My name is Sara Costa, a Portuguese Vedic Astrologer certified by the university of the world-renowned Astrologer Joni Patry. I'm also a certified Vedic Counsellor and Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner from the European Institute of Vedic Studies from Vaidya Atreya Smith. Vaidya Atreya Smith teaches authentic Ayurvedic medicine based on the classical texts of Ayurveda and many decades of clinical experience with patients. My studies on Āyurveda are also complemented by studying the courses of Nidhi Pandya, a third generation of Ayurvedic Practitioners, and the courses of Dr. David Frawley, from the American Institute of Vedic Studies, and one of the most honoured teachers of Yoga, Vedanta, and Āyurveda both in India and the West.
- Licentiate in Nursing
- Master of Science in Conflict and Development
-Master of Arts in Vedic Astrology
-Integral Vedic Counsellor: Foundation Course (300hr)
-Ayurvedic Life-Style Consultant (300hr)
-Ayurvedic Astrologer Foundation Course (300hr)
-The Essence of the Ashtanga Hridayam (25hr)
- Āyurveda Demystified and Applied (24 weeks)
- Science of Breath Training Program: Sri Krishna Yoga Foundation
- Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner - European Institute of Vedic Studies (1064 hr)
These studies have catalysed a lifetime of learning!
Vedic disciplines, such as Vedic Astrology and Āyurveda, require a continuous study and upgrading of knowledge. Aside from practising regularly with my teacher, Girish Vaithilingan, an experienced South Indian Vedic Astrologer, I participate in an ongoing research project concerning medical astrology. I offer consultations of Ayurvedic Astrology or Vedic medical astrology, which combine these two Vedic sciences. I am also a tutor at the University of Vedic Astrology of Joni Patry, and I love guiding my students on their paths of studying the inspirational science of Vedic astrology.
Before choosing this path, I worked as a nurse for ten years in Spain and Belgium. I also hold a Master’s degree in development studies from Ghent University, which allowed me to start a career in development cooperation at an environmental and human rights NGO.
My passion for India and for the ancient Vedic teachings guided my life towards spirituality, through the practice of Yoga, and the study of Jyotiṣa and Āyurveda. Yoga is also a part of my life, and I was initiated in Vedic chanting by my teacher, Shantala Sriramaiah.
My consultations aim at guiding people along their paths, with Vedic wisdom and my personal and professional experience as its foundation. One of my goals is to help people gain a better understanding of the essence of Vedic Astrology, and bring Vedic knowledge to the spotlight in our society. It is such a pleasure to learn and be able to share the wisdom of the Vedas with all of you.