THE AUTHENTIC TANTRA®

Certification Program Syllabus

We Are The ONLY Government Accredited School For Tantric Sexual Healing In The World!

 

The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education holds three accreditations from governing bodies in the field of advanced education.

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THIS IS THE ONLY GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED TANTRA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR HOLISTIC SEXUAL HEALING IN THE WORLD!

Certification with the Institute of Authentic Tantra Education is a comprehensive program consisting of two (2) phases, taking approximately 15 months to complete.

Our two-phase training process makes this the most comprehensive tantra practitioners training program available today.

This syllabus primarily contains information for Phase #2 of the Authentic Tantra® Certification process.

 

Click here for more information regarding Phase #1 of the Authentic Tantra® Certification Training Program.

INTRODUCTION:

WHY DO WE HAVE A TWO-PHASE PROCESS?

 

The Authentic Tantra® Certification Program is a government accredited professional training program in the field of holistic wellness that falls under the government mandated category of acupuncture and oriental medicine. Graduates of our certification program are categorized under the National Occupational Code (NOC code) 3232- Practitioners of Natural Healing and graduates who complete our two-phase certification training successfully are eligible to become Certified Sexologists through the American College of Sexologists International.

 

Students seeking to become Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners or Acupuncturists require a minimum of two years of training in that specific healing modality. The Ministry of Education in BC Canada has designated the Authentic Tantra® modality, with the use of the Tibetan Five Element practices, to be a form of oriental medicine and thus we are required to ensure that all of our graduates undergo the type of in-depth and thorough training which is in accordance with this title.

 

The Authentic Tantra® modality is unique in the world of modern Tantra because it is rooted in the lineage-based teachings of the Tibetan Five Element Tantric Practices.

 

The Tibetan Five Element Tantric Practices are ancient shamanistic techniques from the Tibetan and Bon traditions, designed to balance, enrich, and heal the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body – from the inside out.

 

The Tibetan Five Element Practices have been used by the indigenous people of Tibet for thousands of years as an extremely effective healing practice for addressing the root causes of most illness and dysfunction.

 

The Authentic Tantra® modality weaves these ancient, highly effective Eastern healing methods with Western somatic science and an evidence-based approach to healing trauma, in order to effectively restore nervous system regulation, increase inner peace and joy, and tangibly reestablish physical, mental, emotional, and sexual wellness.

Why you must do the work:

In order to most effectively support your clients through the healing process catalyzed by practicing Authentic Tantra®, it is essential that you have your own experience of using these methods to uncover and resolve your own “blocks to bliss”. This ensures that you have deeply resourced, first-hand knowledge of the efficacy of each of the Authentic Tantra® methods and how they work to regulate the autonomic nervous system and facilitate healing.

 

The motto for our practitioners is “healer heal thyself”. Undergoing the metamorphic process of coming face-to-face with and transforming your own wounds in the realm of sexuality and relationships, ensures that you will become a practitioner of competence and integrity.

THE TWO-PHASE PROCESS:

YEAR #1/Phase #1  

13 SESSION TANTRA MASTERY ONE-ON-ONE COACHING PROGRAM

 

The 13 session Tantra Mastery Training 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.

 

During this portion of your training you will work closely with one of our highly qualified Tantra Mastery Instructors. You will be guided step by step through the process of learning and applying each of the methods of the Authentic Tantra® modality. Because these methods work so effectively to uproot and heal trauma stored in the body, it is essential that you as a student have the reliable and compassionate support for healing that is provided by your Authentic Tantra® Instructor.

 

This compassionate approach to healing and growth is what distinguishes this program from others in the field of sexology. We are not just training coaches. We are training HEALERS. Your own experience of being guided through this process is critical to your ability to perform the same service for your future clients.

 

In addition, this two phase process gives you an opportunity to experience the potent healing power of the Authentic Tantra® modality before committing to the 11-month certification course. We strive to enroll students who feel truly aligned with the Authentic Tantra® methods. The first phase of this process ensures that you feel called to be an Authentic Tantra® practitioner because the methods have worked FOR YOU.

 

The growth and healing that are stimulated for you during this 13-session training will continue to ripen during the 11-month certification. This ripening process is crucial as it will allow you to draw upon your own embodied wisdom to effectively meet the needs of clients dealing with the sensitive issues of sexuality and trauma.

 

The Tantra Mastery Training takes about 4+ months to complete. Once completed, you will have the opportunity to continue your personal training unsupervised with specially selected texts and ongoing access to video training materials. For optimum results, we recommend beginning this portion of your training between January – April of the year prior to the 11-month training.

 

You must be enrolled in Phase #1 NO LATER than July 31st, 2022 in order to qualify for 2023 Phase #2. Anyone enrolling after July 31st, 2022 will be eligible for 2024 Phase #2.

THIS IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE TANTRA TRAINING FOR HOLISTIC SEXUAL HEALING IN NORTH AMERICA

THE TWO-PHASE PROCESS:

YEAR #2/PHASE 2

THE 11-MONTH, GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED, AUTHENTIC TANTRA® CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

 

The 11-month Authentic Tantra® Certification Program is comprised of four in-depth training modules. Each module builds upon the previous one. Each is designed to ensure that 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.

This detailed syllabus contains information for Phase #2 (the 11-month training portion) of the Authentic Tantra® Certification Program.

LIST OF CONTENTS

1. About Authentic Tantra®: A Holistic Modality Rooted in the Tibetan Five Element Practices.

The Framework of Authentic Tantra®

The Four Pillars of Authentic Tantra®

Areas of Application

 

2. Course Outline: How The 4 Modules are Delivered and How They Function to Support Your Certification

Module One: Authentic Tantra® as Medicine – Understanding the Holistic Healing Science of Authentic Tantra®

Module Two: The Summer Retreat – Healing through Community and Somatic Experience

Module Three: Becoming an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner – the Practical Applications of Teaching the Modality, Building a Coaching Practice and Working with Clients

Module Four: Oral Exams and Certification Retreat

 

3. Course Literature

 

4. Your Support Team

 

5. Program Investment

 

6. FAQs – Class size, Making Money, Opportunities for Work, Student Aid

WHAT IS AUTHENTIC TANTRA®?

