What better way to settle into the fall than to open your life to exploring Tantra, expanding your capacity for living life wide awake, with deep purpose and passion. But what is it and what does it look like?
‘Tantra’ in the U.S. has become a counter-cultural buzz-word for a collection of esoteric practices that promise ‘enlightened lover’ status. As ‘sex’ goes, it sells. But truth be told, Tantra is so much more. As a 5,000 year old earth-based cosmology, tantric practices and principles reveal the blueprints of life; processes for living a life that is a vibrant expression of your core.
This one day, stand-alone, workshop offers an opportunity to begin learning and living Tantric practices in an open-hearted community. Through movement, discussion, reflection and creative explorations, we’ll discover that our vulnerability is a form of personal power, that good boundaries can open doors, that conscious touch and movement can offer exquisite gifts. We’ll end the day with a ritual Puja, offering lots of fun, engaging ways to explore tantric principles with each other. Pre-Requisite for ‘Intro to Tantra: weekend retreat’ for those who did not attend April’s ‘Wake Up Your Life!
This one day, stand-alone, workshop offers an opportunity to begin learning and living Tantric practices in an open-hearted community. Through movement, discussion, reflection and creative explorations, we’ll discover that our vulnerability is a form of personal power, that good boundaries can open doors, that conscious touch and movement can offer exquisite gifts. We’ll end the day with a ritual Puja, offering lots of fun, engaging ways to explore tantric principles with each other.
Pre-Requisite for ‘Intro to Tantra: weekend retreat’ for those who did not attend April’s ‘Wake Up Your Life!
$105 for Event #1: ‘Wake Up Your Life!’
$425 for Event #2: ‘Intro to Tantra: a weekend retreat
$530 for both Events #1 and #2
a $105 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot
For anyone who’s taken a ‘Wake Up Your Life’ Tantra event (Event #1 above). This weekend will take participants on a deep dive into the world of Himalayan Tantra. We’ll dispel myths, open to truths and drop into our soul’s yearning for more love, passion and purpose. In practicing skills for unconditional love, we create safety for opening our hearts to the fullness of human connection and the sensuality of life. Tantric principles and practices, embodied exploration, expressive arts, engaged discussion, yoga and meditation guide the way, for each of us to discover our own blessed truths.
EVENT #1 – Wake Up Your Life! a One Day sampler of Himalayan Tantra
Friday, Sept 15th, 2017: 9am-4pm, $105
EVENT #2 – Intro to Tantra: a weekend retreat
Sept 15 -17th, Fri 6pm – 2pm Sun, $425
EVENTS 1 + 2 – $530
A $105 Non-refundable deposit will hold you’re spot
Nature Through Nurture
77 Warren Rd., Denmark, ME 04022
Both events are tantra-light for the tantra-curious: a clothes on, sensual, non-sexual event.
In this weekend sampler, we’ll create a consciously loving community guided by some of the following principles:
- Choice – everyone’s free to pass, for any reason, on any activity.
- Consent – physical contact happens by permission only.
- Principles and Skills of Loving – seeing, listening, honoring, good will in action, non-judging
- Honoring Boundaries – getting good at ‘yes’ and ‘no’, being surprised by the possibilities good boundaries reveal
- Seeing Beauty – moving from eyes that critique, to those that see the miracle of love and life
- Redefining Pleasure – pleasure is what we feel when we’re connected to the pulse of life – its way more than ‘sex’
“What an adventure. The setting was pristine and safe. The content and the processes were flawless. The facilitation, second to none. But it was all of you… yes you, that touched my heart and soul in so many ways, that made this a truly magical experience.” ~J.D.
“Wow! This work, continues, to unfold in me. The reverent space Kristen and fellow explorers created allowed me to dive into my own sensuality, in a safe, nonjudgmental and supportive way. I came away with a stronger awareness of how I want to be in relationship and a community in which to continue exploring and deepening.”
Magic Happens at Tantric Ground!
Kristen Chamberlin, MS, LMT, SEP: Kristen is a Massage & Somatic Therapist, parent and dancer, with 25 years experience in private practice, retreat facilitation and training. She directs the Somatic Center (somatic-center.com) in Northampton, MA with a focus on embodied approaches to trauma-healing, stress related medical conditions and Intimacy and Body-Awareness issues, drawing on training in Somatic Experiencing, Massage, Mindfulness, Himalayan Tantra, Dance and Yoga. She is core teaching faculty at Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment, and runs ‘Tantric Ground (http://www.MeetUp.com/Tantric-Ground-Northampton/), a local Tantra-learning community based on a direct lineage of Himalayan Tantra from Northern India.
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