July

Tantra Training for Couples

Sunday July 19th, 2-7pm, in La Jolla

A good relationship includes:
Communication, education, permission, a clear intentionality about key values,
and languages of love such as romance, sensuality, and sexuality when it applies.

Our training will allow your couple to practice awareness of thoughts,
experimenting with words of appreciation, playing with various modalities of touch,
learning some tantric rituals, and engaging in playful exercises of adoration and connection.

No sexuality, no nudity.

Couples stay together for all exercises.
Couples who are new to tantra will be have a wonderful first experience,
and couples who have been on the path will be re-inspired and strengthened in their practice.

Your investment: 5 hrs - $120

This is a well structured workshop alternating lecture format and practice.
You will leave with hand-outs , intimate homework, and a blissful heart.

Register here: 1 couple

Francoise and Mitchell Ginsberg are teaching this training together.
This is a rare opportunity to listen to Mitchell's infinite knowledge;
University philosophy professor, family therapist, author of 7 books,
Mitchell brings his extensive knowledge about buddhism,
vipassana meditation and early tantrism.

August


Saturday August 1st, 6-11 pm, in la Jolla

Body Painting EXTRAVAGANZA

It's a party, it's a workshop, it's an art gallery, it's an oil puja!

40 people are invited to celebrate sharing creativity and sensuality!

It is not a sexual event.

The evening unfolds like a tantra puja with etiquette and guidelines.

Register early (risk free, cancellations will be given a credit to another puja).

This event is more enjoyable when there is the same number of men and women,
and when you come with a special someone.

This year, we only offer a couple's rate, you may stay together or mingle with the whole group.

Body painting for 2: $120

Frequently asked questions: 

-What kind of paint are we using? 
Chroma Pearlescent paint is gorgeous on the skin, non-allergenic, and easy to wash off.  
We paint with brushes, sponges, gloves, or bare hands.  

-Do we have to undress?: 
Most people do. Keeping something on is fine if you don't mind having paint on it.  
The undressing is playfully and elegantly brought up after our first Puja warm-up circle.  
Be assured that you do not have to unless you feel comfortable.

-Will I get cold? 
The paint acts like a body glove, our art studio will be inside and one outside, most people get warm and prefer to be outside, there will be sources of heat inside and outside.

-I'm self-conscious about my body... : 
We are all learning to love ourselves the way we are. It is not a fashion show, it is a gathering of conscious loving people. Also, the paint is really pretty on bare skin and it looks like everyone is dressed up again!

-I'm not an artist, I don't know how to paint :
The good news is that you don't even have to paint yourself, many other hands will work on you if you ask; and remember we use paint as children do: we smear it everywhere, we have fun and the result is always gorgeous!

- I have a back problem I can not stand for too long :
 It is a very dynamic evening, including dancing and painting. We are in constant movement and it will be very taxing on your body if you are not in good shape. Sitting is not really an option.

-Do I have to interact with people, can I stay with my partner? :
 Most participants will interact with others. It is a very friendly group.  
However, you might favor painting with 1 person only, and that is perfectly fine.

-I'm shy, how about if a man has an erection?:
 Some do, some don't, no big deal, we paint the whole body and it is all in loving spirit!  
The fun atmosphere outweighs this sexual issue. This is not a sexual event.  

-May I bring my camera? 
You may bring your still camera. Pictures are to be taken only when we have our Kodak moment.
Some people may not want their picture taken: this is to be fully respected and honored. 

-How do we wash off?
 4 warm showers outside, sponges, soap, helping hands, tub...a delightful experience!

-I'm working all day and won't make it on time, is that OK?
The opening circle is our warm up and our bonding time, do not miss it;  
if you work all day that day, your body will probably lack energy to play all night.

-Is it OK to leave before the end?
Yes, you may leave whenever you need to, take care of yourself.
The closing circle however with the coconut oil Puja is described by many as the highlight of the evening!

-May I bring a friend who is not in tantra?
If you think your friend would fit our group, please do. We welcome new people.  
Take care of your friend during the evening

- If I have to cancel?
If some emergency comes up, let me know asap and you'll get 1 pass to one of my future Pujas.  
This event requires lots of preparation with up-front costs involved.  
Please understand: there will be no refund. You may donate your ticket to someone else. 

-Are you ready to try out?
This event has always been safe and beautiful. Now is your chance!   
After you sign up, you will receive a confirmation, then a detailed email 10 days before the event...
Meanwhile Google : "body painting pictures " for  some exciting ideas...!