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7 Days Detox and Yoga Retreat in Ecuador

  • Casa Kiliku, Rumihuaico Alto, Lote 169, Segunda Acequia, 170184 Tumbaco, Pichincha, Ecuador

Overview

Yoga Retreat Ecuador

Join a unique detox and yoga retreat in the Andes of Ecuador and recharge your body and mind! Through the work with yoga, meditation, mindful nutrition, pranayama, art, and shamanism, you will experience a program in which you will flow through a process of emotional and physical detoxification. You will leave with a feeling of deep healing and transformation by purifying your being and unifying with the universal spirit.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga practice
  • Ancient shamanic ceremony
  • Meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Expressive arts and massage workshops
  • Free time to join trips to hot springs, mountains, and waterfalls
  • Vegan and raw food workshop
  • Daily healing organic meals
  • 6 nights’ accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Casa Kiliku is an ecological place created by artists. The houses are built by materials from the nearby 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. The venue is made with ecological local materials and a sustainable way of living is promoted.

The main focus of the retreat is in mindful nutrition and detox with yoga and pranayama techniques to complete the process of cleansing.

The yoga techniques you will focus on are Tantra yoga and Kundalini yoga, which are specifically helpful in cleansing processes thanks to relaxation and meditation in movement. In Tantra yoga, practitioners 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, mantra chanting, sitting meditation, and Kundalini yoga kriyas. Through the Tantra teachings, students also learn about the energetic exchange between Shiva and Shakti, the two polarities, and how to integrate sexual energy into their yoga exploration.

Tantra yoga

Tantra yoga is a holistic cosmovision which contains not only the exercises of asanas or pranayama; arts, medicine, and astrology also form part of the tantric way of life. In Durga’s Tiger School of Tantra Yoga Shamanism, different approaches are taught to work on the physical part, while also offering a vision of a tantric lifestyle.

Work with asanas, bandhas, pranayama, mudras, and mantras in traditional Tantra yoga is based on the teachings of Bhagavan Shanmuka Anantha Natha.

Tantra yoga asanas are derived from the Vedas, the most ancient metaphysical writings available to man. These asanas are designed for adepts to balance their intrinsic energy system (prana) and to root themselves in infinite consciousness. Sincere practice leads adept students to release deep-seated tension and fears, and to express their true selfhood from a place of love and freedom. Ultimately, adepts experience a shift in identity and learn to view themselves and the other as a divine being. While this yoga naturally increases strength, flexibility, precision, and health, this is not the primary focus.

Kaula Tantra yoga is rooted in Uttara Shaivism, or Kashmiri Shaivism, one of six Siva traditions. Students approach the asanas from a place of relaxation, care, and love for themselves.

This yoga series is hence practiced 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, individuals find their own unique way of expressing the asanas without the pressure of competing or ‘performing perfectly’.

Tantra yoga facilitators approach students as whole human beings and discourage ‘isolating’ or forcing muscles. Their priority is to hold a space of acceptance and love, with only minimal guidance where necessary. Over time, students learn to meditate in the postures to connect with the Divine. This yoga specifically cultures the diaphragms and thus balances every area of life, including sexuality.

Please note that classes do not involve nudity or sexual contact. In the advanced stages, deeper pranayama practice, nandhas, and mantra practices are incorporated to culture Kundalini energy. The advanced levels are taught at Shri Kali Ashram in southern India.

Kundalini yoga

The science of Kundalini yoga is a holistic system of body and energy work. The combination of dynamic exercises, breathing, and relaxation techniques have been proven for centuries and are adapted for today’s age of information and communication. The method of Kundalini yoga is based on the experiences and findings of the yoginis and saints of the past.

Their direct insight into the mystery of life allows them to recognize that everything created is of complete perfection and holds the capability to enable persons to fully unfold their potential on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels to experience thorough inner happiness.

Knowledge about the functions, structure, and self-expression of the natural life force and its manifestations is based on experience that was passed on to a small, elite, and privileged group of yoginis over generations - a golden chain of teachings that were only transmitted by the spoken word.

In 1968, this tradition changed when yogi Bhajan started to teach the method of Kundalini yoga for the first time outside India, in the Western Hemisphere. Since then, it is possible for anyone to practice this body energy work and realize their full potential for growth, improved health, harmony, and happiness through formal study.

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.

Retreat guests will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities as a compliment of their retreat.

Termazcal, “The Purification Lodge”

In this ancient shamanic ceremony, reconnect with nature, spiri,t and your centered self. It helps you leave a lot of old weight behind you and open the door with your other yogis to new experiences.

Expressive arts of the being workshops

Through dance, voice work, body expression, clowning, and theatre techniques, students will explore themselves and experience the liberation of emotions which is part of the Tantra philosophy.

Limpia

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

Massage workshops

%During these workshops, you will learn about Ayurvedic foot massage (related with the Tantra yoga practice), reflexology, or a basic Ayurvedic medicinal Abhyanga massage.

