Courses Offered

Course description
Individual Yogasana 

In the Individual Yogasana courses the participants are taken to their natural limit based on the sequence of the Shadow yoga sadhana they are currently working with in their daily practice.

Individual Asana: Willunga Studio, South Australia

If you wish to study for longer periods we are able to tailor a Sequence Building programme for one, two, three or four weeks.
The price per week is AU$700 (incl GST). Early-bird discounts are available and are more generous for the longer programmes.
Please email for more information contact@shadowyoga.com

Nrtta Sadhana

The Nrtta is that Sadhana (way of accomplishment) by which the sadhaka (aspirant) rediscovers the rhythmic life currents hidden within the body by means of unimposed natural positioning and this is termed Karana (cause). The four forms of Nrtta are: Shiva Tandava (Wild dance of Shiva), Ashta Matrikas (the eight mother palms or eight palms), Lasya (Kali’s creative dance or Long form) and Ananda Tandava (Shiva’s dance of dissolvement).

Shadanga Yoga

The Shadanga Yoga courses are the first step in establishing the Athakarana or Sukshma Sharira (the subtle inner body), without which fulfillment of the Yogic path is not possible. Padmasana is required for automatic qualification but Swastikasana may be acceptable in some cases.

COVID-19 policy

Register with confidence.
As the date of your course approaches, should you feel uncomfortable in attending the workshop, you will be able to cancel your booking and receive a full refund. 

Possible workshop cancellation.
If further restrictions come in to force, we also may need to cancel one or more workshops. In this case, you will receive a full refund.

Level of Experience

Each course will be designated a particular ‘Level’. It is the responsibility of the practitioner to determine, based on the description of the course and their own experience, whether or not they are suited to a particular course.
If, after checking the course and the descriptions below, there is any uncertainty, kindly email us at contact@shadowyoga.com.
Shadow Yoga cannot be held responsible for you purchasing a course which is not suitable for you and we regret that no refunds will be available.

Levels for courses are:
Open Level – suitable for all levels of yoga practitioner.
Intermediate Level – proficiency in Shadow Yoga.
Advanced Level – proficiency in Shadow Yoga, Nrtta Sadhana and ability to sit in Padmasana for one hour.

To register

Please select from the course list below. Once your registration is approved you will be invoiced by email. Payments can be made via Stripe or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
10% discount for Shadow Yoga teachers applies (not in addition to other discounts).

Early-bird discount

Discounts will be offered for bookings made one month in advance of first class. Payment must be received within 2 days of invoice.

Cancellation policy

We appreciate that your circumstances may change.
You are able to cancel your registration 6 weeks prior to the commencement of a course without penalty and with a full refund. We must receive your cancellation by email to: shadowyoga@baci.com.au

If your cancellation is received any later, the following fees apply:

  • 4–6 weeks before the first class, a cancellation fee of 25% will be deducted.
  • 2–4 weeks before the first class, a cancellation fee of 50% will be deducted.

If your cancellation is received with 2 weeks of the commencement date, we regret we are not able to refund your payment. Note: Your place in a course is not confirmed until your invoice is paid in full. Payments are not able to be transferred between courses.

 

Current Online Courses & Instruction

Laya Krama

The Laya Krama of the Hatha system is a process of cultivation that facilitates an internal transition into the work of reabsorption through the arts of pranayama, mudra, pratyahara and dharana. The required tools for Laya Krama are Nrtta Sadhana and the Weaving Jade Lady, together with their charanas (warm-ups) and vyapakas (rub-downs). When practiced correctly, Laya Krama enables one to soar to the heights of dhyana, beyond the limitations of the physical form of the body, without neglecting it.

Deha Shuddhi Pranayama (Cleansing of the Body)

Deha Suddhi Pranayama refers to the method of cleansing or purifying (shuddhi) the body (deha). However indirectly, Deha Shuddhi also refers to the purification of the mind, as the mind lives within the body and is an extension of it. The Deha Shuddhi practice is offered for the establishment of the necessary and correct body-mindset required for the journey ahead—the path of Laya Krama (the process of reabsorption) that lies beyond Deha Shuddhi.

Adharas (Support Centres)

The process of reabsorption (Laya Krama) is not possible without the knowledge and support of the sixteen adharas (support centres) that make up the hidden path of Shiva’s moon. This course will disclose the hidden art of utilising the moon’s energy during the fluctuating light and dark phases of waxing and waning, and will offer instruction to harmoniously harness the fluctuations of the mind by adapting to the ruling energy of each day and night in this cycle.

