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28 Days 200-hour Detox Yoga Teacher Training Ecuador

  • Casa Kiliku, Rumihuaico alto, Segunda Acequia, Tumbaco 170910, Ecuador

Overview

Yoga Teacher Training in Ecuador

Become a Yoga Alliance International and Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor in Durga’s Tiger School with specialization in detox and mindful nutrition. The main focus of the course will be Tantra yoga, pranayama techniques, meditation, and mindful nutrition. You will live an experience of deep transformation by purifying your body and mind and unifying with the spirit.

Highlights

  • Temazcal and limpia
  • Pre and post detox program
  • Daily Tantra and Kundalini yoga practice
  • Detox and mindful nutrition classes
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals and snacks
  • 24 days with instruction
  • English, Spanish
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During this retreat, you will stay in Casa Kiliku, a place in the Andes not too far from the city of Quito and just next to the natural reserve of the Ilaló Volcano. During the teacher training Casa Kiliku will be close to tourists and open as an Ashram where you share meals, spaces, yoga work, and ashram life experience.

The houses are built with materials from the volcano, with bricks or adobe and wood. Every space is unique. You can stay on the big terrace and chat with others. Or just lie in the hammock and read or meditate on treetops dancing in the wind. It is pure luxury to offer a retreat place in a rural environment at the edge of the ecological reserve Ilaló and so close to the center of Quito, 25 minutes by car.

This place is made by ecological local materials and a sustainable way of living is promoted. Accommodation will be in double or triple rooms equipped with kitchen and bathroom with hot shower. You will share meals every day in the communitarian terrace enjoying the view.

Casa Estrella House

Fully furnished house for short or longterm vacations. Fits up to for people, adults or children. Includes two rooms. Each room has 35 square meters and a private terrace. One room has a chimney. It includes working space, two double beds, an open space with a big kitchen, chimney, living room, dinning room, one big bathroom, a large shared terrace, a garden, and fire place with amazing view.

Casita Jardín

Fully furnished loft, sleeps three people. It includes chimney, one bathroom, one single bed and one double loft bed, access to breakfast kitchen, shared big terrace, garden, and fire place with amazing view.

Suite La Palma

Fully furnished suite, sleeps three people. It includes one kitchen, one bathroom, one open bedroom, spectacular view, large shared terrace, garden, and fire place with amazing view.

La Torre

It is in a third floor apartment. A fully furnished house for short or longtime vacations, sleeps four people. It includes a kitchen, two bathrooms, two bedrooms, an independent open terrace in the first floor, a balcony, spectacular view, large shared terrace, garden, and fire place with amazing view.

Detox and mindful nutrition, the art of healing through food

Immerse one month in the ashram where you will learn to share with Tantra yoga; an inspiring, intuitive and deeply meditative yoga practice. You will also learn detox and mindful nutrition; the art of healing through food. Discover a new way of eating with an Alkaline and anti-inflammatory nutrition, learn to apply detoxification practices, learn how to make delicious vegan and raw food, and discover a new way to relate with food and your own body.

During the training you will also learn to design and prepare delicious healthy menus including deserts for detoxifying and rejuvenating all your system using food as a tool for health and healing. In the paradise of the Andes you will explore power of self-healing with local products, plenty of vegetables, fruits, and medicinal plants.

Tantra yoga

Tantra yoga works with deep relaxation. Students will learn the feeling of flowing into the asanas without struggle, developing a deep form of a deep yoga meditation. This technique is completed by the practice of bandhas, pranayama, the mantra chanting, Samadhi, sitting meditation and kundalini kriyas. Students will also learn about Tantra yoga methodology, and together you will discover the ways in which to implement the yoga experience into every day life.

Students also learn about the energetic exchange between Shiva and Shakti, the two polarities, and how to integrate sexual energy into their yoga exploration. During their training, students will explore tantra yogic lifestyle, philosophy and arts.

Kundalini yoga

Kundalini Yoga applies asana (body positions), bandha (body locks), mudra (hand gestures), pranyama (focused breathing), mantra (sound), and meditation in the context of special Krijas (transformation vehicles) in a synergetic and dynamic way.

As a result of this process, a powerful, natural, and organic impulse unfolds in the practitioner that ideally balances their life force. This experience provides a deep sense of self-awareness, unity, and an appreciation for the gift of life.