AUTHENTIC TANTRA® IS A TRAUMA-INFORMED HOLISTIC HEALING MODALITY ROOTED IN LINEAGE-BASED TIBETAN TANTRIC PRACTICES, WOVEN WITH WESTERN SOMATIC SCIENCE.

 

First, what is a lineage-based holistic healing modality?

 

The term lineage-based has recently been adopted in the field of Neo Tantra in reference to some instructors, and we wanted to explain what this terminology means in the context of Traditional Tantric Practices.

 

Lineage-based, in the tradition of Tantric Buddhism, means that a particular teaching or set of teachings originated in the mind of an enlightened being (a Buddha), and was transmitted from that teacher to their students in an unbroken oral tradition, dating back thousands of years.

 

“Unbroken” means that the teachings have always been and continue to be held by an enlightened master.

 

The Tibetan Five Element Teachings specifically are 17,000 years old, originating with the Buddha Tonpa Shenrab and merged with “modern” Tantric Buddhism in the 10th century CE.

 

The Tibetan 5 Element Teachings were transmitted to our teacher, Lama Tashi Dundrup by HIS Teacher, Lineage Master Kalu Rinpoche in the 1970’s.

 

In order for a teaching to truly be lineage-based, it must have originated with a human who has been recognized as having achieved full enlightenment. To date, there are no instructors in the field of Neo Tantra who have achieved this recognition by any school of traditional Tantric Practice.

The Authentic Tantra® modality is an innovative yogic practice which, with the permission and blessings of our Lama, has woven these ancient, verifiably lineage-based Tibetan 5 Element Tantric Practices with an understanding of modern somatic science and approved methods from compatible disciplines to create a robust and highly effective healing modality.

This unique blend makes these ancient Tibetan Tantric Healing Practices accessible to the modern person, and facilitates the healing and transformation of the body, mind, spirit and sexuality.

THE FRAMEWORK OF AUTHENTIC TANTRA®

The Four Pillars of Authentic Tantra®

The Tibetan Five Element Practices

Taoist Sexual Yoga Practices

Tantric Movement Practices

Non-Violent Communication

Trauma Informed Somatic Healing Methods

THE FOUR PILLARS OF AUTHENTIC TANTRA®

The Four Pillars of Authentic Tantra® are:

1. Meditation

2. Movement

3. Pleasure

4. Connection

 

The structure of the Four Pillars is based upon ancient and contemporary knowledge about how socio-cultural conditioning, as well as the various forms of trauma, cause emotional, mental and physical suffering, specifically in the area of sexuality.

 

Socio-cultural conditioning shapes the way we think, feel, and act. At its core is the pain that comes from the belief and experience 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, this dis-integrated belief system leads to some of the most widespread, violent and many-layered sources of suffering.

 

The Four Pillars of Authentic Tantra® work together to cut through the layers of conditioning and trauma accumulated throughout our life, by awakening our innate capacity for healing and reconnecting with our Natural Mind  – that spark within each of us that is ever-present, eternal, loving and free.

 

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

 

When applied alone or in conjunction with other practices, the Four Pillars provide comprehensive healing from four distinct angles.

 

Every method and technique you will learn draws upon the Four Pillars in varying ways. The 11-month certification program provides you with the training required to effectively combine and apply each method “medicinally” in order to address specific issues for yourself and your future clients.

TAOIST SEXUAL YOGA PRACTICES

Taoist sexual yoga practices have been used for over 5,000 years as a tool for cultivating and maintaining healthy sexual function. Using specific movement and breath techniques, students learn to harness the power of the energy body to enrich the physical body, creating more health, more pleasure, and optimal functioning of sexual systems.

TIBETAN FIVE ELEMENT MEDITATION PRACTICES

Meditation plays a significant role in reversing/healing the damaging effects of trauma in the brain and nervous system. Studies have shown that meditation helps repair and rebuild gray and white matter in the areas of the brain that govern emotional self- awareness, self-regulation, self-image, memory, and attention. These are the same areas of the brain that are often damaged or altered via developmental, relational, and shock trauma.

Trauma can alter brain functioning in many ways, but three of the most important changes appear to occur in the following areas:

1. The prefrontal cortex (PFC), known as the “Thinking Center.”

2. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), known as the “Emotion Regulation Center.”

3. The amygdala, known as the “Fear Center.”

Mindfulness meditation has been proven to enhance healthy brain function in ALL of these areas and more!

*For more on this you can check out this article by Clicking HERE

The Tibetan Five Element Meditations and teachings are lineage-based holistic healing methods that have been passed down from Teacher to student in an unbroken tradition for several thousand years. These ancient shamanistic techniques from the Tibetan and Bon traditions have been cultivated and refined for thousands of years, in order to produce healing of body and mind on a CELLULAR level by addressing the root cause of all illness and suffering; the five root poisons of human emotion.

 

These methods are traditionally referred to as “shamanistic” because they allow us to work with the elemental energies of our own body and attune more deeply to the elemental energies in our environment; creating good health, abundance, emotional balance, and healthy relationships with ourselves, each other, and our environment.

 

The five elements of earth, water, fire, air and space are the building blocks of life itself.

 

During the 11-month training you will cultivate mastery of the Tibetan Five Element Practices and their application for sexual and non-sexual healing.

 

The Tibetan Five Element sexual yogas specifically are some of the most ancient and original instructions for harnessing human sexual energy and using it to cultivate transcendent states of consciousness, which in turn produces a ripple effect of healing between the genitals and the brain.

TAOIST SEXUAL YOGA PRACTICES

Taoist sexual yoga practices have been used for over 5,000 years as a tool for cultivating and maintaining healthy sexual function. Using specific movement and breath techniques, students learn to harness the power of the energy body to enrich the physical body, creating more health, more pleasure, and optimal functioning of sexual systems.

TANTRIC MOVEMENT PRACTICES

Our unique style of Tantric Movement integrates the Tibetan Five Element Meditations with specific yogic breathing methods and the Five Core Pelvic movements to create a fun and effective modality for somatic movement healing, awakening pleasure, joy, and empowered self-expression. These practices are inspired by the work of Anna Halprin, Founder of the Tamalpa Institute of Healing Arts and author of “Movement as a Healing Art”

NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION

Non-Violent Communication is a communication “technology” developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg which helps the user translate emotions into allies, and identify the core underlying motivations driving all of the choices we make in every area of life. NVC has been endorsed by the Dali Lama as a powerful and effective tool for cultivating compassion with all human beings, most importantly ourselves.

