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Iris is a German artist, who works in Latin America and Europe as an internationally renowned film maker. Her documentaries and movies reflect the social reality of the indigenous people in Latin America and Indonesia.
Until 1995 she was a well-known actress for German TV and theatre. She subsequently worked as a theatre director in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna. She is a prize-winning sound artist and maintains some involvement in this fields.
1988-1993 she become interested in meditation, breathing, singing and dancing as spiritual techniques with the Sufimaster Pir Vilayat Inayat Kahn. Every year she participated in monthly retreats in the Alps.
1993-1995 she trained in Yoga Tantra with a range of teachers including Margo Anand, Doris Christinger and Peter Schröter from Sky Dancing Tantra, Diana Richardson, Kutira and Allan Lowen. She has been practicing Tantra for the last 20 years together with her partner, David Höner.
Iris and David have been teaching Tantra in different parts of the world since 1996 and Iris currently presents this knowledge at the University of Quito (Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar) and Durga’s Tiger School. Working since 1994 with indigenous people in Latin America and Indonesia, she become heavily involved with Shamanistic Energy work.
In February, 2013 Iris completed a 500 hour, advanced Tantra Yoga Certification with the traditional tantric Bhagavan, Shri Shanmukha Anantha Natha in Southern India. She is initiated in Shri Vidya Tantra and certified as a YAI (Yoga Alliance International) Master Yoga teacher. For yogis who interested in studying in India she can highly recommend Shri Kali Ashram.
Since 2000 Iris has been developing Durga’s Tiger Teachings incorporating Tantra Yoga, tantric Philosophy and Shamanism. Her Durga’s Tiger Dance Meditation is a powerful fusion of yoga energy work implemented in different dance stiles. The training involves voice work like chanting.