Detox and mindful nutrition classes

During the detox and mindful nutrition classes, you will learn what is a detox; the alkaline diet and why to use raw living food for this process?; enzymes and its different types; transitions to a detox time; sprouts and shoots; how to create a garden at home and different methods of germination; wheat grass, introduction and history, properties and beneficial uses; prebiotics and probiotics; what are fermented foods and how to use them, and the various types of vegetables milks and its benefits.

You will also study super-foods; mineralizing the body; green juices and smoothies therapy; relationship with food; nourishing according the bio individuality; how to individualize food according to personal dosha; how to alkalinize the blood and prevent diseases, how do the purifying organs work and how you can help them; auto massage and Ishnaan, and the science of hydrotherapy.

Some of the benefits you will experience is a flexible and strong body, a clear mind and peace of soul, your digestion will improve, get rid of excess waste, strengthen immune system, increase energy levels, your skin will glow, any skin issue clear up, shiner hair, grater connection with your body and soul, eliminate addictions to certain foods or sugar, balance your weight, and prepare your body for a future pregnancy.

Complimentary activities

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 you to leave a lot of old weight behind you and you open the door with your other yogis to new experiences.

Expressive arts of the being workshops

Through the dance, the voice work, body expression, clowning, and theatre techniques, students, will explore themselves and do an emotional detox.

Limpia

Each student will receive a limpia (energy cleansing) a cleansing ritual made with local medicinal plants, made by a native healer woman from the mountain, the Ilaló.

Massage workshops

You will learn about Ayurvedic foot massage (related with the tantra yoga practice), reflexology, or a basic abyanga massage from the Ayurveda medicine.

Partner yoga

A gentle way to deep more in the tantra yoga asanas. Working with a partner helps to get in contact with the other person using all senses and feeling supported in the practice. It helps to develop trust in the other person and work opening your heart.

Sample schedule

  • Morning meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Morning session of theory or practical learning (hands on kitchen, learn recipes)
  • Yoga practice
  • Lunch and afternoon break
  • Afternoon session of theory, practical learning, or workshop
  • Yoga Practice
  • Dinner
  • Teachings of applied tantra philosophy, mantra chanting, dancing, or special arts events related to the course on three evenings per week.

Gabriela Heredia Muñoz

Gabriela was born in Cuenca, Ecuador. She started her approach on yoga since early age, when her mother was going to a school of self-fulfilment and she brought her sometimes. She grew up in a spiritual environment, her family took on vegetarinism as lifestyle.

She was surrounded by self-realization books and she found one in particular: Yug Yoga Yoghismo from Dr. Serge Raynaud de la Ferriere, with which she started to introduce herself in yoga during the school period; from that moment she started her travel to self discovery.

Gaby started her Kundalini yoga practice in 2008. In 2010, she studies with some master teachers as, Nam Nidhan Kaur Kalsa, Pritampal Singh Kalsa, Prabhu Nam Kaur, and Sat Jiwan Singh to be a Kundalini yoga teacher. She was certified as yoga teacher for children by the Radiant Child program created by the teacher Shakta Kaur and Yoga Crecer from the teacher Prabhu Nam Kaur.

In 2011, she participated in the International European Yoga Festival in France. From 2010 to 2012, she has also been the creator of the yoga program for teachers and children in the school “Ludoteca”. In 2013, she made two teacher trainings in yoga and biomechánics untill 2014.

In 2015, she trained as a practitioner in PNL in the “Instituto Latinoamericano de Coaching y Terapia”. In her constant search to balance her health, she realized macrobiotic alimentation courses, Ayurveda and raw food courses. Nowadays she’s studying coaching for health and nutrition and she integrates yoga and nutrition as a lifestyle.

Daniela de Girolamo

Daniela was born and grew up in Italy. After some years traveling as tour guide, she decided to settle in Granada, Spain, where she started to studied in the “Sol y Luna” school. In 2005 she began studying Ayurvedic medicine with the study of abhyanga massage and marma treatments.

In 2006 Daniela was certified as Ayurveda massage therapist by APTN COFENAT (Asociación de Profesionales y Autónomos de las Terapias Naturales). This same year she began to study shiatsu and traditional Chinese medicine.

