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Chikitsa Vastu

For building Insight & Intuition

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About the course

What will I learn

Her offering Chikitsa Vastu is an experiential learning practice which helps in building inner alignment and stability within the practitioner. The philosophy behind Chikitsa Vastu science of space and form is that our environment and design of our living spaces has a profound effect on wellbeing. The practitioner learns to become more aware of the energies present within and outside their body by doing certain exercises such as mindful walking, sketching, designing, tasting, chanting and more thereby becoming more open to sensations. They develop an awareness of their other senses moving beyond their cognitive capacities.

Benefits of this course

Regular practice of Chikitsa Vastu helps the practitioner in building a sensorial awareness of their self, their physical environment and the cosmic space. This leads to a deeper connection and engagement with the self and the world around them. This help creates spaces that promote creativity. For example, the use of specific colours, shapes, and textures can stimulate the mind and inspire creativity, thereby becoming more insightful and intuitive.

Incorporating in my life

It can be practised in a routine manner by incorporating the principles of the system into daily life such as paying attention to the layout of home or workplace or incorporating certain natural elements.

About the specialist

Sashikala has been practising and teaching Vastu Shastra for more than three decades. She is an accomplished Yoga teacher and an eminent scholar with a good understanding of classical Indian music. She has trained under Sri. Ganapati Sthapati leading expert on Vastu shastra for over a decade. She amalgamates principles of Yoga, Ayurveda and Vastu Shastra to create her own offering known as Chikitsa Vastu.

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Ancient & scientific relevance

Ancient texts that refer to this

Vastu Shastra is a traditional Indian system of architecture based on ancient texts that describe principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement, and spatial geometry. The designs aim to integrate architecture with nature, the relative functions of various parts of the structure, and ancient beliefs utilising geometric patterns, symmetry, and directional alignments

Vastu Shastra, an ancient architectural science, promotes wellbeing through creating harmonious spaces, enhancing psychological wellbeing, fostering relationship harmony, boosting productivity and success, supporting physical health, and facilitating spiritual connection.

Modern research & publications

Research paper: Effects of environmental design on patient outcome: a systematic review

Journal: Health Environments Research & Design Journal HERD

Authors: Jannie Laursen, Anne Danielsen, Jacob Rosenberg

Abstract: The built environment, including audio and visual aspects, plays a crucial role in patients' outcomes. Hospitals can create a better healing environment by reducing noise, incorporating natural light and nature elements, and comfort. These factors contribute to improved patient wellbeing and recovery.

Introductory session

30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory session with Sashikala Ananth.

The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.

Plan for the intro session

Understand unity consciousness that refers to a sense of interconnectedness with everything around us

Delve into the three spaces that shape our lives: the space of self, our physical environment, and the cosmic or universal space

Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course

Pre-requisites for the intro session

Please keep the following items handy:




Plan for overall course

The specialist will be tailoring the course for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.

The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this course in to your regular life by yourself.

Live 1:1 online course
5 sessions
Duration of each session
45 mins
Course price

Session 1

Client Connection and Needs Assessment
  • Connect with the client, understand their needs, and establish rapport. Begin with a simple exercise to gain insights into their life

Session 2

Personal Space and Body Awareness
  • Introduce the concept of personal space and guide participants on quieting their minds and bodies
  • Engage the senses through body awareness exercises, exploring touch, smell, listening, seeing, and tasting
  • Conclude with a self-portrait sketch

Session 3

Exploring Physical Spaces
  • Deepen participants' understanding of their physical spaces through keen observations
  • Encourage them to express their unique physical spaces through drawing and reflection

Session 4

Cosmic Space and Mystical Connections
  • Introduce the concept of cosmic space and its significance in understanding our mystical beginnings
  • Encourage participants to observe the outside space, jot down their thoughts, and engage in quick chanting

Session 5

Recap and Integration
  • Recap all sessions and reflect on the experiences
  • Discuss new practices that participants can incorporate into their daily lives based on their learnings
  • Identify habits or behaviors to let go of, allowing space for new practices
  • Emphasize the importance of daily follow-up practices

Frequently asked questions

  • Is this a interior design session?
  • No, this is not an interior design session.This practice focuses on building inner alignment and stability within the practitioner. The philosophy behind Chikitsa Vastu is that our living spaces' design and environment have a significant impact on our well-being.
  • Is this course for me?
  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn through experience and become more balanced and stable within themselves. Chikitsa Vastu is about how our living environment affects our well-being. In this course, you'll do activities like mindful walking, sketching, designing, and chanting to become more self-aware and open to feelings. It's a journey of personal growth and understanding.
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Conducted by

Sashikala Ananth

Exponent of Vastu Shastra

Course price
5 sessions • Weekly
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