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Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati

I found yoga in 1972 as an adjunct to classical ballet and soon realised that the major benefits of yoga practise for me were at an emotional and psychological level. I was fortunate to meet Paramahansa Swami Satyānanda in 1976 at the Sydney World Yoga Convention and so I travelled to India to study under his direct guidance. For 10 years I lived at the Bihār School of Yoga, Munger, practising and teaching various aspects of yoga. During this time I also authored 'Swara Yoga, the Tantric Science of Brain Breathing' and commentaries on 'Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā, the Light on Hatha Yoga', the C15 AD Sanskrit text by Yogi Swātmarāma. Both of these books are Bihar School of Yoga publications. In 1986 I had to leave India and return to Australia, where my base has been ever since. Paramahansa Swāmi Niranjanānanda gave me the title of Yogācharya, master of yoga, in 1993.

I continue learning about mind and self and in the last few years I studied with the William Glasser Institute Australia (WGIA). I find the principles of Choice Theory and methods of understanding yourself through Reality Theory analogous with yoga principles. The other modality I have been studying is Esoteric Chakra-puncture; a highly effective process to deepen your experience of your higher self and naturally dissolve negative tendencies. This process is like a spontaneous yoga nidra facilitated by the application of fine Japanese acupuncture needles.

While in Brisbane I teach regular yoga and meditation classes in Forest Lake and at other times I travel teaching workshops and retreats locally, interstate and abroad.

My goal is to bring the ancient yoga practices into the modern day context.


Available for weekend workshops or longer retreats

Topics for workshops include

The relevance of Kundalini and Kriya Yoga today The Chakras that drive you Hatha Yoga Pradipika and relevant practices today Swatmarama's Yoga Sutras Tantric meditation Vigyana Bhirava Tantra, Tattwa Shuddhi, Kriya Yoga, Swara Yoga Gayatri Sadhana …and whatever you decide you want to learn!