WHAT IS TANTRA?
THE TANTRIC ROOTS OF YOGA POSTURE PRAXIS
The human body, as an extension of nature is an expression of the feminine principle.
Yoga posture praxis cannot work if it is approached, even if only unconsciously, as a
patriarchal, ascetic practice of transcendence. This talk will explore the tantric roots
of yoga posture praxis and the deep fertility of the pleasures, obvious and subtle that
it can provide.
TANTRA YOGA: THE ART OF BEING PLEASURE
Pleasure is the natural expression of conscious awareness, and the subtle heart of the human body.
To become free from the destructive pursuit of external and intense pleasures and the dependencies
they generate, we need some alternative. Tantra Yoga uses movement, stillness, intimate
instruction and contact to access and release core sexual energy so that the pleasure nature of the
body reveals itself. Then, perhaps, your experience of simply being alive can provide a satisfaction
more lasting and nourishing than that provided by externally driven experiences, and you can find a
genuine ease and freedom in your sexual nature. There will be no sexual activity during this workshop,
as we will be exploring the energies upon which satisfying sexual activity depends.
TANTRA WORKSHOP: THE ART OF LIVING
Being fully alive does not depend on knowledge, wealth, possessions but on being authentic in your own nature.
To truly flourish as a human being core sexual energy must be flowing freely without repression or indulgence.
This requires a deep intimacy with the subtle presence of your body that can allow you to let go of the habits
that distort your sexual energy creating difficulties with sensitivity, honesty, openness, intimacy and authenticity.
Through movement and stillness, solo and paired, you will be invited to experience, release and harmonise
your core sexual energy so that you can live more freely and fully as a naturally sexual being. Open to anyone interested in being fully alive,
regardless of prior experience. There will be no sexual activity during this workshop.
TANTRIC MEDITATION: THE ART OF BEING TOGETHER
Tantric meditation is the ultimate spiritual praxis, within which non-doing reveals its deep significance
and power. By sitting intimately but clothed with a partner you will be invited to feel, accept and assimilate
the presence and movement of many unexamined and unacknowledged feelings and energies, not only sexual.
This workshop will begin with tantra yoga ending in solo meditation in the morning,
and consort (paired) meditations in the afternoon. Open to anyone regardless of experience in tantra,
yoga or meditation. There will be no sexual activity during this workshop.
ADVANCED TANTRIC MEDITATION: THE ART OF MERGING TOGETHER
This workshop is only for those who have doNe tantric meditation with Godfrey before.
Participants will meditate in pairs and use simple, safe techniques for arousing and
assimilating sexual energy without eroticising it. This not only develops a fluency and
freedom with sexual energy and desire, but also with any intense inner energies and feelings,
including anger, grief, guilt etc. There will be no sexual activity during this workshop.
MAKING LOVE WORKSHOP: THE ART OF INTIMACY
Making love is not a skill, but a frame of mind. Becoming intimate with your own presence as love is the only
way to become able to be genuinely intimate in love with others. This workshop is about love, rather than sex, and
will explore the experiences,
attitudes, and tools that can make genuine love a real possibility. Through movement and stillness,
solo and paired, you will be invited to experience the deep,
impersonal love at the heart of human consciousness. Open to anyone interested in love and intimacy regardless
of experience in yoga or tantra. There will be no sexual activity during this workshop.
TANTRIC MASSAGE: THE ART OF GIVING PLEASURE
To touch and be touched is the heart of human intimacy. Tantric Massage is the art of touching
from the impersonal love at the heart of human consciousness as a celebration of embodiment and individuality.
You will be presented with the attitude and approach to touching and being touched that allows the pleasures of
giving and receiving to be deeply and liberatingly nourishing. Participants will be naked and guided in
how to use the pleasure nature of the whole body, without being distracted into sexual stimulation.
Open to anyone regardless of experience in tantra, yoga or meditation. There will be no sexual
activity during this workshop.
INTIMACY WORKSHOP: THE ART OF LOVING
Being fully alive does not depend on what you have or know, but what you are.
To truly flourish as a human being requires a deep intimacy with your own presence, your own nature. At the heart
of that presence, the core of your nature is a love without object or limit. Being intimate with yourself is to
discover the love that you most deeply are. To be intimate with others is to share that love freely and fully.
To be intimate with life is to live fearlessly from that love. This workshop will explore the experiences,
attitudes, and tools that can make genuine intimacy with self, other and life a real possibility. Using body,
breath, mind, movement, stillness, silence, openness and contact you will be invited to experience yourself more
fully and freely than ever before.
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