TAN101: Tantric Sexual Alchemy & The Body Temple

About This Course: Shakti Tantra is the goddess path to ancient spiritual knowledge, which provides a life-affirming approach to human sexuality and spirituality. This six month course goes over the fundamental concepts, theory, sacred literature as well as practices and actual techniques of Shakti Tantra. You learn how to chant sacred Sanskrit mantras and stotras, perform pujas, arati, abhisheck and havan to the various goddesses, as well as Mahadeva. In addition you gradually learn each mudra, bandha and visualizations for mastering the sex sublimation technique of Tantric Maha Mudra.

A full six-month long semester allows us to learn together as a class – inspiring, supporting and encouraging one another in our own personal practice of the subject matter!

Duration: 24 Weeks (6-Months)
Instructor:
Devatma Saraswati
Cost:
$195 (optional payment plan)
Dates:
This is an ongoing course and you can join at any time! The live sessions are on Thursdays at 10:00A (Pacific).
Course Material: Password protected resources area containing: Guided practice video and mp3 for each month, PDF document containing the slides used for each workshop, and the recorded version of each live session (updated within 48 hours of each new class).

 

Each session is formatted as a guided meditation with short discussions
and the exploration of sacred Sanskrit scriptures.

Week One:

Introduction to Hindu Tantra
Defining Tantra
Schools of Hindu Tantra
Shakti Tantra
Right Hand vs Left Hand
Vama Marga: The Five Tattvas
Walking The Razors Path
Retraining The Breath To Breathe Fully
Chanting: Tantroktam Devi Suktam
Practice: Pawan Muktasana One
Vertical Breathing

Week Two:

Objectless Desire
Introverted Desire
The Sensual Path of Tantra
Hyper Receptivity To Sensuality
A Life Affirming Approach To Spirituality
Radical Self Acceptance
Fundamentals of Tantric Massage
Chanting: Tantroktam Devi Suktam
Practice: Pawan Muktasana One
Various Asanas
Vertical Breathing

Week Three:

Shakti Bandhas: Unblocking The Pathways Of Shakti
Prana And Cultivating Subtle Energy
The Subtle Body
Blockages In The Subtle Body
Shakti Bandha Asanas Benefits
Chanting: Saundarya Lahari 1-11
Practice: Shakti Bandha Asanas
The Frontal Passage (w/Hamsa)

Week Four:

The Three Treasures of Tantra
Ojas, Prana and Tejas
Ojas Shakti According To Ayurveda
Prana: Udana Vayu
Tejas: The Light of Consciousness
The Three Gunas
Sex Sublimation: From Lust To Love & Bliss
Chanting: Saundarya Lahari 12-22
Practice: Shakti Bandha Asanas
The Spinal Passage (w/ Hamsa)

Week Five:

Sound & Light: The Tools of Tantra
What is Upasana?
Saguna and Nirguna Upasana
Mantra
Yantra
Mandala
Guidelines for Tantric Sadhana
New Technique: Ashwini Mudra
New Technique: Spinal Breathing
Chanting: Saundarya Lahari 23-33
Practices:
Shakti Bandha
Ashwini Mudra
Spinal Breathing

Week Six:

Trust & Pleasure: Muladhara & Swadisthana
Instinctive Intelligence: Survival and Reproduction
Muladhara: Fear & Trust
Swadisthana: Shame & Pleasure
New Technique: Vajroli/Sahajoli Mudra
Chanting: Saundarya Lahari 34-44
Practices:
Shakti Bandha
Ashwini Mudra
Vajroli/Sahajoli
Spinal Breathing

 

Week Seven:

Self Love & Universal Love: Manipura & Anahata
Intuitive Intelligence
Manipura: Pride & Self Love
Anahata: Grief & Universal Love
New Technique: Uddiyana Bandha
Chanting: Saundarya Lahari 45-55
Practices:
Shakti Bandha
Ashwini Mudra
Vajroli/Sahajoli
Uddiyana Bandha
Spinal Breathing

