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January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$179 – $229
Tantra Immersion – Module 1
Seven Weeks – Nine Classes
January 9-Feb 26, 2019
Tuesdays 10am-12:30 pm AND Sunday Jan 13 + Feb 10, 5-8:30pm
Tuesdays 7-9:30pm AND Sunday Jan 13 + Feb 10, 5-8:30pm
“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
The Tantra Immersion is a holistic course that creates the conditions to reveal our true nature. The immersive, multi-level course is based on the teachings of Hridaya Yoga which was started by Sahajananda in Mazunte, Mexico. They stem from classical tantric teachings and are oriented towards uncovering who we really are.
You’ve felt that gnawing that says, “There’s more than just work and sleep!” Come find out what you’re looking for, what else is possible. 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 life.
Many of us want to go deeper into our Tantric journey and don’t quite know where to start. The Tantra Immersion begins with Module 1 and will deepen into future courses that give you a step-by-step path into the unknown of spiritual awakening.
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 exploration of consciousness – including subconscious tendencies and expanding our conscious awareness, as well as the revelation of our ultimate nature.
While practices deeply affect our human development, a contemplative attitude and an awareness of our spiritual essence are foundational to the teachings.
Note: this course is nonsexual. There are no intimate or sexual teachings in the Tantra Immersion.
Hridaya Hatha Yoga is a unique practice which teaches us how to open to the limitlessness of energy and consciousness. What we consider to be just “our energies” are revealed as being 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.
The Tantra Immersion offers the gifts of deep relaxation, letting go of daily stresses, creating a whole new set of conditions for personal transformation, and an opening to realize the sacredness of the body itself. Learning to become aware of subtle energies, the chakra system and kundalini allows a profound body-emotion-mind rejuvenation. Module 1 is a transformative program that can jumpstart the process of deep purification on physical, psychological, emotional and energetic levels.
A note on 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 seven weeks of the course. Instructors are happy to offer individual modifications as needed. Please contact us if you have questions about your accessibility.
Accessibility in our space: Our entrance and practice space is wheelchair accessible and students are welcome to sit on chairs, on the floor, or as needed for their physical abilities. However, the bathroom is not ADA and not able to accommodate a wheelchair at this time. (We are intending to remedy this in 2019.) If you are concerned about your accessibility needs in the space, please contact us.
The Tantra Immersion is a 7-week course with 9 immersive classes. Each class includes a foundational teaching of Tantra, exploration of our daily life awareness, and one or two techniques. The teachings and practices deepen in future modules, creating us a holistic approach to integrate Tantra into our whole 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 to a daily practice for everyone in this course.
After you complete Module 1 by attending at least 80% of the course, you’ll be able to attend consecutive modules. You can also take Module 1 again at half the price to deepen your Tantric life.
TANTRA IMMERSION CURRICULUM
Module 1 begins at the basics with questions like, “What is Tantra? What is Yoga? What is Nonduality? What do they mean in my life?” We focus each class on a specific value of Seattle Tantra, like love, interconnectedness or play, to bring these teachings to life. All of our techniques are rooted 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’re always pointing to the depth of uncovering our limitless being.
The teachings of Module 1 include three aspects of Tantra:
Aspect 1 – Exploring the Values of Seattle Tantra
Aspect 2 – Classical Tantra techniques like asana, pranayama, kriyas and mudras
Aspect 3 – Advaita Tantra teachings on the Consciousness of Oneness and the expansion of daily life awareness
The curriculum of the Tantra Immersion Module 1 includes:
- Hridaya Yoga principles and the stages of practice; a comprehensive explanation and esoteric significance of each technique
- A deep investigation of the Tantric energy systems
- The Self-Enquiry Method
- The intimate power of the Spiritual Heart and how-to guide for living with an open heart
- Purification techniques
- Cultivating a Tantric attitude – the ten values of Seattle Tantra
- Yogic practices for the awareness, control and channeling of energy
- Pranayama – the control of the energies using the life-force of breath
- Concentration and meditation techniques
All participants will be given a course book to continue your studies and help support your practice.
“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 American yoga. Hridaya Yoga is a deep, internal 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. We will discuss elements of relationships connection in future Modules. The Tantra Immersion is a nonsexual course which teaches a breadth and depth of Tantra practices.
Are there any prerequisites?
No. Module one is the first course and is required for all students wanting to enter the Tantra Immersion.
This says Module 1. Will there be other modules? How many?
Yes. We’ll offer Module 1 a few times before we offer Module 2 so that dedicated groups of students can move into successive modules. Modules will continue progressively as there is interest. The depth of Tantric teachings is nearly bottomless.
What do I need to bring?
If you have a yoga mat, please bring one with you. We have some for public use at Seattle Tantra. Please bring your course booklet at each teaching 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.
Jan 8 – Feb 26
Tuesdays 7-9:30pm AND 2 Sunday evenings 5-8:30p (1/13 + 2/10)
Tuesdays 10am-12:30pm AND 2 Sunday evenings 5-8:30p (1/13 + 2/10)
Students from both offerings will participate together in the two Sunday classes.
Module 2 is anticipated to begin in June 2019. Students enrolled in either the first or second offering are also invited to join our practice classes in March. Details TBD.
$179 Early Registration – Before Jan 1, 2019
$229 Regular – After Jan 1, 2019
Limited scholarships are available. Please ask for details.
Seattle Tantra Center
9414 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle