What we're about

Our group is about exploring the diverse aspects of Spirituality, Sexuality and Shamanism through collective experience and learning to support our journey of self-awareness and consciousness. We recognise the importance of a fully integrated mind body spirit experience and we will also be exploring the integration of these diverse areas to achieve this.

In this group we will explore many different topics including the below. We will also explore combined workshops integrating joint aspects of Spirituality and Sexuality.


The Spiritual Laws
Meditation and Visualisation Techniques
Reiki and Energy Healing
Personal and Spiritual Development
Shamanic Journey Work
Sound and Vibration Healing

Chakra Balancing and Cleansing
Relaxation and Stress Management Techniques
Spiritual Awakening and Connection
Connecting with Your Higher Self
Shamanic Ceremony
Soul Retrieval
Connection through Mantra
Energy Breathing


Tantric Breathing
Tantric Massage
Connecting with your Sexuality
Cuddle Workshop
Touch, Intimacy and Connection
Connecting with Ecstasy
Blocks to being in your Pleasure
Exploring Pleasure as a path to Enlightenment and Connection
Awakening the Senses
Body Connection and Somatic Awareness
Sexuality Education

Upcoming events (5+)

Transformational Tantra Massage Essentials - Intro Block

The Pathways Studio,


The Paths of Transformation are delighted to be offering our unique training in Transformational Tantra Massage in the UK again. These 5 days are standalone and invite you to understand the essential components of Tantra Massage. This provides an ideal introduction into our 9 month training which allows you to move more deeply into the transformative elements of Tantra Massage. This training has been developed to set a benchmark and standard for what Tantra Massage should stand for at the highest pinnacle of this art. The training is about learning to give and receive tantric massage as an initiation into Tantra. It has been running for over 6 years and is based on John Hawken’s body of work, developed over 35 years of working with singles, people in relationship and groups. He is one of Europe’s original and foremost tantra teachers and perhaps the first to actively combine and teach tantric, shamanic and bio-energetic wisdom. This is a deep experiential course aimed at people new and familiar to tantra. It is a unique opportunity to dive deeply into the art of tantra massage, opening up and expanding the capacity of our energy bodies. We teach tantric massage as an initiation into the ancient path of Tantra, which is what this sacred practice in its highest form is designed to be. For those wishing to embark on a professional career, the full training is recognised by ASIS (the Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists) and the Trusted Bodywork organisation as offering the breadth and depth they require to enrol and list practitioners. It is also possible to get professional insurance through this course. See here to learn what is Tantra Massage: http://www.transformationaltantramassage.co.uk/uktraining/aboutttm/ ***Who is this Course For?*** This course is designed for people who: • Want, through tantra massage, to experience healing, aliveness, pleasure and transformation. • Wish to dive deeply into the practice of tantra massage • Are a couple and wish to explore together their experience of touch and connection (which they can choose to practice together or to work with others) • Are existing massage practitioners who wish to expand their repertoire of practice and techniques and who enjoy the philosophy of tantra as well as the practices • Those who are interested in becoming a qualified and experienced professional tantra massage practitioner THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES / TRIADS / OTHER CONSTELLATIONS OF ALL GENDERS, SEXUALITIES & BODY TYPES. *** Practical Details *** More details can be found at www.transformationaltantramassage.co.uk/uktraining Basics (1) - Wed 7 Aug to Sun 11 Aug 2019 (non-residential) For those interested in further training the other blocks are as follows: Block 2 - Tue 13 Aug to Sun 18 Aug 2019 (non-residential) Block 3 - Tue 03 Dec to Sun 08 Dec 2019 (non-residential) Block 4 - Mon 24 Feb to Fri 28 Feb 2020 (non-residential) YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME AND EXPERIENCE THIS TRAINING BEFORE SIGNING-UP TO THE OTHER 3 BLOCKS AND WE HAVE PRICING TO REFLECT THIS. We have already run a couple of INTRODUCTORY Blocks for this training. We are bringing together all the attendees who wish to study further to run a single consolidated training for Blocks 2 - 4. ***Investment and Booking *** Information regarding teaching fees and food costs can be found at http://www.transformationaltantramassage.co.uk/uktraining/price/ To apply : http://www.transformationaltantramassage.co.uk/uktraining/apply RSVPING "YES" DOES NOT BOOK YOU A PLACE ON THIS TRAINING For a full brochure: please email [masked]

