First, what is Tantra?
Contrary to the many ways Tantra is misrepresented in Western society, Tantra is an ancient spiritual science with many different roots and branches manifesting as various traditions, lineages, and practices. Some Tantric lineages include esoteric and practical teachings on using sexual pleasure as a vehicle for healing and transformation of consciousness, while many do not. Most of the Tantra you are exposed to in Western society can be referred to as “Neo-Tantra”, which is an adaptation, and in many instances, an appropriation of these ancient, spiritual traditions.
As a student seeking instruction in Tantra, it is advisable to ask your instructor what style of tantra they are teaching and which tantric traditions their methods originate from. This information is especially important if you want to become a certified tantra teacher, as knowing the lineage, tradition, and origin of the methods you intend to teach others is vitally important for being an ethical and responsible tantra teacher.
The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education offers a variety of tantra training programs for beginners, intermediate, and advanced tantra practitioners. The tantric healing methods offered by IATE are rooted in the Tibetan 5 Element teachings from the Shangpa Kagyu lineage. If you’re ready to take the plunge and become a certified tantra teacher, the Institute offers the only government-approved and accredited tantra coach certification in the world.
How do you become a certified tantra teacher?
Becoming a certified tantra teacher with ethics and integrity requires you to graduate from a learning institution with ethics and integrity. The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education is the first and only government-accredited tantra training institute in the world. Our two-year Tantra teacher training program qualifies graduates to earn a Master’s Degree in Authentic Tantra through Ubiquity University
and become Certified Sexologists. The Authentic Tantra Certification Program is the most comprehensive Tantra Teacher Training Program available today and offers an unparalleled degree of training in authentic, lineage-based, tantric healing methods.
Certification with the Institute of Authentic Tantra Education is a comprehensive program consisting of 4 phases, taking approximately 2 years to complete. 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 tantra training program classification is acupuncture and oriental medicine and
graduates of our certification program hold the professional occupational code of Practitioners of natural healing.
Tantra for beginners
If you’re new to Tantra we suggest you start with our Intro to Tantra program
which will introduce you to our style of Tantra and why lineage-based Tantra is so important. The Institute provides a secular approach to the implementation of authentic, lineage-based, Tantric healing methods designed to awaken, heal and integrate body, mind, spirit, and sex.
The Tantric methods presented by IATE are rooted in the Tibetan Five Element Tantric teachings, which are ancient shamanistic techniques from the Tibetan and Bon traditions, designed to balance, enrich and heal the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body – from inside out. These lineage-based healing methods are combined with cutting-edge somatic science and Taoist sexual yoga methods to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to sexuality, healing, and using “pleasure as medicine”.
Reasons to Become a certified tantra teacher…
The Institute strives to enroll students who feel truly aligned with the Authentic Tantra® methods. Our two-year training process ensures that you feel called to become a Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner because the methods have worked FOR YOU. The lineage-based holistic healing methods of Authentic Tantra® have effectively helped clients heal and overcome most types of modern sexual dysfunction such as numbness or lack of sensation, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, painful intercourse, lack of sexual satisfaction, lack of desire, anorgasmia in women, and men
The lineage-based healing methods of Authentic Tantra® can be easily integrated into a wide range of other disciplines such as:
- Integrative Medicine
- Life Coaching
- Holistic & Alternative Healing
- Massage therapy
- Intimacy Coaching
- Energy healing work such as Reiki
- Theta Healing
- Sexology/ Somatic sexual healing
- Sexual education
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Sex Therapy
- Relationship Coaching
How our Tantra Training program works and why it’s different
The Authentic Tantra® Certification Program is a government-accredited professional tantra 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 Board of Sexology.
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 illnesses 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.
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”. Our 4-phase, two-year certification program 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.