Fully instructional: Practical application Monthly

An offering of three courses

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.

Fully instructional: Practical application Monthly

Cost

US$40.00

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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
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.

Payments can be made via PayPal or Stripe (credit card).

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.

Check individual courses for details.

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.

Register with confidence.

Out of consideration for all attendees, if you have symptoms or have recently been in close contact with someone who is infected, please take an appropriate test before commencing the course.

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.

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  • 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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An offering of two courses
  • The Laya Krama
  • Shadow Yoga Preludes
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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

Shadow Yoga is concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry and the marginalisation of various groups. We have pledged 1% of sales to help fund diverse grassroots organizations and appreciate the support of our community.

In 2002, Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, created 1% for the Planet and started a global movement. “The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful source in solving the world’s problems.”

Important Information

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for the specified nights. We will do our best to provide your choice of accommodation
  • Vegetarian meals catered by local chef with local produce.

If you are flying to Auckland, when your flights are confirmed, please pass the info to Jaymin Gansell who will co-ordinate transport to the retreat on the Tuesday. This will be an additional shared cost. If you are already in Auckland you are welcome to contact her too.

Discounts

  • 5% For EarlyBird booking and full payment received before 15 July will be applied at checkout.
  • We regret that Teacher’s Discount is not available for this retreat.

Cancellation Policy

  • After 15 August: Cancellation fee of 20%
  • After 15 September: Cancellation fee of 40%
  • After 15 October: Cancellation fee of 100%
  • We will do our best to replace your booking in which case the fee will be halved.

Limited to 20 participants. We expect places to fill quickly.

Important Information

August is the time of the monsoon in India. Ancient writings outline that this season is the best season for Panchakarma treatments (Ayurvedic cleansings) which are enhanced at this time. Alongside this, the yoga will be offered with the treatments.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for the specified nights. We will do our best to provide your choice of accommodation
  • One consultation with the Vaidya (Ayurvedic doctor)
  • Treatments as specified
  • Three vegetarian meals a day with two beverages (ideally herbal tea if not, tea/ coffee) and fruit bowl
  • One group session on Diet and Ayurveda

Exclusions

  • Extra meals/fruits/tea/coffee & juices

Extras

  • Airport taxi pickup and drop are available (see below)
  • Additional specific treatments are available
  • Astrology Session: INR4,000

Discounts

  • 5% For EarlyBird booking and full payment received before 31 March (will be applied at checkout)
  • If you are registering for more than one course at Poonthottam an additional 5% discount is available. We will also include the night between the courses. In this case, please email Danny May with your course selection and room type.
  • We regret that Teacher’s Discount is not available for these retreats.

Venue information
Poonthottam
The closest domestic airports in order are Kozhikode, Cochin, Coimbatore. Cochin takes longer because of very heavy traffic. The ashram will help organise a taxi for you – see contact details below.

Contact

For taxi bookings and information about additional treatments or extending your stay, please contact Jishnu Ravendranath
WhatsApp is prefered +918075435242

Cancellation Policy

(based on Ayurvedasram policy)
After 30 April – Cancellation fee of 25%
After 28 May – 100%

Limited to 25 participants. We expect places to fill quickly.

Meditations of the Thunder Dragon (Taranyali Dhyanam)

with Sundernath

Over the past twenty years, we have introduced and taught all the preparatory practices required to cultivate the subtle energy and initiate the gathering of vital power that leads to the spontaneous or natural state of Sahajavasta which is the highest peak of meditation.

These practices and technical tools were laid out in Sundernath’s book Taranyali Tridha Dhyanam in the chapters on Krantam and Kriya. In the last chapter, he introduces the principles and characteristics of the final phase to which they lead – the acquisition of Shambhavi Mudra. These properties can be summed up in the term prasādājñā which implies that this mudra has a double nature – Rudra Shakti, the command of authority for the removal of impurities and Kundalini Shakti, the command of grace. When these two energies are drawn together into a single point the portal of transmission is opened. In this explanation I gave enough for genuine seekers to gain some sense of the path ahead and the demands that it would make.

The time has come to teach those individuals who are suitably prepared and open, by practical steps and in a systematic manner, the complete process through to this final stage.

This will be undertaken in four stages as follows:

  1. The Sheathing of Thunder and Lightning
  2. Stabilising the Thunder and Lightning
  3. Opening the Sky and Flooding
  4. The Arousal of Hamsah – the Anahata Nad, (the unstruck sound of the heart).
    Shambhavi Mudra

Each stage will consist of three-weekend workshops, each weekend consisting of three sessions. Between these stages, the students will be given suitable time to practice and absorb what they have learned before proceeding further.

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.

Vitry-lès-Cluny

About the region

Tourism center information

Close by: Remember to call ahead for visit conditions

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.

Grottes De Blanot

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.