WELCOME TO CRYSTAL LOTUS
We are honored to have you visiting our website and pleased to introduce to you our very special holistic center, yoga, qigong, heart-mind and shamanism school of transformation & healing located on a beautiful tropical island in the south of Thailand. We are down-to-earth community of conscious minded friends that have come together with core values of spiritual evolution, self-empowerment through introspection, mindful living, openness and commitment to maximizing our human potential. We are proud to present to you our unique life changing Shamanic Teacher Training courses and Yin-Yang Alignment Yoga TTC courses.
What We Offer
ENERGETIC & SHAMANISM TRAINING
Crystal Lotus Energetic & Shamanism Training Program is designed to be one of the most transformative, healing and mind-body expanding experience of your life.
Our comprehensive multi-disciplined program combines Japanese, South American Shamanism practices together with western science and unique insight meditative practices. You will learn about Shamanic Body, Shamanic Mind and Shamanic Heart from both Japanese and South American perspectives, Qigong/Taoist philosophy and practices, energetic development techniques and Heart Mind connection using scientifically proven Heart Rate Variability biofeedback technology.
You will gain valuable skills to go tap into your inner power, creativity and reconnect to ourselves, others and nature with more love, compassion and authenticity allowing us to live more in a state of organic flow and joy.
YIN-YANG ALIGNMENT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 200 Hrs
Crystal Lotus 200+ hrs Yin/Yang Alignment Yoga Teacher Training Program is a unique blend of Iyengar, Vinyassa flow, Yin yoga and heart & Mind connection.
The core of the program is on the correct alignment that focuses on the therapeutic and and health aspects of yoga together with western science. You will learn therapeutic alignment, Yogic/Taoist philosophies and Heart Mind connection using scientifically proven Heart Rate Variability biofeedback technology.
You will deepen your understanding of the health benefits of yoga, increase your understanding of mind & body connection, increase sensitivity and awareness to oneself and others. Live life with more depth and clarity.
CONSCIOUS EVENTS, WORKSHOPS & LECTURES
As an active community hub of conscious activities and healthy living for the past 4 years we offers a wide variety of training, workshops and events.
- Conscious Dance
- Mitakara Butoh Dance Therapy
- Mandala Arts, Healing
- Shamanistic journeys and ceremonies,
- Cacao ceremonies, Sacred ceremonies
- Conscious talks
- Tantric philosophy & practices
- Sound Healing
- Reiki courses and practice sessions
“Yoga is the Journey of the self, through the self, to the Self”
The Bhagavad Gita
16 Reasons to Journey with Us
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PROGRAM FOCUSED ON TRANSFORMATION & HEALING
LEARN HOLISTIC FOUR KEY BODY SYSTEM THEORY & ANALYSIS & APPLICATIONS
LEARN BOTH YIN & YANG YOGA STYLES
LEARN TAOIST FIVE ELEMENT THEORY & APPLICATION
LEARN AND DEEPEN ANATOMICAL ALIGNMENT & PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
LEARN POWERFUL AND EFFECTIVE BUDDHIST HEALING TECHNIQUES AND TEACHINGS
GAIN FLEXIBILITY OF MIND AND BODY
DEVELOP STRONG SELF-PRACTICE AND TEACHING SKILLS
ENJOY BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL BEACHES AND JUNGLES
DETOX BODY & MIND WITH DELICIOUS VEGAN & VEGETARIAN MEALS
LEARN TAI CHI & QIGONG THEORY AND PRACTICES
STRONG TEACHING TEAM FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING STUDENTS
LEARN EFFECTIVE MINDFULNESS PRACTICES FOR VARIOUS LIFE SITUATIONS
CERTIFIED YOGA ALLIANCE YOGA SCHOOL AND TRAINING PROGRAMS
“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind”
Crystal Lotus Unique Philosophy
We are founded on the premise that within each person there exists the potential for transformation to higher states of health and wellness. We also believe that at the core of this transformation is an innate intelligence that governs all 4 key systems of the human body (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual/energetic) and that optimal health and wellness is achieved when all the systems are in alignment. Our mission is help identify and prescribe appropriate methodologies that empowers the person to clear blockages holistically at each body system level.
