200hr Tantra Yoga Teacher Training
CERTIFIED BY YOGA ALLIANCE
Experience ✧ Expand ✧ Transform
Are you ready to expand your consciousness and activate your highest potential? This teacher training is designed to take you deeper into the essence of yoga while providing the space for personal growth in a supportive loving atmosphere. We will impart tools to fully embody yoga and its sacred principles, so that teaching becomes a natural evolution.
Our course is an immersion in yoga lifestyle and community that will strengthen you in ways that you never knew possible. The spiritual depth of this course is naturally conducive to self-empowerment and inner transformation. Every student is respected on his / her personal path and encouraged to cultivate their own unique expression.
May the journey begin...
Tantra is the natural evolution of yoga. It is a holistic system that consists of 5 Yogas, as originally taught by Lord Shiva, the first Guru of Yoga. Tan means expansion, while tra means freedom. Tantra is the art of being free from all physical, mental, and spiritual bondage through the expansion of energy.
Unlike other systems of yoga, Tantra takes a liberal approach to embrace life in all its facets, while using life as our ultimate teacher. Through accepting all that is, we find ourselves gradually liberated from limitations and conditioning; which allows us to step fully into our personal power and the delight of being fully alive.
Tantra Yoga emphasizes the development of latent power that resides in the chakras, to heal and balance all aspects of the self — including the physical, emotional, vital, mental, and spiritual bodies. It eventually leads to supreme consciousness, the ultimate aim of human life.
What Makes Our Training So Special?
Tantra itself is special, however often misunderstood. It is an ancient system of activating the dormant potential inside each and every one of us. This course is not just a yoga teacher training, but a life training providing you with what is required to fully blossom into whom you are meant to become in this lifetime.
What makes our training special is you, each of you is unique and when we come together for this higher purpose positive energy is created that will shape our course in its own beautiful expression. Sheltered in the tropical paradise of Goa you will find yourself in an expansive environment that encourages you to find your own inner yogi or yogini.
Moving beyond the physical aspect of yoga, however vital, we place the utmost importance on transmitting authentic yoga in all its fullness and glory, so that you may develop your own inner capacity of truly living in yoga. It is upon this foundation of spiritual strength and wisdom that a genuine yoga teacher may emerge. We aim to provide you with the foundational building blocks needed to teach with confidence and ease as soon as you graduate.
The root of our teachings come out of Shanti Yoga Ashram of Nepal, whose lineage is the combination of Tantra Yoga as taught by Swami Nirajananda, the successor of Swami Satyananda of Bihar School of Yoga and Swami Shivalingam of Nepal, also a student of Swami Satyananda, who taught the ancient hidden secrets of Nepalese Tantra to his disciple Yogi Prakash, or Guruji, as he is known, founder of Shanti Yoga Ashram in Kathmandu.
Nepal is the land of Tantra, where Shiva himself taught this science to his beloved, Parvati. It has been preserved in its pure form from Guru to disciple ever since.
Furthermore, our teachings are based on the traditions of Kashmiri Shaivism and Kaula Tantra, known for their liberal and expansive approaches to spirituality.
Meet Our Teachers
Founder & Teacher
Is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher with 12 years of teaching experience. She is a Reiki and Intuitive Massage therapist experienced in Vipassana meditation. Her practice focuses on Kriya Yoga, Kundalini and Tantra as well as methods of bodywork and ecstatic dance. Her creative nature complements her artistic skills (Visual Arts degree at the HEAD Geneva).
She regularly provides workshops and retreats in Switzerland, the Middle East, India, and Africa. Having previously implemented a Holistic Lifestyle Program at The 5-star Fusion Resort in Vietnam;
Kamadevi has a well-versed approach, is open-minded and free-spirited. Her travels and consideration to cultural differences have enabled her to work accordingly within varied contexts, individually and with groups. For further information visit: www.yoginikamadevi.com
Founder & Teacher
Yogini Gopika (ERYT, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Tantra Yoga Teacher) is a catalyst in inspiring others toward personal evolution; while showing the way to harmonize with the natural world and its divine energies. Her purpose has always been intuitively Tantric, to create a more boundless and fearless existence for herself and her students. Living in India for the past 16 years; has helped her develop the intuition and insight necessary to facilitate transformation.
