In the tantric tradition, the human body is regarded as a temple, worthy of worship, sacred admiration, and… intense pleasure beyond imagination…. In the sexual teachings of Tantra, intimate massage has developed into one of the most profound healing modalities available on the planet today.
The beneficial aspects of Tantra Massage are many. Its significance today as an instrument of healing is far-reaching and, in fact, mind-blowing. Not only is it famed for its ability to remove sexual and energetic blockages from the body, but it can also eradicate common dysfunctions, an inability to achieve deep states of orgasm (especially in the case of women), and other psychosomatic issues. This is a beautiful way to share the very beneficial aspects of touch and energy exchange, and to bring restorative, sacred healing to your partner or clients.
Our Tantra Massage Therapist Training will train anyone who is interested to become a tantric healer in personal or professional life in the practical skill of Tantra Massage,
The course includes the full teachings of yoni and lingam massage (yoni is the ancient sacred name for the female genitalia and lingam is the corresponding term for the male phallus). This is a rare art approached with gratitude, an attitude of transfiguration and devotion, and a commitment to honour the divine tantric heritage, which forms the roots of this amazing practice.
Curriculum of Study
Part I: Theoretical Teachings
- The history of Tantra and the concept of shakti (energy)
- An introduction to tantric sexual energy and tantric sex
- How to learn to feel and to control energy
- Yogic samyama and its importance in Tantric Massage
- The basics of Ayurveda
- Ayurvedic massage – relation to and connections with Tantra
- Understanding the human energy system and channels
- Genital reflexology in Tantra and Taoism
Part II: Practical Teachings
- Step-by-step massage techniques for the whole body
- Learning about the marma points in Ayurveda and the equivalent energy network from Traditional Chinese Medicine
- How to do tantric yoni massage: the most beneficial movements and techniques, yoni reflexology, external and internal yoni massage, and the use of energy
- How to do tantric lingam massage: the most beneficial movements and techniques, lingam reflexology, lingam massage, and the use of energy
- Methods for facilitating continence (non-ejaculation) and energetic control in men as well as awareness and sublimation in women
- Learning about the secret of the Flow® in massage
- Learning how to choose and use oils and lubricants
Part III: The Art of Tantra Massage
- How to prepare for Tantra Massage
- A basic study of the human aura
- Understanding karma, detachment, and consecration; how to avoid negative karma and negative effects from giving a massage
- Whom to accept and reject for Tantra Massage
- Protection techniques for keeping yourself safe during massage
- Self-preparation and physical, emotional, and mental purity
- Transfiguration of the massage recipient
- Preparation of the space
- How to conclude a Tantra Massage harmoniously
Note: The 10-day Tantra Massage Therapist Training does not license you to teach Tantra Massage, not in the form of courses, nor individually. This course is designed to give you needed knowledge and skills as a therapist. To become a teacher of Tantra Massage and to gain all the paramount knowledge in order to teach Tantra Massage successfully you need to complete the Tantra Massage Teacher Training Course with us.
This Tantra Massage Therapist Training on Crete Island, Greece, is a residential course. The group will spend all 10 days in same location with accommodation and meals provided.
The course involves a total of 85 hours of intense theoretical studies and practical training. The course is conducted over a period of 10 days, which culminate with theoretical and practical exam. Upon the successful completion of the exam a participant will receive the Tantra Massage Therapist Certificate issued by the Somananda Tantra School.
The course schedule may vary day-by-day due to the nature of the teachings and needs of the group, but generally, our training schedule will look like the following:
- Day 1 (1 June 2020): At 16:00 the group transport bus departs from Heraklion. The exact departure location will be communicated to all participants. We recommend that you arrive to Crete at least a couple of hours before this departure time (or why not a day before!). At 19:00 welcome dinner begins at the venue followed by the retreat introduction at 20:00.
- Days 2-10 (2 – 10 June 2020): Teachings and practice of Tantra Massage for approximately eight hours daily. In terms of rhythm, more intense sessions follow more relaxed sessions, such that participants do not need to sustain their energy maximally and have intervals to revitalise.
08:00 Morning Hatha Yoga for purification and revitalisation
10:00 Morning teaching session
13:30 Lunch and rest
16:00 Afternoon teaching session
21:00 Occasional satsang
- Day 11 (11 June 2020): Course-ending ceremony and conclusion, followed by lunch. Group bus transport back to Heraklion will depart latest 15:00. Do not plan your flight out of Heraklion earlier than 19:00 of the same day.
This international Tantra Massage Therapist Training concludes with a final exam, held on the last teaching day of the course. Course participants must successfully pass both elements of the exam, displaying proficiency in their knowledge and practical skills, in order to receive their certificate. The exam will include a theoretical exam (30 multiple-choice questions in 30 minutes; 80% is the passing rate) and a practical exam of giving a massage to one of your peers (15-30 minutes). Points are awarded based on observations by the teachers.
The Tantra Massage Therapist Training is meant for open-minded individuals who would like to embark on a tantric journey with authentic spiritual focus. If you are attracted to sexual healing and would like to integrate it into your personal or professional life by becoming a tantric healer, this training is for you. The course teaches about the nurturing ability of touch as well as the glorious potential of tantric sexuality in general.
Tantric science is all about energy and in Tantra Massage teachings we will focus a lot on learning to master energy in a way that brings about whole body blissful and orgasmic experiences. Teachings on achieving full body energy orgasms will be one of the focal points of the training.
