Vastu Level 1


An increasing number of people are beginning to experience the fragmented and often disturbing impact of the built environment in cities and towns in the last few decades. According to vAstu, everything we create or manifest in the world is a reflection of our inner selves. The more in alignment we are within ourselves, the more capable we are of manifesting harmony in our outer world.

“The vAstu Shilpa Shastra are technical texts that deal with the design and building/crafting of the built environment as well as the interior. Unfortunately, in the last 3 decades, the technical data contained in these amazing texts have been side lined and they have come to mean cosmetic adjustments to the building for monetary returns. The reality is far from this and needs to be shared and taught to designers, architects and interested members of society. My task in the last 4 decades has been to disseminate the knowledge in various ways so that the intelligent aspects of this vast tradition may be re- absorbed into the mainstream education and field application.

 Post-independence India took away the pride in our traditions, but today we know better and the inclusion of knowledge based in the soil as it were is an inherently intelligent step. Whether it is medicine, agriculture or architecture, knowing our own wisdom and adding the contemporary knowledge systems to it in an integrated way is the obvious step forward. ”        – Sashikala Ananth



This course is offered online as a next step after vAstu introductory course.

The online course will be held over two weeks.

The course is structured to enable both self-learning and learning through interactions/ group discussions guided by Ritambhara facilitators.

Course material will be accessible at the start of each day on our website for registered participants. You will be guided through each topic in a step by step manner.

Notes, videos and exercises for self-reflection and spatial design will be shared with participants as course progresses.


Additionally, participants can sign up for yoga classes. If interested, please send us an email. We will connect you with teachers/ yoga therapists trained in Krishnamacharya tradition for one-on-one sessions.


Architects, designers and those of you interested in connecting to the vAstu shilpa shAstras and their practical applications. This program is for you if you wish to explore the science of vAstu in an authentic and experiential manner.

Please Note:

As a pre-requisite for all participants- please make sure sure you have completed vAstu introductory course prior to registering for vAstu level 1.


Schedule & timings-

The course begins with an orientation session on Day 0 at 7 to 8 pm IST

From Day 1 to Day 7 – You will be introduced to 3-4 topics through notes, videos and exercises. Course material will be accessible via website. The exercises are designed to facilitate self-reflection and and to help participants integrate learning over the duration of the course. We  suggest all participants to set aside 2-3 hours aside each day to go through course material.

Online interactive sessions facilitated by Ritambhara teachers will be held on –

Days 1 and 3 at 7 to 8:30 pm IST and

Days 5, 7 and 16 at 7 to 9:00/9:30 pm IST

A week between Day 8 to 15 is given for participants to revise and complete coursework before the final interactive session on Day 16.

All participants in a batch complete the course  with the final  interactive session on Day 16 at 7 to 9:30 pm IST.

Certificates are available for participants on successfully completing the course.

  • Overview of Traditional Knowledge
  • Understanding Space
  • What is vAstu?
  • The Temple as the form of purusha
  • Working with The Self
  • The Path of yoga
  • Personal dharma
  • vAstu purusha mandala
  • Cosmology
  • pada vinyAsa
  • Slopes
  • Responding to the Energy- Pendulum Work
  • Space, Energy and Design
  • AyAdi lakshana
  • tAlam in sculpture

Course fee for Indian participants-  ₹ 12,000*

Course fee for International participants – 330 USD*

*Limited scholarships for Indian and International students are available. For further details on scholarships, please write to

Pre-requisite : Participants are to have completed vAstu introductory course prior to registering for vAstu level 1.

Our next round of vAstu level 1 course is being offered on October 16th to Nov 1st. To register, kindly click on button below.

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