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SkyDancing Teacher Training

International Training for Facilitators

INTERNATIONAL SKYDANCING TEACHER TRAINING

From time to time, when we decide to take a new step in our organization's expansion,
we organize a Teacher Training in Europe or America.
They are not regularly offered but are designed to meet the needs of our organization.
These Trainings are a wonderful learning space for people who desire to spread the beautiful teachings
of SkyDancing Tantra throughout the world.
All applicant must have completed at least the first three weeks of the LET.
If you want to receive notification about the next Teacher Training in Europe or the USA, please contact us.

SkyDancing® Tantra Coach & Teacher Training
International Training for Facilitators

Rituel TantraThe SkyDancing® Tantra Teachers Training is a unique opportunity to learn how to transmit the lessons of SkyDancing Tantra. It is today one of the most recognized methods in the fields of Tantra and sacred sexuality. This training is designed for dedicated people who wish to support others in their personal development and ecstatic awakening in the growing area of relationships, sexuality, and spirituality.

  • Are you considering certification as a SkyDancing Tantra & Teacher?
  • Are you interested in learning tools that you can incorporate into your professional setting?
  • Do you wish to become a skilled and dynamic group leader in the field of Tantra?
  • Do you wish to deepen your experience and understanding of Tantra?

This training is a powerful adventure and an invitation to explore, practice, and integrate the tools of SkyDancing Tantra in all facets of your life, whether or not you plan to become a teacher!

This program spans over two years and is comprised of 5 modules. Receive rich learning through experiential training with multiple teachers from around the world, including Margot Anand.
Gain a better understanding of Tantric practice and philosophy.
Explore teachings from your authentic self, finding your unique voice, and using your inner wisdom as the inspiration for your teaching.
Discover and learn what it is to be a teacher who offers transformative experiences.
Develop the skills and insight needed to craft transformational workshops and create a safe, conducive environment for your sessions and events, including group facilitation methodology, approaches to assessing, and shifting group dynamics.
Discover how to teach from your own life experiences, draw from your presence in the moment, and allow intuitive responses shifting as needed to meet your participants.
A SkyDancing Tantra Teacher embodies the teachings and inspires their participants by combining their authenticity with teaching content and proven methods. Teachers Training is designed around these principles and creates an environment for personal and professional growth conducive to deeply integrating the state of being specific to Tantra.
This training prepares you to present classes and facilitate workshops of 2-3 days.

The Mission:

The mission of certified SkyDancing Tantra Presenters and Teachers is to enlighten humanity by setting an example of a healthy and Tantric way of life that connects the heart, body, and spirit. We practice and share the methods of SkyDancing Tantra with love, integrity, and ecstatic delight, and bring true equality and spirituality into our relationships.

The Teachers:

The next SkyDancing Tantra Certified Teacher Training (CTT) will be taught by a panel of the world's leading SkyDancing Tantra Teachers, including Margot Anand (with Jim Benson co-teaching), Laurent Lacoste & Laurence Heitzmann (Europe), and Cassidy Geppert & Mika Smith (USA).

The Application Process:

The next SkyDancing Tantra Certified Teacher Training (CTT) is expected to begin at the end of 2022. This is considered a 2-year commitment by first competing at least Cycles 1 & 2 of the Love and Ecstasy Training (LET) prior to starting the Teacher Training. A limited number of applicants will be accepted. This extensive training prepares teachers for the highest level of competence, as approved by Margot Anand. It is the ultimate professional Tantra Teacher Certification program and is offered by SkyDancing Tantra Institute USA.

Apply early for the next SkyDancing Tantra Certification Teacher Training (CTT). Your registration, deposit, and acceptance into the program helps secure your spot for the LETs and CTT. Once your deposit is received for at least the first Module of the CTT program, you will receive an enrollment application. Your placement will be confirmed once your application has been reviewed, and your enrollment has been accepted. If you are not accepted into the CTT, your deposit(s) will be immediately refunded in full.