Thanks to this beautiful four year path, in which Daniela gained an understanding of the functioning of nature’s elements and their relationship with the body, she can integrate the knowledge of these two ancient arts of healing. Ayurveda medicine and Chinese medicine have many things in common.

In 2010 she was certified as a shiatsu therapist by A.P.S.E. (Asociación de Profesionales de Shiatsu de España). Daniela’s love for shiatsu and the practice with patients, stimulated her to deepen her study, participating in 2010 in an intensive course about “Diagnostic and work with chakras” with Diego Sanchez, teacher from Uruguay. In 2011 she attended a postgraduate course about “Shiatsu and menstruation” with Marina De Franceschi from Italy.

She began to regularly practice Qi Gong in order to be in good health and energetically strong while working with patients. Between 2010 and 2012 she trained at “Sol Y Luna” school to become a Qi Gong teacher.

Daniela taught and worked with shiatsu in a number of different centers in Granada, ArtesSanas en Movimiento which is a creative project where she could meet professionals of other disciplines and exchange methodologies of yoga practices, Qi Gong techniques, and classical indian dance.

Between 2011 and 2012 she travelled to India where she practiced Hatha yoga (as yoga vacation) in Sivananda Ashram in Neyyr Dam and experience a treatment in Parathuvayalil Ayurvedic hospital in Cochin.

Since arriving in Ecuador, Daniela has been training in Tantra yoga with Iris Disse and assisting with the creation of Durga’s Tiger School. She’s now certified as 500-hour master yoga teacher in Tantra yoga and giving active meditation classes and tantra yoga classes.

Marcela Camacho

Born in Medellin Colombia in 1980, Marcela relocated to Ecuador 1989. She has studied acupuncture, healing humanism and healing creative theater in the Neijing School of Quito, Ecuador.

Marcela explores techniques like performing physical theater, clown, art comedy, storytelling, stage and theater of the oppressed. She also applies these techniques in different social scenes, developing each project with individual and group exercises.

Among the social projects in which she has participated are; “reading caravans”, this project seeks to motivate teachers and basic education students to read through creative play and art fun; “seeds of light, healthy and awake Ecuador” project which focuses on the union of women and youth in Las Marias neighborhood where they learn to cook and share stories.

On the stage of storytelling, she presented “Percucuentos, stories that resonate from the heart” with the Peruvian drummer Alfonso Gamboa. Her individual tales “Los cuentos de Tató” which includes stories of authorship, oral tradition, and various national and international writers, filling them with a number of different theater techniques.

She has dramatized her own story with the theater group “Clowndestinos” entitled “The terrible problem of the dark lady” and “Conversations with the mirror” with the group “La Luciernaga” healing creative theater.

Fanny

Fanny comes from one of the native families of the mountain, the Ilaló. Her family supports actively the community life as they have been living here from generations ago.

As part of the Shamanism program, Durga's Tiger School convinced Fanny Simbaña to share a little bit of her knowledge of the traditional medicinal plants that grow here on the volcano. Fanny’s knowledge of medicinal plants was handed down to her by her mother and grandmother, as it has been for generation to generation.

In her class, Fanny introduce the students to the various plants used for the ‘Limpia’ (energy cleaning), plants used for common ailments as well as those which help women recover after childbirth.

Students have the opportunity to have a ‘limpia’ made by Fanny, a cleansing ritual in which native medicinal plants are used to clean a person of energies which may be contributing to ill health and bad luck.

Fanny is also in charge to keep the place beautiful, clean, and colored with plants and flowers. She has been working with Iris and David from many years ago and she’s part of the family together with her sons and daughter Mercy, who is a 12 years old yogini and has been practicing yoga in the school from one year ago.

The yoga retreat will take place in Casa Kiliku, in the Andes of Ecuador, close to the capital Quito and on the edge of a natural reserve. You will be located three kilometers from the village of Tumbaco, surrounded by high trees and mountains. The Kiliku is a little hawk living here on the volcano, the Ilaló.

For the people, it is the symbol of freedom and as it is seeing the reality from high above. It means that this place helps the yoginis to get a distance from their everyday life to fly into the experience of living in a yoga ashram, enjoying the green garden surrounding with flowers and old trees.

