Education Services

Yoga Mediation + Holistic Coaching&Therapy in Ottawa and Gatineau

Education Services

Kundalini Yoga Teacher + Holistic Coach & Therapist + Tantra Facilitator

Education Services

In a Nutshell

We offer a comprehensive education to become a helper to individuals who wish to transform themselves into their better selves.

This process of helping others becomes then the main driver of your own growth. It’s what we call “the golden chain“.

Past a certain point of having received help from others, the best way to carry on you own growing and freeing path is through helping others with all your attention, with all your love, pushing yourself beyond the best of your abilities, thus becoming part of the golden chain of givers and receivers.

Welcome in the transmission !

Our education is a transformation

One of the main difference you will find in our education program is the fact that it is designed to enable each of the trainees to acquire the abilities to actually become able to teach.

These abilities are not “on the surface of the individual”, or “dead knowledge to learn”, they would rather be “a deep inside ability to understand another human and to teach him/her how to find by him/herself her/his knowledge”,

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A refining process

Yoga Teacher + Holistic Therapist = Tantra Facilitator

Why Tantra = Yoga+therapy ?

Tantra is a way of being, there are no tantric techniques that will allow you to become a tantric being … there only are experiences where you can allow your attention to become free and focused on your own, deep, true, perception or reality.

In order to help you in that achievement, we have two complementary ways of development :

  • one is increasing your ability of being truly conscious (Yoga)
  • the other one is healing the material you therein uncover (Therapy)

Healing is a simple process

Our Approach simply taps into the innate human potential for self-healing and self -growth. This self-development  or auto actualization process as Maslow describes it has been known for as far as human history can go, back to the depth of tantric teachings – it simply is a back and forth process of uncovering and healing one’s own inner reality in a secure and accepting environment.

And we know  how to do that !

The process of self-healing is simple and natural – yet the proper environment and its fundamental acceptance is essential.

At Y&M we have had the chance of receiving our education at the “Ecole du Tantra” in France where Anand Sharabi (Jean Jacques Rigou) has designed and perfected a complex yet full hearted comprehensive technological device that enables this “inner healing tendency” to be released at its fullest potential.

So, in order to be a tantra facilitator, you would have to be able to welcome, from your students or patients all aspects of their concerns, all aspects of their requests. 

  • as a Therapist, you can help them grow in healing and welcoming every part of their depth
  • as a Kundalini  Yoga teacher, you can help them grow in consciousness and refinement of their place in this universe

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A refinement process

1-PRe Training (1 Years)

2-yoga Teacher training (2 years)

3-Holistic Therapist training (2 years) 

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4-tantra facilitator

We offer a comprehensive education to become a helper to individuals who wish to transform themselves into their better selves.

This process of helping others becomes then the main driver of your own growth. It’s what we call “the golden chain“.

Past a certain point of having received help from others, the best way to carry on you own growing and freeing path is through helping others, thus becoming part of the golden chain of givers and receivers.

Welcome in the transmission !

1-Pre-Training

This training will help you understand from the inside the effects of the tools you want to be able to teach or transmit to others.

It will also be the place where you understand your deep motivations and you set your goals for the teachings to come.

2-Yoga Teacher Training

This training will give you all the abilities required to teach in its deepest form the Kundalini Yoga as it was taught by Yogi Bhajan.

You will be able to lead your students to experience their own practice by being there as a facilitator, with as little of your ego as possible.

3-Holistic Coach & Therapist TRaining

This Therapist training will give you the actual experience of being in a position to help another and the proper inner state from which you can achieve this goal. 

This transformative experience will not only help you become a more opened, more compassionate, more loving person, but it will also require of you that you deepen your personal therapy in order to prevent your own unconscious to interfered with your patient’s work.