“To transform the world, we must begin with ourselves” – Krishnamurti
The human energy system has many ways of assimilating information and knowledge. As each person has a unique fingerprint, each one of us has our own special way of learning (visual, aural, verbal, physical, logical, social and solitary). Our teachers and trainers understand the importance of various styles of learning and our programs are designed with these core principles to better help students. In all learning situations, we aim to take our students from theory to practice and finally to self-embodiment.
”I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand” – Confucius.
We are progressive and pragmatic in our core philosophy and we embrace all methodologies that have been shown to be of reasonable benefit. In order to achieve our objective of helping people to transform, we employ a wide variety of ancient and modern techniques to more effectively shift consciousness. Some of the methodologies that we employ are Indian Yogic system, Taoist Yogic system, Buddhist practices and philosophy, Shamanism, Western quantum principles, Biofeedback systems and instrumentation, Virtual Reality immersion combined with Clinical Hypnotherapy techniques.
”The mind is like a parachute, it works best when Open” – Walter Gropius.
Our Team Members
Our team has come together from different continents and various backgrounds in wide-ranging healing modalities with a total of 60 years of combined teaching experience to support you to walk the path on self-discovery, expansion and holistic well-being. Our teachers are chosen with the aim of providing for our students the highest quality of guidance and transference of knowledge. Each of the instructor uniqueness and styles perfectly complement one another to give students a broad, comprehensive and profound experience of the depth of Indian yoga, traditional Chinese Taoist practices, shamanism, effectiveness of working with the 4 key body systems, Buddhist teachings and much more.
Tien is the founder of Crystal Lotus Healing Center with over 25 years’ experience in meditation, yoga and healing. He has traveled and lived in a number of countries for extended periods of time. 5 years in India, 4.5 years in China, 5 years in Australia, 2 year in Central and South America, 5 years in South East Asia.
Tien has studied Taoist and Indian Yoga, Tai chi, Medical Qigong, Chinese Medicine, Western and Thai Massage, Reiki, Thai Shamanic practice, Mitakara – Japanese shamanic practice, South American Shamanism, Music and Sound Healings, Berkeley Psychic institute ( Clairvoyant program graduate), Innerdance core facilitator group for ko-phangan.
Tien has a degree in computers and arts and graduated in Multimedia art-forms: a specially designed program combining Fine Arts, Modern Dance, Movement and Technology.
As a professional healer, musician and software engineer Tien’s mission is to combine modern technology together with ancient healing practices in a such a way that can truly offer effective and long lasting transformative healing experiences.
1986 > Southern California school of massage
1989 > Meditation, Yoga
1993> Pilgrimage, Peru
1996 > Thai massage (northern style)
2000 > Reiki master
2001 – 2005 > China, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Chinese Medicine
2006 > John of God (Brazil), Ayahuasca (Santo Daime, Union, Spiritus)
2007 – 2008 > Berkeley psychic institute – 1 year Clairvoyant program
2013 -2014 > Sai Baba, Amaji (Mata Amritanandamayi), Ramana Maharshi Ashram.
2014 – 2015 > Thai Shamanic Training at Nam Jam Healing Center, northern Thailand. Traditional Thai Reflexology, Cupping and Gua Sha.
2015 – 2018 > Crystal Lotus Healing center. Koh phangan island, southern Thailand. Shamanic training through a combination of using medicine and without medicine.
2018 > Started Crystal Lotus Healing center in San Marcos, Guatemala.
2018 – 2019 > Shamanic medicinal in Peru and Mexico connecting with source of Peyote, Hongitos and Bufo Alvarius.
2020> Shakipat initiation by Sri Anandi Ma and Sri Dhan Yogiji Lineage.
Mila has been teaching yoga for the last 5 years all over the world in various styles: Yin, Yin/Yang, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Acro-yoga. Besides teaching yoga she is also a massage therapist and artist.
“In my daily live i find it important to : live healthy, heal myself and others, be curious and conscious about my inner and outer world, travel and explore, live from my heart with the flow of live, express myself creatively and take time to enjoy everything in this moment. I hope to share this experience and inspiration with my students.”
In my yoga classes i will guide you gently into a space where there is time to relax and surrender into your body. Time to go on a journey within and discover your true nature. To embrace yourself as you are and how you feel. With my in-depth knowledge about the physical body and experience in massage i will consciously guide you and adjust you in the poses”
Next to yoga, shamanism is also a big interest of mine. In the last years I have been studying and working in shamanism in Mexico, Guatemala and Thailand with various shamanic traditions witht the use of plant medicine and non plant medicine.