Khecari Sadhana

This course is for the select few that have qualified for the development of the Khecari Mudra (the gesture of roaming in the sky) and will impart the first of the six limbs (anga) required for its cultivation.

To apply: contact@shadowyoga.com

Sundernath’s Live Discourse Programme

A monthly online discourse (at the time of the Full Moon) where Sundernath (Shandor Remete) will share information imparted to him and give guidance on how to proceed on the path of yoga.

“These secrets are only imparted to initiates and even then not to all.” The extremity of the present time has forced us to give now at least a theoretical guidance of how to proceed upon the path of the Nath Yogins. The discourses will consist of the hidden instructions within the prayers, the technical keys to Nrtta [pure dance], Asanas, Mudras, Pranayamas and more. It will be the first time I reveal, in accordance with the level of those who participate, the information given to me by my Guru.

If you are unable to watch the discourse live, it will remain online after the event.

Supplementary Q&A session

Upon each New Moon, Sundernath will host a live Q&A session for those subscribers registered. It will be free of charge and a link sent to interact. Note that these discourses will only be relevant to Shadow Yoga practitioners.

Yoga Sadhana Consultations Online
Do you have a question? Ask Emma or Shandor. We recognise a growing need for a consultative service where students can ask questions and get advice on parts of their Sadhana where they are struggling or having difficulties. By implementing this service we feel we can provide some ongoing support to practitioners of Shadow Yoga. 10% discount for Shadow Yoga teachers.
Individual Yogasana Online Guidance
Due to the present-day conditions, we are offering private one-to-one tuition online. 
This is open to yoga practitioners with a personal yoga sadhana.
In the 60 minute class, you will do the sadhana you are working with and we will offer guidance and/or amend it where required.

The tuition is available from Sundernath or Emma Balnaves.
If you reside in South Australia the instruction can be in person in Adelaide. 60-minute session USD160.
To Register

Please select from course list below. Once your registration is approved you will be invoiced by email. Payments can be made via Stripe or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). 10% discount for Shadow Yoga teachers applies.

Khecari Sadhana

Course information

This course is for the select few that have qualified for the development of the Khecari Mudra (the Gesture of Roaming in the Sky) and will impart the first of the six limbs (anga) required for its cultivation.

Pranam.
Siddha (adept) and sadhak (student) together salute Khecari saying:

‘Khecari I bow to you, that you may enable me to realise and experience the truth of transformation.’

The practice of Khecari is the hidden prayer of Rudra, the Lord of Tears. Those selected for this course must have a practical understanding of the science of the 16 adharas and have completed the mantra sadhana.

The course will consist of a 3-class live online introduction. The classes will continue to be available on-demand as a 12-month subscription (commencing one week after the live event).

The Live course will be for 3 consecutive days. Check your local time of the first class here.

If you join the course after the Live classes you will have on-demand access for 12 months.

To apply: contact@shadowyoga.com

Copyright © Shadow Yoga. All rights reserved. No part of these teachings may be reproduced, distributed, recorded or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, recording, or other electronic or mechanical means, without the prior written permission of Shadow Yoga. All advice given is strictly in confidence.

For the times, they are a changing...

The year was 1964. I wonder how great the change was that Dylan saw when he wrote this timeless song. Did he see the distortions that would arise in human beings as the machine age, the Kali Yuga, swept over them? Now is the time to start swimming or the machine will sink us since those who installed the machine are themselves the slaves of greed and deceit. Now is the time to take a firm stand in one’s chosen path, without fluctuation, and to pursue it in the way Matsyendranath describes in the 17th chapter of his Samhitha; ‘ForthefullnessofKhechara (theroamerofthepathways of heaven), one must be ready to take risk without the mind deviating from the path. There are two types of men. The first is the one who is in constant change due to doing in order to gain mastery is a Sadhaka (practitioner). The other is the one who observes Melanam (gathering) without doubt or its wickedness. That one is a doer, a governor and a destroyer, happy and without disease. He perceives the world as moving and unmoving, not distinct from his soul, a siddha (adept) and a learned person. Therefore the state of Khecari Melanam (roaming gatherer upon the pathways of heaven) should be attained through effortful exertion.’ 

