The Empowered Man – 4-Week Tantric Men’s Group

The Empowered Man

4-Week Tantric Men’s Group
~Presented by Ritual~

4 Wednesday evenings starting September 6th 2017
Private Mission SF Venue
$295 Tickets

The Empowered Man is a transformational journey into the masculine. It’s a unique opportunity to step into your full sexual power while cultivating community with like-minded brothers. Drawing on the spiritual teachings of Tantra and on the collective wisdom of each other, we will explore what it means to be a conscious, loving, and powerful man.

You are:
* Embracing your masculinity in a way that’s safe, respectful, and still powerful
* Dedicated to master your sexual energy, stamina, and vitality
* Deepening your understanding of conscious sexuality and/or Tantra
* Interested in exploring the power of sexual healing
* Valuing the support and brotherhood of other awakened men

What to Expect
The Empowered Man is a blend of community discussion and practical instruction. We believe in the guru within you and are excited to hear his strong voice. Matt and Dane will share their insights and expertise, drawing on the spiritual path of Tantra. You will learn about Sacred Spot massage (Yoni massage) and witness a live demo.

We will cover:
* Tantra’s approach to men’s body-mechanics: Vitality, Stamina, and Attunement
* Re-defining the Masculine: how to be powerful with sensitivity
* Pathways through the heart: cultivating intimacy, vulnerability, and loving presence
* Sacred Spot massage: live demo
* Subtle energy, yoga, and meditation techniques for self-mastery

The Empowered Man Experience
Drawing on a wide range of teachings, both ancient and contemporary, we’ve tailored this Men’s Group to create lasting transformation for your life. We focus on tuning into the experience of our bodies and the wisdom of the group, so you’re constantly engaged. You’ll learn techniques from yoga and meditation that get you into your body and out of your head. 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, awesome self.

We crafted the schedule so you can go deep without need to travel or take time off. By consistently engaging over the course of a month, you’ll create lasting change in your relationships and your life.

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 attuned brothers and awakened lovers. We’re out to re-define our cultural norms of the masculine and taking ourselves to the next level. We hope you’ll join us!

Dates
Wednesday September 6th, 7-10pm
Wednesday September 13th, 7-10pm
Wednesday September 20th, 7-10pm
Wednesday September 27st, 7-10pm

Bios
Matt Sturm is the founder and co-lead of Ritual Tantra, a community bringing spirituality and conscious sexuality to the Bay Area. Matt first studied Tantra at Agama Yoga, is a Certified Tantra Education through Source Tantra, Yoga Teacher, and is currently studying the Hakomi Method of therapy.
Learn more: awakeningbliss.net

Dane is an executive and life coach whose passion and purpose is helping people expand beyond their limits to craft their lives and the world. Dane studied Tantra at Agama Yoga and brings enthusiasm and a healthy skepticism to his exploration of spirituality. He is an entrepreneur, yoga instructor, massage therapist, reiki healer and creator of musical experiences.

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:

SOLD OUT The Empowered Man – 4-Week Tantrik Men’s Group

The Empowered Man

4-Week Tantrik Men’s Group
~Presented by Ritual~

4 Monday evenings starting July 10th 2017
Private Mission SF Venue

The Empowered Man is a transformational journey into the masculine. It’s a unique opportunity to step into your full sexual power while cultivating community with like-minded brothers. Drawing on the spiritual teachings of Tantra and on the collective wisdom of each other, we will explore what it means to be a conscious, loving, and powerful man.

You are:
* Embracing your masculinity in a way that’s safe, respectful, and still powerful
* Dedicated to master your sexual energy, stamina, and vitality
* Deepening your understanding of conscious sexuality and/or Tantra
* Passionate about the power of sexual healing
* Valuing the support and brotherhood of other awakened men

What to Expect
The Empowered Man is a blend of community discussion and practical instruction. We believe in the guru within you and are excited to hear his strong voice. Matt and Dane will share their insights and expertise, drawing on the spiritual path of Tantra. You will learn how to give a Sacred Spot massage (Yoni massage) and witness a live demo.

We will cover:
* Tantra’s approach to men’s body-mechanics: Vitality, Stamina, and Attunement
* Re-defining the Masculine: how to be powerful with sensitivity
* Pathways through the heart: cultivating intimacy, vulnerability, and loving presence
* Sacred Spot massage: instruction plus live demo
* Subtle energy, yoga, and meditation techniques for self-mastery

The Empowered Man Experience
Drawing on a wide range of teachings, both ancient and contemporary, we’ve tailored this Men’s Group to create lasting transformation for your life. We focus on tuning into the experience of our bodies and the wisdom of the group, so you’re constantly engaged. You’ll learn techniques from yoga and meditation that get you into your body and out of your head. 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, awesome self.

