Courses Offered

Course description
Asana-angahara
The word asana (body posture) is derived from the sanskrit root asa-bhuvi meaning to be, to stay, to exist. This suggests that the application of asana is not about ‘becoming’ something but discovering what is already present, not about ‘gaining enlightenment’, but redeeming the sahajawasta (natural state) which is the abode of the human soul. Of the many asanas some are dynamic and some static but all are physical methods utilised in the early stages of restoring this natural state. The term angahara refers to the sequential arrangements of bodily shapes as well as to the arrangement of the limbs within these shapes.
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. To qualify for Individual yogasana courses participants must have completed a Shadow yoga course with Emma and Sundernath or one of the qualified Shadow Yoga teachers listed here and be maintaining a personal practice.
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.
Workshops
Weekend workshops will consist of general practice formats. Open to all levels of practitioners with Yoga experience.
Level of Experience

When you register for a course with Shadow Yoga, depending on the ‘level’ within your account you will either be automatically approved or sent an email for approval based on this level.
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.

Early-bird discount

A 20% discount 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.

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.

Current Online Courses & Instruction

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 Online Consultations
Do you have a question? Ask Emma or Sundernath. 
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.

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

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 

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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