DISCOVER THE PATH OF RADICAL FREEDOM
Tantric Arts Retreat
LOVE | LIBERATION | AWAKENING
A 7-day immersion into the art of tantra
The path of Liberation, Awakening and Ecstasy
What is it to be truly free, to be totally intimate with life...
...To know yourself beyond your limited ego?
How do we learn to be present with all that life gifts to us, and awaken to the aliveness pulsating through this existence in each and every moment?
Join us for a deep dive into Tantra as we guide you on a journey of self-discovery, embodiment, liberation and awakening.
The Tantrikas are the wild, crazy mystics- the ones who practice to be radically free and in love with this existence, totally open, awakened and surrendered to life while deeply embodied in the moment.
It's the path of the heart.
It's the path of the ecstatic.
It's the path of radical freedom.
As we walk the Tantric path of awakening we let go of layers of shame and fear, to live with devotion and surrender to the bliss of deep love with all of life, with the intention of realising embodied liberation and awakening in this very lifetime.
It's a path of empowerment as well as of devotion. Of finding the mystical in the mundane, the sacred in the profane and the interconnectedness of all life.
Are you ready to awaken to the deepest layers of yourself, to transform your relationship to life, to your body and to the unknown?
Join our experienced team who have journeyed deep on the path for years, who have extensive experience holding transformational retreats and spaces for liberation and healing.
LEARN TANTRA IN BALI
And we'll be held by the beautiful, lush and magical island of Bali, a land with a Tantrik history and beautiful climate to enjoy!
Be part of a community of seekers as we strip away all that doesn't serve us on our path to inner truth and awakening
This is not your typical modern Tantra retreat...
The Tantric Arts Retreat is for those who want to experience a deeper intimacy with life itself, becoming passionately in love with the moment, with the divine and with this beautiful earth we call home.
During this 7-day immersion, we will explore the intersection of traditional Non-dual Kaula Tantric Yoga and modern embodiment and somatic work, for a powerful and potent transformational exploration. We'll look at ancient wisdom and practice through a modern lens to make the practices accessible and relevant to your spiritual journey.
With somatic practices designed to help you reconnect with your body, cultivate self-love, and release tension or trauma stored within, you will learn to listen deeply to your body's wisdom and help you dissolve false identities and limitations that prevent you from embodying the love that you are.
We'll dive into shadow work, Tantrik Yoga techniques, rituals and celebrations designed to take you on a transformational journey and give you a transmission of this spiritual path that goes beyond what you will find in your usual neo-tantra workshop.
This retreat is for those who are ready to go DEEP. Those ready to commit to a process that will change their life.
Looking for NeoTantra and exploring your relationships?
Check out the Sensual Arts Retreat, our other offering which is focused on this side of Tantra! That retreat will give you all the heart-expanding, relationship-healing goodness that you desire.
What to expect...
One of the key aspects of the Tantric Arts Retreat is embodiment as we believe that when you fully inhabit and awaken your body, you become more present, grounded, and empowered in all areas of your life.
In Tantra, we embrace the body as an expression of the divine and recognise all elements of life as a portal to awakening.
Embodiment practices help us to release blockages and trauma, sensitise our bodies, come deeper into connection with the present moment and open to the ecstacy of life.
You'll get to explore authentic, traditional Tantric Yoga practices as well as modern fusions inspired by traditional practices.
Tantra invites the awakening of Kundalini energy, which transforms our inner and outer world. You'll explore the subtle body and practices that harness kundalini and eros energy to fuel your awakening.
You'll learn about Kundalini and work with some practices to awaken, honour and access the power within you. You'll allow the energy to work it's way through you, release blockages and identities and explore the subtle body in new ways.
Try the BINDU BREATH AWAKENING- a transformational Tantric breathwork modality created by retreat leader Luna.
Another cornerstone of the Tantric Arts Retreat is Non-Dual Meditation, meaning that we allow our individual awareness to merge into “all that is”, like a raindrop dissolving into the ocean, as we believe that through deep presence, stillness and silence, we can access our divine nature and increase our capacity to be present with life, ourselves and each other.
This is our SHIVA NATURE, the infinite, the greater self.
During the retreat, we will experience being in a spiritual community together, known as 'kula'. You will have the chance to explore powerful practices and topics alongside others who share your mindset, allowing yourself to be seen and acknowledged for your true self, revealing your vulnerabilities and removing your masks.
This is an opportunity to form new connections and friendships with other seekers, to be supported and reflected by their presence.
