The Tantric Alchemy Institute (TAI)

offers a comprehensive classical 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved training within a modern context of the ancient tantric paradigm once found in India. TAI provides a compendium of tools as catalysts for human evolution by integrating wisdom found in the sciences of Samkhya philosophy; Hatha Yoga (asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, yantra, mantra), Ayurveda (the science of health), Vaastu (creating harmonious surroundings), Jyotisha (astrology), and Hasta Samudrika (classical palmistry). Vibrant physical health, equanimous mental and emotional states, the refinement and expansion of consciousness, spiritual growth, and real empowerment will harmoniously unfold in one's contemporary life when this knowledge is applied with focused will, altruistic intention, and sincere discipline; exponential results will be acquired. This training is appropriate for all levels and will enhance the scope of knowledge of even the most advanced practitioners.

Yoga is one of the six classic darshanas of India. The word darshana means both “point of view” and literally “to see”. All of the darshanas share the purpose of supporting the human endeavour to achieve that progress which leads to liberation. All of the darshanas are woven from the same basic fabric to explain the nature of the Universe. Samkhya and Yoga, two of the six, are very closely woven together, and Samkhya also provides the foundation for understanding Ayurveda, Jyotisha, and Vaastu.

Study of Samkhya, Ayurveda, Hasta Samudrika, Vaastu, Jyotisha will together provide a strong foundation for teachers in comprehending the concepts of classic Yoga Sastra which are so deeply intertwined with these sister subjects. These classes will give students the fundamentals of the vidyas which in India are traditionally considered basic essentials for a qualified teacher in any of the classic subjects. Integration of these five subjects will be applied to the context of teaching asana, pranayama and other topics familiar to western students of Yoga.

The science of Hatha Yoga will be explored through asana practice and posture clinics, the art of sequencing and specialized teaching methods, the detailed study of pranayama technique and benefits, meditation, mantra and chanting, western anatomy and anatomy of the energy body.

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$500 Non-refundable Deposit

$3,400 Remaining Balance (must be paid by July 2, 2015)

Tuition includes 200 hour training, training manual, three gourmet vegetarian meals per day, lodging in a luxury zen-modern jungle treehouse with a roommate, full access to The Sanctuary at Two Rivers 40 acre tropical eco-paradise including swimming pool, waterfalls, rivers, gardens, organic fruit orchard, jungle hiking trails, hammocks, pagoda lounge and all applicable taxes. Payment does not include transportation to and from The Sanctuary, staff gratuity or required texts. All payments are non-refundable.

Required Texts

“Ayurveda, the Science of Self-Healing”, Dr. Vasant Lad
“Life Health and Longevity”, Dr. Robert Svoboda
“Breathing Life into Space”, Dr. Robert Svoboda
“Yoga Anatomy”, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Mathews

Sample Schedule

6-7am        Meditation and Pranayama
7:30-9am   Yoga Sadhana

9am           Organic, gourmet vegetarian breakfast
10:00-2pm Training Session
2pm           Organic, gourmet vegetarian lunch
4-7pm        Training Session
7pm           Organic, gourmet vegetarian dinner


What to Bring

Flashlight or Headlamp
River-walking shoes with good drainage (Teva, Solomon, Keene)
Flip flops, sandals, or crocs for garden walking
Compact umbrella
Earth-friendly personal care products: soap, shampoo, conditioner
Refillable Eco-Water bottle (our tap water is right from the source and delicious)

Rash guard
Reading material
Yoga clothes
Earth-friendly sunscreen and bug repellent
Sun hat

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