She has worked alongside Guru Yogi Prakash to develop Shanti Yoga Ashram in Nepal and has been teaching teacher trainings there for the past few years. Along with Kamadevi, they have developed their own training course based on this ancient Tantric lineage. When not in India, she teaches classes and courses in the USA and Europe on all facets of spirituality and wellness. She has been fully dedicated to sadhana and sharing yogic wisdom for the past 16 years; with the intention of evolution and expansion.
What To Expect
Inside of a lush green forest, surrounded by the abundance of Mother Nature and the ocean breeze; we will come together for the experience of a lifetime. Dedicated and disciplined daily practice within the context of a warm loving family of like-minded friends with the same aspiration – to learn and embody all the facets of yoga and to evolve into yoga teachers. Tropical nature and time for swimming in the Indian Ocean provide healing and purification.
The daily schedule will provide structure giving you space and support to let go of attachments and fears; while surrendering to the process of transformation.
5:30 – Wake-up (morning bell)
6:30 - Yoga Class
8:30 – Breakfast
9:30 – Karma Yoga
10:30 – Lecture
12:30 – Lunch and Afternoon study time, personal time
3:00 – Practice Teaching/ Harmonium
5:00 – Pranayama and Meditation
6:00 – Dinner
7:00 – Kirtan (Communal Chanting)
8:00 – Retire to rooms for study, Mouna practice (silence)
✧ Evening program will include watching the sunset on the beach, meditations both indoors and outdoors, music and dance, kirtans, and other guided practices based on the curriculum.
✧ Please note that the schedule is subject to change as the course develops depending on various factors. During the second half of the course as the weather warms up, we will move the morning lecture to 10 am and the afternoon practical class to 3 pm. We will always take your needs into consideration. Please remain open and flexible.
✧ Sundays will be a free day. This day meals will not be provided.
✧ We encourage time to go to the beach daily and have a swim, as it is just a 5-minute or 2-minute walk from Bhakti Kutir, depending on which beach you choose. We are close to Patnem and Pololem beaches.
✧ Please note that you will receive the full syllabus on the first day of class. Every training course is slightly different as we adjust to the needs and learning level of our students. Tantra is an integrative system, so there will be elements of all the topics throughout the entire course. Please remain flexible.
Our intention is to share this wealth of knowledge through powerful practices while providing good structural means for conducive learning and integration.
Tantra yoga starts with the gross level and gradually transitions to the subtle level, consciousness. This teaching system offers the evolutionary process from Hatha yoga, meditation through the body, to Ashtanga yoga, meditation through the mind, to Mantra yoga, meditation through sound, to Kundalini yoga, meditation through the chakras, and ultimately to Shiva-Shakti yoga, meditation through the internal masculine and feminine energies.
Hatha Yoga – The foundation of Tantra. Classical Hatha Yoga to balance our solar and lunar energies, when the body is balanced in this way the energy can flow properly which is the basis of good health.
Shat Karma – 1st step in Hatha Yoga, internal yogic cleansing to prepare our bodies and minds for the yoga practice to follow, so that when prana does start to flow it will be moving through clear open channels.
Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bhanda
Asana – Classic Hatha Yoga Asanas, Sun Salutations with deeper esoteric meaning while incorporating chakra awareness, How to incorporate breathing, awareness, and movement along with enjoyment.
Pranayama – Sensitizing, Vitalizing, Balancing, and Tranquilizing. You will learn more than techniques but gain the ability to use your breathe to direct your own pranic flow.
Mudra – Create a flow of prana through different gestures, an essential element of Tantra yoga.
Bhanda – Learn to lock and release different parts of the body to direct and circulate energy as needed.
Ashtanga Yoga (Raja Yoga) – 8 Limbs. There are practices in each of these limbs that help one evolve to the next.
