21 days 200hrs "Yoga & Shamanism" in Ecuador
On the base of Kaula Tantra Yoga we will learn to create our Sacred Space and make of the Yoga Practice a deep experience of self encounter
We have the honor to work and learn with one of the big spiritual and political leading figures of Ecuador, Alberto Taxo, in the part of the program dedicated to the Shamanism and Cosmovision
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Structure of the course
The 65% of the course is focused in Yoga and all the teachings included in it and specified here below.
The 35% of the course will be dedicated to the Shamanism and Cosmovision teachings which are also related in some ways with the tantric philosophy teachings.
The mix of these two big subjects (Yoga and Shamanism) substain each other and help to deepen in the understanting and connection of the energy design of this course, which want to help the future yoga teachers to put together technique and professionalism with a personal, loving and open approach to the Yoga teachings.
Course content is focused on Kaula Tantra Yoga
Work on chakras
Intuitive Anatomy and Phisiology
Shamanism and Cosmovision Teachings
The 5 elements and the capacity to feel
Sumak Kawsay (the good living)
The sacred in Life
Sound work and chanting
As in the other Teacher trainings, the yoga technique we will focus in, is the Kaula Tantra Yoga a traditional form of practice in which students learn the feeling of flowing into the asanas without struggle, developing a deep form of Yoga Meditation.
We work with asanas, bandhas, pranayama, mudras and mantras based on the teachings of Bhagavan Shanmuka Anantha Natha. The traditional form is unique because it changes not only the physical, but impacts the psychological and spiritual realms as well.
Sincere practice leads adepts students to release deep-seated tension and fears, and to express their true Self hood from a place of Love and Freedom. Ultimately, adepts experience a shift in identity and learn to view themselves and the other as a divine being. This yoga also naturally increases strength, flexibility, precision and health.
Please, read more about Kaula Tantra Yoga here
A complete yoga practice arrives to 3 hours of duration and it is based on creating a solid experience. After every practice, we open a space in which students can share their experience and make questions. Then students will have the opportunity to do different practical teachings, together with a classmate, with the whole group of student and with the presence of a teacher.
With Partner Yoga we will discover the joy and the importance of support and be supported, The challange is to take care of the sacred space dancing between me and my partner, and I experience the joy of giving and receiving.
We practice in silence to not distract the other senses from the flow of the practice and concentration in one-self and also in the other. It’s a work of active listening to feel until which point the other can arrive.
In these classes we will keep on working on many asanas of the kaula tantra yoga serie, using the approach of tantric wisdom, in which we will focus in presence, senses, connection, body communication, more than acrobacies, and in this way we will create the dance of Shiva and Shakti.
We will approach the vision and methodology of the Kaula Tantra yoga practice in the classes of Intuitive anatomy and physiology in which we will develop a connection with our inner body intelligence, learn how to read it better and act according to it’s current needs. It’s about the combined powers of the mind and the physical body and the effect of being totally in harmony with the messages we perceive form our bodies in each moment.
With Alberto Taxo in the Shamanism and Cosmovision classes we will focus on the connection with the elements of Mother Nature and in FEEL them
When we start feeling, this helps us realize that everything is Sacred and this is one of the the main links between Tantra and Shamanism.
So that the Shamanism classes will also help us in the Kaula Tantra Yoga practice in which we will learn to create our Sacred Space and make of the Yoga a deep experience of self-encounter. You will learn, not only to share the Yoga discipline from the heart, but also to work energetically in connection with the others and what you have around.
The work we do is made to bring people into the practice listening, observing and understanding the personal process of each one.
From Alberto Taxo’s book called “Friendship with the elements: Opening the channels of Communication”
Wisdom is not far away.
Wisdom is not outside of us.
Wisdom has always been with us.
We only need to feel.
To feel is a powerful key.
Through tantra Yoga we focus a lot of the work on the second chacra which is the chakra connected with the water element and this element help us in recognize and listen to our feelings. So that the work with yoga will support the work with Albeto Taxo and the work with Alberto Taxo will facilitate and help the work we do in Kaula Tantra Yoga.
As Alberto’s students, we take a quantum leap, fulfilling the prophecy that in these times the Eagle (mind) and the Condor (heart) will fly in the same sky. And this will be a life-changing experience.
To feel (Condor) is a different function of the body than thinking (Eagle). We feel more when we are more relaxed, in our body, emotions, feelings and thinking. The ability to feel differs from the sensations and the 5 senses.
The mind say: When? Where? The answer is: all the time. Everywhere.
The great Mother Nature and the great Spirit of Life act for us through the elements of nature and that’s why we will work on develop a strong contact with nature around.
We ourself we are part of nature and we have all the tools to feel the elements and find them inside of us. Ceremonies like the Temazcal will help us in this purpose
This is an invitation to take advantage of what we already know and you will come to the Andes to remember and put this in practice to complete your life and feel your life with more sense of purpose.
As part of the Cosmovision, life is seen as a great circle, not linear so that we will use this circular concept of space and time in ours classes of shamanism to allow us to integrate everything we do in life.
So that, for example going to a waterfall is not just to go and admire a physical phenomenon but we can connect and communicate with the waterfall and together we will see how to establish this kind of communications with the elements of nature.
Every activity in life is also an opportunity to show gratitude in a natural way so that we shouldn’t think that I will should have gratitude. If I understand the love of nature, I don’t need to think. It’s necessary to have a spontaneous attitude of reciprocity with the gifts of nature.
We can connect with nature and express gratitude with the joy of the chanting, with the celebration, playing like the children, puting happiness in what people do because this is expression of gratitude. And another part of the work we do with Alberto Taxo is the practice of giving gratitude.