Are you wanting to improve your ability to withstand life’s challenges? Do you wish you had a greater capacity to cope and adapt to adversity? Are you wanting to intentionally respond to life rather than react? Luckily, our inner resilience is a natural part of who we are and is a trait that we can strengthen, cultivate and build upon. 


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, accomodate 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.

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

Swami Karma Karuna Saraswati is an engaging, intuitive yoga and meditation teacher, inspirational speaker, writer and IAYT certified Yoga Therapst with almost 30 years of experience. She has been trained in the Bihar Yoga traditional system and visits India to spend time with her spiritual guides yearly, furthering her yogic learning and dedicating herself to selfless service.

Swami Karma Karuna is a co-founder and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand, a residential yoga retreat offering an integral yogic lifestyle. She also travels throughout the world, leading workshops, training yoga teachers, presenting at international events, guiding spiritual sadhana retreats and offering therapeutic one to one yoga and lifestyle sessions.

She 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. Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Meditation, Chakras, Prana Vidya and Women’s Health are amoung her specialities.

Watch x7 Inspiring Videos

-What is Resilience?


-Yoga Nidra

-Stress & the Nervous System


-Hatha Yoga 

-Yoga Lifestyle Attitudes 

Follow x4 Guided Practices

-Basic Breathing 

-Morning Chanting 

-4-Stage Yoga Nidra 

-Restorative Yoga 

Read x2 Informative Articles

-SWAN Sadhana (contains self-reflection exercises)

-Managing the Mind & Emotions