"Tantra says, accept whatsoever you are. You are a great mystery of many multidimensional energies. Accept it, and move with every energy with deep sensitivity, with awareness, with love, with understanding. Move with it! Then every desire becomes a vehicle to go beyond it. Then every energy becomes a help. And then this very world is nirvana, this very body is a temple – a holy temple, a holy place."
Shanti Yoga Ashram promotes Tantra Yoga as a pathway to health and happiness for people at all levels of consciousness. Tan means expansion, tra means freedom. Tantra is the art of to be free from all physical, mental and spiritual bondage through the expansion of energy. Tantra Yoga emphasizes the development of power latent in the chakras in a systematic manner to heal and balances all aspects of human beings - including the physical, emotional, vital, mental, and spiritual bodies. It eventually leads to supreme consciousness, the aim of the human life. Tantra yoga starts with the gross level-body and gradually transitions to the subtle-level consciousness. This teaching system offers the evolutionary process from Hatha yoga, meditation through the body, to Astanga yoga, meditation through the mind, to Mantra yoga, meditation through sound, to Kundalini yoga, meditation through the chakras, and ultimately to Shiva-Shakti yoga, meditation through the internal masculine and feminine energies.
What do we teach ? Tantra is the composition of 5 yoga systems as taught by Shiva to Parvarti. Tantra starts from the body with Hatha Yoga to the mind with Astanga Yoga to the chakras with Kundalini Yoga to the sounds with Mantra Yoga and ending up to oneness with Shiva Shakti Yoga. Therefore we incorporate those 5 yogas in our Tantra Yoga Class and our teaching. Each of our class will be a combination of asanas, pranayama, and mantra in order to awaken our subtle energy and make move through the whole body. As the energy is moving from down to up, it balances and heals the chakras allowing us to become more vibrant and in harmony with ourselves and others.
• Asana combined with chakra awareness and bija mantra meditation. • Pranayama to activate and balance the energy. • Mudras to energize the entire system. • Bhandas to move the energy throughout the whole body. • Yoga Nidra – with the tantric practice of Nyasa. • Chakras meditations to balance and heal the chakras. • Ajna meditations to open the 3th-eye. • Kriya and Kundalini practices to awaken the sacred energy (Kundalini). • Mantra/Kirtan to uplift the energy and to create sacred space. • Ayurveda Lifestyle and Diet to come back in harmony with the nature. • Tantra Meditations to balance the sacred masculine and the divine feminine. • Tantra Ceremonies to connect ourselves with the universe.