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Continuing Education Workshop – The Yoga of Tantra

For yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and mental health professionals 30 Hours Continuing Education Credits for Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance

January 18-24, 2020

This workshop will help yoga teachers and therapists be more responsive to the spiritual/mental health needs of students and clients.

Why Yoga Psychology?

Tantra sees the body as a means to understanding and healing the spirit. The somatic practices of yoga were designed to access this understanding and be freed by it. Developing an understanding of the mind is central to the process of healing. From a yogic perspective, all suffering comes from the mind. With this understanding, practices such as meditation can be undertaken to learn to find equanimity in all circumstances.

The philosophical approaches presented in the workshop are grounded in Samkhya philosophy. Several methods of intervention will be presented for participants to take home and use in their private work with students and patients.

Contents of Workshop

A lecture and conversation format will be used to explore the topics:

  • Definition of Yoga Psychology
  • Difference between Yoga Psychology and modern psychology
  • Yoga Psychology in modern life
  • Yoga Psychology in Samkhya Philosophy and scriptures
  • Diagnosis in Yoga Psychology
  • Introduction to therapeutic applications from Yoga Psychology

Participants will explore the psychological wisdom of the ancient teachings and practices of yoga Shastra, and learn several Tantric techniques appropriate in healing interactions for ailments:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Addiction
  • Children

Opportunities to observe therapeutic sessions between faculty and villagers will be made available, with translation.


Surajnath Siddh, MA Yoga Psychology, Bihar School of Yoga

Spiritual Leader of Shri Jasnath Asan, 20-year veteran therapist and spiritual healer. Guruji provides healing to many patients daily suffering from maladies ranging from depression, addiction, neurological disorders and family unit dysfunction. His lengthy history as a healer will be evident as he unpacks case studies and presents them beside his wisdom from Samkhya philosophies and the Tantric practices, from which his gurukul lineage extends. Read more…..(link to Surajnath bio page under first tab)

Tantra Workshop Faculty: Swami Surajnath

Shreejan Sita, MSc, State University New York

30 year veteran yoga therapist, Ayurvedic Health Consultant, Director of Rajasthan Hatha Yoga Institute. Shree has facilitated lectures on the science of creativity in several US universities, and Yoga Psychology lectures at Swami Vivakenanda University in Bangalore, India. She presents a rich and relevant perspective on the differences and commonalities between eastern and western psychology, their foundations, and their applications. Shree will be presenting several case studies from the Shridevi Wellness Center on the campus of Shri Jasnath Asan during the workshop.

Tantra Workshop Faculty: Shreejan Sita


6:30 - 7:45Yoga class
8:00 - 8:30Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00Ayurveda services or karma yoga
10:00 - 12:00Lecture with Yogeshwar Surajnath Siddh
12:30 - 1:00Lunch
1:00 - 3:00Rest
3:00 - 5:00Lecture
5:00 - 6:00Yoga class
6:30 - 7:30Puja
7:30 - 8:00Dinner
8:30 - 9:30Satsang
10:00Lights Out

Inclusions in Workshop

  • Double room with bathroom, linens, hot water
  • 3 vegetarian meals + 2 chai/coffee
  • 2 Ayurveda services
  • Overnight Camel Safari
  • Transportation to/from airport


No prior experience or understanding of yoga is necessary to particpate. All religious traditions can access the wisdom of yoga psychology. This course is not designed to lead participants to certification in the health care industry. Participants must be mentally and physically healthy and stable.

Suggested donation: $840
Registration due November 1, 2019