Yogic Studies
Workshops
Svastha Sydney
Svastha Principles
 

While various forms of Yoga enjoy huge global popularity, its original meaning and purpose has become obscured and, for many, the practice of yoga has become diluted and perplexing.

The essence of yoga practice is about personal transformation. This is achieved through Yogic Mindfulness which should bring about well-being, longevity, contentment and peace.

The fundamental principles of our authentic and personalised approach for achieving Yogic Mindfulness include:

  • the practice of postures/movements with inner attention to balance the body;
  • the proper use of breath with the postures to develop mindful awareness;
  • the use of breathing techniques (prānāyama) and sound (meditation) to nurture mental clarity.


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Svastha Sydney
 

Svastha Yoga of Sri T Krishnamacharya

A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan started the Svastha organisation to teach yoga and ayurveda based on the teachings of their teacher, the legendary Sri T. Krishnamacharya. This renowned scholar, yoga master and healer is acknowledged as one of the greatest influences on the field of yoga in modern times. Please click to visit www.svastha.net...

Svastha Sydney

Vina Shah and Giles Hooper have been personal students of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan since 1998. The Mohans awarded them an Advanced Diploma in Yoga and Ayurveda in 1999 and Diploma in Yoga Therapy in 2001.

Vina and Giles have been teaching general and personal classes since 1998, and running Svastha teacher training and other courses since 2001. Vina has also taught Svastha courses in Singapore and Chennai.

Leaving the practice of law to teach yoga was a natural transition for Vina who grew up with yoga and ayurveda as part of her lifestyle.

Vina facilitates the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program in Sydney presented by Dr Ganesh Mohan and she also teaches those participants who require further assistance in relation to this program. Vina mentors yoga teachers and provides guidance in structuring small group yoga therapy classes, personal sessions and workshops.

Since 1999, Vina has also been learning meditation with a monastic community in India, where she facilitates meditation retreats. She is also an experienced teacher and presenter on meditation and personal development. In 2017, Vina completed MA (Research in Sanskrit) in Yoga and Meditation at the University of Sydney and is now involved with the translation of a Sanskrit text on Indian drama and Yoga and Meditation.

Giles, formerly a lawyer, had practised with different schools of yoga for several years before studying with the Mohans while on a year’s sabbatical in India in 1998. His particular interests are in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Meditation. Giles is currently pursuing further studies in Sanskrit through a PhD in Yoga and Meditation at the University of Sydney.

Phone: (02) 9415 3757

Group Yoga Classes

Like other yoga schools, we teach classical yoga postures. However our approach is different as we emphasise proper breathing combined with movement as the breath is the link between the body and mind. Each yoga class focusses on developing strength and flexibility of the body as well as calmness and clarity of the mind. We keep student numbers small to ensure each person receives the optimal benefit.

Personal Yoga Classes

Personal or one–to–one classes are ideal if you want to learn practical ways to create positive changes in your life. Individual practices are not only designed to meet your specific needs but also take into account your existing commitments and lifestyle.

An effective daily practice can be as short as 15 minutes or up to an hour in duration. Guidance on ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle to further support your practice can also be included.

Your practice can be designed for any of a variety of purposes including:

  • general health and fitness;
  • stress relief;
  • weight reduction;
  • back and neck pain;
  • women’s health including pregnancy and menopause;
  • meditation.

NSW – Lightning Ridge

Viki Murray began her yoga teacher training with Svastha Yoga Ayurveda, Sydney in 2004. She holds a diploma in The Art & Science of Yoga and certification in Yoga Therapy with Svastha Yoga Ayurveda, Sydney and is an accredited teacher with YTTA. Viki returned to Chennai in 2004, 2005 and 2011 for further intensive study programs in yoga therapy and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan.

Since 2003 Viki has taught Svastha workshops, regular group programs and personal classes in the opal mining town of Lightning Ridge, North West NSW. She periodically holds classes on isolated, pastoral/outback stations as well as presentations and programs on Yoga for Women’s Health in surrounding indigenous communities.

Viki has also been teaching Yogic Mindfulness since 2016 after successfully completing Yogic Mindfulness Program with Indra and A G Mohan. She continues to study with Vina for her own personal transformation and development as a teacher.

Mobile: 0400 240 088

NSW – Port Macquarie

Liz Condon began yoga over 10 years ago with Svastha Yoga Sydney and began teaching in Sydney after completing the Wellness and Teacher Training program run by the Mohans in Chennai, India in 2013.

Liz has now relocated to Port Macquarie where she continues to teach and work as a radiographer. She has attended all the workshops run by the Mohans in Sydney since 2013 and continues to study with Vina for her own personal growth, and her progress as a teacher.

Mobile: 0413 994 261

QLD – Buderim, Sunshine Coast

Kim Allan runs the Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda Wellness Centre on the Sunshine coast with her husband Scott. She has been teaching Yoga for over 15 years and has been a certified Svastha Yoga teacher since 2011. In 2015, Kim completed Svastha Yoga Therapy Program with Ganesh Mohan and since then she has been teaching small group therapy programs and workshops.

Kim has also been teaching Yogic Mindfulness since 2016 after successfully completing Yogic Mindfulness Program with Indra and A G Mohan. She continues to study with Vina for her own personal transformation and development as a teacher. Kim also continues online studies with Indra and A G Mohan.

Kim is registered with Yoga Australia, for more details visit Website: Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda Wellness Centre.

Scott Allan runs the Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda Wellness Centre on the Sunshine coast with his wife Kim. Scott is also a certified Svastha Yoga teacher and has been teaching Svastha Yoga since 2015. For more details visit Website: Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda Wellness Centre.

Email: info@yogaayuredacentre.com.au



Workshops
 

Deepen your Practice – 27th July

Join Vina Shah and Kim Allan for a workshop to deepen your understanding of yoga practices beyond just the physical benefits.

Enjoy a half-day exploring different practices to expand your understanding of Yoga as a complete practice to lighten the body and brighten the mind.

Please click the link below to view the workshop details:

  Workshop Details

To register for this workshop please contact Kim Allan – Email: info@svastha.com.au    Phone: 0412 287 521

Essential Skills & Tools for Managing Stress & Anxiety – 28th July

This one-day training course is for yoga teachers who want to learn well-informed practical skills and tools to help plan and teach yoga classes for students experiencing stress and anxiety. It will also be very useful for healthcare practitioners who would like to integrate yogic skills and tools in their work. It will also benefit yoga students wishing to deepen their understanding and practice.

Please click the link below to view the workshop details:

  Workshop Details

To register for this workshop please contact Kim Allan – Email: info@svastha.com.au    Phone: 0412 287 521

Introduction to Meditation – 3rd August

Join Vina Shah and Kim Allan for an introductory meditation workshop.

You will learn techniques for developing a greater sense of wellbeing and for learning to live every aspect of your life with integrity, with kindness to yourselves and others, with wisdom and deeper clarity.

Please click the link below to view the workshop details:

  Workshop Details

To register for this workshop please contact Kim Allan – Email: info@svastha.com.au    Phone: 0412 287 521



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