Authentic Tantra Certification Program

We are the only government accredited
school for Tantra!

The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education is the first and only government accredited professional training institute using the Tibetan Five Element Tantric practices for holistic sexual healing.

775+ Hours

of Authentic Tantra® Training

60+ Hours

of Live Sessions (1 on 1 and Group)

In Person

2 LIVE Tantra Certification Retreats

12+ Hours

Weekly Somatic Practice

Certification with the Institute of Authentic Tantra Education is a comprehensive program consisting of two (2) phases, taking approximately 15 months to complete. Our two-phase training process makes this the most comprehensive Tantra Practitioners Training Program available today.

The curriculum for this training program underwent a year-long review by the Ministry of Advanced Education in British Columbia, Canada, and was found to effectively meet their educational standards.

  • The program classification is acupuncture and oriental medicine.

  • Graduates of our certification program hold the professional occupational code of Practitioners of natural healing.

100% Financing Options Are Now Available for US Students! 

IATE has partnered with a 3rd party provider to offer 100% financing for Phase #1 AND Phase #2 of our government-accredited Authentic Tantra Certification Program!

NOW Enrolling for the class of 2023-2024! Start Phase #1 Tantra Mastery NOW before prices increase!

*Prices for Phase #1 of the 2 – Phase Authentic Tantra Certification Program will INCREASE starting January 1st, 2023. 

SAVE $1700 when you register for Tantra Mastery (Phase #1) between NOW and Dec. 31st, 2022.

Click Here To Apply for Phase 1!


Learn to…

  • Apply the ancient yoga of Tantra as a somatic healing method

  • Use pleasure as medicine to heal and release trauma

  • Restore the peace & bliss of a balanced nervous system

  • Transform past wounds into a source of wisdom and power

  • Heal attachment wounds and cultivate healthy and enriching relationships in all areas of your life

  • Access BLISS as a state of being

  • Use lineage-based Tantra to effectively overcome and HEAL most types of modern sexual dysfunction such as: numbness or lack of sensation, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, painful intercourse, lack of sexual satisfaction, lack of desire, anorgasmia in women and men

Authentic Tantra Certification

What is Authentic Tantra®?

Authentic Tantra® is a trauma-informed, holistic healing modality rooted in the Tibetan Five Element Healing Practices.

Authentic Tantra® is an innovative yogic practice which weaves ancient, lineage-based tantric practices with somatic science and holistic methods for the purpose of catalyzing profound transformation of body, mind, spirit, and sex.

Practicing Authentic Tantra® awakens the innate potential for healing that is embedded in human sexuality when it is honored as integral to our sacred, human existence and practiced with awareness, compassion, and loving-kindness.

The modality is based on ancient and contemporary knowledge about how socio-cultural conditioning causes emotional, mental and physical suffering, specifically in the area of sexuality.

In this context “sexuality” is understood as a fundamental part of human existence, including but not limited to genital stimulation and arousal, our feelings, needs, belief systems, and how we relate to our selves and others.

Socio-cultural conditioning shapes the way we think, feel and act. At its core is the ignorance that comes with the idea of separation; We believe that our body is separate from our thinking and feeling, that our sexuality is separate from all things sacred, that as individuals we are separate from other beings and from our environment.

In the area of sexuality, ignorance leads to some of the most widespread, violent and many-layered sources of suffering.

Our Mission

We believe that healing for each individual happens from the inside out.

We believe that by healing and empowering the individual, we heal, empower, and awaken our communities – thereby healing and empowering our society as a whole.

Using a somatically-based, trauma-informed approach to healing we understand that “the issues are in the tissues”, and true, lasting transformation occurs when we are able to effectively heal and balance the nervous system and gain access to the profound wisdom of the body.

The Authentic Tantra Certification Program is not just a training for “Coaches”.


Our unique 2 phase training process allows you to develop the competency required to confidently support your clients while addressing the sensitive issues of sexuality and trauma.

The Authentic Tantra® modality understands that our TRUE nature is that of love, joy, connection, and pleasure.

Tantric Healing is simply the process of removing “blocks to bliss” so that our authentic, inherently blissful nature can be reclaimed and restored…Naturally.

Get a Sneak Peek of our Tantra Retreats!

About Our Training Program

Authentic Tantra ® is a trauma-informed holistic healing modality designed to awaken, heal, and integrate body, mind, spirit, and sex.

Authentic Tantra ® methods are rooted in the Tibetan Five Element Tantric Teachings, which are ancient shamanistic techniques from the Tibetan and Bon traditions, designed to balance, enrich, and heal the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body- from the inside out.



This personal one-on-one Tantra coaching program introduces you to the methods of Authentic Tantra® and guides you through the process of using the Tibetan 5 Element system for emotional and sexual healing, allowing you to build a stable foundation of experience-based practice for your professional certification training the following year.


