Elemental Teachings


a 2 1/2 day retreat at Bethel Farm Yoga & Living Arts Center

of interest to meditators, yogis, spiritual seekers, therapists, and anyone longing to evolve....

Bethel Farm is

  • 1 1/2 hours from Boston, MA

  • 2 1/2 hours from Burlington, VT

  • 2 hours and 10 minutes from Portland, ME

Fri. Nov. 17th 6:30 pm - Sun. Nov. 19th 5 pm

In this 2 1/2 day program you'll learn the psycho-spiritual philosophy, meditation practices and practical every day tools of the Elemental Mandala of Emotions.


Through the Elemental Mandala of Emotions we work with the five elements that create all existence and correspond with our deepest fears, strongest emotions and liberated qualities.  By relating with and through the elements of Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Space, (and their attendant Yoginis/Dakinis, who we will meet!) we loosen and transmute our deepest obstructions (our delusions, bad habits, solidified emotions, judgments, physical ailments). In this modality we do not view obstructed emotions as ‘negative,’ because without them, we would not have these opportunities to wake up – to liberate. Our aim is to dance with the obstructions until they reveal their lessons, shift and dissipate, illuminating our Wholeness.

You'll walk away from this weekend with teachings in which you could engage for lifetimes. The teachings serve as foundational teachings for deeper Tantric & Shree Vidya practices.


The practical applications are that we:

  • become more at ease in our own skin; 

  • relate in a healthier way with ourselves and others;

  • become responsive rather than reactive in our day-to-day lives;

  • develop more self-awareness, inquiry and honesty about our habitual emotional patterns;

  • find ways to "be with" the messiness of life and the inevitable obstructions without reinforcing them or suppressing them;

  • create the ground for wise and discerning spiritual practice and evolution;

  • learn to integrate freed energies that have been released from any spiritual work so as not to create new or strengthen old obstructed patterns.  

What to expect:

  • full level 1 unfolding (teaching) of the Elemental Mandala of Emotions;

  • teachings on the nature of consciousness, how all manifestation comes into being, and where we fit in;

  • what are emotions, what are thoughts, how do they shape our lives, our ignorance and provide a foundation for waking up;

  • an introduction to the Yoginis of the Elements (also known as Dakinis) - our partners in communicating with Consciousness;

  • a variety of meditation practices that you will be able to engage in for lifetimes;

  • working with each element and it's corresponding fears, wisdoms, poisons and nectars;

  • practical psycho-spiritual practices and tools that you can use in your every day life at home, at work and in your relationships.

For retreat schedule, what to bring, and Bethel Farm address go to the logistics page (this will be updated on an ongoing basis.)

This teaching is being held at the beautiful and remote Bethel Farm Yoga & Living Arts Center, in Hillsborough, NH. The energies of the elements are strong and pure there and will support and augment our practices.  Please explore their website to see their beautiful space. It's a true blessing to be able to offer these teachings there. Please note that Bethel Farm is an alcohol free and vegetarian only facility.


The teachings of the Elemental Mandala of Emotions were passed down orally to Tara by her teacher, Tantric adept, Parvathi Nath. With Parvathi’s blessing, Tara has been given permission to share these precious teachings. They are undiluted and flow from the deep currents of the Shree Vidya wisdom tradition and  lineage.

*This is not a teacher-training course and none of these authentic lineage practices may be taught or shared. No exceptions. These practices are for your personal and spiritual development only. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please let me know.

 Program Costs


Retreatant Program Fee - $440 - Early Bird Registration Paid by 10/31 = $415

  • Covers 2 nights shared room accommodations at Bethel Farm Yoga & Living Arts Center in Hillsborough, NH.

  • Covers Vegetarian breakfast, lunch & dinner Sat., breakfast & lunch Sun. Please eat before Fri. program begins.

  • Includes optional Bethel Farm yoga class Sat. morning.

  • 2 1/2 days of teachings (totaling 15 total program hours), recordings of sessions, and all materials.

Commuter Program Fee - $290 - Early Bird Registration Paid by 10/31 = $265

  • Vegetarian lunch & dinner Sat. as well as lunch Sun. Please eat before Fri. program begins.

  • 2 1/2 days of teachings totaling 15 total program hours, recordings, and all materials.


You may choose to pay in full now, or pay half deposit down and the remainder of the fee the first day of the training to reserve your space. 


Please Note: In the case of cancellation after 11/13/17, a $50 processing fee will be retained for people who have only paid a deposit..

If these teachings are important to you and finances are a concern, please contact me to discuss payment plans or other arrangements.


​© 2019 by Tara Mahady