Spirit of Intimacy, Arambol, Goa, India

Spirit of Intimacy, Tantra Festival in Goa, India, hosted by several international teachers.

“…in these times of transition,
the intention of this festival,
is to cultivate, nurture and grow,
the spirit of intimacy,
within,
occupying intimacy,
to fuel social change,
from the inside,
radiating outside,
reflecting the hall of mirrors,
of reality,
while drinking,
the spirit of intimacy..”
– Binoy Milton Dsouza

Come to this is 3-day living, seed festival by the beach to celebrate the capacity of visionary play to co-create new-paradigm living culture. Exploring occupying the spirit of intimacy from the inside-out, it could also be called Occupy In-to-me-see. The Spirit of Intimacy was launched in the Danish countryside on the island of Møn in June 2017. The festival is a living organism, evolving with each edition. This is the second edition of the festival.

Limited number (60) of tickets available for this weekend to facilitate the creation of a held, personal container for this weekend.

The festival is a safe space shapeshifting between a laboratory, playpen, dojo, temple, dance floor, cuddle-party, and beach (it is actually by the beach) in the sun to support the elevation of sensuality, consciousness, embodiment, sexuality, intimacy, heart-fullness, art, beauty & life-force energy instead of disembodiment, time, money, and fear.

Safety, Boundaries & Consent are a central part of the festival experience, alongside fun, play, exploration, emotional release, activation, pleasure celebration, riitual, grounding & integration.

Arambol, Goa is sunny and warm in February. Since the hippie flower children landed on it’s magical shores in the 60s, Arambol has been evolving into a welcoming community of locals, tourists and long-term visitors, where peace and love prevail. It attracts creators in different forms – artists, musicians, dancers, movers, thinkers, bodyworkers, painters co-creating vibrantly to support the emergence of a more evolved paradigm of consciousness.

This ISTA-affiliated festival is followed by the first ever Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic Experience (SSSEx – Level 1) training in Goa (Feb 12 – 18) – https://www.facebook.com/events/363918907357033

Other events happening in India around the same time:
Jan 16 – 21 : Khajuraho Tantric Temples India – The secret language of love sacred site tour – https://www.facebook.com/events/1772875496337841

<<<What happens at “Spirit of Intimacy”?>>>

We create safe held spaces using tantra, the temple arts, plant medicine teachers, play, breath, movement, bodywork, healing, un-learning & learning. Co-creating an alchemical environment, intimacy connected to consciousness, heartfulness, and life-force energy can be used as our personal radical stimulus, to set off a multiplication effect with the greater intention to transform the collective human heart.

Compelling guides of the temple arts are teaching at this festival. We will explore the spaces where spirituality, sexuality, shamanism & science from different wisdom and embodiment traditions meet:

– Elaine Young (UK)
– Komala Lyra (Europe/Brazil)
– Binoy Milton Dsouza (India/Sweden/Planet Earth)
– Xavier Arya Bouquillard (France/Aus)
– Roisin Allana Kiernan (UK)
– Clara Gomez Santos (Spain/UK)
– Juliet Allen (Aus)
– The Baul Mystics (India)

Detailed program will be available a month before the festival.

You are invited to:
– Explore nourishing ways of inviting more connection & intimacy
– Expand your intimacy in relating to yourself and others
– Enrich your relationships
– Connect with your energetic sexuality
– Awaken your physical, emotional, and energetic bodies.
– Support social change through facilitating your own personal evolution

<<<Who is this gathering for?>>>
Calling visionary creatives, spiritual rebels, conscious activists & change makers who can be bridge-builders between communities across the world, and thereby inspire others. Whether you are single or in a relationship, or if you prefer not to have any labels around your relating, and irrespective of your gender, race, sexuality, beliefs, wherever you have come from and wherever you are going, this gathering is for you.

<<<Nutrition?>>>
The nutrition will be primarily Vegeterian. We will have high vibrational herbal elixirs, tonics, and lots of superfood potions for sale.

<<<What do tickets cost & where do I buy them?>>>

There are a limited number (60) of tickets available for this weekend to facilitate the creation of a held, personal container for this weekend.

Whole gathering – Abundance – 205 Euros
This ticket includes food and access to all the workshops during the festival. Accommodation for two nights is also included on a double sharing basis

Whole gathering – Basic – 145 Euros
This ticket includes food and access to all the workshops during the festival.

Get your tickets here – http://lovemovementevolution.com/event/spiritofintimacyarambol

<<<What’s the program like?>>>
We will serve you a delicious, nutritious buffet of learning & un-learning for your mind, heart, belly, and sex.

Workshops
Shamanic Breathwork • The Wheel of Consent • Radical In – to – Me – See • Kundalini Yoga Activation • Tantric Transformational Flow • Belly-to-Belly • Haka Power Ritual • Exploring Energetic Orgasm • Explore Orgasmic Yoga – Mindful Self Pleasuring • Finding Erotic Bliss in States of Relaxation • Live Q & A with the Baul Mystics • Sacred Song Circle with the Baul Mystics • Tantric Shamanic Cacao Ceremony • Cuddle Party • and more.