TRAUMA INFORMED SOMATIC HEALING METHODS

The Authentic Tantra® modality draws upon the most up to date scientific research into developmental, relational, and shock trauma.

 

Our practitioners learn to identify different symptoms and expressions of trauma, how traumatic experiences are stored in the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) causing nervous system dysregulation, and how to effectively apply Authentic Tantra® methods to soothe the defensive circuits of the ANS and cultivate sustained nervous system regulation.

 

“Somatic Healing” refers to an approach to healing which resources the inherent wisdom of the body and its natural imperative for health and balance. In this view, it is understood that “wellness” is the baseline function and deviations from this baseline are generally caused by the body’s response to traumatic or toxic stimuli held in the physical form.

 

Our somatically based Tantric sexual healing methods allow practitioners to release emotions and trauma from the cellular tissue of the body and re-pattern the nervous system with the application of touch, movement, breath and somatic awareness. Through this release of emotional residue, connection, sensation, and function are restored to the body, mind, and spirit, and optimal sexual function can be experienced.

 

The 4 Pillars of Authentic Tantra® can be applied to a wide range of issues and challenges for men, women and couples, regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

AREAS OF APPLICATION

The methods of Authentic Tantra® can help address:

 

Porn addiction

Substance abuse issues and other forms of addiction

Developmental, emotional, and relational trauma

Inherited and generational trauma

Sexual traumas

Religious sexual shame

Performance anxiety, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation caused by stress or trauma

Vaginal pain caused by stress or trauma

Anorgasmia caused by stress or trauma

Loss of libido

Menopausal symptoms

Loss of intimacy and disconnection in relationships

Anxiety

Depression

Negative self and/or body-image

Improve pelvic floor health

By the end of your 11-month training you will be prepared to:

 

Coach Individuals: of all sexes, sexual orientations, and genders, essentially all humans you have a desire to support in healing.

Coach Couples in various phases of their relationship

Host introductory, half day, full day, and weekend workshops

Host Tantric healing retreats and private events

Host group trainings, in person or online

Market your personal coaching business.

Authentic Tantra® is a holistic healing modality that can be easily integrated into a wide range of other disciplines.

EXAMPLES OF COMPATIBLE DISCIPLINES INCLUDE:

Integrative Medicine

Life coaching

Counseling

Holistic & Alternative Healing

Psychotherapy

Massage therapy

Physiotherapy

Intimacy Coaching

Energy healing work such as Reiki

Acupuncture

Theta Healing

Sexology/ Somatic sexual healing

Sexual education

Marriage and Family Therapy

Sex Therapy

Relationship Coaching

COURSE OUTLINE

How The 4 Modules Are Delivered and How They Function to Support Your Certification

MODULE 1

Understanding the Holistic Healing Science of Authentic Tantra®

Authentic Tantra® As Medicine

AT THE INSTITUTE OF AUTHENTIC TANTRA EDUCATION, WE BELIEVE THE MOST EFFECTIVE COACHES/TEACHERS/HEALERS PRACTICE WHAT THEY TEACH AND TEACH WHAT THEY PRACTICE AND HAVE GAINED BENEFIT FROM.

In Phase #1 of your training you were introduced to the methods of Authentic Tantra®. Module One of Phase #2 focuses on your ability to MASTER each of the healing methods and discern when and how to apply them to antidote trauma responses held in the nervous system, facilitate release, and restore the inherent bliss of being which is your birthright.

 

You will also be given techniques to deepen your own personal Tantra practice, further clearing personal blocks and expanding your capacity to hold space for others.

 

The bulk of the curriculum in Module One will be taught via bi-weekly, live group training sessions. Each group training session is taught by at least two of the Founders and is formatted to deepen both your understanding and application of this healing science, as well as provide you with a model for how to most effectively teach the content once you graduate.

 

Because your healing and integration process is ongoing, you will be provided with a “Primary Instructor” for support with whom you’ll meet individually, bi-weekly. Your primary instructor is chosen from our team of highly trained certified Authentic Tantra® Teacher Trainers who have completed a minimum of 500 hours of training in Authentic Tantra® and have been teaching in the field of Tantra and holistic healing for a minimum of 2 years.

 

We believe that personal support is vital to your growth and understanding of the Authentic Tantra® modality, and we are committed to guiding you through this transformative process.

 

In this module alone you will receive over 12 hours of personalized one-on-one coaching support with an Authentic Tantra® Teacher Trainer, and 24 hours of group training.

 

Additionally, you’ll have access to community support via our Facebook certification group page where you can interact with your fellow classmates and instructors.

Module One Course Delivery Structure

24 hours+ of bi-monthly live group training sessions with the Founders and Senior Instructors of the Institute

 

12 one-on-one personalized support sessions with your primary instructor, which are recorded for your unlimited access. Each individual coaching session is approximately 1-1.5 hours long.

 

Authentic Tantra® Certification Program Module One Training Manual and written curriculum (see Required Reading List below)

 

Exclusive video content of our trademarked sexual healing methods

 

20-30 minutes of lineage based Tantric meditation practice 4-5 days per week

 

3-4 hours of Tantra home-play activities per week

 

1-2 hours of coursework reading per week

 

Access to an exclusive online training vault with your digital training materials

 

Certification Facebook Group for community connection

MODULE ONE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to correctly identify and state:

 

All parts of the Tibetan 5 Element Meditations including:

The properties of each of the elements and how they can be used for healing

The female Sanskrit symbols for each of the elements

 

The differences between Indian, Tibetan, and Western Tantric practices

 

The unique history of the lineage of Tantra they will become certified to teach, as presented in the course material

 

The 4 pillars of Authentic Tantra® and their use in holistic healing (ie. How each pillar is “medicine” for healing and personal transformation)

 

The structure of the polyvagal system, the role it plays in healing trauma, and the use of yogic breathing to balance polyvagal system

 

Anatomy of the vagina, vulva and other corresponding sexual systems, as taught in the course material and how it functions for pleasure and healing sexual dysfunction

 

Anatomy of the penis, prostate, and other corresponding sexual systems, as taught in the course material and how it functions for pleasure and healing sexual dysfunction

 

The 4 stages of trauma healing

 

The process of how trauma is stored in the nervous system, how trauma affects health and wellness, and how to use somatic healing methods to heal trauma and restore function

 

Semen Retention and other Taoist sexual health practices, including the benefits of these practices and how they can be used to heal sexual dysfunction

 

The 4 forms of pleasure, the chemical responses that different forms of pleasure catalyze in the body, and how these impact health

 

The 5 core pelvic movements and how they relate to each of the Tibetan Five Element systems

 

The use of pelvic floor practices to improve health and correct sexual dysfunction

 

The 5 principles of tantric communication

 

Tantric Speech and Definitions

 

The 4 components of Non-Violent Communication (NVC)

In addition, students will be expected to:

 

Demonstrate effective usage of the NVC practice for self-inquiry, empathy, and communicating needs with others.

