The Yogic Path

The Yogic Path

Somananda Tantra School offers a comprehensive Yogic Path for spiritual self-development through authentic tantric teachings. To become a knowledgeable and experienced tantric Yogi or Yogini, it is recommended to attend courses from all modules. However, you are also welcome to attend any single module or a single course without attending teachings from other modules.

Are you new to Tantra or our school? Begin with a 2-day introduction course.


Taste of Tantra

This is powerful introduction to all of Tantra! You will study various tantric branches like sexuality, yoga, meditation and Tantra massage, and gain a clear overview of what true Tantra can do for you.

Tantra Yoga Module

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Tantra Yoga Level 1: The Aspirant Program

Level 1 of the Tantra Yoga program is a powerful initiation into our energy-based, meditative Yoga module. In this 150-hour, 3-week retreat you will learn and practice profound fundamentals of the Hatha Yoga system, Laya Yoga, Karma Yoga, Nidra Yoga, Kriya Yoga (the yoga of purification) and much more. The Level 1 serves as an irreplaceable stepping stone and foundation of one’s spiritual growth.

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Tantra Yoga Level 2 – 3: The Aspirant Program continues

Levels 2 and 3 expand upon and magnify the knowledge and practice gained in Level 1. Here the teachings of Hatha, Laya and Kriya yogas advance and you will begin the preparation for Pranayama and learn the first Pranayama techniques. Level 3 concludes with the Red Sash exam. Passing this exam is a prerequisite for attending the Disciple Program.

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Tantra Yoga Level 4 – 8: The Disciple Program

Levels 4 to 8 introduce yet higher teachings from Hatha and Laya Yoga. You will to receive the first level chakra initiations with bija mantras and embark  into the secret and mystical practice of Mahavidya Yoga – the yoga of the Cosmic Powers from Tantra. Level 8 concludes with the Orange Sash exam. Passing this exam is a prerequisite for attending the Practitioner Program.

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Tantra Yoga Level 9 – 13: The Practitioner Program

In Levels 9 to 13 you will continue to deepen your spiritual study and practice with more advanced techniques and knowledge. Here you begin the preparation for the Kundalini Program, learn higher level pranayama techniques, receive invitations into Laya Yoga with subtle colors and more. Level 13 concludes with the Yellow Sash Exam. Passing this exam is a prerequisite for attending the Kundalini Program.

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Tantra Yoga Level 14 – 23: The Kundalini Program

Authentic Kundalini Yoga is one of the most powerful forms of Tantra Yoga (not to be mistaken with the modern Kundalini Yoga widely available today). Here the spiritual aspirant will be propelled into strong energy practices, which require a thorough physical and energetic preparation and the guidance of an accomplished guru. Level 23 concludes with the Green Sash Exam. Passing this exam is a prerequisite for beginning the Chakra Tapas and Advanced Teachings.

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Chakra Tapas Program and the Advanced Teachings

More information about the Chakra Tapas Program and the Advanced Teachings will be disclosed only to the students who reach these higher levels.

Tantra Sexuality Module

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Tantra Massage Introduction

In this professional course, open to singles and couples, you will experience sacred tantric practices and energy work in a very tangible manner.

Tantra Massage Therapist Training

This 10-day course is a deeper and more thorough study of energy and its use in Tantra Massage. You will learn the principles governing sexual energy in depth and how to apply them in Tantra Massage practice in your personal or professional life. This is an intensive certification course.

Spiritual Tantra Sexuality

This course brings to you all fundamental definitions and core methodologies of sexual Tantra, which is expanded here to a higher level of understanding and accomplishment. You will learn the skills necessary to become a true tantric man or a woman in your sexual life.

Ultimate Tantric Woman

This is a comprehensive tantric training for women filled with teachings on energy, sexuality and spirituality. Liisa presents the age-old wisdom of Tantra in the context of building up the global, harmonious, and true essence of a woman.