Awakening and Liberation
The Tantric Arts Retreat invites you to walk the path of Tantra, a spiritual path that aims to awaken us into our divine nature through the body. Tantra has roots and connections to modern Yoga, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism and with the use of intentionality, mindfulness, ritual, and embodiment tools, Tantra teaches practical ways to lead a heart-based life. This means living from a place of truth, compassion, and connection, rather than separation, fear, and self-protection.
We aim to become liberated from conditioning that has been put on us by society and get in touch with our inner truth and power.
Through Tantric philosophy and practice, we learn to let go of our stories, conditioning, and shame, which keeps us separated from the universal love that is within every breath.
We align to 'the view' to help guide us on our path, to find right relationship with our inner world and understand life on a deeper level.
We learn to come into the heart and express our truth moment by moment. We also discover deep power in our vulnerability and spiritual connection through surrender to what is.
Check out the podcast below where retreat hosts Luna and Jessica chat about what we've learned from the Tantric Path if you're interested to hear more.Read more about Tantra
"Somehow I always had resistance towards Tantra as I used to perceive it as hedonistic and kinda only pleasure-seeking kinda practice, what I lived during the retreat is something completely else- Diving into deep and triggering topic as death, power, shame, desire, communication and connection with self and others while being guided and supported by a cast of really skilful, loving and dedicated facilitators.
You can feel that their words and guidance is filled with experience and love, they also are on the path and keep diving into it as well.
The tools and experiences I gathered during those few days are still part of me and really impacted my everyday life as well my own practices. I will definitely join for another dive when I can."
The journey together...
All of you is Welcome
As you arrive you will connect to the sacred space we will be gathered in, start to get to know your fellow seekers and be welcomed with a ritual to set your 'Sankalpa' (intention) for the week.
You;kll also get a tour of the space and see the organic garden where your food for the retreat is grown!
The Dance of Shiva and Shakti
"Life has created a form by which it may know itself, and that form is you" - The Recognition Sutras
On the first full day of the retreat, we will delve into the concepts of Shiva and Shakti - consciousness and power/energy.
Shiva represents the principle of consciousness, which is the infinite and empty space that witnesses everything we experience. While Shakti embodies all manifest reality, including energy, nature, the body, the breath, and everything that can be perceived.
In Tantric practice, we strive to balance both Shiva and Shakti practices to experience both our infinite nature and our full aliveness. Shiva practices include meditation, awareness cultivation, philosophy, and awakening. On the other hand, Shakti practices involve yogic practice, movement, breathwork, sensuality, and ritual.
We will also explore Tantric philosophy, non-dual meditation, and the journey of awakening through embodied yogic practices from Tantric texts such as the Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra, the Recognition Sutras, and the Tantrasara.
Tantric Shadow Alchemy
Next we journey into the shadow...
Shadow Work is the process of bringing our unconscious thoughts and feelings to our conscious awareness. In Tantric psychology, it is understood that our personal stories (vikalpas) and emotional imprints (samskaras) shape how we see the world and interact with others.
Tantric traditions have a deep understanding of the mind and the way our "shadows" show up in our personal and collective lives. Tantra offers various methods for exploring and integrating our shadow aspects, such as the light and shadow aspects of the Deities, the understanding of the realms of suffering, and working with the ego. By doing this, we can gain a clearer perspective on life and overcome our conditioned perspectives and filters.
On this day, we will explore different processes, including inquiry, psychodrama, and working with our emotions, to help us better understand and integrate our shadow aspects.
Eros and the Body
"Your sensuality is the gateway to your divinity"
On this day, we will focus on exploring our relationship with our bodies, passion and intimacy. Tantrikas recognize that powerful forces like Eros can be both enjoyable and destructive, poison or medicine, and that having a healthy relationship with this energy can be a catalyst for awakening.
Unfortunately, many people today have a distorted relationship with Eros, either full of cravings and addictions or avoidance and repression. So, how can we achieve freedom of expression without falling into compulsive behaviours that cause more suffering for ourselves? What is the "right relationship" with this energy on the spiritual path?
During this retreat, we approach this topic from the perspective of liberation and awakening to investigate how we can free ourselves from our conditioning and distortions, and how intimacy brings us closer to the divine, while examining our relationship with our bodies and how shame and rejection of the body can impede the flow of life force within us.
"Only through knowing death can we truly be alive"
The Tantric path emphasises working on our relationship with death and impermanence. When we fear and resist death, we limit our freedom.
