What is Agama Yoga
For many people, Agama is the fulfillment of a long-awaited dream. People of rational orientation have always waited for a scientific presentation of metaphysical and spiritual truths, which do not lose their mysterious, magical, and sacred flavor and yet remain common sense-based and grounded. Many seekers have sought a system of practice and evolution that is clear and coherent, but also truly transcendent and compassionate. We feel that this is precisely what we can offer to the modern world. Agama has had thousands of international students since its inception in 1998. Our Integral Yoga courses have been our most popular offerings; they begin with an intensive one-month introduction to Kundalini, Laya, and Tantra Yoga, and evolve into a multi-year program entailing the deep and gradual revelation of these teachings
A Revolutionary Approach: The Law of Resonance
Polarity and Erotic Tantra
In Tantra Yoga, it is well known that a major characteristic of energy is polarity – i.e., that all energy is made of two poles, plus ( ) and minus (-). In particular, the feminine element is called Shakti and manifests mostly in women. Shakti is analogous to the yin of the Taoist system and, metaphorically speaking, corresponds to the night, the Moon, and the state of receptivity. The male element is called Shiva and manifests mostly in men. Shiva is analogous to the yang of the Taoist system and, metaphorically speaking, corresponds to the day, the Sun, and the state of being active. Tantra Yoga works to strengthen, refine, and especially balance these polarities in each individual. It uses physical postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, visualizations, meditations, etc. A wonderful way to work with these polarities within a loving couple is through a rare spiritual method that we also teach: erotic Tantra.
We believe that once the fundamental keys of spiritual knowledge are given, the pieces of the great puzzle start fitting together and a coherent image of life and the Universe emerges. For us, a true yogi is someone who can easily find his or her way through metaphysics as well as world politics, through diet and health issues, or through sexuality, magic, and mystery. A “real” human (in the Gurdjieff sense) is someone who has reached lucidity, allowing himself or herself to penetrate all great truths. In this way, we can truly understand and use any spiritual method for Self-development, be it Zen Buddhism, the fathers of the desert, Tibetan Yoga, or music meditation.