21 May 2009

Tantra Intensive Course: The Inner Soulmate - starting June

Tantra Intensive Courses

Tantra Intensive Courses provide opportunity for rapid immersion into the wisdom and experience of Tantra. Tantra is in the first place experience - experience that will rip apart all your safely held illusions, and uncover in you the full naked bliss of who you really are - to feel, to know, and to live - irredeemably. The nine participants who completed the first course found it to be a profoundly life altering experience. It is seldom that human beings get the opportunity to share this deeply - with ourselves, and with each other.

The next course in this series starts in a month's time. It is possible to do the level 2 course without having done the level 1 course. However, participation in the previous courses will be a requisite for participation in the level 3 course (see full details in attachment).

I will take a maximum of twelve participants for this course, so apply soon if you are interested. Also let me know which of the possible course dates I gave will suit you.


Course 2: The Inner Soulmate


June – July 2009

Course objective

In our collective psyches the dream of finding the Soulmate moves strongly - that 'other' who will meet and fulfill me completely. And, as my teacher Rahasya says: "There is a real soulmate for each one of us. But that person is inside." Inside ourselves we are both masculine and feminine. The lovers and loved ones that cross our paths are our mirrors for where we are in the inner relationship between male and female. They can also be a rich fulfillment - and embodiment - of our inner Soulmate.

The split between masculine and feminine in us is a primary polarity. A central aim of Tantra is the integration of this polarity. With that comes an experience of who you really are, in all your rich diversity. Paradoxically, as we embrace our inner Soulmate, a new fruitfulness becomes possible in our outer relationships.


Aim 1: Owning projections

The significant men or women in our lives are important mirrors for us of our other halves; our masculine side if we are feminine, and our feminine side if we are masculine. What we have not consciously come to accept in ourselves, we unconsciously project out on to others. Owning projections and accepting their gifts can be one of the most liberating, enlivening experiences of your life.

Aim 2: Meeting your Soulmate

It is possible to get intimately acquainted with your inner Soulmate (your inner masculine if you're feminine and your inner feminine if you're masculine). In this course we will do so through
  • Shamanic journeywork
  • Gestalt role-play
  • Breathwork, movement and
  • Tantric touch
Aim 3: Deepening the inner relationship

Once you have met your inner Soulmate, you can deepen this relationship. We will do so on this course through
  • A live, experiential exploration of male/ female ways of being in the world
  • Diarizing and sharing ongoing insights about the inner relationship as it unfolds during the course.
Course structure

The course consists of
  • Four group sessions
  • Two group events and
  • One private session for each participant
The group sessions will happen on a bi-weekly basis (i.e. two a month), the first of which will be in the week of 15 - 21 June. There are three options for a meeting time:
  • Saturday or Sunday mornings 10am - 2pm (this would for instance be Saturdays  20 June,  4 and 18 July, 1 August)
  • Weekday mornings 9 - 1pm (this could be for instance Tuesdays 16 and 30 June, 14 and 28 July)
  • Weekday evenings 7 - 11pm (this could be for instance Thursdays 18 June, 2, 16 and 30 July)

If there is enough interest, I may run two groups at different times.

The group events will happen in the weeks between contact sessions on dates agreed to by all participants. There are two events in total.

The private session of 1 - 1 1/2 hours included in the course structure will assist participants in integration and rapid exploration on the course.

Course fee: R1 800 for everything.


Tantra Intensive Courses

The concept
The conscious practice of sexuality is a powerful way to get to the essence of who you are. It requires your total presence and willingness, in body, mind and spirit. That is why I have nicknamed Tantra as practiced in our school "Totality Therapy."

Why is a conscious engagement of our sexuality so powerful? The main reasons are:
• Our erotic impulses take us to what is unconscious or suppressed in us. When these unconscious or suppressed patterns are felt and accepted, we become truly present in the moment.
• Sexuality practiced consciously takes us into a great state of presence – a blissful experience of being one with existence.

The courses
The courses give you an opportunity to practice some of the fundamental principles of Tantra systematically over time with a group of people. This will considerably deepen your learning and the integration of the practice in your life.

The three courses are based on the seven main objectives of my Tantra practice as outlined in http://www.totalitytherapy.com. The courses follow and build on each other; iis thus highly recommendable that you start with Level 1.  All courses will take place in Cape Town.

The method
Tantra is a method rather than a philosophy, so expect the courses to be very experiential. The experiences will challenge you to go as far as you can – and they will be mountains of fun. We will use the following methods:

Active meditations
Breath work
Dialogue and enactment
Conscious touch practice
Movement and dance
Sound work
Collage and other creative modalities

The outcomes

• An ability to stay present in any sexual encounter, totally open and willing for any level of sensation that passes through – without throwing off your sexual energy and depleting it

• An ability to stay present in every moment of the day without using self-imposed strategies to hide from yourself or your own experience in any way

• A growing capacity to love

• Integration between your masculine and feminine aspects

• Significantly increased effectiveness in all areas of your life

• A creative, responsive rather than a rigid, defended relationship to your sense of who you are.


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