23 Days 200 Hours Teacher Training in Germany
Durga´s Tiger jumps to the ZEGG community in Germany,
close to Berlin.
As this community works together since 25 years without having “leaders”, there is an inspiring knowledge about community life, networking and self -responsibility.
Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance International 200hrs certification
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
two half a day free
We will realize this retreat in the ZEGG community close to Berlin
What a great place for a Yoga teacher Training!
We decided to sleep in big tents, to hold the prices low – and it will be a beautiful summer adventure. We will have classes in nature and in a beautiful seminar room with wooden floors.
There is a little swimming pool and a lot of nature around for meditative walking.
The Teacher Training retreat
The teacher training group consists of a maximum of 40 students facilitated by a competent and engaging, international teaching team.
Living in a retreat enables students to focus intensively on their training, away from every day tasks and distractions, fully immersing themselves in a process of learning and self-discovery. Students discover the joy of deeply engaging in yogic practice and lifestyle without their usual responsibilities and away from busyness of daily life.
65% of the course content is focused on tantra yoga, pranayama and chakra work. Other practises are: Heyoca, Tantra Dance, expressive arts of the being; Shamanistic practices; tantric and shamanistic rituals; Durga’s Tiger Dance; applied Tantra philosphy
Kaula Tantra Yoga is rooted in Uttara Shaivism, or Kashmiri Shaivism, one of six Śiva traditions. Students approach the asanas from a place of relaxation, care, and love for themselves.
This yoga serie is hence practiced in a slow and flowing manner to build patience and awareness. Each asana is held gently for a period of time to allow students to relax into the posture. This way, each individual finds their own unique way of expressing the asanas without the pressure of competing or ‘performing perfectly’.
Tantra Yoga facilitators approach students as whole human beings and discourage ‘isolating’ or forcing muscles. Their priority is to hold a space of acceptance and love, with only minimal guidance where necessary.
Durga’s Tiger Dance, a form of movement developed by Iris Disse based on yoga energy work and different dance stiles, is another form through which students deepen creativity and relaxation in body movement. The training also involves voice work through tequinces of “liberation of the voice”, where you find your own lost voices in your body – instrument.
Applied Tantric Philosophy: During theory and practical learning classes students learn about tantra yoga philosophy and its application in every day life. Students learn the ayurvedic walking massage.
Shamanism: As the school is based in Ecuador and Iris is working with shamans of different tribes since 20 years, students also have the opportunity to learn about shamanism, its Cosmo-vision and its similarities with eastern culture. During the course, shamanistic energy concepts are explored together with the Tibetan tantric tradition. There are parallels in the way these two different traditions understand energy, astrology, subtle anatomy and physiology.
The Purification Lodge
In this anciant shamanic ceremony you create your intent for your Teacher Training and reconnect with nature, spirit and your centered self. It helps you to leave a lot of old weight behind you and you open the door with your other yogis to new experiences.
The structure is built to an exact alchemical design out of willow or hazel saplings. Before the ceremony, the lodge is covered with blankets and a sacred fire is built to heat the rocks.
Once the rocks are glowing red, we enter. Rocks are brought in and placed in a pit. The door is closed and in the darkness, the Powers are called in as water is poured onto the rocks. Everybody has the opportunity to pray for themselves and others. After this it is time to ‘giveaway’ old habits and patterns that hold us back.
The ceremony ends with thanking the Powers for their presence and the gifts they have brought us. You are thus purified in all aspects. The sweat that runs from your body carries out toxins, your prayers cleanse your emotions and mental limitations. Your spirit is expanded through connection with and direct experience of the Powers.
We welcome new people to our open purification lodges and you will be given clear instructions beforehand with an opportunity to ask your questions.
A combination of contact improvisation, movement exploration and performance
The tantric keys to open your erotic and life energy are dance, movement and breath. Additionally there is the ability to perform. That´s why we combine contact dance – meaning the playful, relaxed and open encounter of two bodies – with elements of movement performance.
You will discover yourself in a new way by exploring movement on your own, in duets and with several people.
The word tantra describes in its indian origin an extraordinary spiritual path aiming at the complete transformation of the normal consciousness.
Contact improvisation – a dance, free, powerful, wild and gentle, wanting to renew itself from a place of not knowing and non-intention – connects to the original tantra and its contemporary translation in this way of dancing practised in many countries nowadays (Argentina, USA, Russia, Croatia, Finland, Europe, and many more).