Tantra Immersion – Module 1- Online!
Led by Grace Bryant
9 Weeks – April 13 – June 8, 2021
Tuesdays 5:30 – 8:30pm pst
Fuse the powers of the sacred heart with the energies of the body, and you can transform everything. ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Tantra Immersion — a progressive journey inward
If you’ve felt that inner longing that says there’s more to you than what’s on the surface, this course is for you. The teachings of Tantra give us specific practices, techniques and understandings of how to find the deeper answers from within and how to orient ourselves toward a more holistic and integrated life.
Many want to go deeper into a Tantric journey and don’t quite know where to start. The Tantra Immersion begins at the beginning: with theory and practice from the traditions and a guide to starting or deepening your home practice. This course will give you a step-by-step path into the unknown of spiritual awakening.
The Tantra Immersion is a multi-level, holistic course that creates the conditions to reveal our true nature. This immersive course is based on the teachings of Hridaya Yoga which was started by Sahajananda in Mazunte, Mexico. They stem from classical Tantric teachings and help us uncover who we really are.
Tantra Immersion: Module 1
Module 1 begins a life-changing journey where fundamental spiritual topics are introduced in both theory and practice. This includes tantric yoga, meditation and esoteric knowledge of the intimate inner workings of the physical body, energies and chakras (energy centers), emotional patterns and tendencies, mindfulness and explorations of consciousness – including subconscious tendencies and expanding our conscious awareness – as well as the revelation of our ultimate nature.
The Tantra Immersion offers the gifts of deep relaxation, release of daily stresses, creation of a new set of conditions for personal transformation, and an opening to realize the sacredness of the body itself. In Module 1, you’ll learn to become aware of subtle energies, the chakra system and kundalini energy allowing a profound body-emotion-mind rejuvenation. You will jumpstart the transformative process of deep purification on physical, psychological, emotional and energetic levels. In addition, a contemplative attitude and spiritual intention are fundamental to the teachings and practices.
This course follows the methods of traditional Tantra-influenced Hatha Yoga, a unique practice which teaches us how to open to the limitlessness of energy and consciousness. This practice is very different from modern postural yoga and what most practice in yoga studios as it lays out a whole path of spiritual awakening, including physical movements but also much more. What we consider to be our own personal energies are revealed to be universal, unlimited and available all the time. Ultimately, the practice opens our Hearts deeply, bringing the perspective of Advaita, the vision of non-duality, into everyday waking life.
Note: this course is nonsexual. There are no intimate or sexual teachings in the Tantra Immersion. The focus is on personal practice.
Accessibility: The practices in this class are accessible for most bodies and abilities. As our focus is on much more than the physical body, practices can be modified to fit practitioners’ abilities. Practice duration will increase during the course and is self-guided outside of class. Instructors are happy to offer individual modifications as needed. Please contact us if you have questions about accessibility.
Tantra Immersion Module 1 is a 9-week course with weekly three-hour virtual classes held Tuesday evenings, 5:30-8:30pm pst. Each class includes a foundational teaching of Tantra and practice techniques. The teachings and practices deepen in future modules, creating a holistic approach to integrate Tantra into our lives – both in our time on-the-mat away from life’s demands, as well as in the midst of our relationships, work, community and personal growth.
We highly encourage a commitment of 30-60 minutes a day for daily practice. Your practice will determine what you get out of the Tantra Immersion.
After you complete Module 1 by attending at least 7 classes, you’ll be able to attend consecutive modules. Each session has a recording of the class content, so you can stay current if you do have to miss class. You can also take Module 1 again at half the price to deepen your Tantric life. Classes will be held on Zoom.
Each student gets a 30-minute private chat/session with Grace which will be scheduled during the course.
Tantra Immersion Curriculum
Module 1 begins at the basics with questions like: What is Tantra? What is Yoga? What is Nonduality? And what do they mean in my life? All of the techniques are rooted in the message of the Consciousness of Oneness, and our highest priority is to offer this message, beyond dogma and biases. Students are encouraged to listen from the heart, to experiment with the teachings and to remember that we are always pointing to the depth of uncovering our limitless being.
– Classical Tantra and Tantric inspired Hatha Yoga techniques like asana, pranayama, kriyas and mudras
– Advaita (nondual) teachings on the Consciousness of Oneness and the expansion of daily life awareness
– Hridaya Yoga principles and the stages of practice
– A comprehensive explanation and esoteric significance of each technique
– An investigation of the Tantric energy systems
– The Self-Enquiry Method of Ramana Maharshi
– The intimate power of the Spiritual Heart and a how-to guide for living with an open heart
– Purification techniques
– Yogic practices for the awareness, control, and channeling of energy
– Concentration and meditation techniques
All participants will be given a course book to continue your studies and help support your practice, either hard copy or ebook.
There are many mysteries to be unraveled, but the most important is the mystery of our being. – Sahajananda, Hridaya Yoga
Is this a yoga course?
Yes, and it’s not like what you might think of when you think of western yoga. Hridaya Yoga is an internalized, meditative practice which fuses the power of the sacred heart with the energies of the body. It is a deeply purifying, relaxing and internalizing practice that includes the body, breath, heart and mind.
Is there any sexual touch or nudity?
No, there is no sexual touch or nudity. The Tantra Immersion is a nonsexual course which teaches a breadth and depth of classical Tantra and Tantric inspired Hatha Yoga practices.
Are there any prerequisites?
No. Module 1 is the first course and is required for all students wanting to enter the Tantra Immersion. No previous knowledge of Tantra or Yoga are necessary for this course.
This says Module 1. Will there be other modules? How many?
Yes. There are consecutive modules that will be offered online a few times a year. Modules will continue progressively as there is interest. The depth of Tantric teachings is nearly bottomless.
What do I need to prepare?
If you have a yoga mat or blanket, please have it ready. An open and quiet area to practice in is important. Please bring your course book to class and a journal or notebook to take notes.
Please arrive on a relatively empty stomach as some of our practices cannot be done within 2 hours of eating.
Be prepared to cultivate a personal practice of 30-60 minutes per day.
Cost & Registration Links:
Sliding scale pricing above is available to all participants. Please choose the option that both feels generous and sustainable for you. BIPOC identified folks are encouraged to choose the BIPOC pricing by clicking the link below.
Other accessible rates are available. Please contact Grace to discuss options. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
BIPOC – $79
Contact Grace at grace(at)bewholebehappy(dot)com to chat about the course or ask any questions.
Registration will be limited to 8 participants.