Week Eight:

Purification & Realization: Vishuddhi & Ajna
Intellectual Intelligence
Vishuddhi: Inhibitions and Self Expression
Ajna: Ego and Self Realization
New Technique: Jalandhara bandha
New Technique: Shambhavi Mudra
Chanting: Saundarya Lahari 56-66
Practices:
Shakti Bandha + Other Asanas
Ashwini Mudra
Basic Tantric Maha Mudra

Week Nine:

Bindu, Orgasm & Samadhi: Exploding The Nucleus
The Nucleus Between Spirit And Matter
Zero Point Energy
Bindu and Orgasm
The Bindu at Chidakasha
The Inner Experience
New Technique: Khechari And Nabho Mudra
New Technique: Ujjayi Pranayama
Chanting: Saundarya Lahari 67-77
Practices:
Shakti Bandha + Other Asanas
Ashwini Mudra
Tantric Maha Mudra w/ Bindu Visualization

Week Ten:

Portal To Universal Consciousness: Bindu & Sahasrar
Bindu Visarga
Sahasrara Padma
Mahadeva: Shiva Consciousness
Nataraja: Shiva’s Dance And The Five Acts of Creation
Chanting: Saundarya Lahari 78-88
Practices:
Shakti Bandha + Other Asanas
Ashwini Mudra
Tantric Maha Mudra w/ Bindu Visualization

Week Eleven:

Sun, Moon & Fire: The Importance of Pingala, Ida and Sushumna
The Extroverted Pathways: Ida & Pingala
The Introverted Pathway: Sushumna
Basics of Swara Yoga: Tantric Brain Breathing
New Technique: Nadi Shodhana: Purifying The Subtle Channels
New Technique: Anuloma Viloma with Nadi Visualization
Chanting: Saundarya Lahari 89-99
Practices:
Shakti Bandha +
Basic Nadi Shodhana
Anuloma Viloma with Nadi Visualization

Week Twelve:

The Nectar of Immortality: Ambrosia & Soma
Myths of Ambrosia In The Western Traditions
The Fountain of Youth & The Garden of Eden
Soma In The Vedic Tradition
Chanting: Saundarya Lahari 100-104
Saundarya Lahari Chanting (all verses)
Practices:
Shakti Bandha +
Ashwini Mudra
Tantric Maha Mudra w/ Bindu Visualization

Week Thirteen:

Nagas & Sri Kundalini Shakti
Who Are The Nagas?
Universal Symbolism of the Serpent
What is Kundalini?
Bringing Heaven To Earth
Tridevi: Kali, Lakshmi, & Saraswati
Initiation: Diksha & Shaktipat
Ascent: Purification
Descent: Spiritualization
Chanting: Kundalini Stavah
Practices:
Shakti Bandha +
Ashwini Mudra
Tantric Maha Mudra w/ Kundalini Visualization

 

Week Fourteen:

Goddess Worship: Basic Pujas & Arati
Maya, Prakriti & Ahamkara
Shakti Means Power!
Kanya, Kumari & Devi
Guidelines for Devi Worship
Easy Devi Puja
Easy Shiva Arati
Chanting: Tantroktam Devi Suktam
Practices:
Shakti Bandha +
Ashwini Mudra
Tantric Maha Mudra w/ Shiva Shakti Visualization

Week Fifteen:

Goddess Worship Part Two: Yajna (Havan and Homa)
Worshipping Devi in Daily Life
Yajna: Sacrifice
Eulogies To The Goddess (The Thousand Names)
How To Do A Beginners Havan from Home
Chanting: Tantroktam Devi Suktam
Practices:
Shakti Bandha +
Ashwini Mudra
Tantric Maha Mudra w/ Fire and Rain Visualization

Week Sixteen:

Surya Namaskara & Chandra Namaskara: Honoring The Sun & Moon
Sun Worship in Tantra
About Surya Namaskara
The Postures
Mantras
About Chandra Namaskara
Chanting: Durga Astottara Sata Namavalih
Practices:
Surya Namaskara
Chandra Namaskara
Anuloma Viloma w/ Nadi Awareness
Tantric Maha Mudra w/ Sun Moon and Fire Visualization

