Tantra workshop: Living intimately

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Living intimately

Tantra workshop, presented by yoga master Godfrey Devereux

09 – 12 June 2017

A unique 4-day workshop, open to everyone who is curious about and would like to understand and experience tantra as much more than mythicized sex. Please feel welcome to learn about and experience the beauty and power of  Tantric healing, Tantra as the art of living, Tantric meditation and Tantric massage. 

There will be neither nudity nor sexual activity during this workshop, as we will be exploring the energies upon which satisfying sexual activity depends.

Tantric Healing

Friday 09 June 2017
10:00 – 17:30
– 1,5 hour break from 13:00 – 14:30 – 

Tantra is the art of surrender, of saying ‘yes’ as deeply as possible. While this involves acknowledging and integrating sexual energy, it depends first on saying yes to whatever you are actually feeling: pleasant or unpleasant, welcome or unwelcome. This workshop will explore the ground of tantric healing: the intelligent nature of the body and its many frequencies of pleasure.

Godfrey will use yoga posture praxis, meditation and palm healing. While clothed, you will be invited to allow your body, and especially the experience of pleasure, to guide you in becoming able to support others in their natural capacity to self heal through pleasure rather than therapy, knowledge or skill.

There will be no sexual activity during this workshop, as we will be exploring the energies upon which satisfying sexual activity depends.

Tantra – The Art of Living

Saturday 10 June 2017
12:30 – 19:00
– 1 hour break from 15:30 – 16:30 – 

Being fully alive does not depend on knowledge, wealth nor possessions but on being authentic in your own nature. To truly flourish as a human being core, sexual energy must be flowing freely without repression, nor indulgence.

This requires a deep intimacy with the subtle presence of your body. It can allow you to let go of the habits that distort your sexual energy and therefore creating difficulties with sensitivity, honesty, openness, intimacy and authenticity. Using yoga posture praxis and meditation while clothed, Godfrey will use intimate instruction and contact to invite you to access, release and harmonise your core sexual energy. It is a genuine invitation to live more freely and fully as a naturally sexual being.

There will be no sexual activity during this workshop, as we will be exploring the energies upon which satisfying sexual activity depends.

Tantric Meditation

Sunday 11 June 2017
10:00 – 17:30
– 1,5 hour break from 13:00 – 14:30 –  

The heart of Tantra is not sex but meditation. Nevertheless the deep power of sexual energy must be integrated consciously if it is not to lead to problems, obvious and subtle.

This workshop will explore the healing, nourishing and liberating possibilities presented by accessing the pleasure nature of the body by way of subtle physical sensations. Becoming intimate with your own presence through meditation is the basis of becoming genuinely intimate with others. Deep intimacy does not require sexual activity: only sensitivity, honesty, openness and generosity towards another. While this can perhaps most deliciously be expressed sexually, it can most effectively be learned while meditating with others.

The workshop will allow you to explore many possibilities of nonsexual intimacy within a safe supportive environment. Meditations will take place individually, in pairs and in groups.

There will be neither nudity nor sexual activity during this workshop, as we will be exploring the energies upon which satisfying sexual activity depends.

Tantric Massage

Monday 12 June 2017
10:00 – 17:30
– 1,5 hour break from 13:00 – 14:30 – 

Genuine Tantric massage is a unique approach to bodyplay and healing. It is practiced without a specified agenda or goal, and without relying on any special technique or method. Rather it depends on your willingness to trust your own ability to feel and respond to the body of another person.

This workshop will present the basic approach to tantric massage, with participants remaining clothed. You will be presented with an approach to both meditation and massage that will allow you to use touch to share the healing power of subtle pleasure with another.

There will be no sexual activity during this workshop, as we will be exploring the energies upon which satisfying sexual activity depends. No prior experience of massage or meditation is required.

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 30st, 2017 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 26th). In case of cancellation 7 days before the first day of the workshop (June 2nd) 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 realised 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 realise that the way I was teaching yoga was not only implicitly, but also explicitly tantra. My last teacher insisted that I honour 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. “