​​​​​​​Tantra Massage Retreat
Tulum, on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico
25 January, 2019 - 3 February, 2019
Tulum, Mexico - Tantra Retreat
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:
  • Tantra Massage Fundamentals – sensitive, conscious and sacred touch
  • The Multiple Dimensions of Sexual Healing
  • The Dynamics of Pleasure & the Energy Body
  • Creating structures that move people from sexual relief into experiences of tantric energy
25 January, 2019 - 3 February, 2019
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.

Practical Details

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.

Professional Certification

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.

We will offer an optional excursion to one of the local shamanic power sites on a rest day for those who would like to join us.
Your Facilitators
John and Jenni will be co-teaching the retreat and will be joined by a team of highly trained assistant teachers.
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.
John Hawken
The Paths of Transformation
Jenni is a leadership, tantra, and intimacy coach, blending clinical sexology with the energetic arts of tantra, sacred femininity and transformation via ecstatic flow states alongside leading edge tools in the field of personal development. She is a board member of ASIS (Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists), co-teaches and runs The Art of Tantra Massage Professional Training with John Hawken and The Paths of Transformation.
Jenni Joy
The Paths of Transformation
Investment and Booking
Tulum only:
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
Investment and Booking
Please note prices are based on shared occupancy of a bungalow, which consists of a King Size bed and a sofa bed, hence there is no additional discount for couples.

To reserve your place, please pay a $500 deposit now, either via this booking link:
Our Daily program

We start the day with a tantric yoga/meditation practice to awaken the energy body.  The day will usually be divided into 3 parts, during which we demonstrate and guide massage and embodiment practices.  We have a long lunch break with time to go to the beach if desired and a lighter evening massage session after the dinner break.

We will have at least two rest and integration days during the program.

It is highly recommended to stay for an 3 few days after the retreat to aid further integration in a supportive and held environment.
Tulum, on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico
Together, they run the only Certified Transformational Tantra Massage Professional Training in the world that enables practitioners to obtain insurance for their somatic sexology work. This program is also suitable for those looking for a deep dive into the energetic arts of tantra and shamanism.  As well as teaching it in various locations around Europe, they teach it internationally once per year.

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Participation Agreement

The following participation agreement applies to this retreat training to ensure we hold a safe and respectful space for everyone present – participants, assistants, organisers, on the ground retreat staff and teachers.  Please read carefully.

1. All participants must be over 18 years of age. Every participant carries full responsibility for themselves and their behaviour towards other participants and all people present at the retreat. Participation is at the own risk of participants. 

2. Your participation is based upon your voluntary decision for which you take full responsibility. Please understand that all exercises are invitational for you, without any obligation, and as this is a massage program, it involves receiving touch from other participants (or your partner) and sometimes from teaching staff and assistants, which you may refuse at any time.

3. Places are not confirmed until your deposit has been received and your sign up form has been reviewed.

4. Participants must be mentally sound and not currently undergoing psychiatric treatment or be using medication for psychiatric conditions. Participation for such participants is only possible with the written consent of the psychotherapist and after consulting personally with John Hawken.  Certain actions / exercises may be physically or mentally challenging, which is why we ask you to share your past and current medical and mental state with us, including your prescribed medication. We respect your privacy and do not share the collected data with any third party. In case of uncertainty, we recommend consulting a medical doctor.

5. The course organizers are not responsible for participant’s losses, injuries or physical damage. Every participant is responsible for their belongings.  Every participant is required to have medical and, if necessary, travel insurance cover to participate in this training.  In case of personal injury, the whole cost of medical treatment is covered by the participant.

6. Every participant will comply with basic medical, hygiene and social rules in the premises of the venue throughout the course.  The use of drugs, alcohol and other addictive substances is strictly prohibited during the training days of the retreat, until the end of the day and it is strongly recommended to consume in moderation.

7. All participants agree that the event is provided without responsibility or liability to John Hawken or his team. All participants accept full responsibility for the consequences of their own participation in the event and agree to hold John Hawken and his co-teachers, teachers, associates, assistants, translators, etc. blameless for any damage or loss, be it physical, mental, emotional or otherwise.

8. No refunds are provided, except in the unlikely event of cancellation by the organiser, in which case all course fees paid will be refunded to the participant.  If an applicant has paid a deposit and their application is refused, their deposit will be refunded minus any transaction fees incurred.

9. Participants are committed to their personal growth process, and the honesty, transparency and ability to self-reflect that this requires.  This process begins with the submission of the application form for the training and your deposit.  In the unlikely event that the organizers or facilitators find that you are not ready for the training or don’t comply with the participation agreement when you arrive at the training, they have the right to ask you to leave for the benefit of the larger group.

​​​​​​​10. If the participant wants to use the collected or recorded knowledge for publishing purposes, they will request written consent from The Paths of Transformation before proceeding.