Partner yoga

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

Daily sample schedule

  • Morning meditation, movement, and yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Morning session of theory and practical learning (hands-on kitchen workshop, learn recipes)
  • Pranayama
  • Lunch and afternoon break
  • Afternoon session of theory, practical learning, and workshops
  • Yoga practice
  • Dinner
  • Mantra chanting, dancing, and special arts events (once or twice per week)

Iris Disse

Iris is a German artist who works in Latin America and Europe as an internationally-renowned film maker. Her documentaries and movies reflect the social reality of the indigenous people in Latin America and Indonesia. Until 1995, she was a well-known actress for German TV and theatre. She subsequently worked as a theatre director in Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna.

She is a prize-winning sound artist and maintains some involvement in these fields. In 1988 to1993, she got involved in meditation, breathing, singing, and dancing as spiritual techniques with the Sufimaster Pir Vilayat Inayat Kahn.

Every year, she participated in monthly retreats in the Alps. From 1993 to 1995, she trained in yoga Tantra with a range of teachers including Margo Anand, Doris Christinger, and Peter Schröter from Sky Dancing Tantra, Diana Richardson, Kutira, and Allan Lowen. She has been practicing Tantra for the last 20 years together with her partner, David Höner. Since 1996, they are teaching yoga Tantra and Iris Disse presents this knowledge at the University of Quito (Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar).

Working since 1994 with indigenous people in Latin America and Indonesia, she got involved with shamanistic energy work. In February 2013, she gained a 500-hour advanced Tantra yoga certificate with the traditional Tantric Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Anantha Natha in southern India. Since 2000, Iris has been developing Durga’s Tiger teachings, incorporating Tantra yoga and shamanism. Her Durga’s Tiger dance meditation is a powerful fusion of yoga energy work implemented in different dance styles. The training involves voice work and chanting.

The detox and yoga retreat will take place in Casa Kiliku, in the Ecuador’s Andes, close to the capital city of Quito and on the edge of a natural reserve. You will be located near 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 locals, it is the symbol of freedom; as it is seeing reality from high above, it means that this place helps yoginis distance themselves from their everyday life to fly into the experience of living in a yoga ashram, enjoying the green garden, and relish in the flowers and old trees.

Nearby places

  • Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) - 45 minutes' drive
  • Quito - 25 minutes’ drive
  • Tumbaco, 3 kilometers
Activities
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Temazcal
General
  • Bar nearby
  • Caf 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

Discover a new way of eating with an alkaline and anti-inflammatory nutrition, learn to apply detoxification practices, learn hands-on how to make delicious vegan and raw food tasty dishes, and discover a new way to relate with food and your own body. You will explore the power of self-healing with local products, plenty of vegetables, fruits, and medicinal plants. Discover the art of healing through food!

  • Day trips to hot springs, mountains, and waterfalls or to the Otavalo market
  • Work with a shaman and medicinal plants of the jungle or the Andes
  • Yoga exploration laboratories, during which students discover other yoga techniques

The retreat includes one massage workshop. Other optional treatment are available:

  • Marmas massage
  • Personalized Qigong practices
  • Reflexology
  • Relaxing massage
  • Tantric counseling about love, couple, and sexuality
  • Zen shiatsu treatments
  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation
  • Arts and massage workshops
  • Cooking workshop
  • Daily healthy vegetarian meals
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Pranayama classes
  • Shamanic ceremony
  • Tantra and Kundalini yoga practice
  • Day trips
  • Work with a shaman and medicinal plants
  • Yoga exploration laboratories

Arrival by airplane

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

Driving directions from Quito

  • Enter in Tumbaco through the Interoceánica, you will see Santa María supermarket on your right and you just follow straight on for about one kilometer more
  • Turn right in the Guayaquil Street on the opposite site of “Gasolinera Primax” (gas station) by the traffics lights
  • Drive towards the “Colegio Pachamama”, crossing a bridge over “Ruta Viva” Highway, until you get to a big football field in Rumihuaico area (Comuna Leopoldo Chávez)
  • Go straight up to the hill, after 100 meters the street makes a Y split; keep right (the opposite direction from Pachamama) up hill on the new paved road
  • Follow it for 1.5 kilometers approximately and on the right side there is a blue house; Casa Kiliku is directly behind it. Look for the little sign that says “Casa Kiliku lote 169”

Driving directions from Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)

  • Arriving from the airport through the Interoceanica, once you enter in Tumbaco, you will find the Primax gas station on the right
  • Take the Guayaquil Street on the left; in this case, as there is not possibility to turn left you have to turn right in Guayaquil street and make a U so you can cross the Interoceanica and enter in the correct side of the street
  • Drive towards the “Colegio Pachamama”, crossing a bridge over “Ruta Viva” Highway, until you get to a big football field in Rumihuaico area (Comuna Leopoldo Chávez)
  • Go straight up to the hill, after 100 meters the street makes a Y split; keep right (the opposite direction from Pachamama) up hill on the new paved road.
  • Follow it for 1.5 kilometers approximately and on the right side there is a blue house; Casa Kiliku is directly behind it. Look for the little sign that says “Casa Kiliku lote 169”
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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