We strive to enroll students who feel truly aligned with the Authentic Tantra® modality. Phase #1 of the training process ensures that you feel called to become a Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner because the methods have worked FOR YOU.

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*Please note ~ The sooner you get started with Phase #1 of your training the more time you will have to work with the Authentic Tantra® methods to develop competence and skill. You will be eligible to register for Phase #2 once you have completed your 13th session.


NOW Enrolling for the class of 2023-2024! Start Phase #1 Tantra Mastery NOW before prices increase!

*Prices for Phase #1 of the 2 – Phase Authentic Tantra Certification Program will INCREASE to $5000 starting January 1st, 2023.

Save $1700 when you apply before Dec. 31st 2022!


Here are some advantages to starting Phase #1 early in the calender year:

  • Spread your sessions out over a full 6 months to allow for a truly integrated healing experience
  • Have more time to work with and master each method
  • Experience profound healing and life transformation learning Authentic Tantra®
  • Be exceptionally well prepared for the next phase of your training in Jan. 2023
  • PLEASE NOTE: Students MUST be registered for Phase #1 by July 31st, 2022 to qualify for the 2023 Phase #2 Cohort.


Phase #1 of our training program is a PERSONAL coaching program, which allows you and your instructor to tailor the curriculum to meet your unique needs for healing and growth.



The 11-month Authentic Tantra® Certification Program is comprised of four in-depth training modules.


Building upon the practices you learned in Phase #1 of your training, Phase #2 allows you to develop MASTERY of the Authentic Tantra® methods and their application for sexual and non-sexual healing.


This 2 phase process gives you the instruction, skill-set, and guidance that will allow you to become a deeply knowledgeable and highly effective Tantra Practitioner. You have the potential to become a potent and embodied healer, who is able to confidently support clients through the profound transformational processes catalyzed by these methods.


Registration for Phase #2 of the Certification training is available once you have successfully completed Phase #1.

Certification with the Institute of Authentic Tantra Education is a comprehensive program consisting of 2 phases, taking approximately 15 months to complete.


NOW Enrolling for the class of 2023-2024! Start Phase #1 Tantra Mastery NOW before prices increase!


*Prices for Phase #1 of the 2 – Phase Authentic Tantra Certification Program will INCREASE starting January 1st, 2023. 




140 Hours

over approx. 4 months

Registration Open!

Students MUST be registered for Phase #1 by July 31st, 2022 to qualify for the 2023 Phase #2 Cohort.

  • What is “Tantra” and where does it come from?
  • The 4 Pillars of Healing with Authentic Tantra®
  • The energy medicine of Tibetan 5 Element Tantra
  • Ancient, lineage-based, Tantric Meditations
  • Tibetan Tantric Healing Practices
  • Tantric Breathwork
  • Using Pleasure as Medicine
  • Healing the Nervous System with The Ocean Breath
  • Orgasmic Awareness Practice
  • Creating Sacred Space
  • The 4 Forms of Pleasure
  • The 10 Spot
  • Pleasure Journal
  • Transforming emotional poisons into power!
  • Sacred Self-Pleasure
  • Sexual Healing with Tantric Touch
  • Harnessing Sexual Energy
  • Sexual + Non-Sexual Practices
  • Healing and Enrichment with Tantric Movement
  • Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • Tantric Speech
  • Sexual Communication
  • Tantric Union Breathing
  • Integrating Tantra into Daily Life


775 Hours

over 11 months


2 In-Person Retreats

Module One deepens and builds upon what students learn in Phase #1 of their training. Additionally, students will learn Authentic Tantra® methods for healing various types of sexual dysfunction for all genders, pleasure-based anatomy for all genders, and couples practices for cultivating Tantric Intimacy.

Students can expect to learn and practice:

  • Advanced applications of The Tibetan 5 Element Practices
  • How to use the 4 Pillars of Authentic Tantra® for Holistic Healing
  • The Polyvagal system + its role in healing trauma
  • Pleasure-based sexual anatomy
  • The 4 stages of trauma healing
  • The process of how trauma is stored in and released from the nervous system
  • Taoist sexual health practices
  • Cultivating “Pleasure Consciousness with The 4 forms of Pleasure
  • The 5 core pelvic movements + Tantric Dance
  • The 5 principles of tantric communication
  • Healing with words using Tantric Speech
  • The 4 components of Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • 5.5 days of intensive group training

The Module 2 Tantric Embodiment Retreat Consists of daily formal training sessions. This is a rare and precious opportunity to practice lineage-based Tantric healing methods with a community of your peers.

