63 days 500hrs Teacher Training: "Tantra Yoga Shamanism" in Ecuador
Learn to teach an inspiring, intuitive and deeply meditative yoga practice
Learn how to integrate tantric philosophy into your daily life and relationships
Engage in a transformative process in an intimate learning environment.
get in contact with South America culture and see its similarities with spiritual indian culture
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
week ends: one and half or two days free with optional activities, free time or personal work
Living in the ashram 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. A close, and energetic group environment is created to enable students to share their experience and learning process and thus collectively deepen their understanding of the yoga practice
The certification you receive, is recognized byYoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance International
Course content is focused on Tantra Yoga
Techniques of pranayama are taught in Tantra Yoga and Kundalini Yoga practices
Chakra work through the kundalini, tantra yoga and meditation practice
Heyoca – the shamanic clown
Tantric and shamanistic rituals
Shakti Dance and Durga´s Tiger Dance
EXTRAS AND WEEK END OFFERS
Yoga exploration laboratories where students discover other yoga techniques l
Work with a shaman and medicinal plants of the jungle or the andes
Day trips to hot springs, the mountains or to Otavalo Market etc
THE DAILY SCHEDULE
Morning session of theory or practical learning and yoga practice
Lunch and afternoon break
Afternoon session of theory or practical learning and yoga practice
Teachings of tantra philosophy, mantra chanting, dancing or special arts events related to the course material two – three evenings per week.
Tantra yoga works with deep relaxation. Students learn the feeling of flowing into the asanas without struggle, developing a deep form of a deep Yoga Meditation. This technique is completed by the practice of bandhas, pranayama, the mantra chanting, Samadhi, sitting meditation and kundalini kriyas. During their time at Durga’s Tiger School, students will explore tantra yogic lifestyle, philosophy and arts with us. Together we will discover the ways in which to implement the yoga experience into every day life. Through the Tantra teachings students also learn about the energetic exchange between Shiva and Shakti, the two polarities, and how to integrate sexual energy into their yoga exploration.
Through Kundalini yoga, as taught by Yogi Bajhan, students learn another, different, approach to energy work in yoga. Students explore kryias, pranayama, chakra theory
Tantra yoga methodology, Ayurvedic walking massage, and partner yoga are also part of the program.
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.
Students are given time for self-study, reflection and practicing teaching tantra yoga classes between themselves. During the course of the month students will also complete a written project.
In the Applied Tantric Wisdom classes are an opportunity of self discovery. As the course is based on the experience, we will create active and participative classes where we will work on some of the main aspects of Tantra.
As we are living in Ecuador with a huge American Indian population, students also have the opportunity to learn about Andean culture, 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. This work helps Ecuadorian yoga students to integrate more easily with the eastern wisdom.
Shamanic clown is an energetic training that combines improvisation, clowning, dancing, musical/rhythm work, meditation and practical shamanism, among other things.
This work is a fusion of tools and experiences that can be used in art & life. Get in touch with your inner child and intuition, develop the right side of the brain and lateral thinking, release patterns and blockings, open your ears and eyes to the present moment and to others, work in group in more effective and loving ways, and increase your creativity and artistic skills by looking at things in a completely new perspective.