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Playful weekend workshop “Tantra & Shibari”

We are very happy to invite you to this deep and playful weekend workshop ‘Tantra & Shibari”

The workshop is in centrum ‘De Meeuwenveen’ in Havelte, a beautiful green surrounding in the east of Holland. Tying, being tied, massaging, experiencing, exploring bounderies, ‘leading and surrender’, dancing, meditation and playfullness are the ingredients of this weekend.

The emphasis of Tantra is on spiritual growth and emotional and physical well-being. It is an exploration of our consciousness by meditation, breathing and experiencing touch. It is possible to experience bounderies, challenges or emotions. Within tantra these themes are touched and can be explored.

This form of tantra is based on the Vajrayana and Kum Nye tradition from Tibetan Tantric Boeddhism, also called red tantra or tantra of the left hand. The essence of Vajrayan and Kum Nye is to activate prana (energy) through massage and physical touch. In this weekend you will learn what prana is and how to awaken and circulate it.

Shibari or Kinbaku is the beautiful erotic art of Japanese bondage. The beauty of the ropes on the skin is an important element and also it is about being conscious and deep, sexy and fun, being open and present with each other. How is it for you to surrender and let go of control? Can you be present if somebody surrenders to you?

The possibilities of Shibari are endless, there is so much to learn and discover. You do not need complicated knots to make a deep connection, however the receiver will be able to go deeper in surrender if they feel you know what you are doing. We will focus on all the elements, the game of surrender and leading, techniques, how can you lead a body and how can you use your senses to lead somebody into surrender.

For whom

The workshop is for anybody who likes to go on an exploration. You can come with your partner or with a partner for the occasion, also you can come as a threesome. Experience in tantra or shibari is not necessary. We invite you to come as you are and explore and feel expansion and bounderies in mutual consent. We as a team love to dive with you into the deep.

Practicalities:

When: Friday 20 april 18.00 till Sunday 22 april 17.00

Where: Building B ‘De Meeuwenveen” Meeuwenveenseweg 1 in Havelte. Check www.meeuwenveen.nl

Price: 375.00 euro per person all inclusive vegetarian meals, twice breakfast and lunch and one dinner on saturday, double bedroom with shared bathroom, all lessons.

Register

If you like to register or if you have any questions please sent a mail to johan@tantra-atma.nl. After registration we ask for a non-refundable deposit of 75 euros to make your registration complete. If you like to come as a threesome, we also have triple rooms available.

We are very much looking forward to this connective weekend “Tantra & Shibari”

Love,

Silvia & Johan

About Silvia www.naturalblis.nl

Silvia has been playing with Shibari ropes for many years and has an ever growing love for this deep, vulnerable and beautiful art form.

Silvia works as a coach in exploring self love, intimacy and sexuality.

She loves to organize workshops and spaces where we can feel free in our body and mind and where we can connect in a vulnerable and playful way.

Places where we are allowed to feel pleasure without conditioning, playing with the theme of surrender and leading and connecting deeply to each other.

 

 

 

About Johan www.tantra-atma.nl

Balance!!

That is actually the meaning of Tantra for me in one word. When you are in balance your actions are, per definition, balanced as well.

Namaste…. My name is Johan Raaimakers, Shambhala-master and Tantra masseur of the Tibetan Buddhist movement. By using various massage techniques I aspire to bring both mind and body into balance. I have completed multiple intensive massage courses since 2010. My main training was in Tantra masseur with Tantra Lotus in Breda. This is a Tibetan Buddhist training following the Kum Nye tradition in which the main focus is on practice, theory, yoga, and meditation. I have learned a lot about the profound effect massage can have on the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I am also familiar with Sveda, Vedic, and Kashmir massage as well as the integration of yoga techniques within a session as a duo treatment. I have gained extensive experience in giving massages, and even though all peoples desires and bodies are different, it is always my intention to bring them the same thing: balance. I still train and immerse myself in Oriental and Tibetan traditions and visions. I am an assistant with the Rasayana Tantra Academy in Rotterdam and follow a diverse amount of trainings from national and international teachers in various tantra disciplines.

About Johan Raaimakers