Students will practice:

  • Advanced Tibetan 5 Element Tantra methods
  • The 5 Elements of Tantric Dance
  • Advanced pelvic floor yoga practices for all genders
  • How to apply the energy medicine of Tibetan 5 Element Tantra for holistic healing
  • Somatically-based, trauma-informed, Tantric sexual healing methods
  • Tantric Intimacy practices for partners
  • The 5 principles of tantric communication
  • Using mindful pleasure as medicine in daily life

Module 3 provides instruction for students to transition to becoming a Certified Tantra Coach. Students will continue individual sessions with their Primary Instructor to support the development and refinement of their teaching abilities.

Bi-Weekly Group Training Sessions will continue with the focus on why, what, and how to teach the Authentic Tantra® modality to others. Students are provided with coaching templates, blueprints, and teaching tools to work with and use as required.

Additionally, students will be expected to:

  • Work directly with 2-3 “practice” clients under indirect supervision
  • Demonstrate understanding of all the techniques and theories learned in previous modules by successfully completing a written test.
  • Describe differences between Tibetan, Indian, and Western Neo-Tantra
  • Identify the defining features of Authentic Tantra®, and how and why it is effective as a holistic healing modality
  • Summarize the 4 pillars of Authentic Tantra® and how + why they work
  • Explain the energy body and its relationship to healing the physical body
  • Summarize the Tibetan Five Elements and how they work with the energy body to establish balance across all systems of function.
  • Explain the 5 root emotional poisons in the Tibetan tradition and how the elemental practices work to heal those.
  • Summarize all aspects of the 5 element chart.
  • Design curriculum for workshops and private coaching sessions with clients.
  • Identify how the modality and practices can be applied to various issues experienced by clients.

67 hours of oral exams in which students demonstrate the capacity to:

  • Clearly articulate the 4 Pillars of Healing with Authentic Tantra®
  • Clearly teach all aspects of the Tibetan 5 Element Practices
  • Demonstrate the embodiment of the meditation and movement practices
  • Demonstrate correct knowledge of genital anatomy
  • Demonstrate proficiency in teaching all the methods of the Authentic Tantra® modality

Students will demonstrate their ability to instruct one-on-one with their classmates and in a workshop environment

Please review our comprehensive course syllabus containing information regarding:

  • Our unique 2 phase certification process
  • Program investment and payment plans
  • The framework of the Authentic Tantra® healing modality
  • In-depth overview of our government approved course outline, including learning objectives and graduation requirements
  • Required and included course materials
  • FAQ’s such as; yearly class size, accreditation details, grading policy, admissions policy, and guidance on determining if this program is the right fit for you.

What our Students are saying about Authentic Tantra…

Here’s what your clients can expect from Authentic Tantra…

“I had to stop everything and share a beautiful client’s testimony with you. I have been working with this beautiful black woman for 3 months and her last session was tonight. She shared that she now believes that people like her can experience pleasure in their lives because she’s had the opportunity to work with a tantrika that looks like her. She said that she now knows that her black body can be more than something that can just be used by anyone for their pleasure that she can now reclaim her body and create her pleasure! Her body is free. She came to this sacred medicine as a last resort to just feel SOMETHING after nothing else worked. She came with high levels of numbness and now she has reclaimed 75% of her capacity to feel again in her yoni.”

Ahmane Glover, CATP, Certified Sexologist, current Tantra Mastery Instructor 

“Just wanted to update you all on how effective this practice is with my patients. I’m a home health occupational therapist. Most of my clients are seniors but I get some younger clients too. A few months ago I got a referral to help a lady adjust to how she will manage her activities of daily living with one leg as she was expected to have an amputation of one of her legs due to non-healing wounds that have been there for several years.


The vascular and wound care specialists had hit a wall and they were planning for an amputation. I went to see her and started with the regular things like shower and toilet transfers, dressing, etc. But she was very anxious so I started her with some ocean breathing. Over the next few months, I taught her many of the things I learned in my certification training. We used the dance movements to relieve pain in her muscles throughout her body. We used somatic healing to help her be more comfortable with touch. We used 21 breaths and color breathing. We used fire element and space element meditations. We used the pleasure journal and focused on pleasure as medicine.


She wanted to be able to be sexual with her husband again so we used partner practices. He was able to talk about sex for the first time in their relationship which had been about 15 years at that point. And they reconnected sexually. After a couple of months of doing these practices and dedicating the merit of our practices to people who were suffering from non-healing wounds, her wounds healed. They are now completely healed and she gets to keep her leg. She told her pain doctor about it and he said I was doing his work for him. She said he wants to collaborate and refer patients to me. I said she could share my contact details with him.


