Ananda Tandava

Welcome to the teachings of Nrtta Sadhana, the Pure Dance of Shiva.

Nrtta Sadhana is a way of accomplishment through the body’s limbs in action. It is here that the aspirant rediscovers the rhythmic life currents hidden within the body by means of unimposed natural positioning. This is termed Karana (cause). The Nrtta teachings comprise four forms.

In this short course, Emma Balnaves, co-founder of Shadow Yoga, will present the Ananda Tandava – Dance of Bliss or Dissolvement – as the whole purpose of yoga is to dissolve oneself into the self. The path of Yoga has nothing to do with the outward flowing of life into matter but is inwards, away from matter and its ongoing transmutation; and leads, finally, to its death.

The course is in three parts:

  1. Introduction
  2. Ananda Tandava teachings
  3. Conclusion – Full Practise Format where you will be able to practice together with Emma in a flowing sequence without interruption.

This course is fully instructional and commences with an introductory lecture. It is available via an annual subscription and is suitable for all yoga practitioners – including beginners.

You might also be interested in our book: Nataraja, the lord of multiple forms. It is a rich exposition of the five faces of Shiva through image and iconography.

Ananda Tandava

Cost

US$72.00

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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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  • 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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