Complete required reading of supplementary books to deepen knowledge of the theory supporting the modality.

Submit documentation of completed homework assignments in the form of workbooks which are provided as part of the training.

MODULE 2

The Summer Retreat

HEALING THROUGH COMMUNITY AND SOMATIC EXPERIENCE

ABOUT THE MODULE

The summer immersion retreat is five days of intense group learning in a beautiful environment filled with nurturing and loving energy.

 

Human beings are wired for connection. The latest research in effective trauma healing validates the necessity of human connection and community for resolving the effects of different types of trauma. To this end, the Module 2 Summer Retreat is an indispensable component of your professional training, as it provides you with the embodied experience of compassion-based, therapeutic relationships which are essential to resolving different forms of developmental and relational trauma.

 

The Module 2 Summer Retreat is a five-day immersion experience in which you will have the rare and precious opportunity to live, learn, grow, and play with your Tantric classmates and instructors in a supervised and supportive healing environment.

 

The magic created by having 20-30 practitioners of this shamanistic healing modality all together under one roof is truly indescribable! The group dynamic with a focus on loving kindness, compassion, and empathy catalyzes a depth of healing that would otherwise not be possible.

 

During this retreat, you will form life-long bonds with your classmates as you integrate and deepen your understanding of the Authentic Tantra® healing modality.

 

The retreat is filled with demonstrations and experiential practice sessions. The training sessions will enhance your embodied understanding of all the techniques you’ve learned so far, and you’ll also learn new practices to take your comprehension of the modality to the next level.

 

*** Retreats are mandatory and may require an additional cost for travel, food and accommodation. All retreat instruction and support hours are included in your Certification program tuition. Please see payment plan options for more info.

Some of our previous participants have experienced the healing and resolution of:

Deep seated sexual abuse traumas

Longstanding emotional and relational trauma

Genetic and historical trauma

Past life/karmic and spiritual wounds

Long held limiting beliefs and cultural conditioning

Blocks to sexual and self expression

MODULE TWO STRUCTURE

5 days intensive group training your team of teacher trainers and a support staff of experienced Authentic Tantra® Practitioners.

 

Formal training sessions from approximately 10am – 7:30pm (including breaks).

 

Deepening of instruction during informal session and social connection time.

 

All meals provided (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) and shared together as a group.

 

Free time to relax and play with the elements.

MODULE TWO LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to teach:

 

Shinay, Extraordinary Pranayama, and each of the Tibetan Elemental Meditation Practices

 

Pelvic floor health practices for both men and women, including the benefits and proper techniques of each.

 

In addition, students will be expected to:

 

Demonstrate ability to use Tibetan 5 Element Practices during somatic healing sessions

 

Demonstrate proficiency with the practices of the 5 core pelvic movements and describe how they relate to each of the Tibetan 5 Element energy systems

 

Describe the five primary Pranic energy patterns of the body, which practices affect them, and why.

 

Demonstrate Tantra partner practices – Tantric Union breathing and running the elements

 

Demonstrate the 5 principles of tantric communication

 

Demonstrate compassionate communication

 

Demonstrate proficiency in the somatic healing techniques

 

Demonstrate proficiency in the integration of breathwork and Five Element Tantra to support healing, and the ability to hold empathic presence for healing.

Integration Break: 4 Weeks

 

After retreat, you’ll get a four week break to rest, rejuvenate and integrate everything you’ve just learned. This will also give you time to find 2-3 practice students in preparation for Module Three.

 

During this time, you will also be required to complete a written exam to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the theory and methods you have learned.

MODULE 3

Becoming an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner

THE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF TEACHING THE MODALITY, BUILDING A COACHING PRACTICE AND WORKING WITH CLIENTS

ABOUT THE MODULE

In this Module you will begin to practice the various aspects of becoming an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner:

 

Teaching the theory and methods you have learned and mastered.

 

Teaching and applying the methods in supporting others.

 

Building your personal coaching / healing practice.

 

Continuing to deepen your own Tantra practice.

 

In this Module, you will begin to practice coaching others as an Authentic Tantra® Trainee.

 

You will continue to receive biweekly, personal support from your Teacher Trainer to help you transition into the role of coach while deepening your understanding of the modality.

The focus of this Module is to maintain your own personal Tantra practice while beginning to help others as an Authentic Tantra® Trainee. You will be required to find 2-3 people who are willing to learn from you while you are still undergoing training.

In addition to your individual sessions, you will continue attending biweekly Group Business Coaching Sessions, where you will learn practical tools to build your coaching business.

MODULE THREE STRUCTURE

Module Three Practitioner’s Textbook: Authentic Tantra® Coaching Blueprints: Turnkey Solutions for Your Business

 

Biweekly individual sessions with your primary teacher, supporting and guiding you through your learning as you teach others and your primary instructor in preparation for the final oral exams

 

Biweekly group sessions with your class, learning how to apply the Four Pillars of Authentic Tantra® in your coaching practice.

 

Working directly with 2-3 “practice” clients to deepen your experience in applying the modality as medicine.

 

Biweekly individual sessions with your primary teacher, supporting and guiding you through your learning as you teach others

 

Biweekly group sessions with your class, learning how to apply the Four Pillars of Authentic Tantra® in your coaching practice.

MODULE THREE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In order to successfully complete this module, students will be expected to:

Demonstrate understanding of all the techniques and theory learned in previous modules by successfully completing a written test.

 

Describe differences between Tibetan, Indian, and Western Neo-Tantra

 

Identify the defining features of Authentic Tantra®, and how and why it is effective as a holistic healing modality

 

Summarize the 4 pillars of Authentic Tantra® and how + why they work

 

Explain the energy body and its relationship to healing the physical body

 

Summarize the Tibetan Five Elements and how they work with the energy body to establish balance across all systems of function.

