Tantra & Shibari – Special Edition

A weekend for everybody who likes to explore tantric connection and shibari rope art

In this long Tantra & Shibari weekend we go deeper into tantric connection through touch and through more extensive shibari techniques.

We explore different ways of connecting and how to stay connected, to each other ánd to yourself. How can you touch each other emotionally? passionate, vulnerable, exciting, powerful or erotic.

We will play with subtle and non verbal communication and learn to listen to the signals of our bodies. 
What does it mean to open somebody? When do you close down? What sensations do you feel in your body?
How do you ‘dance’ with each other using touch and ropes?

We go into more extensive shibari patterns and will explore elements like giving and receiving, leading and following, surrendering and being present. 

We will dive into energetic connection and breathing, how to use this and how to move this through your body.

This weekend is for everybody with some experience in shibari. Minimum SCT, DCT and frictions. Technique is not the most important part, however if you control the basic techniques, you can focus more on connecting. If you do not know the basics, we recommand you take a basics workshop or private lesson. 

We take time for all that comes up, also recurring patterns in yourself or in relation to others. In a group with others we can learn and support each other. 

A weekend full of playfulness, depth, real connection, a beautiful and warm venue, and lovely food. 

We are looking forward to see you at this connective weekend.
Johan en Silvia

Our philosophy behind “Tantra & Shibari”

Shibari or Kinbaku originated in Japan from the martial art Hojōjutsu, the art of tying prisoners.
Since the 19th century it is used for many purposes: as art that emphasizes on the beauty of tying, for sexual excitement, for deep emotional connection, for healing, as a means to inflict pain and so much more.
It is very personal what it does to you.

Shibari holds many qualities. One is exploring boundaries and expansion in a soft and playful way.
By being bound you will face many layers inside yourself both physical and emotional. It is not possible to describe how this feels, only when you experience it you can feel the depth of it.
Shibari can be playful and emotionally liberating, it is about being present and total surrender, from deep meditative to healing, from sexy to fun. Always different and surprising. It can be pure passion, but also emotionally releasing.

In Tibetan Boeddhist Kum Nye Tantra, also red tantra or tantra of the left hand, there is no goal, only a possible outcome of practice is  transformation of feelings and insights.

Kum Nye is based on 4 main pillars that lead to growth and consciousness. These pillars are 1) Trust 2) Surrender 3) Equality 4) Aimlessness. The guiding principle in tantra for all actions in the moment is prana – our neutral and free life energy. The pillars together with prana are the base for a tantric session or massage.
In this weekend we will explore prana energy as well as sexual energy and how to move this through your body.

Is this workshop for me?

This weekend is for:
* couples in any constellation, you can come with your partner or with a partner for the occasion, also you can come as a threesome or foursome. Basic experience in shibari is required, SCT, DCT and frictions. 
* for everybody who wants to explore more love, more intimacy, more freedom

Who are we?

This weekend is guided by Johan from Tantra-Atma and me. We have been working together for 4 years in our workshops Tantra & Shibari. Johan brings calmness, beautiful massages and a fine bedding. I bring love for ropes, playfulness and depth.

Johan – tantric masseur and teatcher in Tibetan Boeddhis Kum Nye tantra.
Balance! That is actually the meaning of Tantra for me in one word. When you are balanced, your actions are balanced as well. By using various massage techniques I aspire to bring both mind and body into balance.
I have completed multiple intensive massage courses since 2010. My main training was as Tantra masseur with Tantra Lotus in Breda. This is a Tibetan Buddhist training following the Kum Nye tradition in which the main focus is on practice, theory, yoga, and meditation. I am also familiar with Sveda, Vedic, and Kashmir massage.
I have learned a lot about the profound effect massage can have on the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I have gained extensive experience in giving massages, and even though all peoples desires and bodies are different, it is always my intention to bring them the same thing: balance.
Since 2016 I also teach Tibetan tantra massage and organise various retreats with different tantra teatchers.

Silvia – I have been playing with Shibari for many years and have a big passion for this deep, vulnerable and beautiful artform.
I have learned so much about my protection layers, about my vulerability, about my desires, about opening myself and about stepping into my strength and power and I like to share this with others.
I like to organise places and workshops where we can move freely, out of our heads into our bodies, where we can connect playful and vulnerable. Places where we can enjoy themes around intimacy and deep connection.

Practical Information

When
Thursday 5 May till Sunday 8 May.
Arrival on Thursday from 17.00, diner is served from 18.00 and we start 19.30
Friday and Saturday we have a full day and evening program.
Sunday we close at 16.00.

Where
The beautiful venue New Eden, surrounded by nature.
A cozy living- and diningroom with a fire place.
Private rooms with bathroom and toilet.  
www.neweden.org
Sparjeburd 2,
Hemrik, Netherlands

Catering
We are fully served with vegetarian meals, snacks, fruits and drinks.
The passionate cook and staff of New Eden take care of delicious biological and vegetarian meals.
If you have special diet wishes, please let us know when registering.

Rooms
For every couple or couple for the occasion there is a private room with bathroom and toilet, including bedding and towels. Also 3- or 4 person bedrooms are available. If you like a room alone, the cost is 40 euros per night extra. 

Price
The price for the retreat is €615,- per person all inclusive

Registration
Registration is possible via this link
If you have any questions, f.e. if this traning is for you or what to expect, you can contact Silvia.
After registration we will contact you for a short introduction call. 

COVID-19
If necessary we can ask you for a PCR or home test just before the retreat, this can also be an antigen test.
If the retreat is cancelled due to government regulations, we will give you a full refund or you can use your payment for a future event.

Cancellation
* Upon registration we ask for a deposit of 215 euro per person. After payment your place in the retreat is reserved. The remaining 400 euros is due 5 weeks before the start of the weekend (you will receive a mail).
* Cancellation > 5 weeks, you receive your money back minus €30 euro admin costs pp.
* Cancellation < 5 weeks before the weekend –> transfer possible.
* Cancellation < 2 weeks before the weekend, unfortunately no refund possible, only if we can fill your place you receive your money minus the deposit.