Tantra Yoga Levels 2 and 3 expand upon and magnify the knowledge and practice gained in Level 1. This is the next step in your spiritual evolution through the tantric treasures. Here the teachings of Hatha, Laya and Kriya yogas advance; you will begin the preparation for pranayama and get intimately acquainted with deeper yogic philosophy and the laws of the mind.
These teachings will strengthen your spiritual aspiration, sharpen your concentration, give spiritual empowerment through daily Yoga and meditation practice with your peers. You can expect to be inspired by profound lectures and satsangs.
Within our comprehensive Yogic Path the Tantra Yoga Module is like the trunk of the tree – the most important pillar, which your evolution stands on. Levels 2 and 3 are the continuation of our spiritual journey.
To join this next level retreat within our Tantra Yoga Module you have to have previously completed the Tantra Yoga Level 1.
Completing the Level 3 designates the end of the first major step in your evolution through the Tantra Yoga Module.
At the end of this program the student takes the Red Sash Exam or otherwise named the Aspirant’s Examination, which tests his/her proficiency in the yogic practice, science and knowledge gained so far in the first three levels.
The exam includes theoretical multiple-choice questions on all of the material covered in Levels 1 to 3, as well as practical assignments – such as accurate performance of any of the techniques learned in these levels, prolonged execution of certain techniques and other exercises.
The details of the Red Sash Exam will be disclosed at the beginning of Tantra Yoga Level 2 and 3 Retreat, giving the student about 3 weeks to prepare. We recommend that you take with you all your notes and booklets from the Level 1 to revise for the Red Sash Exam.
Day 1: Arrival and welcome
At 16:00 the group transport bus departs from a designated location. The exact departure location will be communicated to all participants. We recommend that you arrive to the designated location at least a couple of hours before this departure time (or why not a day before!). At 19:00 welcome dinner begins at the venue followed by the retreat introduction at 20:00.
Days 2-21: Teachings and practice
On the 2nd day the teachings commence. You will be studying and practicing Yoga for approximately seven hours daily. Our teaching day starts at 7:00 and runs until 20:00, with several breaks organized throughout the day.
This Yoga retreat includes two Yoga sessions each day, 6 days per week, as well as meditation practices, lectures and other teachings. Sundays are allocated for rest and rejuvenation and are generally free days.
Example of daily schedule:
07:00 Session I: Morning practice
10:00 Session II: Teachings
13:00 Lunch and break
16:30 Session III: Afternoon practice
18:30 Session IV: Teachings
21:00 Satsang, spiritual movie, special meditations or sauna
23:00 Lights out!
Day 22: Final ceremony and conclusion
Conclusion of the retreat and departure after lunch. Group bus transport back to the designated location will depart latest 15:00. Do not plan your flights out earlier than 19:00.
This course is conducted in English. To gain the most from your experience, before applying please be sure that your language proficiency is good enough to follow lectures and that you are more of less fluent in English.
Prior completion of our Tantra Yoga Level 1 retreat is a prerequisite for joining this Level 2 and 3 retreat. https://somananda.org/tantra-yoga-level-1/ for next Tantra Yoga Level 1 retreat dates.
The specific items you are required to bring with you depend on the particular country and venue where we are holding this retreat. No worries, you will receive an email with detailed instructions well before the retreat begins.
For sure bring with you all your Tantra Yoga Level 1 notes and booklets. You need those to prepare well for the Red Sash Exam at the end of the retreat.
In the unlikely event of you not passing the exam, you will have the opportunity to retake the exam at a later time. You need the completion of this exam to enroll to Tantra Yoga Level 4 and 5 retreat.
This can vary. On average, a full day will be between 7-8 hours of teaching and practice, with breaks organized throughout the day for rest and revitalization.
Each day consists of 3-4 hours of asana or Yoga practice, 1-2 hours of meditation and 1-3 hours of theoretical teachings. Occasional supplemental satsangs or spiritual discourses will be offered in the evenings.