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MUDRĀ-S & BANDHA-S - The Subtle Tools of Yoga

  • Green Monday Studios 73 Grattan Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

An experiential seminar with Dr. Kausthub Desikachar

The limitless human potential is often deeply hidden within us, not just beneath our psyche, but also within the layers of conscious and unconscious patterning. Unlocking them to fully manifest into our lives is a key aspect of personal growth and spiritual development. This process requires sustained effort and the practice of powerful tools, under careful guidance and supervision. The role of Mudrā-s & Bandha-s can serve as a vital instrument in this process of personal evolution. Mudrā-s are very intricate tools of Yoga, that harness the fire within us to help nourish the inherent seeds of our capabilities. They are discussed extensively in classical texts such as Hathayogapradīpikā & Śiva Samhitā, as well as modern classics such as Yoga Makaranda of T Krishnamacharya.

When appropriately practiced together with a sophisticated system of breath and visualization, Mudrā-s & Bandha-s touch different layers of the human system and aid in our positive transformation. Owing to the great power it can harness, the Yogi-s showed great respect to these tools and only learnt and practiced under watchful guidance. They also understood and considered all the pre-requisites these tools required, before practicing themselves or teaching them to others.

This enriching seminar will explore the most important Mudrā-s in detail, presenting the core principles and frameworks within which they must be understood and practiced. The program will deal with presenting pre-requisites for the practice of each Mudrā, the technical nuances of their practice, benefits and contraindications.

The seminar will present previously unknown material on these very subtle concepts of Yoga and how to apply them carefully in personal practice or in the practice of students.This seminar will be most useful to serious practitioners of Yoga, as well as Yoga Teachers and Trainers who are wanting to take their practice to the next level. Guidelines of self-observation on the effects of such practices will also be provided and participants will also be offered opportunities to explore these further.

This inspiring and practical seminar, taught by Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, the grandson of Yogacarya T Krishnamacharya, will be the ideal opportunity to delve into this topic and find appropriate means to explore the subtle yet practical teachings of Yoga. Assistive handouts will also be presented as an important learning tool. Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is known for his remarkable, deep and well versed knowledge and his ability to present the ancient teachings in a way that is profound as well as applicable for modern day practitioners.

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar


Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Yoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser. His objectives include the sharing of the authentic teachings of Yoga to the modern era, as well as building bridges between different healing modalities to promote physical, emotional social and spiritual health.


Seminar Starts
9:30am on 27 September 2019

Seminar Ends
4.30pm on 29 September 2019

The seminar schedule will be

  • 9.30am - 12:30pm &

  • 2.00pm - 5.00pm (4.30pm on 29 Sep).

Coffee/Tea breaks will also be part of each of the three sessions.


409 AUD Early Bird Price
Register and Pay by 31 July 2019

459 AUD Regular Price
Register and Pay from 01 August 2019


Peter Hockey
Mangala Yoga & Dance

Phone: +61 (0)425 762 960




Dr. Kausthub Desikachar will also be available for private Yoga Therapy consultations during the seminar. Through these sessions, consistent with the traditional teaching of Yoga, you can benefit by receiving an individualised and holistic daily practice, that will be suitable for your health and wellness needs. When necessary, a confidential translator may also be arranged for your benefit.

Cost of the consultation will be $120 and can paid through PayPal or cash. If payment is through PayPal, a 5% processing fee will be added. Since only a limited number of places are available, it is advisable to pre-register for these.

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