 

Explain the 5 root emotional poisons in the Tibetan tradition and how the elemental practices work to heal those.

 

Summarize all aspects of the 5 element chart.

 

Design curriculum for workshops and private coaching sessions with clients.

 

Demonstrate teaching skills by teaching theory and practices to:

their primary instructor in bi-weekly individual practice sessions

practice students under the supervision of their primary instructor

 

Identify how the modality and practices can be applied to various issues experienced by clients.

 

Implement the coaching blueprints and business tools taught in group sessions and Module Three Textbook by teaching practice students.

In addition, students will be required to:

 

Submit a written exam no later than the first group session of Module 3

Submit documentation of completed homework assignments no later than the 1st day of the Module 4 Retreat

Practice in accordance to the Authentic Tantra® Code of Ethics

MODULE 4

Oral Exams and Certification Retreat

ABOUT THE MODULE

Your final Module will allow you to demonstrate your ability to teach the Authentic Tantra® Modality.

 

This Module consists of a 5 day in-person retreat in which you and your classmates will demonstrate proficiency in all the Authentic Tantra® methods.

 

Upon successful graduation, you will receive your Authentic Tantra® Practitioner Certificate and celebrate your success!

 

*** Retreats are mandatory and may require an additional cost. Please see payment plan options for more info.

MODULE FOUR STRUCTURE

5 Days and approximately 67 hours of oral exams in a supportive environment with your team of Teacher Trainers and a support staff of experienced Authentic Tantra® Practitioners

 

Students will demonstrate their ability to instruct one-on-one with their classmates and in a workshop environment

 

Training sessions from 10am-7:30pm including breaks

 

Informal learning sessions through social connect time

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner together as a group

MODULE FOUR CONTENT

In order to successfully complete this module, students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to teach (in small groups) all of the practices and theory associated with the Authentic Tantra® holistic healing modality as outlined in the learning objectives of modules 1-3 to the standards of the Senior Instructors, including:

 

The benefits & goals of each practice

 

How to correctly perform each practice

 

The correct frequency recommended for each practice.

In addition, students will be expected to:

 

Clearly articulate what Authentic Tantra® is and how and why it’s effective as a holistic healing modality.

 

Clearly teach how the Tibetan 5 Element Practices support healing on all levels.

 

Demonstrate the embodiment of the meditation and movement practices by teaching them to others to the standards of the Senior Instructors.

 

Demonstrate correct knowledge of genital anatomy, and all the healing properties of the Tibetan 5 Element Practices by successfully completing blank diagrams without notes.

 

Demonstrate proficiency in teaching the 5 core pelvic movements, and identifying how they relate to the 5 Elements.

 

Demonstrate proficiency in teaching pelvic floor health practices, including how to correctly perform the exercises as well as the essential benefits of each.

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS

 

THE FOLLOWING TEXTBOOKS AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED AS PART OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM:

 

Module One ~

Authentic Tantra Practitioners Training Manual

 

Module Three ~

Authentic Tantra Practitioners Training Manual

Shake Your Soul Song eBook by Devi Ward Erickson

 

Authentic Tantra Online Training Vault containing the following video instruction:

1. Tantra for Yoni Owners

2. Tantra for Lingam Owners

3. Trauma and the Autonomic Nervous System

4. How trauma impacts pelvic floor health and function

5. Tibetan Buddhist Teachings

 

Additional required textbooks which are not provided are:

The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity by Daniel P. Reid (Published July 15, 1989)

Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg (Published September 1, 2015)

Healing with Form Energy and Light by Tenzin Wangyal (Published April 24, 2002)

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR PHASE #2

This course takes place over 11 months

DELIVERY METHOD: DISTANCE EDUCATION AND CLASSROOM TEACHING METHODS:

60.5 hours of online lecture (34.5 hours in Module 1 + 26 hours in Module 3)

134 hours of classroom and experiential learning

25 hours of video and audio seminar

37 hours of reading

41 hours practicum

466.25 hours of lab work, kinesthetic training, and yogic practice

 

Potential Total Number of Training Hours for Phase #2 = 776

 

Methods of evaluation:

Students are evaluated throughout the training through a series of oral tests, written exams, and workbooks which are reviewed at the end of each training Module.

Completion Requirements:

Student Must have completed Module 1 and Module 3 workbooks and study requirements.

Student Must have attended and/or reviewed all group training sessions.

Student Must attend both in person retreats

Student Must have completed all written and oral exams with a grade of 80% or higher.

Student Must adhere to the code of ethics and training agreements as stipulated during the enrollment process.

 

*Please note ~ some details of the program are subject to change.

YOUR SUPPORT TEAM

In 2013, Devi Ward Erickson was given permission by Lama Tashi Dundrup to train qualified practitioners in the use of the Tibetan 5 Element Practices as part of a sexual healing modality. The Authentic Tantra® Certification program officially began in 2014 and in 2016 we launched the first ever 11-month training program, which has grown into the in-depth, 2-phase training program for “Practitioners of Natural Healing” that exists today.

 

The Authentic Tantra® Certification Program showcases a team of qualified practitioners dedicated to supporting new students on their journey of sexual and spiritual healing. Your support team has been carefully curated based on the depth of their skill and degree of competency in practicing and teaching the methods of Authentic Tantra®.

 

Each Teacher Trainer has also been sanctioned by Lama Tashi to train students and support them through this process.

Devi Ward Erickson is the curator of the Authentic Tantra ® modality and an accomplished Vajrayana Tantra Practitioner.

Devi is a trauma survivor who has overcome sexual, emotional, physical and racial abuse through Tantric sexual and non-sexual practice. Devi was a stripper in Detroit for several years while she attended Wayne State University for the performing arts. At the age of 24 she became a monk of the Ishaya order and dedicated her life to her spiritual path. Nine years later, Devi was introduced to Vajrayana Tantric Buddhism and trained in the Tibetan Five Element healing practices as a sexual and non-sexual healing method.

Since then Devi has become an internationally recognized Tantra Expert, Certified Tantric Healer, and ACS Certified Sexologist. In 2015 Devi completed a 53 hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Counselor training. Her background includes certification in Reiki and meditation. Devi Ward has been teaching meditation and personal growth workshops since 2000.

