Yoga is a holistic expression that employs physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines.
Yogis practice hoping to attain an enhanced state of living and a state of permanent peace. The term yoga can be derived from either of two roots, yujir yoga (to yoke) or yuj samādhau (to concentrate).
According to Yoga-Yajnavalkya, Yoga is the union of the individual psyche with the transcendental self. There are many styles of yoga, each with distinct protocol and traditions. Tantra yoga is a specific style of meditation and ritual. Its goal is to awaken our ability to see and experience awe in each moment, inviting more and more divine in the mundane. The universe we experience is the concrete manifestation of the divine energy that creates and maintains it: Tantric practice seeks to contact and channel that energy within the human microcosm by means of ritual in order to achieve creativity and freedom.
Tantra comes from the words Tanoti (to expand, stretch, extend) and Trayoti (to liberate or free). Thus, tantra is the practice of expanding one’s awareness to everything and liberating one’s existence beyond the material and into the spiritual.
“The science and practice of Tantra has been likened to honey (madhu), in that it reveals the sweetness that is life in this world, as well as within spiritual unfolding.” -KATIE SILCOX
In Tantra yoga, Shakti (the Divine Feminine absolute) is focal. The Mother Goddess is seen in all things, as she is primordial. As she births us, nurtures us and ushers us home, she reminds us through stories and practices that we are all creative in nature, that energy assumes many forms and that we are divinity in human form. Shakta Tantra Yoga is the exploring of the Divine through self discovery and liberation of the individual.
I am passionate in pursuing my Shakta Tantra Yoga practice, and I share this energy with seekers in service. My personal spiritual sadhana (practice) seamlessly fuses white and red tantra. Each day, I engage in a sequence of asanas (postures), pranayama (breathwork), dhyana (meditation) and dharmic study in an effort to purify my mind/ body and align me energy with higher consciousness. I have a clean diet and I recieve body energy work almost daily. I live and work in sanctuary. My life is spiritually oriented and rooted in temple culture, therefore, both I and my services have a tantric vibration. The energy cultivated in my practice flavors our interactions.
Naturally, a good teacher practices what they preach- so my sanctuary services are geared towards orienting seekers as to how they may incorporate the revolutionary transformational lifestyle practices that I have learned over my years of practice. My custom sanctuary services link yogic practices (including asana, pranayama, visualization, bandha, energy work, mudras, mantras, puja, subtle anatomy, meditation, bhakti and more) into a single, methodical, personalized and deeply enriching ceremony that acts, in the moment, as an expression of our truest self.