June


July

Saturday, July 26th, 6-11 pm in La Jolla

Body Painting party

Artsy Tantra practice

Singles, couples and paired friends - all are welcome.

This event is conducted with the same sacredness and respect as a tantra puja.
If you wish to play like a child and interact with mature adults ... consider joining us!
I am your well prepared guide ready to welcome you.

Program will include:

6:30 pm: Group circle and Puja
8:00 pm: Painting festivities...(some instructions will be given)
10:00 pm: Wash off the paint with warm water, and helping hands.
10:30 pm: Coconut oil circle around bonfires for the health of our skin and our spirit!

A memorable gathering!

( as of July 1st, this gathering is sold out, you may ask to be placed on the waiting list)


1 couple:$100



1 lady artist:$40

1 male artist:$80
INFORMATION FOR BEGINNERS

-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?
If you think your friend would fit our group, please let me know. We welcome new people.  
Have your friend register in advance, there won't be any openings left at the last minute. 

- 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...!   

August


Saturday, August 23rd, 7-11 pm in La Jolla

15 Best love stories : A tantra Puja for singles

Learn and practice to be a tantrika,
meet other singles interested in tantra.

A well-guided ritual where you will meet all partners of the opposite gender.
All levels of practitioners welcome.

Safely and respectfully facilitated.
No nudity, no sexuality

Ideal to introduce your single friends to Tantra.

Theme : "Love stories in romantic movies"
The exercises will use famous love stories to discuss what love is .
The melodies will transport you to a sweet and tender place.

You will learn some skills and practice the art of love.
offered to 15 men and 15 women

Ladies $40



Gentlemen $60
September

Saturday September 6th , 7-11 pm in la Jolla

Bhakti OIL PUJA

Bhakti is love; Bhakti is sharing.

An advanced Puja combining spirituality and sensuality,
A practice of devotion to the emcompassing soul and the honoring to the body temple.
Offered to couples and paired friends who have had in depth tantra experience.

We will use coconut oil as an anointment to bring deep relaxation to the body and soul,
to create more oxytocin for the brain and generate a sense of bonding within the group.

A precise structure accompanies a series of rich tantric exercises.
There will be full rotation for everyone.

This is surprisingly a NON-sexual event,
but highly sensual with some nudity involved,
and open to those who are very familiar with recirculating sexual energy

$90 for 2

If you think this puja is for you, please email me, and we will discuss it, Namaste
Tantra.Francoise@gmail.com

Feedback from a participant 6/23/14
"Still "glowing" and slippery from the Oil Puja!
Definitely my favorite and I'll be back for the next one!
The first activity (Buddha) made everyone comfortable...
The exercises were so excellently woven - from start to finish.
The progression was perfect - and I especially appreciated the trust-building.
I loved all the rotations and the energy between myself and all the participants.
And about the last activity, "Shiva Shakti mystery game" I loved it! Perfect capper to the night.
Thanks for putting all of this together.
Your careful screening of the participants made a big difference.
I felt a connection with everyone in the room".

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday Sept 19, 20, 21

Whole Being Weekend
,
retreat in Idyllwild with 150 people,
music, tantra, massage, dancing, drumming,
nutrition, ecology, philosophy and lots of hugs
$249 Food, lodging, concert and workshops all included
for details : http://www.thewholebeingweekend.com/ 

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Sunday, September 28th, 2-7 pm

A tantra training for couples and paired friends.

Couples will practice together, singles will pair up with other singles

This is a 5 hour training to help understand the foundations of
Tantra and become familiar with the large menu of practices.
You will learn how to communicate verbally and non verbally

Beginners will discover a new realm of experience and relationship
Advanced students of tantra will hone their ability to connect

Program will include:
-a brief history of Tantra,
-solo and duo practice: balancing your chakra system
-Test-game with your partner to understand your polarities
-Exercise to transform poison into nectar
-practice with your partner : verbal, and non verbal (the 4 kinds of touch)
-ritual called Puja: guided heart connections expanding your Love Menu

Men will study a sacred tantra ritual (lecture format in a separate room)
while women will share valuable information about pleasure.
This lecture will be the base of optional homework for the couple

Couples will reunite to experience the bliss of a puja :
a ceremony of love filled with short guided exercises including
eye gazing, words of appreciation, various ways of touching,
slow dancing and romantic embrace.

No nudity, no sexuality.

$120 for 2; $60 for 1

This is our signature workshop,
which has launched thousand of people over the last 20 years.
We recently revised and enhanced it.
To register: click here,
1 couple

1 single






October


Saturday, October 18th, 7-11 pm in Point Loma

A Halloween Puja

This puja uses the tradition of Halloween as an incentive to get dressed up and spark curiosity and fantasy.
Wearing a costume you are comfortable in will accelerate your diving into playfulness.

You will experience group play that invites you to enjoy the present moment,
unleash your erotic nature and experience your body as sacred.
We will celebrate our soul/body/heart connection within ourselves and with others

We offer a safe space where everyone is invited to visit their edge while respecting their boundaries
The level of this puja is intermediate and not offered to first timers.
All exercises are well orchestrated and paired up with evocative music pieces

Not sure it is for you? Call Jacquie : 858-581-0050

60 participants are invited
$70 per pair, $50 single man; $30 single woman
Register by emailing Jacquie : j@jlowell.com
and pay at the door
You need to receive an E-confirmation to attend


November

Saturday, November ?


Tantra practice



December

Sunday December 6th, 4-9 pm

Holiday Puja for singles

Theme : "what are the stars telling us..?"

A Tantra practice using the imagery of planets and cosmos