ŚABDA INSTITUTE SELF-STUDY GUIDE
In keeping with the Svatantra Institute’s hypothesis, the deep study of any single course will lead you further in your practice than a cursory or purely intellectual understanding of the totality of our offerings. If there is a course or topic that calls you into deep study, we encourage you to focus there.
However, following the receipt of multiple requests to this effect, this self-study guide was prepared to assist those interested in taking a long-term study approach. The guide recommends a logical sequence and offers suggestions for application in your life. As we know, our goal is to apply these teachings such that they help us evolve in our spiritual practice.
ANUŚĀSANA: THE WISDOM OF THE YAMAS AND NIYAMAS
Explore the fundamentals of self-discipline through the yamas and niyamas of the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali.
Delve deep into the adoration and vidyā (wisdom) of Bhuvaneśvarī, the fourth Mahāvidyā (Great Wisdom).
Explore the significance of the Durgā Sūktam and Durgā as the primordial force of creation.
FOUNDATIONS OF NON-DUAL TANTRA
Explore the foundational principles of non-dual Tantra in four broad categories.
FRACTALS OF REALITY
Delve into the Srī Cakra from a practical, nondual perspective and its relevance to sādhanā.
Explore the fundamental principles of Śrīvidyā through selected verses of the Lalitā Sahasranāma.
Delve deep into the adoration and vidyā (wisdom) of Kālī, the first Mahāvidyā (Great Wisdom).
Explore the Lalitā Sahasranāma, or the thousand names of Lalitā Mahātripurasundarī, verse by verse.
PAÑCA MAHĀBHŪTAS IN PRACTICE
In this 5-class course, we will explore the Pañca Mahābhūta, or the five great elements.
PITṚPAKṢA: HEALING ANCESTRAL TRAUMA
Discover the importance of Pitṛpakṣa, the dark fortnight of honoring deceased ancestors.
ŚAKTI DANCING: KUṆḌALINĪ AND CAKRAS
Explore the mystery, science, knowledge, and understanding of Kuṇḍalinī and cakras.
ŚIVOHAM! CULTIVATING AWARENESS AND INSIGHT
Cultivate awareness through an exploration of Śiva and the goal of nondual Śākta and Śaiva traditions.
Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis. Please apply here.
Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers
Our courses, both live and self-study, can be used towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements for all RYTs already registered with Yoga Alliance. Go here for how to upload your hours.