The Workshop

2-Days to Explore Self Realisation through Dharma Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, and Philosophy

The true purpose of yoga is Self-Realization. What does that mean and how can you apply your practice in a way facilitates this? In this workshop, Sam will take you beyond yoga asana.

She will guide you through the exploration of the deeper purifying practices of yoga as shared by yoga master, Sri Dharma Mittra. Each day will begin with an in-depth practice of pranayama and meditation. This will teach you different techniques and how to explore these elements of the yoga practice. This will be followed by a lecture and discussion of yoga philosophy. Each day also offers a Q&A to support you in living the practice off the mat.

This 2-day workshop offers a complete approach to yoga with tools that you can take into your practice where they will continue to offer you benefit. The practices are all deeply grounding and offer you a great foundation for your home practice and tools to navigate uncertain or stressful times.

The workshop consists of live online sessions with space for interaction. The recordings of all sessions will be shared with you afterward.

This workshop is open and of benefit to practitioners of all levels.

Pranayama & Meditation

The practices of yoga help us to purify our mind, body, and senses. This allows us to move towards the realization of our true nature and interacting with the world from that place. Pranayama is said to be one of the most powerful purifiers. In the pranayama sessions, Sam will teach you techniques to balance the respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems that calm the body. This is also the preparation for the meditation that will follow. Allowing the mind to move into deeper stages of meditation.

Yoga Philosophy Discourse and Q&A

The main cause of suffering according to yoga philosophy is avidya, or ignorance of our true nature. The remedy to this is Self-study. During these discourses we will explore the wisdom shared in the great yoga texts and how it relates to our day to day lives. Sam offers a gentle and compassionate approach to the ancient wisdom she shares. This allows a comfortable learning space in which you are invited to become aware of your own experience and explore it free from judgment.

Dharma Yoga Asana

Dharma yoga is a challenging yet accessible practice that emphasizes the paths of karma and bhakti yoga. Through the practice we learn to joyfully offer all our actions without expectations for the results. Sam will get your body moving, while integrating the other elements of yoga, giving depth to the practice of yoga asana. The practice is open to all levels as different options are offered during the practice.

Workshop Schedule & Set Up

Live Session & Homework

Live Sessions:

6 March

16:00 - 17:30 hrs GMT+2 (Amsterdam) | Pranayama & Meditation

18:00 - 19:30 hrs GMT+2 (Amsterdam) | Dharma Yoga Asana

19:45 - 20:45 hrs GMT+2 (Amsterdam) | Yoga Philosphy Discourse and Q&A

7 March

16:00 - 17:30 hrs GMT+2 (Amsterdam) | Pranayama & Meditation

18:00 - 19:00 hrs GMT+2 (Amsterdam) | Yoga Philosophy Discourse and Q&A

All sessions will be recorded and uploaded to your account after the session is over, so you can always review it or watch it at a time that suits you if the live schedule does not work for you.


Dharma Yoga Teacher

Sam Manchulenko

A student of Sri Dharma Mittra, Sam is dedicated to deepening her practice through constant practice and self-reflection. With additional studies in forgiveness, meditation, Healing Touch, coaching, and the Enneagram, Sam supports students in the self-discovery necessary to live their practice off the mat. An avid traveler who loves learning from different cultures, she has taught yoga in Morocco, volunteered in Ghana, explored meditation in SE Asia, studied flamenco dance in Spain, and served as a karma yogi at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas. She is honored to serve as a mentor in the Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi Teacher Training program where she is able to be in the presence of a true living yogi. Sam is passionate about living life to the fullest with a joyful heart and inspiring others to do the same.

Course curriculum