TBD, Los Gatos, CA
A Touch of Tantra
Tantra is a spiritual path and a lifestyle. It is a path of transformation with roots going back to shamanic traditions and the origins of yoga. It is a path of expansion, embracing all facets of life. Unlike some other traditions Tantra accepts sexual energy and may use it as a route to higher consciousness
– but that is just one facet among many. According to Tantra, everything in the universe is perfect as it is; the limitations that exist are within the mind. We are not our emotions and yet our emotions are portals to accessing and understanding our deeper self.
Tantra offers guidance for everybody, who bravely wish to journey into their deepest core of being. It is here within your purest essence, that you will be completely free to experience your natural state of divine bliss and integrated oneness. A sensitive and caring environment is created for discovering, healing, understanding and celebrating our whole being in its many facets.
TransceNDance is a body-centered practice that will allow you to open up and explore yourself and gain a deeper understanding of your individual body mind consciousness. By voluntarily giving up your sight (with the aid of a blindfold), you are able to more completely focus on your other senses (hearing, smell, touch, energetic awareness, and our inner vision).
We will be practicing alone, with partners, and as a group. We will move our bodies and the inner energies to meet and cross gently our limitations in our sacred space we will create for ourselves supporting each other to seek the divine presence of our inner core being. Always respecting boundaries, we will be gently guided by our facilitator--keeping us safe in our sacred space
The practice may include dance, touch, massage, breath, emotional work, sharing, guided journeys, meditation and sacred ritual depends on the energy of the group. This brings powerful transformation to sensual expression and to the way we relate to others and ourselves. As our exercises evolve into a meditative dance, we can open ourselves up to access our inner vision. Together, as individuals and also as a group, we emerge within this sacred energy, each of us feeling our divine connection to our body to the rhythm and to each other. in oneness.
In this space, within our purest essence, we are completely free to experience our natural state of divine bliss and integrated oneness. This is an environment for discovering, healing, understanding and celebrating our whole being in all its many facets.
This workshop combines Tantra and Shamanic Journeying to create a transformation of Wholeness and a path of expansion of who we are.
Please, bring with you:
- a pillow,
- a scarf or blindfold (something with which you can cover your eyes),
- comfortable clothing (there will not be nudity)
This workshop is open to all who are interested in experiencing and exploring this divine connection, this sacred space, and this transformation. Anyone--those who are beginners in Tantra, new to Shamanic journeying and also for those who already have experience yet want to share a deeper experience and connection with others.
This is a great opportunity to discover and explore a shamanic/tantra blending of energies from a unique instructor: Diana Shields
Diana has lived locally in the Bay Area since 2008 and has an extensive background in body-centered Expressive, Ecstatic and moving meditation Dance, including: The 5 Rhythms (Gabriella Roth), Tantric Dance of Feminine Power (Vajra Ma & Nita Rubio), Trance Dance (Wilbert Alix), Yoga Trance Dance (Shiva Rea), Fumbling into Ecstasy (Jo Cobbett), Spiritweaves (Michael Molin-Skelton), Dance Alive (Mariane Karou), and Soul Motion (Vinn Marti). Her Inspirational Spiritual teachers include: David Deida, Satyen Raja, Rundy Duphiney, among many others. Add to this various healing modalities such as Breathwork, Tantra, Shamanic journeying, and Soul Retrieval. She currently facilitates Body Wisdom Dance: Tantric Synergy of Dance locally, which is a moving meditation for women – to help invoke their life force with complete surrender and devotion of self.
"As we awaken, we embody the oneness."
Holistic Touch is committed to creating events that give you an opportunity to learn and grow toward better balance in your life.
RSVP and Cost
To cover the cost of hosting this event (including venue, Holistic munchies, etc.) We're asking for a donation of $30 per couple. Couples are free to mingle with others (or not) as they please. It is your choice. Singles can RSVP ($20 each), but are encouraged to find an "attendance partner" (a "couple" for the RSVP purposes...$30 cost for the both of you). For balance, each attending couple should include at least one woman. In order to help give us a better confidence in the head-count and allow for better planning, I prefer that you use PayPal when you RSVP. For other options, such as work-trade, please contact me: Paul++
A Note about House Rules
For an event like this, it is extremely important that all attending commit to safe and mutually respectful interaction. The feeling of safety during the event allows for a deeper exploration. Within this safe space, it is easy to express and embody your feelings in ways that complement and honor the others that have created it with you and with whom you share it. Facilitators at the event will be on hand to watch, monitor, and guide everyone toward respectful--and ever more blissful--interactions.
Refunds offered if:
Additional notes: refund in the form of credit toward future event
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.