Tantra Yoga Teacher Training
200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified
(NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED)
Are you ready to expand your consciousness and activate your highest potential? This teacher training is designed to take you deeply into the essence of yoga, while providing the space for personal growth in a supportive loving atmosphere. We will impart tools to fully embody yoga and its sacred principles, so that teaching becomes a natural evolution.
Our course is an immersion in yoga lifestyle and community that will strengthen you in ways that you never knew possible. The spiritual depth of this course is naturally conducive to self-empowerment and inner transformation. Every student is respected on his / her personal path and encouraged to cultivate their own unique expression.
May the journey begin....
Testimonial from Jeske
Tantra is the natural evolution of yoga. It is an integral system that consists of 5 Yogas, as originally taught by Lord Shiva, the first Guru of Yoga.
Tan means expansion, tra means freedom. Tantra is the art of being free from all physical, mental and spiritual bondages through the expansion of energy.
Unlike other systems of yoga, Tantra takes a liberal approach of embracing life in all its facets and using life as our ultimate teacher. Through accepting all that is, we find ourselves gradually liberated from all limitations and conditioning; which allows us to step fully into our personal power and the delight of being fully alive.
Tantra Yoga emphasizes the development of latent power that resides in the chakras, to heal and balance all aspects of the self — including the physical, emotional, vital, mental, and spiritual bodies. It eventually leads to supreme consciousness, the ultimate aim of human life.
What Makes Our Training So Special?
Tantra itself is special, however often misunderstood. It is an ancient system of activating the dormant potential inside each and every one of us. This course is not just a yoga teacher training, but a life training providing you with what is required to fully blossom into who you are meant to become in this lifetime.
Actually what makes our training special is you, each of you are unique and when we come together for this higher purpose a positive energy is created that will shape our course in its own beautiful expression. Sheltered in the tropical paradise of Goa you will find yourself in an expansive environment that encourages you to find your own inner yogi or yogini.
Moving beyond the physical aspect of yoga, however vital, we place utmost importance on transmitting authentic yoga in all its fullness and glory, so that you may develop your own inner capacity of truly living in yoga. It is upon this foundation of spiritual strength and wisdom that a genuine yoga teacher may emerge. We aim to provide you with the foundational building blocks needed to teach with confidence and ease as soon as you graduate.
Our school of Tantra Yoga comes out of Shanti Yoga Ashram of Nepal, whose lineage is the combination of Tantra Yoga as taught by Swami Nirajananda, successor of Swami Satyananda of Bihar School of Yoga and Swami Shivalingam of Nepal, also a student of Swami Satyananda, who taught the ancient hidden secrets of Nepalese Tantra to his disciple Yogi Prakash, or Guruji, as he is known, founder of Shanti Yoga Ashram in Kathmandu.
Nepal is the land of Tantra, where Shiva himself taught this science to his beloved, Parvati. It has been preserved in its pure form from Guru to disciple ever since. It is our intention to transmit this wealth of knowledge, through powerful practices while providing a good structural means for conducive learning and integration.
To be given by Yogini Kamadevi and Yogini Gopika, founders of Shiva Shakti Tantra and adepts in transmitting the essence of yoga; which is the essential core of their lives, an innate expression. Naturally dedicated in facilitating the awakening of humanity; it is their joy to share the love and light that yoga has to offer. Just as one of the meanings of Tantra is to weave together; by infusing their lives with yoga they have become fully integrated within their own selves, which allows them to guide their students to discover their own unique oneness of mind, body and soul. Their purpose is to help you meet your own inner Guru while becoming firmly established in your intuitive capacity.
Yogini Gopika | FOUNDER & teacher
Yogini Kamadevi | FOUNDER & teacher
Joel Brundin | Assistant teacher
WHAT TO EXPECT
Inside of a lush green forest, surrounded by the abundance of Mother Nature and the ocean breeze; we will come together for the experience of a lifetime. Dedicated and disciplined daily practice within the context of a warm loving family of like minded friends with the same aspiration – to learn and embody all the facets of yoga and to evolve into yoga teachers.
The daily schedule will create a structure giving you the space and support to let go of attachments and fears; while surrendering to the process of transformation.
Tropical nature and time for swimming in Arabian Sea provides healing and purification.
* Evening program will include watching the sunset on the beach, meditations both indoors and outdoors, music and dance, kirtans and other guided practices based on the curriculum.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change as the course develops depending on various factors. During the second half of the course as the weather warms up we will move the morning lecture to 10 am and the afternoon practical class to 3 pm. We will always take your needs into consideration. Please remain open and flexible.
