Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training


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The Tantravaya Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive, internationally-respected program designed to deepen your understanding of yoga and Ayurvedic principles.

The Tantravaya training method is unique in that it’s not limited to any “style” or blend of styles. Instead, it emphasizes universal principles of alignment within the context of Ayurvedic and yogic practices.

Tantravaya Yoga trains exceptional teachers by presenting everything you will ever need to know in order to practice and teach any kind of yoga to anyone – safely and effectively within a system of eight principle actions. These eight principles are necessary and sufficient in every active gesture for yoga and beyond. Furthermore, the eight principles are organized into four pairs of oppositional actions that allow for ultimate individualization – customizing each gesture to each practitioner by balancing the intensity of antagonistic engagements for the specific needs of the individual body in each pose. As a recent graduate has put it: “With the eight principles, I couldn’t help but teach excellently, right from the first class, even though I was nervous.”

​​With exceptional attention devoted to practical training and ample teaching experience time, Tantravaya Yoga Teacher Trainings have a proven track record of producing effective, confident yoga teachers who are ready to teach upon graduation and stand out in the world of yoga.

Our program is registered with Yoga Alliance and provides the most widely-recognized yoga teacher certification credentials in the world. Our primary goal is to cultivate a solid, safe, and effective practice as the foundation of skillful teaching.​

Course Content:

  • Principles, techniques & philosophy
  • The anatomy and physiology of yoga

  • Universal alignment technique and individual needs for different bodies

  • Pranayama, meditation and mantra

  • Introduction to yoga therapy and posture correction

  • Yogic philosophy, psychology and ethics

  • The Ayurvedic five-element system and its application to a balanced life, diet, and yoga practice​

  • Protocols for diagnosing an individual’s state of dosha (disease tendency)

  • Yogic techniques for balancing each dosha

UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE all teachers will be able to:

  • Teach exceptional, inspired yoga classes

  • Offer high-quality, individually-customized private lessons

  • Know which yoga techniques are best suited for themselves and their students

  • Use asana and movement therapies to address muscular and skeletal imbalances

  • Use Ayurvedic principles to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different yoga forms

  • Diagnose individuals using Ayurvedic principles

  • Inspire spiritual fulfillment



Shy Sayar
Tantravaya Yoga director, Shy Sayar, is a yoga therapist and a registered yoga teacher and continuing education provider at the highest level offered by Yoga Alliance. Well into his third decade with yoga, Shy has tens of thousands of hours of experience bringing yoga to students of all levels, treating patients, and training yoga teachers and therapists around the globe. Shy has offered coursework on education and pedagogy, as well as yoga philosophy and classical Indian literature at the University of California, Berkeley. In his yoga teaching, Shy integrates his experience in higher education with skillful attention to different learning styles, making even the most complex teachings approachable to every student. His unique Tantravaya Yoga Therapy method has shown remarkable results in posture correction, pain relief and improved balance, as well as healing emotional trauma and addressing the roots of psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression.


Simona Balan


Dr Simona Balan is a yoga teacher & therapist with thousands of hours of yoga teaching experience. In her teaching, Simona weaves in various styles, including Power Vinyasa, Iyengar, Restorative, Therapeutic Yoga, and Kum Nye (Tibetan yoga). Her classes emphasize safe alignment, balance muscular strength and flexibility to prevent or heal from injuries, and offer unique mind-body insights from aikido, a Japanese martial art of conflict resolution. Simona inspires students through her contagious passion for yoga, for life-long learning, and for helping people live healthier, more harmonious lives.​​


Kimmana Nichols


Kimmana Nichols is the third generation from an entire family of holistic healers and educators; now holding qualifications in more than 20 healing modalities including Ayurveda and Naturopathy. Kimmana is a sought after Ayurvedic consultant and Vedic Astrologist, running retreats worldwide for his Ayurvedic expertise and traditional understanding and approach to Ayurveda.


Emily McMichael


Emily McMichael travels internationally to share her passion for the path, directing Yoga & Wellness Programs at various luxury resorts throughout the world, hosting retreats, co-leading Yoga Teacher Trainings and guest teaching at various yoga studios worldwide. Emily is passionate about remaining a dedicated student, because this is a journey with no destination; the learning and lessons and work are never done.  She has been practicing Traditional Thai Massage since 2015 and continue her studies every year under internationally recognized Master Pichest. Emily is also a certified Perinatal Yoga Teacher and Yoga for 12 Step Recovery Teacher, in order to further serve those in need.


INVESTMENT: $1500 USD. Payment plans and financial aid available





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  • All deposits are non-refundable. The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due 30 days before the retreat start date. (the seeker pays directly to the organizer not through us. We send a notification to the organiser to get the money ). The remaining balance is non-refundable once paid.

From 03 Jul 2020 To 30 Nov 2020
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