October 4th - 25th & 1 year free access to all the learning resources

With Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo and Laura Evangelisti

The healing art of Tibetan yoga and medicine comes to you in this exceptional course, led by two internationally renowned teachers. Empower yourself through this dynamic preliminary series of Yantra Yoga combining movement and powerful breathing methods to improve your wellbeing.

About this course

In this course, we will study and practice the Tsigjong, the first preliminary series of Yantra Yoga. After the Tsigjong, comes the Lungsang; 8 movements to purify the breath and balance the energy, followed by the Tsadul; the 5 movements to balance the subtle energies and control the channels. 

The Tibetan word Tsigjong is a compound consisting of tsig, meaning ¨joints¨ and jong, ¨training¨. According to Tibetan medicine, we have twelve major joints in the body and 250 minor joints, and their predominant elements are earth and water. Also will be explained is how important the health of our joints is and how it reflects in our overall health. 

The function of this series is very important, it releases tension on the major and minor joints of the body, helps unblock them, and in turn, they have a revitalizing, reenergizing effect. Regarding the Yantra Yoga practice, we consider the Tsigjong the ¨warm ups¨ both for the body, and the breathing, creating a base for the following practices.

For those who might find difficulties in some of the movements and want to try a softer way to practice, you will also learn the ‘On the Chair’ variations of these exercises, which are also an ideal routine to be practiced at the office!

All this will be accompanied by the vast ancient knowledge of Tibetan Medicine, which explains how each exercise works at the level of the body and the subtle energy and why these practices are so beneficial for your overall health, both to prevent and support the healing treatments of diseases. Dr. Phuntsog will be also answering your questions in most of the zoom meetings, regarding the Tsigjong practice and joint health. 

Join us in this Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing

Experience authentic relaxation of body, energy and mind through ancient Tibetan knowledge.

  • Authentic Methods by Great Teachers

    One of the oldest recorded systems of Yoga that exists in the world taught by Laura Evangelisti and Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, two knowledgeable teachers with more than 40 years of experience in the Tibetan healing arts.

  • Continuous Support & Interaction

    Week by week, you will be guided in the Q&A and practice live sessions on Zoom by your teachers and assistant instructors. They will also be available to answer all your questions anytime during the 4 weeks of the course, directly on the platform.

  • Flexible Learning

    You can find the study rhythm that best suits your needs and desires, thanks to the blend of self-paced and guided learning course format. Join whenever and wherever you want! And access all the material of the course for 1 year!

Who is this course for?

This course welcomes everyone - seasoned yoga and wellness practitioners or beginners, people that didn’t practice any form of movement practice. No previous experience is necessary! You will want to join this online course if:

  • You want to understand the important role your breath plays in your well-being and you want to learn how to breathe better.

  • You want to explore stress and anxiety management by changing your breathing patterns and awakening and energizing your body.

  • You are looking for an authentic traditional yoga practice that can help you maintain good health and relax your mind.

  • You enjoy movement and you would like to integrate a movement and breathing routine into your daily life, that makes you feel better.

  • You are interested in traditional healing systems and in understanding what are the specific health benefits of the Yantra Yoga practice.

  • As a Yantra Yoga teacher or practitioner, you are interested in deepening your understanding of how Yantra Yoga works according to the Tibetan medicine principles.

  • You want to learn the variation on the chair of the Tsigjong.

Yantra Yoga

The Tibetan Yoga of Breath, Rhythm and Movement

A unique yoga experience. When we synchronize every movement with conscious breathing we find ourselves in a perfectly relaxed state. Each sequence performed in Yantra Yoga aims to guide the breath into a natural harmony with the mind and body. It is one of the oldest recorded systems of Yoga that exists in the world, and it was first introduced to the West in the 1970s by one of the foremost Dzogchen masters of our time, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, when he understood the immense benefit it holds for everyone.

What are the benefits of the Yantra Yoga practice?

