• Get In Touch With Yourself

    The Pathways Studio,

    £25.25
  • An Evening with Betty Martin - An Intro to the Wheel of Consent

    The Pathways Studio,

    £15.83

    An evening conversation with Betty Martin, creator of the Wheel of Consent. This evening is for all people who use touch in their work, including massage practitioners, somatic sexuality educators, bodyworkers and also those who are interested in becoming one and who are partnered with one. This talk will also be of interest to all those familiar with Betty's work and would like to hear more from her and ask questions. Betty Martin brings her 30 years’ experience to bear on questions of professional touch, receiving, giving, and boundaries. Are you doing what your clients allow you to do, or what they want you to do? And what about when they want to ‘give’ to you? How does it all fit, to keep both of you safe and happy? Short presentation, lots of discussion, and a brief introduction to Like a Pro, Betty's deep draining for practitioners.. The doors will open at 6.30 pm with the event starting promptly at 7.00 pm. Contact Details: Elara -[masked] The investment is as follows : Earlybird Price: £15 + PayPal fee. All profits will go to the Environmental Working Group whose mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. More here: www.ewg.org If you prefer or want to avoid the PayPal fee, then you can pay by bank transfer and then message us and we will add you. 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.

  • Get In Touch With Yourself

    The Pathways Studio,

    £25.25

    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. AFTERNOON EVENTS: Doors open at 13:00 - Workshop start proper 13:30 EVENING EVENTS: Doors open at 6:30pm - Workshop start proper 19:00 The doors will open half an hour before the workshop start to give you an opportunity to register and meet your fellow explorers over non-alcoholic drinks. The workshop proper will start half an hour later after which there will be no admittance. Contact Details: Elara -[masked] The investment is as follows : Earlybird: £24 plus PayPal fee. First 12 bookings only! Full Price: £28 plus 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

  • Get In Touch With Yourself

    The Pathways Studio,

    £25.15

    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 £1.15 PayPal fee. First 9 bookings only! Full Price: £28 £1.29 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

  • Introduction to Transformational Tantra Massage

    The Pathways Studio,

    £165.94

    This weekend is a non-residential course for those who wish to learn how to give a tantric massage, whether privately with a partner or friends, or as a step to becoming a qualified professional tantra massage practitioner. The workshop has been designed and developed by by one of Europe's leading tantra teachers, John Hawken, to provide a basic understanding tantra massage. It will be delivered by Shakti Elara and Jon Gosling, teachers at John Hawken's Paths of Transformation faculty (www.thepathsoftransformation.com). Who will teach the philosophy and step by step practice of some simple tantra massage, giving clear structures and practical techniques, as well as a tool kit of hands-on strokes to enable attendees to create their own tantric massages. In its highest form, receiving a tantra massage is to be initiated into tantric experience and tantric consciousness. Often tantra massage can be the first contact with energy and the energy body and the potential of expanding sexual energy into the whole body. It can lead to truly transformational experiences. Nakedness is neither expected nor unwelcome, but is simply a matter of choice. This event stands alone for those who want to get a taster of tantra massage and its possibilities in a safe and nurturing environment. It also serves as an excellent introduction to our yearlong certified Professional Training in the art of Transformational Tantra Massage* (see below for link), where you learn to learn to give far deeper massage experiences, whether privately to a partner or professionally to clients. Among the things we will cover are: What makes a tantra massage tantric, understanding different types of touch, how to give touch from different energy centres, what it means to be present, how energy is stored in the body, feeling into energy and how energy wants to move. Doors will open on Saturday at 10am and the training will start at 10.30am to 7:30pm and on Sunday from 10am-4pm. Refreshments will be provided and you will be asked to bring vegetarian food to share for lunch. This event is non-residential but you are welcome to get in touch if you want help to find accommodation. THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES / TRIADS / OTHER CONSTELLATIONS OF ALL GENDERS, SEXUALITIES & BODY TYPES. There is no gender balancing at this workshop. Your boundaries will be respected and nurtured at all times. 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 or whatever portion you wish. Contact: Elara -[masked] The cost is as follows (please see our refund policy): Earlybird (first 12 people) – singles £160 + £5.84 PayPal fees or Earlybird (first 12 people) – per couple - £300 + £10.77 PayPal fees Couples ticket link www.sacredlighttantra.com/buy-tickets/tickets-ttm/ Full Price – singles – £180 + £6.54 PayPal fees Full price per couple – £340 + £12.17 PayPal fees 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 email us on [masked] * Our year-long certified Professional Training in the art of Transformational Tantra Massage (www.meetup.com/Manchester-Spirituality-Sexuality-and-Shamanism/events/[masked]/) is recognised by The Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists as offering a training of sufficient depth for Practitioners to be eligible for insurance for their work. See www.the-asis.org for more details.

  • Take A Taste

    The Pathways Studio,

    £10.56

    Sex School for Grown Ups presents A Taste of Pleasure as a stand-alone experiential evening in its own right and also as a taster for those who want to go deeper, to the 3 day series Relaxing into Pleasure (more details here www.meetup.com/www-thecuddlenetwork-com/events/[masked]/) What does pleasure mean for you and how can you recognise it? How can you relax into a pleasurable encounter or relationship and stay aware of yourself? Trust is a key issue in relaxed pleasure, trust in ourselves and in our partner are vital to add to our enjoyment. As is also learning to notice and feel what is pleasurable for us. Join Alison for a workshop that was one of the highlights of the Manchester Tantra Festival. Expanding our experience of sensual touch, we can learn to be aware of ourselves in the presence of another. This builds courage, sensual pleasure and connection. In a gentle and enjoyable blend of Alison’s work in Tantra, sexological body work and conscious kink you’ll come to understand the joys of initiating for yourself, understand more about your pleasure, learn about sensual, nurturing and erotic touch, learn to focus attention in your own body, be more creative and courageous, have fun meeting others in short encounters. There will be space to discuss your fears and hopes as a human who simply wants to be open about the longing to feel connection and pleasure. Understanding why, how and then what. Being a sex geek is fun and confidence building. Curiosity and courage is all you need. You can find out more about Alison and her work at www.sexschoolforgrownups.com We aim to gender balance but can’t guarantee this. The doors will open at 6pm for registration with the workshop proper starting at 6.30 pm after which there will be no admittance. We finish at 9pm. The cost is as follows (please see our refund policy): Taste of Taking £10 + £0.56 PayPal Fee. RSVP to book or 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. See you soon! Ali -[masked] Detailed Direction at http://www.thepathwaysstudio.com/venue/directions

  • Conscious Consent and Boundaries Day

    The Pathways Studio,

    £62.32

    As human beings we have needs and desires in many areas. We are however, often "programmed" so that we are not able to own our needs and desires. Often being told that we don’t deserve them or not even allowed them. Many of us have learnt to disconnect from our needs and desires, getting to a place where we truly don’t know what we want. As a result, we often develop unconscious strategies for getting these needs met and, as they are not conscious, they can be manipulations. This lack of clarity in understanding and owning what we really want can result in difficult dynamics in our relationships not only with others but also ourselves and the world around us. When we are clear what our boundaries are we can start to move into conscious consent. Dr Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent model (www.bettymartin.org) is a fantastic tool for understanding our dynamic, improving communication and especially for setting boundaries as well as understanding what true consent looks like. We are delighted that we have been able to work with Betty herself in devising this workshop. This day workshop: • Allows you start right where you are, whether you are new to the idea or experienced. Wherever you start, you will find a new level of awareness. • Supports you to clarify your desires and identify your "programming." • Respects your boundaries – you never have to touch or be touched by anyone or anywhere you don’t want to. You will be shown how to be clear about that learning tools that help you to express your boundaries, helping you avoid #MeToo situations. • Is experiential – you will have the opportunity to use platonic touch to practice and explore in a safe environment. It is the practice of using touch that supports understanding. • Helps you to improve your confidence and communication skills, particularly in asking for what you truly want. • Provides you with a boundaried game to take home that allows you to play with consent in a way which is fun and that you can make sensual, playful or any other quality you wish to introduce. • Gives you a special bonus of a half the full price offer for our next conscious touch workshop where you can also practice your newly acquired skills in a safe and nurturing environment. (See our ticket link below). The doors open at 10.00 am for registration and the event starts at 10.30 am. We welcome people of all gender expressions, sexual orientations, body types, disabilities, creeds, ethnic and racial backgrounds, class/socio-economic backgrounds and ages (over 18). The cost is as follows (please see our refund policy): Early Bird: £60 + £2.32 PayPal Fee. First 9 paid bookings only! Repeat Price: £40 + £1.61 PayPal Fee. If you have attended this event previously you are welcome to attend for the repeat price (click the link below for more details). Full Price £65 + £2.67 PayPal Fee To pay for this day AND the conscious touch workshop OR the Repeat Price see here: www.sacredlighttantra.com/buy-tickets/tickets-consciousconsent/ There are a limited number of concession tickets available. Do message us if you think this applies to your circumstances. If you want to avoid the PayPal fees then you can pay by bank transfer as follows: Sort Code:[masked] Account No:[masked]. Please put your name in the reference field and message us. Warm wishes Elara & Jon PS Please note this workshop is being advertised in other media

