Yoga Arts Academy
'Ghatastha Yoga Is Conscious Exercise For Health, Longevity, Fitness And Ultimate Freedom In The Body And Mind'
Prahlad has been teaching for 28 years with attention on developing the Ghatastha Yoga forms and personalized yoga therapy. In this first specialized workshop series, Prahlad will introduce a progressive path for the student to successfully master the practice of Yoga. One step at a time learn the art of integrated movement, breathing and feeling, learn how the practice of Ghatastha yoga forms can increase fluidity, precision and power, without the accumulation of tension.
The Yoga Arts Academy has been sharing the teachings of Ghatastha Yoga since its establishment in Melbourne in 1998.
GHATASTHA SAPTANGA YOGABHYASA
The teachings of Ghatashta Yoga, as conceived by Prahlad (Duncan Ewing) and principals of The Yoga Arts Academy have been devised based on the ancient teachings contained in the Classic text, Gheranda Samhita.
The Gheranda Samhita written in the late 17th century, is a collection of stanzas of Sage Gheranda to his disciple, Chanda Kapali of the warrior caste. In this classic text Sage Gheranda describes a 7 part system designed to transform the serious aspirant through purification of the body to the highest states of samadhi and knowledge of the soul. Ghatastha Yoga is therefore a Saptanga Yoga system.
Historically the term “ Ghatashta” has been used as a synonymous term for Hatha Yoga. The Gheranda Samhita defines Ghatastha as “training in hardiness”. Ghatastha Yoga is a flowing form of Yoga comprised of techniques for transforming the subtle essences of the body and developing greater etheric energy conductivity.
Ghatastha Yoga aims to achieve the maximum results with minimal expenditure of energy. The different asana used in the many grades of Ghatastha Yoga have been arranged to bring a rich supply of blood to the brain and the various parts of the spinal column. Asana work by stretching, bending and twisting the spinal column in all possible directions. This promotes the health of the nerves extending from the vertebra to the internal organs, limbs and extremities.
The process of Ghatastha Yoga performed as a meditation in action brings a mastery of the mechanism of the body/mind and increases conscious conductivity for participation in the spiritual process of yoga.
At the Yoga Arts Academy we specialise in One To One Tuition and classical Yoga training, we also offer courses, workshops and retreats in all the disciplines of Ghatastha Yoga.
- Yoga Arts Academy specialises in Private tuition for rehabilitation from inury or illness. This is how to learn the traditional healing application of 'Cikitsa Krama' (therapuetic process) to bring about purification, rebalancing and regeneration of the body and mind.
- We teach traditional One To One style in small group lessons. This is how to learn the application of 'Sakti Krama Yoga' via the graded fixed forms of Ghatastha Yoga. These sequences have been designed to help you get flexible, stronger and lighter in the body utilising the countless techniques of Ghatastha Yoga. For all ages!
- We are dedicated to teaching a complete, traditional and effective Yoga practice that includes classical stances and standing poses, forward bends, deep back bends, traditional inverted poses and Pranayama (breathing exercises) for expansion and conductivity of the vital life energy, Prana.
- Meditation is a part of every Ghatastha Yoga practice. We teach movement meditation and conductivity of prana for purification of the body, nervous system and the endocrine system.
The best way to contact us is to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our new phone number is 03 9598 1710 (if you reach voice mail, please leave a short message with your name and number and we will call you back as soon as we can).
ONE TO ONE TAILORING OF THE GHATASTHA YOGA SAPTANGA KRAMA - SEVEN STAGE PROCESS - TO ENJOY THE FULLNESS OF RECONNECTION TO THE PRESENT MOMENT OF LIVING REALITY.
BOOK A ONE TO ONE LESSON TODAY AND FIND OUT HOW GHATASTHA YOGA CAN HELP YOU!
One To One personal tuition lessons are open to beginners and experienced practitioners and students of all ages.
Sakti Krama Yoga for reaching a level of health and fitness at the pinacle of your potential.
Sakti Krama Yoga One To One tuition lessons are designed to teach a sequence of poses with a particular method of linking breath and movement into one continuous flow. In these sessions you will learn the fixed forms from the first nine grades of Ghatastha Yoga in the traditional manner. Emphasis is on commitment and self-discipline. Proficiency is acquired in the performance of the fixed forms only through long and diligent training. This style of yoga is progressive and involves the practice of clear distinct graded forms.
