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Jun
1
Sat
2024
Intro to Transformational Tantra Massage Weekend @ The Pathways Studio nr MediaCityUK
Jun 1 @ 10:00 BST – Jun 2 @ 17:00 BST

WEEKEND OVERVIEW

This non-residential weekend provides a basic understanding of tantra massage.  It is thus suitable for those who wish to learn how to give a tantric massage. For some, you may wish to do this  privately with a partner or friends.  Whilst for others this is a step to becoming a qualified professional tantra massage practitioner.

This event is based on the work of one of Europe’s leading tantra teachers, John Hawken at The Paths of Transformation, to provide a basic understanding of the key areas of tantra massage through a series of creative exercises. It is a safe, supportive environment delivered by Shakti Elara and Jon Gosling.

We will teach the philosophy and step by step practice of some simple tantra massage, giving clear structures and practical techniques, as well as a tool kit of hands-on strokes to enable attendees to create their own tantric massages.

We are initiated into tantric experience and tantric consciousness through a tantra massage in its highest form.   Often tantra massage can be the first contact with energy and the energy body and the potential of expanding sexual energy into the whole body.  It is this whole body experience of our energy which can lead to truly transformational experiences. Nakedness is neither expected nor unwelcome, but is simply a matter of choice.

THIS EVENT

This event stands alone for those who want to get a taster of tantra massage and its possibilities in a safe and nurturing environment. It is also an excellent introduction to our yearlong certified Professional Training in the Art of Transformational Tantra Massage*, where you learn to learn to give far deeper massage experiences.  This may be privately to a partner/friends or professionally to clients.

Among the things we will cover are:

  • What makes a tantra massage tantric,
  • Understanding different types of touch,
  • How to give touch from different energy centres,
  • What it means to be present,
  • How energy is stored in the body, feeling into energy and how energy wants to move.

LOGISTICS

Doors open on Saturday and Sunday at 10am.

On Saturday the training is from 10.30am to 7:30pm and on Sunday from 10:30am to 5:00pm.

Refreshments are provided and you are asked to bring vegetarian food to share for lunch.

Detailed Directions for Venue –  http://www.thepathwaysstudio.com/venue/directions

This event is non-residential but please get in touch if you want help to find accommodation.

INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES,  TRIADS,  OTHER CONSTELLATIONS OF ALL GENDERS, SEXUALITIES AND BODY TYPES ARE ALL WELCOME.

There is no gender balancing at this workshop. Your boundaries will be respected and nurtured at all times.

No partner is required.  Everyone is invited to work with different people in order to enjoy a greater range of experiences. If you attend with a partner or friend, you are welcome to work together for the whole workshop or whatever portion you wish.

Contact: Elara – 07391 552 616

COSTS

Please click here for prices

RECOGNITION

* Our year-long certified Professional Training in the Art of Transformational Tantra Massage is recognised by The Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists as offering a training of sufficient depth for Practitioners to be eligible for insurance for their work. See www.the-asis.org for more details.

VENUE DIRECTIONS

Detailed Direction for Venue –  http://www.thepathwaysstudio.com/venue/directions

Love, Elara & Jon

Jun
17
Mon
2024
Shadow Tantrika: A practitioner training for kink & sexuality professionals with Seani Love @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK
Jun 17 @ 10:00 BST – Jun 22 @ 18:00 BST
Shadow Tantrika: A practitioner training for kink & sexuality professionals with Seani Love @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK

What this training is about

Are you interested in working and connecting with your own and other people’s shadow?

Do you want to deepen your skills in taking people on journeys into exploring and reclaiming their shadows?

Do you work in the field of sexuality and would you like to broaden your practice?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then this training might be for you. Award-winning professional kinkster Seani Love from London’s ‘School of Erotic Mysteries’ invites you to join him and his team on a journey through depths and delights, magic and wonder, expansion and exploration, pleasure and pain, using the breathtakingly wonderful approach we call ‘Shadow Tantra’.

Shadow Tantra helps us to expand our understanding of our bodies, our subconscious patterns, our sexualities and thus ourselves. With a strong emphasis on boundaries and consent, Shadow Tantra gives us a diverse set of tools that allow us to expand our sexuality, be more confident with our clients (and lovers!), and become more empowered as self-aware erotic beings.

What will you learn in this training?

• The use of ritual and intention to create safe spaces;
• Boundary setting, consent and safety techniques;
• Deepening connection through Tantric techniques and conscious touch;
• Giving and receiving pain and pleasure with intentional BDSM skills;
• Service, sovereignty and surrender;
• Eroticising the authentic dynamics of domination and submission (D/s);
• Giving, receiving and holding power;
• Darker options such as consensual non-consent;
• Engaging with archetypes as paths to self-discovery, empowerment and love.

There will be an emphasis on putting all these things together for the purpose of taking your clients on powerful journeys
into exploring, understanding and reclaiming their erotic shadows.

The erotic shadow can be a very destructive influence on us if it’s not understood. The goal of this work is to explore, understand and fully integrate the erotic shadows into our psyche thereby making the shadow an ally rather than an enemy.

There are potential initiatory aspects to many of the exercises and rituals we’ll be doing during the training. Coming face to face with your own shadow can be a life-changing experience.

Who is this training for?

This training is suitable for two groups of people:

i) Those who want to work with Shadow Tantra and Conscious Kink within the sex industry. Tantrikas, escorts, professional kinksters, dakinis, massage therapists, sex coaches.  We will be diving deep into the erotic mysteries, and will focus on creating specialised sessions for each other.

ii) People who are serious about exploring their erotic shadows in conscious, empowered, intentional spaces as part of their own intimate lives. For pleasure, self-discovery or deep personal evolution and expression. Never underestimate the potency of the adventures you can go on if you bring clarity, intent, frameworks, and conscious agreements into the bedroom (or wherever else you like to play)!

The training is open to people of all genders, relationship styles and sexualities. In the practice exercises, we do not coordinate learning partners based on gender. There is always something to learn.

About Seani Love – Creator and Facilitator of the training 

Seani Love has been teaching erotic ritual techniques to clients, private groups, couples and workshops since 2010. A long-term explorer in this unique field, Seani received the prestigious industry award ‘Sex Worker of the Year’ in London in November 2015. His work combines ritual techniques, Conscious Kink, Neotantra, and many other disciplines. His sessions and workshops enable his clients to go on profound journeys into their inner worlds, helping them find power, wisdom, love, and pleasure within themselves.

The names and specialisations of the rest of the team will be announced shortly.

** PRACTICAL INFORMATION **

The event will take place at The Pathways Studio in Manchester.
It runs on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday 10am – 6pm. Please arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 on the first day
The doors will open on all days at 09.30 am for a 10 am prompt start.
APPLICATION FORM

As this is a more advanced training we would like to know a little more about you before accepting you onto the course.

This form is to gather information to ensure that this training is suitable for you and to let you know the level of the work that will be unfolding over the week.

You can find the application form if you click here

 

** PRICING **
Extra Super Early Bird: £850 plus booking fee (ends 31/03/2024)
Super Early Bird: £1000 plus booking fee (ends 30/04/2024)
Early Bird: £1100 plus booking fee (ends 31/05/2024)
Standard Price: £1200 plus booking fee

To avoid the booking fee, select to pay by bank transfer and then just transfer the ticket price only rather than the ticket price plus booking fee.

A limited number of concessionary places are available at this workshop. Please get in contact with the organiser Elara if you wish to discuss concession options.
For any questions, please get in touch with Elara at info@sacredlightevents.com
Jul
18
Thu
2024
Bioenergetics – Block 1 @ The Pathways Studio
Jul 18 @ 13:00 BST – Jul 21 @ 17:00 BST
Bioenergetics - Block 1 @ The Pathways Studio

We (Jon and Elara) are delighted to bring this one-of-a-kind Bioenergetics Yearlong Training for the first time to the UK. This is one of less than five yearlong Bioenergetics trainings worldwide.

If you are curious about bioenergetics but don’t want to commit to a yearlong training, you are welcome to try the first block which is standalone.

How we embody and express our energy makes our psyche and our patterns of reactions to life visible. We hold in our bodies the energy we dared not express when we were vulnerable children, both as a tension in the muscles and as a charge of energy in the organs and connective tissue. This fixed form of expression and defence is called our character. It is our social, adapted self, and blocks and represses our spontaneous flow of life energy, our wildness, including large amounts of our sexuality and creativity.

