Sanskrit Chanting and Yoga Nidra Meditation

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Sanskrit Chanting and Yoga Nidra Meditation
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09:00 - 10:30

In Hindu culture each day of week relates to major planetary bodies ruling our personality - Monday - Moon, Wednesday - Mercury, etc. Sunday is traditionally a day dedicated to Sun, the archetype of individual consciousness that we collectively call a soul. In some traditions weeks starts on Monday, in some on Sunday, depending on the importance that is given to a particular part of the personality - be that emotions (Moon) or spirit (Sun). Each day of the week is governed by a presiding deity as well - for example Saturday is the day of Shani - Saturn (the strict teacher bringing a total sum of Karma into our daily challenges) the day of intense spiritual practice, austerity and surrender - so to say burning down the karmic "seeds" to ashes; Friday is dedicated to Shukra - Venus, and traditionally is celebrated with lovely feminine notion. Often on Friday the divine feminine state of compassion, devotion, nurturing, generousity and abundance manifest more effortlessly, thus making this day more suitable for practices evoking fertility and prosperity. Sunday, being the day of the soul, is a universal day when any deity and any practice gives profound results, given the commitment and dedication.

"Connect At The Roots With Ancient Sanskrit Mantra and Tantric Meditation" is a course spanning over 8 weeks, where we gather on a Sunday morning at 9am for 1.5hr practice of diving deep into chanting Sanskrit hymns and Mantra, with a half an hour extremely transformative meditation of Yoga Nidra at the end, where the mind is guided into a state of complete submission, while the body rests profoundly in total rest.

Be prepared to open up at the throat centre - the main centre of purification and cleansing, the power point of expression, clarity and purity. There will be 1hr of voice practice, with just enough of explanation/theory to open up the the depth of devotion. Come to the circle simply to shed, polish and cleanse, so leave any expectations behind to let your self truly unravel the conditioned mind and come back home where the soul feels at ease.

Over 8 Sundays, be progressively guided and:

  • Learn correct Sanskrit pronunciation of the Mantras (fine-tune the subtle vibrations of the body-mind complex).
  • Memorise one of the most important devotional hymns - the epitome of Hindu devotion - Shri Hanuman Chalisa (increase vital Prana field and open wide at the heart centre).
  • Learn the meaning and learn to sing other powerful Stotras (prayers).
  • Increase brain health, boost immunity and most importantly...
  • Pick up the life-saving practices that surely help to cope with the often challenging reality.

Sunday 9am-10:30am (5 May 2019 - 23 Jun 2019).

$160 for 8 weeks. Drop in/casual classes welcome.

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Any queries to or 0404351252.

Bring your fave yoga mat, cushion, water bottle. Arrive 5-10mins in advance to settle down.


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Matarishvan is a founder of ShantiDwara, a friendly personality with 20+ Yoga Practice experience and never-ending enthusiastic self-study.

Matarishvan went on to complete the 1440hr Diploma of Yogic Studies and Teaching in Satyananda Yoga (2009-2018). She spent lots of precious time with the highly enlightening Yoga Masters in India, Australia and Central Asia, and is affiliated with well-established Ayurveda, Buddhist and Yoga institutions, temples, monasteries, ashrams around the world. 

Matarishvan has a Bachelor of Management degree in Finance, Economics and Tourism, as well as profound experience in IT founding and successfully operating a software company in 1999-2010. Matarishvan was born in Russia, spent most of childhood and youth in Kyrgyzstan until moved to Byron Bay region, where she resides with her 2 boys and three dogs.

Matarishvan is fond of all paths bringing Yoga into life, she enjoys facilitating Yoga Nidra, Mantra chanting, Sanskrit studies, bringing ancient Vedic rituals into the community and singing devotional music of various traditions. 

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  • 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."

    • Liṅgāṣṭakam लिङ्गाष्टकम्

      • Śrī Hanumān Chālīsā श्री हनुमान चालीसा SLOW

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