The training modules: Professional goals and achievements

SkyDancing Tantra Teachers Training consists of 5 modules of one week each. At the end of each Module, you will receive a statement of completion confirming that you attended this Module. This statement also authorizes you to use the Module's practices in your personal life and in your professional activity. However, the SkyDancing Tantra trademark will only be used by people who have completed the SkyDancing Tantra Certification Program in its entirety, for the level of certification they have achieved.

SkyDancing Tantra Certification Program

Margot Anand's innovative teaching methods are presented by responsible, creative teachers devoted to the ethics of SkyDancing Tantra and involved in their own spiritual development process. We offer two levels of certification, Presenter and Teacher.

Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teachers can use the "SkyDancing Tantra" trademark and refer to Margot Anand's teachings in your courses when the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • Successful participation in 5 modules of Teachers Training.
  • Participation in 3 cycles of the LET (Love & Ecstasy Training) of SkyDancing Tantra.
  • Assist 3 cycles of the LET (Love & Ecstasy Training), several weekend workshops, and organize several classes and workshops as "teachers in training".
  • Receive discretionary accreditation from the Teachers Training Certification Committee.

Certified SkyDancing Tantra Presenters can use the "SkyDancing Tantra" trademark and to refer to Margot Anand's teachings in your courses upon successful completion of the following requirements:

  • Participation in at least 4 of 5 modules of Teachers Training.
  • Participation in at least 2 of 3 cycles of the LET (Love & Ecstasy Training) of SkyDancing Tantra.
  • Assist 2 cycles of the LET (Love & Ecstasy Training), weekend workshops, and organize several classes and workshops as "teachers in training."
  • Receive discretionary accreditation from the Teachers Training Supervisory Committee.

And other conditions which can be described more in detail:
To receive the full list of certification requirements or any other information regarding training, contact Sara & Thomas Stout at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the future

Those who have obtained certification under the certification program will have access to:
Being a member of the greater SkyDancing Tantra International sangha and participate in the community gatherings.
The annual meeting of SkyDancing Tantra (TAM) teachers and assistants.
The possibility of leading groups under the sponsorship of a SkyDancing Tantra Institute within the framework of a legal contract and of benefiting from advertising their groups on the Institute's website.

 

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Alan Revere (San Francisco, CA)

 

Module 1

The Foundations of SkyDancing Tantra

 

Module 1 - The Foundations of SkyDancing Tantra

- Date TBA next year -

Teachers:
Laurence Heitzmann and Laurent Lacoste - Supervisors of Teachers Training & Directors of SkyDancing Tantra International

"Ecstasy is when you wake up and find that you're in love with life. " - Margot Anand

Module 1 of the Skydancing Tantra Teacher Training presents what Tantra and Neo-Tantra are and the place of SkyDancing Tantra within this global picture, while Margot will further present the spiritual lineage and foundations of it during Module 3. This Module 1 gives practical ways to work with others while deepening your own personal Tantra practice. You will explore accessing higher states of consciousness and how to offer a space for people  to grow,  to transform and to open. The content of Module 1 will cover: 

  • The principles of Tantra, Neo-Tantra and SkyDancing Tantra
  • The SkyDancing Tantra Energy Map: The Chakras and the Inner Flute
  • Rituals in SkyDancing Tantra: Heart Salutation and Sacred Space
  • The Ecstasy of the Body, Mind & Spirit: cultivating ecstatic states of being by using specific breathing technics.
  • Moving Beyond Resistance: Facilitating others' personal and spiritual growth
  • Active Meditations: opening the emotional-spiritual body
  • The connection of sexuality and spirituality in SkyDancing Tantra
  • Ethics & Integrity: working within healthy boundaries
  • The importance of “walking your talk”: The Who, How & What and of understanding we want to be Tantra Teachers.
  • How to structure a one day workshop.
  • How to choose and filter the people you want have in your workshops through interviews.

By completing Module 1, you will be able to present the material you learned in a confident and professional manner, and practice your new teaching skills with friends and clients in short sessions and introductory events.