Devi is an author and the Host of Sex is Medicine with Devi Ward Podcast on Itunes and tunein.com. She has been featured as a Tantra and Sexuality Expert in countless articles and over 30 different radio and television networks worldwide including Playboy Radio, Men’s Health Magazine, CBS, NBC, Rogers TV and the movie Sexology with Gabrielle Anwar and Catherine Oxenberg.

Devi is currently training in Traditional Tibetan Medicine at the Tibetan Medicine Education Center.

Dr. Erickson began practicing Authentic Tantra in 2014 and quickly realized the power and efficacy of this potent healing modality.

Using the techniques as instructed, Dr. Erickson swiftly mastered the art of semen retention, becoming a fully multi orgasmic male within just a few weeks!

Chris has dedicated his time and energy as a volunteer for every Certification Retreat since 2014, supporting students of all genders in gaining greater mastery in the art of mindfulness and somatic healing practices.

Dr. Erickson is an accomplished Vajrayana Tantra practitioner, and one of the most advanced male practitioners of modern Tantra in North America.

He is deeply interested in weaving his academic understanding of society with his wisdom as a Tantric practitioner. Dr. Erickson specializes in teaching Tibetan Buddhist Meditation theory and practice, cultivating mindful presence through pleasure, and mastering the art of semen retention.

BA (University of British Columbia; International Relations, Philosophy), MA (Bond University; Philosophy), Ph.D (University of Massachusetts Amherst; Political Science), Director and Senior Educational Administrator of IATE (and Muse to Devi Ward Erickson)

Dr. Erickson is currently undergoing training to become a certified practitioner of Traditional Tibetan Medicine in 2023.

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Alaina Salks is a Certified Authentic Tantra Practitioner and comes to Authentic Tantra with a diverse educational and professional background. She is a poet, writer and artist, as well as an avid plant enthusiast. Her love of communication, arts and the natural world imbues her teaching style with grounded, loving, nurturing energy.

Alaina has been a full-time stepmother since 2011, and is well acquainted with the challenges of raising children in a non-traditional family. She understands the difficulty of maintaining a connected emotional and sexual relationship with one’s partner while raising a family in the wake of divorce. She brings this understanding to her work with individuals and couples, who struggle to connect with their partners under challenging circumstances.

Karen

Karen Craig, B.Msc., J.D., is co-owner of Live Heal Thrive Retreats™ and Explore the Art of Tantra™, along with her husband, Brion E. Craig, B.Msc. Through individual and group coaching and workshops, as well as through fun, powerful and transformative global retreats, they help men, women and ouples rediscover their power, authenticity and capacity for deep connection, intimacy and love. Karen is a Certified Metaphysical Practitioner, Certified Authentic Tantra® Educator and Practitioner, as well as a Certified Sexologist.

While in college, during which she received a B.A. degree in political science, Karen began her self-study and practice in various metaphysical modalities, including acupressure, aromatherapy, reflexology and massage therapy. After college, she went on to law school and earned her Juris Doctor degree. Following graduation, she became a trial attorney and later a Judge. Her interest and study of Tantra began in the 1990’s, when she was introduced to Tantra through books authored by Margot Annand. She completed her formal Tantra training and certification from the Institute of Authentic Tantra® Education, where she is now on the teaching staff as a Tantra Mastery instructor. She holds a second bachelor’s degree in Metaphysical Science and is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Holistic Counseling, with a second concentration in Relationship Dynamics. Karen has also completed training in Trauma Treatment from the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine and is a trained ho’oponopono practitioner. Her approach to practice is to utilize an array of modalities based on ancient wisdom and indigenous practices, combined with cutting edge approaches, to guide individuals and couples on their journey to experiencing wholeness and pleasure in all areas of life.

Karen is also the proud mother of a son and daughter, as well as three stepsons with her husband Brion.

Brion Craig, B.Msc., is co-owner of Live Heal Thrive Retreats™ and Explore the Art of Tantra™, along with his wife, Karen Craig, B.Msc. Through individual and group coaching and workshops, as well as through fun, powerful and transformative global retreats, they help men, women and couples rediscover their power, authenticity and capacity for deep connection, intimacy and love. Brion is an Ordained Metaphysical Minister, Certified Metaphysical Practitioner, Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, as well as a Certified Sexologist.

Brion began his self-study and practice in various metaphysical and spiritual modalities in 2010. He completed his formal Tantra training and certification from the Institute of Authentic Tantra® Education, where he is now on the teaching staff as a Tantra Mastery instructor.

Brion also holds a bachelor’s degree in Metaphysical Science and is currently working toward his Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., specializing in Transpersonal Counseling. He has also owned and operated his own IT business for over 20 years.

Brion is also the proud father of three sons, as well as a bonus son and daughter with his wife Karen.

As a former nun, oncology nurse, holistic health coach and energy medicine practitioner, I never imagined I would become a Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner and Sexologist! However, it’s a perfect fit!!

I am passionate about raising pleasure consciousness in the world; about supporting the healing and transformation needed to re-unite our sexuality with our spirituality. I know personally the emotional, physical and mental trauma this “disconnect” can create in one’s life.

I have also experienced firsthand the profound healing and transformation Authentic Tantra® offers. Working with individuals, couples and groups, I weave the Emotion Code and Body Code (an energy medicine modality) into my Authentic Tantra® coaching sessions, enhancing and personalizing this already profound work even more.

Ahmane’ Glover lives on the edge of intense creative energy. She craves passion, joy and limitless possibilities for personal and communal wellness. When the world says, “give up,” the rhythm of her life says, “create change!” She is a spoken word artist, cultural organizer, tantrika, sexologist and holistic trauma informed facilitator of healing committed to creating innovative strategies to heal social division and ignite social change. Her sacred mission is to activate the power of the arts for communal healing and liberatory movements.

As an Authentic Tantra Practitioner, she embodies the ancient Shangpa Kagyu lineage based wisdom that has been passed on to her by the brilliant Authentic Tantra® teachers.

Sequieta

I don’t know about you, but I spent a lot of my life looking for love in all and I mean all the wrong places like sex, drugs, rock and roll, self-help books and various religions.  There was a hole in my soul I was always looking to fill, usually unsuccessfully.