1-Pre-Training

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During the pre-training, you will experiment the practice from the inside, from the participant’s point of view. You will have the opportunity to practice :

  • 1-Kundalini Yoga Retreats (21 days to be distributed 50/50 or 75/25 either way between Kundalini Yoga Retreats and Tantra Encounter Group Retreats)
  • 2-Tantra Encounter Group Retreats (21 days to be distributed 50/50 or 75/25 either way between Kundalini Yoga Retreats and Tantra Encounter Group Retreats)
  • 3-Sadhana Practice (Morning practice – on your own, at your rythm, if possible every day )
  • 4-One to One Consultation (1 every 2 weeks except Jully August => 20 sessions for one year)
  • 5-at least one weekly yoga class with a teacher registered with the FTKY

Here are the main reasons why this initial training is essential and why it is structured that way : 

  • you get the chance of understanding the different aspects of the education you wish to have from the inside, based on  your own true experience as a participant
  • you give yourself the possibility to grow with your daily practice
  • you get to know the full extend our offer : yoga, meditation, therapy, tantra
  • you have the possibility to understand better your own motivation in becoming a yoga teacher or a humanistic therapist

1-Kundalini Yoga retreats

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A yoga retreat is an intensive practice of Kundalini yoga, usually centred around one of the 4 following themes : 

  • breathing
  • meditation
  • 4 elements
  • sacred sexuality

These yoga retreats are focused on the experiential effects of yoga & meditation practices. They are designed as informative, experiential and transformative retreats for each participants to grow at their own rhythm.

In order to help each participant to integrate smoothly the effects of the powerful practices offered, a set of humanistic practices have been included in the program.

These retreats can last from 3 up to 7 days in a row.

2-Tantra Encounter Group Retreats

 As participants

Tantra Encounter Retreats are  intensive therapeutic and tantric combination of workshops helping each individual in the group with his/her particular demand.

Contrary to the yoga retreats, there is no given theme for the Tantra Encounter Retreats, although, it is not rare that during the retreat a main theme emerges spontaneously from the group.

Whether you want to become a therapist or a yoga teacher, getting to know yourself and  your motivations better is a key point to being a proficient professional.

2-Kundalini Yoga Teacher tRAining

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Once you have passed the Pre-Training and after a year or practice and widening your own field of experience, you have understood better what you expect from your training and are ready to take more responsibilities.

Becoming a yoga teacher is a major step in that direction. 

A set of skills

Being a yoga teacher requires many qualities that you will have to grow along with your yoga teacher training : 

  • Knowing how to
    • a deep understanding of the kundalini yoga (not with your mind, but with your body, this understanding you gain from experience and practice)
  • Soft Skills
    • knowing how to be, how to behave, where to find, inside of yourself this space where you can transmit the essence of yoga without your ego interfering in the process to try and grab some attention 
  • Knowing how to make others discover and understand what you, yourself have discovered, on your own, through practice
  • Knowing how to speak about your practice so that you can convey a part of the experience to somebody who has never tried it
  • Knowing some useful theoretical knowledge like the chakra system, the nadis, the biomechanics, etc…

And a handy way to acquire these skills

You will be proposed the following, usually to be done inside a 2 years program, in order to acquire those skills : 

  • 1 – Kundalini Yoga Retreats (42 days co-facilitators) – you will carry on your own practice experience while growing, in a secure environment a progressive increase in responsibility regarding the teachings
  • 2 – Kundalini yoga teachings – 12 days of theoretical teachings around 4 major themes : the breathing system – the chakra system and the nadis – the squeleton and  biomechanics – the glandulary system
  • 3 – Sadhana Practice (Morning practice – on your own, at your rythm, if possible every day )
  • 4 – One to One Consultation 40 sessions (one every two weeks for 2 years, with the exception of jully-august)
  • 5 – At least one weekly yoga class with a teacher registered with the FTKY
  • 6 – Student Teacher Training 1st class program: during your 2nd year out of two, you will be allowed to give one yoga class per week, under the supervision of one of the FTKY teachers

Tools you will learn during your Yoga Teacher Training

  • Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan (including meditation)
  • Tantra Yoga (evolution from kundalini yoga)
  • Practice info  : Mudra, Bhanda, Mantras, etc… see our Practice info section
  • Theoretical info : Chakras, Meridians, etc…see our Theory info section
  • Osho active meditations see Osho Active Meditations
  • Mantra chanting guitar accompaniment (not compulsory)
  • etc..