  • At the level of your body

    Yantra Yoga practice can help you deeply relax your body, ease pain and discomfort caused by stiffness and tension, relieve headaches and improve sleep quality. Your body becomes lighter and flexible and therefore circulation, articular health and general mobility is improved.

  • At the level of your breathing

    You will become more aware of the way you breathe, your breathing will be deeper, calmer and your lung capacity will increase. Yantra Yoga practice helps to speed up the recovery after a period of illness. You will also access breathing techniques whenever you need to induce relaxation.

  • At the level of your mind

    You will find a deep sense of relaxation, reduce anxiety and elevate your emotional state. Increase calmness and a sense of peace and tranquillity. The practice can also reduce mental burnout, and fogginess, and have a recharging and energizing effect, making your mind sharper and more focused; with more presence and awareness.

Testimonials

Read what our students say about our teachers and programs

An outstanding teacher and practitioner.

Maria, Yantra Yoga course student.

"As for care and precision, we were very fortunate to be guided by Laura Evangelisti, who is an outstanding teacher and practitioner, and her life long connection with the Master and His teachings, as well as her loving kindness and humility, made our course a beautifully flowing, intense and enjoyable experience"

Dr. Wangmo's compassion and strength are always shining brightly.

Adam, Tibetan Medicine Student

I knew the moment I met Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo that I wanted to study Tibetan Medicine with her. Dr. Wangmo's compassion and strength are always shining brightly. I have been her student for many years, doing exciting projects in various countries and places. I feel truly fortunate to have her as a teacher and trusted mentor. She continues to amaze and inspire me with the depth of her knowledge, clarity, and dedication.

Ekaterina, Yantra Yoga & Kumar Kumari student.

"I have taken several courses with Laura Evangelisti on Yantra Yoga and an instructors course on Kumar Kumari. Every time, over the years of knowing Laura, I noticed a certain pattern. After each course or class led by her, I had a significant shift in my practice. She has this unique skill to explain a movement in very concise precise words that make a big difference for learning. There were a number of movements I wasn’t able to do correctly for longtime, but in the moment Laura was guiding the group through them, I would suddenly understand the principle and would immediately feel the difference in my breath. I always felt a very deep effect on my practice of Yantra Yoga because Laura’s help. She is very kind, attentive and precise as a teacher."

The learning process is both very precise and very pleasant for the group of students.

Thierry, Tibetan Medicine Course Participant

Taking the courses on Tibetan Medicine opened my eyes to a very extensive medical system. The high standard of teaching and the supervised practice sessions made the learning process both very precise and very pleasant for the group of students.

Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo

International Director, Shang Shung School of Tibetan Medicine

Laura Evangelisti

Senior Yantra Yoga & Kumar Kumari Instructor

  • Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo

    Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo has more than 30 years of experience teaching and practicing Tibetan Medicine. Proficient in multiple languages, Dr. Wangmo has taught all around the world and has offered keynote presentations at many international conferences and events pertaining to Tibetan medicine and health care. Dr. Wangmo is passionate about educating children and the general public about Tibetan language and cultural studies. She received her advanced degree in Tibetan medicine from Lhasa Tibetan Medicine College (Men-Tsee-Khang) and trained with two of Tibet’s foremost doctors, Khenpos Troru Tsenam and Gyaltsen. Dr. Wangmo had the exceptional opportunity of engaging in extensive clinical training under Khenpo Troru Tsenam for four years. Since 1996 she has dedicated many years to working as a doctor in Eastern Tibet, where she collaborated in and directed the implementation of A.S.I.A (Association for International Solidarity in Asia), a nonprofit organization founded by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and dedicated to serving the Tibetan people in the sectors of education, health, training, disaster relief, and sustainable economic development. In 2007 she co-founded the American Tibetan Medical Association (ATMA), a national organization representing the Tibetan medical profession within the United States. She is currently residing at the International School of Tibetan Medicine in the USA, from where she continues her leadership as the International Director of the three main branches of the School: in Spain, Russia and USA.

