YOGA & AYURVEDA
YOGA & THE BRAIN
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.
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
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE
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
We believe that the world’s highest-quality yoga teacher trainings should be as affordable as possible to every committed student who wants to skillfully share the teachings with the world. We offer unparalleled quality and financial aid to meet your need if we can.
200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification: $1500 USD
100 Hour Art of Yoga Immersion: $900 USD
Payment plans & need-based financial aid available!
We actually believe that we will be training the best teachers ever in this course online. Past students have always said that attending teacher training is like drinking from the fire hose – you can never absorb all the knowledge… so now, with all live sessions recorded and available for review – as well as the fact that the Tantravaya Yoga style focuses most on excellent verbal cueing of anatomy-based alignment technique, we are confident that we will train excellent teachers.
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.
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.
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.
There are daily live online sessions which you will be encouraged to attend live as much as possible, so that you can participate and interact with the teachers and other students. Additionally, we have a team of excellent assistants around the world whose role it is to care for students in their region and conduct regular small group mentoring, review and connection sessions, and we will be available to you as much as possible as well.
If you would like the teacher certification, you will be required to conduct an observed class, but if you prefer (and are able to) have physical students present for it, that would be great as well.
Yes! The next 300 hour Tantravaya Yoga Therapist+RYT500 training with Shy Sayar, Kimmana Nichols & Maisa Thayer is scheduled for Apr 16-May 20, 2021 in Hawaii.