This teacher training retreat is an invitation to re connect with our essential and higher self by coming closer to nature and other seekers, re experiencing ourselves through the deep ancient knowledge of Kaula Tantra Yoga, the playful wisdom of Art and the power of a Shamanic Vision.
During one month we´ll stop time. This is a calling.
Tantra teaches that creativity is a vital part of life. We conceive that everybody is an artist, and the seed of art is waiting inside of you to be awakened. The only experience you need is life itself.
We create a space to experience community life in which people collaborate for the benefit of the community itself and organize themselves in order to also have moments of introspection and privacy.
Lunch and afternoon break
Teachings of chanting, dancing or special arts events related to the course material (three evenings per week).
65% of the course content is focused on tantra yoga, pranayama, chakras and meditation.
Kaula Tantra Yoga is rooted in Uttara Shaivism, or Kashmiri Shaivism, one of six Śiva traditions. Students approach the asanas from a place of relaxation, care, and love for themselves.
This yoga series is practised in a slow and flowing manner to build patience and awareness. Each asana is held gently for a period of time to allow students to relax into the posture. This way, each individual finds their own unique way of expressing the asanas without the pressure of competing or ‘performing perfectly’.
Over time, students learn to meditate in the postures to connect with the Divine. This yoga specifically cultures the diaphragms and balances every area of life, including sexuality.
In some classes, students also will have the time to live the practice with the support and emphasis of a partner and applying the tantric philosophy tools in it.
Once per week we will work with chakras through the Kundalini Yoga experience. This kind of yoga show us the opposite way of practice if compared with tantra yoga and helps students understanding the difference between the various approaches to the Yoga discipline.
Meditation is basic in the Tantra Yoga practice. We will see different approaches to meditation as a tool for you to share when people have not experience with it.
35% of the course is dedicated to the following classes:
ART & SHAMANISM
In this course we are going to work with different disciplines such as theater, literature, clowning, voice work, energetic body work, meditation among others.
And you will have the oppotunity to experience some local rituals:
Temazcal The Purification Lodge – In this ancient shamanic ceremony you create your intent for your Teacher Training and reconnect with nature, spirit, and your centered self. It helps students leave old weights behind them and open the door with their fellow yogis to new experiences.
Each student receives a Limpia, an energy cleansing ritual made with local medicinal plants, made by a native healer woman from our mountain, the Ilaló
MOVEMENT AND STRUCTURES FOR IMPROVISATION
Techniques used in this part of the course: personal approaches to contact improvisation, body somatics, viewpoints, instant composition.
SPACE DYNAMICS AND STORYTELLING
Tecniques: bodylanguage, work with our emotions, self expression, dramatury of my own story
MOVEMENT AND PUPPETRY
Tecniques: we work with day-to-day materials and with colours creating a magic and ritualistic approch to our every day live.
Tecniques: liberation of the voice; mantras; voice and chakrawork
SHAMANISM & COSMOVISION
in which we will discover the use of power and medicinal plants and know about the andean cosmovision