To be a good teacher, we must be sincere practitioners and earnestly work to integrate the lessons of our own spiritual practice into what we wish to teach. Our goal for the Tantric Alchemy Divine Wisdom 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is to help our students develop and deepen their personal sadhana. We aim to provide the tools with which our students can access and work with the full scope of what the sacred traditions of Yoga and Tantra have to offer.
Though the traditions are ancient, it is our belief that they enrich and advance the way our students are able to approach teaching in the context of the modern Yoga Studio and classroom.
Tantra is a classical Indian philosophy and practice which is often misunderstood in the West. It is a complete system for liberation which builds upon the idea that everything we experience is infused with the sacred. One of the origins of the word “Tantra” is the root ‘tan’ which means to expand. The suffix “tra” can be translated as “instrument” or “technology” meaning that Tantra is the technology of expansion. Thus Tantra is not about rejecting the world or withdrawing from it, but expanding our awareness, expanding our sense of self, and expanding our sense of what is possible. The word Tantra is also said to be derived from the Sanskrit word for “weaving” and so it is a practice of integrating, of weaving together our will, knowledge and actions to experience Life as a divine whole.
Sanskrit words often have quite a few layers of meaning and the word “Tantra” also meant simply a treatise or text on a certain subject. The term came to refer to a philosophy and practice because the texts that were collected to make up its corpus were called “Tantras.”
We use the term Alchemy to indicate that this is a transformative process. We are using the energy of our practice to augment our karmas and transmute our experience of the world, onwards and upwards towards ultimate Peace, Freedom, and Happiness. This is the symbolism behind the alchemical crucible, the heat (tapas) that is applied to the container (body/mind) to refine the substance within (ego), revealing the true Philosopher's Stone (The Glowing Vibrating Manifestation of Pure Awareness).
In this program, we will deepen our knowledge of Asana, including the more subtle energetic aspects of its practice. We will also focus on classical Yoga practices such as Pranayama breath practices, Mudra, Bandha, Mantra and the power of the Sanskrit language, Meditation, and Ritual.
Yoga was traditionally taught alongside related and complementary disciplines and so we also offer knowledge of subjects that will help our students align their lives: Ayurveda for personal healing, Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) for helping to see our life’s path, and Vaastu for learning how to organize our spaces and homes.
These varied topics fit into an integrated whole that gives us the tools to empower and enchant our own lives.
This training is for those who have already completed a 200 hour level training or by permission from the Director of the program. This advanced 300 hour yoga teacher training will enhance the scope of knowledge for even the most ardent practitioners. The Tantric Alchemy Institute qualifies graduates to register for a RYT 500 hour Level Yoga Alliance Certification upon completion of this classically scripted curriculum based around the ancient tantric paradigm once found in India.
Tantric Alchemy Advanced 300hr Yoga Teacher Training Students will learn about the
Classic Yogic Sciences of Samkhya (Tantrik Philosophy), Ayurveda (Indian natural medicine), Jyotisha (classical techniques of divination), Vaastu (spatial alignment), Sanskrit, advanced Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Mudra, Bandha, Mantra, Yantra, Meditation & Ritual,
all of which greatly assist the refinement and expansion of consciousness and provide a new level of spiritual awareness, growth and cultivation of one's personal sadhana.
Become a Yoga Alliance RYT 500 level teacher and deepen your understanding of Asana;
including alignment & anatomy, adjustments & enhancements, variations & modifications, core activating kriyas, subtle energetics, psychological effects, restorative & therapeutic uses
as well as intelligent, innovative & potent class sequencing.
The Tantric Alchemy Institute Divine Wisdom 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program is one of the most unique and transformative systems of yogic development anywhere in the world.
Below is a sample schedule that will give you a great idea of what your weeks will look like while immersed in your training.
5:30 - 9:00am Meditation, Pranayama, Asana & Chanting
9:00 - 10:00am Organic, gourmet vegetarian breakfast
11:00 - 2:00pm Training Session
2:00 - 3:00pm Organic, gourmet vegetarian lunch
4:00 - 7:00pm Training Session
7:00 - 8:00pm Organic, gourmet vegetarian dinner
LED BY MASTER TEACHERS:
David Yoss (aka Sandhyanath) co-leads the Tantric Alchemy Institute Divine Wisdom 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. He is a graduate of both the Level 1 and 2 Ayurvedic Studies Program from the Ayurvedic Institute as well as their program in Pune, India. Enjoying the study of the different cultures of the world, he graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Anthropology. David has been teaching the Ayurvedic Institute for more than 5 years and has taught an extensive range of topics there, such as Yoga, Nutrition, Sanskrit, Herbology, Herbal Preparations, Lifestyle Practices, and Clinical Practice. He also teaches Yoga and Meditation at Sani Yoga in Albuquerque, New Mexico, co-leads their Teacher Training Program, and teaches modules on Ayurveda, Sanskrit and other subjects in the Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. David is a Nath and initiate in the International Nath Order. He was initiated in 2011 by Sri Dhruvanath and given the initiatory cryptonym Sandhyanath, or Twilight Lord. He has also been initiated in the South Indian Shakti tradition of Sri Vidya by Guruji Sri Amritanandanatha. David loves to teach and share and help people gain knowledge which can lead to their self-empowerment. He is known to use stories and humorous anecdotes to create an authentic and fun learning environment.
