THE TANTRIC ALCHEMY INSTITUTE
To be a good teacher, we must be sincere practitioners and earnestly work to integrate the lessons of our own spiritual practice into what we wish to teach. Our goal for the Tantric Alchemy Divine Wisdom 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is to help our students develop and deepen their personal sadhana. We aim to provide the tools with which our students can access and work with the full scope of what the sacred traditions of Yoga and Tantra have to offer.
Though the traditions are ancient, it is our belief that they enrich and advance the way our students are able to approach teaching in the context of the modern Yoga Studio and classroom.
Tantra is a classical Indian philosophy and practice which is often misunderstood in the West. It is a complete system for liberation which builds upon the idea that everything we experience is infused with the sacred. One of the origins of the word “Tantra” is the root ‘tan’ which means to expand. The suffix “tra” can be translated as “instrument” or “technology” meaning that Tantra is the technology of expansion. Thus Tantra is not about rejecting the world or withdrawing from it, but expanding our awareness, expanding our sense of self, and expanding our sense of what is possible. The word Tantra is also said to be derived from the Sanskrit word for “weaving” and so it is a practice of integrating, of weaving together our will, knowledge and actions to experience Life as a divine whole.
Sanskrit words often have quite a few layers of meaning and the word “Tantra” also meant simply a treatise or text on a certain subject. The term came to refer to a philosophy and practice because the texts that were collected to make up its corpus were called “Tantras.”
We use the term Alchemy to indicate that this is a transformative process. We are using the energy of our practice to augment our karmas and transmute our experience of the world, onwards and upwards towards ultimate Peace, Freedom, and Happiness. This is the symbolism behind the alchemical crucible, the heat (tapas) that is applied to the container (body/mind) to refine the substance within (ego), revealing the true Philosopher's Stone (The Glowing Vibrating Manifestation of Pure Awareness).
In this program, we will deepen our knowledge of Asana, including the more subtle energetic aspects of its practice. We will also focus on classical Yoga practices such as Pranayama breath practices, Mudra, Bandha, Mantra and the power of the Sanskrit language, Meditation, and Ritual.
Yoga was traditionally taught alongside related and complementary disciplines and so we also offer knowledge of subjects that will help our students align their lives: Ayurveda for personal healing, Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) for helping to see our life’s path, and Vaastu for learning how to organize our spaces and homes.
These varied topics fit into an integrated whole that gives us the tools to empower and enchant our own lives.
This training is for those who have already completed a 200 hour level training or by permission from the Director of the program. This advanced 300 hour yoga teacher training will enhance the scope of knowledge for even the most ardent practitioners. The Tantric Alchemy Institute qualifies graduates to register for a RYT 500 hour Level Yoga Alliance Certification upon completion of this classically scripted curriculum based around the ancient tantric paradigm once found in India.
Divine Wisdom 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
Upcoming Program Dates
June 3 - 30, 2018
June 2 - 29, 2019
Tantric Alchemy Advanced 300hr Yoga Teacher Training Students will learn about the
Classic Yogic Sciences of Samkhya (Tantrik Philosophy), Ayurveda (Indian natural medicine), Jyotisha (classical techniques of divination), Vaastu (spatial alignment), Sanskrit, advanced Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Mudra, Bandha, Mantra, Yantra, Meditation & Ritual,
all of which greatly assist the refinement and expansion of consciousness and provide a new level of spiritual awareness, growth and cultivation of one's personal sadhana.
Become a Yoga Alliance RYT 500 level teacher and deepen your understanding of Asana;
including alignment & anatomy, adjustments & enhancements, variations & modifications, core activating kriyas, subtle energetics, psychological effects, restorative & therapeutic uses
as well as intelligent, innovative & potent class sequencing.
The Tantric Alchemy Institute Divine Wisdom 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program is one of the most unique and transformative systems of yogic development anywhere in the world.