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Shadow Yoga Basics

For all levels.

Experience the art of harmonizing the five layers of our being: the physical, energetic, emotional, wisdom, and spirit bodies. Shadow Yoga, founded by Shandor Remete, is a unique hatha yoga system that utilizes three Standing Prelude Forms, rhythmic breathing, bandhas (energetic locks), and the system of marma (trigger points).

This weekend intensive introduces the basic practices, principles, and philosophy of Shadow Yoga, including

  • Energetic anatomy
  • Dasa Chalana (joint warm-ups)
  • Jiva Chalana (churning of the inner self)
  • Basic Shadow Yoga standing postures
  • Uddiyana bandha (navel lock) to bring awareness to the core, train breath control, promote blood/lymph circulation, build inner heat, and tone the organs and brain.

Shadow Yoga is designed to stoke your inner fire for meditation, healing, and living your path.

Recommended reading Shandor Remete, Shadow Yoga, Chaya Yoga: The Principles of Hatha Yoga.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Yoga


Matt Pesendian has been practicing hatha yoga for 25 years and qigong for 15 years.

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