Nearby places

  • Quito - 25 minutes
  • Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) - 45 minutes
  • Tumbaco, 3 kilometers
Activities
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
General
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Car rental nearby
  • Currency exchange
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance

Three daily vegan meals plus healthy home made snacks, green juices, vegetable milks, fruits, nuts, and coconut water are included in the price of the retreat. You will enjoy rejuvenating and immune-boosting meals which includes green juices and smoothies, natural probiotics, plenty of sprouts and shoots, vegetables, fruits, green salads, seeds, nuts, vegetable milks, medicinal Ecuadorian infusions, and much more.

All the food will be vegan and gluten free, during all the training this is important to fulfill the goal of healing and cleansing. Every menu is professionally designed to give you all the nutrients that you need plus healing and cleansing your body. You will make a kind and soft transition to a detoxifying and cleansing diet in which you won’t be starving due to the plenty of raw food, juices, and smoothies.

Detox program steps

  • Pre Detox time (transition) 70% raw 30% cooked
  • Detox time (deep cleansing) 100% raw
  • Post Detox 70% raw 30% cooked

During your free time, you may visit places where the national and international community mingles, like the Café Mare, the Café Arte, La Casa de Rafa, or the bio market. Here you buy organic food and German bread, having a coffee and a chat or enjoy story telling or a concert. Just three kilometers down the road in Tumbaco, you find everything you need; local shops, banks, and shopping malls.

Durga’s Tiger School offers alternative programs like papallacta hot springs, trips to Otavalo, shamanic ceremonies, and trips to Quito and Molinuco waterfalls. You could also work with a shaman and medicinal plants of the jungle or the andes; take a day trip to hot springs, the mountains, or to Otavalo market, etc; and possibility participate in extra workshops.

During this retreat, you may enjoy spa services for an extra fee upon request like Abyanga and Marmas massages; relaxing massages; reflexology; tantric counseling about love, relationships, and sexuality; personalized Qi Gong practices; and zen shiatsu treatments.

Zen shiatsu treatments

Take the opportunity to take a Zen shiatsu treatment. Based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Shiatsu is a method of healing and self-discovery in which acupressure along the body’s energy channels is applied, as well as stretching and moving of the articulations. The work is done on the energy level in order to regain the balance on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level.

  • 1 Detox kit
  • 1 Limpia
  • 1 Temazcal
  • 27 nights of accommodation
  • 3 daily detox meals and healthy snacks
  • Detox and mindful nutrition classes
  • Expressive arts of the being workshops
  • Massage workshops
  • Partner yoga
  • Tantra and Kundalini yoga classes

Driving directions from Quito

  • Enter Tumbaco through the interoceanica where you will see the Santa Maria supermarket on your right.
  • Go straight on for about one kilometer more.
  • You must turn right on Guayaquil Street on the opposite side of Gasolinera Primax near the light.
  • Drive towards the Colegio Pachamama, crossing a bridge over Ruta Viva highway until you get to a big football field in Rumihuaico area.
  • Go straight up to the hill.
  • After a 100 meters, the street will split into two.
  • Keep right (opposite direction from Pachamama) up hill on the new paved road.
  • You will follow this road for one and a half kilometers.
  • On the right, you will see a blue house.
  • Casa Kiliku is directly behind it with a little sign that says “Casa Kiliku lote 169”.

Driving directions from Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)

  • On the Ruta Viva highway, take the Tola Chica exit on kilometer 8.
  • When you get to the bridge that connects with Calle Carchi, turn left.
  • If you take the wrong exit and you enter from Tola Chica, you will find another bridge where you can turn back and follow a lateral street on Ruta Viva until you get to the bridge that connects with Calle Cachi.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your to arrive at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO).

