Iris Disse Bio
Iris is a German artist, who works in Latin America and Europe as an internationally renowned filmmaker. 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 theater. She subsequently worked as a theater director in Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna. She is a prize-winning sound artist and maintains some involvement in these fields.
Throughout 1988 to 1993, Iris got involved 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.
In 1993 through 1995, she trained in Yoga Trantra 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.
Since 1996, they are teaching Yoga Tantra, and Iris presents this knowledge at the University of Quito (Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar). Working since 1994 with indigenous people in Latin America and Indonesia, she got involved with shamanistic energy work.
In February 2013, she gained a 500-hour advanced Tantra yoga certificate with the Traditional Tantric Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Anantha Natha in Southern India. She is initiated in Shri Vidya Tantra and a YAI certified master yoga teacher.
Since 2000, Iris has been developing Durga’s Tiger Teachings incorporating Tantra Yoga 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.
Iris created erotical radio programs for Radio La Luna. She has also received many awards for her international programs about tantric topic of Radio Art and Video.