Saluting Shiva: Honouring the Male Body

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11th November - 12th November
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location
Central location in Bristol (BS8)

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Saluting Shiva: Honouring the Male Body

This weekend workshop honours the Divine Masculine, and specifically the male body, through Tantric ritual and massage.

At this time in our society, men receive many mixed messages about what it means to be male and a sexual being. Male sexual energy is often seen as something wild and unpredictable, something that needs to be kept under control. Yet at the same time men are expected to initiate sexual encounters and just know what to do in the bedroom. Many men have fears of “performance anxiety” and some suffer with specific problems around erection and ejaculation.

Tantra Massage provides a safe and sacred space for a man to experience new and life-affirming aspects of his sexuality. Dropping into the space of receiving loving touch, without agenda or expectation, can be a liberating journey into surrender and ecstasy. Free of the pressure to perform or meet a goal of climax, a man can discover new depths of orgasmic experience, and rise to new heights of self-awareness and self-confidence.

Through Tantric devotion, we honour the Divine Masculine, which is present within us all regardless of our physical form. When we honour the other, we honour ourselves. In this space we offer a healing to the split between sex and spirit, heart and soul, masculine and feminine.

Specific elements of this weekend include:

  • Saluting Shiva – Shiva is the Hindu god who embodies Divine Masculine. We honour the Shiva within through a beautiful full body blessing
  • Lingam Massage – honouring the penis in its divinity and aliveness through a variety of strokes, pressures and sensations
  • Prostate Massage – awakening the anus and prostate to receive loving touch and open to pleasurable sensations. Massage to the anus and prostate can allow a man to move into a new awareness of sexual energy; one that is anchored in receiving rather than penetrating, allowing rather than directing. Many men find this experience awakens them to more powerful erections and full body orgasmic experience.
  • Breathwork & Keys to Energy Awakening – supporting and strengthening sexual energy with breath, movement and sound
  • Ejaculation Choice – discovering how to cultivate sexual energy and integrate it into the body rather than losing through climax

The workshop is open to participants of any gender or sexual orientation, and will focus on giving conscious touch to male recipients. Ideally you will have attended our pre-requisite module ‘Awakening: Foundations of Tantra Massage’ or similar initiation into Tantric touch prior to joining this workshop.

The training runs each day from 10am to 6pm. We recommend that you arrive from 9.30am each day to ensure a prompt start.

The weekend fee is £220. Payment is 50% of the course fee to secure your place, with the remaining payment to be paid a minimum of 2 weeks before the workshop weekend. If you are booking within two weeks of the workshop, payment in full is required.

 

Who is the Tantra Massage Training suitable for?

The Tantra Massage Training is open to all who are genuinely seeking Tantric experience through the sacred art of touch.

You may be considering Tantra Massage as a profession, seeking to explore your own sexuality, or simply wish to share a deeper intimacy with your beloved. All are welcome.

What are the entry requirements for the workshops?

“Awakening: Foundations of Tantra Massage” is the pre-requisite module for the other weekends.

On the Foundations weekend you will learn a fully body massage sequence that supports the relaxation of the body and enlivening of the life force energy. There is no intimate genital massage on this weekend, and all participants are invited to give and receive touch to one another.

You will receive an initiation into Tantric rituals of honouring and devotion.

Do I need to come with a partner?

No partner is required to attend these workshops. We invite you to partner with different people in different exercises over the course of the weekend.

For the workshops featuring massage to men (including lingam massage) and women (including yoni massage), live models will join us for the weekend for practise. We are deeply grateful to these courageous beings who share their bodies and their time for our education and experience.

If you wish to share this experience with your beloved, then you are welcome to come as a couple. You are completely in choice as to whether you partner with each other exclusively for the duration of the workshop, or work with other people in the group. People who come as a couple usually find that some exercises they feel comfortable to do with other people and some exercises they prefer to do together.

I’m completely new to all this. Is it the right course for me?

If you have no previous experience of Tantra or bodywork, we may request that you attend a one to one session with us beforehand. Although many people come to the Training as a “newbie”, and we welcome you all, we hope that you have a sufficient level of maturity and awareness around your sexuality.

Do I have to be naked?

Our workshops are clothing optional. Participants are invited to undress to whatever level they feel comfortable with. There will be nudity in the room and it’s important that you feel at ease with this.

We recommend bringing a sarong to wear either when giving massage, or to pop on between practise sessions.

How do I join the workshop/training programme?

Entry is via a short online application form. Once we have approved your request to join the training, we will send you details of how to book.

Payment is 50% of the course fee to secure your place, with the remaining payment to be paid a minimum of 2 weeks before the workshop weekend. If you are booking within two weeks of the workshop, payment in full is required.

Please see our Terms & Conditions page for further information on bookings.

Do you gender balance the workshops?

Our training is open to people of all genders and sexual orientations. There is an atmosphere of respect, acceptance and honouring at all times.

We like to ensure a good mix of physical forms and energies in the room, and so do not strictly gender balance (i.e. one man to one woman) our workshops. Therefore there may be times when you are invited to work with someone who is not your usual ‘type’. One of the gifts of Tantra is to see the Divinity in each and every human being. We move beyond personal preference and ideas of sexual attraction, into a space of honouring and appreciating all.

You may have a strong feeling about working with someone, or the degree of intimacy in the encounter. We encourage you to communicate this in a mature way. You may have different boundaries with different people and this is entirely appropriate. However, the boundaries should be guided by aliveness to the moment and awareness of yourself, not by a set of assumptions around who you can touch and who can touch you.

Will I be qualified to be a Tantric Practitioner?

Currently there is no recognised qualification or standard to become a Tantric practitioner. Sadly this means that many people are offering services under the name “Tantric” with little understanding of the true depth and potential of the path.

For people who complete all 4 core workshops (Awakening, For Men, For Women, and Divine Devotion), there is a Certificate of Completion.

If you are interested in practising Tantra Massage as a profession, we offer guidance and support to you on your journey. Depending on where you are starting from, we may recommend you attend other trainings in Tantra and/or massage/bodywork in order for you to develop your personal awareness and professional skills.

 

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In order to join the workshop, please tell us about yourself. If we have any questions for you, or you have specified questions for us, then we may arrange a time to speak on the phone.

The information you provide is held in confidence and is only shared between our team (Gayatri, Bayari and Katy).

We look forward to hearing from you! Thank you.

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