Dr. Liz Lindh co-leads the Tantric Alchemy Institute Divine Wisdom 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. She is also the director of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, a unique boutique eco-conscious yoga retreat and teacher training wellness center and Nature preserve in Costa Rica. It is here that Dr. Lindh hosts her Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellnessthrough which she offers Yoga Alliance approved 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certification programs and other wellness trainings throughout the year. At The Sanctuary and every where she goes, Liz offers a lifestyle concept for health and awakening through yoga, movement, spirituality, meditation, self-care, ritual, exploration of the natural world, travel, adventure, environmental stewardship and creative self expression.
Dr. Lindh has has worked with many celebrities including award winning musicians, authors, actors, dancers, and artists of all sorts to inspire creativity, beauty and focus. She has worked with professional athletes in the field of sports medicine for enhanced performance, injury maintenance and prevention. Her extensive experience in Integrative Medicine includes research with stroke patients at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, a short tour with a rock band as their private acupuncturist and assistant chef, presentations at the University of Miami, the development and implementation of a yoga, meditation and wellness program for cancer survivors through an international non-profit support group, the creation of 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum approved by the National Yoga Alliance, and the formulation of her own line of herbal elixirs and beauty products. Liz’s yoga sequences, retreats and wellness concepts have been featured by Yoga Journal, MindBodyGreen and The Chalkboard Mag. She has appeared on TV, radio and online as a yoga and wellness expert, recognized by MindBodyGreen as a leader in the field of wellness and received a Mercury Love Award as “Best Yoga Instructor″.
Liz has been exploring the path of yoga since the early 1990’s. Her dynamic vinyasa yoga classes are a fusion of fluid movement, flexibility, core strengthening and balance where you will find rhythm and awareness, breath and calm, ritual and rock & roll, integration of body, mind, heart and spirit. She teaches with the intention of spreading love, health and beauty. She continues to study yoga, movement, meditation and fitness across the globe with many great teachers.
She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Traditional Chinese Medicine), a holistic skincare and natural beauty expert, Yoga Teacher and Yoga Teacher Trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and a Masters of Oriental Medicine degree from the East West College of Natural Medicine as well as several other certifications across many disciplines.
Liz’s mission is to promote personal and global wholeness, to enhance the expansion of love, awareness and consciousness, and to support the wellbeing and liberation of all creatures.
Naganath is the Founder of the Tantric Alchemy Institute where he leads various Tantrik Rituals throughout the 4 week Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program. Naga also teaches an introduction to the sciences of Jyotish and Vaastu. He is also the Co-Creator of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers and their Plant-Based Chef. An ardent yogi for the past 26 years, Naga has completed over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training with Shiva Rea (her Advanced Teacher Training Program), Rod Stryker, and teachers from the Bihar School of Yoga. In 2004, Naga studied Ayurveda at The Ayurvedic Academy held at Bastyr University in Washington and began extensive studies in Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) with the aid of his close friend and mentor in various occult sciences, Dr. Robert Svoboda. It was Naga's devotion and earnestness that propelled and guided him to find a strong karmic resonance in Classical Tantra, eventually being initiated by Shri Kapilnath into the International Nath Order, a modern Nath Tantric sect established by Shri Gurudev Mahendranath with its roots in the Adi-Nath Sampradaya and Uttara Kaula Sampradayas of which Shri Mahendranath was holder of parampara and Guru. The Guru tradition and initiation of the International Nath Order includes wisdom teachings from Hindu, Soto Zen and Taoist sources plus practices rediscovered by the science and yoga of meditation, contemplation, mantra and ritual. After managing a well-respected yoga studio in Venice Beach, California, Naga recognized a void in the western yoga scene and was compelled to create a yoga school which incorporates the classic yogic sciences under one umbrella in order to honor and keep the torch of the ancient yogis alight as well as to aide and advance western yoga students in these classical wisdom sciences.