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Tantric Breathing Techniques
In this Meetup we'll discuss and practice Tantric breath techniques to increase energy in the body. We'll do a 45 minute guided breath meditation to help anchor the feeling of increased energy in the body resulting from breath. Come dressed in light clothes and with a relatively empty belly. Doing any kind of breath work on a full stomach is not recommended. Be prepared to get energized. For each class we set aside 2 hours to explore and experience one element, practice, and spiritual discipline of tantra. We begin with a discussion of the day's topic, and then explore the theme through various traditional practices. A typical class schedule may look something like the following, subject to modification. 7:00 – Orientation and Introductions 7:15 – Brief intro to tantra for newcomers 7:30 – Topic presentation & discussion 8:15 - Experiential exploration / energy exchange 8:45 - Social time Space is limited so your RSVP is important. Please arrive on time and for your first visit allow extra time to find parking. Who is this for? Tantra class is suitable for beginning and experienced tantric practitioners interested in the full range of tantric teaching, including meditation, breath, visualization, yoga, diet, philosophy, and sexuality. This class is open to absolutely everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnic background, levels of fitness, sexual orientation, and religious or spiritual framework. If you have an air-born communicable illness, please wait until you are better and do not share! We love your energy, we don't want your cold. In consideration of those who may have sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes. Do I need to have a partner for tantra? No! Singles are welcome and encouraged at this event. Is Tantra actually friendly to non-hetero sexuality? A key principle in Tantra is the polarity of masculine and feminine energy. In many exercises we do pair male and female for this purpose. However, each of us has masculine and feminine energies within us, and there is no assumption that the dominant energy coincides with biological gender. Everyone will work with all genders from time to time. The teachings of tantra are applicable to any expression of human sexuality. All sexual orientations are welcomed and honored as legitimate pathways to the divine. Are there rules? Even without sexual activity, this can be energetically intimate work. We expect everyone to be extremely respectful and compassionate towards each other at all times. We have a zero tolerance policy for any words or actions that do not fully respect another classmate. How to prepare? Dress comfortably, as if for yoga class. Bring a cushion or zafu, if you can -- especially if the class seems to be more crowded. Some like to bring a yoga mat for the yoga practices. What to expect! This is clothes-on teaching. The experiential exploration portion may include physical interaction with other students. All exercises are optional. You are never asked or expected to do anything you are not comfortable with, or with a person you are not comfortable with. Still, tantra is an adventurous path so within this framework, be prepared for anything!

Hawaiki Tower

88 Piikoi Street · Honolulu, HI

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This Meetup is to bring people together to explore and discuss Tantra, Relationships and Intimacy in a safe, accepting and nonjudgmental environment. Tantra is the harmonious weaving of primordial opposites; mortal and divine, male and female, spirit and matter, Heaven and Earth. Tantra is an ancient Hindu practice of learned skills to increase the energy of love and consciousness, to heal and enhance relationship through improved communication and sensate practice. The most common problems Tantra, Relationship and Intimacy practices can assist with are: • When you or your relationships are emotionally, spiritually or sexually deprived. • When desire has waned or is imbalanced between you and your partner. • When your arguments aren’t productive. • When you intuit that there’s something significant that needs healing but you don’t know where to start. • When you feel broken or that it just doesn’t work. • When you’re simply curious about Tantra and know your relationship with yourself and others can be deeper and even more loving. • When you want to feel as much joy and pleasure as you can. Intimate fulfilling relationships require vulnerability, honesty, compassion, acceptance and gratitude, without judgment. These are relationship skills that are learned and require practice. Going beyond the interpersonal communication skills requires even more training and education. Tantra is a method of developing a complete skill set (body, mind and spirit) to achieve a high level of communication and intimacy, and maximum pleasure with you or a beloved. And most importantly, it’s fun! Each Meetup will focus on different skills that participants can practice and take away to use in their lives. Participants will discuss and learn energetic exercises to protect you and others, communication practices for relationship and intimacy, education about your body, how sexual energy is created and shared, yoga and breath techniques to improve the flow of energy, massage and modalities of touch, and many other topics.

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