Natural State Yoga & Wellness program

In joint venture with registered Australian not-for-profit cultural organisation Aeon Arts Ltd, the Institute is involved in a program of activity under the title of Natural State Yoga & Wellness, which is dedicated to the realisation of a natural state of well-being shared by all people, through the continuation and evolution of ancient arts of yoga and health, and holistic culture.

Natural State Yoga & Wellness offers diverse services in pursuit of the aforementioned goal. These range from yoga and well-being holidays and retreats, through yoga and Harmonious Breathing classes, to wellness workshops, courses & intensives.

The principal system of yoga represented in its various offerings is the sublime Yantra Yoga, Tibetan Yoga of Movement & Breathing, as transmitted by master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. Complementarily, wellness or wellbeing is approached from a natural, elemental perspective deriving from the ancient and evolving system of traditional Tibetan Medicine, a sister science to Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Harmonious Breathing is a profound method of enabling natural, complete, smooth breathing developed by breathing and yoga expert Fabio Andrico.

Natural State Yoga & Wellness is able to offer services featuring authorised teachers and practitioners of all the above, as well as of complementary modalities.

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Yantra Yoga & Wellbeing Holiday, Tasmania, Australia, February 2020

As part of the Natural State Yoga & Wellness program, Shang Shung Institute Australia is pleased to invite you to this premier event-

Relax and enjoy a 6 day harmonious holiday at a hidden sanctuary in the pure deep south of legendary Tasmania.

South Tasmania- 12th–17th February 2020

"Where land, ocean, river and sky meet, and the Aboriginal people long gathered to feast from sea and shore, immerse yourself in a flexible opt-in program including the ancient Tibetan Yoga (Yantra Yoga) called ‘Union of the Sun & Moon’, Thalassotherapy (saltwater bathing), natural wellness through breathing & movement, cultural & creative experience, and nature walking".

International teacher Oni Yogini, one of only three 3rd level Yantra Yoga teachers in the world, will be your Yoga instructor.

Package includes:

  • Accommodation- 5 nights share (limited upgrades available)
  • All meals, gourmet organic Tasmanian menu, with matched beverages
  • Two opt-in Yantra Yoga sessions per day
  • Harmonious breathing sessions
  • Aboriginal guided cultural talk and walk
  • Guided nature walks
  • Spa and sauna

Available extras:

  • Art session/s including, locally excavated clay, with celebrated artist and educator Teffany Thiedeman
  • Surfing lesson
  • Kayak river adventure
  • Grand finale day trip- Maria Island OR Port Arthur/Crescent Bay

Further information and registration at


Wellness & Tibetan Medicine events March 2020 in Melbourne, cosmopolitan 'capital' of Australia

As part of the Natural State Yoga & Wellness program, Shang Shung Institute Australia is pleased to invite you to two Wellness & Tibetan Medicine events-

1. Wellness From Within: Self-care based on Tibetan Medicine

Sat 21 & Sun 22 March 2020, Melbourne

"Enjoy a deep wellness experience and walk away with the practical tools for holistic self-care at home"

With Menpa Matthew Schmookler, of the international Shang Shung School of Tibetan Medicine.

Are you looking for a way to keep your mental and physical health balanced and at ease with the stresses of daily life? 

Are you confused by all of the mixed messages out there in regards to how to stay healthy and well? 

Would you like to improve your physical and mental health while addressing the little issues creeping up that no one seems to have an answer for?

This training will provide you with an essential foundation in Tibetan Medicine five elements theory, the practical tools for holistic self-care at home and a hands-on experience of balancing your body, energy and mind.

Traditional Tibetan Medicine teaches that prevention and treatment are highly personalized and that there is not one way that is good for everyone . Through Traditional Tibetan Medicine you learn how to balance your diet and lifestyle according to the unique circumstances of your own life. With this knowledge you are able to understand what your mind and body need to stay in balance, empowering you to utilize the essence of any health and wellness system according to your own needs. Self-care through diet and lifestyle is the foundation for maintaining health and preventing disease.

In this program you will dive deeply into the aspects of Tibetan Medicine study which pertain to self-care with special focus on stress management, chronic disease prevention, and building your very own constitutional health plan.

Topics and Activities Include:

  •  A guided 7-day Tibetan Medicine Wellness Challenge (see below for details)
  •  Learning Practical Stress Management Techniques including Self-Massage and Home Remedies
  •  Mindful Breathing and Movement Exercises including Harmonious Breathing, Tibetan Yantra Yoga and Khaita Joyful Dances
  •  Health and Disease according to Tibetan Medicine
  •  General & Personalised Healthy Eating Guidelines
  •  General & Personalised Healthy Lifestyle Habits
  • Seasonal Health Tips 
  • Using Spices for Health
  • Personalised Constitutional Health Plan

Further information and registration at

2. Elements of Kunye Tibetan Massage: Healing Points, Compresses & Oils for Mental and Physical Health

Sat 28 & Sun 29 March 2020, Melbourne

"Therapeutic Techniques of Kunye Tibetan Massage & External Therapies.

A CEU course for Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists and other providers (open to anyone!)"

With Menpa Matthew Schmookler, of the international Shang Shung School of Tibetan Medicine.

This intensive course is designed for the continuing education of healthcare providers such as Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors and others, however anyone may attend the course out of general interest.

The course presents detailed instruction on and practice of the therapeutic techniques of Tibetan Kunye massage and external therapies. We begin with a brief introduction to the rich and intricate elemental theory of Traditional Tibetan Medicine. We then focus on the clinical application of specific techniques.

The course covers:

  • The special Healing Points of Kunye massage
  • Compress therapies
  • Compress applications- Hot Stones, Sand, Salt
  • Topical herbal oils
  • Herbal oils formulation
  • And more

Each technique includes discussion of indications, cautions and theoretical basis from the classical texts of Tibetan Medicine. We will extensively practice each technique.

The Kunye Tibetan Massage And External Therapies CEU program is 14 hours in total.

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