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Shanta Vira Yoga

May 27 - June 2, 2024

Shanta Vira Yoga is a complete and total practice designed by Michael J. Stewart to invite every practitioner to engage in “actively being human.” Shanta Vira Yoga intends for each practitioner to embrace all of the qualities of being human with emphasis on the source and the fruit of the two words in its name, the calm courage of the peaceful warrior — “Shanta”- serene, and “Vira”- hero.

The perfect environment for “actively being human” is in the experiments of Yoga in which the experiences of Self-Reflection, Resilience, Acceptance, Receptivity and Vulnerability are present and rife with attention.

Shanta Vira Yoga uses three vital elements which make it the essential practice in the Age of Abundant Information and Choice:

Tantra Hatha Yoga is a dynamic posture practice that always includes alignment emphasized Asana sequenced skillfully with Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra and Mantra.

Creative Expression takes each practitioner on a journey to the unknown and to the joy of discovery, incorporating Writing Your Soul, Expressive Movement, Trust Exercises, Vocal Expression and Kirtan.

Active Community Participation invites yogis to positively influence the world they inhabit. Many worthy causes need commitment and resource to be effective and this element of SVY asks for engaging the “change we wish to see in the world” (Gandhi) and giving back to the world that gives to us.

In this week there will be an early class and a morning class, with afternoon classes on 4 days of the week.

Ayurvedic Doctor: there is the possibility that this week will include the presence of an Ayurvedic Doctor.  If you would be interested in this extra dimension, please inform Michael Stewart, or info@yogaturkey.co.uk


"You must be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhiji

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Michael J. Stewart is a Hatha Yoga teacher with a varied background. He is known internationally as a Movement facilitator, African Drumming teacher, Choreographer and Theatre director. Michael's Yoga journey has taken him from the Jivamukti studio in New York City to study with Iyengar teachers Sharat Arora and Rajiv Chenchani in India and back to Dharma Mittra in New York. His teaching is inspired by the spirituality of Swami Sivananda and the deep insight of Patanjali. Michael's philosophy on teaching is: "in order to be a good teacher one must be a good student".

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Cost per week of courses:

£1095 with a single room
£920 in a shared room

It may also be possible to stay at the Mandalya hotel if you are prepared to wait, they will not decide their rates till later.

Extra nights before the course and until June 14th: £75 (single), double £100 (£50 per person).



For all yoga courses, please bring your own yoga mat.

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