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  • Get In Touch With Yourself

    The Pathways Studio,

    £25.05

    In this workshop we will work 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 work with 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: • Work with 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 • Work 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 work 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. Our aim is to leave you feeling relaxed, empowered, with your heart opened and soul nurtured. Read here (https://www.meetup.com/www-thecuddlenetwork-com/pages/21423912/Testimonials/) 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 Conscious Cuddlers 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 + £1.05 PayPal fee. First 9 bookings only! Full Price: £28 + £1.19 PayPal fee. (discounts end noon the day before the event or when sold out) 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

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  • Manchester Tantra Festival: "Opening to Love"

    The Pathways Studio,

    Cuddles are part of creating loving, trusting relationship, and there’s more. If you are ready to go deeper, here’s a chance to do so, in a supportive, environment where you be who you are and take new steps at your pace . "Opening to Love" is the first ever Manchester Tantra Festival and celebrates the opening of our new Centre, the “Pathways Studio”. This is a fully accessible building close to Media City, Salford. We have a wide range of workshops to choose from, from conscious relating to kundalini yoga. There is a "chill-out zone" with some fabulous massage therapists at your service and and space to cuddle or simply relax. Join our experienced facilitators over lunch in our lunchtime Q and A sessions. Visit our pop-up cafe and sit around and chat with friends, old and new. We have yet to finalise programme details. To keep an eye on developments visit http://manchestertantrafestival.com The festival is non-residential. You can attend the full weekend, either day or just the Saturday evening. This festival is open to people over the age of 18 of all abilities, genders and orientations. Singles, couples and others are all equally welcome. Times 9.15 Doors open on both days for registration 10.00 to 17.30 Workshops and talks on both days[masked] Saturday evening session on Saturday. Costs Advance tickets only: Saturday 7th July - Day Earlybird* £35 + £1.79 PayPal Fee Saturday 7th July - Evening Earlybird* £20 + £0.91 PayPal Fee Sunday 8th July - Day Earlybird* £35 + £1.79 PayPal Fee All Weekend - Saturday (including evening) and Sunday 7/8th July - Earlybird* £70 + £3.37 PayPal Fee www.sacredlighttantra.com/buy-tickets/manchestertantrafestival2018/ *Early bird prices apply to the first 20 bookings. There are a limited number of concession tickets available. Please message us if you think this applies to your circumstances. PLEASE NOTE RSVPING "YES"DOES NOT SECURE A TICKET. If you want to avoid PayPal fees you can pay by bank transfer: Sort Code:[masked] Account No:[masked]. Reference - your name NB Please send Elara a message once your payment is sent. Contact Details: Elara -[masked] Love & Blessings, Jon, Elara & Helen

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  • Get In Touch With Yourself

    The Pathways Studio,

    £20.95

    In this workshop we will work 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 work with 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: • Work with 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 • Work 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 work 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 - https://www.meetup.com/www-thecuddlenetwork-com/pages/20000642/Find_Out_More_About_Oxytocin/ Our aim is to leave you feeling relaxed, empowered, with your heart opened and soul nurtured. Read here (https://www.meetup.com/www-thecuddlenetwork-com/pages/21423912/Testimonials/) 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 Conscious Cuddlers 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: £20 + £0.95 PayPal fee. First 9 bookings only! Full Price: £24 + £1.05 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