Master the eight universal principles of posture and movement, dictated by human anatomy, that are necessary and sufficient to bring every body safely and effectively to every physical gesture, while honoring individual differences.
Learn to challenge coordination, balance, attention, and mental flexibility – and how these are crucial for keeping the brain neuro-plastic as we age for improved physical, emotional and mental health.
This training includes qualifications from the ThaiVedic International School of Healing Arts. You will learn a full-body ThaiVedic massage sequence and be able to register yourself as a “ThaiVedic Massage Therapist.”
This Training Includes the ThaiVedic Bodywork Level 1 – Bronze Medallion
Diagnose which of the four digestive types a person is dominant in, and how to treat them, using Ayurvedic herbs and yoga therapy. Use essential oils to help balance the mind and metabolism. Be able to register yourself as a “ThaiVedic Digestion and Metabolism Consultant.”
This Training Includes the ThaiVedic Yoga Therapist Level 2 – Silver Medallion
Establish fluency and profound understanding of the principle tenets and concepts in Yoga philosophy, Tantra and Advaita Vedanta, in conjunction with support from contemporary science and discoveries in particle physics, cosmology and logical reasoning.
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.
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)
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 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.
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.
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