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18 -25 aug 2019 Tantra and Shibari Experience week France

We are very happy to invite you to this special week diving deep into playfullness, stepping out of our minds into our bodies, exploring bounderies and letting go of control. Johan Raaimakers from Tantra-Atma Massages and Silvia Elisa from Natural Bliss will take you on a journey in this special week course at Sadhaka in France. Tying, being tied, massaging, experiencing, exploring bounderies, ‘leading and surrender’, dancing, meditation and playfullness are the ingredients of this week. The beautiful surroundings, togetherness, sharing nice food all add to an unforgettable and lasting experience.

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.

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 to surrender and let go of control? Can you be present if somebody surrenders to you?

Tantra & Shibari is a unique combination of playful intimacy. The possibilities 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.

The vision of Tantra & Shibari

Shibari is a Japanese bondage technique that is combined with Tantra. A tantric contact is based on 4 essential pillars: trust, surrender, equality and aimlessness. By being bound you experience very directly and consciously the limitation of your physical freedom. Done in a safe environment from Prana it gives you space for a conscious investigation into your own bounderies and place of expansion. Boundaries are searched for and shifted in order to create even more freedom in your own existence. What consequences does this have for you on an emotional, mental and spiritual level? The Tantra & Shibari course offers a safe setting and the tools to explore this with your partner.

Shibari is a Japanese bondage technique that was created in the time there were more prisoners than prisons in Japan. They tied the prisoners in such a way that escape was not possible. This way of bondage has later become an art in which the beauty of the knotting is important. Besides the artistic side, Shibari also has a different quality, namely exploring boundaries in a soft and controlled way. Shibari can go from playful to emotionally liberating, to total surrender and being present. It is always different and surprising. It can be about pure passion, but also emotional release. Everything is allowed, in a safe and playful setting.

Energetisch therapie

Prana, the fusion of Shiva and Parvati

The guiding principle in Tantra for all actions in the moment is Prana – our neutral and free life energy. The Prana will therefore also be the guideline for this course week. Through practical techniques supported by the theory about the nature of Prana, you learn to generate and polarize the male energy (Shiva) and the feminine energy (Parvati) and to polarize (to mix) which creates Prana energy.

Daily schedule

08.45 – 09.15 sun salutation (optional)

10.00 – 12.30 Tantra & Shibari experience (6 mornings)

2.30 – 5.30 pm Tantra & Shibari experience (5 afternoons)

21.00 – 22.00 evening activity (optional) Playparty on Thursday evening

Is this workshop for me?

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.

Due to the international interest in this course week, it is possible that the language of instruction is in English and Dutch.

Some references from participants who followed the course

The combination tantra & shibari is logical and the course a success. The Tantra gets a solid face, the Shibari shows her playful and sweet side and they grow towards each other. An even more important common denominator is surrender. For the active partner the ability to invite and seduce, and create a safe, intimate atmosphere. For the passive partner the ability to get out of the head, open the heart and put the trust in the other.

(Jeroen)

I completely lost the sense of time and space, which is wonderful! I am always hit on another layer of my being.

(Jolanda)

The effect on myself afterwards was a feeling of fulfillment, a calm, joyful base in myself, complete, free, a sense of completeness. (Mieke)

Sadaka vakanties

Sadhaka holidays

The venue for his event lies in the beautiful green heart of France www.sadhaka.nl easily reached by train in 2,5 hours from Paris airport.

Sadhaka is a small-scale course center for creative and spiritual holidays in France. The initiator is the couple Chandra Benjamins (art teacher) and Wim Molinello (yoga teacher). At their 5 hectare domain Le Moulin in the midds of nature they created a wonderful healing place where you feel easily welcome, safe and at home. Rest is absolutely assured here. The spacious house and cozy terraces offer relax area’s, private/shared rooms and bathrooms. Beyond the terrace and hammock corner the site opens out to a vast green area comprising of open meadow, orchard and camp field. Solar panels provide hot water and electricity at Le Moulin and the veggie, fruit and berry garden most of the conscious vegetarian food that is served. The water from the tap comes from a natural source, we bake our own bread, make flour and muesli from organic grain, provide fresh kefir drinks, home made peanutbutter, nutmilk, and have eggs from our own chickens,

The hammocks and art sculptures are at the site to enjoy. And YES we have a sauna! For a swim you just jump in the lake with clean swimming water or take a dip in the small river that surrounds the whole area.

Costs

6 person room (mixed male-female): € 840, –
4 person room (family room): € 870, –
3 person room (family room): € 915.-
2 person room (couples): € 975, –
1 person room:  € 1075, –
Bring your own tent:  € 870, –
Bring your own caravan/camper:  € 895, –
1 or 2 person ready-made tent:  € 915, –
1 or 2 person ready-made caravan: € 965, –

Prices are p.p. all in, including course, 7 nights, meals, drinks with meals, fruit, coffee and tea, and evening activities. Alcoholic drinks for a small fee.

 

Sign up and register

This can be done as an (occasional) couple or as a single via the link of Sadhaka

After registration you will receive a message from Chandra of Sadhaka with further information and down payment. One week too short? Extend your stay with a full board stay, or an in depht week course.

About us

Johan Raaimakers, Tantric masseur in the Tibetan Buddhist movement Kum Nye and Silvia Elisa, Shibari healer, intimacy coach and Tantric masseur will take you into this journey into the unknown. For more information about tantra massages and Johans practice at home, go to: 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.

Silvia’s website can be visited at: www.naturalbliss.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.

 

 

Johan Raaimakers www.tantra-atma.nl

Silvia Elisa www.naturalbliss.nl

Wim en Patricia Frankrijk www.sadhaka.nl

About Johan Raaimakers