SHANTA VIRA YOGA by Michael Stewart

„actively being human“



Michael Stewart in action - YCBShanta Vira Yoga Introduction


June 21 – 23, 2019 (20h)
Schedule: Fri. 2.30 – 9.30 pm / Sat. 9 am – 6.30 pm, Sun. 9 am – 5.30 pm



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.


Fee: 350 Euro

Package price Introduction +  The Teacher`s Intensive: 1000 Euro


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Shanta Vira Yoga: Pranayama & Mantras


August 23 – 25, 2019 (20h)
Schedule: Fri. 2:30-9:30 pm / Sat. 9 am – 6.30 pm, Sun. 9 am – 5:30 pm


In some modern forms of yoga there is not much (or even no) room for Pranayama and Mantras. Both of these play a quite important role in Shanta Vira Yoga. Therefore Michael will focus these essential elements of a holistic yoga during an intensive weekend in the YCBA.

Get to know your breath, your voice and yourself better and expand your practice of Yoga to – maybe so far unknown – dimensions


Participation fee: 350 Eur

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MIchael J. Stewart Natur YogaCircle-BerlinShanta Vira Yoga:

Teacher`s Intensive Retreat


September 30  – Oktober 6, 2019 (40h)

Location: Naturhaus Schorfheide
Schedule: Monday 2-9 pm / Tuesday – Saturday “Ashram hours” / Sunday til 2 pm
Language: English



In this teachers intensive we will look at the methodology for the practice of Shanta Vira Yoga.

This detailed sadhana includes practices from Hatha Yoga; asana and pranayama, Tantric Hatha Yoga; mudras, mantras, nyasa, dharana, and dhayana.

Creative Expression is the next element that we will delve into, using Writing your Soul, Expressive Movement, Vocal Expression, Trust Exercises and Kirtan.

The final piece that makes Shanta Vira Yoga is Active Community Participation.

This essential aspect will be explored daily through Satsang.



Michael´s goals for you and your personal growth:

The first is to Empower each individual with the necessary tools to deepen their personal sadhana.

The second is to educate the practitioners in the specifics of Shanta Vira Yoga.

Third is to Develop future Shanta Vira Yoga teachers.



Teaching – Sequencing – Pacing

Alignment for Shanta Vira Yoga – Pelvic Girdle – Shoulder Girdle – Bio Mechanics of Asana

Shri Vidya Tantra – Rajanaka Tantra – Shanta Vira

Meaning – Pronunciation – Sanskrit Alphabet – Creativity Modalities – Expressive Movement – Ecstatic Voice – Writing your Soul – Kirtan

Trust Exercises
Pushing Hands – Walk of Faith – Healing Touch

Listening – Speaking – Doing

Participation fee: 750 Euro plus Accommodation/Food approx 350,- Euro

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The three Levels of Shanta Vira Yoga

Level one is Tantric Hatha Yoga. This is the part that resembles what we mostly consider to be ‘yoga”. Tantric Hatha Yoga allows us the opportunity to know ourselves on a variety of levels. We build this relationship from the outer form of the physical body to more subtle aspects of our being. Here there will be ample time to delve into the alignment aspect of Asana, in relation to the other parts of the practice. These are Pranayama, with Bandas. Mudras and Mantras.

In Level two we will recognize an important aspect of being Human. This is Creativity. Most other species Create out of necessity whereas we human beings Create because we want to, which is quite a unique quality. If this is truly one of our unique gifts then exploring it will certainly bring us close to this condition we call being Human. In this Level we will explore a variety of Creative techniques to connect us to this joyful part of ourselves.

Level three involves our co participation in the world of our choosing, through Community Service. This perhaps is the most challenging aspect of Shanta Vira Yoga, but absolutely one that needs exposing and understanding. Community Service, sometimes called Seva will be expanded upon through Satsang.

My intention through this offering is to bring all the aspects of Shanta Vira Yoga to the conversation and make it as accessible as possible. We will end our weekend together with joyful practice of Kirtan.


Not sure which of those programs with Michael J. Stewart are the right choice for you? Then do not hesitate to write Sharada Devi or Thomas Bessel: