His studies of Catholic Theology (degree: Diploma 1986) with various practical testimonies, e. g. in “Pastoral Counseling”; (conversation according to Carl Rogers) already testifies to his deep desire for successful relationships in a harmonious environment. His intensive devotion to Christian mysticism and contemplation, to Zen meditation as well as to the Eastern Church’s prayer of the heart, accompanied by analytical psychotherapy according to C. G. Jung (body and dream work, figures with colors and clay) gave Armin experience knowledge and already at that time, competence to lead to weekends and longer retreats.
He wrote his diploma thesis in pastoral psychology on the topic “Growing to salvation – Way of the Experience of God – updated in Dance Meditation”. In 1990 he turned to Margot Anand and the SkyDancing Tantra developed by her and became an authorized teacher.
Founded in 1990 by Margot Anand, SkyDancing-Tantra is a contemporary approach to an ancient spiritual path. SkyDancing Tantra combines modern techniques such as psychology, bioenergetics, neuro linguistic programming (NLP), visualization and effective communication skills with meditation, sacred ritual, sexual magic, massage and other practices. SkyDancing-Tantra teaches you to consciously choose what brings joy and pleasure – which opens the door to a deeper connection with the mind and to a greater sense of liveliness and well-being.
The heart of the SkyDancing Tantra is the ‘Training in Ecstasy & Love’, a step by step programme of four to six modules, each lasting five to seven days. It frees the energies in body and sexuality and stimulates sustainable inner and outer growth. This program is accompanied by numerous book publications by the founder.
Today, SkyDancing-Tantra can be found on two continents and in three countries
Armin translated SkyDancing-Tantra into the world of same-sex men out of his own sexual orientation and outward boundary conditions. He founded GAY-TANTRA in 1992. Today, Armin offers over fifty workshops and trainings per year from three hours to eleven days duration on two continents and their many different countries.
Between 2010 and 2014, Armin Heining released eleven GAY-TANTRA Educational and Teaching DVDs. These are today the most widely distributed films when it comes to education and guidance in same sex sexuality.