Module 2

Awakening Energy and Dancing Group Dynamics

 

Module 2 - Awakening Energy & the Dance of Group Dynamics

- Date TBA next year -

Teachers:
Cassidy Geppert & Mika Smith - TEL teachers in the USA

"We first learn the tools for intimacy, then we make love" - Margot Anand

Ecstatic, orgasmic energy is our life force. It expresses itself in many ways, and is not limited to the sexual context. The more we can organize our vitality and the flow of our Energies in our lives, the more creative and fulfilled we feel. Module 2 will deepen your skills to support your clients in liberating their Energy flows and to guide them towards a more joyful and vibrant lives. The content of Module 2 will cover: 

  • Experiential exploration of the chakras and subtle body anatomy
  • Yoga asanas for self-awareness, expanding the subtle body and energizing the chakras
  • The history of yoga asana in relationship to Classical Tantra and Sky Dancing Tantra
  • Breath work as a tool for accelerated personal growth
  • Awareness and transformation through movement and dance
  • The Mind and Heart of the Teacher: tools for creating trust, teaching methodology and teacher self-care
  •  Managing challenging group dynamics
  • Personal Processing: facilitating powerful individual growth in a group setting
  •  Inclusivity: Sky Dancing Tantra for  LGBTQA
  • Yin-Yang Game – organizing the expression of desires and limits – allowing self-letting go by being aware of one’s boundaries.

By completing Module 2, you will have a stable foundation for working with people in a safe environment to facilitate growth, letting go, and moving into new ways of being and relating with themselves and their loved ones.

Module 3

Receiving the Transmission of the Lineage

 

Module 3 - Receiving the Empowerment from the Lineage

- Date TBA next year -

Teachers:
Margot Anand & Jim Benson (Founder of SkyDancing - SkyDancing Teacher USA Institute)

"Tantric vision accepts everything. Everything that a person experiences or feels is an opportunity to learn, without judgment… In Tantra, there is no division between good or evil, between what is acceptable and what is not. Each and every situation, whether pleasant or not, is an opportunity to become more aware.” — Margot Anand

Module 3 is an invitation to dive more deeply into the heart of the SkyDancing Tantra experience, along with the practical skills to teach a number of core structures. Under the guidance of Margot Anand and Jim Benson, you will learn to lead three of the most powerful processes in the SkyDancing Tantra method: Pelvic Laughter, the Dynamic Streaming Process, and Riding the Tiger. Here’s more of what you will learn in Module 3: 

  •   The history and spiritual lineage of SkyDancing Tantra
  •   What is sacred sexuality?
  •   SkyDancing Tantra ethical standards
  •   How to work with assistants
  •   Organizing and choosing music
  •   Your voice as a leader
  •   Working with men and women separately
  •   Using ritual and the mystical tools 
  •   Learning and teaching Riding the Tiger
  •  Learning and teaching The Dynamic Streaming process
  •  Learning and teaching Pelvic Laughter
  •  Managing transference and countertransference (continued from previous modules)
  •  Meditation (continued from previous modules)
  •  Awakening to ecstasy and bliss

    By completing Modules 3, you will have been further introduced and initiated to  SkyDancing® Tantra lineage, by the founder and lineage holder Margot Anand. You will be ready for entering the second phase of the Teachers Training.

Module 4

SkyDancing® Tantra Coaching

 

Module 4 - SkyDancing® Tantra Coaching

- date TBA next year -

Teachers:
Holly Rawson & Brian Ahern - SkyDancing Tantra Teachers USA

"We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience. Rather, we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.” —Teilhard de Chardin

Over the course of Module 4(a), Holly Rawson & Brian Ahern share the gems of over 35 years in training and practice as counselors and coaches. Learn simple and profound models for understanding what makes us humans tick, along with useful, everyday analogies and teaching stories that will expand your sphere of effectiveness and help your clients develop long-lasting insight into their own process efficiently. These models are useful for coaching in all areas of life, including for students of Tantra and spiritual practice. In fact, SkyDancing Tantra is a wonderful foundation for coaching in its philosophy of accepting everything. In Module 4(a), you will acquire a theoretical, as well as practical, frame of reference for understanding:

