ShantiDwara Yoga Ecology and Wellness Centre, Middle Pocket, Byron Bay Shire, Australia

Ashwin Navaratri 2020 Yoga Camp

For the very first time in Australia - ShantiDwara offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be immersed and initiated into Shri Vidya to unlock your full spiritual potential and connection to spirit...

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Download complete program for the upcoming Navaratri celebration at Shantidwara starting this Friday with a Kirtan.

For the very first time in Australia - exclusive and powerful yogic practices of Shri Vidya are offered to sincere aspirants. Most of the practices require initiation by a Shri Vidya teacher.

Feel free to join the full course or participate in celebration on particular days.

Major events - Havan and Abhishek on 17 Oct,  Saraswati Puja on 22 Oct, Havan on 24 Oct, Havan and Abhishek on 25 Oct.    

Happy Navaratri!

Download complete program for the upcoming Navaratri celebration at Shantidwara starting this Friday with a Kirtan.

For the very first time in Australia - exclusive and powerful yogic practices of Shri Vidya are offered to sincere aspirants. Most of the practices require initiation by a Shri Vidya teacher.

Feel free to join the full course or participate in celebration on particular days.

Major events - Havan and Abhishek on 17 Oct,  Saraswati Puja on 22 Oct, Havan on 24 Oct, Havan and Abhishek on 25 Oct.    

Happy Navaratri!

Hari Om,

There are exciting changes in Shantidwara's calendar and weekly classes and events, opening new possibilities to connect our Yoga community, improve lifestyle and wellbeing. 

ૐ Now, we host "Yoga Lifestyle Camps" weekly over weekend allowing full immersion into Yoga practice and ashram lifestyle. 

2 night retreat - ARRIVE for 5pm dinner on Friday and DEPART after lunch 2pm on Sunday.

All classes are open for local students on a drop-in basis, however participation in "Yoga Lifestyle Camp" need be booked in in advance.


Kirtan has moved to Friday, followed by Saturday and Sunday packed with Yoga teachings. Please, download weekly schedule of classes

Weekly Saturday Havan is done at usual time.


ૐ The next 7 months in Shantidwara are packed with "Special Yoga Program Camps" falling on the most auspicious days in solar/lunar calendar. Please, download and save the calendar for complete program and dates. It is Your opportunity to join Yoga Sangha and uplift Your own practice to a stable, tuned-in, evolving level with continuous inspiration on-tap. 

Participation in "Special Program Camp" need be booked in in advance.


ૐ The closest, most exciting Special Program in Shantidwara is Ashwin Navaratri 16-25 October, flyer can be found here. In the 9 days of celebrating powers of Adi Shakti the most secrete practices of Sri Vidya will be revealed, with days packed with Yoga practices and devotional rituals. You can book in for the entire camp or join on some days, which is entirely up to your liking. Download complete program for the upcoming Navaratri celebration at Shantidwara starting this Friday with a Kirtan.

 

ૐ We also started weekly Sundarkand chanting over Zoom for those Yoga practitioners aware of power of the greatest devotional work written by Sage Tulasidas Sri Ramacharitamanasa. It is called in India "Ramayana of Tulasidas". Sundarakand is the most important part of that sublime "longest poem ever written", which brings the alchemical effect on all the spiritual work a Yogi has being through in the many lifetimes prior to being initiated into it. Flyer for Tuesday Sundarkand chanting. Feel free to join in Shantidwara or via Zoom. 


ૐ With Covid situation affecting lives of all people around the globe, many people have discovered new avenues of deepening their spiritual practice. However, nothing stays unchanged, and as eventually world will reopen their borders, there will be a possibility to go to India again on a pilgrimage and join our amazing Yoga Ecology projects in Himalaya, visiting the most powerful shrines and places of worship, seek blessings of Saints, put hands into transforming lives of communities, learn new Yoga skills, let go of old conditioning, boost spiritual powers and bring the "renewed Self" into our own homeland to improve lifestyle and inspire others. Please, stay in touch about our Yoga Ecology Himalaya projects by saving this flyer.