Arrival by bus

The little village bus stops in front of Durga’s Tiger School’s door.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Durga's Tiger School for Tantra Yoga Shamanism an inquiry.
  • Review by Flor Khan from San Francisco
    10 out of 10

    "I have searched far and wide for a yoga community that surpassed the commercialized fitness regime many yoga studios have become to normalize worldwide. I was happy to find that Durga's Tiger School for Tantra Yoga was well organized and promoted, health, fitness, and creativity for individual growth. The program was beautifully put together, incorporating detox, Kundalini yoga, meditation, and art workshops for students to connect with their inner most selves both inside and out. The teachers took very special care of each student and fostered a real sense of community and love. I highly recommend Durga's Tiger School for students who are looking to dive deep into meditation and connect with their body and spirit. Without a doubt, this program will leave you feeling born anew. "

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  • Review by Hélo Ïse from France
    10 out of 10

    "To use words to describe life-changing experiences is the job of a writer. And I am none, but let's try... Iriss, Dani, David, Fanny and all the teachers at the Durga;s act from the heart and have build an amazing space for healing and learning what is not only a yoga practice, but a way of life. There is no fakeness, attitude or business here, but only authenticity and knowledge. They know what they do, and they do it with honesty and love."

    "You will find yourself going deeper and deeper, in your yoga practice and into yourself, with the space to reflect if you need, or surrounded by people who will listen to you and help you if you ask. You are safe there, as the Tantra yoga practice is the one of a lifetime. Allowing yourself to learn at the Durgas is one of the best gifts you can offer to yourself."

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  • Review by Asha Moore

    "2.5 months later, 500 hrs of yoga and its finally here, our last day of yoga school! Wow! What a journey! I am abundantly grateful for every moment, every emotion, every lesson, every tear, every conversation and every second I experienced here. It's been the highlight of my trip and my life. So much love to my tribe, let's go out with a bang! I found my path..."

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  • Review by Angelina Peluso from Minnesota, USA
    9 out of 10

    "Durga's tiger school was very welcoming, and a peaceful retreat with great food, friendly staff, and meaningful workshops. The location was hard to find even for some locals, but they have a friend who drives taxi for them and you can arrange it when you need. I highly recommend this place for your trip! "

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  • Review by Heike Herrmann
    10 out of 10

    "I came not very experienced in Yoga and just after a few days my state of mind changed totally from a tense one to a very relaxed and creative one. Things started to flow, not just into the lessons."

    "But also the body came up to a very higher energy level. I realized: This is a lot more than just sports."

    "The rooms are very personal and the whole place is very beautiful."

    "If someone really needs a reset from the everyday life, go and take a time at Durgas Tiger School!"

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  • Review by Kevin A. Whelan from Tungurahua, Ecuador
    10 out of 10

    "I had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful school in a fabulous location overlooking Quito for four days. While there, I met a great crew of people who were studying for their teaching credentials. Although I am much older than most of them they welcomed me with open hearts and friendship. I was so happy about this because sometimes when you travel alone to a new place it can be a bit difficult meeting new people. The staff here are lovely people, so warm, happy and willing to help out with any requests. I enjoyed morning yoga activities and there were many things to do which of course you have the option to participate or not. The daily meals were delicious. I’m not a vegetarian but could easily become one after enjoying the food served here at mealtimes. My accommodation was very comfortable and I slept well and peacefully every night. I would highly recommend this yoga ashram to anyone who is looking for a quiet retreat from the stresses of everyday life or to people who wish to further their yoga experiences and learning. I cannot stress enough what an awesome experience this was for me."

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  • Review by Hlose
    10 out of 10

    "To use words to describe life changing experiences is the job of a writer. And I am none, but let's try... Iriss, Dani, David, Fanny and all the teachers at the Durgas act from the heart and have build an amazing space for healing and learning what is not only a yoga practice, but a way of life. There is no fakeness, attitude or business here, but only authenticity and knowledge. They know what they do, and they do it with honesty and love. You will find yourself going deeper and deeper, in your yoga practice and into yourself, with the space to reflect if you need, or surrounded by people who will listen to you and help you if you ask. You are safe there, as the Tantra yoga practice is the one of a lifetime. Allowing yourself to learn at the Durgas is one of the best gift you can offer to yourself."

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  • Review by Tamara
    10 out of 10

    "This yoga teacher training was exactly what I was looking for. I was looking for something different - a school based on experiences and not based on manuals, and that is exactly what you are going to find there. Durga's Tiger School is full of experiences. Great teachers and lovely people who are sharing their experiences with you and a lot of self-awareness-work which makes you grow even within this short time. It was just awesome, a journey full of love, lovely people, beautiful surroundings, and amazing experiences!"

