I. 200 Hour RYT200 Training: June 1-24
II. 300 Hour RYT500 Training: June 24-July 31
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Tantravaya Yoga

200/300/500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Immerse yourself in yoga & Ayurveda on the paradise island of Tenerife and become an RYT200/500 certified yoga teacher!


What You’ll Learn

Thai Massage & Individualized Bodywork
Individualized Meditations & Mantras
Digestion & Metabolism Treatments
Technique, Adjustments, & Modifications
Effective & Non-Violent Communication
The Wisdom of Compassionate Ethics
Non-Dual Yoga Philosophy


The Tantravaya Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive, internationally-respected program designed to deepen your understanding of yoga and Ayurvedic principles.

The Tantravaya training method is unique in that it’s not limited to any “style” or blend of styles. Instead, it emphasizes universal principles of alignment within the context of Ayurvedic and yogic practices.

Tantravaya Yoga trains exceptional teachers by presenting everything you will ever need to know in order to practice and teach any kind of yoga to anyone – safely and effectively within a system of eight principle actions. These eight principles are necessary and sufficient in every active gesture for yoga and beyond. Furthermore, the eight principles are organized into four pairs of oppositional actions that allow for ultimate individualization – customizing each gesture to each practitioner by balancing the intensity of antagonistic engagements for the specific needs of the individual body in each pose. As a recent graduate has put it: “With the eight principles, I couldn’t help but teach excellently, right from the first class, even though I was nervous.”

​​With exceptional attention devoted to practical training and ample teaching experience time, Tantravaya Yoga Teacher Trainings have a proven track record of producing effective, confident yoga teachers who are ready to teach upon graduation and stand out in the world of yoga.

Our program is registered with Yoga Alliance and provides the most widely-recognized yoga teacher certification credentials in the world. Our primary goal is to cultivate a solid, safe, and effective practice as the foundation of skillful teaching.​

Course Content

principles, techniques & philosophy

The anatomy and physiology of yoga

Universal alignment technique and individual needs for different bodies

Pranayama, meditation and mantra

Introduction to yoga therapy and posture correction

Yogic philosophy, psychology and ethics

The Ayurvedic five-element system and its application to a balanced life, diet, and yoga practice​

Protocols for diagnosing an individual’s state of dosha (disease tendency)

Yogic techniques for balancing each dosha


all teachers will be able to:

Teach exceptional, inspired yoga classes

Offer high-quality, individually-customized private lessons

Know which yoga techniques are best suited for themselves and their students

Use asana and movement therapies to address muscular and skeletal imbalances

Use Ayurvedic principles to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different yoga forms

Diagnose individuals using Ayurvedic principles

Inspire spiritual fulfillment


Shy Sayar

Tantravaya Yoga director, Shy Sayar, is a yoga therapist and a registered yoga teacher and continuing education provider at the highest level offered by Yoga Alliance. Well into his third decade with yoga, Shy has tens of thousands of hours of experience bringing yoga to students of all levels, treating patients, and training yoga teachers and therapists around the globe. Shy has offered coursework on education and pedagogy, as well as yoga philosophy and classical Indian literature at the University of California, Berkeley. In his yoga teaching, Shy integrates his experience in higher education with skillful attention to different learning styles, making even the most complex teachings approachable to every student. His unique Tantravaya Yoga Therapy method has shown remarkable results in posture correction, pain relief and improved balance, as well as healing emotional trauma and addressing the roots of psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression.


Mili Gentile

Mili is an investigator of life and its mysteries. For the last ten years she has been studying various therapies and methods of personal empowerment and, as her experience has grown, it has become her profession as well as passion. Mili was born in Argentina and currently live in Tenerife. With a background in science, travels through different countries and cultures, her path of self-knowledge and transformation, as well as her character as an eternal learner, ignited Mili’s intuition and sensitivity along with a deep desire to share her knowledge and lovingly accompany others in their healing processes.


200 Hour RYT200 certification course: starting from €1500

300 Hour RYT500 Certification Course for current RYT200 certified teachers: starting from €2000

500 Hour package of both courses: starting from €3000

If you cannot afford the standard rates at this time, please apply and let us know what you can afford as a downpayment and what in payments over time, and we will do our best to meet your need.


How can I apply for financial aid?
You can apply for financial aid with your application for admission: Just let us know what you can afford at this time and what over time with a payment plan, and we will do our very best to meet your need.
Is this a Yoga Alliance training? Will I become certified through Yoga Alliance?
To correct a common misconception, Yoga Alliance does not and cannot certify teachers. It is a registry for teachers and schools. Schools, like Tantravaya Yoga, certify teachers, and our school is registered with Yoga Alliance. So the precise way to put it would be that upon completion of the training, you will be a certified yoga teacher through a Yoga Alliance school, which means you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT200/500.
Where on Tenerife will the training take place?
The training will take place in a beautiful, covered, outdoor yoga shala on an organic farm with views of the Pacific Ocean, Mount Teide and the green hills of Northern Tenerife, just outside the adorable and typically Canarian old town of La Orotava
What is the schedule of the training like?
Training will take place Mondays through Saturdays with Sundays off. Here’s a typical training day schedule:
7-9am Practical Training in asana, pranayama, meditation, yoga therapy, etc.
9am Breakfast
10am-1pm Applied Theory: Ayurveda, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, posture correction, pedagogy, practicum, etc.
1pm Lunch & afternoon break
4-7pm Satsang: philosophy, psychology, communication, mantra, kirtan, ceremonies, meditation, pranayama and/or observed practice teaching time.
Is this a residential training? Can I stay at the yoga center for the duration of the training?
Yes! We have options for shared and private accommodations, as well as for non-residential students who either already live on the island or wish to arrange their own accommodations.
Are any meals included?
Yes! Holistic, healthy, farm-fresh local vegan breakfasts and lunches will be served daily, with vegetarian options for those who need them. Students are free and encouraged to enjoy and support local restaurants for their dinners and on the Sundays off!
How do you balance practical training with theoretical teachings?
In our teaching style the two are closely integrated. We try to alternate as frequently as possible, within individual sessions, between all the learning styles: auditory, visual, kinesthetic, etc.; this means that we try to frequently offer practical, physical opportunities to experience the theoretical teachings.
Are there required or recommended readings?
We find that students who prepare well before training, especially mentally and emotionally, do particularly well during training. For this reason, we recommend reading The Places that Scare Youby Pema Chödrön, Non Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, and Mastering Successful Work by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. We also encourage you to watch Shy’s classes on yogadownload.com/shy
Will I need any props for the course?
Yes, a mat, a strap and a block!


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