Complete Shadow Yoga: Practical & Lectures

We are offering all our online content as tools for ongoing learning. This is the complete package of Shadow Yoga materials.

Practical application
The Taranyali Tridha Dhyanam – the Threefold Meditations of the Thunder Dragon, is an ancient and complete meditation system from the tradition of Tantric Hatha Yoga which has been revived and revised by the yogin Sundernath (Shandor Remete) for use by present-day practitioners.

The first stage, Taranyali Krantam, the Emergence of the Thunder Dragon, is a full-practice format involving standing, seated, and meditative activities. You will be able to follow, at your own pace, the individual karanas and asanas which are fully instructed, and review them until they become a flowing meditation.

At the end of the course, you will be able to practise together with Sundernath and Emma in a flowing sequence without interruption.

Suitable for all yoga practitioners including beginners.
Welcome to the teachings of Nrtta Sadhana, the Pure Dance of Shiva. It is here that the aspirant rediscovers the rhythmic life currents hidden within the body by means of unimposed natural positioning.

In this short course, Emma Balnaves 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.

This course is fully instructional and commences with an introductory lecture. At the conclusion you will be able to practice together with Emma in a flowing sequence without interruption.

Suitable for all yoga practitioners including beginners.
Pranayama Deha Shuddhi refers to the method of cleansing or purifying (shuddhi) the body (deha). 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.

Open Level – suitable for all levels of yoga practitioner.
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.

This course is designed for the student to view – and practice – for an extended period of time until the offered teachings are mastered.
Shadow Yoga was conceived by Sundernath (Shandor Remete) & Emma Balnaves in 2000.

This content is a combination of historical sequences from 2000 with the first video being Yoking the Shadow (Chaya Samyukta) featuring Sundernath & directed by Emma. It offers a history of Shadow Yoga from 2000-2008 through the development of these prelude forms over this time. The content is chaptered so you can choose from where you wish to follow.

Note: These forms are for visual learning and are not led with voice over.
Instructional – Lecture-based
The sixteen Adharas make up the hidden path of Shiva’s moon. Without the knowledge and support of these, the process of reabsorption (Laya Krama) is not possible.

This three-part 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.

Note: This is a lecture-style course for yoga practitioners to apply to their personal sadhana. Suitable for all yoga practitioners of all levels.
This series of seven one hour discourses with Sundernath is suitable for mature practitioners of Hatha Yoga. Sundernath covered the five activities that are each penetrated by, and all interconnected through, the application of pranayama according to its different rhythmic modes of Adama (low), Madyama (central) and Uttama  (high or intense).

The series includes:

Pranayama in Asana-krama, Pranayama in Mudra and Kriya, Pranayama in Pratyahara, Dharana and Dhyana, Pranayama within the stages of Samadhi up and until entry into the state of Unmani-bhava or Unmani-avastha, and Pranayama within the stages of Khecari Mudra through to the seven crowning procedures of Sambhavi Mudra that reflect and confirm the truth of each step of the preceding journey.

These discourses are open to all practitioners of yoga with a strong and steady practice of asana, mudra and kriya irrespective of style or school.
Sundernath (Shandor Remete) shares information imparted to him and gives guidance on how to proceed on the path of yoga.

These twelve discourses explain the hidden instructions within the prayers, the technical keys to Nrtta (pure dance), Asanas, Mudras, Pranayamas, and more. It is the first time the information given to Sundernath by his Guru has been revealed.

The series includes:
  • Pranam (Invocation)
  • The Five Nath Gurus
  • The Appropriate Tools for the Journey
  • The Appropriate Tools for the Journey – the Asanas
  • Pranayama
  • The mental exercises of Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana
  • Conclusion
Note: These discourses will only be relevant to Shadow Yoga practitioners.
This lecture and demonstration reveals and elucidates the process of this embodied ritual. Although still in use among some of the Nath and Vajrayana Buddhist yogin ascetics, little is known or understood about this essential core practice in modern-day yoga. The tools of this practice are the asanas-mudras, pranayamas, and the mantras that interweave them.

This session is conducted by Sundernath (Shandor Remete), an initiate of the Goraknath lineage of the Mrigasthal Gorakhnath temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.
How to utilise the female energy and understand the three phases of a woman’s life. Emma Balnaves has lectured on this topic on many occasions and now shares her insight with a wider audience. This lecture series for women is about the three important stages of her life. Topics covered: Menstruation, Pregnancy, Menopause and includes a Q&A with a Practice & Conclusion.

Almost three hours of content and indexed by topic.

If you are unsure about committing for 12 months or wish to sample the offerings for a shorter period, you may also subscribe on a month-to-month basis.

Complete Shadow Yoga: Practical & Lectures




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

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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:

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.

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If you have recently tested positive and cannot attend the course we will be able to offer you a credit towards future offerings.

In the instance that a course cannot proceed due to local COVID-19 restrictions or other reasons, we will be in touch with you promptly.
The course will be postponed or cancelled, and we can:

a) Hold your funds for when the course is rescheduled or
b) Refund your money in full less the credit card fee, if the new date does not suit you.

Other online courses

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An offering of two courses
  • The Laya Krama
  • Shadow Yoga Preludes
In these discourses Sundernath will explain the correct application of the practices set out in his new book: Taranyali Tridha Dhyanam - The Threefold Meditations of the Thunder Dragon.
  • Seven discourses
  • Open level
An offering of four courses
  • Adharas
  • The Correct Application of Pranayama & the Perils & Pitfalls of its Misuse
  • Twelve-part Lecture series
  • Hatha Yoga – the Internalised Tantric Rite

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Roche de Solutré: Not to miss, on the Great Site of France Solutré Pouilly Vergisson

Musée de préhistoire: Jardin archeological and botanical garden, the Maison du Grand Site to complete the tour.

Château De Pierreclos: In the midst of organic vineyards.

Chateau De Berze-Le-Chatel: Historical monument, one of the most well-preserved medieval fortified castles of Burgundy (where Ridley Scott shot ‘The Last Duel’!)

Chapelle Des Moines: In Berzé-la-Ville (the next village!)  – not to be missed.

Château De Cormatin: (only possible to visit its magnificent garden) Between Tournus et Cluny.

Les Communs: Local ceramists.

Chapaize – L’église Saint Martin & L’église De Lancharre: The village offers bed and breakfasts, 3 restaurants a Sunday organic market, an art gallery, and artists’ ateliers.

Grottes D’azé: Earth under life: in -350 000, a primal man appeared in the cave, then rhinos and antique elephants…the prehistorical cave and the underground river hide one of the largest European cave bears fields.

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Château De Saint-Point-Lamartine: If one appreciates the writer

Solornay sur Guye: The neighbouring town – includes a restaurant, small food store, salon de thé – pâtisserie 

Cité- Abbaye De Cluny: The Benedictin Abbaye Of Cluny Shined On The Whole Middle Age Europe, Being The Widest Of Western Christianity Before The Building Of Saint-Peters In Rome.

Communauté De Taizé: Christian Ecumenical Community Founded In 1940 By Brother Roger.

Abbaye Saint Philibert – Tournus: One Of The Largest French Monastic Cities.