PAST Tantra Basics 3/28/17

Tantra Basics
~Presented by Ritual~

Tuesday, March 28th 7-10pm
East Bay Community Space
507 55th St. Oakland
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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
Matt Sturm

$25 Tickets:

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
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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
Matt Sturm

$25 Tickets:

PAST Divine Mother as the Ultimate Tantric Consort 3/13/17

Divine Mother as the Ultimate Tantric Consort

~Presented by Ritual~

Monday March 13th, 7:00-10:00pm
East Bay Community Space, 507 55th St. Oakland
$25 Tickets

Divine Mother is the ultimate expression of the divine feminine and is being asked to awaken within each of us individually and more broadly in the collective consciousness in these times of great change we are living in. The tantric consort relationship at its essence is a relationship that evokes all the barriers to love within you. These barriers are held within the body as physical tension, hiding trauma pockets, unconscious beliefs, and other trapped emotions. The consort becomes such a powerfully evocative mirror, that it makes healing more readily available to these barriers to love within our body. In this workshop we will connect deeply to the lived experience of Divine Mother’s unconditionally loving, fierce and gentle energy within your body. This very human and very divine experience will invite you to let go of deeply held resentments, self-hatred, and experience a depth of “ok-ness” and implicit forgiveness of self and others.

From there we will learn to receive others via relational exercises from this place of unconditional love that requires no “doing” or “trying” from your ego self. Ironically, when we can learn to allow the love of Divine Mother to come through us, we receive tremendous healing as well as become a conduit for healing for others. Touching this depth of love and union with the divine feminine, will also deepen our capacity to remain present and open when our own or other’s emotional triggers get activated. By seeing the process of getting triggered for what it is, Divine Mother inviting us into more and more love for what is, we can stop taking our own or other’s triggers personally, and allow emotional energy to release out of our system with greater ease. Eventually we will see our life circumstances that include and are not limited to our tantric partner(s), as a consort that is constantly inviting us to heal, release, and be the embodiment of unconditional love through our human experience.


Michael Brabant is trained in both academic and clinical psychology settings as well as studied with shamans, mystics, and healers. He integrates the most potent approaches towards healing and awakening to support embodied transformation in a teaching called Divine Humanity.

Through Divine Humanity, we can begin to see that each moment we experience, is an expression of life’s sacred intelligence helping us to heal and embody our fullest expression in every moment.

He holds transformative workshops and retreats and works with people individually. He is devoted to becoming the fullest expression of humanity possible and doing so with great levity, ease, and fierce gentleness. You can learn more about his work at