"What is Tantra, and can it help me?"

Marathons, Multi-orgasmic Men, Ancient Eastern Sex Secrets, Sting and Trudie... at some point every sex educator will be asked the question "What is Tantra?" Tantra is a sacred tradition that is alive and well in the West, and sits at the heart of Hinduism and other Eastern religions. As the ideas and practices of Tantra have migrated Westward, it has been filtered through the attitudes, preoccupations, and spiritual biases of the Western mind, spawning divergent streams of thought that have gained a good deal of cultural traction.

In this interactive class you will be introduced to Tantric Hatha Yoga and meditation, gain awareness of the therapeutic potential of the sacred sexuality movement, understand the development of neo-Tantra, and come away with an overview of the basic philosophies and practices of Hindu Tantra.

This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org.

APA CE's: AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ISEE offers AASECT CE’s, which can also be applied toward APA certification or recertification. Please check your state licensing board to make sure that your state accepts all APA approved sponsors, in a few cases states do not. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

Core Knowledge Area: Diversities in Sexual Expression

Sex therapy training area: Theory and methods of sex related psychotherapy

Sex ed training area: Theory and methods of sex education

Location: Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a lunch break from 12:00-1:30 PM

Registration: $150. 2 people for $275. ** Please contact ISEE directly for couples registration** call: 860-384-0432

Course Objectives
  • Participants will be able to discriminate between modern (Western) Tantra and traditional Himalayan Tantra definitions.
  • Participants will be able practice at least one breath exercise for individual and partner use.
  • Participants will be able to observe the energy realm, and discuss how to use this with clients or students.
  • Participants will be able to recognize yin, yang, the inner "masculine" and "feminine", and how these energies impact relationship and sexuality.
  • Participants will be able to practice basic seed sound tantras.
  • Participants will be able to discuss tapas (holding energy) and practice or observe karezza (sensual Tantric touch).
Course Information
Date Presented:
October 11, 2019 8:30 AM Eastern
8 hours, 30 minutes
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
CE: 6.00
This course is no longer available for purchase.