Sundernath (Shandor Remete) is a master practitioner in the science of hatha yoga. His path of study in this ancient art spans over six decades, and he founded the system of Shadow Yoga long before there were playlists and influencers. Sundernath is an initiate of the Tantrik Hatha Yogins of Nepal, descendants of the originators of yoga. Please join us for this rare opportunity to hear from a true living master. This lecture is free and open to the public, and also serves as the first session in the weekend workshop.
Yoga for Women, with Emma Balnaves
Price: $110
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Emma shares her insight on how to utilize the female energy and understand the three phases of a woman’s life – menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. She is an internationally respected teacher of the traditional forms and philosophies of Hatha Yoga and the co-founder of Shadow Yoga. She has been teaching since 1995.
Shadow Yoga Weekend with Sundernath and Emma Balnaves
Price: $400
Dates: September 29 – October 1

Friday 5:00 – 7:00 pm 
Saturday 7:00 – 9:00 am + 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 – 9:00 am + 4:00 – 6:00 pm
The prelude forms of Shadow Yoga are made up of fluid movements, standing positions and sun salutations. In this weekend workshop with Shandor and Emma, the Shadow Yoga preludes and sun salutations will be utilized to prepare the practitioner for seated activity. All levels, all backgrounds. No prerequisites.

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.
Shandor Remete
Sundernath (Shandor Remete) was fortunate to be born into a household at the southeastern tip of the great Hungarian plain where the art of yoga was a daily presence. From this seed, his destiny on the path of yoga unfolded.

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 Balnaves
Emma Balnaves is an internationally respected teacher of the traditional forms and philosophies of Hatha Yoga. She has been teaching yoga since 1995.

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 (

Shadow yoga lineage

Emma completed her first film, Agniyogana (, 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 (

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.