A four part workshop with Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati

conducted online (Zoom):


1. Sunday September 26th, 2021:   6pm - 8pm EDT

2. Sunday October 10th, 2021:   6pm - 8pm EDT

3. Sunday October 24th, 2021:   6pm - 8pm EDT

4. Sunday November 7th, 2021:   6pm - 8pm EDT


Each session includes approximately ninety minutes of lecture and practice, about evenly split, followed by a discussion.



Tantra is a vast body of literature, practices, traditions that pertain  to the expansion of consciousness and  liberation of energy. The subject is considered esoteric and may often be misunderstood. In reality, historically Tantra  has informed many aspects of yoga and spiritual practices. It takes into account  the whole person, with all his/her worldly aspirations. Our day to day experiences and emotions are given due regard as we carry these into our practices (meditation or subtle practices) and likewise we bring the experience and emotions of our practice into our day to day life. Tantra addresses this continuum and  the manner in which we may manage through the challenges of ego and emotion. 

In this workshop Swami Muktibodhananda brings her decades of experience to elucidate the theory, traditions, and certain potent practices of Tantra with a view to furthering one's personal growth, enabling the mind to focus, and bringing balance in life.


Accredited Satyananda Yoga Teachers may use their discount codes at any time.

Workshop eligible for Continuing Education Hours towards accreditation and Yoga Alliance.


This workshop covers:

  • Overview of Tantra, East and West

    Origins of Tantra in the spiritual traditions of India. Ancient teachers. Modern teachers of Tantra in the West and main teachings. Practice will include Antar Mouna Meditation and Yoga Nidra incorporating Chakra Shuddhi and Prana Vidya.

  • Tantric Philosophy

    Shiva and Shakti, Universal and Individual Consciousness. Practices from the Mahanirvana Tantra: Mantra, Kara Nyasa, Pranayama with Mantra, and Meditation in Hridyakasha (the heart space).

  • Tantric Traditions and Relevant Tools

    The personal relationship with the deity. The five traditions and relevant practices. Practice: Shiva and Shakti Mandala Yantra Trataka with corresponding Mantra and Mudra.

  • Branches and Traditions of Tantra

    Brief description of the limbs of tantra and relevant practices. Practice: Sattvic practices of Yoga, Mantra, and Meditation (Dakshinachara), Rajasic practices of Mudra (Vamachara), and the Middle (Madhyama) Marg, the path of facing one's fears head on.

  • Downloads

    Practices from each session.

Instructor

Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati

Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati is a world-class exponent of the Satyananda Yoga system. She is a yogacharya, or master teacher of yoga, who enjoys teaching ancient yogic practices to a modern day audience. She started her yoga journey in 1972 and studied under the direct guidance of Swami Satyananda for 10 years in India. During this time she authored Swara Yoga: The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing, and the internationally acclaimed translation and commentary Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Light on Hatha Yoga. Based in Brisbane, Australia, she continues to teach and lecture on the various aspects of yoga and tantra in Australia and abroad.

Workshop Curriculum

  • 1

    Session 1

    • Welcome

    • Zoom Link

    • Resources: Reading & Video

    • Session 1 Video - Practice Recording - Presentation Slides

  • 2

    Session 2

    • Session 2 Video - Practice Recording - Presentation Slides

  • 3

    Session 3

    • Session 3 Video

    • Session 3 - Meditation Recording

  • 4

    Session 4

    • Session 4 Video

    • Session 4 - Meditation Recording