Yama and Niyama – Development of personal character by imbibing certain lifestyle regulations for upliftment. Bhakti Yoga and Karma Yoga are included here.
Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of Devotion) – Embodying Divine Qualities.
Karma Yoga (Yoga of Selfless Service) – Doing something good for humanity that reaches beyond your own borders.
Asana – Become comfortable in your own skin as a micro-cosmos (small universe) within the macro-cosmos (universe), so that one may embody life-force and develop intuition.
Pranayama – Learn to expand the space between the breaths to come fully into present moment awareness, preliminary stages of meditation.
Pratyahara – Can you fully relax and go within? Learn to withdraw your senses and find your true home, inside of you.
Yoga Nidra and other techniques will be practiced regularly
Dharana (Concentration) – esoteric practices to create the strength and focus necessary for meditation.
Dhyana – Meditation will happen naturally with the preparatory practices we will give you.
Samadhi – Blissful state of enlightenment – A glimpse will be possible as the soul begins to shine out and feel real peace.
Mantra Yoga – Once the body and mind are balanced we are ready to invoke the divine energy through sound vibration, the most subtle of all manifestations.
AUM Chanting – There are many ways to chant AUM to awaken different energy centers and to either elevate or ground one’s state of being.
Kirtan – Singing together invites joy and expansive energy.
Mantra Initiation – You will receive a mantra to connect you with the yoga lineage enabling you to chant on your own.
Yantra, Mantra, and Tantra – Visualization and Manifestation.
As part of this theme, we will incorporate dance and movement throughout the course to fully awaken and unite our bodies and souls.
Kundalini Yoga – The yoga of awakening the sleeping potential of the human being through bringing awareness into each chakra, energy center using a variety of Tantra yoga methods. This is an integral practice that will evolve throughout the course. We will also spend time to understand and work with each chakra individually.
Kriya Yoga – Working inside of the asana to circulate prana from one chakra to the next, a process of purification.
Shiva Shakti Yoga – Requiring the use of all the yoga systems learned previously; it is our goal to make you a master of your own body, mind, and energy systems. You will learn how to become an embodiment of divinity and to balance your own internal masculine and feminine energies.
• Harmonizing sexuality with spirituality to understand sacred sex.
• Ritual and ceremony to celebrate and honor the divine feminine and noble masculine.
Ayurveda — the art of living in harmony with yourself and the natural world.
• Philosophy and practical application.
• Circadian rhythms and natural cycles.
• Self-care and daily routine.
• Ayurvedic diet and conscious eating.
Jnana Yoga — the yoga of knowledge and the path of self-realization.
• Integration of the philosophy of yoga into the experiential or vice versa.
• Everyday examples; negative patterns, personal tendencies, and heightening self-awareness.
• The power of the mind / directing one's perception accordingly.
• Self-inquiry, the transmission of Ramana Maharshi works on non-dualism.
Energetic Principles — discovering our intrinsic connection as a microcosmos in the macro cosmos.
• The law of resonance; from the energetic to the tangible and visible.
The Pancha Kosha — 5 energetic layers or sheaths that move from the outermost layer of skin to the deep spiritual core.
* Please note that you will receive the full syllabus on the first day of class. Every training course is slightly different as we adjust to the needs and learning level of our students. Tantra is an integrative system, so there will be elements of all the topics throughout the entire course; remain flexible.
“I booked this training with the intention of deepening my own practice, and I was definitely able to do so through the extensive teachings and rituals shared during the course. The rich and comprehensive material touched upon yoga theory, history and more esoteric spiritual topics, and I would recommend the course to anyone interested in a heartfelt and non-commercialized approach to a YTT.” - Jenn
“I was able to hear my intuition clearly, which was supported by the calm and peaceful location and mood. I was able to feel waves of energy coming through my body, connecting me with nature. It was so incredible that it brought tears to my eyes. I am grateful that I may call you both my mentors and my soul mates. You have truly inspired my life.” - Marian