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Summer 2020 / 2021 – Durga’s Tiger School in Germany / Berlin


200 hours Teacher Training Course with Yoga Alliance International and Yoga Alliance certification

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Because it was such a wonderful experience…….

Durga´s Tiger School jumps to the ZEGG community in Germany for the 5th year

Durga’s Tiger School is proud to offer offer for the fifth 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!

We will sleep in big tents, but there is also the possibility to have a single or double room. 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

Durga's Tiger School for tantra yoga shamanism

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 the 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.

ZEGG community

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.

Durga's Tiger School in Germany

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.

ZEGG community Berlin

Applied Tantric Wisdom: 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

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.

Tantric Dance

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.

Presentation of Durga Tiger´s School in video:

Interview (in German)

Article in German on the School and course choreopgraphy*
Online newspaper: SEIN – Lass uns Durgas Tiger reiten!

Teachers of this course

Iris Disse

Durga's Tiger School for Tantra Yoga Shamanism

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 (see Iris Disse biography)":/yoga-teacher-training/our-teachers

Barbara Stützel

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.

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 Ritthoff

Musician and teacher for drum and percussion. Sweatlodge facilitator in the tradition of Sweet Medicine Sundance Path.
Training in Shinson Hapkido, korean martial arts.
Spiritual knowledge and practice in connection with creative self-expression is the central theme, which he follows in various aspects of his life with heart and inspiration.

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 (see the web site)":http://www.cometodrum.de

Zula Hoffmann

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(see Zula Hoffmann web page)":http://www.bewegungs-kunst.de/

Ena Rivière Feder

Ena has been living nomadically for the past two and a half years, living in the process of un-learning, while searching to create space for the new to be.

Ena has lived and collaborated in different intentional communities, mainly in ‘Spain’ and ZEGG. Her training background lies in different formal and non-formal settings, including dramatic arts (circus, theatre & clown), dance (Afrocuban, modern, 5 Rhythms and Contact Improvisation), healing therapies (Shiatsu, Gestalt), group processes (group facilitation, Non-Violent-Communication, Active Listening, Process Work, Forum), natures rites (sweat lodge, vision quest, deep ecology), gender work and diverse yoga styles (Iyengar, Hatha y Ashtanga). She also has a BA qualification in Social Work and Anthropology.

In July 2017 she completed the Tantra Yoga Teacher Training in Durga’s Tigers School. This training helped her to consolidate her different passions and skills.

Joanna Heike Herrmann


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 with 500 hrs and YA and YAI certificate.

Since then she´s teaching yoga regularly and every day she can feel how Tantra Yoga changes her attitude towards life and its challenges. This is fascinating her so much, that it is one of her biggest wishes to share that experience with other people.

Manuel Hirning

Manuel lives at berlin and teaches Tantra Yoga for more than 10 years. He lived many years in india studying different Tantra traditions. His spiritual home is Advaita Shaktism, his lessons are famous for high effective Kundalini techniques. He will teach one week.end Pranayama and Bandhas

More infos about Manuel here


Complete teacher training with YAI and YA(Yoga Alliance) certification : 1,950 Euros
Lodging in tent and organic vegetarian meals for 22 days : 924 Euros
Lodging in double room and organic vegetarian meals for 22 days: 1430 Euros
Lodging in single room and organic vegetarian meals for 22 days: 1606 Euros

TOTAL for lodge in tent, meals and 200hrs course : 2,874 Euros
TOTAL for lodge in double room, meals and 200hrs course: 3.380 Euros
TOTAL for lodge in single room, meals and 200hrs course: 3.556 Euros

Early Bird

Discount of 200 euros until the 28th of February 2020
Discount of 130 euros until the 30th of April 2020


The payment requested for the confirmation of your spot is the one of the course fee. The payment of food & lodging has to be done separate to ZEGG gGmbH after the inscription.

For payments by bank account you do it directly to the bank details specified in the school agreement we sent you for the inscription.

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The Teacher Training is held in English and German.

For any question you have, please, feel free to write to: durgastigerschool@gmail.com