***What is Bioenergetics?***

Bioenergetics is not to be confused with the body of work that comes from biochemistry but comes from Wilhelm Reich and the therapy developed by his students.  This body of work not only includes bioenergetics itself but also Bioenergetic Analysis (Alexander Lowen), Biodynamic Psychology and Massage (Gerda Boyesen) Ron Kurtz (Hakomi) and Biosynthesis (David Boadella), Radix Therapy (Charles Kelly), Stanley Keleman (Formative Psychology) and the work of Leonard Orr, Arthur Janov and Stanislav Grof also draws upon it.

This training will cover both theoretical and practical grounding in the work of Reich and his followers.

Bioenergetics in general seeks to release old trauma, habits, and unconscious defensive attitudes and to liberate our life energy for aliveness, pleasure and for self-actualization. It seeks to change the base of our existence from an attitude based on fear and the unconsciousness to a mindfulness of our choices and an ability to express ourselves from our heart, our sex and our spirit. This yearlong training includes:

  • An analysis of our own character and patterns, which we respect as a necessity for survival
  • An understanding of the biographical causes of any stuckness and limitations
  • Strategies for managing trauma and fear
  • Supporting individuals to find freedom of expression and creativity as autonomous human beings

More specifically Bioenergetics is a self-exploration through becoming aware of tensions in your body. These tensions are created by the energies of past formative experience which are imprinted on your body.  These create your character, the person you became under the influence of your parents and your society.  By becoming aware of this we can release the tension and free up our energy to choose life in each moment. Thus, we are able to free up a huge amount of energy for our aliveness, our creativity, our pleasure and joy in life to create our conscious path and fulfil our dreams.

The ability to read the energy and character of others and know how to support their energy will also be taught.  As such, it is an invaluable training both for oneself and as a professional resource for those working energetically with others.

Themes for this yearlong training are:

  • Primal therapy, birth and intrauterine experiences and imprints that affect our lifetime patterns of energy.
  • The difference between character type and response
  • Understanding the patterns and needs of one’s character type
  • Moving from dependency to independence
  • Being aware of your feelings and expressing them appropriately and communicatively
  • Knowing what you want and what you don’t want and communicating that safely and respectfully
  • Assertiveness
  • Raising your energy levels, being more alive, aware, sensitive to life.
  • Grounding and standing on your own feet
  • Increasing the flexibility of one’s attitudes
  • Flowing with life instead struggling against it
  • Opening to aliveness and pleasure
  • Being able to be present and to stay in contact

We will support you to gain an understanding of:

  • The phenomenon of resistance and how to use and work through it.
  • How to work energetically and physically with projection, both positive and negative.
  • The different kinds of touch, their intent and applications: holding, containing, focussing, making conscious, confronting, soothing, mothering and fathering, supporting, grounding.
  • The emotional plague, repression and rebellion.
  • Armouring and core energetics, energy and character.
  • Imprints, memoire corporelle (cellular memory), regression, aspects of Janov and Grof.
  • The relationship between consciousness and energy, catharsis, demons, creative confrontation, witness consciousness.
  • The importance of breath, Reichian and other breathing techniques.
  • The orgasm reflex, the birth reflex.
  • Character analysis – the character types and their use in therapy.
  • Therapy and spirituality.
  • Techniques to raise energy, bioenergetic stress positions, Osho meditations.
  • Grounding and its importance, both through the feet and through the eyes.
  • The segments and their order of opening.
  • The contribution to the field of Reich‘s students including: Alexander Lowen, Ron Kurtz and Hakomi, David Boadella and Biosynthesis, Gerda Boysen and family and Biodynamics.
  • Self-regulation, the inner wisdom and balance of the body

***Who is this Training For?***

It is open for people who wish to explore their own patterns of holding and be able to release this energy and live fuller and more expansive life.  Feeling more alive, creative and deepening their pleasure and joy in life.

It may also be useful for those who have some experience in verbal therapies and want to explore particular themes through bodywork, or who want to deepen their experience of themselves through the methods of bioenergetics.  It is also designed for therapists, therapeutic masseurs and counsellors who wish to include working with the physical body and the energy body in their repertoire of therapeutic methods and interventions.

THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES / TRIADS / OTHER CONSTELLATIONS OF ALL GENDERS, SEXUALITIES & BODY TYPES.

This training can be undertaken as a yearlong Bioenergetics training comprising 4 blocks or Block 1 can be done as a standalone introduction to Bioenergetics.

In Block 1 the key aspects we will be exploring, through theory but mainly practical exercises, are:

  • The relationship between tension and relaxation
  • Some patterns of holding / armouring
  • How to support the flow of energy
  • Reich’s concept of segments and looking at some of the key ones
  • How to support ones energetic flow

***Logistics***

The training starts at 13:00 on the Thursday and finishes at 17:00 on the Sunday for each block.

The training occurs at The Pathways Studio, Manchester and is non-residential. 

The cost included in the ticket is just for the teaching fee.  You will need to organise your own transport to get there and sort out your own accommodation and food.

The class size will be a maximum of 24 to allow valuable coaching time and exploration of their own character responses.  A minimum of 12 people are required to give attendees a typical cross-section of different energies and character responses to explore in person.

Dates:
The first date will go ahead based on a minimum of 12 people otherwise we will move to the next date. You will be given approximately a months notice of this if you have put down a deposit:

Thu 18 Jul to Sun 21 Jul 2024 – Manchester Non-Residential

Thu 10 Oct to Sun 13 Oct 2024 – Manchester Non-Residential

Thu 23 Jan to Sun 26 Jan 2025 – Manchester Non-Residential

Thu 27 Mar to Sun 30 Mar 2025 – Manchester Non-Residential

Thu 03 Jul to Sun 06 Jul 2025 – Manchester Non-Residential

Thu 09 Oct to Sun 12 Oct 2025 – Manchester Non-Residential

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME AND EXPERIENCE BLOCK 1 BEFORE SIGNING-UP TO THE OTHER BLOCKS AND WE HAVE PRICING TO REFLECT THIS (SEE BOOK TICKETS).

Sep
4
Wed
2024
The Fundamentals of Tantra Massage @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK
Sep 4 @ 12:30 BST – Sep 8 @ 16:00 BST
The Fundamentals of Tantra Massage @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK

The words “tantra massage” have been often misappropriated to sell sexual services.  In addition, even the best-intentioned tantric massages often over- emphasize the sexual aspect of tantra*, an ancient practice that opens the door to an experience of ourselves as beings of energy and consciousness.

These five days invite you to explore the basic principles of tantra and how they form the foundation to authentic tantra massage.  This block can be done stand-alone and is also the first block of The Paths of Transformation, Transformational Tantra Massage Training which can take one on one’s own transformational journey and ultimately to a professional qualification to support other people’s journey.

During the five days, you will be invited to learn:

  • The basic principles of Tantra
  • Tantric Rituals and their importance particularly in a massage setting
  • To improve communication skills around consent and boundaries
  • How to connect with energy in different ways and how your energy can affect others
  • Where energy may be held in the body and how to release it
  • Specific massages that release tension
  • Finding more aliveness in oneself and how to support others to do so
  • Basic hygiene protocols

This training is experiential and is based on your personal experience, both in receiving and supporting others to have their own personal experience.  In doing this you will have the opportunity to explore some of your personal story through embodiment. This event is not suitable for healing deep personal trauma.

At the end of the training, you will have been given the opportunity to take away:

  • An experience of what tantra is
  • Tools for communicating consent and boundaries
  • Massages that support people to find their energetic flow and zest for life
  • Rituals you can practice
  • Insights into your own personal patterns of response
  • Methods for finding relaxation in both routine and more difficult situation
  • More awareness of your body
  • Getting the right support for the work you do

*  Tantra is an ancient wisdom and integral in its wisdom is that it’s non prescriptive and allows everyone to find their own truth.

This workshop is open to all who are over 18 and wish to explore, one or all of the following: Personal self-development, want to learn massages for friends and partners and active and aspiring practitioners.

Ticket Prices and Booking are HERE

You can pay by bank transfer to avoid the booking fee. Please contact us at info@transformationaltantramassage.co.uk for more information.

This is a standalone journey of self-discovery however it also forms the foundation for our Transformational Tantra Massage Programme, for when you understand yourself more you are in a better place to be of service to others. Subsequent blocks enable you to dive deeper for self-insights. Then, if you choose, you can ultimately become a professional tantric massage practitioner to facilitate others journey’s discovery, using the medium of touch.