  • Laura Evangelisti

    Laura Evangelisti approached Yantra Yoga for the first time in the 80s through the teachings of her Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, from whom she learned the techniques of this ancient Tibetan tradition of Yoga. Authorized by him in 1994 to teach internationally, she dedicated herself mainly to lead Yantra Yoga teacher trainings worldwide and to supervise the candidates to present to the Master for final approval. Accurate and attentive to detail, her mission is to communicate the essence of this teaching in order to maintain and preserve its unique characteristics, along with the benefits and the beauty that comes from experiencing the synchronization of movement, breath, and rhythm. Laura also teaches Kumar Kumari and trains Kumar Kumari teachers, a form of Yantra Yoga designed specifically by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for children between 5 and 12 years. She has collaborated on the books Yantra Yoga: the Tibetan Yoga of Movement – and Kumar Kumari Yantra -the garland of lotus flowers- by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and on various publications by Shang Shung Editions.
 She collaborated on the DVD Tibetan Yoga of Movement: Perfect Rhythm of Life Levels 1 & 2 and the DVD Prenatal Yantra Yoga. She is currently the Director of the Yantra Yoga Department of the Atiyoga Foundation.

Practice the Tsigjong also on a chair!

The exercises are taught also in the variations 'on the chair' for those who might find difficulties in some of the movements and want to try a softer way to practice. They can be an ideal routine to practice in the office!

"If we keep our joints healthy, our whole body is healthy" Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo

A blend of self-paced and guided format course

A weekly regular training is the way to progress in your practice. We recommend you dedicate around 3 hours a week for your practice and study during the 4 weeks of the course. But you can take longer, and access all the resources for 1 year, including the recordings of the live sessions.

“Yantra Yoga is a particularly effective means for using our breathing to tonify, rebalance and heal. Originally a secret practice of yogic adepts, this ancient system has much to offer as a method of healing and development that we can all use in daily life. Each exercise is associated with specific beneficial effects relating either to concrete aspects of the body or the three humors and five elements.” Healing with Yantra Yoga, p.28

Tibetan Medicine

A traditional & complete holistic health system

Traditional Tibetan Medicine is an ancient system of healing that represents the base and the context that informed Yantra Yoga. This is why a general overview of the principles of Tibetan Medicine will make it easier to better understand why this ancient Yoga system is more than a temporary healing practice since it can also lead to long term health.

Tibetan Medicine is based on the theory of the Five Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The first four elements are like the material basis and the Space element is like empty energy providing room for the other elements to develop. According to Tibetan medicine this is how our body is composed. To maintain a healthy body these five elements need to work together.

The Wind element and its various functions is particularly important for understanding the physical, energetic and mental benefits of a correct breathing practice since it represents the moving energy of our body deeply connected to the breath, nervous system and to our mental activity. In traditional Tibetan medicine, Yantra Yoga has been used as an effective method to heal and prevent the disturbances of the Wind element.

Start today!

Get 30 instructional videos and practices, 2 sessions of Q&A, 2 sessions of live guided practices, 2 downloadable practice videos, and one full year of access to all the resources!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to this course

    • Welcome to 'Training the body with the Tsigjong: 5 movements to loosen the joints'

    • The structure of the course in this platform

    • Timeline of the course

    • How to post a question on the platform

    • How to connect on Zoom for the live sessions

  • 2

    Getting Started: Introduction to Tibetan medicine

    • About ¨Training the body with the Tsigjong: 5 movements to loosen the joints¨ course

    • Introduction to the theory of the 5 elements, the base of Tibetan Medicine.

    • 5 Elements Chart

  • 3

    About Yantra Yoga & Tibetan Medicine

    • Reference books

    • To know more about Yantra Yoga

    • To know more about Tibetan Medicine

  • 4

    Upcoming events Tibetan Medicine

    • On site courses

    • Online courses

  • 5

    Upcoming events Yantra Yoga

    • On site courses

  • 6

    Week 1: What is Yantra Yoga and how we start the practice?

