Tantravaya is an internationally respected yoga and Ayurveda school offering trainings and immersions in Hawaii & worldwide.
Our training method is uniquely effective since it is not limited to any “style” or blend of styles. Instead, it emphasizes universal principles of alignment and respect for individual differences within the context of yoga therapy, Ayurveda and yoga practices.
The Tantravaya school provides a complete path of holistic practices towards self realization, with a thorough and intelligently thought out combination of Ayurveda as the foundation and world view of all practices; Anatomy-Based Alignment technique and realignment therapy; Yoga asana and Pranayama to heal and create a bridge between body and mind; and Insight Meditation to harness the power of the mind and direct it towards realization for the benefit of all beings
Tantra in this context refers to the classical advaita (non-duality, the absolute oneness of all things on the ultimate level of reality) theory and practice of intimacy with all phenomena for the purpose of realizing oneness with them. Despite common perceptions and uses, some of which cause harm and confusion, these are not sexual practices – though our school does not condemn or prohibit such practices.
Vaya means weaver, and thus captures the unifying aspect of our school. Tantravaya also means spider, which also alludes to the 8 limbs of yoga, the 8-fold noble path of the Buddha, and the Tantravaya 8 Principles of Alignment.