Tantra is a system. It is a science. It is a technology. It requires great discipline.
It is not philosophy, although it has many.
It is not religion.
It is the vast science & technology of Consciousness - of all that is.
It is a way of tuning into nature, bringing balance to the elemental make-up of our existence, and harmonizing the opposing energetic forces of the body/mind. It is experiencing the totality of ourselves and the interconnectedness of all beings and forms.
Tantra is not sex, but may enhance the experience of our sexuality as we become more attuned to ourselves and others.
Tantra is not pleasure.
Tantra is not orgasm.
Tantra is Being orgasmic.
Will I have to be naked in one of your sessions or courses??
NO! You are never required to do anything you are not comfortable, or do not consent too!
It's important to know that we are primarily interested sharing with you a technology that will guide you towards freedom from your suffering, and the remembering of your truest Self.
No nudity is required for this.
You must know upfront that Tantra is really isn't about sex at all!! In fact, there are almost NO references to sexual practices in the Tantric scriptures!
We do not wish to dilute or further pollute Tantric with the hyper-obsessive sexual focus primarily seen in the west.
While we do our best to respect, honour and preserve the original teachings of the Tantric lineages that have influenced our lives and work, we are also personally passionate about the great potential of human relationship as a yogic path of self-realization.
We feel this is one of the most appropriate and accessible paths for the modern western house-holder, and we have taken the delicate task upon ourselves of helping Tantra to survive and modernize with this in mind.
Interestingly enough, Tantra is considered a "house-holder path".
Some of our work is focused on the "Yoga of Relationships" or "Conscious Partnerships", as we like to call it. Some of this work inevitably and playfully addresses the joy of sexuality and intimacy.
SOME of the sessions DO have clothing-optional components to them, but it will state this clearly in the description. And while other participants may be nude, you are always welcome to remained clothed.
Is there open sex involved?
No, there is never any sex taking place at our workshops or private sessions. While we love sex very much, we also know that for sex to be effective as a doorway to unification with another, discipline, time, practice, healing, and feelings of safety are required.
We feel that is is dangerous to put a group of people together--especially considering how many of us have unresolved traumas--and encourage them to act out sexual practices branded as "tantra". If you want that type of workshop, look elsewhere, but buyer beware, as the majority of these are facilitated by individuals with little to NO proper training in the Tantric/Yogic sciences OR in working with Traumatized populations.
Tantra has nothing to do with any of that non-sense. You would be better off to sit and stare at a blank wall for an hour, if you want to learn Tantra, then to attend the latest tantric sex workshop. Literally.
Do I need a partner for this work?
NO! The focus is on the Self. This has almost nothing to do with sex and other people, and yet it has everything to do with sexual energy. EVERYTHING is THAT.
This is the science of the Self.
Relationships can be a powerful catalyst for joy and Self Realization, but the work begins with the Self.
Sex is beautiful and so powerful, but don't be fooled into believing that this is what Tantra is.
Want to work with Aaron or Alissa on your own? Book a session here.
Will I have to touch other people at a workshop?
While there may be exercises from time to time that invite safe, consensual and non-sexual touch, our workshops never involve any type of sexual contact between workshop attendees. (With one exception: we occasionally host a massage or touch workshop with couples who know what they're signing up for. But even then, every touch is optional.)
It is common to find people selling orgies with a "spiritual" disguise. This is a dangerous practice that has been sold as "tantra" and has often shown to invite trauma and drama.
Message us if you have more questions about this hot topic!
Are you LGBTQ+ friendly?
Of course we are! You are welcome to attend with any partner of your choosing, or no partner at all, depending on the type of workshop or session.
While we do speak of the masculine and feminine polarity, at times, for the sake of illustration, it's important to understand that we're only talking about principals or archetypes and not gender-specific roles, body types or sexual orientations.
Everyone and everything has both masculine and feminine qualities or energies.
If you are open to sharing your thoughts about this, send us a message. We are always open to learning new ways of developing our language!
What is your background?
We have received over 2000 hours of training, over 25 combined years experience practicing, and 10,000+ hours teaching Tantra + Yoga to individuals, couples and groups and training new teachers.
Visit the About Us page for bio-specific details.
Are you trauma sensitive?
Excellent question! We are trauma informed. Much of the somatic work we do specifically relies on knowing how to work with traumatized populations.
If you are working through your own trauma and would like to add Tantric practices to your tool belt, we're here to help with that piece of the puzzle.
It's always recommended to work with other professional modalities as well, and we have recommendations for other therapists with excellent trauma education.
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