The Art of Conscious Touch
Date: Wednesday 9th April 2014 Time: 7:15pm to 9:45pm Venue: The Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT (Nearest tube: Islington) http://www.meetup.com/London-Tantra-Shamanism-Sexuality-Spirit-Meetup/events/169660292/
Cost: £20 per person
Facilitators: Catherine Hale and Elaine Young
Through the creation of a sacred and safe space we will be supporting you to explore what it means to give and receive conscious loving touch. Conscious touch is a two-way dance between giver and receiver so it requires presence, being centred and self-awareness. When you are aware of your body posture, breath, thoughts, words, your connection to your heart, the flow of energy in your body, your connection to earth and to spirit, your touch is simultaneously deeper and softer, and you are more open to intuition. This helps the receiver to feel more comfortable, receptive, trusting and aware. Its about the quality of yourself that you bring to the dance which informs the touch that you use, and through this miracles can begin to happen. Bodies begin to open in ways they hadn’t previously and old wounds become touched and healed. In this workshop you will work fully clothed with a partner, initially exploring your boundaries around touch, then learning to listen to your body wisdom and asking to be touched in the way that honours you and meets your desire.
Couples of any gender mix are welcome, as are single people of both sexes.
Elaine & Catherine are co facilitating the ISTA (International School of Temple Arts) Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience at Osho Leela this summer with Baba Dez Nichols. Link with info https://schooloftemplearts.org/Event/26/ista-uk-spiritual-sexual-shamanic-experience-training-level-1#.UxisNWePOUk
Elaine Young is a Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, an ordained Shamanic Minister, a Tantra& Bodywork coach and an ISTA faculty member based in London. Elaine has a complementary background with a Bachelors and a Masters degree in medical science and healthcare. Her practice offers workshops and private sessions including Shamanic Breathwork, bodywork to explore dearmouring, letting of pain & grief, connecting to your sexual energy, self love, tantric practices, sacred spot rituals. Elaine has worked as a diagnostic scientist in direct patient contact for 20 years, she brings that experience of the physical manifestations of dis-ease to her current transformational healing & wellness practices. She bridges the gap from science to spiritually with love and respect for both.
Elaine completed a shamanic Initiate& Breathwork tm facilitator program with Linda Starwolf.Elaine's tantra teacher training includes the tantra educator program with Charles Muir USA.
Catherine Hale is a Dakini/Sacred Sexual Healer, a Tantra Teacher, a Counsellor, Bodyworker and an ISTA faculty member having practices in Dorset at the Osho Leela community and in London.
Catherine has a background in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy and in education which is reflected in her capacity to communicate with warmth and clarity and her ability to tune into and be fully present with clients. Her private practice offers workshops in the UK and overseas and individual sessions including relationship, sexuality and intimacy coaching, energetic and hands on bodywork, and Tantric practices for men, women and couples. Her Tantra Teachers have principally been Andrew Barnes, Baba Dez, and Bruce Lyon.
She has been immersed in global ISTA Sacred Sexual Shamanic Trainings since 2012. www.tantricawakening.org.uk