Those who are slaves to their own machines are turning the earth into hell, lulling all into a false sense of hope that leads inexorably through doubt and disappointment, to the greatest darkness in the heart of humanity. For that reason and, much as it goes against my nature, I have decided to use the machine for the good of our Shadow Yoga community in these trying times. I will run a discourse programme of 12 sessions, extended over a period of 12 months on the full moon day of each month. Each session will last for 50 mins. The first session will be given next month (May). 

The most unique and far reaching contribution of the Nath Yogins is Kundalini Yoga. It is not a term we can find in the Vedas, Upanishads or even the Gita. It came down to us from the Nath traditions and was incorporated into the tantras; hence the term ‘Tantric Hatha Yoga’. The Nath were heterodox in their theology, unorthodox in their practices yet supremely orthodox in their upholding of the principles handed down uncorrupted from the beginnings of time. The goal of Tantric Hatha Yoga is the awakening of the hidden power within, that rising, grants the eight faculties by which detachment is realised; for one can only dispense with what one has attained not with that which lies outside one’s grasp (a truth unseen in modern yoga). 

We have slowly been preparing you over the years for these secrets are only imparted to initiates and even then not to all. Unfortunately the extremity of the present time has forced us to give now at least a theoretical guidance of how to proceed upon the path of the Nath Yogins.The discourses will consist of the hidden instructions within the prayers, the technical keys to Nrtta [ pure dance], Asanas, Mudras, Pranayamas and instructions on how to use the guidance of the crescent moon in the daily practices and the building of the Chakra systems. 

The 19th chapter of the Matsyendra Samhitha states; 

‘In Baddha padmasana, practice Dridhata (strength and firmness), meditate upon the unity of the body that is free from the turbidity of time and healthy.” 

And some wisdom from Manu, the first teacher, about the power of endurance. 

‘Whatever is hard to be traversed, whatever is hard to be attained, whatever is hard to be reached, whatever is hard to be performed, all may be accomplished by austerities, for austerity possesses the power which is difficult to surpass. Its action rids the spirit not only of grief but also of joy by using the barest minimum of means or equipment.’ 

The reason for holding the live discourses on the full moon day is that the practices of Khecari Mathana and Melana (churning and gathering) are only undertaken at this time. I would like you all to know that these discourses will be the first time I reveal, in accordance with the level of those who participate, the information given to me at my initiation by my Diksha Guru, Narinath. 

And now, as food for the journey ahead, something whispered from the clouds of the Himalayas; 

‘Courage and particle are of the nature of body and speech; while darkness is that of the mind.’ 

May the Lord Shiva, the lord of Yogins on the path, protect you through these troubled times. 

Sundernath (Shandor Remete) April, 2020 

Copyright © Shadow Yoga. All rights reserved. 

Yoga Sadhana Online Consultations

The process

Please email us: consult@shadowyoga.com

To make the process as efficient as possible, we need some background regarding your experience, we need to know the following:

  • Your name and age
  • Who is your primary yoga teacher
  • What style of yoga are you practicing
  • The nature of your query 
  • The preferred day/time for the consultation
  • Preferred method of consultation is: Zoom
  • Time slots for consults will be 60mins in duration.
  • Available times will be co-ordinated based on country location with Adelaide, Australia as the primary time zone.
  • Once we receive your email and agree the day/time, we will send you an invoice to be paid before the consultation.
  • 48hrs notice is required to change or cancel the appointment.

By implementing this service we feel we can provide ongoing support to yoga practitioners. Cost per consultation is: USD160

Individual Yogasana Online Guidance

The process

Please email us: consult@shadowyoga.com

To make the process as efficient as possible, we need some background regarding your experience, we need to know the following:

  • Your name and age
  • Who is your primary yoga teacher
  • What style of yoga are you practicing
  • The nature of your query 
  • The preferred day/time for the consultation
  • Preferred method of consultation is: Zoom
  • Time slots for consults will be 60mins in duration.
  • Available times will be co-ordinated based on country location with Adelaide, Australia as the primary time zone.
  • Once we receive your email and agree the day/time, we will send you an invoice to be paid before the consultation.
  • 48hrs notice is required to change or cancel the appointment.

By implementing this service we feel we can provide ongoing support to yoga practitioners. Cost per consultation is: USD160