We are the only government accredited
school for Tantra!

The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education is the first and only government accredited professional training institute using the Tibetan Five Element Tantric practices for holistic sexual healing.

The curriculum for this training program underwent a year-long review by the Ministry of Advanced Education in British Columbia, Canada, and was found to effectively meet their educational standards.

  • The program classification is acupuncture and oriental medicine.
  • Graduates of our certification program hold the professional occupational code of Practitioners of natural healing.

Our Mission

We believe that healing for each individual happens from the inside out.

We believe that by healing and empowering the individual, we heal, empower, and awaken our communities – thereby healing and empowering our society as a whole.

Using a somatically-based, trauma-informed approach to healing we understand that “the issues are in the tissues”, and true, lasting transformation occurs when we are able to effectively heal and balance the nervous system and gain access to the profound wisdom of the body.

The Authentic Tantra Certification Program is not just a training for “Coaches”.


Our unique 2 phase training process allows you to develop the competency required to confidently support your clients while addressing the sensitive issues of sexuality and trauma.

The Authentic Tantra® modality understands that our TRUE nature is that of love, joy, connection, and pleasure.

Tantric Healing is simply the process of removing “blocks to bliss” so that our authentic, inherently blissful nature can be reclaimed and restored…Naturally.

Certification with the Institute of Authentic Tantra Education is a comprehensive program consisting of 2 phases, taking approximately 15 months to complete. Registration for Phase #1 is NOW OPEN!


This personal one-on-one Tantra coaching program introduces you to the methods of Authentic Tantra® and guides you through the process of using the Tibetan 5 Element system for emotional and sexual healing, allowing you to build a stable foundation of experience-based practice for your professional certification training the following year.

We strive to enroll students who feel truly aligned with the Authentic Tantra® modality. Phase #1 of the training process ensures that you feel called to become a Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner because the methods
have worked FOR YOU.

The growth and healing that are stimulated for you during this 13 session program will continue to ripen during Phase #2 of your training. This ripening process allows you to draw upon your own embodied wisdom to effectively meet the needs of clients who may be dealing with the sensitive issues of sexuality and trauma.

The Tantra Mastery Training generally takes about 4 months to complete. Once completed, you will have the opportunity to continue your training unsupervised with specially selected texts and ongoing access to video training materials. For optimum results, we recommend beginning this portion of your training prior to July 2022.

*Please note ~ The sooner you get started with Phase #1 of your training the more time you will have to work with the Authentic Tantra® methods to develop competence and skill. You will be eligible to register for Phase #2 once you have completed your 13th session.


Registration for Phase #1 ~ Tantra Mastery for Holistic Sexual Healing is OPEN.


Here are some advantages to starting Phase #1 early in the calender year:

  • Spread your sessions out over a full 6 months to allow for a truly integrated healing experience
  • Have more time to work with and master each method
  • Experience profound healing and life transformation learning Authentic Tantra®
  • Be exceptionally well prepared for the next phase of your training in Jan. 2023


Phase #1 of our training program is a PERSONAL coaching program, which allows you and your instructor to tailor the curriculum to meet your unique needs for healing and growth.


Starting your program early in the year allows you to take the time you need to truly dive into these unique and life-changing methods, and experience the depth of healing and transformation that is possible with lineage-based Tantra. Because you have the luxury of time, you can work through the program at a gentle and sustainable pace.


Download the Tantra Mastery program syllabus for:

  • Detailed outline of the course curriculum
  • Detailed description of your program resources, such as complementary textbooks and video trainings.
  • Program costs and payment options
  • Link to the application page

View The Phase #1 Syllabus!



The 11-month Authentic Tantra® Certification Program is comprised of four in-depth training modules. Each module builds upon the previous module and is designed to ensure that, by the time you graduate, you have established a comprehensive understanding of how each of the methods of the Authentic Tantra® modality can be used effectively to:

  • Heal and release trauma,
  • Restore nervous system regulation,
  • Address sexual dysfunction,
  • And cultivate the 4 forms of pleasure as “medicine” for awakening vibrant sexual health, joy, and connection within yourself, your relationships, and your community.

