Starts June 16, 2017
Ends June 23, 2017
16:00 - 11:00
Kalikalos Holistic Network, Anilio - Kissos, Pelion, GREECE
Physical touch is a vital aspect of our life, health and communication. This introduction to Living Tantra workshop incorporates conscious touch. Touch can emulate learning abilities, enhance bonding, create a sense of belonging and safety as well as generate better health and well-being. Touch is also a direct way to communicate emotions and particularly positive emotions like love and compassion.
Yet, through the effect of personal circumstances, past trauma, lack of self-love or simply society codes, many of us find it difficult to meet those needs with getting the full range of satisfying and nurturing touch.
During this week combining a nature retreat, an exquisite holiday and community living in Greece, we’ll immerse ourselves into a gradual journey to explore our connection to physical touch, self-awareness, boundaries, nurturing, connection, giving and receiving.
Inspired by the Living Tantra path, Sensitive Dance and somatic practices, we will be:
Allow yourself to feel. Receive the information from your body of all the sensations coming to you and how it is touching you. Enjoyable, voluptuous, energising, tingly, laughter creating, ecstatic, relaxing, soft, or unpleasant, scratchy, unwanted… be curious of what it might tell you. And feel how much more aware of yourself you’ve already become.
Allow yourself to know and share yourself. Intimacy starts within, from acknowledging what is happening, letting yourself be touched by your experience, daring to be vulnerable and communicating from that place. Get to know and assert your Yes and No, to give and receive authentically. This courageous way of being will create deeper connections and increase trust, which in turn are necessary ingredients for safety and respected boundaries.
Allow yourself to be spacious and light. Live your experience fully. Be curious about the places you get stuck, the patterns already visited, the hidden parts and challenge yourself, knowing that every experience is a window to a new awareness, trusting the process of living guiding us.In this workshop you’ll explore how to fully enjoy your sensual self and connect with your life energy. We’ll shed light upon the blocks that hold you back and how you can become free-er whilst creating a deeper connection with yourself and others.
Conscious Touch is fun, encouraging and challenging. The workshop will include group processes, practices rooted in Tantra and play.
Workshop is most probably given in English, with translation available into French and Italian
Open to individuals and couples in research of a more connected and sensual life. No previous experience is required.
The facilitator aims to create a safe space, where everyone engages with respect and integrity. The workshop may involve some level of nakedness. There will be a strong emphasis on respecting boundaries and you always have the choice to take part or not, and to the degree that suits you.
We will start the day with an early morning practice, taking the time to get into our body, and open up our sensory awareness and emotional awareness.
After breakfast, we’ll have a whole morning session to explore different pathways individually, in partnership and in group.
In the afternoon, there will be free time, for you to do just as you please.
Whether you choose to rest or play by the sea, take a walk, write or just ‘be’ quietly with yourself, this time will allow a deeper integration of your experience, away from the usual demands and habits of home.
As part of the retreat, I will offer a short 20-minute private session to each participant, that will be scheduled outside of the morning sessions. Early evenings and afternoons are also available if you want a complementary individual 1-1 session with me.
As resident of the Kalikalos community, we’ll be invited to take part in some light daily tasks, like washing up our plates, helping with meals or tend the gardens.
After dinner, we might have some extra activity or just free time, according to what will be offered in the centre.
What previous participants to my workshops have said: ” Exploring within a safe container… curiosity and awake-ness (…) inquiring into the deliciousness of what it is to Be… alive (…)
Thank you thank you from deep inside.” Lila Anamika
“The way you give to us was very attentive, benevolent, full of love!” N.Wergifosse
“The retreat with Uma was beautiful, totally and deeply challenging (…). I felt there was space for me to explore myself in a way that I haven’t experienced on other retreats, because of the fluidity and freedom that Uma enabled us to have. (…) I was brought to the extremes of myself, and I am left with a lingering feeling of peace.“ P.Tidd
“I have made contact with gentleness and delicateness: mine and that of the persons who were by my side. I have made contact with their power to move the world and to transform. (From you Uma) I could sense the personal deep synthesis of a large body of experience and knowledge and the on-going research. I enjoyed your light-heart, your humour and your tranquility with us, and your flexibility. ” Giovanna Bonito
Prices for full vegetarian board and workshop tuition including a 20-minute individual session
from 16th June dinner until 23rd June breakfast (excl. one meal out at the Taverna)
€ 450 (€ 383*) in tent in the lovely garden (limited availability)
€ 450 (€ 383*) in triple/quad bedroom with balcony and shared shower (limited availability)
€ 525 (€ 447*) in double room with balcony and shared bathroom
€ 600 (€ 510*) single occupancy in double with balcony and shared bathroom
*Early Bird Discount of 15% if booked before 31 March 2017! Flights will be cheaper too
The 16th is arrival day with check-in in the afternoon, registration and the welcome meal. From the 17th onwards the workshop takes place until the 22nd evening (solstice and leaving celebration). On the last day 23rd, we all bring the centre back to the state it was when we arrived and leave by the end of the morning.
Special discount if you book for 2 weeks! Check out the website to learn about all the other ways you can stay at Kalikalos.
Uma +447533132169 www.slowing-down.com firstname.lastname@example.org