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Carlos Pomeda | Philosophy Module 2: Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • Creature Yoga Town Studio 2/142 Bangalow Road Byron Bay, NSW, 2481 Australia (map)

This is the link to sign up to attend ONLY Carlos Pomeda's philosophy lectures over 6 days (Module 2). If you wish to attend the whole 100 hour advanced training, please click HERE.

Module 2: Hatha Yoga Pradipika

What is the origin of Hatha Yoga? What is the mysterious Kundalini? How can I experience it and how will that help me in my practice? What is unique about the human body? How can yoga help me to understand my body? Above all, how can these teachings help me to deepen my practice? These are some of the questions that we are going to explore in this seminar. Starting from a Tantric basis, Hatha Yoga represents a radical approach in which the body is not an obstacle for spiritual life, but rather the very vehicle for the refinement of our awareness and the development
of the connection with the world and with our own selves, to the deepest possible level. This seminar offers a fascinating journey through the secret “anatomy” revealed by the Tantric masters and will also unveil several potent exercises to power our daily practice.

About Carlos Pomeda

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Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India. During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition . Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects. As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.

Yoga Alliance
This course is part of the Creature Yoga 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training pathway. Students will be eligible to receive 18 hours of Continuing Education Units with Yoga Alliance. If you wish to receive the 300 hour training hours you must complete the whole 100 hour training.


This course is open to yoga teachers and experienced students who have not done a teacher training, but wish to deepen their understanding of yoga.

Required reading

Please purchase and read prior to course, and bring to the course:
Swami Muktibodhananda, 'Hatha Yoga Pradipika'

Saturday October 20 - Thursday October 25, 11.30-2.30 each day

Cost: $450 (10% member discount, 10% early bird until July 31 - discounts not cumulative)