Healing the Mind Meditation Course – Ajapa Japa Stage 1


Create healthy mental and emotional patterns

Online Course:  30 Topics | 3 Meditation Techniques | Teacher Support | CPD Points: 10 hrs | US$197.00


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If you only ever study one meditation technique over your lifetime, you would be wise to choose Ajapa Japa.

Ajapa Japa combines many forms of meditation into one powerful practice that heals and transforms your mind.

Ajapa Japa is a potent meditation practice that you can use to improve every part of your life: physical, mental and spiritual. The practice circulates the light of awareness through the body and mind. The result is that you become more Alive, Aligned and Enlightened.

Course benefits

Ajapa Japa is highly supportive in the treatment of stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and many other forms of mental illness. It’s effective because it reduces negative mental and emotional patterns and lays down new healthy patterns.

Learn how to use this meditation technique for healing:

  • Reduce excessive worry and anxiety
  • Stabilize the nervous system
  • Develop greater mental strength
  • Increase intuition and creativity
  • Enlighten the mind and spirit

Support and interaction with the course teachers

Both Dr. Swami Shankardev Saraswati and Jayne Stevenson will respond via email with support and answers to any questions. You are not alone. You will be supported.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants a powerful and effective meditation technique that can take them from simple relaxation to psychological and emotional wellbeing. It is the foundation for spiritual enlightenment. Some previous meditation is recommended.

Authentic meditation training

You will receive authentic training that combines yoga and meditation with Western medical knowledge. This powerful combination brings deep and embodied healing.

Healing the Mind, Ajapa Japa Stage One, brings expert guidance on the theory, practice, and application of the great yoga-meditation techniques. Theory and application provide a context, structure and purpose for your meditation practice. This is often missing from modern-day meditation training.

Ajapa Japa is best learned in three stages:

Stage one Healing the Mind, calms anxieties, and turbulent emotions.
Stage two Strengthening the Mind, reveals hidden strengths, talents, and abilities.
Stage three Awakening Higher Consciousness links you to a deeper, universal experience of yourself.

This specialized training is unique to Big Shakti. The three stage training was conceived by Dr Swami Shankardev Saraswati after 40 years of teaching this method to his clients and seeing the positive results in his medical practice.

The course was developed in collaboration with Jayne Stevenson. The training is designed for you to study in short, easy increments so that this profound knowledge and practice can heal and transform your mind, and your life.

Online study at your own pace,
in your own time,
to your own schedule
– with Teacher Support.

Course Components

30 Topics (Video Instruction)
3 Meditation Techniques
Email Support from Teachers

Continuing Professional Development

Earns CPD 10 contact hrs with Yoga Alliance USA, Yoga Australia, & SYTA

Course Content

> Understand Ajapa Japa as a complete system of healing

> Improve physical health

> Improve mental health

> Learn Five Keys to healing the mind

   1. Psychic breathing – Ujjayi

   2. Psychic sound – Mantra

   3. Psychic channels – Nadis

   4. Psychic centers – Chakras

   5. Psychic symbol – Ishta Devata

> Purify your mind

> Create a meditation ritual 

Publisher Info

Title: Healing the Mind – Ajapa Japa Stage One

Authors: Dr Swami Shankardev Saraswati and Jayne Stevenson

Publisher: Big Shakti

Media: Online Course



The Healing the Mind Course through Big Shakti was incredible! Not only was it in-depth and detailed theoretically, but it gave me practical tools to deepen and extend my meditation practice. The information and techniques taught have really transformed both my meditation practice and my daily life. I’ve watched myself become clearer in my thinking and less reactive emotionally.  It has given me an easy to access tool to help with stressful moments in day-to-day life. I would highly recommend this course to anyone – whether they be a beginner or a practitioner with meditation experience.

I first met Dr. Swami Shankardev in the early 2000’s just at the beginning of my yoga teacher career. I was struck by his wealth of knowledge and his ability to translate it in a most relevant, down-to-earth manner. His breadth of knowledge is not only for teachers, but for anyone in search of greater self-awareness, and for ways to deepen their yoga and meditation practice, and enjoy life more. In recent years, I am impressed by how he, Jayne Stevenson, and their support team have created a learning platform that can create a similar environment for profound learning, online.

The courses do not only provide more knowledge for a teaching repertoire but offer practical tools for engaging in life with greater skill and happiness.  As Dr. Shankardev has said, “Yoga is the penetration of consciousness into your day-to-day life.” In my experience, the courses offered through Big Shakti are an effective, powerful, gratifying way to get there.

What I enjoy about Big Shakti online courses and meditations is their combination of wisdom and practice. They have helped to clarify my understanding of certain yogic terms in the light of modern Western psychology, and thus allowed my practice to become alive, useful and meaningful

As a teacher, I am better able to explain the science behind the techniques, which my very Western students appreciate. There is an urgent need for yogic mind management in today’s society. Once known these techniques can be practiced by everybody no matter what challenge they may be facing from depression to the constant mind chatter. Big Shakti’s courses offer a bridge that Westerners can cross trustingly.