1-Kundalini Yoga retreats

As Co-Facilitator

During your Pre-Training, you have experienced the yoga retreats as a participant. This time, you’ll get the chance to see what happens behind the curtain and to be part of the facilitation activities.

Your first responsibility will be to observe, understand how the magic is set into motion while experimenting your position as co facilitator and how to make good use of this position for the benefits of the participants, you will start to learn the 3 pillars of the Ecole du Tantra Teaching : Verticality, Countainer, Demand.

When you feel ready, you’ll be given more and more facilitation responsabilities : teaching yoga, guiding meditations, facilitating workshops, etc…

You will be given as well the responsability of being a reference for one or several of the participant who will start finding in your ressources for their own progression.

2-Kundalini Yoga teachings

As Student

Once you’ve started your yoga teacher training, you might need some theoretical basis to ground your discovered knowledge and to speak about your teachings. 

In Y&M, we follow the Ecole du Tantra teachings that does not put too much emphasis on the theoretical knowledge.

We teach you what you cannot learn in books or by yourself, the rest, you can find by yourself in a library. 

The learning curve at Y&M is “practice first, theorize after” and not “first learn and then practice”. Here is why

  • If you read first : when you 1st learn, you read words, that you relate to based on your past experience. That means that you re arrange old knowledge without discovering anything really. Then when you encounter a new situation, you will try your best to have it fit your preconceived idea, missing the essential freshenss of a potential discovery
  • If you read second : when you discover a new situation, in an open state of mind, you grab the newness of the feelings, your relate to them, you let them go through you, you discover, inside of yourself new channels of feelings and understandings. You’re not very efficient right away, but it’s not about being efficient or showing off, it’s about discovering the truth. Then you start your own process of integration when you put your own words on your own reality. And then and only then you read a theory about what happened. That way, when the theory comes at the end, your understanding is beyond and not below the theory.

3-Every day Sadhana

As Your own personal practice

You will be invited to carry on your daily morning Sadhana Practice and to intensify it if you can.

2-Boostrap for yoga teachers

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3-holistic Therapist training

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Becoming a holistic therapist is a great adventure,  has great implications and, if successful, can be one of the most fulfilling experience. 

A Holistic therapist is holistic not only for his/her patients, but to himself, his entourage and whole of society as well. It’s more of a vocation, a way of life than an activity or a job.

To become a holistic therapist, the major challenge one has to face is learning “how to be less”, “how to do less”, in order to let his/her patients the space to exist and unfold in the relationship. 

Some therapeutic approaches encourage the therapist to actively help the patient by identifying a diagnostic, by applying a therapeutic strategy, by intervening with the patient’s healing process. While these therapies surely have their reasons to do so, as humanist therapist we do not practice that way.

The core of a humanistic therapy is to allow the patient to build his/her own inner healing abilities so that

  • he/she can build along time an independence towards his/her therapist and the therapeutic container she has decided to used a a temporary tutor for a given time
  • the therapy can go as deep as it is possible – considering that an external help will never go as deep as its internal counterpart –
  • he/she can identify what orientations he/she wants her path go, what problems he/she wants to solve, what potentials he/she wants to open, what resources he/she needs.

In order to allow the patient to become his/her own therapist, the therapist must in a way withdraw from the field of therapeutic healing that spontaneously happens during the sessions and between the sessions. This withdrawal is not total, the therapist remaining there and holding the 3 pillars of our approach : 

  • he/she follows the patient, according to his/her demand
  • he/she holds the container in which the transformative process is activated
  • he/she give his/her total attention and unconditional positive regards on the patients tentative efforts (vertical)

Our Therapist’s training program

You will be proposed the following, usually to be done inside a 2 years program, in order to acquire the humanistic therapist’s required skills : 