<<<Getting to the location>>>

Goa has been the mythical, magical Bohemia since the hippy flower children landed on the shores of Goa is the late 1960s. Our location for the training is close to Arambol beach, in the far north of Goa. In essence, Arambol is still a small village with it’s own charm. Since the 60s, Arambol has evolved into a welcoming community of locals, tourists and long-term visitors, where peace and love prevail. It attracts creators in different forms – artists, musicians, dancers, movers, thinkers, bodyworkers, painters co-creating vibrantly to support the emergence of a more evolved paradigm of consciousness.

You can fly into any of the the major metro cities of India (for example – Mumbai or Delhi), and then fly onwards to Goa. Alternatively, you can fly direct to Goa (Dabolim airport) with charter flights companies from different parts of Europe and the Middle East during the tourist season in Goa (Nov – March). For example, Monarch Airlines offers direct flights from London Gatwick and Manchester, and Thomsonfly offers direct flights from East Midlands, Gatwick and Manchester from November to March. Get a pre-paid taxi from the airport to North Goa (Arambol).

Details of the venue are sent to you in the Welcome Letter that you can download after buying the ticket. The festival begins at 11 am on Feb 8, 2018.

<<<Who’s sharing at Spirit of Intimacy?>>>

<Elaine Young>
Elaine is a Sexuality, Tantra, Shamanic Breathwork & Bodywork Facilitator and Guide. She facilitates events for ISTA and her own offerings in London and overseas. Elaine has a busy private client practice in London.
Elaine utilises skills from more traditional Tantra, Shamanism, Transformational Somatic Sexological Bodywork and Breathwork. She loves to work with the integration of sexuality & spirituality , the body, the mind and the soul energies. Elaine’s work with clients often begins with reconnecting them to their body and their sexual energy. She longs to support clients to live life as emotionally and sexually expressive beings.
Her work includes sexuality issues, lack of libido, orgasm & self pleasuring, understanding and changing unhealthy sexual /relationship patterning, genital somatic clearing of pain or disconnection, freeing oneself from shame and guilt around sexuality, consent and boundaries, working with the emotional body including childhood wounding, cultural and religious conditioning, grief healing and transformation through shamanic breathwork journeying.
Website – www.thetantricshaman.com

<Komala Lyra>
Komala’s life has been adventurous, living & learning around the planet, sharing Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra as one path.

She shares the experience of the body as a channel for consciousness, integrating sensuality and sexuality as a natural expression of boy-heart-soul. In a spontaneous and intuitive way, she invites daring to move beyond limitations, touching the space of freedom where love is our nature…Her unique presentations awaken core life force, and activate essential power.

Her gifts embrace refined skills, sharp intuition, clarity, gentleness, and mystical experiential resources. She invites intimacy with ourselves, while igniting awareness in all aspects of relating. Her presence inspires others through dance, touch, healing, aliveness, meditative awareness, and deep silence.

Komala has over 30 years experience offering workshops, retreats and educational programs internationally. She is the creator of Ayurveda Mandala and Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra programs, has authored several books, is a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association, USA), certified Panchakarma educator by the Ayurveda Institute (Albuquerque, NM, USA), has been part of Osho Multiversity and Mystery School faculty (in India and USA) for over 15 years.

Presently, she is co-creating a retreat place in Alto Paraiso de Goias, at the center of Brazil – her birthplace.
More info – www.ayurvedayogatantra.com

<Binoy Milton Dsouza>
Binoy supports human beings in the process of making their consciousness malleable, to feel the sacredness of their animal-selves, and from a place of deeper alignment in their beings to remember their deepest longing. He creates containers for that process in groups, and also works one-on-one.

He is the creator of the Love Movement Evolution and Itscoldupnorthdancetango projects. He is a dancer, a warrior of love, a stand-up and sit down comedian in training, a student of life & an apprentice faculty at ISTA, the International school of the Temple Arts.

Website – http://lovemovementevolution.com/

<Xavier Arya Bouqillard>
“Living a Sacred life with clear Loving intention as a constant choice.“

Xavier is a powerful Love Warrior dedicating his life to being a channel through which Love can manifest. He practices everyday with many different tools and modalities to continually deepen into his capacity.

With full presence and gratitude and leading by example Xavier is working to heal and teach in the areas of presence, sexuality, relating and the power of the divine masculine and feminine. Studying as much as possible and being in service on a daily basis.

Born in France in the 70s, Xavier now lives in Byron Bay Australia where he surfs, gardens and works on his life mission. Over the years he has studied with many teachers and masters. Moving into his own unique practices and techniques, he has recently begun offering them publicly in the form of counseling sessions, tantric healing massages, Holographic kinetics, Reiki, coaching and training.

More info – www.aryasunshine.com

<Roisin Allana Kiernan>
Roisin Allana is a born and bred Londoner with Celtic roots and a free-spirited nature.

Naturally curious and contradictory, she’s equally at home leading mantra meditations and cutting shapes on a bass-driven dance-floor. She can hermit away and write for days but also loves the freneticism of life on the road.

