The art of Tantric touch
11th to 18th of July, 2nd to 9th of August 2020
The giver asked: How would you like me to touch you? The receiver answered: I would like you to touch me as if you were going away tomorrow, far far away, and you wanted to remember the feel of my body, the texture of my skin, the hills and valleys that make up the landscape of who I am…
Be fully immersed in this week long training in Tantric massage in France with Tantra masseur Johan Raaimakers (Tantra-Atma). What more can a person wish for … A good bed? Nice environment? Good and healthy food? That is all there too at Sadhaka! In short, if you like quality-life and the Tantric path, this is the ideal active holiday for you. Prana Flow massage, 5 elements, Inner Flow, Kashmir, Moon point, Kama marma, and more…
The giver asked: How would you like me to touch you? The receiver answered: I would like you to touch me as if you were blind, knowing that you love me, but unable to see me. Touch my face, my breasts, my belly, my toes… learn what I “look” like, imagine me in your mind as your hands explore my shape.
The art of giving
Giving a Tantra massage is less than 10% technique, the rest is unconditional presence, awareness and love from the heart. Of course you need to know what you do, how you start, what the best postures are. And it’s nice to have examples. It will all be provided for you. But the intention, focus and contact must come from yourself and your heart. You will also be taken by the hand and guided … to higher spheres. As a giver, you are completely present in the moment, and out of the mind and ego. A tantrika acts aimlessly with an unconditional attentive presence for the other one.
The art of receiving
Receiving a Tantra massage seems easier than giving, but nothing could be further away from the truth. Can you completely surrender to the moment? How far do you keep control? Are you present in a massage or are you fleeing to your mind and away from your body? These or some of the situations you may encounter in a Tantra massage, certainly when you are touched at a deeper level. Can you allow that unconditional love and touch, or are there fears or pain in those areas? A massage training offers a safe setting and an interesting playground to explore freely.
The giver asked: How would you like me to touch you? The receiver answered: I would like you to touch me as if your hands were healing hands, radiating love energy with every stroke. Feel the energy penetrating through skin, through flesh, entering into the cells of my body.
What are we going to do? Massaging! Here some examples with explanation.
– prana flow massage, prana energy is generated by activating and mixing the male and female zones on the body into one prana energy. This prana energy is the neutral (non-dualistic) foundation for how the massage proceeds intuitively.
– 5 element massage, on immersive music the 5 elements earth. water. fire. air and ether are activated in the body. After a demo, you give and receive the massage in couples. The whole challenge is to connect the five elements with each other without excluding layers, so that the body comes into a balanced state of being and ecstasy.
– MoonPoint / KamaMarma massage, Kama Marmas are the erogenous zones. These points, connected to the chakras and sub-chakras, are stimulated by massage and thus activated. The points on the body can be subdivided into sensitive to very sensitive zones. When all zones are open or awake you can do everything regardless of the order, as long as it feels good for both giver and receiver. The entire body is thus transformed into one extended erogenous zone.
– Kashmir massage, an experience of loving touch and nurturing, a tender journey where all parts of the body are included, where you are touched slowly, sensitive and with full attention. The Kashmir massage is a meditative, holistic, energetically intuitive massage, both healing for body and mind.
– Inner flow massage, a massage to make a contract with yourself and to turn inward. No or little fire elements but quiet, grounding and warming touch and massage movements. The whole body is brought into deep state peace and tranquility, with moments of deep connection and insights.
And this is just a selection of this week’s offer! In the moment, depending on the group, attuned to the level and needs of the group and topics that are touched, course components are added, such as 4 or 6 hands massage, blindfolded massage, dance, meditation, yoga etc. in short everything that will bring our mind and soul in balance.
The giver asked: How would you like me to touch you? The receiver answered: I would like you to touch me as if your hand were a feather, lightly caressing the edge of my being.
8.45 am – 9.15 am Sun salutation (optional)
10 am – 12.30 pm Tantra massage course (6 mornings), followed by lunch and a break
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Tantra massage course (5 afternoons), followed by a warm evening meal
9 pm – 10 pm evening activity (optional) A Tibetan singing bowl meditation, a creative or musical activity, sauna.
