Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for the Tantrika Online learning portal?

You can read about Tantrika Online here: tantrikainstitute.org/learn. Click “enroll” to see the different subscription options, and click “more” under them to compare prices and what is included in each. Once you subscribe, you will be redirected to the Tantrika Online student portal and can dive in to the courses and content!

I enrolled and subscribed. How do I login?

Once you have enrolled on tantrikainstitute.org/learn and subscribed, you can login at http://studentportal.tantrikainstitute.org or by clicking the round profile icon then “Learning Portal” in the top righthand side of the Tantrika Institute website’s header.

I am new to the Tantrika Institute community. How can I get connected?

Welcome to the Tantrika Institute kula (community)! You can enroll on Tantrika Online and get started with a free KULA subscription by taking the self-paced, 10-week Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course and joining the Live Q&As every other Friday at 7pm Lisbon time. You can ask questions on the live call or post questions in the forum and watch the recordings later.

For access to the above plus a plethora of content in the TI Library, subscribe at the SAMAYIN level to explore the TI Signature Courses (The Real Story of Yoga, Awakened Relating workshop, 8 Keys to Liberation, and 11 Key Energy Leaks & How to Seal Them, etc.), archived satsangs, webinar series, mantras, and guided practices.

To join the Live Satsangs every Saturday at 7pm Lisbon time (in addition to all the content above), subscribe at the TANTRIKA level. Once you have completed the Foundations course, you can explore the new 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum: Intro to The View, Awareness Cultivation, Mantra Science, and Energy Body. Click “more” to compare prices and see what is included in the different subscription levels here.

If you are on Facebook, you can request to join the Tantrik Yoga NOW Facebook group.

I forgot my password and am now locked out of my account. What do I do?

If you are enrolled and have a subscription on Tantrika Online but lock yourself out of the student portal by entering an incorrect password too many times, just wait a few minutes to try again and/or reset your password. If you do not receive the email to reset your password, please check your spam folder. Contact [email protected] if you cannot find the email and need a temporary password.

I was previously enrolled in the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course on Tantrika Institute's previous website. My email is not being recognized on Tantrika Online. Is it a different platform?

Yes, these are two different platforms. The free Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course was first hosted on Teachable before we launched Tantrika Online, our new online learning portal. All of the courses purchased previously through Tantrika Institute will still live online at Teachable, where you can continue to access them, should they not be included in your Tantrika Online subscription. You can log into any courses you previously purchased at https://courses.tantrikainstitute.org/courses/enrolled.

The Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course is available with all subscriptions on Tantrika Online, including the free KULA subscription. We sent an email to all Foundations course students on Teachable with a code to mark the course complete on our new online learning portal. If you can’t find it, please email [email protected]

Once you have enrolled and subscribed on Tantrika Online, log in to the student portal. Scroll down on the home screen below the video, and click on the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course tile, located within THE 7 FACETS OF THE TANTRIK PATH channel. Once inside the course, locate the checkbox at the top of the page which says “I have already completed a significant amount of the Foundations Course”, and enter the completion code.

After entering the code, you will now have full access to Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course to pick up where you left off or review. With a TANTRIKA subscription, you will then be able to access the new 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum: Intro to the View, Awareness Cultivation, Mantra Science, and Energy Body.

I have an account on Teachable but my username and password do not work to log in to Tantrika Online. Do I have to create a new account?

Yes, all students must create a new account on Tantrika Online in order to access the new courses and content. Please enroll and subscribe to Tantrika Online here: https://tantrikainstitute.org/learn.

The courses purchased previously through Tantrika Institute, hosted on teachable.com, will still live online at Teachable, where you can continue to access them, should they not be included in your Tantrika Online subscription. You can log into any courses you previously purchased at https://courses.tantrikainstitute.org/courses/enrolled.

I paid for individual courses and workshops through Tantrika Institute on Teachable but do not have access to them on Tantrika Online. Will access to my courses be moved over to the new Tantrika Online student portal from teachable.com?

Access to courses on Tantrika Online is based on subscription levels, as we no longer offer individually-purchased courses. Any courses previously purchased through Tantrika Institute, hosted on teachable.com, will still live online at Teachable where you can continue to access them, should they not be included in your Tantrika Online subscription. You can log into any courses you previously purchased at https://courses.tantrikainstitute.org/courses/enrolled.

