ShantiDwara Yoga Teachers

About our teachers:


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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. 


Asher-Lily Green

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Asher has been studying authentic Yoga since 2012. Her practice is imbibed with a sense of both fun and vigour. She aims to infuse the ancient yogic spirit which she has learnt in the Satyananda lineage.

After four years of studying and finishing her Advanced Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine, she is now combining these two into her daily life and Asana practice - for herself and when she is teaching. Asher’s passion is to combine Yoga - the science of the Mind, as proclaimed by Patanjali and also Ayurveda - the science of life.

The dynamic between Yoga and Ayurveda and how they interact and support each other are like day and night, they belong together, and applied as one can enhance one’s spiritual growth and capacity for Self-Realisation.

Bringing a sense of lightness and humor to her classes, Asher simultaneously shares a deep respect and love for the practice of Yoga. Each of her classes includes Pranayama, Asana, Nidra Vidya (guided relaxation) or meditation. Feel supported to move at your own pace, listen to your body and be offered variations. All levels welcome.

For more info or to get in touch with Asher, look up Art of Living Ayurveda on Instagram or web or Facebook. 

Swami Yogamanas Saraswati

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Sw. Yogamanas has taught Satyananda yoga, a systematic integrated and meditative style of yoga, with an emphasis on awareness in all aspects of practice since 2000, 17 of those years on a full-time basis. 


Starting the daily sadhana and study of yoga and meditation in 1996, following 10 years of martial arts, he has been blessed with great teachers that put him in good stead for teaching in a variety of settings. Some of these settings include institutions – from early childhood centres and schools to AFP and prisons, for sports people – footballers to athletes, private clients – in their homes, live via the web – for international corporate clients, many government departments and workplaces, ashrams – dedicated yoga centres, and various workshops and retreats.


Aspects of a class include Mantra, Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation. There are other aspects not mentioned here from the various branches of yoga e.g Nada, Bhakti, Kriya etc. that will be utilised as appropriate.

Classes aim to balance and focus energy, the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Often we are reactive and habitual – limiting our experience. With the practice of yoga, you become the conscious knower of yourself – an expansive experience.

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