Women's Only Workshop

SATURDAY, MAY 19th, 2018
1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

(with 30 min break for tea)


Love is the most powerful emotion of the human mind and is the greatest need for fulfillment of our life. We all strive for love, yet most of the time love evades us. It seems like a mystery. Love is not possible without healthy relations. Love is one of the most common words used by us in our daily life, and we all think that we know what love is. Love, however is an art. And like any other art, it needs education which is surprisingly missing in the present day education system. In this talk you will learn what it means to have healthy loving relationships as we will analyze some stories about love. Learn how to improve relations which are not functioning as per your satisfaction. Just by knowing the basic concepts of love, you can act from a compassionate place in your heart instead of from a reactive place in your mind.


Join us for this women's only workshop. We will process relationship issues by reading a real-life story in a loving group atmosphere, guided by a gentle psychotherapist and a famous guru visiting from India. This dynamic duo's approach of east and west, enables participants to feel comfortable in opening and honoring what is in their hearts. Participants may analyze together the red flags in the client story, and will be able to reflect upon and share (if they wish) similar issues that they also struggle with in relationships such as finding their voice, feeling lonely, being a victim, being manipulated or taken advantage of, feeling stuck, addiction, grief, being emotionally and/or physically abused, and co-dependency. By listening and/or sharing, participants discover that they are not alone. Attendees will be supported in discovering ways out of their pain and struggle.


Dr Satyanarayana Dasa, Phd, founder of Jiva Institute of Vaishnava Studies in India, is a much-beloved teacher, author, and Sanskrit scholar. Based on his in-depth studies of the Vedic scriptures, the most profound knowledge on all aspects of the mind and self, he created a new field of science called Vedic Psychology. He personally trained only one person in the world - Jessica Richmond, licensed psychotherapist, to use his teachings to deepen her clients understandings. Dr. Dasa is the author of 15 books, including the Bhagavad Gita translation, and The Yoga of Dejection. He regularly teaches classes on Hindu philosophy to his students around the world. Dr. Dasa is winner of many honors and awards, including an award personally resented by the president of India for spreading Vedic culture on a national and international level, as well as "The International Educator of the Year," award. He is a delight to be around, and most people leave his classes thinking more deeply about the subject at hand, and with a heart more open to possibilities.


Jessica Richmond, LMHC, is an American Psychotherapist, and a Vedic Psychology counselor. She holds a Bachelors degree in Human Development from University of California, a Masters degree in Hospitality Management from Cornell University, and a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She also holds an Ayurvedic counselor certificate from Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Jessica draws upon decades of experience of studying people, their behavior, their mind, and their relationships, in order to help her clients better understand their patterns that block them from experiencing peace of mind in all situations. Her Guru, Dr Satyanarayana Dasa, taught her the ancient science of Vedic Psychology, and how to guide her clients deeper within themselves. She travels and teaches around the world, and maintains a private practice, offering a weekly online discussion group, and consulting with clients on Skype. She makes talking about difficult subjects more easy, interesting and people often leave her sessions feeling empowered and optimistic.


$55 pre-registration/ $65 day of