WHAT DO WE TEACH? TANTRA'S 5 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.
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, Bhandha
Asana – 36 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, essential element of tantra yoga.
Bhanda – Learn to lock and release different parts of the body to direct the energy as needed.
Astanga 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 and still so that the cosmic life-force may flow through you.
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.
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 Om to awaken different energy centers and to either elevate or ground.
Kirtan – Singing together chants to invite Cosmic Energies.
Mantra Initiation – You will receive a mantra to connect you with the yoga lineage 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.
Intuitive Massage – a method to connect touch with your intuition. You will be guided and have the chance to practice on each other.
Connecting the three main power centers.
Ayurveda – the art of living in harmony with yourself and the natural world.
Philosophy and Practical Application.
Circardian Rythyms 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 hightening 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.
The comprehensive curriculum of our Yoga Teacher Training Course encompasses a vast range of inspiring topics.
Tantra Yoga (5 Yoga System – see section, What do we Teach?)
Yoga Nidra combined with Rotation of Awareness, Nyasa
Subconscious re-programming – manifestation of intention
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Bhagavad Gita
Chakra and energy centered practice
Yoga community and long-term support from your teachers
Teaching Methodology including sequencing, adjusting, teaching standards, classroom management
Yogic Anatomy and Ayurveda
Intuitive Massage (module one) and Conscious Expressive Dance
Energy Work and Pranic Healing
Establishing time for technology detox
Satsang with Guruma....
Mid-term and Final Exam, Practical Exam
The following ingredients support our graduates to become successful Yoga instructors:
Deeply powerful energy based Hatha Yoga
Establishment of a daily meditation practice with various techniques
Theoretical understanding of metaphysics and yogic philosophy
Experience of a yogic lifestyle (nature based, healthy diet)
Physical and energetic comprehension of postures
Effective correction training and supervised teaching experience
Personal guidance and family-like group atmosphere
Tropical Nature and Time for Swimming in Arabian Sea
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 and also highly rewarding. Whilst students will obtain a certificate at the end of the training 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 teachers from all backgrounds to join the course.
Bhakti Kutir is located under a canopy of a two acre coconut grove with twenty two back-to-nature cabanas. No two cabanas are alike. Fashioned from local materials like rice straw, and bamboo, the cabanas are built to include trees, leaves, and to let you see the moon and star-filled skies. The living areas combine a rural feel with a surprising degree of comfort. Each room is equipped with mosquito net already in place. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are well ventalated but are also equipped with fans.
On the premisise is an Ayurvedic Spa run by Vijay Nambiar, qualified and experienced Ayurvedic doctor of Kerala. His staff is expert in their therapies, which are reasonably priced and accessible throughout the training.
Bhakti Kutir is located in a secluded forest just inside of the small village of Colomb, in between the unspoiled beaches of Palolem and Patnem. Palolem is rightly regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Goa. A natural bay surrounded by high headlands on either side has created a calm, idyllic setting frequented by a cosmopolitan mix of tourists, travellers, local and expats. Patnem is even more quiet and less developed than its neighboring beach, there are many options to accommodate all types of tourist needs. The nearest beach is within 5 minutes walking distance. Scooters can easily be rented for 200 – 300 rupees daily. There is a small but thriving town less than 3 kilometers away where you can buy or do everything that you need during your stay.
Canacona, the name of the entire area is located in South Goa, which is easily accessible to visitors coming from Dabolim, Goa's international airport at Vasco de Gama, and is connect by road and bus with Margo (to the north) and Karwar (to the south). Canacona is also on the Konkan Railway route.
ADDRESS:296, Colomb, Palolem, Canacona, Goa – 403702 India