Taste of Tantra Introductory Evening

The Pathways Studio,


A Taste of Tantra – an Introductory Evening Jon, Elara and Helen are delighted to offer you this stand-alone evening event during which they will guide you through a gentle and safe experience of the basic principles of Tantra. It also serves as an introduction to the Paths of Transformation Tantra Training. The experience will be fun, sensuous, full of learning and surprises. Through a series of gentle exercises, alone, in pairs and as a group, the principles we will experience are: • You are not an island in the ocean of life, but are part of that ocean. You are connected with all of the life around you. • You are not a static thing but a flow of energy. You are not any of the forms you embody, but are the energy that transforms from one form to another as you choose, in consciousness and in freedom. • Your mind is not limited to thinking, planning, and worrying, but can create awareness, noticing what is in the moment, both within you and around you. The mind creates a virtual reality, while awareness brings you into contact with what is. • You are not just your physical body, but are at the same time an energy body, through which you can connect energetically with others. • Your flow of energy creates the connection between your sex, your heart and your spirit, and so can lead to an experience of your totality. Through the connectedness and wholeness, within and without, a sense of the sacredness of life, in ourselves and in the other, becomes manifest. Tantra is a map that shows us how to tap into the life energy within us, through sex, heart and spirit, that has the power to transform our lives, bringing a new quality of aliveness and awareness into every area of our experience. Tantra is a non-prescriptive path, where everyone can go at their own speed, following their hearts. It is an incredible journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance and ultimately self-love. This exciting event has been specifically designed and developed by by one of Europe’s leading tantra teachers, John Hawken (www.thepathsoftransformation.com/?lang=en&menu=2), to provide a basic understanding of the key areas of tantra through a series of creative exercises. It is a safe, supportive environment delivered by Shakti Elara and Jon Gosling, teachers at John Hawken’s Paths of Transformation faculty (www.thepathsoftransformation.com) and Helen from Tantra North. The doors open at 6:30pm and the event starts at 7:00pm. This workshop is open to individuals and couples/triads/other constellations of all genders, sexualities and body types. There is no gender balancing at this workshop. We create a safe space where you are invited to do as much as feels comfortable for you. There will be no nudity at this event. Wear loose, comfortable clothes you can move freely in and an attitude of curiosity. No partner is required and everyone will have the opportunity to work with different people in order to enjoy a greater range of experiences. If you attend with a partner or friend, you are welcome to work together for the whole workshop or whatever portion you wish. Contact: Elara –[masked] The cost is as follows (please see our refund policy): Earlybird (first 12 people) – £24 + PayPal fee Full Price – £28 + PayPal fee There are some concession tickets available. Please message us if you think this applies to your circumstances. Alternatively if you want to avoid PayPal fees then you can pay by bank transfer to: Sort Code:[masked], Account No:[masked]. Please put your name in the reference field and message us.

