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Tantra: Unveiling Intimacy (ENG)

What if I told you that… 
→ you can find rest and real intimacy in every moment?
→ ecstasy is revealed through revolutionary peak-experiences but can equally be hidden in the smallest gesture?
→ your most intimate (love) relationships can be a doorway to divinity? 
→ your true orgasmic potential, the freedom within, is already right here and now?
.... Would you believe me? 
Are you willing to find out? 

The earth, the sun, the stars… all are patiently waiting for you to open your eyes and WAKE UP - 

This tantra retreat will be ground breaking in the most intimate and subtle, yet radical way. We will explore what the concept of ‘intimacy’ means to us. We’ll use our body, our voice, our story, our truth, to bring to light what ‘keeps us from love’. 
Assuming our true nature is Love and Freedom itself, all that remains is to find the obstacles that keep us from recognizing that fully. 

What to expect? 
→ Silent and Active Meditations (from various traditions; Osho, Hridaya, Kundalini)
→ Sharing Circles 
→ Touch & Partnerwork 
→ Various Heart Opening Practices 
→ Voice Dialogue / Constellations
→ Transformational Tantric Rituals
→ Two nights of Ecstatic Dance! 

This Weekend Intensive contains elements from various practices, such as; Sky Dancing Tantra, Hridaya Yoga, 5Rhythms, NVC, Authentic Relating, OSHO, Sufism, Kashmir Shaivism and Advaita Vedanta.

In this Odessa Tantra retreat, we create a safe space for you to unlock your aliveness and step into your full potential. We'll explore intimacy, sexual energy and concepts, but here won't be explicit sexual activity or (full) nudity.

You’re taken good care of, you’ll land in a safe haven with a group of likeminded participants, with an experienced team of assistants to support your process and yummilicious food to comfort your stomach-soul. 
We welcome you wholeheartedly! 

Facilitator → Chris van der Weide
This three days journey into deep intimacy will be guided by Chris van der Weide. During years of traveling, she has had the privilege to study and work with some of the finest spiritual and movement pioneers in the world and consequently incorporates aspects of Eastern Philosophy, Sufism, Yoga, meditation, SkyDancing Tantra, and a diverse range of various practices in her teaching.
She recently chose The Netherlands as her base to pass through her experience via workshops, retreats and private sessions. 

Her teachings aim to create an alive encounter between inner and outer. As above so below. This dualistic human experience on earth versus the infinite divinity of existence, yourself and the other. 

About the path of Tantra she says: 
‘This path of Tantra has certainly shifted my paradigm, every step upon it seems to shake my reality in a way that is absolutely ravishing and deliciously liberating.’ 

Co-organisor – Joris van der Geest: 
About six years ago, Joris discovered tantra. He followed his curiosity and tried whatever came into his path. This eventually developed into a desire to share this experience by organising and facilitating tantra retreats, workshops and festivals. In organising tantra retreats, his intention is to co-operate with meaningful facilitators to create a safe space, enabling wisdom to be passed-on through experience. 

Veemkade 259, 1019 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands. This retreat is presented by the urban paradise Odessa. Odessa is a conscious vegan art ship where city and nature are intertwined, a platform for conscious events and communities. The location, surrounded by water, will give an extra juicy vibe to the retreat and includes a Spa deck with hot tub and sauna to relax during the breaks and after the sessions.

The retreat will be a full 3 days journey into consciousness:
10.00 First tantra session
13.00 Lunch
14.30 Second tantra session
18.00 Dinner
19.30 Ecstatic Dance, hot tub and sauna
22.00 End of Ecstatic Dance (ship closes at 23.45)
Sunday the program ends at 17.30. Sleeping at the boat is not possible. Lunch and dinner are included. 

Vegan Food 
A vegan chef will prepare daily lunch and dinner for all participants. This food is not only healthy and delicious, it also prepared with love and care and with ingredients that will support you in your journey. 

Early Tanrika's: 265,- (until 15 November)
Medium Tantrika's: 295,- (until 2 December)
Regular Tantrika's: 325,-

Register here

For questions:

perhaps the stars are not stars at all
perhaps they are star-shaped cracks in the vastness
through which streams the light of ourselves 
in this intimacy
there is no distance
~ Jeff Foster