Please note there are currently no scholarships available for Tantra Mastery/Phase #1 of the Authentic Tantra Certification Program.

A “Scholarship” of $1000 is automatically applied for ALL Phase #2 BIPOC students. Additional scholarships are currently not available.

Financing options are available CLICK HERE for more info!

The Unity Through Diversity Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was created to support BIPOC in having easier access to the Tibetan 5 Element Teachings and sexual healing methods of the Authentic Tantra® modality, and to ensure the proliferation of these healing practices in communities that have been harmed by systemic racism and generational trauma in North America.

IATE was founded by Bi-racial Black woman, Devi Ward Erickson. Having undergone her own process of healing generational and ancestral trauma using the Tibetan 5 Element Healing Practices, combined with somatically-based  sexual healing methods, Devi committed her life to sharing this potent healing modality with the African American community to assist in the healing of 400 years of systemic abuse and break the cycle of developmental trauma.

In early 2019 Devi supported her mother (Alexandra E Ward) through the last 6 weeks of her life. During this process, Devi and her mother spoke about their fierce passion for equality and justice. The phrase “Unity Through Diversity” was Alexandra’s guiding principle in life, and is in fact, the reason Devi and her brother were born.

Devi’s parents both believed in the power of love to heal. They believed that bringing together people of different “races” and ethnic backgrounds in the spirit of love, connection, and community, was the key to healing the divisions caused by racism in America.

Devi’s parents believed that she and her brother were living embodiments of this truth. The truth that love can heal and that love can create a better world for all of us.

The Unity Though Diversity scholarship fund was created to fulfill their vision of a better world through the cultivation of communities based in love, connection, and healing.

We invite YOU, our online community, to contribute to a better world by making the government accredited holistic healing modality of Authentic Tantra® more accessible to those communities who are most in need of healing.



Since 2017 Devi Ward Erickson and IATE have provided over $20,000 in scholarships, which were personally paid for by Devi and IATE.


In 2021 the Institute provided an additional $20,000 in scholarships to BIPOC to complete the 11- month Authentic Tantra Certification Program.


We appreciate your donation and look forward to making our training programs even more accessible to communities in need of healing.

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*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.