Transformational Counseling 2: Ayurvedic Astrology/Yoga





This module will address Astrological and Ayurvedic approaches to:

  • Diet Planning and Evaluation
    Stress Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Astro-Yoga for Emotional and Psychological Therapy
  • Behavioral remedies to strengthen weak planets.

The following are the therapies to be utilized in this block:

  • Ayurvedic Astrological Health Consultation with Barry Rosen or Gary O’Toole
  • Ayurvedic Health Consultations with Daren Black regarding diet and health challenges
  • Ayurvedic/Astrological Wellness/Fitness  Consultation with Gary O’Toole author of Cosmic Bodies
  • Astro-Yoga Therapeutic Prescriptions from Barry Rosen and Gary O’Toole


The goal of Ayurveda is to help people to get healthy, stay healthy, and live productive, meaningful lives, as defined by the individual. Some people come to Ayurveda in order to improve their lives without focusing on a specific problem. In order to solve any given life problem, be it physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional, it is most effective to look deeper for the root causes of the problem.

Lifestyle, including the timing and patterns of eating, choice of food, the balance of rest and activity, bedtime, etc. has a huge impact on health and the balance of mind and body.

Detailed nutrition/eating/diet plans may be suggested which include how many times a week it would be ideal for a person to eat any given item.

Diet plans can be very precise, geared towards nourishing your given your Prakriti (constitution) and vikriti (current imbalance). This yields vastly better results than generic dosha diets

Many illnesses have emotional roots and techniques may be suggested for individuals to use at home to help themselves. Suggestions are made to help people discover for themselves their own best life-path or dharma. Everything we do affects our balance of elements and doshas.

Ayurvedic/Astrological Wellness and Exercise Consultation

With Gary O’Toole:  Specific reading to combine astrology, fitness, and lifestyle practices in order to maximize health and growth of inner vitality and inner wealth.

Ayurvedic/Astrological Consultations impart an empowered view of your life cycles, patterns, and trends; drawing forth a map which reflects your authentic identity, healing potentiality, and appropriate treatment plan, based on your unique mind-body type and any imbalances being experienced at present – or those likely to be experienced in the future without observing remedial measures.

Astro-Yoga Astrological Reading
With Barry Rosen/staff

Work with a live instructor on a personal yoga practice that strengthens your individual needs and supports your personal development as suggested by your natal chart and specific for the period and transits that you are going through.

In ancient times Vedic astrology and hatha yoga were very connected and more integrated as part of one system. It is fairly well accepted that certain postures support the health and vitality of specific organs and these are also connected to our emotions and mental well-being.

The focus will be on postures that will strengthen benefic planets that are weak in the chart as well as postures that will calm down or balance malefic planets that are affecting your well-being. For those familiar with yoga, a light 30-minute reading can suffice whereas those wanting a personal demonstration of postures will require a longer session with a staff member or Barry. A specific set of positions will be prescribed. Major transits and periods may also warrant specific postures for different times of the year and these can change over time.

Of course, astrology is not a substitute for legal, medical, or psychological advice, so please consult with a licensed professional in these matters.

Sign up under request for a free interview to go over your specific needs and programs and to design a program for you.

Ayurvedic Health Consultation with Daren Black.

Daren Black, M.A., Ayurvedic Healer, Holistic Health Educator, Yoga Exponent, has been working with herbs, oils, yoga, and holistic health for over 35 years. Encouraged, inspired and guided by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Daren has developed Practical Ayurveda™ to make Ayurveda more user-friendly. Daren is also the founder of Nature Power™ an Ayurvedic herb and oil company.  Nature Power™ has an extensive array of superior potency herb and oil products.  Practical Ayurveda™ offers Ayurvedic health, beauty, knowledge, and lifestyle Programs.

Daren can zero in on specific herbs and make dietary recommendations to restore health and wholeness.

Nothing said here is intended to diagnose, treat, prescribe or cure disease. If you have a medical problem please see your doctor.

Consults starting from $395.00. An additional $180 for follow up with Darren Black. An additional $150 for a follow up with Gary O’Toole.

Fill out the request form to schedule an interview to see what suits your needs.


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