Tantra Masculinity: Vira Training

Vira Training is a powerful training for men, teaching them the way of gradual yet comprehensive masculine development and Vira-consciousness. This training leads men to discover and manifest their inner Shiva – the ultimate masculine principle in Tantra.

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Tantra of Relationships

This course focuses on several additionally important aspects in your tantric development. You will learn the important principles of polarity, energetic principles in relationships, the meaning and development of true love and the roles of the masculine and feminine in partnerships. This course is open to singles and couples.

Tantra Rituals: A Sensual Path to the Divine

Tantra presents a unique opportunity to discover the Divine through the use of ancient rituals. There are countless rituals in Tantra, however, in this workshop we will explore those that arouse and awaken the sensuality and eroticism that is innate in all of us.

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Tantra Massage Therapist Advanced Training

In this second-level therapist training we bring the study and practice of Tantra Massage to a whole new level of power, in-depth realisation, and achievement. To join this course it is a prerequisite to first complete the 10-day Tantra Massage Therapist Training.

Metaphysical Module

Metaphysics Workshop

Metaphysics is the physics of the Beyond. This workshop is created to bring answers to such fundamental questions like “Who am I?” and “What is the purpose of life?” with the help of the centuries old knowledge stemming from the great spiritual saints, Tibetan Buddhism, Indian Tantric Yoga, Gnostic Christianity and other authentic traditions. This knowledge will impact your life profoundly and open up new unexplored dimensions to your mind.

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The Highest Tantra: Kashmiri Shaivism Workshop

This course introduces you to the studies of the Highest Tantra. Kashmiri Shaivism not only acts as a catalyst for deep transformation, but it also brings your current Yoga practice into a whole new dimension. It is one of the most important studies a tantric practitioner can ever attain.

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The Highest Tantra: Kashmiri Shaivism Retreat

In the retreat you will thoroughly practice all the teachings received in the Kashmiri Shaivism workshop. The retreat can only be joined after having participated in the Kashmiri Shaivism workshop. This meditation system is perfect and complete, meant for reaching nothing less than enlightenment.

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The Shaktipat Retreat

According to Kashmiri Shaivism Shaktipat is a transmission of energy from a spiritual teacher to a spiritual aspirant. In this extraordinary retreat offering, Somananda offers himself as a spiritual channel to depart divine love and grace to each individual participant. A disciple’s elevated consciousness and deepened level of spirituality are the intended effects. This retreat operates at the level of the soul. It is indescribable and simply must be experienced firsthand.

Trika Meditation Retreat

Trika Meditation is a comprehensive practice for those seeking structured and measurable spiritual development through meditation. Here Tantra Yoga and Raja Yoga are combined into one supportive system of development. Kashmiri Shaivism teachings are not included in this retreat.

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Art of Dying

The spiritual preparation for death – one of life’s greatest passages yet a fundamentally neglected aspect of existence – is addressed frontally by these very rare teachings.

New Year’s Retreat

This retreat takes place at a time where cosmic forces are intensely aroused and the exceptional energetic environment of the New Year’s Eve becomes fertile soil for mystical effects. Utilizing such powerful opportunities for spiritual goals and high states of consciousness is what our New Year’s Retreat is about.

Teacher Training Courses

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Yoga Teacher Training Course

This 5-week, 260-hour in-depth program is both extensive and intensive, preparing an individual to become a spiritual guide and to teach Tantra Yoga in its most powerful form. This course is Yoga Alliance certified.

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Meditation Teacher Training Course

Receive a formal certificate to teach authentic meditation and benefit from a spiritual initiation, which brings unprecedented boost to your personal capabilities as a meditation teacher.

Tantra Massage Teacher Training Course

Receive a formal certificate and spiritual empowerment to teach Tantra Massage. Become knowledgeable in tantric energy work and gain skills on how to teach Tantra Massage with integrity and harmony.

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