Summer 2017 – Durga’s Tiger School in Berlin
July 3rd – July 24th
200 hours Teacher Training Course with Yoga Alliance International and Yoga Alliance certification
Because it was such a wonderful experience…….
Durga´s Tiger School jumps to the ZEGG community in Germany again
Durga’s Tiger School is proud to offer offer for the second time this teacher training in the ZEGG, located near Berlin.
This community has worked together for 25 years without having “leaders,” and is an inspiring source of knowledge regarding community life, networking, and self responsibility.
What a great place for a Yoga Teacher Training!
To hold the prices low we’ve decided to sleep in big tents – it will be a beautiful summer adventure. We will have classes in nature and in a beautiful seminar room with wooden floors.
There is a little swimming pool and plenty of nature to explore for meditative walking.
Some pictures of the ZEGG communty
Some more info about the ZEGG community
The Teacher Training Retreat
This teacher training group consists of about 30 students facilitated by an engaging, international teaching team.
Living at the retreat enables students to focus intensively on their training, fully immersing themselves in a process of learning and self-discovery. Students discover the joy of deeply engaging in yogic practice and lifestyle without the usual responsibilities and away from business of daily life.
A close and energetic group environment is created to allow students to share their experience and learning processes, collectively deepening their understanding of the yoga practice.
Our sun – seminar – room has wooden floor and a beautiful feeling – it is ideal for Yoga. When we need space, we will have clases in a Circus Tent or in plain nature. In ZEGG there is a little swimmingpool and you can make walks into the nature around glyph:ZEGG.
65% of the course content is focused on tantra yoga, pranayama and chakra work. Other practices include: Heyoca, Tantra Dance, Expressive Arts of the Being, Shamanistic practices, tantric and shamanistic rituals, Durga’s Tiger Dance, and applied Tantra philosophy.
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 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, each individual finds 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 balances every area of life, including sexuality.
Please note that classes do not involve nudity or sexual contact. In advanced stages, deeper Pranayama practice, Bandhas, and Mantra practices are incorporated to culture Kundalini Energy. The advanced levels are taught at Shri Kali Ashram in Southern India.
During their time at Durga’s Tiger School, students will explore tantra yogic lifestyle, philosophy and arts with us.
Together we will discover the ways in which to implement the yoga experience into every day life. 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.
Durga’s Tiger Dance, a form of movement developed by Iris Disse based on yoga energy work and different dance styles, is another form through which students deepen creativity and relaxation in body movement. The training also involves voice work through the technique “liberation of the voice”, where you find your own lost voices in your body – instrument.
Applied Tantric Philosophy: During theory and practical learning classes students learn about tantra yoga philosophy and its application in everyday life. Students also learn the ayurvedic walking massage.
Shamanism: As the school is based in Ecuador and Iris had been working with shamans of different tribes for 20 years, students also have the opportunity to learn about shamanism, its Cosmo-vision and its similarities with eastern culture. During the course, shamanistic energy concepts are explored together with the Tibetan tantric tradition. There are parallels in the way these two different traditions understand energy, astrology, subtle anatomy and physiology.
The Purification Lodge
In this ancient shamanic ceremony you create your intent for your Teacher Training and reconnect with nature, your 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.
The structure is built in an exact alchemical design out of willow or hazel saplings. Before the ceremony, the lodge is covered with blankets and a sacred fire is built to heat the rocks.
Once the rocks are glowing red, we enter. Rocks are brought in and placed in a pit. The door is closed and in the darkness, the Powers are called in as water is poured onto the rocks. Everybody has the opportunity to pray for themselves and others. After this it is time to ‘give away’ old habits and patterns that hold us back.
The ceremony ends with thanking the Powers for their presence and the gifts they have brought us. You are thus purified in all aspects. The sweat that runs from your body carries out toxins, your prayers cleanse your emotions and mental limitations. Your spirit is expanded through connection with and direct experience of the Powers.
We welcome new people to our open purification lodges. You will be given clear instructions beforehand with an opportunity to ask your questions.
A combination of contact improvisation, movement exploration, and performance.
The tantric keys to opening your erotic and life energy are dance, movement and breath. Additionally, there is the ability to perform. This is why we combine contact dance – meaning the playful, relaxed, and open encounter of two bodies – with elements of movement performance.
Discover yourself in a new way by exploring movement on your own, in duets and with several people.
The word tantra describes in its indian origin an extraordinary spiritual path aiming at the complete transformation of the normal consciousness.
Contact improvisation – a dance, free, powerful, wild and gentle, wanting to renew itself from a place of not knowing and non-intention – connects to the original tantra and its contemporary translation in this way. It is practiced in many countries today, including Argentina, USA, Russia, Croatia, Finland, Europe, and many more.
Nada Brahma – Everything is sound
Sounds are helpful to calm people down or get into a meditative state and they have healing qualities. Sound has been used in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras as with the Hindis or in healing sessions of various Indigenous peoples from Central and South America.