However, although our Tantra massage courses provide valuable life-changing experiences and teachings in tantric energy and spiritual knowledge, it is important to clarify that feeling energy, having energy-based experiences, or experiencing orgasms of any kind during the days of the massage course depend on individual levels of purity, whether or not blockages exist, and karma, among other things – and therefore cannot be guaranteed. In some cases more time and individual practice are needed. Please keep this in mind when you register for any of our Tantra massage courses.
Both singles and couples can join this training, but all participants will be practicing (i.e. giving and receiving massage) with many partners throughout the course of the training. Gender equality is aimed for.
In this training exchange of partners for the sake of learning and accumulating experience is essential and cannot be avoided. Being open-minded about working with other partners (in both giving and receiving massage, including yoni and lingam massage) is an absolute prerequisite for joining this training.
In this training the practical exercises will be conducted with men and women in pairs. Women will have the opportunity to receive yoni massage and to practice giving lingam massage. Men will have the opportunity to receive lingam massage and to practice giving yoni massage.
This course includes nudity and personal intimate touch with various partners of opposite sex, so it is essential that those wishing to join be ready to open up and approach this subject with maturity and an open mind. Please realistically evaluate yourself before applying to join, and by your application agree that you assure us you are fully prepared to join. A respectful atmosphere is kept at all times.
Upon the successful completion of the training and the final exam, a Tantra Massage Therapist Certificate will be issued by Somananda Tantra School.
In an unlikely event of you not passing the exam, you can take it again on a later date. Until then a certificate will not be issued to you. However, the exam is not meant to fail you, but to give you an indication of your progress. It will not be too challenging and you will have plenty of time to be well prepared.
This can vary depending on dates and location, but usual group size is between 24-40 people. Groups are normally very international with people from several different continents and from about 10 to 20 different countries.
The 10-day Tantra Massage Therapist Training does not license you to teach Tantra Massage, not in the form of courses, nor individually. This course is designed to give you needed knowledge and skills as a therapist. To become a teacher of Tantra Massage and to gain all the paramount knowledge in order to teach Tantra Massage successfully you need to complete the Tantra Massage Teacher Training Course with us.
We do not use massage tables in our courses and work solely on the floor. This method is most efficient for the control of energy and the execution of our massage techniques. Using the supplies and items that each student is instructed to bring for this course, comfortable massage spaces will be set up for each couple.
Working from the floor initially can be challenging for modern people, however, we do find that this generally eases as the course unravels and progresses. Nonetheless, we ask you to please assess your own current physical state to determine if you are able to fully participate in this course.
For the purpose of creating a balanced and harmonious group, this course can be joined by application only. Please complete your payment online and you will receive a link to a short Application Form to your email. Upon completing the form your application will be processed and an answer will be given within 5 working days. In case of a negative answer your payment will be refunded.
This course includes nudity and intimate personal touch. It is essential that those wishing to join are ready to open up and approach this subject with maturity, sincerity, and respect. Please realistically evaluate yourself before applying. There is no explicit sexuality in this training and no explicit sexual activity is part of the curriculum. The course does require that every participant is open to work and practice massage with everyone from the opposite gender. Again, please evaluate your readiness for this.
Upon a cancellation from your part, the course deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. Please make sure you fully understand our Terms of Service before making the payment as other payment and cancellation policies apply.
Our Tantra massage courses provide valuable life-changing experiences and teachings in tantric energy and spiritual knowledge. However, despite that many participants experience energy-based orgasmic sensations in the course, it is important to clarify that our massage courses do not guarantee feeling energy, having energy-based experiences, or experiencing orgasms of any kind during the days of the massage course itself. These experiences depend on individual levels of purity, whether or not blockages exist, and karma, among other things – and therefore cannot be guaranteed. In some cases more time and individual practice are needed. Please keep this in mind before you register for any of our Tantra massage courses.
Early-early-bird fee: 2230€, available if full payment done by 31 March 2020
Early-bird fee: 2430€, available if full payment done by 30 April 2020
Regular fee: 2630€, starting from 1 May 2020
The course fee includes: all course teachings and supplies, accommodation for 10 nights in shared occupancy (2-3 people per room), 3 meals a day and group transportation from Heraklion airport to the venue and return.
The course fee does not include: flights, cost of some personal supplies that a participant is required to bring (e.g. Yoga mat and other, exact list will be sent prior to the course).
To apply for the course a minimum of 450€ deposit payment (Payment 1) is required for your application to be reviewed (this amount is included in the prices above). After you receive an acceptance confirmation, you can make the remainder payment (Payment 2). You can make all payments with a debit or credit card below. Upon a cancellation from you side, the deposit payment is NON-REFUNDABLE. Please read all our Terms of Service before making your payment.
This retreat takes place in Levinthos and Filoxenia retreat centres located close to Lentas coastal village on the south coast of Crete island, 75 km from Heraklion. This is a very picturesque spot with panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea and is perfect for our teachings and spiritual practices.
The two guesthouses feature a selection of rooms with stunning views from many. You will be placed in shared accommodation with two to four people per room. Each room has its own en suite bathroom. Accommodation will be allocated in the order of your sign-up date with higher quality rooms given to earlier registrants.
There is a beautiful private beach as part of the property and delicious Cretan vegetarian meals are served three times daily. A true paradise!