ONLINE SHORT COURSE | Initiative by Centre for Wellness & Wellbeing

An Introduction To
Swabhava & Swadharma

Indic Ways Of Knowing Yourself

This course will empower you with the tools, knowledge and ecosystem to break into the unexplored territories of your own being, gain wisdom about your deeper self and the wisdom to lead a more fulfilling life.

Embark on a journey of transformation from friction to fluidity and from anxiety to stability.

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Current Batch:
10 July – 14 August
Saturdays | 5 – 7 PM

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6 Weekends

Saturday | 5 - 7 PM

6 Live Sessions

each followed by Q&A

Beginner Level

no prerequisite knowledge

Rs. 3999

inclusive of taxes

Self-awareness empowers people in seeing their own life through different lens, perspectives, reflect on its purpose, meaning allowing the leap from current state into a state of higher intelligence and potential. Yet, it is one that’s remarkably short in supply. Researchers have found that although 95% of people think they’re self-aware, only 10 to 15% actually are.

We become what we repeat – these can be thoughts, emotions, or behaviour. However, this ‘becoming’ can be not just repetition of our ‘old self’, it can also be for creating a ‘new self’.

Manas, Buddhi and Hrydaya make up our Swabhava. This programme will enable you to understand your own mind or manas better. It would also empower you with the knowledge that allows you to tame and transcend manas and integrate higher intelligence for effective decision making in your daily, personal and professional lives.

Who should attend?

Are you the right fit?

Living in the modern macrocosm of an intensive rat race, we continually find ourselves baffled, emotionally distressed, and burned out in the effort to keep up and in the process, get further away from knowing and embracing the truth of our Swabhava – our true intrinsic nature. This course is for young professionals, entrepreneurs, psychologists, counsellors, teaching professionals, corporate coaches or life skills coaches:

Who seek self-awareness and a deeper understanding of what drives their own behaviour.

Who wish to identify their limitations and amplify their unique strengths.

Who struggle with decision making and creating a sustaining lifestyle via their decisions, habits, and routines.

Who wish to level up from their current state of being into a state of comfort with self.

Who wish to understand how to mitigate overthinking or help someone who is dealing with it.

Who wish to understand their place in the universe and how to contribute to a larger cause.

Why should you attend?

Course takeaways

Do You Feel Like A Round Peg In A Square Hole?

Understand your unique persona, behaviours and habit patterns from a holistic perspective. Engage in in-depth discussions on the role of swabhava in daily life, and transcending it towards swadharma – your duty or calling.

Do You Have A Tendency To Overthink Over Things, Big & Small?

Spend quality time in a conducive atmosphere to delve deeper into your own personality for effective decision making in life; from simple day to day choices to larger and complicated decisions pertaining career and more.

Do You Wish To Break Your Barriers And Grow Beyond?

Analyse and execute Vedic practices as well as analogous Western models of change to help compare the two models and examine them in your own context, limitations, in order to explore ways to rise above them.

Course Outline

What you'll learn in each lecture

Session 1

Identify the big picture components of Swabhava to attain a comprehensive understanding of connectedness in the Body – Manas – Chetna continuum

Session 2

Look through the prism of Indic Psychology to understand the Triguna and Tridosha metrics, and evaluate the role of samskara in determining the impact of these metrics in your everyday life.

Session 3

Understand Manasa by studying its many intrinsic components and use an Ayurvedic REBT Model of change to approach behavioural changes, mental health, and growth.

Session 4

Study the 5 states of the manasa according to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and gauge the emotional numbness to spiritual intelligence matrix from Patanjal Yog Pradeep. Discover how to break out of a negative state of being and build sattva within your self.

Session 5

Delve deeper into the understanding of our Swabhava by exploring the correlation between the element of Nava Rasa in Natya Shastra and the modern research of Psychoneuroimmunology.

Session 6

Use the Karma Yoga Scale to grasp our Swadharma which lies beyond the wants of the Manasa. In this final session, we shall invigorate our Swadharma by creating pathways from Hradaya – the centre from where the passage of prana takes place.



Course Facilitator

The guide in your learning journey

Dr. Mala Kapadia

Professor and Mentor at Rashtram | Director of Centre for Wellbeing & Wellness

MBTI Step 1 & 2, CP I – USA (1999, 2004)
Emotional Intelligence, 6Seconds – USA (1999, 2011)
EQ MAP, USA (2004)
Eco-Psychology, Project Nature Connect, USA
NLP Basic (1999)
Reiki Grand Master
Theta Healing Basic
Certificate Course in Indian Psychology, IPI – Pondicherry (2011)
Certificate in A to Z of Agroecology and Organic Farming, Navdanya (2014)
Certificate Course in Pulse Diagnosis, AVP – Coimbatore (2018)
Certificate Course in Ayurved Satvavajay Chikitsa, KKSV – Nagpur (2019)

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Explanations for some key terms


Refers to one’s own self, being, and becoming, and thus refers to the essential or inherent property, natural constitution, innate or peculiar disposition, nature of beings.

Nava Rasa

Refers to the Nine Rasas of the Natyashastra. The theory of rasa thus provides a deep insight into the mechanism of arousal of human emotions and sentiments.


One’s own dharma, duty, calling, work. Not necessarily about one’s personal religious practices.


Consciousness, Intelligence, the conscious element: Universal soul or spirit.


Ekagra refers to a state of the mind that is fixed, intent, closely attentive, undisturbed, undivided, and concentrated


Refers to the “power of discrimination”; between the real and the unreal, between ignorance and knowledge. It is a sense of discrimination; wisdom,  discriminative inquiry; right intuitive discrimination; and the ever-present discrimination between the transient and the permanent. Viveka is a meta Skill and can be cultivated with Swadhyaya and practices.


Manas is the interface between the internal and external worlds of a human being. Manas connects the Atma and the concrete body in a linear relationship. It qualifies an object of cognition with a like/dislike feeling. Manas is by nature insentient or unconscious and only reflects consciousness. Manas is concerned with immediate raw evaluation without any rational or logical analysis. Manas is wrongly translated as Mind, creating lots of confusion.

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