Men’s Tantra Temple
This Bear Week, experience Tantra from a spiritual and yogic angle. Throughout the ages, people have enjoyed the healing, soothing, spiritual power of touch as part of healthy intimacy. Many men, however, are not touched in empowering, healthy ways, leaving them deprived of knowing what healthy intimacy and its profound healing effects on mind and body can be like.
The key to deep connection is Presence. In this group, you will be guided in exercises designed to bring you into a deeper state of Presence in yourself, and explore an exchange of intimate touch with other men in a state of deep Presence.
Workshop exercises will include guided movement and breathing exercises, meditation, mudra practice, and partner healing/massage exploration. There will be time to discuss experiences and questions that arise. All the exercises will be facilitated by two holistic practitioners with many years of experience and exploration of these subjects.
The workshop is designed to be an experiential lab in non-judgmental, spiritual intimacy which aims to assist participants to:
* connect with other men in deeper ways that lead to more authentic friendships and relationships
* connect with a greater sense of self-knowledge, self-awareness, and purpose
* consciously connect with the greater forces underlying existence through meditation and partner work
* learn how to be of service to another through total presence
* tap into your intuitive healing capacity
Please note: This is not a sex party. It is a rare opportunity to investigate intimacy in a safe, non-judgmental environment free of agendas. Please do not attend looking to get off. Also please do not attend under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
$50 per person.
Singles and Couples Welcome. The group is limited in number of participants; prepayment is strongly suggested in advance to secure your reservation.
Ram Charan has been exploring and practicing meditation and bodywork for many years. He has spent the greater part of 30 years in India where he gained a deep appreciation and understanding of spiritual practice and intuitive wisdom which informs his practice of craniosacral biodynamics, integrative bodywork, and transformational coaching. He has extensive training in Craniosacral, Thai and Ayurvedic bodywork, massage, and various aspects of yogic practice. He has taught and worked extensively internationally and is currently based on Cape Cod.
Learn the foundations of inversions and arm balances as we develop a deeper understanding of postural alignments and emphasize the mind/body practice of patience and balance. We will work with head-stands, forearm-stands and hand-stands, as well as different arm balances. Serene will introduce multiple variations as we learn to safely practice with and without a wall. Inversions help circulate blood and lymph, and are an amazing upper body and core workout.
$25 per person
Serene is a Registered Yoga Teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Professional Circus Performer. She completed her 200HR Teacher Training at Kripalu School of Yoga. Her classes are focused on unifying movement and breath with an emphasis on cultivating compassionate relationships with the mind and body. She encourages her students to allow creativity to flow through the body while holding mindfulness and intention.Serene is dedicated to providing comprehensive care based on the needs of each individual client while serving the community as a guide on the journey through the mind, body and spirit. Her classes have been described as “a great celebration of the body!”
Unity: An Introduction to Partner Yoga with Gisele Seto
Lean on a partner in yoga and find unity. In this practice, you will embody trust and communication while you balance your mind and challenge your body in new yoga poses. Discover alternate ways of being in unity with yourself – in body, mind, and spirit – while working in tandem with another.
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned yoga practitioner, find creative and fun new ways to co-explore your strength, balance, and agility in this special introduction to PARTNER YOGA, led by Montreal-based master yoga teacher and bodyworker, Gisele Seto.
Sign up now for this class as it will be a great warm-up for her 11 AM workshop: Couples Thai Massage.
Come with a partner or by yourself!
$20 per person in advance or at the door.
Find out more about Gisele, her innovative work in mixed movement arts, and global travels at www.setosynergies.com.
Couples Thai Massage: A 2-Hour Workshop w/ Gisele Seto
Traditional Thai Massage is one of yoga’s best kept secrets. This healing art originated in India 2,500 years ago by the Buddha’s own physician, Jivaka. Thai Yoga Massage, as it is often called, is a comprehensive treatment which reduces muscular tension, relaxes the joints, works out the knots (calcification of lactic acid in the muscles), and improves blood circulation by targeting affected areas without tiring or straining the region.
This special 2-hour introductory workshop will teach you the tools to:
• Apply assisted yoga stretches and massage techniques for relaxation & therapy
• Share a 20-minute yoga massage sequence with clients, family, and friends
• Apply techniques (i.e. traction, stretching, & counterbalancing) to deepen the experience of a pose
$35 per person in advance or at the door
Happy Hips: Happy Life – A Therapeutic Yoga Class For the Hips and Lower Back
90-Minute Workshop with Todd Norian, Founder of Ashaya Yoga
All Levels of Students, Teachers, Healers
If you are prone to tight hips and lower back aches, then this workshop is for you. Using the precise, therapeutic alignment method of Ashaya Yoga®, you practice a sequence of poses and therapeutic exercises designed to open, balance, and heal your hips and lower back. Release tension and find the place in the middle where your heart opens and you realize your true nature which is joy. All poses are accessible, therapeutic, with some partner work included.
$30 in advance or at the door. Mats provided.
Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. A student of yoga since 1980, he has immersed himself in many styles of alignment-based and heart-centered yoga. In 2012, he founded Ashaya Yoga® (AH-shy-ah) – a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart” – which blends precise alignment techniques with empowering and spiritually uplifting philosophy. With warmth and humor, Todd excels at making deep philosophical teachings accessible and relatable. Learn more at www.ashayayoga.com.
Live Music and Yoga with Girish & Timothy Schirmang
Experience the magic of live music – powerful Sanskrit chants set to modern melodies – while you practice yoga with local yoga teacher Timothy Schirmang. Let go and let your yoga flow through the beats and rhythms of Girish’s soul-stirring tunes. Class ends with a Sanskrit lullaby during savasana followed by a call and response chant. This is a truly magical and incredible musical and yoga experience that allows you to go deeper into your practice and your body.
$35 in advance; $40 at the door. Space is limited. Mats available.