Shri Kali Ashram teaches that Yoga is a science, not a sport or a game. Yoga by its nature never teaches competition. Competition means that one is always comparing and contrasting to external measures. Yoga instills
integration, enrichment and incomparable inner strength. With these qualities, yogis master life. Mastery gives fulfillment and fulfillment stops one from dependence on the external.
Since yoga is such an important practice, Shri Kali Ashram welcomes the idea of Yoga Alliance® as an external body to maintain the quality of teaching and legality for the benefit and advantage of students. We believe in imparting quality teaching and therefore see virtue in creating standards in the performance and teaching of yoga: āsanas (postures), prāṇāyāma (breath control), dhyāna (meditation), yogic healing (Āyurveda and Siddha), and yogic philosophy. Shri Kali Ashram is registered with Yoga Alliance® and certified to give 500 and 200 hour certifications. Bhagavan Shanmukha is registered with
Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500™ and our other teachers are registered as E-RYT 500™s, E-RYT 200™s, RYT 500™s and RYT 200™s. At Shri Kali, we promote quality in teaching and time spent. We offer personalized coaching by our experienced teachers to allow students to achieve well-balanced learning and also have the benefits of a yoga retreat and an inner holiday. At Shri Kali, we believe that only if one is relaxed can one learn.
We have structured our long-term courses to cater to individual timeframes, as we realize that it is difficult for people to get away and study. You can join the long-term courses at any time. For people aspiring to be tantric teachers or adopt the tantric lifestyle, we recommend a minimum of six months intensive study. Our system teaches mastery of the physical aspects of tantra and yoga in one year, including the sexual aspects. Tantra is a complex and in-depth science. You will find it worth your while, both personally and professionally, to take the time to study it thoroughly. It is important that those who aspire to be teachers first master the science of yoga so that they can share their knowledge with love. Our goal is to produce skilled and knowledgeable teachers who can share the science of yoga and tantra, not only the practice. These intensive courses are suitable for professional teachers and those who are looking for a tantric lifestyle.
Our courses fill quickly. Please book early to avoid disappointment by filling out this form: Application to Study
200 Hr Yoga Alliance® Tantra Yoga Teacher Training Course
300 hour Yoga Alliance® Tantra Yoga Teacher Training Course
If you already have a Yoga Alliance® 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher™
qualification, please apply for 300 hours training to obtain a Yoga Alliance® 500 hour Registered
Yoga Teacher™ qualification with Shri Kali Ashram.
6 weeks or 2 months intensive study as per your schedule
Course Fees: $1500 US or $2500 US per couple or friends
Explore many topics in the spiritual sciences including: Shaiva-Shakta philosophy, Shaiva-Shakta Tantra with authentic mantric and yantric ritual meditation (in the Trika or Kashmiri Shaivism system), chakras and the science of kuṇḍalinī and sexuality, left-hand and right-hand Tantras, Sanskrit, and advanced systems of Yoga, prāṇāyāma, and bandhas with sexual control (average learning time of a year), Āyurvedic Walking Massage
Individualized program according to your focus
6 Months Tantra Course
Course Fees: $3500 US; $6125 US per couple or friends (join anytime)
1 Year Tantra Course
Course Fees: $5000 US; $8750 US per couple or friends (join anytime)
June - July 2012 we are closed for teaching due to the rainy season, but we take bookings.
Food and Lodging at the Ashram: Please note that Course fees do not include food and lodging.
Non A/C lodging: $175 US or $250 US for couples
A/C lodging: $300 US for singles; $375 US for couples
Ayurvedic/Siddha vegetarian meals: $175 US per person
All ashram lodging includes a spacious private room with private bathroom or semi-private bathroom. Our residential buildings have large balconies, tree-shaded gardens, easy access to the beach and free high-speed wi-fi Internet. Please bring a laptop with universal powerpoint if you wish to use the Internet. We make NO profit on these arrangements. Bedding and yoga mats are supplied. We recommend you purchase our books from Amazon.com, Shri Kali Publications. We also lend books on all subjects.
Shri Kali Ashram is family friendly. If you are travelling with children, we can arrange for a nanny during classes. The cost of our daily nanny service is $110 US per month. If you wish to convert from $US to € at the current daily rate, please use this converter Oanda Currency Converter. Please contact us by email for more information on our teachings.