Tantra is an ancient spiritual healing practice that has been around for thousands of years. It is a powerful and transformative tool for personal growth, spiritual realization, physical healing, and the deepening of intimate relationships. Tantra utilizes sexual energy as a force for transformation and awakening. Its goal is to awaken us from the delusion of our ego and mind, allowing us to experience our true nature of bliss, equanimity, and joy.
Certified Tantric Healer and ABS Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, Devi Ward Erickson founded the Institute of Authentic Tantra Education (IATE) in 2017, which has since become the world’s first and only government-accredited school for Tantric sexual healing. Since 2008, she has been studying, practicing, and imparting the knowledge of Tibetan Five Element Tantra for holistic sexual healing. She is a highly credentialed Tantra practitioner, teacher, and mentor, sharing knowledge that has changed the course of many lives.
For Devi Ward Erickson, authentic Tantra isn’t just about sex or physical healing; it’s an invitation to explore the depths of the soul. She believes that with these Tantric practices, we can uncover, heal, and repair our deepest wounds, allowing us to live a life filled with joy and intimacy. “We called our work “Authentic Tantra” because the foundation is rooted in lineage-based teachings on how to make contact with, heal, and cultivate balance and enrichment through our relationship to the elemental energies in our body and environment,” shares Devi Ward.
At IATE, Devi Ward Erickson offers a variety of courses designed to help individuals heal and transform their lives. The Authentic Tantra® Certification Program is a Master’s Degree Program, which covers everything from understanding the fundamental basics of Tantra to exploring advanced techniques for physical healing and spiritual awakening. The program includes courses such as Ejaculation Mastery for Men, the Female Orgasm Intensive, and Monthly Meditation Membership.
As an anti-racist organization, IATE finds it very gratifying that this lineage was started by Niguma, a black woman whose skin was so dark that her “blackness” has been one of her main characteristics for more than 1200 years. This cultural heritage encourages them to warmly welcome people of all colors, faiths, and backgrounds. They also continue to update curriculum and teaching policies to ensure they are inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
In recognition of the unique needs and challenges faced by people of color, Devi Ward has created the Tantra Mastery for Women of Color Group Training Program. Through communal healing and targeted support, this program helps women of color heal from wounds and trauma that are specific to them while also fulfilling the Phase I requirements for the Authentic Tantra® Certification Program.
Devi Ward Erickson is a trustworthy Tantric healer and mentor, and her teachings can assist people in reaching their full potential. For more information about Devi Ward and her courses, visit Devi Ward Ward Tantra or subscribe to her YouTube channel, Authentic Tantra Education.