Durga's Tiger School for Tantra Yoga Shamanism

Tumbaco, Ecuador

Durga’s Tiger School for Tantra Yoga Shamanism offers trainings for yoga teachers with YAI and YA certification for 200, 300, and 500 hours.

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Instructors 8

Daniela de Girolamo

APSE (Shiatsu Massage)

APTN_COFENAT (Ayurvedic Massage)

Daniela was born and raised in Italy. Between 2011 and 2012, Daniela traveled to India, where she practiced Hatha yoga (as yoga vacation) in Sivananda Ashram in Neyyr Dam and experienced a treatment in Parathuvayalil Ayurvedic hospital in Cochin. She arrived in Ecuador in 2013 and started training in Tantra yoga with Iris Disse, while assisting with the creation of Durga’s Tiger School. She is now a master yoga teacher in the school, giving classes in active meditation and Tantra yoga.

Iris Disse

Yoga Alliance International (Tantra Yoga)

Iris Drisse ist the founder of Durga’s Tiger School. During her yoga teacher training, techniques from yoga, tantra, shamanism, and art come together and create transformative processes. She is a master yoga teacher and has been teaching for 17 years, talking about topics such as “love, spirituality and sexuality” at workshops, festivals and the Andina University in Quito. Her Durga’s Tiger School is an internationally acclaimed institution for yoga teacher trainings. She is an author, actress, lecturer, and prize-winning producer of audio plays and documentaries in Europe and Latin America.

Nicolas Cambas

Nicholas is an Argentinian artist and experimentalist who works with the investigation of art and therapy, mainly using different aspects of improvisation and experimental languages in theater, clown, dance, music, and shamanism. Nicolas has been investigating and creating over the last 10 years, developing his personal style in performance, stage direction, and pedagogy. He has also explored different body techniques and languages, such as the circus, contemporary dance, instant composition or sound painting, Capoeira, yoga, and fencing, among other things.

Marcela Camacho

Born in Medellin, Colombia in 1980, Marcela relocated to Ecuador 1989. She has studied acupuncture, healing humanism, and healing-creative theater in the Neijing School of Quito, Ecuador. Marcela explores performance techniques such as physical theater, clown, art comedy, storytelling, stage, and theater of the oppressed. She also applies these techniques in different social scenes, developing each project with individual and group exercises.

Fanny Simbaña

Fanny comes from one of the native families of the mountain, the Ilaló. Her family has actively supported community life on the mountain through many generations. As part of the shamanism program, Fanny will share a little bit of her knowledge of the traditional medicinal plants that grow on the volcano. Fanny’s knowledge of medicinal plants was handed down to her by her mother and grandmother, as it has been from generation to generation.

Hector Villavicencio

Hector graduated in Political Science with a master in Business Administration (MBA). After few years working in what he studied, he decided to change his profile. He started meditating and then practicing yoga in 2004. He practiced and explored deeply different yoga styles, such as Hatha yoga, Vidya or classical yoga, Rocket yoga, Power yoga, Anusara yoga, Dynamic yoga, and Kundalini yoga. He has being giving yoga classes from about 10 years ago. He also practiced different meditation styles, including Osho, Zen, Taoíst, and Vipassana.

Tatiana Davila

Tatiana was born in Ecuador. In 1999, she studied Plastic Arts and at the same time Initiation Psychology based on the teachings of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim. Thanks to this, she empirically experienced art as a therapy. She started doing workshops in which she worked on the human development using art and the play as the main tool. In 2015, she realized a master with IASE of Valencia, Spain in Art Therapy. In 2007, she finished her studies in Humanistic Psychotherapy Gestalt with the IHPG School of México. She has been working as a psychotherapist from 14 years ago.

Rosa Maria Cisneros

Rosa is a Sociologist and during different years, she gave private counselings as manager of market research. In 2012, she trained as a Kundalini yoga teacher, and from that moment, she began to go in-depth with themes such as conscious pregnancy, upbringing without attachment, and breastfeeding. Now, she gives yoga classes for pregnant women, people who are trying for a baby, and women who just gave birth. Another one of the themes she works with is the couple and she gives workshops for couples.

Reviews 7

  • Nicole Breedlove United States

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The property the people pure magic

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  • Anonymous

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    This was such an amazing experience. The course was beautiful, deep, heartwarming, opening and so much more. A journey through the body and mind. The blends with shamanism exceeded my expectations. The work with the local Tati and Ruben were so beautiful. How they supported our journey, took us to different places and showed us so much. Nico and Magdalena's classes were very well set up, thought through and opened me up. Pushed me to improve and discovered myself, express and experience. So wonderful. The yoga and partner yoga was very opening aswell. I loved it. I love the course, I would recommend it to anyone willing to go deep within themselves and take the bold journey of discovery through the mind and body. -Alex

    The kundalini yoga wasn't my type of cake, but taught me to take care of my own boundaries and in that sense gave me good lessons.

