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
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.
“Breath of Holy Love” - 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 & Sharene Shamana Ma
Sequencing poses - Erin Rose & Sharene Shamana Ma
Presence of Being - Halo Seronko, Shamana Ma & Patrick Papa Love
Class themes/formats - Ariana Ronnie
Demonstration Principles - Erin Rose Victoria & Sharene Shamana Ma
Use of touch/adjustments - Erin Rose Victoria & Sharene Shamana Ma
Business of teaching Yoga - Patrick Papa Love & Shamana Ma
Teachers code of ethics - Ariana Ronnie
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.