Yoga Arts Academy



'Ghatastha Yoga Is Conscious Exercise For Health, Longevity, Fitness And Ultimate Freedom In The Body And Mind'

 

 

YOGA ARTS ACADEMY PRESENTS

 
FREE DEMONSTRATION
OF
GHATASTHA YOGA
 
 
SATURDAY JULY 19, 2PM
 
261 Bluff Road Sandringham.
 
EVERYBODY WELCOME!
 
Come and meet Prahlad and discover the art of Ghatastha Yoga!
Find out what Yoga Arts Academy has to offer you
Free tea, green smoothies and raw treats
 
www.yogaartsacademy.com
 
m: 0408 078 564
 
e: yogaartsacademy@gmail.com
 
 
 
NEXT GHATASTHA YOGA WORKSHOP:
 
Come join us in Brisbane for an indepth look at Ghatastha Yoga!
 
MASTER WORKSHOP SERIES
 
HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL YOGA PRACTICE
 
AUG 8–10th 2014
 
 
FRIDAY 7-9pm Talk and Demonstration: The principles of right diet, right exercise and right breath.
 
SATURDAY 9-12pm Standing application of Ghatastha yoga form 1
 
SUNDAY 9-12pm Floor application of Ghatastha yoga form 1
 

*************************************************************

The Yoga Arts Academy has been sharing the teachings of Ghatastha Yoga since its establishment in Melbourne in 1998.

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.

Historically Ghatastha Yoga has been used as a synonymous term for Hatha Yoga. 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 Personal Tuition and classical Yoga training, we also offer courses, workshops in all the disciplines of Ghatastha Yoga. 

  • Yoga Arts Academy specialises in personal tuition for rehabilitation from inury or illness. This is the traditional healing application of 'Cikitsa Krama Yoga' to bring about purification, rebalancing and regeneration of the body and mind.
  • We teach traditional '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 yogaartsacademy@gmail.com. Our phone number is 0408 078 564 (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). 

 

 


Personal  Tuition

Enjoy the fullness of the Ghatastha Yoga proces via a practice that reconnects you to the present moment of Living Reality.

FIRST LESSON IS ABSOLUTELY FREE!

BOOK A LESSON TODAY AND FIND OUT HOW GHATASTHA YOGA CAN HELP YOU!

Personal tuition lessons are open to beginners and experienced practitioners and students of all ages.

We offer two complementory processes:

  1. Cikitsa Krama Yoga  for effective rehabilitation from injury or illness and to accomodate the current life situation.
  2. Sakti Krama Yoga for reaching a level of health and fitness at the pinacle of your potential.
 
Cikitsa Krama Yoga is a therapeutic treatment process tailored to individual requirements for the activation of purification, rebalancing and regeneration. In these sessions the theraputic Yoga process is applied to treat the current rehabilitation requirements of the individual.
 
Our wholistic process takes into account age, vocation, daily physical activity and daily nutrition as well as correcting postural alignment and increasing fitness.
 
Cikitsa means theraputic or in this case ‘that which is required without causing enervation’ combined with the word Krama we get ‘the correct protocol of breathing and movement to restore the body, mind and emotions to a state of equilibrium’. This treatment and teaching method is an effective, traditional way of instruction from the ancient past.
 
We teach pre and post natal sequences for ladies in the cikitsa krama sessions so the yoga process suites all the requirements of the individual.
 
Spine and sports injuries, heart disease, stress, chronic fatigue, back pain, allergies, high and low blood pressure, eating disorders, all these and more can be successfully treated with practice of Yogic conscious exercises and the gentle adaption to a pure and nutritious intake of food.
 

Sakti Krama Yoga Personal tuition sessions 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. As good as a Private session, without the price tag!

Fast track your ability with personalised attention for your specific requirements and level of practice. Can also be an excellent help for yoga students to master poses and movements that are more of a challenge! This is a fantastic way to build confidence, regain true health and love your life!

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 1:00 pm (Sandringham)
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm (Sandringham)
  • Sessions are between one and two hours 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 Personal Tuition sessions regardless of age, fitness or experience.
  • Due to high demand, sessions must be booked. 

 

 
 
PRIVATE TUITION, TREATMENT AND PERSONAL TRAINING WITH PRAHLAD
 
Private sessions with Prahlad are open to all people who want to undertake a truly life changing discipline.  In these sessions the Yoga process is applied to treeat the current state of development and rehabilitation requirements of the individual, taking into account age, vocation, daily physical activity and daily nutrition.
 
Cikitsa Krama is the traditional Yoga therapy process for effective rehabilitation from illness and injury. Healing requires the dual disciplines of conscious exercise and right nutritional diet.  Awareness of the physical, emotional and mental state and allowing the body and the mind to conform to the correct application of Yoga techniques is essential for effective, permanent healing. All these aspects are considered in relation to any illness, injury or health issue that is inhibiting the normal functioning of the body, mind and emotions.  
 
The emphasis in these sessions is on gentle adaption to a healthy pattern of nutritious food and daily conscious exercise.  This treatment and teaching method is an effective, traditional way of instruction from the ancient past.
 
Spine and sports injuries, heart disease, stress, chronic fatigue, back pain, allergies, high and low blood pressure, eating disorders, all these and more can be successfully treated with daily practice of Yogic conscious exercises and the gentle adaption to a pure and nutritious intake of food.  
 
All tuition is personally adapted to treat the cause of inbalance within the individual.
 
 When right understanding of the application of Yogic conscious exercise and conscious breathing has been learnt they can be practiced every day for lasting benefits.
 

Consultation and treatment by appointment

One hour Lesson / Treatment $100 (additional $20 fee for home visits)

Block of 10 Lessons $800

 

Prahlad has over twenty-five years experience successfully teaching, healing and guiding hundreds of people through the practicalities of the Art of Yoga.

 

Timetable

Sandringham

PT = Personal Tuition Session Times

Monday.           5:30 pm - 8:00:   PT - Prahlad

Tuesday.         10:30 am - 1:00:   PT - Prahlad

                           5:30 pm - 8:00:  PT - Prahlad    

Wednesday.   10:30 am - 1:00:   PT - Prahlad

Thursday.       10:30 am - 1:00:   PT - Prahlad

                           5:30 pm - 8:00:   PT - Prahlad

Friday.             10:30 am - 1:00:   PT - Prahlad                         

                           5.30 pm - 8.00:  PT - Prahlad

Saturday.       10:30 am - 1:00:   PT - Prahlad

Sunday.           Closed

 

 

 

 

Melbourne - CBD

All sessions shown below are Personal Tuition sessions.

    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  

6.00am-
8.00am

 

Personal
Tuition

Personal
Tuition

Personal
Tuition

 

 

 



Prices

Personal Tuition Price List

First trial lesson is absolutely free! 

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

Single drop in lesson is $50 (if space permits)

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

 

 

Teachers

Prahlad Duncan Ewing

Prahlad commenced Yoga at the age of seventeen under the guidence of Shandor Remete in Melbourne Australia. Over seven years Prahlad recieved a thorough training in all the traditional aspects of Yoga from Shandor.

Prahlad has studied and practiced in India and continues to study the Wisdom teachings of his Spiritual Teacher on a daily basis along with his continuing practice 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. 

 

 


Apprentices

Catherine Fisher

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.

 

 

 

 

Jack Williams

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.

 

 

James Bidmead

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

 

Testimonials

"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!"

Barbara Liddiard

 


 

 




Workshops & Events

DATE TITLE PLACE CONTACT
9 & 10 August - Sat & Sun 9.00am - 12.00pm Ghatastha Yoga Orientation First Grade with Prahlad 23 Parker Street, Newmarket, Brisbane Renae: creativebodyflow@gmail.com / 0431 602 820
13 & 14 September - Sat & Sun 10.00am - 1.00pm Introduction to Ghatastha Yoga - Second Grade with Prahlad 23 Parker Street, Newmarket, Brisbane Renae: creativebodyflow@gmail.com / 0431 602 820

Please note: All courses can be booked through the Yoga Arts Academy
Phone: 03 9670 2997 or email: yogaartsacademy@gmail.com


For more detail on each event, and to book online, please visit our Events page on Eventbrite.

 

UPCOMING GHATASTHA YOGA WORKSHOPS:

MASTER WORKSHOP SERIES

 
HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL YOGA PRACTICE
 
AUG 8–10th 2014
 
WITH PRAHLAD DUNCAN EWING — FOUNDER OF YOGA ARTS ACADEMY, MELBOURNE
 
Duncan has been teaching for 28 years with focused attention on the development of the GhatasthaYoga forms and personalized yoga therapy. In this specialized workshop series, Duncan will introduce a progressive path for the beginner student to successfully master the practice of yoga asana. One step at a time with integrated movement, breath and feeling, learn how the practice of Ghatastha yoga forms can build skill in fluidity, precision and power, without the accumulation of tension.
 
FRIDAY 7-9pm Talk and Demonstration: The principles of right diet, right exercise and right breath.
 
SATURDAY 9-12pm Standing application of Ghatastha yoga form 1
 
SUNDAY 9-12pm Floor application of Ghatastha yoga form 1
 
Cost Friday only $20 One day only $75
 
Full workshop (friday session inclusive) $140
 
Enrollments contact Renae: creativebodyflow@gmail.com / 0431602820
 
Venue: 'Soul Space' 23 Parker Street, Newmarket, Brisbane
 
 
 

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.

2x 2 hour sessions

 

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.

2x 2 hour sessions

 

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.

2x 2 hour sessions

 

 


Location

Yoga Arts Academy

Sandringham

261 Bluff Road (near corner of Bay St)

Sandringham Victoria Australia 3191

Melbourne CBD

Morning Personal Tuition Lessons at: Melbourne Natural Wellness

Level 4, 178 Collins Street, 

Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000

 

Phone: 0408 078 564


Email: yogaartsacademy@gmail.com

(for all enquiries)

 

 



Ghatastha Yoga

 

 

PRINCIPLES OF GHATASTHA YOGABHYASA
 
1. Single-minded, unyielding determination is required to undertake Purification of the body/ mind.  Technique is less important than the forging of the spirit.
 
2. To act in accordance with spiritual knowing, enables the practitioner to be free of self contracting tendencies. If this is truly understood from the beginning Strength manifests naturally.
 
3. Adapting to changing circumstances like water, not relying on one technique, throw away preconceptions and conduct the full feeling of Prana every day for Steadiness to be established.
 
4. Students that constantly strive to perfect technique are hampered by too much analytical thinking. Repetition repetition repetition, moment to moment brings Calmness.
 
5. Find the strength in weakness and the weakness in strength to master asana technique.
 
6. Movement emerges from stillness; therefore movement and stillness are the same, one. Swiftness emerges from slowness; therefore swiftness and slowness are the same, one. Breathing this is Lightness.
 
8. Fully feel the etheric life current of prana and its course through the body, direct it to the weak blocked areas of poor health and they will be strengthened and healed.