Halfway through the week there is a free afternoon to fill in by yourself; go for a walk in the beautiful surroundings, loose yourself in a book from our library, swim in our lake, sweat it out in the sauna, or simply lounge in a hammock and daydream about life.
Importantly, there is time and space to process whatever you have experienced throughout the day.
The week will be closed as a group on the final evening with Ecstatic dance. After breakfast the following morning it is time to say goodbye. Or stay a week longer and join the Tantra Yoga training, Tibetan Tantra massage course, Tantra Shibari experience or our Tantra Festival!
Who is the course for?
Everyone with an open mind is welcome, couples and singles. A somewhat flexible body is nice, otherwise the week can also be physically challenging for you. You massage on a mattress on the floor and the postures can be uncomfortable when not used to (tip, practice sitting on the floor in the weeks before the training). You should also not be shy to be naked and be reasonably stable emotionally. If you have any doubts, please contact Johan to see together whether the week can have added value for you and how you can best prepare for the week. The aim is to have an equal number of men and women, if you sign up as a single you will probably be on a list until there is a partner for you. If you want to be sure of participation, bring a partner yourself. You can decide for each exercise whether you work together as partners or change partners in the group.
The giver asked: How would you like me to touch you? The receiver answered: I would like you to touch me as if you gained your nourishment through your hands. Feed on me, drink deeply and draw from your touch the love that I hold for you.
The intention of the week
Being together with like-minded people in combination with silence, heart connection and feeling is the intention of the week. Massaging and receiving in an uninhibited way, playful and cheerful. Everyone is good as it is and we don’t have to change anything. Every step on the Tantric path to expanded consciousness has been taken along nicely. Personal processes may start, but we are not going to look them up as such. If you want to delve deeper into a process, we recommend the Tibetan massage week, where processes are deliberately triggered, but this week everything is as it is and therefore good.
“Let tantra have no other intentions than a deepening of the mind or enrichment of the soul. Life has no impossibilities and there is always help from the other world that you can count on, provided your motives are pure and sincere. ”
The giver asked: How would you like me to touch you?The receiver answered: I would like you to touch me as if you were feeding me through your hands, as if by your touch I am nourished and sustained. Every inch of me cries out for your touch, yearns to be fed.
Some experiences of participants who joined the training before you
We stepped quite innocent, starting from a feeling that we wanted to learn some Trantic massage techniques. What I experienced this week was far more than I ever had expected. So much abundant love, I even didn’t know that it existed , nor that I would have considered it’s impact on me, on us, on the family, on Amsterdam, on even the Universe I suppose. So I thank you Johan from the bottom of my heart for everything you shared, the absolute save environment you created and all your love towards everyone around us. (Heleen)
I Thank Johan for the beautiful week and the bondage you designed between all of us, going with the flow of the moment and creating a perfect balance between learning, fun and checking boundaries… (Steven)
Johans Tantra massage course is magic in all aspects, it’s highly informative but also from the heart and goes as it should be in Tantrical way, with the flow and without a strict program. You are creative and a king in bonding the group. You create a safe environment for everyone to find their own boundaries and possibilities. It felt very upright, it felt warm and loving, it felt living and vibrant. (Frank)
The course is delivered by Johan Raaimakers, Tantric masseur in the Tibetan Buddhist movement Kum Nye.
For more information about tantra massages and Johan’s practice at home, go to: www.tantra-atma.nl
For more information about the course you can email Johan directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 11th to 18th of July, Sunday 2nd to 9th of August 2020
Extend your stay with a week and join our Tantra Festival, Tantra course, Combi week Yoga and Tantra, Tibetan Tantra Massage course, Tantra & Shibare experience,
6 person room (mixed male/female): € 740,-
3 person room (family room): € 835,-
2 person room (couples): € 895,-
1 person room (single): € 995,-
Bring your own tent: € 790,-
Bring your own caravan/camper: € 815,-
1 or 2 person ready-made tent: € 835,-
1 or 2 person ready-made caravan: € 885,-
Prices are per person, all-inclusive the course, 7 nights, food, fresh fruit, coffee & thee and the evening activities. Alcoholic drinks are sold for a small price.