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  • Review by Heike
    10 out of 10

    "I came not very experienced in Yoga and just after a few days my stade of mind changed totally from a tense one to a very relaxed and creative one. Things started to flow, not just into the lessons. But also the body came up to a very higher energy level. I realised: This is a lot more than just sports. The rooms are very personal and the whole place is very beautiful. If someone really needs a reset from the everyday life, go and take a time at Durga's Tiger School!"

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  • Review by Emilie
    10 out of 10

    "I was very pleased with my seven day retreat. So much more than I had hoped for. The food was excellent, and the classes were fun and informative. Made new friends and feel refreshed. I highly recommend it!"

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  • Review by Cody from USA
    10 out of 10

    "What I learned about Tantra yoga is that it is not only a relaxation technique or yoga style, but it is a tool for transformation. This transformation begins at the cellular level of our being. Tantra yoga is a powerful and indispensable tool for change."

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  • Review by Sophie from France
    10 out of 10

    "From this course I learned to feel myself from inside, to be with myself without feeling, and to feel so much alive, either laughing or crying but so much here to my being. I came also with a big and heavy question for my development and I got the answer. I know how to care of myself and when to go until the next step. I learned how to be one with my emotions, understand and they are mine, and we are a team, not enemies. I learned how to feel my power, create my aura, and create my vital space outside myself."

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  • Review by Harry from USA
    10 out of 10

    "From this course I will take with me the sense of peace within my yoga practice and an expanded sense of awareness in my body. My body is as flexible as it has ever been and I find a space of no rush being increasingly present in my practice and my life as a whole."

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  • Review by Joselo from Ecuador
    10 out of 10

    "During this month, I enjoyed Tantra yoga a lot. I also enjoyed dancing and putting the heart and soul into it! I received master classes about how conceive myself as a being of light and share knowledge in community. I learned to love me and be gentle with myself. Casa Kiliku - Durgas Tiger School is a magic place where you feel the love and energy of all beings living here. Its a place where you come to empower and discover yourself."

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  • Review by Sage from USA
    10 out of 10

    "After this training, Tantra yoga in this moment means a very intentional yoga practiced which is centralized on relaxation, meditation, and rejuvenation of the body. Its helped me become aware of my witness / observer. Tantra classes reminded me to slow down and enjoy and use all of my senses."

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  • Review by Victoria from Colombia
    10 out of 10

    "One of the best experiences for me this month, has being the discover of myself, to identify with clarity, things I want to improve and change in order to be a better human being!Tantra yoga represents for me, a life style; it means to learn to fee every step we make day by day. It means also opening your heart to love and be loved. Its living the present moment!"

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  • Review by Erica from USA
    10 out of 10

    "This school speaks to the core of my being! Much of what I learned at Durgas Tiger School will stay with me for life. I learned how to stay inside of my own power, to be strong, and take care of myself. I learned to be vulnerable and open with others. The course is intensive and at times, exhausting, but it broke me open in that way. I dont believe I could have dug as deep without the intensity.If you are looking for a strict, quiet, reserved yogic community, look elsewhere. Durgas Tiger School is meditative and healing, but the energy is very high and wild! This is why I love Dani, Iris, and David. The way they have developed their program is honest and allows you to exist inside of the real world instead of floating inside of a yoga bubble reality where everything is perfect and happy. They encourage you to reach inside and understand yourself, including the darkness that you may encounter. To ignore this would create an unbalanced practice.I have begun to share the Tantric series and philosophy with my friends, family, and people in my hometown and have received an immensely positive response. I am excited to continue my relationship with Durgas Tiger School and see where my new path leads me! Aho!"

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  • Review by Oleg from Estonia
    10 out of 10

    "I have become more flexible. I now feel clearly how energy flows on me and I have power to direct it. I sense even more how our outside world is a reflection of our inside world. I have deepened my understanding of life and death, being able to feel my sexual energy flowing and rising from my roots. Also I have experience a great balance between my feminine and masculine energies. The evening Tantra gave me a better understanding of relationships between man and women and how it is possible to be more free in the relationship and also how to make relationship more special and being it on another level."

