63 Days 500hrs Yoga Teacher Training in Ecuador
Durga’s Tiger School for Tantra Yoga and Shamanism
We are proud to be the first yoga school in Ecuador that offers yoga teacher training certified by Yoga Alliance International.
You can travel all aroud the world as a yoga teacher with an internationally recognized certification.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
500 hours teacher training- Yoga Alliance International (YAI)
500 hours TTC
Complete teacher training with YAI certification: USD 2 750
Accommodation in double or triple room: USD 11 per day – (USD 693 in total)
3 vegetarian meals per day: USD 15 per day – (USD 945 in total)
Ecuadorian VAT 12% inlcuded in the total price
Special discount for 2 persons togheter: USD150 per person
The teacher training retreat
The teacher training is held in the retreat of Casa Kiliku , an ecological retreat centre and ashram located on the edge of a nature reserve on the volcano Ilaló, in the Ecuadorian Andes, near Quito. Let the energy of the volcano spark your inner fire!
Each teacher training group consists of a maximum of 18 students facilitated by a competent and engaging, international teaching team.
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 course content is focused on Tantra Yoga
Techniques of pranayama are taught in Tantra Yoga practice and Kundalini Yoga practice
Chakras work through the kundalini, tantra yoga and meditation practice
Heyoca – the shamanic clown
expressive arts of the being
Tantric and shamanistic rituals
Durga’s Tiger Dance
Applied Tantra philosphy
Extras & weekend offers
Yoga exploration laboratories where students discover other yoga techniques
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 applied 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.
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 mantra chanting.
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.
masaje de pies ayurveda
During theory and practical learning classes, students experience a deep personal work, exploring themselves thanks to applied tantra philosophy, art and shamanism and the Durga’s Tiger Dance.
Tantra yoga methodology. ayurvedic walking massage or reflexology, yoga in pairs, partner yoga are also part of the program
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.
The work is a fusion of tools and experiences that you can use for art & life, to get more in contact with your inner child and intuition, develop the right side of your brain and your lateral thinking, release patterns and blockings, to open your ears and eyes to the present moment and the others, to work in group in more effective and loving ways, to increase your creativity and artistic skills by looking at things in a completely new perspective.
art and shamanism class in Durga's Tiger School
The clown is an archetype that repeats its presence throughout a lot of cosmovisions along human history, from east to west, ancient and contemporary. The fool, the contrary, heyoka, etc. The main role of this character is to act in a way that is different to the ordinary accepted, sometimes specifically the opposite, making it evident in order to raise the awareness of ordinary people through… play! Yes! We can’t play or laugh at the world if we don’t start by laughing and playing with ourselves. Clowning involves deep transformation. It’s a kind of shamanism of ourselves that will reflect positively in the creation of our lives and relations.
cuidamos a mama Ilaló
Karma yoga is part of the learning process in community life. We help each other to maintain common spaces and materials, we take care of the “Pachamama” (Earth). Through karma yoga we keep in contact with the earth and its fruits and we contribute to the well being and learning of the group.