Building upon the practices you learned in Phase #1 of your training, Phase #2 allows you to develop MASTERY of the Authentic Tantra® methods and their application for sexual and non-sexual healing.

This 2 phase process gives you the instruction, skill-set, and guidance that will allow you to become a deeply knowledgeable and highly effective Tantra Practitioner. You have the potential to become a potent and embodied healer, who is able to confidently support clients through the profound transformational processes catalyzed by these methods.

Registration for Phase #2 of the Certification training is available once you have successfully completed Phase #1.




Please review our comprehensive course syllabus containing information regarding:

  • Our unique 2 phase certification process
  • Program investment and payment plans
  • The framework of the Authentic Tantra® healing modality
  • In-depth overview of our government approved course outline, including learning objectives and graduation requirements
  • Required and included course materials
  • FAQ’s such as; yearly class size, accreditation details, grading policy, admissions policy, and guidance on determining if this program is the right fit for you.

Here’s what your clients can expect from Authentic Tantra…

“I had to stop everything and share a beautiful client’s testimony with you. I have been working with this beautiful black woman for 3 months and her last session was tonight. She shared that she now believes that people like her can experience pleasure in their lives because she’s had the opportunity to work with a tantrika that looks like her. She said that she now knows that her black body can be more than something that can just be used by anyone for their pleasure that she can now reclaim her body and create her pleasure! Her body is free. She came to this sacred medicine as a last resort to just feel SOMETHING after nothing else worked. She came with high levels of numbness and now she has reclaimed 75% of her capacity to feel again in her yoni.”

~ Ahmane Glover, CATP, Certified Sexologist, current Tantra Mastery Instructor 


“Just wanted to update you all on how effective this practice is with my patients. I’m a home health occupational therapist. Most of my clients are seniors but I get some younger clients too. A few months ago I got a referral to help a lady adjust to how she will manage her activities of daily living with one leg as she was expected to have an amputation of one of her legs due to non-healing wounds that have been there for several years.


The vascular and wound care specialists had hit a wall and they were planning for an amputation. I went to see her and started with the regular things like shower and toilet transfers, dressing, etc. But she was very anxious so I started her with some ocean breathing. Over the next few months, I taught her many of the things I learned in my certification training. We used the dance movements to relieve pain in her muscles throughout her body. We used somatic healing to help her be more comfortable with touch. We used 21 breaths and color breathing. We used fire element and space element meditations. We used the pleasure journal and focused on pleasure as medicine.


She wanted to be able to be sexual with her husband again so we used partner practices. He was able to talk about sex for the first time in their relationship which had been about 15 years at that point. And they reconnected sexually. After a couple of months of doing these practices and dedicating the merit of our practices to people who were suffering from non-healing wounds, her wounds healed. They are now completely healed and she gets to keep her leg. She told her pain doctor about it and he said I was doing his work for him. She said he wants to collaborate and refer patients to me. I said she could share my contact details with him.


Another patient I have who has pancreatic cancer, I taught ocean breathing and 21 breaths the first time I met her. The day after I met her she had a pain crisis that lasted several days before she could get medical care. I called her to schedule and she said she was in the hospital for pain management. She said she couldn’t have made it through those 3 days without ocean breathing. Today I called her and she said that she was ocean breathing with a friend who is her caregiver when I called. She said she has been able to get off 2 of the 3 opioid medications she has been on for many years by using ocean breathing as a substitute for pain management. She said it feels like a miracle to her.


I’m using these techniques to good effect to manage trauma, pain, anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, partner disconnection, etc. I am so grateful to the IATE team for teaching me these and many other techniques. They make me a more skillful occupational therapist. There are many more success stories but I just wanted to give you a taste.”

~ Stephanie Sahanow ~ ATCP Student during Module 3

What makes this Tantra Certification
program unique?


This is the most comprehensive program you will find in the field of modern Tantra education, combining the most advanced energy healing practices from the Tibetan Tantric and Taoist traditions, with the best contemporary approaches to trauma release.


While becoming a coach for others you will be evolving spiritually, transforming the root causes of what’s holding you back from living your fullest potential. Experience growth and expansion which you can use to help others.


The Tibetan Five Element Tantric Teachings of this modality stem from an unbroken lineage of teachers dating back 2600 years. The Authentic Tantra modality is endorsed by Lama Tashi Dundrup of the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage.


