Yoga Is The Science ॐ You Are The Scientist

Ongoing Courses (casual classes/drop-in welcome):

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2 Mar 19 - 3 Mar 29
Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia

बुद्धं शरणं गच्छामि।

धर्मं शरणं गच्छामि।

संघं शरणं गच्छामि।

Buddham Saranam Gacchami।

Dhammam Saranam Gacchami।

Sangham Saranam Gacchami।

I go to the Buddha for refuge |

I go to the Dhamma for refuge |

I go to the Sangha for refuge |

Every week at Saturday sunset we gather in the sacred space of ShantiDwara Yoga Temple to join our voices together in a prayer for healing of all living beings. 

Every Thursday students of ShantiDwara get an opportunity to explore movements of the body - with profound mindfulness, movements of energy - with full awareness and movement of the mind - with absolute focus through the systematic progression taught by a highly skilled yogi and experienced teacher Swami Yogamanas Saraswati. 

Now that we entered into colder months of the year, the gently burning fire and the ambient atmosphere of the yoga hall deeply feeds the senses and warms up the heart ❣ 

More information in the event Casual classes welcome. 

ShantiDwara is warming up for the coming winter. It already feels so much cozier in our Sadhana hall... Come and immerse in Yoga 🙏🏽🕊🌺

24 May 19
Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia

Hari Om,
This Sunday morning we embark on a Yogic journey with the ancient practice of Antar Nyasa (“internal placement”) including profound work with Mantra and Yantra, followed by the deep meditation in Yoga Nidra (“psychic sleep”). We will “connect all the dots” and “retune all the strings” 😉 I mean it.
If you consider coming, don’t delay any further with the booking - I need to print worksheets for you.
Shanti Prem,

"Nada yoga, such as mantra, kirtan and raga, are sensorial phenomena that can be tools for transformation, enabling us to transcend mental, physical and spiritual suffering.

...we can, therefore, realign, release and revitalize the pathways of energy as well as tone the nerve plexuses and balance the endocrinal and other systems of the physical body. So, with sound we are able to vibrationally attune ourselves with the subtle, intelligent, all pervading consciousness. We can activate these subtle and causal realms and thereby expand our own awareness, understanding and knowledge, and experience inner states of profound fulfilment and joy.

...different mantras, as a consequence of their origin, can therefore liberate, and reorganize and re-align the mind's tendencies, which eventually quietens the mind, intensifies its focus, concentration, and energy levels.

...the magnet of the mantra can realign and release energy, creating positive energy and thoughts, enabling the individual consciousness to develop a more harmonious level of experience."

Sanskrit Chanting and Yoga Nidra on Sunday Morning 9-10:30am (8-week course, $160)

18 May 19 - 22 Jun 19
128 Middle Pocket Road, Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia

🕊🔱💎 ShantiDwara Yoga Temple brings unadulterated practices of ancient Yoga techniques, uplifting the spirit, purifying the mind and restoring the body’s natural ability to heal.

Term 2 commences tomorrow. ShantiDwara Yoga School runs several Yoga courses, however even drop-in and casual classes are encouraged. There are *special* courses run on Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning, you still have a week to book into the classes. 

🤸🏽‍♂️🧘‍♀️🕊 Thursday evening delve into deep exploration of authentic Yoga practices with a senior remarkable teacher. Every class with Swami Yogamanas Saraswati equates with a workshop. If you are a beginner, it gives you a solid start with a highly advanced guide. If you are a Yoga teacher, it refines and polishes your skills. 

✪✪✪ THU Thursday Yoga with Swami Yogamanas Saraswati 6:30-8pm

🧘‍♀️📿🌺 Sunday morning enjoy Sanskrit chanting with Matarishvan - an opportunity to connect at the raw level of pure sonic vibration with the ancient Mother of all languages. Followed by a deep meditation in Yoga Nidra to let the practice clear the mirror of the heart. 

✪✪✪ SUN Sanskrit Chanting and Yoga Nidra 9-10:30am

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Weekly Healing Mahamrityumjaya Havan and Kirtan at ShantiDwara. With Sankalpa for peace, wellbeing and positive transformation we walk into each new week.

Friday concert at ShantiDwara Yoga Temple celebrating Saraswati Ma, the goddess of knowledge, arts and grace. Brilliant musicians on Sarangi - Sangeet Mishra, Slide Guitar - Shivam Rath, Tabla - Shen Flindell and Massimo Bidin, Vocals - Mico Sundari and Vasudha Harte have blessed the space with their deep-hearted devotion to the science of Art.

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For positive transformation, peace and healing of all living beings 🙏🏽🌺🕊

Q: I have been mediating since 14 now I am 20 initially I felt quite calm any detached but slowly I became  irritated and depressed sort of. Should I stop meditation and yoga?

A: The irritation/depression is likely to be frustration with your life. You might like to think about what you want out of your life and go after it systematically. A good place to start is a vision board and new experiences and training. Meditation and yoga just reveals what is there, it doesn't create the difficult emotions, it just allows them time/space to rise up and inform our lives.