  • Flor Khan United States

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    I have searched far and wide for a yoga community that surpassed the commercialized fitness regime many yoga studios have become to normalize worldwide. I was happy to find that Durga's Tiger School for Tantra Yoga was well organized and promoted health, fitness, and creativity for individual growth. The program was beautifully put together, incorporating detox, Kundalini yoga, meditation, and art workshops for students to connect with their most inner selves, both inside and out. The teachers took very special care of each student and fostered a real sense of community and love. I highly recommend Durga's Tiger School for students who are looking to dive deep into meditation and connect with their body and spirit. Without a doubt, this program will leave you feeling born anew.

  • Angelina Peluso United States

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    Durga's Tiger School was very welcoming and a peaceful retreat with great food, friendly staff, and meaningful workshops. The location was hard to find even for some locals, but they have a friend who drives a taxi for them and you can arrange it when you need. I highly recommend this place for your trip!

  • Kevin A. Whelan Ecuador

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    I had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful school in a fabulous location overlooking Quito for four days. While there, I met a great crew of people who were studying for their teaching credentials. Although I am much older than most of them, they welcomed me with open hearts and friendship. I was so happy about this because sometimes when you travel alone to a new place it can be a bit difficult meeting new people. The staff here are lovely people, so warm, happy, and willing to help out with any requests. I enjoyed morning yoga activities and there were many things to do, which of course, you have the option to participate in or not. The daily meals were delicious. I am not a vegetarian but could easily become one after enjoying the food served here at mealtimes. My accommodation was very comfortable and I slept well and peacefully every night. I would highly recommend this yoga ashram to anyone who is looking for a quiet retreat from the stresses of everyday life or to people who wish to further their yoga experiences and learning. I cannot stress enough what an awesome experience this was for me.

  • Emilie

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    I was very pleased with my seven-day retreat, so much more than I had hoped for. The food was excellent and the classes were fun and informative. I made new friends and feel refreshed. I highly recommend it!

Testimonials 31

  • Asha Moore

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    Two and a half months later, 500 hours of yoga, and it is finally here, our last day of yoga school! Wow! What a journey! I am abundantly grateful for every moment, every emotion, every lesson, every tear, every conversation, and every second I experienced here. It has been the highlight of my trip and my life. So much love to my tribe, let us go out with a bang! I found my path.

  • Cody United States

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    What I learned about Tantra yoga is that it is not only a relaxation technique or yoga style, but it is a tool for transformation. This transformation begins at the cellular level of our being. Tantra yoga is a powerful and indispensable tool for change.

  • Sophie France

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    From this course, I learned to feel myself from inside, to be with myself without feeling, and to feel so much alive, either laughing or crying, but so much here to my being. I came also with a big and heavy question for my development and I got the answer. I know how to care of myself and when to go for the next step. I learned how to be one with my emotions, understand that they are mine and we are a team, not enemies. I learned how to feel my power, create my aura, and create my vital space outside myself.

  • Harry United States

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    From this course, I will take with me the sense of peace within my yoga practice and an expanded sense of awareness in my body. My body is as flexible as it has ever been and I find a space of no rush being increasingly present in my practice and my life as a whole.

  • Joselo Ecuador

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    During this month, I enjoyed Tantra yoga a lot. I also enjoyed dancing and putting the heart and soul into it! I received master classes about conceiving myself as a being of light and share knowledge in a community. I learned to love me and be gentle with myself. Casa Kiliku - Durga's Tiger School is a magic place where you feel the love and energy of all beings living here. It is a place where you come to empower and discover yourself.

  • Sage United States

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    After this training, Tantra yoga in this moment means a very intentional yoga practiced which is centralized on relaxation, meditation, and rejuvenation of the body. It helped me become aware of my witness and observer. Tantra classes reminded me to slow down and enjoy and use all of my senses.

  • Victoria Colombia

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    One of the best experiences for me this month has been the discovery of myself, to identify with clarity things I want to improve and change in order to be a better human being! Tantra yoga represents a lifestyle for me; it means to learn to feel every step we make day by day. It means also opening your heart to love and be loved. It is living the present moment!