More details of how this standalone training sits within the Transformational Tantra Massage Programme can be found at www.transformationaltantramassage.co.uk. You are welcome to email us at info@transformationaltantramassage.co.uk with any questions or to request a full brochure. If you wish to see the pricing for the whole Programme then please click HERE.

Our events are open to individuals, couples, triads and other constellations and expressions of all genders, sexualities and body types.

The class size will be a maximum of 24 to allow valuable coaching time and exploration of their own character responses.  A minimum of 16 people are required to give attendees a typical cross-section of different energies and character responses to explore in person.

It is possible that, for this training, Coronavirus measures may be in place to limit the possibility of transmission of infection. Please contact us if you want further details, otherwise you will be informed of these in the joining instructions.

Sep
26
Thu
2024
Shamanic Training @ The Pathways Studio
Sep 26 @ 13:00 BST – Sep 29 @ 17:00 BST
Shamanic Training @ The Pathways Studio

***Shamanic training***

Shamanism studies our energetic connection to everything around us, the elements, the minerals, plants and animals, and especially the spirit connections, including to our ancestors, our karma and our sacred dream. We develop our ability to perceive energy and spirit through our energy body, the awareness of which brings us into an expanded state of consciousness. Elara teaches in the beauty way in the tradition of the Twisted Hairs medicine teachings passed on through Arwyn Dreamwalker.

Shamanic healing in this path needs 11 people plus the person being healed and is very powerful.  Since Elara learnt how to participate in shamanic healings (both as someone giving healing as well as someone receiving healing), she has been struck by its power and felt inspired to create a community in the UK where we can come together after the training to both give and receive healings.  This is a major inspiration for putting this training on and the medicine wheel and shamanic healing will form a significant part of the training.  It is intended that regular healing sessions will then be held at Pathways Studio for the participants.

The Medicine Way is a closed group of people that walk together for potentially up to one year if you continue with further blocks.  We will explore with Elara both intellectually and experientially the medicine wheel. We will learn new ways of understanding and relating to reality in all its manifestations with respect and equality. The training consists of four 4-day-long meetings and is a strong personal transformation process.

The teaching of the medicine wheel can help us in many areas of life:

  • to grow from a childish way of looking at the world into an adult way and see the reality through the mind and heart  simultaneously
  • to find balance between our inner active and receptive polarity
  • to dance our life energy awake to move towards our sacred dream
  • to free ourselves on the line of karma – ancestors, thus liberating ourselves from unconscious patterns from the past
  • to experience a feeling of oneness and harmony with everything around us, instead of a feeling of helplessness or need for control

***Logistics***

This training can be undertaken as a year long Shamanic training, comprising 4 blocks or Block 1 can be done as a standalone introduction to Shamanism.

The training starts at 13:00 on the Wednesday and finishes at 17:00 on the Saturday for the first block and for the remaining blocks, it starts at 13:00 on the Thursday and finishes at 17:00 on the Sunday.

The training occurs mainly at The Pathways Studio, Manchester and is non-residential.  Here we will explore shamanic healing and other indoor activities.  The third block will be held residentially in North Wales near Conwy to support outdoor activities such as a vision quest and omen walks.

The cost included in the ticket is just for the teaching fee.  You will need to organise your own transport to get there and sort out your own accommodation and food.   For the North Wales block, you should allow £80 per night to include food (three meals, snacks and refreshments and accommodation).

The class size will be a maximum of 20 to allow valuable coaching time and exploration of their own character responses.  A minimum of 10 people are required to give attendees a typical cross-section of different energies and character responses to explore in person.

You can avoid paying the booking fee by choosing to pay by bank transfer and transferring the payment.

*** Dates ***

Thursday 26 Sep to Sunday 29 Sep 2024 (Manchester non-residential)

Thursday 21 Nov to Sunday 24 Nov 2024 (Manchester non-residential)

3rd and 4th Dates TBA

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME AND EXPERIENCE BLOCK 1 BEFORE SIGNING-UP TO THE OTHER 3 BLOCKS AND WE HAVE PRICING TO REFLECT THIS (SEE BOOK TICKETS).