Reiki Level 1 Initiation

Quays Road


Reiki, is the name given to a form of energy healing, and consists of two Japanese words. The first one is Rei which means Universal Spirit and the second one is Ki which means Life Energy. Together they become Universal Life Energy which is all around us. It is a system of natural healing which evolved in by Japan by Dr. Usui who was inspired to develop this healing system from ancient teachings after many years of study, research and meditation. A Reiki 1 course allows you to access this universal energy and can for many people, be one of the most transformative and enlightening decisions they have ever made as well as a beautiful opening up experience. Reiki level 1 is suitable for : - those who want to learn how to treat themselves and family/friends, - those that are looking for a way to move forward with their own self development and spiritual advancement, and - anyone interested in exploring their spirituality. The ability to use Reiki is normally given via an attunement or initiation. When attending a Reiki course the participant gets attuned/initiated by a Reiki master through a simple process which opens them to receive and utilise more of the Universal Life Energy. The attunements have in themselves a very powerful balancing and healing effect. Since energy spins at different levels, Reiki is normally split into 3 levels: Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Master level. Once attuned Reiki is easy to use and your ability to use Reiki will never leave you. The attunements will be done by Elara who is a Reiki Master/Teacher in both Eastern and Western traditions. This course is a Western Reiki 1 Initiation and consists of one and a half days. The additional half day will be scheduled after the 21 day healing period and will be mutually agreed by all who attend. During the course, you will: - learn the history of Reiki - be introduced to the universal life force energy and learn to feel and connect to this energy - receive four reiki attunements from a Reiki Master/Teacher who will attune you to this universal life force energy - learn about protecting yourself from negative energy - have a practical demonstration of giving a Reiki treatment and an opportunity for you to practice - learn about the about the uses of Reiki on friends, family, animals, plants, gifts, clearing spaces and situations - learn about the different effects of a Reiki treatment and what to be conscious of - be given support during your 21 days of self-healing to allow you time to adjust to this shift in your vibration. - be given a written manual and a certificate. The investment is as follows (please see our refund policy): Full Price: £140 Concessions: £115 Those repeating Reiki 1: £65 You can RSVP and pay by PayPal or by bank transfer (bank details below): Sort Code:[masked], Account No:[masked]. Please put your name in the reference field when paying. Please note that if you come on the course and then do another repeat at the repeat price, then you can come along for free to all future Reiki Level 1 courses in the Western tradition that I run. This is subject to availability, I will keep 2 places available on each course that I run and I will be able to confirm availability if you message me. My intention in introducing this free lifelong repeat option is to allow us to keep coming back and connecting with the material and Reiki at a deeper level and I am very excited about the possibilities that could come from this. For those who attend Reiki 1 Initiation, I am also offering an optional package of 3 one hour one to one sessions with me for £65. These sessions are to support you in your ongoing Reiki journey and can involve further one to one instruction on techniques or receiving Reiki from me for the hour or a mixture of both, depending on what you require at that time.

Get In Touch With Yourself

The Pathways Studio,


In this workshop we will connect with platonic touch in a safe and nurturing obligation free environment which supports you to connect with yourself and others from a heart opened space. Being able to connect with touch without sexualising it allows us to go back to a state of innocence and bliss of just being in our bodies. In addition this allows us to learn about what is there for us in our relationship dynamics. The environment that we create is one of open-heartedness, fun and healing. The workshop starts by working with boundaries (ours and yours) to promote confidence and allow you to authentically connect with what feels right for you and what touch you want or don’t want from others. You will also have the opportunity to experience touch which you might not otherwise be able to have in a safe, platonic, obligation free environment, and to connect with the art of receiving. There will be further opportunities to ask for other touch that you want. This can be anything from a hand or a foot massage, a back rub or a cuddle, as long as it is within the boundaries of the others and the rules of the workshop. Throughout the exercises you will be guided and supported to connect with yourself. This workshop will be useful for those who want to learn to: • Practice their boundaries • Say “No,” without guilt • Find their “Yes!” • Connect with what they want and ask for it • Obtain the benefits of platonic touch • Improve their communications and social skills • Build their confidence • Be able to receive • Connect with self-acceptance Touch is an instinctive, natural language that we can all speak and understand. It’s essential for stimulating our nervous system and promoting healthy physical development. It is also critical for our mental and social development. We will connect with the beneficial effects of conscious touch and the resultant natural release of the feel good hormone oxytocin to bring you to a place of peace, empowerment, growth and self-connection. Did you know that it's a proven fact that just twenty seconds of physical contact can lift your mood for the whole day as it releases oxytocin? Find out more about oxytocin and its potential healing power here: http://www.sacredlighttantra.com/useful-information/oxytocin/ Our aim is to leave you feeling relaxed, empowered, with your heart opened and soul nurtured. Read here:(www.sacredlighttantra.com/testimonials-conscious-touch) just some of the testimonials we have received from previous attendees. This workshop is open to all genders and we do not actively seek to promote attendance from any particular group. This is a pre-book event only. The doors will open at 6.30 pm with an opportunity to meet your fellow explorers over non-alcoholic drinks. The workshop proper will start at 7.00 pm after which there will be no admittance. Contact Details: Elara -[masked] The investment is as follows : Earlybird: £24 + PayPal fee. First 9 bookings only! Full Price: £28 + PayPal fee. If you prefer or want to avoid the PayPal fee, then you can pay by bank transfer and then message us and we will RSVP you to "Yes." Payment should be made to: Sort Code:[masked], Account No:[masked] Please put your name in the reference field when paying. There are a limited number of concession tickets available. Please message us if you think this applies to your circumstances. See you soon! Hugs Elara and Jon

Past events (217)

Manchester Tantra Festival: Love Sex and Relationship

The Pathways Studio,

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