Looking forward to see you more often in Shantidwara, especially for Friday Kirtan and Saturday Mahamrityumjaya Havan.

Om Shanti Prem.

Shantidwara Yoga Ecology Ayurveda Wellness Centre team.

 

Download Shantidwara Yoga Camps calendar for 2020-2021 (complete in .PDF format) with major auspicious dates to deepen Yoga practice.

ૐ The closest, most exciting Special Program in Shantidwara is Ashwin Navaratri 16-25 October, flyer can be found here. In the 9 days of celebrating powers of Adi Shakti the most secrete practices of Sri Vidya will be revealed, with days packed with Yoga practices and devotional rituals. You can book in for the entire camp or join on some days, which is entirely up to your liking. Download complete program for the upcoming Navaratri celebration at Shantidwara starting this Friday with a Kirtan.

Join our classes, celebrations, Yoga Ecology projects and pilgrimage in India.

ShantiDwara Yoga School classes start early morning to greet the Sun, to commence day with a recharged body-mind-soul triad and cleansed lenses of perception to gain the most out of daily experience.


Move your Yoga practice to the next level by steady progress. Uproot fears and deep-rooted conditioning by learning ancient techniques of body movements,  breath work and meditation, gradually learning to apply them in daily life. Restore bodily functions, addressing all systems of the  organism with a holistic, scientifically sound and systematic approach.


In Yoga, Sun represents soul or the grand ego, Moon reflecting the light - the mind, and Fire, the tangible luminous particle, the transmitting force delivering the cosmic universal message, stands for the power of transformation.


Join Shantidwara in the series of unique classes tailored thoroughly to individual level and needs. 

Learn about Yoga Ecology and restore natural harmony in soul.


Booking/enquiry shantidwara@gmail.com or 0404351252.

(Yoga Temple is centrally located close to Ocean Shores, Mullumbimby and Byron Bay in the lush rolling hills of Middle Pocket, easy access.) 


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UPDATED OCTOBER 2020 WEEKLY SCHEDULE

ShantiDwara Yoga School classes start early morning to greet the Sun, to commence day with a recharged body-mind-soul triad and cleansed lenses of perception to gain the most out of daily experience.


Starting at the time before sunrise guarantees the most auspicious timing to plant a seed of positive change. Concluding the day with deeply nourishing yoga practice erases the stress of the day and accumulated impressions, which otherwise get archived straight into the subconscious memory.


Move your Yoga practice to the next level by steady progress. Uproot fears and deep-rooted conditioning by learning ancient techniques of body movements, breath work and meditation, gradually learning to apply them in daily life. Restore bodily functions, addressing all systems of the organism with a holistic, scientifically sound and systematic approach.


In Yoga, Sun represents soul or the grand ego, Moon reflecting the light - the mind, and Fire, the tangible luminous particle, the transmitting force delivering the cosmic universal message, stands for the power of transformation.


Join Shantidwara in the series of unique classes tailored thoroughly to individual level and needs.

Learn about Yoga Ecology and restore natural harmony in soul.


MON

1-on-1 YOGA THERAPY


TUE

6.00-8pm ZOOM Sundarkand Chanting


FRI

6-8am KIRTAN


SAT

5:30-7am Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Meditation

8:30-9:30am Chanting

12-12:45pm Yoga Nidra

5-7pm Healing Mahamrityumjaya HAVAN


SUN

5:30-7am Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Meditation

8:30-9:30am Chanting

12-12.45pm Yoga Nidra

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Booking required:

Adult Yoga class 1.5hr $20/$15 concession, 1h $15

1-on-1 Yoga Therapy session 1.5hr $80


No booking required:

Havan (SAT) and Kirtan (FRI) by donation

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Booking/enquiry shantidwara@gmail.com or 0404351252.

(Shantidwara is centrally located close to Ocean Shores, Mullumbimby and Byron Bay in lush rolling hills of Middle Pocket, easy access.)

