Cultural Honoring: Tantra Yoga is a tradition that comes from the Indian subcontinent and is at least 1000 years old, with roots 3000+ years old. While the teachings Grace offers are as close to traditional as possible, there have been many interpretations of these teachings throughout the years which have leaned more to appropriating than honoring these teachings and teachers. There has also been a capitalistic and patriarchal tint to the teachings which underlies how they have been translated and handed down.
As a committed anti-racist and queer person, Grace has spent the last 17 years through study and immersive personal experience sifting through what’s been handed down in their lineages and finding the deepest basis of “Truth” they can access. This path is what they offer in their teachings: a path that both honors the traditional teachings and is aware of the oppressive ways they have been inaccessible beyond white, spiritual circles for the last 100 years.
Grace is always open to questions and critique about their interpretations and are actively working to update these teachings to be more aware of oppressive narratives, underlying patriarchal interpretations, and societal bias. This is a work in progress and will be for a long time to come. Your participation helps to keep shaping the teachings for the 21st century and beyond.
Scholarship for BIPOC participants and future participants: The container for Tantra Immersion is open to all people. And, there is a loud cry from People of Global Majority (BIPOC/PGM) to have containers that are not white majority. This has been hard to find in spiritual classes and communities.
The Tantra Immersion will be starting a scholarship fund in hopes of offering an exclusively People of Global Majority cohort in the coming years. All current registration fees will include a 5% offering to this scholarship fund.
In addition, you are welcome to offer donations directly to this fund by sending them via Venmo to @KarissaGrace-Bryant with the memo “Tantra Immersion – PGM/BIPOC Scholarship Fund.” (Other forms of payment are welcome, contact Grace for more info.)
If you are a Person of Color and would like to discuss this PGM cohort, scholarship fund or anything else regarding the Tantra Immersion, please reach to Grace at [email protected] or 206 434 2462. Folks of Color are very welcome in the current cohort if that is a container that feels supportive to your spiritual practice and community and this scholarship fund will hopefully be available in the 2023 cohort if desired.