Yoga Psychology Seminars with Dr Swami Shankardev 


We are honoured to welcome back renowned medical doctor, psychotherapist and Master of Yoga, Dr Swami Shankardev to Manly Yoga for two fascinating and practical Yoga Psychology Seminars.


Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to immerse in this life-changing knowledge and the techniques to make positive changes. You will experience practices that can change your sense of who you are and how you see your life.


We highly recommend that you attend both seminars to get the most out of this rare opportunity!


  • Why is it that yoga adepts are full of energy, glowing with vitality and blissful?
  • Do they ever get anxious and depressed?
  • If not, why?
  • What is their secret for psychological wellbeing in a fast changing and complex world?


During each seminar we will explore the answer to these questions through the study of yoga-tantra and yoga psychology, which illuminate the concepts and provide you with a complete theory and the techniques to gain physical and mental health, and enlightenment.


This information is essential in our modern world where we are seeing a dramatic increase in physical and mental disease.


Discover the essential elements of yoga philosophy and psychology


Both seminars will teach you how to combine yoga-tantra and Ayurveda (Indian traditional Medicine) with modern western psychology, plus the latest scientific research into mental illness and mental health. Each session will cover the essential elements of yoga philosophy and psychology that can easily be adapted into a busy life.


This will enable you to create powerful and meaningful changes in any area of your life that needs healing and to achieve optimum physical and mental health and wellbeing.


Many of the techniques taught in these seminars are used extensively and very successfully in counselling and psychotherapy. Both seminars will unfold in meaningful ways in response to the needs of the group.


Seminar One  – Managing the Ego


The ego is a paradox in spiritual life, both essential to existence and, when not under the control of higher internal luminous forces, an impediment to spiritual progress.


Managing the Ego will focus on knowledge and techniques to develop a strong stable ego that can manage the slaps and blows of life, manage the various internal and mainly unconscious psychic patterns that drive our thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and form a conscious, authentic relationship with the higher Self.


You will learn:

  • Relaxation and stress reduction theory and practice
  • The structure of the ego
  • How to develop a conscious, meditative adult ego state, able to manage your thoughts, beliefs, biases and emotions
  • to develop emotional resilience and relate more effectively with others
  • How to link your thinking ego-mind with your high knowing intuitive mind
  • You will practice a meditation technique to embody this knowledge and develop greater self-awareness.


About Dr Swami Shankardev

Dr. Swami Shankardev is a western medical doctor and psychotherapist in private practice in Sydney, graduating in Medicine from Sydney University in 1977. He is a yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga), yoga therapist, author and teacher and has been teaching yoga since 1974.


The author of several books on yoga therapy for the Bihar School of Yoga, Dr Swami Shankardev’s work integrates western mind-body medicine and psychotherapy with eastern methods of mind-body development and awakening consciousness. In his medical practice and through Skype and telephone consultations he treats chronic physical and psychological diseases by combining western medicine with yoga, yoga-tantra, Ayurveda, and other systems of self-development.


His current interest is studying the combination of the ancient wisdom sciences with current cutting-edge biochemistry and gut health research.



Date: Saturday 7th September,

Time: 12.00pm – 4.30pm

Cost: $130 Full price, $115 Early Bird paid by 31st August

CPD: 2 points



Seminar Two – The Liberating Journey from Ego to Self – from Chaos to Order

The second in this series of Yoga Psychology Seminars with Dr Swami Shankardev will be held on Saturday 26th October, for full details and bookings, please follow the link below.