  • 1 – Tantra Encounter Retreats (42 days co-facilitators) – you will be proposed a position as a therapeutic referent for one or more participants of the retreat. You will have the responsibility to provide them with your best support, with respect to the container, your position and their demands
  • 2 – Humanistic Therapy Teachings – 12 days of theoretical teachings on 4 major topics : the structure of identify, the memories (karma), the healing process, the natural development of the human being.
  • 3 – Sadhana Practice (Morning practice – on your own, at your rhythm, if possible every day )
  • 4 – One to One Consultation 40 sessions (one every two weeks for 2 years, with the exception of july-august)
  • 5 – At least one weekly yoga class with a teacher registered with the FTKY

Tools you will learn during your humanistic therapy education 

  • Person centred approach (Carl Rogers) as individual session and as group therapy (encounter groups)
  • Gestalt Therapy (individual and groups)
  • Family constellation (and systemic constellation) – adapted to humanistic therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Primal Energy (Lowen)
  • NLP (neuro-linguistic programming)
  • Holotropic breathwork facilitation (individual and group)
  • Shamanic healing (energy channelling)
  • Passage (concept invented by Anand Sharabi)
  • Talking circles (sharing circles)
  • Osho active meditations
  • etc..

1-Tantra Encounter Group Retreats

As Co-Facilitator

During your Pre-Training, you have experienced the Tantra Encounter Group Retreats as a participant, using the container as a mean to grow and to heal, relying on the quality of the support to let go and relax. This time, you’ll be part of the support team and will have a key role in creating the required reassuring atmosphere that will allow other to work their pathway.

Like in Kundalini Yoga, your first responsibility will be to observe, understand how the magic is set into motion while experimenting your position as co facilitator and how to make good use of your position for the benefits of the participants, you will carry on and refine your understanding of the 3 pillars of the Ecole du Tantra Teaching : Verticality, Countainer, Demand.

You will be given as well the responsibility of being a therapeutic reference for one or several of the participant who will start finding in your resources for their own progression.

This reference role will be more engaging than it was during the kundalini yoga retreats, the demand of the patient who have chosen you as her/her reference being more intimate than during the yoga education.

2-Humanistic Therapy Teachings

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As explained in the Teacher Training section, the Ecole du Tantra education is focused on what you cannot find in the books, on the knowledge you can only discover through experience and practice, while entrusting you the ability to learn about dead knowledge and structured theories in the books when you will feel the need for it.

These theoretical days of training will be part teachings, part practicing. Each of the 4 week end will have a major topic at its center : 

  • the structure of identify,
  • the memories (karma) and the emotions,
  • the natural development of the human being
  • the healing process,.

3-Every day Sadhana

As Your own personal practice

During your holistic therapist’s education, you will be challenged by your remaining memories that will surface in relation with your new support role. The Morning Sadhana is a precious tool for you to stay your course and deepen you consciousness.

4-Becoming a Tantra Facilitator

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Curriculum

1-PRe Training (1 Years)

2-yoga Teacher training (2 years)

3-Holistic Therapist training (2 years) 

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4-tantra facilitator

You are a tantra facilitator once you’ve complete both training

  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Holistic toach & Therapist

Tantra Facilitation cannot be taught as a technique or a ready made container. 

Tantra is a way of being, there is no “container” that will enable the participants to experiment the tantra feeling if the tantra facilitator, by what he/she is him/herself, does not infuse the proper atmosphere.

It follows that the education to become a tantra facilitator is an education regarding a way of being. And a way of being cannot be learned from an outer education, it can only grow from the inside.

Everybody can grow that dimension inside of him/her. They only need to get in contact with that energy with other persons who have experienced it. That’s what we call “initiation”. 

This initiation cannot be created from outside intervention, but it can be nurtured with proper practice and therapy. That is why the Ecole du Tantra has set up this comprehensive device of yoga, meditation and therapy.

You do not receive a Certification, you earn it

For your Humanistic Therapy Education and your Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, you do receive a certification, stating that you have received the proper education, enabling you to teach and support. 

Yet Tantra Facilitation is a capacity you must build through experience alone. Of course, the techniques and containers you have experienced and learned are part of your toolbox and are essential to your tantra facilitation, but only by actually being in the field, connecting with people, looking for places to teach, being face to face with a class full of students eager to learn, facing the joys and sadness of the participants of your workhsops will you learn what tantra truly means.

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