Teacher Training Outline

We invite you to awaken to the Universal Tantra of Truth, Holy Love.

In this Shivakti Tantra Yoga Teacher Training, we will study breath, asana, movement and stillness,  within the traditional context of the eight limbs of Yoga as laid out in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali over 2000 years ago, woven with Shamanic Tantric Teachings and Esoteric Philosophy.  We will shine the light of our own experience on these ancient sutras, teachings and transmissions, while exploring how they are relevant for us today and what is revealed through our own bodies as divine channels. "Shivakti" is the inner alchemy sacred union of Shiva & Shakti, the dance of the divine, which we aim to explore and embody through our full range of practices. We are graced and supported by integral teachers, pillars and guest speakers as outlined below.

As for the postures themselves and sequencing, we will draw primarily on the Krishnamacharya lineage. We will reflect on Desikachar's emphasis on the importance of the breath and adapting the practice of Yoga to the individual. For the bio-mechanical alignment we will rely heavily on Anusara's Universal Principles of Alignment. John Friend, the Creator of Anusara, was a student of B.K.S. Iyengar (who was a student of Krishnamacharya) for many years and created these principles out of his studies in Iyengar Yoga.

For sacred embodiment as "Art", we will draw from the powerful priestesses of Tantric Yoga & Temple Dance presenting here.

We will additionally explore the dynamics of vinyasa in contrast with Yin Yoga and the subtleties of the inner body. We will explore Kundalini Flow Yoga, while also learning unique ways of magical attuning, surrendering and blossoming into the Heart of Holy Love.

We will explore from the roots of the Tree of Yoga, Stone-age Shamanism, on up through the ages and stages of the sacred journey. We will open ourselves to be the vessels and holy instruments of Source Wisdom.

In summary, we weave Intention, Ritual, Pranayama, Kundalini Flow Yoga, Shamanic Practices, Tantra Yoga Movements, Anusara Principles of Alignment, the interplay of Dynamic Vinyasa & Passive Deep Yin Yoga, Temple Dance, Mantras, Yantras, Mudras, Meditations, Ayurveda, Ecstatic Expression, deep inward reflections, Artful embodiment, Deity Yoga, Sound Healing, Vibrational toning and more, all into the ceremonial tapestry of the eternal lovers as Shiva and Shakti. May we brilliantly shine the light of Holy Love in our Divine Presence of Radiant Being.

“Shall Time’s best jewel in Time’s chest lie hid – or who its’ beauty shall forbid?” 

Holy Love Institute of Tantra Yoga

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Shivakti Tantra Yoga Teacher Training Outline

 

Tantra Yoga Foundations: *Please note, there are more classes than what is listed below, these are simply the primary "foundations" to give you an overall understanding of what we encompass.

Aloha, “Breath of Life” - Sharene Shamana Ma

Why we practice/Intention - Sharene Shamana Ma, Halo Seronko & Erin Rose Victoria

Tantra Yoga Philosophy/History - Halo Seronko & Sharene Shamana Ma

Tree of Yoga - Sharene Shamana Ma

Postures & Asanas - Erin Rose Victoria

Yoga Sutras - Halo Seronko

Shamanic Tantric Wisdom - Sharene Shamana Ma

Yantras, Mantras & Mudras - Halo Seronko & Natalia Price

Deepening & Expanding

Emotional Compost & Centering - Sharene Shamana Ma

Artful Alignment Principles - Sharene Shamana Ma & Erin Rose Victoria

Art of Anatomy & Somatics - Ariana Ronnie

Chakras & Kundalini Yoga - Sharene Shamana Ma

Shivakti Tantra Yoga - Sharene Shamana Ma

Deity Yoga - Halo Seronko

Meditation / Awareness - Natalia Price, Yeshe Pa & Ariana Ronnie

Heart of Yoga - Mark Whitwell, Online Interview

Loving Communication - Sharene Shamana Ma & Papa Love

Devotion/Bhakti - Halo Seronko

Yogic Breathing/Pranayama - Halo Seronko, Sharene Shamana Ma & Ariana Ronnie

Ayurveda - Ariana Ronnie

Yoga Sanskrit Glossary  - Ariana Ronnie

Temple Dance - Halo Seronko & Natalia Price

The Stories - Halo Seronko & Lakshmi Devi

The Bhagavad Gita - Sharene Shamana Ma

Kirtan - Lakshmi Devi Ma

Sound Healing - Ariana Ronnie

Rituals & Ceremony - Natalia Price & Sharene Shamana Ma

Tantric Lifestyle - Sofiah Thom

Full Moon Workshops - Natalia Price

The Art of Teaching

Seeing & Understanding bodies - Erin Rose Victoria

Sequencing poses - Erin Rose Victoria

Presence of Being - Halo Seronko, Shamana Ma & Patrick Papa Love

Class themes/formats -  Ariana Ronnie

Demonstration Principles - Erin Rose Victoria

Use of touch/adjustments - Erin Rose Victoria

Business of teaching Yoga - Patrick Papa Love & Shamana Ma

Teachers code of ethics - Ariana Ronnie

Compliance

Attendance, Homework - Ariana Ronnie

Student Correspondence - Ariana Ronnie

Payments - Patrick Papa Love

Completion & Certificate - Ariana Ronnie

You will be encouraged to take these methods home to your own practice and reflect on your own experience. For it is here that the spirit and practice of Yoga is embodied and its essence revealed. It is here that you will begin to discover for yourself what is true for you in relation to all that we are studying. The truth lies within. The true teacher "Wahe Guru" is the Light of the Lamp within you. Our aim is to assist you is shining that Lamp.

Sat Nam, in Holy Love.