However, by accepting and honouring the inevitability of death, we can appreciate our lives and embrace each moment. We can live fully here, fully in gratitude for each day and recognising how precious each thing is because it will one day die.
On this day, we will explore the transformational quality of death, the preciousness of life, and connect with what is true, important, and valuable through meditative contemplation, ritual, and practice.
Power and Devotion
On the final day of the retreat, we will dive into the topic of power, devotion and surrender.
What does it mean to be truly empowered in a way that aligns with life, rather than the societal norms of power that have been imposed on us? What is it to be in reverence of life?
Together we'll explore the power of devotion and its connection to surrender and trust, leading us to a deep appreciation and celebration of life, love, and the beauty of existence.
We'll conclude with a final celebration inspired by ancient tantric rituals.
ॐ Expert facilitation from experienced teachers and space holders with decades of experience teaching and many years on the Tantric path
ॐ Beautiful Balinese location on the beach to enjoy the tropics and the beauty of this island
ॐ A balance of embodiment practices, meditations, rituals and play for a mind/body/soul approach
ॐ Dedicated, professionally trained care team to support your journey and work through anything arising as we move through the week
ॐ Nurturing and rejuvenating time away from your daily grind to experience transformation, exploration and spiritual growth.
ॐ Balinese massage at the retreat center spa included in the cost
ॐ Exploring and connect with a beautiful community of heart-centred people, making connections that can last a lifetime
ॐ Delicious organic food (most grown on-site!), ceremonies and treats to nourish you
ॐ Unique retreat unlike any others on the market, offering a fusion of traditional Tantra and modern somatics in an accessible yet deep way.
Experience the Bindu Breath Awakening
This modality is created as a tool for embodied liberation, using traditional Tantric techniques mixed with modern breathwork.Read more about the modality
Your Facilitators for this Journey
Sensual Artistry and the Sensual Arts School ( www.sensualarts.school )
Originally from Australia, though a word-travelling nomad, Luna is a Tantrika, facilitator and guide with a passion for the path of liberation.
Luna has studied and practised Yoga, Tantra, Meditation, Breathwork and a variety of spiritual and somatic healing modalities over the years, getting certified as a Yoga, meditation and pranayama instructor in 2016 and graduating as a Tantric Sexuality and relationship coach from the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality in 2020, as well as completing a Transformational Facilitator training, Tantric breathwork training (Osho style and VITA style), Awakened Body Somatic practitioner certification with Embodied Philosophy and countless years of workshops, retreats and courses on these subjects. She also passionately studies all things related to relationships, trauma and healing, spirituality and sexuality.
Luna has studied and practiced traditional Nondual Shaiva Tantra (Kaula lineages) with Christopher Wallis at the Tantrika Institute/Tantra Illuminated since 2020, as well as studying nondual philosophy, spirituality, psychology and the path awakening with teachers from around the world to get a varied and holistic perspective. She's influenced by teachers such as Adyashanti, Jeff Foster, Sally Kempton, Sam Harris and Lama Tsultrim Allione, and has been mentored by Harshada Wagner. She is inspired by teachings and texts from left-path Tantra, has formed a personal connection with the lineages through her teachers and is passionate about sharing the fruits of these teachings in a way that is accessible and relevant to the modern practitioner.
Luna also has completed a Trauma Awareness for Facilitators course and has a passion for shadow work, Integrated and holistic healing modalities and mystery school teachings.
She now runs facilitator trainings with the Sensual Arts School for others passionate about teaching integrated and grounded approaches to Sacred Eros and Liberation work.
Co-Facilitator and support
Brittney Bliss is a Somatic Intimacy Coach who helps folks experience more passion, pleasure, and purpose in all of their relationships.
She helps people rewild to their true nature, to thrive in sex, love, and relationships, all while expanding their consciences to live in deeper connection to the world around them.
Her approach is backed by modern science and ancient wisdom. She uses revolutionary tools (classical and neo tantra, out-of-this-world pleasure, somatic experiencing, aspecting and parts work, conscious kink, shadow integration, wilderness therapy, neuroscience, breath-work, meditation, plant medicine, astrology, embodiment practices, etc.) to heal and awaken sexuality while expanding consciousness in a holistic way.
Brittney offers online 1:1 coaching and courses. She tours internationally facilitating in person deep dives, Bliss Retreats, and transformational experiences.
Co-facilitator and Assistant
Triss discovered the bliss of tantra a few years ago and has been exploring its depths solo and with partners ever since. He has spent many weeks in containers practicing tantric arts which have given him an abundant appreciation for the vast pleasure, deep connection and lasting peace that it can bring.
