Teachers & Trainings


Integrated Tantra

The Holy Love Institute of Tantra Yoga

presents Shivakti Tantra Yoga Teacher Trainings

Monthly weekend workshops:

The Many Faces of Shakti  The Role of the Dakini  Tantra Mantra Yantra  The Art of Ritual  The Love Dance of Shiva & Shakti  Kaula Trika Tantra  The Priestess Path  Shamanic Tantric Embodiment

Institute courses in Bay Area-Northern California, Venice Beach-Southern California and New York.

The next 200-hr Shivakti Tantra Yoga Teacher Training starts Summer 2022.

Applications are being accepted for those who wish to dive deep into the Heart of Tantra Yoga, online & in-person.

Tantra Teachers & Tantra Yoga/Dance Teachers 

Tantra Retreats/Workshops/Private Groups/Shamanic Circles & Tantra for Executives/Tantra for YPO

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Temple of Bliss Teachers

While many of those in our collective are teachers of massage, yoga, tantra, dance and more, the following are those whom we hold in particular high esteem to recommend to those seeking out personal growth, guidance, advanced education and dakini initiation.

All of these teachers are also capable to present high-quality workshops and retreats on their own and in combination with others. If you are planning a workshop, Men/Women's Group (or both), or retreat at your own healing center/yoga studio, or wish to book one in one of our spaces for groups, these are people we highly recommend to bring on board! Stay tuned here for upcoming highlighted offerings from these teachers in the SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Germany and Costa Rica. 

Holy Love Institute Teachers

"We are the Medicine and the Journey. We welcome you to the Cauldron where we stir our brew together. We are the Shivakti Tantra Yoga Teachers: Tantrikas, Tantra Yoga Teachers, Bhaktas, Shaktas, Healers, Therapists, Relationship Coaches, Wild Dakinis, Ayurveda Witches, Temple Dancers, Kirtan devotees, Life Artists, Poets, Story-Tellers, Performers, Community leaders, Priestess Ritualists, Mythologists, Yoginis, Mediums, Somatic therapists, Bodyworkers, Shamanic Ordained Ministers and Forest Yoginis." -Sharene Shamana Ma


"The temple doors are open. The candles are lit. The incense offerings are burning. Awaiting your arrival, Step in and take your place in the hallowed circle. You are being called into Remembrance of the true essence of who you are at your core, as empowered, alive, embodied, and free! The planet needs empowered feminine leadership that is aligned in the heart and ready to offer her gifts to transform and uplift the planet. The priestess is awakening, igniting within us all." - Natalia Price

 Neo Tantra as a Bridge 

There is so much debate out in the world about Neo-Tantra, along with Sacred Sexuality, where many claim that such teachings are not about "Tantra". Many Classical Lineage-based Tantra Teachers frown upon Neo-Tantra and are quick to criticize.

I would like to offer a more inclusive and non-shaming perspective about Neo-Tantra, that instead of polarizing, outcasting  or trying to lop off this entire new branch on the Tree, we instead choose to view Neo-Tantra as a Bridge to the deeper understandings and the bigger journey of Tantra.

Consider this, many in the western world start off on a yoga mat in a yoga class as merely another form of exercise. Yet, the more they show up on the mat for these practices, the more the actual yoga is working through them and opening their bodies/minds/hearts and they often are fueled to go deeper and learn more about yoga and meditation, to include all that it means and entails.

Similarly, the quest to awaken and heal in these physical bodies, unifying sexuality and spirituality to blossom into our full fragrant wholeness is what brings most people into Neo-Tantra and Sacred Sexuality pursuits. As one continues down this path of learning and awakening, a desire fire gets lit to discover/uncover more of what "Tantra" is, which in turn leads them to seek out more advanced teachers who have both the scholarly studies combined with the devotional practices from one or more lineages. Thus, Neo-Tantra can be a bridge to Tantra, as one climbs from the outer branch down the Tree of Yoga, to the many treasures of understanding. Tantra is on the Tree of Yoga, Neo-Tantra is on the Tree of Yoga. Your journey  of discovery, embodiment, remembrance, awakening and liberation are all found in this Tree.

From the roots of Stone-age Shamanism, up through the ages and stages, to now. At Holy Love Institute of Tantra Yoga, we receive you where you are in your sacred journey, and bring you home to the truth of yourself.

"Shamana Ma leads us in engaging with the immediate urgency of being alive. Her Tigress gait leads us thru the jungles of sensual abundance, by a masterful prowess to hunt for love in all of its glitter and fur, to jump and bite thru into the tender fire source of juice and joy. Again & again, leading thru the ancient gateways of the eternal lesson: to hunt and ravish our hearts desire until we have finally found our greatest belonging - ourselves, lying naked and delicately alive on the fertile ground of truth."

We have worked with people from differing backgrounds to include working with several YPO groups, offering Tantra Groups, Daylong Educational & Devotional Embodiment Experiences and Shamanic Sound Journeys.

We offer Temple guided & personalized workshops in the following areas: Tantra Yoga, Shakti Kundalini Yoga Flow, Transformation Groups, Shamanic Circles, Rituals & Pujas, Tantra Circles, Women's Groups, Men's Groups, Shamanic Temple Bodywork Trainings, Sound Healing & Meditation, Evolution for Executives, Loving Communication, Love Coaching for Couples & More. 

We have held several custom groups in a variety of formats and feel confident that together as "Team Bliss" we have the skills to offer you a top-notch transformational, educational & evolutionary experience. 

To arrange a private group workshop/event/ongoing series tailored to your group, click below:

Image Collages of previous Workshops, Holy Love Councils & Sacred Healing Ceremonies 

Please click on each collage to view the images in a larger version

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Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century

The Book of Secrets (Vigyan Bhairav Tantra )

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