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24–29 June, Shadow Yoga Winter Retreat: Kumbhaka

With Sundernath & Emma Balnaves

  • Arrive Friday afternoon in time for a lecture and dinner.
  • Two sessions daily.
  • Depart after practice and breakfast on Wednesday.

In this course, the student will be guided through those āsanas that promote the quality and depth of kumbhāka during the practice of pranayama. This will be followed by the required mudrās and conclude by concentrating (dhāranā) upon the inner sound (nāda).

In the beautiful Heartspace retreat setting in Yass River. Chickens and alpacas share the 14-acre country property.
Angie Cowen is a gluten-free organic chef who will be creating delicious meals to nourish every guest. We will eat together around the stunning handcrafted Australian hardwood table.

  • Triple share accommodation.
  • 45mins drive from Canberra, 3hrs from Sydney.

Intermediate Level
For experienced Shadow Yoga practitioners. Application is by email detailing your experience, previous workshops with Emma and Sundernath, and your current teacher. Email Shadow Yoga here

Retreat cost:
Triple share: $2,100


24 June @ 5:00 pm AEST
29 June @ 10:30 am AEST


Heartspace Retreat
1300 Yass River Road
Yass River, NSW 2582 Australia
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Frequently asked questions

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
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Levels for courses are:

Open Level – suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners.

Intermediate Level – proficiency with the intermediate level of asanas.

Advanced Level – proficiency in Nrtta Sadhana – Pure Dance of Shiva and ability to sit in Padmasana for one hour.

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10% discount for Shadow Yoga teachers applies (not in addition to other discounts).

Discounts may be offered for bookings made one month in advance of first class. Payment must be made upon booking.

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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.

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