Frequent Asked Questions
We want to share here, the most frequent questions we receive as we find them useful for you to know us better and make the decision about the program you want to attend.
We put them in this link apart as the explanation of each program is already very long and these answers are general about the school, our vision, our way to design the programs.
Please, feel free to ask in case of more questions, we will be happy to answer them:
Can you give me some info about the curriculum differences between the 200, 300 and 500 hour programs?
The choreography of the program doesn’t change if you complete more or less hours, what changes is the depth you get in each subject we treat and, the more hours you complete, the more you can experience different practices which will change along the course.
We have many tools and informations to share for every subject and sometimes, even in 500hrs, it’s not possible to live all the possible experiences or processes coming from the teachings.
That’s why many students come back after having completed 200, 300 and 500 hrs, because they know they won’t just “repeat”.
We take care that even people coming in the 200hrs get the focus of the work we do with tantra, yoga and shamanism and connect with the core of the program, but themes, exercises and experiences are many, as well as the tools you can share with other people after completing the training. So that, the more hours you stay, the more tools of comprehension and teachings you get.
We alternate all those subjects which complement the basics of the program to allow creation flowing during the program
This is valid for example for classes like “applied tantric wisdom”, “shamanism and cosmovision”, “work with chakras and pranayama through the kundalini yoga”, “meditation”, “Arts and Dance”, “Sounds and Rythm”, “Voice Work and Mantras”, “Ayurvedic foot massage”
Regarding the kaula tantra Yoga practice, it is the main yoga technique we work with at the school and it is the base of all teachings.
We work on the same sequence (which is 3hrs when we do it complete) during the 200,300 or 500hrs but our teachings are based on the experience, so that. the more hours you practice, the more experience you get. This is valid for the practical teachings too. We give the basis and principles of kaula tantra yoga in the first 200hrs but, the work to develop a mastered practice and strong ability to hold a class, depends a lot from the experience you accumulate in it.
Also, most of the asanas have their beginners and advanced variations, have their adaptations to different bodies and persons and this is something you also learn when you complete more hours of course.
The practice of kaula Tantra Yoga also has its own process which can be different for every person depending from the point in which each person is but, generally, in many years of teachings, we observed and experienced that the practice follows some levels of processing which are similar for everybody in terms of mental and spiritual involvement. Normally in the first 200hrs you just have the time to overtake the first level of processing and flow into poses in a relaxed way. Master them and meditate in them is part of the other steps.
It is possible to start with 200hrs or 300hrs in one program and finish the rest with another program in Ecuador, In Germany or in Spain which are the 3 places where the school organizes certified courses for the moment.
If you already have a certification of another school and you want to come to our school and accumulate your 500hrs recognized internationally, it doesn’t matter from which yoga experience and technique you come from, the compatibility is of the organization giving the certificate. In our school, certificates are recognized by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance International.
Having experience with another yoga technique, is always a good complement and the Yoga world has a lot to explore.
So that we wish you a good path!
In the 9 weeks cicles of 500hrs, does it matter if I start the 200hrs at the beginnin of the 9 weeks or in the second date available that you purpose?
As we are an experience based school, our teachings don’t follow a program which specifically goes from A to Z. The design of the course, is developed more like a spiral allowing you to enter in every moment of this spiral and get the tools available in that moment, which are all expression of a bigger choreography made with the intention of creating a personal deep work together with the technical work. We strongly believe that, to share a discipline like yoga with others requires a lot of self-knowledge and work, not only a theory behind a technique.
Regarding the Yoga practice, in any moment you enter in the course, you will follow a process which will start with intense daily practice of the Kaula Tantra Yoga technique with all its asanas of the serie. For the first two or three weeks, you will explore the serie in all its aspects, phisycal, mental, emotional and spiritual and you will take as much experience as you can, and have the possibility of making all the questions you need in the several moments of feedback we have after the practice.
Then you start the practical teachings, having the possibility to teach a part of the serie or more parts depending also from you. Sometimes, you will practice just with the class mates and others, with the presence of a teacher giving and receiving constructive feedbacks each time.
Is there Sexual Tantra in the prgram of “Tantra Yoga & Shamanism”?
We are a tantric school, yes, but the focus of this course is not the sexual tantra, but a Yoga Teacher Training.
