Awaken To Tantra – Intro Class
AWAKEN TO TANTRA Intro Class is an introduction to the basics of TANTRIC YOGA and a great chance to fully relax and unplug from our busy lives!
The class format is specifically designed for those who are new to this transformative ancient practice or already have some experience.
In AWAKEN TO TANTRA Intro you will learn to open your heart and dissolve the protective walls you may have built over time, to allow yourself to connect from your deepest truth and authenticity.
Gentle tantric breathwork, postures and exercises like eye gazing will allow you to create a deeper sense of connection and intimacy with a partner. By using tantric techniques in a partnership, you will learn how to expand your consciousness and create a nourishing union together.
The techniques learnt in this class (below), will give you the tools to practice in your own time and the confidence to complete further tantric training.
Ongoing practice of Tantric Yoga will give you better health and wellbeing, heightened pleasure and increased states of bliss.
Other benefits include expanded consciousness, mental clarity, stress relief, body awareness and enhanced general welling. You will learn how to create deeper levels of intimacy and sexual connection with a partner, and the power of eroticism, loveplay and seduction.
AWAKEN TO TANTRA Intro is open to men and women 18+. It is highly recommended to either bring a partner or friend to this class, but if you are coming alone, please inform the Facilitator upon booking, as we need to ensure there are equal numbers.
PLEASE NOTE – there is no nudity and own personal boundaries are encouraged to be expressed freely.
Your faciliator is a qualified tantric yoga teacher, actor, dancer and embodiment expert, who has been teaching for over 10 years.
HOW TO BOOK
Go to Bookings page on this website.
Payment in advance only. No refunds once payment has been made.
Limited spaces only.
AWAKEN TO TANTRA Courses
Awaken To Tantra Course follows on from Awaken To Tantra Intro Class and continues the practice of Tantra to create deeper levels of intimacy and sexual connection. Couples will learn how to open the heart and connect from a place of truth and authenticity, really see and feel each other and explore the power of their erotic energy.
Women will learn how to surrender to their partner and men will learn that the heart is the starting point of any lovemaking. Both will learn how to create a heart to heart connection from a place of truth and authenticity and both will experience the masculine and feminine merging as one.
By using tantric techniques, you and your partner will learn how to expand consciousness and create a nourishing soulful union, which will lead to deeply fulfilling, conscious and connected love making. Men will discover that the heart is the starting point of any lovemaking and women will learn how to open fully and trust their partner.
‘WHAT MEN TRULY DESIRE is to AWAKEN the WILD GODDESS ENERGY in a WOMAN and give her PLEASURE!’
‘WHAT WOMEN TRULY DESIRE is to AWAKEN the HEART of a MAN and give him PLEASURE”!
WHAT IS TANTRA?
Tantra as a spiritual practice, has been around for thousands of years. Since being introduced to the Western world, many misconceptions have arisen, and if you ask most people what they think Tantra in this part of the world, the answer invariably will be sexual positions, ejaculation and/or multiple orgasms. These aspects certainly can be included in the practice of Tantra, but they are not the main goal.
Traditionally Tantra concerns the divine union between Goddess Shakti and God Shiva, to merge the masculine and feminine together, as one. Shiva is the divine masculine aspect and is pure consciousness, Shakti is the divine feminine aspect, the sacred life force of creativity and the activating power of energy.
The tantric principle is about giving and receiving energy, the outgoing and giving energy is the masculine, the inward and receiving energy is the feminine. Both men and women have masculine and feminine energies in each of them. For the woman, the receptive cycle is receiving the man’s sexual energy in her second chakra, (sacral) moving it up to her heart and then gives it to the mans heart. For the man, the active cycle is where he gives his energy to the woman from his genitals and receives her energy in the heart. The ideal to be working toward, is to balance the masculine and feminine energies, and sublimate sexual energy upwards to the heart chakra, to reach higher states of consciousness.
Sexual energy is our life force and it should flow naturally throughout the body unimpeded, but when blocks occur and our sexual energy is focused solely on the sexual organs, there will be a sense of deep frustration and dissatisfaction. By allowing sexual energy to flow freely, deep states of bliss, love and joy will be experienced.
In the practice of traditional Tantra Yoga there is a combination of asana’s (body postures), mudras (hand and finger gestures), meditation and breathing techniques.
Awaken to Tantra – 4 Week Course
The course will be held in an ambient space and the room will be dimly lit and fragrant incense burning.
(Note: there is no nudity in this course).
Bring: A bottle of water and wear loose comfortable clothes.
Facilitator – Maree is a qualifed Tantra Yoga Teacher, Dancer and Embodiment Facilitator, specialising in group workshops and private sessions.
Tantric Yoga works on the subtle energies within the body to enhance spiritual growth, cultivation and advancement of the body, mind, and spirit.
Tantric Meditation consists of the following practices: breathing exercises, visualisations for withdrawing mind, senses and thoughts from outside world and concentration on a chakra, recitations and visualizations for the purpose of achieving higher consciousness.
Inner Warrior Yoga was created by Embodiment Facilitator and Tantric Teacher Maree Shefford. Maree has incorporated Tantric Yoga practices into her unique dance and embodiment programs, including ‘Inner Warrior Yoga’, ‘Awaken To Tantra’, ‘Embodiment For Actors’, ‘Sexuality For Stage & Screen’, ‘Burlesque’ and ‘Awakening Feminine Erotic Archetypes’.
In her Inner Warrior Yoga program, she has weaved Tantric Yoga techniques, including asana’s, breathwork and meditation with flowing body moves. Each session gives a deep cleansing and allows energy to flow unimpeded, re-energising the body from the inside out, re-setting the energy, so it operates at higher vibrational frequency.
Designed as an ongoing regular and sustained practice, for a long period of time, Inner Warrior Yoga practice is deeply relaxing, healing and restorative, igniting the sacral chakra and sensual energy, cleansing the body, detoxifying and removing old energy, to make way for the new.
Tantric Yoga practice is now becoming more wide spread in Australia, but is not as well known as other Yoga practices, including: Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Yoga.
What are the different styles of Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga consists of kriyas, breathwork (pranayama) and meditations, affecting the nervous system, chakras and mental body, to develop awareness, consciousness and spiritual strength.
Kundalini is the life force which is located at the base of the spine. In Hinduism a coiled-up serpent. The practice of Kundalini yoga arouses the Kundalini Shakti from its coiled base through the 6 chakra’s and energy travels along the ida (left), pingala (right) and central nadi, which are the main channels of pranic energy.
- Begin to practice self awareness
- Hold eye contact, eyes are the windows to the soul
- Learn how to soften your voice
- Non verbal communication is powerful
- Be awareof your breath
- Speak your truth at all times