Shadow Yoga Pty Ltd

Terms of Use

Version 1 effective May 2020


Shadow Yoga Pty Ltd ACN 095 832 929 (Shadow Yoga, our, us, or we) provides its online services that consist of various online teachings, including through direct instruction, written work, images and videos, through the “Shadow School” based on the Hatha Yogic texts (Services) on the following terms (Terms of Use) as outlined below.

Your use of any information, images, text or video contained on our website is governed by these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. By continuing to access the Shadow Yoga website, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

Licence and Ownership

All intellectual property created or developed in the course of performing the Services will be, from the time of creation, owned by and vested in Shadow Yoga.

Shadow Yoga grants you a limited, personal, nontransferable, non sublicensable, revocable licence (Licence) to download one copy of any material that is made available on our website by us (material), strictly for personal, non-commercial viewing only. In the case of streamed video content, after you have viewed the video, you are not permitted to retain a copy of it other than as is necessary for the operation of your web browsing software.

Under the Licence you may not:

  • reproduce, republish, modify, copy, adapt, translate the material;
  • use the material for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  • attempt to decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any software contained on our website;
  • remove, obscure, or alter any Shadow Yoga copyright, trademark or other proprietary notations from the materials you access and use; or
  • transfer the materials to another person or ‘mirror’ the materials on any other server;
  • use the materials in a way that implies endorsement by us or any person included in the materials.

The Licence will automatically terminate if you violate any of the conditions in clause 2 and may be terminated by us at any time for any reason.

Upon termination of the Licence, you must destroy any material downloaded from our website in your possession, whether in electronic or printed format.

All restrictions, disclaimers and limitations of liability by us will survive termination, however you will be no longer authorised to access our website.


The material on our website is provided on an ‘as is’ and “as available” basis. We disclaim to the fullest extent permitted by law all guarantees, warranties or representations of merchantability, acceptable quality and fitness for any purpose, security, reliability, accuracy, timeliness and performance of our services and any content contained therein. Further, we do not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on our website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to our website.


In no event is Shadow Yoga liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on our website, even if we have been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Revisions and Errata 

The materials on our website may include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. We do not warrant that any of the material on our website is accurate, complete, or current. We may make changes to the material available on our web site at any time without notice. We do not make any commitment to update the material.


Our website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties (Third Party Websites). We have no warranties regarding the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the material on Third party Websites and we do not warrant that material on Third Party Websites do not infringe the Intellectual Property rights of any person or that reproduction of material on Third Party Websites is authorised. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by us of the linked site. Use of any such linked website is at your own risk.

Site Terms of Use Modifications

We may at any time vary the Terms of Use by publishing varied Terms of Use on our website. You acknowledge that by doing this, we have provided you with sufficient notice of the variation of the Terms of Use and that you will comply with the Terms of Use, as varied from time to time and at any time. Since you are bound by these Terms of Use, you should periodically refer to them.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use shall be governed and construed by the laws of the State of South Australia which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms of Use to be unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.


If you wish to register for a course or program or subscription that we offer on our website, you will be required to become a member in order to access our Services. Any identifying or contact details required for registration will only be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy (see below). We may refuse registration of users and suspend the account of users for any reason at any time. You may terminate your account at any time by contacting us at


Any Personal Information and data acquired by us from your participation in any of our Services will be used only in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You can find our Privacy Policy at the bottom of the website

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • Extra meals/fruits/tea/coffee & juices


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


  • 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
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.


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.


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.