20 May Embodied Tantra Program
The Professional Certification Program in Embodied Tantra Level 1 covers six modules which are a prerequisite to any tantra practise. This online course also includes 12 x 90 minute consultations with a relational psychologist, embodied tantra coach and trauma specialist either in person or online. This course is delivered by The Trauma Recovery Institute and is trauma & polyvagal informed.
Embodied Tantra is a spiritual path for integrating body, mind, spirit and sex. It differs from other approaches to tantra in its exploration of maladaptive defenses against healthy love, sexuality and spirituality. Embodied Tantra assists you in realizing your full potential as a human being. If you choose to live from the Tantric perspective, you will transform your life. You will discover bliss. You may apply Tantric practices and principles to all areas of life – to relationship and sexual loving, spiritual practice and lifestyle, physical and emotional well-being.We believe that healing for each individual happens from the inside out. We believe that by healing and empowering ourselves, we heal, empower and awaken our planet. We call all who are ready to join our mission — to heal the fracture between sexuality and spirituality. Join us in awakening, educating, and inspiring humanity to fulfill their greatest potential through the Ancient Yoga of Tantra with our very unique approach called Embodied Tantra. This Professional Certification in Embodied Tantra is delivered by The Trauma Recovery Institute.
Intimate relationships are our universities of the heart. In them we will find challenges and blessings, ecstasy and sorrows, and come to realise that our lovers are our mirrors and we are reflected in their eyes. If there is conflict in our relationships it is because we ourselves are in conflict; if there is joy and fulfillment it is because we have found peace within ourselves. ~ Ross Haven
1. The Tantric Path
2. The Pitfalls of Tantra
3. Sexual Compatibility
4. The Polyvagal theory
5. Orgasm & Ajuculation
6. Tantra Beyond The Bedroom
What is Tantra
Traditional Tantra is an ancient spiritual practice which originated in India several thousand years ago. Tantra is best understood as a form of Yogic practice, which includes sexual and non-sexual teachings designed to transform human consciousness, remove the veils of ignorance and realize ‘enlightenment’. Traditional Buddhist Tantra began with the Buddha Shakyamuni nearly 2,600 years ago. These teachings spread throughout South East Asia, China, and Tibet. Some Tantric traditions define the word ‘Tantra’ as ‘the practice of weaving disintegrated parts of self. These ‘weaving’ practices are done at first non-sexually in order to build an understanding and relationship to the practice. They are then applied to sexual ‘play’ in order to consciously utilize the powerful energies generated during sexual pleasure. These energies are then directed to healing and enriching body, mind and spirit. In the Western world, there are a variety of different sacred sexual practices which are referred to as “Tantra”. Some of these practices are more traditionally based such as Taoist sexual yoga, Hindu Tantra and Tibetan Tantra. Other styles of ‘tantra’, such as the Native American Quodoushka, are rooted in shamanistic healing practices from indigenous cultures around the world. Today, the word Tantra can mean anything from a meditation class to an erotic massage, but the underlying theme in all of these modalities is cultivating consciousness. From our perspective, we define Tantra not as a religion; it is a holistic lifestyle practice for integrating body, mind, spirit and sex, so that you can experience more happiness, more peace, more joy, more connection, and more love in every area of your life, which we define as consciousness a rich human experience.
Embodied Tantra is a polyvagal & trauma informed approach rooted in the art of Conscious Loving , Somatic Sexology and Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy.
This is dynamic experiential work exploring how we show up in relationships, what we bring to relationships, our unconscious patterns, how residual stress and trauma impact our love life and how to create a conscious loving practise. Embodied Tantra is living with an awareness in the moment through the body in an intimate connection with self, others and all that is. This allows you to have more choice, and to access more of what you are capable of, including pleasure, love, Intimacy and healthy attachments. Embodied Tantra is suitable for people at all levels including complete beginners of Tantra practise. Embodied Tantra is a dive deeper, tantra with a difference, where not only will you learn tools for living intimately but get an opportunity to work through any blocks you have to intimacy and is perfect for anybody looking to create a healthy relationship with strong boundaries, healthy compassionate communication, intimacy, connection, love, happiness and passionate love making. The word “somatic” comes from the Greek word “somatikos”, meaning living, aware, of the body. Somatics recognizes that the body and mind are not separate entities. They are part of a living process. Somatics aims to support integration of the body-mind, and to promote freedom from body-mind restrictions, so that we can fully function and thrive, and have more choice in how we live. Sexology is the scientific study of human sexuality, including human sexual interests, behavior, and function. Sexology may use tools from a variety of academic fields, including biology, psychology, education, sociology, anthropology, and neurology. Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP) is an overall evidence-based treatment approach for working with complex trauma and dissociation, that addresses the root causes of trauma-based presentations and fragmentation, and so results in long term recovery from traumatic experiences. Highly effective psychological and somatic techniques are woven into a carefully staged treatment approach, which systemically integrates significant relationships into the treatment process. Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP) seeks to heal early experiences of abandonment, neglect, trauma, and attachment loss, that otherwise tend to play out repetitively and cyclically throughout the lifespan in relationship struggles, illness and addictions. It is unique in that it approaches the body first (bottom-up processing) and unlike any other form of therapy also integrates the social element of looking at the clients nutrition, environment, support structures, relationships, level of intimacy and attachment style. Dynamic Psychosocialsomatic Psychotherapy (DPP) involves working with the unconscious drive, behaviour, emotions, thoughts, body structure, posture and movements, the environment (relationships, support and nutrition) and transference.
In the body of the world, they say, there is a soul
and you are that.
But we have ways within each other
that will never be said by anyone.
Come to the orchard in Spring.
There is light and wine, and sweethearts
in the pomegranate flowers.
If you do not come, these do not matter.
If you do come, these do not matter.