  • The SkyDancing Ethical Standards as it especially applies to SkyDancing Tantra Coaches
  • The human experience through family of origin patterns and developmental stages, and how these patterns are reenacted through our relationships
  • The universality of archetypal metaphor and how it drives us
  • The principles of the biological drive for differentiation
  • The developmental stages of our masculine and feminine aspects in all of us
  • Our neurological operating system and how it facilitates or hinders communication
  • Ways to support clients in developing a meaningful spiritual practice
  • Deepening our integrity so as to create effective professional boundaries, as well as coach your clients in developing their own personal boundaries

By completing Module 4(a), you will be eligible for SkyDancing® Tantra Coach certification (Level 1 Coach). To maintain your license to practice as a SkyDancing Tantra Coach, completion within 3 years of CTT Module 4(b) is required. Upon completing Module 4(b), you will be eligible for SkyDancing Tantra Coach certification (Level 2 Coach).

Module 5

The passionate and inspired teacher

 

Module 5 - The Passionate Inspired Teacher

- Date TBA next year -

Teachers:
Laurence Heitzmann and Laurent Lacoste - Supervisors of the Teachers Training - Directors of SkyDancing Tantra International

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” — William A.Ward

Dive deeper into the spiritual dimensions of SkyDancing Tantra. Inspire others to live their ecstatic essence, integrating spirituality into their daily lives. Learn what it takes to teach from a place of personal and professional integrity. The content of Module 6 will cover: 

  • Advanced SkyDancing Practices such as: The Fire Orgasm and the Chakra Wave: overcoming dualities through breath and presence
  • Creating Pujas and Structures: the art of designing and leading powerful group rituals
  • What is Tantric Massage – What is Kashmiri Massage
  • How to use Massage in your workshops for the purpose of awareness
  • The Spiritual Powers of Tantra: cultivating inner harmony and spiritual alignment through the practice of the wave (the Yabyum position). Understanding the precious teachings of the Yabyum.
  • How to support people in organizing their freedom within the form given by life. The principles of continuity in the relation and with life.
  • Schedule & Time Management: flowing within a structure and within your workshop.
  • Bring together the material from the previous Modules to design effective, transformative introductory weekend workshops
  • Importance of having a good timing for your structures and workshops and to globally stick to it.
  • Pros and cons of presenting live demos.

By completing Module 6, you will have mastered many theoretical and practical aspects of SkyDancing Tantra that you can share with others in a wide variety of settings. You will have a deep understanding of the SkyDancing Tantra method in your personal practice and professional environment, and be able to present powerful and transformational events with a broad foundation. After completing Module 6, you will be eligible for SkyDancing® Tantra Teacher certification which might be delivered to you by the Teachers’ Training Supervising Team. To maintain your license to practice as a SkyDancing Tantra Teacher, membership in good standing with a SkyDancing Tantra Institute is required.

Logistics / Registration

Location: EarthRise at IONS - Petaluma, CA

Earthrise Retreat Center

IONS (the Institute of Noetic Sciences) was founded in 1973 by NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell. Pioneering in the work of human consciousness research — exploring ancient wisdom traditions, supporting experiential learning, and engaging in modern scientific inquiry — IONS is the home of EarthRise. In a truly magnificent natural setting, EarthRise at IONS is the ideal venue for our Ecstatic Living seminars.

EarthRise is a beautiful setting to commune with nature and experience ecological awareness that fosters self-reflection and personal growth. The campus is a place where we integrate theory and practice, science and spirituality, renewal and retreat.

Travel Arrangements

EarthRise at IONS is located just 30 miles north of San Francisco (nestled in the mountains between Novato and Petaluma). It is easily accessible from the East Bay and North Bay, as well as from San Francisco, making it one of Northern California’s premier retreat sites. If you are flying into San Francisco or Oakland, you can either:

  • rent a car and follow GPS directions
  • arrange a ride with one of your fellow participants through carpooling (after you have registered, email us if you would like to choose this option; a list of others available to carpool will be sent to you separately so that you can contact each other directly to arrange your ride)

History

Dr. Edgar Mitchell landed on the moon as one of the Apollo 14 astronauts. On the trip home, Mitchell saw Earth rise in the vastness of space and was engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness.

open“On the return trip home, gazing through 240,000 miles of space toward the stars and the planet from which I had come, I suddenly experienced the universe as intelligent, loving, harmonious. My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity. We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians.”close

 

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