Yoga Teacher Training 500hours (YAI certified) 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 or free time
this is the price for the 500 hours program including accommodation and melas.
For prices of 300 and 200 hours please, check our web page or the other listings of our school
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
65% of the course content is focused on tantra yoga
35% of the course content is focused on kundalini yoga which energetically supports the tantra yoga practice
Techniques of pranayama are taught in both practices.
Heyoca – the shamanic clown
Tantric and shamanistic rituals
Shakti Dance and Durga´s Tiger Dance
Extras & weekend offers
Yoga exploration laboratories where students discover other yoga techniques like Ashtanga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow
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 and Shakti Dance.
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.
During theory and practical learning classes students learn about tantra yoga philosophy and its application in every day life, yoga methodology, massage and ayurvedic medicine. Students learn the ayurvedic walking massage and reflexology. During massage classes students also learn about the body, physiology and anatomy.
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.