Summer 2020: 200hrs TT in Corfu, Greece
Tantra, Yoga, Arts, Shamanism
August 15th – September 8th 2020
An experience- oriented teacher training
- Learn to teach an inspiring, intuitive and deeply meditative yoga practice
- Unify body, mind and spirit through yoga and learn how to integrate tantric philosophy into your daily life
- Engage in a personal and transformative process in a beautiful and intimate learning environment
- Discover yourself through a range of experience based Art forms such as dance, shamanic clown or applied tantric philosophy
- Discover the importance of the ritual.
- Enjoy plenty of marvelous “ it is a hit” vegetarian food and lot of sea and sun.
- Yoga Alliance International and Yoga Alliance certification
We warmly invite you into an intimate space to celebrate your Mediterranean summer dream 2020 in the magic and enchanting nature of this amazingly beautiful island: Corfu.
Here some photos of the Island and the Alexis Zorbas Center
You are very welcome, as a single or a couple.
The main practices
Kaula Tantra Yoga
With the rising popularity of Yoga in the recent past many different styles and teachings have established themselves. So what does the Kaula Tantra Yoga practice offer you?
The sequence taught at our school comes straight from an ancient lineage and is based on the teachings of Bhagavan Shanmuka Anantha Natha. We work with asanas, bandhas, pranayama, mudras and mantras. Different to other practices this 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 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 little 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.
Through the Tantra teachings students learn about the energetic exchange between Shiva and Shakti, the two polarities, and how to integrate sexual energy into their yoga exploration.
Please note that classes do not involve nudity or sexual contact. In the advanced stages, deeper Pranayama practice, Bandhas, and Mantra practices are incorporated to culture Kundalini Energy.
Applied Tantric Wisdom
These classes are a powerful opportunity of self discovery. As the course is based on experience we will create active and participative classes where we will work on some of the main aspects of Tantra.
Furthermore, there will be focus on working on specific Chakras.
We come together, to open more and more to life, to embrace it, with its beauty, chaos and the magic of its intensity and intimacy. The connection between yoga practice, sacred sexuality and arts a becomes clear.
How can I integrate the liveliness of new experiences into my everyday life and partnership?…
We will discover the joy and the importance of support and be supported, The challange is to take care of the sacred space dancing between me and my partner, and I experience the joy of giving and receiving.
In these classes we will keep on working on many asanas of the kaula tantra yoga serie, using the approach of tantric wisdom, in which we will focus in presence, senses, connection, body communication and in this way we will create the dance of Shiva and Shakti.
is basic in the Tantra Yoga practice. We will see different approaches to meditation, learning to be present in everything we do and transform movement, breath, creativity in meditation itself….until the moment the “no doing” will become a sacred space where you can enjoy yourself
The body is the door – the body is the steppingstone on the spiritual path of the seeker. Conscious Touch is Part of a process that starts with the body but does not stop there
Durga’s Tiger Dance
Durga’s Tiger Dance is a form of movement developed by Iris Disse based on tantric energy work and techniques of “liberation of the voice”.
As inside so outside, as outside so inside. So many feelings come up, move me. When old patterns become visible and want to dissolve, old fears are slowly dis-empowered, there is a BANG. Don’t judge, there are no negative feelings. Be your inner witness and just watch. And then express it.
I dance with Durga´s Tiger. My demons are moved, emerge, dissolve in the light of breath, voice, movement. My voice makes every cell vibrate.
This work is a fusion of tools and experiences that can be used in art & life. Get in touch with your inner child and intuition, develop the right side of the brain and lateral thinking, release patterns and blockings, open your ears and eyes to the present moment and to others, work in group in more effective and loving ways, and increase your creativity and artistic skills by looking at things in a completely new perspective.
Singing connects you with your inner self and with the others. We sing Mantras to address different spiritual energies, we sing chants from all over the world to share these energies and to celebrate joy together.
Shamanistic rituals bring art, healing, social thinking, spirituality together. That goes deep, symbolic connections with ALL. I am the mosquito. I am the nature that surrounds me.I can dance with my power animal, and talk to a plant.
It is knowledge which has the power to transform – body is spirit, spirit is my body, my body is the earth, the sea, the wind, the fire of the sun arising from the see. What does yoga practice hast to do with Shamanism?
we create a social field that helps us to open to the impulse of life. We share from the heart and explore new possibilities in life. Any topic that emerges like emotions, personal development, love, community living, body symptoms can be shared and explored within the group that works as a spiritual community (Sangha). This process helps to self-knowledge, development and transformation.
