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Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program is open to anyone who has the deep desire to empower themselves and improve their life conditions and those of their community. You do not have to become a yoga teacher and in fact many of our students use this training to enhance their own yogic development. The Tantric Alchemy Institute qualifies graduates to register for a RYT 200 hour Level Yoga Alliance Certification upon completion of the program. You will become a Yoga Teacher in Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga and also a Yoga Practitioner as a developing Tantric Alchemist.

Classical Tantra is quite misunderstood in the West. This is mainly due to a distorted version, often called Neo-Tantra, being promoted that involves sex practices, sensual touch/massage, etc. This may be therapeutic for an individual or couple, but is not even close to what Classical Tantra is or does and one of our goals here at the Tantric Alchemy Institute is to dispel this confusion and distortion.

Classical Tantra is a system of practice for understanding the Self and realizing one’s innate Divinity. 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 a Spiritual Technology of Expansion. Thus Tantra is different from some more “Transcendentalist” spiritual systems in that it is not about rejecting or withdrawing from the world, but rather it’s life affirming not life denying. It’s about expanding your awareness, resulting in the refinement of your personality. In fact, Tantra is referred to as the Science of Personality! It’s also referenced as the Rasa Vidya, the Science of Taste. Tantrikas aim to extract the juice, the essence, out of life. 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 (Iccha), knowledge (Jnana) and actions (Kriya) to experience Life as a Divine whole. Hence, Tantra is a complete paradigm for spiritual advancement.

 At the Tantric Alchemy Institute, we believe that in order to be a good yoga teacher you need to be a great student of yoga. Being a great student is based on having a strong foundation. Our 200 Hour YTT curriculum is devised to provide your potential with the essential knowledge and techniques to build a lifelong yoga process for profound development. 

We employ tools such as the practice of physical postures (Asanas), breathing exercises (Pranayama), the chanting and vibrating of sacred sounds (Mantra), contemplation on sacred geometric diagrams (Yantra), meditation and ritual, all to assist working directly with energy, or “Shakti”, which these practices allow us to cultivate and experience more fully. Tantrik practice is supported by an understanding of the health promoting science of Ayurveda, with its emphasis on proper diet, food as medicine, and self-care practices all to help align with your true nature..

Our Yoga practices are grounded in both modern Hatha and Vinyasa, focusing on both alignment and flow. Traditional Hatha Yoga practices, such as Pranayama, Bandhas, Kriyas, and Mudras are emphasized as well, since these have the power to unlock the deeper unfolding of Yoga.

This YTT is specifically for those individuals who want to not only teach yoga in a classroom setting but also for those who wish to develop and deepen their connection to Spirit and Divine Consciousness. To put it simply, it is a holistic approach to yoga! Though these traditions are ancient, it is our belief that their time-tested power, efficiency and effectiveness, enrich and advance the way our students are able to approach teaching in the context of the modern Yoga Studio classroom.

This all-inclusive profound yogic immersion takes place in the perfect environment for such an endeavor. Being surrounded by Mother Nature at her finest and fullest is not easy to come by this day and age and we are fortunate to have The Sanctuary At Two Rivers in Costa Rica as our home for this three week intensive.

We will practice our yoga to the sound of howler monkeys and the sights of butterflies and hummingbirds, dine on organic, locally sourced gourmet vegetarian and vegan cuisine three times daily, and sleep to the din of cascading waterfalls that are only a stones throw away from our Yoga Pagoda. This backdrop provides a solid crucible to disconnect from the distractions of modern day living in order to reconnect to your true nature. Join us for this magical life-transforming opportunity!