scaffoldTantra is an often debated term in the western world. It has become a term for a whole host of practices that originate from many different traditions, historically and geographically. Tantra, in its classical and documented form is understood to have began during the Vedic period. The roots of Hinduism stem from the Vedic era, but Tantric practices have been documented and are historically significant in many periods of history and throughout many spiritual bodies.

What we are most familiar with here in the western world is Neo-Tantra, an adaptation and adoption of certain practices that make up part of the gigantic body of philosophy that is Tantra.

A graceful and simple way of expressing the general philosophy of Neo-Tantra is that it is to invoke  pure love in every facet of being. It goes far beyond sex and sensuality, rather it is an infusion of sensuality and openness into every moment. Tantra invites us to leave behind expectation and need, and be fulfilled right here, right now.

I choose to approach Tantra from a holistic, respectful and culturally transparent place. What I offer is not a course in Tantra, but a demystification of the practices that inspire that often misused term. My approach developed over years of practice and the study of human sexuality, sexual health, healing, bodywork, yoga, BDSM, non-violent communication, and forgiveness. It is of my own devising, and is an introduction to a series of sensual, healing and erotic practices to transform your life and your relationships.

The wonderful Anna Marti discusses Tantra in the west beautifully in this interview .

There are many resources for those seeking information about tantra on the internet. I recommend the following:

If you are seeking providers and I am not available in your area, feel free to contact me, I may be able to help you find an appropriate practitioner.