The path of shamanism has helped me to deeper understand myself and has given me the tools to hold space for others and intuitively feel what is needed.
YOGA EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2016 | 300 hr yoga teachertraining, tribe Yoga, India
2014 | 200 hr yoga teachertraining, Yandara yoga, Bali
2014 | 100 hr Yin Yoga teacher training, Delight yoga, Amsterdam
2015 | Mysore ashtanga training , saraswati, Mysore, India
2015 | 1 month intensive Hatha/tantra yoga course, Thailand
HEALING EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2019 | Thai shamanism healing and spiritual initiation, Samnak Namcham, Thailand
2019 | shamanic training program crystal lotus healing, Amsterdam, Holland
2018 | Magic of love tantra retreat, Guatemala
2018 | Neurolymphatic and chi nei tzang massage course, Guatemala
2017 | vipassana 10 days silent retreat, South Africa
2015 | Ayurvedic Yoga massage, ARYM institute, Mysore
2015 | Bachelor of medicine, Vu, Amsterdam
2015 | Bachelor of Arts, HKU, Utrecht
2019 | Shamanic healing and assisting in plant medicine-ceremonies (Rape, ayahuasca, Bufo)
2018 | Massage therapist | Massage salon, Amsterdam
2018 | Yogateacher | community Inanitah Nicaracua
2018 | Yogateacher | magic of love tantra retreat
2017 | Yogateacher | tribal village, Guatemala
2017 | Yogateacher and massage therapist for various studio’s in Amsterdam, Yagoy, Thrive yoga and Conscious club
2016 | Yogateacher | wild spirit Backpackers, South Africa
2016 | Yin Yoga and Soundhealing events, Amsterdam
2016 | Yogateacher and massage therapist, Star surf & Yoga retreat
2015 | Yogateacher and massage therapist, Dots Bay House
2014 – Now | Private yoga teacher
Born in to a Theravada Buddhist family in Sri Lanka, Nishan began practicing meditation in 1998, at the age of 16, his deep experiences at that time motivated him to continue practicing till today, learning through monasteries and meditation groups.
Over the years he has practiced most of the main forms of Theravada Buddhist meditations, focusing on Metta (Unconditional love) and Vippassana (Insight) practices. Through his practice of inner awareness he gained the ability to be aware of other peoples mind states as well, this enables him to help people to see and heal their own emotional pains. Nishan has helped many people to heal their pains and cultivate inner love, his teachings, guided meditations and excellent reviews can be found at facebook.com/HealingWithInsight
Nishan deeply believes that through understanding and experiencing key Buddhist principles and healing meditations one is able to use every situation in life as opportunity to heal inner pains and cultivate deeper self love and happiness.
The three most important techniques of healing meditations: Stillness -Samatha, Insight-Vippassana, Love -Metta, with a focus on Samatha practices for cultivating calmness, focus and relaxation. Below are the topics that he teaches.
Cultivate Lasting Happiness
Understanding that it is possible and important to actively cultivate lasting happiness as part of our spiritual path, including practical ways to do this and self inquiry.
Awareness with Acceptance is Healing
Realising the changing nature of the flow (anicca, dukkha, anatta), and how this allows deep acceptance of our experiences and our pains, and how this acceptance allows us to release and heal pains.
This is a deep Buddhist teaching and often triggers participants, so we often stop in the class and heal pains as they come up, in this way the experience allows deeper realization and acceptance of the flow, and hence deeper healing.
A Practical Tool for self healing through awareness with acceptance
A practical multi step meditation practice that can help heal any emotional pain both in dedicated practice sessions and as emotions arise in daily life. (This is a series of vedanaupassana practices combined with metta has been found to be the most effective at helping beginners to release emotional pains).
Letting Go of Anger, Fear, Worry and Restlessness
Practical methods to respond to these emotions as they arise in daily life, such as awareness practices, reflections, metta, activities to return to the present. Etc. Based on the Buddhas teachings on the five hindrances
Prashant is a certified senior instructor with over 6000 + hours of teaching experience. He specializes in therapeutic and alignment yoga.