  • Erica United States

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    This school speaks to the core of my being! Much of what I learned at Tiger School will stay with me for life. I learned how to stay inside of my own power, to be strong, and to take care of myself. I learned to be vulnerable and open with others. The course is intensive and at times, exhausting but it broke me open in that way. I do not believe I could have dug as deep without the intensity. If you are looking for a strict, quiet, reserved yogic community, look elsewhere. Durga's Tiger School is meditative and healing, but the energy is very high and wild! This is why I love Dani, Iris, and David. The way they have developed their program is honest and allows you to exist inside of the real world instead of floating inside of a yoga bubble reality where everything is perfect and happy. They encourage you to reach inside and understand yourself, including the darkness that you may encounter. To ignore this would create an unbalanced practice. I have begun to share the Tantric series and philosophy with my friends, family, and people in my hometown and have received an immensely positive response. I am excited to continue my relationship with Durga's Tiger School and see where my new path leads me! Aho!

  • Oleg Estonia

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    I have become more flexible. I now feel clearly how energy flows on me and I have power to direct it. I sense even more how our outside world is a reflection of our inside world. I have deepened my understanding of life and death, being able to feel my sexual energy flowing and rising from my roots. Also I have experienced a great balance between my feminine and masculine energies. The evening Tantra gave me a better understanding of relationships between man and women and how it is possible to be more free in the relationship and also how to make relationship more special and being it on another level.

  • Erica United States

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    The most important thing I realized in this month is that I can be with others and not have to give my power away to them. I understand that I have the power to heal myself and can choose to be around loving people. I have had the experience of being able to truly relax my mind and allow my body to communicate what it needs. I have learned how to breathe deeply. The most important aspect of the Tantra courses for me was learning to trust and give to others in a reciprocal manner. The group experience we did last really helped me to access my subconscious.

  • Lisa Germany

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    I have learned to stop controlling the future. I want to trust the universe and not miss arising opportunities. I want to go with the flow! What I love about Tantra yoga is that I was able to listen to my body rather than concentrating on the perfect alignment. I love the flow of the asanas and the breathing.

  • Jaanika Estonia

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    I feel I am freer, more in touch with myself. I have let go of a lot of emotions. I have found this silence in me, where there are no thoughts, no nothing, it just is. I feel how the energy is flowing in me. I have learned how to really relax and how to let your body sink on the floor and just breathe. I have learned to meditate in the posture and really enjoy it.

  • a traveler United States

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    I learned how to be completely immersed in the present moment, allowing your true self to flow freely without ego expectations or limitations, trusting in this. Accepting in what is and finding beauty and lessons within all things people and situations.

  • Maeve United States

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    I do not have any words to express my gratitude for my experience here this summer. Thank you so much! Will be back! With love.

  • Sanne United States

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    I arrived here not believing in any god. I just believed after death there would be something. Now I know that also during life there are spirits supporting me. It gives me so much confidence and support. Before, everything was my own responsibility and it put so much pressure on having everything under control. Now I can let go more easily and be grateful for the miracles in life.

  • a traveler United States

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    I learned to open up to a creative process that is collective and collaborative, to let go of fears relating to imperfection, to play without thinking just in a mindful, feeling way, and to use creative processes as a way to explore and learn about my own fears.

  • a traveler United States

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    The most important thing I learned this month is that you might think you understand your mind body and soul but you can always go deeper. Kundalini rocked my world. The most interesting thing about Tantra is that the journey is more important than the start and the finish.

  • Maddison United States

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    The most important thing learned this month: I hold onto my emotions and reactions. I am very stubborn. I felt chakra classes and mantras. From Tantra, I learned that I really need touch from people. I want to be more open and welcoming to new people in my life. I find it important to connect mind and body when practicing yoga; the physical is spiritual and important to me.

  • Kayla United States

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    During teacher training, I learned to create a vessel for love, the importance of loving myself and accepting loving kindness from others in order to heal myself so that I may heal others, and being embraced by the womb of the mother earth. I have more direction for my own path as a healer.

  • Skyler United States

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    I learned a lot about myself and my shadow while at Durga's Tiger School. I witnessed the habitual patterns of my ego, the critical, negative, easily distracted tendencies; and gained a stronger resolve to stop feeding energy to these patterns.

  • Shadia Ecuador

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    In Tantra, I make the practice of presence a priority, setting the intention to be fully present within your practice and within yourself, to have a deeper connection to your inner world, and thus, a greater understanding of the world. For me, the most important of the experience has been learning to respect my space, value the silence, and know myself, connecting with myself and feel my feelings waking up, getting rid of emotions inside that do not allow me to wake up!