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ShantiDwara on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/shantidwara/

Himalaya Shuddha Yoga on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/himalayashuddhayoga/

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Jai Shree Ram Jai Siya Ram 🙏🏽🕊


Join into our affectionate Zoom group for weekly chanting of Sundarkand of Sri Ramacharitamanasa, the most exalted Yoga composition by Sage Tulasidas and the longest most sublime poem describing the story of SitaRam, giving a mouthful taste of sacred alchemy of body-mind-soul, bringing purity, peace, sense of unity and harmony to the reader. 

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Mahabharata and Ramayana are the two epics that every learnt man is acquainted with. They are historical books preserving the factual encyclopaedic information for student souls. 


Bhagavad Gita and Sri RamaCharitamanasa are the Yoga books. They equip student souls with mental strength and unwavering devotion. 

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1. Please, have the texts ready and join in. The microphones will be unmuted. Be respectful of the sacred space and take this opportunity to make it a weekly practice. 


2. 2hours allocated for the meeting, but we will either do:


- VITALISING medium-speed 1h chanting with recording from Bihar School of Yoga and have a Satsang after or

- STILLING paced-speed 2h chanting with recording in style of All India radio with no conversation at the end


3. Download, signup, login to ZOOM


Shantidwara personal meeting ID 6339387204

Passcode shanti

Zoom meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6339387204?pwd=cHZzYTdiRXZwUzhaRk9KaXBmdndKdz09


4. Date/time TUESDAYS 6-8pm Sydney, Australia


5. Donate to support https://www.paypal.me/shantidwara


6. Share poster, event https://facebook.com/events/s/free-zoom-sundarakanda-chantin/399884504356171/


FILES TO USE

For Tuesday Sundarkand Chanting the following 4 files can be used:


sundarakanda chanting tuesdays plan.pdf

https://shantidwara.com/page/view-file?id=14


1 Balkand Soratha - translit _ translation.pdf

https://shantidwara.com/page/view-file?id=11


3 sundarakanda.pdf

https://shantidwara.com/page/view-file?id=13


5 Ramayanaji Ki Arati - translit _ translation.pdf

https://shantidwara.com/page/view-file?id=12


Please download and print, if needed, beforehands.

Sadhvi Matarisvan Gurupriya
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Translated with Google Translate from SBS HINDI WEBSITE 

(Listen to the interview attached as MP3 and see pictures and video attached)

Julia Boon who became Matarisvan

Julia is an Australian citizen. She is of Russian origin, her childhood was spent in Kyrgyzstan but she likes India and Sanatan Dharma. Today she is spreading yoga by marrying Baba Barfani Das in Uttarakhand, India.

Julia came to Australia from Kyrgyzstan

Today, we mix you with Sadhvi Matarisvan, who worships a temple in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Actually, the story behind it is more interesting than this name. And this is the story of Julia Boon, who is of Russian origin. His childhood was spent in Kyrgyzstan. And in the year 2003, she came to Australia.

Julia says that when she was 17 years old. Since then, she was devoted to yoga and in Kyrgyzstan, she used to do yoga on the mountains. He told that she was a follower of yoga guru Swami Shivanand in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.


Julia used to run a dating website in Australia

Julia says that she got married at a very young age. And after that she came to Australia. She says that she never wanted to do a job. After coming to Australia, he started a dating website. Julia lived in Sydney with her family. Where he also got the support of his mother. But he never liked the urban congestion and one day he left Sydney.


ShantiDwara Devi Temple and ashram in Australia

About a year after leaving Sydney, he opened a yoga ashram near Byron Bay, which he named Shantidwara. This ashram is still there. There is also a temple of Mata Tripurasundari in this ashram.

Julia says that she used to visit India often. And in one such journey in the year 2018, when she was going to Badrinath. So he met Baba Barfani Das, who does yoga in a temple in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. Julia says that her younger son started saying Baba Barfanidas's father. Because Julia was living with Baba, keeping in mind the social limitations, one day they decided to get married.

Marriage of Julia Matarisvan with Baba Barfani Das

Yoga spread after marriage to Baba

The two married at the famous Siddha Peet Dhari Devi near Srinagar, Uttarakhand. Julia is now known as Sadhvi Matarisvan. She says that she was very impressed with Baba Barfani's yoga knowledge and lifestyle. Now we questioned that  Matarisvan decided her life but what did her two children study and what the future holds. She says that India's education system is very good. Although his elder son is studying in Australia, but his younger son will study there.