 

In November of 1987 I found relief in 12 step recovery programs and discovered there is a Power greater than myself that helped to fill the hole most of the time. But something was still missing…I was looking for permission and a way to integrate spirituality and sexuality unapologetically.

 

Many years later I attended a sacred sexuality retreat where I met my now mentor Devi Ward Erikson, Founder and Owner of the Institute of Authentic Tantra Education®, who presented a snippet of Authentic Tantra® to the retreat attendees and my mind was forever blown.  Devi introduced us to the Tibetan 5 Element Sexual Healing modality that blends mind, body, spirit and sex, spiritually and sexually through linage based practices and I knew I was finally home. 

 

My gift is the ability to help you connect with that place within you where no harm has ever come…your Infinite Self.

 

I have great success with those individuals who want to transform, heal and grow into the spiritual and fully sexual being they were meant to be. Come on home to yourself.

 

Sequieta Whitfield, B.A. is a Certified Authentic Tantra Practitioner®, Tantra Mastery Instructor, Certified Sexologist and Certified Life Coach.  Sequieta has retired from a career in law enforcement, has a background in substance abuse counseling, community theater/dance and stand up comedy.  Sequieta is based in San Diego, Ca and available to teach locally and virtually.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Program Pricing for Phase 2

Note: Prices below do not include the 2 mandatory retreats, retreat travel, food & accommodation.

ATCP Retreats are billed at $1500 CAD per retreat and are eligible for early registration discounts.

Customized payments plans are available with early registration and can be discussed with your Tantra Mastery/Phase #1 instructor during the course of your training.

2023 Certification REGISTRATION Dates + Payment Plans

2023 ATCP Early Registration Dates 

Register during these dates to ensure Early Registration Discounts!

May 9th – June 17th

July 18th – August 31st

 

Early Registration BONUSES:

Extended payment plans will be available!!!

$500 USD savings on retreats ($250 per in person retreat).

MAY – JULY  EARLY REGISTRATION PRICES:

Because IATE is a declared anti-racist organization, we offer special scholarships to all people of African and Indigenous descent in an effort to balance the scales of justice. A $1K USD/CAD scholarship is automatically applied to all Black and Indigenous applicants + additional financing fees are waived.

BIPOC 2023 Early Registration Payment Plans:

18 month BIPOC Payment Plan

May 9th – 30th Registration Payment Plan

*Payments may begin from May 1st- May 31st ,2022 and end in October, 2023

USD

Total Tuition = $9,500

$528/month for 18 months

CAD prices are calculated at .25 percent

17 month BIPOC Payment Plan

June 1st – June 17th Registration Payment Plan

*Payments may begin from May 1st-May 31st 2022 and end in October 2023

USD

Total Tuition = $9,500

$559/month for 17 months

CAD prices are calculated at .25 percent

15 month BIPOC Payment Plan

July 1st – July 31st Registration Payment Plan

*Payments begin in August 2022 and end in October 2023

USD

Total Tuition = $9,500

$634/month for 15 months

CAD prices are calculated at .25 percent

NON-BIPOC 2023 Early Registration Payment Plans:

PLEASE NOTE: Regular tuition is 10,500 USD + an additional 1,000 USD financing fee. 

Students can make a one time payment at any time to avoid financing fees

18 month Payment Plan

May 9th-30th Registration Payments

*Payments begin from May 1st- May 31st 2022 and go until October 31st, 2023

USD

Total Tuition = $11,500.00

$639/month for 18 months

CAD prices are calculated at .25 percent

17 month Payment Plan

June 1st – June 17th (payments accepted until June 30th)

*Payments begin from June 2022 and go until October 31st, 2023

USD

Total Tuition = $11,500.00

$676.50/month for 17 months

CAD prices are calculated at .25 percent

15 month Payment Plan

Payment for July 1st – July 31st

*Payments begin from July 2022 and go until October 31st, 2023

USD

Total Tuition = $11,500.00

$767/month for 15 months

CAD prices are calculated at .25 percent

Important Registration Information

Registration for Phase #2 ~ 2023 ATCP OPENS May 6th, 2022

FINAL 2023 PHASE #2 REGISTRATION DATE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION BONUSES: August 31st, 2022

FINAL Phase #2 Registration Dates: September – December 1st.

You must be enrolled in Phase #1 NO LATER than July 31st, 2022 in order to qualify for 2023 Phase #2. Anyone enrolling after July 31st, 2022 will be eligible for 2024 Phase #2.

BIPOC Scholarships are available!

A scholarship of $1000 USD is applied for ALL Phase #2 BIPOC applicants.

Additional scholarships are provided at the discretion of IATE and are based upon the student’s performance in Phase #1/Tantra Mastery Training.

Retreat Dates and Location for 2023 ATCP:

Retreats are a mandatory part of your training. They serve to deepen your embodiment of the practices you will be teaching and build strong bonds with your Authentic Tantra community.
 

1. Summer Embodiment Retreat – Wednesday, June 21st to Tuesday, June 27th, 2023 – UBCO Conference Center – Kelowna, BC

 

2. Winter Exams/Graduation Retreat – TBD (please plan for a window between Nov.2nd – 20th 2023)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Because we are a Canadian based company, the rules regarding student aid are determined by the provincial government. Currently, in order to be eligible for BC provided student aid IATE must have been certified with PTIB for a minimum of 1 year. Once we have fulfilled this requirement, and additional government mandated requirements, we may be eligible for BC provided student aid.

Banks and other lenders may be willing to provide low interest student loans for this training program, due to being government certified. Please check with your local lender to find out more.

A normal class size for the 11 Month ATCP is roughly 20-25 students. We intentionally keep our class sizes small in order to cultivate and contain the type of sacred emotional space that is required for the depth of healing this program provides.

This is not a “McTantra” training program in which we are certifying hundreds of people per year with an inadequate and superficial understanding of how to effectively implement authentic, lineage based tantric methods to support clients in overcoming trauma and permanently heal sexual issues.

The Authentic Tantra® Certification Program is a government accredited, lineage based, legally designated training in holistic sexual healing. We keep our classes small to honor the depth and sacredness of this process.

Tantra is often referred to as the “new yoga” in North America. As such it is a growing trend that has not even come close to peaking yet.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there teaching different versions of Tantra which may or may not be rooted in authentic and traditional tantric practices, and this can cause confusion in the marketplace.

