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