Prashant was initiated into Yoga at an early age, watching his grandpa in a headstand every morning, being taught Hatha Yoga at high school in Delhi and finally getting it kick started to teach to his fellow University students in Ireland, Dublin. He had to go to west to realise his passion for Yoga and was sent back to India to continue learning and teaching.Twelve years later, he still finds himself hungry to share, learn and engage in the bliss of Yoga and other various somatic forms.
After returning to India, He trained under various schools/Ashrams like Sivananda, Vivkenanada, Art of Living but since last 7 years he had the privilege to learn under some of the most renowned senior Iyengar teachers in India like – Prashant Iyengar, Usha Devi, Dr. H.S Arun, Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh. Dr. Abhay Kesti. He also had an extensive training in internal practice of Qigong under the guidance of Mantak Chia in Thailand and Bruno Eap from Cambodia.
He believes that every form of Yoga is interesting if you are interested enough. He is passionate about expanding his own skill set including martial arts like Qi Gung, and he think it´s vital that he personally try out and refine as many approaches as he can in an effort of making it easier for the others. Prashant cares about the placement of your collarbones, thighbones, and arches of your feet, but not for aesthetic reasons. “I’m a technique-oriented teacher—but not for technique’s sake,” he says. “The detail is there to help focus the mind, go inside, and have a rich, calming experience.” It was that calming effect that kept Prashant going during his early days of yoga practice.
Beneath the asana, his message to students is consistent: Focus on the process of self-discovery rather than the goal of perfecting poses. “I want my students to be really curious about who they are and to be accepting of whoever that may be on a particular day. I want them to see that everything inside and outside is incredibly mysterious. I want them to use the practice to just check in, see what’s unfolding, and learn to deal with it skillfully. Prashant’s teaching practice has lead him all across Europe, as well as several remote and urban parts of India teaching and learning. He is currently based in Goa teaching regular classes, workshops and retreats for 6 months a year and rest of the time he spend travelling and teaching across Asia, Uk & Europe. The exploration, via yoga, of the Zen, the Taoist and Tantric principles of self- observation, self-acceptance, and inner relaxation is the driving factor behind Prashant’s current teaching practice.
Anahata has been studying and teaching Jyotish-Vedic Astrology for 17 years and other Vedic sciences for 25 years. Originally a Scientist, Inventor with a degree in Civil Engineering- He founded a Yoga studio in California in 1997. As a music producer for mantras and devotional music, Yogi, Artist and Classical Indian musician. He has studied and inspired buy teachers such as David Frawley, Komilla Sutton, Julia Swanson, Bepin Behari, Hart De Fouw and Robert Svoboda. For the past 4 years Anahata has been travelling through exotic countries in the world such as India, Thailand, Australia, Bali and Europe teaching classes on the Yugas and Vedic cycles of time, Basic and advanced concepts in classes on Hindu Astrology and giving public discourse and Vedic Fire Pujas – Anahata has been an adviser to gurus and has received many blessings to many teachers including Shakti Durga. Anahata’s emphasis is on the remedies of Vedic astrology, overcoming challenges in life and simplifying the teachings of Hindu wisdom
Vedic Astrology (called Jyotish or “The Science of Light“) comes to us from India and goes back over 5,000 years coming from the Vedas, which are ancient scriptures that were brought to us by enlightened sages that come from a yogic perception of reality. Ayurveda and Yoga also come from the Vedas. Jyotish assumes the law of karma, which is the principle of cause and effect, and can give a better view of a person’s karmic tendencies while defining a person’s psychological nature, putting focus and understanding on when certain events are likely to take place. In terms of analyzing relationship compatibility and auspicious timing of events, Anahata offers some of the most sophisticated yet ancient tools of predictions and analysis, putting emphasis on the spiritual development of the individual.
HRV – Heart Rate Variability
Why is the heart brain connection so important?
The quality of communication between the heart and brain is increasingly being recognized as key to our ability to perform at our best. Watch this video with Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., Director of Research of the HeartMath Institute to learn why this is so important.
The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence: A path to personal, social and global coherence.
The Spiritual Heart — is in a way a little like a smart phone, invisibly connecting us to a large network of information. It is through an unseen energy that the heart emits that humans are profoundly connected to all living things. The energy of the heart literally links us to each other. Every person’s heart contributes to a ‘collective field environment.’ This short video explains the importance of this connection and how we each add to this collective energy field. The energetic field of the heart even connects us with the earth itself.
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