Tantra: An invitation to be the Love that you are

~ Deze workshop zal in het Engels worden gegeven, zodoende bieden wij alle onderstaande informatie ook in het Engels aan. 

Yoga master Godfrey Devereux teaching

Tantra: An invitation to be the Love that you are

Friday 01 – Monday 04 June 2018

This four day workshop will invite you deep into the pleasure nature of your body by way of your sexual feelings. You will be invited to surrender as deeply as possible to the love that you are by way of the pleasures that it generates in your body. Pleasure and desire will be used to dissolve unwelcome boundaries, allowing you to surrender through your sexuality into the love that you most deeply are.

Please note that
* There will be neither nudity nor sexual activity during this workshop, as we will be exploring the energies upon which satisfying sexual activity depends.
* You can attend the workshop by yourself and trust the constellation of the group that whenever we explore in pairs you will be working with a partner. All attendees come with the same pure intention of being the love that they are…

Solo Tantra

Friday 01 June 2018
10:00 – 17:30
– 1,5 hour break from 13:00 – 14:30 – 

While tantra is most often practiced in pairs, its foundations are best accessed and assimilated alone. In this one day workshop Godfrey will present a wide range of somatic and cognitive techniques to access and illuminate the pleasure nature of your body and the deep nourishment that it provides.

Tantric communication

Saturday 02 June 2018
12:30 – 19:00
– 1 hour break from 15:30 – 16:30 – 

This one day workshop will present the art of intimate communication necessary to effective practice of Tantric techniques. There will be a particular focus on recognising and establishing boundaries and communicative honesty. This will take place in both passive and dynamic interactions in pairs.

Tantric Meditation

Sunday 03 June 2018
10:00 – 17:30
– 1,5 hour break from 13:00 – 14:30 –  

The morning session will use both movement and stillness to invite deep intimacy with the pleasure nature of the body. The afternoon session will explore the  healing, nourishing and liberating possibilities presented by awakening sexual energy within the context of paired meditation.

Advanced Tantric Meditation

Monday 04 June 2018
10:00 – 17:30
– 1,5 hour break from 13:00 – 14:30 – 

This one day workshop will present and explore simple, safe meditative techniques to develop  fluency and freedom with sexual energy and desire. This will  also support an equivalent fluency with all intense inner energies and feelings, including anger, grief, loneliness and guilt.

Would you like to join in?

Places are limited and will be given on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Single day / 2 / 3 day attendance is possible. However priority will be given to anyone attending the entire workshop. To reserve a place, please register online.

Costs

entire workshop:  € 425,-  +++ 3 day attendance: € 375,-  +++ 2 day attendance: € 275,- +++ 1 day attendance: € 140,-

To guarantee your place: payments should be taken care of before May 15th, 2018 and transferred to IBAN NL45 INGB 0009 6959 12 by the name of Yogashala, Den Haag according to the amounts and dates mentioned.

Cancellations will be accepted and 90% payment refunded if notified in writing 14 days before the first day of the workshop (May 17th). In case of cancellation 7 days before the first day of the workshop (May 25th) you will be refunded 75%, any cancellations hereafter cannot be refunded.

About Godfrey & Dynamic yoga

Godfrey has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 40 years. He has been able to cast clear light on the subtleties of yoga practice. His pioneering journey resulted in a systematic exploration of the relationship between body, mind and consciousness. Godfrey’s teachings of yoga are presented as the Dynamic Yoga Training Method which relies on the inherent intelligence of the body rather than flexibility, skill or strength. It allows anyone to enjoy a posture practice that actually can be yoga without losing touch with what makes each one of us distinct and unique.

At the heart of his teaching is a presentation of yoga as unity, rather than union. His understanding of yoga and life has been profoundly affected by professional training in Child Development and Education, Oriental Medicine and dedicated studies with masters of Zen, Advaita and Tantra as well as Indian Yoga Gurus.

Godfrey & his teachings of Tantra

“There can be no doubt that the yoga ‘community’, and the even larger community of spiritual seekers is poorly served by the sexual silence to be found in traditional and contemporary teachings. At first I also regarded yoga and tantra as two distinct, separate and even opposite, paths. Nevertheless by the time I was a professional yoga teacher I had learned powerful lessons, sexual and more subtle, from two tantric teachers. By the time I was learning from my third I had realized that yoga as we know it in the west is actually a tantric practice.

Yet it took me many more years and two more tantric teachers to realize that the way I was teaching yoga was not only implicitly, but also explicitly tantra. My last teacher insisted that I honor this truth and start finally to teach tantra openly, to help people begin to resolve the deep knots of their contorted sexual conditioning.

Given that the human body is a conditioned matrix of impulses, tendencies, memories and energies, the basis of my teaching of tantra is yoga posture practice. To me, tantra yoga initially differs from hatha yoga only in the emphasis given to the presence of pleasure and sexual energy in the body.

Then they are differentiated by partner work in meditation, communication, healing and massage. Finally perhaps they become more and more difficult to differentiate, especially as most tantric practices can be done solo, as well as with a partner.”