Currently, we do not have a way of transferring your progress on Teachable courses to Tantrika Online. You will have access to a course you previously purchased, such as a TI Signature Course (The Real Story of Yoga, Awakened Relating Workshop, etc.), with a SAMAYIN and TANTRIKA subscription. You can click through the lessons on the course until you pick up where you left off on Teachable. Once you begin a course, it will show up in your “My Courses” list in the shortcut menu in the lefthand sidebar in your account on the Tantrika Online student portal.

I am enrolled with a TANTRIKA subscription but cannot access the new courses within the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum. What can I do?

All students must first complete the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course in order to access the courses within the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum, regardless of their subscription level. Once you complete the Foundations course, you will then have access to the first lesson of each 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path courses currently available: Intro to The View, Awareness Cultivation, Mantra Science, and Energy Body.

Click “NEXT ACTIVITY” to move through the lessons and unlock them. Once you begin a new course, it will show up in your “My Courses” list from the menu shortcut on the left sidebar.

I am currently enrolled with a KULA or SAMAYIN subscription, and I cannot access the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum, Live Satsangs, or Live Series. Why?

To access the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum, Live Satsangs, and Live Series, you must be enrolled with a TANTRIKA subscription. KULA subscribers have access to the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course and the Live Q&A every other Friday at 7pm Lisbon time. SAMAYIN subscribers have access to those two plus all the content in the TI Library (TI Signature Courses, archived satsangs, series, mantras, and guided practices). See what is available to you at each subscription level by clicking “more” under them here: https://tantrikainstitute.org/learn#footer_attachment

How do I upgrade, downgrade, or cancel my subscription on Tantrika Online?

When you are logged in to your account on the Tantrika Online student portal, you can make changes to your subscription in My Settings > My Subscription & Retreat Bookings > My Subscription. You can turn off the auto-renew function if you do not want your subscription renewed automatically. You can also upgrade, downgrade, or cancel your subscription there. NOTE: Changes to your subscription access happen immediately, so we suggest you finalize this change a day or two before your next payment date to make the most of the month you have already paid for.

You can also update your billing address, payment methods, and account details in your My Subscription settings.

I have placed my code into the Foundations course, and the course is showing as 100% complete. Why am I not allowed access to begin the 7 Facets Courses?

As a prerequisite, all students must first complete the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course to access further courses in the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum. If you are enrolled in the TANTRIKA tier, have checked the completion checkbox on the top of the page, successfully input the code, Foundations is showing as 100% complete, and are immediately trying to then begin the first lesson of a 7 Facets course, a short amount of time needs to be allowed for the system to process and log the completion of the Foundations course.

Currently, the process should take no more than 5 minutes. However, if after 10 minutes, you are still unable to access the first lesson of a 7 Facets course, please log out and log back in again. If this does not resolve the issue, email Student Support at [email protected]

Is it possible for me to share my Tantrika Online membership with another student?

No. At this time, the Tantrika Online learning portal does not have the ability for a single account to have multiple users. Therefore, every student must create their own separate account to have a unique experience, which takes advantage of individualized features such as “My Playlist” and “My Courses”. However, in the future, we will look to expand to allow for multiple students within a single account.

I want to enroll at the SADHAKA subscription level. When will this be released? Should I wait?

We do not have a release date set for the SADHAKA subscription level yet, as we are still defining the elements and nuances of the certificate process. You are encouraged to enroll in the TANTRIKA tier now and begin the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum, beginning with the prerequisite Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course. Once we announce the SADHAKA level certificate program, we will also include a full transition plan for active TANTRIKA students. Join our mailing list at the bottom of the tantrikainstitute.org webpage to stay tuned for more information!

My course progress does not seem to be saving. What can I do?

We suggest subscribers log in to the Tantrika Online student portal using a Chrome or Firefox browser with a laptop or desktop. Students have reported this issue on Safari or mobile devices. Please log out and log back in to your account to see if your course progress resets. If not, please try these troubleshooting steps. If all those steps do not resolve the issue, please contact Student Support by emailing [email protected]

Is there any way one can view the content of the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum prior to enrolling with a TANTRIKA subscription?

You can visit https://tantrikainstitute.org/7-facets-of-the-tantrik-path to learn more about the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path multi-year curriculum on Tantrika Online, available with a TANTRIKA subscription. The Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course (available with all subscriptions) is a prerequisite to start the new 7 Facets courses: Intro to The View, Awareness Cultivation, Mantra Science, and Energy Body.

