The Adept’s Program

The Adept’s Program

Curriculum Levels 5 to 13

The Adept’s Program of our curriculum (Levels 5 to 13) continues with authentic teachings of Tantra Yoga – initiations in Hatha Yoga (a tantric form of Yoga) with energy and concentration of the mind; purification techniques; Laya Yoga meditations and bija mantras; preparation for and initiation in the study of pranayama; the principles of yama and niyama; stages and branches of Yoga, and much more.

Yoga is often associated only with physical and gymnastic type of practices. However, Yoga goes way beyond into the infinite world of spiritual evolution. These teaching open doors you did not know existed.

The Adept’s Program is structured to immerse participants in the spiritual energy of Meditation, Yoga and Higher Tantra, bringing transformation and verifiable progress. We continue to provide you with clear and systematic teachings that fit well with your daily life.

The atmosphere in Level 5 to 13 retreats will be one of aspiration and motivation for practice, supplemented by the appointed Yoga teachings, spiritual lectures, discussions, special group meditations, and opportunities for great spiritual evolution. This is a spiritual week for discovering answers and the happiness within as well as new friends!

The Adept’s Program is offer in the format of 7-days retreats where Levels 5 to 13 are offered in parallel. You would be joining the teachings of your specific level of accomplishment in our Tantra school curriculum.

  • "I have always believed that true spirituality requires a person to detach completely from your everyday life. Thank you so much Somananda for proving me wrong."

    Selena
  • "I have done Yoga for many years and joined the retreat only to support a friend. I had no idea how much of the basic Yoga knowledge had never reached me. There is a clear structure in spiritual teachings and I know it now."

    Carl
  • "This has been the single most important course we I have ever joined. Truthfully."

    Graig & Monica

Levels 5 to 13 retreats include:

  • Clear and authentic Tantra Yoga teachings with theory and practice, about 4-5 hours a day
  • Group meditation teachings and practice (e.g. “Tantric Vipassana” meditations from Kashmiri Shaivism), about 2-3 hours a day
  • Evening satsangs and discussions with Somananda
  • Special spiritual lectures with Somananda on various spiritual topics, for example:
    • The Art of Skillful Action – How to Outwit Your Karma
    • Challenging Gravity – Facts and Fallacies on Levitation
    • How to talk to God
    • Mind Reading with Yoga – Lecture and Exercise
    • Spiritual Guidelines to Harmonious Life
    • How to Overcome Spiritual Tests and to Understand the Spiritual Path
    • Angels and Demons: What Are Angels and Angel Hierarchies? What Are Demonic Influences and Entities, According to Spiritual Traditions
    • What Happens to the Soul After Death
    • Secrets of the Mind – How to Change the Matrix

What you can expect:

  • Solid continuation in your tantric development
  • Spiritual rejuvenation and clear understanding of the yogic path
  • Substantial increase in your practical skills of Tantra Yoga
  • Calming of the mind and increased control over the mind-chatter
  • Skills to self-reflect and to use Yoga as a practical tool in daily life
  • Personal meeting with Somananda with suggestions for your spiritual development
  • Fun group interactions, enjoying sauna, spa or swimming, depending on the retreat venue

The Adept’s Program content

Levels 5 to 13 all include several theoretical and practical teachings from authentic and spiritual Tantra Yoga. The teachings are exceptionally versatile and give the student an even more reliable and solid base for his or her spiritual and personal evolution through Tantra. We teach Tantra Yoga as it is meant to be – a clear science of self-growth and expansion of the mind.

During the retreat you will join the teaching sessions of your particular level based on your advancement in our Tantra School Curriculum. A minimum of three people is required for a particular Level to be offered during a retreat (if your Level is not offered, due to less than 3 participants, your payment will be refunded in full).