Sakti Krama Yoga is an amazing way to realise a level of physical fitness and mental wellbeing beyond anything you thought possible.
Highly recommended as the best way to learn the art of Ghatastha Yoga!
Grading is available for those who wish to progress in the traditional way.
Session times are
- Tuesday to Thursday between 6.00 am and 8.00 am (CBD)
- Tuesday to Saturday between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm (Sandringham)
- Monday & Tuesday between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm (Sandringham)
- Sessions are between 60 and 90 minutes duration according to individual requirements.
- Payment for sessions is due in full on the first day of the course.
- Fees are valid for 4 weeks from starting date.
- All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Everybody is welcome to our One To One Tuition sessions regardless of age, fitness or experience.
- Due to high demand, sessions must be booked.
Consultation and treatment by appointment
One hour Consultation/ Lesson $120 (additional $20 fee for home visits)
Block of 10 Lessons $1000
Prahlad has over twenty-five years experience successfully teaching, healing and guiding hundreds of people through the practicalities of the Art of Yoga.
Sandringham & Melbourne CBD
OTO = One To One Tuition Lesson Times
Monday. 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: OTO - Prahlad
Tuesday. 6.00 am - 8.00 am: OTO - Prahlad CBD
10:30 am - 12:30 pm: OTO - Prahlad
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: OTO - Prahlad
Wednesday. 6.00 am - 8.00 am: OTO - Prahlad CBD
10:30 am - 12:30 pm: OTO - Prahlad
Thursday. 6.00 am - 8.00 am: OTO - Prahlad CBD
10:30 am - 12:30 pm: OTO - Prahlad
Friday. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm: OTO - Prahlad
Saturday. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm: OTO - Prahlad
One To One Ghatastha Yoga Tuition Price List
Monthly passes (valid for 4 weeks)
Unlimited Monthly Pass - $350
12 Lesson Pass (3 sessions per week) - $280
8 Lesson Pass (2 sessions per week) - $220
4 Lesson Pass (1 session per week) - $140
Initial consultation and trial lesson is $60. This fee is subtracted from the price of the frist month pass.
Single drop in lesson is $60 (space permiting)
All Passes purchased must be used within 4 weeks, so purchase with care. No extensions are available.
All Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
All prices are inclusive of GST.
As of 20 July 2014
Prahlad Duncan Ewing
Prahlad commenced Yoga at the age of seventeen under the guidance of Shandor Remete in Melbourne Australia. Over seven years Prahlad recieved a thorough training in all the traditional aspects of Yoga as an apprentice to Shandor.
Prahlad went on to study and practic in India and continues to study the Wisdom teachings of his Spiritual Teacher on a daily basis along with his continuing practice and development of Ghatastha Yoga.
Prahlad has been teaching for 28 years in Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Australia. In 1994 he founded the Hatha Yoga Institute in Cologne, Germany and in 1998 Prahlad founded the Yoga Arts Academy in Melbourne, Australia.
has been training in Ghatastha Yoga at the Yoga Arts Academy for over 6 years. After completing a probation year of traing at the Yoga Arts Academy Catherine started her 3 year part time Yoga Sadhana Apprenticeship under the guidance of Prahlad in April 2010. Catherine has remained an apprentice to complete the traditional seven year Ghatastha Yoga training.
began practicing Yoga with Prahlad in 2008. After completing a probation year of dedication at the Yoga Arts Academy Jack started his 3 year Yoga Sadhana Apprenticeship in January 2012. Jack is also a trained and practicing Physiotherapist.
began Yoga training with Prahlad in 2010 having relocated from his native England. After completing a probation year of dedication at the Yoga Arts Academy James started his 3 year Yoga Sadhana Apprenticeship in August 2012.
Graduates and Qualified Teachers of Ghatastha Yoga
Yatren Nadu .. Brisbane.. The Yoga Raj
Dhali Sandwith .. Queensland.. Yoga Dhali
Renae Stevens .. Brisbane..