    • LIVE Session October 4th

    • Breathing in Yantra Yoga: Nine Purification Breathings

    • Warm up session to prepare for all Tsigjong

    • Warm ups on the chair to prepare for all Tsigjong

    • Nine Purifications Breathings: guided practice

    • Nine Purification Breathings on the chair - guided practice

    • Explanation of the Nine Purification Breathings according to Tibetan Medicine

    • How to finish the session: final exhalations

    • Final relaxation

    • Final relaxation on a chair

  • 7

    Week 2: What are the Tsigjong? Discovering the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tsigjong

    • LIVE Practice session Oct. 11th

    • Warm up session to prepare for all Tsigjong

    • Warm ups for the chair

    • 1st Tsigjong: explanation of "Tightening"

    • 1st Tsigjong: Demonstration and Practice

    • 1st Tsigjong: Explanation on the chair

    • 1st Tsigjong: Demonstration on the chair

    • 1st Tsigjong: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

    • 2nd Tsigjong: Explanation of "Shaking"

    • 2nd Tsigjong: Demonstration and Practice

    • 2nd Tsigjong: Explanation on the chair

    • 2nd Tsigjong: Demonstration on the chair

    • 2nd Tsigjong: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

    • 3rd Tsigjong: Explanation of "Pulling"

    • 3rd Tsigjong: Demonstration and Practice

    • 3rd Tsigjong: Explanation on the chair

    • 3rd Tsigjong: Demonstration on the chair

    • 3rd Tsigjong: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

    • How to finish the session -final exhalations-

    • Relaxation

    • Final relaxation on a chair

  • 8

    Week 3: Discovering the 4th and 5th Tsigjong

    • Live Practice and Q&A session Oct. 18th

    • Warm up session to prepare for all Tsigjong

    • Warm ups for the chair

    • Transition between the 3rd and 4th Tsigjong

    • 4th Tsigjong: Explanation of "Bending"

    • 4th Tsigjong: Demonstration and Practice

    • 4th Tsigjong: Explanation on the chair

    • 4thTsigjong: Demonstration on the chair

    • 4th Tsigjong: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

    • 5th Tsigjong: Explanation of "Rotating"

    • 5th Tsigjong: Demonstration and Practice

    • 5th Tsigjong: Explanation on the chair

    • 5th Tsigjong: Demonstration on the chair

    • 5th Tsigjong: Health Benefits according to Tibetan Medicine

  • 9

    Week 4: Complete sequence of Tsigjong

    • LIVE practice session Oct. 25th

    • Silent Practice: Complete sequence of Tsigjong on the chair

    • Silent Practice: The Sequence of 5 Tsigjong

    • Silent Practice (male and female): Complete Tsigjong sequence

    • LIVE Q&A session Nov. 1st

Live Sessions Schedule

Live Q&A with your main teachers and Yantra Yoga practice sessions with assistant teachers every Tuesday.

Sessions will be on Tuesday at 19.00 Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) on the Zoom platform; they will be also recorded in case you cannot attend the live sessions. 


October 4th | Introduction, Q&A Session


October 11th | Practice Session


October 18th | Practice Session + Q&A Session


October 25th | Practice Session + Q&A Session



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Register in ¨Training the body with the Tsigjong: 5 movements to loosen the joints¨ COURSE with one year access. Start your journey right away. Upon registration, you will receive the video of your first lesson.

What will you walk away with?

A deeper understanding of the mind-breathing-body connection, specifically:

  • How to train the body and specifically loosen the joints by combining the movements with the breathing.

  • The importance of maintaining the joints in a good condition for your overall health and reducing pain.

  • How to revitalize your energy and find relaxation and presence in your everyday life.

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The cancellation period will expire 14 days after the date of the payment transaction. In that case, you will be entitled to a refund of the price minus 20%.

We will make the reimbursement via bank transfer within 2 working days.

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This course is not a Yantra Yoga Teaching Training. All the content that you will learn in this course is for your own benefit and practice. It is not enough to fulfill this program to teach Yantra Yoga to other people. 

If the circumstances are favorable, in order for you to teach YY you will need to attend a Yantra Yoga teachers training, be supervised and receive an official authorization.

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