You learn, how the energy work of tantra yoga, of Heyoke, mantra singing, shamanism and Pranayama, interacts with your sexual power and sexual habits. In the “Applied Tantric Wisdom” classes we do have time every week to explore the connection between yoga and sexuality.
So for tantrics the training is really interesting – as we do have a lot of tantrics making this Yoga Teacher Training.
Scholarships and work exchange
We are a little school with maximum 25 students per course and in every course we give possibility of scholarships for indigenous people or discounts for early bookings to a maximum number of students and this normally happens quite in advance.
Work exchanges are not contemplated any more unless we know already the student or have specific interest in it, because it didn’t work in the past and it is not compatible with the intense training; the free time people have, is really appreciated to rest or process the deep personal work we do.
We try to keep our price as low as we can to allow to students from all over the world to come, and if if you compare it with other prices of teacher training in centre or south america (or generally in the western worlds) you will see that is one of the cheapest one.
The 300 hrs course already has a very big discount applied to motivate people to come for more hours, as we consider a great opportunity to stay and experience a little more what we purpose. So that there are not early booking discount on the 300hrs courses
Do we take Ayahuasca or San Pedro during the course?
We consider the work we do a the school already intense and powerful so that Ayahuasca or san Pedro don’t need to be added.There are no power plants ceremonies included in the 200, 300 or 500hrs programs but we are able to put you in contact with trusted Shamans so that such a ceremony can be experienced once or twice during a course (depending on the time you stay) as an extra. Ayahuasca or San Pedro ceremonies are not part of any course.
If you have more questions about please, write or call us.
Furthermore, any kind of Drugs are strictly prohibited at the school.
Are there any specific requirements or yoga level to attend the course
We don’t require a specific level in yoga as Kaula Tantra Yoga (the technique we focus on) allows people to work from the level they are and make progress step by step without the necessity of a specific preparation.
That’s why we have very variated groups, with people coming from different yoga experiences and being beginners or advanced.
Normally everybody have in common that they come to know kaula tantra yoga as it is a technique not so diffused around the world and still focused in the eastern way of learning, which is becoming more and more rare in modern times, where yoga is more considered a phisical activity than a spiritual one which also cultivate the body and mind.
So, we can see that even having different experiences and levels of practice, people have the same process while they explore and learn kaula tantra yoga.
Durgas tiger School vs Sri Kali Ashram: Some experiences from students:
“Having studied Kaula Tantra yoga at both Sri Kali Ashram and Durga’s Tiger School, I’ve been asked the question: what’s the difference.”
In my own experience, both schools hold true to the traditional teachings of this ancient practice and the tri-dosha balancing sequence.
The main difference I found is in the approach to the way the Tantric path.
Both schools taught by way of integrative experience. Appealing to that part of us that already knows. That understands innately without instruction, without education. The key is to connect with that innate knowing, deep in our core, in a way that is individualised to your own understanding.
For me, Sri Kali Ashram related to the energy of Shiva. The masculine qualities of action and doing. With a focus on psychology and the science of our human ways, Sri Kali aroused the intellect and encouraged self-study.
Durga’s Tiger School embodies the free-flowing spirit of expression and creation, harmonised by Shakti’s feminine energy. The addition of Shamanism, Art and Dance graciously bridges a seamless union with Tantra. Arousing creativity and self-expression.
Kaula Tantra Yoga: My experiences at Durgas Tiger Tantra Yoga and Shamanism School and Sri Kali Ashram.
The Sri Kali experience is a more meditative approach based strictly in the daily practice of traditional Kaula tantra yoga with pranayama and bandhas exercises practiced on alternate days. The program has this same schedule everyday which promotes the meditative aspect. Sri Kali brought to me the value of deep meditation and devotion.
Durga’s Tiger infuses with the varied program of many types of meditation practices, shamanistic ceremonies, dance and movement and tantric philosophy. This variety along with the deep self-inquiry practices of Durgas Tiger school allowed me and all the students I’ve kept in touch with really transform their lives. Many of my friends from this months program and myself made huge positive changes in their lives after returning home. For Durga’s Tiger the overall program brought much fun and joy, friendships and enthusiasm and growth in my life and yoga/wellness business.