“A path based on energy, Tantra is a practice in which sexual energy is generated and harnessed for purification of the energetic body.” – Ipsalu Tantra website.
It’s easy to learn some of “the basics” of tantric breathing, energy practices, and theory even when you don’t have a partner. Learn why we call Ipsalu Tantra “pink tantra” – a blend of both physical and spiritual intentions and practices. Join Dr. Marsh for a supportive, easy introduction to this exciting system of sexual enjoyment and personal, spiritual growth. Private classes and group workshops are available.
Wear comfortable clothing and attend all sessions and classes fragrance-free. (Please note: no nudity or intimate touching is involved.)
• Ipsalu Energy Yoga
This is an easy 1/2 hour to 45 minute class that takes you through a typical Ipsalu “ASATE” routine, including two easy-to-learn movement sequences and a series of breath and meditative exercises. ASATE stands for “Activate the body,” “Still the mind,” “Arouse life-force energy,” “Transmute life-force energy,” and “Enjoy.” People of all ages can usually safely enjoy this practice, even with some mobility or health issues (but do check with your doctor, first).
From February 15th through March 15th, you may attend a free introductory class in Ipsalu Energy Yoga on Thursdays at the Upper Lake office, from noon to 1 PM. Wear comfortable clothes and come “fragrance free.”
• Private Sessions for Individuals and Partners
This is a great opportunity to try some of the breathing and energy techniques, and to ask questions without shame or embarrassment. All genders, sexual preferences, and relationship configurations are welcome.
Normal hourly rates apply for private classes.
• Group Workshops in Tantra and Energy Yoga
$10 for 1-hour class. $35 for 4-hour group classes.
• Mentoring – In Person or Long Distance
Unlike the private classes and workshops above, mentoring is arranged through Ipsalu Tantra. Mentoring sessions can be scheduled with Dr. Marsh at your convenience. Here is some information about the Mentoring program, from the Ipsalu Tantra website:
Mentoring is available with Ipsalu Licensed Teachers to support your exploration and practice of Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga. Mentors hold sessions with individuals, couples or small groups.
You can use the TantraBliss Practicum (Home Study Course), which requires three mentor sessions, to learn Cobra Breath 1, when you are unable to attend a Level 1 Course in person, as a preparation for an in-person Level 1 or as follow-up support after a Level 1 Course to help integrate the practice into your life.
Mentor Sessions may include:
- Review and expansion of recognized Ipsalu Tantra techniques
- Sharing of experiences during your Ipsalu Tantra practice
- Guidance regarding how to maintain a daily practice
- Emotional/energy flow work
- Guidance for the TantraBliss Practicum exploration and study
- Initiation into first level Cobra Breath (after adequate preparation)
Mentors can answer questions about Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga, however the mentor is not a licensed health professional in sexual problems (through ITI). Mentoring does not include any form of sexual contact. Mentoring is not a replacement for professional counseling, therapy (emotional or sexual) or qualified medical care.
[Remember: Dr. Amy Marsh is a sexologist and an AASECT-certified sexuality counselor and is qualified through her training and expertise to answer many of your questions about human sexuality.]
Sessions are held either by phone, via thera-LINK, or in person, if geography permits and depending on the mentor. The price is $60 per hour for three (1-hour) sessions. The first session usually covers Lessons 1-3 of the Practicum and any questions you may have.
TantraBliss Practicum lessons can be purchased here.
Please contact ITI if you want Dr. Amy Marsh’s support as a mentor. Request her as your mentor when you email – firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Mentor Requested.” Click here for Dr. Amy Marsh’s profile on the Ipsalu Tantra website.
Please see my blog post about decolonizing western tantra and cultivating true diversity and supporting social justice in the tantra community.