We believe that as Tantra becomes more and more mainstream consumers will be looking for teachers and coaches who are able to offer authentic, lineage-based tantric methods, and who have graduated from an accredited training program. Being a graduate of the first and only government accredited school for Tantra will make you exceptional in this industry.

 

In additional to this, we are thrilled to provide “Turn-key” business blueprints for all of our graduates as part of their training. These business blueprints provide you with a variety of time- tested and proven strategies for setting up a sustainable coaching practice,- including workshops, lectures, and personal coaching programs. These turn-key business blueprints are based on 40+ years of combined business and teaching expertise from our core team of instructors.

Our Continuing Education Program further supports you as you begin to build your practice, both personally and professionally. Our commitment to you doesn’t end the day you graduate! You will have ongoing access and support from the Founders and Senior Instructors through monthly online webinars, Practitioner Facebook group, and the loving support of Sangha.

The Authentic Tantra® modality is medicine to help ease suffering in all forms. Given the traumatized state of our world, and all those who are in deep need of relief, there is limitless opportunity for the sharing of these holistic healing practices.

IATE is the first and only government accredited school for Tantra in the world.

We are the ONLY Tantra training program in the world sanctioned to use the ancient, lineage-based Tibetan Five Element Practices specifically for sexual healing.

We are the ONLY school for Tantra that has been sanctioned by a Lama of the Tibetan Tantric Tradition

Our 2 Phase process is the most in-depth Tantra training program available and our graduates receive over 500 hours of government approved training in the field of holistic sexual healing.

Yes! The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education is the ONLY government accredited school for Tantric sexual healing IN THE WORLD.

IATE holds two accreditations from governing bodies in the field of advanced education:

December 8th, 2017 – The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education received accreditation from The American College of Sexology International as an approved training Institute in the field of Sexology.

“An ACS Certified Institute Program has the credentials that qualify them to offer training related programs in Human Behavior, Public Health, Sex Education, Sexological Hypnosis, Relationship Coaching, Love Coaching, Intimacy Coaching or Sex Coaching, Sexology, Erotology, Somatic, Esoteric, Alternative Lifestyle or Adult Toys and Novelties. Graduates of our Authentic Tantra Certification program meet the necessary requirements to apply to become a Certified Sexologist.”

September 26th, 2019 – The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education became registered as an approved training Institute with the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training of BC Canada.

September 26th, 2019 – The 11-month Authentic Tantra® Certification Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training in British Columbia, Canada, as a valid vocational training program which leads to a concrete and viable career path.

Absolutely not. All genital healing and pleasure techniques are demonstrated on anatomical models. You will have the opportunity to practice “hands on” somatic sexual healing sessions in the form of yoni or lingam massage. Sexual contact in the form of oral or genital intercourse is strictly prohibited during training sessions, and in all circumstances prohibited between teachers and students.

Somatic sexual healing sessions during retreat are always performed with the supervision of a senior Authentic Tantra® Instructor.

Students who do not wish to participate in somatic sexual healing sessions will be given the opportunity to practice on anatomical rubber models with the support and guidance of an Authentic Tantra® Instructor.

Participating in somatic sexual healing sessions is not a mandatory part of the training and has no bearing on graduation.

There are a number of factors that we look to when determining the success and aptitude of our students. Some of these factors are tangible and some are non-tangible. Your performance as a practitioner is assessed by, but not limited to, the following standards:

How well you understand the technique or method.

How well you understand WHY we perform the technique or method

How embodied you are in your personal practice

How well you hold space for the healing process of yourself and your classmates.

How well you implement the methods to resolve internal and external conflicts.

Your ability to effectively and accurately teach each of the methods and practices associated with the Authentic Tantra modality.

We are committed to the success of our students, and we do everything possible to ensure that you not only understand each of the methods, but you are able to effectively integrate them into your life. Your ability to teach Authentic Tantra® is based upon your personal practice. Your graduation with certification is entirely dependent upon how well you understand each of the methods and how effectively you are able to teach them to others. Just like any other professional training program, your ability to graduate is dependent upon the time, energy, and effort you devote to cultivating your chosen craft. The program structure was designed to be comprehensive, while at the same time making it easy to integrate into a busy modern lifestyle. If you follow the program as instructed, there is every reason you will successfully complete the program and graduate.

There are a lot of “Tantra” and sacred sexuality certification courses being offered, all with varying degrees of credibility. It can be really challenging to know which course is right for you.

Some things to consider when determining the right program for you:

A. How do you want to practice Tantra? The Authentic Tantra Certification Program provides you with the training necessary to be an effective Tantra Coach. We teach somatically based healing and pleasure methods so that our practitioners can lead individuals and couples through learning these practices to implement in their personal lives. IF you are looking primarily to work as a “hands on” sexual healer offering “Tantra Massage” this may not be the training for you.

B. How important are “credentials” to you? The Authentic Tantra® Certification Program is the ONLY Tantra certification program in the world that has been has been reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. The curriculum for this training program underwent a vigorous review by the Ministry of Education in Canada and was found to effectively meet their educational standards.

C. How important is it that your Tantra is lineage based? Traditionally, all real, authentic tantra is rooted in lineage. Lineage is what distinguishes “authentic” tantra from “neo” or new-age Tantra. Lineage creates a safety net for your Tantra practice by giving you a clear set of moral and ethical standards and guidelines to adhere to. Lineage also infuses your Tantra practice with efficacy, compassion, power, and wisdom, so that you will see and experience real, long-lasting results over the lifetime of your practice. Lineage is also what makes this a truly spiritual practice. Traditional Tantra IS a spiritual science cultivated for thousands of years. If you aren’t interested in the intersection of spirituality, sexuality, and your humanity, this is not the program for you.

Our most successful graduates are those who felt a strong calling to the Institute, and after reading this syllabus and meeting with our Senior Teachers, knew in their bones that this was THE program for them.

We can say with 100% integrity that The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education offers the most authentic, lineage-based tantric healing methods available today.

We are the only government accredited school for Tantric healing in the world.

We offer the most legitimate, credentialed training program in the field of modern tantra and our two-phase training process produces the most competent and effective practitioners in the field of holistic sexual wellness.

Ultimately, the choice is yours…so ask yourself right now, “Is this the right program for me?”, and trust your answer…

Did you get a whole-body hell yes?

Not sure? Schedule a consultation to speak with one of our representatives and find out more!

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.