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Yoni Worship Weekend 9/30 – 10/1

Yoni Worship

A Weekend of Sacred Sensual Healing
~Presented by Ritual~

Saturday & Sunday, Sept 30 – Oct 1st
East Bay Community Space, Oakland

Early Bird Tickets – $295
Regular Tickets – $345
Ticket Link: https://goo.gl/ehXq2H

Come learn the healing art & ritual of Yoni Massage, a journey into worship of the feminine. Whether you are giving or receiving, Yoni Massage transports you into a sacred space of intimacy and communion with the power of a woman’s life-force energy.a

Through this practice you can bring more intention and ritual into your intimate connection, heal old wounds and release trauma, and open to profound dimensions of love, bliss and possibility. This way of working with the body, energy and emotions brings about a shift where you recognize the body as a source of wisdom and healing, and where your sensuality is celebrated as something sacred.

IS THIS FOR ME?

♡ For Singles, Couples, and people of all genders who wish to learn this healing practice
♡ You are excited to apply the tools of Tantric connection to your own life.
♡ You wish to create lasting desire, vulnerable intimacy, and profound love within your relationships.
♡ You are ready to release trauma, shame, and fear and open up to the fullness of your pleasure and radiance!
♡ You sincerely desire to be a source of healing of the feminine.
♡ You’d like to connect with a conscious community of Tantrikas who see the body as a sacred vehicle for spiritual growth.
 
A Note:
The modality of Sacred Spot can be received by everyone, but the scope of this weekend is solely on Yoni Massage, which is for those who possess a yoni. Our Lingam Massage weekend will be for those who possess a lingam, and is an equally powerful initiation and healing opportunity.
For this weekend, we are offering one ticket for Receivers (must have a yoni) and another ticket for Givers (any body and gender). If you are coming with a partner or friend, please make sure you EACH get your appropriate ticket.

WHAT IS SACRED SPOT MASSAGE?

What we know of as Sacred Spot massage was first developed in the 1980’s by Andro Andreas Rothe in Germany and further developed by Annie Sprinkle, Mantak Chia, and Joseph Kramer. As such, it is a modern addition to Tantra, but one that incorporates some of the foundational principles of Tantra such as the inherent sacredness of all of life (including the body and sensuality) and the meditative practice of integrating and aligning the energy within the body for greater wholeness and personal growth.
The two outcomes of this technique are Healing and Awakening. We harness the power of our life-force energy to contact and release our traumas, eventually expanding our awareness to the natural state of bliss that exists within our bodies. It’s one of the most powerful modalities we’ve encountered and we truly believe in the transformational potential of this work!

WHAT TO EXPECT

In this 2-day course, you will learn the art of Yoni Massage, witness a live Demo and have a chance to gain hands-on experience.
Saturday will involve a brief introduction to basic Tantric principles and a practical discussion of how to offer a yoni massage.
One volunteer will participate in a Yoni Massage Demo with Matt while the rest of the group holds a loving and respectful ceremonial container. Witnessing this kind of session is considered an energetic transmission of the teachings, and will empower you to create that same healing space for others.
We will debrief and answer any questions that may arise during the demo. Finally, we will have a Matching Ritual for the singles. On Saturday evening, couples and paired-singles will have the opportunity to practice a Yoni Massage session at home in your own space, only going to the level of comfort for the Receiver. (There are many different levels that the work can operate on, including the Receiver remaining fully clothed, or without touch of any kind.)
Sunday, we will reconvene for a rich discussion and integration circle, harvesting the fruits of the practice, and identifying the steps forward for your individual path of healing and awakening. You’ll have the chance to meet and connect with others who would like to continue practicing these skills, and find out what it would look like for you to pursue this kind of healing as a professional p. We will close with a celebratory Puja, a sacred ritual of intimacy and affirmation of oneself.

GIVERS will learn:
♡ How to create a safe, intentional healing space with clear boundaries
♡ How to hold the energy of grounded, loving presence to create safety for the receiver and allow her to
♡ Non-attachment to outcomes and following the flow of the energy
♡ How to gently guide energy through the chakras
♡ MOST IMPORTANTLY: How to worship the feminine with your whole body, mind and soul!

RECEIVERS will learn:
♡ How to access the innate sensual wisdom of your body
♡ Breath, sound, and movement practices to release stuck energy
♡ How to go at your own pace and ask for what you want
♡ To stay present and feel whatever is ready to be felt
♡ That your “NO” will be honored and respected by the Giver
♡ MOST IMPORTANTLY: How good it feels to fully embody your own radiant love!

