Resilience is our ability to come back to our centre, to rebound from adversity and to respond to a challenge in a creative way.

Resilience is vital; without it, we wouldn’t survive the accumulated hardships, transitions, and stressful situations that are present in even the most privileged people’s lives. The change we are all facing on some level due to the Covid-19 pandemic can be difficult to navigate with grace. Our online course ‘Developing Resilience’ by Swami Karma Karuna offers support for the body, mind, and nervous system during this time of uncertainty. Our ability to adapt, adjust, accommodate and find a new way forward requires us to step into our inner source of resilience.

The course includes theory, yoga practices and self-reflection exercises to help us cultivate this quality. Yoga builds resilience in the body and mind by introducing small amounts of stress in a controlled scenario. This can then be mirrored off of the yoga mat, in our everyday lives. For example, the next time you’re experiencing frustration toward a family member you might find it easier to come back to the breath and respond rather than react. We will identify why resilience is important, how the practices of yoga & meditation can help to create the relaxation response and why it’s important in this day and age.

This is an inclusive course. All bodies and levels of experience are welcome, including absolute beginners. Once purchased, you will have access to the course for one year.

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Learn how to...

  • Train the body and mind to respond rather than react

  • Calm the nervous system through yogic practices like conscious breathing, yoga nidra & restorative yoga

  • Connect and learn from the online Developing Resilience community Facebook group

  • Embody yogic lifestyle attitudes that strengthen your inner equanimity & resilience

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction

    2. What is Resilience?

    3. The Breath

    4. Yoga Nidra

    5. Stress & the Nervous System

    6. Mantra

    7. Hatha Yoga

    8. Yogic Lifestyle Attitudes

    1. Natural Breathing

    2. Abdominal Breathing

    1. Opening Shanti Mantra

    2. Maha Mritunjaya Mantra

    3. Gayatri Mantra

    4. Durga Mantra

    5. Hanuman Chalisa

    6. Closing Mantra

    7. Shanti Path

    8. The 3 Mantras - with translation

    9. Hanuman Chalisa

    1. Guided 4-Stage Yoga Nidra

    1. Restorative Yoga Class

    1. About SWAN

    2. SWAN Sadhana PDF

About this course

  • $108.00
  • 25 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content


  • 7 Inspiring Videos

    • What is Resilience? • Breath • Yoga Nidra • Stress & the Nervous System • Mantra • Hatha Yoga • Yoga Lifestyle Attitudes

  • 4 Guided Practices

    • Basic Breathing • Morning Chanting • 4-Stage Yoga Nidra • Restorative Yoga

  • 2 Informative Articles

    • SWAN Sadhana (contains self-reflection exercises) • Managing the Mind & Emotions

Swami Karma Karuna

Swami Karma Karuna

Swami Karma Karuna Saraswati is an engaging, intuitive yoga and meditation teacher, inspirational speaker, writer and IAYT certified Yoga Therapist with 30 years of experience in the yoga field including significant training in India with ongoing visits and guidance with her teachers from the Bihar School of Yoga. She is also certified by Yoga Alliance as an Education Provider and is a senior teacher of Yoga Australia and Yoga New Zealand. A Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communications with a minor in Psychology determined an early interest in working with groups and individuals. Swami Karma Karuna specializes in a range of areas including stress and emotion management, Yoga Nidra and Restorative Teacher Training, Yoga Psychology and Women's Health. She is also a co-founder and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand and travels throughout the world, leading workshops on yoga therapy topics, training yoga teachers, presenting at international events, guiding retreats and offering therapeutic one-to-one yoga sessions. Swami Karma Karuna is passionate about sharing an authentic and down-to-earth approach, weaving together the ancient practices with a touch of psychology and brain science aimed at motivating people to live their yoga here and now. Several guided practice MP3 tracks including Hatha Yoga classes, Yoga Nidra and Meditation techniques are available through the Anahata Yoga Retreat website and articles on a variety of subjects can be read in the Australian Yoga Life Magazine. More info is available

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