If one focuses the Mind’s-Eye in a directional spacial orientation:

1. Clarity — occurs as a single-point in front of the two eyes. 

2. Maturity — is at the top of the forehead. 

3. Serenity — is at the temporal lobes above the ears. 

4. Joy — is found by focusing the mind’s-eye at the nostrils and following the breath there. 

5. Happiness — (the absence of closure and sadness) is found by focusing at the crown of the head and this lifts sadness in the lungs/throat/diaphragm. 

6. Nondual Peace — After running through the full sequence then a painful knot of “need” is felt in the solar plexus. This knot in the solar plexus is then dissolved by focusing the mind’s-eye on the brainstem. By practicing clarity, maturity, serenity and joy all at the same time; this then translates as peace. 

Psychospacial Meditation is like a gate opener for connecting the Uraeus, the brainstem and the solar plexus brain. These psychospacial gateways allow the knot of need/control in the solar plexus to be accessed and dissolved by first passing through clarity/maturity/serenity/joy/happiness and then finally this control-knot is “touched” and healed through the “brainstem.” So perhaps final letting go of the reactive distress of our separation and unenlightenment is done in this way. When we are talking of resistance, division, judging, distancing etc... we are probably talking about feeling helpless or the “need to control.” So this is the tension that prevents Unity Consciousness and harmony with our environment.

Interestingly the pain and deficit in the solar plexus knot was not apparent to awareness until I had done all the focus points. However this knot must subliminally always be there as a permanent ongoing wound. I theorize that if one clears the larger-noisier emotions out the way, the finer more nuanced emotions would be felt and one’s inner life should deepen and refine, becoming ever more precise in communicating subtle emotional resonances and information from the Void.

I intuit that the sequence is important. Clarity is necessary prior to maturity. Maturity is necessary prior to serenity. Serenity is necessary prior to joy. Joy is necessary prior to happiness. Happiness is necessary prior to overcoming deprivation/need. Thus there is a specific flow to the unfolding of energy in the body. Psychospacial meditation will permanently rewire one if done consistently. Individual reasons and issues for suffering are not important, it’s a matter of rewiring and changing the vibratory state of the tissues. Thus all hurts are one, and all healing is one.

The key to psychospacial meditation: I found the sequence to the psychospacial gates by simply by holding the word in my mind and seeing where my mind’s-eye went. This way we should be able to find the psychospacial focal point for any such word, eg: forgiveness, fortitude, gratitude, benevolence etc.... Focus your mind’s-eye on any pain, constriction or ill feeling in the body and ask “what is this?” After a while a word will arise reflecting the dominant emotion connected with that blockage in the flow. Then find the opposite word and send the mind’s-eye on a hunt to search for the location and the mechanism that switches the stuck negative emotion into its opposite resonance. In this way we can shift any vibration over to the positive. By emotionally spring cleaning in this way we do not have to remain victim to entrenched, stressful states that play havoc with our health and well-being.

All from Jana Dixon

Hari Aum Matarishvan Antaratma Vidwaan & TJ - it is truly amazing what you are doing here, like watching a havan fire begin to burn, creating light and inspiration for all... Aum & Prema

S H A N T I D W A R A Yoga Temple is offering two special 8-week courses of authentic Yoga practices in Bihar School Of Yoga tradition. Any levels welcome, a class is taught in a systematic way, offering different levels of modifications for all needs - with special care for contraindications, challenging practices for the advanced students, deep meditation, but most importantly - an opportunity to dive deep within the experience being guided with clear instructions that allow eyes to be closed all the way throughout the class. Bookings in the events.

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Courses @S H A N T I D W A R A -

✪✪✪ THU Thursday Yoga with Swami Yogamanas Saraswati

✪✪✪ SUN Connect At The Roots With Ancient Sanskrit Mantra And Tantric Meditation

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Other upcoming  events, workshops and concerts @S H A N T I D W A R A:

✪✪✪ TUE SOUND HEALING JOURNEY 9 weekly sessions

✪✪✪ FRI 26 Apr CONCERT Soul Sangeet @ ShantiDwara

✪✪✪ SAT Weekly HEALING Mahamrityumjaya Havan and Kirtan

✪✪✪ SAT 4 May 2019 Workshop: Ayurvedic Postpartum Care

9 May 19 - 27 Jun 19
128 Middle Pocket Road, Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia

When a child is born, a Mother is also born...  The forty days after a Mother gives birth lies an optimal opportunity for rejuvenation and transformation. In this workshop we will cover the Ayurvedic fundamentals of post partum care. Book in before May to get your early bird discount!! Workshop will be held at Shantidwara yoga temple, Middle Pocket on Saturday 4th May at 10 am. For bookings please contact Rose at

23 Apr 19 - 21 May 19
128 Middle Pocket Road, Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia

Yoga is the highest form of art and a science intricately blended together. In the essence these forms of human genius do not rely on any traditional business model, so throughout eons Yoga adepts, teachers, renunciates, torch-bearers relied on support of the community.

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This evening ShantiDwara celebrated a mix of traditional Mahamrityumjaya Havan with lots of sublime sounds. We chanted Durga Dwatrimshanamamala and Sri Hanuman Chalisa. What followed with all the Bhav/feeling was close to miracle as all the participants dived deep into Kirtan with such a fervour that no doubt, we got all the blessings of Lakshmi Ma - abundance and Saraswati Ma - blissful beauty of expression. 

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