Is there a scholarship fund that kula members can contribute to for those who truly can't afford a paid subscription?

A means of collecting a donation-based scholarship fund through the Tantrika Online learning portal is currently under development. Please add your email to our mailing list at the bottom of the tantrikainstitute.org webpage to receive updates!

What is Check In Time and Checkout Time for Personal Retreats?

Check In Time- 14:00
Check Out Time- 10:00

What does my daily room rate and tuition include?

Your daily room rate & tuition includes:
– One family meal is served a day for lunch. Family meal is a vegetarian main dish, with gluten & lactose free sides available. Onsite Cafe and local markets and restaurants are additionally available for all other meals.
– Full use of swimming pool with sun beds
– Full use of library, sun terraces, relax hammocks, orchards, and botanical gardens
– Full use of clothes washing machine & guest fridge
– Morning meditation, asana class, satsang, spiritual movie night, sanskrit lessons, daily discourse, student group trips for hiking, beach and spiritual sites, bhajans & kirtan

What are the costs for a single room with meals for a week?

Room prices vary according to room size. Details for booking a room during a retreat can be found at https://tantrikainstitute.org/visit.

Is the center open year-round for Personal Retreats?

Currently, due to COVID-19 and restrictions in Portugal, the center is closed for personal retreats. We are offering one group retreat per month at this time. Group retreat information can be found at https://tantrikainstitute.org/visit. You can also join our mailing list at the bottom of the tantrikainstitute.org webpage to receive updates about upcoming retreats!

Are there discounted rates for weekly, monthly, and group retreats?

As accommodation space is limited at the Portugal Retreat Center, we are not offering discounted weekly and monthly rates for single guests at this time. If you are interested in joining us at the center for a retreat with a group of 4 or more for a period of greater than 5 days, please feel free to contact [email protected] for group retreat booking options.

Is there a way to see all available dates for a specific room?

When booking a room, you can view an Availability Calendar by click on any Unavailable Room

What is meant by "Single" and "Shared" rooms?

Every single and double occupancy room offers accommodation for either one or two people. Regardless if one or two people stay in the room, the room is the same price (double occupancy pricing). Rooms are only shared if both guests book at the same time, in a single booking reservation. The Bungalow is a shared space wherein the room is shared with any guest who chooses to book a bunk bed at any time.

When a room says "shared bathroom", how many people/rooms will be sharing those bathrooms?

The bungalow has two rooms, with each room containing 3 bunks and holding 6 people. Therefore, the overall bungalow capacity is 12. There is one large common bathroom with two sinks, two toilets, and two very large showers.

Is it possible to stay and do a personal retreat that involves personal practice and no group activities wherein I do not need to pay the activity rate price?

As Tantrika Institute offers a dedicated daily curriculum that supports a sacred space for practitioners of classical Nondual Śaiva Tantra to deepen their practice, a daily activity rate of $35 USD is required for all guests.

How do I get to Tantrika Institute?

We are able to pick guests up from Lisbon Airport, Porto Airport, Coimbra Train/Bus Station, Pombol Train/Bus Station, or within Figueiro Dos Vinhos itself at the local bus station. When checking out, you will be asked which you prefer and can select the option. The transportation cost is per trip, so yes you can share the cost with others if the booking is made at the same time. You can also find transportation directions here: https://tantrikainstitute.org/travel/

How do I coordinate my transportation to Tantrika Institute, once I have booked?

Once you have booked your retreat, you will be contacted to coordinate your transportation to and from the center based upon your transportation selection made during the checkout process

Can I volunteer at Tantrika Institute in exchange for free or reduced rate lodging?

At the new Portugal retreat center, there are 1-2 hours of light volunteering duties that are available each day while on personal retreat at the center. These light volunteering duties do not offset the price of tuition and accommodation but are rather an aspect of the daily ashram dharma schedule.

If you are looking for your daily room rate to be offset by volunteering duties, a commitment of 4 hours of volunteering work per day is required, which includes property maintenance, such as grounds keeping and new project implementation. In such an instance, Tantrika Institute is able to provide free accommodation for up to 7 business days in the bungalow bunk with this arrangement, which includes one family meal a day at lunchtime. However, as the center is functioning as a practice ashram, the daily tuition rate of $35 USD a day is still required by all onsite guests. If this arrangement is something that you are interested in, please contact [email protected]