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  • Review by Erica from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The most important thing I realized in this month is that I can be with others and not have to give my power away to them. I understand that I have the power to heal myself and can choose to be around loving people. I have had the experience of being able to truly relax my mind and allow my body to communicate what it needs. I have learned how to breathe deeply. The most important aspect of the Tantra courses for me was learning to trust and give to others in a reciprocal manner. The group experience we did last really helped me to access my subconscious."

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  • Review by Lisa from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I have learned to stop controlling the future. I want to trust the universe and not miss arising opportunities. I want to go with the flow! What I love about Tantra yoga is that I was able to listen to my body rather than concentrating on the perfect alignment. I love the flow of the asanas, and the breathing."

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  • Review by Jaanika from Estonia
    10 out of 10

    "I feel I am freer, more in touch with myself. I have let go of a lot of emotions. I have found this silence in me, where there are no thoughts, no nothing, it just is. I feel how the energy is flowing in me. I have learned how to really relax and how to let your body sink on the floor and just breathe. I have learned to meditate in the posture and really enjoy it."

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  • Review by A traveler from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I learned how to be completely immersed in the present moment, allowing your true self to flow freely without ego expectations or limitations, trusting in this. Accepting in what is and finding beauty and lessons within all things people and situations."

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  • Review by Maeve from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I don’t have any words to express my gratitude for my experience here this summer. Thank you so much! Will be back! With love."

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  • Review by Sanne from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I arrived here not believing in any God. I just believed after death there would be something. Now I know that also during life there are spirits supporting me. It gives me so much confidence and support. Before everything was my own responsibility and it put so much pressure on having everything under control. Now I can let go more easily and be grateful for the miracles in life."

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  • Review by A traveler from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I learned to open up to a creative process that is collective and collaborative, to let go of fears relating to imperfection, to play without thinking just in a mindful, feeling way, and to use creative processes as a way to explore and learn about my own fears."

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  • Review by A traveler from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The most important thing I learnt this month is that you might think you understand your mind body and soul, but you can always go deeper. Kundalini rocked my world. The most interesting thing about Tantra is that the journey is more important than the start and the finish."

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  • Review by Maddison from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The most important thing learned this month: I hold onto my emotions and reactions. I am very stubborn. I felt chakra classes and mantras. From Tantra, I learned that I really need touch from people. I want to be more open and welcoming to new people in my life. I find it important to connect mind and body when practicing yoga - the physical is spiritual is important to me."

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  • Review by Kayla from USA
    10 out of 10

    "During teacher training, I learned to create a vessel for love, the important of loving myself and accepting loving kindness from others in order to heal myself so that I may heal others, and being embraced by the womb of the mother earth. I have more direction for my own path as a healer."

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  • Review by Skyler from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I learned a lot about myself and my shadow while at Durgas Tiger School. I witnessed the habitual patterns of my ego, the critical, negative, easily distracted tendencies; and gained a stronger resolve to stop feeding energy to these patterns."

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  • Review by Shadia from Cumbaya
    10 out of 10

    "In Tantra, I make the practice of presence a priority, setting the intention to be fully present within your practice and within yourself, to have a deeper connection to your inner world and thus a greater understanding for the world. For me, the most important of the experience has been learning to respect my space, value the silence, and know myself, connecting with myself and feel my feelings waking up, getting rid of emotions inside that don’t allow me to wake up!"

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  • Review by Jacky from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I was the most representative of my experiences: the personal growth, new experiences that feed you, the opening to the uncertain, enforcement of our knowledge, discipline, sharing with new people, the evolution, understanding Tantra as a way of life, the opening of our senses, the awake of inner confidence were all life-changin. Tantra now is a key in my life. Love, practice, and love."

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  • Review by Valentina from Quito
    10 out of 10

    "It was really helpful for me to recognize the energy movement through my body and transform it in something very subtle and sublime. Feel the change path to the light and the possibility of a new (and old at the same time) way to communicate and stay in happiness enjoying life. Thanks to you all!"

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  • Review by Cari from Quito
    10 out of 10

    "Integration, expansion, love, sharing, transformation, liberation, inner growth, end of a circle and starting another one, synchronization, let myself be surprised, everything is perfect, let go the control, flow from love, security, empowerment, gratitude, presents!"

