2020 Dates TBD
Tantravaya Yoga

300 Hour Yoga Therapist Training

Immerse yourself in yoga and Ayurveda and become a RYT500 Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher and a Tantravaya certified yoga therapist in this five-week immersion training in Hawaii!


What You’ll Learn

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


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, mantra, and mudra

Introduction to yoga therapy and posture correction

Yogic philosophy, psychology, ethics, history, and scriptures

Introduction to Vedic Astrology (Jyotish) and how to assess someone’s life purpose

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

Three Qualifications from ThaiVedic International School of Healing Arts:

Level 1 & 2 Yoga Therapist and Level 1 Bodywork


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.

Naturopath & Ayurvedic Practitioner

Kimmana Nichols

Naturopath and Ayurvedic teacher, Kimmana Nichols, is the third generation of an entire family of healers and educators. Qualified in over 20 modalities of bodywork and medicine, his passion for healing arts and teaching has awakened a wave of Vedic Wisdom changing lives. Kimmana co-created ThaiVedic Systems to merge his modern understandings from massage and touch modalities, with the holistic wisdom and diagnostic system of Ayurveda.

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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.

$5000 in the Dormitory | $6000 in a Double Room with one other student

If you require single, private accommodations, please contact us.

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No refunds shall be issued after a course has started for any reason. Failure to attend one day (or more) may result in removal from the course without refund. Inappropriate behavior (including but not limited to) verbal, physical, or emotional violence toward any person during the training will result in removal from the course without refund.


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