  • Jacky United States

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    I was the most representative of my experiences: the personal growth, new experiences that feed you, the opening to the uncertain, enforcement of our knowledge, discipline, sharing with new people, the evolution, understanding Tantra as a way of life, the opening of our senses, and the awakening of inner confidence were all life-changing. Tantra now is a key in my life. Love, practice, and love.

  • Valentina Ecuador

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    It was really helpful for me to recognize the energy movement through my body and transform it into something very subtle and sublime. Feel the change path to the light and the possibility of a new (and old at the same time) way to communicate and stay in happiness enjoying life. Thanks to you all!

  • Cari Ecuador

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    Integration, expansion, love, sharing, transformation, liberation, inner growth, end of a circle and starting another one, synchronization, let myself be surprised, everything is perfect, let go the control, flow from love, security, empowerment, gratitude, presents!

  • Becky United States

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    The most important thing of the teacher training for me was understanding how much I want to express myself, yet how hard I make it on myself. Somehow, I have made communication way harder than it needs to be. I need much work in an area I thought I was good at. Thank you for exposing me to this giant hole in me!

  • Akire Ecuador

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    The teacher training of Durga's Tiger School is a space where you can really go deep into yourself, whatever your day to day life is. You need to make a pause to notice if you have what you truly need or if it is just because it is there. The mind is so strong, what you believe becomes true. That is why it is so important to learn how to control the mind, the body, and the spirit and be aware of your goals starting from their roots.

  • Gaby Ecuador

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    In my opinion, the experience was something unique that brought me to dive deeper into yoga and its universe. Living in the ashram, I was able to experience it in a much deeper way and could live an authentic place away from my comfort area. I could connect strongly with myself and with my surroundings in a real and profound way and I could absorb more easily all the information that I was receiving.

  • Nuria Ecuador

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    Doing a teacher training is a privilege that few can accomplish. It is a small break in your life that allows you to experience a full immersion into a practice that demands surrender, love, and discipline. Although the art of teaching improves with the years and the experience, the teacher training is really a magic door from where you can start your training as a teacher. And even though your goal is not to teach, you can still go deeper into your practice and interchange ideas with people that have the same passion and interests as you. Personally, I have had the chance to practice with extraordinary teachers for many years and starting from my experience in Durga's, I can start to offer the same gift to others. The most important part for me has been to lose my expectation rigidity and connect with a more fluent structure and live a personal process outside of my house (and without my sons). I could experience Tantra (a concept that I was afraid of) and I could be closely and differently connected with teammates and teachers. Release, flow, and recognize these processes as a point from the beginning of the change.

  • Ivan Ecuador

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    The time that I shared in the ashram, I really enjoyed the space of harmony, peace, and goodness of all the people, especially the teachers that lead us during the training. It was an excellent opportunity to know widely and practically different yoga traditions. Even though the physical practices were intense, I could handle them and I also had time to relax. It was really interesting to live an experience where the physical exercise is only a door to enter a wider development of the consciousness where I could meet with myself and progress towards a way of living more harmonious with my surrounding.

  • Grace Ecuador

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    Yoga is to be present. In this phrase, I can resume what I learned in the teacher training. Present here and now with all that I am and have, this is the foundation of happiness. It is always good to take a time for yourself, to do what you like, and to empower yourself, and finally to be able to share with the others.

  • Jaquelline Venezuela

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    I could participate in the first 200-hour training of Tantra and shamanism, a perfect combination and not only as a student but also as a teacher, sharing my knowledge and experiences with a lot of humbleness and respect but also acknowledging my path and my efforts. The results of all this experience have been infinitely full of gratitude. Iris Disse is the founder of this school, who I deeply thank for her openness, energy, disposition, and her creative source that is inspiring for many. For me, this has been a laboratory of living experiences that blend the native ancient wisdom of this land with the traditional wisdom of the yoga as the Tantric teachings. This was a real gift for me, it cleared my path; this experience in the ashram for one month really changed my life. I could connect with my source and senses and I could let them be so that they can manifest their divinity, their empowerment. Tantra forms part of me and now that I can understand a little bit more, it integrates the many parts of me that were scattered and separated before. Talking about energy domain this training is really well oriented, it looks for a balance between the feminine and the masculine, of your creative energy Shakti, and our consciousness Shiva, which exists inside of us. And this understanding is eternal, it is always with you only that sometimes it is sleeping. Thanks to this and to many more things, I recommend this training that will be unique for each moment. The group is very important, because you are not working only on an individual level but also on a collective one, as a whole, which is in the end yoga, union. Again, I express my infinite gratitude to Durga's Tiger School, of which I am part and all we pass there we become part of this beautiful Tantric tapestry. Namaste.

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