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Join this workshop to know about the art of living an integrated life. As Durga's Tiger School for Tantra Yoga Shamanism are living in Ecuador with a massive indigenous population, they work with shamanism energy concepts as well, relating the shamanic visionaries of the Andes with the Tibetan tantric tradition. Discover the wide-ranging of the shamanic Cosmovision of America. the awaken of the memory, the path to the development of self-empowerment; the work with the concrete experience. All this work supported by the Kaula Tantra yoga, in which you will learn to create your sacred space and make of the yoga practice a deep experience of self-encounter
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 Ilal 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 by 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 Ilal and so close to the center of Quito.
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.
A yoga retreat is a gift you can give to yourself! You can relax, deepen your yoga practice, heal, share beautiful moments with other people, enjoy with organized events; enjoy art, dance, meditation, music, great vegetarian food, nature, and learn more about the ancient knowledge of this beautiful country.
During this retreat, you will discouver the power of a ritual, the drums, and medicinal plants.You don’t have to be experienced in yoga to join the program, and you can decide in which activities you want to participate every day.
Two nights per week, from 20:30 to 22:00, there will be special events related with Tantra, music, dance, and arts.
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 performance techniques such as 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.
Fanny comes from one of the native families of the mountain, the Ilaló. Her family has actively supported community life on the mountain through many generations. As part of the shamanism program, Fanny will share a little bit of her knowledge of the traditional medicinal plants that grow on the volcano. Fanny’s knowledge of medicinal plants was handed down to her by her mother and grandmother, as it has been from generation to generation.
Hector graduated in Political Science with a master in Business Administration (MBA). After few years working in what he studied, he decided to change his profile. He started meditating and then practicing yoga in 2004. He practiced and explored deeply different yoga styles, such as Hatha yoga, Vidya or classical yoga, Rocket yoga, Power yoga, Anusara yoga, Dynamic yoga, and Kundalini yoga. He has being giving yoga classes from about 10 years ago. He also practiced different meditation styles, including Osho, Zen, Taoíst, and Vipassana.
Tatiana was born in Ecuador. In 1999, she studied Plastic Arts and at the same time Initiation Psychology based on the teachings of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim. Thanks to this, she empirically experienced art as a therapy. She started doing workshops in which she worked on the human development using art and the play as the main tool. In 2015, she realized a master with IASE of Valencia, Spain in Art Therapy. In 2007, she finished her studies in Humanistic Psychotherapy Gestalt with the IHPG School of México. She has been working as a psychotherapist from 14 years ago.
Rosa is a sociologist and during different years, she gave private counselings as manager of market research. In 2012, she trained as a Kundalini yoga teacher, and from that moment, she began to go in-depth with themes such as conscious pregnancy, upbringing without attachment, and breastfeeding. Now, she gives yoga classes for pregnant women, people who are trying for a baby, and women who just gave birth. Another one of the themes she works with is the couple and she gives workshops for couples.
Catherine-Ayer Gresham was brought up in North Carolina, US. She has been practicing yoga for seven years now. She completed a 200-hour Vinyasa Flow teacher training with her teacher Lexi Hawks at Longwave Yoga in 2015. After completing her training, she still felt there was something missing in her practice. She left to travel for the next couple of years where she continued her personal practice as well as teaching along the way. In January 2017, she completed the 500-hour training at Durga’s Tiger School. Bringing her back into her body was a homecoming. She now enjoys the Tantra practice.
Wind Malin Disse was born in Berlin, Germany. From the age of he has been living in Ecuador with exception. Wind's path as an anthropologist, artist, and certified YA and YAI yoga teacher, leads him to be seen as a cultural mediator, a bridge between worlds. He has been teaching the traditional Tantra yoga in many workshops after having completed his 200-hour teacher training in January 2016 and having finished his 500-hour in 2018. From 2009, Wind has been learning about the shamanic tradition of the Cofán-A’i and ended up being accepted as apprentice by the shaman Don Avelino Quenama.
David Höner has been Iris Disse’s life partner for thirty years. Together they completed the Sky Dancing Tantra training. They walk a tantric path with ups and downs. From 1996 on they give Tantra workshops together. David worked as a choreographer and dance teacher with a focus on Argentine Tango for more than 10 years in different European cities. This resulted in a unique form of tango, where mate dancing becomes a form of sensual communication. As a skilled chef, he founded 15 years ago the non-profit association "Cuisine sans Frontieres", in order to fulfill social and humanitarian tasks.
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 3 kilometers from the village of Tumbaco surrounded by high trees and mountains.
The Kiliku is a little hawk living here on our volcano, the Ilal. For them, he is the symbol of freedom and as he 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.
The little village bus stops in front of Durgas Tiger Schools door. The new airport can also be reach in 25-45 minutes, depending on the traffic. To get to Durgas Tiger School you have to get to Casa Kiliku.
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Close by are places where the national and international community mingles, like the Caf Mare, the Caf Arte, La Casa de Rafa or the bio market. Here you can 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 can find everything you need: local shops, banks, and shopping malls.
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