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Samantraka - Exploring the Power and Mantra in Asana and Pranayama

Samantraka - Exploring the Power and Mantra in Asana and Pranayama

from 320.00
    Seminar starts: 9:30am on Friday 8 June 2018
    Seminar ends: 12:30pm on Sunday 10 June 2018

    Seminar schedule: 9.30am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm -5:00pm

AU$460 for full 3 days Friday to Sunday
AU$320 for Saturday and Sunday only

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Asana-s and Pranayama form important tools of Yoga. However, rather than being just physical and respiratory practices, Yogis incorporated Mantra-s to make them potent energetic practices; the goal of Yoga being more often to influence Prana or life force.

Utilising mantra-s not only emphasises the mind-body-breath connection (a key to yoga practice) but also generates specific vibrations in the body represented by the chant.

Each mantra had particular meaning and potency which, combined with the Asana-s and Pranayama intensified the practice and thus influenced the subtle layers of our human system. 

There were, however, subtle guidelines to be considered when utilising mantra-s in Asana and Pranayama practice: when utilised appropriately they could unleash very powerful effects in the dimensions of Yoga Therapy and in individual spiritual evolution.

The purpose of this seminar is to explore the utilization of manta-s in Asana and pranayama and to take it to the next level of practice. Guidelines on how to choose the appropriate mantras and how to suitably utilise them in order to deepen and make more meaningful the individual yoga experience will be investigated.

The seminar is open to all, and will be particularly suitable for those who wish to journey to the core of yoga’s philosophical roots, and its practical implementation in daily practice. It will also be invaluable to those who are considering delving further into the authentic teachings of Yogacarya T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar.

This practical seminar will be hosted in a beautiful studio in the heart of the city.


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. 

Kausthub began studying yoga when he was 9 years old under the guidance of his teacher and father TKV Desikachar and started teaching at the age of 13. After completing his dual Masters degree, he committed himself to becoming a full-time student and teacher of Yoga. Also in 2011, he concluded his doctoral studies from the University of Madras, where his topic of research was “Effect of Individualized Yoga Training on Quality of Life.” Besides teaching, Kausthub also works as a yoga therapist and offers clients astute and effective solutions for all sorts of physical, mental and emotional imbalances and problems. He has also authored and co-authored numerous books on yoga, such as “The Heart of Asana: A comprehensive manual on Classical Yoga Postures” and a biography on his grandfather, the great yoga acharya T. Krishnamacharya, called “The Yoga of the Yogi”. 

Kausthub 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. His teachings are especially beneficial for yoga teachers as he helps them grasp the fullness and deep insights of the ancient teachings so that they are able to apply them in a competent and sincere way. He is also the co-founder of the online journal ‘Synergies in Healing Journal.’


Seminar starts 9:30am on 8 June 2018
Seminar ends 12.30pm on 19 June 2018 

Except on the last day, the seminar schedule will be 9.30am - 12:30pm & 2.00pm -5.00pm. Coffee/Tea breaks will also be part of each of the two sessions. 


Interested participants can kindly register on-line using the button at the top of this page or with Peter Hockey. 


Peter Hockey, Mangala Studios of Yoga & Creative 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 individidualized 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.