We crafted the schedule so you can go deep without need to travel or take time off. By consistently engaging over the course of a month, you’ll create lasting change in your relationships and your life.

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, conscious healers, and attuned brothers. We’re out to re-define our cultural norms of the masculine and taking ourselves to the next level. We hope you’ll join us!

Dates
Monday July 10th, 7-10pm
Monday July 17th, 7-10pm
Monday July 24th, 7-10pm
Monday July 31st, 7-10pm

Bios
Matt Sturm is the founder and co-lead of Ritual Tantra, a community bringing spirituality and conscious sexuality to the Bay Area. Matt first studied Tantra at Agama Yoga, is a Certified Tantra Education through Source Tantra, and is currently completing his Yoga Teacher Training and studying the Hakomi Method of therapy.
Learn more: awakeningbliss.net

Dane is an executive and life coach whose passion and purpose is helping people expand beyond their limits to craft their lives and the world. Dane studied Tantra at Agama Yoga and brings enthusiasm and a healthy skepticism to his exploration of spirituality. He is an entrepreneur, yoga instructor, massage therapist, reiki healer and creator of musical experiences.

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

SOLD OUT Somatic Experience of Attachment 6/5/17

Somatic Experience of Attachment

The Science of Connection
~Presented by Ritual~

Monday June 5th, 7-10pm
Oakland venue – guests will be emailed
Purchase tickets: https://goo.gl/eV676k

DESCRIPTION
“Attachment Theory”? No, not like the Buddha.. Have you ever noticed the patterns of how people move closer and further from one another again and again in relationships? Yet others seem to stay a steady course with greater ease? Come explore your inner relationship to connection and intimacy. Based on extensive research, Attachment Theory offers us a potent body based understanding of how we engage in intimacy, life, and achieving the stable lasting relationships we desire.
In this class we will explore:
– Basic overview of several models of Attachment Theory. The key role attachment plays in the building of stable long term relationships and intimacy.
– The somatic felt experience of attachment styles and how they interact
– Partnered and group practices for exploring your own experience of the attachment mechanisms in real time
– The overlap of different perspectives on Attachment: somatically, behaviourally, neurologically.
– The signifigance of secure attachment as an aspect of our development of fucntonal day to day spiritual practices and the Tantric path.
– How attachment repatterning actually happens and how we can become active participants in the process

We will create a safe space for all to participate, including a lot of room for group discussion and sharing our experiences. Attachment is deeply personal and unique for all of us, so we honor that we all have something to share on this journey. Your participation and personal experiences are an important part of the process of growth and learning.
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
Trevor has been working as a bodyworker and somatic practitioner for close to 15 years. Trevor’s background includes extensive training in Rolfing, martial arts, Tantra, Hakomi Somatic Therapy, and plant medicine

$30 tickets: https://goo.gl/eV676k

PAST Sexuality of the Chakras 5/24/17

Sexuality of the Chakras
~Presented by Ritual~


Wednesday, May 24th, 7-10pm
Oakland venue
$30 tickets: https://goo.gl/Y5xdkf

DESCRIPTION

Sexual desire comes in many forms. Consider what it’s like when your sexuality is expressed in it’s most primal animal form, when it’s erotically and deliciously lavished upon your lover like honey, or when it shines angelicly from the heart space.
In the Tantric tradition, chakras are a framework for understanding how energy and emotions manifest in the body. Sexual energy is among the strongest energies we feel in our bodies. As this energy manifests in different chakras it has it’s own unique expression and feel. In this interactive workshop, you will deepen your understanding of the different flavors of sexual desire. We will find your default expression and explore energies that may be more edgy or challenging for you to express. You’ll learn tools to enhance your capacity to feel and express these energies and to broaden your range between them, becoming a more dynamic and conscious lover.

Open to singles, couples, triads, etc… and people of all genders.

 

FACILITATORS

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


$30 Tickets: https://goo.gl/Y5xdkf
Low Income Application

 

PAST Somatic Experience of Attachment 4/10/17

Somatic Experience of Attachment

The Science of Connection
~Presented by Ritual~

 

$25 Tickets

 

DESCRIPTION

“Attachment Theory”? No, not like the Buddha.. Have you ever noticed the patterns of how people move closer and further from one another again and again in relationships? Yet others seem to stay a steady course with greater ease? Come explore your inner relationship to connection and intimacy. Based on extensive research, Attachment Theory offers us a potent body based understanding of how we engage in intimacy, life, and achieving the stable lasting relationships we desire.

BIO

Trevor has been working as a bodyworker and somatic practitioner for close to 15 years. Trevor’s background includes extensive training in Rolfing, martial arts, Tantra, Hakomi Somatic Therapy, and plant medicine

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

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