Tantra Yoga Teacher Training
EXPERIENCE. EXPAND. TRANSFORM.
200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Training
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Founder & Teacher
Yoga has been integral to Kāmadevī's life having embraced the very physical and spiritual realms – she states: the deeper dimensions work to align one into an emancipated human being, reminding us of what already resides within, and how to awaken intuitive capacities and our full potential. Consequently she has been guided on a purposeful path; as a certified Hatha Yoga teacher with 12 years teaching experience, 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.
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 mostly in India for the past 12 years; has helped her develop the intuition and insight necessary to facilitate inner transformation.
She has worked side by side with Guru Yogi Prakash to develop Shanti Yoga Ashram in Nepal and has been facilitating teacher trainings there for the past few years. Together 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.
Are you ready to expand your consciousness and activate your highest potential? This teacher training is designed to take you deeply 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.
Tantra is the natural evolution of yoga. It is an integral system that consists of 5 Yogas, as originally taught by Lord Shiva, the first Guru of Yoga. Tan means expansion, tra means freedom. Tantra is the art of being free from all physical, mental and spiritual bondages through the expansion of energy.
Unlike other systems of yoga, Tantra takes a liberal approach of embracing life in all its facets and using life as our ultimate teacher. Through accepting all that is, we find ourselves gradually liberated from all 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 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 who you are meant to become in this lifetime.
Actually what makes our training special is you, each of you are unique and when we come together for this higher purpose a 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 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.
Our school of Tantra Yoga comes out of Shanti Yoga Ashram, whose lineage is the combination of Tantra Yoga as taught by Swami Nirajananda, 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.
Nepal is the land of Tantra, where Shiva himself taught this science to his other half, Parvati. It has been preserved in its pure form from Guru to disciple ever since. It is our intention to transmit this wealth of knowledge, through adapted practices and providing a good structural means for conducive learning and integration.
"The scope of Tantra is vast. It is intended to cover every aspect of a person's life from early morning to late at night, from birth to death. It is intended to make life more harmonious and blissful in every action and situation. It is for all types of people, from housewives to monks. It is a system that teaches us how to fully know and use the world we live in, as well as tune in with higher consciousness."
- Swami Satyananda Saraswati
TANTRA'S FIVE YOGA SYSTEM
Tantra yoga starts with the gross level, the body, and gradually transitions to the subtle level, consciousness.
This teaching system offers the evolutionary process from Hatha yoga; meditation through the body, to Astanga 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.
The foundation of Tantra. Classical Hatha Yoga is 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 breathe, 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.
Dhyayna (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.
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.
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.
Circardian 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 ones perception accordingly.
Self-inquiry, the transmission of Ramana Maharshi works on non-dualism.
Energetic Principles — discovering our intrinsic connection as a micro cosmos 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. Please remain flexible.
“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.”
Requirements to apply for the 200 Hour Teacher Training Course are an existing yoga practice, an open mind, commitment to learning, and motivation to become a worthy yoga teacher. Applicants with an emerging practice are welcome to apply for our training provided they can display a level of self-discipline during the course as it is physically, mentally and spiritually demanding, yet highly rewarding. Whilst students will obtain a certificate at the end of the training if they meet all the requirements; this should not be the goal of attending our course. Trainees should wish to deepen their personal practice and immerse themselves fully on the path of yoga, whilst aiming to become a professional teacher.
For both beginner and seasoned practitioners, this course will deepen and consolidate your practice and teaching style. We encourage aspiring seekers from all backgrounds to join the course.
A brief online meeting is required where we can meet each other and make sure there is resonance. This can be done either through Whastapp or Skype.
Once you are sure you would like to join the course a required 14% deposit should be made to reserve your spot. This deposit is only refundable up to two months before the beginning of the course.