Facilitated by Matt Sturm and Leslie Grace

Drawing on a wide range of teachings and our personal experience working with hundreds of clients, we’re excited to share the transformational experience of Sacred Spot Massage. We focus on learning through direct experience, so there’s less lecture and more doing. And while this is a mystical journey, we minimize “woo” and favor a practical, simple approach. We create a strong container where you are safe, resourced, and secure so you can express your full, loving self.
Tantra has been revolutionary in our lives and we are passionate about sharing these teachings. Our dream is to co-create a vibrant tribe of awakened lovers and conscious healers. We hope you’ll join us!
For Private Tantric Coaching and Healing Sessions please contact us to learn more:
Leslie Grace – www.lesliegracetantra.com – 510-680-4672
Matt Sturm – awakeningbliss.net – 303-875-2056
 

Ecstatic Heart Puja 7/26/2017

Ecstatic Heart Puja

~Presented by Ritual~

Deets
Wednesday, July 26, 7-10pm
The Center SF Teahouse, 548 Fillmore St.
 
 
Description
A Puja is a Tantric Ritual of worship where we gather to share connection, celebrate life, and tap into our own divine life-force energy. At this Ecstatic Heart Puja, we will be creating a safe space to call in the sacred, open our hearts and tap into our juicy sensuality and sublime presence. It’s a celebration of love through a series of heart-opening partnered experiences. You’ll be guided into your senses through sacred poetry – connecting with your own body through movement and breath and to others through eye-gazing and healing touch.
 
This Puja is based on the poetry of the Radiance Sutras, a modern interpretation of the Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra, an ancient Tantrik text. Through an series of meditations, Shiva offers his consort, Devi, practices that lead into “joyous union with the life of the universe.”
 
 
This is a fully clothed event. You are welcome to participate at exactly the level that feels right for you. Open to singles, couples, triads, etc… and people of all genders. We support our full community – apply here for a low income ticket: https://ritualtantra.com/?page_id=273
 
“I feel like before Tantra, I was able to clearly see the Divine in others and through Tantra I’m now able to see my own.” ~M.S.
 
About Ritual
Ritual is a Bay Area community of spiritual practitioners who facilitate access to primary spiritual experience through the conscious use of meditation, yoga, and Ritual.
 
Facilitated by:

PAST The Freedom of Self Compassion 7/11/17

THE FREEDOM OF SELF COMPASSION

~Presented by Ritual~

Tuesday, July 11th, 7-10pm
East Bay Community Space, 507 55th St. Oakland
$30 Tickets: https://goo.gl/mpS0C9

DESCRIPTION
In a culture that prioritizes criticism and fear as the primary ways to motivate and achieve, bringing compassion to ourselves is a practice we rarely value. Yet self compassion techniques can have surprising and unexpected results. Aside from providing support during difficult life situations, self compassion can prevent burnout, increase health and happiness, enhance creativity, deepen connections, improve motivation and productivity, and create more choice and freedom in our lives.

In this workshop we will explore ways to:
– Motivate ourselves with kindness rather than criticism
– Learn what prevents us from being kind to ourselves
– Create intrinsic self worth instead of looking to external sources
– Make our inner critic our ally instead of our enemy
– Transform our negative self talk
– Prevent burnout and binge/crash cycles
– Meet difficult emotions with greater ease
– Improve challenging relationships

Join us in a safe space to learn and practice self compassion tools and exercises. We will learn to talk to ourselves with more kindness, bring empathy to our inner critic, practice soothing self touch, hold a space of non-judgment for any emotions that arise, create unique and personalized self soothing techniques, learn how to take self compassion breaks in any situation, and find ways to soften and compassionately connect with and care for ourselves.

Open to singles, couples, triads, etc… and people of all genders. We support our full community – apply here for a low income ticket:https://ritualtantra.com/?page_id=273

BIO
A dedicated practitioner of mindfulness and self growth, Lee Granas has spent much of the last 8 years learning from teachers at Spirit Rock, CIIS, The Shaman’s Way, Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, and countless other mindfulness based programs. Lee is passionate about teaching and sharing practices for increasing freedom and growth. This workshop is primarily derived from Dr. Kristin Neff’s book and teachings on Mindful Self Compassion. Lee is thrilled to share these powerful and transformative techniques with the Ritual Tantra community.

$30 Tickets: https://goo.gl/mpS0C9

PAST Tantrik Lovemaking 6/13/17

Tantrik Lovemaking

Ritual, Theory, and Practice
~Presented by Ritual~

Purchase tickets: https://goo.gl/Gz4qgV

DESCRIPTION
Think about all the reasons we have sex: Pleasure, intimacy, love, performance, conquest, wanting to give, wanting to receive, and on and on…

Tantra approaches sex as a spiritual practice. Our sexual energy is fuel for spiritual growth. Sexual connection is a path to awakening to the true nature of self and universe. Tantrik sex has no goal beyond realization and no prescribed way it should look. In fact, the practice involves removing all ego, pre-conception, and expectation and instead moving into the spontaneity of the present moment. Moving beyond the stories and beliefs about what sex means, we become truly alive through this powerful spiritual practice.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Tantrik lovemaking ritual – how to bring the sacred into your sexual practice
  • Transfiguration – the practice of calling the divine to flow through you and your partner
  • Brahmacharya and Sublimation – how to move beyond genital-centered orgasms into full-body bliss

