The 12 month course includes a Yoga Alliance® USA 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher™ qualification, as long as you complete the required hours.

The long-term study is an individualized program according to your specific focus with guidance and instruction by the Guru.

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For 1 person:

$9,980 USD (plus 3.9% Pay-Pal tax)
- course fee $5,300
- food $2,340
- accommodation $2,340

For 2 people (shared room):

$8,718 USD (plus 3.9% Pay-Pal tax)
- course fee $4,638
- food $2,340
- accommodation $1,740

*The prices above are per/person*
Total for 2 people $17,436 USD


For 2 people (separate rooms):

$9,468 USD (plus 3.9% Pay-Pal tax)
- course fee $4,788
- food $2,340
- accommodation $2,340

*The prices above are per/person, rate is applicable when booked as a group, minimum 2 people*
Total for 2 people $18,936 USD

*A/C rooms are limited upon availability rates are:
$300 US for single room per month

$375 US for double room per month
Info on Accommodation

Sri Singamugakaliamma at Teluk Bahang, Penang.

Sri Singamugakaliamma at Teluk Bahang, Penang.

12 Month Tantra Yoga Course:

Shri Kali Ashram teaches that Yoga is an ultra 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.

At Shri Kali Ashram one learns the whole science of Tantra, both the physical and spiritual facets that make up a complete and organic system. We teach you to achieve skill in āsanasprāṇāyāmabandhaskriyāsmudrās, and kuṇḍalinī (sexual practice). We also teach the ideology, philosophy and practices of Tantra including mantras and ritual. We contrast New Age and Traditional teachings so that our students understand the value of Traditional Tantra and Yoga. Our initiation brings one to actually become a Tantric. With this knowledge, one can realistically represent as a Tantric or a Yogi and be a qualified professional teacher. The teachings can be regarded as an intensive course to step out of your everyday life and contemplate on life's broader purpose in our relaxed environment. At Shri Kali Ashram, we make Monism (Advaita) our culture of life.

Because of the unique nature of the Traditional Tantra Yoga system, greater understanding, skill and development will naturally arise from more time studying and integrating the system. Proficiency is therefore gained with time and attentive study. All students build upon the same foundation of knowledge introduced in the initial aspects of the course. It is because of this that we offer long-term study for those serious about integrating Tantra as an integral life culture. Tantric Initiation takes us to new vistas of knowledge and experience and leads us to become sacred and optimal. The initiation and its knowledge gives us integration and a wholesome Identity that protects against the traps of ignorance and negativity.

With one year of uninterrupted study, you will gain mastery of yoga āsanas, prāṇāyāma, and bandhas. Tantra is a timeless science, which has been preserved and transmitted for millennia through its ācāryas (qualified spiritual teachers) and sacred texts. There is opportunity to explore many topics within the spiritual sciences including: Shaiva-Shakta philosophy, Shaiva-Shakta Tantra with authentic mantra and yantra ritual meditation (in the Trika or Kashmiri Shaivism and Vaishnava systems), chakras and the science of kuṇḍalinī and sexual control (average learning time of a year), left-hand and right-hand Tantras, advanced Sanskrit, and deeper understanding of Āyurvedic Walking Massage. Tantra is a life path. The more firmly you are able to ground yourself on this path, the more easily you will be able to carry the Tantric ideology forward into all aspects of life and to share this knowledge as a Tantric practitioner and teacher. Our Tantra courses are designed not as just academic courses—to just give an intellectual understanding, but as doors through which you walk into actually becoming a wholesome spiritual being, which is synonymous with being a Tantric.

Testimonials from 12 Month Long-Term Students


Alexander Gersch

“The long-term study at Shri Kali Ashram allows for one to integrate and build upon the foundational information given in the one and three month programs. The longer study provides an opportunity to go deeper into the Tantra science, i.e. learning Sanskrit, going into traditional Tantric Texts, learning and studying the rituals as well as deepening the Āsana, Pranāyama and Bandha practices. Personally, I was interested in building and progressing my overall quality of life, so the ability to stay long term in order to integrate what I was learning, along side others who had similar goals, was wonderful. I was able to see my own limitations and gain the skills to work through deeply ingrained conditionings in order to discover and actualize my potentials for living a happy and wholesome life. The long-term program, aside from the Tantric studies, prepares one for participating honestly in life. My interpersonal skills significantly improved as I was interacting with many people from all across the world, my relationships improved drastically, and most importantly, I gained the tools to be honest and really honor myself. The long-term programs at Shri Kali Ashram are for those who are serious about adopting and integrating Tantra as a serious and sustaining life culture.”


Sampsa Pynnönen

"The long-term Tantric Initiation courses at Shri Kali Ashram are dedicated to giving all those interested an opportunity to dive deep into the ancient sciences of Yoga, Tantra and the Veda. I have been most satisfied with the guidance and teaching offered. It does not matter whether you are fluent in Sanskrit or have never done Yoga in your life, the course will be adapted to suit your particular situation from where you are at to where you want to be. One gets presented with a truly holistic take on the ancient sciences and as the months cruise by, the asanas quickly become increasingly effortless to perform and with the guidance of Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha and Ma Kristina, the whole Vedic and Tantric sciences in their beauty and interconnectedness begin to open up. Having teachers at your side who have decades of experience in the system which they teach is a must in that they guide the students along the learning process not by holding their hand, but by showing them the path one can then take.

I believe the Initiation Courses will be especially helpful for those who want to deepen their understanding of the Veda, Yoga and Tantra and will certainly cater to those who have been searching for answers regarding the fundamentals of life. A love of learning, an open mind as well as honest intropection coupled with a will to drop unhelpful habits and life styles will certainly ease the process. Where the course excels at is its residential nature whereby the Initiation becomes a 24/7 process as compared with going to classes in your home town a few times a week instead, thus allowing one to immerse themselves into a Tantric culture which Shri Kali is dedicated to preserving."