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Desire is a powerful motivator.

When you balance it wisely with inner fulfillment, your choices grow clearer, life is relaxed, and your heart finds joy and peace every day. Would you like to connect with your inner core of contentment? Let go of the yoke of desires that trouble you? Increase your life satisfaction from within? Then this program is for you.

A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan will guide you in deep yogic insights and accessible practices. You will discover the why and how of desire and of growing tranquil non-attachment, inner fulfillment, and peace.

Learn wisdom from the Yoga Sutra, Samkhya, Bhagavad Gita, stories from ancient texts, life experiences, and practices with feeling and visualization (bhavana), mantra, pranayama, ritual, reflections and more.


In this online course, you will...

  • Understand how to grow from desire to fulfillment

  • Absorb deep insights from ancient Eastern wisdom

  • Be guided in practices by master teachers

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Session 1

    • Introduction

    • Desire, Anger, Fear - Triad of basic emotions

    • Emotions or vedana

    • Pleasure (sukha) - Desire (raga) cycle

    • Recall and retention of pleasure

    • Bhavana of santosha (contentment)

    • Stages of attachment, upanishad, niscinta bhava

    • Practice, namah mantra, contentment, conclusion

    • Notes

  • 2

    Session 2

    • Summary of Session 1 (Key Points)

    • Problems of uncontrolled desire

    • Foundations of managing desire

    • Practice - Contentment

    • Completeness, fulfillment instead of pleasure

    • Stories from the puranas, free from desire

    • Practice - connect to a mind beyond desire

    • Notes

  • 3

    Session 3

    • Two categories of desire

    • Peace is unchanging, pleasure is not

    • Desire to be free of desire

    • Vedic ritual to let go of desire

    • Ritual with mantra to let go of desire

    • Practice - ritual and mantra (kamaya svaha), seated

    • Mind of those free from desire - deeper understanding

    • Practice - steadiness, letting go of restlessness of desire

    • What desires should we retain?

    • Practice ritual and mantra kamaya svaha, standing

  • 4

    Session 4

    • Desire is endless, a bottomless pit

    • Contentment is the greatest wealth

    • Four states of desire and other kleshas

    • Connecting to peace within

    • Practice - connect to peace within (atma kama)

    • Practice - relaxation, not seeking

  • 5

    Session 5

    • On the story of Jada Bharata

    • Contentment and surroundings

    • Mother - desires of a child

    • Not seeking - expansive experience

    • Kriya practices and other complexity

    • Desire after loss - grief

    • Are these teachings from Krishnamacharya

    • Kamaya svaha and ujjayi breath

    • Balancing contentment and material experiences

    • Namaha mantra and santosha (contentment)

    • Desire to control others, fear, vaccination

    • Desire to be seen and heard, connection

    • Desire and selflessness

    • Social distancing, touch, anxiety

    • Gratitude, contentment

    • Thoughts on study path

  • 6

    Assessment

    • Instructions for Assessment

    • Please complete the quiz with 70% correct answers. You can retake the quiz as needed.

Online Course Format

  • 6+ hours of in-depth content

    available immediately upon signup

  • Interactive Community Sessions

    live with the Mohans from time to time to foster interaction and engagement

  • Self-paced study

    learn at your own pace in your own time

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Teachers

A. G. Mohan is one of the foremost yoga masters in this era. He began his yoga journey in 1971, spending nearly two decades as a personal student of the legendary yogi Sri Krishnamacharya. Then he immersed himself in further wide-ranging studies of ayurveda, samkhya, tantra, ancient India dramatics, jyotisha, and more over decades. He is the author of several books on yoga, including Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind, Yoga Therapy, and Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings.


Indra Mohan began her yoga studies along with her husband, A.G. Mohan, in 1971. She is one of few people to receive a post-graduate diploma in yoga from Sri Krishnamacharya. She is appreciated by students not only for her extensive knowledge and clear teachings, but also for her wisdom and calm presence. She has guided many thousands of students over five decades to increase their wellbeing, manage their health problems, and find personal and spiritual transformation.


Dr. Ganesh Mohan, son of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, was trained from childhood in yoga and other related traditional studies. He is a doctor, having trained in both modern medicine and Ayurveda. He is the co-author of Yoga TherapyKrishnamacharya, and Yoga Reminder. He directs the Svastha Yoga Therapy and Teacher Training programs as well as other trainings internationally.


Nitya Mohan, daughter of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, was trained in yoga from a young age. She also holds a degree in music and is an exponent of Vedic chanting, having conducted numerous seminars and given concerts internationally. A skilled and experienced teacher, she has been running the Svastha training programs in Singapore for two decades.


Certificate

The last lesson of the course includes assessment through a multiple choice quiz. Once you complete the assessment, you will receive your certificate of completion for the course (6 hours of training).

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Course FAQ's

  • Can I access the materials in the course immediately on signing up?

    Yes! This course contains over 6 hours of recorded video content plus reference PDFs. You can view these materials immediately and continue to access them for the duration of your enrollment.

  • Does the course have a live component?

    Live sessions with the Mohans will be offered from time to time to answer questions, and to foster community interaction and engagement. The dates and times will be announced by email to registered participants. This is in addition to the recorded content already available in the course.

  • How long can I access the course?

    You have access to the course for one year from the date of your enrollment.

  • I am unable to sit on the floor. Can I do the practices in this course?

    Sure. The course contains simple practices that you can do seated on a chair.

  • Is the course mainly lecture or practice?

    The course contains both. The vision of Svastha and the Mohans is that one should always develop understanding along with practices. That is the way to empower yourself for lifelong wellbeing. That was also the traditional way of teaching and learning.

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What our members are saying

Working towards inner peace!

Getting insights from long term teachers and practitioners as the Mohan family is invaluable. There is a lot of clarity and simplicity in the explanations of how our mind works and the role of desire. I loved all the practices they taught in this course to move towards inner peace, soooo useful! I really appreciate all the teachings received.

JULIA  M


Beyond Desire 

Very fulfilling in content and structure of knowledge provided as well as the deep experiences made accessible in the practice parts. Thank you so much!!!

MELANIE T


Very indepth

Deepening your knowledge with the Mohans gives you a clear and profound insight of what yoga is about. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

NANDA  VAN P


Embodiment, ancient and modern approaches

HEIKE M


Very eye-opening on patterns you thought is clear anyway

Loved the practices together with the sources in the texts, very Spot on. Very clear and simple!  Thank you 

MIRA R


Well presented

It was very well explained. Excellent.. great charts to make it more easy to retain the concepts.

HARSHA G


Excellent!

I am very grateful for the online courses; this is a great opportunity! The course was excellent, as it balanced between theory and practice.

ANNA K


Thank you so much

I learned so much out of this course, thanks to you!

TRUSS K


Perfect pace, perfect presentation

Can not be better. Learned a lot even though I already knew the basics: the Imbalance of one person is his own balance, we should not focused only on production of Agni but balance it! Immediately understood why my practice of Pranayama was not fully effective, and when I added to to it Sitali paranayama, I started to feel better. Now I will look also at the diet.

DILLARO S


A generous and very informative course

Thank you for a very rich course. I want to highlight in particular the precisions and nuances introduced by Dr. Ganesh Mohan, as well as the deep of knowledge shared by AG Mohan. It seems to me much more than a 5.5 hours program... much to reflect on :)

NICO F