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Medicine Tantra - Day Retreat for Couples

A one day experience in White Tantra (fully clothed) for couples who want to deepen and enrich their connection to themselves and to each other in a healing journey through massage and energy healing, sexual healing, sex magic, partner yoga and conscious archetypal process work.

Tantra is an ancient spiritual practice in both the Hindu and Buddhist traditions that includes sexuality as a natural and sacred part of life. Treating sexuality as sacred is already seeing it as an approach to the divine. We also make contact with a core and essential aspect of our being when we can truly express our sexual nature.

The essence of Tantra is integration and transformation and today tantra has also become a buzz word for connection and authenticity. Can you be true to yourself and to your relationship? Can you freely express the primal force of your sexual energy while being in alignment with your heart and mind, and with your partner?

The Ancient Taoists also created practices that promote vitality through cultivating and nurturing sexual energy.

We will initially explore new dimensions of non-verbal and non-sexual communication through bodywork and massage, releasing tension and energy blockages, as well as partner yoga and tantra practices, including chakra toning, eye gazing and Tibetan pulsing for clearing emotional blockages. All healing and health, including sexual, emotional and mental, is about clearing the blocks in the flow of energy/chi/prana.

We will also playfully explore our boundaries and the communication of desire and consent, and the interchangeable roles in yin/yang or dominance and submission, in movement and dance, practicing and exploring surrender and vulnerability as a pathway to revealing our inner natures to each other.

Talks and discussions will include:

- Multiple orgasmic responses and internal and external orgasms, female ejaculation and male orgasm without ejaculation.

- New paradigm relationships.

- Sex magic and the conscious invocation and manifestation into the physical world of desired objectives during sexual play, and the use of sexual energy and secret-ions, to charge, heal and sanctify.

We all know how sexual energy enlivens and electrifies. We can learn to accept, embrace and channel this energy for health, longevity and spiritual growth. Some believe that the blocking of this primal life force is the cause of all problems on the planet, not only physical ailments and disease, but also war, poverty, mental illness and societal dysfunction.

If we have time, we will discuss the psychological survival archetypes of the "Child", "Victim", "Prostitute" and "Saboteur", and work with subconscious blockages in our psyches that hinder our maturity and growth. Enlightenment is about finding out what about our personal power and freedom we are afraid of and embracing change and transformation. Who changes? Not the old you. Change happens naturally when we allow it and dissolve our fears and clear our energy bodies. I will be presenting an extended version of this workshop as a weekend retreat later in the year, as there is only so much you can cover in one day.

Divine Woman, Divine Man. Much of our work in sexuality and relationships is in celebrating once again the sacred power of the feminine. However, we need to step into a new appreciation of our complete divine nature, in order to hold space for the other to do the same, celebrating and embracing both the Divine Masculine, and Divine Feminine within ourselves and each other. To give birth to a new state of consciousness, you have to become like a woman, nurture and gestate. To fertilize your own creativity, productivity and embodiment, become like a man. Penetrate, inspire, initiate.

Tantra has no lower and higher. Denies nothing. Has no hierarchy.

As seekers pursuing presence in relationship we should be aware of how our personal story and drama is in conflict with letting go of the ego. How much of your energy is invested in maintaining a character, a personality and a biography.

As mother nature is ruthless and will destroy to preserve, as Kali will cut off the head of Siva to destroy the ego, so too the feminine that gives life, can be trusted to destroy old life so that new life can be born. The first tantrikas lived in cremation grounds, and embraced death as part of life. Tantra joins together the opposites, the contraries, the contradictions. Compassion and cruelty. The inner and the outer. The higher and the lower. The left and the right. Ida and Pingala. The male and the female.

Eye gazing. Just as the wind on the lake turns the reflection of the moon into a thousand moons, so too the mind full of thoughts and desires, creates a thousand reflections/faces, or even just two, you and me. When the mind is quiet, you realize that you and I are one.

Our workshop will be fully clothed, intimate practices will be for homework.

Such as: Nudity. Sit in front of the naked person until you no longer see a naked person, but the real person. We are blinded by our desire to see the naked. We are hooked on form. We can go beyond form only when we have gazed upon it and examined it, meditated on it. Until it has no attraction for us any more, or no hold on us.

No Problem! We love problems because we cannot accept the silence, the stillness, the acceptance of things the way they are, the "imperfections". Accept your life as you find it right now. Enjoy your "imperfections".

Your relationship offers a shelter in the storm, a safe place to explore trust, communication and a sharing of your deepest self. Your relationship is at the same time a mirror for all your projections, fears and dreams, and a crucible of transformation and spiritual growth. It offers an opportunity for the healing of your childhood traumas, and a deep karmic friendship in the ancient tradition of the ashram or sangha, spiritual community and companionship. With the right partner we can keep each other on the path, walking each other home.

This workshop is ideal for any partnerships, and even close friendships. Levels of intimacy are optional. Newly formed relationships can create a solid foundation for the future, and long term relationships can recreate that moment when your lips first touched. Same sex couples are very welcome.

Our program includes:

• Meditation, yoga and qigong practice to center yourself in your own truth and balance and harmonize your personal energy.

• A short introduction to the Vajrayana, the Buddhist Tantric tradition, and Shivait Hindu Tantra.

• Partner Yoga for deepening our stretches and entering into a non-verbal dialogue to harmonize and align with each other energetically.

• Tantric meditations and exercises including eye gazing and chakra toning, aligning and merging practices.

• A cacao ceremony with a cacao-based libido enhancing elixir and “The Beginning of the Embrace“ - remembering and recreating that moment when your lips first touched.

• Playshops in movement and dance in interchangeable Yin/Yang dynamics.

• Exploring consent and boundaries and games for fun and playful physical interaction and intimacy.

• Tantric healing touch and pressure point massage techniques to release mental, emotional and sexual energy blockages.

• Tibetan Pulsing (Hara or womb pulsing). Helps release emotional blockages.

Cost: R1000 per couple.

Date 20 July 2019

Venue: Private home in Hout Bay.

Booking highly advised, the space is limited to 7 couples.

When and where?

Private Home

Sat 20 Jul 2019 at 10:00 AM (SAST)
Sat 20 Jul 2019 at 5:00 PM (SAST)

Organiser details

Heart of Healing