The not – doing in doing
You are participating in an intensive Yoga Teacher Training. The energy choreography is woven in a way, that you do not feel you are “working” and “schooling”, but you are experiencing life. You learn a new way of being active and relaxed the same time: The not-doing in doing. The strong island nature and the spirit of the sea is with you to enjoy and let go.
Classes will start early in the morning with a breakfast pause in mid morning.
After lunch students have 3 or 4 hours pause which allows them to rest, integrate the the teachings, and enjoy the beach before the afternoon class.
We will have 2 or 3 evenings of class per week finishing around 22:00
We will have 3 half days off during the program.
Video in english of presentation of the school
Article in German on the School and course choreopgraphy
Online newspaper: SEIN – Lass uns Durgas Tiger reiten!
- Award for Durga´s Tiger School for Tantra Yoga Arts & Shamanism, Ecuador: The International Yoga Platform” Book Retreats” has honored us as one of the top 5 yoga schools worldwide to complete an internationally recognized Advanced Yoga Teacher degree (500 hrs YA).
Article: Your Personal Guide to the 500-Hour YTT Requirements and Top 5 Teacher Trainings in the world
- Top 7 Yoga Teacher Training in Greece in 2020. See the article here
Master Yoga Teacher, Dance and Meditation Instructor, theater-radio -and filmmaker. Iris created the Durga´s Tiger School in Ecuador, a transforming energy composition of Tantray, Yoga, Arts and Shamanism.
She teaches Tantra and Sacred Sexuality at international festivals, universities and workshops.
She is a renowned filmmaker.
Her documentaries and movies reflect the social reality of the indigenous people.
Until 1995, Iris was a well-known actress for German TV and theater. As a director she staged plays in Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna. She is an international recognized sound artist, working for german radios, mainly the RBB.
Daniela de Girolamo
Daniela is a Yoga Teacher (500RYT + ERYT 200hrs), Qi Gong teacher, Shiatsu therapist, Ayurvedic massagist, seeker of plenitude in life.
Since arriving in Ecuador in 2013, Daniela has been training in Kaula Tantra Yoga with Iris Disse and assisting with the creation of Durga’s Tiger School.
She goes on exploring different techniques of yoga and energetic work such as Ovaries Breath, Meditation, Yogabeats, Hatha Yoga, kundalini Yoga, Qi Gong and teaching with passion and inspiration, having accumulated around 1500 hours giving classes.
In February 2018 she finished the teacher training of Yoga for Pregnancy and after birth.
She is Master Yoga Teacher in the school as well as general manager of Ecuador and Europe, and she gives classes in active meditation, kaula tantra yoga, partner kaula tantra yoga.
In the last 20 years Maria has been primarily focusing on ways and approaches for inner growth and transformation as an individual and collective experience and expression for healing and deepening the quality of relationship to any living being.
Being part of a buddhist lay monastery for almost five years she received an intense training in mindfulness and conscious living.
Trainings and studies in music, transpersonal psychotherapy, Yoga and a life in community contributed to her path.
As a musician and Yoga teacher Maria loves to co-create spaces for soulful inhabiting of mind and body through an open beginner’s mind and unintentional exploration of our inner world. Being rooted in our own presence we have a base for any form of authentic contact and vital relationship.
Teacher in Rebalancing – Conscious Touch and Reichian Bodywork for more than 30 years -
trained at the Osho academy for meditation and spiritual therapy Geetam, California
Musician – Founder of the HEART SANGHA community
Co founder and director of the Alexis Zorbas Retreat Center in Corfu, Greece
Complete teacher training with YAI and YA(Yoga Alliance) certification: 1,950 Euros
Prices for food & lodging in the Alexis Zorbas Center, Corfu, Greece:
Lodging in double room and 2 vegetarian meals for 24 days: 1630 Euros
Lodging in single room and 2 vegetarian meals for 24 days: 2180 Euros
(two very abundant buffets per day included, lunch can be booked optionally for 45,- € a week on site)
(Single room means two people in one apartment with shared bathroom, kitchen and fridge and place for eating
The collective transfer from Corfu airport to the centre in Arillas is organized and costs 50€ round trip. The one-way ticket costs 25€.
ATTENTION: Alexis Zorbas Center offers a one-time discount of 30€ per adult on all bookings until 28 February 2020.
- with lodge in double room and 2 meals a day: 3,580 Euros
- with lodge in single room and 2 meals a day: 4,130 Euros
Discount of 250 euros until the 30th of March 2020
Discount of 150 euros until the 31st of May 2020
Special offer for two people reserving together: ask us
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For mothers who want to come to the training and bring their kids we will offer a professional baby sitting service and good conditions for the stay of children. Please ask us in case you are interested.