What is Tantra?
Tantra is the path of realising the Truth through the heart, which is consciously opened to everyone and everything.
It is an invitation to awaken now and to live life in full awareness, to enjoy its amazing intensity and experience ecstatic happiness and freedom in the midst of daily life.
It is a path suited to those who wish to live a full and meaningful life, to realise their highest potential, and to celebrate the ‘here and now’.
Tantra embraces all aspects of life consciously and courageously, with the tools and wisdom to realise that life, whether ‘pleasant’ or ‘unpleasant’, is our greatest teacher
Tantra shows us that the keys to living consciously and ecstatically are:
- To stay calm, lucid, and centred, even when life is whirling all around
- To see the sacredness in ordinary situations bringing a greater meaning to life
- To say YES to every situation, to both the joys and the challenges that life brings
- To turn everyday situations into an opportunity for expansion towards our highest spiritual potential
No one can achieve perfection using boring and difficult practices. Perfection can easily be achieved through a complete controlled satisfaction of the desires in full awareness.Kularnava Tantra
What makes our Esoteric Tantra Yoga Course special?
Tara is the home of Tantra. We offer the only ongoing, weekly Tantra course in the UK.
This course offers a systematic and in-depth curriculum, through which the mysteries of Tantra are revealed one by one.
The highly efficient and sacred ancient techniques and knowledge are explained in a down-to-earth way, having been translated for our modern lifestyle. They are supported by contemporary science, but without diluting their timeless essence. This means that the rich knowledge and life-changing methods of Tantra are accessible to everyone, and through practice, amazing results can be achieved.
All aspects of life are addressed in the Tantra course, from health, wealth, family and relationships, to the ultimate Supreme Realisation of the Self. This Tantra course is the fast track to discovering the wonderful reality of the world – and your place within it.
All our teachers are highly experienced, with at least seven years of practice and study before they become a teacher. They are open and approachable for personal help and guidance. The teachers are there to help you evolve, and to meet your personal goals and aspirations.
This course is suitable for adults of 18 years and above only. Proof of age will be requested in case of any doubt.Why Esoteric?
Who is it for?
People who want to overcome the challenges in their life in order to realise their full potential. Who wish to learn the techniques that have been revealed by ancient, secret lineages, and to experience for themselves how these practices can benefit all aspects of their life.
For those who want to experience all the joys and profundities of life, who wish to understand Who they truly are, and What they are here for. Those who want something much more than a banal existence, who want to live with their heart wide open, saying Yes! to life.
For those who want to know what Tantra is really about, and to know the ancient secrets for expanding their consciousness and transforming themselves, moving beyond their limitations for a deeper connection both with their true Self and with the world around them.
For those who wish to discover a deeper insight into intimacy, and relationships based on heartfelt connection. To have a deeper understanding of eroticism through mastering the erotic energy and awakening their orgasmic potential.
Most of our students attend our Tantra course because they are looking for genuine knowledge, and methods on how to achieve a certain purpose or transformation. Somewhere along the way, they discover that these practices can bring them
so much more.
The results speak for themselves, which is why many of our students and teachers have been practising for more than 20 years, and they continue to transform through the practice.
What you will learn
Module 1: Core teaching & basic tantric principles
Module 2: Vital life force & the root chakra
- Asanas, techniques & meditations for awakening Muladhara chakra
- Importance of vitality, grounding, stability, latent potential
- Kundalini Shakti
- Predominant level of consciousness, inner attitudes & limitations
Module 3: Eros & the sacral chakra
- Asanas, techniques & meditations for awakening Svadhisthana chakra
- Importance of erotic continence, creativity, imagination, intense pleasure
- Tantric eroticism, multiorgasmic man/woman, transmutation & sublimation
Module 4: Self-development & the navel chakra
- Asanas, techniques & meditations for awakening Manipura chakra
- Importance of inner alchemy, sublime fire, self-confidence, conscious effort
- Tantric morality, Yama/Niyamas, principle of ego, healthy lifestyle & diet
Module 5: Heart based living, emotional balance & the heart chakra
- Asanas, techniques & meditations for awakening Anahata chakra
- Importance of active love, empathy, acceptance, humbleness, generosity
- Living from the heart on the spiritual path
Module 6: Intuition, memory, higher perceptions & the throat chakra
- Asanas, techniques & meditations for awakening Vishuddha chakra
- Importance of the sense of mystery, intuitive intelligence, spiritual art, inspiration
- Esoteric elements about vibrations, subtle sound – mantras, Akasha Tattva, Laya Yoga
Module 1: Mental power, meditation & the third eye
Module 2: Transpersonal Psychology & the Crown Chakra Sahasrara
Module 3: Tantric Alchemy & Inner Transformation
Module 4: Prana & Pranayama
Module 5: Transfiguration & Who is ready for Tantra?
Module 6: Mahavidya Yoga & the Great Cosmic Power Kali
Module 7: Yoga Nidra
Module 1: Tantric Eroticism
Module 2: Secrets of the Tantric Couple Relationship
Module 3: Advanced Pranayama techniques
Module 4: Power Polarity Yoga
Module 5: Mahavidya Yoga & the Great Cosmic Power Tara
Module 6: Consciousness & Energy – Tantric Magic & Rituals
In the advanced levels of the Esoteric Tantra Yoga course, your journey of profound inner transformation will continue with modules in conscious touch and Tantric massage, and a continued exploration of esoteric Tantric eroticism. The Tantric couple relationship will be studied in more depth, with specific lessons for men and women, and what it means to spiritualise a relationship to create a harmonious and happy couple.
We will continue with the step by step revelation of the ten Mahavidyas. There will be an overview of the system of Astrology, the different hypostases of Shiva, and a more in-depth study of Active Love.
There will also be an exploration of the fundamental needs that desires actually point towards. We will look into how the mind and consciousness functions, ensuring a profound self-awareness and success in meditation. The following Tantric principles for conscious living and working with energies will be studied: Principle of spontaneity, Principle of acting without hesitation, Principle of perceptive presence in the present moment, Principle of accumulating energy, Principle of action and reaction, the occult Principle of rhythm and repetition.
What a class looks like
Theory: Presentation on the week’s topic and Q&A
Initial awareness and warm-up exercises
Simple exercises of awareness and warming up that activate the beneficial subtle energies of both the psyche and the consciousness. These exercises also “warm up” and moderately stretch the muscles, increasing flexibility and gently preparing the body to perform the various yoga poses.
Practice of asanas (yoga postures)
The practice can include asanas, pranayama (taught later in the course), meditation, and other techniques related to the week’s topic. We learn to perceive the specific resonance processes that each asana triggers, including an awareness stage for observing the effects, which can lead to an expansion of the consciousness and further amplifying of the effects.
By meditating with music that exemplifies a certain state or quality (e.g. humbleness, love, lucidity), we are able to experience it more clearly inside of us and take it into life outside of the practice.
The yogic relaxation
In the relaxation, the entire physical body is led gradually into a state of deep relaxation, after which you will feel perfectly balanced, relaxed and regenerated.
Special technique or exercise (some weeks)
If a technique that is not part of the yoga practice is taught, now we will try it together. For example this could include a forgiveness technique, a method for enhancing willpower, exercises for heart-opening or group discussions.
Further opportunity to ask questions about the practice or theory.
Your chance to test out what you’ve learnt in class, and see the results in your life!