Her yoga classes and workshops have run throughout the UK and she offers one-to-one sessions or courses, either in person or via Skype, tailored to suit the individual. She has taught for the Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association (KYTA) at The Yoga Show. Is a regular teacher at Morning Gloryville. Curator for the Soul Dome at Bestival. A founding member of the vibration-raising community-driven nights, Beulah Tribe and the yoga and dance festival, Beulah. Her passions of writing and yoga have also amalgamated into Wild Writing sessions at many UK festivals and through the creative writing critique and workshop group, Cut It Out.

In sharing her joys, Roisin Allana encourages others to listen to the stirrings of their own souls and start to live their truth. She believes it is imperative in this paradoxical age, of disconnection despite global connection, that people start tuning in to their feelings – rather than numbing and escaping. Regardless of societal, familial or peer-driven expectations, she encourages people to reconnect within, really listen (to themselves and others), find a way to release negative patterns and do more of what makes them truly happy.

http://roisinallanakiernan.com/about/

<Juliet Allen>
Juliet Allen is a Sexologist, Sexuality Coach, Tantra Practitioner and author. With a reputation for her bold and straight-to-the-point manner, Juliet facilitates 1:1 coaching sessions, educative workshops, and transformative retreats. Juliet’s purpose is to empower men and women to embrace their sexuality & transform their sex and relationships.
Juliet comes from a background in psychology and sexology, is a qualified Yoga Teacher and is trained as a Kundalini Tantra practitioner. Juliet is a committed mother, passionate entrepreneur and lover of all-things sex and sensuality. Known for authentically sharing her own personal experiences as a sexually empowered woman, Juliet is committed to freeing people from mundane and disempowered sexual relationships and opens up the conversation of how to have great sex everyday.
Now Australia’s leading Sexologist, she resides on the beach in Northern New South Wales, Australia. Juliet spends her days writing, coaching, dancing, making love and swimming in the ocean.

http://www.juliet-allen.com/about/

<Clara Gomez Santos>
Clara is an avid explorer of the relationship between intimacy and empowerment, drawing on her rich personal experience as a Dakini, Conscious Sensuality Teacher and Coach.

She has trained extensively in the fields of Tantra, Sexual Shamanism and Mysticism and has spent the last 3 years sharing her experience internationally, supporting groups and individuals through intense processes of transformation towards empowerment while holding a space centered in love, truth and personal sovereignty.

Clara is passionate about facilitating the re-connection to our wild, embodied nature and clearing our system of dogmatic programming so that sexual and emotional energy may serve as fuel for our evolution.

A regular presenter at the Sexuality and Evolution of Consciousness conference in Israel, she is faculty with the Institute for Conscious Sensuality (Hawaii) and faculty apprentice with ISTA – International School of Temple Arts.

Clara will be available for private consultations in Arambol from January 29 to February 14. For more information and bookings please email: claragomezuk@gmail.com

<The Baul Tantric Mystics>
The Baul Tantric Mystics
The Bauls are the Indian Sufis, mystical musicians from Bengal. They sing from the heart and pour out their feelings and emotions in their songs. Their music reflects bonds of the heart, subtly revealing the mystery of life, the laws of nature and the ultimate union with the divine. A Baul is a mystic nomad dealing with human relations, emotions and spontaneously expressing their spiritual ideology through music & dance. The music of the Bauls, Baul Sangeet, is a particular type of folk music. Its lyrics carry influences of the Hindu bhakti movements and the songs of Kabir. Their music represents a long heritage of preaching mysticism through songs in Bengali. Their lyrics intertwine a deep sense of mysticism, a longing for oneness with the divine. They seek the divinity in human beings. Metaphysical topics are dwelt upon in a humble fashion and in simple words. To them we are all a gift of divine power and the body is a temple, music being the path to connect to that power.

The great Indian mystic Osho Says “A Baul is a flowering. A Baul is a flowing energy. The Baul is not a seeker, the Baul is one who has found. The Baul is a SIDDHA: one who has looked into life and realized that all is available and there is no need to seek. One has just to participate in this mystery called life. He dances, he sings, he enjoys, he is blissful for no reason at all.”

About the instruments:
The Bauls use ancient shamanic instruments that tune the human body to the universal cosmic frequency. The most common instrument used is the ektara, a one-stringed “plucked drum” drone instrument, carved from the epicarp of a gourd, and made of bamboo and goatskin. Others include the dotara, a long-necked fretless lute (while the name literally means “two stringed” it usually has four metal strings) made of the wood of a jackfruit or neem tree. Drums like the duggi, a small hand-held earthen drum, and and khol; small cymbals called khartal and manjira, and the bamboo flute are also used. Ghungur and nupur are anklets with bells that ring while the person wearing them dances. They also play the “ananda -lahori” which literally translated means “waves of ecstacy”.

About their songs:
The songs of the Bauls highlight the essence of Tantra in many ways. They will have a dialogue with the six psychic centers in the subtle body to the primal memories of the soul wandering in the mother’s womb. Their songs dance with the dormant state of cosmic energy or Kundalini energy in the body. They also transmit the essence of the immortality of the soul through poetry.