Week Seventeen:

Consecrating The Body & Pyramid Power
The Body Temple
Crystalline Structure Of The Human Body
Symbolism Of Sri Chakra
Pyramid Energy
Nyasa: Consecrating The Body With Bija Mantras
Chanting: Sri Khadgamala Stotra
Practices:
Asana Practice
Anuloma Viloma w/ Nadi Awareness
Bija Mantra Nyasa

Week Eighteen:

Building The Astral Body
The Subtle Body
Lokas Of The Astral Dimension
Astral Beings
Viraj Homam: Building The Astral Body
Chanting: Sri Lakshmi Astottara Sata Namavalih
Practices:
Asana Practice
Anuloma Viloma w/ Nadi Awareness
Viraj Homam Guided Meditation

 

Week Ninteen:

Social Deprogramming Part 1: Separating Limiting Beliefs
Cultural Conditioning & Social Programming
Deprogramming At The Chakras
Deprogramming At The Granthis
Atma Swarupa & Your Individual Prakriti
Chanting: Sri Sarasvati Astottara Sata Namavalih
Practices:
Surya Namaskara w/ Sun Mantras
Anuloma Viloma w/ Nadi Awareness
Tantric Maha Mudra w/ Busting The Granthis Visualization

Week Twenty:

Social Deprogramming Part 2: Total Self Integration
A Unique Cross Section In Genetics
Your Soul Purpose
Working With A Sankalpa
Self Validation Techniques
Improving Your Relationship With Yourself
Celebrating You!
SWAN Technique
Chanting: Sri Sarasvati Stotram
Practices:
Chandra Namaskara
Asanas
Auloma Viloma w/ Nadi Awareness
Tantric Maha Mudra w/ Self Integration Visualization

Week Twenty-One:

Amta Bhava: Seeing The Divine In Everyone
Creating Our Illusion Of Reality
Nothing Is Personal!
Consciousness is Divine
Divine Masculine & Sacred Feminine
A World of Living Gods and Goddesses
Atma Bhava: Seeing God In Each Other
Chanting: Devi Kavacham
Practices:
Chandra Namaskara
Asanas
Auloma Viloma w/ Nadi Awareness
Tantric Maha Mudra w/ Atma Bhava Visualization

Week Twenty-Two:

Spandan: Merging With The Sacred Tremor
The Sacred Tremor
Yoga Spandakarikas: 52 Verses By Vasugupta
Svadhyaya: Yoga Spandakarikas
Practices:
Chandra Namaskara
Asanas
Auloma Viloma w/ Nadi Awareness
Tantric Maha Mudra w/Spandana Visualization

Week Twenty-Three:

Maithuna: The Sacred Sex Ritual
Doing Puja To Your Partner
Stimulation: Erogenous Zones & Tantric Massage
Heroic Stamina: Techniques for Delaying Ejaculation
Energetic Circuits in Various Positions
Transmuting Sexual Energy w/ Tantic Maha Mudra
The Inner Experience: Surrendering To Ecstasy
Sheer Bliss: Prolonging Orgasm
Svadhyaya: Sri Vigyana Bhairava Tantra (select verses)
Practices:
Chandra Namaskara
Asanas
Auloma Viloma w/ Nadi Awareness
Tantric Maha Mudra w/ SVBT Visualization

Week Twenty-Four

Bringing It All Together: Divine Awareness
Tantric Awareness: The Ecstasy of Life
Everything Is Prasad!
Gifts of The Goddess: Mukti and Bhukti
Abhishek of Shivalingam & Sri Chakra
Svadhyaya: Sri Vigyana Bhairava Tantra (select verses)
Practices:
Chandra Namaskara
Asanas
Auloma Viloma w/ Nadi Awareness
Ashwini Mudra
Tantric Maha Mudra w/ SVBT Visualization