Shri Shiva   Shankara



 A YOGI, PHILOSOPHER AND PROFOUND   TEACHER



Experience

Shiva is distinctly recognized in the fields of Raja Yoga (Ashtanga), Mantra Yoga (Vedic & Tantric), Laya Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Tantra and Kriya
Yoga.

He has been teaching extensively for the last 22 years in several teacher-training courses, retreats, workshops and at yoga festivals throughout India
and abroad in various yoga schools and organisations in several countries throughout Europe, UK, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China, and
Russia.

From the early age of twelve, Shiva Shankar has dedicated his life to exploring the sacred science of Veda and Yoga.
❑He successfully completed a three-year course in Vedic Science and Meditation at the largest Vedic university in the world (Maharshi Ashram, Ghaziabad).
❑Shiva met his Sadguru, Swami Chidananda Saraswati in 1993, and was initiated by him into the Hindu monastic religious order at the Divine Life Society founded by Swami
Sivananda in Rishikesh.
❑As a Sivananda disciple, Shiva trained under the practices ‘serve, love, meditate and realize’, and was taught by world

renowned yoga experts including Swami Adhyatmananda, Swami Yogaswarupananda, Swami Vishwarupananda, Acharya
Venkatesh, Shri. Vinay Kumar, Shri. Prashant S Iyengar, Geeta S Iyengar, and Rudradev Gauda.
❑Shiva then travelled throughout India to spread the divine message of Swami Sivananda before moving to the Holy Kailas Ashram in Rishikesh. There, in the monastic order of
Maharshi Veda Vyasa and Adishankaracharya, Shiva studied the classical philosophies and Sanskrit scriptures of the Indian
Vedic tradition.

❑After training with Himalayan Yogis in the Hatha Yoga tradition, Shiva joined the Iyengar Institute, Pune in 1997 to deepen his experience of yoga through asanas, pranayama,
and yoga therapy.
❑His Yogic and spiritual education continued at SVYASA in Bangalore, Bihar School of Yoga at Munger, Kaivalya Dham at Lonavla, Sivananda School in Kerala, Atma Vikasa Kendra at
Mysore, Pranavasya School at Mysore, Dayananda Ashram Rishikesh, Kriya Yoga Ashram in Ranchi and Calcutta, Yoga Study Centre at Rishikesh, Varanasi Advaita Ashram and
Swami Ram Ashram.
❑He then spent an extended period of time as a solitary and ascetic monk in the company of the Himalayan Yogis, receiving divine inspiration and spiritual experiences with
their grace.
❑Shiva subsequently met internationally renowned Vedic scholar, yoga, and meditation expert the late Swami Veda Bharati, who initiated him into the Himalayan meditative
tradition. This is the first, most-comprehensive tradition which has given birth to all the major meditative traditions of
the world.

 

YOGA IS A JOURNEY FROM  “I”  TO “WE” AND “WE” TO “GOD”

Dear Friends, 
I hope and pray that you are enjoying sound health and harmony.

I am delighted to inform you about the next upcoming program of virtual Daily Master Classes via “Zoom meet” which starts very soon on Thursday – 10-06-2021. 

Daily Master Classes are rooted in the Classical Hatha Yoga tradition with its holistic approach and will take place on the following dates.  Classes are suitable for all levels of experience.   

Master Classes run every day from June 10 to July 9 – 2021 inclusive. Sundays are Off. 

 
Daily Class Time:
6.30 – 8.00AM Cet – Paris (Central Europe) time zone / 5.30 – 7.00AM-London- UK Time Zone/
You can convert to other timezones here:  https://www.timeanddate.com/

Class Themes

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

[A] Hatha Yoga

*Asana – (Uttishtha Sthiti – Standing Asanas, Upavishtha Sthiti- Sitting Asanas, Paschima Pratana Sthiti- Forward Extension Asanas, Parivritta Sthiti- Lateral Extension Asanas, Viparita Sthiti- Inversions, Udara Akunchana Sthiti- Abdominal Contraction Asanas, Surya – Chandra Namaskara, Purva Pratana Sthiti- Backward Extension Asanas, Supine & Prone Postures, Asana through props, Restorative and Meditative Asanas) –  For building up immunity, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance, vitality, metabolism, balance, and harmony in the systems. The points of focus on technicality, perfection, the art of usage of props, adjustment & alignment methods, and therapeutic & healing application. You will also learn the Classical Hatha Yoga Flow and various sequences to expand the foundation of your Yoga practice. You will be led step by step through easy and safe methods to make your journey enlightening and adventurous and master in basic to advanced poses. 

*Bandha – 3 Major Bandhas – Mula, Uddiyana, Jalandhara, with its supplementary elements and preparatory methods.

*Kriya: 16 Kriyas – Purification, detox, rejuvenating, activating, and awakening techniques.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

[B] Prana-Brahma Yoga

*Pranayama – 14 Pranayama and Prana Kriya Techniques for purification of energy pathways, and channeling Prana for taming the latent energy, and creating holistic healing, & life transcendence. Thus we create tranquility, inner quietness, illumination, and uninterrupted peace within.     

*Mantra & Mudra – Healing: Vedic & Tantric roots. You will learn the proper pronunciation and rhythm to chant the selected Mantras from Veda and Tantra tradition with its ritualistic aspect, which brings you enormous spiritual insights and strength to conquer inner obstacles and make your life more magical and uplifting. You will learn various Mudras which would help energy flow to be more concentrated, and effective. 

*Meditation – From Shiva’s teaching -Vijnana Bhairava Tantra & Kundalini Tantra for developing SELF – awareness, and transcending the consciousness for spiritual enlightenment. Meditation and mindfulness are buzzwords these days for good reason. Yogis have been practicing dhyana (meditation) for millennia. Get expert insight here on meditation and its symbiotic relationship to yoga. You will learn few specific methods as your go-to resource for simple tips and guided practices to quiet your mind and make meditation part of your modern daily life.

*Philosophy – Insightful schools of thoughts from holy texts & ancient Indian Vedic philosophy – Advaita Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga – Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda- Samhita, Shiva-Sutra, Goraksha Samhita, Yogic & Ayurvedic lifestyle – For incorporating and implementing the profound ethical values and spirituality in our day-to-day mundane life and dealing wisely with its struggles and challenges through establishing ourselves in purity, exuberance, love, expansion, harmony, peace, balance, and blissfulness. 

 

*Home Study Materials – You will receive PDFs, Video/Audio clips, Powerpoints, and links for your home study. The selected content is derived from modern and ancient Gurus and classical texts such as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Advaita Vedanta, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita, Ayurveda, and Vedas.

Classes run via –  Zoom Meet.  To book, please contact Shiva. You will then be sent the Zoom class link to join.    

Class Payments:- A document is attached with all information regarding costs and payment. 


A brief profile(Pdf) of Shiva’s background, teachings, and experience is also attached. 

[C] Private one-to-one sessions with Shiva, live-online from the holy banks of the Ganga 

Private sessions are a fantastic way to deepen and develop a personalized yoga practice to suit your own needs physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually and to receive one-to-one guidance.   

Sessions usually last for one and a half hours but timing can be adjusted to suit your schedule.  
Please contact Shiva (contact details below) for bookings and prices and send your availability.  
To book please contact Shiva:

WhatsApp/ Signal / Telegram: 
+91 880 635 9017

Email:  harashivashankara@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM:  SHIVASHAMBHU
 With Warm regards
              SHIVA

 *Om Namah Shivaya*