Memoirs of a Tantrika

The Official Blog for Charu, founder of Embody Tantra

Archive for April, 2009

THIS WEEK: Study with MY Teachers!

I am so thrilled to announce that there are several opportunities for you to be exposed to different faces of Tantra this week and next through some very special teachers who have influenced my life and path!

1. TONIGHT: TANTRA EXPERIENCE with Dawn Cartwright 7:30pm

If you have not already made it to one of Dawn Cartwright’s classes now is your chance. Dawn’s authenticity and dedication to Tantra is a consistent inspiration to me. Rarely does one get to meet and work with a teacher who is so dedicated to living her teaching. After attending my first class with Dawn my entire life changed. Through working with her I have created a powerful relationship, discovered my life’s purpose, and I have learned to allow and embody a natural state of pleasure that few will ever touch.


In my opinion, Psalm Isadora is a rare gift in the world of Yoga. She brings in a blend of Yoga Asana, Breathwork, Tantric Practices and Sufi work. With Psalms support I was able to see the limitations in my body and my life which I had become quite attached to. I was certain that to go beyond these limitations would be to hurt myself in some way. With her unrelenting strength, passion and drive she guided me to meet and move beyond my decided limitations. This has resulted in long-time habitual self-destructive patterns releasing completely and a body which is strong, flexible and completely pain-free.


It is difficult to put into words what I have received from Bernie Prior. He is a true Tantric Master and his words resonate deep inside of me. He is in Los Angeles only once a year and I hope you will join me at one of his upcoming lectures. Pre-registration is not necessary. All talks are $20.

Tuesday April 21st 7:30pm
The Stone Residence
18 Ozone Ave, Venice, CA
*bring a pillow and blanket to sit on

Thursday April 23rd 7:30pm
The Riskin Residence
3675 Wasatch Ave, LA, CA
*bring a pillow and blanket to sit on

Friday April 24th 7:30pm
The Bodhi Tree Bookstore
8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA

Hope to see you all there! So glad to share with you the teachers who have touched my life.

in love,


The Secret to Your Enlightenment Lies Between Your Legs…

Dear Friends,

In just an hour and a half you can begin to transform your relationship to lovemaking and in so doing change everything in your life.

Lovemaking is how we came into the world…the energy generated by sex is so powerful because it is the energy of creation, the energy of life. Let’s face it; most of us are not integrated in our sexuality. In my opinion, you can be as ‘enlightened’ as you like, but if you look at your relationships and your sexuality and there is stickiness there…chances are, you still have a long way to go in your spiritual development.

That is why Tantra speaks to me. It does not let me get away with anything. When I am in my head trying to figure something out, it reminds me to tune-in between my legs, connect with my body and in doing so touch the heart of the moment.

My body never lies…when I am present I can feel my heart open and my sex immediately unlock, making me feel more permeable not only to my lover, but to everything I come into contact with. When I am not present, even if I appear to be experiencing pleasure, my body locks down…revealing where I may still be holding back.

You can try this as a meditation in your life:

Check in with your body periodically throughout the day and notice if you are holding tension in your body, specifically your genitals and see what happens when you allow yourself to relax…you may find that some discomfort you have been trying to keep at bay suddenly bubbles to the surface.

This is a good thing.

It can bring you into awareness, allow you to release what you have been tightening around, and open the doorway to discovering what life and lovemaking can be like when you let down your walls of protection. This will take you a step closer to an intimate relationship with life and loved ones.

Tonight’s Tantra Life! Class (see details below) will explore this relationship between sexual arousal, tension, relaxation and absolute presence.

For those of you who are not in LA or can’t make it to tonight’s class…don’t worry, this meditation will soon be made available as an MP3 or CD for you to listen to in the comfort of your home and practice with your beloved.

In love,


How Do You Rejuvenate?

Hi Friends,

In this crazy life what are you doing to nourish yourself? How do you rejuvenate your body? Reconnect with your partner?

I know I keep saying it, but for me it is Tantra that keeps me sane and brings me back home to my body. The truth is, that whenever my mind is in charge I feel rather nutty and everything from making decisions to being close to my beloved feels strange and disconnected.

Tantra gives me the courage to say ‘yes’ to whatever each moment brings and ground me in simple truth. Thank goodness! 😉

I hope to see you all tonight at the Tantra Life! class. There are only two more Tantra Life classes, this week and next. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover how Tantra can bring a state of ease, relaxation and sensuality back into your life and relationships.

Hope to see you there!

in love,

Tantra Life!
Tuesdays . 7:30-9pm
$30 per person
Culver City . email us for address

Tantra is a powerful path of meditation which focuses on bringing awareness and presence to the body

Learning to integrate Tantra and live a Tantra Life is a process of surrender. That process is facilitated by the meditations. Practicing them on your own is a part of it, and gathering together to immerse ourselves in the essence of who we are is a sure-fire way to accelerate the process….not to mention how fun and delicious it feels.

This weekly class is my offering to you, a chance to spend at least an hour and a half a week immersed in Tantra. I invite you to leave your mind at the door and allow this to be your vacation from your life as you know it. A place where you can allow yourself to be surprised by the possibilities and experience yourself fully.