Where Kink meets Tantra

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Date(s) - 21/10/2017 - 22/10/2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Anahata Health

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At first glance, Tantra and Kink might seem quite different. Tantra invites us to see all that we are as sacred, while Kink involves consciously exploring our shadows. Whilst the first calls us to step more fully into our light, the other beckons us to make friends with our darkness.

In fact, Kink and Tantra also have much in common. Both contain powerful practices for deepening our self-awareness and integrating body, mind, heart, sex and spirit. In both, we work with one or more partners, guiding and supporting each other into profound or ecstatic experiences. And each has the essential component of consent at its core.

This weekend workshop will be facilitated by Rupert and Julia in Brighon, and runs from 11am-6pm on both days. It is designed for people who have:

– Experience of tantra, and would like to explore kink within the context of a tantric approach
– Experience of kink as a part of sex, but not of using it as a practice for healing or personal transformation.
– No experience of either kink or tantra, but who feel drawn to learning about them in a guided, conscious environment.

We will cover the following themes:
communication and consent / giving and receiving energy / experiencing a wide range of sensations / exploring the ʻ‘shadowʼ’
opening to trust and surrender / stepping into your power
raising erotic energy / playing and having fun
safe words and technique / creating sacred space

You will be supported always to remain fully in consent, and you are welcome to sit out of any structure should you wish. This will be a clothing optional space – nudity is welcome, but equally, there is no requirement to remove any clothing to take part in this workshop. People of all genders and orientations, singles, couples and others are all welcome.

Early-bird discount price £125 (concession £100) until 5th October, after this date regular price £145 (concession £120). To join us please email julia@heartnova.com, for payment details and to reserve your place.

We’d love it if you feel called to join us!

About the facilitators:
Julia loves guiding people into greater pleasure and empowerment. She has been running workshops since 2010 in conscious dance, Tantra and intimacy work and also holds private sessions for couples and individuals. Julia is also a practicing acupuncturist of 15 years and has completed many trainings over the years including ten years of Tantra with Sarita as participant and apprentice, Daoist sexual energy practices, Betty Martin, Nityama, WomanWithin staffing, and VitalDanza training. Julia lives and works in Sussex and has also led workshops abroad. www.heartnova.com

Rupert’s passion is to create healing, playful and transformative spaces for meeting self and other using practices from tantra, conscious kink, intimacy work and ecstatic dance. He has been holding sacred space for groups since 1992 and trained in depth with many internationally renowned teachers including Barbara Carellas, Gabrielle Roth, Dossie Easton and Jan Day. He is the founder and director of ‘Ecstasy and Intimacy’, and facilitates workshops in Oxford, London and Estonia, as well as many UK festivals. Rupert is a certified practitioner of Urban Tantra, and a qualified teacher at the School of Being. www.ecstasyandintimacy.com

Terms and Conditions:
Workshops must be paid for in full in advance. Cancellations less than 48 hours before the event are non-refundable. Cancellations more than 48 hours but less than 1 week before the event are 50% refundable. Cancellations more than 1 week before the event are fully refundable, minus a £5 admin fee.

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