Intro to Tantra Class Series

CShivashakti statue
MAY 2017—ALL CLASSES IN THE CURRENT SERIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
Next series begins Fall of 2017 –
One lesson per month, Sunday afternoons

Based in traditional texts that were written 3,000 years ago, Tantra is an ancient yoga that utilizes human sexuality. These methods still apply today. Learn to utilize your own sexual energy as a path to healthy, joyful enlightenment. Tantra requires no faith, only willingness to learn. This is the original class that inspired the book “American Tantra, A Modern Guide to Sacred Sex” (iUniverse, 2009). We offer clear instructions in plain English, clarifying wording and giving real demonstrations. We translate the concepts of pranayama, mantras, yantras, chakras, kundalini, bhakti and bhoga, puja, maithuna and more!

This is a beginning beginner’s class. Health, gender, or sexual preference are never an issue. No partner required. Open yourself up to an intense mystical path that celebrates sensual indulgence! Price is $40 per person per session. There is no in-class nudity, but we do give really fun homework!

Sienna Newcastle is an author and educator, ordained clergy, founding member of the nonprofit MAGIC, and a Tantric practitioner since 1996. She earns her living as a licensed sexuality and gender therapy specialist in Portland Oregon.

Location varies from year to year, usually in a public-use space in North-east Portland, Oregon. Please register for the class to receive all details, including current location.

For questions or to register, contact

sienna@spiralrhythms.org

 

Lesson 1: Pranayama and philosophies
Introductory lesson. We discuss Vedic vocabulary, a brief history of Tantra, the philosophy of duality. Instructions regarding Pranayama Breathing and Shiva/Shakti self-awareness. All about the concept of OM.

Lesson 2: Vibrations
Information about the energy circuits of the human body. Exercises include: Fruit and Flowers meditation, Chocolate exercise. Instructions on the Bhoga meditation and introduction to Karezza.

Lesson 3: Chakras
We learn about Chakras and why descriptions vary from source to source. Exercises include the Flower bud meditation. Instructions on the Bhakti meditation, and introduction to the Vigyan Bhairav texts.

Lesson 4: Kundalini
We gain some chakra clearing tools, and discuss Kundalini and its relationship to the Abyss. Exercises include the Heart Cave meditation. Instructions on safe exploration of the Abyss and the use of your own Kundalini.

Lesson 5: Sarvata
We explore the Vigyan Bhairav Tantras, discuss the concept of Sarvata and the relationship of Bhoga to Bhakti. Exercises include Tonglen meditation, God & Goddess exercise, and the focus maze. Instructions on the Chakra Egg exercise.

Lesson 6: Red Tantra
We understand the goal of Maithuna, gain a brief introduction to the Five M’s. Discussion of the Puja. Exercises include live energy work, Yabyum and OM through chakras.

Bring a meditation pillow to sit on and wear comfy clothes.