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Transformational Tantra Massage International Intensive
25 January - 3 February
A chance to learn Transformational Tantra Massage over 10 days in the exotic and magical surroundings of Tulum, on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
We will be staying in a boutique private residence which we will have exclusive use of throughout the training, situated close to the world-famous paradise beach of the Riviera Maya.
The course is suitable for everyone, from absolute beginners who want to learn for themselves or with their partner, to advanced tantrikas looking for some self-nourishment and deepening of their journey. A further certification module is offered for those who want to become Transformational Tantra Massage Practitioners.
We teach the art of transformational tantra massage as an initiation into the ancient path of tantra, shamanism and energetic reality. It is designed for people who want, through tantra 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 and to learn to deeply relax.
Our tantra massage course blends energetic practices primarily from Tantra, Taoism, Shamanism and Reichian-orientated bioenergetics. We teach and transmit a wide range of tantric and erotic massage, together with an understanding of presence and different kinds of touch, both physical and energetic.
The content is organized around four themes:
1 Tantra Massage Fundamentals – sensitive, conscious and sacred touch
2 The Multiple Dimensions of Sexual Healing
3 The Dynamics of Pleasure & the Energy Body
4 Creating structures that move people from sexual relief into experiences of tantric energy
Sequences of techniques form a developmental series of deepening initiations, which can be used privately with a partner to go deep into intimacy, or as a professional to open the first door into Tantra for your clients.
This course will be taught in two parts, one in Tulum, Mexico and the other a mountain retreat center near Boulder, Colorado, USA (8-18 Sept 2019). This first part also stands alone as an excellent in-depth introduction to authentic Transformational Tantra Massage.
Tantra has been widely misappropriated and used to sell sexual services, disguised under the banner of tantric massage. Even the best-intentioned massages often over-emphasize the sexual aspect of Tantra, which is fundamentally about sacred sexuality expressed through the heart, an ancient practice that opens the door to an experience of ourselves as beings of energy and consciousness.
The workshop will commence on Fri 25 Jan at 2pm and finish on Sun 3 Feb at 2pm. Days four and ten will be free to allow free time for integration or practice or days out. We will likely organise a Shamanic Pilgrimage to one of the temple sites on one of these days for those who are interested.
For those who have the time, we strongly encourage you to arrive a day early to settle in and to stay on for an additional 3 days at the end of the workshop, to allow yourselves a period of practice and integration in a supported environment, where Jenni Joy will offer 4 hours of practice each day, with time for relaxation, beach, swimming and enjoyment of Tulum and its environs.
Those completing both workshops will be awarded a Certificate of Training in tantra massage. Those completing the final supervision block will be awarded Professional Practitioner Certification.
Investment and Booking
Early Bird (til 15 Oct) $1,695 Standard (til 15 Dec) $1,975
Tulum & Boulder:
Early Bird (til 15 Oct) $3,295 Standard (til 15 Dec) $3,945
Please note prices are based on shared occupancy of a bungalow, which consists of a Kingsize bed and a sofabed, hence there is no additional discount for couples.
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(Please note, wifi is available at the retreat centre, though it is recommended to minimise your online time.)
“Tulum’s spectacular coastline – with all its confectioner-sugar sands, jade-green water and balmy breezes – makes it one of the top beaches in Mexico. Where else can you get all that and a dramatically situated Maya ruin?” – Lonely Planet
About John Hawken – The Paths of Transformation
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.