Swara Yoga, the Tantric Science of Brain Breathing

CPD Points: 3

When: 9.00am - 12.00pm, Sunday, 21 Mar 2021

Where: Online - Zoom

Member's Price: A$55 / Non-members: A$65
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Swara yoga is the ancient tantric science of systematic observation of your breath flow observation through the nostrils (known as swara) in relation to the current moon phase and time of day. It also entails understanding your nāḍī energy flows and the influence of the predominant flow on your behaviour and mind set. Observing and manipulating your swara breath flow enables you to understand yourself more deeply and assists you in achieving desired outcomes in various situations of life.

What will the workshop involve:

This workshop is both theoretical and practical. The theory component consists of understanding Swara Yoga, the nāḍī flows, moon phases and reading a panchanga moon calendar, theory of the tattwa elements. Practices include identifying the active swara, nāḍī and tattwa element in the breath, trāṭaka steadying gazing, āsana and prāṇāyāma that influence the nāḍī flow. The workshop will complete with yoga nidrā.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand yourself more deeply
  • Understand others more deeply
  • Understand your relationship to your environment

Benefits of attending:

  • Learning Swara Yoga will bring depth into your life and personal yoga practise as well deepening your students experience of their practice and life.

Don’t miss this explorative and inspirational workshop with this very highly regarded and experienced presenter!

Testimonials from prior workshops:

“Muktibodha is a real deal yoga master. She has serious depth of authentic yogic knowledge and she teaches in an engaging and profound way. I did her 2-day Swara workshop in 2014 and was blown away by this biorhythmic branch of yoga that I’d barely ever heard of but which has so many helpful practical ways to live more in tune with nature, both inner and outer. Whenever I share aspects of Swara Yoga with my students they are deeply moved by the elemental intelligence it offers. Of the many yoga workshops I have attended, this one endures in my mind and in my practice. Don’t miss it.” – Alana Smith, Yoga Teacher & Lecturer

Lecturer: Swami Muktibodhananda

I found yoga in 1972 as an adjunct to classical ballet. I soon realised that the major benefits of yoga practise for me were at an emotional and psychological level. In 1976 I travelled to India to study at the Bihār School of Yoga and found such depth in the process of yoga I totally devoted myself to the lifestyle for 10 years.  During this time I authored and had published ‘Swara Yoga, the Tantric Science of Brain Breathing’ and commentaries on ‘Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā, the Light on Hatha Yoga’, the C15 AD Sanskrit text by Yogi Swātmarāma. In 1993 Paramahansa Swāmi Niranjanānanda gave me the title of Yogācharya, which means authority on yoga.

Since returning to Australia I have been a cofounder of the Melbourne Yoga Therapy Centre which served the community for 10 years. I married, had children, who are now on their own journeys in life, and the thread of my life is yoga.

My home base is now sunny Brisbane where I teach regular yoga and meditation classes at my studio Mukti Freedom Yoga in Forest Lake. I incorporate the analogous principles of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy in private consultations that may also include Chakra-puncture and or Integrated Reflexology to facilitate emotional and physical realignment. And at other times I travel teaching workshops and retreats locally, interstate and abroad in other institutional settings.

My goal is to bring the ancient yoga practices into the modern-day context.

Prerequisites:
To attend this online workshop you will need:

  • a reliable internet connection
  • the ability to join a zoom meeting
  • this workshop is open to non-teachers as well as teachers
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