And you will have the invitation to experience:

  • Letting go of expectations and beliefs around sex
  • Inhabiting the spontaneous present moment through connection
  • Opening up to more intimacy
  • Channeling your body’s energy and sharing it with a partner

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience. While we will be talking about sex and exploring sexual energy, there will be no explicit sexual contact and clothing will stay on. Open to singles, couples, triads etc… and people of all genders. Low-income application:https://goo.gl/fk23XK

LED BY
Leslie Grace www.lesliegracetantra.com
Matt Sturm awakeningbliss.net

ABOUT RITUAL
Ritual is a Bay Area community of spiritual practitioners who facilitate access to primary spiritual experience through the conscious use of meditation, yoga, sexuality, and Ritual.
ritualtantra.com

$30 Tickets: https://goo.gl/Gz4qgV

PAST Embodied Sacred Puja 4/24/17

Embodied Sacred Puja
~Presented by Ritual~

Purchase Tickets: https://goo.gl/BhOmsSDESCRIPTION
A Puja is a Tantric Ritual of Presence and Connection to the Self, fellow human beings and the Divine. It is a beautiful practice of surrender and trust in the perfection of all that takes place. Kailani’s Puja’s are circular, so the participants move from partner to partner, diving deeper with each station into Beingness and Awareness. Our Puja partners become our sacred mirrors and show us more of who we are.

This is a fully clothed event. You are invited to participate at exactly the level that feels right for you. Open to singles, couples, triads, etc… and people of all genders.

About Kailani Shakti
Kailani Shakti is a life-long practitioner of somatic arts such as yoga, embodied meditation, dance, Tantra and hands-on healing work. She feels deeply passionate about bringing embodied awareness into the world through her workshops and individual work.
She is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Life Coach and Certified Tantra Teacher, having received her credentials from White Lotus Foundation, Martha Beck Life Coaching Institute and Source School of Tantra Yoga. Kailani is also a certified Reiki practitioner.
Aside from the above, she has studied with masters and teachers of various somatic modalities that have taught her to navigate the world of energy, body and mind with grace.

$25 Tickets: https://goo.gl/BhOmsS

ritualtantra.com

PAST Tantra Basics 3/28/17

Tantra Basics
~Presented by Ritual~

Tuesday, March 28th 7-10pm
East Bay Community Space
507 55th St. Oakland
Purchase tickets: https://goo.gl/wi3q7H

DESCRIPTION
Tantra is the spiritual path of awakening and becoming whole through the practice of bringing awareness into your body and embracing all that life has to offer. Through this practice, tune into the energy of your body and your partner and channel it for awakening and healing. As a Tantrika, you will learn to harness your bliss as fuel for spiritual growth.

During this workshop you will:
– Learn the basic history, theory, and practice of Tantra
– Experience Tantrik meditation and breath-work
– Connect to your chakras and tune into to your subtle energy
– Through the practice of Transfiguration, see the divine in yourself and your partner
– Embody the Divine Masculine and Feminine
– Explore partner exercises to share conscious touch, cultivate intimacy, and share energy

This is a fully clothed event, perfect for beginners. You are welcome to participate at exactly the level that feels right for you. Open to singles, couples, triads, etc… and people of all genders.

Facilitated by:
Leslie Grace www.lesliegracetantra.com
Matt Sturm awakeningbliss.net

$25 Tickets: https://goo.gl/wi3q7H

PAST Ecstatic Heart Puja 3/22/17

Ecstatic Heart Puja

~Presented by Ritual~

Wednesday, March 22nd, 7-10pm
The Center SF Teahouse, 548 Fillmore St, SF
Purchase Tickets: https://goo.gl/7aS2kT

Description
A Puja is a Tantric Ritual of worship where we gather to share connection, celebrate life, and tap into our own divine life-force energy. At this Ecstatic Heart Puja, we will be creating a safe space to call in the sacred, open our hearts and tap into our juicy sensuality and sublime presence. It’s a celebration of love through a series of heart-opening partnered experiences. You’ll be guided into your senses through sacred poetry – connecting with your own body through movement and breath and to others through eye-gazing and healing touch.

This Puja is based on the poetry of the Radiance Sutras, a modern interpretation of the Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra, an ancient Tantrik text. Through an series of meditations, Shiva offers his consort, Devi, practices that lead into “joyous union with the life of the universe.”

This is a fully clothed event. You are welcome to participate at exactly the level that feels right for you.
Open to singles, couples, triads, etc… and people of all genders.

“I feel like before Tantra, I was able to clearly see the Divine in others and through Tantra I’m now able to see my own.” ~M.S.

About Ritual
Ritual is a Bay Area community of spiritual practitioners who facilitate access to primary spiritual experience through the conscious use of meditation, yoga, and Ritual.

Facilitated by:
Leslie Grace lesliegracetantra.com
Matt Sturm awakeningbliss.net

ritualtantra.com

$25 Tickets: https://goo.gl/7aS2kT