Tantra and Tantric practices, systems and philosophy emerged in India around 500 AD. What Tantra is exactly, is highly controversial and it has earned many (mis)interpretations. We won’t dive deeper into that, but we’d like to give a useful definition that maybe suites us all, and puts things a bit into perspective.
Tantra is a spiritual, religious, and lifestyle system or methodology in Indian Hindu traditions — dating back at least 1,600 years — with an incredibly vast scope, and covering a tremendous number of topics.
Tantra may deal with the evolution and history of the world, male and female Deities, ritual worship, magic, sorcery, divination, esoteric physiology, the awakening of Kundalini Energy, techniques for the purification of body and mind, spiritual enlightenment, self-realization, and sacred sexuality, among others.
Techniques and methods within Tantric practices range from rituals, ceremonies, pujas, chanting, study of scriptures, and devotion to mantras, bandhas and mudras, Yoga, breathwork, dance, and massage, and many other activities or tools.
Then, at the end of the 1960s, Tantra practices saw a revival in the Western world, which today is often labeled as the Neo-Tantra Movement. Neo-Tantra practices, like for instance contemporary Tantric Massage, Yoni Massage, and Lingam Massage, draw from a wide range of techniques containing elements from traditional Indic Tantra philosophy and rituals, Taoism, Yoga, Bioenergetics, and modern Sexual Therapy, but also using methods and techniques from various contemporary massage and bodywork teachers.
In this article we take a look at a selection of the best known trainers and training centers in Australia that offer Tantra and Tantric trainings, might it be teachings about the Tantra tradition, philosophy and concepts, Tantra Massage and Tantric Bodywork, Tantra Yoga, Kundalini Awakening, Tantric counselling and coaching, and the like.
Below you’ll find schools and trainers across Australia in cities and places like Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Perth, Canberra, and more.