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Become a Yoga Alliance International and Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor in Durga’s Tiger School with specialization in detox and mindful nutrition. The main focus of the course will be Tantra yoga, pranayama techniques, meditation, and mindful nutrition. You will live an experience of deep transformation by purifying your body and mind and unifying with the spirit.
During this retreat, you will stay in Casa Kiliku, a place in the Andes not too far from the city of Quito and just next to the natural reserve of the Ilaló Volcano. During the teacher training Casa Kiliku will be close to tourists and open as an Ashram where you share meals, spaces, yoga work, and ashram life experience.
The houses are built with materials from the volcano, with bricks or adobe and wood. Every space is unique. You can stay on the big terrace and chat with others. Or just lie in the hammock and read or meditate on treetops dancing in the wind. It is pure luxury to offer a retreat place in a rural environment at the edge of the ecological reserve Ilaló and so close to the center of Quito, 25 minutes by car.
This place is made by ecological local materials and a sustainable way of living is promoted. Accommodation will be in double or triple rooms equipped with kitchen and bathroom with hot shower. You will share meals every day in the communitarian terrace enjoying the view.
Fully furnished house for short or longterm vacations. Fits up to for people, adults or children. Includes two rooms. Each room has 35 square meters and a private terrace. One room has a chimney. It includes working space, two double beds, an open space with a big kitchen, chimney, living room, dinning room, one big bathroom, a large shared terrace, a garden, and fire place with amazing view.
Fully furnished loft, sleeps three people. It includes chimney, one bathroom, one single bed and one double loft bed, access to breakfast kitchen, shared big terrace, garden, and fire place with amazing view.
Fully furnished suite, sleeps three people. It includes one kitchen, one bathroom, one open bedroom, spectacular view, large shared terrace, garden, and fire place with amazing view.
It is in a third floor apartment. A fully furnished house for short or longtime vacations, sleeps four people. It includes a kitchen, two bathrooms, two bedrooms, an independent open terrace in the first floor, a balcony, spectacular view, large shared terrace, garden, and fire place with amazing view.
Immerse one month in the ashram where you will learn to share with Tantra yoga; an inspiring, intuitive and deeply meditative yoga practice. You will also learn detox and mindful nutrition; the art of healing through food. Discover a new way of eating with an Alkaline and anti-inflammatory nutrition, learn to apply detoxification practices, learn how to make delicious vegan and raw food, and discover a new way to relate with food and your own body.
During the training you will also learn to design and prepare delicious healthy menus including deserts for detoxifying and rejuvenating all your system using food as a tool for health and healing. In the paradise of the Andes you will explore power of self-healing with local products, plenty of vegetables, fruits, and medicinal plants.
Tantra yoga works with deep relaxation. Students will learn the feeling of flowing into the asanas without struggle, developing a deep form of a deep yoga meditation. This technique is completed by the practice of bandhas, pranayama, the mantra chanting, Samadhi, sitting meditation and kundalini kriyas. Students will also learn about Tantra yoga methodology, and together you will discover the ways in which to implement the yoga experience into every day life.
Students also learn about the energetic exchange between Shiva and Shakti, the two polarities, and how to integrate sexual energy into their yoga exploration. During their training, students will explore tantra yogic lifestyle, philosophy and arts.
Kundalini Yoga applies asana (body positions), bandha (body locks), mudra (hand gestures), pranyama (focused breathing), mantra (sound), and meditation in the context of special Krijas (transformation vehicles) in a synergetic and dynamic way.
As a result of this process, a powerful, natural, and organic impulse unfolds in the practitioner that ideally balances their life force. This experience provides a deep sense of self-awareness, unity, and an appreciation for the gift of life.
During the detox and mindful nutrition classes, you will learn what is a detox; the alkaline diet and why to use raw living food for this process?; enzymes and its different types; transitions to a detox time; sprouts and shoots; how to create a garden at home and different methods of germination; wheat grass, introduction and history, properties and beneficial uses; prebiotics and probiotics; what are fermented foods and how to use them, and the various types of vegetables milks and its benefits.
