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Tantra 101 With Sally Kempton

Join this six-week online course to help you awaken to your most divine life.


How can we tap into our tremendous power and feminine energy, called Shakti, in order to remain grounded, connected, and abundant in our daily lives? You’re invited to join renowned meditation teacher and author Sally Kempton for an immersion into the rich teachings of Tantra in our online course. Over six weeks you’ll learn the wisdom and practices—including breathing exercises, goddess and chakra meditations, mantras, mudras, and visualizations—that will expand your awareness and allow you to radiate the bliss and universe within.

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What’s Included

  • Weekly discussions
  • Weekly contemplations
  • Weekly meditations

Tantra in Everyday Practice

Like many Sanskrit words, Tantra has multiple meanings, but it is often translated as “the wisdom that saves.” Despite its reputation as an esoteric practice, its teachings were originally intended for everyday people who, centuries ago, contended with relatable challenges. Tantra is relevant now because it was—and remains—a path in which every experience of life is a potential doorway to liberation. Tantric practice gives both worldly success and spiritual liberation, and shows you how ecstasy can be found even in the midst of confusion and discomfort. In this course, you’ll explore this philosophy and experience practices to transform every thought, breath, and physical sensation into a portal into the infinite.

Sally Kempton kneels at an alter

Meet Your Teacher

Sally Kempton is a widely respected teacher of meditation and spiritual wisdom, known for her capacity to kindle meditative states in others, and to help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change. A former swami in a Vedic tradition, she has spent over four decades delving deeply into meditation and self-inquiry. Sally is the author of the best-selling book, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga, and of Meditation for the Love of It, which Spirituality and Health magazine called “the meditation book your heart wants you to read.” Her audio program, “Doorways to the Infinite: The Art and Practice of Tantric Meditation,” was released by Sounds True in 2014. She is on the faculty at Esalen and Kripalu, teaches meditation on the websites Glo.com and Gaia.com, and is a contributing editor at Yoga Journal. Sally teaches online courses and seminars on meditation and spiritual philosophy, and leads retreats and workshops in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Her website is sallykempton.com.

Course Syllabus

Many yogis practice Tantric techniques without even realizing it. The goal of this course is to share a deeper understanding of Tantra through both philosophy and immediate application on your mat and in your life. In each of the 6 modules, you’ll receive 60 minutes of short lectures and practices that will help you embody this wisdom.

Week 1: Introduction to Tantra

  • The meaning and origin of Tantra
  • Why Tantra is relevant today
  • How the universe was created
  • The “true” view of reality
  • Understanding the divine union of Shiva and Shakti
  • Why we’re all divine energy

Week 2: Awakening Kundalini (Divine Feminine Energy)

  • The truth about consciousness
  • Why we don’t think of ourselves as divine
  • Optimizing your flow of prana (vital energy)
  • How awakening kundalini leads to liberation
  • Kindling dormant power and activating Shakti
  • The power of mantra to invoke your true self

Week 3: The Upward Shift: The Heart of Tantric Practice

  • The significance of the Sushumna Nadi (Central Channel)
  • The 4 different methods of Tantra practice
  • Opening and divinizing the body
  • Tantra rituals of daily life
  • How to create a divine altar

Week 4: Meditation on the Inner Centers

  • Mapping the geography of Tantra
  • Bringing breath (and vitality) to the central channel
  • How to expand prana within your chakras
  • How to experience the embrace of a goddess

Week 5: Transforming Energy of the Mind

  • How our thoughts influence our individual lives—and the greater world
  • Imbuing thoughts with divine consciousness
  • Inviting deity energy into our minds
  • Methods for shifting your perspective on difficult relationships

Week 6: Transforming Emotional Energy

  • Invocations of the Divine Feminine
  • Using your emotions as a doorway to spiritual expansion
  • How to work with anger, fear, and panic
  • Manifesting desire
  • Opening up to love
  • Harnessing sexual energy

FAQs

Does this course give me continuing education credit with Yoga Alliance?

Yes, this course qualifies for 20 “non-contact” continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance.

How much time should I set aside each week for this course?

In each of the 6 modules, you’ll receive 60 minutes of short lectures and practices. It should take approximately 2–3 hours a week (depending on how much time you devote to practice) to work through the course.

What if I cannot keep up with the weekly coursework?

No problem! In all of our courses, students work at their own pace so feel free to experience this on a timeline that works best for you. The material is yours to keep and your access will not expire.

 

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