Matarisvan now wants to spread yoga with Baba Barfani Das. These days, he goes to many schools and colleges in Uttarakhand to teach yoga. She wants to bring Baba Barfani Das to Australia for a few days on a visitor visa. However, they have faced problems in this.


Featured Files

Complete program for Navaratri Sri Vidya Camp in Shantidwara Byron Bay

Download complete program for the upcoming Navaratri celebration at Shantidwara starting this Friday with a Kirtan. For the very first time in Australia - exclusive and powerful yogic practices of Shri Vidya are offered to sincere aspirants. Most of the practices require initiation by a Shri Vidya teacher. Feel free to join the full course or participate in celebration on particular days. Major events - Havan and Abhishek on 17 Oct,  Saraswati Puja on 22 Oct, Havan on 24 Oct, Havan and Abhishek on 25 Oct.     Happy Navaratri!

2020-2021 Shantidwara Calendar.pdf

  Download Shantidwara Yoga Camps calendar for 2020-2021 (complete in .PDF format) with major auspicious dates to deepen Yoga practice. ૐ The closest, most exciting Special Program in Shantidwara is Ashwin Navaratri 16-25 October, flyer can be found here. In the 9 days of celebrating powers of Adi Shakti the most secrete practices of Sri Vidya will be revealed, with days packed with Yoga practices and devotional rituals. You can book in for the entire camp or join on some days, which is entirely up to your liking. Download complete program for the upcoming Navaratri celebration at Shantidwara starting this Friday with a Kirtan. Join our classes, celebrations, Yoga Ecology projects and pilgri
2020-2021 Shantidwara Yoga Camps

2020-2021 Shantidwara Yoga Camps

Sundarkanda Chanting Group on ZOOM

Sundarkanda Chanting Group on ZOOM

Jai Shree Ram Jai Siya Ram 🙏🏽🕊 Join into our affectionate Zoom group for weekly chanting of Sundarkand of Sri Ramacharitamanasa, the most exalted Yoga composition by Sage Tulasidas and the longest most sublime poem describing the story of SitaRam, giving a mouthful taste of sacred alchemy of body-mind-soul, bringing purity, peace, sense of unity and harmony to the reader.  ——— Mahabharata and Ramayana are the two epics that every learnt man is acquainted with. They are historical books preserving the factual encyclopaedic information for student souls.  Bhagavad Gita and Sri RamaCharitamanasa are the Yoga books. They equip student souls with mental strength and unwavering devotion.  ——— 1.
ShantiDwara Classes

ShantiDwara Classes

UPDATED OCTOBER 2020 WEEKLY SCHEDULE ShantiDwara Yoga School classes start early morning to greet the Sun, to commence day with a recharged body-mind-soul triad and cleansed lenses of perception to gain the most out of daily experience. Starting at the time before sunrise guarantees the most auspicious timing to plant a seed of positive change. Concluding the day with deeply nourishing yoga practice erases the stress of the day and accumulated impressions, which otherwise get archived straight into the subconscious memory. Move your Yoga practice to the next level by steady progress. Uproot fears and deep-rooted conditioning by learning ancient techniques of body movements, breath work and
Himalaya Shuddha Yoga Projects in India

Himalaya Shuddha Yoga Projects in India

ShantiDwara Yoga School classes start early morning to greet the Sun, to commence day with a recharged body-mind-soul triad and cleansed lenses of perception to gain the most out of daily experience. Move your Yoga practice to the next level by steady progress. Uproot fears and deep-rooted conditioning by learning ancient techniques of body movements,  breath work and meditation, gradually learning to apply them in daily life. Restore bodily functions, addressing all systems of the  organism with a holistic, scientifically sound and systematic approach. In Yoga, Sun represents soul or the grand ego, Moon reflecting the light - the mind, and Fire, the tangible luminous particle, the transmi
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