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Sundernath and Emma are the founders of the School of Shadow Yoga. They teach all over the world, illuminating the ancient principles of Tantrik Hatha Yoga for modern practitioners. This is a rare opportunity to learn from true master teachers.
He is an initiate of the Kanpatha Hatha Yogins of Nepal, descendants of Sri Gorakhnath, and his Guru Sri Matsyendranath. These great Yogins were the forefathers of Tantrik Hatha Yoga, the heart of which is Hatha Yoga – the science bestowed upon humanity by Adinatha (Lord Shiva).
Emma was introduced to yoga in her early teens when she became intrigued by the mystery of the practices and the feelings they evoked inside her. After studying visual communication, majoring in photography at university, and working in the creative arts in Sydney, New York, and London, Emma committed herself to a life of teaching yoga. Her early training began with a three-year apprenticeship at the Hatha Yoga Shala in Bondi Junction, Sydney, Australia.
After decades of in-depth study and research in yoga, Ayurveda, and other internal arts, Emma began incorporating the full spectrum of the yogic process in her teaching.
In 2019 she completed her first film, Agniyogana, which she was inspired to create as a way to share the essence of these teachings and bring a better understanding of all aspects of the practice (www.agniyogana.com).
Shadow yoga lineage
Emma completed her first film, Agniyogana (www.agniyogana.com), in 2019. She and Sundernath teach courses in Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.
Mark Horner has been a close student of Sundernath and Emma since 1994 and has been teaching yoga since 1990. In addition to experience as a Certified Rolfer, Mark’s background includes many years of classical piano study, rock climbing, and the study of Ayurveda. I met Mark in 2001 and have studied with him ever since.
It is through the commitment and integrity of these exceptional teachers - and their teachers before - that my path has unfolded.
Shadow Yoga is the modern terminology for the ancient teachings of the Pashupata Tantrika yogins. Its founder, Sundernath (Shandor Remete), has spent over 60 years investigating and understanding the roots of yoga through personal experience. He was initiated into the Kanpatha Hatha Yogins of Nepal, descendants of the earliest known yogins, Goraknath and Matsyendranath. Shandor is the founder of Shadow Yoga with his partner, Emma Balnaves (www.shadowyoga.com).
An internationally recognized teacher and filmmaker, Emma Balnaves co-founded and directs the School of Shadow Yoga. She was exposed to yoga as a young person and studied photography, creative arts, and visual communication before turning to teaching full-time.