Another patient I have who has pancreatic cancer, I taught ocean breathing and 21 breaths the first time I met her. The day after I met her she had a pain crisis that lasted several days before she could get medical care. I called her to schedule and she said she was in the hospital for pain management. She said she couldn’t have made it through those 3 days without ocean breathing. Today I called her and she said that she was ocean breathing with a friend who is her caregiver when I called. She said she has been able to get off 2 of the 3 opioid medications she has been on for many years by using ocean breathing as a substitute for pain management. She said it feels like a miracle to her.


I’m using these techniques to good effect to manage trauma, pain, anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, partner disconnection, etc. I am so grateful to the IATE team for teaching me these and many other techniques. They make me a more skillful occupational therapist. There are many more success stories but I just wanted to give you a taste.”

Stephanie Sahanow ~ ATCP Student during Module 3

What makes Our Tantra Certification
program unique?


This is the most comprehensive program you will find in the field of modern Tantra education; combining the most advanced energy healing practices from the Tibetan Tantric and Taoist traditions, with the best contemporary approaches for trauma release.



While becoming a coach for others you will be evolving spiritually, transforming the root causes of what’s holding you back from living your fullest potential. Experience growth and expansion which you can use to help others.


The Tibetan Five Element Tantric Teachings of this modality stem from an unbroken lineage of teachers dating back 2600 years. The Authentic Tantra modality is endorsed by Lama Tashi Dundrup of the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage.


We are dedicated to providing ourselves and our students sustainable systems to access ongoing support for healing.



You will be a part of our ongoing community (Sangha) and gain access to continued education and support after your certification.


We offer our graduates professional affiliations with reputable institutions in the field of sexuality and holistic healing to enhance their professional credibility and expertise.


Group sessions are taught live, facilitating an interactive learning process where you build relationships with your teachers and peers.



Two mandatory retreats ensure the high quality integration of your skills and understanding through experiential learning in a supportive environment.


This program is RICH in direct, in-person coaching hours, ensuring you’re supported in your learning process though direct contact with your primary teacher.



This is the ONLY government-accredited Tantra Certification Program in North America. Upon graduation, our students are eligible for the additional credential of “Certified Sexologist” through the American Board of Sexology


Authentic Tantra® is now internationally recognized as a Natural Therapeutic Modality and IATE has been approved as a  Premier Training Provider with IICT.

Our Certified Practitioners have access to Professional Recognition, Membership and Insurance with the IICT


ALL of our students receive free counseling from Here2Talk Mental Health Services

Authentic Tantra® combines the following practices:

  • The Tibetan 5 Element Tantric Practices for healing mental, emotional, physical, and sexual imbalances.
  • Taoist Sexual Yoga Practices for cultivating sexual health and wellness
  • Tantric Movement to release stagnant energy held in the body, creating openness and FLOW
  • Non-Violent Communication tools for cultivating therapeutic (healing) relationships
  • Somatically-based methods for sexual healing and awakening your full potential for pleasure
  • Contemporary cutting-edge knowledge of human sexuality and function
  • The most up-to-date research on developmental, relational, and shock trauma

We offer the only government accredited Tantra Certification Program in North America!



View from the Lama

“I want to say that the teachers of this course have my full support. The transmission of the Five Elements is authentic from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as they have stated in their advertising and is completely applicable to any healing modality including sexual. Sexual transmission of the 5 element methods are used in Tibetan Buddhist Tradition in special circumstances. Here in the west, they are applied to people generally. This course offers instruction in authentic Tibetan Buddhist practices, woven into this sexual healing modality. It is a valid certification program.”

Lama Tashi Dundrup ~ Shangpa Kagyu

Kauai Dharma Center

Become a Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner!

The Authentic Tantra Certification program is a personal journey of self-healing and personal development that involves coming face-to-face with and transcending your own personal, sexual, and emotional wounds.

It is through this process that you become the type of highly-skilled holistic healing practitioner clients can trust to guide them through their own healing process.

This can only be achieved having a deeply embodied understanding of how each tantric method works to catalyze this transformational process.

The Authentic Tantra Certification program is designed specifically for those who are PASSIONATE about liberating themselves, and their communities, from the shackles of sexual ignorance, guilt, fear and shame, and who value the integrity of having time-tested, authentic, lineage-based methods for healing, transformation, and personal growth.

NOW Enrolling for the class of 2023-2024! Start Phase #1 Tantra Mastery NOW before prices increase!

*Prices for Phase #1 of the 2 – Phase Authentic Tantra Certification Program will INCREASE starting January 1st, 2023. 

SAVE $1700 when you register for Tantra Mastery (Phase #1) between NOW and Dec. 31st, 2022.

Ready to get started on your journey?

Send us your application now!

*The Tantra Mastery Training Program does not require approval by the registrar of the private Training Institute Branch (PTIB). As such, the registrar did not review this program.