Yoga Tantra Advanced Study Group

Yoga Tantra Advanced Masterclass – Philosophy

Understand the philosophies and techniques from Yoga, Tantra, Sāmkhya, and Vedanta

Online Classes:  8 x 90 minutes | Talks | Guided Meditations | CPD Points: 16 hrs




Thanks for joining the Yoga Tantra Advanced Study Group

This is an opportunity to deepen and upgrade your understanding of the philosophies and techniques from Yoga, Tantra, Sāmkhya, and Vedanta, and to practice meditations and techniques derived from these philosophies.

Selected texts will be recommended. For example, we will explore the Upanishads, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and various Tantras (sacred texts).


Topics include consciousness, energy/shakti, light; mind, karma, elemental forces; mantras, yantras, initiation, psychic symbols (Ishta devatā); spiritual practice (sādhana), peace, silence, stillness; community (sangha). Many other topics will be incorporated into the teachings and discussions.

You will also learn principals from both Eastern and Western psychological approaches to self-development and self-realization.

Class Schedule

These live classes were recorded. You can now watch the recordings at your convenience

Class Components

8 x 90-minute classes

Guided Meditation
Q&A (Satsang)

Continuing Professional Development

Earns CPD 16 contact hrs with Yoga Alliance USA, Yoga Australia, & SYTA 

Publisher Info

Title: Yoga Tantra Advanced Study Group

Authors: Dr. Swami Shankardev Saraswati

Publisher: Big Shakti

Media: Online Classes and Recordings


  • I am loving the course and practicing the meditations. I have only completed lesson two, and I have already become acutely aware of how much thinking goes on. OMG! It’s crazy in there sometimes. I am also noticing that I am so NOT my thoughts, which is why I can now notice how crazy they are. Practicing the meditations is like taking a warm bath in consciousness. So nourishing and soothing.
    Thank you once again for your excellent teaching and for making the esoteric concepts so digestible and healing.

  • I depend on Big Shakti ongoing to provide information enhanced by meditations to take us further into new realms of experience and knowledge. The Awaken Your Third Eye of Intuition program was an eye-opening experience for me (pun intended). Having studied and practiced a wide variety of classical yoga techniques for over 24 years, it was truly thrilling for me to advance my theoretical knowledge and yoga practice.

    Meticulously presented material from yoga-tantra and new information and meditations to advance into intuitive thinking provided fresh insights, which improved my relationships and communication style. This course has been a wondrous expansion of knowledge and experience. I recommend it highly to students of all levels.

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Authentic yoga and meditation knowledge and practices

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