm (60 or 90 minute sessions)

During this healing session, Amalia draws on decades of experience and Shamanic Earth Wisdom to assist you in releasing blockages that help you re-calibrate and get back on track with your aliveness and inspiration. She will assist you in getting grounded in your body and centered in your mind and heart, and will shine the light on the hidden shadows to allow them to be embraced with loving awareness. During your session, Amalia draws upon many modalities such as core healing, inner child retrieval, tuning forks, sound healing, breathwork and movement, to help you feel more calm, connected and empowered in your body, mind and spirit.

Cellular Mind Body Reset Sessions

June 2 & 4 from 10am-5pm (50-minute sessions)

Held in the sacred space of the Healing Womb room at Shine, surrender into a deep Cellular Mind and Body Reset. The Bioneural beats entrain the brain’s dissonant thoughts into a unified cohesive field of calm focused awareness. The Biomat uses quantum energetic technology, combining the triple synergy of far infrared rays, negative ions therapy, and the superconducting properties of pure amethyst crystal.

Limitless Shamanic Healing Journey w/ Maria Gingras, RN

June 3 from 10am-5pm (60 or 90 minute sessions)

A Shamanic journey session with Maria is an adventure of deep healing. Maria draws from her vast training and a variety of healing modalities such as her Shamanic and Akashic records training, sound healing (rain stick/bells), and essential oils to empower you to remember your own innate healing capabilities and to step out of fear and into love for yourself.
Supplement Your Weekend
with these additional Group Experiences

Shamangelic Breathwork Ceremony w/ Anahata Ananda

June 4 ~ 3-5:30pm (included in the Platinum VIP Package)

Anahata facilitates THE MOST PROFOUND Shamanic Breathwork Journeys. Shamangelic Breathwork offers a deep and profound mind/body/soul healing experience. This breathwork ceremony incorporates deep breath techniques, vibrational sound, soulful music, guided visualizations, and energy healing. Through the use of Shamanic tools, crystal therapy and light body expansion techniques, you will experience a personal and sacred journey into the depths of your soul and beyond!

Sound Activation Journey w/ John Dumas

June 1 ~ 3:30-5pm (included in the Platinum VIP Package)

Join us as we explore new depths of human consciousness through sound and vibration. This one of a kind experience will feature gongs, Native Flutes, Didgeridoo, Vocal Toning, Crystal and Tibetan Bowls, and a variety of other healing instruments orchestrated within the divine alchemy of sound.

Full Moon Ceremony w/ Sound Medicine Journey & Mantra w/ Marga Samadhi

June 4 ~ 7-8:30pm

Immerse yourself in the healing powers of the Full Moon in Sagittarius with a transformative sound medicine journey and mantra chanting held by multi-instrumentalist and Healer, Marga Samadhi. The June Full Moon is called the Full Strawberry Moon and the energy is vibrating with joviality. Come enjoy an evening with the Shine community.
Virtual  Options

Main Conference
($165 now – March 31 then $197)

Livestream Option Includes:
• LIVE virtual high-quality video & audio access
• Thursday, June 1 from 7-8:30pm (PST) Welcome & Opening
• Friday & Saturday, June 2 & 3 from 9am-4pm (PST) immersion with Alan Annand (lunch break 12:30-2pm)
• Sunday, June 4 from 9am-12:30pm (PST) Lecture with Dennis plus Panel Discussion & Closing
• Recordings of all content to view if you are unable to attend the livestream event times due to scheduling conflict or time zone differences

Travel, Accommodations
& More About Shine Sanctuary

About Shine ~ Sedona's Sanctuary for the Soul

Upon registration, you will receive a welcome letter with discounts on local accommodations and other travel suggestions.

Shine is a Sanctuary for the Soul providing a welcoming and nourishing community to support your core-healing, personal growth, and heart-awakening through the offerings of world-class Healers and Facilitators. Shine’s mission is simple…to inspire Millions to Shine. We are passionately devoted to supporting the transformational journey that activates and amplifies personal radiance. When one individual awakens their inner radiance and embodies their soul mission, it has a profound ripple effect that cascades through the community and down to future generations.

Located in the heart of West Sedona, Shine is a sacred space, perfect for high vibrational, intentional experiences. With a crystal altar and golden sacred geometry wing mural, the Shine Sanctuary space exudes a unique presence and will amplify the Vedic Astrology Conference this June.

There is also a lovely boutique on-site at Shine featuring unique sacred items, hand-crafted products and high-frequency tools to take home to support your ongoing healing and awakening journey. Shine is also the perfect place to select unique gifts for those special loved ones and friends in your life. Most products are one-of-a-kind creations.

If you have questions about the conference, please email inquiries@shinesedona.comWe look forward to welcoming you to Shine in June.


Please note the Cancellation Policy for the Vedic Astrology Conference: I understand that I am responsible for the full payment of this service. Due to the expenses associated with the meeting space, limited space, materials and staff resources on behalf of each participant, there are NO refunds for cancellation or no-shows. Full payment is forfeited for no-shows or cancellations regardless of circumstance.

By reserving my spot, I fully understand that the Shine Team does not consist of medical doctors and does not claim to cure or heal any illness or injury. I willingly take full responsibility for my own health and my experience during and after the program

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