Authentic Tantra is associated with external resources though our multi-disciplinary team.


You will be a part of our ongoing community and gain access to continued education after your certification.


Opportunity to build a business and a lifestyle in a world where more and more people are waking up and desire to heal.


Group sessions are taught live, facilitating an interactive learning process where you build relationships with your teachers and peers.


Two mandatory retreats ensure the high quality integration of your skills and understanding through experiential learning in a supportive environment.


This program is RICH in direct, in-person coaching hours, ensuring you’re supported in your learning process though direct contact with your primary teacher.


This is the ONLY government accredited Tantra Certification Program in North America.

Click below to find out more about our professional accreditations!


What is Authentic Tantra®?

Authentic Tantra® is a trauma-informed, holistic healing modality rooted in the Tibetan Five Element Healing Practices.

Authentic Tantra® is an innovative yogic practice which weaves ancient, lineage-based tantric practices with somatic science and holistic methods for the purpose of catalyzing profound transformation of body, mind, spirit, and sex.

Practicing Authentic Tantra® awakens the innate potential for healing that is embedded in human sexuality when it is honored as integral to our sacred, human existence and practiced with awareness, compassion, and loving-kindness.

The modality is based on ancient and contemporary knowledge about how socio-cultural conditioning causes emotional, mental and physical suffering, specifically in the area of sexuality.

In this context “sexuality” is understood as a fundamental part of human existence, including but not limited to genital stimulation and arousal, our feelings, needs, belief systems, and how we relate to our selves and others.

Socio-cultural conditioning shapes the way we think, feel and act. At its core is the ignorance that comes with the idea of separation; We believe that our body is separate from our thinking and feeling, that our sexuality is separate from all things sacred, that as individuals we are separate from other beings and from our environment.

In the area of sexuality, ignorance leads to some of the most widespread, violent and many-layered sources of suffering.

Authentic Tantra® combines the following practices:

  • The Tibetan 5 Element Tantric Practices for healing mental, emotional, physical, and sexual imbalances.
  • Taoist Sexual Yoga Practices for cultivating sexual health and wellness
  • Tantric Movement to release stagnant energy held in the body, creating openness and FLOW
  • Non-Violent Communication tools for cultivating therapeutic (healing) relationships
  • Somatically-based methods for sexual healing and awakening your full potential for pleasure
  • Contemporary cutting-edge knowledge of human sexuality and function
  • The most up-to-date research on developmental, relational, and shock trauma

We offer the only government accredited Tantra Certification Program in North America!

Click here to find out more about our accreditation.

View from the Lama

“I want to say that the teachers of this course have my full support. The transmission of the Five Elements is authentic from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as they have stated in their advertising and is completely applicable to any healing modality including sexual. Sexual transmission of the 5 element methods are used in Tibetan Buddhist Tradition in special circumstances. Here in the west, they are applied to people generally. This course offers instruction in authentic Tibetan Buddhist practices, woven into this sexual healing modality. It is a valid certification program.”

Lama Tashi Dundrup ~ Shangpa Kagyu

Kauai Dharma Center

Testimonials from our students


Singer, Songwriter, Artist, 2019 Authentic Tantra Student


Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

The Authentic Tantra Certification program is a personal journey of self-healing and personal development that involves coming face-to-face with and transcending your own personal, sexual, and emotional wounds.

It is through this process that you become the type of highly-skilled holistic healing practitioner clients can trust to guide them through their own healing process.

This can only be achieved having a deeply embodied understanding of how each tantric method works to catalyze this transformational process.

The Authentic Tantra Certification program is designed specifically for those who are PASSIONATE about liberating themselves, and their communities, from the shackles of sexual ignorance, guilt, fear and shame, and who value the integrity of having time-tested, authentic, lineage-based methods for healing, transformation, and personal growth.

Enrollment for 2021 – 2022 Certification is now CLOSED!

Currently enrolling for class of 2022 – 2023!


Ready to get started on your journey?

Send us your application now!

*The Tantra Mastery Training Program does not require approval by the registrar of the private Training Institute Branch (PTIB). As such, the registrar did not review this program.