* Sundays will be a free day. This day meals will not be provided.
* We encourage time to go to the beach daily and have a swim, as it is just a 5-minute or 2 minute walk from Bhakti Kutir, depending on which beach you choose. We are close to Patnem and Pololeum beaches.
* Please note that you will receive the full syllabus on the first day of class. Every training course is slightly different as we adjust to the needs and learning level of our students. Tantra is an integrative system, so there will be elements of all the topics throughout the entire course. Please remain flexible.
Hatha Yoga – The foundation of Tantra. Classical Hatha Yoga to balance our solar and lunar energies, when the body is balanced in this way the energy can flow properly which is the basis of good health.
Shat Karma – 1st step in Hatha Yoga, internal yogic cleansing to prepare our bodies and minds for the yoga practice to follow, so that when prana does start to flow it will be moving through clear open channels.
Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bhanda
Asana – Classic Hatha Yoga Asanas, Sun Salutations with deeper esoteric meaning while incorporating chakra awareness, How to incorporate breathe, awareness and movement along with enjoyment.
Pranayama – Sensitizing, Vitalizing, Balancing and Tranquilizing. You will learn more than techniques but gain the ability to use your breathe to direct your own pranic flow.
Mudra – Create a flow of prana through different gestures, an essential element of Tantra yoga.
Bhanda – Learn to lock and release different parts of the body to direct and circulate energy as needed.
Astanga Yoga (Raja Yoga) – 8 Limbs. There are practices in each of these limbs that help one evolve to the next.
Yama and Niyama – Development of personal character by imbibing certain lifestyle regulations for upliftment. Bhakti Yoga and Karma Yoga are included here.
Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of Devotion) – Embodying Divine Qualities.
Karma Yoga (Yoga of Selfless Service) – Doing something good for humanity that reaches beyond your own borders.
Asana – Become comfortable in your own skin as a micro-cosmos (small universe) within the macro-cosmos (universe), so that one may embody life-force and develop intuition.
Pranayama – Learn to expand the space between the breaths to come fully into present moment awareness, preliminary stages of meditation.
Pratyahara – Can you fully relax and go within? Learn to withdraw your senses and find your true home, inside of you.
Yoga Nidra and other techniques will be practiced regularly
Dharana – Concentration – esoteric practices to create the strength and focus necessary for meditation.
Dhyayna – Meditation will happen naturally with the preparatory practices we will give you.
Samadhi – Blissful state of enlightenment – A glimpse will be possible as the soul begins to shine out and feel real peace.
Mantra Yoga – Once the body and mind are balanced we are ready to invoke the divine energy through sound vibration, the most subtle of all manifestations.
AUM Chanting – There are many ways to chant AUM to awaken different energy centers and to either elevate or ground one’s state of being.
Kirtan – Singing together invites joy and expansive energy.
Mantra Initiation – You will receive a mantra to connect you with the yoga lineage enabling you to chant on your own.
Yantra, Mantra and Tantra – Visualization and Manifestation.
As part of this theme we will incorporate dance and movement throughout the course to fully awaken and unite our bodies and souls.
Kundalini Yoga – The yoga of awakening the sleeping potential of the human being through bringing awareness into each chakra, energy center using a variety of Tantra yoga methods. This is an integral practice that will evolve throughout the course. We will also spend time to understand and work with each chakra individually.
Kriya Yoga – Working inside of the asana to circulate prana from one chakra to the next, a process of purification.
Shiva Shakti Yoga – Requiring the use of all the yoga systems learned previously; it is our goal to make you a master of your own body, mind and energy systems. You will learn how to become an embodiment of divinity and to balance your own internal masculine and feminine energies.
THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS SUPPORT OUR GRADUATES TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL YOGA INSTRUCTORS
BENEFITS OF OUR TANTRA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING:
All teaching and activities, accommodation, manual and other materials are included.
Three on-site meals a day plus afternoon kombucha/ fruit snack excluding Sundays. Herbal tea will be available. Hot water with ginger, lemon and honey served early morning outside of the yoga hall.
Refreshments such as Indian chai and water are included.
Single Room in Double Story Bungalow — $2,599
(Bathroom is shared with upstairs or downstairs co-students)
Shared Room in Double Story Bungalow — $2,099
(Bathroom is shared with upstairs or downstairs co-students)
Private Room in Single Story Bungalow (private bathroom) — $2,999
Shared Room in Single Story Bungalow (private bathroom) — $2,399
* EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $100 when you book 3 months prior to the course.
Please contact us directly at email@example.com to apply