You will also study super-foods; mineralizing the body; green juices and smoothies therapy; relationship with food; nourishing according the bio individuality; how to individualize food according to personal dosha; how to alkalinize the blood and prevent diseases, how do the purifying organs work and how you can help them; auto massage and Ishnaan, and the science of hydrotherapy.
Some of the benefits you will experience is a flexible and strong body, a clear mind and peace of soul, your digestion will improve, get rid of excess waste, strengthen immune system, increase energy levels, your skin will glow, any skin issue clear up, shiner hair, grater connection with your body and soul, eliminate addictions to certain foods or sugar, balance your weight, and prepare your body for a future pregnancy.
In this ancient shamanic ceremony you create your intent for your teacher training and reconnect with nature, spirit, and your centered self. It helps you to leave a lot of old weight behind you and you open the door with your other yogis to new experiences.
Through the dance, the voice work, body expression, clowning, and theatre techniques, students, will explore themselves and do an emotional detox.
Each student will receive a limpia (energy cleansing) a cleansing ritual made with local medicinal plants, made by a native healer woman from the mountain, the Ilaló.
You will learn about Ayurvedic foot massage (related with the tantra yoga practice), reflexology, or a basic abyanga massage from the Ayurveda medicine.
A gentle way to deep more in the tantra yoga asanas. Working with a partner helps to get in contact with the other person using all senses and feeling supported in the practice. It helps to develop trust in the other person and work opening your heart.
The yoga retreat will take place in Casa Kiliku, in the Andes of Ecuador, close to the capital Quito and on the edge of a natural reserve. You will be located three kilometers from the village of Tumbaco, surrounded by high trees and mountains. The Kiliku is a little hawk living here on the volcano, the Ilaló.
For the people, it is the symbol of freedom and as it is seeing the reality from high above. It means that this place helps the yoginis to get a distance from their everyday life to fly into the experience of living in a yoga ashram, enjoying the green garden surrounding with flowers and old trees.
Three daily vegan meals plus healthy home made snacks, green juices, vegetable milks, fruits, nuts, and coconut water are included in the price of the retreat. You will enjoy rejuvenating and immune-boosting meals which includes green juices and smoothies, natural probiotics, plenty of sprouts and shoots, vegetables, fruits, green salads, seeds, nuts, vegetable milks, medicinal Ecuadorian infusions, and much more.
All the food will be vegan and gluten free, during all the training this is important to fulfill the goal of healing and cleansing. Every menu is professionally designed to give you all the nutrients that you need plus healing and cleansing your body. You will make a kind and soft transition to a detoxifying and cleansing diet in which you won’t be starving due to the plenty of raw food, juices, and smoothies.
During your free time, you may visit places where the national and international community mingles, like the Café Mare, the Café Arte, La Casa de Rafa, or the bio market. Here you buy organic food and German bread, having a coffee and a chat or enjoy story telling or a concert. Just three kilometers down the road in Tumbaco, you find everything you need; local shops, banks, and shopping malls.
Durga’s Tiger School offers alternative programs like papallacta hot springs, trips to Otavalo, shamanic ceremonies, and trips to Quito and Molinuco waterfalls. You could also work with a shaman and medicinal plants of the jungle or the andes; take a day trip to hot springs, the mountains, or to Otavalo market, etc; and possibility participate in extra workshops.
During this retreat, you may enjoy spa services for an extra fee upon request like Abyanga and Marmas massages; relaxing massages; reflexology; tantric counseling about love, relationships, and sexuality; personalized Qi Gong practices; and zen shiatsu treatments.
Take the opportunity to take a Zen shiatsu treatment. Based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Shiatsu is a method of healing and self-discovery in which acupressure along the body’s energy channels is applied, as well as stretching and moving of the articulations. The work is done on the energy level in order to regain the balance on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level.
Please book your to arrive at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO).
The little village bus stops in front of Durga’s Tiger School’s door.