Your Yoga Teacher: About Matarishvan

Sadhvi Matarishvan, Vishnuprayag, Uttarakhand, 2018

About Teacher. Sadhvi Matarishvan shares restorative techniques of yoga aiming at bringing the BODY (flesh, mind, memories and soul) into harmonious balance with the WORLD. The systematic progression through the practices, from beginner to advanced in a timely manner, assists a gentle release of the mental imprints that limit perception and possibilities to act (the trifold manifestation of energy into DESIRE – KNOWLEDGE – ACTION triad).

Matarishvan was born a resilient optimistic seeker and was exposed to an authentic tradition of yoga from teen age. While journeying the curvy road of self-enquiry and healing she acquired a treasure-trove of wisdom from original Tantric Buddhism, Sufism, Paganism, Shamanism and Tribal ways of living as well as ripe understanding of limitations of settled Scientism.

Major class with Matarishvan is an 1.5h session focused on complete grounding, enhanced awareness moving the student through physical bodywork, breathwork and deep meditation. Matarishvan only teaches the practices that she has explored in-depth and has found effective in safe progression with minimal disturbance to the mind.

You can book a group class or private One-ૐ-One yoga therapy, come for the comprehensive 90-minute of Asana-Pranayama-Mudra-Bandha and Meditation, 30-minute deep relaxation in Yoga Nidra™️, Sanskrit chanting, Kirtan, Havan, Puja that she hosts weekly in Shiva Parvati Dharma Yoga Centre (Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia). There are also other classes and yoga community gatherings held at the centre.

Please, see the WEEKLY SCHEDULE and YEARLY CALENDAR.

Her teachings of Raja Yoga are enhanced by deep reverence to the original tradition of classical yoga rooted in undiluted Vedic and Tantric schools of thought.

About Teaching. Vedic path sets up a solid foundation for the unfolding of the Tantric path through the major pillars of Yoga:

Bhakti (humility and devotion),
Jnana (intellectual activity),
Hatha (physical austerities),
Karma (detached participation in worldly affairs).

Without this foundation “the laws of jungle” ever confuse and swerve the yoga aspirant from the “laws of Dharma”.

Life can be represented in a symbol of circle and dot in the middle, the possibility and potential, the emergence and the seed, the original MahaVishnu and ParamaShiva – two inseparable ever permuting forms of matter and soul.

The yoga aspirant undertakes an endeavour to evolve cognition and perfect actions on the linear, as well as simultaneous, journey through stepping stones of

self-preservation
self-gratification
self-definition
self-acceptance
self-expression
self-reflection

continuously arriving at

self-realisation.

The wise sages of lore teach us that the final self-realisation lands the soul safely into complete god-realised state of being, devoid of fluctuations of the mind.

“Myth = Mithya: Decoding Hindu Mythology” by Devdutt Pattanaik

“Mind swept away by the ever-changing material world ends up being controlled by memories, desires, ideas and ego. It therefore experiences suffering, pain, misery, frustration, anxiety and insecurity. With tapas (austerity), a yogi destroys memories, desires, ideas and ego. With yoga he un-crumples his consciousness. There is no confusion then. Only clarity.

Yoga is essentially a technique of mental discipline used to still the mind and manage a crisis. Traditionally, yoga has been divided into the approach of Shiva and the approach of Vishnu. Shiva’s approach is more inward looking, ascetic and intellectual, while Vishnu’s way is more outward looking, emotional and social. The former tends to be more world rejecting and the latter tends to be more world affirming. Shiva’s path is the path of the hermit, nivritti marga. Vishnu’s path is the path of the householder, pravritti marga.”

Contact: shivaparvatidharmayoga@gmail.com, or +61404351252 (Matarishvan)