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  • Review by Becky from United States
    10 out of 10

    "The most important thing of the teacher training for me was understanding how much I want to express myself, yes how hard I make it on myself. Somehow I’ve made communication way harder than it needs to be. I need much work in an area I thought I was good at. Thank you for exposing me to this giant hole in me! "

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  • Review by Akire from Quito
    10 out of 10

    "The teacher training of Durgas Tiger School is a space where you can really go deep into yourself, whatever is your day to day life. You need to make a pause to notice if you have what you truly need, or if it is just because it’s there. The mind is so strong, what you believe becomes true. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to control the mind, the body, and the spirit and be aware of your goals starting from their roots."

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  • Review by Gaby from Quito
    10 out of 10

    "In my opinion, the experience was something unique that brought me to dive deeper into yoga and its universe. Living in the ashram, I was able to experience it in a much deeper way and could live an authentic place away from my comfort area. I could connect strongly with myself and with my surroundings in a real and profound way, and I could absorb more easily all the information that I was receiving."

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  • Review by Nuria from Cumbaya
    10 out of 10

    "Doing a teacher training is a privilege that few can accomplish. It is a small break in your life that allows you to experience a full immersion into a practice that demands surrender, love, and discipline. Although the art of teaching improves with the years and the experience, the teacher training it’s really a magic door from where you can start your training as a teacher. And even tough your goal is not to teach, you can still go deeper into your practice and interchange ideas with people that have the same passion and interests as you. Personally, I have had the chance to practice with extraordinary teachers for many years, and starting from my experience in Durgas that I can start to offer the same gift to others. The most important part for me has been to lose my expectation rigidity and connect with a more fluent structure and live a personal process outside of my house (and without my sons). I could experience Tantra (a concept that I was afraid of), and I could be closely and differently connected with team mates and teachers. Release, flow, and recognize these processes as a point from the beginning of the change."

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  • Review by Ivan from Quito
    10 out of 10

    "The time that I shared in the ashram I really enjoyed the space of harmony, peace, and goodness of all the people, especially the teachers that lead us during the training. It was an excellent opportunity to know widely and practically different yoga traditions. Even though the physical practices were intense, I could handle them and I also had time to relax. It was really interesting to live an experience where the physical exercise is only a door to enter a wider development of the consciousness, where I could meet with myself and progress towards a way of living more harmonious with my surrounding."

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  • Review by Grace from Quito
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga is to be present. In this phrase I can resume what I learned in the teacher training. Present here and now with all that I am and have, this is the fundament of happiness. It’s always good to take a time for yourself, to do what you like and empower yourself, and finally be able to share with the others."

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  • Review by Jaquelline from Venezuela
    10 out of 10

    "I could participate at the first 200-hour training of Tantra and Shamanism, a perfect combination and not only as a student but also as a teacher, sharing my knowledge and experiences with a lot of humbleness and respect, but also acknowledging my path and my efforts; the results of all this experience has been infinitely full of gratitude. Iris Disse is the founder of this school, who I deeply thank for her openness, energy, disposition, and her creative source that is inspiring for many. For me, this has been laboratory of living experiences that blend the native ancient wisdom of this land with the traditional wisdom of the yoga as the Tantric teachings. This was a real gift for me, it cleared my path; this experience in the ashram for one month really changed my life. I could connect with my source and senses, and I could let them be so that they can manifest their divinity, their empowerment. Tantra forms part of me and now that I can understand a little bit more it integrates many parts of me that before where scattered and separated. Talking about energy domain this training is really well oriented, it looks for a balance between the feminine and the masculine, of your creative energy Shakti and our consciousness Shiva which exists inside of us. And this understanding is eternal, it is always with you only that sometimes it is sleeping. Thanks to this and to many more things, I recommend this training that will unique for each moment, the group is very important, because you are not working only on an individual level but also on a collective one, as a whole, which is in the end yoga, union. Again, I express my infinite gratitude to Durgas Tiger School of which I am part and all we pass there we become part of this beautiful tantric tapestry. Namaste."

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Tumbaco, Quito, Ecuador

Durga’s Tiger School of Tantra Yoga and Shamansim is the first yoga school in Ecuador that offers training for yoga teachers with YAI certification.

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28 days / 27 nights

Availability

Arrival: Sunday April 2, 2017
Departure: Saturday April 29, 2017

Special discount

2 persons booking together are elligible for a special discount of 110 USD per person.

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