He has now co-facilitated multiple Sensual Arts events and teacher trainings, so is well versed in the practices and guiding workshops in this field.
Triss brings plenty of exuberance, lots of care and tonnes of love with him wherever he goes and is excited to share it with you on this journey together.
Care team support
Blossom is a certified Love, Sex and Relationship Coach and Sensual Arts Facilitator devoted to the practices of radical self-love, erotic embodiment and eco-sensuality.
Through her workshops, events and 1:1 coaching support, Blossom serves the awakening process through teaching and guiding individuals to liberate their erotic life-force energy and cultivate a deeply intimate and reciprocal relationship with life itself.
Blossom’s methodology combines the practices of Sacred Sexuality and Vipassana Meditation, with the teachings of Non-Dual Shaiva Tantra and Erotic Ecology to dig out the root of human suffering and restore a sense of wholeness.
She believes that when we learn to trust and surrender to a higher power, knowing unshakeably that we are unconditionally loved, and loving, and once we recognise our innate wholeness and interconnectedness with the whole of existence, love and kindness for ourselves and all people, places and things becomes a natural and easeful way of being in the world.
The tantric arts retreat is for you if...
- You're on the spiritual path and drawn to the Tantric tradition
- You have an open and curious mind, ready to try unconventional practices to find freedom
- You are interested in exploring your relationship to life, death, your body, your relationships and the mystery
- You're wanting to explore and deepen your relationship to your spirituality and divine nature in an embodied way
- You're ready to awaken to new realms of possibility in your life and relationships
- This is mostly an individual journey but couples are welcome
- You have experience with spirituality, yoga and meditation already, you have a baseline of practice and are ready for something deeper.
If you're not feeling confident that you're experienced enough yet and you'd like to get a deeper foundation first, we recommend our Deep Self Worship online course as a starting point.
All Sensual Artistry events are all queer-inclusive and we do not work with typical gender ideas. We do not pair people up according to gender and avoid using heteronormative terms.
As with most retreats, this is a sober event and drugs/alcohol are not allowed during the retreat. We will have some ceremonial Blue Lotus one of the evenings as a sacrament.
If you have special accessibility needs please let us know in your application and we will work to accommodate you.
Who this is not for:
- Those who are totally new to Tantra and/or Yoga- This is not a retreat for beginners!
- People who only want sexual practices or expect there to be 'tantra massage' or genital touch- this is not a neotantra/sacred sexuality-focused event. There will be one day with these themes but you're better off with the Sensual Arts Retreat if this is your focus
- Anyone with an issue being paired in a practice with someone of the same gender, or sharing space with non-binary or trans humans.
- People who have severe active trauma, psychosis, narcissism or are medicated for mental health disorders (bipolar, BPD, PTSD etc)
the Blue Lotus Ceremony
The lotus is a sacred symbol of the Tantric spiritual path (and especially linked with tantric goddess Tara), and has mildly psychoactive, dreamy properties and was used in some parts of the world for meditation and activating lucid states and as an aphrodisiac.
The plant also has beautiful anti-anxiety, dreamy properties and can be a beautiful support to deep meditation and ritual spaces
We will enjoy this beautiful sacred flower as a sacrament in one of our ritual evenings (participation is of course optional).
Safety and Trauma-Awareness
We continually strive to create a trauma-informed space, especially when diving deep into sensitive topics and group dynamics. Our team are all trained in trauma awareness and hold a deep care
We invite you to check in with yourself before each practice, express your boundaries and always honour your 'No'. If you need to, you are welcome to watch a practice instead of participating, and we will not judge or shame you for going at your own pace.
Our aim is to provide a safe enough space for you to explore your desires, edges, and inner world. We have a dedicated care team with training in supporting people through spiritual and emotional struggles, supporting our participants whenever possible.
However, please note that this work isn't a replacement for therapy - it's a brave space for people ready to explore new things. This space may not be suitable for everyone, and attending an intensive retreat like this requires a level of self-holding. Therefore, we may not accept all applications if we don't feel a person is a fit for the work we'll be doing here.
If you're unsure, please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
"The retreat was just what I needed at that moment in time.
It helped me to focus on myself, to bring awareness to my body and emotions during a difficult part of my life. It helped me to grow and to feel my strength. Thanks for that!
Most amazing was the broad variety of activities and topics, that got covered during these days. It felt a bit like an adventurous Journey, always discovering something new... about me, about others, about life."
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