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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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Being Heard - Using sound and voice to fulfill a fundamental need.

For each class we set aside 2 hours to explore and experience a component of the practice and spiritual discipline of Tantra. We begin with a discussion of the day's topic, and then explore the theme through various traditional experiential practices. A typical class schedule may look something like the following, subject to modification. 7:00pm – Orientation and Introductions 7:15pm – Brief intro to Tantra for newcomers 7:30pm – Topic presentation & discussion 8:15pm – Experiential exploration / energy exchange 8:45pm – Social time Space is limited so your RSVP is important. Please DO NOT RSVP if you do not intend to attend! Repeated no shows will be blocked. Please arrive on time and for your first visit allow extra time to find parking. It is very important that you be on time. We gather in the building lobby and then move to a room that is inaccessible. If you arrive late and there's no one in the lobby, you've missed it. It is difficult to add later-comers into the meeting. There is ritual and ceremony that brings the group together and it is uncomfortable to add folks who are late into the group energy. 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 and arrive clean and scent-free. 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. We also prefer participants to be conscious. Please refrain from drug use 24 hours prior to the Meetup. We reserve the right to demand anyone under the influence to leave. 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! How much does it cost? These classes are offered free of charge. Your gift of any amount to help sustain the instructor and cover costs of the event is welcome.

Being Heard - Using sound and voice to fulfill a fundamental need.

For each class we set aside 2 hours to explore and experience a component of the practice and spiritual discipline of Tantra. We begin with a discussion of the day's topic, and then explore the theme through various traditional experiential practices. A typical class schedule may look something like the following, subject to modification. 7:00pm – Orientation and Introductions 7:15pm – Brief intro to Tantra for newcomers 7:30pm – Topic presentation & discussion 8:15pm – Experiential exploration / energy exchange 8:45pm – Social time Space is limited so your RSVP is important. Please DO NOT RSVP if you do not intend to attend! Repeated no shows will be blocked. Please arrive on time and for your first visit allow extra time to find parking. It is very important that you be on time. We gather in the building lobby and then move to a room that is inaccessible. If you arrive late and there's no one in the lobby, you've missed it. It is difficult to add later-comers into the meeting. There is ritual and ceremony that brings the group together and it is uncomfortable to add folks who are late into the group energy. 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 and arrive clean and scent-free. 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. We also prefer participants to be conscious. Please refrain from drug use 24 hours prior to the Meetup. We reserve the right to demand anyone under the influence to leave. 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! How much does it cost? These classes are offered free of charge. Your gift of any amount to help sustain the instructor and cover costs of the event is welcome.

Opening and Healing Hearts

Hawaiki Tower

Heart to Heart – in this Meetup we will discuss how Tantra opens and heals hearts. This is the fifth class of an eight class series on how tantra integrates the chakra system in various practices. This class will be focused on the fourth chakra - the heart chakra. For each class we set aside 2 hours to explore and experience a component of the practice and spiritual discipline of Tantra. We begin with a discussion of the day's topic, and then explore the theme through various traditional experiential practices. A typical class schedule may look something like the following, subject to modification. 7:00pm – Orientation and Introductions 7:15pm – Brief intro to Tantra for newcomers 7:30pm – Topic presentation & discussion 8:15pm – Experiential exploration / energy exchange 8:45pm – Social time Space is limited so your RSVP is important. Please DO NOT RSVP if you do not intend to attend! Repeated no shows will be blocked. Please arrive on time and for your first visit allow extra time to find parking. It is very important that you be on time. We gather in the building main lobby at level 3 and then move to a room that is inaccessible. If you arrive late and there's no one in the lobby, you've missed it. It is difficult to add later-comers into the meeting. There is ritual and ceremony that brings the group together and it is uncomfortable to add folks who are late into the group energy. 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 and arrive clean and scent-free. 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. We also prefer participants to be conscious. Please refrain from drug use 24 hours prior to the Meetup. We reserve the right to demand anyone under the influence to leave. 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! How much does it cost? These classes are offered free of charge. Your gift of any amount to help sustain the instructor and cover costs of the event is welcome.

The Power Within

Hawaiki Tower

The Power Within – in this Meetup we will discuss how Tantra utilizes your will and power of the third chakra This is the sixth class of an eight class series on how tantra integrates the chakra system in various practices. This class will be focused on the third chakra - the core chakra. For each class we set aside 2 hours to explore and experience a component of the practice and spiritual discipline of Tantra. We begin with a discussion of the day's topic, and then explore the theme through various traditional experiential practices. A typical class schedule may look something like the following, subject to modification. 7:00pm – Orientation and Introductions 7:15pm – Brief intro to Tantra for newcomers 7:30pm – Topic presentation & discussion 8:15pm – Experiential exploration / energy exchange 8:45pm – Social time Space is limited so your RSVP is important. Please DO NOT RSVP if you do not intend to attend! Repeated no shows will be blocked. Please arrive on time and for your first visit allow extra time to find parking. It is very important that you be on time. We gather in the building main lobby at level 3 and then move to a room that is inaccessible. If you arrive late and there's no one in the lobby, you've missed it. It is difficult to add later-comers into the meeting. There is ritual and ceremony that brings the group together and it is uncomfortable to add folks who are late into the group energy. 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 and arrive clean and scent-free. 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. We also prefer participants to be conscious. Please refrain from drug use 24 hours prior to the Meetup. We reserve the right to demand anyone under the influence to leave. 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! How much does it cost? These classes are offered free of charge. Your gift of any amount to help sustain the instructor and cover costs of the event is welcome.

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Vision and Being Seen

Hawaiki Tower

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