Transformational Tantra Massage – 1st joining module – Fundamentals of Tantra Massage
23 April/2:00 pm - 28 April/2:00 pm BST£350
This is the first week of a year-long closed group training for all those who want to learn the practices and principles of tantra massage. It is designed as both a personal journey of tantric embodiment and also for those who want to continue with Professional Certification.
This first module will introduce core concepts of tantra massage, both in terms of structures and of skills and orientation. It will focus on consent, types of touch, the distinctions that make a massage tantric and experiencing energy, as well as development of communitas within the group to enable everyone to dive deep together and support each other over the course of the year and beyond. Contrary to what you may believe or assume, there is no requirement to get naked in this first module of the training.
This course is designed specifically to lead people on a journey into discovering their own energy bodies and to teach people how to guide others in a safe and supportive way. It is designed to set a standard for what tantra massage is, not what is has perhaps become infamous for.
Please note, if you cannot make any of the UK dates, we can slot you in to other trainings in Europe for the module you are unable to attend, so don’t let that be a reason not to participate!
I am super excited to be offering this course again in the UK with Jon Gosling and Shakti Elara (see links below for bios). One of the great benefits of doing a training in your own country is the chance to build connections and to have practice modules in between blocks. You can also connect with previous course participants and practice with them too. This course has been running for over 7 years (this is the third UK training we have offered).
Who is this course for?
This course is experiential and is aimed at:
- Those who are interested in becoming a qualified and experienced professional tantra massage practitioner
- Existing massage practitioners who wish to add tantra to their repertoire of practice and techniques and who enjoy the philosophy of tantra as well as the practices
- Anyone who wants to dive deeply into the practice of tantra massage
- Couples who want to explore tantra massage together
About the Course
This course is designed for people who want, through tantric massage, to get more in touch with their body, open their body to energy, heal any old disapproval of their bodies and negative feelings like fear or shame, We learn to deeply relax, so that our natural energy will start to flow and thus bring up any physical, energetic or emotional issues that need to be released or healed. The body has its own wisdom and if we can stop being in the way, moments occur which connect us with our natural state of oneness, pleasure, joy and flow.
It has been developed to set a benchmark and standard for what Tantra Massage can stand for at the pinnacle of what it can be. The training is about learning to receive and give tantra massage as an initiation into tantra. The word tantra has been often misappropriated to sell sexual services under the name tantra massage. Even the best-intentioned massages often over-emphasise the sexual aspect of tantra, which is fundamentally about sacred sexuality expressed through the heart. Tantra is an ancient practice that opens the door to an experience of ourselves as beings of energy and consciousness.
The key principles of tantra
- To experience yourself as a bridge between heaven and earth,
- To experience that you have an energy body as well as a physical body, through which you can connect to the ocean of life energy that surrounds you.
- Tantra is a path of increased sensitivity, through which we can be freed from the addiction to stimulation.
- Your body is the sacred temple of your spirit.
- Sacred sexuality is about being, not doing.
- Experiencing the energy body takes you into expanded consciousness.
- To experience yourself as a formless flow of energy, taking form through the conscious focus of your awareness.
Course Structure (full training):
The training is organised around four key themes:
Part I: Tantra Massage Fundamentals
– sensitive, conscious and sacred touch
Part II: The Multiple Dimensions of Sexual Healing
Part III: The Dynamics of Pleasure & the Energy Body
Part IV: Creating Tantra Massage Sequences
– moving from sexual relief to tantric energy
Please email me or download a full course brochure here
Those completing the full workshop training will be awarded a Certificate of Training in transformational tantra massage.
Those who wish to become Professional Transformational Tantra Massage Practitioners are required to complete an additional training component, most importantly including 10 hours of supervision sessions. (See supplementary brochure.)
Those who are fully certificated will have their names published on The Paths of Transformation and the Transformational Tantra Massage websites. This training is also recognised by ASIS, the Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists, and the Trusted Bodywork organisations as offering the breadth and depth they require to enrol and list practitioners.
Course Dates and Locations
Module 1: Tue 23 – Sun 28 Apr 2019 (Manchester, non-residential)
Module 2: Tue 13 – Sun 18 August 2019 (Bridgewater, residential)
Module 3: Tues 3 – Sun 8 December 2019 (Manchester, non-residential)
Module 4: Sun 23 – Fri 28 February 2020 (Bridgewater, residential) with John Hawken
The residential blocks will take place in an English country manor easily accessible from London and Bristol airports with its own indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna and just 20 miles from Glastonbury. The Pathways studio (within Manchester’s redeveloped media district) has many hotel and airbnb options available for you to tailor your costs to suit your budget,
Standard Training: The cost for the total training (ie. all 4 modules, 24 days of teaching) is £2,400. Super early bird of £1,700 is available until 31 March and an early bird of £2,200 until 22 April.
Professional Training and Certification: The cost for the total training including professional certification (as well as all 4 modules) is £3,000. Super early bird of £2,300 is available until 31 March and an early bird of £2,800 until 22 April.
Payment Plans are also available, please enquire for details.
Please note the course is also open to past participants (repeaters) at half price. Please email for details.
Food and Accommodation are payable in addition to the course fee above. Costs are provided below.
Module 1 – non-residential – £120 – includes Lunch and Dinner Days 1-5 and Lunch on Day 6
Module 2 – residential – £375 – includes 5 nights accommodation, Dinner on Day 1, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Days 2-5, Breakfast & Lunch on Day 6
Module 3 – non-residential – £120 – includes Lunch and Dinner Days 1-5 and Lunch on Day 6 B
Module 4 – residential – £375 – included 5 nights accommodation, Dinner on Day 1, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Days 2-5, Breakfast & Lunch on Day 6
Application and Registration Process
Please pay a deposit below. On receipt of this, you will be sent an intake form to complete.
If you would like to talk to Jenni, Jon or Shakti Elara to discuss the training in further detail before you book, please contact us directly and we can arrange a convenient time to chat with you.
Jenni Joy (lead)
Jon is a certified tantra massage practitioner who has his own massage practice. He is also a tantra teacher, certified Sexological Bodyworker, a trained sexologist, somatic educator, certified energy healer and a workshop facilitator and coach with over 30 years experience. He is passionate about helping people to connect with themselves through the body and their energy rather than experiencing primarily through the conditioned mind.
Elara is a Reiki Master/Teacher, a medium, spiritual guide and coach and also certified in Tantra Massage, Psychosexual Somatics and Sexological Bodywork. With a grounding in both spirit and the body, she brings these wisdoms into her tantric teachings. Her passion is helping people to let go of what stands in their way of full consciousness to connect with their aliveness and their pleasure.
John Hawken (module 4 only)
John Hawken has been teaching Tantra for 25 years. He originally trained with Margot Anand, best-selling author of “The Art of Sexual Ecstasy”, and is a certified SkyDancing tantra teacher. He set up the first Tantra school in the UK, the UK Skydancing Institute, before moving his work on under the names of The Tantric Path and, today, The Paths of Transformation, to reflect the significant contributions he includes from bioenergetics, shamanism and other practices.
In a world full of short weekend courses, John takes a stand for the value and benefits that arise from in depth trainings, and his year-long trainings in the UK, Germany and the Czech Republic are known for their depth, clarity and transformational effect. His massage giving and teaching experience goes back 35 years: he has studied and taught Reichian massage, bioenergetics massage, biodynamic massage, deep draining (Chiron Institute London), Taoist erotic massage, Quodoushka and many forms of tantric massage.