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A course on how to harness the organizing power of Nature.


A 'siddhi' is an extraordinary human power, the rare capability to interact with the laws of Nature at their source and influence their expression. In this six part series, my teacher, Thom Knoles, delves into the mechanics of consciousness interaction and how to awaken these extraordinary capabilities inside you. Capabilities such as exceptional sensory perception, the ability to heal the body, gaining universal awareness to name a few.  


This knowledge comes from Maharishi Patanjali’s 2700 year-old masterpiece, the Yoga Sutras. In his treatise, Patanjali describes the method for achieving mastery of the relationship between individual human potential and the laws of nature. Very few masters understood and properly sequenced the wisdom that Patanjali set forth and so it faded into obscurity until recently.

While Vedic Meditation is an effortless technique that allows the mind and body to release years of stress so that we can return to our normal self, a sutra is an eyes-closed consciousness formula that develops self-mastery. And ultimately what results is an ability to harness the organizing power of Nature. Once mastered, the siddhis are considered to be the most powerful and advanced technique in a meditator’s repertoire. 


You are invited to join this unique opportunity to learn the siddhis practice in the intimate setting of the Mendocino redwoods. The extremely limited cabin accommodations will go quickly, register now to book your spot. This intimate environment provides an opportunity for greater immersion into this rare knowledge.



$1100-1450 per person | LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE


Spirit Camp is a magical place surrounded by towering trees and bathed in coastal air. It is a private retreat sanctuary in 27-acres of redwood forest along the Northern California coast of Mendocino (Pomo land), created by Vedic Meditation teacher Julian Cressman and his partner Nathaniel Reagan. The area is arguably one of the most enchanting coastlines in the world. Within minutes from camp, you can explore a number of bluff-lined beaches, rivers, and state parks with beautiful hiking trails.

The retreat sanctuary includes a communal lodge, kitchen, shared bathhouse, and sanctuary as well as four cabins complete with heaters and luxury linens. 

It's a beautiful 3-hour drive North of San Francisco, and only 10 minutes from the quaint coastal town of Mendocino, CA.


There are three options for accommodations: on-site cabin, on-site camping, or off-site. Two-night shared cabin accommodations are available for an additional $350.

The property has three group cabins that sleep 5-7 each with heaters and queen, single and bunk bed options all with cozy linens. The cabins all share a bathhouse with two hot showers, five stalls and four sinks.

For those who prefer to camp, there is a 1/4 acre meadow for B.Y.O.Tent camping.


For those who prefer to stay off-site, there is the Little River Inn or the Seafoam Lodge which are just down the street, or you can stay 10 minutes away in one of the many Mendocino inns and B&Bs.​ 



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The course is timed so that those arriving from Bay Area can choose to drive up Friday or early Saturday. Vegetarian lunches are included Saturday and Sunday and dinner is included on Saturday.



3pm and later: check in for those staying on-site

Evening: free time to explore the camp or the surrounding area




11am: arrival and settling in

11:30am: puja

12pm lecture

1:30pm lunch

2:30pm lecture

4:00pm Q+A / timing practice

5:00pm lecture

5:30pm group meditation + siddhis program

6:00pm close

7:00pm dinner





11:00am settling in

11:30am discussion of home program

12:00pm lecture

1:00pm lunch and Q+ A

1:45pm lecture

2:30pm group meditation + siddhis program

3:00pm close

Prerequisites: Thom designed this course exclusively for the advanced Vedic meditator. The prerequisite for Mastering the Siddhis is completion of installments 1-6 of Exploring the Veda or one for one, for example completing Exploring the Veda 1 in order to undertake Mastering the Siddhis 1, etc. 


To hold your space, fill out the registration form below and submit the deposit. There are very limited spaces for this course so please get your registration in early.

The course fee is $1100. 

Cabin accommodations are an additional $350. Cabin placements are very limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. If requested, you will be informed via email if you have secured a spot and then can pay the additional amount.

A $400 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place in the course. The balance is due by June 1. 

Please send money through Zelle if you can using this email address:

Otherwise you can send through Venmo (@KristenVandivier) or by check made out to Kristen Vandivier.

Registration Form

To register, please take the time to fill out the information below and submit deposit via one of the methods above. 

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