LEVEL 5

Lectures

  • What is Yoga
  • The seven chakras
  • The Polarity of energy
  • The eight stages of Yoga
  • Yogic purification practices
  • The indriyas and the chakras

Techniques
You will practice 20 different Hatha Yoga techniques, but you will learn the following in more detail:

  • Padahastasana
  • Tadasana
  • Sahaja Agnisara Dhauti
  • Bhujangasana
LEVEL 6

Lectures

  • The meaning of Asanas
  • Branches of Yoga
  • Panchakosha – the five bodies
  • Music meditation
  • Introduction to Yama & Niyama
  • Yama & Niyama 1 – Ahimsa, non-violence

Techniques

You will practice 20 different Hatha Yoga techniques, but you will learn the following in more detail:

  • Surya Namaskara
  • Pachimottanasana
  • Trikonasana
LEVEL 7

Lectures

  • The mental concentration and shambhavi mudra
  • Yama and Niyama (2) – Satyam, non-lying
  • Healing strategies in Yoga
  • Yama and Niyama (3) – Asteya, non-theft
  • Vamana Dhauti and basics of Ayurvedic medicine
  • Yama and Niyama (4) – Brahmacarya , sexual continence

Techniques

You will practice 20 different Hatha Yoga techniques, but you will learn the following in more detail:

  • Vajrasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Sarvangasana and sublimation
  • Ardha Sirsasana
  • Uddhiyana Bandha
LEVEL 8

Lectures

  • Vegetarianism and Yoga
  • Yama and Niyama (5) – Aparigraha, non-posessiveness
  • Karma-Yoga
  • Yama and Niyama (6) – Sauca, purification
  • Varisara Dhauti (Sanka Praksalana) purification technique
  • Yama and Niyama (7) – Santosha, contentment

Techniques

You will practice 20 different Hatha Yoga techniques, but you will learn the following in more detail:

  • Pavanamuktasna
  • Salabhasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Svastikasana
  • Garudasana
  • Halasana
LEVEL 9

Lectures

  • Yoga Nidra – the Yoga of mystic conscious sleep
  • Yama and Niyama (8) – Tapas, self-discipline
  • Yama and Niyama (9) – Svadhyaya, self-study
  • Yin-Yang in Yoga, Macrobiotics and Oshawa diet
  • Yama and Niyama (10) – Ishvarapranidhana, aspiration for the Divine

Techniques

You will practice 20 different Hatha Yoga techniques, but you will learn the following in more detail:

  • Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Laya Yoga 4 initiations
LEVEL 10
  • The laws of the mind
  • Janusirsasana
  • Introductory elements to Prana and pranayama
  • Complete Yogic Breath
  • Marjariasana
  • Amaroli – yogic urine therapy
  • Sashasana
  • Philosophical bases of Yoga
LEVEL 11
  • Agnisara Dhauti
  • Essentials of Ashvini Mudra
  • Pranayama with vowels
  • Nauli kriya
  • Yoga of sight
  • What is meditation
LEVEL 12
  • Maha Yoga Pranayama
  • Jivabalasana
  • Sukhasana
  • The five actions 1 – utksepana, rising
  • Nabhyasana
  • Trataka 1 – intermediary fixation
LEVEL 13
  • The power of suggestion in Yoga
  • Utkatasana
  • The blessing technique
  • Yoga technique of protection 1
  • The three gunas
  • Mulasodhana dhauti

FAQ

When can I join the Adept’s Program retreat?

The Adept’s Program is a name for our curriculum Levels 5 to 13 combined. You can join these retreats when you have completed Level 4 in our Tantra School Curriculum and are therefore eligible to continue your studies in Level 5 and up (in the Adept’s Program).

How many hours of Yoga and meditation will be practiced daily?

Depending on the structure of a specific retreat there will be about 3 to 4 hours of Yoga, 1 to 2 hours of meditation and 1 to 3 hours of theoretical teachings with lectures or satsangs per day. A full day will be between 6 to 8 hours of teaching and practice.

Do I need to bring my own Yoga mat?

All retreat participants will receive exact retreat guidelines, how to prepare and what to bring, to their emails in advance. But your own Yoga mat is always required, yes.

How do I know if my Level will be offered in a particular retreat?

In the Adept’s Program retreats Levels 5 to 13 are offered in parallel, yet with separate teaching sessions. For any of these Levels to be offered within a particular retreat a minimum of 3 participants is required per Level. Sign up and you will be notified in advance once this minimum number has been reached and your Level is confirmed. Your payment will be refunded if your requested Level is not offer at that retreat.

Retreat rules:

  • Have an open mind to spiritual teachings and will to learn and explore authentic knowledge
  • Arrive on time to each class and teaching
  • No smoking, alcohol or recreational drugs are allowed during the retreat
  • It is recommended to avoid phone and internet usage completely during the retreat. However, the maximum usage time is restricted to 1 hour per day during the lunch break.

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