Julia Sandoval .. Spain.. Yoga con Julia
Jamie Power .. Byron Bay... Yogatsu
Jasmine Johnston .. Melbourne
Lisa Farinosi .. Melbourne... Mukti Yoga Preston
Catherine Fisher .. Melbourne
"Prahlad rocks as a teacher. His extensive yogic knowledge, coupled with a deep anatomical understanding of how the body works makes him one of the best teachers in Melbourne. The two years that I have spent under his tutelage has seen not only my postures expand, but also a massive change in attitude as to how I approach my yoga practice and life in general. Without the support of Prahlad and the staff at Yoga Arts, I would not have coped so well with the amount of personal stressors that I had to deal with in life last year (and they were huge). Not only has my body opened, but also my mind and this has brought about enormous life affirming changes for me."
Leonie Lockwood, Yoga instructor and massage therapist
"Some 13 years ago I took the practical step with my Acharya Prahlad! My world wouldn't be same without the depths of his insightful teachings. Let me say this - Prahlad is the only teacher that teachers the tradition way, and when I say only I mean ONLY! The light is on."
Dhali Sandwidth, Yoga teacher and graduate of 3-year Yoga Arts Academy apprenticeship
"My world has totally changed since first walking through the doors of Yoga Arts Academy in 2008. At 32, I was unable to walk/use stairs without intense pain in both knees, seeing multiple sports docs and doing weekly physio & pilates to no avail. They all told me it was just the way it was going to be and expect it to get worse. I never got into this style of yoga thinking they would get better, or that they even could. But as a by-product of perseverance, patience & trust in what Prahlad has to offer, they did. They no longer are an issue and it absolutely fascinates me to this day. The depth of Prahlad's knowledge, experience & teachings is profound. It is something that cannot be adequately explained - it really needs to be experienced!"
Workshops & Events
|Sat 1 November - 9.00am - 12.00pm||How to build a successful Yoga practice with Prahlad||261 Bluff Road, Sandringham||03 9598 1710|
|Sat 22 November - 9.00am - 12.00pm||How to build strength for Ghatastha Yoga practice with Prahlad||261 Bluff Road, Sandringham||03 9598 1710|
|Sat 13 December - 9.00am - 12.00pm||Yoga dynamics and fluid vinyasa with Prahlad||261 Bluff Road, Sandringham||03 9598 1710|
Please note: All courses can be booked through the Yoga Arts Academy
Phone: 03 9670 2997 or email: email@example.com
UPCOMING GHATASTHA YOGA WORKSHOPS:
MASTER WORKSHOP SERIES
GHATASTHA YOGA WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
Ghatastha Yoga Orientation - First Grade Fixed Form
The perfect workshop for anyone who has always wanted to try yoga! In this orientation workshop Prahlad will teach you traditional yoga asana, yoga fitness and how to move in harmony with your breath. You will be taught the first grade fixed form of Ghatastha Yoga. This workshop gives you an amazing introduction to all that Ghatastha Yoga has to offer.
3 hour session
Introduction to Ghatastha Yoga - Second Grade Fixed Form
No experience necessary! Our Introduction to Ghatastha Yoga workshop is designed for people from all walks of life. This workshop teaches you a combination of basic yoga stances and standing poses then puts them together with a fun flowing sequence of movements coordinated with conscious breathing. You will learn fundamental movements of the arms, legs, spine and head through classical Yoga techniques. You will be taught the second grade fixed form of Ghatastha Yoga.
3 hour session
Ghatastha Yoga Foundations - Third Grade Fixed Form
The Ghatastha Yoga Foundations workshop will work on your strength, stamina and skills to make sure your ready to progress through the levels of Ghatastha Yoga. Working on strength, we will help you become a master of standing on your Feet and your Hands whilst performing all the beginner asana with ease. This workshop is designed to ensure every novice Yogi has a strong, stable foundation in correct technical understanding. You will be taught the third fixed form of Ghatastha Yoga. Suitable for beginners and those with prior background.
3 hour session
Yoga Arts Academy
261 Bluff Road (near corner of Bay St)
Sandringham Victoria Australia 3191
Morning One To One Tuition Lessons at: Melbourne Natural Wellness
Level 4, 178 Collins Street,
Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000
Phone: 03 9598 1710
(for all enquiries)