These various techniques have all the same intention: to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance.
We will learn practical techniques to take conscious control of the energy that flows through us, using the power of intention, visualization and the voice. We work with our negative subconscious beliefs we learn from our childhood on and which are often the roots of illness and stucked energy, captured in the deep of our cells. For harmonizing and balancing the subtle bodies, we use instruments and our voice. With these tools, we are able to activate our self healing power. We will have moments of silence and ecstatic release, as it feels good for you.
Presentation of Durga Tiger´s School in video:
Teachers of this course
A film, radio and theatre maker, Iris teaches the Tantra Yoga classes, Durga´s Tiger Dance and “Applied Tantra Philosophy”
Iris Disse is a Master Yoga Teacher, the catalyser of Durga´s Tiger School in Ecuador, choreographer of this transforming energy composition of Yoga, Tantra, Arts and Shamanism. She has taught tantra and yoga for over 17 years in Festivals, Universitites and Workshops.
She 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 this fields.
Her biography in this link of our web page
An actress and musician, Barbara teaches in many countries as a specialist for community processes and group communication. In our courses she shares tools about artistic group communication to solve knots in students’ emotional fields.
- 1966. Psychologist, Psychotherapist with studies in Psychodrama and licensure in cognitive behavioural therapy.
- Singer, actress.
- Long term stays in Latin America.
She has been a member of ZEGG community since 2001.
Apart from art, her passion is to create spaces where the truth of every human being can expand and thereby support healing of people and systems.
In the ZEGG Forum we offer a place to share from the heart. Topics as emotions, personal development, love, community living, and their place in transformational processes are discussed.
Thomas facilitates drums classes and he is in charge of the Temazcal ritual.
He’s in the path of the dance of the sun and the “soft medicine” of the Twisted Hairs.
He trained also Korean martial arts in Shinson Hapkido.
The path of the “Twisted Hairs” unify the spiritual knowledge of different tribus and magic traditions.
Thomas shows this path with a lot of heart and humor.
Thomas web page
Zula is a dance therapist, crazy performer and contact dancer. She does “Tantra dance” with us – there is much dance energy in the performing arts. (Zulas workshop is held instead of the shamanic clown we have in Ecuador).
Zola holds titles as an educator, a teacher for creative children dance, and as an arts therapist (dance, action theatre, painting, creative writing) from the Tamalpa Institute.
She has created many performances – both solo acts and with other professionals. She performed in “Screaming Mamas”, a play by Iris Disse, in Budapest together with Kretakör, the famous theatre group of Hungary, and in the ZEGG community with German artists.
More informations about her here
Heike is tantra yoga teacher, pedagogue, dj and booker for psy trance events. She graduated as a yoga teacher in Durga´s Tiger School in Ecuador. Since then she´s teaching yoga regulary and every day she can feel how Tantra Yoga changes her attitude towards life and its challenges. This fascinates her so much, that it is one of her biggest wishes to share that experience with other people.
Nicholas is an Argentinian artist. He is an experimentalist who works with the investigation of art and therapy, mainly using different aspects of improvisation and experimental languages in Theatre, Clown, Dance, Music, and Shamanism.
Nicolas has been investigating and creating over the last 10 years, developing his personal style in performance, stage direction and pedagogy with long term travels to different countries in Europe and Latin America. Here he studied in-depth the magic world of Andean-Amazonian Shamanism.
He has also trained Clowns, Lecoq Technique, Masks, Comedy, Improvisation, anthropological theatre and scene directors, circus techniques, contemporary dance, instant composition (soundpainting), capoeira, yoga and fencing. Now he is specializing in contact dance with the aim of presence.
When we are present we transform the ordinary into extra-ordinary. Life is becoming a conscious creation, a ritual. The quality of being present in all kind of performances and improvisation means listening, sensing, sometimes not doing at all.
Nico will share an intensive time of two days with us.
Ruth Altoethmar is teacher for sports, economy and psychologie and worked in the health aerea with people of all ages. She did professional bike races, until she fell ill and her life changed: „You do not have to fight to win“, this words of the Shaolin Monks became her motto.
She started to learn about Soundhealing in Bali, and deepend the knowledge making a professional training in the Sound- Healingcenter in San Francisco, experiencing the power of sounds and your own voice as healing instruments. During the Yoga Teacher Training in Durga´s Tiger School for Tantra, Yoga, Shamanism in Ecuador, she deepende her spiritual path an learned more shamanistic tecniques working with sound. Back in Germany she made another training in the Peter – Hess Insitute and is now a sound masagist using singing bowls.
Complete teacher training with YAI and YA certification : 1,999 Euros
Lodging in a tent (for 4 persons each) and organic vegetarian meals : 798 Euros
TOTAL : 2,797 Euros
The Teacher Training is held in English and German.
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